Festivals & Events & MORE

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From culturally enriching performances at the nationally-known Spoleto Festival USA to experiencing Christmas in Charleston with the Holiday Walking Tour, year-round festivities are sure to keep you busy in Charleston. Why not spend an afternoon savoring delectable southern cuisine? However you decide to spend your days and nights, Charleston can keep your calendar full!

Charleston Calendar of Events

AUGUST

Sherlock’s Other Brother By A Southern Mother 
8/27/2017 A who’s who murder mystery! For there was…another.

The Wedding Singer By The Footlight Players 
8/27/2017 The Footlight Players put a Charleston spin on an 80’s classic.

Angels In America: Part 1 + 2 (A National Theatre Of London Broadcast) 
8/28/2017 Tony Kushner’s multi-award winning two-part play featuring Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield.

Charleston Riverdogs Baseball Home Games 
8/29/2017 Come out and support the Charleston Riverdogs Minor League Baseball team based in Charleston, South Carolina!

I Got You Babe! 
8/29/2017 The new girl’s California dreamin’ but has she lost that lovin’ feeling? A NEW groovical from the creators of the sellout GROOVY KINDA LOVE. “Funny, smart, original, entertaining…” – Terrence McNally, Tony award-winning playwright.

Inspector Noclue’s Murder Mystery 
8/29/2017 A madcap whodunit in the tradition of Clue!

Summers corner Farmers Market 
8/29/2017 Our next Farmers Market is on Tuesday, a simple shared delight that emanates through a busy farmer’s market.

Charleston Riverdogs Baseball Home Games 
8/30/2017 Come out and support the Charleston Riverdogs Minor League Baseball team based in Charleston, South Carolina!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
8/30/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life over the sea is not all that it seems.

Holy City Hospitality Restaurants To Host Dinner Will All Proceeds Benefiting The American Heart Association 
8/30/2017 Holy City Hospitality restaurants are pleased to announce a special dinner with 100 percent of the proceeds benefiting the American Heart Association, the nation’s oldest and largest volunary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.

Live Music At The Granary 
8/30/2017 Join The Granary for live music featuring local musicians every Wednesday evening from 5:30 to 8:30pm.

Lowcountry Blues Happy Hour With Shrimp City Slim 
8/30/2017 Lowcountry blues piano & vocals at happy hour…a Charleston tradition.

The Second City 
8/30/2017 An improv comedy show hosted by the Charleston Music Hall!

Toddler Day: Little Red Hen 
8/30/2017 Come to The Charleston Museum for Toddler Day for fun crafts to decorate a little red hen as you hear this story of the importance of hard work and helping others.

Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise 
8/31/2017 Experience Charleston on the water with this bodacious blues & BBQ harbor cruise, featuring Shrimp City Slim (band) and a fabulous Lowcountry BBQ buffet.

Charleston Riverdogs Baseball Home Games 
8/31/2017 Come out and support the Charleston Riverdogs Minor League Baseball team based in Charleston, South Carolina!

I Got You Babe! 
8/31/2017 The new girl’s California dreamin’ but has she lost that lovin’ feeling? A NEW groovical from the creators of the sellout GROOVY KINDA LOVE. “Funny, smart, original, entertaining…” – Terrence McNally, Tony award-winning playwright.

Sunset Blues And BBQ Cruise 
8/31/2017 Join Charleston Harbor Tours, The Shrimp City Band and Swig and Swine BBQ for one of Charleston’s most fun nights out on the water!

Tickled To Death 
8/31/2017 A new witty, wacky murder mystery! This time it’s personal & because the next victim might just be…you!

SEPTEMBER

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
9/01/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

I Got You Babe! 
9/01/2017 The new girl’s California dreamin’ but has she lost that lovin’ feeling? A NEW groovical from the creators of the sellout GROOVY KINDA LOVE. “Funny, smart, original, entertaining…” – Terrence McNally, Tony award-winning playwright.

Sherlock’s Other Brother By A Southern Mother 
9/01/2017 A who’s who murder mystery! For there was…another.

Sunset At Fort Sumter 
9/01/2017 Fort Sumter Tours is pleased to offer the popular “Sunset at Fort Sumter” behind the scenes again for 2017!

Cast Off Fishing Tournament Series 
9/02/2017 Grab your fishing rod to catch some fish and fun at the Mount Pleasant and Folly Beach fishing piers this summer!

Charleston Farmers Market 
9/02/2017 Celebrating the Lowcountry’s bounty of fresh local produce & homegrown creativity!

Church Street Daughters of the Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery 
9/01/2017 A murder mystery – with manners.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
9/02/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

I Got You Babe! 
9/02/2017 The new girl’s California dreamin’ but has she lost that lovin’ feeling? A NEW groovical from the creators of the sellout GROOVY KINDA LOVE. “Funny, smart, original, entertaining…” – Terrence McNally, Tony award-winning playwright.

Charleston’s Oh Happy Day Gospel Music Series 
9/03/2017 The Oh Happy Day Gospel Music Experience crosses the lines of age, culture and color. This concert presents this colorful music through traditional songs, hymns, spirituals and the contemporary.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
9/03/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

Heist, Heist Baby 
9/02/2017 A zany murder mystery! A Priest, a Rabbi, and a Clown walk into a Bank – and thereafter little is as it seems in this corny comic stage caper.

I Got You Babe! 
9/03/2017 The new girl’s California dreamin’ but has she lost that lovin’ feeling? A NEW groovical from the creators of the sellout GROOVY KINDA LOVE. “Funny, smart, original, entertaining…” – Terrence McNally, Tony award-winning playwright.

Salome: A National Theatre Of London Broadcast 
9/03/2017 Internationally acclaimed director Yael Farber draws on multiple accounts to create her hypnotic National Theater production.

Sunday Jazz Brunch Riverboat Cruises 
9/03/2017 Sunday Jazz Brunch Riverboat Cruises aboard the Carolina Queen.

Tickled To Death 
9/03/2017 A new witty, wacky murder mystery! This time it’s personal – because the next victim might just be…you!

Ed Sheeran Comes to the North Charleston Coliseum 
9/05/2017 Ed Sheeran comes to the North Charleston Coliseum.

Kid Tours: Carolina Gold 
9/05/2017 Stop by The Charleston Museum for the monthly edition of Kid Tours! September’s tour focuses on learning the steps of rice production and the importance of Carolina Gold.

Sherlock’s Other Brother By A Southern Mother 
9/05/2017 A who’s who murder mystery! For there was…another.

Toddler Tuesday 
9/05/2017 Bring your toddler to the Animal Forest at Charles Towne Landing for “Toddler Time” and watch their eyes light up when they see the animals!

Lowcountry Blues Happy Hour with Shrimp City Slim 
9/06/2017 Lowcountry blues piano & vocals at happy hour…a Charleston tradition!

Barks In The Waterparks 
9/07/2017 Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is dedicating three days this summer to our furry friends by opening up the waterparks after the season ends for humans.

Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise 
9/07/2017 Experience Charleston on the water with this bodacious blues & BBQ harbor cruise, featuring Shrimp City Slim (band) and a fabulous Lowcountry BBQ buffet.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
9/07/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

Inspector Noclue’s Murder Mystery 
9/07/2017 A madcap whodunit in the tradition of Clue!

Sunset Blues And BBQ Cruise 
9/07/2017 Join Charleston Harbor Tours, The Shrimp City Band and Swig and Swine BBQ for one of Charleston’s most fun nights out on the water!

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery 
9/08/2017 A murder mystery – with manners.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
9/08/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

Jam On The Water Concert Cruise Series 
9/08/2017 Charleston Harbor Tours, Follywood Productions and Sweetwater Brewing Co. have teamed up once again for the Jam on the Water Concert cruise series.

Mike Birbiglia: The New One 
9/08/2017 In The New One the award-winning comedian approaches an entirely new subject in a new way with the same heart and humor we’ve come to expect. Do not miss The New One. It may be the best one.

Sunset At Fort Sumter 
9/08/2017 Fort Sumter Tours is pleased to offer the popular “Sunset at Fort Sumter” behind the scenes again for 2017!

Barks In The Waterparks 
9/09/2017 Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is dedicating three days this summer to our furry friends by opening up the waterparks after the season ends for humans.

Charleston Farmers Market 
9/09/2017 Celebrating the Lowcountry’s bounty of fresh local produce & homegrown creativity!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
9/09/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Price Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

Shaggin’ On The Cooper 
9/09/2017 Shaggin’ on the Cooper, live beach music and shag dance event series on the Mount Pleasant Pier.

Sherlock’s Other Brother By A Southern Mother 
9/09/2017 A who’s who murder mystery! for there was…another.

WIP Piano Bar Series: Sondheim Nights 
9/09/2017 A cozy and intimate evening of cabaret-style piano bar entertainment.

2nd Sunday On King Street 
9/10/2017 Come enjoy your Sunday afternoon shopping and socializing on King Street!

Barks In The Waterparks 
9/10/2017 Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) is dedicating three days this summer to our furry friends by opening up the waterparks after the season ends for humans.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
9/10/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Price Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

Lowcountry Blues Brunch With Shrimp City Slim 
9/10/2017 “World piano blues” and original songs at a beautiful Sunday brunch in the historic city center.

Tickled To Death 
9/10/2017 A new witty, wacky murder mystery! This time it’s personal – because the next victim might just be…you!

Heist, Heist Baby 
9/12/2017 A zany murder mystery! A Priest, a Rabbi and a Clown walk into a Bank – and thereafter little is as it seems in this corny comic stage caper.

Toddler Tuesday 
9/12/2017 Bring your toddler to the Animal Forest at Charles Towne Landing for “Toddler Time” and watch their eyes light up when they see the animals!

Lowcountry Blues Happy Hour With Shrimp City Slim 
9/13/2017 Lowcountry blues piano & vocals at happy hour…a Charleston tradition!

Old Towne’s Wine Down Wednesday 
9/13/2017 Wine Down Wednesday returns to Old Towne Creek County Park this fall! The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission invites the Lowcountry to view this beautiful future park and enjoy wine, live music and a food truck.

Toddler Day: Puppet Party 
9/13/2017 The Charleston Museum’s Toddler Day this week focuses on Puppet Party! Paint your own puppet stage and make a sock puppet to create your own show.

Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise 
9/14/2017 Experience Charleston on the water with this bodacious blues & BBQ harbor cruise, featuring Shrimp City Slim (band) and a fabulous Lowcountry BBQ buffet.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
9/14/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Price Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

Paws On The Patio To Benefit Charleston Animal Society 
9/14/2017 An exclusive happy hour with your Fidos to benefit the Charleston Animal Society.

Sherlock’s Other Brother By A Southern Mother 
9/14/2017 A who’s who murder mystery! For there was…another.

Sunset Blues And BBQ Cruise 
9/14/2017 Join Charleston Harbor Tours, The Shrimp City Band and Swig and Swine BBQ for one of Charleston’s most fun nights out on the water!

Yappy Hour 
9/14/2017 Every dog’s favorite happy hour event is back! Yappy Hour at the James Island County Park dog park returns for the season.

An Act Of God 
9/15/2017 Based on a satirical book and Twitter account, “An Act of God” is a 90-minute conversation.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
9/15/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Price Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

Home School History-Ladies Of The Revolution 
9/15/2017 Hear about life in British occupied Charleston from Mrs. Elizabeth Heyward and her sister Lois Hall and learn about colonial America at the Heyward-Washington House.

Inspector Noclue’s Murder Mystery 
9/15/2017 A madcap whodunit in the tradition of clue!

John Prine At The North Charleston Performing Arts Center 
9/15/2017 Long considered a “songwriter’s songwriter,” John Prine is a rare talent who writes the songs other songwriters would see their souls for.

Love Potion No. 9 
9/15/2017 Will Murphy’s Diner survive a zombie invasion? Join us for a post-apocalyptic Doo Wop musical from the creators of the innovative and spellbinding Radio Hitchcock.

Moonlight Mixers 
9/15/2017 Shag the night away at the Folly Beach Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier!

Sunset At Fort Sumter 
9/15/2017 Fort Sumter Tours is pleased to offer the popular “Sunset at Fort Sumter” behind the scenes again for 2017!

WIP Piano Bar Series: Sondheim Nights 
9/15/2017 A cozy and intimate evening of cabaret-style piano bar entertainment.

5th Annual Chucktown Showdown 
9/16/2017 Get ready to paddle around the famous Battery and other historical sites of the Charleston Harbor! The 5th Annual Chucktown Showdown takes place at Brittlebank Park! Races are open to SUPs, Prones, Surfskies, and OCs.

Angel Voices Ever Singing II 
9/16/2017 A concert event featuring music for composed for soprano, alto and countertenor choir – indeed, this is music to reach to the very heavens!

Beyond The Big House: Tour & Storytelling 
9/16/2017 Step inside the back building and former work lots of Charleston’s private houses. Kitchens, carraige houses and slave dwellings have survived to tell the stories of the enslaved in Charleston, their lives and labor.

Cars & Coffee 
9/16/2017 Check out some awesome cars all while sipping on coffee at Freshfields Village.

Charleston Farmers Market 
9/16/2017 Celebrating the Lowcountry’s bounty of fresh local produce & homegrown creativity!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
9/16/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Price Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

Fam Jam, A Free Family Festival 
9/16/2017 FAM JAM is the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry’s signature annual event celebrating family and community togetherness and the power of PLAY.

Love Potion No. 9 
9/16/2017 Will Murphy’s Diner survive a zombie invasion? Join us for a post-apocalyptic Doo Wop musical from the creators of the innovative and spellbinding Radio Hitchcock.

Scottish Games & Highland Gathering 
9/16/2017 The Charleston Scottish Society presents the Annual Scottish Games.

Sherlock’s Other Brother By A Southern Mother 
9/16/2017 A who’s who murder mystery! For there was…another.

Walk To End Alzheimer’s Charleston 
9/16/2017 Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research.

WIP Piano Bar Series: Sondheim Nights 
9/16/2017 A cozy and intimate evening of cabaret-style piano bar entertainment.

Angel Voices Ever Singing II 
9/17/2017 A concert event featuring music for composed for soprano, alto and countertenor choir – indeed, this is music to reach to the very heavens!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
9/17/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her finds for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

Kiawah Island Golf Resort Triathlon 
9/17/2017 Join us for the event! Learn More.

Love Potion No. 9 
9/17/2017 Will Murphy’s Diner survive a zombie invasion? Join us for a post-apocalyptic Doo Wop musical from the creators of the innovative and spellbinding Radio Hitchcock.

Lowcountry Blues Brunch With Shrimp City Slim 
9/17/2017 “World piano blues” and original songs at a beautiful Sunday Brunch in the historic city center.

Sounds of September 
9/17/2017 The sweet, sweet Sounds of September are back at Mount Pleasant Towne Center are better than ever!

Sunday Jazz Brunch Riverboat Cruises 
9/17/2017 Sunday Jazz Brunch Riverboat Cruises aboard the Carolina Queen.

Thrifters And Drifters Fall Market 
9/17/2017 Shop local, handmade artisan goods and hand selected vintage finds at the next Thrifters and Drifters market!

Tickled To Death 
9/17/2017 A new witty, wacky murder mystery? This time it’s personal – because the next victim might just be…you!

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery 
9/19/2017 A murder mystery – with manners.

Love Potion No. 9 
9/19/2017 Will Murphy’s Diner survive a zombie invasion? Join us for a post-apocalyptic Doo Wop musical from the creators of the innovative and spellbinding Radio Hitchcock.

Toddler Tuesday 
9/19/2017 Bring your toddler to the Animal Forest at Charles Towne Landing for “Toddler Time” and watch their eyes light up when they see the animals!

Lowcountry Blues Happy Hour With Shrimp City Slim 
9/20/2017 Lowcountry blues piano & vocals at happy hour…a Charleston tradition!

Tony Bennett Performance 
9/20/2017 Tony Bennett is one of only a handful of artists to have new albums charting in each of the last seven decades. He has introduced a multitude of songs into the Great American Songbook, and has received 19 Grammy Awards.

Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise 
9/21/2017 Experience Charleston on the water with this bodacious blues & BBQ harbor cruise, featuring Shrimp City Slim (band) and a fabulous Lowcountry BBQ buffet.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
9/21/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

Love Potion No. 9 
9/21/2017 Will Murphy’s Diner survive a zombie invasion? Join us for a post-apocalyptic Doo Wop musical from the creators of the innovative and spellbinding Radio Hitchcock.

Sherlock’s Other Brother By A Southern Mother 
9/21/2017 A who’s who murder mystery! For there was..another.

Sunset Blues And BBQ Cruise 
9/21/2017 Join Charleston Harbor Tours, The Shrimp City Band and Swig and Swine BBQ for one of Charleston’s most fun nights out on the water!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
9/22/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

Love Potion No. 9 
9/22/2017 Will Murphy’s Diner survive a zombie invasion? Join us for a post-apocalyptic Doo Wop musical from the creators of the innovative and spellbinding Radio Hitchcock.

Sunset At Fort Sumter 
9/22/2017 Fort Sumter Tours is pleased to offer the popular “Sunset at Fort Sumter” behind the scenes again for 2017!

Tickled To Death 
9/22/2017 A new witty, wacky murder mystery! This time it’s personal – because the next victim might just be..you!

Trevor Noah 
9/22/2017 Trevor Noah is the most successful comedian in Africa and is the host of the Emmy” and Peabody” Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central. This year “The Daily Show” has been nominated for a Writers Guild Award (Comedy/Variety Series).

Bark In The Park 
9/23/2017 Pets are encouraged to bring their humans to Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s (CCPRC) Bark in the Park event at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park.

Charleston Farmers Market 
9/23/2017 Celebrating the Lowcountry’s bounty of fresh local produce & homegrown creativity!

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
9/23/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

Love Potion No. 9 
9/23/2017 Will Murphy’s Diner survive a zombie invasion? Join us for a post-apocalyptic Doo Wop musical from the creators of the innovative and spellbinding Radio Hitchcock.

Natural History Grand Opening And Family Fun Event 
9/23/2017 Join us and get a first look at the grand new opening of our new Natural History gallery at the Charleston Museum!

Sherlock’s Other Brother By A Southern Mother 
9/23/2017 A who’s who murder mystery! For there was..another.

South Carolina Aquarium Turtle Trek 
9/23/2017 Run for the turtles! The South Carolina Aquarium Turtle Trek, a 5k sunset beach run/walk, will support the Sea Turtle Care Center, and the Aquarium’s conservation initiatives.

Charleston’s Oh Happy Day Gospel Music Series
9/24/2017 The Oh Happy Day Gospel Music Experience crosses the lines of age, culture and color. This concert presents this colorful music through traditional songs, hymns, spirituals and the contemporary.

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery 
9/24/2017 A murder mystery – with manners.

Disney’s The Little Mermaid 
9/24/2017 Triton’s youngest daughter, Ariel, wishes to pursue the human Prince Eric in the world above the waves. Making a bargain with the evil sea witch Ursula, she trades her fins for legs but soon learns that life above the sea is not all that it seems.

Lowcountry Blues Brunch With Shrimp City Slim 
9/24/2017 “World piano blues” and original songs at a beautiful Sunday brunch in the historic city center.

Lowcountry Boil And Boat Tour To Morris Island 
9/24/2017 Take a scenic tour through Folly’s beautiful waterways before enjoying a delicious Lowcountry Boil on Historic Morris Island.

Sounds Of September 
9/24/2017 The sweet, sweet Sounds of September are back at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre and are better than ever!

Heist, Heist Baby 
9/26/2017 A zany murder mystery! A Priest, A Rabbi, and a Clown walk into a Bank – and thereafter little is as it seems in this corny comic stage caper.

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