Things to Do in Charleston With Kids (April 2024)

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Welcome to April! Here’s a look at all of the fun things to do with kids in Charleston this month!

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*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them. 

April Events

Apr
1
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Apr
1
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Apr
1
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
2
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
3
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Apr
3
Baby and Me – Summerville Library
A language enrichment program for caregivers and their babies. Learn new bounces and rhymes you can do at home. Ages 2 and under
Apr
3
St. Johns Farmers Market
Every Wednesday thru October 25th 3pm – 7pm St. John’s Grove 3673 Maybank Highway John’s Island, SC  29455
Apr
3
The Charleston Museum Kid Tours
Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection that have fascinated children for years. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday during the months of June and July
Apr
4
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
5
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Apr
5
Summerville Family YMCA Flowertown Festival
The Flowertown Festival is the Summerville Family YMCA’s premiere fundraiser, founded in 1973 to support health and wellness programs at the Y. Every spring, thousands of people visit Summerville to
Apr
5
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
5
Free Weekly Play Date
As moms, we understand that life is about finding balance and nurturing our minds and spirits as well as our bodies. By joining Our Village, you will not only enjoy
Apr
5
Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department
Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will
Apr
5
Nexton Nights Concert Series
Mark your calendars for the ultimate kickoff to summer at Nexton Square!  Join us for Nexton Nights, our concert series happening on the first Friday of each month from April to
Apr
5
Stingrays Hockey: Beach and Shag Night
The Stingrays are looking to jump-start summer with Beach and Shag Night. This is also the final Frothy Friday of the regular season, so come enjoy $5 Frothy Beard beers
Apr
6
Home Depot Kids Workshops
Join us the first Saturday of each month between 9 am – 12 pm for free in-person Kids Workshops. While supplies last.
Apr
6
Sea Turtle
Build-A-Turtle Workshop
Create your very own stuffed sea turtle! Learn about our consciously – sourced plush turtles as well as our coastal environment. Drop in anytime between 4pm and 5pm on Saturdays
Apr
7
Summerville Family YMCA Flowertown Festival
The Flowertown Festival is the Summerville Family YMCA’s premiere fundraiser, founded in 1973 to support health and wellness programs at the Y. Every spring, thousands of people visit Summerville to
Apr
8
Summerville Family YMCA Flowertown Festival #2
The Flowertown Festival is the Summerville Family YMCA’s premiere fundraiser, founded in 1973 to support health and wellness programs at the Y. Every spring, thousands of people visit Summerville to
Apr
8
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Apr
8
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Apr
8
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
9
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
9
Face Painting at East Bay Deli Kid’s Night – Carnes Crossroads
We’re breaking out the (washable) paint! 🖌 Bring the kiddos to the Summerville East Bay Deli, 5-7pm on Tuesday, April 9 for a FREE kid’s meal* and a face painting
Apr
9
The Perfect Storm- Getting to the Root Cause of your child’s struggles
Did you know that prenatal stress 🤰 and birth trauma during labor and delivery can impact a child’s nervous system in the long-term? This intimate, in-person workshop is for parents
Apr
10
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Apr
10
Baby and Me – Summerville Library
A language enrichment program for caregivers and their babies. Learn new bounces and rhymes you can do at home. Ages 2 and under
Apr
10
St. Johns Farmers Market
Every Wednesday thru October 25th 3pm – 7pm St. John’s Grove 3673 Maybank Highway John’s Island, SC  29455
Apr
10
The Charleston Museum Kid Tours
Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection that have fascinated children for years. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday during the months of June and July
Apr
11
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
11
Face Painting Kid’s Night at EBD West Ashley
We’re breaking out the (washable) paint! 🖌 Bring the kiddos to the Avondale East Bay Deli, 5-7pm on Thursday, April 11 for a FREE kid’s meal* and a face painting
Apr
12
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Apr
12
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
12
Free Weekly Play Date
As moms, we understand that life is about finding balance and nurturing our minds and spirits as well as our bodies. By joining Our Village, you will not only enjoy
Apr
12
Mount Pleasant Towne Centre Spring Boat Show
Join us Friday, April 12th – Sunday, April 14th for the Mount Pleasant Towne Centre Spring Boat Show! This is a spectacular event featuring the latest and greatest in boating
Apr
12
Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department
Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will
Apr
13
Tradesman Petting Zoo
Petting zoo at Tradesman Brewing Co. We will have 2 food trucks on site, The Sparkle Bar doing Fairy hair, and the Petting Zoo From Crosswind Farms which will have
Apr
13
3rd Annual Strawberry Festival at Jedburg Junction
It’s that time again folks. We will be celebrating fresh strawberries, great food, live music, local businesses and so much more. Live bluegrass music by Thunder Alley. Mark your calendars
Apr
13
Meet Children’s Author Lizzie B. Lynn
Join us for a delightful afternoon with local author Lizzie B. Lynn and her book “Dancing Ants & Other Silly Poems for Kids” on Saturday, April 13th, from 11 am
Apr
13
Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Bringing Louisiana to the Lowcountry, the Lowcountry Cajun Festival is back with a full-day of Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, kids activities, and all around ragin’ Cajun fun! Savor
Apr
13
Parents Night Out
Bizzy Bee is offering the opportunity to spend a night out (or in!) while your child enjoys private, after-hours exploration of our play area. Your child will enjoy a kid
Apr
14
CML Superstars
The Children’s Museum is open before hours for children with special needs and their families to visit the Museum for FREE.  Children are able to explore and play in the
Apr
14
Sundays in the Park With PJ Library
Join Charleston PJ Library for our monthly Sunday in the Park. These free events are a great way to connect with other Jewish families in and around Charleston!
Apr
14
2nd Sunday on King Street
Shop, dine, and discover the historic King Street at this cherished Holy City tradition. Our seasonal sidewalk sale features curated treasures from The Mercantile, perfect for gift-giving, plus a selection
Apr
15
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Apr
15
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Apr
15
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
15
Face Painting Kid’s Night at EBD – University Blvd
Let’s paint the town! Or maybe just your cheek… 😉 Bring the kiddos to East Bay Deli Monday, April 15, 5-7pm on University Blvd in N Charleston for kid’s nights
Apr
16
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
16
The Thorn at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Thorn tells the epic story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity. Often described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, The Thorn
Apr
17
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Apr
17
Baby and Me – Summerville Library
A language enrichment program for caregivers and their babies. Learn new bounces and rhymes you can do at home. Ages 2 and under
Apr
17
St. Johns Farmers Market
Every Wednesday thru October 25th 3pm – 7pm St. John’s Grove 3673 Maybank Highway John’s Island, SC  29455
Apr
17
The Charleston Museum Kid Tours
Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection that have fascinated children for years. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday during the months of June and July
Apr
17
Face Painting Kid’s Night at EBD Mt. Pleasant
Let’s paint the town! Or maybe just your cheek… 😉 Bring the kiddos to East Bay Deli Wednesday, April 17, 5-7pm on Oakland Market Road in Mt. Pleasant for kid’s
Apr
17
The Thorn at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Thorn tells the epic story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity. Often described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, The Thorn
Apr
18
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
18
Summerville Dream | Third Thursdays
On the third Thursday of each month, Historic Downtown Summerville transforms into a special marketplace featuring local entertainment, craft vendors, and artisans to complement the extended hours of our eclectic
Apr
18
The Thorn at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Thorn tells the epic story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity. Often described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, The Thorn
Apr
19
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Apr
19
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
19
Free Weekly Play Date
As moms, we understand that life is about finding balance and nurturing our minds and spirits as well as our bodies. By joining Our Village, you will not only enjoy
Apr
19
Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department
Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will
Apr
19
The Thorn at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Thorn tells the epic story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity. Often described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, The Thorn
Apr
20
Charleston Airshow ‘Heroes of Flight’
Join us at Joint Base Charleston April 20th & 21st, 2024! Home of the C-17A Globemaster III, we will host the Air Force Thunderbirds, Red Bull Air Force, and more
Apr
20
Bees Ferry Spring Fling
Get ready for a day filled with fun, excitement, and community spirit at the Bees Ferry Spring Fling! Mark your calendars for April 20th, and make your way to Holy
Apr
20
IOP Cleanup Crew Earth Day Litter Sweep
Join Isle of Palms Cleanup Crew for our fourth 2024 spring litter sweep, as we also celebrate EARTH DAY! The event starts with a special welcome session at 5:30 p.m.,
Apr
20
Dart Blaster Party
Join us for a Nerf inspired party where we turn Bizzy Bee into a blaster arena for the night!! Details: Bring Your Own Gun- we have guns to share but
Apr
20
The Thorn at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Thorn tells the epic story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity. Often described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, The Thorn
Apr
21
The Thorn at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Thorn tells the epic story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity. Often described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, The Thorn
Apr
22
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Apr
22
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Apr
22
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
22
IOP Cleanup Crew Earth Day Litter Sweep
Special welcome session, 5:30-6 p.m., followed by litter sweep, 6-7 p.m. Sign in at the beach access by Coconut Joe’s, next to the city restroom building in the 1100 block
Apr
22
The Thorn at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Thorn tells the epic story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity. Often described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, The Thorn
Apr
23
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
23
The Thorn at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Thorn tells the epic story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity. Often described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, The Thorn
Apr
24
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Apr
24
Baby and Me – Summerville Library
A language enrichment program for caregivers and their babies. Learn new bounces and rhymes you can do at home. Ages 2 and under
Apr
24
St. Johns Farmers Market
Every Wednesday thru October 25th 3pm – 7pm St. John’s Grove 3673 Maybank Highway John’s Island, SC  29455
Apr
24
The Charleston Museum Kid Tours
Kid Tours is a series designed to highlight artifacts from our collection that have fascinated children for years. Kid Tours meet every Wednesday during the months of June and July
Apr
24
The Thorn at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Thorn tells the epic story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity. Often described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, The Thorn
Apr
25
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
25
The Thorn at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Thorn tells the epic story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity. Often described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, The Thorn
Apr
26
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Apr
26
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
26
Free Weekly Play Date
As moms, we understand that life is about finding balance and nurturing our minds and spirits as well as our bodies. By joining Our Village, you will not only enjoy
Apr
26
Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department
Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will
Apr
26
The Thorn at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Thorn tells the epic story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity. Often described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, The Thorn
Apr
27
Black Food Truck Festival
The Black Food Truck Festival is a family oriented event celebrating the finest food, music, and culture in Charleston, South Carolina! Welcome to The 2024 Black Food Truck Festival, a
Apr
27
Parents Night Out
Bizzy Bee is offering the opportunity to spend a night out (or in!) while your child enjoys private, after-hours exploration of our play area. Your child will enjoy a kid
Apr
27
The Thorn at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Thorn tells the epic story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity. Often described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, The Thorn
Apr
28
CML Superstars
The Children’s Museum is open from 10:00am – 12:00pm on the second and fourth Sundays of every month exclusively for children with special needs and their families to visit the
Apr
28
2024 Mount Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
The 37th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival presented by @harristeeter & @eastcoopermedicalcenter is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year! Please visit experiencemountpleasant.com/play for more information.
Apr
28
Black Food Truck Festival
The Black Food Truck Festival is a family oriented event celebrating the finest food, music, and culture in Charleston, South Carolina! Welcome to The 2024 Black Food Truck Festival, a
Apr
28
The Thorn at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Thorn tells the epic story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity. Often described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, The Thorn
Apr
29
Toddler Time – Daniel Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters, or a bouncy house. For ages 0-4.
Apr
29
Playnastics
Tumbling and gymnastic open gym at Goose Creek Recreation. Mondays: 1-5 year olds Wednesdays: 5 and up
Apr
29
Toddler Time – James Island
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
29
The Thorn at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Thorn tells the epic story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity. Often described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, The Thorn
Apr
30
Toddler Time – Bees Landing
Come see us for playtime with toys at each facility. Toys may include hula-hoops, balls, books, puzzles, mats, beanbags, scooters or a bouncy house.
Apr
30
The Thorn at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Thorn tells the epic story of God’s love for the world and the spiritual battle for all humanity. Often described as cirque meets the passion of Jesus, The Thorn

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