Blogs

Top 10 Spring Festivals and Events in Charleston

Whether you are traveling for the water, sunshine or unique festivals, we know Charleston is always a good idea.

 

What: 72nd Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens | Where: Various Locations | When: March 13, 2019 – April 18, 2019

Step inside the private houses and gardens of some of the city’s most stunning properties, learn about Charleston’s distinctive architecture and history and celebrate our unique culture.

What: Charleston Mimosa Festival  | Where: The Bend | When: March 30, 2019

A Celebration of Brunch with brunch bites from great Charleston restaurants, mimosas, Bloody Marys, beer, and wine.

What: Volvo Car Open | Where: Volvo Stadium | When: March 30 - April 7, 2019

The highly anticipated competition features the best in women’s professional tennis, welcoming more than 100 of the top tennis players in the world to the Lowcountry. The nine-day tournament showcases singles draw of 56 players, a qualifying draw of 32 players and a doubles draw of 16 players.

What: Sip into Spring! | Where: Drayton Hall | When: Every Saturday in April 2019

Saturdays in April 2019 in Charleston will be even more beautiful with this exciting series of wine events at Drayton Hall – Sip into Spring! Join Rudi Barberi for spring wine tastings held under the shady drape of the oaks on the magnificent historic landscape of Drayton Hall.

What: The 42nd Annual Cooper River Bridge Run | Where: Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge | When: April 6, 2019

The Cooper River Bridge Run provides a world-class 10-K foot race. The race promotes continuous physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through education and opportunity. 

What: Lowcountry Cajun Festival | Where: James Island County Park | When: April 7, 2019

This ragin’ Cajun Festival features a full day of Zydeco music, authentic Cajun and Creole food, children’s activities and more! Charleston’s best Cajun restaurants, caterers, and food trucks will cook up a variety of delicious foods.    

What: Flowertown Festival | Where: Azalea Park | When: April 5, 2019 - April 7, 2019

On one 3-day weekend during this season, thousands of festival-goers transcend this gracious Southern town to take in the flowers and hospitality and attend one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast.

What: High Water Festival | Where: Waterfront Park | When: April 13, 2019 - April 14, 2019

The North Charleston annual event curated by Holy City-based folk duo Shovels & Rope and hosted by AC Entertainment is returning for the third year. The two-day music festival is back at Riverfront Park with 22 musical acts on two stages, chef-curated dining experiences, local food trucks, curated cocktails and more. 

What: Chucktown Brewdown: Homebrew Festival | Where: Fam's Brewing Co.| When:  April 20, 2019

Beer lovers are invited to come out and taste the beers, chow down some pizza, and enjoy live music. Attendees can also vote for their favorite home brewer to win the People’s Choice Award.

What: Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival | Where: Memorial Waterfront Park | When: April 28, 2019

Participants are treated to a boat parade and ceremonial blessing of the shrimp/fishing fleet, savory seafood samplings sold by some of Mount Pleasant's best restaurants, live music, a craft show, art exhibition, Shag and shrimp-eating contests, and family-friendly activities. Admission and activities are free!