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Our event calendar includes fun things to do in Charleston – including Awendaw, Daniel Island, Edisto, Folly Beach, Goose Creek, Isle of Palms, James Island, Johns Island, Kiawah, McClellanville, Mt Pleasant, North Charleston, Sullivan's Island, Summerville, and St. George. See something we're missing? Add your event here!

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DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
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May
22 - 31
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
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May
22 - 31
Piccolo Spoleto
17-day local visual and performing arts events at various venues
Charleston
Arts
00000002
May
25 - 31
Grace Church Tea Room and Gift Shop
Lunch served 11:30 to 2:00 - proceeds are used to support outreach efforts
Charleston
Culinary
00000003
May
30
Battle of the Palmetto Cornhole Tournament
Two-player teams (18+) - benefits Lowcountry Orphan Relief and Higher Learning organizations
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports
00000004
May
30
Lowcountry Splash
5 mile or 2.4 mile open-water swim in the Wando River and Charleston Harbor - benefits Logan Rutledge Children's Foundation
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Sports
00000005
May
30
Green and Lean 5K Run/Walk
Certified course - strollers and leashed dogs welcome - benefits Keep Charleston Beautiful
Charleston
Sports
00000006
Jun
1 - 7
Piccolo Spoleto Festival
17-day celebration of the arts includes live performances, exhibits, kids' activities, and more!
Charleston
Arts
00000007
Jun
1 - 5
Grace Church Tea Room and Gift Shop
Lunch served 11:30 to 2:00 - proceeds are used to support outreach efforts
Charleston
Culinary
00000008
Jun
1 - 7
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
00000009
Jun
6
Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival
Celebrates Gullah Geechee cultural heritage
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
00000010
Jun
6
Floppin' Flounder 5K
Run or walk - benefits the Sullivan's Island Fire And Rescue Department and the Charleston Running Club
Charleston
Sullivan's Island
Sports
00000011
Jun
6
Charleston Strong Tug of War
Benefit to support exceptional opportunities for special needs young adults
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports
00000012
Jun
10
Record Smashing Tea Party
Celebrate National Tea Day by attempting to break a world record when a 1,400 gallon glass of sweet tea is made from scratch plus live music, street dance
Charleston
Summerville
Culinary
00000013
Jun
11 - 14
Charleston Carifest
4-day Caribbean cultural festival includes carnival street parade, performers, music, food, symposium
Charleston
Festival
00000014
Jun
27
Carolina Day
Commemorates America's first military victory on June 28, 1776
Charleston
Historical
00000015
Jul
4
Fourth of July at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Great fireworks show from two viewing areas, land and ship deck both also have live music - bring lawn chairs for both
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Holiday
00000016
Jul
8 - 11
MegaDock Billfishing Tournament
Governor's Cup - 4-day marlin and sailfish tournament - benefits local and national, water related charities
Charleston
Sports
00000017
Jul
25
Isle of Palms Beach Run
10K and 5K beach run or 5K walk
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Sports
00000018
Aug
22
Race for The ARK
5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run benefiting services for families dealing with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia
Charleston
Summerville
Sports
00000019
Sep
1 - 2
Empowering You
Geared toward women who are interested in starting a business or already have - part of proceeds donated to Mary's House, which works with domestic violence victims
Charleston
Kiawah Island
Workshop
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Sep
6
MDA Muscle Walk
Short walk to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association
Charleston
Sports
00000021
Sep
14 - 16
South Carolina International Trade Conference
Networking, education sessions
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Expo
00000022
Sep
27
Taste of Charleston
Contests, tastings, children's area - benefiting local charities
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Culinary
00000023
Oct
1 - 26
Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens
Different tour offered daily - visits include gardens, homes, churches, public buildings - proceeds benefit the Preservation Society of Charleston
Charleston
Historical
00000024
Oct
4
Charleston Beach Music & Shag Festival
Live band and djs and lots of dancing!
Charleston
Festival
00000025
Oct
4
Latin American Festival
Salsa and Merengue music, authentic food and crafts, and plenty of activities for families
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
00000026
Oct
10
Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon & 5K
Run the trails of Mullet Hall Equestrian Center plus post-race meal, cold beverages, and live music
Charleston
Johns Island
Sports
00000027
Oct
10
Goose Creek Fall Festival
Music, games - benefits Helping Hands of Goose Creek
Charleston
Goose Creek
Festival
00000028
Oct
18
Children's Day Festival
Inflatables, games, face painting, food, and more!
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
00000029
Oct
29 - 31
Coastal Carolina Fair
Live entertainment, amusement rides, exhibits, competitions, fireworks
Charleston
Ladson
Fair
00000030
Nov
1 - 8
Coastal Carolina Fair
Live entertainment, amusement rides, exhibits, competitions, fireworks
Charleston
Ladson
Fair
00000031
Nov
4 - 8
Charleston International Film Festival
5-day event includes sneak previews, nightly parties, q&a sessions, gala
Learn more about movies filmed in South Carolina
Charleston
Festival
00000032
Nov
7
Lowcountry Hoedown
Live bluegrass music, sampling from bourbon and moonshine distilleries, restaurants, artisan food vendors - portion proceed benefit Lowcountry Food Bank
Charleston
Festival
00000033
Nov
7
Harvest Fest
Bluegrass music, food, craft market, games, hay rides, pumpkin decorating
Charleston
Johns Island
Festival
00000034
Nov
7
James Island Connector Run
10K run/fun bike ride and 5K run/walk on certified course - benefits students with special needs and their families
Charleston
James Island
Sports
00000035
Nov
13 - 14
Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown
Sanctioned, national event with samples, live music, cocktail competition, and Kids Zone with drop-off option - bring five non-perishable food items for admission discount
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Culinary
00000036
Dec
12
Mount Pleasant Holiday Farmers Market and Craft Show
Locally grown produce, homemade goodies and crafts, children's activities
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Holiday
00000037
Dec
13
Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade
Along Coleman Blvd - more than 100 floats, plus tree lighting and fireworks
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Holiday
00000038
Dec
13 - 16
Empowering You
Geared toward women who are interested in starting a business or already have - part of proceeds donated to Mary's House, which works with domestic violence victims
Charleston
Kiawah Island
Workshop
00000039
Jan
16
Charleston Marathon
Half marathon, 10K, 5K, bike rides, expo - for Youth Endowment for the Arts
Charleston
Sports
00000040
Jan
22 - 25
The Charleston Boat Show
The 36th Annual Charleston Boat Show will be at the Charleston Area Convention Center. It's the biggest boat show and sale in the Lowcountry
Charleston
North Charleston
Expo
00000041
Jan
24
Lowcountry Oyster Festival
Contests, live music, children's area, food court showcasing a variety of local restaurants - benefits local charities
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
00000042
Feb
6
Chase After a Cure Golden Gala
Black-tie optional gala includes dinner, dancing, drinks, auction, live entertainment - benefits local research for treatments and cures for childhood cancer
Charleston
Gala
00000043
Feb
12 - 14
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
Art, exhibits, presentations, lectures - various sites
Charleston
Expo
00000044
Feb
21
Chefs' Feast
Nearly 30 area chefs will offer up delectable bites, bar, live band - benefits the Lowcountry Food Bank childhood feeding programs
Charleston
Gala
00000045
Mar
2 - 6
Charleston Food + Wine Festival
5-day event includes demonstrations, classes, dinners, tastings, culinary traditions - raising funds for charities and scholarships
Charleston
Culinary
00000046
Mar
19 - 20
Pet Fest
Exhibits, demonstrations, entertainment - don't forget your pup!
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
00000047
Apr
14 - 17
Charleston Race Week
International sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races
Learn more about boating in South Carolina
Charleston
Sports
00000048
Dates TBD
A Night at the Oscars with Pet Helpers
Cocktails, live music, raw bar, heavy hors d'oeuvres, and the Oscars streaming live - benefits Pet Helpers
Charleston
Gala
00000049
Dates TBD
A Night in the Valley
Wine expo, dinner, auction - formal attire - benefit
Charleston
North Charleston
Gala
00000050
Dates TBD
ArtFest
Live performances, juried art exhibit, games, children's activities
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Arts
00000051
Dates TBD
Bacon and Bourbon
Bacon & bourbon tastings, music, bull riding championship, laser skeet shooting, cigars - portion of proceeds benefit Junior League's hunger & homelessness programs
Charleston
Culinary
00000052
Dates TBD
Battle of Charleston
Civil War reenactment and living history demonstrations
Learn more about the Civil War in South Carolina
Charleston
Johns Island
Historical
00000053
Dates TBD
Battle of Charleston
Civil War reenactment and living history demonstrations
Learn more about the Civil War in South Carolina
Charleston
Johns Island
Historical
00000054
Dates TBD
Blackwater Ukulele Festival
Concert, workshops, boat jams, open mic - bring a blanket and picnic lunch
Charleston
Moncks Corner
Festival
00000055
Dates TBD
Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
Celebrate the shrimping industry including boat parade, music, activities
Learn more about shrimping in South Carolina
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
00000056
Dates TBD
Castra Romana
Dorchester County - Roman Imperial Army encampment - public displays Saturday only
Charleston
Givhans
Historical
00000057
Dates TBD
Catch the Leprechaun 5K
Post race party with live music, food, drinks, and prizes - benefits Pattison's Academy
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Sports
00000058
Dates TBD
Charleston Art & Antiques Forum
The Mission of the Forum is to present the best fine and decorative arts scholarship to our participants, and to benefit arts education and preservation
Charleston
Arts
00000059
Dates TBD
Charleston Bed Race
Hampton Park - come watch as decorated beds race down Mary Murray Blvd - benefits Camp Happy Days
Charleston
Daniel Island
Sports
00000060
Dates TBD
Charleston Brewvival
Breweries from around the country, food, live music
Learn more about the SC Beer and Breweries
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
00000061
Dates TBD
Charleston Cup Steeplechase
Steeplechase and flat races, elegant picnics and tailgates
Charleston
Hollywood
Sports
00000062
Dates TBD
Charleston Fashion Week
Marion Square - 5-day event includes runway shows with nearly 100 designers
Charleston
Expo
00000063
Dates TBD
Charleston Green Fair
Environmental events including speakers, exhibits, demonstrations, kids' zone, music
Learn more about green building in South Carolina
Charleston
James Island
Festival
00000064
Dates TBD
Charleston Honey & Bee Expo
Learn about bees, taste honey products, exhibits, movie
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Expo
00000065
Dates TBD
Charleston International Antiques Show
Exhibitors showcase items from late 17th-20th centuries
Charleston
Historical
00000066
Dates TBD
Charleston Jazz Jam
The area's best Jazz talents join together for an unscripted, unrehearsed music event
Charleston
Concert
00000067
Dates TBD
Charleston Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Cajun and Creole food, Zydeco music, kids' activities, entertainment
Charleston
James Island
Festival
00000068
Dates TBD
Charleston Pirate Festival
Learn about pirates, colonial and maritime history
Charleston
Festival
00000069
Dates TBD
Charleston Rainbow Run
5K race - benefits Charleston Pride
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports
00000070
Dates TBD
Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering
Heavy athletics, dancing, music
Learn more about the history of the Scots-Irish in South Carolina
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
00000071
Dates TBD
Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival
National and local storytellers with performances that reminisce about childhood, humor, significant times in history
Charleston
Festival
00000072
Dates TBD
Charlie Post Classic 15K & 5K
Benefit to fund an annual scholarship at the athletic department of the College of Charleston
Charleston
Sullivans Island
Sports
00000073
Dates TBD
Cocktails & Cufflinks Bachelor Charity Auction
Silent auction followed by live auction - benefit by Ladies Enriching the Community
Charleston
Miscellaneous
00000074
Dates TBD
Cooper River Bridge Run
10K run/walk, wheelchair division, kids' run, finish festival
See beautiful pictures of the bridges of Charleston
Charleston
Sports
00000075
Dates TBD
Crowfield Plantation 5K Run / Walk
USATF certified course - benefits the Callen-Lacey Center for Children
Charleston
Goose Creek
Sports
00000076
Dates TBD
Cupid's Chase 5K Charleston
Race benefits Community Options provide housing and employment support to people with disabilities
Charleston
James Island
Sports
00000077
Dates TBD
Deluge
Stadium will be doused with over 300,000 gallons of water plus live music - benefits Windwood Family Services
Charleston
Concert
00000078
Dates TBD
East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival
Lectures, on-water classes, demonstrations for all paddler levels
Charleston
James Island
Sports
00000079
Dates TBD
Edisto & Beyond Tour
Tour historic sites and plantations
Learn about other South Carolina Plantations
Charleston
Edisto Island
Historical
00000080
Dates TBD
Edisto Island 'Mostly' Bluegrass Festival
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy a full day of live music and local, farm-fresh foods - benefits the Edisto Island Preservation Alliance
Charleston
Edisto Island
Festival
00000081
Dates TBD
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Historic Charleston Foundation - 7-10 properties per tour in 1 of 11 neighborhoods
Charleston
Historical
00000082
Dates TBD
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Historic Charleston Foundation - 7-10 properties per tour in 1 of 11 neighborhoods
Charleston
Historical
00000083
Dates TBD
Flowertown Festival
3-day event includes arts and crafts, Children's Jubilee, food - supports Summerville Family YMCA
Charleston
Summerville
Festival
00000084
Dates TBD
Folly Beach Wine & Sign
Sip a glass of wine, meet authors and artists, and enjoy delicious food - benefits the Diann Shaddox Foundation to find a cure for Essential Tremor
Charleston
Folly Beach
Arts
00000085
Dates TBD
Folly Jazz Festival
Live Jazz by 14 bands at three different stages with open jam by all musicians to wrap-up the weekend
Charleston
Folly Beach
Concert
00000086
Dates TBD
Garden Club of Charleston House and Garden Tours
Visit historic homes and gardens featuring exquisite floral arrangements and a tea party
Charleston
Miscellaneous
00000087
Dates TBD
Ghostly Tide Tales
Sit by a open camp fire on the beach while listening to local, haunting stories
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Holiday
00000088
Dates TBD
Greek Fall Festival
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment
Charleston
Festival
00000089
Dates TBD
Half Rubber Tournament
Beach game played with half rubber ball and thin bat
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Sports
00000090
Dates TBD
Happy New Year, Charleston
Alcohol-free, family-oriented New Year's Eve celebration
Charleston
Holiday
00000091
Dates TBD
Hogs for the Cause
BBQ, live bands, cold beverages - benefits pediatric brain cancer outreach
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Culinary
00000092
Dates TBD
Holiday Craft Show
25-30 crafters on site plus baked goods and fresh cooked food
Charleston
James Island
Holiday
00000093
Dates TBD
Holiday Festival of Lights
3-mile drive plus sand sculptures, Santa's Sweet Shoppe, gingerbread houses, Victorian carousel, giant greeting cards
Charleston
James Island
Holiday
00000094
Dates TBD
Holiday Festival of Lights
3-mile drive plus sand sculptures, Santa's Sweet Shoppe, gingerbread houses, Victorian carousel, giant greeting cards
Charleston
James Island
Holiday
00000095
Dates TBD
Holiday Festival of Lights
3-mile drive plus sand sculptures, Santa's Sweet Shoppe, gingerbread houses, Victorian carousel, giant greeting cards
Charleston
James Island
Holiday
00000096
Dates TBD
Holiday Parade of Boats
Decorate your boat with lights or just watch and enjoy!
Charleston
Holiday
00000097
Dates TBD
Hooked on Life Fishing Tournament
Fish coastal waterways from Edisto Island to Bulls Bay - benefits LifePoint organ and tissue donation services
Charleston
Sports
00000098
Dates TBD
Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child
10K run and 5K run/walk - benefits local children's programs
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Sports
00000099
Dates TBD
Jingle Bell Run/Walk
5K - wear a holiday themed costume, tie jingle bells to your shoelaces - raises funds to fight arthritis
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Sports
00000100
Dates TBD
Komen Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - 5K run/walk
Charleston
Daniel Island
Sports
00000101
Dates TBD
LifePoint Race For Life
10K, 5K and ˝ mile fun run/walk plus a kids zone - proceeds proceeds will help send Team South Carolina to the 2016 Donate Life Transplant Games of America
Charleston
James Island
Sports
00000102
Dates TBD
Light the Night Walk
Walkers carry illuminated balloons - white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory of loved ones lost to cancer - benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Sports
00000103
Dates TBD
Los Jefes Summer Jam
Zumba plus live performances - benefits the Wounded Warrior Project
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports
00000104
Dates TBD
Lowcountry Blues Bash
Live music, oyster roast, silent auction - benefits Alston Wilkes Society
Charleston
Bowens Island
Festival
00000105
Dates TBD
Lt. Dan Weekend
Concert, bike ride, expo - honoring and raising funds to support wounded veterans
Charleston
North Charleston
Concert
00000106
Dates TBD
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
Charleston
Festival
00000107
Dates TBD
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
Charleston
Festival
00000108
Dates TBD
Mardi-Crawl-On-Shem-Creek
Music, food and drink specials, games, prizes, boat shuttle - benefits SC Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Miscellaneous
00000109
Dates TBD
Money Rocks
Financial literacy event for teens and young adults
Charleston
North Charleston
Educational
00000110
Dates TBD
North Charleston Christmas Festival
Holiday market, parade, tree lighting, children's events
Charleston
North Charleston
Holiday
00000111
Dates TBD
Palmetto Swamp Fox Adventure Race
Cover approximately 55-60 miles, with a finishing time between 10-12 hours, solo and teams will paddle, bike and run through the Francis Marion National Forest
Charleston
McClellanville
Sports
00000112
Dates TBD
Park Day on Daniel Island
Games, food truck rodeo, beer garden, live music - family event benefiting over 20 local organizations
Charleston
Daniel Island
Festival
00000113
Dates TBD
Putting for Parkinson's
Golf tournament, dinner, auction - raising awareness and funds to research Parkinson's Disease
Charleston
Summerville
Sports
00000114
Dates TBD
Reenactment of the Battle Of Secessionville
Civil War living history and reenactment
Learn more about the Civil War in South Carolina
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Historical
00000115
Dates TBD
Reindeer Run
5K run and walk, pet-friendly, after party - benefits local charities
Charleston
Sports
00000116
Dates TBD
Rockabillaque
Block party with live music, classic car show, bbq, pin-up contest, side show circus, rockabilly fashion show - benefit
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
00000117
Dates TBD
Run for the Yorktown
5K run or walk, post-race party honoring Veterans and active Military
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Sports
00000118
Dates TBD
Shrimp and Grits Charleston
Chef's competition, live entertainment - benefits the Charleston Animal Society
Charleston
Culinary
00000119
Dates TBD
Shucking for Seniors
Oyster roast, music, chili cook-off, costume contest, silent auction - benefit
Charleston
Festival
00000120
Dates TBD
Southern Ground Music & Food Festival
Two-day event with lots of live music and huge variety of local food
Charleston
Daniel Island
Festival
00000121
Dates TBD
Spring Jam Music Fest
Live music plus an Arts & Goods Village
Charleston
Concert
00000122
Dates TBD
Summerville Cares Day of Service
Faith-based organizations, government agencies, civic leaders and community organizations join together to complete local service projects
Charleston
Summerville
Miscellaneous
00000123
Dates TBD
Tea Room & Gift Shop
Features Tomato Pie and She Crab Soup, as well as delicious salads, sandwiches, and homemade desserts plus hand-crafted items, plants - benefits St Paul's
Charleston
Summerville
Culinary
00000124
Dates TBD
The Chocolate Affair
Gourmet chocolate desserts and hors d'oeuvres, auction - benefits Communities in Schools
Charleston
Daniel Island
Gala
00000125
Dates TBD
The Mullet Haul
5-mile and a 10-mile race on the trails of the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center
Charleston
Johns Island
Sports
00000126
Dates TBD
Trident United Way's Day of Caring
Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties - pitch-in and help with a project
Charleston
Educational
00000127
Dates TBD
Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble
5K, children's fun run - benefits local charities
Charleston
Sports
00000128
Dates TBD
Undy 500 Motorcycle Charity Ride
100 mile ride benefiting Goodwill's homeless veterans program
Learn about other South Carolina resources for the homeless
Charleston
Sports
00000129
Dates TBD
Veterans Day Weekend 5K
Plus 1-mile walk and Family Fun Fest which includes expo, live music, bounce house and activities for children - benefits Tri-County Veterans Support Network
Charleston
James Island
Sports
00000130
Dates TBD
Walk for Autism-Charleston
Family friendly walk through Hampton Park, with refreshments, live music, jump castles, silent auction - benefits autism development programs
Charleston
Sports
00000131
Dates TBD
Walk for Water
5K walk (running not permitted) plus opening and closing ceremonies, with food truck available for lunch - benefits Water Missions International
Charleston
Sports
00000132
Dates TBD
YALLFest: Charleston Young Adult Book Festival
50 of the country’s top young adult authors host presentations and signings at various locations
Charleston
Educational
00000133
Dates TBD
YogaPop
Enjoy night of yoga and live music for everyone first time students, advanced practitioners, locals and visitors - benefits This Is Noteworthy
Charleston
Sports
00000134
Dates TBD
You Can't Run From Love 8K
Valentine's Day themed race with post-race celebration - benefits he Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Charleston
West Ashley
Sports
00000135
Dates TBD
iFive:K Run/Walk/Shuffle
Plus post-race celebration - benefits CODEcamp scholarships and other education related programming
Charleston
Sports



                       
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