Charleston - Festivals And Events
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Festivals & Events & MORE

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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


An Evening with Bill Maher
Come laugh your tails off on Bill Maher's live stand-up tour.

Heist, Heist Baby!
Join dueling bands of bank robbers in the biggest hit this side of The Joe.

The Sanctuary Summer Concert Series
Family friendly event of music held Saturday evenings on The Grand Lawn at The Sanctuary.

Unplugged at Palmetto
Join us for our new music series, every Saturday from 4pm at Palmetto Brewery - featuring local acoustic musicians, Charleston's best food trucks from 12pm-3pm, and our famous Palmetto pints.

Wannamaker Summer Movie Series
Free event with park admission! Join us for movies under the stars!

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series
The Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series is a premier sprint challenge for tri-athletes and held at James Island County Park.

Sherlock Holmes and The Charleston History Mystery
Join Sherlock Holmes for an Historical City Tour!

Weird Al Yankovic In Concert
Fresh off the biggest year of his storied career, "Weird Al" Yankovic today announced his 2015 Mandatory World Tour. The tour will stop at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

Captain Blackbeard's Sing-Off Smackdown
A witty, wacky, slapstick mystery where the only solution is to join ranks with dead pirates from Charleston's history in an all-out battle for a sing-a-long supremacy.

Thursday Night Boogie Series
The Mount Pleasant Pier's popular new Thursday night dance series returns. Ages 21 and up are invited to do some shag dancing on the pier.

Movies in the Park
Mt. Pleasant residents and visitors bring blankets and lounge chairs, sit back to enjoy an incredible sunset, and then watch an outdoor movie on Cinebarre's giant movie screen with the beautiful Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop.

The Comedy Get Down
Cedric 'The Entertainer', Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George Lopez and Charlie Murphy have been breaking ground in the comedy business and bringing the laughs for decades.

The Montagnards: The Green Beret's Secret Vietnam Warriors
Join us for a FREE symposium to discuss the Montagnard tribes in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and their importance to the U.S. Special Forces during the Vietnam War.

Annual Julia Child Birthday Dinner
What would have been Julia Child's 103rd birthday, The Glass Onion will host its annual celebration dinner in her honor.

Ballpark Festival of Beers
Sample over 100 American + International ales, stouts, lagers, pilsners & specialty brews! Enjoy live music, food trucks, beer shakes, and more!

Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series
Grab your fishing rod to catch some fish and fun at the Mount Pleasant and Folly Beach Fishing Piers this summer! The Mount Pleasant Pier will kick off the Cast Off Fishing Tournament series.

Fly fishing 201 School
Each fly fishing class is typically offered once a month for $75. They run from 9am to 3pm, and include lunch as well as any necessary tackle required for the session.

Native Birds of South Carolina Bird Walk
Birding is fast becoming our nation's most popular outdoor hobby and this bird walk is a perfect introduction.

Shaggin On The Cooper
Get ready for summer - Shaggin' on the Cooper is back! This popular live beach music and shag dance event series returns.

Children's Discovery Tours are designed to highlight parts of Charleston's history for kids. These tours meet every Tuesday at the Nathaniel Russell House or Aiken-Rhett House and include a craft project or activity.

The Alchemist Sessions with Greg Seider and Virgil Kaine
Butcher & Bee and Virgil Kaine will host Seider's first Charleston rendition of the popular class, The Alchemist Sessions.

Comedy Night at Palmetto
Join us for a night of laughs and lager! Charleston's best comedians will be performing on the Loading Dock stage at Palmetto Brewery followed by top notch musicians!

Moonlight Mixers
Shag the night away at the Folly Beach Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier.

Special Needs Dance Party: Alice in Wonderland Prom
People with special needs and their families and friends are invited to a themed prom!

16th Annual Race For The Ark
Registration is open for the 16th annual Thrivent Financial Race for The Ark. The ARK provides comprehensive support services to families living with Alzheimer's or related dementia.

An Afternoon of Trust Telling & Hope Spreading
NY Times Best Selling Author & Award Winning Blogger, Glennon Doyle Melton comes to Charleston for a special event titled "An Afternoon of Truth Telling & Hope Spreading" at the Charleston Music Hall.

Bazaar at the Point
A community event focused on locally sourced products, arts and crafts.

Hot Nights & Holy City Dinner
Executive Chef Brandon Buck will pair light, fresh, grilled and sauteed meats, and vegetables from the on-site Middleton Place Organic Farm, with Holy City Brewing's best summer beers.

Slow Food Charleston Summer Potluck
Slow Food Charleston will host a Summer Potluck and Annual Membership Meeting at Revelry Brewing Co. During the free event, attendees are encouraged to bring their favorite summer dish for guests to enjoy.<

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