Charleston - Festivals And Events
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From culturally enriching performances at the nationally-known Spoleto Festival USA to experiencing Christmas in Charleston with the Holiday Walking Tour, year-round festivities are sure to keep you busy in Charleston. Why not spend an afternoon savoring delectable southern cuisine? However you decide to spend your days and nights, Charleston can keep your calendar full!

Charleston Calendar of Events 

FEBRUARY

Puttin' On The Ritz Dinner Theater - Starring Gracie & Lacy
2/5/2016
The amazingly talented sister act Gracie & Lacy will present a classy performance showcasing the music, glamour and pizzazz of the Swing Era!

The Realistic Joneses
2/5/2016
Meet Bob and Jennifer and their new neighbors, John and Pony, two suburban couples who have even more in common than their identical homes and their shared last names. As their relationships begin to irrevocably intertwine, the Joneses must decide between.

8th Annual Chase After A Cure Gala
2/6/2016
Chase After a Cure will host its eighth annual gala, raising money for childhood cancer research at Medical University of South Carolina Children's Hospital, with a theme of "Chasing Cures in a Garden of Possibilities."

Keeper's Choice Program at Charles Towne Landing
2/6/2016
A zookeeper's day is never the same - and neither is this program! Join a zooer at 2:00pm in the Animal Forest!

Distillery Art Show Featuring Local Artist, Ashley Edge
2/11/2016
Free art show at Charleston's first distillery featuring Ashley Edge, as part of Striped Pig Distillery's "Keep it Local" campaign to support local artists in the community.

Close Encounter of the Bird Kind Program at Charles Towne Landing
2/13/2016
So let's talk turkey - turkey vulture that is!

Cupid's Undie Run
2/13/2016
This Valentine's Day weekend, come put the hilarity in charity with hundreds of half-naked runners taking to the streets in celebration of their fundraising for the Children's Tumor Foundation.

Ovation Concert Series - From Paris, With Love
2/13/2016
The final Ovation concert of the season from Chamber Music of Charleston brings us to Paris for a romantic evening of chamber music for piano and strings.

2nd Sunday on King Street
2/14/2016
Come enjoy your Sunday afternoon shopping and socializing on King Street!

Be My Valentine Candle Class
2/14/2016
A twist on our classic Scented Candle class, participants will choose a fragrance from an especially romantic selection of our Library of 100 fragrances, pour two candles of your own, and enjoy specially selected wine and champagne for the evening.

Sweetheart Of A Deal - $25 Climbs All V-Day Long
2/14/2016
Sweetheart Of A Deal - Wild Blue Ropes is open from 10am - 6pm.

Valentine's Day Dinner At Circa 1886
2/14/2016
Thoughts of love, savory bites and sweet temptations are wafting through the air!

Valentine's Day Southern Soul Concert
2/14/2016
Calling all Southern Soul lovers! Live in concert, you will "Dance The Nite Away" with Mr. Willie Clayton.

Yanni at the PAC
2/15/2016
Legendary composer and performer Yanni announces 2016 North American Tour coming to the PAC.

Palmetto Brewery Open Mic Night
2/16/2016
Join us every Tuesday night from 5pm - 7pm for Open Mic Night hosted by "Jaybird and Hambone." Free event, all ages.

Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway To Magic
2/18/2016
Open the door to reveal mesmerizing world of unforgettable Disney moments and grand illusions when Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie's Doorway to Magic comes to town!

Palmetto Brewery Rodeo Clown Residency
2/18/2016
Join Palmetto Brewing every Thursday night as we welcome Charleston's own Rodeo Clown: A String Band Tribute to The Grateful Dead from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Free event, all ages.

The Best Portico: Rehabilitating An Architectural Icon
2/18/2016
Patricia Lowe Smith, Curator of Historic Architectural Resources, Drayton Hall, presents "The Best Portico: Rehabilitating an Architectural Icon."

8th Annual Gourmet & Grapes
2/19/2016 - 2/21/2016
Gourmet and Grapes is an unparalleled event that couples local and regional culinary talent with award-winning wineries. Visit GourmetandGrapes.com

Carnival Of The Animals
2/19/2016
Debussy's evocative works for solo piano are paired with Saint Saens Fantastical Carnival of the Animlas for this trilling program of music and dance.

Palmetto Brewery Loading Dock Music Series
2/19/2016
Join Palmetto Brewery for the 2016 Loading Dock Concert Series every Friday night from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Awendaw Green brings in bands with strong local followings to play on Palmetto's former loading dock turned concert stage.

To Charleston, With Love
2/19/2016
National touring sister duo, Gracie & Lacy present a swinging' serenade featuring the classic crooner hits of George Gershwin, Irving Berlin & Cole Porter.

Bacon and Bourbon 2016
2/20/2016
Calling all bacon lovers!

Cars & Coffee
2/20/2016
Calling all enthusiasts!

Fly Fishing 201 School
2/20/2016
Each fly fishing class is typically offered once a month. They run from 9am to 3pm and include lunch as well as any necessary tackle required for the session.

Keeper's Choice Program at Charles Towne Landing
2/20/2016
A zookeeper's day is never the same - and neither is this program! Join a zookeeper at 2:00pm in the Animal Forest!

Life Before And After Freedom
2/20/2016
Four storytellers with blacksmith, cooking and brick making demonstrations at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens will present life on a Southern Plantation before and after the end of chattel slavery.

Coriolanus (National Theatre Broadcast)
2/21/2016
Join us for a night of the best in British Theatre with an intimate screening of CORIOLANUS. Beer, Wine, Champagne Cocktails, sodas and light snacks are available.

Fleetfest 2016
2/21/2016
Join us at Fleet Landing Restaurant & Bar for a day of great music, food, and fun at the 3rd Annual Fleet Fest Oyster Roast, held at 186 Concord Street from 11am - 5pm.

Parklands Foundation Patron Series: Oyster Roast
2/21/2016
The Parklands Foundation is introducing a new event series aiming to engage the public in fun activities with community members in support of the foundation's projects, which provide recreational resources for members of the community in need.

Palmetto Brewery Rodeo Clown Residency
2/25/2016
Join us every Thursday night as we welcome Charleston's own Rodeo Clown: A String Band Tribute to The Grateful Dead from 6:00pm - 9:00pm. Free event, all ages.

CSO Masterworks: Mozart and Brahms
2/26/2016 - 2/27/2016
Charleston Symphony Orchestra presents CSO Masterworks: Mozart and Brahms.

"Dorothy In Wonderland"
2/27/2016
A magical event for the entire family, "Dorothy in Wonderland" comes to the historic Footlight Theater for seven shows.

12 Annual Mardi Crawl
2/27/2016
Come raise money for charities with a tour of locations on Shem Creek at the 12th Annual Mardi Crawl on Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant.

Brewvival
2/27/2016
Put on by COAST Brewing Co. and The Charleston Beer Exchange, the highest quality and most unique beers from the best breweries in the country (and world) will be available for your sampling pleasure at this all-day celebration.

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2/27/2016
So let's talk turkey - turkey vulture that is!

The Chocolate Affair
2/27/2016
Supporting Communities in School, this gala event offers gourmet catering and chocolate desserts from Charleston's finest restaurants and specialty shops.

Experience Hendrix
2/28/2016
Hailed by critics and fans alike as the 'Guitar Event Of The Year," the multi-artist celebration known as the Experience Hendrix Tour is set to return to the Charleston Gaillard Center.

Jews & Blacks: Parallels Of Our Past
2/28/2016
The Charleston Spiritual Ensemble, a 35-member vocal group focusing on traditional African-American spirituals, joins the Charleston Gospel Choir in honor of African-American History Month, with a unique musical performance.

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