Top 10 Things To Do This Weekend in Charleston – 9/1/23


With Hurricane Idalia now past and sunny skies expected with temps in the mid 80s, it’s the perfect weekend to grab some friends and enjoy the greatest city in the world!

In no particular order, here are the top 10 things happening around the Charleston area this Labor Day weekend:

#1 The Lowcountry Jazz Festival

The Lowcountry Jazz Festival, South Carolina’s premier annual Smooth Jazz event, returns to the Charleston Gaillard Center with a stellar lineup. The festival continues its Labor Day weekend tradition, kicking off Saturday, September 2.

Find out more info or buy tickets here.

#2 3 Doors Down

This weekend, legendary rockers 3 Doors Down will be packing out Charleston’s Credit One Stadium to celebrate their sophomore album, Away From The Sun for the Away From The Sun Anniversary Tour, produced by Live Nation.

The band will be playing all of the songs from the album throughout the performances, plus all of their biggest hits.

Find out more info or buy your tickets here.

#3 Charleston Riverdogs vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans

This weekend, Charleston will have the perfect weather for some baseball action.

Watch the Charleston Riverdogs take on the Myrtle Beach Pelicans at the Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park.

Find out more info or get your tickets here.

#4 Farewell to Summer Labor Day Celebration

Say “Farewell to Summer” with a weekend filled with entertainment at Plant Riverside District.
– Fountain shows
– Live Performances
– Delicious treats and lawn chair seating
Find out more info here.

#5 Train

Baby’s Black Balloon singer Train will be packing out Credit One Stadium this weekend for one of the biggest rock concerts of the year.

Find out more info or buy your tickets here.

#6 Big Bubble Rave

#7 Tybee Island Labor Day Beach Bash

September 2nd @ 7pm
Landslide – A Fleetwood Mac Tribute
Presented by Southern Crown Partners & Riptide Bar
September 3rd @ 7pm
Swinging Medallions
Fireworks @ 9:15
Presented by Tybee Tourism
Located on the pier, all events are free to the public

#8 The All-White Southern Soul Festival

Tucka, Calvin Richardson, Sir Charles Jones, Roi Chip Anthony, Ronnie Bell, Lebrado, Fat Daddy, Just-N will  be performing live for one of the biggest soul festivals of the year.

Find out more info or buy tickets here.

#9 Loving Contra Is No Labor Dance

What better way to kick off Labor Day weekend then with homegrown ContraForce and North Carolina’s wonderful Charlotte Crittenden? Bring those dance shoes, a water bottle, and be ready to dance until your feet hurt because you just won’t want to stop!
Ten dollars at the door if you are paying with cash (or $10.50 with Venmo). Everyone welcome, from young to old, new dancer to experienced. Beginner walk through begins at 7:30.

#10 Homegrown At The Point

Charleston’s premiere Happy Hour concert series continues this August and September, featuring all local bands.
Homegrown At The Point is an extension of Charleston’s best and longest running happy hour concert series in town and its only beach party.
This family-friendly event is hosted on the beachfront of Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina every Friday, August 4th – September 8th, 2023 and features live music and plenty of food and drinks. Doors open at 5pm, live music starts at 6pm.

What are you going to be doing this weekend?