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
Getting Clear in the New Year with Anna Cox
at Holy Cow Yoga Center
Holy Cow welcomes back Anna Cox for this special workshop for setting an intention for the new year and reflecting on 2018. Tune-in to your authentic-self in a peaceful setting.
Perpetual Groove New Years Run
at Charleston Pour House
Tickets ON SALE now at www.charlestonpourhouse.com! Perpetual Groove
Noon Year's Eve
at Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
Join us for NOON YEAR’S EVE at the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry! We’ll celebrate the start of 2019 with sparkling art projects and a glitzy countdown and ball drop at noon!
New Year's Eve Camp
at The Little Gym of West Ashley
Happy Noon Year! Let your little one celebrate the new year with their friends at their favorite place, The Little Gym. We're ready for a Seriously Fun 2019!
NYE | Silent Disco
at Republic Garden & Lounge
Silent Party including 3 DJ's & 3 Channels of your Favorite top 40's, Hip Hop, EDM/House, Latin & Raggaeton beats!
New Year's Eve Dinner
at Prohibition - Charleston
Join us for a special New Year's Eve Chef's Tasting Dinner! 4 courses, $55, plus, $35 beverage pairings.
New Year's Eve on The Rooftop
at The Rooftop Bar at Vendue
Ring in the New Year on Charleston's Best Rooftop Bar!
Bourbon N' Bubbles NYE Celebration
at Bourbon N' Bubbles
Join us for our first annual New Years Eve celebration! Celebrate this New Year in classic Charleston style.
New Year's Speakeasy
at Bay Street Biergarten
Calling all dames and birds in Charleston to join us as we transform the 'Garten into a 1920s speakeasy for the ultimate NYE celebration.