2018 First Day Festival

The City of Charleston’s Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families is hosting the First Day Festival from 1 until 4 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, at Liberty Square at the SC Aquarium and the Charleston Maritime Center. Parking at the SC Aquarium and Gaillard garages will be $1 during the festival.

Exhibitors will provide information on education and community services, and FREE bags of school supplies will be handed out!

The city is holding a School Supply Drive to collect donations. The most requested supplies are:

  • Pencils and pens
  • Wide-ruled filler paper
  • Wide-ruled composition books
  • Two-pocket folders
  • Crayons
  • Markers
  • 12-inch rulers
  • Colored pencils
  • Index cards
  • Tissues
  • Glue and glue sticks
  • Scissors
  • Erasers

School supplies can be dropped off by Wednesday, August 8, at the following locations:

  • Arthur W. Christopher Community Center
  • Bees Landing Recreation Center
  • Charleston Tennis Center
  • James Island Recreation Center
  • Hazel Parker Playground
  • St. Julian Devine Community Center
  • Charleston Farmer’s Market
  • West Ashley Farmer’s Market

To learn more, visit www.charleston-sc.gov/mocyf or call 843.965.4190.


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