Yet another full weekend here in the Lowcountry, as Shark Week kicks off, a Margarita Festival cranks up, and the IOP Beach Run takes place.

First, it’s that time of year when the Discovery Channel celebrates or at least investigates all things shark.  They’ve been doing Shark Week ever since 1988  –  which means this is the 31st annual edition.  It’s the longest running annual series on television.

Shark Week on the Discovery Channel officially kicks off this Sunday.  Tune in for such shows as “Sharks Gone Wild 2,” “Capsized: Blood in the Water,” and “Shark Trip: Eat Prey Chum.”

Not to be outdone, the SC Aquarium is hosting its own version of Shark Week here in Charleston.  Theirs starts one day early, beginning tomorrow  –  Saturday, July 27th, and lasts through August 4th.

Get set for the following Aquarium Shark Week fun


  • All kinds of shark-themed activities and events….
  • Special dive shows in the Great Ocean Tank;
  • Shark expert talks;
  • Scavenger hunts;
  • A special Shark Week Trivia Night (ages 21 and over, with adult beverages and pizza);
  • Read all about it on the Shark Week page of their website.

The SC Aquarium is conveniently located at 100 Aquarium Wharf on the downtown peninsula.

Margaritas, anyone?


Nothing like a cool island libation to get fully in the summer vibe.

Here’s your chance at the 4th annual Charleston Margarita Festival, going on tonight.  The venue: Brittlebank Park downtown.

Admission ($45 general) allows you to taste from among 20 of the best local margaritas, whipped up by some of Charleston’s favorite mixologists and restaurants.  Come see if Mex 1 Cantina can win best one for the third year in a row.

There will be plenty of other food and drinks available plus great music.

They’ll be checking IDs at the door, and you must be 21 or over to enter.  With admission, you get to try 15 different margaritas.  Better line up that Uber!

It’s a rain or shine event and goes on from 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. tonight – Friday, July 26th.  Here’s the official festival website.


Don’t forget the IOP Beach Run


Tomorrow (Saturday) morning, it’s the Isle of Palms Beach Run, where you can race right on the sand.  Read all about it in this blog.  There’s still time to register the morning of.

So enjoy some summery events this weekend has to offer.  And when you are looking for the best in beach rentals Charleston, be sure to call EP.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger

photo credit: SC Aquarium