Thursday, August 30, 2012

Labor Day Weekend Vacation

Planning a last minute Labor Day travel adventure? We want to share a spectacular weekend getaway trip for Labor Day 2012! Tripadvisor ranked Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South Carolina one of the top 10 zoos in the country. In fact, it was ranked the 4th best zoo in the United States and we are lucky enough to be within driving distance. Take a trip to Columbia this weekend so that you can explore this incredible South Carolina attraction! The Wingate by Wyndham Harbison hotel is offering a special Labor Day Weekend discount for their Riverbanks Zoo and Garden package. Surprise your loved one with a romantic weekend getaway or take the entire family along for some holiday weekend fun. Check out the package details listed below and plan your weekend trip today!

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Package
Visit Riverbanks Zoo and Garden to view more than 2,000 animals from around the world. From the giant elephants to the tiny birds, these incredible creatures will entertain the entire family. You may even get a chance to feed the giraffes! At the end of day, relax and unwind at one of Columbia's favorite hotels - the Wingate by Wyndham Harbison!

The Wingate Harbison Riverbanks Zoo Package includes:
  • 2 Tickets to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
  • A spacious guest room equipped with a microwave and refrigerator
  • Free Hot Buffet Breakfast
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Use of the outdoor pool and fitness center
  • Free access to Gold's Gym
  • Additional discount zoo tickets can be purchased at the hotel if needed 

The Wingate by Wyndham Harbison Riverbanks Zoo and Garden package is available for ONLY $79 per night. Regularly priced at $109 per night, this Labor Day Weekend Special is offering you $30 off! Call the Wingate Harbison hotel today at 800-826-5570 to make your reservation. Mention the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Labor Day Weekend special to get this incredible discount rate. The Wingate Harbison Riverbanks Zoo Labor Day Weekend Special is available August 31, 2012 - September 3, 2012. It is not valid with any other promotions or discounts. 

Happy Labor Day Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Labor Day Events in Charleston South Carolina

Labor Day 2012 promises a weekend full of exciting Charleston events and activities. Enjoy live music, a romantic dinner cruise, dancing, football, fishing and more right here in Charleston, South Carolina. Or perhaps you have the travel bug! Celebrate this long holiday weekend exploring a nearby city with friends or loved ones. The choice is yours! Check out the list of local events and weekend getaways listed below and start making your Labor Day Weekend plans today.

Happy Labor Day PhotoLast minute Labor Day Getaway!
Did you know that Charleston is just a short drive away from the 4th best zoo in the country? Visit Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, SC and stay at a luxurious Columbia hotel for ONLY $79 this Labor Day Weekend. This Labor Day Special is offering a $30 discount on their regular zoo package rate. Click here for more details and plan your weekend escape today!

Live Music on Labor Day Weekend 
August 31, 2012 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Jess Strickland and Alan Stearn will perform live at the Grill on the Edge this Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy live music and delicious food while dining on the edge of America. The Grill is one of the best spots to experience the relaxed atmosphere of Folly Beach. Call 843-633-0143 for more information.

Cruise Uncorked
August 31, 2012 at 6:00PM
Cruise Uncorked aboard the Spirit of the Lowcountry while you enjoy magnificent views of the Charleston Harbor and sample a selection of wines provided by Ben Arnold Wines. See, swirl, sniff, sip, and sail. Complimentary light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar with happy hour prices will also be available. Kick off your 2012 Labor Day Weekend on a romantic cruise with your loved one.

Moonlight Mixers
August 31, 2012 from 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Shag the night away at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier where Jim Bowers of 1340 The Boardwalk will be spinning the hottest oldies and beach music. Beverages will be available for purchase on site. Food and snacks will be available for purchase at Locklear's Beach City Grilla nd the Gangplank Gift & Tackle Shop located at the entrance to the pier. Tickets are available at 7PM on the pier diamond for $10. Only 600 tickets are sold for each event. Start your 2012 Labor Day Weekend dancing the night away under the stars.

Full Moon Kayak Adventure
August 31, 2012 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Embark on a kayaking adventure Labor Day Weekend. Coastal Expeditions is offering an incredible kayak trip under the changing light of the setting sun and rising moon. This gentle, twilight expedition winds through the protected water trails of Folly Creek and the surrounding estuary. This is one of the best tours they offer and we are lucky enough to have a full moon arriving Labor Day Weekend. Bring your family and loved ones on a tour that is sure to inspire oohs and aahs. Call 843-884-7684 for more details.

Low Country Jazz Festival
August 31, 2012 - September 2, 2012
Charleston's Low Country Jazz Festival features 3 days of jazz music by talented musicians including Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Brian Culbertson, Matt Marshak, Marcus Johnson, Norman Brown, Gerald Albright, Ronnie Laws and Alex Bugnon. Enjoy Labor Day Weekend with family and friends at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Purchase your 2012 Low Country Jazz Festival tickets today.

Legally Blonde, the Musical
August 31, 2012 - September 3, 2012
Charleston Stage kicks off their Legally Blonde, the Musical performances on Labor Day Weekend 2012. Sorority sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone 'serious' and heads off to Harvard, Elle sets out to prove him wrong by enrolling at Harvard Law School herself. Soon she is turning heads and turning the tables on staid ol' Harvard. It's a recipe for summa cum hilarity. Be the first to see this awesome performance at Charleston Stage on Labor Day Weekend. Call 843-577-7183 to get your tickets today.

The Citadel Football
September 1, 2012 at 6:00PM
The 2012 Citadel Football season begins Labor Day Weekend. Cheer for The Citadel as they challenge Charleston Southern on September 1, 2012 at Johnson Hagood Stadium.

Charleston Farmers Market
September 1, 2012 from 8AM - 2PM
The Charleston Farmers Market is in the beautiful Marion Square, between King and Meeting Streets at the edge of Calhoun Street in the Upper King Street Design District. Nestled beneath beautiful trees with plenty of room for families to gather, this is a great place to spend your Saturday morning on Labor Day Weekend. Check out the freshest local produce, shrimp, plants, herbs, and cut flowers. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch while listening to a variety of live entertainment. Plus, you will find an incredible assortment of juried arts & crafts.

Mount Pleasant Pier Fishing Tournament
September 1, 2012 - Cooper River Challenge
Catch some fish this 2012 Labor Day Weekend! The 1250 foot long Mount Pleasant Pier stretches out into Charleston Harbor under the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. Enjoy beautiful views and great fishing all day long. This tournament ends at 4PM with a prize presentation that follows. Call 843-762-9946 for more information.

Charleston South Carolina Visitors
Visiting Charleston from out of town for Labor Day Weekend 2012? Stay with one of our local hotel partners to experience everything that Charleston, South Carolina has to offer at very affordable rates. Guests will enjoy their convenient locations, excellent amenities, and top notch customer service. Call the Staybridge Suites North Charleston at 866-497-7963, or the Hyatt Place Airport hotel at 843-302-8600 to make your Labor Day Weekend reservations today.

2012 Labor Day Weekend Vacation Getaway
If you have been searching for an excuse to travel, you have found your answer! Labor Day Weekend only comes around once a year, so take advantage of this three day weekend and plan a trip with family and friends. Check out the Wilmington North Carolina Labor Day Weekend blog entry and plan a trip to the North Carolina Coast today. Hoping to explore another part of South Carolina? Read the Columbia South Carolina Labor Day Weekend blog entry and plan your weekend getaway today.

Happy Labor Day Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Charleston South Carolina Events - August 2012

Charleston South Carolina August 2012 events feature cruises, concerts, dancing, fishing, and more. Check out the events listed below and start making plans with family and friends today. We even included a weekend getaway opportunity to one of South Carolina's favorite nearby cities. Contact us if we are missing your favorite August 2012 Charleston SC event. Visiting from out of town? Take advantage of excellent Charleston hotel deals from our local partners.

Charleston South Carolina Cruises
Charleston Harbor Tours is excited to present two spectacular boat cruises during August 2012. Enjoy a Blue & BBQ Cruise that features a delicious Home Team BBQ Buffet and live blues music by Shrimp City Slim or hop aboard a Murder Mystery Cruise where professional actors create the drama while you enjoy an evening of suspense, intrigue, and fun. Check out the Charleston Harbor Tours schedule for more information.

Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project
August 4, 2012 at 2:30PM
The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, now in its sixth year, helps keep beaches, rivers and lakes across America 'barefoot friendly'. In 2012, Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation, along with community volunteers, are embarking on a tour of 25 cleanups nationwide, stopping in Charleston for a cleanup at Folly Beach. Following the cleanup, volunteers 21+ are invited to attend a Surfrider-hosted celebration featuring Barefoot Wine, surf-inspired fare and a live performance by musician Joshua Radin. Visit for more information.

Shaggin' on the Cooper - The Coppertones
August 4, 2012 from 7PM - 11PM
Spend a beautiful night enjoying beach music and shag dancing at the foot of the scenic Mount Pleasant Pier. Join the party as live classic oldies and beach music are performed by The Coppertones. Beverages will be available for purchase. Only 800 tickets will be sold, so get your Shaggin' on the Cooper tickets today.

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Concert
August 4, 2012 at 9:00PM
In his intimate-one-man show, Lindsey will showcase his distinctive guitar picking style and instantly recognizable voice in his usual awe-inspiring form, captivating his audience with songs from his recent album, SEEDS WE SOW, as well as performing a combination of favorites from his previous solo albums, along with a variety of Fleetwood Mac Classics. Get your Lindsey Buckingham tickets today.  

American Idol Live
August 6, 2012 at 7:00PM
American Idol Live Gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with Idol finalists right here in North Charleston. It's Season 11 of the smash TV hit show American Idol and the competition couldn't be tougher. The Top 10 are all so extremely talented, don't miss your chance to see them live!

Jim Gaffigan: The America Tour
August 9, 2012 at 7:00PM
Jim Gaffigan is recognized as one of the top five most successful touring comedians in the country today. Reserve your Jim Gaffigan tickets today so that you can see this talented comedian live in North Charleston on August 9th.

Big Kahuna Fishing Tournament
August 18, 2012
The Folly Beach Fishing Pier is one of the best destinations in the Lowcounty for pier fishing. Not just your typical wooden pier, this breathtaking landmark stretches out 1045' into the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and offers spectacular views, fishing, dining and more. Prizes are awarded for Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (12 & under), Senior Angler (60 and over), Total Weight of five fish and King Mackerel.

Reggae Nights - Summer Concert Series
August 18, 2012
Good Music. Good Vibes. The 2012 Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series will feature traditional and old school roots reggae with a new school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring your chairs or blankets to James Island County Park for this spectacular Charleston event. Call 843-795-4386 for more information.

Yappy Hour - James Island County Dog Park
August 23, 2012 at 4:00PM
Free dog friendly Charleston event! Visit James Island County Dog park for live music by Rawberry Jam. Beverages will be available for purchase. Simply pay the regular gate admission upon arrival and this event is free.

Living Proof Live 2012
August 24 - 25, 2012
Beth Moore's live-transforming Bible study challenges and inspires women of every age, everywhere. Joining Beth at this weekend event is acclaimed worship leader Travis Cottrell and the Praise Team. Beth's focus will be on the Scripture that God lays on her heart for each individual Living Proof Live Event. No two are the same.

Green Day's American Idiot - Groundbreaking Broadway Musical
August 29 & 30, 2012 at 7:30PM
Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season. Based on Green Day's Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. Get your Green Day's American Idiot tickets today.

Weekend Getaway
August 24 - 26, 2012
The Famously Hot Music Festival is coming up in Columbia, South Carolina this August 2012. Enjoy this three day music festival in the heart of Columbia at Finlay Park. Make a hotel reservation at a Columbia SC hotel and purchase your Famously Hot Music Festival tickets today.
  • August 24, 2012 - EOTO, Savoy, Eliot Lipp, Archnemesis, and Minnesota
  • August 25, 2012 - Collective Soul, Buckcherry, Filter, Seven Mary Three, and Eve 6
  • August 26, 2012 - Lonestar, Corey Smith, Pat Green, Josh Thompson, Julie Roberts

Happy August Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events