BB&T Charleston Wine + Food is a non-profit organization that celebrates the renowned food culture of Charleston, SC during a five-day festival the first weekend of every March. With a local food culture rich in tradition, James Beard Award-winning chefs, and the best city to visit in the world according to Condé Nast Traveler’s 2014 Readers’ Choice Awards, the festival infuses home-grown flavor with top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers and food enthusiasts.
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 provide a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private houses and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences, dating to the 18th century.
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.
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 in its 39th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.
A showcase of local chefs in a heated head-to-head battle in the Culinary Institute of Charleston’s state-of-the-art amphitheater kitchen. After the secret ingredient is announced, the chefs will have 45 minutes to create and cook at least 4 dishes to be judged by a panel of experts.
Amphitheater Seating Tickets include guaranteed seating in the amphitheater kitchen to view the competition live plus complimentary beer, wine and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
Join The Charleston Restaurant Foundation for an intimate evening on Historic Shem Creek. This event will be a singer/songwriter showcase while guests enjoy some delicious Southern fare from Charleston caterers.
Come kick off a joyous holiday season by joining Mt. Pleasant Towne Centre in front of Belk for a spectacular laser light show, live musical performance, giveaways from Mount Pleasant Towne Centre and Y102.5, horse-drawn carriage rides and a visit from Jolly Old Saint Nicholas himself! Enjoy hot cocoa, s’mores and a magical evening with friends and loved ones.
Please bring an unwrapped toy or cash donation as they begin their annual holiday gift drive with East Cooper Community Outreach. Radio personality Brian Cleary from Y102.5 will emcee the event.
The Holiday Festival of Lights at James Island County Park is a long-standing family tradition at Christmas time, here in the Lowcountry.
Nightly from 5:30 to 10/11 PM, the spirit of the season comes alive as the Holiday Festival of Lights captures the magic of the holiday season via a three-mile drive through hundreds of breathtaking light displays featuring millions of twinkling bulbs, as well as numerous & exciting attractions at its custom-designed Santa's Village and Winter Wonderland!
The 13th Annual Harvest Fest, hosted by the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission, happens at Johns Island County Park - Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Saturday, November 1st, from 11am - 5pm.