Charleston Events - July and August 2016
The Cast and Crew of Radical Son
Spoleto Performances from Yester-Year, Photo from Facebook
*UPDATE 4/28/16: Piccolo Spoleto has released the 2016 calendar of events.
*UPDATE 5/13/16: Porgy and Bess is completely sold out, but
the opening night performance will broadcast live in Marion Square.
The 69th Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens is underway, and we are very pleased to announce our involvement! The Governor’s House Inn was recently
featured on the Broad Street Tour, and we will be featured again in April…
- Cooper River Bridge Run April 2nd
- Spoleto opens May 27th
Charleston is always a good idea—every month of the year and every day of the week. Many travelers hold out for spring, and there are plenty of reasons
as to why... The weather is spectacular, and the Holy City’s social calendar absolutely explodes in March, when “tourist season” officially begins.
Prohibition, located on upper King, offers free swing dance lessons two nights a week (7:00pm on Wednesdays and 6:00pm on Sundays). Visit ProhibitionCharleston.com for more information on dances and live musical performances.
Groovy Kinda’ Love was such a hit in 2015 that the 34 West Company has brought it back for an encore performance. Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday shows will run through the month of February. Visit 34west.org for details. A new production, The Seat of Justice, by the Charleston Stage Company will open February 17th. Visit CharlestonStage.com to secure your tickets.
Locals converge on King once a month for Second Sunday, when the street shuts down to through traffic. Local businesses open street side cafes, and it is the perfect atmosphere for leisure shopping. The next installation of Second Sunday will be February 14th from 1:00pm until 5:00pm.
Valentine’s Day is Sunday, February 14th! With five star restaurants and a charming accommodations Charleston is the perfect spot for a romantic getaway, and our staff is eager to go above and beyond to make your stay extra special. The Charleston area also offers a variety of festive events. Local artist Elise Testone will return to the Charleston Music Hall for her 4th Valentine’s Day show, which is sure to be a treat. Visit HolyCitySinner.com for details and a list of other local events.
There is still time to visit Charleston before busy season begins, and we are eager to host your fun-filled stay. Peruse available rooms online, or contact the innkeeper to plan your getaway.
Photo courtesy of Wild Cotton Photography
Historic churches, cobblestone streets and a flourishing social scene that is rich in Southern charm… Charleston has it all! It’s the perfect wedding destination, and the Holy City is so much fun that planning your wedding can be just as enjoyable as the wedding itself.
You can cover a lot of territory over the course of a few days if you play your cards right. We encourage brides to make a weekend of it! Here’s how…
Have you given any thought to where your wedding guests might stay? Do you have a hotel or historic bed and breakfast (hint hint) in mind? If so, consider
booking a room there (even if you live locally). A wedding planning vacation (or staycation) is a wonderful way to spend time with close friends and
family members. There are practical benefits as well. You get to experience a trial run of your potential wedding weekend accommodations and can meet
with staff members to discuss event spaces (for receptions, brunches or lunches).
If you are booking a weekend in downtown Charleston, arrive on Friday. That way you can enjoy a leisure evening and still have a full weekend for wedding
Start with the dress! Our favorite places to go wedding dress shopping downtown are Fabulous Frocks and Modern Troussaeu. We recommend
making an appointment in advance. There are plenty of places nearby to pause for a cocktail or a bite to eat. And if things get stressful, your girlfriends
can leisurely shop at neighboring stores while you make major decisions.
Use Saturday afternoon to scout out venues, and unwind over dinner.
Bridal shows are a great way to shop for vendors, and Charleston hosts at least two per year (winter and summer). The next installation of The Charleston
Bridal Show is scheduled for Sunday, January 24th. The event will be at the Gailliard Center on Calhoun Street. Doors open at 12:00pm,
so you will have plenty of time to grab brunch before. Admission is $10, and there is no need to purchase tickets in advance. Visit the show's Facebook page for more information.
We would love the opportunity to host your wedding guests or bridal party. The Governor’s House Inn is also available for small ceremonies (less than 30
guests). Visit our weddings page for more information, or contact the innkeeper (843.720.2070) to schedule a property
Charleston’s burgeoning jazz scene is attracting national attention thanks to a local nonprofit, Jazz Artists of Charleston. Restaurant goers can now enjoy live musical performances every night of the week, and we’ve put together a short list of our favorite spots…
Image courtesy of Charleston.Eater.com
sweetgrassfestival.org for more information.
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