Eat, shop and people watch during this month's Second Sunday on King Street

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Stroll Charleston's popular shopping district while it is closed to all vehicular traffic during this month's 2nd Sunday on King Street.

From 1 to 5 p.m. King Street will be closed off for the wildly popular and well attended event that highlights some of the area's best shopping, dining and people watching!

Look out for these special happenings during this month's Second Sunday:

Peter Kiral and Charleston Virtuosi will perform on Lower King Street. Guitarist Michael Lindsey will be at Market & King, and Nikolai Svishev will play at Rienert LePrince Gallery as impressionist Rick Reinert creates another plein air King Street scene right on the street.

The Charleston Preservation Society Book & Gift Shop features food this month, with Charleston's own Nathalie Dupree, author of Southern Biscuits, Charlotte Jenkins, Gullah Cuisine, and Patricia Branning, Shrimp, Collards & Grits. They will have biscuits baked onsite and other goodies created by these local chefs and authors.

Look for the debut of 2nd Sunday Merchandise, beautiful note cards, tote bags and other goodies that will support the Charleston Peninsula Preservation Trust, on the street this Sunday.

King Street's support of Darkness to Light's Prevent-a-thon continues this year as Jeffrey Kennedy brings his colorful ant structures to the street, symbols of determination and perseverence.

Even more on what's taking place during August's Second Sunday can be found at the event's official website; check it out.