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
Launch Party for The Batik Art of Mary Edna Fraser
at 134 Cannon St
Join Buxton Books and Skirt Magazine to celebrate the release of The Batik Art of Mary Edna Fraser with author, Cecelia Dailey, and featured artist Mary Edna Fraser. Beer, wine, and appetizers provided by Whole Foods.
Kabaka Pyramid and The Pebble Rockers
at Charleston Pour House - Main Stage
Reggae/Hip hop Performers KABAKA PYRAMID Date And Time Tue, June 18, 2019, 9:00 PM EDT Doors at 8:00 PM
Charleston, Everything Eyelashes or Classic (mink) Eyelash Certification
at Regus - South Carolina, Charleston - Downtown Charleston
School of Glamology Everything Eyelash Training
Light Play Photography Studio Workshop
at Black Bear Studios
Do you want to take your photography lighting skills to a new level? Do you want to be an expert at studio lighting? Do you want to enhance your lighting game?
Silent Disco Yoga with CorePower Yoga!
Silent Disco Yoga is back! Grab your silent disco headphones and join us outdoors on the astroturf lawn at Workshop for an all-levels yoga flow! After class, mingle with your fellow yogis and enjoy 10% off food & drinks from Workshop!
Astronomy in the Park
at Brittlebank Park
Weather permitting, Lowcountry Stargazers will host "Astronomy in the Park" at Brittlebank Park, most Wednesdays from sunset until 9pm (10pm DST), weather permitting.
Sweetgrass Thursdays at Neema Gallery - Charleston
at Neema Fine Art Gallery
Join us EVERY Thursday for Sweetgrass Thursdays where Neema Gallery artist and 9th generation Sweetgrass basket artist, Linda Horlback will answer ALL of your questions about sweetgrass baskets.
Salute the Solstice Charleston Yoga Fest
at James Island County Park And Recreation
Charleston County Parks and the Charleston Yoga Community present Salute the Solstice Charleston Yoga Fest at James Island County Park.
Carifest All White Fete
at Canon Street Arts Center
Day Two of Charleston Carifest Caribbean Carnival. A night of music dancing to Salsa, Soca and Reggae dressed in your all white outfit. Come celebrate the Caribbean. Music by Tropix International and Latin Groove Enjoy Charleston's newest event space.
Jimmie Allen at HonkyTonk Saloon
at HonkyTonk Saloon
HonkyTonk Saloon does it again, rising country music superstar Jimmie Allen comes to the HonkyTonk Stage for the first time.