Monday, December 31, 2012

January 2013 Charleston SC Events

January 2013 Charleston South Carolina Events feature comedy shows, athletic competitions, culinary events, theatrical performances, and more!


Celebrate the beginning of 2013 at exciting Charleston, South Carolina events. Mark your calendar today so that you can experience all of the Charleston events scheduled for January 2013. Hosting or attending an upcoming Charleston event that is not currently on the list? Submit your event today!

If you are visiting Charleston, South Carolina during the month of January, please reach out to our local hotel partners for excellent hotel discounts. Explore www.CharlestonSC-Events.com to learn more about Charleston's local attractions, restaurants, and even more upcoming events!

Charleston SC Events in January 2013


Ron White Comedy Show
January 4, 2013
The cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman, Ron White, will perform LIVE in Charleston, South Carolina at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on January 4, 2013. Ron White has two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record and more! Get your Ron White tickets today and then plan ahead for more great Charleston Comedy Shows.

Charleston Restaurant Week
January 10 - 20, 2013
Food lovers across the state are getting excited for this culinary event in Charleston, South Carolina. Enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix fixe menus consisting of three items. Call 843-577-4030 for more information.

Blue Man Group
January 11 - 12, 2013
Experience Blue Man Group in Charleston, South Carolina January 11 - 12, 2013 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. This popular show combines comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. People of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is exciting and wildly outrageous. Call 843-529-5000 for more information.

Monster Jam in North Charleston South Carolina
January 11 - 12, 2013
Visit the North Charleston Coliseum January 11 - 12, 2013 to see a spectacular Monster Jam event! Fans can't wait to see USHRA Monster Trucks Monster Mutt Rottweiler, Iron Man, Virginia Giant, Storm Damage, Hurricane Force and more. Trucks are subject to change without notice. Call 843-529-5000 for tickets and additional details.

Teen Choice Live
January 17, 2013
The 2012 Teen Choice Live Tour features music and a show starring 2012 Olympic Gymnastics gold medalists Gabrielle Douglas, Aly Raisman, and Jordyn Wieber, as well as new pop stars Megan and Liz. Call 843-529-5000 for tickets to this spectacular show at the North Charleston Coliseum.

3rd Annual Charleston Marathon
January 19, 2013
Race through the scenic Lowcountry of America's Most Beautiful City and raise funds to support fine arts programs in local community schools. Admire scenic water views, the Battery, and historic King Street while you run the Charleston Marathon.

Music of Stage and Screen
January 19, 2013 at 7:30PM
The North Charleston Pops! presents music from great films and classic Broadway shows, featuring the father-daughter duo of Tim and Sara King. Famous movie memories will fill your head to the sounds of the amazing award-winning scores. Included are songs from Somewhere in Time, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, and more. Call 800-745-3000 for tickets and then plan ahead for more exciting Charleston Concerts.

Robin Williams 
January 25, 2013
Visit the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on January 25, 2013 for An Evening Sit Down With Robin Williams. This Academy Award Winning actor continues to impress audiences as he adds to his repertoire of unforgettable characters.

The Charleston Home and Design Show
January 25 - 27, 2013
The 10th Charleston Home and Design Show will be held at The Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium in downtown Charleston January 25 - 27, 2013. This Charleston event showcases thousands ofthe newest and finest custom home products by many of Charleston's most recognized and respected local companies. Free admission on Friday! Learn more at www.charlestonhomeanddesignshow.com.

2013 Gopher Ball Supporting The First Tee
January 26, 2013 from 6PM - 11PM
The Charleston Gopher Ball is an annual event to raise funds and increase awareness for The First Tee of Greater Charleston. Join us at The Alley in downtown Charleston, SC - Charleston's hottest new spot to eat, dink, and bowl. Admission includes an evening of food by the Home Team Kitchen, an open bar, bowling, skeeball, dancing, and more. The Charleston Gopher Ball is a 'Caddyshack' themed event, so all 400 guests are encouraged to dress in 'Caddyshack' themed attire! Click here for more information.

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Charleston Performing Arts Events

Charleston Performing Arts events feature dance shows, live music, theatrical performances, and more this January, February, and March at Charleston Performing Arts venues.

The North Charleston Performing Arts Center, Charleston Dock Street Theatre, and other Charleston venues present incredible performances for the local Charleston community and visitors from out of town. Professional dancers, singers, and talented artists will entertain audiences of all ages this January, February, and March 2013.

Plan ahead with family and friends so that you can experience these incredible Charleston events. Visiting Charleston from out of town to attend an upcoming performing arts event? Take advantage of hotel discounts from our local hotel partners. We look forward to seeing you at Charleston's upcoming events!

Blue Man Group
January 11 - 13, 2013
Blue Man Group is best known for their wildly popular theatrical shows and concerts which combine comedy, music, and technology to produce a totally unique form of entertainment. Although it is impossible to describe, people of all ages agree that Blue Man Group is an intensely exciting and wildly outrageous show. Call 843-529-5000 for more information.

North Charleston Pops - Music of Stage and Screen
January 19, 2013
The North Charleston Pops! Presents music from great films and classic Broadway shows, featuring the father-daughter duo of Tim and Sara King. Guests can look forward to songs from Somewhere in Time, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, and more. Call 843-529-5000 for more information.

The Secret Garden
January 25 - February 3, 2013
The Secret Garden tells the story of Mary Lennox, a spoiled 11-year-old orphan, who is returned to England to live at her uncle's mansion. Mystery unfolds as Mary discovers family secrets and a hidden garden. Will Mary learn that caring for something as simple as a garden can unlock the key to her heart and soul? Call 843-577-7183 for more information.

Yes! It's Gershwin
February 9, 2013 at 7:30PM
You've never seen A Rhapsody in Blue staged like this before! Jill Eathorne Bahr choreographs the music of the great George Gershwin again. Just as she did ten years ago with An American in Paris, Ms. Bahr has created another of her lovely, poetic compositions for one of Gershwin's most well-loved compositions.

A Woman Called Truth
February 15 - March 3, 2013
A Woman Called Truth chronicles the remarkable story of Sojourner Truth from the day she was a slave girl and sold away from her family, through her struggle to free herself and her son, to her emergence as revered leader and farsighted advocate for abolition, and visionary pioneer for women's rights. A Woman Called Truth combines Truth's actual words with authentic slave songs, spirituals, and folk songs of the period to tell a moving and powerful story. Call 843-577-7183 for more information.

Les Miserables
February 19 - 24, 2013
Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schonberg's legendary musical, Les Miserables, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production is breaking box office records wherever it goes. Call 843-529-5000 for more information.

Boeing - Boeing
March 8 - 24, 2013
It's the swinging 60's and, in Paris, and American playboy is juggling love affairs with three sexy stewardesses, one from TWA, one from Lufthansa, and one from Air Fance. When all three unexpectedly turn up at his apartment on the same night, the comic fireworks begin. With the slamming doors of a frenzied French farce, Boeing-Boeing has had audiences laughing in the aisles in London and New York revivals, and is sure to delight Charleston's funny-bone. Call 843-577-7183 for more information.

Lord of the Dance
March 16, 2013 at 8:00PM
Watch Lord of the Dance, created by Michael Flatley, at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on March 16, 2013 at 8:00PM. Lord of the Dance has been thrilling audiences for more than a decade. Do not miss your chance to see this live performance in Charleston, South Carolina. Call 843-529-5000 for more information.

If you are hosting or attending an upcoming performing arts event that is not currently on this list, please contact us so that we can add your event for FREE!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Charleston SC Concerts and Comedy Shows

Charleston South Carolina Concerts and Comedy Shows coming up in January, February, and March 2013!

Upcoming concerts and comedy shows in Charleston, South Carolina feature talented musicians and brilliant artists. Get your tickets today to see these incredible performers at top concert venues in Charleston, SC including the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and Music Farm.

Take advantage of excellent discount hotel rates from the Staybridge Suites North Charleston, and the Hyatt Place Airport / Convention Center hotels when you travel to Charleston for an upcoming concert or comedy show!

Attending a show or concert that is not on the list? Contact us today so that we can add it to our list of upcoming concerts and comedy shows in Charleston, South Carolina. We look forward to hearing from you!

Upcoming Concerts and Comedy Shows in Charleston SC

Ron White
January 4, 2013 | North Charleston Performing Arts Center | North Charleston SC
Ron White, also known as the cigar smoking, scotch drinking funnyman, will perform live at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on January 4, 2013. Ron White has two Grammy nominations, a Gold Record, three of the top rated one-hour TV specials in Comedy Central history, and more. Over the past 5 years, he has been one of the top 3 grossing comedians on tour in the United States. Get your Ron White tickets today to see this great comedian at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

Teen Choice Live - Featuring 2012 Olympic Gold Medalists
January 17, 2012 | North Charleston Coliseum | North Charleston SC
Enjoy music and a show during the 2012 Teen Choice Live Tour! 2012 Olympic Gymnastics gold medalists Gabrielle Douglas, Aly Raisman, and Jordyn Wieber will perform with special musical guests and new pop stars Megan and Liz in an all new 45-city tour. Call 843-529-5000 x 5113 for ticket information.

Music of Stage and Screen
January 19, 2013 | North Charleston Performing Arts Center | North Charleston SC
The North Charleston Pops! presents music from great films and classic Broadway shows, featuring the father-daughter duo of Tim and Sara King. Famous movie memories will fill your head to the sounds of the amazing award-winning scores. Included are songs from: Somewhere in Time, Pirates of the Caribbean, Jurassic Park, Star Wars, E.T., Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman and more. Call 843-529-5000 x 5113 for ticket information.

G Love and Special Sauce
January 24, 2013 | Music Farm | Charleston SC
G. Love and Special Sauce will perform live at Music Farm in Charleston, South Carolina on January 24, 2013. Fixin' To Die is available now -  a collection of rearranged traditionals, a classic cover, and a slew of G. Love Originals. Purchase your G. Love & Special Sauce tickets today so that you can enjoy this show with all of your friends!

Robin Williams in Charleston South Carolina
January 25, 2013 | North Charleston Performing Arts Center | North Charleston SC
Robin Williams and special guest David Steinberg present An Evening of Sit Down With Robin Williams. They will perform live at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston, South Carolina on January 25, 2012 at 8:00PM. Call 843-529-5000 x 5113 for ticket information. 
  
Citizen Cope
February 9, 2013 | Music Farm | Charleston SC
Citizen Cope offers 'southern rural, big sky lonely, concrete urban, and painfully romantic' sounds. His complex roots bring thoughts of Bill Withers, Neil Young, Van Morrison and more. Do not miss your chance to see this incredible musician live at the Music Farm in Charleston, SC. Purchase your Citizen Cope tickets today.

Music of the Beatles
March 23, 2013 | North Charleston Performing Arts Center | North Charleston, SC
The North Charleston Pops! will touch your heartstrings and have you on your feet swaying and singing to the memorable hits of the Beatles era. This spectacular night of entertainment will carry you back through your personal memory lane of the Fab Four's many energetic and loving songs. Call 843-529-5000 x 5113 for ticket information.

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Monday, December 10, 2012

2012 New Year's Eve Events in Charleston South Carolina

Celebrate New Year's Eve in Charleston South Carolina on December 31, 2012!


Photo of New Year's Eve Fireworks
Ring in the New Year with family and friends at Charleston's favorite holiday celebrations. Dance the night away at the Rose Ball, sail through the harbor on a special holiday cruise, or take the entire family to the Winter Carnival. New Year's Eve Celebrations in Charleston, South Carolina will entertain people of all ages and interests this December 2012. Check out the exciting New Year's Eve events listed below and start making your holiday plans today!

Visiting Charleston to celebrate the New Year? Take advantage of excellent discount hotel rates from our local hotel partners! If you live in Charleston, share these awesome hotel deals with family and friends so that they can visit you for the last holiday event of the year. Welcome 2013 in style at Charleston's favorite New Year's Eve events!

2012 Charleston SC New Year's Eve Events

The Rose Ball in Charleston SC
December 31, 2012
Celebrate New Year's Eve at an exclusive collaboration between Boris Van Dyck of IceBox Bar and Camille Key of Charleston After Dark at the Johnson Hagood Stadium in Charleston, South Carolina. Guests will enjoy a fashionably upscale New Years Eve Ball at Club Level from 9PM until 2AM, with all-inclusive hors d'oeuvres and bar service. Guests can look forward to different genres of entertainment, visual and artistic production on the football field and beautiful rooftop views of the entire city. Visit www.CharlestonRoseBall.com for more information.

Noon Year's Eve at Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
December 31, 2012 from 9AM - 2PM
With a glitzy, glittery ball drop at noon, rainbows of confetti, sparkly art projects and all kinds of energetic fun, families will enjoy New Year's festivities all before bedtime. Because of who says New Year's Eve is just for adults? This event is FREE with Museum Admission or CML Membership and recommended for all ages! Visit www.explorecml.org for more information.
 
Winter Carnival at the Holiday Festival of Lights
December 31, 2012 from 5:30PM - 11PM
The Winter Carnival Holiday Festival of Lights will entertain the entire family on New Year's Eve. Enjoy amusement rides, an old-fashioned carousel, a portable climbing wall, inflatables, and much more. At 9PM, ring in 2013 with a bang with the spectacular New Year's Eve fireworks show! A $10 wristband gives you access to unlimited rides on the attractions (festival train not included). Call 843-795-4386 for more information.

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise
December 31, 2012 - Boards at 9PM
Celebrate the New Year aboard the SpiritLine Dinner Cruise. The chef will prepare an exquisite four course dinner that is sure to delight, served by an attentive wait staff, eager to make your experience exceptional. Enjoy the best that Charleston has to offer while cruising aborad the elegantly deocrated Spirit of Carolina. Call 843-722-2628 for more information.

Charleston Sleigh Ride
December 31, 2012
New Year's Eve is your last chance to enjoy a fantastic Charleston Sleigh Ride with Thriller Charleston. Enjoy a relaxing cruise as Thriller Charleston slows down and offers a Charleston Sleigh Ride that departs from Shem Creek in Mt. Pleasant. View countless Christmas decorations while listening to Christmas music and stories about Charleston's Christmas traditions. Put on a rain poncho to protect you against any water spray and hold on to your Thriller travel mug filled with hot chocolate. Both are yours to keep! Perfect for couples or families looking for a festive holiday outing. Purchase your Charleston Sleigh Ride tickets today!

New Year's Eve Sail-ebration Cruise in Charleston
December 31, 2012 - Boards at 9:45PM
Kick start your New Year and kick up your heels on the Sail-ebration cruise. The Spirit of teh Lowcountry will be rock' the harbor and rollin' on the river with awesome dance music provided by your favorite DJ, Ric Rush. A pleasing menu of heavy hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.  Call 843-722-2628 for more information.

After your plans are set for New Year's Eve, check out our 2012 Holiday Challenge. Celebrate Christmas in Charleston by attending as many holiday events as you can during the 2012 Holiday Season!

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Thursday, November 29, 2012

2012 Charleston SC Holiday Challenge

Take the 2012 Charleston SC Holiday Challenge to get in the holiday spirit!


Photo of 2012 Charleston SC Holiday ChallengeExperience the sights, tastes, and smells of Christmas at Charleston's favorite holiday events. We challenge you to get in the holiday spirit by attending as many Charleston holiday events as possible this holiday season! Print the 2012 Charleston SC Holiday Challenge check list and hang it on your fridge today. Check off each holiday event as you go and post holiday pictures on our Facebook page. Share this Holiday Challenge with family and friends so that you can celebrate the holidays together.

Visiting Charleston from out of town this holiday season? Take advantage of excellent discount hotel rates from our local hotel partners. How many holiday events can you fit in during your Charleston visit?

Read more about the events featured in our 2012 Charleston SC Holiday Challenge and get in the Christmas Spirit today with some exciting holiday fun.

23rd Annual Holiday Festival of Lights
Open until December 31, 2012
James Island County Park comes alive with illumination at Charleston's most beloved nighttime event. The Holiday Festival of Lights is a great place to gather family and friends to capture the magic of the holiday season. The journey begins with a three mile drive through hundreds of breathtaking light displays featuring millions of twinkling lights. At the end, visitors can park the car and experience exciting attractions custom-designed for holiday cheer at Santa's Village and Winter Wonderland. Learn more about the Holiday Festival of Lights and start making plans today!

A Christmas Story
November 30, 2012 - December 16, 2012
The only thing little Ralphie Parker wants for Christmas is a Daisy Brand Red Ryder BB rifle. The only things standing in his way are his no-nonense 'You'll shoot your eye out" parents, a freezing flagpole, and the mis-haps and misadventures that plague poor ten year old Ralphie. Call 843-577-7183 for tickets.

Sound of Charleston Holiday Show
November 30, December 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2012
Experience the unique sounds that define Charleston's rich musical heritage including gospel, Gershwin, music of the Civil War, light classics and jazz. Professional artists will amaze the audience in this unforgettable 75 minute concert. Holiday music of the period is included. Join the cast for wassail and cookies after each performance. Call 843-270-4903 for tickets.

22nd Annual Reindeer Run
December 1, 2012 at 9:00AM
Get in the holiday spirit at the 22nd Annual Reindeer Run in Charleston, South Carolina. The race route starts and finishes in front of Southend Brewery. Once you cross the finish line, join the party for music food, and drinks! Contact the Race Director with any questions at racedirector@reindeerrun.org.

Holiday Cocktail Cruises in Charleston SC
December 1, 8, & 15, 2012
Sail the harbor on the Carolina Queen while you enjoy live cabaret-style entertainment with Christmas classics and a few fun medleys. Each Holiday Cocktail Cruise includes professional entertainment, holiday treats and desserts, coffee and cocoa and a fully stocked cash bar with special holiday drinks available for purchase. Call 800-979-3370 to reserve your tickets.

Marion Square Tree Lighting
December 1, 2012 from 4:30PM - 6PM
Join the Mayor and Santa Claus at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony. This official City of Charleston Christmas Tree is 60 feet tall! Join us between King and Meeting Street at Marion Square for this exciting holiday event. Call 843-724-7305 for more information.

Charleston Boat Parade
December 1, 2012 at 5:00PM
Kick off the holiday season with the Charleston Boat Parade. The parade will begin at 5PM along Mt. Pleasant. Viewing from the peninsula will begin at 6:30PM. Call 843-724-7305 for more information.

Kids Christmas Cruises
December 1, 8, & 15, 2012
Join Twinkle the elf and her friends, Jingle and Jangle, in this holiday spectacular for kids. Sing, laugh, and enjoy cookies and cocoa on this Charleston cruise. Mr. and Mrs. Claus will be making a special appearance! Call 800-979-3370 for tickets.

North Charleston Christmas Festival
December 1, 2012 from 4:00PM - 9:00PM
The North Charleston Christmas Festival features a Holiday Market with children activities, craft vendors, food vendors, and live musical performances on three stages. The Christmas Parade begins at the corner of Montague and Mixson Avenues. Immediately following the parade, the Mayor will light the City's Christmas tree. Call 843-554-5700 for more information.

Holiday Whodunit With Spirit - A Sweet T Christmas Show
December 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, & 30, 2012
On the eve of Christmas in Charleston, there's more than a freak snowstorm falling at Sweet T.'s B&B. There's the happy but hapless handyman dropping the ball on wiring up a downright deadly light display. There's the beauty school drop out who falls fast for any man with nice hair and a full set of teeth, and a whole lot more! If all you want for Christmas is to share a few smiles with those you love or can otherwise endure, drop in for a comic mystery that will suit your holiday to A Sweet. T. Christmas. Call 843-937-6453 for more information.

Charleston Christmas Parade
December 2, 2012 from 2PM - 5PM
Visit historic downtown Charleston for this annual holiday tradition. Watch bands, floats, and performers parade through the streets of Charleston. The parade will begin at the intersection of Calhoun and Meeting Streets, and continue down King Street towards Broad Street. Call 843-720-1981 for more information.

A Merry Medieval Christmas
December 2, 2012 at 4PM
Boeing presents South of Broadway Theatre Company's A Merry Medieval Christmas. Enjoy a rousing and funny musical Christmas celebration featuring seasoned South of Broadway actors as well as young performers from the ShowBiz School. Call 800-745-3000 for tickets.

Holiday Workshop at Charleston Museum
December 6, 2012 from 3:30PM - 5PM
Celebrate the holiday season by decorating the little Heyward-Washington house in Kidstory. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and craft making. Kids will create ornaments to take home. Call 843-722-2996 for more information.

Holiday Harbor Boat Cruise
December 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, & 22, 2012
Enjoy Charleston Harbor at sunset while listening to the fascinating history of the city during the holidays. Participate in this family friendly holiday event and share in the nostalgia of the most popular time of year in the Holy City. There will be complimentary hot chocolate and cookies. Beer and wine are available for purchase at the cash bar.

23rd Annual Cabooty Holiday Party
December 7, 2012 at 7:00PM
Join us at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston, South Carolina for the 23rd Annual Cabooty Holiday Party benefiting Camp Happy Days. Tickets are $5.00 per person and guests will enjoy Music by Plane Jane as well as silent and live auctions. Call 843-571-4336 for more information.

Charleston Sleigh Ride
December 7, 8, 14, 15, 16 - 31, 2012
Charleston Thriller presents a leisurely holiday excursion that is perfect for couples and families looking to spend some time together. The Sleigh Ride is one hour and will travel around the harbor viewing the sites along Mt. Pleasant and Charleston. Cuddle under a blanket for warmth and sip hot chocolate from a keep sake travel mug while listening to Christmas Carols on the stereo system. Call 843-276-4203 for tickets.

Holiday Breakfast with Santa Claus
December 8, 2012 - Boarding at 9:00AM
Begin a new tradition aboard the Spirit of Carolina. Create warm holiday memories for you and your family on our Breakfast with Santa Cruise. The cost of the cruise includes delicious breakfast items, a personal visit with Santa Claus himself, a keepsake photo and a special holiday gift for each child. Call 843-722-2628 for more information.

Isle of Palms Holiday Street Festival
December 8, 2012 from 3PM - 7PM
Enjoy a holiday street celebration featuring a visit with Santa, carnival rides, a photo booth, delicious food, jump castles, a climbing wall, and the lighting of a 22 foot Isle of Palms Holiday Tree. And guess what? Admission is free! Call 843-886-8294 for more information.

Madeline's Christmas
December 8 - 16, 2012 
It's off to Paris for this delightful musical adaptation of the children's classic Madeline. Madeline and her friends are off on adventures beyond their wildest dreams. Celebrate Christmas with a French accent this year! Call 843-577-7183 for more information.

Jim Brickman On A Winter's Night
December 9, 2012 at 3:00PM
In one spectacular concert, Jim Brickman weaves together classic and contemporary holiday favorites, plus all his hits. Enjoy incredible solo piano, vibrant vocals, warmth and humor. Call 843-529-5000 for ticket information.

Holiday Pops
December 14, 2012 at 7:30PM
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra and conductor James Stephenson present all of your holiday favorites at this spectacular Charleston event. Arrangements by James Stephenson have been performed by the Boston Pops, Cincinnati Pops, New York Pops, and more. Do not miss out on this exciting holiday event. Call 843-723-7528 for more information.

The Nutcracker
December 15 - 16, 2012
Invite your entire family to discover the spectacle and wonder of this timeless story seen through a child's eyes. Charleston Ballet Theatre presents The Nutcracker this December 2012 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Enjoy incredible costumes, spectacular sets, a giant tree, and falling snow that blankets a winter wonderland. Call 843-723-7334 for tickets.

The Night Before Christmas Kids Concert
December 22, 2012
This Classical Kids Concert opens with an introduction to the musicians and their instruments followed by a selection of sing along songs. The highlight of the concert is the dramatic reading of a well-loved children's story set to classical music. A post-concert cookie and punch reception provides the audience with an opportunity to meet the musicians. Purchase your Night Before Christmas tickets today.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
December 23, 2012
Visit the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on December 23, 2012 to see an incredible holiday performance. The Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker features 40 top Russian dancers, a Christmas tree that grows 7 stories tall, falling snow, charming silk puppets, and more. Call 843-529-5000 for more information.

Happy Holidays Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Thanksgiving Dinners and Events in Charleston SC

Celebrate Thanksgiving in Charleston South Carolina at exciting holiday events and delicious Thanksgiving feasts! 


Build up your Thanksgiving appetite with a Turkey Day Run and Gobble Wobble 5K Thanksgiving morning in Charleston, SC. Celebrate with family and friends over a delicious Thanksgiving feast and then spend the evening relaxing so that you can be first in line for Charleston Black Friday sales. Hop on a holiday cruise Thanksgiving weekend to keep the holiday excitement going all weekend long! Share these Thanksgiving hotel specials with family and friends so that loved ones can join you right here in Charleston, SC for Thanksgiving 2012!

Thanksgiving Events in Charleston SC

Kick off your holiday season with family and friends at these exciting local events: 

35th Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble 5K
November 22, 2012 at 9AM
The annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble is a holiday tradition for Charleston natives and travelers alike. The largest 5K in South Carolina kicks off at 9AM at Marion Square in Charleston. Race through historic downtown Charleston and Battery before returning to Marion Square for a post-race party that includes free food and beverages. There will also be live music and an awards ceremony!

Holiday Cocktail Cruises
November 24, 2012
Sail the harbor on the Carolina Queen while you enjoy live cabaret-style entertainment with Christmas classics and a few fun medleys - all with a special holiday flair. Holiday Cocktail Cruises include professional entertainment, holiday treats and desserts, coffee, cocoa, and a fully stocked cash bar with holiday drinks available for purchase. Recommended for adults. Call 800-979-3370 to reserve your tickets!

Kids Christmas Cruises
November 24, 2012
Christmas is just around the corner and the elves are hard at work. Join Twinkle the elf and her friends, Jingle and Jangle, in this holiday spectacular for kids from 1 to 92. There will be singing and laughing, cookies and cocoa, and a very special visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus! Call 800-979-3370 to reserve your tickets today.

Thanksgiving Dinner in Charleston South Carolina

Celebrate this special Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends at one of Charleston's favorite restaurants. Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner without the hassle of dishes and cleanup at the end! Call these Charleston restaurants today to make your Thanksgiving dinner reservations:

Blossom
171 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | 843-722-9200
Thanksgiving Menu
11AM - 9PM

Charleston Grill
224 King Street, Charleston, SC | 843-577-4522
Thanksgiving Menu

Cypress
167 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | 843-727-0111
Thanksgiving Menu
4PM - 9PM

Halls Chophouse
434 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403 | 843-727-0090
Thanksgiving Menu
2PM - 8PM

High Cotton Charleston
199 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | 843-724-3815
Thanksgiving Menu

Magnolias
185 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | 843-724-3815
Thanksgiving Menu
11:30AM - 9PM

Oak Steakhouse
17 Broad Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | 843-722-4220
Thanksgiving Menu
11AM - 4PM

Tristan
10 Linguard Street, Charleston, SC | 843-534-2155
Thanksgiving Menu
1PM - 6PM

Where will you have Thanksgiving dinner this year? If you have plans to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast at a local Charleston restaurant that is not on the list, please comment on this post so that we can share details with our readers!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Thanksgiving in Charleston South Carolina

2012 Thanksgiving hotel deals are here! Celebrate the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday in Charleston, South Carolina with family and friends.


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Enjoy exciting Thanksgiving activities and Black Friday Sales in Charleston, SC. Prepare a Thanksgiving feast at home or make Thanksgiving dinner reservations at one of Charleston's favorite restaurants. Visitors can rest comfortably at a luxurious Charleston hotel so that they are first in line for Black Friday deals at Best Buy, Target, Home Depot, and more. For a sneak peak at 2012 Black Friday sales, visit www.blackfriday.com.

Let the holiday fun continue all weekend long by visiting favorite Charleston attractions with your family and friends. Check out the Thanksgiving Special listed below and call this hotel today to make your hotel reservations. This holiday special is available Thursday, November 22 through Sunday, November 25, 2012. Availability is limited, so book your reservations today to guarantee these low rates.

Hyatt Place Charleston SC Airport / Convention Center - Only $99 per night!

843-302-8600 | 3234 West Montague Avenue | www.hpcharlestonconventionhotel.com
Stay at the Hyatt Place Charleston Airport hotel for a holiday trip that will exceed all expectations! Spacious guest rooms, excellent customer service and top of the line amenities ensure a memorable stay in Charleston, South Carolina. This hotel is conveniently located near the airport, historic downtown, the North Charleston Performing Arts Center, Black Friday Sales, Charleston beaches and more!
  • Spacious guest rooms feature a refrigerator, 42" flat screen TV, and oversized cozy corner sleeper sofa
  • Free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free parking
  • Indoor Pool, Fitness Center, and Business Center on site
  • Charleston Airport, North Charleston Convention Center, Black Friday sales, and Charleston beaches nearby
Just call 843-302-8600 and ask for the Thanksgiving Special to make your reservations.

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Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Friday, November 2, 2012

November 2012 Charleston SC Events

Charleston South Carolina November 2012 events including concerts, festivals, outdoor adventures, musicals and more will keep you busy all month long. Check out the list of upcoming Charleston events below and start making plans today. Visiting from out of town? Call our local hotel partners today and make your reservation today! We look forward to seeing you at Charleston's greatest upcoming events.

Charleston South Carolina Concerts
November 2012
Charleston SC welcomes incredible musicians to the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center this November 2012. Watch Darius Rucker, Rodney Atkins, Josh Turner, Brian Regan and more perform live in Charleston, South Carolina. Read our Charleston SC Concerts blog entry for more information.

Harvest Festival
November 3, 2012 from 11AM - 5PM
Long ago, agricultural families in the Colonial Southeast and across America gathered every fall to give thanks and celebrate a bountiful Harvest season with a day of feasting, games, music, and fun. To keep this spirited tradition alive, enjoy some foot-stompin' live bluegrass music from five local bluegrass bands at the 11th Annual Harvest Fest. Kids will enjoy hay rides, pumpkin decorating, crafts, and more.

3rd Annual Golden Nugget
November 4, 2012 at 2PM
Come out and compete in the 5K or 10K Golden Nugget SUP Race with over $5,000 in cash and prizes. This will be an Official WPA Sanctioned Event. Boards and paddles are available to rent for the race. Call in advance to reserve at the Half Moon Mt. Pleasant Location. Bring your family and friends to watch the race and enjoy the party!

Disney on Ice: Worlds of Fantasy in Charleston, South Carolina
November 8 - 11, 2012
Experience a magical Disney fantasy on ice. Rev up for non stop fun with four of your favorite Disney stories at Disney On Ice presents Worlds of Fantasy. Thrill to high-speed stunts as Lightning McQueen, Mater, and more race across the ice. Dive into the Little Mermaid's enchanting undersea kingdom and enter the mystical world of Pixie Hollow with Tinker Bell and the Disney Fairies. Call 843-529-5050 for more information.

Shuckin for a Cause! 3rd Annual Oyster Roast
November 9, 2012 from 6PM - 11PM
Enjoy a feast prepared by Lowcountry's own Jamie Westendorff, Owner of Charleston Outdoor Catering. Guests will enjoy oysters, BBQ, fixings, and more. Beer and wine are included! Your ticket also includes entry to the 2012 Holiday Festival of Lights! Call 843-747-0480 for more information.

Lowcountry Hoedown
November 10, 2012 from 7PM - 11PM
If it's from South of the Mason-Dixon Line and East of the Mississippi, it's fit for this Shindig! Your all-inclusive ticket includes unlimited sampling from the distilleries, breweries, restaurants, and tasty treats. Enjoy live music from 2 bluegrass bands and other fun & games. Call 843-619-0229 for more information.

Charleston Cup Steeplechase
November 11, 2012 from 9AM - 5PM
Join us for the 19th running of the Charleston Cup to enjoy live horse racing at its finest! The 19th running of the Charleston Cup will take place at The Plantation at Stono Ferry. Sanctioned by The National Steeplechase Association, the Cup has become one of the premier sporting events in the Carolina Lowcountry, offering spectators the opportunity to experience live horse racing at its finest. Call 843-766-6202 for reserved parking and general admission tickets.

Tees and Turtles South Carolina Aquarium Golf Tournament
November 13, 2012 from 11AM - 5PM
The Aquarium and the Family Circle Cup are pleased to announce the first Tees & Turtles golf tournament. The tournament will benefit the Aquarium's Sea Turtle Rescue Program, which aids threatened endangered sea turtles. For more information call 843-579-8540.

Miss South Carolina USA and Miss South Carolina Teen USA
November 16 & 17, 2012
Join us at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center this November 2012 as young women from across the state vie for the opportunity to compete in the Miss USA and Miss Teen USA Pageants. The new queens will be crowned during the finals competition on Saturday evening. Young women will compete in a Swimsuit competition, Evening Gown competition, and interview. Call 843-529-5000 for more information.

Orvis 201 Fly Fishing School
November 17, 2012 from 9AM - 3PM
Fly Fishing classes are typically offered once per month for $75. Classes include lunch as well as necessary tackle required for the session. Casting, knots, flies, and how-to basics are covered. Makes a great birthday present or group activity! Call 843-884-2095 to register today.

Charleston Jazz Orchestra Holiday Swing
November 21, 2012 at 7PM
Add jazz to your holiday cheer! Enjoy season highlights and Charleston Jazz Orchestra's annual performance of Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn's The Nutcracker Suite, a band tradition. Call 843-641-0011 for more information.

Shrek The Musical
November 23 & 24, 2012
Shrek The Musical is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all. Watch as this hilarious story comes to life before your eyes. In a faraway kingdom turned upside down, things get ugly when an unseemly ogre shows up to rescue a feisty princess. Throw in a donkey who won't shut up, a villain with a short temper, and cookie with an attitude and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you've got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero. Call 843-529-5000 for more information.

The Sound of Charleston Holiday Edition
November 30, 2012
Experience the unique sounds that define Charleston's rich musical heritage ... gospel, Gershwin, music of the Civil War, light classics, and jazz. Professional artists will perform in an unforgettable 75-minute concert in historic Circular Congregational Church in the heart of the Historic District. This is a top ranked nightlife attraction in Charleston, SC. Call 843-270-4903 to order your tickets today.

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Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Thursday, October 25, 2012

2012 Concerts in Charleston SC

Upcoming concerts in Charleston, South Carolina feature talented musicians and artists from all genres of music. Join us at Charleston's top concert venues to see some of your favorite bands perform live in South Carolina. Get your tickets today so that you can join us at the exciting concerts and comedy shows coming up this October, November, and December 2012. Visiting from out of town? Take advantage of special hotel discounts from our local hotel partners. We look forward to seeing you at the next Charleston concert!

Mary Mary
October 27, 2012 at 8:00PM | North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Enjoy the creative spirit of groundbreaking duo Mary Mary at this Charleston SC Concert. Siblings Erica Campbell and Tina Campbell broke through in 2000 with the pioneering crossover hit 'Shackles (Praise You)'. This chart-topping sister act sends uplifting messages through music and words that are relatable to everyone.

Brian Regan
November 18, 2012 at 7:00PM | North Charleston Performing Arts Center
One of the best comedians touring today plans to visit Charleston, South Carolina this November 2012. Brian Regan's comedy acts are big enough for everyone and sharp enough for you! Get tickets and see for yourself why audiences continue to watch him time and time again.

Darius Rucker Concert: WEZL's Evening With The Stars
November 27, 2012 at 7:30PM | North Charleston Performing Arts Center
This Charleston concert promises a night of music featuring singer, songwriters Rodney Atkins, Darius Rucker, and Josh Turner. Don't miss this opportunity to see three country stars all in one night! Join MUSC's Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network for WEZL's Evening with the Stars!

Wiz Khalifa
November 28, 2012 at 8:00PM | North Charleston Coliseum
Wiz Khalifa and special guests Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Lola Monroe, Tuki Carter, and Berner will hit the stage at the North Charleston Coliseum this November 2012. Cameron Thomaz, better known as Wiz Khalifa, took the rap world by storm in 2011 with the release of his big hit 'Black and Yellow'. This track later went on to become the unofficial anthem for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Jim Brickman
December 9, 2012 at 3:00PM | North Charleston Performing Arts Center
American songwriter and pianist, Jim Brickman, will perform in Charleston, SC this December 2012. Jim Brickman is one of the most charted male Adult Contemporary artists to date. Six of his albums have received Gold and Platinum status. Do not miss your chance to see Jim Brickman live in concert at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

Daryl Hall and John Oates
December 12, 2012 at 8:00PM
Daryl Hall and John Oates are soul survivors int heir own right. They have become musical influences to some of today's popular artists and their impact can be heard everywhere from boy band harmonies, to neo-soul to rap rock fusion. They have sold more albums than any other duo in music history.

Eric Church
December 13, 2012 at 7:30PM
Eric Church will perform in Charleston, SC with special guests Juston Moore and Kip Moore this December 2012. Since the release of his first album, Sinners Like Me (2006), Church has led his pack one-by-one through retrospective songwriting and invigorating live shows. Watch Eric Church perform live in concert at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Plan ahead and buy your tickets today so that you can experience these exciting Charleston concerts. Follow us on Google Plus to be the first to know about Charleston concerts and comedy shows. We look forward to seeing you at these incredible shows, right here in Charleston, South Carolina!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Thursday, October 4, 2012

October 2012 Charleston SC Events

Charleston South Carolina October events feature spooky Halloween festivities, exciting outdoor adventures, comedy shows, cruises and more. Kick off the fall season at these upcoming Charleston events and take advantage of special discounts for exciting Charleston activities. Visiting from out of town? Enjoy incredible discount rates from our local hotel partners. Share this list of upcoming events with family and friends so that you can start making October plans today!

October Discounts from Charleston SC Events

$2.00 Off Pirate and Ghost Tours 
Wednesdays & Saturdays til October 27th
Discount Code: Parrot 
With more than 300 years of history, Charleston has a vast collection of true pirate stories, ghost tales based on historic events, & fascinating legends of Gullah lore. Master storyteller, Eric Lavender, regales you with tales of Blackbeard, Stede Bonnet, Anne Bonny, & the ghosts that have turned Charleston into one of the country's most haunted cities. Purchase your Pirate & Ghost Tour tickets today. Use the Code "Parrot" for a $2 discount!

October 2012 Charleston Events:

Halloween Events in Charleston, SC
Dare to join us at the scariest events of the year this October 2012. Celebrate Halloween with family and friends at the most haunted events of the season. Check out Boone Hall Fright Nights, Ghost Tours, a rUNdead 5K, and more right here in Charleston, South Carolina. Visit our Halloween blog entry to find lists of Halloween events, costume stores, and Halloween getaways!

Charleston SC Murder Mystery Cruise aboard the Carolina Queen 
October 10, 17, 24, & 31, 2012
It's 1920 and you are one of the honored few to attend the grand re-opening of your favorite speakeasy, Old Hickory. It's prohibition of course, so don't go blabbing to the Fuzz about where you will be on Wednesday. Enjoy entertainment by some of Charleston's finest actors while you get up close views of the Holy City's famous sights including Fort Sumter, USS Yorktown, St. Michael's Episcopal Church and more. Purchase your Murder Mystery Cruise tickets today.

MOJA Arts Festival
Now - October 27, 2012
The 2012 MOJA Arts Festival is a celebration of African American and Caribbean Arts. Selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society's Top 20 events for many different years, MOJA's wide range of events include visual arts, classical music, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B music, storytelling, theatre, children's activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food and more. Call 843-724-7305 for more information.

Blues and BBQ Harbor Cruise with Charleston Harbor Tours
October 11, 18, & 25, 2012
Join Charleston Harbor Tours for an exciting Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise event. Enjoy a Thursday night cruise with family and friends that features a delicious Home Team BBQ Buffet and live blues music by Shrimp City Slim. Enjoy this special event for only $39.95 per person. Cash bar is available. Learn more about the Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise and reserve your tickets today.

Mount Pleasant Pier Fishing Tournament
October 6, 2012 from 6AM - 4PM
Fish at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge on Charleston Harbor! Prizes are awarded for the largest gamefish catch in each of the following categories: Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (3-12), Senior Angler (60+), and Total Weight of five fish. Tournament held rain or shine. For details, call the Mount Pleasant Pier at 843-762-9946.

Latin American Festival
October 7, 2012 from 12PM - 6PM
Feel the heat at the 2012 Latin American Festival at Wannamaker County Park. Celebrate the sights and sounds of the Latino world. Live Sales and Merengue music will fill the air as you enjoy authentic food, craft items, kids' activities, and much more. No pets, outside food, or beverages permitted. $10 entry, free for college students and military. Call 843-795-4386 for more information.

4th Annual Fall Lunch and Lecture Series at the Powder Magazine
October 11, 18, 25 and November 1, 8, & 15, 2012 | Lectures begin at noon.
The Powder Magazine is hosting six events as part of their 4th Annual Lunch and Lecture Series. All six speakers will be authors of Evening Post Books (Post and Courier affiliation). Each lecture will be paired with a lunch provided by a different local restaurant (Wholly Cow, The Griffin, Eli's Table, Lowcountry Bistro, Jim n' Nicks, and Dixie Supply Cafe. Call 843-722-9350 for more information.

Folly Beach Challenge Triathlon
October 20, 2012
The Folly Beach Triathlon is a beach triathlon with a twist. Participate in an exciting alternative to the traditional triathlon and great competition for paddling enthusiasts. The Folly Beach Challenge features a 3 mile paddle, an 8.5 mile bike, and a 3 mile run on Folly Beach. Participants can compete individually or as one leg of a three person team. Call 843-795-4386 for more information.

MRSOE! Comedy Tour comes to Charleston
October 26, 2012
MRSOE! is a multicultural comedy showcase, featuring the funniest and edgiest stand-up comedians. Since 2005, MRSOE! has performed in front of sold out audiences in both Canada and the U.S. and now we're bringing our brand of funny, edgy comedy to the Southeast. A portion of the proceeds from each show will go towards the YWCA Stand Against Racism initiative. Purchase MRSOE! Comedy Tour tickets today.


October Getaway:

South Carolina State Fair Getaway
October 10 - 21, 2012
Experience the delicious food, thrilling rides, exciting games, and incredible live entertainment at the 2012 South Carolina State Fair. The Pepsi Grandstand Concert Series will feature some of your favorite musicians including O.A.R., the Doobie Brothers, Thompson Square, and more! Spend a long weekend or the entire week in Columbia, South Carolina so that you can experience everything that the South Carolina State Fair has to offer! Learn more about the SC State Fair and make your hotel reservations today! 

Happy October Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Halloween Events in Charleston South Carolina

Charleston SC Halloween attractions include South Carolina's largest haunted event featuring four terrifying attractions in one place. Join us if you dare at Boone Hall Fright Nights, graveyard tours, and the rUNdead 5K this October 2012. Visiting from out of town? Stay with one of our local hotel partners to experience Halloween festivities in Charleston South Carolina. Halloween events, costume stores, and getaway opportunities are listed below. Continue reading to start making your travel plans today. Contact Us of share a comment below if we are missing your favorite Halloween activity so that we can include it in this list.

Charleston SC Halloween Events:

Boone Hall Fright Nights
September 28-29, October 5-7, 11-14, 18-21, 24-28, & 31, 2012
Boone Hall Fright Nights is South Carolina's largest Haunted Event with four terrifying attractions that are re-themed every year. Dare to enter The Asylum, experience Chaos Quarantine The Outbreak, hop on a Terror Trail Haunted Hayride, and watch Little Amy's Nightmare in 3-D at the 2012 Boone Hall Fright Nights. Feeling brave? Purchase the All You Dare To Scare Pass to enjoy all 4 attractions for only $25.00. Learn more about these horrific Halloween Events at Boone Hall Fright Nights and start making plans today.
 
Charleston Ghost & Graveyard 
Walking Tour
Tours Available Every Day in October
Walk inside the gates of one of Charleston's oldest graveyards after dark. When all the other walking tours are looking in through the wrought iron fence, YOU will be on the inside. Explore the graveyard's dark corners, closely inspect the headstones to see what you might learn, and take a moment to step across the graves if you dare. Call 843-722-8687 to make your reservation.

Charleston Ghost & Dungeon Walking Tour
October 2-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23-27, 30 & 31, 2012
Explore The Holy City's streets, cemeteries, back alleyways, churches, and more as experienced and fully licensed tour guides take you on this 1.5 hour walking tour through the dark edges of Charleston's Haunted Historic District. Hear fun and chilling stories of Charleston ghosts, haunted houses, voodoo and more. Call 843-722-8687 to make a reservation.

Ghost Hunt of the Old City Jail
October 4-6, 11-13, 18-20, 25-27, and 31, 2012
Embark on a paranormal investigation of the Old City Jail. On this Halloween tour, they will measure cold spots with an infra red thermometer, take detailed photos and use special audio equipment to pick up hidden sounds. A ghost meter will be used to pick up paranormal energies. Call 843-722-8687 for more information.

rUNdead 5k
October 27, 2012 at 5:00PM
Zombies are invading West Ashley during this new 5K obstacle run in Olde Towne Creek County Park! The inaugural rUNdead 5K, brought to you by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission, Two Fish Enterprises, and On Purpose Adventures, will feature a race on the trails of Old Towne Creek County Park (adjacent to Charles Town Landing). Call 843-795-4386 for more information.

Halloween Costumes:

Hokus Pokus Costumes and Entertainment
1015 St. Andrews Blvd, Charleston, SC
843-556-6607 

Party City - Charleston
946 Orleans Road, Charleston, SC
843-769-5116

Spirit Halloween
2049 Savannah Hwy, Charleston, SC
843-556-3962

Party City - North Charleston
7800 North Rivers Ave, N Charleston, SC
843-797-3106

Halloween Getaways:

Halloween Events in Wilmington North Carolina
Wilmington NC presents Ghost Ship, the most anticipated scare and haunted attraction of the season, and other spook-tacular Halloween events. Read more about Wilmington NC Halloween Events and start making your travel plans today. Call the Holiday Inn at 866-893-2703 or the Staybridge Suites at 866-875-7770 to make reservations at one of Wilmington's favorite hotels.

Halloween Events in Columbia South Carolina
Halloween festivities in Columbia South Carolina feature corn mazes, scarecrows, haunted attractions, cemetery tours, and more. Riverbanks Zoo and EdVenture Children's Museum will host kid friendly Halloween events that are fun for the entire family. Read more about Halloween events in Columbia SC and start making your travel plans today. Call the Wingate Harbison at 800-826-5570, the Holiday Inn Express Harbison at 877-354-7344, the Hampton Inn Lexington at 800-872-9671, or the Staybridge Suites Downtown at 866-406-4650 to make your hotel reservation at one of Columbia's favorite hotels.

Happy Halloween Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Charleston South Carolina Hotels

Finding the right hotel can be a challenging task, especially when you are visiting a new city for the very first time. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, we are here to help you choose the perfect hotel for your trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston features breathtaking scenery, fascinating history and exciting local attractions. Let us help you find a hotel that will meet all of your travel needs and allow you to experience everything that this incredible South Carolina city has to offer. Check out the Charleston hotels listed below and start making your travel plans today!

Hyatt Place Charleston Airport / Convention Center
3234 West Montague Avenue, N Charleston, SC 29418
Hotel Pictures | Virtual Tour
The Hyatt Place Charleston Airport / Convention Center goes above and beyond all expectations of a traditional Charleston hotel. Located just minutes from downtown Charleston, the Hyatt Place offers luxurious amenities and historic southern charm at an attractive price. Call 800-642-4437 for reservations!

Hyatt Place Charleston Airport / Convention Center hotel amenities include:
  • Free breakfast buffet
  • Free high speed wireless internet access
  • 42" flat-panel HDTV featuring HD channels, sports packages & on demand movies, games & music
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Fitness Center
  • Indoor Pool
  • Free Parking
  • ... And more! Read this full list of Hyatt Place Charleston Airport hotel amenities.
Call the Hyatt Place North Charleston today at 800-642-4437 to make your hotel reservation.

     
Staybridge Suites North Charleston
7329 Mazyck Road, North Charleston, SC 29406
Hotel Discounts | Hotel Pictures
The Staybridge Suites is an extended stay hotel that features rooms with a full kitchen. Enjoy a home away from home in Charleston, SC for one day, one week, one month & even one year. Call 866-497-7963 for reservations.

Staybridge Suites North Charleston hotel amenities include:
  • Free Hot Buffet Breakfast
  • Guest rooms offer a fully furnished kitchen including a microwave, refrigerator, fridge, stove, dishwasher, cooking utensils, and more.
  • 42" LCD Television with Cable in each guest room
  • Evening Social Monday - Friday featuring complimentary hot food & adult beverages
  • Free Newspaper Monday - Friday
  • Indoor Pool
  • Fitness Center
  • Free Parking
  • ... And more! Read this full list of Staybridge Suites hotel amenities.
Call 866-497-7963 today to make your reservation at the Staybridge Suites North Charleston hotel.

Now that you have a hotel room booked, you can start planning the exciting stuff! Check out our website to find lists of Charleston attractions, upcoming events, and more. We look forward to seeing you in Charleston, South Carolina. Contact us today if you have any questions about the Charleston area.

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Thursday, September 6, 2012

USC Gamecock Football Hotel Special

Save big bucks when you visit Columbia, South Carolina for the first 2012 Gamecock football home games. Call the Wingate Harbison today at 800-826-5570 to make a hotel reservation for as little as $70 per night. Charleston, South Carolina is full of Gamecock fans and we are excited to share this special offer brought to you by one of Columbia's finest hotels. It's time to pull out the tailgating gear and start dressing in garnet and black because the Carolina Gamecocks are gearing up for their first two home games of the season!

Visit Columbia to watch the Gamecocks challenge East Carolina on September 8th or University of Alabama at Birmingham on September 15th and you can take advantage of this special offer from the Wingate Harbison hotel. The best part? The longer you stay, the less you pay! Spend one night at the Wingate Harbison hotel and get a special USC Football rate of only $85 plus tax. Turn your visit into a weekend long celebration and the discount gets even better! Stay 2 or more nights at the Wingate Harbison and get an incredible discount rate of $70 per night! Free breakfast and free internet are included at this Columbia SC hotel. Spacious guest rooms feature a microwave, refrigerator and flat screen TV. Bailey's Sports Bar & Grill offers a 20% discount to hotel guests and they are located right next door. Keep up with college football on Saturday and catch your favorite NFL team on Sunday while you enjoy delicious food and drinks at Bailey's. Celebrate with Gamecock fans in the Vista, Harbison, and Five Points all weekend long and rest comfortably at a luxurious hotel for ONLY $70 per night. Call the Wingate Harbison hotel today at 800-826-5570 to get this special USC Football rate. Rates are available September 7-8, 2012 and September 14-15, 2012.

Check out the game details below and start making your tailgating plans today. We look forward to seeing you at Williams-Brice Stadium!


East Carolina vs University of South Carolina
Williams-Brice Stadium - Columbia, South Carolina
Saturday, September 8, 2012
12:21PM ET


University of Alabama at Birmingham vs USC
Williams-Brice Stadium - Columbia, South Carolina
Saturday, September 15, 2012
7:00PM ET

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Labor Day Weekend Vacation

Planning a last minute Labor Day travel adventure? We want to share a spectacular weekend getaway trip for Labor Day 2012! Tripadvisor ranked Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, South Carolina one of the top 10 zoos in the country. In fact, it was ranked the 4th best zoo in the United States and we are lucky enough to be within driving distance. Take a trip to Columbia this weekend so that you can explore this incredible South Carolina attraction! The Wingate by Wyndham Harbison hotel is offering a special Labor Day Weekend discount for their Riverbanks Zoo and Garden package. Surprise your loved one with a romantic weekend getaway or take the entire family along for some holiday weekend fun. Check out the package details listed below and plan your weekend trip today!

Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Package
Visit Riverbanks Zoo and Garden to view more than 2,000 animals from around the world. From the giant elephants to the tiny birds, these incredible creatures will entertain the entire family. You may even get a chance to feed the giraffes! At the end of day, relax and unwind at one of Columbia's favorite hotels - the Wingate by Wyndham Harbison!


The Wingate Harbison Riverbanks Zoo Package includes:
  • 2 Tickets to Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
  • A spacious guest room equipped with a microwave and refrigerator
  • Free Hot Buffet Breakfast
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Use of the outdoor pool and fitness center
  • Free access to Gold's Gym
  • Additional discount zoo tickets can be purchased at the hotel if needed 

The Wingate by Wyndham Harbison Riverbanks Zoo and Garden package is available for ONLY $79 per night. Regularly priced at $109 per night, this Labor Day Weekend Special is offering you $30 off! Call the Wingate Harbison hotel today at 800-826-5570 to make your reservation. Mention the Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Labor Day Weekend special to get this incredible discount rate. The Wingate Harbison Riverbanks Zoo Labor Day Weekend Special is available August 31, 2012 - September 3, 2012. It is not valid with any other promotions or discounts. 

Happy Labor Day Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Labor Day Events in Charleston South Carolina

Labor Day 2012 promises a weekend full of exciting Charleston events and activities. Enjoy live music, a romantic dinner cruise, dancing, football, fishing and more right here in Charleston, South Carolina. Or perhaps you have the travel bug! Celebrate this long holiday weekend exploring a nearby city with friends or loved ones. The choice is yours! Check out the list of local events and weekend getaways listed below and start making your Labor Day Weekend plans today.

Happy Labor Day PhotoLast minute Labor Day Getaway!
Did you know that Charleston is just a short drive away from the 4th best zoo in the country? Visit Riverbanks Zoo and Garden in Columbia, SC and stay at a luxurious Columbia hotel for ONLY $79 this Labor Day Weekend. This Labor Day Special is offering a $30 discount on their regular zoo package rate. Click here for more details and plan your weekend escape today!

Live Music on Labor Day Weekend 
August 31, 2012 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Jess Strickland and Alan Stearn will perform live at the Grill on the Edge this Labor Day Weekend. Enjoy live music and delicious food while dining on the edge of America. The Grill is one of the best spots to experience the relaxed atmosphere of Folly Beach. Call 843-633-0143 for more information.

Cruise Uncorked
August 31, 2012 at 6:00PM
Cruise Uncorked aboard the Spirit of the Lowcountry while you enjoy magnificent views of the Charleston Harbor and sample a selection of wines provided by Ben Arnold Wines. See, swirl, sniff, sip, and sail. Complimentary light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar with happy hour prices will also be available. Kick off your 2012 Labor Day Weekend on a romantic cruise with your loved one.

Moonlight Mixers
August 31, 2012 from 7:00PM - 11:00PM
Shag the night away at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier where Jim Bowers of 1340 The Boardwalk will be spinning the hottest oldies and beach music. Beverages will be available for purchase on site. Food and snacks will be available for purchase at Locklear's Beach City Grilla nd the Gangplank Gift & Tackle Shop located at the entrance to the pier. Tickets are available at 7PM on the pier diamond for $10. Only 600 tickets are sold for each event. Start your 2012 Labor Day Weekend dancing the night away under the stars.

Full Moon Kayak Adventure
August 31, 2012 from 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Embark on a kayaking adventure Labor Day Weekend. Coastal Expeditions is offering an incredible kayak trip under the changing light of the setting sun and rising moon. This gentle, twilight expedition winds through the protected water trails of Folly Creek and the surrounding estuary. This is one of the best tours they offer and we are lucky enough to have a full moon arriving Labor Day Weekend. Bring your family and loved ones on a tour that is sure to inspire oohs and aahs. Call 843-884-7684 for more details.

Low Country Jazz Festival
August 31, 2012 - September 2, 2012
Charleston's Low Country Jazz Festival features 3 days of jazz music by talented musicians including Al Jarreau, David Sanborn, Brian Culbertson, Matt Marshak, Marcus Johnson, Norman Brown, Gerald Albright, Ronnie Laws and Alex Bugnon. Enjoy Labor Day Weekend with family and friends at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Purchase your 2012 Low Country Jazz Festival tickets today.

Legally Blonde, the Musical
August 31, 2012 - September 3, 2012
Charleston Stage kicks off their Legally Blonde, the Musical performances on Labor Day Weekend 2012. Sorority sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods doesn't take no for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone 'serious' and heads off to Harvard, Elle sets out to prove him wrong by enrolling at Harvard Law School herself. Soon she is turning heads and turning the tables on staid ol' Harvard. It's a recipe for summa cum hilarity. Be the first to see this awesome performance at Charleston Stage on Labor Day Weekend. Call 843-577-7183 to get your tickets today.

The Citadel Football
September 1, 2012 at 6:00PM
The 2012 Citadel Football season begins Labor Day Weekend. Cheer for The Citadel as they challenge Charleston Southern on September 1, 2012 at Johnson Hagood Stadium.

Charleston Farmers Market
September 1, 2012 from 8AM - 2PM
The Charleston Farmers Market is in the beautiful Marion Square, between King and Meeting Streets at the edge of Calhoun Street in the Upper King Street Design District. Nestled beneath beautiful trees with plenty of room for families to gather, this is a great place to spend your Saturday morning on Labor Day Weekend. Check out the freshest local produce, shrimp, plants, herbs, and cut flowers. Enjoy a delicious breakfast, brunch or lunch while listening to a variety of live entertainment. Plus, you will find an incredible assortment of juried arts & crafts.

Mount Pleasant Pier Fishing Tournament
September 1, 2012 - Cooper River Challenge
Catch some fish this 2012 Labor Day Weekend! The 1250 foot long Mount Pleasant Pier stretches out into Charleston Harbor under the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. Enjoy beautiful views and great fishing all day long. This tournament ends at 4PM with a prize presentation that follows. Call 843-762-9946 for more information.

Charleston South Carolina Visitors
Visiting Charleston from out of town for Labor Day Weekend 2012? Stay with one of our local hotel partners to experience everything that Charleston, South Carolina has to offer at very affordable rates. Guests will enjoy their convenient locations, excellent amenities, and top notch customer service. Call the Staybridge Suites North Charleston at 866-497-7963, or the Hyatt Place Airport hotel at 843-302-8600 to make your Labor Day Weekend reservations today.

2012 Labor Day Weekend Vacation Getaway
If you have been searching for an excuse to travel, you have found your answer! Labor Day Weekend only comes around once a year, so take advantage of this three day weekend and plan a trip with family and friends. Check out the Wilmington North Carolina Labor Day Weekend blog entry and plan a trip to the North Carolina Coast today. Hoping to explore another part of South Carolina? Read the Columbia South Carolina Labor Day Weekend blog entry and plan your weekend getaway today.

Happy Labor Day Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Charleston South Carolina Events - August 2012

Charleston South Carolina August 2012 events feature cruises, concerts, dancing, fishing, and more. Check out the events listed below and start making plans with family and friends today. We even included a weekend getaway opportunity to one of South Carolina's favorite nearby cities. Contact us if we are missing your favorite August 2012 Charleston SC event. Visiting from out of town? Take advantage of excellent Charleston hotel deals from our local partners.

Charleston South Carolina Cruises
Charleston Harbor Tours is excited to present two spectacular boat cruises during August 2012. Enjoy a Blue & BBQ Cruise that features a delicious Home Team BBQ Buffet and live blues music by Shrimp City Slim or hop aboard a Murder Mystery Cruise where professional actors create the drama while you enjoy an evening of suspense, intrigue, and fun. Check out the Charleston Harbor Tours schedule for more information.

Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project
August 4, 2012 at 2:30PM
The Barefoot Wine Beach Rescue Project, now in its sixth year, helps keep beaches, rivers and lakes across America 'barefoot friendly'. In 2012, Barefoot Wine and the Surfrider Foundation, along with community volunteers, are embarking on a tour of 25 cleanups nationwide, stopping in Charleston for a cleanup at Folly Beach. Following the cleanup, volunteers 21+ are invited to attend a Surfrider-hosted celebration featuring Barefoot Wine, surf-inspired fare and a live performance by musician Joshua Radin. Visit BeachRescue2012.com for more information.

Shaggin' on the Cooper - The Coppertones
August 4, 2012 from 7PM - 11PM
Spend a beautiful night enjoying beach music and shag dancing at the foot of the scenic Mount Pleasant Pier. Join the party as live classic oldies and beach music are performed by The Coppertones. Beverages will be available for purchase. Only 800 tickets will be sold, so get your Shaggin' on the Cooper tickets today.

Lindsey Buckingham Live in Concert
August 4, 2012 at 9:00PM
In his intimate-one-man show, Lindsey will showcase his distinctive guitar picking style and instantly recognizable voice in his usual awe-inspiring form, captivating his audience with songs from his recent album, SEEDS WE SOW, as well as performing a combination of favorites from his previous solo albums, along with a variety of Fleetwood Mac Classics. Get your Lindsey Buckingham tickets today.  

American Idol Live
August 6, 2012 at 7:00PM
American Idol Live Gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with Idol finalists right here in North Charleston. It's Season 11 of the smash TV hit show American Idol and the competition couldn't be tougher. The Top 10 are all so extremely talented, don't miss your chance to see them live!

Jim Gaffigan: The America Tour
August 9, 2012 at 7:00PM
Jim Gaffigan is recognized as one of the top five most successful touring comedians in the country today. Reserve your Jim Gaffigan tickets today so that you can see this talented comedian live in North Charleston on August 9th.

Big Kahuna Fishing Tournament
August 18, 2012
The Folly Beach Fishing Pier is one of the best destinations in the Lowcounty for pier fishing. Not just your typical wooden pier, this breathtaking landmark stretches out 1045' into the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and offers spectacular views, fishing, dining and more. Prizes are awarded for Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (12 & under), Senior Angler (60 and over), Total Weight of five fish and King Mackerel.

Reggae Nights - Summer Concert Series
August 18, 2012
Good Music. Good Vibes. The 2012 Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series will feature traditional and old school roots reggae with a new school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring your chairs or blankets to James Island County Park for this spectacular Charleston event. Call 843-795-4386 for more information.

Yappy Hour - James Island County Dog Park
August 23, 2012 at 4:00PM
Free dog friendly Charleston event! Visit James Island County Dog park for live music by Rawberry Jam. Beverages will be available for purchase. Simply pay the regular gate admission upon arrival and this event is free.

Living Proof Live 2012
August 24 - 25, 2012
Beth Moore's live-transforming Bible study challenges and inspires women of every age, everywhere. Joining Beth at this weekend event is acclaimed worship leader Travis Cottrell and the Praise Team. Beth's focus will be on the Scripture that God lays on her heart for each individual Living Proof Live Event. No two are the same.

Green Day's American Idiot - Groundbreaking Broadway Musical
August 29 & 30, 2012 at 7:30PM
Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical American Idiot tells the story of three lifelong friends, forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Their quest for true meaning in a post 9/11 world leads them on the most exhilarating theatrical journey of the season. Based on Green Day's Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum album, American Idiot boldly takes the American musical where it's never gone before. Get your Green Day's American Idiot tickets today.

Weekend Getaway
August 24 - 26, 2012
The Famously Hot Music Festival is coming up in Columbia, South Carolina this August 2012. Enjoy this three day music festival in the heart of Columbia at Finlay Park. Make a hotel reservation at a Columbia SC hotel and purchase your Famously Hot Music Festival tickets today.
  • August 24, 2012 - EOTO, Savoy, Eliot Lipp, Archnemesis, and Minnesota
  • August 25, 2012 - Collective Soul, Buckcherry, Filter, Seven Mary Three, and Eve 6
  • August 26, 2012 - Lonestar, Corey Smith, Pat Green, Josh Thompson, Julie Roberts

Happy August Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Monday, July 2, 2012

4th of July in Charleston SC

Celebrate July 4th 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. Fourth of July festivities include cruises, fireworks, live music, and more. Check out these special holiday events listed below and start making plans with family and friends. If you are visiting Charleston from out of town, receive excellent discount hotel rates when you stay with our local hotel partners. We look forward to seeing you at these wonderful Charleston events!

July 4th on the Mount Pleasant Pier
July 4, 2012 at 8:00PM
Charleston County Parks invites the Lowcountry to celebrate at the annual Uncle Sam Jam event on the Mount Pleasant Pier. Enjoy the cool harbor breeze and dance to live beach music by local favorite Permanent Vacation as they perform at the end of the pier. Plus, at the foot of the Arthur Rvaenel Jr. Bridge, stretching 1250 feet out into Charleston Harbor, the scenic Mount Pleasant Pier will be a great spot to watch the area's best fireworks display. Visit www.ccprc.com for additional details.

Folly Beach 4th of July Celebration
July 4, 2012
Watch the fireworks display at Folly Beach from the ocean at dark. Spend time at the beach with family and friends before the big fireworks show. What better way to spend Independence Day than at one of Charleston's favorite beaches. Visit www.ccprc.com for more information. 

Full Moon Fireworks Tours
July 4, 2012 at 8:00PM
Hit the water with Charleston Outdoor Adventures for a Full Moon Fireworks Tour. Kayak and paddle board tours will be available from 8PM - 10PM on Wednesday, July 4th, 2012. Visit www.charlestonoutdooradventures.com or call 843-795-0330 for reservations.

4th of July Bash
July 4, 2012 
Patriots Point is hosting a spectacular July 4th celebration. Enjoy food, fun, and the best fireworks shot off the flight deck of the USS Yorktown. Visit www.patriotspoint.org for additional information.

Fourth of July Firefly Fireworks Cruise
July 4, 2012 at 8:00PM
Spend an amazing evening on Charleston Harbor on one of the most popular nights of the year to be on the water. Charleston Harbor Tours has partnered with Firefly Distillery and Apex Broadcasting to host an amazing Independence Day cruise. Enjoy a delicious buffet, live music provided by The Louie D Project, great Firefly drink specials, and the most amazing views of the Fireworks display over Charleston Harbor. Visit www.charlestonharbortours.com.

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events