Charleston SC Upcoming Events

Charleston South Carolina Upcoming Events
Amy Schumer Live at North Charleston Coliseum
April 28, 2016
What a year it’s been for Amy Schumer- she wrote and starred in the feature film Trainwreck, won an Emmy for Inside Amy Schumer; released Amy Schumer: Live at the Apollo; and hosted Saturday Night Live. Amy Schumer is the creator, star, writer and executive producer of the Emmy and Peabody Award winning Inside Amy Schumer, the popular Comedy Central television series which premiered in April 2013 to the network’s highest season premiere ratings of the year. Schumer’s provocative and hilariously wicked mind is on full display as she explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general conundrum that is life through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man-on-the-street interviews. Click here for tickets to her Charleston show.

42nd Street at N Charleston Performing Arts Center
April 28 - 29, 2016
The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic, 42nd Street is the song and dance fable of Broadway with an American Dream story and includes some of the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In The Money,” “Lullaby of Broadway,” “Shuffle Off To Buffalo,” “Dames,” “I Only Have Eyes For You” and of course “42nd Street.” Based on a novel by Bradford Ropes and Busby Berkeley’s 1933 movie, 42ND STREET tells the story of a starry-eyed young dancer named Peggy Sawyer who leaves her Allentown home and comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical Pretty Lady. When the star breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star. Click here for additional details and tickets.

North Charleston Arts Fest
April 29 - May 7, 2016
The North Charleston Arts Fest features nine full days of events highlighting more than 100 national, regional and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theatre, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts and Literature. Residents and visitors from throughout the Southeast and beyond are invited to experience nearly 200 free and modestly priced performances, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in a variety of venues, including libraries, businesses, community centers, schools, civic auditoriums and parks. The Premiere Weekend, held the first weekend in May at the Charleston Area Convention Center, offers free admission and parking to over forty performances on four themed stages; General Audience, Cultural Heritage, Youth Entertainment, and Bands. Click here for additional information about this event.

The truTV Impractical Jokers 'Where's Larry?' Tour starring The Tenderloins
May 5, 2016
The Tenderloins are the creators, executive producers, writers and stars of truTV’s hit television series, Impractical Jokers. About to enter its 5th season, the Impractical Jokers follows the Tenderloins’ four members - Joe Gatto, James Murray, Brian Quinn and Sal Vulcano - as they coerce one another into doing public pranks while being filmed by hidden cameras. With each new season, the show continues to take dares to outrageous levels with new over-the-top hijinks. During its 4th season, the series celebrated 100 episodes in the US with a live television event, The Impractical Jokers Live Punishment Special. Hosted by Howie Mandel, the special drew in 3 million viewers with an impressive 150 MM social media impressions. Click here for tickets to this event at the North Charleston Coliseum.

Charleston Beer Garden
May 14, 2016 from 12 - 7PM
Charleston Beer Garden is back for the 5th annual celebration of the suds benefiting Lowcountry AIDS Services! Known as Charleston's largest pop-up beer garden, The Grove at Patriots Point will be transformed overnight into an oasis for craft beer lovers. The festival features an epic line-up of craft brews, beer games, homebrewers, live music and more! Beer games include cornhole, beer cups, beer trivia, arm wrestling tournament, pony hop race, badminton, giant jenga and more! No beer snobs. Just fun! Click here for additional information about this Charleston event.

NPC Junior USA Bodybuilding Championship
May 20 - 21, 2016
The NPC Junior USA Bodybuilding Championship is scheduled for May 20 - 21, 2016 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Watch Men's Bodybuilding, Men's Physique, Women's Bodybuilding, Women's Physique, Fitness, Figure and Bikini. Prejudging begins at 4PM on May 20th and 8AM on May 21st. Finals are at 6PM on May 21st. Click here for additional information and tickets.

Atlantic Cup Kicks Off in Charleston SC
May 24 - 28, 2016
The Atlantic Cup presented by 11th Hour Racing is the United States’ premier and only dedicated Class 40 sailing race. The race showcases some of the top Class 40 sailors in the U.S. and world as they compete in the 3-leg event. The boats will be docked at City Marina from May 24 - 27, 2016. Stop by, check out the fleet and say hi to the teams as they make their final preparations. On May 26th, the Atlantic Cup will host kids from all over Charleston for an up close look at the boats and a special meet and greet with the sailors. The race starts at 12PM on Saturday, May 28th just off the Charleston Maritime Center. The best vantage point from land is the park next to the Maritime Center at the corner of Inspection and Wharfside Streets. Come down to the Maritime Center and bid farewell to the teams as they head north for the 642-nautical mile run to Brooklyn! Click here for additional information about the Atlantic Cup.

Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!”
May 25, 2016
Hosted by two live performers, Sesame Street Live “Let’s Dance!” offers an up-close, interactive experience that includes dance parties. Elmo uses his imagination to “Do the Robot,” Cookie teaches all ‘feets’ to dance, Abby leads a rhyming game, and Ernie shares the fun of dance with the Sesame Street favorite “Shake Your Head One Time.” Favorite friends join the audience on the floor – dancing with fans, not just for them. It’s Sesame Street Live like you’ve never experienced it before! Get the ultimate fan experience with Sunny Seats! Click here for additional information and tickets.
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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.  

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April 26: Eddie Stonaker and Pacha Mama
May 10: Mark Jackson and Kickin' Chicken
September 13 | September 27 | October 11
Top off your Tuesday at Brewsday! Brewsday features live music, tasty eats from a food truck, craft beer, and yoga! Ticket price includes admission, beer, live music, and yoga. Food truck fare will be available for purchase onsite. Click here for additional details about Brewsday events!

Cast Off Fishing Tournaments
May 14: Mount Pleasant Pier | May 28: Folly Beach Pier
June 4: Special "Take a Kid Fishing" Tournament
June 11: Mount Pleasant Pier | June 25: Folly Beach Pier
July 23: Folly Beach Pier
August 20: Folly Beach Pier
September 10: Mount Pleasant Pier
October 22: Mount Pleasant Pier
Join us at the Mount Pleasant Pier and the Folly Beach Pier for a season of fishing tournaments! Part of the Memorial Waterfront Park complex, the 1250-foot long Mount Pleasant Pier stretches out into Charleston Harbor under the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. Along with beautiful views, the pier offers great fishing! The Folly Beach Pier is one of the best destinations in the Lowcountry for pier fishing. This breathtaking landmark stretches out 1045’ into the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and offers spectacular views, fishing, dining, tournaments, special events, and more throughout the year! Click here for additional information.
Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series
May 22, June 19, July 10, July 31 & August 14, 2016
Swim! Bike! Run! The five-race Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series atJames Island County Park features a 600-yard freshwater swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K flat run. Over 30,000 people have raced the series over the years, and the series has been honored as one of the Top Ten Charleston Signature Sport Events by the Charleston Metro Sports Council. Click here for additional information about this Triathlon Series.

Shaggin' on the Cooper
May 14: Shem Creek Boogie Band
June 11: The Sugarbees
July 16: Recollections
August 13: Vinyl Daze
September 10: The Sneakers
Dust off your dancing shoes and get ready for summer and Shaggin’ on the Cooper! Live music of all varieties will fill the air with local bands performing throughout the season at the Mount Pleasant Pier. All ages are invited to let loose, breathe in the harbor breeze and dance the night away under the stars. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Click here for additional information.
Moonlight Mixers
May 27, June 17, July 22, August 19 & September 16, 2016
Shag the night away under the stars at the Folly Beach Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier, where DJ Jim Bowers will be spinning the hottest oldies and beach music for you all night long. Event hours are from 7 - 11PM. Beverages will be available for purchase on site. Food and snacks will be available for purchase at Locklear's Beach City Grill and the Pier's Gift & Tackle Shop located at the entrance to the pier. Click here for additional information.
Piccolo Spoleto Festival
May 27 – June 12, 2016
Focusing primarily on artists of the Southeast region, Piccolo Spoleto is the perfect complement to the international scope of Spoleto Festival USA, its parent festival, and its 500 events in 17 days transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts. Piccolo Spoleto’s traditional program offerings include visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, children’s activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts and film. Click here for additional information.

Spoleto Festival USA
May 27 - June 12, 2016
For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music. Now approaching its 40th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival. Looking for a city that would provide the charm of Spoleto as well as its wealth of theaters, churches and other performances spaces, they selected Charleston as the ideal location. The historic city provided a perfect fit: intimate enough that the Festival would captivate the entire city, yet cosmopolitan enough to provide an enthusiastic audience and robust infrastructure. Click here for additional events details.