Yet again our outdoor events calendar runneth over, so let’s not tarry.
This month’s Third Thursday, put on by Summerville DREAM (Downtown Restoration, Enhancement and Management), is dedicated to dance.
The Local Motion Party Band will have you Shaggin’ on the Square, Hutchinson Square that is, and in the streets as dancers of all ages are invited to join the fun led by the Summerville Shag Club.
The regular Art Walk on Short Central Avenue will feature art and craft booths and more live music with Joseph Tedesco. There also will be classic cars lining “Little” Main Street. Shops and restaurants will be open late with events and specials, so stop by from 5 to 8 p.m. Go to www.summervilledream.org/June-Third-Thursday.
Charleston’s “premier happy-hour concert series” is back at it again this week with live music performances by Sol Driven Train and The Tarlatans.
The event will feature a full cash bar and $2 beers will be served while they last.
The party starts at 5:30 p.m. at 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.
Another concert event Friday, this one at Freshfields Village, is the annual Music on the Green concert series.
From 6-9 p.m., enjoy live music by GrooveTown, a party band that’s big on choreography and crowd participation.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Guests 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.
Irvin-House Vineyards on Wadmalaw Island will again host its Sippin’ Saturday event this weekend.
From noon-4 p.m., enjoy live music by Cotton Blue and food from Stono Cafe as you sip on tastings from the Firefly Vodka distillery and Irvin-House winery. Tastings are $6 for six samples of 24 flavors of Firefly Spirits and $5 for five wines. Patrons also will receive a complimentary glass during both tastings.
Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and spend an afternoon under the oaks. Pets are allowed but must be leashed. Coolers are not allowed.
Irvin-House Vineyards is at 6775 Bears Bluff Road. Call 559-6867 or go to www.charlestonwine.com.
A summer series put on by Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, the Moonlight Mixer returns Friday. Held at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier, DJ Jim Bowers will keep your feet moving with the hottest oldies and beach music.
Gates open at 7 p.m. Beverages will be available for purchase on-site with food at Locklear’s Beach City Grill.
Tickets are $10, or $8 for Charleston County residents, and advance purchase is recommended as tickets are limited. New this year is the “All-Access Dance Card,” a season pass to all of the Shaggin’ on the Cooper and Moonlight Mixer events. The passes are $84, or $60 for Charleston County residents for both series. Passes for the Moonlight Mixer series or the Shaggin’ on the Cooper series also can be purchased for $48, or $36 for Charleston County residents. Call 795-4386 or go to www.ccprc.com.
James Island County Park’s family-friendly summer concert series Reggae Nights returns Saturday with a performance by The Dubplates.
The Charleston-based group is a traditional reggae-dancehall band featuring as many as 11 members, with up to seven vocalists at a time.
Hungry concert-goers can purchase Caribbean-style dishes, pizza and other festival foods at the event. Crafters and other vendors will be set up displaying local handmade crafts and souvenirs available for purchase. Reggae Nights runs 8-11 p.m. at James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive. Admission is $8, or free for Gold Pass holders and those younger than age 12.
Bring your blanket or chairs and enjoy a night in the park. Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited. Find out more at www.ccprc.com/reggae.
The town of Mount Pleasant and WEZL 103.5 FM have teamed up to bring free concerts featuring national country music artists to Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park every Tuesday in June, with the final event in the series taking place next week.
The show will feature Easton Corbin, Maggie Rose and Brady Smith. Music will begin at 6:30 p.m., and food and beer vendors will be set up.
In 2010, Corbin became the first male country artist in 17 years to have his first two consecutive singles, “A Little More Country Than That” and “Roll With It,” reach No. 1. Later that same year, he won three American Country Awards, and Billboard magazine named him the Top New Country Artist of 2010. He’ll bring his No. 1 hits and new music to the show.
Rose, a one-time Clemson University student, left to pursue music in Nashville, Tenn. Originally from Potomac, Md., she’ll perform her hits “I Ain’t Your Mama” and “Better.”
Lawn chairs are permitted, but coolers, umbrellas and tents are not. Go to www.wezl.com for more.
Also on Tuesday, the Bohicket Marina Merchants’ Association will host the weekly Kick It at Bohicket event, a free family fun night featuring music, a jump castle, face painting, and a variety of games and activities.
The event will be 6-8 p.m. (weather permitting) at Bohicket Marina and Market, 1880 Andell Bluff Blvd. on Seabrook Island. Food and beverages will be available for purchase from Marina restaurants. Call 768-1280.
Another event happening at Freshfields Village is the Starlight Cinema movie series.
Starting at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday on the Village Green, the family-friendly “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island” will be shown. The movie stars Josh Hutcherson as Sean Anderson, who partners with his mom’s husband (Dwayne Johnson) on a mission to find his grandfather (Michael Caine), who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.
Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket.
If you’re looking to keep the kids busy during the day Wednesday, a great $5 option is the Kids’ Fish Tournament sponsored by the Bohicket Marina Merchants’ Association.
Children ages 5-13 can fish from 9-10 a.m. or from 10-11 a.m. (weather permitting), with prizes awarded in age categories. Join the fun at Bohicket Marina and Market, 1880 Andell Bluff Blvd., Seabrook Island. Call 768-1280.