First Day Festival

About the First Day Festival

Celebrate a New Beginning at the First Day Festival - Charleston, SC Bridge DrawingEvery 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 SC 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.

For more information on the Festival, contact Mindy Sturm at 843-965-4190.

School Supply Drive 

Please join us in collecting School Supplies for the event! We pack 4,000 bags of supplies and appreciate every donation!

More information to come in Summer 2019...