Downtown CharlestonSummertime is here! June is an exciting time to explore Charleston and all that it has to offer. Here’s a list of this month’s fun events and activities:

June 4: Freshfields Village Starlight Cinema

Head to the Village Green at Freshfields Village for Starlight Cinema, a free outdoor movies series. Beginning May 28, Starlight Cinema will take place every Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. until August 27. Attendees are welcome to pack a picnic, bring blankets, or lounge in beach chairs to enjoy the movies! On June 4, Freshfields Village will be screening Hook (PG, 145 min, 1991) starring Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman. For additional information, call 843-768-6491 or visit their website. 

June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30: Freshfields Village Farmers Market

The Freshfields Village Farmers Market features the best Lowcountry produce, prepared foods, crafts, specialty products and more. Taste local seafood, delicious sweets, artisan cheeses, and flavored olive oil. Visitors can purchase crafts and handmade products, including soaps, Sweetgrass baskets, handmade dog collars, and custom clay silhouettes. The Farmers Market vendors will also offer homemade BBQ, pierogies, cookies, and more. The Market opens June 2 and takes place every Monday from 4-8 p.m. until August 25.

June 3 & 17: Yoga Under the Oaks

The Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site will host Yoga Under the Oaks from 6-7 p.m. on June 3 and 17. Happy hour will follow at the Legare-Waring House from 7 – 8 p.m. In case of rain, yoga will be moved to Founders Hall. Admission is $10 (cash only). Catering is provided by Coastal Crust.

June 6: 2014 Loading Dock Live Music Series

Head over to Palmetto Brewery every Friday for the 2014 Loading Dock Live Music Series! They’ll be serving $5 pints of any flavor of Palmetto beer and admission is free for attendees. For more information on the bands and schedule, please visit the Facebook page. Doors open at 5:30. Performances are from 6-9 p.m.

June 7: 26th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Contest

Join us at Front Beach on Isle of Palms for the 26th Annual Piccolo Spoleto Sand Sculpting Contest. Sculpt your own masterpiece and enter the contest as an individual or a team (maximum 4 people on a team). Registration will be offered at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the event. Free t-shirts will be given to the first 200 pre-register participants! The event runs from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. To register, call 843-886-8294 or visit the website.

June 13: Circa 1886 Craft Beer Dinner

You’re invited to join Chef Marc Collins at Circa 1886 for an informal and fun 4-course Craft Beer Dinner. Chef Collins will showcase the craft beer from Freehouse Brewery paired with his renowned Southern fare. Dinner will begin at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $55 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. For more information, check out the Circa 1886 website.

June 5, 12, 19, 26: Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise

Every Thursday in June, you can hop aboard the Carolina Queen for a Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise. Boarding begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Charleston City Marina (17 Lockwood Drive). The cruise lasts from 7-9 p.m. and the Shrimp City Slim Band will be performing live music aboard the boat. For details, go to the Charleston Harbor Tours website.

June 21: Fly Fishing 201 School

Join Captain John for Fly Fishing 201 class! Each class is typically offered once a month for a $75 fee. The class will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Your course fee includes lunch as well as any necessary tackle required. Captain John will cover everything from fly casting to knots to flies selection for Lowcountry species. Class sizes are limited to 10 participants. For details, click here.

June 28: Carolina Day 2014

Carolina Day celebrates the American victory at the Battle of Sullivan’s Island. The first Carolina Day was celebrated in 1777, after the Battle was won on June 28, 1776. The Palmetto Society and the South Carolina Historical Society continue that commemoration today. This year’s keynote speaker is Dr. C.L. “Chip” Bragg. Bragg is a native of Sumter, South Carolina. The schedule of events includes: 10:00 AM – Church Service at St. Michael’s Church (71 Broad Street) 11:00 AM – Procession from Washington Park to White Point Garden 11:30 AM – Wreath-laying ceremony at Jasper Monument in White Point Garden For additional information please contact Virginia Ellison at 843-723-3225 ext. 11 or visit the South Carolina Historical Society website.

If you know of any Charleston events happening this month, please let us know below!