50 Free Things to do in Charleston, SC with your kids

50 Free Things to do in Charleston, SC with your kids

Raising kids is expensive and this can help a tiny bit by finding free events for your family and you to enjoy. 


Second Sunday on King Street

Third Thursday in Summerville 

Charleston Farmers Markets – check out our guide!

KIDS EAT FREE – Check out our weekly guide!


Summer Splash Bash


Fam Jam

Summerville Sweet Tea Festival


Macaroni Kid Charleston’s Fall Fun Guide 

Children’s Day Festival


Dr. Randy’s Candy Buyback (DATE TBA)


Macaroni Kid Charleston Christmas and Holiday Guide 

Parade of Boats

Noon Years Eve Events



Folly Gras


Park Circle St. Patrick’s Day Festival and Parade

Charleston Stem Festival 

Mount Pleasant Art Fest


Flowertown Festival

Blessing of the Fleet


Piccolo Spoleto’s FREE events

McClellanville Shrimp Festival


Sweetgrass Festival


Macaroni Kid Charleston 4th of July Guide 

  Visit a one of our great local animal shelters

  Visit a local Pet Store

  Go to a Sea Turtle Release

  Go crabbin’ on the Pier

  Look for Shark teeth

  Visit the animals at the Big Red Barn 


Sullivans Island

Folly Beach 

Isle of Palms


James Island County Park (FREE with Gold Pass)

Kiwah Beachwalker Park (free wuth Gold Pass

Folly Beach County Park (FREE with Gold Pass)

Isle of Palms County Park (FREE with GOLD PASS)

Caw Caw Interpretive Center (Free with Gold Pass)

Wannamaker County Park (FREE with GOLD PASS)

Palmetto Islands Park (FREE WITh GOLD PASS)

Gahagan park 

Riverfront Park
Hampton Park
Old Santee Canal Park
Shem Creek Park
Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

Visit the Tea Plantation
See the Angel Oak Tree
Charles Pinckney National Historical Site
Battery Park/ White Point Gardens
North Charleston Riverfront Park

Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site (kids are free, adults are $2)

Mace Brown Museum of Natural History
Francis Marion National Forest

 Local Library Crafts 

Charleston City Market

Bazaar at the Point

 Home Depot workshops ( 1st Saturday of every month)

FREE Outdoor Movies Around town ( Weather permitting -most stary in May)

Folly Beach at the Tides

Waterfront Park Music and Movies 

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