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January 2010

Charleston, SC New Years Eve
Fri., Dec. 31, 2010 - Sat., Jan. 1
8PM until
This 2010 into 2011 New Years Eve Charleston, SC guide will help in securing your New Years Eve plans.  Purchase tickets, make reservations and find out what is going on in Charleston for this 2011 New Years Eve.  Choose from all inclusive packaged celebrations or, fine dining galas and dinners.  [more info]
Charleston, Mt Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville

Charleston Comedy Festival
Wed., Jan, 19 - Sun., Jan, 22, evenings
Wow, this is already the 8th annual Charleston Comedy festival, a bunch of different venues, a bunch of different comics, and plenty of laughs.  For something different, take your sweetheart or gather with friends for the 2011 Charleston, SC Comedy Festival! [more info]   

"A Wonderful Wedding" Bridal Show
Sun., Jan. 23, 2010, 12-5 PM
Every year "A Wonderful Wedding" puts on a wedding convention at the Gillaird Auditorium in downtown Charleston, SC.  This annual Charleston event will help you find caterers, wedding venues, florists and all the other pieces to putting together an unforgettable wedding celebration! [more info]

Lowcountry Oyster Festival Boone Hall Plantation
Sun., Jan. 30, 10:30AM - 5PM
The Charleston Restaurant Association and Boone Hall Plantation, in Mt. Pleasant, team up twice a year for the largest oyster roasts ever!  They actually set as record, in the Guinness Book Of World Records, for the most people at an oyster roast.  Should be a great party again this year! [more info]

December 2010

Christmas in Charleston, SC
All December
Looking for a 2010 Charleston, SC Christmas dinner or holiday event?  We put together a Charleston, SC Christmas list to help you secure your Christmas dinner reservations.  Also, find Charleston Christmas plays, hotel reservations, sleigh rides, and live concerts in and around Charleston, SC.  [more info]
Charleston, Summerville, North Charleston, Mt Pleasant

Holiday Festival of Lights
Fri., Nov. 13  - Sun., Jan. 3
A nip in the air, holiday shopping, and Christmas lights for the entire family to enjoy, just a few things to look forward to this time of year!  The latter can be seen each year, including this one, at the James Island County Park, as they celebrate the Holiday Festival Of Lights.  Everybody has got to take experience this car ride through the park once, why not make it this year? 
[more info]
James Island

Charleston Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
Sat., December 4
Christmas in Charleston can be found here, Francis Marion Square, between King and Meeting Streets on Calhoun!  The 60 plus foot Christmas tree will be lit my Mayor Joseph Riley and Santa Clause himself.  Ho, Ho, Ho!  Don't miss this Charleston Christmas event!
[more info]
downtown Charleston

Charleston Pub Tours
December - Daily & Nightly
The Lesesne Tour company, located on the rainbow section of the historic Market Street area, offers The Original Charleston Pub Tour daily, with tours at 1, 4, 530, and 7PM.  They also offer a Martini Tour, with Southern Hors D’oeuvres, and a Bachelorette Pub Crawl.  We highly recommend this great way to see Charleston's bars, taverns, and restaurants with trained professionals leading the way!  [more info]
Downtown Charleston

Charleston Parade of Boats
Sat., December 4
This is our favorite Christmas holiday event in Charleston, SC!  Line the Charleston Harbor's outskirts with a thermos of hot chocolate and bring the whole family along for some decked out mariners!  Watch as locals decorate their boats and parade through the Charleston Harbor.  Dress warm and don't forget to head over to the Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony afterwards, downtown. 
[more info]
downtown Charleston, Mt Pleasant

Charleston, SC New Years Eve 2011
Fri., Dec. 31, 2010 - Sat., Jan. 1, 2011
8PM until
This 2010 into 2011 New Years Eve Charleston, SC guide will help in securing your New Years Eve plans.  Purchase tickets, make reservations and find out what iss happening in Charleston for this New Years Eve.  Choose from all inclusive packaged celebrations or, fine dining galas and dinners.  [more info]
Charleston, Mt Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville

November 2010

Ladson Coastal Carolina Fair
Oct.28 - Nov.6
Fair food, fair games, and fair rides! These are some of the perks to this year's Coastal Carolina Fair at the Ladson Square Grounds.  This Charleston family event, is actually located just about a half an hour away from the city of Charleston, SC and brings a certain excitement to the area.  [more info]
Summerville, Ladson

Taste of the Town
Sun., Nov. 7
In Summerville, SC, pride and a sense of community shine each year at the annual Taste Of The Town, held in Azalea Park.  Sample Summerville's fine fare as area restaurants give you small tastes, showing you what  their food is all about!  Entry is Free and each individual restaurant booth charges their own fair price.  There will also be live music, a jump castle for the kids, and other merchants selling merchandise.  [more info]
Summerville

Charleston Pub Tours
November - Daily & Nightly
The Lesesne Tour company, located on the rainbow section of the historic Market Street area, offers The Original Charleston Pub Tour daily, with tours at 1, 4, 530, and 7PM.  They also offer a Martini Tour, with Southern Hors D’oeuvres, and a Bachelorette Pub Crawl.  We highly recommend this great way to see Charleston's bars, taverns, and restaurants with trained professionals leading the way!  [more info]
Downtown Charleston

Holiday Festival of Lights

Fri., Nov. 13  - Sun., Jan. 3
A nip in the air, holiday shopping, and Christmas lights for the entire family to enjoy, just a few things to look forward to this time of year!  The latter can be seen each year, including this one, at the James Island County Park, as they celebrate the Holiday Festival Of Lights.  Everybody has got to take experience this car ride through the park once, why not make it this year? 
[more info]
James Island

Blessing of the Vine
Sat., Nov. 13
Local grapes, local food, and local live music, are just a few things to look forward to, at this year's Blessing Of The Vine, at Irving House Vineyards, on Wadmalaw Island, SC.  The main event is the priest's blessing, where the priest will bless the vines, asking for a bumper crop in 2011!  The cost is $5 a car.   [more info]
Wadmalaw Island, Johns Islan
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Thanksgiving Day Charleston
Fri., Nov. 26
Turkey, football, and pumpkin pie, the question is, where are you going to eat it?  Tourists and locals, who don't feel like cooking, this year, should explore Charleston, SC restaurants for a Thanksgiving dinner low country style!  Make reservations or see what's happening this Thanksgiving in Charleston, SC.  
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All over greater Charleston, SC Restaurants

October 2010

Fall Tours of Homes
Thurs. Sept. 22 – Sun. Oct. 23
Thurs., Fri., Sat. and Sun.
The Historic Preservation Society of Charleston will be presenting this years Candlelight Fall Tour of Homes and Gardens.  Get your tickets today for this annual Charleston event and see some of Charleston's best kept secrets! 
Downtown Charleston

Charleston Pub Tours
October - Daily & Nightly
The Lesesne Tour company, located on the rainbow section of the historic Market Street area, offers The Original Charleston Pub Tour daily, with tours at 1, 4, 530, and 7PM.  They also offer a Martini Tour, with Southern Hors D’oeuvres, and a Bachelorette Pub Crawl.  We highly recommend this great way to see Charleston's bars, taverns, and restaurants with trained professionals leading the way!  [more info]
Downtown Charleston

Moja Arts Festival
Sept. 23 - Oct. 3
The Moja Arts Festival in Charleston, SC, a cultural art event for the entire family, you just can't miss, takes place this month and offers all flavors art! Whether you are a local or visiting our lovely peninsula of historic Charleston, SC take the opportunity to add this to your referendum.   [more info]
Downtown Charleston, N. Charleston, Mt. Pleasant

Taste Of Charleston
Oct. 8 - Oct. 10
Get your taste buds ready for the 30th annual Taste Of Charleston, held at Boone Hall Plantation in Mt. Pleasant, SC! During the main event on Sunday, local restaurants and their chefs or cooks, line the plantation grounds with steaming hot low country fare.  This is the best way to sample some of Charleston' s most popular restaurants on the setting of one of Charleston's most historic plantations.  [more info]
Downtown Charleston, Mt Pleasant

Ladson Coastal Carolina Fair
Oct.28 - Nov.6
Fair food, fair games, and fair rides! These are some of the perks to this year's Coastal Carolina Fair at the Ladson Square Grounds.  This Charleston family event, is actually located just about a half an hour away from the city of Charleston, SC and brings a certain excitement to the area.  [more info]
Summerville, Ladson

September 2010

Shaggin On The Pier
Moonlight Mixers

Fri., Sept. 3 & 17
7-11PM
For the over 50 age group of locals and visitors, this Charleston event actually takes place right on the Folly Beach Pier.  "Shake what your momma gave you" to shag & beach music as well as oldies until 11PM.  You can stay up late tonight, it's the beginning of the weekend at the Folly Beach Pier!  [more info]
Folly Beach

BBQ and Bluegrass Festival
Sun, Sept. 5
11AM - 8:30PM
Yummy!  The Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival, at Boone Hall Plantation, brings tasty BBQ and Bluegrass to the stage for its fourth year straight.  Sample "good eats" and jam with live music with The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and The Dillards at this years event!  [more info]
Mount Pleasant

Scottish Games and Highland Gathering
Sat., Sept. 18
9AM - 5PM
This years Scottish Games and Highland Gathering, sponsored by the Scottish Society of Charleston, Inc. is now accepting entry forms for the following categories; band, solo, dance, and athletics.  If your not planning on taking part in this years event, just come and watch the tradition, as the games are celebrating their 39th year running!  [more info]
Mount Pleasant

Fall Tours of Homes
Thurs. Sept. 22 – Sun. Oct. 23
Thurs., Fri., Sat. and Sun.
The Historic Preservation Society of Charleston will be presenting this years Candlelight Fall Tour of Homes and Gardens.  Get your tickets today for this annual Charleston event and see some of Charleston's best kept secrets! 
Downtown Charleston

August 2010

Shaggin On The Pier Moonlight Mixers
Fri., August 31
7-11PM

Get your dancing shoes ready for some Shagging on The Folly Beach Pier with music provided DJ Rob Duran.  Adult beverages will be available...they always makes you feel like your dancing better than you think you are! We'll see you there Smitty!  [more info]
Folly Beach

Reggae at James Island County Park
Sat., August 7 & 21
7:30PM

We're jamming...I wanna jam it with you!  Ok, so its not Bob but, enjoy the crisp live music at the James Island County Park's Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series with Mystic Vibrations on the 7th and Jah Works on the 21st.  Bring your blankets and get Irie man!  [more info]
James Island

July 2010

Fourth (4th) of July in Charleston, SC
Sun., July 4
ALL DAY
Be American and celebrate your independence in or around Charleston, SC!  Summerville will host yet another Red, White, and Blue, on the Green Festival.  Mt. Pleasant has the fireworks off the The USS Yorktown which can be seen from downtown Charleston.  Along with these few options make sure to get your fair share of watermelon and grilled meats on this 4th of July in Charleston.   [more info]
Mt Pleasant, Charleston, and North Charleston Areas

Shaggin On The Pier Moonlight Mixers
Fri., July 16
7-11PM

Get your dancing shoes ready for some Shagging on The Folly Beach Pier with music provided DJ Rob Duran.  Adult beverages will be available...they always makes you feel like your dancing better than you think you are!
[more info]
Folly Beach

Reggae at James Island County Park
Sat., July 10 & 17
7:30PM

We're jamming...I wanna jam it with you!  Ok, so its not Bob but, enjoy the crisp live music at the James Island County Park's Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series with Dub Addis on the 10th and Jahfe on the 17th.  Bring your blankets and get Irie! 
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more info]
James Island

June 2010

Shaggin On The Pier Moonlight Mixers
Fri., June 4
7-11PM

Get your dancing shoes ready for some Shagging on The Folly Beach Pier with music provided DJ Rob Duran.  Adult beverages will be available...they always makes you feel like your dancing better than you think you are!
[more info]
Folly Beach

Reggae at James Island County Park
Sat., June 12
7:30PM

We're jamming...I wanna jam it with you!  Ok, so its not Bob but, enjoy the crisp live music at the James Island County Park's Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series with Selah Dubb.  Bring your blankets and get Irie!  [more info]
James Island

Fathers Day in Charleston
Sun., June 20
ALL DAY
Celebrate your Dad this Fathers Day in Charleston, SC.  Take him out to dinner, brunch, or, just spend some quality time with the man who put you into this world!  Happy Fathers Day Dad!  [more info]
Mt Pleasant, Charleston, North Charleston

May 2010

Charleston Cinco De Mayo Festival
Sat., May 1, 2010
Join family or friends in celebration for the 5th annual Cinco De Mayo Festival held at the Visitor's Center Bus Shed.  Sample ethnic eats, plenty of tequila, and authentic Spanish music at its best! 
[more info]
Downtown Charleston

Greek Festival
Fri., May 7 - Sun., May 9
How about a little Greek tunes, Greek eats, and Greek wine?  One can look forward to the three of these and more at this year's Greek Festival at The Greek Orthodox Church.  Opa!  [more info]

Charleston Mother's Day
Sun., May 9
Happy Mothers Day, Moms!  If you are trying to decide where to take the women who put you into this world, this Mothers Day guide may help you say "Thanks"!
[more info]
Greater Charleston

Shaggin On The Pier Moonlight Mixers
Fri., May 14
7-11PM
Get your dancing shoes ready for some Shagging on The Folly Beach Pier with music provided DJ Rob Duran.  Adult beverages will be available...they always makes you feel like your dancing better than you think you are!
[more info]
Folly Beach

Spoleto Festival
Fri., May 28 - Sun., June 13

Schedule yourself accordingly to "all things art" once again in Charleston with Spoleto Festival USA beginning at the end of May!  There will be plenty of music, art, comedy, and tradition ahead!  [more info]
Downtown Charleston

Charleston Spoleto Festival  Restaurant & Bar Guide
Fri., May 28 - Sun., June 13
Find out which Spoleto Festival shows are close to Charleston's restaurants, bars, and other nightlife hotspots.  Whether you are visiting or local, there is a place for you to enjoy cocktails and great eats! 
[more info]   

April 2010

Festival of Homes and Gardens
Thurs., March 18 - Sat., April 17

View some of Charleston's finest colonial architecture and wonderfully restored gardens and courtyards at the 2010 Festival of Homes and Gardens.  This three week Charleston festival offers plenty of tours for the whole family to enjoy.  [more info]
Downtown Charleston

Easter Sunday in Charleston, SC
Sun., April 4
There are always a few things to do after Easter Sunday Church.  How about some brunch or dinner featuring everybody's favorite Easter dishes.  We listed a few places we know will be open for this festiv day, check them out!  
[more info]

Family Circle Cup
Sat. April 10 - Sun. April 18
Daniel Island and the Family Circle Cup Stadium will be buzzing with action!  Choose to explore the "Match Point Market" or get tickets to watch some of the nations top women tennis stars.  [more info]
Daniel Island

Shaggin On The Pier Moonlight Mixers
Fri., April 16
7-11PM

South Carolina's signature dance, the shag, can be practiced and perfected with DJ Rob Duren certain Fridays, from 7-11PM, starting in April and ending in October, 2010.  There will be a mix of oldies and beach music at the Folly Beach Pier those evenings. 
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more info]
Folly Beach

Blessing of the Fleet
Sunday, April 25, 2010
11:30-5PM
Join the festivities at Alhambra Hall for this years Blessing Of The Fleet And Seafood Festival.  Charleston shrimp boats receive a blessing for a successful year ahead in the shrimp business.  Let there be shrimp and plenty of it!  Enjoy live music and seafood from around the low-country and bring the whole family.  [more info]
Mt. Pleasant

March 2010

Charleston Food & Wine Festival
Thurs., March 4 - Sun., March 7
Get your palates and livers ready for a fun filled weekend of eating gourmet food and drinking fine wines, at the Charleston Food and Wine Festival.  Visit the culinary village or book dinner reservations at one of Charleston's participating restaurants.  [more info]
Downtown Charleston

Charleston St Patty's Day
Wed., March 17
Wacky hats, Guinness, Shepherd's Pie, beads, and plenty of flashing...what one can look forward to this St. Patrick's Day in Charleston, SC.  Put your green on and have some fun, Charleston!  [more info]
Charleston, James Island, North
Charleston, Mt pleasant

Festival of Homes and Gardens
Thurs., March 18 - Sat., April 17
Explore Charleston's Historic homes and gardens this spring.  Walking tours are available daily for this staple Charleston event! 
[more info]
Downtown Charleston

Cooper River Bridge Run
Sat. March 27
Some walk it, and some run it, the 2010 Cooper River Bridge Run, that is!  Whichever one prefers, Charleston will be booming with excitement, as this is the 33RD anniversary for this Charleston event. 
[more info]
Mt. Pleasant, Downtown Charleston

Summerville Flowertown
Festival

March 26, 27, & 28   
Friday & Saturday 9AM - 5PM
Sunday 9AM - 4PM
Visit Azalea Park for in Summerville for this great outdoor Charleston event (actually held in Summerville), for the 2010 Flowertown Festival, held during the peak of the blooming season! 
[more info]
Summerville

February 2010

Lowcountry Blues Bash
Fri., February 5 - Tues., February 16
Prepare for some of the countries best blues artists and blues music to hit the Lowcountry, Charleston, South Carolina.  Music venues range all over the greater Charleston area so get out and explore this years Lowcountry Blues Bash!  [more info]
Downtown Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Mt Pleasant, IOP, Sullivan's Island, North Charleston

Southeastern Wildlife
Exposition

Fri., Feb. 12 - Sun., Feb. 14
Visit Charleston or pack up the whole family for The Southeast's Largest Wildlife Expo!  Visit wildlife exhibits and shows, enjoy fine wildlife art, and dine on some of that exotic game you just don't see all the time.  
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more info]
Downtown Charleston

Valentines Day Charleston
Sun., Feb. 14

Take your honey out this Valentines Day in Charleston.  Yeah flowers and candy also may be necessary but, a fantastic meal at one of Charleston's fine dining restaurants is unforgettable!  [more info]
Downtown Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Mt Pleasant, IOP, Sullivan's Island, North Charleston, Summerville, Daniels Island

January 2010

Charleston Comedy Festival
Wed., Jan., 20 - Sun., Jan., 23
Get ready to laugh your pants off at The 7th Annual Charleston Comedy Festival presented by Theatre 99  and The Charleston City Paper.  Shows are held nightly January 20 - 23 from 7 -10PM at Venues all around the Charleston area but mostly downtown.  [more info]
Downtown Charleston, James Island, & North Charleston

Charleston Bridal Expo
Sun., Jan. 24, 12-5 PM
Search for wedding ideas, transportation, gowns, caterers, and more.  The Charleston Wedding Expo, brought to you by "A Wonderful Wedding" is a Charleston Event you just can't miss if your getting married soon!  [more info]
Downtown Charleston

Lowcountry Oyster Roast at Boone Hall Plantation
Sun., Jan., 31, 2010 - 10:30AM-5PM
Take out the shucking knives and your warmer clothes for a day filled with oysters, beer, live music, and family fun.  The Low country Oyster Roast at Boone Hall Plantation is staple to any Charlestonian.  If you moved to the Charleston area recently or are just visiting, check it out!  [more info]
Mt. Pleasant

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