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DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
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Jul
1 - 31
CreateAthon
TRIO's marketing all-nighter for charity, open to nonprofits from the Myrtle Beach area to Hilton Head - applications due July 31
Charleston
All Lowcountry
Misc
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Jul
4
Patriots Point Fireworks Blast
Enjoy the firework show from the flight deck of the USS Yorktown plus landside with live music, food trucks - bring your folding chairs and blankets
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Holiday
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Jul
4
Folly Beach 4th of July Fireworks
The pyrotechnics will be launched from 3rd Block West and will start at sundown
Charleston
Folly Beach
Holiday
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Jul
10
Some Kind of Funny
An original musical written, directed, produced and performed by HEART Inclusive Arts Community
Charleston
Arts
00000004
Jul
16
Charleston Caribbean Jerk Festival
Family-friendly event celebrates Caribbean food, culture, and music - bring a blanket or chair to enjoy the festivities
Charleston
North Charleston
Culinary
00000005
Jul
23
Isle of Palms Beach Run
10K run and 5K beach run or walk, youth fun run
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Sports
00000006
Jul
23
Sweetgrass Festival
Learn about the Gullah Geechee people's history, culture, traditions and their sweetgrass basket art form with activities and entertainment
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
00000007
Jul
30 - 31
Folly Beach Wahine Classic
Empowering surfer girls of all ages with surf competition, camaraderie, and fun, while raising awareness and money for water-related nonprofits
Charleston
Folly Beach
Sports
00000008
Aug
13
Half Rubber Tournament
3 and 4 person teams - a City of Isle of Palms event
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Sports
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Aug
27
Race for The ARK
5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run, youth challenge, corporate challenge - benefits services for families dealing with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia
Charleston
Summerville
Sports
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Aug
27
Pinwheel Gala
Live entertainment, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, silent auction - cocktail attire - benefits Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center
Charleston
Summerville
Gala
00000011
Aug
27
Awendaw Blue Crab Festival
Buckets of crab, live music, vendors, food trucks, beer, wine, kids area, hayrides, pontoon boat rides
Charleston
Awendaw
Festival
00000012
Sep
24
Getting Saucy BBQ Sauce Competition
Tasting of BBQ and sauces, live entertainment, kids activities, additional food trucks plus beer and wine will be available - benefits the ARC of the Lowcountry
Charleston
North Charleston
Culinary
00000013
Oct
1
Isle of Palms Connector Run
10K run and 5K run/walk, post race party + virtual option - benefits the Exchange Club's support of local children's programs
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Sports
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Oct
1
Goose Creek Fall Festival
Local entertainment, crafters, exhibitors, food vendors, kids' activities - hosted by the City of Goose Creek
Charleston
Goose Creek
Festival
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Oct
1
Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon & 5K
Run the trails of Johns Island County Park followed by an awards ceremony
Charleston
Johns Island
Sports
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Oct
3
Palmetto Goodwill Open
18 hole, captain's choice, scramble, golf tournament with proceeds benefiting Palmetto Goodwill's educational, training and employment programs
Charleston
Summerville
Sports
00000017
Oct
5 - 29
The Fall Tours & Master Series
Enjoy a rare glimpse into Charleston with piazza and garden tours or the new Master Series - proceeds benefit the Preservation Society of Charleston
Charleston
Historical
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Oct
9
Summerville Italian Feast
Authentic Italian cuisine and wines, entertainment, local artists celebrating Italian culture and heritage - benefits Dorchester District 2 Educational Foundation
Charleston
Summerville
Festival
00000019
Oct
16
Children's Day Festival
Inflatables, carnival rides, games, face painting, food, and more
Charleston
Mt Pleasant
Festival
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Oct
20
Wine, Women & Shoes
Designer shopping, food and wine tastings, fashion show - benefits Florence Crittenton Programs of SC
Charleston
Fashion
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Oct
22
Charleston Beer Fest
Craft brews, live music, home brewers, beer games - benefits Palmetto Community Care
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
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Oct
22
Edisto & Beyond Tour
Tour historic churches, graveyards and plantations
Learn about other South Carolina Plantations
Charleston
Edisto Island
Historical
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Oct
27 - 31
Coastal Carolina Fair
Live entertainment, over 60 amusement rides, exhibits, competitions
Charleston
Ladson
Fair
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Nov
1 - 6
Coastal Carolina Fair
Live entertainment, over 60 amusement rides, exhibits, competitions
Charleston
Ladson
Fair
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Nov
5
Charleston Scottish Games
Heavy athletic, pipe band, and highland dancing competitions plus Scottish country dancing, border collie demonstrations
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
00000026
Nov
5
LOWVELO Bike Ride
Choice of 10, 25, 55, or 100 mile cycling routes, plus virtual option - benefits the Hollings Cancer Center
Charleston
Sports
00000027
Nov
11 - 13
Rockabillaque
Live music, classic car and vintage bike show, block-party plus pin-up, tattoo, beard & mustache contests - benefits Valiant Animal Rescue
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
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Nov
11 - 12
YALLFest: Charleston Young Adult Book Festival
Dozens of the country's top young adult authors host presentations and signings at various locations
Charleston
Educational
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Nov
16 - 18
Trident United Way's Days of Caring
Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties - pitch-in and help with a project
Charleston
Misc
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Nov
19
Bohicket Half Marathon and 5K
Half marathon or 5K run with after-party - benefits the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club and the Charleston Animal Society
Charleston
Seabrook Island
Sports
00000031
Nov
24
Turkey Day Run
5K, post-race party with food, beverages and live music, children's fun run and activities - hosted by the Knights of Columbus in support of local charities
Charleston
Sports
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Dec
10
Mt Pleasant Holiday Farmers Market and Craft Show
Locally grown produce, homemade goodies and crafts, children's activities, live entertainment
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Holiday
00000033
Dec
11
Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade
Along West Coleman Blvd - more than 100 floats with fireworks before the parade
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Holiday
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Dec
31
New Year's Eve Flip-Flop Drop and Fireworks
Celebrate the new year with family-friendly festivities with huge, sparkly flip-flops descending at midnight followed by fireworks over the beach
Charleston
Folly Beach
Holiday
00000035
Jan
12 - 14
Black Ink Festival: African American Book Festival
Book festival features dozens of African American authors, workshops for authors and programs for readers
Charleston
Educational
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Jan
27
A Night in the Valley
Cocktail reception with hors d'oeuvres followed by a dinner and auction - formal attire - benefits TTC students
Charleston
North Charleston
Gala
00000037
Feb
17 - 19
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
Art, exhibits, presentations, lectures, demonstrations - various sites
Charleston
Expo
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Mar
1 - 5
Charleston Wine + Food Festival
5-day event includes demonstrations, classes, dinners, tastings, culinary traditions - raising funds for charities and scholarships
Charleston
Various Locations
Culinary
00000039
Mar
2
A Night for the Children Gala
Seated dinner, live music, dancing, live and silent auctions - black-tie optional - benefits Carolina Youth Development Center
Charleston
Gala
00000040
Mar
23
Fulfilling Needs Creating Hope Gala
Live music, drinks, dancing, live and silent auctions - black-tie optional - 21+ event - benefits Lowcountry Orphan Relief
Charleston
Gala
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Apr
1
Cooper River Bridge Run
10K run/walk, wheelchair division, kids' run, finish festival
Charleston
Sports
00000042
Apr
20 - 23
Charleston Race Week
International sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races
Charleston
Sports
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May
5 - 7
AtomaCon
A family friendly, literary, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, science and technology convention for fans by fans
Charleston
North Charleston
Convention
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Oct
16 - 19
Charleston Child Trauma Conference
To encourage dialogue among front-line professionals in the child maltreatment field and researchers - hosted by the Dee Norton Child Advocacy Center
Charleston
Conference
00000045
Dates TBD
ArtFest
Live performances, juried art exhibit, games, children's activities - hosted by Town of Mount Pleasant
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Arts
00000046
Dates TBD
Atlantic Cup
This Class 40 sailing race has three-legs with the first from Charleston to Newport, RI
Charleston
Sports
00000047
Dates TBD
Avondale 5K Run and Walk
Run or walk the 5K with after-party with music, food and drinks - benefits the Charles Webb Center special needs daycare
Charleston
West Ashley
Sports
00000048
Dates TBD
Behind the Garden Gate
Self-guided tours of seven different private gardens - hosted by the Garden Conservancy and the Charleston Horticultural Society
Charleston
Misc
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Dates TBD
Black Expo Charleston
2-day event with Taste of Black Charleston on Friday and expo with seminars, workshops, live entertainment, youth activities, vendors on Saturday
Charleston
North Charleston
Expo
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Dates TBD
Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
Celebrate the shrimping industry including boat parade, music, activities - benefits local charities
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
00000051
Dates TBD
Bo's Roast and Chili Cook Off
All you can eat oysters, chili tasting, live bands, kids' activities - benefits Islands Against Cancer and Sara's Cure
Charleston
James Island
Culinary
00000052
Dates TBD
Carolopolis Awards
Celebrate the very best of preservation in Charleston with an awards program followed by a reception with live music
Charleston
Misc
00000053
Dates TBD
Cars on Kiawah
Classic to current automobiles, test drives, vendors - benefits Barrier Islands Free Medical Center
Charleston
Kiawah Island
Misc
00000054
Dates TBD
Celebration of Green
Events on various days including lecture, Plantasia Green Market, and garden tour - hosted by the Charleston Horticultural Society
Charleston
West Ashley
Expo
00000055
Dates TBD
Charleston Beer Week
50+ different events over 10 days highlighting the tri-county craft beer community
Charleston
Various Locations
Culinary
00000056
Dates TBD
Charleston Beer Week
50+ different events over 10 days highlighting the tri-county craft beer community
Charleston
Various Locations
Culinary
00000057
Dates TBD
Charleston Greek Festival
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment - benefits local charities
Charleston
Festival
00000058
Dates TBD
Charleston Jazz Festival
4-days of jazz performances by award-winning artists with events at multiple locations throughout downtown Charleston
Charleston
Concert
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Dates TBD
Charleston Marathon
Marathon, half marathon, youth marathon, 5K, health and wellness expo, post race party - benefits Engaging Creative Minds
Charleston
Sports
00000060
Dates TBD
Charleston STEM Festival
Exhibitors providing hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment
Charleston
Ladson
Educational
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Dates TBD
Charleston's St. Patrick's Day Parade
Parade begins the corner of Radcliffe and King Streets with the best viewing on King Street - hosted by the Charleston St Patrick's Day Parade Committee
Charleston
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Chefs' Feast
Area chefs will offer up delectable bites, bar, live band + virtual option - benefits the Lowcountry Food Bank childhood feeding programs
Charleston
North Charleston
Gala
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Dates TBD
Cobblestone Quilters Guild Quilt Show
The Theme: Southern Hospitality - several categories, plus vendors and appraisals
Charleston
North Charleston
Arts
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Dates TBD
Colour of Music Festival
4-days includes events at various venues that highlight the impact and historical significance of black classical composers and performers on culture
Charleston
Arts
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Dates TBD
Crowfield Plantation 5K Run / Walk
USATF certified 5K wooded, paved trail course, walk or run - benefits the Callen-Lacey Center for Children
Charleston
Goose Creek
Sports
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Dates TBD
Crowfieldfest
Family fun with car and motorcycle show, kids' activities, local emergency services booths
Charleston
Goose Creek
Festival
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Dates TBD
Cupid's Chase
Run, walk or roll this 5K - benefits Community Options support of people with disabilities
Charleston
James Island
Sports
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Dates TBD
Dog Day Afternoon
Swimming will only be open for dogs, no humans pass knee-deep in water - click link for important info
Charleston
North Charleston
Misc
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Dates TBD
Dog Day Afternoon
Swimming will only be open for dogs, no humans pass knee-deep in water - click link for important info
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Misc
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Dates TBD
Dragon Boat Charleston Festival
250-meter paddling races and party to celebrate cancer survivors
Charleston
Sports
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Dates TBD
Dream Girls Conference
Speakers, workshops, entertainment, food, fun and more for middle and high school girls - hosted by by Youth Empowerment Services
Charleston
North Charleston
Conference
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Dates TBD
Fall Black Food Truck Festival
Regional food trucks, kid-friendly activities, local bands and musicians will be performing
Charleston
Ladson
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
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Dates TBD
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
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Dates TBD
Flowertown Festival
3-day event includes arts and crafts, Children's Jubilee, farmers market, food - supports Summerville Family YMCA
Charleston
Summerville
Festival
00000076
Dates TBD
Folly Market Hop
Vendors along Center St and West Ashley Ave, live music - portion of the proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association SC Chapter
Charleston
Folly Feach
Misc
00000077
Dates TBD
Front Beach Fest
Family street festival with live beach music, food and craft vendors, children's activities
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Festival
00000078
Dates TBD
Fur Ball
Gala with cocktails, heavy hors d'ouvres, sit down three-course dinner, wine, live entertainment - benefits Pet Helpers
Charleston
Gala
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Dates TBD
Garden Club of Charleston House and Garden Tours
Visit historic homes and gardens featuring exquisite floral arrangements
Charleston
Historical
00000080
Dates TBD
Grace Church Tea Room and Boutique
Lunch served plus gift shop - proceeds are used to support outreach efforts
Charleston
Culinary
00000081
Dates TBD
Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival
Cultural celebration with entertainment, presentations - benefits Gullah/Geechee Land & Legacy Fund
Charleston
Festival
00000082
Dates TBD
Harvest Fest
Bluegrass music, food, craft market, games, hay rides, pumpkin decorating
Charleston
Johns Island
Festival
00000083
Dates TBD
Hippie Dash 5K
Don your best 70s attire to run or walk the 3.1 miles - dogs welcomed - benefits Palmetto Goodwill
Charleston
James Island
Sports
00000084
Dates TBD
Holiday Festival of Lights
3-mile drive plus sand sculpture, Santa's Sweet Shoppe, holiday train, Victorian carousel, giant greeting cards
Charleston
James Island
Holiday
00000085
Dates TBD
Holiday Festival of Lights
Driving tour through millions of twinkling lights with magical surprises along the way
Charleston
James Island
Holiday
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Dates TBD
James Island Connector Run/Walk
10K run or 5K run or walk with post-race festival - benefits the Gavalas Kolanko Foundation to assist students with disabilities
Charleston
James Island
Sports
00000087
Dates TBD
Joint Base Charleston Air Expo
Military and commercial aircraft will be on display in the air and on the ground plus the Navy Blue Angels will perform
Charleston
North Charleston
Expo
00000088
Dates TBD
Kiawah Art and House Tour
Tour homes on Kiawah Island - benefits local children's art programs
Charleston
Kiawah Island
Misc
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Dates TBD
Kidz Bash
Activities, games, vendors, music - hosted by Crowfield Plantation HOA
Charleston
Goose Creek
Festival
00000090
Dates TBD
Komen Lowcountry More Than Pink Walk
Raises funds and awareness of breast cancer, celebrates survivors and honors those who have lost their battle
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports
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Dates TBD
Latin American Festival
Salsa and Merengue music, authentic food and crafts, and plenty of activities for families
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
00000092
Dates TBD
Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Cajun and Creole food, Zydeco music, kids' activities and rides, entertainment
Charleston
James Island
Festival
00000093
Dates TBD
Lowcountry Jazz Festival
Enjoy live performances by acclaimed jazz artists - benefits Closing The Gap in Health Care
Charleston
Festival
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Dates TBD
Lowcountry Oyster Festival
Live music, children's area, food court showcasing a variety of local restaurants - benefits local charities
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
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Dates TBD
Lowcountry Shrimp Festival & Blessing of the Fleet
Live bands, art, lots of shrimp and other food - benefits Cape Romain Environmental Education School
Charleston
McClellanville
Festival
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Dates TBD
Lowcountry Splash
6 mile or 2.4 mile open-water swim in the Wando River and Charleston Harbor - benefits LAPS provides water safety and swimming instruction to K-2 children
Charleston
Sports
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Dates TBD
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
Charleston
Festival
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Dates TBD
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
Charleston
Festival
00000099
Dates TBD
Mardi-Crawl-On-Shem-Creek
Music, food and drink specials, games, prizes, shuttles and boat taxis to travel between venues - benefits SC Alzheimer's Association and Pet Helpers
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Culinary
00000100
Dates TBD
Mullet Haul Trail Run
5K and 10K runs on the trails of Johns Island County Park
Charleston
Johns Island
Sports
00000101
Dates TBD
North Charleston Arts Fest
5-day event includes live performances, art exhibits, kids' activities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
00000102
Dates TBD
Oktoberfest Charleston
German food and drink, polka dancing, children's games - benefits Community Outreach Center
Charleston
Festival
00000103
Dates TBD
Oyster Roast
Oysters, live music, dancing, and bidding in silent auctions - benefits Dorchester Paws
Charleston
Summerville
Culinary
00000104
Dates TBD
Palmetto Park Jam
Outdoor event with live music, food trucks, craft vendors - attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, tables
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Concert
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Dates TBD
Park Circle Pride Festival
6-day event celebrating the LGBTQ+ community with events at various locations including kick-off party, live entertainment, workshops, lectures, youth fest
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
00000106
Dates TBD
Piccolo Spoleto Festival
17-day celebration of the arts includes live performances, exhibits, kids' activities, and more
Charleston
Arts
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Dates TBD
Pipe-Major Sandy Jones Invitational
Grade 1-5 indoor bagpiping contest held annually at The Citadel Military College - proceeds for scholarships
Charleston
Arts
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Dates TBD
Putting for Parkinson's
Golf tournament - raising awareness and funds to research Parkinson's Disease
Charleston
N Charleston
Sports
00000109
Dates TBD
Red, White and Blue Jean Ball
Wear your favorite pair of blue jeans and enjoy live entertainment, local food and drinks - benefits Palmetto Warrior Connection
Charleston
Misc
00000110
Dates TBD
Reindeer Run
5K run and walk, pet-friendly, costume contest + virtual option - benefits MUSC Shawn Jenkins Children's Hospital and the Charitable Society of Charleston
Charleston
Sports
00000111
Dates TBD
Save the Light Half Marathon & 5K
Half marathon is a run only, the 5K is open to runners and walkers - benefits the preservation of the Morris Island Lighthouse
Charleston
Folly Beach
Sports
00000112
Dates TBD
Scrumptious Summerville Kitchen Tour
Tour homes while enjoying gourmet treats, local musicians, and beautiful floral arrangements - benefits Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center
Charleston
Summerville
Culinary
00000113
Dates TBD
Sea and Sand Festival
Saturday's event includes live bands, kids' area, vendors with sand sculpting competition on Sunday
Charleston
Folly Beach
Festival
00000114
Dates TBD
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
00000115
Dates TBD
Spring Black Food Truck Festival
Regional food trucks, kid-friendly activities, local bands and musicians will be performing
Charleston
Ladson
Festival
00000116
Dates TBD
St. Patrick's Day Block Party
Parade, live music on three stages, local food vendors & trucks, art, kid's zone with inflatables
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
00000117
Dates TBD
St. Paul's Garden Club Tour
Enjoy beautiful private gardens located on charming rivers and lakes, an old country church, and the historic Ravenel Depot
Charleston
Meggett
Misc
00000118
Dates TBD
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
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Dates TBD
The Cinderella Project
Gathers donations of gently worn formal gowns, shoes and accessories for disadvantaged high school students - click link for donation and boutique details
Charleston
West Ashely
Fashion
00000120
Dates TBD
Walk for Autism-Charleston
Family friendly walk, with refreshments, live music, jump castles, silent auction - benefits autism development programs
Charleston
Sports



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