NOTE: Some of these events may have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus. Please check with the organizers. Call 843-873-9424 to add your event to this free calendar.
Summerville Farmers Market: 8 a.m.-1 p.m., every Saturday through Nov. 20. Located in the parking lot behind Town Hall, 130 E. Second N. St. Summerville Farmers Market hosts local farmers, growers, artisans and specialty food vendors. This event is rain or shine.
Food Truck Friday: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Meets the third Friday of every month. The Chamber & Visitor Center, 402 N. Main St., Summerville, in the chamber’s gravel parking lot next to the sweet tea mural. Open to the public. Stay after for Tim Talks in the Chamber Boardroom.
Third Thursday: 5:30-8:30 p.m., Hutchinson Square, 102 S. Main St., Summerville. On the third Thursday of each month, Historic Downtown Summerville transforms into a special marketplace featuring local entertainment, craft vendors and artisans. Local shops and restaurants have extended hours. Due to COVID-19, events have been updated to support social distancing and to provide a more mindful experience. Events are subject to change or cancel without notice.
Jedburg Junction Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-3p.m., every Saturday through March 5, 2022. 850 E. Butternut Road, Summerville. The farmers market features local farms and artisan vendors. Come out and support your local community. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-412-9864.
Fall Garden Strolls and Wine Tasting: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Every Wednesday now through Oct. 27. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston. Tickets are $30 online and $35 at the event. Foundation member tickets are $25 online and $30 at the event. Visit www.middletonplace.org for more information and to purchase tickets.
Sounds of Summer: 5-9 p.m., Nov. 4. Nexton Square, 801 Nexton Pkwy, Summerville. Free event. Doesn't get any better than good tunes, great food and family fun. We're gathering in the Square throughout the summer and fall for just that. Bring your own chair and blanket, but not your own bottle. Enjoy food and beverage from Nexton Square’s fabulous restaurants. For more information, nexton.com/news-events/events/.
2021 Flowertown Festival: Oct. 8-10, downtown Summerville. The Flowertown Festival is the Y’s premiere fundraiser founded in 1972 to support health and wellness programs at the Y. Free admission and parking. On this three-day weekend, festival-goers transcend this gracious Southern town and attend one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast. Come out and enjoy food trucks, fun activities and rides for the kids and farmers market. COVID precautions will be in place including: additional distance between vendors, hand sanitizer and hand washing stations required for our vendors, while staff and volunteers will wear masks. We look forward to seeing everyone’s smiling eyes at the event!
Dorchester County Career and Technology: 3 p.m., Oct. 12. The regular meeting of the Dorchester County Career and Technology Center Board of Trustees will be held at 449 Old Trolley Road, Summerville. For more information, call 843-563-5629.
The Summerville Soiree: 6-11 p.m., Oct. 14. Mercedez-Benz Van Center at Nexton, 425 Sigma Drive, Summerville. Hosted by Baker Motor Company and The Summerville Citadel Club. The Summerville Soiree is an annual fundraiser gala ball to support the Rick and Kathy Janney Memorial Scholarship to The Citadel. The scholarship will be awarded to a worthy cadet that has lost a parent to cancer or is pursuing a degree that will support finding a cure for cancer. All profits from the event will go toward the scholarship. The night will include an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres and live music with the East Coast Party Band. Black tie is preferred. Limited tickets. To purchase tickets visit summervillecitadelclub.org/events/the-summerville-soiree.
Scarecrows on the Square: Oct. 15-30, Hutchinson Square, downtown Summerville. This annual event hosted by the Junior Service League of Summerville is back for 2021! Guests of all ages are invited to tour the Scarecrow display, featuring Scarecrows created by local businesses, organizations, schools and individuals and vote for their favorites. Votes are only $0.25 each and will be collected at Guerin’s Pharmacy, Cuppa Manna Cafe, Simple Treasures and Wine & Tapas. Ribbons will be placed on winning scarecrows on Oct. 28. Proceeds support JSL of Summerville’s School Supply Fund for Dorchester School Districts 2 and 4. While touring the Scarecrows on display please adhere to social distancing guidelines. If your school or group is interested in displaying a scarecrow, email email@example.com.
Ghostwalk: 6-9 p.m., Oct. 16. Hutchinson Square, downtown Summerville. The Junior Service League of Summerville is proud to present the 2021 Ghostwalk! All are invited to dress up in their best costumes and meet in town square for an evening of fall family fun. Ghostwalk features three guided tour options: G, PG and PG-13 to ensure a spooky time for guests of all ages. In addition, there will be entertainment, games, hayrides and food trucks. Advanced tickets are $5 and $8 the day of the event. All tickets include access to all games, activities and one guided Ghostwalk tour. Hayride tickets are sold separately for $4. The event is free for children 3 and under. Proceeds go toward Dorchester District 2 and 4 schools. For questions or vendor information contact Ghostwalk@jslsummerville.com.
Games in the Garden: 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Oct. 17. Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston. A family day full of colonial games. Designed to be fun for children of all ages, the games may test your skill, but guarantee to entertain you and your family. This event is included with general admission to Middleton Place. For more information visit middletonplace.org or call (843) 556-6020.
Special Needs Halloween Dance: 6-8 p.m., Oct. 22. Sponsored by the Town of Summerville Parks and Recreation department at the Rollins Edwards Community Center, 301 N. Hickory St., Summerville. $4 per participant. Caregivers and additional family members are free. There will be a DJ, dancing, snacks and light refreshments. Costumes are highly encouraged! To register, call 843-510-0005.
Timrod Library Fall Festival: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 6. Timrod Library, 217 Central Ave., Summerville. Come out and enjoy a fall day on the beautiful grounds of Summerville’s historic Timrod Library. Browse through our huge book sale, select delicious casseroles or baked goods to carry home or support the library through our 50/50 raffle. Hanahan’s sweetgrass basket ladies will be on site and there will be lots of fun for the kids. For more information, call the Timrod at 843-871-4600.
Outdoor Movie Night: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Nov. 13. Village Green at Carnes Crossroads, 513 Wodin Place, Summerville. Free admission and parking. Bring the family for a movie under the stars! City of Goose Creek is partnering with Carnes Crossroads. Food vendors will be on site for all of your refreshment needs. Show time at sunset. Safe social distancing will be enforced and masks are required while in lines. For more information, call 843-569-4242, ext. 5290.
Huffin’ for the Stuffin’ 5K: 9 a.m., Nov. 25. Village Green, Carnes Crossroads, 513 Wodin Place, Summerville. Start your Thanksgiving celebration early by joining the Fleet Feet crew at the third Annual Huffin’ For The Stuffin’ 5K at Carnes Crossroads! Create a new Thanksgiving tradition of running, walking or strolling through our beautiful community at this family-friendly event. Wear your favorite, festive Thanksgiving attire! Strollers are welcome. Proceeds from the event will benefit Dorchester Paws and the Goose Creek Police Department’s “Shop with a Badge” event. Packet pick-up is on Nov. 24, 11.a.m.- 6.p.m. at Fleet Feet’s Summerville location, 17 E. Richardson Ave. or onsite on race day, 7-9 a.m. To register visit carnescrossroads.com/events.
2021-22 National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. daily through March 20, 2022. North Charleston Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. Free admission and parking. This 11-month exhibition features 13 pieces by established and emerging artists from 10 states displaying imaginative and thought-provoking outdoor sculpture. Visitors can enjoy the sculpture displays among 10 acres of walking paths, a fishing pier, boardwalk, playground and children’s play fountain. Visit the NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com/national-outdoor-sculpture-competition-exhibition for images and award info. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 843-740-5854.
Quilt 'n' Friends: 10 a.m.-3 p.m., every Wednesday. Stallsville United Methodist Church, 255 Stallsville Loop, Summerville. Meetings have resumed. All former members, new to the area quilters and beginning quilters are welcome. You MUST show proof of vaccination to attend. For more information, call Kathie at 603-398-3633.
Stories on the Square: 9:30-10 a.m., every Wednesday. Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St., Summerville. Free event for kids of all ages. Join Ashley Bohinc for outdoor storytime adventures. The event is held outside to ensure proper social distancing. Lots of chairs available for younger listeners, hoola-hoops for distancing and plenty of juice boxes and snacks to munch on while they listen. Student discounts to all attendees. In case of inclement weather, storytime moves inside with social distancing. For more information, call 843-875-5171.
Main Street Writes: 6:30-8 p.m., every Monday. Main Street Reads, 115 S. Main St., Summerville. Virtual meetings only until April with hopes to resume live meetings soon. For the inner writer in all of us, the regular Monday evening writers group that’s growing every week. Join in any/every Monday and share a few pages with fellow scribes, or just listen in and learn. Anyone wanting to join in via Zoom instead, use the following credentials: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83115591753 pwd=bGwyNlJITDZvNUcxdU9kckNDSE1Zdz09. Meeting ID: 831 1559 1753. Passcode: 29483. If you’d prefer to send your pages in advance (no more than two single-spaced or four double spaced) you can email them to email@example.com — and they will be shared with the group.
Board of Architectural Review Meeting: 6 p.m. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month. Town of Summerville, Training Room. Located on the second floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.
Tree Protection Board Meeting: 9 a.m. Meets the second Monday of every month. Town of Summerville. Training Room, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.
Standing Committee Meetings: 5:30 p.m. Meets the second Monday of every month. Town of Summerville, Council Chambers. Located on the third floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.
Board of Zoning Appeals Meeting: 5 p.m. Meets the second Tuesday of every month. Town of Summerville, Training Room. Located on the second floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.
Design Review Board Meeting: 4 p.m., meets the third Thursday of every month. Town of Summerville, Training Room. Located on the second floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville.
The Fleet Reserve Association Meeting: 7 p.m., 99 Wisteria Road, Goose Creek. The U.S. Navy, Marines and Coast Guard conducts the Branch 269 monthly meeting on the third Thursday of each month. Any member of the sea going services is welcome to attend. Contact John Tharp at 843-709-8520.
Summerville Town Council Meeting: 6 p.m. Meets the second Thursday of each month. Town of Summerville Council Chambers. Located on the third floor of the Summerville Municipal Annex Building, 200 S. Main St., Summerville. Due to the pandemic, Council reserves the right to hold the meetings electronically. The public and press will be notified of this change if it is necessary.
Food Truck Friday: 5-8 p.m., every Friday. Green Barn, Carnes Crossroads, 207 First Ave., Summerville. Hosted by the Carnes Crossroads Property Owners Association. There will be different food trucks each week.
Chamber Power Hour: 7:30-9 a.m., meets the third Wednesday of every other month at various locations. Free and open to the public. Join us as we hear from SC Chamber of Commerce Director of Government Affairs Katie Titus. She will be talking about the state Chamber’s 2021 Legislative Agenda. This event will be held at Rollins Edwards Community Center, 301 N. Hickory St., Summerville. Our Power Hours serve as an opportunity to keep our members and the public informed on all that is trending or important in our community. We feature a different topic and expert speakers at each event. This event is in-person. Social distancing, temperature and mask guidelines are strictly enforced. For future events visit business.greatersummerville.org.
Virtual SC: VirtualSC, South Carolina’s free, state-sponsored online program offers free educational resources to students, parents and teachers while schools are closed. Visit virtualsc.org/resources to find a variety of resources, including: test prep for national exams like SAT, ACT, PSAT, Advanced Placement exams, personalized math programs for 6-12th grade students, free educational videos and more.
South Carolina State Parks: All state parks are open. Park admission can be purchased online. Please purchase the same day you plan on visiting. Present receipt at the park gate for entry. All visitors are asked to practice social distancing guidelines. Group facilities are open for groups of 50 or less. Until further notice, parks will not conduct park programs or tours of historic homes or other historic structures. Reservations for camping and cabins are being accepted. For more information or to make a reservation, call 1-866-345-7275. Call 843-873-9424 to add your events to this free calendar.