Local Events Making a Comeback

Local Events Making a Comeback

Come by Land or by Sea


March 13, 2021
Mount Pleasant Towne Centre

This annual festival at brings families and cultural enthusiasts together with budding and professional artists for an event that showcases a diverse array of local and regional artistic talent. Local music, dance and visual arts studios offer stunning performances by some of the area’s most talented individuals and groups.

Creative aspirations are ignited in children who are given opportunities to explore many art forms and create their own masterpieces.

All activities and performances are free of charge. The event is for residents and visitors of all ages, from young parents and children through seniors.

Food and snacks will be available for purchase

Free admission!
Free parking!

Blessing of the fleet

April 25, 2021
Memorial Waterfront Park

The Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year! The festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant’s local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live music, craft show and lots of free activities with the picturesque Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop!

#JustAsk where your seafood came from before you buy! Support local and wild caught to support your fishermen…nothing beats Wild American Shrimp!

Participants are treated to a boat parade and ceremonial blessing of the shrimp/fishing fleet, savory seafood samplings sold by some of Mount Pleasant’s best restaurants, live music, a craft show, Mount Pleasant Artists Guild art exhibition, Shag and shrimp-eating contests, and family-friendly activities.

Admission and activities are free!

Life is different in Mount Pleasant. Here, you can watch the sunrise on the dock while sipping your morning coffee with your feet dangling in the water. In the afternoon, sneak away to the beach or go on a shopping expedition where you'll find one-of-a-kind treasures. For the evening, kayak or paddleboard to dinner. On the creek, you will find nationally-recognized cuisines and unforgettable views. Discover the magic of Mount Pleasant today!

Come by Land or by Sea

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Around The Town: December 9 – December 15, 2020

December 9 - 15, 2020

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Shop for seasonal gifts at the Holiday Market, view brilliantly lit floats at the Christmas Light Parade & more events this week Around The Town!

More Events This Week:

Holiday Carriage Rides

Where: Mount Pleasant Towne Centre

When: Every Saturday + Sunday through December 20 from 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What: Get in the holiday spirit with complimentary horse-drawn carriage rides.

Catch Santa, Beat The Grinch Holiday Pub Run

Where: Fleet Feet

When: December 9 at 6:30 p.m.

What: A 3-mile fun run, a fire pit, and a costume contest. 

Holiday Spectacular

Where: The Dance Arts Studio

When: December 11 – 13 at 6:30 p.m.

What: The Dance Arts Studio will present the Holiday Spectacular featuring all the studio’s dancers.

Paint Your Pet Party

Where: Two Blokes Brewing

When: December 15 at 6:00 p.m.

What: Come paint your beloved fur baby, featuring pre-sketched canvases.

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Local Artists Painting the Town

Local Artists Painting The Town

Beautiful new murals and other pieces of art are being painted around town by local artists. Read on to see where you can find these great photo ops!

Bowman Place Shopping Center Mural

A new Mount Pleasant Culture, Arts & Pride Commission mural has just been completed on the Bowman Place shopping center facing Bowman Rd. near the new Come Back Shack restaurant. The Bowman Place mural depicts a dog jumping off a dock to fetch a stick that children have thrown in the water. It was painted by Michael Kuffel, a professional artist whose work can also be seen at GDC Interiors, Old South Carriage Company, and other places around the Lowcountry. “The mural ‘Lucky’s Leap’ was a wonderful chance to partner with the town and take advantage of Michael Kuffel’s unique artistic talent to create something very special for our Bowman Place customers and the entire community,” said property manager Donna Patterson.

Art on the Half Shell

Art on the Half Shell is a Mount Pleasant Culture, Arts, & Pride Commission project that invites artists to submit applications for their art to be painted on 4-foot tall fiberglass oyster sculptures. When finished, the paintings are placed throughout various Town spaces. The names and titles of the new commissioned pieces are: Vanessa Grebe, Postcard from Mount Pleasant – Julie Wheat, Paddleboarding at Sunset – Mimi Wood, George Washington’s Southern Road Trip – Marie Slone, Magnolias -Johanna Hughes, Kids Going to the Beach -Rick Sargent, Casting a Net.

Photo courtesy of Moultrie News

Traffic Box Art

For the last five years, the Mount Pleasant Culture, Arts & Pride Commission has been turning silver traffic signal boxes into works of art selected from local artist submissions. One of the applicants that year was Bob Graham, also known as the Saltwater Cowboy, a renowned Lowcountry painter. He often walks around downtown, taking pictures of people for inspiration.  On one excursion many years ago, he was with his girlfriend outside of Henry’s when a boy came up and offered to sell them a palmetto rose. Graham appreciated how the roses contrasted with the skull and crossbones on the boy’s shirt. He purchased a rose, explained to the boy that he was an artist, and asked if he could snap a picture. He then turned the picture into a portrait and submitted it.

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Boone Hall Plantation Reopening With Health Measures

Boone Hall Plantation Reopening with
Health Measures in Place

Boone Hall Plantation is reopening this week and they are taking serious measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Here is a list of precautions that staff will be taking at Boone Hall Plantation:

Visitors will be able to take personal tours of the outside areas at their own pace. Gullah, beehive, farming, and horticulture presentations will be held outdoors and social distancing rules will be enforced for the audience. The inside of the plantation house is not currently open to the public. 


Dates that Boone Hall Plantation is planning to reopen:

Until Boone Hall Plantation announces that they are opening every day, they will be open on Thursdays through Sundays. For the most up to date information, contact Boone Hall Plantation directly.


Dog-Friendly Activities

Mount Pleasant is very pet friendly!
Remember to leash pets at all times and leave nothing behind but pawprints.

Shem Creek Park

Take a relaxing stroll on the Shem Creek boardwalks with your pup! The boardwalks overlook marshes, tidal creeks, and the beautiful Charleston Harbor. You are more than likely to see wildlife such as fiddler crabs, birds, fish, and possibly dolphins looking for a tastey snack from the fishing boats! Many of the nearby restaurants are dog-friendly as well. 

Pitt Street Bridge Park

Pitt Street Bridge Park offers an amazing coastal experience for everyone, including your pups! Explore a land bridge lined with Palmetto trees with stunning views of the Charleston Harbor. As one of the best sunset destinations in Mount Pleasant, Pitt Street Bridge is also a great spot for a picnic!

Palmetto Islands County Park

Go island hopping, Mount Pleasant style! Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park is a nature-oriented, 943-acre park designed for family and group use. The park is built in a tropical setting, with bicycle paths, boardwalks, nature trails, and picnic sites with grills located throughout the park for your enjoyment.

Memorial Waterfront Park

Located at the base of the Cooper River Bridge, this park is known as the “Crown Jewel of Mount Pleasant”. There are several walking paths, benches, and open green lawn for you and your furbabies to enjoy. The park also features a gift shop with ice cream, and wide panoramic views of the Cooper River. Note: The Mount Pleasant Pier near the park is not pet-friendly.

Laurel Hill County Park

If you want to traverse through a variety of nature trails with your best friend, Laurel Hill County Park has you covered! Depending upon the trail you choose, you will make your way through woods, open meadows, marshland, boardwalks, and an alley of mature oak trees.

Pet Friendly Shops and Restaurants

Mount Pleasant is a certified “Better City For Pets” by the Mars Pet Foundation, which means many of our shops and restaurants are pet-friendly. Always call ahead to confirm before visiting!

Make The Most Of The Coast!

Make The Most Of The Coast!

Getaway for Valentine’s Day

Getaway this Valentine's Day

Make The Most Of The Coast!

Memorial Waterfront Park

Called the crown jewel of Mount Pleasant, Memorial Waterfront Park is more than just your average park. Located under the grand entryway to the town at the base of the Ravenel Bridge, this park has a lush lawn perfect for a romantic picnic. Nearby is the River Watch Café where you can pick up soft serve ice cream. Enjoy beautiful views of the Charleston Harbor at the Mount Pleasant Pier where you can sit and swing a while, or try your hand at fishing. While you’re there, get a feel for the local culture at the Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Pavilion, War Memorial, and Visitor Center.

Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens

Boone Hall Plantation is a publicly-toured historic site located in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Take a guided tour of the mansion that exists on Boone Hall Plantation, which was built in 1936. Walk the gardens, which is a showcase of the year-round color of flowers and other plants. Stop and smell the antique rose garden which features roses that are over 100 years old. Check out the butterfly pavilion to witness different species of colorful butterflies fly freely in their natural element. 

Shem Creek

The waterfront district at Shem Creek is a local favorite with fantastic restaurants and bars with gorgeous waterfront views of Shem Creek, the Charleston Harbor, and surrounding marshes. If you want to stretch your sea legs, rent a kayak, paddleboard, or boat tour to view Shem Creek from a unique perspective. For land lovers, stroll the boardwalk and watch the sun sink into the sea. Keep an eye out for coastal wildlife such as dolphins, various birds, crabs, and more!

Pitt Street Bridge

Visit the Old Village Historic District for lunch at a charming restaurant and then continue to the Pitt Street Bridge. Once a trolley bridge that connected Sullivan’s Island and Mount Pleasant, the Pitt Street Bridge is now a scenic public park for recreation and relaxation. Soak in panoramic views of the Charleston Harbor and nearby inlets on foot or bike. Stop and relax for a while to enjoy a sunset picnic. Not only is Pitt Street Bridge open to human residents and visitors but it is also a welcoming place for your furry four-legged friends. Always remember to keep your pets on the leash and clean up after them. 

Patriots Point

Patriots Point is where Mount Pleasant and the Charleston Harbor meet. Walk in the footsteps of heroes in the USS Yorktown at the Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. Take the pedestrian walking path on the Cooper River Bridge for breathtaking views of the Charleston Harbor. To feel the sea breeze, book a sailing charter to really wow your spouse. If you and your partner are competitive, take a few swings at the Patriots Point Links, a world class golf course.

Make The Most Of The Coast!

Make The Most Of The Coast!

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Around The Town December 10th – December 16th

Around The Town
December 10th - December 16th

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  1. Gullah Christmas 

Wed., December 11th at 6:00 PM | Mount Pleasant Regional Library 

Enjoy listening to a unique reading of “The Night Before Christmas” performed by local Gullah poet and storyteller, Fouche Sheppard. After the reading, Ms. Sheppard will entertain the crowd with additional stories that highlight her gift for storytelling. 


  1. Festive Pub Run 

Wed., December 11th at 6:30 PM| Fleet Feet 

Our most festive Pub Run of the year – let’s celebrate the holidays with all things Santa, Grinch, Holiday Lights and more! 


  1. Paint Your Pet 

Thurs., December 12th at 2:00 PM| Wine & Design Mount Pleasant 

Our artist will prep your materials as well as provide guidance throughout the session. Please plan to arrive 15-30 minutes early, this will allow time to sign in, find a seat, and relax! Remember to BYO beer or wine and an appetizer! 

Charleston Holiday Parade of Boats
Saturday, December 14th
Viewing Spots:

  1. Oysters On The Point 

Sat., December 14th at 2:00 PM| Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina 

This once-a-month winter series features locally steamed oysters and a wide selection of other creative dishes, as well as live music, a Bloody Mary bar, plenty of beer choices, and a variety of local art vendors. 


  1. Emmet Cahill Concert 

Sun., December 15th at 3:00 PM| Hibben UMC 

Celebrate the magic of holiday music with Emmet Cahill, known as “Ireland’s most exciting young tenor.” Having recently sold out New York’s Carnegie Hall, Emmet returns to the US with his “Christmas in Ireland” concert tour, visiting Hibben United Methodist Church for the first time. The concert will also include performances with the Chancel Choir. 


  1. Paints & Pints 

Mon., December 16th at 6:30 PM| Two Blokes Brewing 

Make your own painting masterpiece with the help of a few craft pints and step by step, local artist-led instruction. Your $35 ticket includes 2-hours of professional instruction, a pint beer of your choice and you’ll leave with your own original artwork on canvas! 

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Around The Town December 3rd – December 9th

Around The Town
December 3rd - December 9th

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Town Sponsored Events

1.  Old Village Holiday Street Fest

Thurs., December 5th, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM | Pitt St., Old Village

Come one, come all! Join us for some old-fashioned holiday fun. Enjoy local artisans, delicious food trucks, a live band, and of course…Santa! Bring the family and get into the spirit!

Fest Details


2.  20th Annual Holiday Market & Craft Show

Sat., December 7th, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Farmer’s Market Pavilion

The annual Holiday Market & Craft Show combines all the goodies from our traditional food market such as locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, hot food and homemade preserves with handcrafted gifts created by local artisans. Come see this year’s wonderful assortment of Christmas ornaments, glass work, whimsical crafts, and a wide variety of original art by locally recognized potters, artists, craftsmen and photographers.

Event Details


3.  24th Annual Christmas Light Parade

Sun., December 8th, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM Coleman Boulevard

Brilliantly lit floats and community groups will march up West Coleman Boulevard as the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade sets sail to the delight of thousands of residents and visitors. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with a spectacular Pyrotecnico fireworks show, immediately followed by the start of the parade at Live Oak Dr. traveling south and ending at the intersection of W. Coleman Blvd. and Patriots Point Rd.

Light Parade Details

Other Fun Mount Pleasant Events

4. Breakfast with Santa Cruise

Sat., December 7th, 8:15 AM – 10:00 AM | Patriots Point

Santa is coming to the Charleston Harbor and landing on the Spirit of Carolina – not once, not twice, but thrice! Don’t be naughty, make sure these events are on your holiday list this year as tickets will go as fast as Rudolph! Start your holiday season off with a new tradition and SpiritLine Cruises this year. Create warm holiday memories for you and your family on board our Breakfast with Santa Cruise. The cost of the cruise includes a delicious breakfast buffet, a personal visit with Santa Claus himself, a keepsake photo and a special holiday gift for each child from Santa’s favorite elf.  

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5. Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Service

Sat., December 7th, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM USS Yorktown

Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host a Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Service aboard the USS Yorktown on Saturday, Dec. 7 at 11 a.m. to honor the 25 known South Carolinians who were killed during the 1941 Japanese attack. The service, organized together with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 10624, will include a wreath-laying, tolling of a bell and a traditional gun salute.

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Around the Town: October 29 – November 4

Around the Town
October 29 - November 4

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Tuesday, October 29, 6:30 – 9 p.m. | McCann’s Irish Pub

Name The Music is a family-friendly and fun high-energy trivia game where you guess song titles, artists and release dates to win prizes every 1/2 hour… featuring upbeat songs from all decades!



Wednesdays, 4 – 9 p.m. | Saltwater Cowboys

Grab your pup and pour it up! Bottles of wine are HALF OFF at this favorite Shem Creek eatery from 4-9 p.m., plus a special pet menu for your four-legged friends courtesy of Hairy Winston’s Pet Boutique. Live tunes. Every Wednesday.



Thursdays in October, 6 – 8 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Towne Centre

This October, Thursday nights are going to be a whole lot more fun! Grab your chair or blanket and join us for Mount Pleasant Towne Centre’s fall outdoor concert series, Live Under the Oaks. 



Friday, November 1, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. | Charleston Sport Pub

Dance with the dead at our Halloween bash on Friday, 11/1. It may be the day after Halloween but the dead never rest so party on in your scariest attire. We’ll have a dj spinning the spookiest hits, drink specials and a $500 pub cash costume contest at midnight. Don’t miss out on this one, you’re in for a scary good time! 



Thursday, October 31, 7 – 10 p.m. | Vickery’s Shem Creek

🎃This year we’re doing it BIG👻 Make sure your costume is top notch, because we’ll have OVER $1,000 IN PRIZES💰💵

We’ll also be doing a raffle ($1 per ticket) for a $200 Mystery Prize💸 $5 Admission and doors open at 7🎉 The Green Thieves will be rockin’ from 8 – 11🎸🎻🎺 DJ Boogi will be spinning tunes from 11 – 2🎤🎧



Saturday, November 2, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. | Tavern & Table

Visit Scotland for the day at the 48th Annual Charleston Scottish Games and Highland Gathering! Organized by the Scottish Society of Charleston, this event brings in over 6,000 guests and is the second oldest event of its kind in the southeast.



Sunday, November 3, 12 – 5 p.m. | Two Blokes Brewing

Get your Sunday Funday started off on the right foot with Hatha and Hops at Two Blokes. This yoga class will be every Sunday. Join our beertender and certified Hatha Yoga teacher, Kristen, for 45 minutes of feel good stretching, top it off with a pint of beer and your new yoga friends. | Open to all, some mats available.

$15 Nama-stay for a pint | $12 Zen AF (no beers yoga) | $6 12 years old and younger (includes juice or soda) 



Mondays, 3 -11 p.m. | Locals

Join us at Locals Mount Pleasant EVERY MONDAY for HALF OFF SUSHI NIGHT!

Around the Town: October 8 – October 14

Around the Town
October 8 - October 14

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Tuesday, October 8, 7:30pm – 9:15pm | Ghost Monkey Brewery
FREE SHOW!!! Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that has already hit 900 breweries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and Los Angeles-based stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances.
Wednesday, October 9, 6:30pm – 9:30pm | Saltwater Cowboys
Join us for our next Sip and Paint class at Saltwater Cowboys in beautiful Mt Pleasant! Grab some friends and reserve your seat online at www.artwithandre.com. You will get 2 free Happy Hour item with purchase of your ticket.
Thursday, October 10, 6pm – 8pm | Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
This October, Thursday nights are going to be a whole lot more fun! Grab your chair or blanket and join us for our fall outdoor concert series Live Under the Oaks, the first four Thursday evenings in October. October 10 | The Louie D Project
Friday, October 11, 10pm – 1am | My Father’s Moustache
Soul Fish- Full 6 piece band lineup returns to My Father’s Moustache. Showtime at 10:00 pm. Don’t miss it!! Cheers.
Saturday, October 12, 4pm – 8pm | Mainland Container Co. Kitchen & Bar
Oyster season is finally here! Join us every Saturday starting October 12th for all you can eat oysters & chili for $15 per person, starts at 4 pm till they’re gone. it’s the best deal in town!
Sunday, October 13, 6pm – 9pm | JuJu
Come hang out with us for our return visit to JuJu in Mt. Pleasant. The food is awesome and the selection of beverages is outstanding. We’ll be out in the patio with our “Authentic.American.Music.” Give it a try…. you’ll be a regular before you know it.
Monday, October 14, 3pm – 11pm | Locals
Join us at Locals Mt. Pleasant EVERY MONDAY for HALF OFF SUSHI NIGHT!