Kiawah and Seabrook Islands offer a private and secluded hideaway that’s just a short drive from the hustle and bustle of historic downtown Charleston. This proximity makes venturing into the heart of the Holy City a breeze for a special event, delicious meal, or an afternoon of shopping. One activity that combines all of the above is Second Sunday on King Street. Each month, Second Sunday in Charleston offers an afternoon of vehicle-free, pedestrian-only exploration on King Street, which ranks as one of U.S. News & World Report’s 10 Best Shopping Streets in the U.S.
Have an Amazing Day at Second Sunday in Charleston
This event is the perfect time for you to explore Charleston’s most widely recognized avenue. King Street is closed to vehicle traffic between Calhoun to Queen streets so visitors and locals can enjoy this promenade with ease.
Second Sunday in Charleston is a wonderful opportunity to drive up from the islands and soak up all the amazing sights the historic peninsula has to offer. While many visitors enjoy exploring fun boutiques and tempting eateries during Second Sunday, the best part of the event is simply walking through town. Be sure to take note of the beautiful architecture of each carefully preserved building. If you brought your dog on vacation with you, be sure to take them to experience Second Sunday, too. It’s pet-friendly!
Whether you want to spend the day window shopping leisurely, or are on the hunt for something special, Second Sunday in Charleston is a great time to peruse the fantastic shops on King Street. During Second Sunday, clothing, home goods, jewelry, and antique stores are buzzing with activity, providing shoppers with an energetic and lively atmosphere to enjoy. Charleston is famous for its charming boutiques but also has a range of popular name-brand stores.
Many of the King Street restaurants offer small bites for you to sample during Second Sunday. Just be sure to save some room for a delicious meal downtown during your day trip. Charleston is teeming with mouthwatering options that promise to please every taste bud. You’ll find equally satisfying options for dessert. Grab an ice cream cone from Jeni’s or a sweet treat from King Street Cookies to enjoy.
As you make your way down Charleston’s most popular walkway, you’ll encounter plenty of local musicians honing their craft. Whether it’s a guitar player on a busy sidewalk or a full band inside a restaurant, you’ll find opportunities to stop and enjoy familiar tunes during your afternoon adventure.
Second Sunday on King Street 2017
Mark your calendar and make plans to attend Second Sunday 2017! The event is held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on the second Sunday of the month, every month. You can park for free at metered spaces downtown every Sunday including Second Sunday events. You can also find Second Sunday on King Street Parking Vouchers online for 2 hours of free parking in city garages. Upcoming event dates include:
- March 12
- April 9
- May 14
- June 11
- July 9
- August 13
- September 10
- October 8
- November 12
- December 10
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Kiawah and Seabrook Islands are ideal destinations for you to experience the best of the Lowcountry. Here we have stunning natural landscapes and private and secluded communities that are just a short drive away from the wonderful activities and events in Charleston. Consider these beautiful barrier islands whether you’re looking for a new place to make your permanent home or you’re ready to make your vacation home dreams a reality. Pam Harrington Exclusives represents a variety of exceptional properties for sale on Kiawah and Seabrook Island, as well as in other areas of the Lowcountry. Browse our available properties online today. Then, contact us to schedule a showing at a few of your favorites!
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