Charleston - Festivals And Events
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Festivals & Events & MORE

Food and wine, rain or shine

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 


39th Annual Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens
10/1/2015 - 10/25/15
Every Thursady, Friday and Saturday evening. "Charlestonians open their homes for these special tours."

Fall Women's Golf
10/18/2015 - 10/21/15
Learn the Game, Improve Your Game, Keep Your Game. For beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Level Golfers.

North Charleston City Hall Event - Slave Dwelling Project
9/1/2015 - 10/12/15
This special exhibition is organized in conjunction with the 2nd Annual Slave Dwelling Project Conference

3rd Annual So You Thought You Could Spell Spelling Bee
Charleston's best sports bar, The Alley, will host their local celebrity roast/comedy/spelling bee tournaments. Event benefits local education nonprofit, Be A Mentor.

6th Annual Avondale 5K Run + Walk
Lace up your running shoes for the Annual Avondale 5K run + Walk for Special Kids benefitting The Charles Webb Center.

Archaeology Day At Charles Towne Landing
Join staff members from the Charleston Museum at Charles Towne Landing for fun crafts and activities relating to archaeology.

Fall Festival
This free, family-friendly event will feature a variety of activities for each generation. Enjoy live music as you browse a fall Farmer's Market featuring seasonal goods and produce along with an art show featuring Kiawah & Seabrook Artist Guilds.

Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K
Take to the trails of Mullet Hall Equestrain Center on foot during the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K. Breathtaking fall foliage, moss-draped oaks, and native wildlife provide a scenic backdrop reminiscent of days gone by.

Menopause The Musical
GFour Productions, winner of 54 Drama Desk Awards and 44 Tony Awards, has proudly joined forces with Susan G. Komen to launch Menopause The Musical, The Survivor Tour benefiting Susan G. Komen.

Murder Mystery Dinner Theater
Don't miss this truly unique, mysterious thrill of a time at Striped Pig Distillery!

Silver Celebration at the Gaillard
Honoring the 25th Anniversary of the College of Charleston School of the Arts, the Gaillard Center will host the Silver Celebration.

Special Music Guest at Palmetto Brewery
Several members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra will play polka tunes at the brewery in celebration of Oktoberfest!

Edisto Island Concert
Chamber Music Charleston opens the Edisto Island Concert Series with a program of music by Mozart and Brubeck.

Kiawah Cup Beach Polo Invitation
The Kiawah Cares Foundation brings the sport of kings to the beaches of Charleston for a unique fundraiser.

Lowcountry Nosh: Charleston Jewish Food & Heritage Festival
To celebrate the 175th anniversary of KKBE's historic sanctuary, the entire Charleston community is invited to eat, learn, play and enjoy at KKBE's inaugural Lowcountry Nosh: Charleston Jewish Food & Heritage Festival.

Ninth Annual Dogtoberfest
Enjoy delicious wine, craft beer, and great food while helping out a worthy cause.

North Charleston Harvest Festival & Bloack Party
The Third annual Harvest Festival and Block Party will feature live musical performances, art and craft booths, costume contests and children's activities.

Ted's Butcherblock Block Party
Ted's Butcherblock is celebrating a decade in business as Charleston's local butcher and gourmet cafe with an Anniversary Block Party that promises to be the biggest and best in the shop's ten-year history.

27th Annual Town of Mt. Pleasant Children's Day Festival
Old and new traditions delight at the 27th Annual Town of Mt. Pleasant Children's Day Festival presented by Cinebarre!

Bark in The Park! Oktoberfest
It's Pet Fest with a Bavarian flair! Pets are encouraged to bring their owners to one of Charleston's newest Oktoberfest celebrations.

Sounds of the Holy City: Gospel Meets Jazz
This exciting concert featuring Lowcountry Voices, The Charlton Singleton Quintet, Karent Clark-Sheard and Blanche-Dykes will feature the music and sounds of the Lowcountry.

Ancient Astronomy: Pre-Historic Observatory Of The Caribbean Arawaks
Dr. Shaun Sullivan, an archaeologist who specializes in the study of the Native American cultures of the northern Caribbean, will discuss the remains of a Lucayan Arawak astronomical observatory in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

Brian Wilson at the Gaillard
He is one of popular music's most deeply revered figures, the main creative force behind some of the most cherished recordings in rock history, and co-founder of The Beach Boys.

Gaillard Country Unplugged
Experience country's top artists playing their number one hits. Fans will get the chance to hear Randy Owen from Alabama, Richie McDonald from Lonestar, Larry Stewart from Restless Heart and Tracy Lawrence.

Named ensemble of the year by Musical America in 2008, the San Francisco-based GRAMMY award-winning ensemble Chanticleer embarks upon their 38th season.

Exclusive Furniture Tour: The Joseph Manigault House
Join Chief Curator Grahame Long and Assistant Curator Neil Nohrden for an exclusive tour of the Joseph Manigault's esteemed furniture collection.

6th Annual Charleston Mac Off
No other food combines love, comfort, and Southern roots like mac and cheese.

Hello Pops! A Tribute to Louis Armstrong
Come enjoy a Hello Pops! tribute with the Charleston Jazz Orchestra to celebrate Louis Armstrong with special guest Wycliffe Gordon.

Annual Family Picnic At The Dill Sanctuary
Join The Charleston Museum and the FANS for our Annual Family Picnic! Bring your friends and family for a day of food, music, activities and more!

Hunter Moon Dinner
Executive Chef Brandon Buck will pair a variety of wild game with seasonal beers around the coming of the Hunter Moon.

Mark Knopfler at The Pac
Legendary musician and songwriter Mark Knopfler will celebrate the release of his new record, Tracker, with a 36-city North American tour that kicks off in Vancouver in September.

Overalls and Aprons
Set in Charleston's thriving food scene and culinary culture as America's first cuisine, ten acclaimed passionate chefs visit their farm and fishery suppliers in search of quality ingredients in this documentary.

America's Got Talent Live
The All-Stars Tour! featuring some of the most popular performers from the hit NBC variety competition series, will launch its first ever all-starts tour.

Frankenstein Live
Enjoy a night of fright with the 1931 classic Frankenstein movie with orchestral accompaniment featuring an all new score.

Halloween Spooktacular Cimb
Wild Blue Ropes is haunting Halloween with savings for YOU!

OM Radio's Halloween Fest
Ohm Radio's Halloween Fest is fun for all ages with Halloween costumes, music and more!

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