Charleston SC Events
Happenings in the Charleston South Carolina Area

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events in Charleston, South Carolina 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.

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.

  1. 7
    March
    Where the Wild Things Run 5K
    Walkers, joggers, and runners: come explore your wild side on the scenic nature trails at Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Caw Caw is actively managed for a variety of wildlife and a favored habitat for rare wildlife, so there is also the chance you may see a "wild thing" or two! Adults and kids alike are encouraged to take advantage of family-friendly yoga and readings from Maurice Sendak’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. After the race, stick around for the awards ceremony.
  2. 8
    March
    Sesame Street Live!
    Elmo discovers that magic can be found anywhere when you believe in yourself! When magician extraordinaire Justin visits Sesame Street to put on a magic show for the whole neighborhood, Elmo wants to be part of the big event. But there’s one problem… Elmo doesn’t know how to do magic. That’s when Elmo teams up with Abby and Justin, embarking on an amazing journey where Elmo will discover the “power of yet” —the lesson that with perseverance and practice, nothing can stand between you and your dream.
  3. 14
    March
    St. Patrick's Day Block Party
    Join us for the 17th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Block Party & Parade, the biggest St. Patrick’s Day celebration in the Lowcountry! The celebration will feature live music across three stages, street vending and fare from Olde North Charleston restaurants, arts & craft vendors, additional local food vendors, a Kid’s Zone with jump castles, facepainting and inflatable obstacle course, a bungee trampoline, fire trucks, as well as the always favorite mechanical bull. The block party kicks off with a parade starting on Park Place East at noon.
  4. 21
    March
    Charleston Brunch Festival at The Bend
    A Celebration of Brunch with brunch bites from great Charleston restaurants, mimosas, bloody marys, Brunch Punch, beer, and wine. Live Music and DJ Drinks Included Tickets (includes all drinks 12pm-3:45pm, Food costs extra) | $45 Advance, $50 after March 12, $60 day of event | Early Entry Tickets (includes unlimited drinks, early entry at 11am and 4 food tickets for any restaurant tent -- food tickets must be used between 11am and 1pm) $65 advance, $70 after March 12, $80 day of event
  5. 4
    April
    Cooper River Bridge Run
    The Cooper River Bridge Run provides a world-class 10-K foot race. The race promotes continuous physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through education and opportunity. The Cooper River Bridge Run is the best organized and the best conducted 10-K race in the world. It includes world-class competition in a unique setting with unparalleled participant satisfaction. It broadens community cooperation and participation in healthy events throughout the year. The Cooper River Bridge Run serves as a model of health motivation for other communities throughout the world.
  6. 4-12
    April
    Volvo Car Open
    The Volvo Car Open is the largest women’s only tennis tournament in North America. Every April, Charleston welcomes 90,000 spectators and more than 100 world-class, women athletes to participate in the excitement of the Volvo Car Open. Records are broken and memories are made as extraordinary tennis stars take Stadium Court to compete for the coveted title of the Open. The event not only offers world-class tennis but also hosts a wide variety of other activities throughout the week-long tournament. In between matches, attendees can enjoy shopping in the Merchandise Tent or tasting some of the unique Charleston cuisine offered at one of the many dining locations onsite
  7. 11
    April
    Easter Eggstravaganza
    Bring a basket for the egg hunts which will take place in the Gardens. Once found, the hard-boiled eggs can be taken to the Stableyards to be dyed. Additionally, children play colonial games, participate in the Egg Race and Egg Toss, hear classic stories, make Easter crafts and more.
  8. 5
    April
    Lowcountry Cajun Festival
    Bring your family and friends and come experience a full day of Louisiana culture with Zydeco music, hot and spicy crawfish, and an all-around ragin' Cajun good time! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Experience some of the lowcountry's famous cusine and local flavors from the coast during this taste bud tickling event. Enjoy the sounds of the south land with Cajun influence music and prepare yourself for an event that will have you singing the songs of the south lands for days.
  9. 18-19
    April
    Charleston Outdoor Festival
    Whether you're a devoted outdoor sporting enthusiast or just beginning to explore nature's playground, you'll find your perfect fit for fun and fitness during the Charleston Outdoor Festival at James Island County Park! Explore canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, slacklining, mountain biking, archery, disc golf, live music, and more.
Charleston SC Events is proudly sponsored by:
  1. Tru by Hilton Charleston Ashley Phosphate
    Tru by Hilton Charleston Ashley Phosphate
    2475 Prospect Drive, North Charleston, SC 29406 Ph: 843-990-7950
  2. Hyatt Place Charleston Airport Convention Center
    Hyatt Place Charleston Airport Convention Center
    3234 West Montague Avenue N. Charleston, South Carolina 29418 Ph: 843-302-8600
  3. Staybridge Suites North Charleston
    Staybridge Suites North Charleston
    7329 Mazyck Road N. Charleston, South Carolina 29406 Ph: 843-377-4600
  4. Tru by Hilton Mt Pleasant
    Tru by Hilton Mt Pleasant
    1651 Midtown Avenue Mt Pleasant, SC 29464 Ph: 843-936-5900