As you are filling in your calendar with birthdays and anniversaries, don’t forget to start planning your 2014 getaways! In less than two months, the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition will be back in Charleston, South Carolina. You do not want to miss this event from February 14 – February 16, 2014.
The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is now in its 32nd year, and has grown to be the largest event of its kind in the nation. It all started back in 1982 when SEWE was established. The first exposition took place in February of 1983, with 100 exhibitors and 5,000 people in attendance! It grew quickly, with a goal of producing an event that would contribute significantly to the economy while promoting the conservation and preservation of nature and wildlife through educational outreach programs and a focus on the visual arts.
SEWE has become a critical part of the South Carolina and Charleston calendar. While it began as a small winter diversion, it has become the largest annual event to take place in South Carolina and one of the most popular and successful events in the United States. In 2014, SEWE expects to attract more than 500 artists and exhibitors from around the world. They will present their work to over 40,000 attendees. You can see how much the three-day celebration has grown!
There will be so many events packed into SEWE 2014. These are just a couple.
Ducks Unlimited Oyster Road
Tickets are $75 for this event at the Charleston Visitor Center. You’ll be able to enjoy oysters and a Lowcountry cookout, open bar, music, raffles, and live and silent auctions. Your admission fee will also include a membership to Ducks Unlimited.
February 14 – February 15
Television personality, author and conservationist Jack Hanna will be back at the Charleston Music Hall on Valentine’s Day, and on February 15. A separate ticket is required due to limited seating. The show runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Duet & Quartet
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition artists will perform with members of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra at Charleston Place. Catch this event at 2 p.m. on February. 15.
February 14 – February 16
Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show
Get an up-close look at alligators, bobcats, foxes, birds of prey, and snakes during the Busch Wildlife Sanctuary Show. Seating for this portion of SEWE is first come, first serve. It takes place at Charleston Music Hall on Feb. 14, 15, and 16.
February 14 – February 16
Fly Fishing Demos
Learn new fly fishing tips and techniques from Charleston Angler experts. They’ll be giving demonstrations on February 14 at 3:30 p.m., February 15 at 3 p.m. and at 2 p.m. on February 16.
Again, this is just a small preview of the great events coming up … So how do you get involved? You can buy your tickets online through the beginning of February. Children 10 and under will be admitted free of charge and general admission tickets range from $10-$40, depending on the day.
As you plan your trip to Charleston, South Carolina for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, consider booking your room at the Governor’s House Inn Bed and Breakfast. We are honored to be one of the most classic bed and breakfasts in Charleston. Click here to view our rooms and rates!
Photo courtesy of: SEWE