Charleston SC Upcoming Events

Charleston South Carolina Upcoming Events
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.
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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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 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
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
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.

Jerry Seinfeld at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
June 4, 2016
America’s premier comedian, Jerry Seinfeld, will be performing his signature stand-up routine at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Seinfeld has been hailed for his uncanny ability to joke about the little things in life that relate to audiences everywhere. Seinfeld now sets his sights on performing both nationally and internationally in 2016. Click here for show tickets.

2nd Annual Brew Haha
June 18, 2016
Brew Haha Festival taps into craft beer and comedy once again this June! Laughs and Crafts will be on tap at the 2nd annual Brew HaHa, A Celebration of Carolina Craft Beer & Comedy, presented by the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Unlike any event in the Lowcountry, Brew HaHa will feature beer tastings from South Carolina breweries, comedy shows by Charleston’s very own Jeremy McLellan & Mike Brocki, live music provided by Awendaw Green, various food vendors, and beer samples from Charleston homebrewers in the Beer Engineer HomeBrewer Garden. Click here for additional information. 

Southern Soul Festival
June 18, 2016
This concert combines, Southern Soul, R&B, and Old Skool Hip Hop. It will be 2 shows in 1. An experience the Low Country will truly enjoy. Headlining the show, “The new R&B King OF Swing”, Tucka. Over the past few years, this southwest Louisiana native’s music was influenced by the sounds of zydeco and the R&B greats such as Otis Redding, Sam Cooke and Jackie Wilson. Tuck’s latest “Forever Swing” Features Doug E Fresh, who will also perform. The original human beat box, Doug E Fresh is the New York old skool Hip Hop artist known throughout the world as one of the best mixers as well as entertainers. Also performing with this star studded line-up is Sir Charles Jones. Click here for additional information and show tickets.

Chris Cornell at North Charleston Performing Arts Center
June 19, 2016
Multiple Grammy® Award-winning, Golden Globe nominated singer and songwriter Chris Cornell today announced the second U.S. leg of his critically acclaimed Higher Truth World Tour. The tour will kick off on June 16 in Clearwater, FL and travel up the East Coast through the Midwest and up to the Pacific Northwest before winding down on July 27th in Winnipeg, Manitoba. One dollar from each ticket sold will support the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, which is currently raising funds and partnering with charitable organizations to mobilize support for children facing problems including homelessness, poverty, abuse, and neglect. Click here for additional information and tickets.

Uncle Sam Jam
July 4, 2016
Enjoy the cool harbor breeze and dance to live beach music from Permanent Vacation at the perfect venue for celebrating our independence - the Mount Pleasant Pier! At the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, stretching 1250 feet out into Charleston Harbor, the scenic Mount Pleasant Pier will also be a great spot to watch the area’s best fireworks displays! Join in on our party at the end of this scenic pier, and groove to live beach and party music. Beverages available for purchase inside the event. Treats and snacks will be available at the Riverwatch Cafe. Gates open at 7PM, music starts at 8PM. Click here for additional information. 

Dave Matthews Band 2016 Summer Tour
July 26, 2016
Dave Matthews Band 2016 Summer Tour to stop at North Charleston Coliseum on July 26! Dave Matthews Band has sold more than 20 million tickets since its inception and a collective 38 million CDs and DVDs combined. It is the first group in history to have six consecutive studio albums debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. “DMB can do no wrong,” observed the Mirror in coverage of the band’s 2015 headline performance at London’s O2 Arena, noting: “Matthews is full of grace from the start and gives off a kind of warmth that makes you feel like he's a good friend…With each song it felt like we were exploring each band members' passion for their instruments.” Click here for additional information and show tickets.