Events

In Historic Charleston, events for every season

Spring

Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens

Charleston’s most historic private homes and gardens are on tour during this annual month-long Historic Charleston Foundation event that signals the start of spring in the Holy City.

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Table with antique items displayed for sale

Spring

Charleston Fashion Week

Runway shows in Marion Square are the cornerstone of the city’s five-day salute to high fashion.

Spring

Charleston Antiques Show

This annual three-day show presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation delights collectors of English, European, and American period furnishings, fine art, vintage jewelry, and antique silver.

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Summer

Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival

The rich culture and traditions of the Gullah community are celebrated during this festival showcasing the Lowcountry’s famed sweetgrass baskets. 

Close up of woman picking out fruit at farmers market
Close up of woman picking out fruit at farmers market

Summer

Spoleto Festival

One of the country’s premier performing arts festivals, the Spoleto Festival features more than 150 performances of opera, dance, theater, classical music and jazz.

Summer

Charleston Farmers Market

Held on Saturdays in Marion Square, the Charleston Farmers Market brings together local farmers, food vendors, artisans and crafters.

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Fall

Preservation Society House Tours

Experience some of the country’s finest, most historic homes and gardens on the Preservation Society of Charleston’s Fall Tours in October.

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Close up of woman beading bracelet

Fall

MOJA Arts Festival

A ten-day event celebrating the Gullah culture, this popular festival showcases African music and Caribbean cuisine.

Fall

Charleston Arts Festival

Art, creativity and community come together at this edgy, new October festival that seeks to bridge the gap between artist intention and audience expectation.

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Winter

Charleston Holiday Progressive Dinner

A beloved holiday tradition, these festive dinners in November and December feature a carriage ride between courses, starting on our own Pineapple Courtyard, followed by dinner at Circa 1886, and desserts and coffee at the John Rutledge House Inn.

Golden retriever dog sitting in field of tall grass
Golden retriever dog sitting in field of tall grass

Winter

Charleston Wine + Food Festival | late Feb - early March

Chefs, winemakers, and foodies gather in Marion Square for this four-day celebration of Charleston's renowned food culture. 

Winter

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Wildlife enthusiasts attending this three-day expo in February enjoy fine art, conservation education, and sporting demonstrations.

Golden retriever dog sitting in field of tall grass

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