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Events in Charleston, South Carolina


Charleston Antiques Show - Inspired by the rich historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Charleston, the Annual Charleston International Antiques Show has established itself as a premier destination for antique collectors and admirers alike.

Cooper River Bridge Run - A local tradition that stretches back to 1978, this 10-K race draws more than 30,000 participants every year. Spectating is just as fun for those who don't want to run the 6.2-mile course, which crosses the Cooper River Bridge before heading into scenic downtown Charleston. Music, drinks, food, and revelry continue long after the race is over.

Lowcountry Oyster Festival - The Oyster Festival is a two-day tribute to the mighty mollusk so many of us know and love. It is little wonder that the Oyster Festival has been the highlight of Charlestonís "January-doldrums". Nearly 5.5 million visitors come every year to this event! Don't be left out, come and feast on these delicious delicacies.

Festival of Houses and Gardens - Experience the intimate charm and elegance found only beyond Charleston's private garden gates and historic thresholds during Historic Charleston Foundationís Annual Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens.

Charleston Beach Music and Shag Festival - This celebration of beach music and the shag features free dance lessons to get you started and a who's who of top live bands to keep you going once you have the moves down pat.

Flowertown Festival - This nationally acclaimed festival is South Carolina's largest Arts & Crafts festival. This family-oriented 3-day event features food vendors, a tour of local historic homes and gardens, arts & crafts, live entertainment, a tennis classic and even a children's carnival complete with events plus art & crafts for the young ones.

Founders' Day Festival at Charles Towne Landing - Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site will celebrate the anniversary of the "Birth of the Carolinas" during its Foundersí Day Festival. You will want to mark this on your calender as it will be one of that best events in Charleston this year!


MOJA Arts Festival - A Celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 events , the MOJA Arts Festival promises an exciting line-up of events with a rich variety of traditional favorites.

Charleston Greek Festival - Come join us in a celebration of life, music, good food, and friendship! Delicious Greek food will be served as you dance to Greek music and visit the cultural exhibits and shops! Om pah! Come and enjoy this year and every year thereafter!

The Coastal Carolina Fair - The vision of the Coastal Carolina Fair is to be the cleanest, safest, most enjoyable fair anywhere, and its objective is to promote Agriculture, Industry, Commerce and the Educational and Recreational facilities of the counties of Charleston, Berkeley, Dorchester and Colleton and surrounding areas.

The Spoleto Festival - For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston's historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with over 120 performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in disciplines ranging from opera, theater, music theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music, as well as the visual arts.

World Grits Festival - The annual World Grits Festival draws tens of thousands of grits lovers, and some of the curious, to a town about an hour west of Charleston. The highlight of the festival has to the Rolling in the Grits competition. A kiddie pool is filled with cooked grits and contestants dive in and coat themselves with as much grits as possible in 10 seconds.