Visit Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Visit Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum

Enjoy a “hands-on” history lesson at The Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum. With six tour routes, memorials and exhibits, Patriots Point is the fourth largest naval museum in the country – and one of only two museums with more than two ships. It is ranked the state’s number one heritage attraction. The USS Yorktown… Continued

Let Your Heart Be Light: The Holiday Festival of Lights: November 9, 2018 – January 1, 2019

Let Your Heart Be Light: The Holiday Festival of Lights: November 9, 2018 – January 1, 2019

Starts: November 9, 2018

Through January 1, 2019
@ James Island County Park

The beloved Holiday Festival of Lights returns to James Island County Park in November for its 29th year! Featuring an estimated two million shimmering lights, Charleston’s most popular holiday event opens for nightly admission on November 9th. More than four million people have toured the Holiday Festival of Lights, and the three mile driving tour… Continued

Annual Coastal Carolina Fair: October 25 – November 4

Annual Coastal Carolina Fair: October 25 – November 4

Starts: October 25, 2018

Through November 4, 2018

Take the short drive to Ladson, only minutes from Charleston, and find fun for the entire family. Entertainment will include not only thrilling rides for all ages, but an explosive mixture of nightly fireworks displays and nationally and internationally known performers. For more info, call 843-572-3161 or visit www.coastalcarolinafair.org.

47th Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering: November 3, 2018

47th Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering: November 3, 2018

Starts: November 3, 2018

On Saturday, November 3rd, join the fun at the Scottish Games and Highland Gathering at Boone Hall Plantation.  There will be activities for the entire family, from Piping and Drumming competitions to Border Collie demonstrations.  While you are there, enjoy Scottish food and merchandise. The music featured at this annual gathering of Scottish family clans,… Continued

Steeplechase at Charleston: November 11, 2018

Steeplechase at Charleston: November 11, 2018

Starts: November 11, 2018

@ The Plantation at Stono Ferry Racetrack

The Steeplechase of Charleston returns this November to close out the 2018 National Steeplechase Association Fall Racing Circuit. With deep roots in southern heritage, this Charleston tradition began in 1792 and will be ushered into its new era with the addition of The Steeplechase Gala and a weekend packed full of activities around Charleston. The… Continued

The Fall Tour of Homes: Thursday – Sunday, October 4 -28, 2018

The Fall Tour of Homes: Thursday – Sunday, October 4 -28, 2018

Starts: October 4, 2018

Through October 28, 2018

The Preservation Society of Charleston will host its Fall Tours October 4-28, 2018. The beauty and historic charm of Charleston come alive as friends of the Preservation Society of Charleston welcome you into the private interiors of some of the nation’s most exquisite historic homes where you will experience firsthand the rich history of Southern culture,… Continued

Holidays in Charleston

Holidays in Charleston

Holiday music, magical lights and exquisite decorations are all a part of the unforgettable experience of celebrating the holidays in Charleston. You’ll find revelry and merriment throughout our beautiful city. Here are a few highlights of the holiday festivities. 11/30 & 12/7 The Edmondston-Alston house, on 21 East Battery, will be open two Friday evenings,… Continued

McCleod Plantation: A Window to the Past

McCleod Plantation: A Window to the Past

Transition to Freedom In 2015, the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) opened a window to a complex past at McLeod Plantation Historic Site, located on James Island in the Charleston area. As a bold and rare example, McLeod Plantation Historic Site declines to tell the well-known manicured story of the grand Old South… Continued

Colour of Music Festival: October 24 – November 28

Colour of Music Festival: October 24 – November 28

Starts: October 24, 2018

Through November, 2018

Few classical music enthusiasts are aware of the tremendous contributions of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an African-French composer whose opera and classical masterpieces equaled or far exceeded those of his 18th-century contemporaries. Although his compositions are highly recognized overseas, they have gathered little notice in the United States. Today there are thousands of celebrated and… Continued

16th Annual Homegrown Weekend: August 10-11

16th Annual Homegrown Weekend: August 10-11

Starts: August 10, 2018

Through August 11, 3018
@ Volvo Car Stadium

Mark your calendars for August 10 and 11 for the 16th annual Homegrown Weekend! Hootie & the Blowfish will be returning to Daniel Island at the Volvo Car Stadium to take the stage for two days of music and fundraising to celebrate their South Carolina roots. This year, the show will open with direct support from the… Continued