My Charleston Weekend: July 4-10
Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Local camps, residents and visitors are invited to the fourth annual Splash Day, an event that will feature a host of inflatable attractions, including a 27-foot Tropical Plunge. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. A special area will be set up for small children. All kids must remain supervised at all times. Food and beverages will be available for purchase.
When: 4-8 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd.
For More Info: 884-8517 or www.comeonovermp.com
Pool Party & Beach Club
Take your “Sunday Fun Day” to the next level with this special event series. Featuring local DJs, a giant water slide, a summer swimwear and bikini fashion show, along with numerous beach activities, this event is sure to entertain. The tiki bar will be serving up Grand Marnier margaritas, 10 Cane Rum mojitos, pina coladas, rum runners, Sierra Nevada draft beers, mimosas and Belvedere bloody marys while chef Sal Luna will be grilling out. Attendees will have a chance to win a trip to Las Vegas provided by Clear Channel Media. Beachwear is required for entry. Coolers are not allowed and it’s suggested that guests bring beach chairs.
When: 1-5 p.m. Sunday
Where: Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, Mount Pleasant
Price: $10 for general entry, $500 for the private “Clicquot Cabanas” (includes a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, a bottle of Belvedere Vodka, mixers and a private server)
For more info: 284-7022 or www.charlestonpoolparty.com
Megadock Billfishing Tournament
Sportfishing boats will travel from all over the East Coast to compete in what is billed as South Carolina’s largest billfishing event. Part of the state’s Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series, up to 75 boats are expected to compete for the title, which includes a purse that can reach over $500,000. Participants can fish two of the three days. Each evening, family, friends and crew are invited to enjoy dinner and drinks at the Rice Mill served by Bennett Hospitality’s restaurants including Rue de Jean, Coast, Virginia’s on King and Good Food Catering. Sponsors such as Jarrett Bay, Blanchard CAT and the City Boatyard will be on hand each day of the tournament to show off the latest trends in the sport fishing world and answer any questions.
When: Wednesday-July 13
Where: Charleston City Marina, 17 Lockwood Drive
For more info: www.megadocktournament.com
Magnolia History Fair
Magnolia Plantation is bringing together more than 40 organizations, businesses and institutions with historic ties to the Lowcountry for this event that’s all about “bridging past and present.” The list of participants includes, among others, groups that study rice cultivation, African-American genealogy and history, Native-American culture, military and Southern history, the workmanship of legendary blacksmith Philip Simmons and South Carolina’s links with Barbados. Representatives from the various organizations, including Carolina Piggly Wiggly Co., Charles Pinckney National Historic Site, Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, Charleston Artist Guild, Dock Street Theater, Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor, Middleton Place and various YMCAs, will be on-site distributing information and make presentations that promise to be accessible to all ages.
Where: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road
Price: Free (does not include garden admission, which is $15; garden admission will be free for firefighters, law enforcement officers, emergency medical technicians, physicians, nurses and active duty military and immediate family with valid ID)
For more info: www.magnoliaplantation.com
Revival: An Allman Brothers Experience
What started out as a “one-night only” jam session, Revival has grown into a tribute band that aims to “capture the live sound with the same fire and intensity” of the original Allman Brothers Band line-up. Hailing from Atlanta, the sextet will perform two full sets of Allman Brothers hits. This is a show for ages 18 and up.
When: Saturday, doors open at 9 p.m. with the show starting at 10 p.m.
Where: The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway
Price: $10 in advance, $12 the day of the show
Civil War Fashion Try-On
If you get a kick out of clothes and are looking for something a little different to do this weekend, consider hitting up the Civil War Fashion Try-On. Attendees will get the chance to play dress up in 19th century attire and discover what it felt like to wear the heavy wool clothing, bonnets, hats and jackets of the Civil War era. After you’ve gotten all gussied up, you’ll be able to take formal portraits that look aged and antique as there will be a photographer on site.
When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday
Where: The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St.
Price: $10, $5 for kids under three
For more info: 722-2996 or www.charlestonmuseum.org