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Wild Dunes Weekend | Sept. 20-23: Local Events, Activities and Things to Do in Charleston, SC

Autumn arrives on Sunday, but there’s still plenty of warm weather and fun to be had outdoors in the Lowcountry! Check out our round-up of top things to do this weekend here at the Resort and around Charleston.

Vacationing with us this weekend? Exploring Charleston? Share your adventures with us using #WDWeekend! View our event calendar for a complete listing of Resort and Charleston, SC area events.

Throughout the Weekend

• Museum Mile Weekend 

Charleston's Museum Mile features the richest concentration of cultural sites open to visitors in downtown Charleston. This one-mile section of Meeting Street is home to six museums, five nationally important historic houses, four scenic parks and a Revolutionary War era powder magazine. Additionally, participants visit historic houses of worship and public buildings including the City Market and City Hall. From Sept. 21-23, these cultural institutions will provide special programming. Tickets can be purchased online and cost $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 12 and under. For more information, visit or call 843-722-2996 x235.

Museum Mile | Meeting Street in downtown Charleston
$25/adults; $10/children; 843.722.2996 x235; website  

Saturday, September 21

• Swing for a Cure Golf & Tennis Fundraiser*

The Friends of Vicki Hollingsworth present Swing for a Cure: A Tennis & Golf Fundraiser to benefit The Lowcountry Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Saturday,September 21, 2013 at Wild Dunes Resort on Isle of Palms.

Register to play in either a Team Tennis Tournament or a Stroke Play Golf Tournament. Men and women of all skill levels are welcome. Event highlights include an evening cocktail reception poolside at Palmetto Hall with a silent auction, cocktails, heavy hors d'oeuvres and awards ceremony. Entry fee is $100 per participant. Sponsored by The Wild Dunes Tennis Association & Wild Dunes Resort. You may register at the door or early by calling 843.886.6644.

Wild Dunes Resort | 5757 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Event starts at 11am; $100/person; 843.886.6644; website 

• Charleston Farmers Market

Start your Saturday off at The Charleston Farmers Market in downtown Charleston's Marion Square. This large outdoor weekly market offers Charleston residents and visitors alike access to the finest local produce, delicious prepared foods, unique artisan crafts, and family friendly entertainment. Saturday market hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Marion Square | 329 Meeting St, Charleston, SC 29403
Saturday, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Free admission; (843) 724-7305; website      

• Scottish Games and Highland Gathering Festival

Head over to Boone Hall Plantation for the 42nd annual Scottish Games and Highland Gathering Festival. Immerse yourself in a variety of cultural activities while listening to the live music of Smithfield Fair, Rathkeltair, and Collin Grant-Adams. Activities include a piping and drumming competition, Scottish country dancing, an Irish hurling exhibition, and the popular Scottish sport, the tossing of the caber.

Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant.
Saturday. 9am-9pm. $20; $5 ages six-12; free for child under six; 843.529.1020; website

• 13th Annual ALS H.O.P.E Isle of Palms Beach 5k Run/Walk

Isle of Palms serves as a beautiful backdrop for this 5K event benefitting the ALS Association South Carolina Chapter, which seeks a cure for ALS and supports those with ALS and their families. Join hundreds of other walkers and runners in this sanctioned race to "help other people endure." ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig's Disease, currently afflicts more than 30,000 Americans; it is a progressive disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord.

IOP Fire Station | 30 JC Long Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Saturday, 6pm. $35-25. 866.492.4821, website 

• Cannon Firings at Charles Towne Landing 

Have a tot who can’t get enough of history? A visit to Charles Towne Landing the third Saturday of each month will give them a taste of the past with a boom—a cannon firing that is! Witness black powder demonstrations, then talk to park interpreters about the history of the weapon and its role in protecting the original colonists. 

Charles Towne Landing | 1500 Old Towne Rd, Charleston, SC
Saturday 9am-5pm. $7.50; $3.75 senior; $3.50 ages six-15; free for child under six. 803.852.4200; website

Sunday, September 22

• Tennis Channel “Tour Guide” Charleston Viewing Party*

Tune in this Sunday, September 22nd at 7 p.m. EST to see Wild Dunes Resort on The Tennis Channel's Charleston episode of its new series “Tour Guide,” filmed right here at the Resort!

In town? Watch the Charleston Edition of “Tour Guide” with us at our Tennis Channel Viewing Party!

Where: The Lettered Olive Lounge on the Village Plaza
When: Party begins at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, September 22
What: Watch the premiere of the Charleston episode with food and beverage specials and good company, including Director of Tennis, Charly Rasheed. For questions regarding the Viewing Party, contact The Lettered Olive at 843.886.7300.

The Lettered Olive Lounge at Wild Dunes Resort | 5757 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC 29451
Party starts at 6:30pm; Free admission, Food & Beverage available for purchase; 843.886.7300; website

*Resort event

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