Summer is just around the corner (June 21), and the array of summer series in the area are in full swing.
From outdoor movies to concerts to dances, if you can't find something to entertain everyone in the family then, well, it's your own fault.
Presented by the town of Mount Pleasant, WEZL 103.5 FM and Colonial Life's Party in the Park returns for another round of shows starting Tuesday.
Every week following the Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park will feature free concerts with an official after-party held each Tuesday at Red's Ice House on Shem Creek.
The first week in the series will feature performances by Natalie Stovall & the Drive and Love and Theft.
Music will start at 6 p.m. at the rain-or-shine event. In addition to the tunes, Party in the Park will feature food and beer vendors.
Lawn chairs and blankets are permitted, but organizers ask that dogs, coolers, umbrellas and tents be left at home.
For more info, go to www.wezl.com/ common/party-in-the-park.html.
Another music event, this one on Friday at Freshfields Village, is the annual Music on the Green concert series.
From 6-9 p.m., enjoy live music by Groove Train, which performs a mix of R&B, pop, rock and recent hits.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Attendees are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket.
Freshfields Village is at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns islands. Go to www.FreshfieldsVillage.com for more.
Another summer series held at Freshfields Village is Starlight Cinema.
The free outdoor movie will begin at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Village Green. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket.
Offering new releases and classic family films, the second film in the series will be one of my personal favorites: "Hook."
A reimagined telling of "Peter Pan," the story follows the adventures of Peter Ban- ning (Robin Williams), a mergers and acquisitions lawyer with a permanent scowl on his face and a cell phone permanently attached to his ear.
When a bit of Neverland comes to London to take Banning's two kids hostage, he's forced to face his past with help from the Lost Boys to square off against Captain Hook and save his children.
Freshfields Village is at the crossroads of Kiawah, Seabrook and Johns islands. For more information, go to www.FreshfieldsVillage.com.
Billed as Charleston's "premier happy hour concert series," the long-running annual summer concert series Party at the Point continues its 14th season Friday.
Held at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road in Mount Pleasant, gates open at 5:30 p.m. with bands playing from 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Tickets are $5-$7. Free on-street parking is available, as is valet parking for $5. The event features $3 drafts while they last.
This week's concert will feature Super Deluxe.
For more, go to www.CharlestonParty atthePoint.com.