Events In Charleston, SC 2024


Charleston is one of the southeast’s biggest festival destinations, with a wide range of hugely popular events attracting visitors to the city from far and wide each year.

Regional highlights include the Lowcountry Oyster Festival and Southeastern Wildlife Exposition early in the year; the Charleston Wine + Food Festival, house and garden tours, and the Spoleto and Piccolo Spoleto Festivals in spring; the MOJA Arts Festival and a second round of house and garden tours in fall; and then the Holiday Festival of Lights during the festive period.

Charleston’s event calendar is rounded out by a variety of other food, music and arts festivals, some in downtown Charleston and some in neighboring communities.

Interested in a specific type of event? See Charleston’s calendars of upcoming:
Concerts
Comedy shows
Musicals
Food festivals
Farmers markets
Marathons, 5Ks and other races

See also:
Things to do in Charleston
The best time of year to visit Charleston
– Charleston’s weather by month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December

May 2024

– North Charleston Arts Fest, May 1-5 2024
Very popular annual arts festival with a wide selection of free performances, exhibitions and other events at various North Charleston venues. More details

– Isle of Paws Music Fest, May 4 2024
Dog-friendly event in Isle of Palms featuring local musicians, food trucks, dog contest, pet vendors and more. More details

– Lowcountry Shrimp Festival, May 4 2024
Annual food festival in McClellanville, with local seafood, blessing of the fleet ceremony and boat parade, live music and more. More details

– Spoleto Festival USA, May 24 - June 9 2024
Huge annual arts festival featuring 100+ performances across the city. More details

– Piccolo Spoleto Festival, May 24 - June 9 2024
Annual festival of the performing and visual arts, with a wide range of performances and other events featuring local and regional artists at venues across the city. More details


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June 2024

– Spoleto Festival USA, May 24 - June 9 2024
Huge annual arts festival featuring 100+ performances across the city. More details

– Piccolo Spoleto Festival, May 24 - June 9 2024
Annual festival of the performing and visual arts, with a wide range of performances and other events featuring local and regional artists at venues across the city. More details

– High Tide, June 1 2024
Annual electronic music festival. More details

– Pride Parade, June 1 2024
Annual LGBTQ+ parade through downtown Charleston. More details

– Charleston Carifest, June 13-16 2024
Annual Caribbean-style carnival to celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month, with costume parade, live music, dancing, food and more. More details


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July 2024

– 4th of July Fireworks, July 4 2024
Big annual Independence Day fireworks display at Folly Beach. More details

– Charleston Caribbean Jerk Festival, July 20 2024
Annual festival of Caribbean food and culture at Riverfront Park, North Charleston, with foods made with Jamaican jerk seasoning plus other Caribbean foods, jerk cooking contest, music and more. More details

– Sweetgrass Festival, July 27 2024
Annual festival in Mount Pleasant the culture and history of the local Gullah/Geechee people, featuring local basketmakers, educational activities, craft show, live music, storytelling and more. More details


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August 2024

Events this month to be confirmed.


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September 2024

– MOJA Arts Festival, September 26 - October 6 2024
Popular annual festival of Black arts and culture, with performances, food events, crafts events and other activities at various Charleston locations. More details


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October 2024

– MOJA Arts Festival, September 26 - October 6 2024
Popular annual festival of Black arts and culture, with performances, food events, crafts events and other activities at various Charleston locations. More details

– Latin American Festival, October 6 2024
Annual festival of Latin American and Caribbean music, art and food at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park. More details

– The Fall Tours, October 9 - November 2 2024
Annual fall architecture, history and garden tours to benefit the Preservation Society of Charleston, visiting private homes and gardens and other buildings not ordinarily open to the public. More details

– Charleston Beerfest, October 26 2024
Annual beer festival in Riverfront Park, North Charleston, with beer from craft breweries, live music, food, games and more. More details


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November 2024

– The Fall Tours, October 9 - November 2 2024
Annual fall architecture, history and garden tours to benefit the Preservation Society of Charleston, visiting private homes and gardens and other buildings not ordinarily open to the public. More details

– Charleston Literary Festival, November 1-10 2024
Annual book festival featuring author talks at various downtown Charleston locations. More details

– Harvest Festival, November 2 2024
Annual fall festival at Johns Island County Park, with live bluegrass music, pumpkin decorating, crafts market, hayrides, barbecue and festival food, and more. More details

– Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival, November 14-17 2024
Annual festival of Italian film at the Queen Street Playhouse. More details


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December 2024

– Wine Under the Oaks, December 1 2024
Annual holiday wine event at Boone Hall Plantation, with wine tastings, desserts and oysters, demonstrations, live entertainment and more. More details


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January 2025

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February 2025

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March 2025

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April 2025

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