Special Events in the Lowcountry

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For date-specific events, check out our calendar.


2nd Sunday on King. King Street is closed to all vehicular traffic from Queen Street north to Calhoun from 1 PM -5 PM on the second Sunday of each month.

April – December Charleston Farmers Market. downtown Charleston.


MARCH. Charleston Fashion Week

MARCH. Charleston International Antiques Show.

MARCH. BB&T Charleston Wine & Food Festival.

MARCH. Flowertown Festival. Summerville. Free admission, about 200 arts and crafts and food vendors. 843-871-9622

MARCH. The Sound of Charleston. Circular Congregational Church. 843-270-4903

MARCH. St. Patrick’s Day Parade. downtown Charleston.

MARCH. House and Garden Tours. Self-guided walking tour of private homes and gardens in the downtown historic district.  Sponsored by The Garden Club of Charleston, SC.

MARCH-APRIL. Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens. 843-722-3405

MARCH-APRIL. Cooper River Bridge Run

MARCH-APRIL. Volvo Car Open

MARCH-APRIL. Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival

APRIL. Lowcountry Cajun Festival

APRIL. Charleston Race Week

APRIL. The Lowcountry Strawberry Festival at Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens

APRIL. World Grits Festival. St. George

APRIL. Charleston Outdoor Fest

APRIL. Town of Mount Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival. Memorial Waterfront Park, US 17.

MAY. North Charleston Arts Festival. 843-745-1087


JUNE. Spoleto Festival USA. 843-722-2764

JUNE. Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival. Mount Pleasant.

JUNE. Edisto Riverfest. Colleton State Park

JULY. Patriots Point 4th of July Blast

JULY. Palette and Palate Stroll by Charleston Fine Art Dealers’ Association


SEPTEMBER – OCTOBER. Annual Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens. 843-722-4630

SEPTEMBER. Moja Arts Festival

SEPTEMBER. Scottish Games and Highland Gathering

SEPTEMBER. Taste of Charleston

OCTOBER. Charleston Garden Festival

OCTOBER. Komen Race for the Cure

OCTOBER. Latin American Festival

OCTOBER. Mt. Pleasant Children’s Day Festival


NOVEMBER-DECEMBER. Holiday Festival of Lights

NOVEMBER. Charleston International Film Festival

NOVEMBER. Charleston Fine Art Annual Event

NOVEMBER. Harvest Festival Mullet Hall Equestrian Center

NOVEMBER. Plantation Days at Middleton Place 4300 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414. 843-556-6020

NOVEMBER. The Battle of Secessionville Boone Hall Plantation

NOVEMBER. “Whale of a Sale” by The Junior League of Charleston

DECEMBER. Annual Spirituals Concert Drayton Hall

DECEMBER. Chanukah Menorah Lighting and Klezmer Party. Marion Square. 843-724-7305

DECEMBER. Charleston Christmas Parade

DECEMBER. Charleston Parade of Boats. 843-724-7414

DECEMBER. Family Yuletide Middleton Place. 4300 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414. 843-556-6020

DECEMBER. Happy New Year Charleston! Marion Square, King & Calhoun Streets. 843-724-7305

DECEMBER. Marion Square Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

DECEMBER. Kwanzaa Festival. Julian Devine Community Center. 1 Cooper Street

DECEMBER. Mt. Pleasant Christmas Light Parade

JANUARY. Lowcountry Oyster Festival

FEBRUARY. Lowcountry Blues Bash

FEBRUARY. Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) Largest wildlife art and nature event in the nation. 211 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 29401. 843-723-1748

FEBRUARY. Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival

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