Fun Things to Do in Summerville, SC

Are you looking for fun things to in Summerville, SC with the family? Wondering what is happening in your area of Summerville? Here’s what’s happening in Summerville. Lots of free events, family events, and fun events!
Summerville Trolley Tours
Historic City Tour with Tea at the Museum
This tour is normally scheduled for the 2nd Friday of the month at 1:00 pm and the 3rd Friday of the month at 1:00 pm. Upcoming tour dates in 2014 are: May 9 and 16,
June 13 and 20, July 11 and 18, August 8 and 15, September 12 and 19, October 10 and 17, November 14 and 21, December 12 and 19.
Linwood Gardens and Historic City Tour
This tour is normally scheduled for the first Friday of the month at 10:30 am and at 1:00 pm. Upcoming tour dates in 2014 are: May 2, June 6, August 1, September 5, October 3, November 7 and December 5.
Pinewood Prep Consignment Sale
Pinewood Prep to hold fourth annual Consignment Sale
Friday, May 2, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Saturday, May 3, 7:00 am to noon
Pinewood Prep Gym
1114 Orangeburg Rd, Summerville
The sale offers gently used items from more than 100 Pinewood families.  Items for sale may include clothing, toys, furniture, baby goods, sporting gear, house wares, décor, books and more. The sale is open to the public. Cash and credit cards will be accepted.  Proceeds will benefit the school. Sponsorship opportunities are available. For details, contact or
Oakbrook/Ashley Riverfest 
May 3,2014 11am-5pm
Parking & Shuttle at Dorchester Road/BiLo to Jessen Boat Landing. Hand stamp at Jessen grants free admission to all of the festivities at Colonial Dorchester State Park.
Summerville gets even sweeter during National Tourism Week
Saturday, May 3, through Friday, May 9, 2014
Visitor Center
402 N. Main St, Summerville
The Chamber and the Summerville Visitor Center will celebrate National Travel and Tourism Week. Monday through Friday, May 5 – 9, the Visitor Center will distribute goodies, drinks, coupons and other promotional products donated from local merchants to, not only visitors, but also locals that stop in the center. Some of the items that will be given away will be sweet tea cupcakes from Hummingbird Bakery, coffee from Coastal Coffee Roasters, cinnamon rolls from the Holiday Inn Express & Suites – North Charleston, bottled water from Drayton Hall and more. “Every day sweet tea will be served in the center to promote Summerville’s trademark as the Birthplace of Sweet Tea,” said Tina Zimmerman, Director of Tourism for the Chamber. “This is a great opportunity to market Summerville and showcase all the great things our town has to offer.” Make sure to stop by to receive a treat anytime during the week.
Trident Health Offers a Girls Night Out!
Sign up for a well-deserved Girls’ Night Out. Free massages, tasty treats and more.
Tuesday, May 6, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Moncks Corner Medical Center
401 North Live Oak Dr, Hwy 17A
Moncks Corner
Ladies, gather your friends and join us for our annual “Girl’s Night Out” event. Sponsored by Trident Health and hosted by the Moncks Corner Medical Center, this free event will share information about breast health, women’s heart health and other important medical issues for ladies. Plus, guests will enjoy fun perks including massages, tasty treats, bra fittings and gifts. For your free registration, please call 843-797-FIND (3463).
National Public Gardens Day
Observance at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens (Free Garden Admission)
May 9
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens
3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston
Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will participate this year in National Public Gardens Day on May 9 to raise awareness of the important role public gardens play in promoting environmental stewardship and plant and water conservation. This offer for free garden admission is available to guests who present a coupon that can be downloaded here. This offer does not include the daily tours.
Free Guided Bird-watching Walk in Summerville, SC
Second Saturday each month, May 10, June 14
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Azalea Park (Meet at West 5th South Street Parking Lot)
Third Saturday each month,  May 17, June 21
8:00 am to 10:00 am
Sawmill Branch Trail (meet at Bacon’s Bridge Access parking area)
The Audubon Center at Francis Beidler Forest is excited to offer FREE bird-watching walks in the town of Summerville! These walks are designed to engage the public in learning more about the common birds that live in our part of the world. No registration is required; all age and experience levels are welcome! To participate, just meet the Audubon naturalist at the designated parking area at 7:45 a.m. on the morning of the walk. For questions and more information, contact Matt Johnson at Francis Beidler Forest (843-462-2150 or
The Flowertown Players present “Plaid Tidings”
8:00 pm shows
Dec 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21
3:00 pm shows
Dec 8, 15, 22
James F. Dean Community Theatre
133 South Main Street, Summerville
They are Back! At first Francis, Jinx, Smudge, and Sparky aren’t sure why they’ve
returned to Earth for another posthumous performance, but a phone call from the
heavenly Rosemary Clooney lets them know that they’re needed to put a little harmony into a discordant world. Sprinkled among the Christmas offerings are your favorites like their riotous three minute and eleven second version of “The Ed Sullivan Show” – this time featuring the Rockettes, the Chipmunks and The Vienna Boys Choir, and a Plaid Caribbean Christmas which puts the “Day-O” in Excelsis!
Habitat Family Festival
Saturday, May 10th 11am-7pm
Azalea Park, Summerville SC
Rain Date is May 11th
Food Trucks, Carnival Games, Fashion Show, Crafts, Mother’s Day Treats, Silent Auction, Business Expo, Entertainment, Bounce House.
Free Admission, Activity Tickets Sold On-Site.
Night Walks at the Audubon Center Francis Beidler Forest
Saturday, May 10, 8:00 pm
Join an Audubon Society Naturalist on an evening tour along the boardwalk through the old growth Francis Beidler Forest. Night walkers will stroll past huge moonlight-silhouetted bald cypress trunks (some over 1000 years old!). Stars and moonlight will guide the way, listen for bats and try “talking” to Barred Owls. RESERVATIONS are required. $10 per person. (843) 462-2150
Summer Safety Festival & 5th Annual Water Safety Day
Saturday, May 17 10am-2pm
500 N Main Street
Summerville, SC
Free Fun for Adults and Children! Music, Bike Rodeo, Jump Castles, Performances, Health Vendors and much more!
Sculpture in the South Show & Sale
Saturday, May 17, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, May 18, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Azalea Park
118 W. 5th Street South, Summerville
The Sculpture in the South Show and Sale is the annual, fundraising event with proceeds benefiting Summerville’s Permanent Public Sculpture Program. The event also celebrates the creative genius of a wide range of contemporary fine art sculptors. This Show & Sale is a very special weekend that offers collectors and art enthusiasts the unique opportunity to mingle and chat with a pool of talented, fine art sculptors. You’ll find the sculptors’ works diverse and intriguing, ranging from monumental to gift-size. All works are available for purchase. Whether you come to browse or to purchase, you’ll find this event worthy of your time.
Summerville State of Mind
Thursday, May 23, 6:30 pm, Pre-Concert Talk; 7:30 pm, Concert
Northwood Baptist Church, 2200 Greenridge Road, North Charleston
Friday, May 23, 6:30 pm, Pre-Concert Talk; 7:30 pm, Concert
Summerville Baptist Church 418 Central Avenue
Tickets: $10
**All concerts are FREE for under 18 and tickets are not required for them.**
Middleton Place Weekly Wine Strolls
Each Wednesday through June 25
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Middleton Place
4300 Ashley River Road, Charleston
Weekly Wine Strolls at Middleton Place began as a way for visitors to experience Middleton Place in a different light and a different atmosphere. Wine Strolls invite
patrons to drink in the natural beauty of the 273 year old plantation – “America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens.” Each week, samples of specially selected wines from around the world are chosen by the Restaurant’s sommelier. Wine Strolls are $20 per person purchased in advance online and $25 per person at the gate.  Visit Middleton Place for Tickets.
Farmers Market in Del Webb
Fridays through December 19, 8:00 am until noon
The Resort at Del Webb Charleston (Cane Bay Plantation)
325 Palmetto Point Drive, Summerville
(directional signs will indicate exact location)
Located in the parking lot near the Tennis Courts, Shop for fresh local produce, meats, seafood, Baked goods, and more!
Farmers Market in Summerville
Saturdays through December 20, 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Located behind Summerville Town Hall In the First Citizens Bank parking Lot
218 South Main Street, Summerville
The Market offers a thoughtful selection of Lowcountry products from a variety of farmers, specialty food vendors, and artisans.  This year, customers will have many options to support our local farmers and bring home fresh produce, meats, and eggs each week as more growers than ever before will be attending! Something new has been added this year: The Market Café located in the Town Hall Plaza. New picnic tables will offer a gathering space to sit and enjoy a wide range of food products. More fun is in store with family-friendly live music from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm each week. HealthSouth Rehabilitation of Charleston will be providing custom, reusable shopping totes to the first 1500 Market visitors that fill out a short market survey.

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