2017 North Charleston Arts Fest – Free & ticketed events at various venues

2017 North Charleston Arts Fest – Free & ticketed events at various venues

May 3-7, 2017

The City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department proudly presents the 2017 North Charleston Arts Fest. This annual event highlights national, regional, and local artists and performers in the areas of dance, theatre, music and visual & literary arts. For more than 30 years the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to… Continued

The Battle of Charleston at Legare Farms

The Battle of Charleston at Legare Farms

April 8-9, 2017

Spend the day learning about our nation’s history! Legare Farms on Johns Island will once again be hosting The Battle of Charleston, a timeline re-enactment of American Wars on April 8-9, 2017. Living history demonstrations will take place throughout the weekend. On Saturday morning at 10:30 am there will be a Ladies Social and on Sunday morning at… Continued

Charleston Tea Rooms

Charleston Tea Rooms

Charleston Tea Rooms offer a glimpse into how this mannerly city fetes the public through church tea rooms. Many of the receipts, or recipes to those who are from off, have been handed down and improved upon from one generation to the next. St. Philip’s Episcopal Church Tea Room, one of the oldest, will be… Continued

Feast for Foodies: From Garden to Table

Feast for Foodies: From Garden to Table

As organic foods and gardening grow in popularity so do their offerings on lowcountry menus. The Middleton Place Restaurant takes this idea to the next step and grows many of their own menu items right in their own historic gardens. A wide variety of vegetables are grown seasonally including, kale, collards, cabbage, turnips, broccoli, tomatoes and… Continued

The Hat Ladies 16th Annual Easter Promenade

The Hat Ladies 16th Annual Easter Promenade

April 15, 2017

Whatever the weather, The Hat Ladies will “reign” and shine on Saturday, April 15, 2017 in their 16th elegant Easter Promenade down Broad Street as in the days of yore.  Grab your camera and a curb side seat as The Hat Ladies and their families exit the Park next to City Hall, stroll down Broad… Continued

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

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

Feast for Foodies: Eat for a Cause

Feast for Foodies: Eat for a Cause

It’s no secret, Charlestonians love to eat.  In fact, even folks from off say their favorite part of visiting Charleston is the food!  From world-class fine dining to tasty hole-in-the-wall gems — there is something to please any palate. But, why not try out some of the best food the Lowcountry has to offer and… Continued

Feast for Foodies: Queology

Feast for Foodies: Queology

Barbecue is as much a part of Southern Culture as grits, sweet tea and “y’all.” Each region has their own specialty: North Carolina and parts of South Carolina use a vinegar base, Memphis a dry rub on ribs, some regions of South Carolina also use a mustard-based sauce on pulled pork and the list goes… Continued