Summer Fun at Charleston County Piers!

Summer Fun at Charleston County Piers!

Catch both fish and fun at the Mount Pleasant and Folly Beach Piers. Both piers host weekly and monthly fishing tournaments, as well as toe-tapping dances throughout the summer. If you’re in Charleston just for the weekend or down for the season, visit these landmarks for, if nothing else, the spectacular views of the Charleston… Continued

Splash into Summer at Charleston’s Area Waterparks – Open Weekends in May starting May 7

Splash into Summer at Charleston’s Area Waterparks – Open Weekends in May starting May 7

Cool fun awaits kids (and adults) of all ages at the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission’s three area waterparks – Splash Zone, Splash Island and Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark! All three waterparks open officially for the season on May 7, for weekend operations until after Memorial Day. Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located at North… Continued

The Palmetto and Crescent Moon

The Palmetto and Crescent Moon

Almost every shop you visit has merchandise emblazoned with the beautiful, blue South Carolina flag with its white crescent and palmetto tree. One of the most recognizable state flags in the county, it has a long history dating back to the Revolutionary War.  The spongy trunks of Palmetto trees were used to build the walls… Continued

Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival

Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival

Starts: June 4, 2016

June 4th
@ Memorial Waterfront Park

Weaving Through Mount Pleasant’s History Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival June 4th , Memorial Waterfront Park For more than 300 years sweetgrass baskets have been handcrafted throughout the Lowcountry. Passed down from generation to generation, the art of basket making came to South Carolina via the skillful knowledge of enslaved West Africans. This traditional folk art… Continued

Porgy and Bess – Spoleto Festival USA

Porgy and Bess – Spoleto Festival USA

This year’s Spoleto Festival USA will feature performances of Porgy and Bess – the songs and characters of this well-loved folk opera are firmly a part of the American songbook and entwined in the history of the Holy City.  Dubose Heyward, who published the novel, Porgy, in 1925, based his work on real people and… Continued

Oyster House on Market and O-Bar

Oyster House on Market and O-Bar

Enjoy causal fine dining at The Oyster House on Market and O-Bar! It’s no surprise that a harbor town like Charleston would offer some of the best seafood around.  However, on the peninsula, there is a new seafood restaurant in town that will really float your boat! The Oyster House and it’s adjoining sister, O-Bar,… Continued

69th Annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens

69th Annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens

Historic Charleston Foundation’s 69th Annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens Through April 24, 2016 Experience the intimate charm and elegance found only beyond Charleston’s private garden gates and historic thresholds during Historic Charleston Foundation’s 69th Annual Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens. Set amid the historic ambience of the city’s Old & Historic District, this series… Continued

Piccolo Spoleto

Piccolo Spoleto

Starts: May 27, 2016

May 27 - June 12, 2016
@ Various Locations

Piccolo Spoleto, May 27 –  June 12, 2016 Annually presenting over 500 performing, literary and visual arts events, the 17-day Piccolo Spoleto Festival transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of the cultural vitality and diversity of the South Carolina Lowcountry. With a focus on accessibility and community participation in the arts, Piccolo Spoleto is the official outreach… Continued

Spoleto Festival USA 2016

Spoleto Festival USA 2016

Starts: May 27, 2016

May 27nd - June 12th

Spoleto Festival USA, May 27- June 12, 2016 Since the first Spoleto Festival in 1978, excitement builds in the city each spring as world class artists fill Charleston with inspiring, uplifting performances.  For 17 days and nights, Spoleto Festival USA draws people from around the world to experience the light and beauty of the arts, with renowned… Continued

Charleston Eats

Charleston Eats

Charleston Eats – Feast For Foodies Charleston has always been known for its charming, historic downtown, the gardens and plantations along the Ashley River and for some of the best beaches in the country.  But, in recent years, Charleston’s reputation as a gourmet destination has grown to new heights.  Culinary tours, wine tastings, pub crawls… Continued