Freshfields Village is a one-stop shop for all your vacation essentials, and it’s just minutes from some of the most incredible vacation homes on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands in South Carolina. This outdoor town center has an eclectic mix of local boutiques, dining establishments, and services amongst unique architecture and beautiful courtyard patios.
Whether you’re staying on Kiawah or Seabrook Island, a trip to Freshfields is the perfect addition to any Lowcountry getaway. Read on to discover what this Charleston area shopping center has to offer!
After you’ve stocked up on all of your vacation needs, make sure to use our Charleston Area Guide to find the best things to do around town. We've included recommendations for activities to enjoy during your stay with Pam Harrington Exclusives, like spending a day exploring Freshfields Village.
Things to Do at Freshfields Village
Shopping at Freshfields
Freshfields Village is a shopper’s paradise and offers plenty of high-end retailers for your shopping spree. From jewelry and clothing to home goods and furniture, you’re sure to find the perfect outfit, gift, or souvenir.
Pick out casual resort wear for the rest of your trip and browse Lululemon, J. Mclaughlin, and Jayne for fabulous women’s attire.
Then, pick up groceries and household items at The Village Market by Harris Teeter, the only grocery store on the island. The Village Market offers prepared foods, made to order subs and pizzas, salad bar, hot bar featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a Starbucks!
Freshfields is a fantastic place to shop if you’ve recently moved to Kiawah or Seabrook because you’ll have a variety of options for home furnishing stores, including Aubergine Home Collection or GDC Home. View the Freshfields Village Shopping Guide for a full list of stores.
Dining at Freshfields
With a wide variety of restaurants and cafes, Freshfields has something for everyone. Start the day with a cup of gourmet coffee from the local spot Java Java, then have lunch at Ladles Homemade Soups, The Station Deli, or King Street Grille.
For a romantic dinner date, indulge in pizza, pasta, and other Italian cuisines at La Tela Pizzeria. You might also enjoy classic French fare at Hege’s or hibachi and sushi at Fuji!
Freshfields Village Events
Freshfield's Village isn’t only for shoppers. The center, with its vast green space also hosts a variety of outdoor events throughout the year, including family-friendly concerts, movie screenings, holiday celebrations, and more.
The Spring Festival at Freshfields Village is fun for the whole family. Children love the jump castle, inflatable slide, and other activities. While the kids play, adults can observe artwork from the Kiawah and Seabrook Artist Guilds and sip on a glass of wine or beer from FortyEight – a wine bar. Take a family picture with the Easter bunny before you leave!
Easter Service on the Village Green
If you vacation on Kiawah during the Easter holiday, consider attending this casual, non-denominational service to acknowledge the occasion. Be sure to bring chairs or blankets.
How would you like to taste the freshest local produce from the Lowcountry’s farmers? You can take home local fruits, vegetables, and crafts at the weekly summer Farmers Market featuring certified organic produce, fresh local seafood, and packaged and prepared food like jams, jellies, pecans, olive oils, sweets, handmade pasta, and more.
Music on the Green
For a night of dancing and fun, attend Music on the Green, one of the best ongoing Freshfields Village events for music lovers. Every Friday night from May to September, you’ll find a free concert on the Village Green.
Movie buffs will love the Starlight Cinema! From June to August, watch outdoor movies during the Starlight Cinema Series every Wednesday. Most, if not all are kid-approved!
Fall Festival Weekend
Celebrate autumn in the Lowcountry during Fall Festival Weekend. This program includes many different Freshfields Village events, like a special edition of Music on the Green, the Fall Farmers Market, Dogtoberfest, and a variety of games.
Freshfields Village Holiday Festival
The merchants sponsor this three-day schedule of Freshfields Village events. Activities for children include face painting and holiday crafts. Families also love the live music and a chance to spot Saint Nick.