The days are getting shorter and pumpkin-flavored everything is starting to pop up in all kinds of places, so you know what that means. Fall is around the corner.
I find fall, which is my favorite time of year, to be the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors.
Whether it’s taking a walk with my dog, strolling through a pumpkin patch, camping or hitting an outdoor concert, the cooling weather is perfect for a variety of activities.
Charleston’s “premier happy hour concert series” is making a return appearance.
The long-running annual summer concert series is introducing a fall series of shows, which will begin Friday.
The outdoor event will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road in Mount Pleasant. Tickets are $5-$7. Free on-street parking is available, as is valet parking for $5.
The kick-off of the fall series will feature a Super Deluxe ’80s Dance Party with the Dave Landeo Band.
For more, go to www.CharlestonPartyAtThePoint.com.
A new locally based nonprofit called Saving the Milkshakes is holding an event on Saturday to raise awareness for its cause.
The free fun day will feature food trucks, jump castles, face painting, music, vendors and more. The family-friendly event will run from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 3790 Ashley Phosphate Road.
For more about the organization, go to www.savethemilkshakes.com.
While a number of the summer movie series have come to a close, there’s still a few carrying the fun into fall.
At 6:30 p.m. Saturday, head over to the Bees Landing Recreation Complex, 1580 Ashley Gardens Blvd., for a free showing of “The Croods.”
The animated comedy follows prehistoric family members on an adventure in finding a new home after their cave is destroyed. Featuring the voice talents of Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener and Cloris Leachman, “The Croods” is sure to leave you laughing.
Concessions will be available for purchase on site.
For more info, call 402-4571.
Yet another annual summer staple put on by Charleston County Park and Recreation is coming to a close.
The final event in the Shaggin’ on the Cooper series will be held from 7-11 p.m. Saturday.
The dance is held at the Mount Pleasant Pier off Harry Hallman Jr. Boulevard in Mount Pleasant and will feature live music by the Coastal Breeze Band.
The gates open at 7 p.m. with the music beginning at 8 p.m. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
Tickets are $10, $8 for Charleston County residents, and it’s recommended that advance purchases are made as tickets are limited.
Call 795-4386 or go to www.ccprc.com/shaggin.
A favorite monthly event of locals and visitors alike, Second Sunday on King Street will be held from 1-5 p.m.
With a portion of King Street closed to vehicular traffic, folks are invited to spend an afternoon strolling, shopping, dining and enjoying Charleston at its finest.
The September event will feature a special book signing by Rose Moore Tomlin of her book “Duel of the Heart,” hosted by the Preservation Society of Charleston’s Book & Gift Shop, and the Charleston Regional Alliance for the Arts’ fourth Annual Open Arts Expo. There also will be numerous other promotions and events at various shops and restaurants.
To print out a free parking voucher or for more information, go to www.2ndsundayonkingstreet.com.
The Charleston Music Hall will continue its new Fall Film Series on Wednesday with a showing of “Pulp Fiction.”
Starring John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson, the story follows four intertwining tales rife with violence, curse words and comedic moments.
The R-rated film begins at 8 p.m. and anyone under age 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, according to the Music Hall, 37 John St.
Beer, wine, sodas and popcorn will be available for purchase, as will Royales with cheese and $5 milkshakes.
For more info, call 853-2252 or go to charlestonmusichall.com.