First Day Festival

An annual event (which began in 2003), hosted by The City of Charleston a celebration of the start of the new school year.

The purpose of the event is to provide children and families with the supplies and information they need to start the school year off right. At the event, children receive free school supplies, families are given free, fresh foods courtesy of the Lowcountry Food Bank and provided information from close to 100 community organizations.

Those that attend also enjoy free admission to the South Carolina Aquarium during the hours of the festival.