Charleston, South Carolina is "America's Friendliest City", and its "Old and Historic District" is a National Historic Landmark of 3,000 buildings that have been diligently preserved by the locals. It is also known as the "Holy City" because of the abundance of churches and steeples. In 1670 the city was founded as Charles Towne named after King Charles II of England, and the culture of Europeans and Africans in the customs, architecture, and visual arts can still be seen. The Mount Pleasant Visitor Center is due to open July 4, 2009 including a hall seating up to 150 people and a catering kitchen. Another new facility is Founders Hall with space for large gatherings. The Children's Museum will have a pirates exhibit. Sunset Sails are available as well as Summer Wine Strolls, Wine Tastings, and cooking with wine classes. The Hayward-Washington House is the city's first historic house museum where George Washington stayed for a week in 1791. St. Philip's Episcopal Church has a beacon that was used to guide ships from 1893 to 1915. The South Carolina Aquarium features marine life and exhibits. Charleston/Kiawah Island was voted No. 1 of North America and Europe's top 38 golf destinations. Plantations (such as Drayton Hall and Middleton Place) are available for tours and date back centuries with homes, cemeteries, and beautiful gardens to explore as well as demonstrations of the skills that had been performed by slaves. Annual festivals include Fine Art Dealers, Sweetgrass Cultural Arts, Harbor Fest, and others.
Events in Charleston
The Sound of Charleston
at Circular Congregational Church
Hear the music that defines Charleston’s history, from gospel to Gershwin, jazz, music of the Civil War, and light classics. Holiday Shows in December include songs of the season. Live performances. Go to www.soundofcharleston.com for dates and details
A Haunting Halloween Cocktail Class
at Frannie and The Fox
Join Frannie & the Fox inside the Den for a special Halloween-themed tequila cocktail class on Thursday, October 28th.
Canopy Hands Halloween Cover Show
at LO-Fi Brewing
Canopy Hands presents a Halloween cover show at LO-Fi Brewing
Charleston Beer Week Pint Pedal
at Tradesman Brewing Company
Join us for a Halloween Bike Parade on October 30th from 2-4pm! Costumes encouraged, for a leisurely jaunt from Tradesman Brewing.
The Ladies of Trio Drag Brunch Halloween Special
One Year Anniversary Drag Brunch Halloween Spooktacular!
BOOGIEMAN Halloween Festival @ The Royal American Parking Lot
at The Royal American
15 bands. 2 stages. Halloween. The Royal American. Blind faith tickets sold out so grab your early bird tickets while you still can. 21+
#VeteranWorks Virtual Job Fair / Career Expo #Veterans Event #Charleston
Attend World's Largest Virtual Job Expo / Career Fair #Veterans #Hiring Drive #Charleston at https://wertual.tao.ai/pod/veteranworks/jobfair
Charleston Hot Air Balloon Festival & Polo Match
at Hyde Park Polo Club
Polo. Hot Air Balloons. Helicopters. Vendors. Kid’s Areas. Seafood Tents. Fashion. Live Music. Fun.
SAILING for Veterans and Active Duty Military
at Ashley Marina
Sailing for Veterans and Active Duty Military
Charleston Military Spouse & Littlest Heroes Christmas Care Packages
Merry Christmas! Register you and your little one(s) to receive Christmas Care Packages.