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Charleston Events in November

The holidays will soon be upon us and that means time for rest and relaxation! Make your way to Charleston, South Carolina, during the month of November for fun, history and maybe even a little romance. These are some great Charleston events in November you don’t want to miss! 12th Annual Harvest Fest Agricultural families across America have long gathered every fall to give thanks and celebrate a bountiful Harvest season with a day of games, feasting, music and fun. The tradition continues during the 12th Annual Harvest Fest on November 2. Dance to music from five local bluegrass bands, go on a hayride or decorate a pumpkin at Mullet … Continue reading

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Charleston Events in October

October is one of the favorited months to visit Charleston for a variety of reasons. From the comfortable temperatures to the many activities, it’s a great time of year. Here’s a list of Charleston Events in October from your favorite Charleston area bed and breakfast. MOJA Arts Festival This celebration of African-American and Caribbean Art runs through October 6, 2013. In its 30th year, the MOJA Arts Festival has been selected as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 events. It promises an exciting lineup of events, with a variety of traditional favorites. Nearly half of the events are admission-free! The Fall Tours: History + Architecture For the 37th … Continue reading

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SHE Charleston – The Ultimate Girls’ Weekend

It is the ultimate girls’ weekend in Charleston, South Carolina. Bring your best girlfriend, your neighbor, boss, mom, and of course — yourself! SHE Charleston is a celebration of everything “woman!” It’s a party, a culinary experience, a learning opportunity and shopping spree. Take in three days of fashion, beauty, cooking, entertaining, and healthy living. It’s all happening at the Charleston Area Convention Center from September 27 through September 29, 2013. SHE, which is presented by BI-LO and sponsored by Trident Health, highlights six aspects of women’s lives. Let’s start with style. When you wake up and often even when you go to bed the night before, you are thinking … Continue reading

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Charleston Restaurant Week Back in September

It’s one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. Mouth-watering Lowcountry cuisine recognized worldwide will once again be available to you at participating restaurants. Charleston Restaurant Week is back from September 4-15. Restaurants will offer prix fixe menus consisting of three items for one price. They’ll be set at $20, $30 or $40. What a deal! Here’s a look at your options. For $20, you can enjoy three courses at these great restaurants. It’s a steal, so why don’t you try one, or as many as you can fit into the week?! Basil Thai Restaurant – Downtown Charleston or Mt. Pleasant Big Billy’s Burger Joint – … Continue reading

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Ways to Enjoy Charleston in July

The month of July represents the epitome of summer! Patriotic celebrations, backyard BBQ’s, swimming, and most of all “heat”!  Admittedly, July in Charleston is hot; however, there are plenty of ways to keep cool and enjoy all that Charleston has to offer. First of all, enjoy your stay in one of our beautiful rooms here at the historic Governor’s House Inn, a luxury bed and breakfast located in the heart of downtown Charleston. There is no better way to experience the pre-revolutionary period with the benefits of modern conveniences.  While you are here, experience a part of Southern culture as you cool off late in the afternoon on the veranda … Continue reading

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Events in Charleston in June

June is a great time to see Charleston! The weather is hot and sunny and perfect for visiting the area beaches, where there is always a breeze. There are also a number of annual events in Charleston in June that will give you a taste of the Lowcountry in this beautiful southern city. One of these is the Spoleto Festival and Piccolo Spoleto Festival. These began May 24 but continue until the finale on June 9. You can check out the link for tickets to specific venues if you would like to enjoy the arts, music, theater, dance, and other events. The finale is not to be missed. It is … Continue reading

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Events in Charleston in May

In addition to the Spoleto Festival USA, which begins May 24th, Charleston always has a great variety of events to choose from. Gibbes on the Street – May 2, 7:30 – 10:00 p.m. The Gibbes Museum of Art opened in 1905 to considerable fanfare and has been an important vehicle for art in the Charleston area ever since. Join the fun in celebrating the museum at this benefit event. Enjoy culinary delights from Charleston’s top chefs, an open bar, and dancing in the middle of Meeting Street at the fourth annual Street Party! Savories, Sweets, and Sips by: Bon Bahn Mi, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Circa 1886, Cypress, FIG, … Continue reading

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Spoleto Festival USA 2013

It’s been 36 years since the first Spoleto Festival USA began in Charleston, South Carolina. Pulitzer-prize winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti was seeking an American counterpart to the Festival held in Spoleto, Italy. The city needed to be intimate, with plenty of performance venues, yet charming and easily accessible. Charleston was the perfect fit! With its stated goal of bringing the highest caliber performances for its 17-day run, the organizers have managed to keep the standard very high in all areas: classical and modern musical performances, theater, ballet, opera, and the spoken word. This year’s festival runs from May 24 through June 9, with a couple of preview performances on … Continue reading

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Events in Charleston in April

Cooper River Bridge Run April 6, 2013, Mount Pleasant – Charleston The 2013 Cooper River Bridge Run is just around the corner. And you don’t have to be an avid runner to participate – walkers are welcome and you can walk or run for yourself or for charity. Started in 1978, the Cooper River Bridge Run provides a world-class 10-K foot race. The race promotes continuous physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through education and opportunity. Last year 36,652 runners and walkers crossed the finish line on Meeting Street. The Cooper River Bridge Run is well organized and includes world-class competition in a beautiful setting with unparalleled participant satisfaction. The … Continue reading

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7th Annual Charleston Fashion Week

Adore fashion?  Then you’ll love Charleston Fashion Week, March 19 – 23 under the tents in Marion Square. The Southeast Tourism Society has named this event a “Top 20 Event for March.”  Emerging designers from throughout the East Coast will vie for the top prizes in several categories. Past winners and finalists have had their designs shown at New York Fashion Week, in Sports Illustrated, Vogue, and on the TV show Project Runway.  Models also compete and past winners have signed with top New York agencies and appeared in Rolling Stone, GQ Style and Project Runway.  The chic after-parties are a fun place to mingle, see and be seen! Exciting … Continue reading

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Things to Do in Charleston in March

Art, history, architecture, gardens, culture, shopping, fine dining, and outdoor activities – there’s always something fun and interesting happening in Charleston and March is no exception! With average temperatures in the 60’s and 70’s, it’s the perfect time for a stroll down the street from the Inn to the French Quarter Art Walk, March 1, where multiple galleries stay open after hours, serving wine and the opportunity to discover great new art and artists.  Located in the nearby French Quarter, it’s a fun, relaxing evening and a great way to kick off March in beautiful Charleston. Are you a movie buff? The 4th Annual Charleston Film Festival will be held … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events in Charleston!

If you are visiting Charleston in the near future, you may want to keep in mind some of the great events taking place in and around the city.  Here is a brief list of some of the top events happening in the next weeks and month: 31st Annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE)  February 15-17, 2013 “The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is recognized as the “nation’s largest wildlife art and nature event, SEWE showcases 120 artists and welcomes over 35,000 attendees each year. First and foremost, SEWE is a juried fine art show; however, the exposition offers a myriad of other informative and recreational activities, including flight demos from the Center for … Continue reading

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Visit Charleston for the 2013 Southeastern Wildlife Exposition!

Accommodations for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is a great event that takes place annually in the month of February.  This year the event is held from February 15 to February 17, and you can purchase tickets online.   Also, you will want to make sure you plan out your schedule in terms of what events or exhibits you would like to take part in.  Be sure to look at all of their locations for each of their exhibits.   Here is a little information on the exposition: The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is now in its 31 year of operation, and is one of the largest events of its kind in the U.S.  … Continue reading

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Visit Charleston During Restaurant Week!

Charleston Restaurant Week is Right Around the Corner! Charleston restaurant week started yesterday.  The Charleston Restaurant Week is an event sponsored by the South Carolina Hospitality Association in conjunction with the Charleston Restaurant Association (CRA).  It is a great opportunity to try the many great restaurants in the area, and it is truly one of the best culinary events in the city. You can expect to see prix fixe menus with three courses or items priced between $20 and $40 at a large number of participating restaurant  Be sure to check out a complete list of all the restaurants, but in the meantime, here are just a few of the specials taking … Continue reading

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Experience New Year’s Eve in Charleston!

2013 New Year’s Eve in Charleston Are you planning on being in Charleston for the New Year?  If you have made plans to be in Charleston, then you may be looking for some great New Year celebrations to take part in.  Celebrating the New Year and planning your resolutions is always a fun time.  Here are some great New Year celebrations in the Charleston area that you don’t want to miss, courtesy of the Charleston Visitor’s Bureau: New Year Celebration on Marion Square “If you are looking for something that the whole family can attend, Marion Square is the place to be. There will be live music and presentations for … Continue reading

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