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2006 Events in Charleston, SC

December 2006

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New Years Eve in Charleston, SC*
December 31, 2006-January 1, 2007
Hmmm...how are you going to spend your New Years Eve? Charleston Cocktail can help with your decision.
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Holiday Festival of Lights
November 10, 2006-January 1, 2007
It is getting to be that time of year again and the James Island County Park will be lit up during the Holiday Festival of LightsThis Charleston, South Carolina event will boast over 500,000 lights in the park along with other holiday festivities.  [more info]

Carolina FoodPros' Holiday Culinary Tours of Historic Charleston
November 25-December 23, 2006                           
Stroll with the Pros...FoodPros that is.  Let experienced Charleston foodies enlighten your holiday, culinary, delights with an in depth tour of local artisinal bakeries, specialty shops, and the Holiday Farmers Market.
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3rd Annual Wine Under the Oaks
December 3, 2006
(rescheduled for December 10, 2006)
Head on over to Boone Hall Plantation for the 3rd annual "Wine Under the Oaks".  Fine wine and food are perfect accompaniments for this gorgeous historic setting.  Bring the whole family.  Join Q104.5, McDaniel's Acura and Audi of Charleston in celebrating this Mt. Pleasant, wine-lovers, event.  [more info

Parade of Boats
December 2,2006
Break out your best decorations for this years "Parade of Boats" and celebrate this Christmas in Charleston by cruising through the Charleston Harbor.  If one is landlocked...enjoy the Christmas lights and fireworks display from any spot overlooking the Charleston Harbor.
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Charleston Tree Lighting Ceremony
December 2,2006
Gather up the family, dress them warm, and come join Santa and Mayor Joe Riley in lighting the Christmas tree in Marion Square Park downtown.  Live music with lots of Christmas favorites will fill the air along with that holiday cheer.  [more info]


November 2006

Blessing of the Vine
November 10, 2006
Join other Charleston winos in celebrating the "Blessing of the Vine" at Irving-House Vineyards in Wadmalaw Island.  Enjoy wine tasting, BBQ, live music and grape stomping.  [more info]

Charleston Cup Steeplechase
November 11, 2006
Go Party with other horse race fans...yeah right, Man up and tailgate Charleston style.  Watch this Charleston, SC event held at Stono Ferry Plantation located in Hollywood, SC.  [more info]

Holiday Festival of Lights
November 10, 2006-January 1, 2007
It is getting to be that time of year again and the James Island County Park will be lit up during the Holiday Festival of LightsThis Charleston, South Carolina event will boast over 500,000 lights in the park along with other holiday festivities.  [more info]


October 2006

A Taste of the Town
October 2, 2006
Summerville South Carolina has many unique restaurants, bars, specialty shops and more located  in Downtown Summerville's historic Town Square.  Join their locals in the Taste of the town showcasing low country cuisine and shopping.  [more info]

Southern Living Cook off
October 5, 2006
Find out who will be Southern Living's $100,000 winner as Food Network's Tyler Florence hosts the best recipe contest at the Gaillard Auditorium.  For only $10 one will also be able to sample cuisine from some of the hottest Charleston restaurants.  A Book signing will also be held before the event kicks off.  [more info]

25th Annual Taste of Charleston
October 8, 2006
Eat your way through 50 different local Charleston restaurant's and bar's menus.  Of course it will be held at the historic Boone Hall Plantation just off of 17 North.  Bring your appetites and believe me...any food oriented event in Charleston guarantees there will be plenty of frosty adult beverages to wash down all that food.  It is a family friendly event with live music from Plane Jane. Bring the kids and open their minds up to food and culture. [more info]

50th Anniversary Coastal Carolina Fair
October 26-November 4, 2006
Join over 200,000 attendees in fun, fair food, entertainment, thrill rides and live music as the Coastal Carolina Fair celebrates its 50th anniversary.  It will be held at the Ladson Fairgrounds just off of I-26. 
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September 2006

Chazzfest
September 16, 2006
Come celebrate The Charleston Music and Heritage Festival at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island. See Al Green, The Drive By Truckers, Karl Denson and more. Also, enjoy food, beverage, art and history native to Charleston, SC. [more info]

35th Annual Scottish Games and Highland Gathering
September 16, 2006
Put on your quilts and get ready to watch Scottish strongmen compete in their traditional games.  Besides these games see traditional Scottish country dancing, piping, drumming and fiddling competitions.  Mt Pleasant's own Boone Hall Plantation will host this Charleston, SC event. It is located on 1235 Long Point Road...just off of Highway 17.  [more info]

30th annual Fall Candlelight Tours of Homes & Gardens
September 21-October 28, 2006
See some of Charleston, South Carolina's historical properties thanks to the Preservation Society of Charleston's main fundraiser.  Tour through homes by candlelight and see why this history rich town is so beloved by its locals and tourists. 

2006 MOJA Arts Festival
September 28-October 8, 2006
Muse over the rich African American and Caribbean culture and arts off all kinds here in Charleston, SC.  Thanks to the city of Charleston and the MOJA committee this festival is an annual event here in Charleston, SC showcasing African American arts.
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August 2006

Blue Dogs at Dock Street
August 4, 2006
Local band turned HOT, The Blue Dogs, will be performing some old favorites along with new favorites from their new album, "Live at WorkPlay".   This Charleston, SC event will be held at the Historic Dock Street Theatre.  The band is bringing back Phillip Lammonds, a primary member of the band from 1990-1996, to perform during the entire show and will also have its present members.
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ReBirth: A Celebration of New Orleans
August 5, 2006
Join together to do our part in helping those in need, in New Orleans.  Join in celebrating New Orleans culture with live music, gumbo, and cocktails.  Rebirth Brass Band will headline and catch Farrah Hoffmire’s upcoming documentary entitled Falling Together in New Orleans.  [more info]

Shaggin' On The Pier
August 11, 2006
Dance the night away under the stars, on the Folly Beach Pier, with DJ Rob Duren.  The DJ will spin oldies and classic beach music.  The Charleston, SC Parks and Recreation Commission will hold this event several times in the upcoming months...so strap on the dance shoes!
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Battle of the Bars Charleston
August 13, 2006
How about the best bartenders and the best bars competing for the best Charleston Cocktail.  Join locals and tourists for all you can eat and drink.  Enjoy Fantastic low country food and sample Charleston's best alcoholic concoctions.  Put on some classy attire and indulge with live music as well.  Starts at 7pm under the Charleston Bus Shed on Anne Street.  [more info]

Reggae Nights - Evening Concert Series 2006
August 19, 2006
Grab a quilt or a chair and listen to the island sounds of the low country's best reggae bands.  Grab a bite and a red stripe and feel alright in James Island County Park.
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Mojito Challenge 2006
August 24, 2006
Back by popular demand, the Mojito Challenge will offer every flavor of mojito imaginable.  Explore the mojito concoctions of Fig, McCrady's, Oak, Cordavi, Coast, Red Drum, Chai's, Cypress, High Cotton, and Tristan.  This Charleston, SC event will be held from 6 to 8 pm at the historic Rice Mill Building on 17 Lockwood Drive. 
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July 2006 Events


Charleston SC 4th of July Celebrations
July 4, 2006
The Historic area and town of Charleston, SC is about to blow It up again with fireworks displays and festivals. This years Forth of July's decadent displays of pyrotechnics will be held on Patriots Point, Isle Of Palms, Folly Beach and in Summerville.  Bring the whole family and show your pride.  Food and drink will be readily available.  [more info]

Shaggin' On The Pier
July 7, 2006
Dance the night away under the stars, on the Folly Beach Pier, with DJ Rob Duren.  The DJ will spin oldies and classic beach music.  The Charleston, SC Parks and Recreation Commission will hold this event several times in the upcoming months...so strap on the dance shoes!
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Bigbee Memorial Show
July 16, 2006
Join in supporting former local legend Chuck Bigbee.  Show will be held at Big Deck Daddy's and proceeds will benefit
American Heart and American Stroke Associations [more info]

Reggae Nights - Evening Concert Series 2006
July 22, 2006
Grab a quilt or a chair and listen to the island sounds of the low country's best reggae bands.  Grab a bite and a red stripe and feel alright in James Island County Park.
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Ryan Adams Returns
July 28, 2006
Charleston Music Hall will be center stage for Ryan Adams...Guitarist and singer.  Hear your favorite Ryan Adams tunes in sunny Charleston, South Carolina for a night filled with cocktails, dancing, and music.  Go sing along to his folk/rock style and be sure to enjoy the frosty beverages at this classy, acoustic friendly music venue.  For Tickets log onto www.ticketmaster.com.

June 2006 Events

4th of July in Charleston
Wednesday, July 4, 2006
Charleston, SC will be exploding with celebration and pyrotechnics as we celebrate another 4th of July.  Spectacular fireworks along with all the celebratory factors can be enjoyed all over the greater Charleston peninsula with fireworks shows in downtown Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, James Island, Folly Beach, Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, Isle Of Palms, and Sullivan's Island.
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All over the greater Charleston, SC area

Folly Beach Moonlight Mixers, Shaggin' on the Pier
June 9
Dance the night away under the stars, on the Folly Beach Pier, with DJ Rob Duren.  The DJ will spin oldies and classic beach music.  The Charleston, SC Parks and Recreation Commission will hold this event several times in the upcoming months...So strap on the dance shoes!
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Charleston Maritime Festival
June 9-11, 2006
Visit the Maritime center located just off East bay street in Charleston, SC to experience old schooners, tall ships, and tugs.  The festival is free and the whole family will love experiencing this once a year event.
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May 2006 Events

Cinco de Mayo Festival
May 5, 2006
Start out the Month with a bang and cervezas.  Visit the Charleston Visitors Center bus terminal for the first official Cinco De Mayo festival.
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North Charleston Arts Festival
May 5-13,2006
See what the North Charleston area can offer as far as Art is concerned. Explore 8 days and nights full of music, film, plays, art exhibits and much more.  The North Charleston area Convention Center and Performing Arts Center will be the main location for the event but  events will also be held through out N. Charleston, SC.
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Dining with Friends Finale
May 6, 2006
Help put together thoughtful dinner parties for this years "Dining with Friends" charity event in Charleston, SC. This fundraiser is for the Charleston, SC-based Low country AIDS Services (LAS). They will throw this years finale at the Charleston Maritime Center.  One will enjoy decadent grand champagne and dessert.  [more info]

The Greek Festival
May 12-14, 2006
Get out and see how they eat, drink, and be merry in Greece.  The "Greek Fest" as always will be held at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Charleston, South Carolina.  See live music, dance, eat authentic Greek fare, and learn the history of the Greek people and their culture.  [more info]

2006 Annual Spoleto Festival
May 26- June 11, 2006
Everybody is looking forward to the masses about to arrive in Charleston, SC for our prestigious Spoleto Festival 2006.  All things art is how one might describe this world renowned art festival.  Look more into it for detailed schedules, tickets, accommodations and more.  [more info]

April 2006 Events

2006 Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens
March 16-April 15, 2006
Spring is about to arrive and so are some of the best blooming gardens in the low country.  Tour 150 homes in 10 historic pre antebellum districts.
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Summerville Flowertown Festival
March 31 - April 2, 2006
The annual Flowertown Festival is named one of the largest arts and crafts events in the southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. [more info]

29th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run
April 1, 2006
Out with the old and into the new...Come join more than 44,000 participants walk run and jog over our brand spankin' new Ravenel Bridge. [more info]

2006 Heritage Motorcycle Rally
April 7-April 16, 2006
Rev up the bikes and ride on out to Charleston, South Carolina's annual motorcycle fest.  All kinds of action including the highly anticipated Biker Build Off will fill the Exchange Park Fairgrounds. [more info]

2006 Family Circle Cup
April 8-April 16, 2006
Enjoy tennis at its best as professional tennis pros face off in Charleston, SC.  Black Baud Stadium on Daniel Island will be the usual host for this year's tourny.  Watch Andy Roddick swing the racket in his highly anticipated matches. [more info]

2006 Canoe and Kayak Festival
April 21-23, 2006
Come join canoe and kayak enthusiasts with live on water demonstrations, outfitters and guest speakers at this years East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival.  This event is conveniently located on James Island in Charleston, South Carolina.  [more info

March 2006 Events

Evening of Edible and Visual Art benefiting Safe Moves of Charleston
March 29th, 2006

Join A Culinary Art Co. and Painted Palms Gallery for an evening of fine food and art.  25 percent of the proceeds benefit Safe Moves, a family violence resource center.   A Culinary Art Co...Mt. Pleasant South Carolina's best kept secret.
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2006 Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens
March 16-April 15, 2006
Spring is about to arrive and so are some of the best blooming gardens in the low country.  Tour 150 homes in 10 historic pre antebellum districts.
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2006 Distinctively Charleston
Food and Wine Festival

March 2-5, 2006
The first event of its time in this culinary driven town of Charleston, SC, the Food and Wine Festival has proved that the low country can cook. Food tasting (Duh) along with wine tasting, wine seminars, guest chefs, and much more take place throughout the downtown Charleston area. [more info]

February 2006 Events

24th Annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
February 17-19, 2006
A great weekend getaway packed with animal excitement.  Jeff Corwin, also that wacky but intelligent guy on Animal Planet, made this years expo.  Find rare paintings, train your lab pup, and eat up Charleston's fine dining restaurants. [more info]

16th Annual Bonterra Low country Blues Bash
February 10-19, 2006, SC
Tons of tunes.  Eat your heart out and drink until the sun rises.  Visit live music bars, pubs, taverns and other eating establishments in the Charleston area.  They will be the host to this years best blues bash in the southeast sponsored  by Bonterra Vineyards.
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