Charleston Events & Festivals

Whether you are visiting in spring, summer, fall, or winter, there is always a reason to celebrate in Charleston, SC. Every year, the Holy City plays host to countless events that celebrate art, food, fitness, the great outdoors, and so much more. Take your taste buds on a culinary journey through one of the food and wine festivals, tour an array of historic antebellum mansions, or get your blood pumping at one of the local marathons. No matter what you decide to do, we guarantee that you will enjoy your time in this charming city. Mark your calendar for these upcoming Charleston events and festivals and start making your plans to attend now!

Once you’ve added these Charleston events and festivals to your itinerary, be sure to download our complimentary Kiawah and Seabrook Island Vacation Guides for more local tips about the area. From dining and shopping to entertainment and events, these guides are full of suggestions about the best things to do and see in the Lowcountry.

Charleston, SC, Festivals 2018

No matter what time of year you visit, you won’t run out of fun activities to do in Charleston, SC. Foodies flock to the BB&T Charleston Wine & Food Festival in February, while history buffs will enjoy touring some of the South’s most well-preserved homes at the Festival of Houses and Gardens in March. Do you have an appreciation for the great outdoors? If so, you should make plans to attend the Southeastern Wildlife Expo or the Carolina Green Fair. And if you love dance, art, theatre, or music, then you definitely won’t want to miss the internationally-renowned Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto Festivals. Here are a few of our favorite Charleston events and festivals.


Charleston Restaurant Week

Lowcountry Oyster Festival


Southeastern Wildlife Expo

Charleston Wine and Food Festival


Charleston Fashion Week

Festival of Houses and Gardens

North Charleston St. Paddy’s Day Parade


Lowcountry Cajun Festival  

Festival of Houses and Gardens

Volvo Car Open

Cooper River Bridge Run


Piccolo Spoleto

Spoleto Festival

Greek Fest    


Spoleto Festival      

Piccolo Spoleto   


Patriot’s Point Fourth of July Celebration


Grape Stomping Festival at Deep Water Vineyards


Taste of Charleston

Moja Arts Festival

Carolina Green Fair     


Moja Arts Festival     


Coastal Carolina Fair

Charleston Young Adult Book Festival

Holiday Festival of Lights


Christmas In Charleston

Dickens Dinner

Holiday Festival of Lights

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If you are planning a trip to Charleston for one of these events or festivals, Pam Harrington Exclusives can help find your perfect home-away-from-home. We offer a wide array of luxurious vacation rentals on Kiawah and Seabrook Islands and they are just minutes from all of the best events in Charleston. If you are looking to relocate, we can also help you find the perfect home that’s close to all the action. Browse through all real estate listings or contact us to find your place in the Lowcountry. We look forward to assisting you!