Island Life

Island Life

A short drive from downtown takes you to one of Charleston’s island beach towns. Island life is a little slower and a little more laid back – it’s impossible not to relax while strolling along a sandy beach, listening to the waves crash against the shore. Sullivan’s Island Historically, Sullivan’s Island is known for its… Continued

Charleston: The Holy City

Charleston: The Holy City

Driving over the Ravenel Bridge into Charleston, the many steeples dotting the landscape stand out to first time visitors. Many believe that Charleston was given the name, “The Holy City” because of the religious freedom found here when the area was first settled. The church steeples were also used as a landmark by ship captains… Continued

Wake Up and Smell the (Local) Coffee

Wake Up and Smell the (Local) Coffee

If you’re one of many who just can’t start your day without a delicious cup of Joe, the Charleston area has some unique and quirky shops that make your morning coffee much more than ordinary! West of the Ashley Muddy Waters Coffee Bar in James Island 1739 Maybank Highway muddywaterscoffee.com Muddy Waters brews Counter Culture… Continued

Experience Winter’s Beauty: Camellia Walks Return to Middleton Place

Experience Winter’s Beauty: Camellia Walks Return to Middleton Place

Starts: February 6, 2018

Ends March 17, 2018
@ Middleton Place

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

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Starts: February 16, 2018

Ends February 18, 2018

Now in its 36th year, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is the largest wildlife art and nature event in the nation, attracting 35,000-40,000 attendees annually. This year’s featured artist is Joseph H. Sulkowski who refers to his style of painting as “poetic realism,” an interpretive form inspired by the natural world. He values his freedom… Continued

Cooper River Bridge Run

Cooper River Bridge Run

Starts: April 7, 2017

The 2018 Cooper River Bridge Run will be held on Saturday, April 7 at 8 am. This is the 41st 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

The Sottile Theatre: 90 Years of Bringing the Arts to Charleston

The Sottile Theatre: 90 Years of Bringing the Arts to Charleston

Live performance is dearly loved by the Charleston community– from ballet to jazz to comedy and cutting edge theatre, the Holy City is known for quality shows. One of Charlestonians’ favorite venues is the beautiful and historic Sottile Theatre, which celebrated its 90th anniversary in 2017. Originally named the Gloria Theatre, it was built by… Continued

Charleston Antiques Show

Charleston Antiques Show

Starts: March 16, 2018

Ends March 18, 2018
@ Gaillard Center

Inspired by the rich historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Charleston, the Annual Charleston Antiques Show is a premier destination for collectors and enthusiasts who enjoy seeing and learning about incorporating antiques into modern-day decor. The Antiques Show is a showcase of English, European, and American period furnishings, decorative arts and fine art, architectural elements, garden… Continued

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Starts: January 28, 2018

@ Boone Hall Plantation

The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association will be hosting the 35th Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival on Sunday, January 28, 2018, 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

A Jewel of the Lowcounty: Gullah Geechee Culture

A Jewel of the Lowcounty: Gullah Geechee Culture

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