Let’s do a week in Charleston (On a Secret Discount Plan)

By Mark A. Leon
By Mark A. Leon

What do you think about the idea of spending a week together and exploring the Charleston area without damaging our wallets?? I would really like to explore this area with you and expose ourselves to some of the greatest fun and cultural activities our little corner of heaven has to offer.

Let us put our heads together and see if we can plan the best week ever and barely crack open the money pouch.

On Sunday we are going to do yoga, farmer’s market and live funk.? How does that sound.? Almost too good to be true.? We are going to head over to the Charleston Pour House for yoga on the deck at 10 AM, James Island Sunday Brunch Market at 11 AM and then live funk with Kanita Moore and the Motown Throwndown at 1 PM for free live music.? That is a way to spend a Sunday Fun Day.

Monday let’s get a little cultural.? We will enjoy a basking in the sun at Charleston Waterfront Park and then to cool off go to the Free City Gallery at Waterfront Park located right in front of the famous Pineapple Fountain and then later in the evening to the East Bay Meeting House Bar & Cafe for cocktails, cake and some of the best poets in Charleston.? The readings and music start at 8 PM.

We have had quite a week and we are only two days into it.

Tuesday is Drum Circle and Jam session with Graham Whorley and Friends at the Brickhouse Kitchen.? This is a beautiful community event.? If you come at the right time of the year, you may see fire hula dancers.

Charleston Pour House - Sunday
Charleston Pour House – Sunday

Wednesday is a special day.? Wednesday is Beach Day on Folly.? Why Wednesday at Folly Beach you ask?? Great question.? Wednesday is the Folly Beach Farmer’s Market with live music and movie on the beach at 8 PM.? Both Free.? Both amazing for families wanting an evening out on the beach or a romantic night for two.? The market will be hopping about 5:00 PM.

Thursday should be a little more relaxing.? My thought is a historic walking tour.? We can do a historic tour in the morning or a Civil War specific tour in the afternoon.? Either way, exercise and a great lesson of local history for Free.? Wait, there is a $1.00 fee to reserve your spot.

If you have built up an appetite like I have this week, Friday night at Tommy Condon’s located at 160 Church Street in the historic district is just what the doctor ordered.? $12.99 All You Can Eat Fish and Chips and fun live Irish music.? That is a way to kick off a Friday night.

On Saturday, we are going to see how the other side of Charleston lives.? We will start our morning with a brisk walk around the newly renovated Colonial Lake Park.? After that, we will get a table at the scenic Marina Variety Store Restaurant overlooking the marina on the harbor for a tasting and reasonably priced breakfast with an insanely serene view.? After that hearty meal lets go to the College of Charleston and enjoy the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and Mace Brown Natural History Museum (Both Free and quite educational).

Aside from food and beverages, we barely made a dent in our wallets and had an incredibly memorable week in Charleston together.? Thank you for sharing it with me.

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Drum Circle - Brickhouse Kitchen
Drum Circle – Brickhouse Kitchen


Movies on the Beach at Folly Beach
Movies on the Beach at Folly Beach