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
Holiday Toast & Oyster Roast
at Harborside East I Wedding Venue I Charleston
Mortgage Lenders Association of Greater Charleston invites you to attend our Holiday Toast & Oyster Roast on Thursday December 5th from 6-9pm at the Harborside East venue located in Mount Pleasant SC.
An Evening w/ Patterson Hood of Drive-By Truckers
at Charleston Pour House - Main Stage
Patterson Hood is a prolific writer and performer whose character-driven stories are packed with political subtext.
OriginSC 1st Annual Holiday Party
at American Legion Post 166 Goose Creek SC
Food, Fun, Festivities; come celebrate the Holidays with your OriginSC family.
Santa Paws Adoption Event
at Pet Helpers Adoption Shelter and Spay/Neuter Clinic
Join us Saturday, December 7th for our Santa Paws Adoption Event! Santa will be here to take photos with your furry friends, and we will have special adoption rates for dogs, puppies, cats, and kittens ranging from 25 - 75% off.
Rewined Holiday Market
This winter season, rather than hosting a traditional warehouse sale, we will be spreading the holiday cheer with a Rewined Holiday Market! Come join us at our warehouse on Saturday, December 7th from 12pm - 5pm.
Christmas Festival & Parade
at Felix C Davis Community Center
Join us as we celebrate the season with live musical entertainment, kid's activities, a marshmallow roasting pit, hay rides, artist market, petting zoo, visits with Santa Claus, a parade, festive food, and thousands of twinkling lights!
The Main Squeeze
Performers THE MAIN SQUEEZE Date And Time Sat, December 7, 2019, 9:00 PM EST Doors at 8:00 PM
Space Laces & MUST DIE
Space Laces and MUST DIE make their Charleston debut Date And Time Thu, Dec 12, 2019, 9:00 PM – Fri, Dec 13, 2019, 1:45 AM EST
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
at Charleston Stage Company
"The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"
Ugly Sweater Sip n Paint
Come and get ugly withThe Artist Table designs. Listen to music while you sip n paint with Tash the painter. We will have the ugliest sweater contest, winner will recieve a cash prize! Chucktown Bar and Grill is your favorite spot, and wil have drink spec
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Harborside East I Wedding Venue I Charleston