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Charleston County Parks’ Summer Entertainment Series Returns in June

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Charleston County Parks’ popular Summer Entertainment Series is back! The nine-week show series, held at James Island and Wannamaker County Parks, kicks off June 8th.

Intended for children and their parents or chaperones, the Summer Entertainment Series features different entertainers and presenters each week, giving families an opportunity to enjoy entertainment in the parks. Shows are held at 10 am on Wednesdays at James Island County Park’s Edisto Hall, and on Thursdays at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park’s Cypress Hall. Arrive early for good seating.

Admission to each showing is $4 per child in advance, or $5 on the day of the event if it is not sold out. The series is recommended for ages 4 and up. Ages 2 and under and chaperones or parents are free with child admission. At least one chaperone per eight children is required. Advance registration is recommended and is available by calling 843-795-4386.

This year’s Summer Entertainment Series lineup is:

Magic by Chaz
Crowd-favorite Chaz will mystify all with his amazing magic show!

Wednesday, June 8 at James Island County Park and Thursday, June 9 at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

The Charleston Museum
Visit the world of the giant ground sloth, saber tooth cat and the dinosaur. By handling fossils, replicas and images, gain an understanding of what life was like before, during and after the reign of the dinosaur.
Wednesday, June 15 at James Island County Park and Thursday, June 16 at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

South Carolina Aquarium
The beaches of South Carolina provide a habitat to a variety of cool and unique marine invertebrates. Learn about our native beach dwellers while playing a game before meeting and touching live animals.
Wednesday, June 22 at James Island County Park and Thursday, June 23 at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

Friends of Coastal South Carolina
Come see an exciting presentation about the snakes, turtles and alligators that live in the Lowcountry!
Wednesday, June 29 at James Island County Park and Thursday, June 30 at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

Insects Insanity with the City of Charleston
What has six jointed legs, a thorax and compound eyes? Insects! City of Charleston educators will teach you about the many characteristics of these creepy animals. Participants will be transformed into a “human insect” and learn the differences between insects and other creepy crawlies.
Wednesday, July 13 at James Island County Park and Thursday, July 14 at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

The Break Circuit
Enjoy a high-flying stunt and break dance show mixed with a little comedy! The Break Circuit group will teach dance moves, rhythm and play dance incorporated games!
Wednesday, July 20 at James Island County Park and Thursday, July 21 at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

Wo’Se of Charleston
Come experience Africa and Gullah-Geechee culture through songs, stories and percussion sounds as Queen Atterberry shares her experience of living in traditional and modern African culture.
Wednesday, July 27 at James Island County Park and Thursday, July 28 at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

Birds of Prey
The Center for Birds of Prey provides an exciting presentation featuring birds from all around the world.
Wednesday, August 3 at James Island County Park and Thursday, August 4 at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

Edisto Serpentarium
The Edisto Serpentarium is providing an exciting program about our scaly friends! Animals are provided by a handler and participants will be allowed to touch, feel and ask questions.
Wednesday, August 10 at James Island County Park and Thursday, August 11 at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

Regular park admission ($2 per person) applies to individuals and groups that are not pre-registered for the Summer Entertainment Series or other daily programs. Please bring registration receipt to receive free park entry. For more information on the Summer Entertainment Series, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386.

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