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December 2013 - January 2014 

Charleston, SC New Years Eve
Tues., Dec. 31, 2013 - Wed., Jan. 1, 2014
8PM - 2AM

Since the parties, Galas, dinners, and dancing this 2014 New Years Eve takes place in two separate years, it's important we give you the best 2014 New Years Eve details twice! You and your group, or significant other can find the hottest New Years Eve celebrations in town, here! 

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downtown historic Charleston, Mount Pleasant, Folly Beach, North Charleston

Mad River New Years Eve Celebration
Tues., Dec. 31, 2013 - Wed., Jan. 1, 2014
8:30PM - 2AM

2014 New Years Eve in downtown historic Charleston is always a blast!  Mad River is hosting its annual ALL-INCLUSIVE New Years Eve Celebration, complete with; live music and entertainment, a full dinner buffet, dancing, a champagne toast, and more!
 
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Downtown Charleston

Yorktown Countdown
Tues., Dec. 31, 2013 - Wed., Jan. 1, 2014
9PM - 2PM

Located just across the bridge from downtown Charleston, Yorktown Countdown New Years Eve party resides on a retired battleship, the USS Yorktown!  Select tickets on different areas of the boat to enjoy music, entertainment, and open bar packages!  Plus more!
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Mount Pleasant

Charleston Rose Ball - New Years Eve
Tues., Dec. 31, 2013 - Wed., Jan. 1, 2014
9PM - 1:30PM
Looking for an upscale 2014 New Years Eve party, downtown in Charleston, SC?  Look no further!  The 2014 Rose Ball is held at Citadel's Johnson Hagood Stadium with a plethora of entertainment and  levels of ticketing.  
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Downtown Charleston

New Years Eve - Republic Garden & Lounge
Tues., Dec. 31, 2013 - Wed., Jan. 1, 2014
Republic Garden & Lounge invites you to an upscale exclusive 2014 New Years Eve special event in Charleston, SC!  There will be live entertainment, a premium champagne toast, and more!  VIP table reservations and general admission options, are available!
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Downtown Charleston

December 2013

New Years Eve Charleston, South Carolina (SC) - Parties & Celebrations
Tues., Dec. 31, 2013 - Wed., Jan. 1, 2014
8PM - 2PM

New Years Eve in Charleston is a blast!  Search through 2014 New Years Eve parties, at downtown Charleston restaurants and bars! Locate long lasting New Years celebrations on and around the historic Charleston, SC peninsula.  Reserve and book tables at some of our trendiest clubs, lounges, and dance clubs!  And, make 2014 New Years Eve dinner and dining reservations at some of Charleston's nicest fine dining restaurants!   You're sure to have a night to remember, find out which 'happening' is best for you, you and your group, or for you and your significant other this New Years!
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downtown historic Charleston

Christmas In Charleston, SC
November - December
Christmas is in the air in Charleston!  Find out where to have your Company Christmas party or other holiday parties in 2013!  Also, research Christmas 'things-to-do', places to see Christmas lights, and peruse additional holiday Christmas events and dinners!
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Charleston, Mount Pleasant, North Charleston

Holiday Festival of Lights
Fri., Nov. 11  - Sun., Jan. 1
Sun. – Thurs., 5:30 – 10:00PM
Fri. & Sat., 5:30 – 11:00PM

Tour through Charleston's largest Christmas and holiday light show as the Holiday Festival Of Lights driving tour, starts soon (or is on already)!  It takes place November - December at Charleston County Park's, James Island County Park.

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James Island

Parade Of Boats in Charleston
Saturday, December 7, 2013
5-8PM

"Deck the boats with bounds of Folly:)"!  Enjoy the annual holiday Christmas spectacle,  as boats and their captains show their holiday spirit in 2013 by participating in a Christmas cruise through the Charleston Harbor.  There are plenty of spots to view this Charleston Christmas boat parade!  Check out the website for more info and to register your boat!

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downtown Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, West Ashley

November 2013

Ladson Fairgrounds Coastal Carolina Fair
Thurs., Oct., 27- Sat., Nov., 5
3 - 11PM
The Coastal Carolina Fair, in Ladson, SC, offers live music, thrill rides, competitions, great fair food, and it's long-lasting tradition!  Make sure to visit this Charleston family friendly event for an unbelievable fair experience this fall!
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Ladson, North Charleston

Holiday Festival of Lights
Fri., Nov. 11  - Sun., Jan. 1
Sun. – Thurs., 5:30 – 10:00PM
Fri. & Sat., 5:30 – 11:00PM
Pack up the kids in the car, brew some hot chocolate, and set off for this years Holiday Festival Of Lights, in Charleston, at James Island County Park in James Island, SC.  This Charleston holiday event traverses through James Island County Park and offers one of the best Christmas light tours in the area!
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James Island

Blessing of the Vine
Sat., Nov. 12
1 - 5PM
If wine is your beve of choice, the 2013 Blessing Of The Vine, at Irving House Vineyards in Wadmalaw, SC is for you!  An official blessing takes place in hopes of an outstanding crop of grapes!  Sip and sample local Muscadine wine, enjoy live entertainment, and sample some Lowcountry delicacies!  Bring your chair and settle in for a fun weekend event just outside of the downtown Charleston, SC!
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Wadmalaw Island, Johns Islan
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Thanksgiving Charleston
Thurs., Nov. 24
12-Close
Thanksgiving in Charleston, SC comes in many forms and choices!  Choose to peruse some long-lasting Thanksgiving traditions at one of Charleston many restaurants, make Thanksgiving Day reservations, or choose from Thanksgiving Day buffets in the area, this holiday!
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Charleston, SC Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony on Marion Square
Saturday, November 30, 2013
4:30 - 6:30PM

Always a family fun filled Christmas event in Charleston, the annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, held on Marion Square, has holiday activities for all ages!  Along with the tree lighting itself, enjoy holiday music, crafts, and vendors.  
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downtown Charleston

October 2013

Moja Arts Festival
Sept. 26 - Oct. 6
Inspired by Charleston's African and Caribbean influence, Moja Arts Festival in North Charleston showcases art, poetry, music, and more.  Purchase tickets and find out how you can be a part Moja Arts festival in 2013!
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Charleston, North Charleston, Mt Pleasant

Halloween Charleston, SC
Oct. 31 - Nov 2
Varied times

Find out which Halloween activities are fun and exciting for the entire family!  Or, find Halloween activities and parties, meant for adults, at Charleston's best bars and restaurants.  Purchase tickets, find out "when", or simply find out more!
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Downtown Charleston, Hollywood,Folly Beach, Mt Pleasant, North Charleston

BBQ and Blues Harbor Cruise
Thursdays 7 - 9PM
October 9, 17, & 31
Back by popular demand, Charleston Harbor Tours presents The BBQ and Blues Cruise!  Enjoy a local BBQ buffet, a cash bar, live local blues, and fantastic scenery!  For this time of year, you cant beat a Charleston event such as this!
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Downtown Charleston

Ladson Fairgrounds Coastal Carolina Fair
Thurs., Oct., 31- Sat., Nov., 10
3 - 11PM
Ladson Fairgrounds is the place to be this time of year in Charleston, SC.  The smell of fair food fills the air!  The "cling-clang" of fair games excites onlookers!  And, the Coastal Carolina Fair's rides, music, and auctions keeps visitors coming back for more! [more info]
Ladson, North Charleston

September 2013

Shaggin' On The Folly Pier
Fri., Sept. 20
Evenings

Are you ready for the last Shaggin' On The Folly Beach Pier of the summer?!  Better be!  Join others whom enjoy shag music, the culture of shag, and the dancing, of course!  Celebrate this Charleston summer event with live entertainment and refreshments, for one last "hoorah" of the 2013 summer event season! 
7-11PM
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Folly Beach Pier



Scottish Games & Highland Gathering
Sat., Sept. 22
9-5PM
For all who enjoy watching big Scots show off their strengths and bagpipe music, the Scottish Games and Highland Gathering Summer event at Boone Hall Plantation is for you!  Of course there will be heavy woodsman athletics, but also enjoy traditional music, food, and dance!  
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Mt. Pleasant



Moja Arts Festival
Thurs. Sept. 26 - Sun. Oct. 6
Scattered Event Times
Celebrate African and Caribbean cultures and art at this years Moja Arts Festival!  This summer Charleston event has exhibits, showings, and entertainment throughout historical downtown Charleston, North Charleston, and Mt. Pleasant.  The 2013 Moja Arts Festival showcases African and Carribean; theatre, traditional crafts, visual arts, dance, storytelling, jazz, storytelling, classical music, gospel music, ethnic foods, R&B music, art, & poetry.
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Charleston, North Charleston, Mt Pleasant

Labor Day Weekend In Charleston
Sat., Aug. 31 - Mon., Sept. 2
Still wondering where to spend your Labor Day Weekend?  Charleston, SC has few things to do and special events.  Choose to shop, eat, and enjoy family friendly events!  Or, if nothing else, spend some time at the beach and take it easy...you've earned it!
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Charleston, Folly Beach, James Island, Mt Pleasant, north Charleston, Sullivan's Island, Isle Of Palms



Taste Of Charleston
Fri., Sept. 27 - Sun., Sept. 29
Afternoons
Are you ready to eat, Charleston?!  Calling all foodies and patrons ready for a good time, the annual Taste Of Charleston summer event involves three days of competition, dinners, and the main event, on Sunday, at Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens.  Be there or be square!  Find out more and purchase tickets for this years Taste Of Charleston!
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Charleston, Mount Pleasant

August 2013

Reggae Nights James Island County Park
Sat., Aug 3
8PM
Come on out the James Island County Park for the last Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series in Charleston, SC.  Dance, drink, and peruse vendors with like products and food.  Mystic Vibrations will be on stage, jamming the night away!
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James Island, Charleston

Moonlight Mixers: Shagging On The Folly Beach Pier
Fri., August 10 & 31
7-11PM
South Carolina's dance and shag crowd resides select Fridays on Folly Beach, for Charleston County Parks - Shaggin' On The Pier Moonlight Mixers!  This summertime Charleston event on Folly Beach is a whole lot of fun for all ages!  Refreshments are available at the foot of the pier with proper ID.  Bring the entire family, your dancin' shoes, and be ready to shag, baby! 
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Folly Beach

July 2013

4th Of July Charleston, SC
ALL DAY
Are you ready for big bangs, live music, entertainment, good grub, bargains, and some of the best beaches on the East coast?  If you answered yes, Charleston, South Carolina (SC) during the Fourth (4th) Of July & Independence Day, is the place to be!  There are plenty of events and summer things to do! Whether you are local or visiting this historic city and its barrier islands, beaches, and towns, 4th of July in Charleston is the place to be!
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Charleston, Mt Pleasant, Kiawah Island, Sullivan's Island, IOP, Summerville, North Charleston

Shaggin' On The Folly Pier
Fri July 5 & 26
7-11PM
"Shake what your grandma gave ya"! Lol!  Join with other beach music enthusiasts as they congregate at Folly Beach Pier, once again, for Moonlight Mixers - Shaggin' On The Folly Beach Pier.  This Summer Folly Beach event takes place during the summer months, on select Fridays.
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Folly Beach Pier

Reggae At James Island County Park
Sat., July 13
8PM
Reggae Nights at James Islands County Park offers big name Reggae Bands in a picturesque setting.  During the summer time gather with visitors and locals who like to dance, drink, and enjoy the smooth sounds of live Reggae music!  "We be jammin'" on select Saturdays during the summer months.
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James Island, Charleston

June 2013

Shaggin On The Pier
Fri., June 6
7-11PM
Make Shaggin' On The Pier, on Folly Beach, a Friday summertime tradition in Charleston, SC!  Enjoy shag music, other shag-fanatics, refreshments, and a wonderful view of Folly Beach and the Atlantic Ocean! Shag me baby!  [more info]
Folly Beach

Charleston, SC Spoleto Festival
Fri., May 24  - Sun., June 9
daily
"Spoleto in Charleston, SC is here! Oh Yeah!"  If you enjoy plays, opera, dance, music, singing, and just about anything involving the art culture, Spoleto USA in Charleston is the way to go! Find out which performances are taking place this year, find schedules, search events, and buy tickets for this year's fest!
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Downtown Charleston

Fathers Day Charleston
Sun., June 16
Make this 2013 Fathers Day in Charleston, SC a day Dad won't forget!  Take him to one of Charleston best restaurants for a Father's Day Brunch and find activities geared for "Dads"!  [more info]
Charleston
, North Charleston, Mt Pleasant

Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series Charleston County Parks
Sat., June 1 & 22
7:30PM
Reggae Nights Summer Concert series has become quite a relaxing way to chill on certain Saturday nights, in the summer.  Reggae Nights is held at The James Island County Park, on Riverland, in Charleston, SC (actually James Island).   [more info]
James Island

Charleston Caribbean Festival: Carifest
Thurs June 20 -Sat June 22
Times Vary
2013 Carifest (Charleston Caribbean Festival), in Charleston, SC, is the celebration of Caribbean and African heritage! Check out events all over downtown Charleston, SC including; a parade, guest speakers, dancing, steel drums, and a grand finale!  This years Carifest with feature Trinidad & Tobago!    
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downtown Charleston

May 2013

Cinco De Mayo Festival In Charleston
Sat., May 4
7-11
Crack a Corona, pour yourself a shot of Tequilla, tune Pandora to Rodrigo y Gabriela, and get ready to "celebrate mass"!  As always, the Charleston Cinco De Mayo Festival is held at Charleston Visitor's Center Bus Shed, between John and Anne Streets. 
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Downtown Charleston

Moonlight Mixers - Shaggin On The Pier Shag Series on Folly Beach
Fri., May 11
7-11PM
Charleston County Parks celebrates our state's dance, the shag, with shag parties (select Fridays) on the Folly Beach Pier, each summer!  Bring your dancing shoes, friends, family members, and dance partners for a cool evening with a great view!   [more info]
Folly Beach

Charleston, SC Greek Festival
Fri., May 10  - Sun., May 12
11AM - 10PM
It's all Greek to me! Charleston's Greek Festival takes place each May at Charleston's Greek Orthodox Church, downtown on Race Street.  The Greek Festival also happens to fall on Mother's Day each year, too!  Show mom a good time, or just visit for some ethnic food, drink, and dance!  We're sure you'll love it!
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Downtown Charleston

Mother's Day Charleston, SC
Sun., May 12
For those lucky enough o have Mom around Charleston this Mother's Day, take her out and show her a good time!  Weather its for brunch, for dinner, or just a day of relaxation...she deserves it! "Happy Mother's Day, Mom!  [more info]
Greater Charleston

Charleston, SC Spoleto Festival
Fri., May 24  - Sun., June 9
daily
"Spoleto in Charleston, SC is here! Oh Yeah!"  If you enjoy plays, opera, dance, music, singing, and just about anything involving the art culture, Spoleto USA in Charleston is the way to go! Find out which performances are taking place this year, find schedules, search events, and buy tickets for this year's fest!
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Downtown Charleston

April 2013

Family Circle Cup
Sat. March 30 - Sun. April 7
starts at 11AM
Watch the worlds best female tennis players battle it out in sunny Charleston, SC, held on Daniel Island.  Family Circle Cup Tournament at Family Circle Cup Stadium is an official WTA event whose roots run deep!  Forty years worth of Women's tennis tradition!
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Daniel Island

Cooper River Bridge Run
Thurs. April 4, Noon - 8PM - Expo
Fri. April 5, 8AM - 8PM - Expo
Sat., April 6, 8AM - RACE
An annual Spring event in Charleston, SC, Cooper River Bridge Run attracts visitors and running enthusiasts from around the globe.  Downtown historic Charleston, South Carolina fills up and area restaurants and bars have plenty of marathon specials to welcome bridge runners!  See for yourself and good luck!
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Downtown Charleston, Mt. Pleasant

Summerville's YMCA Flowertown Festival
Fri., April 5 - Sun., April 7    
Fri. & Sun., 9AM - 6PM
Sun., 9AM - 4PM
Celebrate the Spring bloom and the town of Summerville by visiting this years 2013 Summerville Flowertown Festival, Sponsored by the Summerville YMCA, visitors participate and shop through vendors, demonstrations, arts and crafts!
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Summerville

Blessing Of The Fleet & Seafood Festival Mt Pleasant
Sun., April 28
Now here's a Charleston event (actually over the bridge in Mt Pleasant) locals and visitors should partake in!  If you like boats, shrimp, beautiful weather (and people), live music, and activities, The 2013 Blessing Of The Fleet and Seafood Festival should be on your list of things to do in Charleston! [more info]
Mount Pleasant

March 2013

Easter in Charleston, SC
Looking for a restaurant in Charleston to enjoy a Sunday Bruch after Church?  You've come to right place.  Check out local restaurants and what they are offering this Easter!
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Charleston, Mt. Pleasant, Isle Palms, Summerville

Charleston St Patty's Day
Sun., March 17
Let's celebrate 2013 St. Patrick's Day in Charleston, SC!  Drinky, drinky, drinky!  Explore downtown Charleston's Irish pubs and bars, Park Circle in North Charleston's bars, and others! Each town, city, and Island celebrates around here!  "Happy 2013 St Patty's Day Charleston, SC"! 
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Charleston, North Charleston, Mt. Pleasant

Festival of Houses and Gardens
Thurs., March 21 - Thurs., April 30
The Historic Foundation of Charleston, this time of year, puts on an almost month long event known as Tours Of Houses an Gardens.  Lush gardens, Antebellum historic houses, and beautiful scenery throughout makes this a top event in Charleston, SC!  And, it happens to fall at such a great time of year when the Charleston, South Carolina is in full bloom! 
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Downtown Charleston

Cooper River Bridge Run
Sat., March 31
8AM
If shin splints aren't your worst enemy, the 2013 Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston is just for you!  This annual Charleston event attracts tens of thousands to this beautiful city, at such a perfect season of the year!  The city is booming with running enthusiasts, local and visiting, who enjoy this great event every year!!  It's a 10K walk and run which starts in Mt. Pleasant and ends in downtown Charleston, SC, after crossing the Authur Ravenel Bridge.
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Downtown Charleston, Mt. Pleasant

Family Circle Cup
Sat., Feb. 28 - Sun. March 3
starts at 11AM
Tennis pros, onlookers and company sponsors gather each year for the Family Circle Cup in Charleston.  It's located on Daniel Island, and attracts the masses!  The Family Circle cup at Family Circle Stadium is a WTA event, with all major stars making an appearance, for their chance to win first place title and prize!
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Daniel Island

Charleston Food & Wine Festival
Thurs., Feb. 28 - Sun., March 3
Savor Charleston's Restaurants, our finest chefs, intuitive mixolgists, food critics, and like-minded foodies!  Charleston Food and Wine Festival offers events, dinners, presentations, and shopping.  Be there or be square, for this year's celebrated family friendly Charleston, SC event!
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Downtown Charleston

February 2013

Lowcountry Blues Bash
Fri., Feb. 8- Fri., Feb. 17
Daily
Fell like listening to some blues tonight?  You picked a good month for it!  Visit Charleston bars, restaurants and live music performance centers for low country Blues Bash shows throughout the month.  Shows are spread out all around greater Charleston, SC and either FREE or $10. 
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downtown Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Mt Pleasant

Valentines Day Charleston
Thurs., Feb. 14
Its not always easy to make time for your loved ones!  Today, you can make an exception!  Peruse romantic Charleston restaurants or book reservations for the perfect date-night-out this Valentines Day! 
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downtown Charleston, West Ashley, James Island, Mt Pleasant

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition(SEWE)
Fri., Feb. 15 - Sun., Feb 17
Daily
Southeastern Wildlife Expo in Charleston, SC (Sewe) is an outdoor animal lovers paradise!  Check out presentations, fine art, dinners, and more at Charleston's annual event, Southeastern Wildlife Expo 2013. 
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downtown Charleston

Mardi Gras Charleston & Fat Tuesday in Charleston, South Carolina
FAT Tues., Feb. 21
2013 Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday in Charleston, SC is a blast!  We're not quite New Orleans, but our Charleston restaurants and bars know how to party...and are always looking for a reason to do so! 
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Downtown Charleston

Charleston Food & Wine Festival
Thurs., Feb. 28 - Sun., March 3
The Charlesto0n Food & Wine Festival offers a family-foodie-friendly environment, where one can choose to munch on "tastes", enjoy special dinners, participate in demonstrations, and celebrate "ALL THINGS FOOD"!  Make sure to note the 2013 Charleston Food and Wine festival on your calendar!
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Downtown Charleston

January 2013

Charleston, SC New Years Eve 2012
Sat., Dec. 31, 2011 - Sun., Jan. 1, 2012
8PM until
Happy New Years Eve Charleston!  We always have a blast listing the different celebrations, parties, and upscale balls around greater Charleston and put together a list of places we highly recommend for bringing in the 2012 New Year!  Purchase tickets or reserve your table early!  They tend to sell out quite quickly.  [more info]
Charleston, Mt Pleasant, North Charleston, Summerville

Charleston Comedy Festival
Wed., Jan, 16 - Sun., Jan, 19
evenings
Charleston, SC Comedy Festival is in it's tenth year running!  Congrats to all you funny mugs!  Find comedy clubs and events all over the Charleston area during the 2013 Charleston Comedy Festival! 
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downtown Charleston
   

Charleston Bridal Show
Sun., Jan. 13
12-5 PM
Do you have a wedding in Charleston, SC, coming up?  And, do you want to start your planning for food, dιcor, transportation, etc?  Look no further!  Visit the Charleston Marriot Hotel January 13th, 2013, on Lockwood Blvd. for a conclusive Charleston Bridal Show including over 60 vendors to make your Charleston wedding, complete!
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downtown Charleston

Lowcountry Oyster Festival Boone Hall Plantation
Sun., Jan. 27
10:30AM - 5PM
The Boone Hall Lowcountry Oyster Roast made it into the Guinness book of world records!  Come See why!  Enjoy contests, alcoholic refreshments, live music, friends, and plenty of those salty little delights we call oysters!  [more info]
Mt Pleasant

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