“McLeod… Transition to Freedom”

“McLeod… Transition to Freedom”

Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission McLeod Plantation Historic Site Charleston Gateway Blog 2017 Planning a quick getaway to Charleston? You can visit the McLeod plantation historic site on James Island, just across the Ashley River from the historic downtown district. The former Sea Island cotton plantation has borne witness to some of the most… Continued

The Volvo Cars Open

The Volvo Cars Open

Starts: April 1, 2016

April 1-9
@ Family Circle Tennis Center

The 2017 Volvo Cars Open will be held April 1-9 at the Family Circle Tennis Center on Daniel Island. Every spring, the City of Charleston and Daniel Island serve as a backdrop to one of the richest and most traditional events in women’s professional tennis. Since 1973, the Volvo Cars Open has been a pioneer… Continued

Experience Winter’s Beauty – Camellia Walks return to Middleton Place

Experience Winter’s Beauty – Camellia Walks return to Middleton Place

Starts: February 7, 2016

February 7 - March 18, 2017

Camellias, a southern landscape favorite, show off a blaze of color throughout the winter months. Middleton family history holds that in the year 1786, French botanist André Michaux gave the Middletons some of the first camellia trees to be planted in an American garden. Today, Middleton Place has over 7,000 camellias, many over 220 years… Continued

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Starts: January 29, 2017

@ Boone Hall Plantation

The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association will be hosting the 34th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival on Sunday, January 29, 2017, from 10 am-5 pm. Located on the 700+ acre grounds of historic Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, the Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the world’s largest oyster festival and has been named one of the “top… Continued

2017 Charleston Wine + Food Festival

2017 Charleston Wine + Food Festival

Starts: March 1, 2016

March 1-5, 2017

Food and wine connoisseurs can enlighten both their palates and senses during the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, a non-profit organization that celebrates the food culture of Charleston.  Discover the distinctive flavors of the Lowcountry and uniquely Charleston experiences while interacting with and learning from the country’s best chefs, authors and beverage professionals. With a… Continued

2017 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

2017 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Starts: February 17, 2017

February 17-19, 2017

Now in its 35th year, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is the largest wildlife art and nature event in the nation, attracting 35,000-40,000 attendees annually.  Along with featured artist, Ezra Tucker, SEWE welcomes guest artists Richard Loffler and Van Marshall. Loffler is a sculptor from Saskatchewan and Van Marshall a carver from Summerville. Hundreds of… Continued

Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy

Alice Ravenel Huger Smith: Sharing Her Legacy

Art lovers are flocking to Middleton Place and the Edmondston-Alston House for a joint exhibition of rarely seen works by Alice Ravenel Huger Smith, a leading artist in the Charleston Renaissance movement that sparked economic revival and historic preservation in Charleston in the decades between the two world wars. An author, illustrator, printmaker, painter, teacher… Continued

70th Annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens

70th Annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens

Starts: March 16, 2016

March 16-April 22

Experience the intimate charm and elegance found only beyond Charleston’s private garden gates and historic thresholds during Historic Charleston Foundation’s 70th Annual Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens. Set amid the historic ambience of the city’s Old & Historic District, this series of award-winning tours showcases Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. These tours… Continued

2017 Cooper River Bridge Run

2017 Cooper River Bridge Run

Starts: April 1, 2016

The 2017 Cooper River Bridge Run will be held on Saturday, April 1 at 8 am.  This is the 40th year for the 10K run/walk.  A local tradition that stretches back to 1978, this 10K race draws close to 40,000 participants every year.  The race promotes continuous physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through education… Continued

Charleston Wears the Green Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Charleston Wears the Green Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Starts: March 17, 2016

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Historic Downtown Charleston On Friday, March 17, join the always eagerly anticipated Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Celebration!  The parade begins at 10 am sharp at King and Radcliffe Streets, and proceeds down King to Broad Street with the conclusion at the Cathedral of St. Johns. The celebration continues with the… Continued