Many visitors plan their trips around annual events - sometimes making sure they visit while certain events are going on, sometimes making sure to avoid other events.  (if you would like to update this page, please do not delete events - thanks)

Here is a list of annual, repeating Events and Festivals in Charleston or within 20 minutes of Charleston

Here is a comprehensive list of Charleston, SC events, festivals and holiday happenings, in and around the Charleston area:



New Years Eve in Charleston, SC - Charleston hosts many New Years Eve events, parties, dinners, and celebrations in historic Charleston, SC.  Purchase New Years Eve tickets, book reservations , and find out things to do in historic downtown Charleston, SC for the 2012 - 2013 New Years Eve holiday!


Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday Charleston, SC - Each year, during the month of February, Charleston's bars nightclubs, danceclubs and restaurants go nuts!  Find out which bars are offering which parties and specials this Fat Tuesday and Mardi Gras in Charleston, SC!

Valentines Day in Charleston, SC - Charleston SC - Valentines Day in Charleston, South Carolina takes place each February in and around greater Charleston. Find out the most romanitic Charleston restaurants and bars on this Valentine's Day.


Spring Flower Show  near Goose Creek SC, Area Garden Clubs present the 5th Annual Breath of Spring Flower Show at Cypress Gardens. The themes Honors the 80th anniversay of the Gardens. Daffodils, camellias and flower arrangements.  

Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival - Hear some great performances while celebrating the art and historical importance of storytelling. Programs are planned for both Friday and Saturday nights, including outdoor ghost stories Saturday night. During the day Saturday, there are multiple concurrent performances scheduled, including a tent with special programs specifically designed for the whole family. To learn more about the Festival, the tellers and purchase tickets, visit this web site or check out the Facebook page

Saint Patricks Day In Charleston, South Caroilna - Charleston, SC - Find out happenings on this reoccuring Irish festival and event in Charleston, South Carolina.  The Irish Pubs and Taverns in the greater Charleston area sure know how to show their spirit!  Find out which bars and restaurants are celebrating with this St Pattys Day guide to Charleston.

Cooper River Bridge Run -  Register in advance; 40,000+ runners and walkers in this 10K event

Easter Sunday in Charleston, SC -Charleston, SC - For church, brunch and spending time with your family or freinds each Easter, visit Charleston!  Find out which Charleston, SC fine dining restaurants and casual dining restaurants are serving Easter Sunday Brunch, peruse accomodations, and celebrate this wonderful reoccuring holiday.  Happy Easter Charleston! 


Annual Charleston International Film Festival (CIFF) in downtown at the Sottile Theatre & Cinebarre. Showcasing screenplays and films of all length and genre, from the lowcountry and around the globe in this harbor city known for its deep rooted American history, Southern cuisine, and friendly faces. Five days of special events, music, nightly networking after parties, and the Awards Gala round out the five day event.  


July 4- Spend July 4th on the water while fireworks explode above you.  Charleston Harbor Tours is offering three distinct cruises for this fun-loving holiday.  Enjoy Blues and BBQ aboard the Carolina Belle, relax to live music and Firefly Vodka aboard the Carolina Queen-Charleston's only river style paddle boat, or sail around the harbor on the Schooner Pride tall ship, and bring your own picnic!  Limited availability.  Book your tickets now! 

Isle of Palms Beach Run - Isle of Palms


Isle of Palms Connector Run - Isle of Palms. A 5k run, 5k walk and a 10k run with one of the most scenic views in the South. All funds raised go directly to local organizations for the prevention of child abuse right here in Charleston.


December/January Holiday events 2014/2015: Here is a link to various events taking place during the 2014/2015 Holiday season: