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

The Holiday Festival of Lights: How Does It All Happen?

The Holiday Festival of Lights: How Does It All Happen?

It all started with a trip to West Virginia. In 1990, a group of Charleston County Parks and Recreation staff from James Island County Park traveled to a light show in the town of Wheeling, West Virginia, bright eyed and following a dream. Soon, that dream came to life with the first ever Holiday Festival… Continued

KAPLA – Tom’s Toys

KAPLA – Tom’s Toys

Too much screen time! That phrase is uttered so often in our modern lives and yet we as families cannot seem to break our addiction. Creative play seems to be slipping into the past as our children learn to build on Minecraft and other such computer games. At times, the art of actual building blocks… Continued

Charleston Beach Regulations

Charleston Beach Regulations

Enjoy the Charleston Area’s Sun and Shore! Charleston’s surrounding beaches welcome you to their sandy shores! Fun for family and friends, grab your bathing suit or your shirt and shorts, and bask on the edge of our beautiful waters. To make your time more worry free and to ensure the safety of both our residents and… Continued

Visit the Newly Remodeled Gibbes Museum of Art!

Visit the Newly Remodeled Gibbes Museum of Art!

@ Gibbes Museum of Art

If you’re a regular visitor to the Holy City, you may have noticed that the Gibbes Museum has been closed for nearly two years for an extensive renovation. Now reopened, the 111-year-old museum houses a premier collection of more than 10,000 works telling the story of American art. In addition to an innovative new layout… Continued

McLeod Plantation – Transition to Freedom

McLeod Plantation – Transition to Freedom

@ McLeod Plantation

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 and its plantations.… Continued