About James Island
James Island is a 42.1 square mile island separated from the city of Charleston by the Ashley River. Much of the island is part of Charleston proper, while part of it is an incorporated town. In 2007, the population of James Island was 37,363. The island is known primarily for farming, fishing, and shrimping but has become increasingly urban because of the expansion of Charleston. James Island is more residential than touristic, as it has no hotels or motels. Riverland Terrace, the largest residential section of the island, is only a ten minute drive from downtown Charleston. This neighborhood has about 800 homes of varying sizes and prices. It features a golf course, playground, public boat landing, antique shops and five restaurants. The approach to Riverland Terrace is called the Avenue of Oaks, as it is lined with 73 live oak trees believed to be more than 100 years old. Many people camp on James Island because of its proximity to Folly Beach.
The James Island County Park has a public campground, as well as a picnic area with shelters, vacation cabins, hiking trails, boat and bike rentals, a 50 foot tall climbing wall, and a water park. James Island doesn?t pretend to offer excitement for people looking for life in the fast lane, but it is a choice destination for the camping enthusiast and a quiet haven for those who seek an escape from the bustle of the city. And the cost of living is below the national average!
Events in James Island
Yoga in the Park
at Gadsdenboro Park Find Tickets
The Gadsden, a new luxury condominium community in downtown Charleston, is partnering with The Works Charleston's newest sweat studio, to bring you Yoga in the Park. Grab your yoga pals and join us on Sunday, April 28 in Gadsdenboro Park.
Charleston Wears White 2019
at Deco Charleston Find Tickets
ABOUT THE EVENT: Head into one of the most vibrant and historic Metros in the South, and experience the most exclusive ambiance of the Spring. Chatter fills the air and hosts check you in as you hear the sounds of a world renowned saxophonist serenading your favorite t
Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio
at Charleston Pour House - Main Stage Find Tickets
Charleston Greek Festival
at Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity Find Tickets
The Charleston Greek Festival is a celebration of fun and Greek culture! Attendees can enjoy Greek food, wine, live music, and dancing. May 10 - 12, 2019 Fri 5pm - 10pm | Sat 11am - 10pm | Sun 12noon - 6pm Greek Food * Greek Pastries * Greek DancingChurch Tour
Mother's Day Blooms at Josephine Wine Bar
at Josephine Wine Bar Find Tickets
Grab your mom, sister, bestie or favorite lady in your life and join us for a special happy hour (or two) at Josephine Wine Bar. Learn how to create a beautiful spring floral arrangement from scratch while enjoying a tasty cocktail or glass of wine!
Boat Ride: All White Affair!!
at Patriots Point Find Tickets
Cruise, drink, dance, laugh, and party to sounds of the music of our guest DJ, DJ Shad Ike! The brothers of Pillars of the Community invites you to our annual boat ride! It's an All White Affair! Early Bird Tickets are $25.00 now thru April 9, 2019.
Spring Lavender Flower Party at The Skinny Dip
at The Skinny Dip: Charleston Edition Find Tickets
Grab your favorite gal pals and join us for a fun filled night of floral arranging and lavender themed drinks!
Cry Joy Park—Gardens of Dark and Light
at Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art Find Tickets
The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is proud to present a solo exhibition by Jennifer Wen Ma, entitled Cry Joy Park—Gardens of Dark and Light.
The Chris Mitchell Experience - Charleston, SC
National saxophonist Chris Mitchell with his Ensemble, performs the best of Chris's three albums; Turquoise, The Chris Mitchell Experience, and I Found Forever. A collection of romantic Latin, Bossa Nova, and American Classics! This concert is Family-Friendly; Children