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First Day Festival
About the First Day Festival
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Every August, Charleston welcomes thousands of students and their families to the First Day Festival.  At the Festival, students and their families receive school supplies, discover student support services, learn about healthy snacks, and enjoy Festival entertainment such as Aquarium tours and boat rides at no cost to attendees.  The Festival is made possible through contributions from individuals and businesses alike.  The First Day Festival is a wonderful way to unite the community around an important cause.    

This year over 8,000 children and families came to Liberty Square, the SC Aquarium, and Charleston Maritime Center for a day of celebration.  We hope you had a FANTASTIC day and that you all have a GREAT school year!

2016 Honor Roll
The First Day Festival is the result of tremendous community partnerships, and we greatly appreciate all the businesses and individuals who have already signed on the be a 2016 Honor Roll Partner, providing financial and in-kind support, and special thanks to our School Supply Drive Partners. 

Thank you to the following Honor Roll Partners!
  • Aerotek
  • Alsco
  • Arthur J. Gallagher & Co.
  • Bagel Nation
  • Belimed
  • Birch’s Heating and Air Inc. 
  • BlueCross BlueShield
  • Boeing
  • Boomtown
  • Carolina Produce
  • Charleston Sparks Dance Team
  • Charleston County Environmental 
  • Management
  • Charleston County Government
  • Charleston County School District
  • CCSD– Food and Nutrition Services
  • Charleston Farmer’s Market
  • Charleston Harbor Tours
  • Charleston Water System 
  • Charleston Fun Park
  • Charleston Police Department 
  • Charleston Fire Department
  • Charleston Gaillard Center
  • City of Charleston– Parks Department
  • City of Charleston– Charleston Maritime Center
  • City of Charleston– Recreation
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Co. Consolidated
  • Cole Parmer
  • CofC-Office of Community Relations
  • Dominos
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Durham Bus Services
  • Five Loaves Café
  • Hawkes Learning Systems
  • Historic Charleston Foundation
  • Hubner Manufacturing Corporation
  • Honeywell
  • Intertech
  • iQor 
  • Jimmy Johns
  • Keep Charleston Beautiful 
  • Kickin Chicken 
  • Limehouse Produce Company
  • Lowcountry Food Bank
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • McDonalds 
  • Mid-America Overseas, Inc.
  • Mitchell Hill
  • Modus21 LLC
  • Mount Pleasant Memorial Gardens
  • Mother Emmanuel