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Charleston Carifest

A traditional Caribbean Carnival celebration during Caribbean American Heritage Month offering fun & exciting family friendly events, music, food, and more!

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2nd Sunday on King

On the 2nd Sunday of each month from 1-5pm, King Street is closed to all vehicular traffic to celebrate the best shopping, dining & services the region has to offer. Join us!

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68th Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens

March 16-April 24. View American architecture & arts in approx.150 of Charleston’s grandest, private homes & gardens. Georgian & antebellum periods & into early 20th century.

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Annual Charleston Antiques Show

English, European & American period furnishings, fine art, vintage jewelry & silver, from the 17th to 20th centuries. Proceeds benefit Historic Charleston Foundation.

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Charleston International Film Festival

Unique film experience exploring all genre through features, documentaries, shorts & animations created by local, national & international filmmakers. Free workshops and more!

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Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival

March 11-12. Enjoy some of the best national and local storytellers as they delight audiences with stories that transport you to another place and time. Presented by CCPL.

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Charleston Wine + Food

Lauded as one of the country's premier culinary experiences, Charleston Wine + Food celebrates 12 years of incredible taste March 1 - 5, 2017.

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Lowcountry Local First

Nonprofit that cultivates economic prosperity by strengthening community support for locally owned businesses & farmers shifting consumer spending from Big Box to local.

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North Charleston Arts Festival

4/29-5/7, 2016. Nine days of performances, exhibitions and activities geared for family fun culminate with an outdoor concert and fireworks display over the Cooper River.

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Piccolo Spoleto Festival

700 events in 17 days transforming Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts. Exhibits, music, dance, theatre, crafts, film and more.

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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Feb 12-14, 2016. The largest wildlife art & sporting life event of its kind. A 3-day celebration showcasing 500 artists & exhibitors, wildlife experts, guides and more.

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Spoleto Festival USA

May 26-June 11, 2017. Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston's theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music.

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Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival

June 4, 2016. The intricate handiwork of Gullah crafts highlighted in this cultural showcase: gospel songs, praise dance, rhythmic drumming and basketweaving demonstrations.

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The Sophia Institute

The Sophia Institute is a center of learning that provides lectures and retreats that foster the deepening of wisdom, for a more just, sustainable, and conscious world.

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