Charleston Festivals & Events

  1. Charleston Wine & Food Festival

    An annual festival that takes place in Charleston, South Carolina. Why? Because this city offers the perfect combination of place, people and food that result in an identity unlike any other in the world. Charleston Wine + Food infuses homegrown flavor with top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers, artisans, and food enthusiasts from around the globe for a five-day event that spans the first full weekend each March.

  2. Charleston Fashion Week

    Charleston Fashion Week is one of the premier events in North America since its founding in 2007. It offers a fresh, reimagined series of signature programs spread across each year. March, June, and September dates deliver unique fashion experiences to attendees in varied historic venues throughout downtown Charleston.

  3. Festival of Houses & Gardens

    There’s no lovelier time in Charleston than spring – and no better way to experience the city’s charm than the annual Festival of Houses & Gardens. Step inside the private houses and gardens of some of the city’s most stunning properties, learn about Charleston’s distinctive architecture and history and celebrate our unique culture at luncheons, musical concerts and other Lowcountry lifestyle events. Tours and events vary by day.

  4. Flowertown Festival

    Every spring, the Town of Summerville is awash in color — from the hot pink azaleas, to the purple wisteria, to the delicate white dogwood. On one 3-day weekend during this season, thousands of festival-goers transcend this gracious Southern town to take in the flowers and hospitality and attend one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast.

  5. High Water Festival

    A celebration of music, food and libations curated by shovels & rope!

  6. MOJA Arts Festival

    The MOJA Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary festival. The Festival highlights the many African-American and Caribbean contributions to western and world cultures.

  7. Piccolo Spoleto Festival

    The Piccolo Spoleto Festival annually presents a varied program that includes visual arts exhibitions, performances of classical music, jazz, dance, theater, and choral music, as well as cultural events and community celebrations, poetry readings, children’s activities, craft shows, and film screenings.

  8. Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE)

    The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is a three-day celebration of wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education, sporting demonstrations, food, drink and the people who honor them all. It plays host to hundreds of artists and exhibitors, plus experts in wildlife and nature art – all eager to share their art and insights with more than 40,000 attendees.

  9. Spoleto Festival USA

    For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music. Now approaching its 43rd season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.

  10. World Grits Festival

    In 1985 two grits brokers noticed they were shipping large amounts of grits to St. George. After a little digging, including contact with some local Piggly Wiggly owners, it turned out, the people of St. George actually ate more grits per capita than any other place in the world! They were the GRITS EATING CHAMPIONS!!! Thus the World Grits Festival was born.