FREE Attractions And Annual First Day Festival

Dated: August 15 2015

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As children and families say goodbye to summer break and round the corner of the approaching 2015-2016 school season, they are invited to join in the back to school festivities that August brings every year. Local individuals and businesses fund this fun-filled family afternoon that provides some great free attractions, instructional exhibits on healthy eating and education, student support services, and even free school supplies.

The 13th Annual First Day Festival 

The 13th Annual First Day Festival will be held Sunday, August 16, 2015 at Liberty Square at the SC Aquarium and the Charleston Maritime Center from 1:00-4:00 pm.  There are a number of FUN and FREE events set to take place including:

Admission into the SC Aquarium

Tours of Ft. Sumter Museum

Boat rides

Educational exhibits

Healthy snacks

Face painting

Kids zone

Health and Wellness exhibits

School supplies

Create your own shaved ice with Kona Ice!

We will also have entertainment in Liberty Square and expect several local mascots to make an appearance!

2015 Honor Roll 

We greatly appreciate the contributions from the community, financial, in-kind and donations, and are pleased to add to our growing list of 2015 Honor Roll Partners!

Partners to date:


Bank of America

Blackbeard’s Cove

Blue Cross Blue Shield

Boeing Company

Family First Chiropractic

Charleston County Environmental Management

Charleston County Government

Charleston County School District

Charleston Maritime Center

Charleston Water System

City of North Charleston

Communities in Schools

Durham School Services

Family First Chiropractic


Harris Teeter

Hawkes Learning Systems

Historic Charleston FoundationHubner Manufacturing Corporation

Keep Charleston Beautiful

Kickin’ Chicken

Limehouse Produce Company

Mt. Pleasant Memorial Gardens 

Points of Light and the Allstate Foundation


Robert Bosch Corporation

Roper St. Francis HealthCare

SC Bar Young Lawyers Division

Select HealthSmiling Oak Dentistry



Sotera Defense Solutions

South Carolina State Ports Authority

Teachers' Supply ClosetTidelands Bank

Contact Kadie Huey at 843 965-4190 to find out how your business can become a 2015 Honor Roll Partner!

How You Can Get Involved 

The success of the First Day Festival is dependent upon collaborative partnerships and extraordinary community support.  Our partners provide financial, in-kind and volunteer support for the First Day Festival. Organizations that show support in one or more of the following ways are recognized on the First Day Festival Honor Roll. 

Please help us spread the word of the First Day Festival! There are endless ways you can contribute to this wonderful event, some of which include:

  • Becoming a business/honor roll partner with a contribution                 

  • Posting posters and promoting the First Day Festival at your business/organization 

  • Collecting/donating school supplies to be distributed at the First Day Festival

  • Volunteering before or the day of the Festival          

  • Getting involved in our schools -- call us to connect with your neighborhood school                                                                                               

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Dan Lorentz

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