August 2021

It is terrific coming to downtown Charleston these days and seeing people everywhere! Mask free! (For those fully vaccinated, of course) Dining “al fresco” at The Block, Aldelphia’s, Pies & Pints, and Soho’s on any day of the week, with other restaurants on Capital and Hale Streets joining in the fun on weekends when those streets shut down. 

A major disappointment for many last summer was the cancellation of the James Taylor and Jackson Browne concert. Like many events originally scheduled for 2020, this amazing concert has been rescheduled. The two legendary singers will be performing at the CC&CC on the 6th of this month.

Mountain Stage has returned to allowing full capacity seating at its 2 concerts this month at the WV Culture Center Theater. That is great news for the fans of the globally renowned NPR radio show. The Clay Center is now open 7 days a week. The new sculpture garden, planetarium, and all three floors of interactive museums are just waiting for old friends and new ones to come see what a gem this is for Charleston.

“Multifest” is back for 2021. One of the year’s most anticipated events, the festival brings together various cultural and ethnic communities in an atmosphere of tolerance and goodwill.

Multifest is an entertaining and impressive blend of art, music, education, cultural programs, and cuisine. Haddad Riverfront Park is the site for the free concerts. The Municipal Auditorium will be the venue for up and coming rap artists on Friday and Saturday.

The Big Lots parking lot at 118 Hills Plaza is the location for the free and family-friendly drive-in theater this summer. The movies begin at 9pm, but the lot will open up for cars at 7:30pm. Availability is first come, first served.

The “Let’s Roam Charleston” app continues to be a popular option to enjoy all Charleston has to offer. The $11 app encourages walking and experiencing the city in a completely different way than you may have considered. It is a great activity for anyone wanting to incorporate fitness and entertainment.

Life is looking more normal every day and school will be starting in a couple of weeks. 2021 is over half-way finished and there is still a lot to experience and enjoy in “Hip, Historic, Almost Heaven Charleston”!