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16 Aug 2019
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You’ll have your choice of festive libation this Saturday, and first up is the Charleston Summer Wine Festival. The Wine Festival is in its very first year, so it’ll be fun to check out and gauge its likelihood of becoming an annual event. It’s put on by the fine folks at Charleston Wine Festivals, so it has a good shot.

Some specs on the Charleston Summer Wine Festival


  • Over 50 wines, plus mimosas and beer as well;
  • Live music plus a DJ;
  • Admission includes commemorative acrylic wine glass, all wine and beer samples, entrance and entertainment;
  • Venue: Memminger Auditorium, downtown Charleston at 56 Beaufain Street;
  • 6:00-10:00 p.m. Saturday, August 17th;
  • $50 advance, $60 day of.

Get the whole scoop on the Wine Festival's FB event page.  

Batter (/sipper) up!  It’s the Ballpark Festival of Beers

  If beer’s more your thing, you are definitely in luck. This Saturday is also the 17th annual Ballpark Festival of Beers.  It’s a giant wingding of all things beer, at a super-fun venue  -  The Joe. It’s happening from 7:00-10:00 p.m. and is a 21-and over only event, so leave the kids and teens at home at your luxury house on Isle of Palms. The Joe is Charleston’s beloved baseball park, and this has proven to be a wildly popular event.  A $40 ticket/wristband allows you to sample 18 from among approximately 100 beers.  There will be stouts, pilsners, lagers, you name it, from this country and abroad.  You can also purchase $15 designated driver wristbands.  It’s sponsored by Kickin’ Chicken (where you can buy tickets) as well as iHeart Media. The first 2,500 people through the gates will receive a commemorative tasting glass.

Here are some of the breweries that will be pouring their best:

  Appalachian Mountain Brewery and Cidery Angry Orchard Blue Point Brewing Catawba Brewing Company Commonhouse Aleworks Devils Backbone Brewing Company Elysian Brewing Fam’s Brewing Co. Goose Island Heavy Seas Alehouse Arlington Kings Calling New Belgium Brewing Palmetto Brewing Rusty Bull Brewing Co. Southern Barrel Brewing Company Tavern Southern Tier Brewing Company Samuel Adams Stone Brewing Sycamore Brewing Truly Hard Seltzer Twisted Tea Wicked Weed Brewing There will be live music by The Blue Plantation Band and Baby Fat Band, as well as some good food truck options. VIP tickets sell for $70 and allow early admission at 6:00 p.m. Here’s a link with more info.  You can also check out their FB event page.  The Joe is located at 360 Fishburne Street on the downtown peninsula. So sample your favorite adult beverage to your heart's content this Saturday.  And when you are looking for the perfect luxury house on Isle of Palms, be sure to give EP a call. All best, Lowcountry Lisa your Isle of Palms vacation blogger