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.
Last 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
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
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.
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
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!
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