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 


Best Party of The Year
Join Studio 300 to celebrate The Alley's 3rd anniversary with beats by DJ Natty Heavy, premium cocktails and beers, complimentary appetizers, the famous roller girls, free bowling, free arcade game play, and more over-the-top surprises.

Home School History Day: Colonial Charleston at The Heyward - Washington House
It's 1781 and the British have control of the city. These programs feature one of our field trip classes, a chance to go through the Museum, and an activity.

Mindful Living, Mindful Working
11/20/2015 - 11/21/15
Mindfulness is a contemplative practice that quiets the mind in order to cultivate a personal capacity for deep concentration and insight in the face of the 10,000 distractions of everyday life.

Buy Local Block Party
The Buy Local Block Party brings community members and local merchants together for a one-of-a-kind social event that highlights locally owned businesses with live music, local artists, indie retailers, film, LOCAL food, beverages, and a beer garden.

People's Choice: Fan Favorites From Your Charleston Jazz Orchestra
Come listen to the fan favorites from your Charleston Jazz Orchestra.

Ultra Chili 50K
Charleston County Parks is introducing a new trail race with a distinguishing feature that very few races in South Carolina have - extreme distance.

Charleston Holiday Market
11/21/2015 - 11/23/15
The Lowcountry's complete holiday shopping experience under one roof!

38th Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble 5K
Mark your calendars for the 38th Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble.

Black Tie Optional Friday
Make holiday magic. Start your holiday shopping season the best way ever, on King Street, where Black Friday is more classy than crazy and specials are really special.

The Kris Kross
11/27/2015 - 12/27/15
The night Inspector NoClue almost saved Christmas! Come help solve this merry madcap mystery!

Christmas On King Street
11/27/2015 - 01/01/16
Shopping, parties, events, gifts, music. Holiday memories abound on King Street, at stores and restaurants, in the City Market, at Charleston Place Shops.

"The Original" 7th Annual Holiday Pub Tour
11/27/2015 - 01/08/16
This Holiday Pub tour is the perfect event for your holiday vacation!

Christmas On The Air
Dynamic sister duo Gracie & Lacy, combine power-house vocals with choreographic artistry for a triple-threat theatrical experience reminiscent of The Golden Age of Hollywood.


Historic Holiday Event at The Charleston Museum
Deck the halls at the Charleston Museum with our annual Holiday Workshop. Children can sip on hot chocolate and taste yummy cookies as they decorate the little Heyward-Washington house in the Kidstory exhibit.

A Night In Wine Country: Taste, Shop, Stroll King Street
Make holiday magic and enjoy a night in wine country. Taste, shop & stroll King Street.

Experience the Charleston Gallery Association Artwalk with over 40 Art Galleries participating.

Christmas 1860 at The Edmondston-Alston House
Celebrate the holiday season with special performances by candlelight at the Edmondston-Alston House.

15th Annual Gospel Christmas
Hark the Herald Angels Sing! Come enjoy the 15th Annual Gospel Christmas this season!

6th Annual Breakfast with Santa Cruise
Begin a new tradition aboard the Spirit of Carolina. Create warm holiday memories for you and your family on our Breakfast with Santa Cruise.

Isle of Palms Holiday Street Festival
Enjoy a Holiday Street Celebration on the Isle of Palms!

35th Annual Charleston Christmas Parade
The City of Charleston is proud to announce the 35th Annual City of Charleston Holiday Parade.

Wine Under The Oaks
Wine Under the Oaks has grown to become one of the premier holiday special events in the SC Lowcountry.

WWE Raw is back at the Coliseum! Come see a mega eight man tag team match!

Jill Scott at the PAC
Three-time Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Jill Scott debuts at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

Vienna Boys Choir
The Vienna Boys Choir performs around 300 concerts annually bringing joy to almost half a million people.

American Fault Line: Race and The American Ideal
Experience an evening with Ken Burns and Henry Louis Gates, jr. as they lead a conversation on race in America with previews of Burn's new film, "Jackie Robinson" and Gates' new film, "Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise".

4th Annual Holiday Movie Under The Stars
The Town of Mount Pleasant and Cinebarre present a movie on the recreation fields at sunset.

King Street Holiday Shop & Stroll
A ticketed event where more than 80 retailers will offer a night of shopping, holiday celebration and fun.

Richard Nader's Doo Wop and Rock & Roll
Don't miss this exciting show starring Angel Rissoff, The Crystals, Shirley Alston Reeves original lead singer of The Shirelles, Bill Haley's Comets, Gene Chandler and Sonny Turner former lead singer of The Platters.

34th Annual Holiday Parade Of Boats & Oysters On The Point
The 34th Annual Holiday Parade of Boats will be held in Charleston Harbor.

38th Annual Kiawah Island Golf Resort Marathon & Half Marathon
Now entering its 38th year, the Kiawah Marathon starts and finishes on beautiful Kiawah Island.

Family Yuletide In The Stableyards
Fresh greenery, berries and other natural items gathered from the plantation will be provided to make wreaths and other holiday decor.

Holiday Farmers Market & Craft Show
The annual Holiday Farmers Market & Craft Show combines all the goodies from traditional food market such as locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, hot food and homemade preserves with handcrafted gifts created by local artisans.

Holiday Parade of Boats Cruise
The Holiday Parade of Boats is a popular and beloved annual event by Spiritline Cruise.

Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz Tradition
Swing along this holiday with this Charleston Jazz Tradition.

Sugar and Spice Cocktail Class
Join the Cocktail Club featuring the perfect winter cocktails.

20th Annual Christmas Light Parade & Tree Lighting
More than 100 floats will march down Coleman Boulevard as the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade sets sail to the delight of thousands of residents and visitors.

2nd Sunday on King Street
Come enjoy your Sunday afternoon shopping and socializing on King Street.

Mingle Jingle
Join Mixson for their annual Mingle Jingle, including photo ops with Santa, s'mores, carolers, a market, and more!

Photography Day at The Center For Birds Of Prey
The Avian Conservation Center is pleased to invite you to Photography Day at the Center for Birds of Prey.

Men's Shopping Night On King Street
Many King Street and downtown stores are offering a night of shopping, guidance and painless fun for men on Thursday from 5 - 8:00pm.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker
A holiday mash-up for the entire family. The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky's timeless music, embarks on an international tour.

Christmas With The Charlestones
Charleston's premier a cappella quartet is sure to put you in the Christmas spirit as they bring the harmony to St. Matthew's Lutheran Church!

Eddie Izzard: Force Majeure World Tour
Eddie Izzard will bring his massive Force Majeure world tour back to the U.S. for a Southern Swing, including a stop at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

Classical Kids Concert: The Night Before Christmas
Chamber Music Charleston continues the Classical Kids Concert Series with the holiday favorite "The Night Before Christmas."

* Photography compliments of Photographics