Friday, December 19, 2014

Charleston SC New Year's Eve Events

Charleston South Carolina New Year's Eve events feature concerts, ball drops and more!

Ring in the New Year in Charleston, South Carolina! The Yorktown Countdown is the nation's premier aircraft carrier ball drop featuring live music, holiday festivities, magnificent views and more. The Charleston Rose Ball is a fashionably upscale New Year's Eve party and Happy New Year Charleston is a free, family friendly New Year's Eve event.

Visiting Charleston to attend these 2014 New Year's Eve events? Our local hotel partners offer comfortable accommodations, complimentary breakfast and free parking. Ask for New Year's Eve specials when you call to make your reservation!

Charleston SC New Year's Eve Events:

Yorktown Countdown
December 31, 2014
Ring in the New Year at Charleston's largest annual New Year's Eve Celebration! On Wednesday, December 31st, the USS Yorktown Aircraft Carrier in Mount Pleasant, SC will not be occupied with the usual wanderers exploring a decommissioned ship. Instead, the venue will be transformed into the third annual Yorktown Countdown, Charleston’s largest New Year’s Celebration. The nation’s premier aircraft carrier ball drop party will provide two different admission level options, live music performances on three separate stages, premium spirits, light hors d’oeuvres, magnificent views for the holiday festivities and much more.

Charleston Rose Ball 
December 31, 2014
The 3rd Annual Charleston Rose Ball New Year’s Eve 2015, an exclusive collaboration between Boris Van Dyck of IceBox Bar and Camille Key of Charleston After Dark, will be held on Wednesday, December 31, 2014, at the Johnson Hagood Stadium, home of the Citadel Bulldogs. Guests will enjoy a fashionably upscale New Years Eve Ball inside the venue from 9PM until 2AM, with all-inclusive light hors d’oeuvres and bar service, DJ Cato K from Miami, The Dubplates Band, DJ D-Nyce, Quiana Parler and more.  VIP Service Available.  Join us in Conde Nast’s top city in the U.S. for NYE 2015!

Happy New Year Charleston
December 31, 2014 from 4PM - 10PM
This community celebration offers a non-alcoholic and family-oriented alternative program to celebrate the New Year in Charleston. This city wide, admission-free program has something wonderful for everyone: comedy, African dancing, many forms of music including classical, gospel and jazz, children’s activities and so much more. Join us at Marion Square, King & Calhoun Streets, for this Charleston event.Admission is free. For more info, call 843-724-7305

Circa 1886 New Year's Eve Dinner
December 31, 2014
Circa 1886 restaurant celebrates the arrival of 2015 with a festive six-course prix fixe New Year’s Eve dinner on Wednesday, December 31. Cost is $125.00 per person excluding gratuity and tax, and cost includes a complimentary glass of champagne. Other beverages are not included in the cost. Click here to see the New Year's Eve Menu.

New Year's Eve Dinner Cruise
December 31, 2014
Celebrate the New Year with style aboard the SpiritLine Dinner Cruise.  Mason Mullock, a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York, will prepare an exquisite four course dinner that is sure to delight, served by an attentive wait staff, eager to make your experience exceptional.  You will enjoy the best that Charleston has to offer while cruising aboard the elegantly decorated Spirit of Carolina.  New this year will be a musical trio on both decks to enhance the evening with dancing and great live music! Click here to make your reservations now.

New Year's Eve SAIL-ebration
December 31, 2014
ick start your New Year by kicking up your heels with SpiritLine Cruises!  This cruise is a true SAIL-ebration and one not to miss.  The Spirit of the Lowcountry will be rockin’ 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 available, everyone is sure to have fun. Make your reservation now, these tickets will go fast as the number is limited and sells out every year! Click here for additional information and tickets.

Happy New Year!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Charleston SC 2014 Holiday Events

Celebrate the 2014 Holiday Season in Charleston, South Carolina with festive events, twinkling lights, holiday tunes and more! 

Charleston SC holiday events are recognized around the country and the world. Mark your calendar today so that you can experience Charleston's Holiday Festival of Lights, holiday markets, holiday cruises, Christmas parades, festivals, shows and more. It's time to celebrate the season in Charleston, South Carolina!

Visiting from out of town? Contact our local hotel partners for excellent holiday rates!

2014 Holiday Events in Charleston South Carolina

Holiday Festival of Lights
Now - January 1, 2015
Featuring over 700 displays and two million lights, the Holiday Festival of Lights is a cherished holiday tradition for many families throughout Charleston and beyond. From November 14 - January 1, James Island County Park comes alive with illumination, and is a great place to capture the magic of the holiday season.The Holiday Festival of Lights has been recognized around the country and the world. It was featured as the only U.S. event in Moscow's Festival of Festivals, Coastal Living recognized it as "One of the Top 10 Holiday Celebrations," the American Bus Association ranked it as "One of the Top 100 Events in the Nation," and it was most recently named one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" by the Southeast Tourism Society. Click here for additional information.

The Polar Express 4-D Experience
Now - December 31, 2014
You and your family are invited on an extraordinary 4-D adventure this holiday season on The Polar Express! When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery showing him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe. The Polar Express 4-D Experience is based on the inspiring and beloved Caldecott Medal children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. For more information, call the SC Aquarium at 843-577-3474.

Toys for Tots at SC Aquarium
Now - December 20, 2014
In partnership with the United States Marine Corps Reserve and WCBD News 2, the South Carolina Aquarium will be accepting Toys for Tots donations through December 20th. Bring a new, unopened and unwrapped toy to the Aquarium and receive $5 off your general admission ticket. Donated toys will be collected and distributed to children in need throughout the Lowcountry this holiday season.

Holiday Market at Middleton Place
November 28 - 29, 2014 from 10AM - 4PM
The Garden Market & Nursery and Museum Shop kick-off the shopping season with an open-air market including local artisans and vendors, live musicians performing festive carols, complimentary hot cider and treats, and featured items in both shops. No admission required to shop.

A Sweet T. Christmas at The Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre
November 28 - December 27, 2014
This Christmas Believe That Your Greatest Wishes Can Come True … even those you didn't know to wish for. Returning for a third holiday season is the laughingly lovely story of a heavenly stranger, a hapless handyman, a hopeless hostess, a hopping-mad Santa, and their hysterical hunt for the holy grail of wish granting, a winning lottery ticket! This holiday mystery with spirit is recommending for friends, family and co-workers looking to share some laughs this season, and those who like their holiday entertainment a little bit silly, a little bit sweet. Rated: PG Click here for tickets.

Holiday Event at Fort Sumter
November 29, 2014
History comes alive before your eyes at Fort Sumter! Your adventure will begin at the Fort Sumter Visitors Center at Liberty Square where you board the Spirit of the Lowcountry for your transportation back in time to Christmas, 150 years ago.   During the cocktail reception on your way to the Fort a National Park Service Ranger will set the scene.  At the Fort, re-enactors representing Union & Confederate soldiers share their experiences of Christmas at Fort Sumter.  After touring the Fort, a delicious three-course, southern-style dinner will be served during a cruise through Charleston Harbor. Don’t miss this unique opportunity of exploring Fort Sumter by lantern light in this exclusive after-dark tour of the Fort. Click here for additional information.

Holiday Dinner Cruise Aboard The Carolina Queen
November 29, 2014
December 12, 19, 26 & 27, 2014
Celebrate the holidays Lowcountry style with The Carolina Queen's Holiday Dinner Cruise. Enjoy a gourmet buffet holiday dinner, 2 hour scenic Harbor Cruise on the Carolina Queen and a joyful mix of holiday favorites and Gullah spirituals! Live musical entertainment provided by The Plantation Singers. Board at 6:30PM. Cruise from 7PM - 9PM. Tickets are $49.95 per person.

SCUBA Claus in the Great Ocean Tank
November 29 - December 21, 2014
A very welcome guest from the North Pole will make special weekend appearances in the Great Ocean Tank at the SC Aquarium. From November 29 through December 21, don’t miss this opportunity to see SCUBA Claus swim with the fish during select Aquarium dive shows! For more information, call the SC Aquarium at 843-577-3474.

Charleston Strolls Holiday Walking Tour 
December 1 - 31, 2014
Charleston Strolls invites you to enjoy our holiday spirit and seasonal decorations! Tour where carriages and motorcoaches are not allowed and take a fascinating stroll with stories and traditions revealing Charleston’s rich history and colorful past. Charleston Strolls has been featured in Southern Living and recommended by both the New York Times and the AAA Tour Book. Throughout December, the finale for this special tour is at the beautiful Mills House Hotel, where everyone will enjoy hospitality and holiday refreshments. Click here for details and tickets.

Winter Wonderland
December 2 & 3, 2014
This free pre-school event at Armory Park provides young children an opportunity to visit Santa, participate in hands-on activities, including holiday arts & crafts, and take part in live performances and music. For required pre-registration, contact the North Charleston Parks & Recreation Department at 843-740-5805.

Christmas 1860 at the Edmondston-Alston House
December 5 & 12, 2014
Celebrate a Victorian holiday season by candlelight at the Edmondston-Alston House – decorated for the holidays as it would have been in 1860. Costumed interpreters will present dramatic scenes exploring Charleston’s last opulent Christmas before the start of the Civil War. Click here to purchase tickets.

A Christmas Carol
December 5 - 21, 2014
This all new production of Dickens's classic features dazzling special effects including ghosts that fly through the air, spectacular new scenery, new period costumes and new orchestrations. Julian Wiles's acclaimed adaptation has been expanded to include an alive and kicking Jacob Marley who opens the show trying to "out Scrooge" Ol' Scrooge himself. Featuring a professional cast of 29 singers, dancers, actors and musicians, Charleston Stage's brand new production of A Christmas Carol is this year's holiday event not to be missed. Click here for tickets.

The Charleston Christmas Special 
December 5 - 21, 2014
From holiday classics to spiritual favorites and everything in between, this year’s Charleston Christmas Special has something for everyone. This annual show has become a true holiday tradition for than 9,000 people each year. Make it part of your holiday tradition and book your tickets today! New this year: Dinner & Show Ticket option plus a Kids’ Night Out partnership with the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry on Dec. 19. Click here to buy tickets.

Christmas Parade and Festival 
December 6, 2014 from 3PM - 9PM
The Christmas Festival includes a Holiday Market with children’s activities, craft and food vendors, and live musical performances on two stages. The Christmas Parade begins at 5PM at the corner of Montague and Mixson Avenues, proceeds down Montague, around Park Circle, and concludes at Armory Park. Just prior to the start of the Christmas Parade, Mayor R. Keith Summey and Santa Claus will light the City’s Christmas tree located outside the front entrance of the Felix C. Davis Community Center.

Breakfast With Santa
December 6, 2014
Saturday, December 6, from 8:00 am to 10:00 am at Felix C. Davis Community Center. Breakfast with Santa gives area children the opportunity to visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus. A hearty meal is provided. To purchase tickets, call 843-745-1028 or visit the Felix C. Davis Community Center for $4 per person.

Christmas Concert
December 7, 2014 at 7PM
The Charleston Symphony Orchestra's brass ensemble will perform familiar holiday classics to kick off the holiday season at St. Thomas Episcopal Church. Bring family and friends to share in the good cheer of the holiday!  Admission is free to this holiday event.

The Elves & the Shoemaker
December 12, 2014 at 10AM
Atlantic Coast Theatre presents The Elves & the Shoemaker at Sterett Hall Auditorium on December 12th. The classic Brothers Grimm story takes the stage as an original musical with new lyrics set to traditional holiday melodies.  An Elf must help a poor shoemaker with assistance from some of the elves in the audience. For grades K-5. To purchase tickets, call 843-740-5854. Children $2, accompanying adults free. Group reservations required.

Holiday Parade of Boats
December 13, 2014 
The 33rd Annual Holiday Parade of Boats will be held in Charleston Harbor on Saturday, December 13, 2014. You can participate in the parade by simply registering, decorating your boat from stem to stern with lights, and joining us on the water. Thousands of spectators view the parade along the route from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston each year. The parade begins at approximately 5PM near the Mt. Pleasant side and ends in the Ashley River at approximately 7:30PM. We say approximately, because of various factors, including wind, current, and the ability of the boats to maintain headway. Captains and crews will be invited to the Captain’s Party and Awards Ceremony at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place boats in both the power and sail categories, with the best-in-show award going to the highest scoring boat overall. Click here for additional information.

Family Yuletide in the Stableyards 
December 13, 2014
Fresh greenery, berries and other natural items gathered from the plantation will be provided to make wreaths and other holiday decor. Stableyards artisan shops will be lit by candlelight as craftspeople ply their trades and interact with visitors. Seasonal refreshments provided. Click here for tickets.

Grand Illumination & Buffet Dinner
December 18, 19 & 20, 2014
Revel in the joy of a most extraordinary holiday season! Join costumed interpreters and trained actors on a walking tour as they take you back to the Christmas of 1782. This lively event celebrates the return of Arthur Middleton from Philadelphia, the end of the Revolutionary War in the South and the departure from Charleston of the occupying British troops. Warm fires, dramatic tableaux and presentations, historic beverages, plus a traditional buffet dinner will help make Grand Illumination a memorable part of your holiday season. Click here for tickets.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
December 24, 2014
Moscow Ballet’s spectacular Great Russian Nutcracker is the must-see event this holiday season at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center! Celebrate the beloved Christmas tradition with the whole family as forty world-class Russian artists bring this charming classic to life. The New York Times raves “Knock Out!” Experience Tchaikovsky’s master score this Christmas with the magic of larger than-life-puppets, growing Christmas tree and life-sized Matrushka Dolls! Click here for tickets.

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Thanksgiving in Charleston SC

Celebrate Thanksgiving 2014 in Charleston, South Carolina!

Race in the 37th Annual Turkey Day Run, enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner at popular Charleston restaurants and relax in one of Charleston’s premier hotels this November 2014. Get together with family and friends to make memories that will last a lifetime this Thanksgiving 2014!

Featured Event

37th Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble 5K
November 27, 2014
Celebrate 100 years of racing at the 37th Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble! Did you know that the Turkey Day Run actually started in 1914? It became a 5K in 1978, which is why it’s called the 37th Annual. Registered today to get your gobble wobble on! Family friendly activities include a race after party with Live Music by Plane Jane, kids activities, a beer tent, food and drinks! Click here to register.

Thanksgiving Dinner in Charleston, SC

Sit back, relax and enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving Dinner prepared by one of these popular Charleston restaurants. Make your reservations today to celebrate the holiday season with family and friends!

171 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | 843-722-9200
Thanksgiving Menu

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

167 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | 843-727-0111
Thanksgiving Menu

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

185 East Bay Street, Charleston, SC 29401 | 843-724-3815
Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving Accommodations in Charleston, SC

The Hyatt Place Charleston and Staybridge Suites Charleston feature comfortable accommodations, excellent customer service and convenient access to popular Charleston attractions including South Carolina beaches, historic downtown and local plantations. Make your hotel reservations today to celebrate Thanksgiving in Charleston!

Monday, September 29, 2014

Charleston SC 2014 Halloween Events

Celebrate Halloween in Charleston, South Carolina this October 2014!

From haunted attractions to corn mazes to trick or treating adventures, Charleston SC Halloween festivities will entertain audiences of all ages! Face your worst fears at Boone Hall Fright Nights, run from zombies in the rUNdead 5k and celebrate Halloween with the little ones at West Farm Corn Maze. How many Halloween activities can you fit in this October 2014?

Visiting Charleston for a Halloween getaway? Contact our local hotel partners and make your Charleston hotel reservations today!

Halloween 2014 Events and Attractions:

Boone Hall Fright Nights
October 3-5, 10-12, 16-19, 23-26, 39-31, 2014
November 1, 2014
Boone Hall Fright Nights is South Carolina's largest Haunted event with 4 terrifying attractions that are re-themed every year. Frightmare Factory is the ultimate production facility of fear. A place where horrific creatures and supernatural terrors are created that invade the darkest part of the human mind. Do clowns scare you? Do you ever wonder what kind of mind a person has that hides behind sinister make-up and costumes with the twisted intent to make you laugh and feel good? Twisted Terror encapsulates this demented mindset by creating a false illusion of fun but with evil intent... and all in mind-blowing 3D. The most popular attraction at Fright Nights is now going to be one of the most intense as well. Once again the deep, dark woods of historic Boone Hall Plantation will be opened to those that are brave enough to venture into the horrors that await within the dark mist. Each year the intensity of the Wicked Woods Hayride increases making this year the most intense and terror has compounded to an unimaginable level. Finally, Prim Springs is now known as Zombie Town and this year to commemorate last years horror, Fright Nights will be having a celebration in Zombie Town known as Bloodfest; and you are invited. Buy tickets to one event or purchase the All You Dare to Scare pass to visit all four attractions. Click here for additional information.

West Farm Corn Maze
Now - October 26, 2014
Join us for a walk through our very own West Farm themed (2.8 miles) corn maze. We have a smaller (.3 mile) corn maze in the shape of a pumpkin for our smallest visitors. We've once again included FSI: Farm Scene Investigation. Farmer Joe is missing. There was an accident, and it appears to be foul play. There are seven farm animal suspects that we need you to investigate. Collect the evidence to find the weapon and the location where the crime took place. You will find six location scenes within the corn maze. At each location you will find an animal and a tool to eliminate as a suspect and a weapon. Punch your card to keep track of your clues. Solve the mystery, put those guilty farm animal behind bars, and save Farmer Joe. Plus, check out the pumkpin barn, farm zoo, hay ride and so much more! Click here for additional information.

Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch
October 1-31, 2014
The 2014 Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch features great attractions including a corn maze, jump pillow, giant slide tower, hay mountain, hayride down Monster Alley, tire climb, sand pit, King Of the Mountain, Spider Web, Rock Climbing Wall, Corn Hole Toss, Goat Walk and more. Plus, pick your own pumpkin from Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch paid for by the pound. The retail tent will feature decorate fall themed items including jams, jellies, candy, toys, fresh produce and more. Click here for additional information.

Ghost Tours by Bulldog Tours
October 1 - 31, 2014
Bulldog Tours offers the very best ghost tours in town. Our nightly tours have exclusive access to many of Charleston’s most infamous and haunted sites. The Haunted Jail Tour, Ghost & Dungeon Walk Tour, Darkside of Charleston Walking Tour and Ghost & Graveyard Walking Tour will run all month long. Get your tickets today to experience these spooky Charleston tours. Click here for additional information and tickets.

Fish or Treat at the SC Aquarium
October 28, 2014
Beauty and beasts in all shapes and sizes will join the aquatic animals at the South Carolina Aquarium’s annual Halloween event. Members can “fish or treat” throughout the Aquarium, enjoy divers of the deep lurking in the Great Ocean Tank, boogie at the monster mash dance party, and join in many other ghoulish games. Families are invited to dress in their most creative costumes and participate in the costume contest. This is a members-only event, and space is limited. Advance reservations and payment required. Reservations are $10 per member. To make a reservation, call 843-579-8518.

Magnolia Plantation Family Fright Nights
October 17-18, 24-25, 2014
Contain your fear, Halloween is near. Magnolia is celebrating their 6th Annual Family Fright Nights this October 2014. This hair raising event will be held October 17, 18, 24, and 25th. For the bone chilling details, keep your eyeballs peeled on their Facebook page.

Pint of Hope Zombie Pub Crawl
October 18, 2014 from 5PM - 11PM
Join Holy City Brewing, Lowcountry AIDS Services (LAS) and the walking dead for a pub crawl like no other in Park Circle on Saturday, October 18th from 5 to 11 pm. The apocalyptic 4th annual “Pint of Hope” Zombie Pub Crawl will feature discounted Holy City brews ordinarily unavailable to the public, live music by DJ Big Hair Dave, a costume contest & much more. Dress like the undead and battle for a chance to win a private tasting for you and 9 of your favorite animated corpses at Holy City Brewing. Teams of 1 to 4 zombies. Proceeds benefit LAS. Click here for additional information.

rUNdead 5K: The Original Zombie Race in Charleston
October 25, 2014 from 2-10PM
The rUNdead 5K trail course winds and weaves through the woods, clearings, over bridges, across creeks and along the edges of ponds just before sunset. Those who choose to be RUNNERS must compete not only against the clock, but rugged terrain, low lighting and narrow pathways. Also, you’ll be running from and around ZOMBIES. Before, during and after the actual race there will be live entertainment, music, a costume contest, youth area, vendors, food, beer and an AFTERMATH party to die for. Spectators are encouraged to attend ($5 cash or FIVE canned goods for ages 12+, under 12 free) to view the carnage and cheer on the runners or zombies. Call 843-795-4386  for more information.

Halloween Carnival
October 31, 2014 from 5PM - 7PM
Isle of Palms presents the 2014 Halloween Carnival. Enjoy games for all ages, Jump Castles, temporary tattoos, face painting, Halloween candy, prizes and more! The costume contest starts at 5:30PM. Concessions provided by the IOP Exchange Club including hot dogs, chips and drinks. Call 843-886-8294 for more information.

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Charleston Concerts: Loretta Lynn, Crosby, Stills & Nash and more!

Enjoy upcoming live music in Charleston, South Carolina at Charleston's favorite music venues. 

Maxwell, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Bob Weir & Ratdog and Loretta Lynn are performing live in Charleston, SC this month! Plus, the 2014 Lowcountry Jazz Festival promises a weekend full of entertainment from popular Jazz musicians. Join fellow music lovers in Charleston, South Carolina for these exciting concerts and shows.

Visiting from out of town? Our local Charleston hotel partners offer excellent rates that include free breakfast, free parking and free WiFi. Call them today to make your Charleston hotel reservations for these upcoming concerts!

Upcoming Charleston Concerts:

Maxwell at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center
July 29, 2014
Maxwell, the platinum soul star known for his show-stopping performances, is bringing his "Summer Soulstice" tour to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center July 29, 2014. In concert, the singer and songwriter is lauded for his impeccable vocals, his connection to his audience and the sheer physicality of his performance. Maxwell began redefining classic soul music for a new generation with the release of his critically-acclaimed debut album, ‘Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite,’ in April 1996. Fueled in part by the RIAA gold single, "Ascension (Don't Ever Wonder)," the Grammy-nominated ‘Maxwell's Urban Hang Suite’ achieved double platinum status. Call 843-529-5000 to get your tickets for this exciting Charleston event.

Crosby, Stills & Nash in Charleston SC
August 12, 2014
More than four decades since CSN first harmonized in Laurel Canyon, and played their first-ever concert as a trio at the legendary Woodstock festival, its members continue a creative partnership that is one of the most influential and enduring in music. David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash have each been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame two times-once with Crosby, Stills & Nash, and a second time with The Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, and The Hollies, respectively. They have also been inducted into the Songwriter's Hall of Fame, with the honor recognizing both CSN as a group, and each member as individual solo artists. Call the North Charleston Performing Arts Center at 843-529-5000 to get your tickets.

Bob Weir & Ratdog
August 22, 2014
With a touring history that has made him one of the most traveled road musicians of all time and a restless music personality that has kept him occupied for over 50 years, Weir knows a thing or two about staying fresh and living in the moment. Although best known as one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead, adding Dead staples such as “Truckin’,” “Sugar Magnolia,” and “Cassidy” to the band’s catalog, Weir obtained a long and affluent music career that has allowed him to do what he loves and share it with others for nearly his entire life. Call the North Charleston Performing Arts Center at 843-529-5000 to get your tickets for this live performance in Charleston SC.

Loretta Lynn
August 22, 2014
Loretta Lynn, the "rule breakin' record setting queen of country music" for over 50 years, continues to entertain audience worldwide with her distinctive style that broke new ground and set new standards for the music industry. On Friday August 22nd, this one-and-only show business icon will be performing all her legendary songs in concert at Boone Hall Plantation. She is undoubtedly is one of the most recognized and most honored stars in country music history. Click here for ticket information.

2014 Lowcountry Jazz Festival
August 28 - 31, 2014
The 2014 Lowcountry Jazz Festival will open with soul singer Bobby Caldwell, a 30-year musical icon whose recent performance of “What You Won’t Do for Love” had everyone on their feet at the 2013 Soul Train Awards. Friday night’s show features multi-instrumentalist Brian Culbertson and the Smooth Side of Soul with saxophonist Najee. Jazz Attack, a collaboration of crowd-pleasing, chart-topping contemporary jazz musicians will headline Saturday night. Philadelphia’s jazzy R&B band Pieces of a Dream will open the show. Sunday starts with jazz pianist Alex Bugnon at the festival’s traditional brunch and concludes with one of the most successful instrumental artists of our time, Boney James. Still more artists are being confirmed for the festival as well as final plans for additional events and late night jam sessions. The festival, repeatedly named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, draws thousands of jazz fans to Charleston and raises funds to benefit Closing the Gap in Health Care, Inc., an organization whose mission is to decrease health disparities among the underserved. Call 843-529-5000 for tickets.

We look forward to seeing you at these Charleston concerts!

Monday, June 2, 2014

June 2014 Concerts, Shows, Fishing and Events

Charleston SC June 2014 events include the Carolina Billfish Classic, the Love & Laughter Tour, Charleston cruises, Charleston races and more.

Compete in the 2014 Carolina Billfish Classic, enjoy dinner and live music on the Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruises, dance the night away Shaggin' on the Cooper, and catch a live performance at the North
Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center this June 2014.

Visiting Charleston, South Carolina to attend these exciting Charleston events? Our local hotel partners offer free breakfast, free WiFi and free parking. Contact them today to make your Charleston hotel reservations.

Charleston South Carolina June 2014 Events:

Palmetto Breeze 2 for Tuesday Sunset Sail
Tuesdays Now - July 29, 2014
Head out from Shem Creek on board Charleston’s ultimate catamaran, the largest capacity sailing catamaran north of Ft. Lauderdale, FL and set sail venturing to see dolphin, turtles, shore birds and the beauty of the Charleston Harbor at sunset with our "2 for Tuesday" BOGO deal! Buy one ticket and get one for FREE! The 2 hour Charleston Harbor Sail includes complimentary Bottled Water and Soft Drinks. Cash bar available for Beer, Wine & pre-mixed Margaritas. Call   843-886-8133 to reserve your spot!

2014 Race The Landing
June 5 & 12, 2014
Before there was a bridge, there was the landing. This season, you’re invited to the second annual Race The Landing 5K race series, where the original settlers of Charles Towne made their home. There will be food, beer, awards for 5 year age groups and 5 deep, live music, commemorative gifts and door prizes. Bring the kids, this is a family event. Call 843-224-7878 for more information.

Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise
June 5, 12, 19 & 26,2014
Charleston Harbor Tours presents Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruises Thursday nights this June 2014. This Charleston dinner druise features a 2 hour Charleston harbor cruise, a delicious Home Team BBQ Buffet, and live blues by Shrimp City Slim or guest artists. Enjoy all of this for only $42.95 per person plus cash bar. Call 843-722-1112 to purchase tickets.

Fourplay at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center
June 7, 2014
Bob James, Nathan East, Harvey Mason and Chuck Loeb - The Fourplay story begins in 1990, with keyboardist Bob James, who had already established himself as a formidable figure in keyboard jazz – not just as an instrumentalist but as a composer and arranger as well – with solo recordings dating as far back as the mid 1960s. In 1990, James reunited with his old friend, session drummer, producer, composer & recording artist Harvey Mason (Herbie Hancock, Barbra Streisand, Notorious B.I.G.), during the recording of James’ Grand Piano Canyon album. The Grand Piano Canyon sessions marked the genesis of the group that eventually came to be known as Fourplay. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1991, and included a blend of jazz, R&B and pop. Call 843-529-5000 for tickets.

Award-Winning Christian Young Adult Author Nicole Quigley at Barnes & Noble
June 8, 2014 from 1:30PM - 4:30PM
Meet award-winning young adult fiction author Nicole Quigley on Sunday, June 8, 1:30-4:30 pm.  Nicole is the author of "Like Moonlight at Low Tide," published by Zondervan/HarperCollins and winner of the 2013 American Christian Fiction Writers "Carol Award" for young adult fiction. USA Today calls the story of what happens to a girl after she's been a bullied a "recommended teen read" and a "...darkly poignant inspirational romance that will linger in the mind well after reading it." Visit for more information.

The Head and The Heart
June 12, 2014
It wasn't that long ago that the members of Seattle's The Head and the Heart were busking on street corners, strumming their acoustic guitars, stomping their feet and singing in harmony as they attempted to attract the attention of passersby. That unbridled energy informed their earliest original material, which was honed in local clubs before eventually being captured on the band's 2011 debut album for hometown label Sub Pop. Then, something unexpected happened. That music began to reach audiences all over the United States and the rest of the world, and The Head and the Heart went from playing open mic nights to selling out headlining shows in prestigious venues. Call 843-529-5000 for tickets.

Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
June 13, 2014
Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons will perform at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center June 13, 2014. Doors open at 6:30PM and the show begins at 7:30PM. Tickets are available now for $85, $65 or $38. Call 843-529-5000 for tickets.

Shaggin' on the Cooper
June 14, 2014 - Shem Creek Boogie Band
Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for summer and Shaggin’ on the Pier! Live music will fill the air with local bands performing throughout the season at the Mount Pleasant Pier. All ages are invited to let loose, breathe in the ocean breeze and dance the night away under the stars. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Call 843-795-4386 for more information.

Carolina Billfish Classic
June 18 - 21, 2014
The Carolina Billfish Classic is the third leg of the SC Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series, June 18 - 21, 2014. As the South Carolina's first multi-port billfishing tournament, The Carolina Billfish Classic promises a whole new level of billfishing. Tournament Headquarters is located at Toler's Cove Marina, with a satellite location at Georgetown Landing Marina, Georgetown, SC. Call 843-345-0369 for more information about this Charleston fishing tournament.

Love & Laughter Tour 
June 28, 2014 at 8PM
R&B sensation Charlie Wilson and comedian Rickey Smiley star in the Love & Laughter Tour at the North Charleston Coliseum. Doors open at 7PM and the show begins at 8PM. Do not miss your opportunity to see Charlie Wilson and comedian Rickey Smiley perform live in Charleston, South Carolina. Tickets range from $46.50 to $96.50 per ticket. Call 843-529-5000 to purchase your tickets today.

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Thursday, May 1, 2014

May 2014 Charleston SC Events

The 7th Annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival, Race the Landing series, North Charleston Arts Festival and Charleston Spring Triathlon Series are coming up this May 2014.

Compete in Charleston races, find unique pieces at the Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show and cheer for some of wrestling's biggest stars at Big Time Wrestling this May 2014. From street parties to live shows to beer gardens, Charleston May events will entertain people of all ages and interests. Mark your calendar today so that you can join us at these exciting Charleston events.

Visiting from out of town? Contact our local hotel partners to make your Charleston hotel reservations today!

Charleston SC May 2014 Events:

2014 Race The Landing
May 1 & 8, 2014
June 5 & 12, 2014
July 10, 2014
Before there was a bridge, there was the landing. This season, you’re invited to the second annual Race The Landing 5K race series, where the original settlers of Charles Towne made their home. There will be food, beer, awards for 5 year age groups and 5 deep, live music, commemorative gifts and door prizes. Bring the kids, this is a family event. Call 843-224-7878 for more information.

Gibbes on the Street Party 
May 1, 2014 from 7:30PM - 10PM
Meeting Street will be transformed into a multi-cultural bazaar where East meets West!
The festive affair in the middle of Meeting Street will celebrate the vibrant visual and culinary culture of the Eastern Mediterranean region known as the Levant. Imagine a marketplace perfumed with the scents and spices of delicious treats, and bejeweled with richly dyed textiles and glittering lights. You will be transported to a place rich in history that has impacted the arts for centuries. Call 843-722-2706 for more information.

7th Annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival
May 3, 2014 
The 7th Annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival at Brittlebank Park has it all. A fierce competition, a huge party and a celebration of cancer survivors, all benefiting the cancer survivor programs of Dragon Boat Charleston. This is the Lowcountry’s most unique and fabulous event. It’s hard to describe the creative costumes, colorful tents, strenuous paddling, delicious food and fun all set against the backdrop of the gorgeous Ashley River. You just got to see it! So, come on out for a crazy day of fun on the Ashley River with friends, family and co-workers. Click here for additional information.

FAM JAM 2014 at the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
May 3, 2014 from 10AM - 2PM
FAM JAM celebrates the power of play and shows children and their families that being active can be fun.  With childhood obesity rates in South Carolina at an all-time high, CML and FAM JAM 2014 allow families to spend the day competing in a series of fun-filled physical challenges and enjoying engaging activities that provide trustworthy and compelling information about healthy and active living. Call 843-853-8962 for more information.

Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show
May 3 - 4, 2014
Mark your calendar for the Intergalactic Bead and Jewelry Show in Charleston, SC. Visitors will find dazzling emeralds, rare rubies, gorgeous freshwater pearls and more. Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry show exhibitors will feature unique products at the Charleston Area Convention Center. Plus, visitors will have the opportunity to take a calss while enjoying the show! Call 843-529-5000 for more information about this exciting event.

North Charleston Arts Festival 
May 3 - 4, 2014
The North Charleston Arts Festival is a 2 day event held at the Charleston Area Convention Center Campus. There will be hundreds of art exhibits, arts and crafts for the kids, music and bands, theatre performances and more. Plus, there will be food vendors offering lunch and snacks for purchase. The entire family is invited to this free Charleston event! Call 843-529-5000 for more information.

Live Performances at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center
May 6, 2014: Alice In Chains with special guest Monster Truck
May 9, 2014: Anthony Hamilton
May 10, 2014: REO Speedwagon with special guest Mark Bryan
Mark your calendar so that you can see these live performances coming up at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. Call 843-529-5000 for ticket information.

50 Shades The Musical
May 16, 2014 at 8PM
A resounding hit in Chicago and New York, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL opens with a ladies book club deciding to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is led on an uproarious roller coaster ride of this unlikely bestseller. The show is full of dance numbers and original songs delivered by an outrageous cast with a live, on-stage band. Call the North Charleston Performing Arts Center at 843-529-5000 for tickets.

Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour
May 16 - 17, 2014
The Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, one of the top 10 grossing music tours of all time, will be here in North Charleston on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 at the North Charleston Coliseum. Created by Cirque du Soleil and directed by Jamie King, THE IMMORTAL World Tour is a departure from the company’s previous touring shows. Featuring 49 international dancers, musicians, and acrobats, it is presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil’s unparalleled creativity. Call 843-529-5000 for tickets.

3rd Annual Charleston Beer Garden
May 17, 2014 from 12PM - 8PM
The 3rd annual Festival of the Suds returns to Brittlebank Park on Saturday, May 17. Charleston's largest pop-up beer garden features 30+ craft brews, beer olympics, Earth Fare Beer School, Homebrewers' Village, Charleston City Paper VIP Grove, and live music all day long. A portion of the proceeds from this event benefit Pet Helpers! Click here to buy tickets for this Charleston event.

Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series
May 18, 2014
June 15, 2014
July 6 & 27, 2014
August 10, 2014
Now in its 24th year, the five-race Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series features a .3-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K run. Over 30,000 people have raced in CSTS over the years, and the Charleston Metro Sports Council has named the series as one of the Top 10 Charleston Signature Sport Events. Click here to register for this Charleston event.

NPC Junior USA
May 24, 2014
The NPC Junior USA Bodybuilding Championship prejudging begins at 8:30AM on May 24, 2014 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.Doors open at 8AM and tickets are available now for $30 per person. Call 843-529-5000 to reserve your seat today!

Big Time Wrestling
May 31, 2014
Some of wrestling's biggest stars are coming to Charleston for an evening that you will never forget. 16x World Heavyweight Champion, The Legendary "Nature Boy" Ric Flair and The Hardy Boyz headline Big Time Wrestling's debut  in North Charleston. Watch Matt and Jeff "The Hardy Boyz" in tag team action as well as Jimmy "Boogie Woogie Man", The Barbarian, Flex Armstrong and more. Plus, there will be a special in ring appearance by "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair. Call 843-529-5000 to purchase your tickets!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Friday, April 4, 2014

April 2014 Charleston Events

Charleston South Carolina April 2014 events feature Easter celebrations, the Family Circle Cup, the Cooper River Bridge Run, races, concerts, festivals and more!

Watch the largest women's only tennis tournament in the world, race across the Cooper River Bridge, enjoy live concerts at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center and celebrate Easter in Charleston this April 2014. These are just a few of the exciting events coming up this month in Charleston, South Carolina. Mark your calendar so that you can attend these spectacular Charleston events.

Visiting from out of town? Click here for a list of premier Charleston hotels. Give them a call today to make your April hotel reservations.

Charleston SC April 2014 Events:

Family Circle Cup in Charleston SC
March 29 - April 6, 2014
The Family Circle Cup is the largest women’s only tennis tournament in the world, and Family Circle Magazine is the longest running title sponsor of a sporting event in the United States, as well as in all of professional tennis, worldwide. Every April, Charleston welcomes close to 100,000 spectators and more than 70 world-class, women athletes to participate in the excitement of the Family Circle Cup. Records are broken and memories are made as extraordinary tennis stars take Stadium Court to compete for the coveted Cup. The event not only offers world-class tennis, but also hosts a wide-variety of other activities throughout the week long tournament. In between matches, attendees can enjoy shopping in the Merchandise Tent or tasting some of the unique Charleston cuisine offered at one of the many dining locations onsite.  Not to mention visiting the various sponsor booths to enter to win prizes and giveaways galore, or facing off against the fast serve machine to see if you can return a serve like the pros. Call 800-677-2293 for more information.

Cooper River Bridge Run
April 4, 2014
The Cooper River Bridge Run is the best organized and the best conducted 10-K race in the world. It includes world-class competition in a unique setting with unparalleled participant satisfaction. It broadens community cooperation and participation in healthy events throughout the year. The Cooper River Bridge Run serves as a model of health motivation for other communities throughout the world. Call 843-856-1949 for more information about this exciting Charleston event.

Gala of the Royal Horses in Charleston SC
April 6, 2014
For the first time ever, riding Master Rene Gasser, creator and producer for “Gala of The Royal Horses” will be bringing his world-renowned equestrian tour to North America. Following in the family footsteps of seven generations, Gasser has recreated a show for this tour only previously seen at the famous riding schools in Vienna and Spain. The Royal horses of Europe are some of the most celebrated in history, favored for centuries by royalty, equestrian riders and bullfighters and this performance will celebrate the tradition, athleticism and grace of these revered creatures. Join us at the North Charleston Coliseum for this exciting event. Call 843-529-5000 for tickets.

Charleston International Film Festival
April 9-13, 2014
Success in life occurs one frame at a time. The festival provides a premier showcase for all aspects of filmmaking: the art, the filmmaker, talented directors and actors, and the film-lover in all of us. The goal is to educate the community & festival attendees through the art and science of film, promoting cross-cultural awareness, the exchange of ideas, and social understanding. Call 843-817-1617 for more information.

Charleston Race Week
April 10-13, 2014
Any way you measure it, Sperry Top-Sider Charleston Race Week is big. In 2013, we had roughly 2,500 participants, with 278 boats competing, representing 27 states and seven countries. Did we mention that over 15,000 rum drinks were consumed as well? We mean big. And 2014 is going to be even bigger – and better. No wonder this is the largest regatta of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. You don’t want to miss it. Call 843-628-5900 for more information.

Billy Currington We Are Tonight Tour
April 11, 2014
The title of Billy Currington’s new album, Enjoy Yourself, says it all. “That’s what I want people to think about doing when they hear my music,” the happy-go-lucky Georgia native says. “I want them to have a good time.” And a good time is clearly what they’re having. He’s garnered an impressive ten Top 10 hits, with six of those hitting No. 1. Do not miss your chance to see Billy Currington perform live at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Call 843-529-5000 for tickets.

24th Annual Sea and Sand Festival
April 11-13, 2014
Events begin the evening of the 11th with the first ever Sea and Sand Pageant which will be held at 7:30PM at the Folly River Park. The Street Party begins at 10AM Saturday morning on Center Street & goes until 5PM with live music on 2 stages by the best local bands Folly Beach has to offer. For the kids, there will be jump castles, carnival games, face painting & other great attractions on Saturday as well.  Also on Saturday are the FAB Silent Auction & the Folly Art Guild’s “Art in the Park”  all being held at the Folly River Park. Then on Sunday, get started with the Tides Kickoff Classic Surf Competition (an ESA sanctioned event) at 8AM, followed by the Annual Sand Sculpting Contest from 11-2, & concluding with the East Coast Party Band concert from 3-6PM.

Jillian Michaels Maximize Your Life Tour
April 12, 2014
Jillian takes the stage in this intimate and uniquely personal live experience that provides you with the tools and motivation to harness your potential, kick-start your goals, and live the exceptional life that you’ve always wanted, but thought wasn’t possible. Jillian Michaels fan, Jen Garcia describes it best: “@JillianMichaels WOW! What an amazing show! Came for weight loss, left with new perspective on life! You're awesome.” Call the North Charleston Performing Arts Center at 843-529-5000 for ticket information.

Easter Eggstravaganza at the Charleston Museum
April 12, 2014 from 10AM - 12PM
Have a hoppy holiday with craft making at the Charleston Museum followed by an Easter egg hunt in the garden of the Joseph Manigault House. Every month The Charleston Museum offers a special Saturday program dedicated to providing an educational and exciting experience for the whole family. Join us each month for a different themed event including presentations and craft projects for children of all ages. Free for Museum members and free with admission. Call 843-722-2996 for more information.

Blackbeard's Cove Annual Easter Egg Hunt
April 13, 2014
Visit Blackbeard's Cove Family Fun Park on Sunday, April 13th for their Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Thousands of eggs will be hidden all over Blackbeard’s Cove featuring prizes inside. Ages 0-3 starts at 2PM, ages 4-6 starts at 2:15PM and ages 6-10 starts at 2:30PM. The first 100 kids will receive Easter Head Boppers. Call 843-971-1223 for more information.

An Evening With John  Legend
April 15, 2014
Nine-time Grammy Award winning artist John Legend has announced dates for his 2014 North American tour titled “An Evening with John Legend: The All of Me Tour.” The tour will make a stop at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on April 15 and will feature John in an intimate and acoustic setting, highlighted by guitar/vocal accompaniment as well as a string quartet. Call 843-529-5000 for tickets.

The Hat Ladies 14th annual Easter Promenade
April 19, 2014 from 11:30AM - 12:30PM
It is Easter time in our Holy City!  Time for The Hat Ladies to don their stylish Easter bonnets reflecting the charm and tradition of Charleston. Elegantly dressed  Ladies, gents, and children will gather for photo ops at Marion Square between 11-11:30AM, then  Promenade down historic Meeting, King, and Market Streets until 12:30PM, wishing everyone a "HaTpy Easter!" Go to for exact locations.

RiverDogs Run Forrest Run 5k
April 19, 2014
Lace up your running shoes and head to "The Joe" for the 11th Annual RiverDogs Run Forrest Run 5K Race presented by Fleet Feet Sports. The course begins in front of "The Joe" and finishes at home plate where you will be greeted by RiverDogs players and Charlie T. RiverDogs himself. Enjoy the pre-game awards ceremony during the post-race dinner provided by Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Kids 3 and under are free. For all others registration includes a race packet, T-Shirt, dinner, awards ceremony and a ticket to the RiverDogs baseball game vs. the Rome Braves. Call 843-577-DOGS for more information.

West Ashley Easter Egg Hunt
April 19, 2014 from 2-4PM
The Easter Bunny will be hopping along to join in the fun on April 19 from 2-4 pm! Following the Easter Egg Hunt (bring your own basket) we will have jump castles, arts and crafts, relay races, face painting and more! Call 843-402-4571 for more information.

Kevin Costner & Modern West
April 23, 2014
The modern genesis of Modern West began when Kevin’s wife, Christine, encouraged him to reconnect with his love of music. However, the history of the band goes back over 20 years when Kevin met John Coinman in a dirty, downtown warehouse in Los Angeles during an acting workshop. John was a musician with an intense interest in acting and Kevin was an actor with an intense interest in music. They became friends and began to play and write music together along with another friend, Blair Forward. That collaboration turned into the band Roving Boy – a rock band with an edgy Western style and a small record deal in Japan where they had a #1 single called “Simple Truth”. Call 843-529-5000 for tickets.

Tony Bennett
April 25, 2014
His initial successes came via a string of Columbia singles in the early 1950's, including such chart-toppers as "Because of You," "Rags to Riches," and a remake of Hank Williams' "Cold, Cold Heart." He had 24 songs in the Top 40, including: "I Wanna Be Around," "The Good Life," "Who Can I Turn To (When Nobody Needs Me)?” and his signature song, "I Left My Heart In San Francisco," which garnered him the first two of his 17 Grammy Awards. Tony Bennett is one of only a handful of artists to have new albums charting in the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's and 90's and 10’s. He introduced a multitude of songs into the great American Songbook that have since become pop music classics. Call the North Charleston Performing Arts Center for tickets to this Charleston show.

Charleston In-Water Boat Show
April 25-27, 2014
Mark your calendar for the largest in-water boat show and sale between Annapolis and Jacksonville! Charleston, South Carolina was rated the number one tourist destination by Conde Nast Traveler in 2013. Charleston is a magical city, surrounded by water and beautiful beaches. It’s got character, southern charm, a strong history, arts, great food and it’s a boat lover’s paradise. The region’s major boat dealers present the Charleston In-Water Boat Show April 25-27, 2014 in downtown Charleston. The Bristol Marina and Brittlebank Park make a perfect venue to host this special event. With gorgeous harbor views and slips for every size boat, the Charleston In-Water Boat Show promises to deliver the ultimate boating experience. Call 864-250-9713 for more information.

Gun, Knife and Militaria Show
April 26 - 27, 2014
SC Arms Collectors Association returns to the Charleston Area Convention Center this April. Carve some time out because there is so much to see including antique guns, Modern guns, Ammo, Knives and so much more. Admission to this exciting Charleston event is only $8 per person. Call 803-463-9377 for more information.

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Charleston Events in March 2014

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus, South Carolina Stingrays hockey games, outdoor adventures, live concerts and more are happening this March in Charleston, SC.

Race in the Catch the Leprechaun 5k, test your stand up paddle boarding skills at the Lowcountry Active Outdoors Expo, enjoy live performances at the Spring Jam Music Fest and catch a South Carolina Stingrays hockey game at the North Charleston Coliseum. These are just a few of the exciting events coming up in Charleston, South Carolina. Mark your calendar today so that you can attend these Charleston events.

Visiting from out of town? Contact our Charleston hotel partners for discount rates. We look forward to seeing you at these exciting Charleston events!

March 2014 Charleston SC Events:

2014 Spring Fling Fishing Expo
March 1, 2014
Hang out with The Charleston Angler Crew on Saturday, March 1st for the Annual Spring Fling Fishing Expo! There will be fishing seminars throughout the day as well as raffles, free giveaways, and other instore deals. Plus, there will be boats from Sea Tow, Ranger, and Cape Romain Marine on site!

Celtic Woman 2014 
The Emerald Tour
March 4, 2014
Global music phenomenon, Celtic Woman, announces The Emerald Tour, coming to North Charleston Performing Arts Center. The all-new stage production will celebrate Ireland and the Emerald Isles’ spellbinding Celtic heritage through an extraordinary presentation of traditional Irish anthems, pop standards and original music by Emmy-nominated music producer, David Downes. The Emerald Tour will showcase inspiring performances of timeless music with the unforgettable, angelic voices of Celtic Woman. Call 843-529-5000 to purchase your tickets.

Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus
March 5 - 9, 2014
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Built To Amaze! , the 143rd edition of the Greatest Show On Earth. Surprise and wonder delights audiences with over the top feats of strength, agility and courage. As the momentum builds so does the anticipation, anything can happen when Ringling Bros. Presents Built To Amaze. Contact the North Charleston Coliseum today at 843-529-5000 to purchase your tickets.

Mindless Behavior, Marcus Luttrell & Hootie and the Blowfish in Charleston SC
March 2014
Catch some of your favorite performers at the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center this March 2014! Mindless Behavior will perform live on March 8, 2014. Marcus Luttrell brings his Patriot Tour to North Charleston on March 15, 2014 and Hootie and the Blowfish invite guests to their Bulls Bay Invitational Concert on March 22, 2014. Call 843-529-5000 to purchase your tickets.

Catch The Leprechaun 5k
March 13, 2014
Catch the Leprechaun is a 5K run/walk held at the Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park. The race will feature a pot of gold for the men’s and women’s winners, a prize for runners who finish before the leprechaun and a post race ceremony featuring live music and refreshments. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pattison’s Academy for Comprehensive Education (PACE). At 6:10PM, the bagpiper will start playing. This is your signal to get ready to run as he will be leading the runners/walkers to the starting line shortly after the music begins.
Your race registration includes admission to the St Patrick's Day party. There will be food, drinks, beer (for anyone over 21) and live music.

South Carolina Stingrays Hockey Games
March 15, 2014 - SC Stingrays vs Gwinnett Gladiators
March 21 & 22, 2014 - SC Stingrays vs Orlando Solar Bears
March 23, 2014 - SC Stingrays vs Greenville Road Warriors
March 28 & 29, 2014 - SC Stingrays vs Fort Wayne Komets
The South Carolina Stingrays will compete against the Gwinnett Gladiators, the Orlando Solar Bears, the Greenville Road Warriors and the Fort Wayne Komets this March 2014. Call the Stingrays Office at 843-744-2248 to purchase your tickets so that you can see the South Carolina Stingrays in action at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Brian Regan at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
March 21, 2014
Critics and peers agree: Brian Regan has distinguished himself as one of the premier comedians in the country. The perfect balance of sophisticated writing and physicality, Brian fills theaters nationwide with fervent fans that span generations. With his first appearance on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1995, Brian solidified his place on the show and in 2012 he made his 25th appearance, the most of any comedian on the CBS show. It is the quality of his material, relatable to a wide audience and revered by his peers, which continues to grow Brian’s fan base. Call 843-529-5000 to purchase your tickets.

The Oak Ridge Boys
March 27, 2014
The Oak Ridge Boys will perform live in concert at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on March 27, 2014. Get your tickets today to hear one of the most distinctive and recognizable sounds in the music industry. The four-part harmonies and upbeat songs of The Oak Ridge Boys have spawned dozens of Country hits and a Number One Pop smash, earned them Grammy, Dove, CMA, and ACM awards and garnered a host of other industry and fan accolades. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been. Call 843-529-5000 to purchase your tickets.

Spring Jam Music Fest
March 29, 2014 from 12PM - 9:30PM
The 2014 Spring Jame Music Fest presents 2 stages and 10 bands at Brittlebank Park in Downtown Charleston. The Wild Feathers, Augustana, Saints of Valory, Kopecky Family Band and more will perform live on stage! Plus, there will be side show acts, an arts and goods village and delicious eats and treats. Call 843-412-6122 for more information.

Lowcountry Active Outdoors Expo
March 30, 2014 from 10AM - 4PM
Spring is almost here! Have you ever wanted to try Stand Up Paddle Boarding? How about Kite Boarding or Kayaking? Do you want to work on your golf game, find an instructor or try out some new clubs? Test a New Bike or do some Batting Practice? Attend the Lowcountry Active Outdoors Expo at Joseph P Riley Park and try that sports equipment or outdoor activity to see if you want to buy. Exhibitors from all outdoor sports: Golf, Tennis, Cycling, Surfing, Sailing, Kite Boarding, Fishing, Water Skiing, Skate Boarding, Kayaking, SUP's, Outdoor Outfitters and Clothing, and any other activity you can experience here in the Lowcountry. A Children's area with games and jump castles will be open. If you were planning to have a nice Sunday brunch, attend The Stella Artois Cidre VIP Blues Brunch. Brunch and Boogie to the Blues from 11AM until 2PM. Call 843-277-8770 for more information.

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Charleston Events in February 2014

Charleston South Carolina February 2014 events feature festivals, concerts, a masquerade ball, a bridal show and more!

Watch Darius Rucker, George Benson, Arlo Guthrie and more perform live this February 2014 at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. Dance the night away at the Krewe of Charleston Masquerade Ball, start planning your dream wedding at The Southern Bridal Show and sample delicious beer at Charleston Brewvival! Mark your calendar today so that you can attend these exciting Charleston events!

If you are visiting from out of town, contact our local hotel partners today for excellent discount rates. We look forward to seeing you at these spectacular Charleston events!

February 2014 Charleston SC Events:

5th Anniversary Krewe of Charleston Masquerade Ball
February 8, 2014 6:30PM
Pageantry, music, dance, beads, feathers, doubloons and the most stunning, spectacular event Charleston has to offer! Dance the night away to Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twister. If guests party hard enough, We might even get a special performance out of Krewe of Charleston Royal Court Member Elise Testone. Eat delectable Cajun fare, and of course, meet and greet the King & Queen of Charleston, Mr. & Mrs. Joe & Lisa Rice! Get your tickets today for this Black Tie event in Charleston!

George Benson at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center
February 8, 2014 at 8PM
He strums, he scats and now ten-time Grammy winner George Benson croons the songs of his musical hero Nat King Cole with elegance and emotion. The legendary jazz guitarist and silky-smooth vocalist brings his show An Unforgettable Tribute to Nat King Cole to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center this February 2014. Benson will be accompanied by the North Charleston POPS! for this performance which has sold out Los Angeles’ Disney Hall, the Kennedy Center, Sydney Opera House and numerous other venues across Europe, Asia, Africa and the United States. In addition, he will perform all of his greatest hits that George Benson fans know and love. Call 843-529-5000 to get your tickets today.

Charleston Mardi Gras Finale 
Food Festival, Parade and “Fais Do Do”
February 9, 2014 at 10AM
Enjoy Cajun fun at this family-friendly all-day food festival, concert and celebration! The Krewe of Charleston is proud to present the first Fais Do Do on the Atlantic Coast. Catch beads and boas, marvel at a grand Mardi Gras float and more at the Charleston Area Convention Center. Plus, eat fried alligator, boiled crawfish, Shrimp Po’ Boys, crawfish etouffee and experience a true Louisiana pig roast. Dance to the music of world renowned Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters. Call 843-408-5261 for more information.

Arlo Guthrie
February 14, 2014 at 8PM
Arlo Guthrie will perform live at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center this February 2014. Get your tickets today to see one of your favorite American folk singers perform in Charleston, South Carolina! Call 843-529-5000 to reserve your seats for just $45 per person! Doors open for this concert at 7PM.

North Charleston POPS! Presents Endless Love
February 15, 2014 at 7:30PM
Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a concert, featuring great love songs from the ‘60s and ‘70s, performed by the North Charleston POPS!, The Rewinders, and Retro Singers. For an extra fee, ticket buyers will have the opportunity to dedicate a song to their loved one. Call 843-529-5000 for more information.

The Southern Bridal Show
February 16, 2014
Your dream wedding...begins right here at The Southern Bridal Show. Join us for the South's Elite Bridal Event since 1990. Brides are able to meet face to face with wedding professionals and find everything you need to create the wedding of your dreams.You can see a photographer's pictures, taste samples of cakes and foods from the caterers, see your future gown and the tuxedo of your groom on the fashion show runway, listen to the music of your DJ, visualize the flowers that you will be carrying down the aisle, get ideas for your bridal registry, plan your honeymoon and so much more! See the South's most spectacular bridal fashion show production at 4pm with professional models, dancers, recording artists and live entertainment! In addition to getting lots of great ideas and seeing the latest trends, you will be able to save time and money while also having fun! Call 843-529-5000 for more information.

Darius Rucker 2014 True Believers Tour
February 20, 2014
Darius Rucker will bring his True Believers Tour featuring Eli Young Band with special guest David Nail to the North Charleston Coliseum on February 20, 2014. It’s been a record year for Darius Rucker. Arguably one of the most applauded singles of the year, “Wagon Wheel” has helped the platinum-selling entertainer earn multiple nominations from the CMA and ACA Awards. Don't miss your chance to see them live in Charleston! Call 843-529-5000 for tickets.

Charleston Brewvival
February 22, 2014
Celebrate Brewvival's 5th year! Each beer is hand-selected from our favorite breweries: local, regional, American, or otherwise. Beers are presented in a fun outdoor environment, quite often by the folks that make it. Live music, friendly neighborhood food vendors, and the occasional speaker round out the afternoon, but beer takes the center stage. Expect a wide variety of styles and serving methods, ranging from semi-common to impossibly rare, all of which are available to ticketholders while the day's supplies last. Call 843-343-4727 for more information.

Alton Brown Live
The Edible Inevitable Tour
February 25, 2014 at 7:30PM
Alton Brown is a James Beard Award-winning American television personality, celebrity chef, author, actor, and cinematographer. He is the creator and host of the Food Network television show “Good Eats,” the mini-series “Feasting on Asphalt” and “Feasting on Waves,” and host and main commentator on “Iron Chef America.” He brings a knowledge and enthusiasm for the science of cooking and food and a humorous approach to his shows. Catch him live at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on February 25, 2014. Call 843-529-5000 for more information.

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Friday, January 3, 2014

Charleston Restaurant Week, the Medal of Honor Bowl and the Charleston Marathon

Charleston South Carolina January 2014 events feature SC Stingrays Ice Hockey, Charleston Restaurant Week, the Medal of Honor Bowl, Oyster Festivals and more!

Cheer for the South Carolina Stingrays at the North Charleston Coliseum, enjoy delicious meals at world-renowned restaurants during Charleston Restaurant Week, race in the Charleston Marathon and sing along with some of your favorite musicians at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center this January 2014. From football games to home & design shows to oyster festivals, there are events and activities for people of all ages and interests in Charleston, South Carolina! Mark your calendar today for these exciting local events.

Visiting from out of town to attend a Charleston event? Contact our local hotel partners today. We look forward to seeing you at these spectacular Charleston events!

January 2014 Charleston Events

South Carolina Stingrays Hockey Games
January 3, 2014 - SC Stingrays vs Gwinnett Gladiators
January  4, 2014 - SC Stingrays vs Greenville Road Warriors
January 7, 2014 - SC Stingrays vs Gwinnett Gladiators
January 14, 2014 - SC Stingrays vs Greenville Road Warriors
January 24 & 25, 2014 - SC Stingrays vs Florida Everblades
January 28 & 31, 2014 - SC Stingrays vs Orlando Solar Bears
The South Carolina Stingrays will challenge opponents in January 2014 at the North Charleston Coliseum. Get your tickets today to see your favorite Stingrays players on ice!

Charleston Restaurant Week
January 8 - 19, 2014
The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association presents Charleston Restaurant Week! It is one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area, offering participants an opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry. Enjoy prix fixe lunch and dinner menus consisting of three items
for one price. Call 843-577-4030 for more information.

Medal of Honor Bowl
January 11, 2014 at 2:00PM
The 2014 Inaugural Medal of Honor Bowl Game will be held at Johnson Hagood Stadium on the campus of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. Chan Gailey will be the Head Coach for the National Team and Ralph Friedgen will be the head Coach for the American Team. Get your tickets today for South Carolina's Premier College All-Star Football Bowl Game!

Tedeschi Trucks Band
January 17, 2014
The 11-member Tedeschi Trucks Band will perform live at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center on January 17, 2014. The band delivers a blend of blues, soul, jazz and rock drawing from an ever-evolving song list. The group is touring North America behind the release of its second studio effort, Made Up Mind, which entered Billboard's top 200 at number 11. Call 843-529-5000 to get your tickets today!

Charleston Marathon
January 17 - 19, 2014
The 2014 Charleston Marathon, Half Marathon, and Shrimp & Grits 5k are scheduled for January 17 - 19, 2014. Visit the number one city in the world and experience the charm and hospitality that has come to make Charleston famous. Participate in the Charleston Marathon to help raise funds to support fine arts programs in our community schools. This Charleston race features scenic water views, the Battery and historic King Street. A finish line street festival will feature live entertainment, food, drinks and a kids fun area.

Barry Manilow at the North Charleston Coliseum
January 19, 2014
Legendary singer-songwriter Barry Manilow invites others to follow his philanthropic lead as he brings his Manilow Music Project to the Charleston County School District in South Carolina. The pop icon plans to donate a Yamaha piano to launch a local music instrument drive. Anyone that donates a new or gently used musical instrument to the North Charleston Coliseum box office will receive 2 free tickets for Manilow's January show. Call 843-529-5000 for more information about this exciting Charleston event.

Charleston Home & Design Show
January 24 - 26, 2014
The 2014 Charleston Home & Design Show at the Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium features elaborate displays from local home professionals specializing in tile, granite, construction, decor and more! Special events will attract every member of the family. There will be four HGTV-Inspired White Room Challenge Spaces on Display, free design consultations, a silent auction and seven home-improvement prize packages available to attendees valued at $2,000 each. Enjoy FREE admission on Friday. Click here to print a coupon for $1.00 off admission on Saturday or Sunday.

Johnny Mathis at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center
January 25, 2014
Johnny Mathis has set many precedents in the music industry. In 1958, Johnny's Greatest Hits was released and began a "Greatest Hits" tradition copied by every record company since then. Johnny's Greatest Hits became one of the most popular albums of all time, spending an unprecedented 490 continuous weeks on the Billboard Top Albums Chart. Call 843-529-5000 to get your tickets to see Johnny Mathis with special guest Gary Mule Deer at the Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.

The Lowcountry Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Plantation
January 26, 2014 from 10:30AM - 5PM
Named one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" by Southeastern Tourism Society, Boone Hall Plantation's Lowcountry Oyster Festival is one Charleston event that you will not want to miss! On January 26, 2014, two tractor trailers filled with 80,000 pounds of oysters will roll onto the back lawn of Boone Hall Plantation. Enjoy an Oyster Shucking & Eating Contest, a selection of domestic and imported beers, live entertainment on the Main Stage and a Kids Corner. Call 843-884-4371 for more information about this Charleston Oyster Festival.

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events