Events

Mark Your Calendar

With such a lively artistic culture, a growing restaurant scene, and plenty of locals that know how to have a good time, Charleston always has something fun going on. Allow us to help you plan your upcoming Southern getaway with our selection of top annual events.

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Spring

Charleston Wine & Food Festival

Taste the many flavors of Charleston at our Food & Wine Festival, uniting foodies from local farmers to James Beard Award-winning chefs.

Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens

Tour Charleston’s most historic private homes and awe-inspiring gardens during the Historic Charleston Foundation’s renowned month-long festival.

Spoleto Festival USA

Enjoy over 120 eclectic performances by popular artists as well as up-and-coming musicians, dancers, and more.

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Summer

Charleston Carifest

Celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month each June at this lively Caribbean carnival and parade.

Patriots Point 4th of July Fireworks

Experience Charleston’s biggest and best fireworks display as well as a shore side party with live beach music.

Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival

Make crafts, listen to traditional music, and experience incredible storytelling presentations by native Gullah/Geechee artists.

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Fall

Preservation Society House Tours

Explore real, historic homes of Charleston in October, when the Preservation Society hosts its beloved fall tours.

MOJA Arts Festival

Learn, play, dance, and sing along at this ten-day fall festival showcasing African music and Caribbean culture.

Charleston International Film Festival

Mingle with filmmakers, actors, and other cinephiles at this premier showcase for all aspects of filmmaking.

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Winter

Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner

Take part in our most cherished holiday tradition, featuring a series of festive nights with horse-drawn carriage rides between venues.

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Shuck, roast, eat and honor the oyster at the largest oyster festival in the world, named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast.”

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Gather with fellow nature enthusiasts for conservation education, sporting demos, and more at this three-day expo.

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