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
10th Annual Bo Roast & Chili Cook-off
Join us at Smoky Oak for a day of great chili from local restaurants and aspiring home chefs! Proceeds are for Camp Happy Days! There will a jump castle, music and plenty of fun to be had all for a great cause!
The Mill Street Tavern's 1st Annual Bourbon Whiskey Dinner
The Mill Street Tavern will be hosting their 1st annual Bourbon/Whiskey/Rye Dinner. WE ARE EXPECTING THIS EVENT TO SELL OUT SO GET YOUR TICKETS ASAP. If you are looking for something differently delicious and tons of fun then this is an ideal opportunity.
Bandstand - The Musical
at Performance Hall At Gaillard Center Find Tickets
2020 Cork Shuckin' - Annual Oyster Roast
at Deep Water Vineyard
Annual Cork Shuckin' festival - with local oysters, music, food trucks, and beer, with tastings and drinks from Deep Water Vineyard and Firefly Distillery all day as well. Something for everyone, even the kiddos and the dog, bring the whole family!
Wizard Pub Crawl 2020 (Charleston, SC)
at Carolina Ale House - Charleston
** "Early Sorcerer" tickets are now open! **
Bacon and Bourbon 2020
at Bacon and Bourbon
Bacon and Bourbon 2020
Sport in the Port: Sporting Arts and Whiskey Tasting
Enjoy sporting art curated by Dog & Horse Fine Art Gallery while enjoying light bites and cocktails in “The Port” at the Restoration.
Valentine's Date Night Climb at Wild Blue Ropes 2020
at Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park
Valentine’s Day 2020 is a perfect opportunity to try something new as a duo, from active, outdoorsy dates to activities that get you in touch with your competitive side, to learning fun new skills, and more!
Black Valentine: Anti Valentine's Day Party at Ink N Ivy
at Ink N Ivy Charleston
So you're single. Rather than spending Valentine's Day staying in & watching a Lifetime movie of the week, why not go out on what is the biggest night of the year!