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Kiawah Island Summer Events Calendar for 21+

If you’re planning a couples weekend, golf getaway, friends trip, or romantic rendezvous on Kiawah Island (or simply a fun night out without the kids) it’s sometimes nice to have some adults only options. Kiawah Island has a classic collection of fine dining restaurants, elegant clubhouse bars, and exclusive summer events for the over 21’s vacationing on Kiawah. Read on to learn about our favorite events geared towards a more mature crowd.


Located in Freshfields Village, the Porch Bar is the place to find a space for sunset cocktails and live jazz on a Thursday evening. The Porch Bar overlooks Andell Lake with an upscale indoor bar area, outdoor porch, light fare and flatbreads, signature cocktails, and the summer soundtracks of smooth live jazz every Thursday night.

LOCATION: 300 Farm Lake View Rd, Kiawah Island 

DATE: Every Thursday 

TIME: Open from 4:00 PM – Live Jazz from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


Indulge in an evening of fine dining and live music at The Sanctuary Hotel, the Grand Dame of Kiawah Island. Dine on superior steaks at the Ocean Room or succulent Lowcountry seafood on the Jasmine Porch, followed by a nightcap and live piano in the intimate and elegant Lobby Bar at The Sanctuary.

LOCATION: 1 Sanctuary Beach Drive, Kiawah Island 

DATE: Every Friday & Saturday 

TIME: Open from 2:00 PM – Live Piano from 7 PM to 10 PM

Kiawah Spirits Barrel Select Tasting (21+)

Kiawah Spirits in Freshfields Village is Kiawah Island’s only liquor store and features over 110 small batch bourbon and ryes, over 100 single malt scotches, and barrel selects bottled exclusively for Kiawah Spirits. Join their expert sommeliers every Friday & Saturday for barrel-select tastings from local Charleston distilleries and select distilleries across the USA.

LOCATION: 615 Freshfields Dr, Kiawah Island

PHONE: (843) 718-1978 

DATE: View the full events calendar HERE

Wine Tasting at FortyEight (21+)

Wine lovers are in for a treat at Kiawah Spirits sister establishment – FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen. The restaurant is open for indoor and patio dining and features interactive WineStations with three pour-size options (1, 3, or 6 ounces) from a selection of 48 unique wines. Simply purchase a WineStation SmartCard and sip and savor as you please. They’ve got the beer drinkers covered too with a choice of 48 local and regional craft beers from micro-breweries in Charleston, North Carolina, Virginia, and more! Reservations recommended.

LOCATION: 547 Freshfields Dr, Kiawah Island

PHONE: (843) 768-2245

Monday – Thursday | 11 AM to 9 PM
Friday – Saturday | 11 AM to 10 PM
Sunday | 12 PM to 9 PM

Monday – Wednesday 5 PM to 9 PM
Friday – Sunday 12 PM to 9 PM


The FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen hosts wine events throughout the year from Wine Bingo, Wine Tastings, and Blending Seminars to private 5-course dinners paired with exclusive, handcrafted wines from different regions across the US. 

LOCATION: 547 Freshfields Dr, Kiawah Island

PHONE: (843) 768-2245

DATE: View the full events calendar HERE


Kiawah Exclusives offers an exclusive collection of Kiawah Island condos, villas, cottages, and private vacation homes in West Beach, East Beach, and the luxury Vanderhorst gated community.

Each of Kiawah Island’s luxury villa communities is unique! Choose classic Lowcountry views on the Kiawah River, lagoon & wooded views in the maritime forests, golf course views on Kiawah’s famous fairways, or panoramic Atlantic Ocean views from the oceanfront dunes.

You can customize your stay to suit your style even further with a choice of cozy condos, luxury villas, and private free-standing cottages – all with easy access to Kiawah Island’s 10 miles of beautiful beaches. Our exclusive selection of Kiawah Island vacation rentals also includes spacious and private Kiawah family homes with swimming pools & spas, indoor & outdoor entertainment areas, private beach boardwalks, and all the essentials (and life’s little luxuries!) for a quintessential summer vacation on Kiawah Island.

With 30 miles of interconnected trails and bike riding allowed on Kiawah Island’s beaches, wherever you choose to stay on Kiawah Island you’re in close proximity to the top summer events & festivals, and the best places to play on Kiawah Island.