has numerous events throughout the year. Just a sample of what you can expect to find on the island includes golf, tennis and nature programs, theatrical productions, outdoor concerts, old-fashioned Ice Cream Socials, and sand sculpture contests. Night Heron Park hosts weekly festivals, including live entertainment; children's face painting, a jump castle and lots of hotdogs, hamburgers and other good food. The following is a list of other special events in the Charleston area.
January - The Annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival in Mt. Pleasant, SC. – Enjoy the World’s Largest Oyster Roast sponsored by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association.
March/April - Festival of Houses and Gardens - Explore the interiors and gardens of some of the finest homes in America during the Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens. Festival tours feature the interiors and gardens of approximately 150 historic private houses in 10 colonial and antebellum neighborhoods during the peak of the city's blooming season.
April - Flowertown Festival - This nationally acclaimed festival is South Carolina's largest Arts & Crafts festival and has been named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeast Tourism Society. This family-oriented 3-day event is held each spring, set against the backdrop of blooming azaleas in Azalea Park, in the charming and historic town of Summerville, South Carolina, just minutes from Charleston.
May- North Charleston Arts Festival - Usually held the first two weeks in May. The City of North Charleston is host to an annual nine-day arts festival featuring a parade, a two-day main event, concerts, theatre and a glamorous Grand Finale and Gala.
June - The annual Spoleto Festival USA. - Each year since 1979, the Spoleto Festival hosts artists from the Charleston area, with dozens of events presented throughout the city.
September - The Annual Fall Candlelight Tours of Homes and Gardens. These are self-paced, self-guided walking tours with volunteer guides stationed in each house or garden. All tours are in historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
September – The Scottish Games and Festival in Mount Pleasant - On the third Saturday in September, the Boone Hall Plantation, just across the Cooper River from Charleston, comes to life with the sights and sounds of the Scottish Games and Highland Gathering.
Mid November – January – The Holiday Festival of Lights on James Island - A spectacular drive through James Island Park with every mile filled with breathtaking Holiday Light exhibits.