Charleston Events & Festivals

Every year, the Holy City hosts countless events that celebrate art, food, the great outdoors, and so much more.

Add these Charleston events and festivals to your itinerary, and afterwards, download our free Charleston Sea Island vacation guides! Our guides have everything that you need to plan the ultimate Holy City getaway, including local recommendations on dining, entertainment, and things to do in the area!

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.

January

Charleston Restaurant Week

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

February

Southeastern Wildlife Expo

Charleston Wine and Food Festival

March

Charleston Fashion Week

Festival of Houses and Gardens

North Charleston St. Paddy’s Day Parade

April

Lowcountry Cajun Festival  

Festival of Houses and Gardens

Volvo Car Open

Cooper River Bridge Run

May

Piccolo Spoleto

Spoleto Festival

Greek Fest    

June

Spoleto Festival      

Piccolo Spoleto   

July

Patriot’s Point Fourth of July Celebration

August

Grape Stomping Festival at Deep Water Vineyards

September

Taste of Charleston

Moja Arts Festival

Carolina Green Fair     

October

Moja Arts Festival     

November

Coastal Carolina Fair

Charleston Young Adult Book Festival

Holiday Festival of Lights

December

Christmas In Charleston

Dickens Dinner

Holiday Festival of Lights

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