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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!


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!


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.


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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