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
14-16
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
2/14/2020 - 2/16/2020
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
4-8
Charleston Wine + Food Festival
3/4/2020 - 3/8/2020
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
April
4
Cooper River Bridge Run
4/4/2020
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
4-12
Volvo Car Open Tennis Tournament
4/4/2020 - 4/12/2020
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
April
29
to
May
3
North Charleston Arts Festival
4/29/2020 - 5/3/2020
Nine days of performances, exhibitions, and activities geared for family fun culminate with an outdoor concert and fireworks display over the Cooper River.
northcharlestonartsfest.com
May
22
to
June
7
Spoleto Festival USA
5/22/2020 - 6/7/2020
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
May
22
to
June
7
Piccolo Spoleto
5/22/2020 - 6/7/2020
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
7/4/2020
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
Sept
2020
MOJA Arts Festival
9/2020
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
November
2020
Holiday Festival of Lights
11/2019 - 1/1/2021
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