Carolina Billfish ClassicSouth Carolina’s first multi-port billfishing tourney, the Carolina Billfish Classic promises “a whole new level of billfishing.” And with the fishing comes parties. The third leg of the S.C. Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series, the classic began Wednesday and runs through Saturday and offers a hefty sum for the first place billfish: $20,000. The fishing begins today, and a party will be held at 7:30 tonight and at 7 p.m. Saturday on Goldbug Island. But the party you won’t want to miss is the fourth annual South Carolina Memorial Reef Auction set for 7 p.m. Friday on Goldbug. Call 571-0013 for more. For details on the classic and the parties, check out www.fishcbc.com.
Carolina DayToday, in honor of the 236th anniversary of the battle of Sullivan’s Island, Fort Sumter National Monument is hosting a day of free activities and waiving entrance fees for Fort Moultrie. This year’s event features Revolutionary War musket demonstrations, fife and drum music and a period medical program. The programs will be ongoing throughout the day from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The fort and visitor center will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information, call 883-3123 or go to www.nps.gov/fosu.
In addition, the president of the Fort Sumter-Fort Moultrie Historical Trust, Doug MacIntyre, will present the keynote address at the Carolina Day Ceremony at White Point Garden. The ceremony will begin with a 10 a.m. service at St. Michael’s Church, 71 Broad St., followed by a procession from Washington Park to White Point Garden at 11 a.m. After a wreath-laying ceremony and a performance by the Charleston Community Band, MacIntyre will share little-known facts about the people involved in one of the most complete patriot victories of the American Revolution.
Top Gun PartyDo you feel the need … the need for speed? Then head out to the aircraft carrier Yorktown, 40 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, on Saturday for a night of ’80s fun. Break out your best pair of aviators and enjoy an evening of live music in the name of charity, as the event benefits Camp Happy Days. From 7-11 p.m., nosh on food from the Black Bean Company, Jack’s Cosmic Dogs and D’Allesandro’s and enjoy specialty drinks from MIX Premier Bartending, RedBull and Svedka. Cost is $35. Find out more at www.asnappyevent.com.
White Haute NightsGet ready to strut your stuff! Tabbuli, 6 N. Market St., is hosting this South Beach-style evening Friday, the first in a series of summer fashion events. View Cynthia Rowley’s summer collection (yes, the designer whose clientele includes Julia Roberts, Scarlett Johansson and Anne Hathaway) that includes menswear, womenswear, eyewear and handbags, as you sip on specialty cocktails. Mediterranean-inspired fare will be provided and Silverman Sounds will provide the music. White Haute Nights will be 7-10 p.m. and models will be styled by Alexandra Styles. For more, call 628-5959.
Fish FryHope you’re hungry! On Saturday, Sullivan’s Island Fire and Rescue will host its 63rd annual department benefit fish fry. Featuring $5 plates, options include fish with hushpuppies and fixings and hot dogs. Top it all off with a sweet snow cone. There also will be live music provided by Fowler’s Mustache and a jump castle for the kids. The 5-8 p.m. fry will take place at The Big Tin at Hennessey Street and Poe Avenue next to Fort Moultrie. For more info, call 883-9944 or go to www.sullivans island-sc.com/SPECIALEVENTS.aspx.
Revolutionary War Focus Tours
The Charleston Museum’s Heyward-Washington House, 360 Meeting St., is celebrating the nation’s independence with a special tour at 4 p.m. Tuesday-July 5. Learn about how Thomas Heyward Jr. and Elizabeth Heyward were a part of the events of the Revolution; from signing the Declaration of Independence to serving under Gen. William Moultrie to a stand against the British. Admission is $10, $5 for children; Charleston Museum members get in free. Reservations are not required. Find out more by calling 722-2996, ext. 235, or by going to www.charlestonmuseum.org.
Party at the Point Atlanta-based rock band Drivin’ N Cryin’ takes the stage Friday for the second-to-last installment of the 2012 Party at the Point season, “Charleston’s premier happy hour concert series.” Opening for Drivin’ N Cryin’ is Luke Cunningham, who will offer up a variety of rock and pop music. Held from 5:30-9:30 p.m. at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant, the party includes $2 draft (until it runs out) plus drink specials from Cuervo and Captain Morgan. Admission is $15. After the event, the live music will continue at the Official After-Party at Wild Wing Cafe on Coleman Boulevard. Find out more at www.Charleston PartyAtThePoint.com.
Reggae Concert SeriesContinuing the Reggae Nights series, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission hosts Da Gullah Rootz at James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, on Saturday. From 8-11 p.m., the music begins at 8:30 p.m., the Charleston-based reggae band will perform their “eclectic and diverse melodies,” which intermingle a variety of reggae styles including Ska and Dancehall. Food, including Caribbean-style dishes, pizza and other festival foods, and beverages will be available for purchase. Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited. Vendors will be on-site displaying handmade crafts and souvenirs available for purchase. Tickets are $8, Gold Pass holders and kids under 12 get in free. Find out more at www.ccprc.com or by calling 795-4386.
Outdoor Film FestCinebarre’s free summer movie series continues Monday with the Coen brother’s classic “Raising Arizona.” The PG-13 flick stars Holly Hunter and Nicolas Cage (rocking some serious sideburns) as a childless ex-con and ex-cop couple that decides to help themselves to one of another family’s quintuplets, and it all just goes downhill from there for the pair. Food, music and fun starts at 6 p.m. with the movie staring at dark. And don’t forget your blanket and/or lawn chair. Go to cinebarre.com for more information.
Music on the GreenThe final show in Freshfields Village’s free, outdoor concert series will be 6-9 p.m. Friday. Kick up your heels to the offerings from the David Landeo Band, which promises an interactive show that includes dance, country, reggae and beach music. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or beach chairs. Freshfields Village is on Johns Island between Kiawah and Seabrook islands. Check out www.FreshfieldsVillage.com or www. facebook.com/Freshfields Village for more info.
Dive-In Movie Make a splash at The Sanctuary, 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island, tonight. Families are invited out to the pool to float or lounge and enjoy “The Smurfs” on the inflatable movie screen at 8:45 p.m. The Loggerhead Grill will extend its hours through the end of the event so that attendees may purchase food and beverages. The movie is free. Find out more at www.kiawahresort.com/ accommodations/the-sanctuary or by calling 768-6296.
Summer Kid Series James Island 8 Cinema, 1743 Central Park Road, is offering up a $2 movie (that also covers a drink and popcorn) at 10 a.m. Thursdays. Today’s movie is “Kung Fu Panda,” an animated tale where Po the Panda finds himself chosen as the Dragon Warrior despite the fact that he is obese and a complete novice at martial arts. For more info, call 762-4904.
Alston Badger A blue marlin that was caught and released by angler Bob Faith aboard Carama jumps across the surface during the Carolina Billfish Classic.×
File Re-enactors proceed inside Fort Moultrie on Sullivan's Island for an afternoon musket demonstration on Carolina Day.×
File Fashion designs from Cynthia Rowley, who has a store at 341 King St., will be a central event at Tabbuli's White Haute Nights.×