Calendar of Events and Happenings

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March 28 , 2015

Oysters on the Point & Market
Enjoy an afternoon of oysters and live music on the water at “Oysters on the Point” from 2 – 6 pm.
This event features live music by The Bushels, $9 buckets of oysters, and a build your own Bloody Mary bar.

http://www.charlestonharborresort.com/

March 28, 2015

Breakfast with the Easter Bunny
Come eat Breakfast with the Easter Bunny in the Food Court at the Citadel Mall! Guests must bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Lowcountry Food Bank, and in return, they will be able to enjoy a free Chick-fil-A breakfast with the Easter Bunny. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 843-766-8321.
From Saturday, March 21 through Saturday, April 4, the Easter Bunny will be available for photos with children and their families in Citadel Mall’s Easter Village in Center Court. Hours for photos are Mondays – Saturdays from 10am – 8pm, and Sundays from 12pm – 6pm.

March 28 , 2015

Kids Fest Camp Fair
On Saturday, March 28 from 10:00am to 2:00pm, Citadel Mall will host a Kids Fest Camp Fair. The Kids Fest Camp Fair will be held in Center Court and feature summer camp vendors, large jump castles, a Belk kids fashion show and so much more. The event is designed to make it easy for parents to learn about both educational and activities based summer camp programs and enroll their kids for camps all in one spot. Participating vendors will include: Ballet Academy of Charleston, Legare Farms, North Carolina’s Camp Tekoa, C3 Cheer and Gymnastics, Millie Lewis and many more!
www.CitadelMall.net

March 28 , 2015

38th Annual Cooper River Bridge Run
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.

March 29 , 2015

Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Bringing Louisiana to the Lowcountry, the Lowcountry Cajun Festival is a full-day of Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, kids activities, and all around ragin’ Cajun fun! Savor the tastes of authentic Cajun and Creole fare – jambalaya, alligator, etouffe, andouille sausage and of course, crawfish, crawfish, crawfish! Also enjoy Lowcountry favorites like seafood and Southern barbecue.
For those who prefer a tamer menu, we’ll serve up ample portions of festival foods like hot dogs, snow cones, funnel cakes and more. Visitors travel from near and far for huge servings of fresh, steaming crawfish, undoubtedly the festival’s most popular food item. If you’re a connoisseur, the annual crawfish-eating contest is the perfect opportunity to show off your unique talent!

https://www.ccprc.com/index.aspx?nid=137

March 29, 2015

4th Annual Charleston Honey & Bee Expo
Visit this family, friendly event to learn more about bees and what you can do to help save them.
Meet your local beekeepers!
Observation hive with live bees
Honey-tasting * free samples*
Live music: The V-Tones
Children’s Corner, games, arts&crafts
Learn about bees/beekeeping
Buy local honey
Guest Speakers and presentations!
Mead-making – sample wine made from local honey
Try Honey Cotton Candy
Win a new hive – raffle!
“Ask a Master Gardener” booth
Peruse free displays in theater lobby and outdoors
Pet-friendly in outdoor exhibit area
www.charlestonbees.org visit here for more details

April 1, 2015

Wine Down Wednesday
The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission introduces a new way to enjoy one of its beautiful new park properties – Wine Down Wednesday at Old Towne Creek County Park!
Guests will enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres and live music while they explore this hidden gem located in West Ashley.
www.ccprc.com

April 1, 2015

Spring Wednesday Wine Strolls
Sip and stroll in a different garden location each week while sampling old and new world wine.

https://www.middletonplace.org/visiting-middleton-place/events-calendar.html

Wednesdays
6:00p.m.-8:00p.m.
$20 online
$25 at the gate
$15 for Foundation members

April 4, 2015

Easter Eggstravaganza at Blackbeard’s Cove
Blackbeard’s Cove Family Fun Park will celebrate Easter on Saturday, April 4 with an Easter Eggstravaganza featuring Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and a park-wide Easter Egg Hunt. Guests will enjoy a catered breakfast including pancakes, eggs, bacon, sausage and juice; a professional photo with the Easter Bunny; VIP access to the Arcade from 9am-11am; and an Easter Egg Hunt with 1,000 easter eggs.
There will be three separate Easter Egg Hunts, divided between the following age groups: Newborn – 3 years old at 11am, 4 – 7 years old at 11:20am, and 8-12 years old at 11:40am.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for kids. Tickets are required to access all of the Easter Eggstravaganza activities and can be purchased in-person at Blackbeard’s Cove or by calling 843-971-1223.

April 4, 2015

HATS ON at The Farmer’s Market
HATS ON at The Farmer’s Market: Grab your hat, head to Marion Square, and join The Hat Ladies as they celebrate Opening Day and wish everyone a “HaTpy Easter!”
Elegantly dressed ladies, gents, and children will gather for photo ops at Marion Square between 11:00- 12:00, then Promenade down historic Meeting, King, and Market Streets until 12:30, wishing everyone a “Happy Easter!” Don your best hat and join the fun!

April 4 – 12 , 2015

Family Circle Cup
The longest running professional women’s tennis tournament in the United States, the Family Circle Cup tennis tournament returns to its home on Daniel Island for 2015!Website:www.familycirclecup.com

April 7, 21, and May 5, 2015

Brewsday
Who needs Tuesday when you have Brewsday! Old Towne Creek County Park’s newest event will feature live music by Jamisun, tasty eats from food trucks and craft beer from a local brewery!
5-7pm
Admission to Brewsday is $6 per person. Charleston County residents can purchase discount tickets in advance. Food and beverages are an additional fee.
The spring Brewsday schedule will feature:
· April 7: live music by Chris Dodson; The Charleston Choo
· April 21: live music by Jefferson Coker; Charleston Artisan Cheese House
· May 5: live music by Tyler Collins; Platia Food Truck

April 10, 2015

15th Annual Kiawah Art and House Tour
The fifteenth annual Kiawah Island Art and House Tour, sponsored by Arts, etc., offers visitors a rare glimpse into the art and architecture of several private homes on the Kiawah Island. This year five spectacular homes in the gated community will be open for public viewing, each with their own unique style. The tour takes place on Friday, April 10th from 1 to 5pm.
Tickets
Advance tickets are $55.00 each and can be purchased at Kiawahartsetc.org., the Kiawah Freshfields Real Estate Office

April 10-11, 2015

25th Annual Sea & Sand Festival
The 25th Annual Folly Beach Sea & Sand Festival is coming April 10-11 with a weekend full of family-friendly events for this milestone anniversary. The Sea & Sand Festival is Folly Beach’s largest, longest-running and most family-friendly festival and features live music on two stages, a kids activity zone with jump castles, carnival games, face-painting and more, silent auction, local art and food vendors, a full day street party, a pageant and a 5K run/walk/skate.
Friday, April 10
The festival kicks off on Friday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. with the 2nd Annual Miss Sea & Sand Pageant at Folly River Park. Winners in various age groups will have the opportunity to wear their crowns and sashes during the Sea & Sand Festival Street Party, and may also volunteer to appear at all of Folly’s fun events throughout the year including Follypalooza, Folly Beach Christmas Parade, Taste of Folly and FollyGras.
Saturday, April 11
The festival continues on Saturday, April 11 with the 5th Annual Coffin Island 5k Run/Walk/Skate at 8:30 a.m. As always, participants in the 5k are encouraged to dress in their best pirate costumes!
www.VisitFolly.com

April 11-12, 2015

Pet Fest 2015
Our pets love us unconditionally – so why not give back to our best friends by bringing them out for some fun? Pets, their owners, and those in search of a pet are invited to join Charleston County Parks for a full weekend of exhibits, demonstrations, experts, entertainment, and more at Charleston’s premier pet festival, Pet Fest!
The fun takes place on two days, Saturday, April 11 and Sunday, April 12, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. each day at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park. Pet Fest provides an opportunity for local pet organizations and businesses to showcase their causes, products and services in a fun, pet-friendly environment. Leashed pets are welcome with their owners! Or, come to the festival in search of your new best friend from local rescue groups, who will have adoptable animals on site.

April 11, 2015

Spring Flute Festival
Flutists and flute enthusiasts of all ages and level are invited to attend the South Carolina’s Spring Flute Festival at the College of Charleston on April 11. The day will begin with a workshop and master class led by Paula Robison.
Additional programming includes workshops, five competitions, mass flute choir and exhibits. The day concludes with a recital by South Carolina Flutists at 4:00 PM. Generous support is provided by the College of Charleston.
Saturday, April 11, 8:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Simons and Cato Centers, College of Charleston
Registration at the door, $40 Adults, $25 Students, cash or check only

April 17 – 19 , 2015

Charleston In-Water Boat Show
With gorgeous harbor views and slips for every size boat, the Charleston In-Water Boat Show promises to deliver the ultimate boating experience. Boats of every make and model will be displayed, at sale prices and with strong manufacturer’s rebates and other incentives.Website:http://thecharlestonboatshow.com/in-water/

April 18, 2015

18th Annual Palmetto Pump & USA Climbing Competition
Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission and Half Moon Outfitters present the Palmetto Pump & USA Climbing Competition.
Come out to the Climbing Wall at James Island County Park on April 18 to witness a spectacular nationally-sanctioned competition of strength, balance, and endurance from some of the best climbers in the Southeast! http://ccprc.com/index.aspx?NID=1242

April 18, 2015

Spring Jam Music Fest
Come out for the 3rd annual Spring Jam Music Fest and jam to live music, while enjoying performance art, visual art, delicious food, tasty brews & wine, and an artisan & craft village.
11:00am – 8:00pm

http://www.springjammusicfest.com

Jam on, Charleston! Tickets are now on sale. Pre-sale tickets are available through Wednesday, December 31st for only $15 each.

April 21, 2015

“The History of Slavery in the South Carolina Lowcountry”
Many of the early colonists to the Carolina Colony were sugar cane planters from the West Indies and Bermuda. Their slave plantation economy was duplicated in the Carolina Lowcountry. West Africans already had the necessary skills and experience to cultivate rice, one of the great cash crops of the coastal region and thousands of Africans were forcibly brought to South Carolina as white planters needed a large labor force to operate their plantations. Join the Daniel Island Historical Society at the Church of the Holy Cross on April 21 as historian and author Doug Bostick unveils the brutality and inhumanity of this system, exposing some of the myths of slavery and challenging the conventional understanding of how the system worked. Mr. Bostick will also explore the impact of slavery on the culture of the Lowcountry. For additional information on DIHS programs and events, please visit www.dihistoricalsociety.com.

April 24, 2015

Party at the Point
Entering its 15th year and billed as Charleston’s “premier happy hour concert series,” the long-running annual summer and fall concert series Party at the Point is hosted on Friday evenings. A live music, family friendly event hosted on our beachfront with plenty of food and drinks available for purchase. 5:30pm – 9:30pm. No pets please.

http://www.charlestonpartyatthepoint.com/

April 25, 2015

Folly Beach Wine & Sign
The second annual Folly Beach Wine & Sign will be Saturday, April 25, 2015 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. to benefit the Diann Shaddox Foundation on the Folly Beach Pier, Folly Beach, SC.
Have fun in the sun on the stunning Folly Beach Pier, Folly Beach, South Carolina. Sip a glass of wine, talk, meet some wonderful authors and artists, and enjoy delicious food. Bask in the beautiful scenery of sandy beaches, cool ocean breezes, and views of the great Atlantic Ocean.
www.diannshaddox.com/fb-wine-sign.html

April 26, 2015

Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival
The 28th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival presented by East Cooper Medical Center and Harris Teeter is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year!
The festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant’s local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live music, craft show and lots of free activities with the picturesque Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop!

http://www.comeonovermp.com/index.aspx?NID=111

April 26, 2015

Chef’s Potluck
One of the most popular fundraising events of the year, the 8th Annual Chef’s Potluck takes place at beautiful Middleton Place. Fifteen participating chefs are paired with local farmers, fishermen and ranchers to bring attendees the freshest, local ingredients in Charleston! The Chef’s Potluck SOLD OUT in 2014, so get your tickets fast!
Tickets are all inclusive. Enjoy live music by Garage Cuban Band, local libations, live auction, tastings from each chef and some of the most beautiful views at Middleton Place – America’s oldest landscaped gardens.

http://lowcountrylocalfirst.org/events/chefs-potluck/

April 26, 2015

Old Village Home, Garden & Art Tour
Stroll through the historic Old Village of Mt. Pleasant on a self guided home tour. Sample delicious food offered by local chefs while viewing local art work.
To purchase tickets, go to the website below. For more information, call 843-764-2323 x 379.
Tickets $45 each or $35 for groups of 10 or more. Event proceeds support the services and programs of the American Red Cross.

http://www.redcross.org/news/event/sc/north-charleston/Old-Village-Home-Garden–Art-Tour

April 28, 2015

Sprint Triathalon 101 Clinic
Charleston County Parks is offering opportunities for the public to join the ranks of some of the most spirited athletes around – sprint triathletes!
The new Sprint Triathlon 101 Clinic offers people who are interested in competing in a sprint triathlon the ability to receive professional, on-site training on the actual Charleston Sprint Triathlon race course. Courses will be instructed by renowned fitness coach and athlete Anne Moore. Moore is a USA Triathlon-certified coach who has competed in many events ranging from sprint triathlons to ironmans. Moore coaches triathletes of all levels and distances and is also head coach of the MUSC Triathlon Training Program.
www.ccprc.com

May 3, 2015

Doobie Brothers at Family Circle Stadium
Doobie Brothers at Family Circle Stadium
6:00 pm Gates open 7:30 pm Show Begins
For tickets visit link:

http://info.aeglive.com/ecard/doobiebrothers/2015/0503charleston_venps.html

May 16, 2015

BOSTON Concert at Family Circle Stadium
BOSTON Saturday May 16, 2015. Gates open 7pm; Show 8pm Daniel Island Presale – Wednesday March 4, 10am-Thursday March 5, 10pm – Online Only, Password AMERICA http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E004E5389F63463