If you’ll be staying in one of our SC vacation rentals during the month of June, there’s a fun concert series kicking off tonight.  More about that in a minute.

I’ve said it before, and I’ll likely say it again.  To me, one of the signs of a great place to live – or visit – is the quality of local parks.

There is no doubt that Charleston, and the Lowcountry in general, is blessed with some of the nicest ones anywhere.

The Charleston County park system is thriving and operates terrific ones around the area.  These include beach parks on the IOP, super close to all our Isle of Palms vacation rentals, as well as on Kiawah (Beachwalker) and Folly, near Folly Beach rentals Charleston.  Palmetto Island County Park in Mount Pleasant is a great place to take your kids (cool playground and water park) or dog (terrific off-leash dog agility park), or to rent a bike or a paddleboat.  It’s convenient to all our rental homes South Carolina, especially our Isle of Palms luxury rentals.  Just head over the IOP Connector, pass Boone Hall Plantation, cross the creek and turn right.

Well, one of the most popular rather new area parks is the Memorial Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant.  It’s located under the Ravenel Bridge and includes a 1,250-foot pier that offers great views and fishing, to boot.

It’s also become a popular venue for special events.  Cases in point: the very popular Shaggin’ on the Cooper dance parties I covered in THIS BLOG, or the Sweetgrass Festival I covered HERE.

Party in the Park near our SC vacation rentals

Party in the Park near our SC vacation rentals

This month marks the 6th Annual Party in the Park, a summer series of concerts and vendors that takes place there, every Tuesday evening in June.  It’s designed to follow and dovetail with the weekly Mount Pleasant Farmer’s Market (which I mentioned in THIS BLOG).

Party in the Park is sponsored by radio station WEZL 103.5 FM, and it goes on from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m., rain or shine, every Tuesday of the month.  Here’s their official page: http://www.wezl.com/features/party-in-the-park-683/

Following is the lineup for this summer’s concerts near our SC vacation rentals…

JUNE 7th (TONIGHT!) – Brandy Clark & Jordan Rager
JUNE 14th  — Eric Paslay & Chris Lane
JUNE 21st  — David Nail, Drake White & Tucker Beathard
JUNE 28th  — Love & Theft, and Lauren Alaina

Admission and parking are free, although onsite parking is fairly limited.  They do offer free rides on the Durham School Services shuttle from the Cheryl Woods-Flowers Soccer Complex.  There are also paid parking options at Patriots Point and the Omar Shrine Temple; here’s the scoop on that: http://wezl.iheart.com/features/party-in-the-park-683/articles/15/492584/wezls-party-in-the-park-2016-14770905/

You may bring lawn chairs and blankets, but they request that you leave coolers, dogs, umbrellas and tents at home.  Food and beverage vendors and an ATM will be available on site.

As usual, the official after party will be at Red’s Ice House on Shem Creek.  Remember to use a designated driver to get back to your Charleston beach house if you enjoy adult beverages.

Memorial Waterfront Park is a convenient drive from all our SC vacation rentals, whether you’re here staying in a luxury house on Isle of Palms or a Folly Beach house Charleston.

Here’s more on the event itself as well as other goings-on at the park, which they refer to as “Mount Pleasant’s Crown Jewel”http://www.comeonovermp.com/index.aspx?nid=112

And remember, as always… when you are looking for luxury beach house rentals SC, namely beach house rentals Charleston SC, call Exclusive Properties for the very best ones around.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger

Photo source: WEZL.com