Local Events in Charleston, SC in September 2016

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Tour de Round O

Tour de Round O cycling event benefits Bethlehem Baptist Church and the Coastal/Summerville Cyclists. 100 Mile Century Ride, 64 Mile Metric Century Ride and 35 Mile Course Ride in Round O.

Details at a Glance:

Event: Tour de Round O

Date: September 10

Time: Ride starts at 8am

Cost: $30 for standard registration, $40 walk-ins (day of ride)

*post ride meal provided

Location: Bethlehem Baptist Church, 12898 Round O Road

Learn More: register at www.active.com


Turtle Trek

South Carolina’s Aquarium’s inaugural 5K run and kids’ fun run. The Turtle Trek will raise awareness for Sea Turtle Recovery, a new exhibit opening in spring 2017 and the Aquarium’s conservation initiative. Join the sunset beach run starting from Isle of Palms County Park at 6pm, and enjoy an exciting After Party at The Windjammer. Registration includes race entry, technical T-shirt and After Party access.

Details at a Glance:

Event: Turtle Trek

Date: September 10

Time: 6pm

Cost: $40 for 5K and $20 for Kids’ Fun Run, members receive a $5 discount per regularly priced ticket.


Barrier Island 5K Run/Hike

The Barrier Island 5K Run (or Hike) is a four-year tradition at St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center. All proceeds from the 5K are allocated to the Barrier Island Local Outreach Program, which is a not-for-profit educational service for students of both public and private schools. The program provides children k-12 an opportunity to experience nature firsthand in a unique and interesting way, guiding children through astronomy, biology, conservation, botany, and more.

This year’s 5K run/hike is dog friendly, so bring your pup! The race is also kid and family friendly. Make sure to register before race day!

Event at a Glance

Event: Barrier Island 5K Run/Hike

Date: September 17, 2016

Location: St. Christopher Camp and Conference Center, 2810 Seabrook Island Road, Johns Island, SC

Time: 9:00 a.m.

Cost: The cost to register for the race is $27.87 for adults, and $17.31 for all participants under age 18. Remember, all proceeds are donated to the barrier Island Local Outreach Program. Registration closes September 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.

Learn More: To learn more about the Barrier Island 5k Run/Hike, as well as the organization to which proceeds will be donated, visit StChristopher.org.


Charleston Scottish Games

The Scottish Society of Charleston, Inc. is a non-profit organization that seeks to retain and promote Scottish heritage. As such, the organization hosts the annual Charleston Scottish Games, and this year will be the 45th year of said games. Scottish or not, this event is an extremely fun way to spend the day, as well as culturally informative. The games showcases drumming competitions, athletic competitions, dancing competitions, wrestling, dancing, and children’s games. As such, this event is perfect for the whole family, or a great way to spend an afternoon with friends.

Event at a Glance

Event: Charleston Scottish Games

Date: Thursday, September 15, 2016 through Sunday, September 18, 2016

Each day will feature a different event. You can view the whole schedule here.

Location: Events will occur at different locations throughout Charleston. The kick off for the event (Thursday, September 15 at 6:30 p.m.) will be held at Gage Hall, 4 Archdale Street, Charleston, SC 29401. The event is a scotch whiskey tasting.

Cost: Games tickets are $20 for adults when purchased in advance, and $25 the day of. Children ages six through 12 are $5, and children under six are free. The scotch whiskey tasting event is $35.

Learn more: You can learn more about the Charleston Scottish Games, and buy tickets, on the website of the Scottish Society of Charleston, Inc.


Charleston Water SportsFest

Do you love water sports? Or have you been dying to try a water sport as a beginner? Whatever your ability level, the Charleston Water SportsFest is a must-go to. Hosted by the Charleston Area Sports Commission, the SportsFest is seven days of pure joy on the water. The SportsFest has four main features, including competitive sports (including a stand-up paddle boarding competition), recreational sports, instructional activities (water sports instructions for all learners, beginner and advanced!), and leisure activities (including tours and exhibitions). This is a great opportunity to say farewell to summer, spend time in the sun, and take in all that Charleston has to offer.

Event at a Glance

Event: Charleston Water SportsFest

Date: September 12 through 18, 206

Location: The event will occur in multiple areas throughout Charleston. You can check the event schedule to learn more about where specific activities will take place.

Cost: Much of the event is completely free to attend. Specific things, such as instructional activities, are available for purchase.

Learn More: The best place to learn more about the Charleston Water SportsFest is on the Charleston Water SportsFest website. This event is appropriate for the whole family, and is a great family outing or activity with friends.


Money Fair

Managing money, knowing how to save, and creating a budget is something that a huge number of people need help with. In fact, the average person is hardly saving for day-to-day life and small emergencies, let alone retirement. If you are ready to learn how to make the most of your money, the Charleston Money Fair this September is the place for you. At the Money Fair, attendees will learn the basics of making smart financial decisions in order to better manage one’s money and one’s life. In addition to money advice from financial gurus and experts, fairgoers will also enjoy food and giveaways. Even if you think you’ve learned all there is to know about balancing a checkbook, this event is worth checking out.

Event at a Glance

Event: Monday Fair

Date: September 17, 2016

Location: Alfred Williams Community Center, 4441 Durant Ave., Charleston, South Carolina 29405

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Cost: The Money Fair is completely FREE! One more reason to not miss it.

Learn More: If you want to learn more about the money fair, or if you want to register for the event, visit the EventBrite site or read more about the event in the Charleston Region Business Journal.  


Taste of Charleston

The 36th annual Taste of Charleston event is scheduled to take place this September, 2016. This event, which is one of the most popular happenings of the year in Charleston, is a showcasing of the culinary delights and creations of some of the most talented chefs in South Carolina. Held at the historic Boone Hall Plantation, Taste of Charleston invites 40 of the area’s best restaurants to offer everything from food to wine to cooking demonstrations and more.

If you love food, the Taste of Charleston is not be to be missed! This once-a-year opportunity is as enjoyable as it is tasty. In addition to plenty of edible wares, there will also be live music performed by Cowboy Mouth.

Kids are welcome at this event, but please leave your pets at home! The event is outside, and will be held regardless of what Mother Nature’s up to.

Event at a Glance

Event: Taste of Charleston

Date: September 23, 2016 through September 25, 2016 (Friday will be the Iron Chef Competition; Sunday is for all things described above).

Location: Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on September 25

Cost: General Admission – $17.50. Kids ages 10 and under are free. VIP ticket holders will have access to the VIP tent where food and drinks are included – the VIP price is $100.

Learn more: To learn more about this year’s Taste of Charleston event, visit the website of the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc.


Gatsby Gala

The 3rd annual Gatsby Gala is right around the corner, so if you’re interested, the time to get your tickets is now. This event, which is held to benefit the Lowcountry Orphan Relief, is sponsored by Charleston Rental Properties and South Carolina Federal Credit Union. Attendance at the Gatsby Gala is a fantastic way to support a local charity while also enjoying food, dance, live entertainment, beer, wine, and a silent auction. Tickets are on sale now!

Lowcountry Orphan Relief is a non-profit organization that seeks to provide services, such as food or clothing, to children who are neglected or abused.

Event at a Glance

Event: Gatsby Gala

Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Location: Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, South Carolina 29403

Time: 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Cost: The ticket cost is $100 and includes dinner, beer and wine, live entertainment and (optional) participation in a silent auction

Learn More: If you want to learn more about the Gatsby Gala, or the charity for which it is being held (Lowcountry Orphan Relief), you can visit the EventBrite site or LowCountryOrphanRelief.org.


Wine, Women & Shoes

Wine, Women & Shoes has gained popularity across America in the past decade, hosting fashion events with the aim of raising money for their charity partners. To date, Wine, Women & Shoes has raised more than $40,000,000 for nonprofit organizations across the world. This year, a Wine, Women & Shoes event will be held in Charleston. The event will feature wine (of course), a best-in-shoes contest, hors d’oeuvres, designer shopping, and a fashion show. This 4th annual event in Charleston will be held to benefit Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina.

Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina help pregnant teens with medical care, parenting skills, counseling, housing needs, education, and more.

Event at a Glance

Event: Wine, Women & Shoes

Date: Sunday, September 25, 2016

Time: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Location: Francis Marion Hotel, 387 King Street, Charleston, South Carolina

Cost: Tickets to the Wine, Women & Shoes event are $100. VIP tables can be purchased for a price of $1,500, and are available in a limited quantity.

Learn More: To learn more about Wine, Women & Shoes and this year’s event, visit WineWomenandShoes.com.