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!

Here are some other guides you may find handy!

*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
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
Taylor Swift Night
Are you ready for it? PepperJack Pottery is hosting an enchanting night of painting to celebrate the release of The Tortured Poets Department! For this T-Swift themed event we 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
Healthy Kids Day
Join us on April 20th for Healthy Kids Day at our Summerville Family YMCA Ponds Branch! What is Healthy Kids Day? Healthy Kids Day is an annual national event celebrated
Apr
20
Family Camp Jam
https://www.ccprc.com/3735/Family-Camp-Jam Bring the family out for a good old-fashioned campout! Join us under the starry skies of Johns Island County Park for an evening of stargazing, good vibes, delicious food,
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
Monster Jam
Experience full-throttle family fun at Monster Jam®, where the worlds best drivers and their 12,000-pound monster trucks tear up the dirt in wide-open competitions of speed and skill. You will
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
Meet Chase from Paw Patrol!
Get ready for action as one of PAW Patrol’s finest recruits, Chase, comes to visit Wonder Works! The heroic pup will be at Wonder Works Mt. Pleasant on Saturday, April
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
Picnic for the Parks: A Birthday Celebration
As the days get longer and the weather warms up, it’s the perfect time to grab your kiddos and join us for Picnic for the Parks: A 17th Birthday Celebration
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
Earth-A-Palooza 2024
It’s time to celebrate Mother Earth once again! This year, at Earth-A-Palooza, we’ll be hosting over twenty vendors in our yard to sell their local wares, and we’ll be donating
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
Push Ups for Pups to benefit Southern Tails for Precious Paws Rescue
Push Ups For Pups is back! Join us Under the Oaks in Mount Pleasant Towne Centre (across from Barnes & Noble) for an all-levels outdoor strength/HIIT workout to benefit Southern
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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