Visit Charles Towne Landing!

Visit Charles Towne Landing!

In April of 1670 the first European settlers landed at Albemarle Point in Charles Towne at what is now Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. The settlers chose this site because it was easily defensible against Spanish invasion from the water with cannons, and with the construction of a fort wall of upright logs with sharpened… Continued

70th Annual Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens

70th Annual Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens

Through April 22, 2017

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

“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