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.

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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