It’s Time To Make Plans For These Popular Springtime Events in Charleston

February 17, 2017

We’ve had an exceptionally mild winter so far here in Charleston, but that doesn’t stop us from dreaming about Spring. There are so many exciting traditions and events coming in the months ahead to look forward to. Whether you’re here in town or are making plans to visit Charleston for Spring Break and beyond, be sure to check out these popular upcoming and make sure to add them to your calendar:

Charleston Wine + Food Festival
March 1-5
This renowned annual event is a celebration of Charleston’s rich food culture and culinary excellence. Local chefs and their peers from around the world come together for more than 100 events and collaborations that take place in venues throughout the. Visit charlestonwineandfood.com for details.

Charleston Fashion Week
March 14-18
Charleston Magazine presents this five-night celebration of fashion in downtown Charleston’s Marion Square. Fashion Week features more than 30 runway shows and showcases emerging designers and model talent from along the east coast. Visit charlestonfashionweek.com for details.

Volvo Car Open
April 1-9
One of our favorite springtime events on Daniel Island is the Volvo Car Open (formerly the Family Circle Cup). This nationally televised WTA event showcases the top players in women’s tennis right here in Charleston’s island town. Tournament organizers have already confirmed a star-studded line-up for the competition this year, including Venus Williams, Madison Keys, Caroline Wozniacki and Sam Stosur. For more information and tickets, visit volvocaropen.com.

Battery Pro Soccer Home Games
Starting March 25
The Charleston Battery’s home games take place right here on Daniel Island at MUSC Health Stadium. Come check out a match before the temperatures start to soar – it’s a great way to spend an evening with the family. Visit charlestonbattery.com for the Battery’s complete schedule and ticket information.

Festival of Houses and Gardens
March 16 – April 22
Set amid the ambience of downtown Charleston’s Historic District, this series of award-winning tours and educational events showcase our city’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. The tours provide a rare opportunity to go inside the private homes and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences during our peak blooming season. Festival proceeds support preservation and restoration efforts in the Lowcountry. Visit historiccharleston.org for more information.

Charleston International Antiques Show
March 17-19
Attention antique lovers: This three-day antique show will bring more than 30 of the nation’s finest antique dealers to Charleston with a wide range of fine antiques, decorative accessories, porcelains, textiles, jewelry, architectural and garden items. This year’s show takes place at the Galliard Center in downtown Charleston. For more information, click here.

Summerville Flowertown Festival
March 31- April 2
Summerville’s annual spring festival presents more than 200 artisans and attracts visitors from all across the country, who come to see the town’s famed azaleas in bloom and shop among an outstanding display of artwork and crafts. This is one of South Carolina’s largest festivals! Visit flowertownfestival.org for further details.

Cooper River Bridge Run
April 1
This popular 10K run and walk attracts tens of thousands of participants each year at the beginning of April. The route starts in Mt. Pleasant, crosses the iconic Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River and finishes in the heart of historic Charleston. Visit bridgerun.com for details on how to register.

Sperry Charleston Race Week
April 20-23
This event offers sailors an exciting three-day event on Charleston Harbor and in the Atlantic waters beyond. The conditions and fronts that roll through the Lowcountry in April challenge even the best skippers. It’s great fun to watch – and to celebrate with the crews at the evening events. Visit charlestonraceweek.com for more information.

Spoleto Festival USA & Piccolo Spoleto Festival
May 26 – June 11
Widely regarded as one of the top arts festivals in the country, the Spoleto Festival is a 17-day arts extravaganza offering opera, dance, classical music, jazz, theatre and visual arts exhibitions at venues throughout the Charleston region. Con-currently, the City of Charleston’s Piccolo Spoleto festivals showcases the best local and regional talent. Collectively, the festivals offer hundreds of performances and exhibits throughout the Charleston region. Visit spoletousa.org and piccolospoleto.org for schedules and ticket information.

That’s just a taste of what’s in the works here on Daniel Island and around Charleston. Click here for a complete calendar of springtime events.