Charleston SC Upcoming Events

Charleston South Carolina Upcoming Events
Chili 5K
November 17, 2018
Navigate through the majestic moss-draped trails of Laurel Hill County Park during the Chili 5K. Post-race party includes hot chili and cold beer. Dogs are not allowed on the course. The course offers occasional areas of uneven terrain and varies from hard-packed trails with roots to grass. Strollers are not recommended. Click here for additional information.
Upcoming Events in Charleston, South Carolina - Charleston South Carolina Upcoming Events include spectacular festivals, concerts, museum displays, social gatherings, holiday festivities, and more. We want YOU to participate and share in the excitement! Take a glance at these upcoming events and start planning your trip to Charleston, South Carolina today! Enjoy a beautiful Charleston vacation home and take part in all of the wonderful events that Charleston art galleries, performing arts centers, theatres, and other local Charleston businesses host throughout the year. 
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Explore Charleston beaches to enter a fishing tournament, challenge your friends in a paddle board contest, and dance the night away on Charleston’s beautiful piers. Downtown Charleston features live entertainment, ever changing museum exhibits, and seasonal city tours. Hosting an event in Charleston SC? Submit your event today.

Visit the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center to see incredible musicians live in concert. Check out our list of upcoming events below to find an event or activity that interests you and then share event details with your family and friends today. Charleston’s exciting nightlife, delicious dining, indoor activities, outdoor adventures, concerts, theatrical performances and more entertain people of all ages and interests. Enjoy fantastic local events and activities all year long.  

Visiting Charleston from out of town to attend an exciting local event such as a concert, sporting event, festival, or holiday celebration? Take advantage of special discounts from our local hotel partners. We welcome you to Charleston, South Carolina and invite you to explore everything that this beautiful coastal city has to offer.
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North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center Upcoming Events:

November 16, 2018: Ray Lamontagne
November 24, 2018: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
November 27, 2018: Ghost
December 8, 2018: Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker
December 11-12, 2018: Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I
December 14, 2018: NEWSBOYS
December 19, 2018: Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
December 20-23, 2018: Marvel Universe Live! Age of Heroes
December 21, 2018: Celtic Thunder X

Click here for show tickets! Looking for a hotel near the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center? The Hyatt Place Charleston Airport hotel is located within walking distance! This Charleston hotel offers spacious guest rooms, free breakfast, free WiFi and complimentary shuttle. 
Holiday Festival of Lights
NOW through January 1, 2019
Each year, thousands of families create lasting memories at the Holiday Festival of Lights, where millions of multicolored lights illuminate the sky throughout this spectacular season. Journey through three miles of over 700 magical light displays of all shapes and sizes. Park your car and enjoy family activities, shopping, food, entertainment, and so much more! The Holiday Festival of Lights has been recognized around the country and the world. It was featured as the only U.S. event in Moscow's Festival of Festivals, Coastal Living recognized it as "One of the Top 10 Holiday Celebrations," the American Bus Association ranked it as "One of the Top 100 Events in the Nation," the Southeast Tourism Society lists it as one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast," and USA Today has named it one of the "10 Best Holiday Light Shows in America." Do not miss your chance to enjoy this incredible Charleston holiday spectacular! Click here for additional information.


























Charleston's Holiday Market
November 16-18, 2018
Charleston's Holiday Market is the Lowcountry's Complete Holiday Experience! All the gifts and glitter, music and magic, food and fun of the season come together
at this exciting event! Aisle after Aisle of specialty shops, boutiques, art, crafts, gourmet foods, seasonal specialties, toys, jewelry and more. Don't forget to bring your camera to take pictures of the little ones with Santa. Santa is there to hear every child's Christmas Wish List whispered in his ear! There is something for everyone on your holiday shopping list. Plus, special items for your home and for yourself! Click here for additional information.

Charleston Classic Basketball Tournament
November 16 & 18, 2018
The South's Premiere College Basketball event is scheduled for November 15-18, 2018 at the TD Arena in Charleston, South Carolina. Visit ESPN's dedicated Charleston Classic event page for bracket details and tournament tickets as they become available. We look forward to seeing you in Charleston, SC for this exciting weekend of college basketball.







Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble 5K
November 22, 2018 at 9AM
The annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble is a holiday tradition for Charleston natives and travelers alike. The largest 5K in Charleston kicks off at 9AM at Marion Square in Downtown Charleston. The course takes participants through historic downtown Charleston and Battery before returning to Marion Square for a post-race party that includes free food and beverages (beer provided for those 21+ years) as well as live music and awards ceremony. A Children’s Fun Run and activities ensure that this is a fun event for any age. Click here for additional details. Register today!

South Carolina Stingrays Ice Hockey - Home Games
November 16, 17, 2018
December 4, 7, 8, 12, 15, 28, 2018
January 4, 11, 13, 15, 18, 19, 20, 30, 2019
February 15, 16, 17, 2019
Since its opening in 1993, the North Charleston Coliseum has been the home ice of the South Carolina Stingrays ice hockey team! Purchase your tickets and make your hotel accommodations today at the Hyatt Place Airport / Convention Center - adjacent to the North Charleston Coliseum! The North Charleston Coliseum is located between International Blvd and Montague Avenue at Interstate 526 in North Charleston. Parking for North Charleston Coliseum events including Stingrays games is $5 cash. Click here for a complete schedule and additional information.
North Charleston Christmas Festival and Parade
December 1, 2018
Saturday, December 1, 2018, from 3:00pm to 8:00pm at the Felix C. Davis Community Center with the Christmas Parade beginning at 5:00 pm. The Christmas Festival includes children’s activities, food vendors, live music, and visits with Santa. The Christmas Parade* begins at the corner of East Montague and Mixson Avenues, proceeds down East Montague Avenue, around Park Circle, and back down East Montague to conclude. Click here for additional information.

Christmas at Boone Hall Plantation
December 3, 2018 - January 1, 2019
The sun glistens through Spanish Moss which drapes a ¾ mile corridor of 274 year old giant oak trees…a visual wonder that truly takes your breath away and confirms that God is alive and well at work. The Avenue of Oaks is one of nature’s greatest spectacles…and THIS is Boone Hall Plantation. And as holiday time rolls through these giant oaks, Boone Hall comes alive with festivities, decorations, and good ole southern holiday hospitality, that is only befitting America’s Most Photographed plantation. This time of year re-emphasizes how Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens is truly “Unlike Any Other” as one of the leading tourist attractions in the Charleston, S.C. Lowcountry. The plantation mansion and grounds are decorated with beautiful Christmas decorations of every kind. But there’s something special about this plantation home’s holiday attire. Yes…there’s plenty of beautiful Christmas trees in every room of the plantation’s main floor…adorned with a variety of Christmas ornaments and decorations. There’s no plastic decorations on this plantation, and of course, all the trees are live, and the fresh smells generated by them, fill the entire house. It’s holiday decorating at its finest – an annual affair at Boone Hall Plantation. Click here for additional information.

Annual Breakfast with Santa by SpiritLine Cruises
December 8, 15, 2018
Santa is coming to the Charleston Harbor and landing on the Spirit of Carolina – not once, twice or thrice, but four times! Don’t be naughty, make sure these events are on your holiday list this year as tickets will go as fast as Rudolph! Start your holiday season off with a new tradition and SpiritLine Cruises this year. Create warm holiday memories for you and your family on board our Breakfast with Santa Cruise. The cost of the cruise includes a delicious breakfast buffet, a personal visit with Santa Claus himself, a keepsake photo and a special holiday gift for each child from Santa’s favorite elf. Click here for additional info and tickets.

Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade & Tree Lighting
December 9, 2018
Brilliantly lit floats and community groups will march up West Coleman Boulevard as the Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade sets sail to the delight of thousands of residents and visitors. The festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with the start of the parade at Mill St. traveling south and ending at the intersection of W. Coleman Blvd. and Patriots Point Rd. Click here for additional event details.

Cocoa Cup 5K
December 15, 2018
We’re keeping our legs moving and the cocoa steaming. In other words, we’re getting ready for our fifth annual Nexton Cocoa Cup 5K. And we hope you’ll join us. Whether you're tackling the certified 5k or the one-mile family fun run, you’ll enjoy getting out on Nexton’s scenic course design with 2,000 other running fanatics. Then stick around for the post-race party and awards ceremony. Where, naturally, delicious hot cocoa will be served and holiday festivities will abound, hosted and with music and dance. Because here in Nexton, we’re all about healthy living and community get-togethers. And chocolate. All paid 5K racers will receive a hoodie (yes, a warm, fluffy Nike® hoodie) commemorating the annual event. Plus, a free cocoa mug and other goodies. Click here for additional information.

Charleston Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Pops Concert
December 22, 2018
Join the CSO and CSO Chorus for our annual celebration of holiday favorites! Principal Pops Conductor, Yuriy Bekker, leads this family friendly holiday tradition, featuring classics like Bach’s Christmas Oratorio and Bizet’s Farandole, as well as hits like Sleigh Ride, Jingle Bell Rock, and the CSO’s special rendition of The 12 Days of Christmas! Click here for additional details and tickets.

Yorktown Countdown
December 31, 2018
Guests of this exclusive Charleston New Years Eve party will be able to explore the entire USS Yorktown including 15,000 sqft of heated tent space on the flight deck with the best views of the Charleston Harbor, Ravenel bridge and downtown. Attendees will enjoy an all-inclusive top-shelf bar, local Charleston cuisine and access to all performance areas. The best New Years Eve event in Charleston, just got better. This VIP festival experience provides access to 3 different stages featuring Charleston’s top performing artists and live entertainers as we have handpicked the most popular local live bands and DJs from all imaginable genres including dance, funk, hip hop, jazz, soul, 80’s and Top 40 Billboard. They will rock, you will dance! Limited tickets are now available. Click here for tickets!

New Year's Eve Bluegrass Cruise
December 31, 2018
Bring in 2019 on the Charleston Harbor with SpiritLine Cruises & The Bluestone Ramblers this New Year’s Eve. This 2 1/2 hour 21+ Cruise comes with live/local music, the best bar specials in town, wonderful views of Charleston and great friends! Join us for the New Year’s celebration on the Charleston Harbor this year! Click here for additional details and tickets.