Festivals & Events & MORE

Food and wine, rain or shine

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

FEBRUARY

Winter Programs In Your County Parks 
1/01/2018 – 2/28/2018 Explore and enjoy one or all of these fun programs this summer.

I Got You Babe 
1/23/2018 – 2/24/2018 Last summer’s 3-month sellout returns! It’s Big Bang Theory meets Mad Men in this charming musical comedy. A menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available.

Sense & Sensibility 
2/08/2018 – 3/04/2018 A playful & high energy new adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel follows the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Dashwood sisters.

“Fun Home” At Pure Theatre 
1/18/2018 – 2/10/2018 When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brillant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life.

“Vanya and Sonia And Masha and Spike” By The Footlight Players 
1/19/2018 – 2/04/2018 The Footlight Players kicks off 2018 while the production of Tony Award-winning comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.”

The Wizard Of Oz 
2/02/2018 – 2/11/2018 The James Island Junior Theatre is thrilled to present, “The Wizard Of Oz!” Performed by youth actors age 8-18, The Wizard of Oz is fun for all ages!

Valentine’s Chocolate Walk 
2/10/2018 – 2/11/2018 Stroll through America’s oldest garden with your special person to receive a passport to sample sweets from around the world.

Pup Bowl 
2/03/2018 Where every adoption is a touchdown!

Save The Light Half Marathon and 5K 
2/03/2018 The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission is proud to partner with Save the Light, Inc. to host their annual half marathon and 5K.

Sherlock’s Other Brother By A Southern Mother 
2/03/2018 A Who’s Who Murder Mystery! For there was…another.

Shuck-A-Rama 
2/03/2018 The BIASC will be hosting its 7th Annual Shuck-A-Rama Oyster Roast. Come and enjoy an unlimited amount of fresh oysters, Gumbo, beer, wine, soft drinks, live music, fun and fellowship with friends!!

Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Worship 
2/03/2018 Learn to make traditional sweetgrass baskets with basket maker, Sarah Edwards-Hammond!

Yoga for Mental Health 
2/03/2018 All levels Yoga class led by Mimi Rose.

Lowcountry Blues Brunch with Shrimp City Slim 
2/04/2018 “World piano blues” and original songs at a beautiful Sunday brunch in the historic city center.

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery 
2/06/2018 A Murder Mystery – with manners.

Arlo Guthrie at Charleston Music Hall 
2/07/2018 Arlo Guthrie returns to the Charleston Music Hall on his Re:Generation Tour.

Helium 
2/07/2018 “Helium” is the moving and uplifting story of Mrs. Kingsley, a brilliant, humorous and beloved former chemistry teacher who braves the trials of frailty and aging, all the while keeping her imagination, charm and dignity intact.

Lowcountry Blues Happy Hour With Shrimp City Slim 
2/07/2018 “World piano blues” and original songs at happy hour…a Charleston tradition!

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound, After The Curtain 
2/08/2018 Through his Emmy Award winning work on “So You Think You Can Dance,” Travis Wall has established himself as one of America’s favorite choreographers.

2018 Charitable Society Of Charleston Oyster Roast 
2/09/2018 Join us for a fun night supporting a great cause! The Charitable Society of Charleston’s annual Oyster Roast has always been a popular event here in the lowcountry and this year proceeds benefit Windwood Farms.

Conversations With A Curator: Hammered: Charleston Silver And Its Silversmiths With Chief Curator Grahame Long 
2/09/2018 Have an intimate look at The Charleston Museum’s Loeblein Gallery of Charleston Silver with Chief Curator Grahame Long.

Helium 
2/09/2018 “Helium” is the moving and uplifting story of Mrs. Kingsley, a brilliant, humorous and beloved former chemistry teacher who braves the trials of frailty and aging, all the while keeping her imagination, charm and dignity intact.

Sherlock’s Other Brother By A Southern Mother 
2/09/2018 A Who’s Who Murder Mystery! For there was…another.

Society 1858 Winter Party: The Darkroom 
2/09/2018 Enter a scene where light and sound transform the Gibbes Museum and Lenhardt Garden into a black and white odyssey. New York-based audiovisual artists Myth of an Atom will perform with DJ Fallen Atom at Society 1858’s annual Winter Party.

2018 James F. Barker Ethics In Action Award Dinner 
2/10/2018 The fourth annual James F. Barker Ethics in Action Award is to be presented to former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery 
2/10/2018 A Murder Mystery – with manners.

Cork Shuckin Festival 
2/10/2018 You won’t want to miss our annual Cork Shuckin’ festival – an oyster roast with live music from amazing local talent, food trucks, beer from Low Tide Brewing, tastings and drinks from Deep Water Vineyard and Firefly Distillery.

Cupid’s Chase 5K 
2/10/2018 Community Options, Inc. invites runners, walkers, and rollers (baby strollers and wheelchairs) to help make difference in the lives of people with disabilities by participating in our annual Cupid’s Chase 5K.

Diana Krall: Turn Up The Quiet World Tour 2017-2018
2/10/2018 Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer, Diana Krall, is coming to Charleston, in support of her newest album, “Turn Up The Quite”, available now.

Helium 
2/10/2018 “Helium” is the moving and uplifting story of Mrs. Kingsley, a brilliant, humorous and beloved former chemistry teacher who braves the trials of frailty and aging, all the while keeping her imagination, charm and dignity intact.

Inspector Noclue’s Murder Mystery 
2/10/2018 A Madcap Whodunit in the tradition of Clue!

IOP Front Beach Crawl & Raffle 
2/10/2018 Local charity event featuring live music and high end raffle with items such as Golf Cart, Beach Vacation, Carolina Panthers weekend or a Washington DC trip.

Mardi Bra: A Parking Lot Party With Purpose 
2/10/2018 A Mardi Gras style parking lot party benefiting the Undergarment Society. Food, beer, live music from Plane Jane, games, prizes and more will make this a parking lot party to remember!

Oysters On The Point 
2/10/2018 A sister of Party at the Point, this once a month winter series features locally steamed oysters, live music, local vendors, Bloody mary Bar, s’mores and fun on the harbor. It is hosted afternoons from 2pm – 6pm.

Under The Streetlamp 
2/10/2018 Featuring former leading cast members of hit Broadway musicals including Jersey Boys, Under the Streetlamp is a concert celebration of classic hits of the American Radio Songbook from the 1950s-1970s.

Valentine’s Pajama Party 
2/10/2018 Your family is invited to a fun-filled celebration of Valentine’s Day – in your pajamas! Join us for our first-ever Valentine’s Pajama Party.

2nd Sunday On King Street 
2/11/2018 Come enjoy your Sunday afternoon shopping and socializing on King Street!

Chef’s Feast 
2/11/2018 Chef’s Feast is an annual collaboration between the Lowcountry Food Bank and nearly 30 of the area’s most celebrated chefs who offer up delectable bites – to raise funds to fight childhood hunger in the Lowcountry.

Helium 
2/11/2018 “Helium” is the moving and uplifting story of Mrs. Kingsley, a brilliant, humorous and beloved former chemistry teacher who braves the trials of frailty and aging, all the while keeping her imagination, charm and dignity intact.

Inspector Noclue’s Murder Mystery 
2/11/2018 A Madcap Whodunit in the tradition of Clue!

Lowcountry Blues Brunch With Shrimp City Slim 
2/11/2018 “World piano blues” and original songs at a beautiful Sunday brunch in the historic city center.

Sherlock’s Other Brother By A Southern Mother 
2/13/2018 A Who’s Who Murder Mystery! For there was…another.

Lowcountry Blues Happy Hour With Shrimp City Slim 
2/14/2018 “World piano blues” and original songs at happy hour…a Charleston tradition!

Sherlock’s Other Brother By A Southern Mother 
2/14/2018 A Who’s Who Murder Mystery! For there was…another.

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery 
2/15/2018 A Murder Mystery – with manners.

Helium 
2/15/2018 “Helium” is the moving and uplifting story of Mrs. Kingsley, a brilliant, humorous and beloved former chemistry teacher who braves the trials of frailty and aging, all the while keeping her imagination, charm and dignity intact.

Helium 
2/16/2018 “Helium” is the moving and uplifting story of Mrs. Kingsley, a brilliant, humorous and beloved former chemistry teacher who braves the trials of frailty and aging, all the while keeping her imagination, charm and dignity intact.

King Charles Inn Pop-Up Series 
2/16/2018 King Charles Inn, a boutique hotel pairing English heritage with Southern hospitality, is pleased to announce the continuation of its pop-up series through February 2018.

Sherlock’s Other Brother By A Southern Mother 
2/16/2018 A Who’s Who Murder Mystery! For there was..another.

2018 Carolina Challenge Cup 
2/17/2018 The Charleston Battery will welcome Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United, Columbus Crew SC, and Minnesota United FC to MUSC Health Stadium for the 2018 Carolina Challenge Cup.

Helium 
2/17/2018 “Helium” is the moving and uplifting story of Mrs. Kingsley, a brilliant, humorous and beloved former chemistry teacher who braves the trials of frailty and aging, all the while keeping her imagination, charm and dignity intact.

Inspector Noclue’s Murder Mystery 
2/17/2018 A Madcap Whodunit in the tradition of Clue!

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery 
2/18/2018 A Murder Mystery – with manners.

Helium 
2/18/2018 “Helium” is the moving and uplifting story of Mrs. Kingsley, a brilliant, humorous and beloved former chemistry teacher who braves the trials of frailty and aging, all the while keeping her imagination, charm and dignity intact.

Lowcountry Blues Brunch With Shrimp City Slim 
2/18/2018 “World piano blues” and original songs at a beautiful Sunday brunch in the historic city center.

New York Jazz Pianist John Colainni 
2/18/2018 New York Jazz Pianist John Colianni with his NYC trio will present THE STORIES AND THE SONGS.

Birds Of Prey Photography Day 
2/19/2018 These highly popular 3-hour programs allow for unfettered photography of nearly 15 species of birds of prey from around the world both in static perching shots and also in untethered free flight.

Sherlock’s Other Brother By A Southern Mother 
2/20/2018 A Who’s Who Murder Mystery! For there was…another.

2018 Carolina Challenge Cup 
2/21/2018 The Charleston Battery will welcome Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United, Columbus Crew SC, and Minnesota United FC to MUSC Health Stadium this February for the 2018 Carolina Challenge Cup.

Lowcountry Blues Happy Hour With Shrimp City Slim 
2/21/2018 “World piano blues” and original songs at happy hour…a Charleston tradition!

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery 
2/22/2018 A Murder Mystery – with manners.

Helium 
2/22/2018 “Helium” is the moving and uplifting story of Mrs. Kingsley, a brilliant, humorous and beloved former chemistry teacher who braves the trials of frailty and aging, all the while keeping her imagination, charm and dignity intact.

La Dolce Vita: Music Of Italian Cinema 
2/22/2018 “La Dolce Vita: Music of Italian Cinema” is a special evening of Italian movie music and film scenes made possible by a collaboration between the Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

Helium 
2/23/2018 “Helium” is the moving and uplifting story of Mrs. Kingsley, a brilliant, humorous and beloved former chemistry teacher who braves the trials of frailty and aging, all the while keeping her imagination, charm and dignity intact.

Inspector Noclue’s Murder Mystery 
2/23/2018 A Madcap Whodunit in the tradition of Clue!

2018 Annual Oyster Roast at the Dill Sanctuary 
2/24/2018 Enjoy an incredible view of the Stono River at the Dill Sanctuary while you listen to live music, shuck oysters, and eat delicious barbecue and doughnuts.

2018 Carolina Challenge Cup 
2/24/2018 The Charleston Battery will welcome Major League Soccer’s Atlanta United, Columbus Crew SC, and Minnesota United FC to MUSC Health Stadium this February for the 2018 Carolina Challenge Cup.

Air Supply 
2/24/2018 Come experience Graham Russell & Russell Hitchcock at the Gaillard Center!

Church Street Daughters Of The Late Unpleasantness Garden, Gun & Gin Club Mystery 
2/24/2018 A Murder Mystery – with manners.

Helium 
2/24/2018 “Helium” is the moving and uplifting story of Mrs. Kingsley, a brilliant, humorous and beloved former chemistry teacher who braves the trials of frailty and aging, all the while keeping her imagination, charm and dignity intact.

Pork & Pearls 2018 
2/24/2018 Join us for Daniel Island’s premier oyster and pig roast benefitting Windwood Family Services!

30th Annual Charleston KidsFair 
2/25/2018 The best way to celebrate children is to have a day and a festival dedicated exclusively to fun and learning.

Helium 
2/25/2018 “Helium” is the moving and uplifting story of Mrs. Kingsley, a brilliant, humorous and beloved former chemistry teacher who braves the trials of frailty and aging, all the while keeping her imagination, charm and dignity intact.

Lowcountry Blues Brunch with Shrimp City Slim 
2/25/2018 “World piano blues” and original songs at a beautiful Sunday brunch in the historic city center.

Sherlock’s Other Brother By A Southern Mother 
2/25/2018 A Who’s Who Murder Mystery! For there was…another.

Hospitality Job Fair 
2/27/2018 We’re inviting students, alumni, and all job seekers from across the lowcountry to discover the premier employers in our industry. This is an opportunity to learn about the jobs and careers the hospitality industry has to offer, and to come together.

Inspector Noclue’s Murder Mystery 
2/27/2018 A Madcap Whodunit in the tradition of Clue!

Lowcountry Blues Happy Hour with Shrimp City Slim 
2/28/2018 “World piano blues” and original songs at happy hour…a Charleston tradition!

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