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Charleston, SC 2007 Calendar of Events

December 2007

2007 Charleston Christmas
Late November - December
Search through this Charleston Christmas mini-guide featuring; Christmas dining, plays, musicals, Christmas parties, and events.  This should get even the "Grinch" in the holiday spirit.
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Greater Charleston, SC


2007 Charleston Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, December 1, 2007, 4:30 - 6 PM
HO HO HO!  Join in the Christmas celebration with the annual Charleston Christmas tree lighting ceremony held smack dab in the middle if downtown Charleston.  Joe Riley and Santa will appear at this annual Charleston, SC event. They will light the gigantic 60 foot Christmas Tree.  [more info]
Downtown Charleston, SC

2007 Charleston Parade Of Boats
Saturday, December 1, 2007, 5 - 8 PM
Decorate or view the decorated Christmas boats throughout the Charleston Harbor.  This annual Charleston Christmas event starts on the Mt. Pleasant side of the harbor and wraps around the Charleston peninsula.  Tis' the season!
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Downtown Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, SC

November 2007

Coastal Carolina Fair
Tues., October 25 - Sat., November 3, 2007
Are you ready for some funnel cake, games, and rides?  Join in celebrating the 51st annual Ladson Coastal Carolina Fair held on the Ladson Fairgrounds.  Live music will fill the air as well as the sweet smells of  fair food.  Have Fun!
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Ladson, SC

2007 Holiday Festival Of Lights
Friday, November 9, 2007 - Tuesday, January 1, 2008
An enchanting 3 mile drive through the James Island County Park will put you and your entire family into the holiday spirit.  View more than 600 holiday, illuminated, light displays by car or, hop on the 52 passenger choo-choo train.  A must do event for the entire Charleston, SC community.  Shoot, even I go every year.
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James Island

2007 Blessing Of The Vine
Saturday, November 10, 1- 5 PM
Head out to Irving House Vineyards for Grape stomping, an official Blessing (held at 2 PM), local barbeque by Black Jack Barbeque, and live music by The Coppertones.  This is the Forth annual Blessing of the Vine, Charleston, SC event of it's kind.  See one of the only vineyards in South Carolina producing mostly Muscadine reds and whites.  Lets hope and pray for another great grape harvest.
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Johns/Wadmalaw Island


2007 A Taste of the Town
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Taste Summerville at the 2007 Taste of Summerville held on Summerville's Town Square.  Make that 20 minute trip from the Charleston peninsula...it's definitely worth it.  Sample low country cuisine prepared by Summerville's top rated restaurants and chefs.
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Summerville, SC

2007 Thanksgiving Dinner Charleston
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Enjoy traditional Thanksgiving Dinner accompaniments plus much more at Charleston, SC restaurants.  There are many choices for those of us who just don't want to cook Thanksgiving Day Dinner this year.  See who's serving what and where for your 2007 Thanksgiving Day Dinner in Charleston!
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Greater Charleston, SC

October 2007

2007 The Taste of Charleston
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Oh yes, that tipsy October event we all decide to meander out to every year...The 2007 Taste Of Charleston at Boone Hall Plantation.  Sample low country as well as every other type of cuisine Charleston, SC has to offer.  Eat, Drink and be merry at Boone Hall Plantation.  Lets do a "no rain dance".
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Mt. Pleasant, SC

2007 Shaggin' On The Pier
October 12, 2007
Friday 7-11 pm
Join other shaggers and dance the night away under the Carolina stars.  DJ Rob Duren will spin Carolina beach music at the end of the Folly Beach Pier with refreshments available.  Grab your partner and see what this annual Charleston event is all about. [more info]
Folly Beach


Coastal Carolina Fair
Tues., October 25 - Sat., November 3, 2007
Are you ready for some funnel cake, games, and rides?  Join in celebrating the 51st annual Ladson Coastal Carolina Fair held on the Ladson Fairgrounds.  Live music will fill the air as well as the sweet smells of  fair food.  Have Fun!
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Ladson, SC

September 2007

2007 Shaggin' On The Pier
September 7, 2007
Friday 7-11 pm
Join other shaggers and dance the night away under the Carolina stars.  DJ Rob Duren will spin Carolina beach music at the end of the Folly Beach Pier with refreshments available.  Grab your partner and see what this annual Charleston event is all about. [more info]
Folly Beach

2007 Scottish Games & Highland Gathering
Saturday September 15, 2007
Ahh....the sounds of bagpipes fill the air, big guys in skirts, and haggis.  Join Scottish Games enthusiast at The Boone Hall Plantation to enjoy the 36 annual Scottish Games & Highland Gathering located in Mt. Pleasant, SC on Long Point Road just off of Highway 17.
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Mount Pleasant

2007 2nd Annual Chazzfest
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Oh yeah baby...the Family Circle Cup Tennis Center, Daniel Island, and Chazzfest has stepped it up from last years Chazzfest with some big name jazz and jam musicians.  Enjoy the sounds of Toots & the Maytals, Kool and The Gang, Galactic, and more.  The sounds of these talented musicians along with an Artisan's Warf will be quite inviting.  Get your tickets now.  [more info]
Daniel Island  

2007 Fall Candlelight Tours of Homes & Gardens
September 27- October 28, 2007
(Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun.,  evenings only)
A yearly fundraiser held by the Preservation Society of Charleston, the Fall Candlelight Tours of Homes & Gardens will impress architectural buffs.  Tour Charleston homes throughout downtown Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings for the month of this Charleston event.  Enjoy this Charleston event at this perfect time of year when the weather is pristine.

Downtown Charleston

August 2007

2007 Reggae Evening Nights Summer Concert Series
Sat., August 18, 2007
Saturdays 7:30PM until
Time to head out to The James Island County Park for Island sounds at The Reggae Nights Summer Evening Concert Series.  This years Charleston events featured artists are Jah Works, Mystic Vibrations, and Sweet Justice.  No coolers please and bring proper ID for "Cockytails".  Other food and drinks will be available on site. [more info]
James Island

2007 Shaggin' On The Pier
August 3, September 7, 2007
Fridays 7-11 pm
Join other shaggers and dance the night away under the Carolina stars.  DJ Rob Duren will spin Carolina beach music at the end of the Folly Beach Pier with refreshments available.  Grab your partner and see what this annual Charleston event is all about. [more info]
Folly Beach

2007 Boone Hall Bluegrass and BBQ Festival
Friday, August 24 - Saturday, August 25, 2007
Man this sounds like a blast.  What goes better with bbq than bluegrass? Nothing.  The festival has categories for the pros and the amateurs.  Make your way to Boone Hall Plantation for the first annual 2007 Boone Hall Bluegrass and BBQ Festival. 
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Mount Pleasant

Wadmalaw Island, SC Irving House Vineyards Grape Stomp 2007
August 25, 2007
Saturday, 2 - 6 pm
The 2007 Irving House Vineyard Grape Stomp Charleston event on Wadmalaw Island offers...yep, you guessed it, stomp your own grapes. Also eat local Charleston bbq, taste Irving-House Vineyards Muscadine wine varietals, and enjoy live bluegrass by Common Ground.  This Charleston event is just 25 minutes from downtown Charleston, SC.  It is also just one of many Irving-House Vineyard events that the winery will hold through out the 2007 season.  Check back for more events.  [more info]
Johns Island (Wadmalaw Island)

July 2007

4th of July in Charleston
Wednesday, July 4, 2007
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

2007 Shaggin' On The Pier
July 13, August 3, September 7, 2007
Fridays 7-11 pm
Join other shaggers and dance the night away under the Carolina stars.  DJ Rob Duren will spin Carolina beach music at the end of the Folly Beach Pier with refreshments available.  Grab your partner and see what this annual Charleston event is all about. [more info]
Folly Beach

2007 Reggae Evening Nights Summer Concert Series
Sat., July 13, and Sat., August 3, 2007
Saturdays 7:30PM until
Time to head out to The James Island County Park for Island sounds at The Reggae Nights Summer Evening Concert Series.  This years Charleston events featured artists are Jah Works, Mystic Vibrations, and Sweet Justice.  No coolers please and bring proper ID for "Cockytails".  Other food and drinks will be available on site.  [more info]
James Island

June 2007

2007 Spoleto Charleston
Fri., May 25- Sun., June 10, 2007
Of course one can't go to a Spoleto event without a full belly and maybe a nice buzz, right?  The foodies at CharlestonCocktail.com put together a Spoleto event restaurant and bar guide for this purpose.  Enjoy cocktails and dinner before and after Spoleto performances with in walking distance.
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Downtown Charleston

2007 Annual Spoleto Festival
Fri., May 25- Sun., June 10, 2007
Its getting to be that time of the year where Charleston, SC explodes will our favorite art and live music connoisseurs.  The Spoleto festival for the 2007 season will be here and gone before you know it, so grab your tickets and information before certain events sell out.  [more info]
Downtown Charleston

2007 Shaggin' On The Pier
June 8, July 13, August 3, September 7, 2007
Fridays 7-11 pm
Join other shaggers and dance the night away under the Carolina stars.  DJ Rob Duren will spin Carolina beach music at the end of the Folly Beach Pier with refreshments available.  Grab your partner and see what this annual Charleston event is all about. [more info]
Folly Beach

2007 Reggae Evening Nights Summer Concert Series
Sat., June 8, Sat., July 13, and Sat., August 3, 2007
Saturdays 7:30PM until
Time to head out to The James Island County Park for Island sounds at The Reggae Nights Summer Evening Concert Series.  This years Charleston events featured artists are Jah Works, Mystic Vibrations, and Sweet Justice.  No coolers please and bring proper ID for "Cockytails".  Other food and drinks will be available on site. [more info]
James Island

May 2007

2007 North Charleston Arts Festival
Fri., May 4 - Sat., May 12, 2007
Experience all things "art" at The North Charleston Area Convention Center Complex in North Charleston, SC at the North Charleston Arts Festival. This Charleston event brings 30,000+ attendees where the whole family can come join the fun! This year the finale will be held at Riverfront Park in North Charleston, SC, a recently opened recreational area on the waterfront, which overlooks the beautiful Cooper River. 
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North Charleston

Cinco De Mayo Guide
Sat., May 5, 2007
Pub Crawl through some of Charleston's hottest bars and restaurants for the 2007 Cinco De Mayo celebration in Charleston.  Enjoy margaritas, salsa, and Mexican food at its best during this festive day of celebration.
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Downtown Charleston

Cinco De Mayo Festival
Sat., May 5, 2007
Head on over to the Visitors Center Bus Shed between John and Anne Streets Saturday, May 5th, 2007 and join others in celebrating the Cinco de Mayo Festivities.  Eat authentic Mexican cuisine, sip on Mexican Beer and Margaritas, and Salsa the night away with plenty of live latin music.  This is the 2nd annual Cinco de Mayo festival which will most likely rendezvous at the same spot at the same time for the years to come in Charleston.  [more info]
Downtown Charleston

2007 Greek Festival
Friday, May 11- Sunday, May 13,, 2007
Its all Greek to me!  Explore The Charleston Greek Festival.  Enjoy The Charleston Greek Orthodox Church tours, authentic Greek food, drink and live music.  This annual Charleston event has been a blast in the past...check it out for yourself this year.  [more info]
Downtown Charleston

2007 Charleston Maritime Festival
Thursday, May 17 - Monday, May 21, 2007
Dock space will be limited for the 2007 Maritime festival sponsored by Tall Ships Charleston.  Festival admission is free.  Enjoy tall ship tours, wooden boat displays, live music, food and a children's village.  [more info]
Downtown Charleston

2007 Annual Spoleto Festival
Fri., May 25- Sun., June 10, 2007
Its getting to be that time of the year where Charleston, SC explodes will our favorite art and live music connoisseurs.  The Spoleto festival for the 2007 season will be here and gone before you know it, so grab your tickets and information before certain events sell out.  [more info]
Downtown Charleston

2007 Spoleto Charleston
Fri., May 25- Sun., June 10, 2007
Of course one can't go to a Spoleto event without a full belly and maybe a nice buzz, right?  The foodies at CharlestonCocktail.com put together a Spoleto event restaurant and bar guide for this purpose.  Enjoy cocktails and dinner before and after Spoleto performances with in walking distance.
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Downtown Charleston

April 2007

Easter Sunday in Charleston, SC
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Explore Charleston, SC and its surrounding islands and towns to see what this "Holy City" has in store for this years Easter festivities.  Enjoy Easter Brunch and Dinner at Charleston's fine dining restaurants, casual dining restaurants and Plantations this Easter.  [more info]
All over the greater Charleston, SC area

6th Annual Family Circle Cup
Sat., April 7 - Sun., April 15, 2007
Join WTA professionals for the 2007 Family Circle cup on Daniel Island; a new, cosmopolitan island (known as one of the secret outer “jewels” of the city of Charleston). The Family Circle Cup grounds will be swarming with activities for the whole family to enjoy. Blackbaud Stadium just off Interstate 526 will be this year’s host.  [more info]
Daniel Island

20th Annual Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival
Sun., April 29, 2007
Give our local shrimp boys a little luck this year and help bless them at "The Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival" at Alhambra Hall in Mount Pleasant, SC. This Charleston-area event will have activities for the whole family and takes place Sunday, April 29th from 11:30-4:30 P.M. Eat shrimp and be merry!  [more info]
Mount Pleasant (
Shem Creek) 

March 2007                       
 

2nd Annual Charleston Food and Wine Festival
March 1-4, 2007
Thurs. March 1 - Sun. March 4, 2007
A must-do weekend event! Prepare yourself for the 2007 Charleston Food and Wine Festival; come with an empty stomach and a discerning palate ready to be satisfied. You will experience the tastes of grand delicacies and wines from around the globe. Visit demos on food and wine from celebrity chefs and professional wine sommeliers. The 2007 "Charleston Food and Wine Festival's" hub is the Culinary Village on Marion Square in Charleston, SC.
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Downtown Charleston

60th Annual Festival of Homes and Gardens
March 15 - April 14, 2007
Thurs. March 15 - Sat. April 14, 2007
The Historic Charleston Foundation is holding its annual Festival of Homes and Gardens. Acquaint yourself with Historic Charleston like never before. Up to ten (10) walking tours a day for opportunities to gratify your curiosity of historic Charleston. Venture the scenes to view beautiful gardens and antique interiors of some of Charleston's most celebrated historic homes.  [more info]
Downtown Charleston

30th Annual Summerville Flowertown Festival
Fri. March 30 - Sun. April 1, 2007
The Summerville Flowertown Festival has become such a yearly tradition, why not consider joining the thousands of family and friends that attend the festival in Azalea Park in Summerville, SC (hence the name: "Flowertown Festival”). Relish genuine live entertainment, over 200 vendors and much more. 
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Summerville

30th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run
Sat. March 31, 2007
Runners. Walkers. Family. Friends. Take your marks, get set, and GO!.. join other marathon enthusiasts, families, pets, sightseers and those wanting to stroll the path of this significantly historic, annual bridge-run. Celebrate this 30-year Lowcountry tradition! People from far-and-wide (and us locals!) make the journey from the Patriots Point area of Mt. Pleasant, SC and cross the grand Cooper River to set foot on the peninsula of the City of Charleston. Unimaginably, the Cooper River Bridge Run continues, now on a new spectacular new bridge. Partake in the 2nd bridge run over our landmark Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge (opened 7/2005). Even if you don’t run, remember to join the prime southern hospitality after the run. Join the thousands “cooling off,” and do some ‘hopping’ to our inviting downtown Charleston establishments. This city never disappoints.  [
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Downtown Charleston

February 2007

17th Annual Southern Comfort Lowcountry Blues Bash
Fri. February 9 - Sun. February 18,2007
Have a “jam good time” enjoying the vibrant, yet relaxing sounds of the 2007 Southern Comfort Blues Bash. This Charleston, South Carolina event will be held at some of downtown Charleston’s, Mt. Pleasant’s, James Island’s, Daniel Island’s, West Ashley’s and Folly Beach Island SC’s best restaurants and nightclubs.
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All over the greater Charleston, SC area

The "Chocolate Affair" Gala
February 10, 2007
Sat. February 10, 2007
Chocolate – A food or flavoring, typically a smooth brown and sometimes brittle solid, made from roasted and ground cacao seeds usually sweetened and mixed with cocoa butter and dried milk. Help support “Communities In Schools” (CIS) at their event where they will be catering, offering a full-bar, live music and plenty of chocolate for even the most discerning connoisseur.  [more info]
Downtown Charleston

2007 Charleston SC Valentines Day
February 14, 2007
Wed. February 14, 2007
Treat your honey to roses (or what you know he/she loves – c’mon, you should know them pretty well by this point) and choose between a romantic Valentine’s dinner at one of our fine dining restaurants or a non-stop, high energy Valentine’s evening. A lively night out-on-the-town at our Charleston bars, restaurants and nightlife is not likely to disappoint, no matter what the situation.  [more info]
All over the greater Charleston, SC area

25th Annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
Fri. February 16 - Sun. 18, 2007
The 25th Annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, known as S.E.W.E., an abbreviation for some adventure seekers, is coming up quick! This year make sure to set aside the Weekend of February 16-18, 2007. New this year to S.E.W.E., visit the “Grilling Village” at Brittle Bank Park where one can sample BBQ, jam to live music and watch local Charleston chefs creating their “works of art.” Do this while overlooking the historic, yet pristine, Ashley River. 
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Downtown Charleston

8th Annual Chefs Feast
Sun. February 25, 2007
Interested in spending a Sunday in Charleston, while supporting the Lowcountry Food Bank’s Kids Café Program? The 8th Annual Chefs Feast on February 25, 2007 at the Embassy Suites Airport Charleston Convention Center may be your answer. Enjoy the benefit of satisfying your palate and being a philanthropist to our local child. Brought to you by the Lowcountry Food Bank and coordinating Chef Robert Carter of Peninsula Grille. 95% of the proceeds go to the Lowcountry Food Bank’s Kids Cafe Program. 
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North Charleston

January 2007

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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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All over the greater Charleston, SC area


Five Star Iris Charleston
January 3-5, 200
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Enjoy acoustic and electric rock by Five Star Iris with four shows in three days.  Lowcountry Live, Johnson's Pub, and The Plex will all host Five Star Iris while touring in Charleston, SC.  [more info]
North Charleston

Bob Seger North Charleston Coliseum Concert
January 9, 2007
Set off and jam to the classic rock sounds of Bob Seger, January 9th, 2007 at the North Charleston Coliseum located off Montague Road in North Charleston.  [more info]
North Charleston

Lowcountry Oyster Festival at Boone Hall Plantation
January 28, 2007
Load up the whole family and join oyster eatin' fools at this years Low Country Oyster Roast at Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens.  Eat, shuck and drink...one more reason to party for Charleston locals. 
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Mount Pleasant

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