Events

The Best of Charleston, Season By Season

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Spring

Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens

Tour Charleston’s most historic private homes and beautiful gardens during this annual month-long event ushering in springtime in Charleston.

Charleston Fashion Week

Gather in Marion Square for five days of high fashion, including runway shows, after parties, and citywide events.

Charleston Antiques Show

Indulge your love of antique furnishings at this annual three-day show in March, attended by like-minded collectors and enthusiasts.

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Summer

Spoleto Festival

Gather for one of the country’s premier performing arts festivals, featuring more than 150 performances of opera, dance, theater, classical music and jazz.

Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival

Celebrate the rich Gullah cultural heritage at this extensive showcase of Lowcountry sweetgrass baskets. 

Charleston Farmers Market

Meet local farmers, food vendors and artisans every Saturday at the Charleston Farmers Market  in Marion Square.

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Fall

Preservation Society House Tours

Explore the homes, history and architecture of Charleston in October, when the Preservation Society of Charleston hosts its famous fall tours.

MOJA Arts Festival

Celebrate Gullah culture at this 10-day fall festival showcasing African music and Caribbean cuisine. 

Charleston Arts Festival

Reconsider you preconceived ideas about art, creativity and community at this new October festival that promises to bridge the gap between artist intention and audience expectation.

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Winter

Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner

A much-loved holiday tradition, this series of festive dinners in November and December features a carriage ride between courses at the Kings Courtyard Inn, Circa 1886, and the John Rutledge House Inn.

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Charleston Wine + Food Festival | late Feb - early March

Join chefs, winemakers, and foodies in Marion Square for a four-day celebration of Charleston's culinary excellence and renowned food culture. 

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Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Gather with fellow wildlife enthusiasts for this three-day expo in February highlighting fine art, conservation education, and sporting demonstrations.

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