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
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!
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Around The Town: December 9 – December 15, 2020
December 9 - 15, 2020
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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.
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.
Find Dog-Friendly Activities in Mount Pleasant
Activities for you and your favorite four-legged friends!
Shem Creek Park
Take a relaxing stroll with your leashed dog up and down the boardwalk from Coleman Boulevard to near the mouth of the creek. This area offers a panoramic view of Shem Creek and Charleston Harbor. You can look into the marsh to find several different forms of wildlife including fish, birds, crabs and more. Often you will be greeted by dolphins swimming in and out of the creek.
Pitt Street Bridge Park
If you are looking for a longer walk, the Pitt Street Bridge is just the place! Start by adventuring through the gorgeous Old Village Historic District and end up at the Pitt Street Railroad Bridge. This is the former railroad causeway that connected Mount Pleasant to Sullivan's Island. You can now walk your leashed dog and enjoy stunning views of the sunset.
Palmetto Islands County Park
Palmetto Islands County Park is over 900 acres of a tropical wonderland. You can walk with your leashed companion at this lovely park, which also includes a fenced off-leash dog run.
Boone Hall Plantation
Enjoy the beautiful grounds of Boone Hall Plantation with your pup, who must be leashed here. Taking a self-guided tour of the surrounding gardens is a must-do to soak in the sights. Stop an smell the roses that have been growing for over 100 years! Dogs are not allowed on house tours.
Memorial Waterfront Park
Located at the base of the Cooper River Bridge, this is titled the "Crown Jewel of Mount Pleasant". Memorial Waterfront Park offers wide-open views of the Charleston Harbor and plenty of green lawn to spend time with your playful pooch. All dogs should be leashed here.
Many businesses in Mount Pleasant offer dog-friendly environments and fun activities. While you are here make sure to ask around to find your favorites!
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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.
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
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 panormic views of the Charleston Harbor and nearby inlets on foot or on 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 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.
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Around The Town December 10th – December 16th
Around The Town
December 10th - December 16th
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.
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!
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
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.
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 United Methodist Church for the first time. The concert will also include performances with the Chancel Choir.
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
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!
2. 20th Annual Holiday Market & Craft Show
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.
3. 24th Annual Christmas Light Parade
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.
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4. Breakfast with Santa Cruise
5. Pearl Harbor Day Memorial Service
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
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!