August in Charleston
There's nothing like a beach vacation on Kiawah or Seabrook Island before heading to school. August is the official last month of summer, and there is still time to get out on the beaches of the Lowcountry. Typically, August is a hot and humid month with a chance of rain, so come prepared with all types of warm weather clothing and list of indoor and outdoor activities to enjoy.
Read on for some of the hottest Charleston Events in August, activities, and things to do on your vacation!
What is the Weather in Charleston SC in August?
The weather in Charleston SC in August is still hot and humid with temperatures in the 80s and 90s daily. Be ready to break a sweat, even if you aren't doing much. July and August tend to be the hottest months, so if you're traveling here, be sure to bring light clothing, swimsuits, sunscreen, sunglasses, a sunhat, and flip flops. August also tends to be a fairly rainy month along the coast of South Carolina. Come prepared with rain gear and activities in mind for rainy afternoons.
Things to do in August in Charleston
Visit Charleston Museums & Art Galleries
Charleston is home to world-class museums and art galleries that are perfect for exploring when the weather is too hot or rainy to spend the day outside. The Charleston Museum is one of the oldest museums in the country and the Postal Museum offers an inside look at the history of the U.S. Postal Service. Art aficionados will find some of the most iconic Southern art and culture here as well at spots like the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, the Martin Gallery, Haley Institute of Contemporary Art, and the Helena Fox Fine Art.
Spend the Afternoon Shopping
Go shopping in downtown Charleston and Freshfields Village, which is near both our Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island rentals. You can find whatever you're looking for, whether it's clothing, jewelry, art, home decor, food, and more.
Get Out on the Water
This time of the year, there's no better place to spend the afternoon than on the water. You can go boating, paddleboarding, swimming, fishing, surfing, and so much more. Kiawah Island beaches boast 10 miles of sandy shoreline to lounge, walk, and bike, plus you can enjoy the resort pool or book your stay in a rental with a private pool. Seabrook Island also features beautiful beaches and pool access for guests. Whether you just need to cool off or you want to spend the entire day in the water, the Charleston Coast offers plenty of opportunities to splash around.
Can't Miss Charleston Events in August
The Charleston Farmers Market is a Saturday tradition in downtown Charleston. Located in Marion Square at the corner of King Street and Calhoun Street vendors offer everything from original artwork and jewelry, to handmade soaps, fresh produce, artisan cheeses and so much more. The Charleston Farmers market runs every Saturday from 8 am til 1 pm from April thru November. Friends and family look forward to the live music, food concessions, and perusing over 100 local vendor stalls. Save room for a Nutella crepe!
King Street in downtown Charleston, SC is recognized by the U.S. News & World Report’s as one of the 10 Best Shopping Streets in the U.S. Every 2nd Sunday of the month King Street becomes a pedestrian only walkway with outside dining, street musicians, and area retailers opening their doors creating a one of a kind festive afternoon. The street is blocked off from 1 to 5 pm. So bring the family dog, or just come and meet up with your friends for the social event known as Second Sunday. You never know who you might see!
Kiawah Island & Seabrook Island August Events
Weekly Summer Events
Every Monday in the Summer from 4 pm til 8 pm stop by Freshfields Village for the Monday Farmers Market. Local food artisans offer delicious handmade pastas and sauces; fresh baked goods, local cheeses, farmers featuring local certified organic produce, fresh local seafood, and packaged and prepared foods including jams, jellies, pecans, olive oils, sweets, and more. Food vendors are also on hand. Don't miss the ribs and fresh pork rinds!
Music on the Green is a summer tradition for residents and vacationers alike. Thursday nights from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Freshfields Village. This free concert event features a different band each week. Bring a chair or a blanket and grab some take out from the Harris Teeter store for an evening of music fun.
Join in on the fun every Tuesday evening from 6 - 8 pm for the Summer Snag Night Series at Freshfields Village. Shag the night away to your favorite beach music and other favorites. Learn the basics or show off your skills at the Lakeside Dock for this fun summer event.
2021 Beach Club Pool Events
Weekly Activities: May 31 – August 6, 2021
Family Bonfire Night
Join in on the fun for the Monday night bonfire at the Seabrook Island Beach Club. The bonfire takes place at 8 pm and costs $6 per person. Call 843.768.2529 for reservations.
On Tuesdays & Thursdays, come and get colorful with some tie-dye! Hosted at the Beach Club Pools from 3 - 4:30 pm, the tie-dye night is fun for all ages. This activity is $18 per shirt.
Have a blast on Wednesdays and Fridays for an afternoon of pool games. Come splash around from 3 - 4:30 pm at the pool.
** All events are free to guests and members with an amenity card.
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