Lowcountry Lowdown: Things to do July 12 – 14

Jam on the Water Concert Cruise: The Band by Kozelski

Date: Friday, July 12
Time: 7-9 p.m.
Location: City Marina, 17 Lockwood Dr.
Cost: $25

Join Charleston Harbor Tours and Follywood Productions for an amazing music and cruise series. You will set sail aboard the Carolina Queen for an entertaining, 2 hour cruise featuring some great local bands and a great time on Charleston Harbor with amazing views! You don’t want to miss this series. It will make the perfect beginning to your weekend!

While aboard the Carolina Queen, you’ll get close-up views of some of the Holy City’s most famous and charming sights, including:

  • Fort Sumter: One of Charleston’s most popular landmarks, where the first shots of the Civil War were fired
  • USS Yorktown: the famous World War II “Fighting Lady”
  • St. Michael’s Episcopal Church: A survivor of both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars, whose steeple was painted black so as not to be an easy target
  • Stately homes on the Battery: Symbols of Southern elegance and perseverance
  • The Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge: A state of the art span that accommodates the largest ships in the world

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(Source: Live 5 News)

15th Annual Sweetgrass Festival

Date: Saturday, July 13
Time: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: Mt. Pleasant Memorial Waterfront
Cost: Free

The annual Sweetgrass Festival in Mount Pleasant is designed to promote and bring attention to the contributions of the Gullah people’s history, culture, traditions, and their sweetgrass basket art form that originated in Mount Pleasant and continues to exist in our town and surrounding communities today.

Offering free admission, entertainment, and activities, the Sweetgrass Festival also provides an opportunity for local basket makers to showcase, promote and market their sweetgrass merchandise to locals as well as cultural tourists from around the country.

Additionally, the Sweetgrass Festival provides an opportunity for engagement, interaction, and exposure to the Gullah People’s cultures. Informative and interesting educational sessions will enlighten and entertain participants of all ages.


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Shaggin' on the Cooper

Date: Saturday, July 13
Time: 7 p.m.
Location: Mt. Pleasant Pier
Cost: $8 advance, tickets at the gate $10

Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for summer and Shaggin’ on the Cooper! Live music of all varieties will fill the air with local bands performing throughout the season at the Mount Pleasant Pier. All ages are invited to let loose, breathe in the harbor breeze and dance the night away under the stars.

Gates open at 7 p.m., and music begins at 8 p.m.

2019 Schedule


  • July 13: The Sneakers
  • August 10: Vinyl Daze
  • September 7: Recollection


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Charleston Battery vs Memphis 901 FC

Date: Saturday, July 13
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: MUSC Health Stadium
Cost: $15

Come out and enjoy the fun and excitement of another Charleston Battery season! Save up to $5 by purchasing in advance!

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Date: Sunday, July 14
Time: 12 – 4 p.m.
Location: Pet Helpers Adoption Shelter, 1447 Folly Rd., James Island
Cost: Prices vary

Adoption event featuring $5 Moscow Mules courtesy of Tito’s Handmade Vodka, great beer courtesy of Sierra Nevada (and benefiting Pet Helpers) at Locals restaurant in Mount Pleasant! You can meet and possibly take home one (or two) wonderful shelter dogs, eat, drink, listen to live music, and take part in raffles/giveaways/silent auctions! Raffle for Seafox boat will take place at 4 p.m.

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