Events to Make Your Charleston Visit Even More Special

While a visit to Charleston is always special, our many festivals and annual events can provide extra sizzle to your program. The following events are only a select list of some of the events held every year in Charleston.

February
17-19
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
2/17/2017 - 2/19/2017
From noted conservationists to champion pedigree dogs, this three-day celebration of the sporting lifestyle features wildlife art, high-energy animal demonstrations, wild game culinary events and more.
sewe.com
March
1-5
Charleston Wine + Food Festival
3/1/2017 - 3/5/2017
Already an alluring culinary destination, Charleston becomes an epicureal wonderland during this convivial gathering of celebrated chefs, winemakers, artisanal food entrepreneurs, authors, historians and personalities.
charlestonwineandfood.com
March
14-18
Charleston Fashion Week
3/14/2017 - 3/18/2017
High-energy runway shows, roving photographers, up-and-coming designers and a see-and-be-seen crow eventd converge for five nights of apparel and attitude under the tent in Marion Square.
charlestonfashionweek.com
April
1
Cooper River Bridge Run
4/1/2017
From professional athletes to goofballs dressed in gorilla costumes, people of all ages and fitness levels participate in this run/walk, which is one of the world’s largest 10,000 meter runs.
bridgerun.com
April
1-9
Volvo Car Open Tennis Tournament
4/1/2017 - 4/9/2017
The world’s top seeded female tennis players compete for the sport’s largest purse at the state-of-the-art facility located on picturesque Daniel Island.
volvocaropen.com
May
5-13
North Charleston Arts Festival
5/5/2017 - 5/13/2017
Nine days of performances, exhibitions, and activities geared for family fun culminate with an outdoor concert and fireworks display over the Cooper River.
northcharleston.org
May
26
to
June
11
Spoleto Festival USA
5/26/2017 - 6/11/2017
Since its inception in 1977, this acclaimed arts festival has illuminated traditional and unexpected venues, such as the College of Charleston’s Cistern Yard, with performances by talented artists from around the world.
spoletousa.org
Spring
2017
Piccolo Spoleto
Spring 2017
Produced by the City of Charleston’s Office of Cultural Affairs, this companion festival offers hundreds of family-friendly and moderately priced events during the same time as Spoleto Festival USA.com
piccolospoleto.com
July
4
Patriot Point 4th of July Blast
7/4/2017
The U.S.S. Yorktown, home of the Congressional Medal of Honor, is a fitting host for this patriotic celebration that includes live music and a professional fireworks show.
patriotspoint.org
September
2017
MOJA Arts Festival
9/2017
The streets sway with the captivating rhythm of African music, while the smell of Caribbean cuisine permeates the air during this 10-day celebration of Gullah culture named for the Swahili word meaning “one.”
mojafestival.com
September
2017
Taste of Charleston Festival
9/2017
This eating extravaganza lures thousands to Boone Hall Plantation for what the Southeast Tourism Society hails as one of the “top 20 events in the Southeast.”
tasteofcharleston.com
November
11
to
January
1
Holiday Festival of Lights
11/11/2016- 1/1/2017
Twinkling lights line the three-mile drive that weaves through James Island County Park’s winter wonderland, where life-sized greeting cards, costumed elves and a carousel evoke the magic of the holiday season.
holidayfestivaloflights.com
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