As we roll into summer, there is a lot of optimism about the future returning to pre-pandemic normalcy. Although it is still better to err on the side of caution when it comes to being out and about, businesses are beginning to open up, and people are planning to enjoy a little vacation time after a long year. If you are looking for a perfect way to spend your weekend, Summerville, SC has some exciting places and activities for the entire family.
One of the best things that South Carolina has to offer is the vast number of things blooming year-round. A perfect way to spend your weekend is by heading to Azalea Park. Located in the heart of Summerville, Azalea Park is a beautiful garden chalked full of things to do outside. Not only will you get to enjoy the best that nature has to offer, but it is also easy on your wallet.
Head out for a day of shopping and pack a picnic to enjoy in the gardens. There are also a series of trails to uncover and ponds, bushes, flowers, and creeks to take in along the way. Make it a full day of fun, sun, and discovering all the things that Summerville has to offer. If you want to get the whole family in shape, try Family Yoga on Saturdays in the park. It is a great way to enjoy exercise and family togetherness.
Folly Beach alight Mixer-Shaggin’ on the Pier
If you want to have a great night of dancing in a beautiful setting, then make sure to catch this event held on Friday nights during the summer months. You can dance the night away with a beautiful sunset as your backdrop and the sweet sounds of the surf to enjoy along with the live entertainment. Go hungry and catch dinner and drinks while shaggin’ for the evening.
Hit the Beach
One of the reasons that people love Summerville so much is its proximity to adventures. If you are a beachcomber, plan the day at Folly Beach, Kiawah Island, or Isles of Palms. Regardless of which one you choose, you won’t be disappointed.
The best part about the beach is that you can social distance without even trying. Pack a cooler for lunch and some spirits, and spend the day building a sandcastle with your little ones. It is the cheapest and most fun way to spend the day.
Riverdogs Baseball Game
What is more American than apple pie and baseball? Nothing! Head to cheer on the Riverdogs with the entire family and stay afterward for the fireworks display. General admission is just $5, with kids 3 and under entering for free. Joseph P. Riley Park is an amazing venue to enjoy a warm summer’s night under the stars and take in a little competition to boot.
Movies in the Park
Looking for a fun way to spend your summer evenings? Take the crew to Movies in the Park. It is a Summerville-sponsored event that shows family-friendly movies on Fridays in Gahagan Park. You are welcome to pack a cooler, or there is a food truck for those who want to “eat out.” Whether you have seen the featured film or not, it is more fun seeing it together as a family.
Rock the Rescue for Dorchester Paws
If you are someone who loves your furry friend, then help raise funds for Dorchester Paws Animal Rescue. The Rock the Rescue for Dorchester Paws event will have more than 100 bands and will perform in 12 various venues. Come out for a night of music on June 28-30 and help raise money for a great cause!
MDA Brew BBQ
Love craft beers? Then you can help a great cause and enjoy beer and BBQ. The event benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association Kids Summer Camp and runs from 3-9pm on August 10th. There will be food for sale and live entertainment for everyone. Choose from several food trucks and microbrews while enjoying a beautiful day in August.
Whether you live in Summerville or are looking to get away for a day or night this summer, there are a ton of things to do. With social distancing lifting, these are great ways to spend your time that don’t cost a lot, and are a fantastic way to spend time with the people you love most before school starts back up. While visiting, check out all the great homes for sale in Summerville to make it your home!