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

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.

Addicted To Love
2/16/2017
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
2/16/2017
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.

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery
2/16/2017
A Murder Mystery - with manners.

Addicted To Love
2/17/2017
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!

Art & Wine Walk
2/17/2017
Join the annual Art & Wine Walk at Freshfields Village. Watch live art demonstrations, view works from local and visiting artists, and enjoy live jazz music and tastes of wine in over 15 participating stores.

Peter And The Starcatcher
2/17/2017
Fun for the whole family, the five-time Tony Award-winning show features a dozen actors playing more than 100 unforgettable characters. This innovative, hilarious and imaginative prequel to "Peter Pan" will have you HOOKed.

South Carolina Stingrays Hockey
2/17/2017
Come out to support our local hockey team, the South Carolina Stingrays!

Tickled To Death
2/17/2017
A new witty, wacky murder mystery! This time it's personal - because the next victim might just be...you!

Addicted To Love
2/18/2017
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!

Betty Foy Botts: Wildlife Abstracts
2/18/2017
Mitchell Hill presents our 6th annual SEWE exhibit, featuring the wildlife abstracts of Betty Foy Sanders Botts. Join us as we unveil her latest body of large scale panels while raising funds for the for the Boykin Spaniel Rescue.

Camellia Walks
2/18/2017
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.

Cars & Coffee
2/18/2017
Check out some awesome cars all while sipping on coffee at Freshfields Village.

Heist, Heist Baby
2/18/2017
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.

Peter And The Starcatcher
2/18/2017
Fun for the whole family, the five-time Tony Award-winning show features a dozen actors playing more than 100 unforgettable characters. This innovative, hilarious and imaginative prequel to "Peter Pan" will have you HOOKed.

South Carolina Stingrays Hockey
2/18/2017
Come out to support our local hickey team, the South Carolina Stingrays!

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery
2/19/2017
A Murder Mystery - with manners.

Lowcountry Blues Brunch With Shrimp City Slim
2/19/2017
"World piano blues" and original songs at a beautiful Sunday brunch downtown.

Oh Happy Day Gospel Music Series
2/19/2017
The well orchestrated vocals, grasp the sound, emotion and message portrayed in gospel music. The Bright Family Singers are joined by an ensemble of exceptional singers, that musically navigate the concert, with powerful choral and solo renditions.

Peter And The Starcatcher
2/19/2017
Fun for the whole family, the five-time Tony Award-winning show features a dozen actors playing more than 100 unforgettable characters. This innovative, hilarious and imaginative prequel to "Peter Pan" will have you HOOKed.

South Carolina Stingrays Hockey
2/19/2017
Come out to support our local hockey team, the South Carolina Stingrays!

Photography On The Wild Side
2/20/2017
Exclusive photography opportunity at the Center for Birds of Prey. An intimate and up-close experience with access to 15 different species of birds outside of their enclosures in both static perching positions and untethered in free flight.

Quentin Baxter Presents: Regina Carter, Violinist
2/20/2017
Grammy-nominated musician/producer and world-renowned drummer Quentin E. Baxter presents an amazing three-concert series on Kiawah Island! The second artist in the series is the ever-talented Regina Carter.

Addicted To Love
2/21/2017
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!

An Evening With David McCullough
2/21/2017
The Charleston Library Society will host two-time Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough at a special event. McCullough will be accompanied by pianist Ed Wise for an American history-themed performance featuring the music of George Gershwin.

Camellia Walks
2/21/2017
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.

Once The Musical
2/21/2017
ONCE, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards' including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the North Charleston Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement.

Tickled To Death
2/21/2017
A new witty, wacky murder mystery! This time it's personal - because the next victim might just be...you!

Lowcountry Blues Happy Hour With Shrimp City Slim
2/22/2017
Lowcountry blues piano/vocals at happy hour...a Charleston tradition!

Once The Musical
2/22/2017
ONCE, winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards' including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, for a limited engagement.

Addicted To Love
2/23/2017
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
2/23/2017
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.

Heist, Heist Baby
2/23/2017
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.

Peter And The Starcatcher
2/23/2017
Fun for the whole family, the five-time Tony Award-winning show features a dozen actors playing more than 100 unforgettable characters. This innovative, hilarious and imaginative prequel to "Peter Pan" will have you HOOKed.

TAJ Express
2/23/2017
Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of Bollywood movies and will be at the Charleston Gaillard Center in February.

Addicted To Love
2/24/2017
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!

Inspector Noclue's Murder Mystery
2/24/2017
A madcap whodunit in the tradition of Clue!

Joe Bonamassa
2/24/2017
The Charleston Gaillard Center presents one of the most innovative, soulful and ingenious guitar players of his generation.

Peter And The Starcatcher
2/24/2017
Fun for the whole family, the five-time Tony Award-winning show features a dozen actors playing more than 100 unforgettable characters. This innovative, hilarious and imaginative prequel to "Peter Pan" will have you HOOKed.

Addicted To Love
2/25/2017
The faculty of Arden High have gone footloose in this totally tubular musical comedy, with tunes from Cyndi Lauper to Robert Palmer and everything else in between!

Camellia Walks
2/25/2017
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.

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery
2/25/2017
A Murder Mystery - with manners.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
2/25/2017
Come out to the Charleston Music Hall to hear the intricate rhythms and harmonies of native South African musical traditions with the all-male vocal group Ladysmith Black Mambazo!

Miranda Lambert: Highway Vagabond Tour
2/25/2017
The Highway Vagabond Tour has made its way to North Charleston! Come see Miranda Lambert with special guests Old Dominion and Aubrie Sellers in concert.

Peter And The Starcatcher
2/25/2017
Fun for the whole family, the five-time Tony Award-winning show features a dozen actors playing more than 100 unforgettable characters. This innovative, hilarious and imaginative prequel to "Peter Pan" will have you HOOKed.

The 13th Annual Mardi Crawl On Shem Creek
2/25/2017
Join us as we "Party with a Purpose" and crawl around Shem Creek.

21 Pilots In Concert
2/26/2017
This breakout duo will shop in North Charleston on their Emotional Roadshow World Tour.

A Celebration Of Strings
2/26/2017
Internationally acclaimed violinist Jennifer Fratuschi and cellist Edward Aaron join musicians of CMC for a program of music including Brahms String Sextet in G Major.

Foreigner Live In Concert
2/26/2017
Experience Foreigner live in concert at the PAC!

Lowcountry Blues Brunch with Shrimp City Slim
2/26/2017
"World piano blues" and original songs at a beautiful Sunday brunch downtown.

Oh Happy Day Gospel Music Series
2/26/2017
The well orchestrated vocals, grasp the sound, emotion and message portrayed in gospel music. The Bright Family Singers are joined by an ensemble of exceptional singers, that musically navigate the concert, with powerful choral and solo renditions.

Peter And The Starcatcher
2/26/2017
Fun for the whole family, the five-time Tony Award-winning show features a dozen actors playing more than 100 unforgettable characters. This innovative, hilarious and imaginative prequel to "Peter Pan" will have you HOOKed.

Seraph Brass Quintet
2/26/2017
Join us on Kiawah Island in welcoming Seraph Brass, a radiant, charismatic brass quintet made up of America's top female brass players.

Tickled To Death
2/26/2017
A new witty, wacky murder mystery! This time it's personal - because the next victim might just be...you!

Camellia Walks
2/28/2017
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.

Tickled To Death
2/28/2017
A new witty, wacky murder mystery! This time it's personal - because the next victim might just be...you!



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