South Carolina is known for its rich history, diverse culture, and vibrant communities. This week, Joye Law Firm staff members have handpicked a selection of exciting events taking place across the state, promising fun, learning, and a touch of local flavor. From Charleston to Columbia, Myrtle Beach to Summerville, and the upstate, there’s something for everyone to enjoy.
2nd Annual Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway
When: Saturday, August 19, 2-5 PM
Where: Joye Law Firm
5861 Rivers Avenue
North Charleston, SC 29406
Submitted by: Nicole
Details: Join us at the Joye Law Firm’s North Charleston Office on August 19th from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM for an event aimed at giving back to the community. In partnership with Motivate to Educate and the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office, we are thrilled to be hosting the “Back 2 School Backpack Giveaway.” We’ll be distributing 200 backpacks filled with essential supplies on a first-come, first-served basis, with a limit per family. It’s an opportunity for families to prepare their children for the upcoming school year and spread positivity within our community. Special thanks to Fred Anderson Toyota of Charleston, Lowcountry Mortuary, Food Lion (1115 King St., Charleston) and William & Carolyn Koopman for contributing to the event.
Met Fest R&B Picnic and Food Truck Festival
When: Saturday, August 19, 3 – 10 PM
Where: Charles W. Johnson Stadium
1920 Two Notch Road
Columbia, SC 29204
Submitted by: Eden
Details: If you’re in the Columbia area on August 19th, head over to Charles W. Johnson Stadium for a day filled with rhythm, blues, and mouthwatering treats. The Met Fest R&B Picnic & Food Truck Festival is a celebration of music and culinary delights. From 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM, enjoy a mix of live performances, delicious food from local food trucks, and a vibrant atmosphere. It’s a chance to unwind, connect with fellow music enthusiasts, and indulge in the region’s flavors.
Link: Met Fest Tickets
When: Thursday, August 17, 5:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Hutchinson Square
102 S. Main Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Submitted by: Marcy
Details: Historic Downtown Summerville is the place to be on August 17th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM. Join the vibrant Third Thursday event, where the heart of Summerville comes alive with local entertainment, craft vendors, artisans, and extended hours for shops and restaurants. This month’s focus is on nonprofits, adding a touch of community spirit to the festivities. Explore the charming streets, discover local treasures, and enjoy the bustling atmosphere that makes Summerville a true gem.
Summer Light: Art by Night at Brookgreen Gardens
When: Saturday, August 19, 6 – 10 PM
Where: Brookgreen Gardens
1931 Brookgreen Drive
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Submitted by: Matt
Details: Brookgreen Gardens in Myrtle Beach is transforming into a magical landscape on August 19th from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM for the “Summer Light: Art by Night” event. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the illuminated gardens as you explore lighting installations that enhance the already breathtaking sculptures and landscapes. With music by Sea-Cruz setting the mood, this evening promises a unique experience that combines art, nature, and enchanting lighting techniques. Don’t miss the opportunity to witness Brookgreen Gardens in a whole new light.
Link: Summer Light Tickets
Commemoration of the Battle of Musgrove Mill
When: Saturday, August 19, 10 AM – 2 PM
Where: Musgrove Mill State Historic Site
398 State Park Road
Clinton, SC 29325
Submitted by: Rachel
Details: History enthusiasts, mark your calendars for August 19th, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, as the Battle of Musgrove Mill State Historic Site hosts a commemoration of the Revolutionary War battle that took place on August 19, 1780. Led by local chapters of organizations like the Children of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, and Sons of the American Revolution, this event offers a unique opportunity to learn about and honor our nation’s history. From a commemorative ceremony to a ranger-led battlefield talk, this event provides a window into the past that’s both educational and engaging.