6 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in the Lowcountry

28 November 2023

This holiday season, whether you are a local or visitor to the Charleston area, immerse in the magic that unfolds across Freshfields Village and the Lowcountry. Exciting events are lined up throughout the holiday season from the annual Holiday Festival of Lights, to Letters to Santa, all infusing cheer into the ambiance of the coastal Lowcountry.

Let’s start with the sparkling gem of the region, Freshfields Village. A vibrant, walkable outdoor shopping center that offers an assortment of local boutiques, unique dining options, and year-round activities that echo Southern charm and hospitality.

Holiday Starlight Cinema Series
Saturday, December 9 and Saturday, December 16, 2023
Freshfields Village will be hosting its popular outdoor movie series in December for visitors to watch seasonal classics under the stars! The Holiday Starlight Cinema Series will be held on Saturday, December 9 featuring The Polar Express, and Saturday, December 16 featuring The Santa Clause. For more information click here.

Letters to Santa
November 24 – December 19, 2023
Get into the festive spirit by writing a letter to Santa and sending it off at Freshfields Village! Now through December 19, guests are invited to post their letters to Santa in a special red mailbox located near the Christmas trees on the Village Green. All letters are personally delivered to Santa by his elves. To add to the holiday magic, include a return address for a special surprise from Santa himself! Don’t miss out on this joyful tradition. Find more details here.

Beyond Freshfields Village, there’s plenty more holiday fun to be found across the Lowcountry. Let’s take a glimpse at some other fantastic local happenings this holiday season.

Holiday Lights Experience
November 10 – December 31, 2023 from 5:30-10:00 p.m.
Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park is a family favorite that attracts residents and visitors alike from across the Lowcountry. Here you’ll enjoy a magical driving tour through millions of twinkling lights. For details of the light experience, visit here.

Snow at The Charleston Place
November 24 – December 31, 2023
Experience the magic of winter at Charleston Place with an enchanting Let it Snow event, where visitors get to experience the rare site of snowfall on Market Street Circle. Transforming the Holy City into a winter wonderland, visitors can marvel at snow blanketing the holiday trees while indulging in delicious treats. Find more information here.

Downtown Charleston Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting
December 3, 2023
The Annual Christmas Parade in downtown Charleston is an eagerly awaited spectacle, featuring decorative floats, marching bands, and a festive atmosphere that captures the holiday spirit. And of course, we can’t forget the much-anticipated tree lighting in Marion Square which officially kicks off the holiday season. Visit the website for more information.

The Nutcracker Performance
December 15-17, 2023
For lovers of the arts, don’t miss The Nutcracker performed by Palmetto City Ballet at the Sottile Theatre, which adds a delightful splash of magic and dance to the holidays. On December 15, 16, and 17, get into the holiday spirit by immersing yourself in the arts this season. For show performance details, click here.

The holiday season in the Lowcountry and Freshfields Village brings with it a charm that binds the local community together, celebrating the festive season with joy. With so much going on, you won’t want to miss out on the magical events and traditions that this special season brings! For all Freshfields event happenings, be sure to check out the events calendar.

Discover the Best Holiday Gifts in Our 2023 Freshfields Village Gift Guide

20 November 2023

The holiday season is upon us and it’s time to start thinking about gift giving. As you stroll through our charming lowcountry Village, you’ll find a variety of unique shops and boutiques offering one-of-a-kind items that are perfect for everyone on your list. To help you navigate through the plethora of options, we’ve put together a holiday gift guide featuring some of the best gifts Freshfields Village has to offer. From cozy winter staples to hosting gifts, our guide has something for everyone. So, let’s explore Freshfields Village and discover the perfect gifts for your loved ones this holiday season.


Decorative Holiday Plates
Juliska Country Estate Winter Frolic 16pc Set Place Setting, GDC Home Experience a whimsical touch of Christmas elegance on your dining table with this 16-piece setting, featuring enchanting winter scenes perfect for holiday festivities.

Coastal Glassware Set
Coastal Starfish Glassware & Drinkware, Aubergine Home Collection 

Add a touch of oceanic charm to your table settings with Aubergine Home Collection’s Coastal Starfish Glassware & Drinkware, beautifully designed with intricate starfish accents perfect for beach-themed gatherings and dinners.

Round Pine Charcuterie Board
etúHOME Round Pine Charcuterie Board small, Imagine Home 

This board is perfect for displaying your favorite meats, cheeses and appetizers with an inviting touch of farmhouse charm this holiday season.


Rare Scotch Whisky
The Macallan Rare Cask Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Kiawah Spirits

Impress your favorite spirits lover with this rare scotch, offering tasting notes of dark cherry, dates and raisins blended with rich flavors of vanilla, dark chocolate and toffee.

Celebration Bubbly
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame Rosé 2008, FortyEight Wine Bar + Kitchen

Perfect for a holiday toast, this sophisticated and prestigious champagne, perfectly embodies festive indulgence with its vibrant fruity notes.


Festive Cashmere Wrap
100% Cashmere Ruana Wrap, TINA Stephens

This Ruana is a fan-favorite, with its luxurious, lightweight feel, and the ability to be worn many ways!

Colorful Pajama Set
PJ Knit Button-Up Top & Pant, Lilly Pulitzer

Slip into this vibrant pajama set this season. Perfect for moms, aunts, sisters, mother-in-laws, and the ladies in your life, this extra soft knit set makes for a cozy gift.

Stylish Ribbed Swimsuit
Vitamin A Skylar Top & Cali High Classic Bottoms, Las Olas

Hitting the white sands this winter? Grab this chic, green bathing suit that showcases contemporary style with its ribbed design and high-quality material.


Athletic Puffer Vest
Wunder Puff Cropped Vest, Lululemon

This fashionable and warm puffer features a water-resistant finish, and is perfect for post-workout wear or stylish layering during cool weather.

Cozy Kiawah Crewneck
Kiawah Big Cotton Crewneck, Islands Mercantile

Who doesn’t love a keepsake from Kiawah Island? This sweatshirt is a closet staple, featuring a classic crewneck design and crafted from high-quality, plush cotton for all-day comfort.

Half Zip Pullover
Spanx AirEssentials Half Zip Tops, Holly & Brooks

Gift your loved ones the comfort and chic style of this popular Spanx top, perfect for both athletic and casual wear during the holiday season.


Fleece Vest
Boy’s Southern Tide Hucksley Vest, Southern Tide

This vest is an ideal pairing with a button-up shirt for your little guy, adding warmth, comfort, and style this holiday season and beyond.

Plush Teddy Bear
Madge B. Bear & Morris B. Bear, The Beaufort Bonnet Company

These chic bears are plush and cuddly companions, made from soft cotton, offering endless cuteness for your little one.


Light Blue Tote Bag
Siren Taylor Tote, Spartina 449

A fashionable, light blue bag offering practical style with ample space, elegant gold accents, scalloped details, and an adjustable strap for convenience.

Cheetah Flats
“Anastasia” Calf Hair Flat in Cheetah, J. McLaughlin

Unleash your wild side with the sophisticated flat shoe, boasting a stunning cheetah print for a fashionable walk on the wild side.

Chain & Gemstone Necklace
22” Brinkley Chain & Gemstone Pendant, Peyton William Jewelry 

This pendant is an elegant statement piece, featuring three unique and dazzling gemstones suspended from a delicately crafted chain, ideal for any fashion-forward jewelry lover.

Western Ankle Bootie
Nat Mid-heel Western Ankle Boot with Gore, SHOWROOM

Make a statement with these fashion-forward ankle boots, featuring a moderate heel and Gore technology for supreme comfort and styles.


Gear for The Co-Op Fan
Tumbler and trucker hat, The Co-Op

Represent your favorite eatery in style, with this hat and tumbler pair. A celebration of the infamous frozé and sandwich shop as the perfect gift set for your friends on the go.

Coconut Wax Candle
Kiawah Paradise 9 oz Hand-poured Soy Candle, Palmetto Scent Studio

Experience a lush getaway with the Kiawah Paradise 9 oz hand-poured candle, crafted from eco-friendly soy coconut wax for a long-lasting, enchanting fragrance.


Outdoor Portable Speaker
Turtlebox Gen 2 Portable Speaker, SeaCoast Sports & Outfitters

This loud, rugged and durable outdoor speaker is designed for any terrain and weather condition, delivering high-quality sound and extensive battery life.

Home Fragrance Device
Pura Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser & Pura x Thymes Frasier Fir Fragrance Refill, Urban Nirvana Spa

The Pura Smart Home Fragrance Diffuser, paired with a Pura x Thymes Frasier Fir fragrance refill, provides an aromatic blend of crisp Siberian Fir needles, heartening cedarwood and earthy sandalwood, diffused smartly throughout your home, controlled from your device.

As you embark on your holiday shopping adventure in Freshfields Village, may your shopping be stress-free, joyful, and full of delightful discoveries. Take a quick break by grabbing a hot drink from one of Freshfields’ cozy cafes, or treat yourself to a delicious bite from one of our many restaurants.

View all of our retail shops here, and be sure to tag us on social if you visit The Village this holiday season!

Unwrap Magic: Discover Festive Fun at Freshfields’ Holiday Events

1 November 2023

Are you looking for some holiday cheer and festive fun activities around Charleston, SC this holiday season? Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island is celebrating the season throughout November and December. Revel in the events that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. Grab your hot cocoa, shopping list, and holiday cheer, and check out the events happening around The Village this season!

Thanksgiving Farmers Market

First up, the Thanksgiving Market on Monday, November 20 is the perfect place to grab some last-minute Thanksgiving essentials. From fresh produce to baked goods, you’ll have your pick of local items, unique offerings, and the perfect addition to your holiday meal or gathering. Click here for full event details and an up-to-date list of vendors.

Santa Visits the Village

Following the Thanksgiving holiday, Santa will visit the village on November 24, 25, or November 26 for families to take photos on their personal phones, capturing memories for years to come. Plus, enjoy live music, strolling carolers, and interactive performances throughout the day. Click here for event timing, more info, and details on our annual Letters to Santa mailbox.

The St. Johns Fire Truck will also be on site for the Second Annual “Stuff a Truck” event on November 25 where you can donate toys and gifts for those in need.

Holiday Starlight Cinema Series

Looking for something to do in the evening? Check out the Holiday Starlight Cinema on Saturday, December 9 and 16 featuring family-friendly favorites like The Polar Express and The Santa Clause. This pop-up, outdoor movie series offers a family-fun way to celebrate the season. Bring your blankets, chairs and holiday cheer, and enjoy a cozy night under the stars. Learn more here.

Letters to Santa

And don’t forget about the Letters to Santa mailbox at Freshfields Village, open from November 24 to December 19. Have your children drop off their wishlist to Santa and they’ll receive a special surprise in the mail!

Freshfields Village is the perfect place to create memories with your loved ones and get into the holiday spirit while enjoying the beautiful weather of the lowcountry. Don’t miss out on all the festive events happening in this charming village. A full detailed list of calendar events can be found here.


Your Guide to Shopping Small at Freshfields

1 November 2023

There is no better way to show love to your community than by shopping with local businesses. Freshfields Village has an abundance of lowcountry shops that provide a unique and exceptional experience here in Charleston. From the fashionista in your life to your four-legged friend, The Village has something for all of your loved ones. So grab a pen and start making your shopping list as we dive into our favorite stores for shopping local in the lowcountry.

For the Home Decor Lover

Imagine Home: First up, let’s talk home decor. Imagine Home’s collection of ethically-made home goods and furniture will surely impress the interior design lover on your list. Using artisan products with a refined coastal style, you can find custom, upholstered furniture and home accessories here.

Aubergine Home: Aubergine Home is the perfect spot for unique and stylish home decor finds. From beautiful accent pillows to cozy throw blankets, this store has everything your home decor lover needs to spruce up their space.

Palmetto Scent Studio: Candles make for universal gifts, and Palmetto Scent Studio is the perfect place to find them. The store has a variety of candles that are hand-poured, using high-quality ingredients. You can either pick up a candle or make your own custom scent for someone special.

For the Fashionista

Las Olas: For those fashion lovers, Las Olas is a premier destination for beachwear, loungewear and activewear, and is the place to add sunshine and happiness to your shopping list.

Holly & Brooks: Holly & Brooks is filled with an array of stylish women’s apparel, jewelry, and accessories that are unique and made from high-quality materials. Always carrying the latest trends, Holly and Brooks is sure to have the right outfit for your next occasion.

Peyton William Jewelry: If you’re looking for elegant, handmade coastal jewelry, Peyton William Jewelry is a must. Charms, rings, beaded necklaces, cuff bracelets, earrings… you name it they have it.

Luminary: For the best-dressed ones in your life, look no further than Luminary. Carrying a collection of fashion and home design items, Luminary’s pieces capture that of a timeless traveler whose fashion harmonizes comfort and sophistication.

For the “Hard To Buy For” Ones In Your Life

Indigo Books: Where are all of our book lovers? Indigo Books offers a range of fiction and non-fiction, mysteries, classics, children’s novels, and cookbooks. They even offer cards, stationary and wrapping paper so you can tie your gift all together in a one-stop-shop.

Islands Mercantile: From the finest logo apparel, children’s toys, memorable mugs, and more, Islands Mercantile is the best one-stop shop to purchase a gift to remember your relaxing getaway to Kiawah and Seabrook Islands.

Kiawah Spirits: For spirits lovers, head to Kiawah Spirits to pick up some of the finest local brews, wines, and spirits. Whether you’re in need of a hostess gift this year, or want to up your holiday cocktail, look to the experts at Kiawah Spirits who can help pick out your next bottle.

Dolittle’s: A pet lover’s dream come true. From high-quality pet foods and treats to stylish collars and dog beds for your furry friends, you are sure to find something for your four-legged pup in Dolittle’s.

For the Outdoor Enthusiast

Coastal Footwear: With the holiday season just around the corner, why not treat your loved ones (or yourself!) to some stylish footwear? Coastal Footwear has an extensive collection of stylish shoes for men, women, and kids that are perfect for the coastal lifestyle.

Seacoast Sports: Another must-visit store for sports enthusiasts as they carry a variety of sportswear and accessories. Seacoast Sports has everything you need for a day out in the sun, including beach chairs, umbrellas, towels, and more.

Freshfields Village has plenty of local stores that are all worth exploring, making it the perfect spot to do all your holiday shopping. So why not go local and support these businesses while making this year’s holiday season special and unique? View all of our retail shops here.

What to Do Around Freshfields: Exploring the Lowcountry

26 September 2023

Are you looking for fun activities to accompany your trip to Freshfields Village? The picturesque lowcountry is filled with amazing experiences that you won’t want to miss! From championship golf courses to scenic beaches, sunset cruises and even a local farm, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. In this blog post, we’ll be exploring some of the best things to do in Charleston around Freshfields Village! Grab your friend, family or significant other and set off to make memories while exploring our neighbors around the lowcountry.

Go for a Round of Golf

Looking to enjoy a round of golf during your visit to The Village? You’re in luck! The lowcountry is home to some of the most beautiful and challenging golf courses in the country. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or just starting out, there’s a course for everyone. Kiawah Island boasts five championship golf courses that are renowned for their beauty. No matter which course you choose, you’re guaranteed a memorable and enjoyable day on the links. So grab your clubs and tee off on a golfing adventure in Charleston… fore!

Book It to Beachwalker Park

When you visit Freshfields Village and find yourself yearning for a day at the beach, look no further than Beachwalker Park. Located just a short distance from Freshfields, this stunning beach offers the perfect retreat for relaxation and recreation in the lowcountry. Whether you’re looking to bask in the sun, take a refreshing swim, or simply stroll along the shoreline, this beach has it all. The calm and peaceful atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for families, couples, and solo adventurers alike. Don’t forget to grab a meal from your favorite restaurant in The Village and make it a picnic!

Set Sail on a Sunset Cruise

Looking to explore Charleston by water?? Look no further than a sunset cruise! The lowcountry offers breathtaking views and memorable experiences for those looking to set sail on the water. On Kiawah Island, you can hop on a sunset cruise that will take you along the pristine coastline, allowing you to take in the vibrant colors of the setting sun reflecting off the water. Enjoy a leisurely sail, soak in the tranquil atmosphere, and admire the beauty of your surroundings. It’s the perfect way to unwind after a day filled with activities at Freshfields.

Go to the Goatery

If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind lowcountry experience with a little southern charm, look no further than The Goatery! This unique farm on Johns Island is a hidden gem that offers a delightful experience for animal lovers and food enthusiasts alike.  At The Goatery, you can get up close and personal with the resident goats, chickens, and other farm animals. You can even try your hand at milking a goat or gathering fresh eggs – a truly hands-on experience that is sure to be memorable! Their on-site café serves up delicious farm-to-table meals using fresh ingredients straight from the farm. Don’t forget to take a piece of The Goatery home – stop by to shop their market!

The lowcountry has so much to offer, and we can’t wait to see how you choose to explore! When you’re making memories in Charleston, be sure to tag us on social media @freshfieldsvillage.

Celebrate Fall in Charleston with Dogtoberfest at Freshfields Village

19 September 2023

What is a better pair than fall fun and a furry friend? Celebrating autumn with your dog in costume! It’s time for Dogtoberfest at Freshfields Village. Come celebrate the season in the lowcountry with this annual event. Dress up your pet and join us on The Village Green for a pet expo and dog costume competition. Visitors can meet, greet, and give back, with local rescue groups and pet vendors in attendance. This special event is taking place on Saturday, October 28 from 1 to 5 p.m., just in time for Halloween.

Pet Costume Contest

There will be plenty of activities to keep everyone entertained, including an adoptable meet and greet, pet vendors, and a costume contest for your furry friend. Dress up your pup in their spookiest or most adorable Halloween costume for the pet costume contest at 4 p.m.! While you’re enjoying all the festivities, you can grab a drink from FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen, where beer and wine will be available for purchase.

Give Back on the Green

Not only will you have a blast at Dogtoberfest, but you’ll also be supporting some great causes. Participating pet rescues include Charleston Animal Society, Grateful Goldens Rescue, Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary, Lowcountry Lab Rescue, and Southern Tails for Precious Paws. In addition, make sure to check out the local vendors including Dog Tired, Dolittle’s, Pink House Pups, T&T Kettle Korn, and Artist Michele Levani. You might just find some unique goodies for your furry friend!

Join us for this fantastic event filled with fall, Halloween, and family fun. Grab your dog and join us for Dogtoberfest at Freshfields Village. It’s sure to be a tail-wagging good time! When you share photos of your pup, be sure tag us on social media @freshfieldsvillage!

Not able to make the event? Help support local dog rescues by purchasing a T-shirt or donating to this great cause.

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How to Shop Small at Freshfields Village: Dining

30 August 2023

Shopping small is so important for many reasons, including giving back to your community, making a major economic impact, and creating a greater sense of community! We’ve made shopping local in Charleston at Freshfields Village easy, by creating a guide for how to shop small: dining edition! We’re diving in fork first and feeling good about enjoying a delicious meal and uplifting small businesses in the lowcountry at the same time.

FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen

Sipping delectable wine paired with an enticing charcuterie board and supporting the local economy in the lowcountry while doing it? Say less! Up first on our guide to shopping small in Charleston at Freshfields dining edition is none other than FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen. A haven for wine enthusiasts, this charming spot in The Village boasts an impressive selection of 48 exceptional wines by the glass every day. Pro tip: take home one of their 840 hand-selected wines available by the bottle and feel good about shopping small in Charleston at Freshfields while doing it!

Hege’s Restaurant

Hege’s is where fine dining and supporting local go hand in hand in Charleston at Freshfields. Savor French cuisine while making a major impact on the community! Hege’s menu is a testament to their commitment to fresh, seasonal, and local products. So, the next time you’re in Freshfields Village, don’t miss out on the opportunity to savor the flavors of Hege’s.

La Tela Pizzeria

What does pizza, pasta, and wine have in common? You can indulge in these dishes and shop small in Charleston at Freshfields at the same time! La Tela Pizzeria is dedicated to supporting local farmers, sourcing seasonal ingredients from farmers on nearby islands like Johns Island and Wadmalaw Island, bringing a taste of the local Charleston area to their traditional Italian fare. When you dine at La Tela you’re not only indulging in flavor-forward dishes, but you’re also supporting local businesses and the community.

Café Eugenia

Café Eugenia is a stop you don’t want to miss while you’re shopping local throughout The Village. This charming café and gourmet market is all about supporting the community,  using the freshest ingredients sourced from nearby farms and purveyors. Whether you’re in the mood for a fresh and vibrant salad, a mouthwatering sandwich, or a cheese and charcuterie board, they have it all. When you dine at Café Eugenia, not only are you treating yourself to incredible food and drinks, but you’re also supporting the local community and economy. It’s a win-win situation!

Java Java

Java Java is a must for all coffee enthusiasts looking to support Charleston-based businesses. Java Java takes pride in using locally sourced beans from King Bean Coffee Roasters, ensuring that every sip is full of flavor and supports the local economy. Plus, not only are their pastries baked in-house, but they also partner with a nearby bakery called Sweets & Treats to offer even more delicious treats. You can feel good about supporting small businesses in Freshfields Village while enjoying your favorite coffee concoction.

The Co-Op Frosé and Eatery

The Co-Op is a can’t miss, grab-and-go spot when shopping local in the lowcountry. Start your day off right with a delicious breakfast until 11 am, or grab one of their gourmet sandwiches for a satisfying lunch. And let’s not forget about their coffee and house-made frosé! When you dine at The Co-Op, you’re not only getting tasty treats but also becoming part of a community that values small businesses in Charleston at Freshfields.

Supporting locally owned and operated businesses is so impactful in bolstering the local economy, creating a sense of community, and supporting your neighbors. Refer to this guide when you’re looking to give back and don’t forget to tag us on social media @freshfieldsvillage when you do. P.S. phone doesn’t have to eat first!

See all of our Village dining options here.

What to Do in Charleston for Labor Day: Fun at Freshfields Village

24 August 2023

Summer’s winding down, but the fun sure isn’t! Wondering what to do for Labor Day in Charleston? Look no further than Freshfields Village! From live music to art shows and wine tastings, The Village has something for everyone. There’s no better way to send off summer than enjoying an event or happening in the lowcountry at The Village. Spend Labor Day with us and make memories that will last long after summer has ended!

Music on The Green

Music on The Green is a “can’t miss” event, as this is the last live music show of the summer! The concert, happening from 6 to 9 p.m. is free and family friendly. There’s no better way to kick off Labor Day weekend in the lowcountry. Join us in enjoying live music performed by Julio & The Saltines! Bring your blanket and chairs and get ready to gather on The Green. Dance the night away while listening to live music under the stars. Don’t miss out on this fantastic event that will make your holiday weekend in Charleston one to remember!

Bordeaux Tasting at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen

Indulge in an exquisite evening of wine tasting at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen! On Friday, September 1, 2023, at 6:00 PM, FortyEight is hosting a Bordeaux tasting event that is sure to delight your taste buds and transport you to the vineyards of France. You’ll have the opportunity to sample a selection of French Bordeaux wines, carefully curated by the expert team. As you sip and savor each glass, a delectable spread of cheese and charcuterie will be served, perfectly paired to enhance the flavors of the Bordeaux wines. It’s a great way to unwind and celebrate Labor Day in Charleston! Tickets for this event are limited, so secure yours now and don’t miss out on this exclusive opportunity to indulge in the flavors of Bordeaux at FortyEight.

Shop the Sale at Showroom 

A little retail therapy never hurt anybody! Shop the End of Summer sale at Showroom in The Village and save big on the latest trends and styles! From August 28 to September 4, you can enjoy 30% off site wide and in-store. Whether you’re looking for a new outfit for a night out or just want to refresh your wardrobe, now is the perfect time to shop. Spend time shopping at Showroom during this Labor Day weekend in the Lowcountry and step into every season with style.

Spirit Tastings at Kiawah Spirits

Looking for a way to celebrate Labor Day with a little spirit? Look no further than Kiawah Spirits! As part of the exciting Labor Day events and happenings at Freshfields Village, Kiawah Spirits offers tastings of select spirits every Friday and Saturday between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. It’s the perfect opportunity to discover new flavors and indulge in a little relaxation during your long weekend. So raise a glass and toast to a fantastic Labor Day at Kiawah Spirits! Tastings are available while supplies last, participants must be 21 years old to partake.

Seabrook Island Artist Guild Show

Don’t miss the Seabrook Island Artist Guild Show & Sale, happening on Saturday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on The Village Green! The Seabrook Island Artist Guild is a non-profit, consisting of nearly 100 talented artists from Seabrook Island, Kiawah Island, and Johns Island. From traditional and abstract oil paintings to watercolors and pastels, there’s something to suit every artistic taste. Immerse yourself in the vibrant art scene of the lowcountry and discover new pieces to enhance your home or office. Support local artists, find unique treasures, and celebrate the Labor Day weekend in Charleston with this exciting showcase of talent.

Shop the Sale at Palmetto Scent Studio

Looking to fill your home with the scents of relaxation and tranquility? Stop by to shop the sale at Palmetto Scent Studio! They’re having a sale you don’t want to miss, with 15% off their Totally Fall Y’all collection. Take home a souvenir from the lowcountry that enhances your home with delightful scents. They have endless options when it comes to scents, and you can also create your own! Make an activity out of it by taking a candle-making class, creating a scent that’s uniquely yours. Enjoy this unique happening at The Village during Labor Day weekend.

At Freshfields Village, you’ll never wonder what to do in Charleston for Labor Day weekend. With endless options of events and happenings, there’s something for everyone! While you’re making memories in The Village, don’t forget to tag us on social media @freshfieldsvillage!

How to Spend a Rainy Day in Charleston at Freshfields Village

25 July 2023

If you’re looking for something to do on a rainy day in Charleston, then look no further than Freshfields Village. The Village is the perfect place to enjoy a rainy day in the lowcountry and have some fun! With a variety of shops, restaurants, and activities, there is something to keep everyone entertained during a rainy day. Read below for our guide on how to stay dry and enjoy your day at Freshfields.

Create Your Own Candle at Palmetto Scent Studio

Get out of the rain by escaping into Palmetto Scent Studio! Here, you can create your very own custom scent to bring home and enjoy, from room spray to candles, perfumes and more. Palmetto Scent Studio offers pre-made gourmet soy wax candles, or you can explore the art of fragrance by mixing scents for a unique creation. With over 120 fragrances to choose from, the possibilities are endless!

Browse Books at Indigo Books

Indigo Books, one of the few remaining independent bookstores in the state, is a hidden gem in Freshfields Village. Whether you’re an avid reader or just looking for a rainy day activity, Indigo Books is your stop. This charming bookstore offers a variety of genres, including fiction, mysteries, classics, biographies, children’s and books, travel, and cooking titles. Take your time perusing the shelves and discover new authors and titles. And don’t forget to check out their collection of books about Kiawah Island and the surrounding lowcountry region!

Book a Service at a Spa or Salon

If the rain has got you down and you need some pampering, take some time for yourself and book a service at Indigo Health, Kiawah Nail Studio, Urban Nirvana Hair, or Urban Nirvana Spa. Whether you are in need of a massage to ease your sore muscles, a facial to refresh your skin, or a manicure and pedicure, you’ll find it all here. Take the time to indulge in a full day of pampering or just drop in for a quick pick-me-up. There’s no better way to treat yourself and whether you’re a local or just visiting Charleston, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Try a New Restaurant

Cozy up by sitting down to a warm and delicious meal. The Village is home to a variety of restaurants, from Asian cuisine to Mexican fare, American classics and sandwich staples. Try something new or escape the rain with a tried and true! Click or a full list of restaurants at Freshfields.

Shop at One of Our 30 Stores 

Shopping at Freshfields Village is a great way to stay dry and still have a fun-filled day. Enjoy both local boutiques and national retailers that offer the perfect escape from the storm. Whether you’re looking for footwear or makeup, home decor or a bookstore, The Village is your one-stop, rainy-day shop. Click or the full list of shops at Freshfields Village.

When you’re enjoying your dreary day escape, don’t forget to tag us on social media (@freshfieldsvillage)!

Date Night in Charleston: 5 Experiences at Freshfields Village

25 July 2023

Experience the best of the lowcountry with a night out at Freshfields Village. With a variety of boutiques, shops, and restaurants, it’s the perfect place for a romantic date night. Whether you’re local to the area or just visiting, you’ll find plenty of unique activities to enjoy together. Here are five ideas to help make your night out in Charleston unforgettable!

Share a Sushi Boat at Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill

Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill not only offers authentic Japanese cuisine, signature sushi rolls, traditional hibachi entrees, and creative Asian fusion dishes, but also a romantic setting to enjoy quality time with each other. With weekly specials and a daily happy hour, it’s a perfect date night dining spot at Freshfields in Kiawah Island. Our pro-tip? Share a Sushi Boat! Fuji offers a Sweet Boat with 25-piece nigiri or sashimi and one salmon roll.

Enjoy a Wine Tasting at Forty Eight Wine Bar & Kitchen 

With 48 exceptional wines by the glass and 840 hand-selected wines by the bottle, the options are endless at Forty Eight Wine Bar & Kitchen. The interactive Wine Stations are perfect for a self-guided wine tasting of any of the featured bottles, whether you and your partner want just a taste, a half, or full glass. Cheers to each other, and maybe even take a bottle home!

Listen to Live Music at Andell Inn’s Jazz Night

When we think of date night, we think of Andell Inn‘s Jazz Night, happening every Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. Open to the public, this event allows patrons to enjoy live music from some of Charleston’s best jazz musicians. While listening to the music, guests can also indulge in light bites and delicious drinks at the Porch Bar, making for the perfect evening. Sit back and relax, relishing in the lowcountry climate and spending quality time together.

Experience Fine Dining at Hege’s

For a special night out, head to Hege’s. This cozy and intimate French restaurant specializes in farm-to-table cuisine, and even puts a new spin on lowcountry local favorites, such as the Shrimp and Crab cocktail. From seafood to pasta to steak, there is truly something for every palate. Fine dining at Freshfields happens at Hege’s.

Watch the Sunset at Beachwalker Park

If you’re looking for a relaxed and scenic date night, be sure to add Beachwalker Park on Kiawah Island to your list. It’s the perfect place to unwind and connect with your loved one and is located just a few miles away from Freshfields. Walk hand-in-hand along the shore and enjoy the evening breeze in Charleston as the sun sets over the horizon. Pro tip: pick up food from your favorite Freshfields restaurant and make it a picnic!

If you snap a selfie with your significant other, don’t forget to tag us on social media (@freshfieldsvillage)!

What To Do in Charleston This Summer: Fun at Freshfields Village

29 June 2023

You’ve got summer on the brain, and we do too here at The Village! To celebrate the season, we’ve rounded up fun activities and events for you and yours to enjoy summer in the lowcountry. The world is truly your oyster at Freshfields, and we’ve even included a few pro tips in our guide for summer activities in Charleston.

Have Fun at a Summer Event

With endless events at Freshfields this summer, we’ve got something for everyone! From our Starlight Cinema Series to Music on The Green, we’ve made the plans so you don’t have to. On the front porch of Kiawah Island, just outside of downtown Charleston, The Village has all the best for summer fun all season long. Bring your crew and check out all summer events on our calendar.

Shop ‘Til You Drop

Shopaholics, this one’s for you! We’ve got over 30 shops to visit, including women’s boutiques, sports stores, and men’s apparel. Whether you’re window shopping or doing a little retail therapy, we’ve got something for you. The Village is your go-to for shopping in Charleston. Find our full list of shops in our directory.

Opt for an Activity 

If you’re looking for something to fill your summer schedule, get active and outside with bike rentals and more from SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters. If you’d rather be inside the A/C, you can beat the lowcountry heat by stepping inside Palmetto Scent Studio and creating your very own candle to take home with you.

Fancy Yourself a Foodie

Sushi, tacos, pizza, oh my! Freshfields Village is a foodie’s paradise with over 15 restaurants to choose from that are sure to satisfy every palette. Pro tip: make a summer bucket list to try every cuisine at Freshfields! Check out all of our restaurants here.

Summer of Self-Care

Self-care is always in season! Whether you’re looking for a massage, manicure, teeth whitening, or blow-out, look no further than Freshfields. Step into Freshfields to check out and make it a summer of self-care. Browse the full list of services here!

Hit the Beach at Beachwalker Park

Located just around the corner from The Village, Beachwalker Park is the perfect place to soak up the sun,catch a wave, or build a sandcastle. Pro tip: grab food at The Co-Op or Cafe Eugenia and take it to the beach to make it a picnic for lunch or sunset!

While you’re soaking up the summer in Charleston, don’t forget to tag us on social media (@freshfieldsvillage)!

Dog-Friendly Charleston: Freshfields Village

29 June 2023

This day and age pups are like people, so why not pamper them as such? Every day is a dog’s day at Freshfields Village! From pet-friendly shops to beautiful green spaces like The Village Green, walking trails and a dog-friendly beach, The Village and Kiawah Island are a great place to bring your pup. Read below for a few places to take and treat your furry friend at Freshfields.

Enjoy a Treat

First thing’s first… treats! Grab a Doggie Dessert from Ben & Jerry’s, or stop by Dolittle’s to treat your pup to a brand new toy. Start your visit to The Village with a satisfied furry friend and show them just how dog-friendly Charleston really is.

Visit Salt Marsh Animal Hospital

If your dog is feeling under the weather or just in need of a check-up, The Village’s Salt Marsh Animal Hospital is here for you and your furry friend. Veterinarian Dr. Wiles offers a comprehensive list of services and often has same day appointments available. Dr. Wiles believes “there is nothing like the love we share with our pets” and here at Freshfields, we couldn’t agree more.

Take Them for a Walk

Take your pup on a stroll around The Village to take in all the sights, and most importantly, all the smells! Freshfields loves our furry visitors, so your pup will definitely be getting many pets and belly rubs. Pro tip: stop and snap a picture of your sidekick on one of the famous Freshfields turf chairs!

Check Out the Pet-Friendly Shops and Patios

Treat your furry friend to a doggie date! Many of our shops are pet friendly, so your pup can tag along while you meander your way in and out of stores throughout The Village. Plenty of our restaurants also welcome your dog to dine alongside you on their pet-friendly patios. You can find the pet-friendly shops and restaurants by spotting the emblems on the store doors  and on our website.

Don’t forget to check out Beachwalker Park, a dog-friendly beach just a few miles from The Village. Furry friends make the best models, so while you’re snapping a picture of  your pup enjoying the lowcountry outdoors, tag us on social media (@freshfieldsvillage)!


Freshfields Village: 6 Beach Essentials for Summer in the Lowcountry

1 June 2023

While it’s been beach weather in the lowcountry for a few weeks now, the first official day of summer is June 21, so we’ve rounded up six items in The Village to get you ready for the season! From swimsuit to speakers, you’ll be reaching for these beach essentials all summer long. Check out the necessities below that you’re sure to use from Memorial to Labor Day and beyond.

Summertime Shorts

The Shoreline Short from Southern Tide Kiawah is perfect for his closet this summer. These durable shorts are water-resistant and feature wicking fabric that’ll keep him cool all season long. He’ll be ready for any adventure on or near the water in the lowcountry!

Sunny Season Swimsuit

Step out this summer in the bold Lucila Two Piece Swimsuit from Showroom Kiawah! The ruffled detail can be adjusted below or above the shoulders for a versatile look and is paired with a flattering high-waisted bottom. This swimsuit is a staple for your beach (or pool) bag for summertime in the lowcountry!

Supreme Speaker

What is a summer day without tunes to set the mood? The Gen 2 TURTLEBOX is a high-quality, portable, and even waterproof speaker that’s easily carried in one hand for treks to the beach and beyond. Find this beach essential at SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters to set the soundtrack to your summer.

Sweet Swimsuit

The Snorkel Tour Tankini will keep your little one not only cool but cute in their suit all season long. Your little lady will be ready to jump right into summer and splash in style in this suit from The Beaufort Bonnet Company!

Two-Sided Towel

The Mia Floral Bordered Beach Towel from Johnny Was is not only ultra-soft and quick drying, but it’s reversible, too! Featuring a rich color scheme with bold, garden flowers , paired with a geometric border print on the reverse side, this towel is both fashionable and functional.

Sporty Sandal

The shoe you know and love, the Z/2 Classic Sandal by Chaco, features adjustable straps that custom-fit to your foot, a toe-loop for additional forefoot control, and is even podiatrist-certified! Whether you’re strolling through downtown, jumping on the boat, or walking on the beach, these versatile shoes are all you’ll need this summer. Cruise by Coastal Footwear to pick up a pair of Chacos that will have you ready for any adventure during summer in the lowcountry.

Last, but certainly not least, snag a sub from Jersey Mike’s Subs on your way to the shore, because sandwiches are definitely beach essentials. Or pick up from any of our many other grab-n-go spots like Cafe Eugenia, The Co-Op, The Station or Java Java.

Enjoy summer in the lowcountry and don’t forget to tag us on social media!

What To Get Dad: Father’s Day Gift Guide to Freshfields Village

1 June 2023

Father’s Day is coming up on Sunday, June 18 and we’ve taken the gifting into our own hands! From style on the course to celebrating cherished memories, elevating his closet or his time on the boat, we’ve rounded up four items from Freshfields to give the dad, grandpa, father-in-law, and father figure in your life. Spend less time searching and more time celebrating! Check out our Father’s Day Gift Guide to The Village below.

Sporty Shades

These sporty shades by Smith Optics are perfect for the dad in your life who likes to get outside and experience our sunny lowcountry (and look good while doing it, too!). This style of sunglasses, called The Guide’s Choice, are not only lightweight and scratch-resistant, but they also come complete with polarized lenses and 100% UV protection. Pick up a pair at SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters!

Stylish Sneakers

The New Balance 574 is a style you (and dads) know and love. This shoe is reliable and ideal for the father figure in your life.. Shop for stylish sneakers at Coastal Footwear so dad can step out in style!

Performance Polo

The Clubbing Print Performance Polo is sure to keep dad cool and comfortable all day from links to drinks. Gift the garment that keeps on giving, from the gorgeous golf courses of the lowcountry, all the way to a dinner date at one of many restaurants in the Charleston area’s impressive foodie scene. Pick up a polo from Southern Tide Kiawah!

Funky Photo Frame

Channel the lowcountry with this 4×6 alligator frame from Aubergine Home Collection. Frame a photo of a memory with dad that he can cherish forever! This is the gift that keeps on giving, perfect for the dad, grandpa, father-in-law, or father figure in your life.

It’s a celebration for dads throughout The Village! Don’t forget to stop by Kiawah Nail Studio for 23% off all products and services during the month of June and 20% off cigars, at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen during Father’s Day weekend!

Stroll around The Village shopping for dad and don’t forget to tag us on social media!

Freshfields Village: Hidden Gem for Live Music in Charleston

28 April 2023

A hidden gem for live music in the lowcountry, Freshfields Village hosts free, outdoor concerts every Friday from 6 to 9 pm throughout the spring and  summer. The family-friendly concert series kicks off on Memorial Day weekend, with live music on both Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27. Perfect for a family outing, date night, or girls night out, The Village’s Music on The Green is a chance to get outside and enjoy free music while taking in the ocean breeze. Pro tip: Pick up dinner from one of our many restaurants in The Village and make it a picnic! Don’t forget the frosé from The Co-Op or chilled wine from Forty Eight Wine & Bar.

From motown to country to 70s funk and everything in between, check out the full concert lineup below! Pro tip: bring blankets and chairs to spread out on The Green, sit back, relax, and enjoy the tunes.

*Special Holiday Weekend Concert on Saturday*

P.S. As always, share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

Shopping For Mom at Freshfields

28 April 2023

Mother’s Day is just around the corner so we’ve rounded up 7 items from Freshfields to gift the mom, grandma, godmother, or dog mom in your life. Not only does our Mother’s Day gift guide to The Village have what mom wants, but you can feel good about supporting local and shopping small! Save time and stress by letting us do the work for you, and check out our gift roundup below for items that are sure to put a smile on her face.

Turkish Towel

Perfect to throw in a beach bag or take to the pool, mom will think of you all spring and summer long! The Beaufort Bonnet Company’s Turkish T Basic Beach Towels are available in Caicos Canopy Pink and Ocean Club Cane Blue. It’s just what mom’s beach bag is missing.


Summer Sandals

Help mom strut her stuff when you give her the Berverlee Delicate Glow sandals from Coastal Footwear! Summer style and complete comfort meet in this wedge sandal she’ll be wearing from spring to summer. The foam footbed will have you adding a pair to the cart for yourself!


L-O-V-E for M-O-M

Remind mom just how much she is loved when you give her the solid gold Love Necklace from SHOWROOM. Made with 9ct gold, this piece by Roxanne First has a delicate gold chain and is perfect for pairing.


Chic Sunnies

Give the gift of shades for mom’s big day. Local to the lowcountry and sold at SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters, Cordina Eyewear offers premium polarized sunglasses. Their latest style, the Dune, are oversized for a chic look and fully adjustable to fit any mom on the go! Offered in four different color options, this Italian-style frame is sure to make mom happy.

Pickleball Paddle

It’s pickleball season in the lowcountry, so why not get mom a cute paddle for her game? J. McLaughlin has exclusive pickleball paddles for the sportiest of moms. She will be the envy of the court and not only look good, but do good as 5% of proceeds from each paddle sold will benefit Play for P.I.N.K., an organization supporting women undergoing breast cancer treatment.

Charming Charms

Peyton William’s custom charm necklace bar is an activity and a gift all in one! Let mom select her charms, mixing and matching to create a one-of-a-kind piece. Available May 1 through May 14, there will be over 50 charms to choose from, as well as several custom chain styles. Pro tip: gift mom more charms as the years go on for the gift that keeps on giving.


Darling Dress

Keep mom easy and breezy in Southern Tide’s Colette Swiss Dot Dress! She’ll be reaching for this closet staple all spring and summer long. The Collette Swiss Dot Dress is perfect for warm days in the lowcountry!

It’s a celebration for mom throughout The Village! Don’t forget to stop by Kiawah Nail Studio for 23% off all products and services for mothers during month of May; receive a special surprise gift with purchase for Mother’s Day at Holly & Brooks; and buy one candle, get one for mom at 50% off, plus a complimentary drink at Palmetto Scent Studio!

Stroll around The Village to shower mom with love and don’t forget to tag us on social media!

Dine Your Way Through Freshfields Village: 13 Places to Dine, Sip, & Snack

27 February 2023

With spring weather in the air, it’s time to grab your group (and your appetite) and explore a variety of dining experiences here at The Village. We have more than 13 places to eat, from coffee and frosé, to tacos or pizza, subs and sushi. There’s truly something for everyone, so make it a date to reconnect over tasty food with rich conversation. Whether you want to grab & go for lunch and coffee, stay a while for dinner & drinks, or stop for a sip with drinks and dessert, we’ve made planning your next foodie visit easy with a guide of 13 places to eat at Freshfields.


Grab And Go: Lunch & Coffee

Java Java

Latte, drip, matcha, or chai – whatever your caffeine or choice is, Java Java has you covered. More than just a morning coffee, don’t forget to grab a smoothie, breakfast pastry or sandwich for lunch, too! And did we mention they’re pet friendly?

Café Eugenia

Café Eugenia’s calling your name! A cafe and gourmet market, named after Kiawah Island’s historic avenue, Café Eugenia locally sources ingredients to offer an ever-changing assortment of salads, sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie boards, takeaway meals, drinks and more.

The Co-Op

Known for its famous house-made frosè, The Co-Op is a staple grab-and-go beach bodega serving breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, coffee, and its specialty smash burger. They also offer a pet-friendly patio, so bring your pooch!

Jersey Mike’s 

Stop in for a sub at Jersey’s Mikes! A perfect grab and go or quick bite to eat, get your sandwich “Mike’s Way” (if you know, you know), and don’t forget “the juice” –  red wine vinegar and olive oil blended to perfection.

The Station

In a hurry? Say no more. The Station’s got you covered! Whether you’re craving a candy bar, a classic bottle of Coke, or want a lunchtime classic like a corned beef Reuben, The Station should be your next stop.


Stay A While: Dinner & Drinks

Cantina 76

For all of your Mexican dish cravings, Cantina 76 has the flavor, menu, and margaritas you need. Salsa, queso, guacamole, oh my! Try the ”Tres Hombres“ sampler at The Village’s Cantina 76. Did someone say strawberry margarita? Taco ‘bout a good time!

Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill

If you’re looking for authentic Japanese cuisine, signature sushi rolls, traditional hibachi entrees and creative Asian fusion dishes, look no further than Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill! Offering weekly specials and a daily happy hour, the laid back atmosphere of Fuji is perfect for any occasion and even features a dog-friendly patio.

King Street Grille

King Street Grille is the perfect place to grab a drink, appetizer, and hearty pub food to watch the big game and root for your team. There’s always a game to watch, a lively atmosphere to enjoy, and plenty of menu items so you can’t go wrong.

La Tela Pizzeria

We can hear “When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie…” now! Neapolitan style pizzeria, La Tela, offers a casual and family-friendly atmosphere with their signature wood-fired oven and fresh Italian pasta dishes.


Stop For A Sip: Drinks & Desserts

FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen

You don’t have to wait for Wine Wednesday to visit FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen. As its name suggests, FortyEight offers 48 exceptional wines by the glass every day, 840 hand-selected wines by the bottle, as well as 48 local and regional craft beers, a full cocktail bar, and a delicious menu. Be on the lookout for their wine tasting events!

Vincent’s Drug Store & Soda Fountain

Step back in time and remember the good ol’ days when you visit Vincent’s. Offering an old-fashioned diner atmosphere and serving all the classics from root beer floats and malts, to banana splits and sundaes, Vincent’s Drug Store & Soda Fountain is a crowd pleaser. Soda fountain is open weekdays from 11am to 3pm.

Ben & Jerry’s 

Hope you saved room for dessert! Locally owned, our two favorite guys, Ben and Jerry, have your sweet tooth covered. Pro tip: they even have pup cups for your favorite furry friend! 


Enjoy eating your way through The Village, foodies! When your “phone eats first,” don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media.

5 Ways to Spend a Night Out at Freshfields Village

1 February 2023

Looking to celebrate love this month? There are so many ways to spend a special night out at Freshfields Village. Whether it be a romantic evening with your significant other, a fun-filled excursion with your very best pals, or a “treat yourself” moment, The Village is the perfect place to shop, dine, and unwind.

We’ve carefully curated five itineraries for the perfect “night out” at Freshfields Village.

An Outing For The Lovebirds 

Spend the evening with your hunny and relax while doing it! Skip the chocolates and flowers and instead book a romantic couple’s massage at Urban Nirvana Spa. After, enjoy an intimate outdoor dinner at FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen under the moonlight.

An Outing For The Family 

Looking for some all-around family fun? Take the kids to the beach to build a sandcastle in the fresh, salty air. Celebrate after with a delicious scoop (or two at Ben & Jerry’s).

Photographer: Mary Beth Dennis // Stylist: Andrea Serrano

An Outing For The Best Friends  

Celebrate with your gal pals for the day! Start the day out by getting a couple of mani-pedis at Kiawah Nail Studio. Once you’re feeling pampered, stroll through unique boutiques such as Spartina 449, Johnny Was, and Peyton William Jewelry. Finish the day off by toasting with frosé from The Co-Op!

An Outing For The Empty Nesters 

Sit back and relax with a warm cup of joe from Java Java. Next, head to Patricia Reno Huff Gallery & Art Studio for a casual stroll with your cup in hand, admiring the oil, watercolor, and pastel artwork. End the day with a visit to Palmetto Scent Studio to create your own custom scent candle!

An Outing For The Fur Friends

Last but not least, your furry friends need to frolic, too! Take your dog for a long hike on one of Kiawah Island’s many beautiful trails. Once your pup is tuckered out, take them by Dolittle’s for a special treat or a new toy. Don’t forget to schedule a visit to Salt Marsh Animal Hospital for your pet’s annual wellness needs!

Celebrate love this month with everyone in your world!! Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media.

A Local Favorite: Freshfields Village Annual Art Walk

1 February 2023

Picture this: you’re strolling through The Village taking in the whimsical brushstrokes and vibrant colors of awe-inspiring creations by local and visiting artists. Join us on Friday, February 17 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm for our annual Art Walk. This event will feature live art demonstrations and works from local and visiting artists throughout participating retail shops. To top it all off, there will be live jazz music, too!

Below is a list of participating stores and artists, so you can start planning your day. Be sure to check back here for any additional announcements. We can’t wait to get artsy with you!

Other participants in the Art Walk include FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen, J.McLaughlin, Kiawah Spirits, King Street Grille, Johnny Was, and The Co-Op.

Painting above by our very own Freshfields artist:
Patricia Reno Huff Gallery & Art Studio
“Majesty of Waves”
Oil on Canvas 30” x 40”

7 Ways To Cure Your Winter Blues at Freshfields Village

4 January 2023

The marsh grass is turning brown, the temperatures are dropping, but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stay inside. All season long, Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island has plenty of highlights and ways to explore the low country in our temperate winters!

Brighten up your winter with seven great family activities here at The Village this season. This “must-do” list for the whole family will get you out of the house and into some fun to cure those stubborn winter blues.

Warm Up Your Body and Soul at Java Java

Sip on a perfect frothy cappuccino while snacking on a variety of homemade pastries and sandwiches at Java Java. Even better, their coffee is locally sourced from the award-winning King Bean Coffee Roasters here in Charleston, SC. With so many heartwarming flavors to choose from, this is a great way to warm up an afternoon.

Marvel Over Some Sweet Rides at Cars and Coffee

You don’t have to be a car enthusiast to sip a cup of coffee and peruse some incredible show cars. Join us on Saturday, January 21, from 9-11 a.m. for this locals’ favorite event! Show off your favorite ride or stop by the Village Green to browse classic, antique, and other unique cars during this monthly event. More Details

Explore Kiawah Island by Bike

The lowcountry landscape of Kiawah Island offers a dreamy escape full of palmetto trees, manicured garden beds, and roaming natural wildlife. The best way to explore the island and its numerous nature trails is by bike! Rent a bike from SeaCoast Sports and Outdoors to pedal your way around the island and take in all that the lowcountry has to offer.

Shop Seasonal Deals at Sidewalk Saturday

Shop seasonal deals at our Sidewalk Saturday event! Happening on Saturday, January 21, from 10 am to 6 pm, this monthly event features store sales, new merchandise, gifts with purchases, in-store events, and more at participating retailers and restaurants. Stroll through The Village to enjoy the fresh air and much-needed retail therapy! Learn more about this fabulous event.

Satisfy Your Cravings With a Delicious Meal

A hearty and flavorful meal with your favorite company is a great way to spend an evening. Dive into delicious dishes at Village restaurants including Hege’s, La Tela Pizzeria, Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill, and Cantina 76. With so many different flavors, you’re sure to satisfy every palette. Find a complete list of dining options and reservations at The Village.

Revamp Your Wardrobe With the Latest Fashion Trends

A bright, new outfit is sure to cure those winter blues. Shop the latest styles, pick up a new piece for a party, or browse the racks to round out your wardrobe.  Give your closet a revamp for the new year with the styles from Johnny Was, Luminary, Showroom, Faherty, Spartina 449, and more!

Celebrate the winter season in good spirits by visiting Freshfields Village. Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

12 Ways To Pamper Yourself at Freshfields Village

4 January 2023

It’s the start of a beautiful new year! At Freshfields Village, we believe it is important to prioritize wellness in all aspects of your life, and there’s no better time to start than now. Plan a visit with the help of our latest list of the best wellness experiences at The Village and enter 2023 as the best version of yourself.

  1. After all the holiday chaos, relax and unwind with a staycation at Andell Inn, located in the heart of The Village.
  2. Wellness starts at home, so find your feng shui at GDC Home.
  3. Nothing says new year more than a new updo. Visit Urban Nirvana Hair for services like cut, color, and waxing.
  4. Pets need to be pampered, too. Start your pooch’s year off on the right paw with toys and treats at Dolittle’s.
  5. We may not have the secret to happiness, but we’ve never been unhappy while eating delicious food! Stop by Café Eugenia to enjoy yummy (and healthy) salads, sandwiches, and more.
  6. Clean out your closet and refresh your wardrobe for the new year. Shop hundreds of styles from Showroom, Vineyard Vines, and Holly & Brooks.
  7. Stop by Palmetto Scent Studio to create your own calm. Gather with friends and family to choose your scent from over 120 fragrances, and don’t forget to throw in a bath bomb, too.
  8. Get the pearly whites shining again with a whitening treatment from Village Dentistry!
  9. Pick up a new skincare routine for the new year with Bluemercury. Their experts are ready to help you look and feel your best in 2023.
  10. Slow down and take a step into Patricia Reno Huff Gallery & Art Studio. From browsing the gallery to hands-on oil, watercolor, or pastel classes, art can transport you to a moment of zen.
  11. Ring in the new year with a fresh new pair of glasses from Village Optical.
  12. Step into serenity when you book a massage at Urban Nirvana Spa. Offering massages, facials, a luxury shopping experience, and so much more, Urban Nirvana invites you to unwind and relax.

Share how you wellness at Freshfields Village by tagging us on social media!

Freshfields Village’s Winter Fashion Trends Guide

1 December 2022

The shorter days and chill in the air mean it’s time to bring out your winter wardrobe! If your winter looks are starting to feel a bit outdated, Freshfields Village is here to help. With a wide selection of unique retail shops. So stop by The Village this month to perfect your winter wardrobe.

To help make sure you’re up to date on the latest and greatest styles, use our Winter Fashion Trends Guide below! Happy shopping!

The Trend: Layered Bangles

Too many bangles? Never heard of her. This season is all about piling on the jewelry! Silver and gold bangles compliment every outfit, so stock up this season. Head to Luminary to shop for their latest accessories.

The Trend: Neutral Accessories

Neutrals never go out of style! Beige, gold, brown, and black are all the rave this season. So it’s time to liven up every outfit with the perfect bag, shoe, or hat. Shop these trendy must-haves at SHOWROOM Kiawah.


The Trend: Floral Pattern

Just because it’s winter does not mean you can’t enjoy some floral print! This winter is seeing a love of floral and fun patterns. Perfect for sprucing up any and all looks! Shop beautiful designs like these at Johnny Was.

The Trend: Clean Skincare

The winter season can be hard on our skin, so investing in some amazing skincare is essential. Be sure to treat your face with the very best clean and non-toxic cleansers, hydrates, and more. Shop a wide variety of clean and safe products at Bluemercury. Your skin will thank you this winter!

The Trend: Down Jacket

The ultimate lightweight and trendy addition to any outfit this season! Don’t hide your look under some stuffy and boring coat; let your outfit shine with an adorable down jacket! Head to J.McLaughlin for this must-have, fan-favorite jacket in a variety of colors!

There’s no shortage of places to shop for your winter trend-inspired wardrobe here in the Village. Don’t forget to share your fun by tagging us on social media!

Freshfields Village 2022 Holiday Gift Guide: Here for all of Your Holiday Shopping Needs!

1 December 2022

This season, make your shopping a breeze at Freshfields Village! With our variety of stores, you’re guaranteed to find the perfect gift for everyone. Charleston’s most unique shopping experience will meet all your eat, shop, play, + stay needs this holiday season!

From luxurious gifts to chic, budget-friendly finds, use our holiday gift guide to check off every special person on your list.

Enjoy a Holiday Weekend at Freshfields Village

1 November 2022

Join us at Freshfields Village this month to enjoy the Thanksgiving weekend and the start of the holiday season with friends and family!

Whether celebrating the holiday or just relaxing on vacation, Freshfields Village is a great place to spend a long weekend! Plan your next visit to the Village with our curated list of 10 must-do activities to celebrate.

  1. Kick the Thanksgiving Weekend off with Jolly Old Saint Nick! Santa will be visiting The Village from Friday, November 25 – Sunday, November 27. Be sure to snap some complimentary photos at Santa’s Surf Shack on the Village Green!
  2. After all that Thanksgiving cooking, treat yourself and your family to a delicious takeaway meal from Café Eugenia. It’s sure to be a whole lot of YUM!
  3. Get ahead on your holiday shopping at our fabulous retail shops, including SHOWROOM Kiawah, Johnny Was, Luminary, Spartina 449, and much more!
  4. Stock up on the necessary spirits and wine at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen for the coming holiday season.
  5. Reawaken your inner interior decorator this holiday season with the latest home trends from Aubergine Home Collection.
  6. Don’t forget your furry friend this holiday! Snag them the most paw-fect gift, bone, or treat in town at Dolittle’s.
  7. Spend the weekend taking in the sights and sounds of the holiday with our Holiday Weekend Entertainment! For a full schedule of performers, click here.
  8. Find the perfect gift for the little fashionista in your life with the help of The Beaufort Bonnet Company.
  9. Work off the Thanksgiving turkey with some adventure! Spend the weekend taking in the island’s beauty or even get a glimpse of local wildlife from a bike, kayak, or paddleboard—rentals available from SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters.
  10. Be sure to join us for our upcoming holiday events from Thanksgiving Weekend until Christmas! We can’t wait to welcome you this holiday season!

We’re so excited to welcome you to the Village this season! Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!


‘Tis The Season of Freshfields Village Events

1 November 2022

Freshfields Village is excited to welcome another holiday season full of cheer! Our upcoming events are guaranteed to get you into the holiday spirit (and ahead on holiday shopping). Keep reading for a complete list of ways to enjoy the holiday season at the Village.

We can’t wait for you to join us all season long! Check out our full calendar of events for any new updates.

Santa Visits the Village

Kick off the festive season on Friday, November 25, as we welcome Santa to the Village Green! Jolly Old Saint Nick will be available for complimentary photos in Santa’s Surf Shack on the Village Green on Friday, November 25, Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27. So bring your camera or phone, as families will be able to capture their special moment this year. Find all details here.

Letters for Santa

As Santa arrives on Friday, November 25, Freshfields Village invites guests to drop Letters for Santa in our special mailbox this holiday season. The mailbox will be located near the Christmas Trees on the Village Green, and the letters will be delivered directly to Santa via his elves. Be sure to get your letters in by December 19! Click here to learn more.

Holiday Weekend Entertainment

Help us welcome Santa to the Village on Friday, November 25, Saturday, November 26, and Sunday, November 27, with some holiday weekend entertainment! For a full schedule of entertainment, click here.

Strolling Holiday Performers

Enjoy live music and strolling carolers each Saturday & Sunday ahead of Christmas starting on Saturday, December 4! For a full schedule of performers, click here and don’t forget to sing along!

Cars & Coffee

Join us on Saturday, November 19 and December 17, from 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. for our monthly Cars & Coffee. Arrive in your favorite ride or stop by the Village Green to browse unique, antique, and cool cars at our monthly Cars & Coffee! The best part? You can take in all of the beautiful holiday decorations at The Village. Learn all about this event here.

Sidewalk Saturday

It’s the perfect time of year to stroll through the Village! So join us on Saturday, November 19 and December 17, for Sidewalk Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. The event will feature sidewalk sales, new merchandise, gifts with purchase, in-store events, and more. Learn more here.

You’ll surely catch some holiday cheer with these Freshfields Village events. Don’t forget to share your fun by tagging us on social media!

Freshfields Village for the Locals

1 October 2022

The best vacations can sometimes be the ones you take at home. So with cool temps rolling into the Lowcountry, it’s time to enjoy the beautiful sights we have right here at home! There’s so much Kiawah Island has to offer, and an easy and breezy staycation is the perfect way to enjoy it.

Check out our carefully crafted itinerary with all of our favorite must-do’s whether you’re a visitor or a local!


There is no shortage of beautiful places to stay on Kiawah Island. Located only minutes from Freshfields Village, these options will surely leave you feeling well rested and renewed.

Andell Inn

Steps away from the shops and restaurants at Freshfields Village, the Andell Inn has all the southern charm with modern amenities. The boutique hotel offers guest rooms and suites with stunning views, beach access, and a saltwater pool. This hotel has everything you could ask for and more!

The Sanctuary

The Sanctuary is a stunning luxury oceanfront hotel located at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort. It is also conveniently located just 21 miles from Charleston and delivers Forbes Five-Star service and unequaled accommodations. A perfect option for the entire family!

Pam Harrington Exclusives

Pam Harrington Exclusives is the way to go if you’re looking for a rental. They offer luxury Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island rentals, including luxury homes, villas, and condos. No matter what you are looking for, Pam Harrington Exclusives has a rental that will make your vacation one to remember!


Kiawah Island has more to offer than just beautiful beaches! Here are some of our favorite activities that will get you acquainted with the island like a pro.

Picnic at Angel Oak Tree

The Angel Oak Tree is considered one of the country’s oldest living things and has become the quintessential Charleston, SC symbol and an absolute must-see when visiting Kiawah Island. Grab lunch to-go from one of our delicious spots in the Village, including Café Eugenia or The Co-Op, and enjoy a beautiful picnic under the Angel Oak Tree.

Kiawah Beachwalker Park

This ten-mile stretch of coast is perfect for taking in some beautiful ocean views. Beachwalker Park is an excellent alternative to some of the more crowded beaches. The park is also just a short bike ride from the Village! Rent a bike at SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters and head towards Kiawah Island.

The Goatery at Kiawah River

The Goatery at Kiawah River is an artisan dairy specializing in the best Grade A milk and cheeses. Book an appointment for any of their exciting activities, including goat yoga or a private farm tour. Then hop back to Freshfields Village for some shopping fall shopping at Luminary, SHOWROOM Kiawah, Johnny Was, and more!


It’s time to get moving and take in the stunning sights on Kiawah Island! These adventurous activities will give you the excitement and rush we all look for while on a staycation!

Kayaking Through the Lowcountry Marshlands

Rent kayaks at Seacoast Sports and Outfitters and explore the infamous Lowcountry marshlands. Explore the different waterways and see marine wildlife up close. Then, head back to The Village to enjoy some tacos and tequila at Cantina 76!

Golf at One of the Five Golf Courses

Kiawah Island offers public access to five top-rated golf courses. These include the Ocean Course, Cougar Point, Osprey Point, Turtle Point, and Oak Point. So hit the greens for the day, and then be sure to enjoy a delicious meal at La Tela Pizzeria, Hege’s, or King Street Grille in the Village afterward!

Horseback Riding on Seabrook Island

Seabrook Island Equestrian is a full-service Equestrian Center that offers beach horseback riding. Activities include guided trail rides, pony rides, and riding lessons. These options are open for riders of all skill levels! Be sure to satisfy your appetite with a meal at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen or Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill!


Who else is ready to explore Freshfields Village as a local? Don’t forget to share your fun by tagging us on social media!

Freshfields Village Celebrates Furry Friends With Dogtoberfest

1 October 2022

Freshfields Village is paws-itively thrilled to announce its annual Dogtoberfest on Saturday, October 22, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. to benefit pet rescue organizations in the Lowcountry!

The festival will feature an adoptable meet-and-greet with local rescue groups, pet vendors, and an adorable pet costume contest. There will also be music and entertainment throughout the day!

Guests are encouraged to bring their dogs out to enjoy the festivities and enter the pet costume contest for an exciting prize. Contest begins at 4pm. In addition, on-site vendors will provide food and beverages for purchase during the event.

Dogtoberfest’s proceeds will go to participating pet rescue organizations: Charleston Animal Society, Dorchester Paws, Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary, Southern Tails for Precious Paws, LowCountry Lab Rescues and Grateful Goldens Rescue.

For more information about the festival, please visit the event page.

To get you excited, here are some of our favorite photos the pup-arrazi captured in years past!

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Fall Into Freshfields Village With Some Shopping, Sipping, and Socializing

26 August 2022

There’s no better way to spend the cooler fall days than to visit Freshfields Village for some shopping, sipping, and socializing, which is why we have crafted a fun and easy list of ten ways to get out and “fall” into Freshfields Village!

So, grab your loved one, best friends or just yourself and head to the Village for a day of fun!

  1. Head on over to Palmetto Scent Studios to both shop and socialize! Choose between pouring your custom candle or shopping for one of their pre-made gourmet soy wax candles. Either way, it’s a perfect place to gather with family or friends and get that perfect fall scent!
  2. Running low on spirits after the summer? Visit Kiawah Spirits to choose from over 60 local spirits, 110 small batch bourbons and ryes, and 100 single malt scotches. You’ll be sure to be leaving in high spirits after!
  3. Work off those summer barbecues and look good doing it! Visit lululemon at their new location in the Village to shop the latest adorable athleisure styles.
  4. Time to get your fall wardrobe ready with some stunning accessories! Browse all of the beautiful one-of-a-kind pieces at Peyton William Jewelry and treat yourself to a custom-made piece perfect for any occasion!
  5. Looking for something for everyone? Stop into Vincent’s Drugstore and Soda Fountain. The drugstore offers complete prescription services alongside a soda fountain that features all the classics, from root beer floats and malts to banana splits and sundaes!
  6. Visit SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters to rent a bike or kayak. Explore the many beautiful sights around Kiawah Island now that the busy summer season is calming down!
  7. Reserve a stay at the Andell Inn and enjoy their many amenities, including hot breakfast buffets and a 24-hour fitness center!
  8. It’s wine o’clock! Stop into FortyEight Wine Bar & Kitchen to try 48 exceptional wines by the glass daily, 840 hand-selected wines by the bottle daily, 48 local and regional craft beers, a full cocktail bar, and a delicious menu. Also, every Tuesday from 5 pm – 8 pm this fall, join them on their patio for live music featuring popular local artists! Learn more here.
  9. Stock up on the finest logo apparel for Kiawah and Seabrook at Islands Mercantile. Their laid-back environment and comfy apparel will prepare you for the fall season ahead!
  10. Check out our upcoming calendar of events to stay up to date on everything happening in the Village this season!

Spend a jam-packed day sipping, shopping, and socializing at the Village, and don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media.



Freshfields Village’s Fall Fashion Trends Guide

26 August 2022

It’s time to say goodbye to the dog days of summer and hello to fall! The changing seasons are the perfect excuse to do some shopping at The Village. With a wide selection of old and new retail shops, we have something for everyone. So stop by The Village this month to work on that perfect fall wardrobe.

To help make sure you’re up to date on the latest and greatest styles, use our Fall Fashion Trends Guide below! Happy shopping!

The Trend: Button-Down Shirts

Comfort is a trend we can all get behind! So we are thrilled that this fall is all about the cotton long-sleeve button-down shirts. Both practical and easy, this is a great way to look and feel your best all season long! Head to Faherty to shop their adorable cotton button-downs just in time for fall!

The Trend: The Fashion Shoe

It’s time for the accessories to become the centerpiece of our outfits! This season, fun, colorful shoes and boots are all the rave. It’s time to liven up every outfit with the perfect shoe. Shop these trendy shoes and more at SHOWROOM Kiawah.

The Trend: Whimsical Jewelry

You can never have too many necklaces, right? This fall is seeing a comeback of simple and whimsical jewelry. Perfect for stacking and mixing with every outfit! Shop beautiful gold and silver pieces like these at Spartina 449.

The Trend: Eye-Catching Patterns

Patterns are dominating the scene in the fall of 2022! Spruce up your wardrobe with eye-catching patterns, from flourishing florals to geometric patterns, and you’ll be sure to steal the show. Shop beautiful patterns like this one at Johnny Was.

The Trend: Neutral Palette

It is only fitting for this fall season to love a natural palette! You can’t go wrong with off-whites, deep browns, or burnt caramels in the fall of 2022. So head to Luminary in the Village to enhance your wardrobe with some neutral colors!

There’s no shortage of places to shop for your fall trend-inspired wardrobe here in the Village. Don’t forget to share your fun by tagging us on social media!

Must-Do Freshfields’ Favs This Season

1 August 2022

With the fall quickly approaching, it’s time to make the most of the long summer days and warm nights! We’ve rounded up a complete list of some of our Freshfield’s Favs so you can spend less time planning and more time enjoying the last of the summer.

Whether you’re a local looking for a fun day out or a visitor coming to explore the island, this summer checklist is guaranteed to allow you to squeeze every last bit of fun out of the summer. Be sure to also check out our full calendar of events!

  1. Book an end-of-summer stay at the Andell Inn and unwind before the fall season begins!
  2. Take in the beauty of Kiawah Island by bike, kayak or paddleboard (rentals available from SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters) – maybe you’ll get lucky and get a glimpse of our local wildlife.
  3. Refresh your skincare and make-up routine with a stop at Bluemercury.
  4. Cool off from the late summer heat with a cold scoop of ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s (don’t forget to try their delicious waffle cones).
  5. Shop the latest looks for Back to School at Faherty, Johnny Was, Luminary, Showroom, and more!
  6. Don’t forget the most important meal of the day (breakfast!) from Java Java, while visiting our monthly Cars & Coffee event on Saturday, August 20, from 9:00 -11:00 am!
  7. Pick up a new bathing suit to enjoy the last summer month in Las Olas–both women’s and men’s available!
  8. Stroll into Kiawah Nail Studio and select your perfect summer color!
  9. Shop stunning summer accessories to dazzle in at Spartina 449!
  10. Head to the Village each Monday this August to experience the best local farmers at the last of our summer Farmers Markets!
  11. Stop by The Beaufort Bonnet Company for all the cutest and trendiest baby and child apparel.
  12. Sip your way through a fun and fascinating spirit tasting at Kiawah Spirits every Saturday from 3:00 – 7:00 pm.
  13. Find the perfect summer scent to fill your home with this season at Palmetto Scent Studio.
  14. Dance the night away at our weekly Music on the Green every Friday, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm!
  15. Catch a summer sunset on our lakeside deck.

Enjoy the last big of summer at Freshfields Village. Don’t forget to share your fun by tagging us on social media!

Close Out the Summer Season with Delicious Freshfields Village Eats

1 August 2022

There’s no better way to close out the summer season than enjoying some delicious meals at Freshfields Village. This summer, we welcomed some new additions at The Village, and we can’t wait for you to try them all. Keep reading for a complete list of our old and new foodie favorites!

We can’t wait for you to join us as we close the summer season! Be sure to also check out our full calendar of events for our remaining summer events happening this month.

Café Eugenia

A café and gourmet market named after Kiawah Island’s historic avenue uses locally sourced ingredients to offer an ever-changing assortment of salads, sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie boards, takeaway meals, drinks and more. This is the perfect spot for a light and fresh summer lunch! Learn more!

Cantina 76

Nothing says summer like tacos and tequila! Cantina 76 specializes in creative, award-winning à la carte tacos and signature margaritas in a casual, high-energy atmosphere. Guest-favorite items include the self-titled Cantina Margarita and the Peruvian shrimp taco. Talk about yum! Learn more!

FortyEight – Wine Bar and Kitchen

It’s wine o’clock somewhere! FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen features 48 exceptional wines by the glass every day, 840 hand selected wines by the bottle every day, 48 local and regional craft beers, a full cocktail bar, and delicious menu. There’s something for everyone! Learn more!

Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill

You can never get enough sushi! Fuji Sushi Bar & Grill offers authentic Japanese cuisine, signature sushi rolls, traditional hibachi entrees and creative Asian fusion dishes. The full bar offers an extensive selection of wine, beer, sake and house-made cocktails. They also offer weekly specials and a DAILY happy hour! Learn more!


For our Parisian lovers, Hege’s is a must! Offering classic French cuisine in a casual, inviting atmosphere, Hege’s menu features fresh, seasonal products prepared in light, natural sauces. You’re sure to feel like you’ve been transported to Paris! Learn more!

King Street Grille

Great Food. Great Beer. Great Atmosphere. Do we need to say more? Far from the usual sports bar, King Street Grille offers a diverse menu and wide beer selection, with TVs everywhere. Talk about a win-win! Learn more!

La Tela Pizzeria

That’s Amore! La Tela Pizzeria is a locally owned and operated Neapolitan-style pizzeria with a casual and family-friendly atmosphere. The open kitchen features a wood-fired oven and a pasta machine from Italy. All pasta, pizza dough, bread and mozzarella are made in-house. This is a MUST try! Learn more!

The Co-Op

An experience. A lifestyle. The Co-Op is a grab-and-go beach bodega serving breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, coffee, and of course, the famous house-made frosé. You certainly won’t be left disappointed! Learn more!

Enjoy the last of summer with these delicious Freshfields Village eats! Don’t forget to share your fun by tagging us on social media!

Make the Most out of Summer With Freshfields Village Events

5 July 2022

Freshfields Village is so excited to welcome another summer season full of exciting events! We are bringing back our weekly series: beloved music performances and a farmers market all July and August. Keep reading for a complete list of ways to enjoy the long summer days and warm summer nights!

We can’t wait for you to join us all summer long! Check out our full calendar of events for any new updates.

Music on the Green

Back by popular demand! Happening every Friday in July and August from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. The free, family-friendly concerts feature regional bands, including Carolina Beach music, Motown, Top 40, Country, and more! Guests are encouraged to bring blankets and chairs. Click here for a full list of bands for the 2022 season. See why this event is the locals’ favorite!

Freshfields Village Farmers Market

Stock up on the freshest produce this summer at our Farmers Market. Happening every Monday in July and August from 3:00 – 7:00 pm. Pick from organic produce, local food products, and Lowcountry crafts all summer long. Find a full list of vendors for the 2022 season here. Enjoy a day at The Village and help us support our local vendors!

Cars & Coffee

Get your cars and coffee fix this summer at our monthly Cars & Coffee event! Taking place on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Arrive in your favorite ride or stop by the Village Green to browse unique, antique, and other cool cars at our monthly Cars & Coffee! Coffee and breakfast will be available for purchase at Java Java. Learn more about this exciting event here and vroom vroom down to The Village this month!

Spirit Tasting

It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! Head to Kiawah Spirits to enjoy their Spirit Tasting every Saturday from 3:00 – 7:00 pm.  Enjoy sampling up to four different spirits hand-selected by the experts at Kiawah Spirits. Each guest must be 21 or older to participate. Learn more here, and be sure to sip your way through this exciting event this season!

You’ll be sure to have a blast all summer long with these Freshfields Village events. Don’t forget to share your fun by tagging us on social media!

Freshfields Village Summer Trend Guide

29 June 2022

The summer season is finally here, and we couldn’t be more excited! To ensure your summer wardrobe is up-to-date, we have made a list of the five latest and greatest trends to get your closet summer ready. All you have to do is head to the Village this month with friends or family and get shopping!

We can’t wait to welcome you this month!

The Trend: Colorful Earrings

Add a dose of color to your day-to-day with bright and bold earrings! This season is all about maximizing that pop of color so just remember, the brighter, the better. Head over to Vineyard Vines to shop for the latest summer earrings!

The Trend: Practical Beach Bags

It’s all fun in the sun until you come home with a bag of sand! This season, durable, washable, practical beach bags are all the rave. Not only are these bags stylish, but they are also functional for a full day on the boat or the beach. Shop these bags and more at Southern Tide.

The Trend: Hats, Hats…and more Hats!

You can never have too many hats, right? This summer is all about the straw hat. Designed to keep you looking your best while keeping you cool all season long! Shop straw hats at Showroom Kiawah.

The Trend: Statement Sunglasses

From oval to square and colored to mirrored, statement sunglasses are in for the season! With such an easy and practical way to spruce up any summer outfit, we can definitely get on board with this trend. Shop the latest styles of sunglasses at Faherty.

The Trend: Ruffles

Ruffles are dominating the scene this season! Whether a ruffle dress, shirt, or top, you certainly can’t go wrong with ruffles in the summer of 2022. So head to Holly & Brooks to enhance your wardrobe with some incredible pieces!

There’s no shortage of places to shop for your summer trend-inspired wardrobe here in the Village. Don’t forget to share your fun by tagging us on social media!



What’s New at Freshfields Village

31 May 2022

We have some new faces at Freshfields Village! Over the past few months, we have welcomed new shops, restaurants, and services to the Village. Continue reading to learn more about all the exciting additions, and we hope you can stop by and personally welcome each one to Freshfields Village this summer. For a complete directory of the Village, please visit our website.

Café Eugenia

This cafe and gourmet market was named after Kiawah Island’s historic avenue. They use locally sourced ingredients to offer an assortment of salads, sandwiches, cheese and charcuterie boards, takeaway meals, drinks, and more! Learn more here.

Imagine Home

Imagine Home has changed the home interiors market by developing a collection that directly supports communities worldwide. With carefully selected designs that spotlight traditional craftsmanship, creative collaboration, and the use of organic materials, Imagine Home has evolved into a complete luxury lifestyle brand focused on using sustainable resources and ethical manufacturing processes. Learn more here.

Johnny Was 

Johnny Was takes inspiration from its California roots and embodies the true bohemian style with timeless technique and modern artistry. Designed for the woman looking to showcase her personal style! Learn more here.


Luminary, founded in Rosemary Beach, captures a timeless traveler whose fashion harmonizes comfort and sophistication. Luminary speaks to those who possess effortless elegance and appreciate understated luxury. Its curated collections seek to fuse travel, discovery, and diverse cultures. Learn more here.

Salt Marsh Animal Hospital

Salt Marsh Animal Hospital is a small animal veterinary hospital serving the residents and vacationers of the sea islands. The clinic offers preventive care, dental care, surgical services, sick care, ultrasound, x-rays, labs, and parasite control. Learn more and schedule an appointment here.

Spartina 449

Love of the Lowcountry has been at the heart of every design at Spartina 449. Offering fresh-feeling styles that pay homage to the palmettos that sway in the island breeze, colorful patterns, and distinct textures reminiscent of the natural beauty of Daufuskie Island. Discover locally designed clothing, handbags, accessories, jewelry, beach, and resort items. Learn more here.

The Beaufort Bonnet Company

The Beaufort Bonnet Company creates upscale items for babies and children born with a refined sense of style. The Beaufort Bonnet Company encourages families to embrace childhood and strives to help make memories sweeter. The Beaufort Bonnet Company’s line has expanded to include a range of baby and children’s apparel and giftables. Learn more here

The Co-Op

Founded on Sullivan’s Island, The Co-Op is a grab-and-go beach bodega serving breakfast, gourmet sandwiches, coffee, and the famous house-made frosé. The Co-Op is an experience. It’s a lifestyle. Learn more here.

We’re so excited to welcome you to the Village this summer! Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

Dance into May with Freshfields Village Music

26 April 2022

It’s time to put on your dancing shoes! Freshfields Village is hosting a whole lot of fun and exciting events all month long for the music lover in everyone. Keep reading for more details on our May events, and check our monthly calendar for any updates. We can’t wait to dance our way into May with all of you at The Village!

Shag Night on the Dock

Did you make it to a Shag Night on the Dock last month? If not, it’s not too late! Join us and Doin’ the Charleston for our Spring Shag Night each Tuesday evening in May from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Open to all ages and experience levels, this music-filled night is perfect for everyone! Read more about this event here.

Memorial Day Weekend Music on the Green

If you’re looking for the perfect Memorial Day Weekend plans! Join us for a special two-night Music on the Green Concert Series featuring Diverse Groove and Dave & the Sol Beats! On Friday, May 27, and Saturday, May 28, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, head to the Village Green at Freshfields Village for a complimentary outdoor concert. Come dance the long weekend away with us! Read more about this concert series here.

COMING THIS SUMMER: Music on the Green

Mark your calendar this summer! Freshfields Village will be hosting Music on the Green every Friday in June, July, and August from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. The free, family-friendly concerts feature a variety of music from regional bands, including Carolina Beach music, Motown, Top 40, Country, and more! Check back here for the upcoming 2022 music schedule.

If music isn’t your thing, we also have some exciting alternative event ideas happening at The Village this May!

Cars & Coffee

Stop by the Village Green to browse unique, antique, and other cool cars at our monthly Cars & Coffee! Coffee and breakfast will be available for purchase at Java Java. This event will take place Saturday, May 21st, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Read more about this event here.

Sidewalk Saturday

Join us for the last Sidewalk Saturday of the season on Saturday, May 21st, from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm. The event will feature sidewalk sales, new merchandise, gifts with purchase, in-store events, and more. So stroll through the Village to enjoy the fresh air and much-needed retail therapy one last time this season! Read more about this event here.

We’re so excited to dance into May with you at Freshfields Village! Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

Spoil Mom on Mother’s Day with Freshfields’ Ultimate Gift Guide

20 April 2022

Mother’s Day is just around the corner, and here at Freshfields Village, we believe in celebrating mothers all month long! So we have carefully crafted the perfect gift guide for mom this May. 

Whether you saved your Mother’s Day shopping until the last minute or want to spoil her all month long, here is a list of the perfect gifts and where to shop at the Village to make your mom feel special and adored this holiday. Be sure to also celebrate Mother’s Day with a trip to Freshfields Village and a champagne toast to this month!


SHOWROOM Kiawah has made your Mother’s Day gift-giving a lot easier with their special Mother’s Day gift guide featuring all of the latest and greatest jewelry, bags, accessories, and more. View the complete guide here!

TINA Stephens

TINA Stephens’ best-selling, fan-favorite Cashmere Ruana is the epitome of timeless chic. This Ruana is available in many colors and can be worn multiple ways (as a topper, wrap, poncho, or scarf), offering supreme versatility. The perfect gift for any mom!

Cashmere Ruana in Seafoam – $150


Who doesn’t love flattering? This bestselling Gemina Dress is back for the season just in time for Mother’s Day. Soft and lightweight, it features feminine pintucks at the neck and shoulders and is the perfect day dress for warm-weather adventures for mom.

Gemina Dress – $168

The Beaufort Bonnet Company

The Ready or Not Robe will make any morning brighter! This robe is made with 100% Peruvian Pima Cotton and is sure to be a favorite of moms!

Ready Or Not Robe – $90

SeaCoast Sports and Outfitters

Spoil mom with a comfortable and fashionable pair of Cheetah Smith sunglasses. Whether she is at the beach or shopping around, you will have her eyes protected!

Smith Sunglasses – $139

Southern Tide

We can agree that mom deserves the best of everything! Why not give her something that she can use for everything, like the Versa Tote Carrie All Bag? The bag’s great for the beach or whatever mom’s busy life throws at her!

Versa Tote Carrie All Bag – $72 

Holly & Brooks

Every mom loves accessories! Shop adorable jewelry, handbags, scarfs, shoes and more at Holly & Brooks. 

enewton Classic Grateful Pattern Bead Bracelet – $68

Islands Mercantile

Every mom deserves extra comfort in her busy life! Treat mom to these adorable and ridiculously comfortable essentials this Mother’s Day; she won’t want to wear anything else!

Cuddle Blend Tank – $24.95 & Shorts – $24.95

 Coastal Footwear

Is mom ready for flip-flop season yet? Take advantage of the holiday to gift her a pair of Olukai sandals that she will absolutely love! Pick her favorite color, and you will certainly be HER favorite.

Olukai Sandals – $75

FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen

Treat mom to a special Mother’s Day Buffet Brunch at FortyEight – Wine Bar & Kitchen! Moms will be welcomed with a complimentary Bloody Mary or Mimosa upon arrival. Make your reservations today! 

Kiawah Spirits

Get mom a gift you know she’ll love! This extraordinary vodka is made from the best ingredients from France, soft winter wheat, and Gensac spring water, and is perfect for a Mother’s Day cocktail!

Grey Goose Vodka – $34.98 (750 ml)

We’re so excited to celebrate all the moms this May! Don’t forget to share your fun with us by tagging us on social media!

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