CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Despite the scorching conditions, thousands opted for King Street instead of the beach on the second Sunday of the month.
It's been almost two years since 2nd Sunday became a staple in downtown Charleston. King Street is shut down and instead of car traffic there's foot traffic. This Sunday was no different.
"They could be at the beach or they could be at home in the air conditioning. Instead they're coming down here to enjoy King Street," said event coordinator Susan Lucas. "You know people love this event so much they come no matter what."
On a day when the temperature felt like it never dropped below 90 degrees, crowds of people paraded up and down King.
Lucas says the original goal of 2nd Sunday was to boost local businesses along the street. Now she says it's becoming a community gathering spot.
Kyle Barnette agrees with Lucas.
"It's just a nice community kind of feel. You can't walk down King Street in the middle of the day everyday, so it's kind of nice," said Barnette.