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 

JANUARY

Addicted To Love
1/20/2017
The faculty of Arden High have gone footloose in this totally-tubular musical comedy, with tunes from Cyndi Lauper to Robert Palmer and everything in between!

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery
1/20/2017
A murder mystery with manners.

Home School History Day: What Do You See? Analyzing Photos
1/20/2017
Today we take photos to chronicle every moment of our lives, but photography has not always been so accessible. Learn about the history of photography and how we can learn history from photographs.

Biz Markie At The Alley
1/21/2017
The Alley Rap Remix Concert is back with Part 2. Grab all those people you claim are "just a friend" and head out to The Alley to relive the glory days of hip hop.

Charleston Jazz Festival
1/21/2017
The highly anticipated Charleston Jazz Festival is back for its third year in the Holy City with a star-studded line-up.

Braise and Brew Dinner
1/21/2017
The Middleton Place Restaurant hosts a night of braised meats and vegetables paired with seasonal beers and micro-brews from Holy City Brewing.

James And The Giant Peach
1/21/2017
A delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure.

Semilla Pop-Up
1/21/2017
Newcomer on the block Semilla will be at the Bar Mash from 9pm to 1am! Come try their authentic Mexican Street Food.

Suddenly Last Summer By The Footlight Players
1/21/2017
How far will a mother go to preserve her son's reputation? That's the question in "Suddenly Last Summer," considered one of Tennessee Williams' most haunting pieces of writing.

The Manhattan Transfer & Take 6
1/21/2017
Jazz Artists of Charleston presents The Manhattan Transfer & Take 6, two of the most acclaimed, award-winning vocal groups in pop music.

Tickled To Death
1/21/2017
A new witty, wacky murder mystery! This time it's personal - because the next victim might just be...you!

Wild Kratts - Live
1/21/2017
The wildly popular PBS KIDS' television show, WILD KRATTS, is coming to the live stage.

Winter Migratory Bird Walk
1/21/2017
Winter birding along the Atlantic Flyway at the Center for Birds of Prey. Tickets include access to the morning birds of prey tour and flight demonstration.

Addicted To Love
1/22/2017
The faculty of Arden High have gone footloose in this totally-tubular musical comedy, with tunes from Cyndi Lauper to Robert Palmer and everything in between!

Elvis Lives
1/22/2017
Elvis Lives is an unforgettable multi-media and live musical journey across Elvis' life.

Inspector Noclue's Murder Mystery
1/22/2017
A madcap Whodunit in the tradition of clue!

James And The Giant Peach
1/22/2017
A delightfully offbeat musical adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl adventure.

Lowcountry Blues Brunch With Shrimp City Slim
1/22/2017
"World piano blues" and original songs at a beautiful Sunday brunch downtown.

No Man's Land
1/22/2017
Following their hit run on Broadway, Ian McKellan and Patrick Steward return to London's West End. Join us for an intimate broadcast from London's West End.

South Carolina Stingrays Hockey
1/22/2017
Come out to support our local hockey team, the South Carolina Stingrays!

Suddenly Last Summer By The Footlight Players
1/22/2017
How far will a mother go to preserve her son's reputation? That's the question in "Suddenly Last Summer," considered one of Tennessee William's most haunting pieces of writing.

Pilobolus - Shadowland
1/23/2017
Coming to the Charleston Gaillard Center, Shadowland is part shadow act, part dance, part circus and part concert.

Addicted To Love
1/24/2017
The faculty of Arden High have gone footloose in this totally-tubular musical comedy, with tunes from Cyndi Lauper to Robert Palmer and everything in between!

Bill Charlap Trio
1/25/2017
Join us for an unforgettable evening on Kiawah Island with celebrated jazz musicians, pianist Bill Charlap along with bassist Peter Washington and summer Kerry Washington as they create an evening of spectacular jazz music.

Lowcountry Blues Happy Hour With Shrimp City Slim
1/25/2017
Lowcountry blues piano/vocals at happy hour...a Charleston tradition!

Toddler Day: Kitchen Art
1/25/2017
Toddlers can have fun with food and create crafts using utensils. These classes are designed for toddlers (18 months - 3 years) and a parent, grandparent, or friend to play and explore in The Charleston Museum.

Exclusive Wine Dinner With Nickel & Nickel Winery
1/26/2017
Join us at Michael's on the Alley at 6:30pm for an all inclusive five-course dinner paired with wines from Nickel & Nickel Winery.

Heist, Heist Baby
1/26/2017
A zany murder mystery! A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Clown walk into a bank - and thereafter little is as it seems in this corny comic stage caper.

Addicted To Love
1/27/2017
The faculty of Arden High have gone footloose in this totally-tubular musical comedy, with tunes from Cyndi Lauper to Robert Palmer and everything in between!

Bernadette Peters In Concert
1/27/2017
Tony Award-winning actress Bernadette Peters will perform at the Charleston Gaillard Center.

South Carolina Stingrays Hockey
1/27/2017
Come out to support our local hockey team, the South Carolina Stingrays!

Suddenly Last Summer By The Footlight Players
1/27/2017
How far will a mother go to preserve her son's reputation? That's the question in "Suddenly Last Summer," considered one of Tennessee Williams' most haunting pieces of writing.

Addicted To Love
1/28/2017
The faculty of Arden High have gone footloose in this totally-tubular musical comedy, with tunes from Cyndi Lauper to Robert Palmer and everything in between!

Inspector Noclue's Murder Mystery
1/28/2017
A Madcap Whodunit in the tradition of Clue!

Public Tour: Jacob Lawrence With Curator Storm Janse Van Rensburg
1/28/2017
Enjoy a public tour of Jacob Lawrence's work with Curator Storm Janse van Rensburg.

Shanghai Quartet With The CSO String Quartet
1/28/2017
Renowned for its passionate musicality, impressive technique and multicultural innovations, the Shanghai Quartet has become one of the world's foremost chamber ensembles.

South Carolina Stingrays Hockey
1/28/2017
Come out to support our local hockey team, the South Carolina Stingrays!

Suddenly Last Summer By The Footlight Players
1/28/2017
How far will a mother go to preserve her son's reputation? That's the question in "Suddenly Last Summer," considered one of Tennessee Williams' most haunting pieces of writing.

Simone Porter, Violinist With Accompanist
1/21/2017
Seattle-raised violinist, Simone Porter joins the Kiawah Arts & Cultural Events Council to perform classical music accompanied by pianist Armen Guzeliminan.

South Carolina Stingrays Hockey
1/29/2017
Come out to support our local hockey team, the South Carolina Stingrays!

Suddenly Last Summer By The Footlight Players
1/29/2017
How far will a mother go to preserve her son's reputation? That's the question in "Suddenly Last Summer," considered one of Tennessee Williams' most haunting pieces of writing.

42nd Street
1/31/2017
The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and it will be at the Gaillard Center!

Addicted To Love
1/31/2017
The faculty of Arden High have gone footloose in this totally-tubular musical comedy, with tunes from Cyndi Lauper to Robert Palmer and everything in between!

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery
1/31/2017
A murder mystery...with manners.

The Treble Choristers Of The Saint Thomas Choir Of Men & Boys In Concert
1/31/2017
The world-renowned Treble Choristers of the Saint Thomas Choir of Men & Boys present a concert at the Cathedral Church of St. Luke & St. Paul.

Winter Programs In Your County Parks
1/1/2017 - 2/28/2017
Explore and enjoy one or all of these fun programs this summer.

FEBRUARY

America's Got Talent Auditions Coming To Charleston
2/1/2017
America's Got Talent is heading to Charleston for the first time ever! Auditions will be held at the Charleston Area Convention Center. Any age, any talent, any dream!

Lowcountry Blues Happy Hour With Shrimp City Slim
2/1/2017
Lowcountry blues piano/vocals at happy hour...a Charleston tradition!

Addicted To Love
2/2/2017
The faculty of Arden High have gone footloose in this totally-tubular musical comedy, with tunes from Cyndi Lauper to Robert Palmer and everything in between!

Owls By Moonlight
2/2/2017
Experience nearly 15 species of owls from around the world. This intimate event includes a reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and beer, wine and refreshments.

Suddenly Last Summer By The Footlight Players
2/2/2017
How far will a mother go to preserve her son's reputation? That's the question in "Suddenly Last Summer," considered one of Tennessee Williams' most haunting pieces of writing.

Tickled To Death
2/2/2017
A new witty, wacky murder mystery! This time it's personal - because the next victim might just be...you!

Good Catch Oysterfest
2/3/2017
Join the South Carolina Aquarium for a one-of-a-kind oyster festival featuring some of Charleston's best local cuisine to support sustainable seafood!

Inspector Noclue's Murder Mystery
2/3/2017
A madcap whodunit in the tradition of clue!

Suddenly Last Summer By The Footlight Players
2/3/2017
How far will a mother go to preserve her son's reputation? That's the question in "Suddenly Last Summer, considered one of Tennessee Williams' most haunting pieces of writing.

1964 The Tribute
2/4/2017
Since the early 80's, "1964: The Tribute has been thrilling audiences all over the globe with what rolling Stone Magazine has called the "Best Beatles Tribute on Earth".

7th Annual Duke Pitchforks Concert Benefitting Halos
2/4/2017
All make a cappella singing group performs to benefit local children and kinship caregivers.

Addicted To Love
2/2/2017
The faculty of Arden High have gone footloose in this totally-tubular musical comedy, with tunes from Cyndi Lauper to Robert Palmer and everything in between!

Beauty & History: Camellias At Middleton Place
2/4/2017
Master Gardener and Middleton Place VP of Horticulture Sidney Frazier will lead a workshop discussing growing camellias from propagation in the Middleton Place Garden Market and Nursery.

Chase After A Cure Gala
2/4/2017
Release your inner child at the ninth annual Chase After a Cure Gala. With the theme of "A Kid at Heart," this year's event will appeal to the kid in everyone with youth-inspired food, entertainment and auction packages.

Heist, Heist Baby
2/4/2017
A zany murder mystery! A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Clown walk into a Bank - and thereafter little is as it seems in this corny comic stage caper.

Suddenly Last Summer By The Footlight Players
2/4/2017
How far will a mother go to preserve her son's reputation? That's the question in "Suddenly Last Summer, considered one of Tennessee Williams' most haunting pieces of writing.

Addicted To Love
2/5/2017
The faculty of Arden High have gone footloose in this totally-tubular musical comedy, with tunes from Cyndi Lauper to Robert Palmer and everything in between!

Lowcountry Blues Brunch With Shrimp City Slim
2/5/2017
"World piano blues" and original songs at a beautiful Sunday brunch downtown.

Suddenly Last Summer By The Footlight Players
2/5/2017
How far will a mother go to preserve her son's reputation? That's the question in "Suddenly Last Summer, considered one of Tennessee Williams' most haunting pieces of writing.

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery
2/6/2017
A murder mystery - with manners.

Addicted To Love
2/7/2017
The faculty of Arden High have gone footloose in this totally-tubular musical comedy, with tunes from Cyndi Lauper to Robert Palmer and everything in between!

Camellia Walks
2/7/2017
In the depths of winter, the beauty of camellias enhance the Gardens of Middleton Place with thousands of blossoms. Special tours given by expert guides focus on the historic camellias.

Dance Theatre Of Harlem
2/8/2017
Known for its thrilling performances that successfully challenge preconceived notions, The Dance Theatre of Harlem consists of 14 racially diverse dance artists who will perform an eclectic, demanding repertoire at the Charleston Gaillard Center.

Lowcountry Blues Brunch With Shrimp City Slim
2/8/2017
"World piano blues" and original songs at a beautiful Sunday brunch downtown.

The Macintosh's Pig Roast Featuring Devil's Backbone Brewery
2/8/2017
Join Devil's Backbone Brewery at The Macintosh for a seasonal pig and oyster roast.

Addicted To Love
2/9/2017
The faculty of Arden High have gone footloose in this totally-tubular musical comedy, with tunes from Cyndi Lauper to Robert Palmer and everything in between!

Camellia Walks
2/9/2017
In the depths of winter, the beauty of camellias enhance the Gardens of Middleton Place with thousands of blossoms. Special tours given by expert guides focus on the historic camellias.

Addicted To Love
2/10/2017
The faculty of Arden High have gone footloose in this totally-tubular musical comedy, with tunes from Cyndi Lauper to Robert Palmer and everything in between!

Gracie & Lacy: To North Charleston, With Love
2/10/2017
Back by popular demand, sisters GRACIE & LACY kick off their 20th season in showbiz with a variety show featuring the hits of Cole Porter, George Gershwin and Irving Berlin.

Tickled To Death
2/10/2017
A new witty, wacky murder mystery! This time it's personal - because the next victim might just be...you!

5th Annual Cork Shuckin Festival
2/11/2017
Join us for oysters, bloody mary's, food trucks, wine, beer, and tastings. Guaranteed to be a Shuckin' good time!

Addicted To Love
2/11/2017
The faculty of Arden High have gone footloose in this totally-tubular musical comedy, with tunes from Cyndi Lauper to Robert Palmer and everything in between!

Camellia Walks
2/11/2017
In the depth of winter, the beauty of camellias enhance the Gardens of Middleton Place with thousands of blossoms. Special tours given by expert guides focus on the historic camellias.

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery
2/11/2017
A murder mystery with manners.

Inspector Noclue's Murder Mystery
2/11/2017
A madcap whodunit in the tradition of clue!

Sinatra - The Man And His Music
2/11/2017
Producers of the sell-out Charleston Christmas Special Brad and Jennifer Moranz have created a brand-new show sure to delight Charleston audiences. "Sinatra - The Man and His Music" is a two-hour musical tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra.

2nd Sunday On King Street
2/12/2017
Come enjoy your Sunday afternoon shopping and socializing on King Street!

Heist, Heist Baby
2/12/2017
A zany murder mystery! A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Clown walk into a Bank - and thereafter little is as it seems in this corny comic stage caper.

Lowcountry Blues Brunch With Shrimp City Slim
2/12/2017
"World piano blues" and original songs at a beautiful Sunday brunch downtown.

Sinatra - The Man And His Music
2/12/2017
Producers of the sell-out Charleston Christmas Special Brad and Jennifer Moranz have created a brand-new show sure to delight Charleston audiences. "Sinatra - The Man and His Music" is a two-hour musical tribute to the legendary Frank Sinatra.

South Carolina Stingrays Hockey
2/12/2017
Come out to support our local hockey team, the South Carolina Stingrays!

Lang Lang
2/13/2017
Performing at the Charleston Gaillard Center, Lang Lang inspires millions with his open-hearted, emotive playing, whether it be in intimate recitals or on the grandest of stages.

Addicted To Love
2/14/2017
The faculty of Arden High have gone footloose in this totally-tubular musical comedy, with tunes from Cyndi Lauper to Robert Palmer and everything in between!

Camellia Walks
2/14/2017
In the depths of winter, the beauty of camellias enhance the Gardens of Middleton Place with thousands of blossoms. Special tours given by expert guides focus on the historic camellias.

South Carolina Stingrays Hockey
2/14/2017
Come out to support our local hockey team, the South Carolina Stingrays!

Tickled To Death
2/14/2017
A new witty, wacky murder mystery! This time it's personal - because the next victim might just be...you!

Under The Streetlamp
2/14/2017
In support of their 3rd Public Television Special, Under The Streetlamp goes back to the music that has captivated audiences around the country!

Holland Lifelong Learning "Blue Mind: Water For Your Wellbeing"
2/15/2017
Discover the connection between water and human health as told by a leader in the emerging field of neuroconservation. Take part in the Blue Marbles Project, aimed at celebrating the beauty and fragility of our planet.



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