It’s that time of year again! The world-famous annual Cooper River Bridge Run is this weekend! Thousands upon thousands of visitors from all over the world will descend upon the Holy City to partake in this important annual event. 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. The Cooper River Bridge Run is the best organized and the best conducted 10-K race in the world. It includes world-class competition in a unique setting with unparalleled participant satisfaction. It broadens community cooperation and participation in healthy events throughout the year. The Cooper River Bridge Run serves as a model of health motivation for other communities throughout the world.
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What do you get when you mix sun, sand and sea with music, art and food? F-U-N!!! Come out this weekend to the annual Folly Beach Sea and Sand Festival to hear great music, taste yummy treats and see art by local vendors. Go to http://www.wix.com/undertheoaks/seasand for all the details.
March 23-25, 2012
Inspired by the rich historical, architectural and cultural heritage of Charleston, the 9th Annual Charleston International Antiques Show is a premier destination for collectors and enthusiasts who enjoy seeing and learning about incorporating antiques into modern-day decor. This year’s Antiques Show, held in Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St., highlights the show’s theme: “Classic Design, Timeless Style.”
Spring in Charleston is the ideal season to see a showcase of English, European, and American period furnishings, decorative arts & fine art, architectural elements, garden furniture, vintage jewelry, and silver–all late 17th to 20th centuries.
Get tickets at http://www.historiccharleston.org/news_events/cias_events.html
Let the spirit of the season embrace you as James Island County Park comes alive with illumination at Charleston’s most beloved nighttime event – the Holiday Festival of Lights! Beginning November 11, 2011 and continuing through January 1, 2012, the festival is a great place to gather family and friends to capture the magic of the holiday season. The journey begins with a three-mile drive through hundreds of breathtaking light displays featuring millions of twinkling bulbs. But the Holiday Festival of Lights is much more than just a driving tour! Park the car and experience exciting attractions custom-designed for holiday cheer at Santa’s Village and Winter Wonderland. There are many celebrated attractions to see and do, including:
Wine Under the Oaks
Sunday Dec. 4, 2011 – 1:00pm – 5:00 pm
Boone Hall Plantation
1235 Long Point Road
Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
The casual and elegant affair welcomes visitors from all over to sample fine wines and delicious gourmet foods from featured Lowcountry chefs. Guests can enjoy live music, a fine selection of wines, and edible delicacies, while viewing the winning poster design of the 2011 Charleston Wine + Food Festival® poster completion.
Best of all, the event provides the perfect outlet for holiday shopping. Area culinary themed crafts will be available for sale and Boone Hall Farms will be selling all the wines available for sample. The Plantation will be decorated in holiday décor and it is the perfect way to kick-off the holiday season. Tickets to the Charleston Wine + Food Festival® are now on sale and make great holiday gifts! A portion of the proceeds benefit The American Red Cross.
This is an event for adults 21 years of age or older. We cannot permit anyone under 21 into this event. No babies, strollers, children, or pets. Thank you.
One of Charleston’s most unique holiday events is our annual parade of boats! This year the parade will be held December 3rd. The parade begins along Mt. Pleasant at 5:00pm, Viewing from the Charleston peninsula begins at 6:30pm; Fireworks begin at approximately 6:45pm
You may participate in the parade by simply registering with the city, decorating your boat from stem to stern with lights, and joining us on the water. Thousands of spectators view the parade along the route from Mt. Pleasant to Charleston each year. The mid-point of the parade features a spectacular fireworks display shot from the harbor.
The parade begins at approximately 5:30PM near the Mt. Pleasant side and ends in the Ashley River, (after processing down the Charleston side of the Cooper River), at approximately 7:30PM. We say approximately, because of various factors, including wind, current, and the ability of the boats to maintain headway.
Captains and crews will be invited to the Captain’s Party at a date, time, and location to be announced. Prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place boats in both the power and sail categories, with the best-in-show award going to the highest scoring boat overall.
For those who also wish to attend the City of Charleston’s tree lighting ceremony in Marion Square on the same evening, there is ample time to get to the waterfront and enjoy both. We look forward to seeing you on the water!
Charleston’s Holiday Market is the Lowcountry’s Complete Holiday Experience!
All the gifts and glitter, music and magic, food and fun of the season come together at this exciting event!
Aisle after Aisle of Specialty Shops – Boutiques – Art Crafts – Gourmet Foods Seasonal Specialties Toy – Jewelry and more…
Don’t forget to bring your camera to take pictures of the little ones with Santa. Santa is there to hear every child’s Christmas Wish List whispered in his ear.
There is something for everyone on your holiday shopping list, for your home and for yourself!
- Nov 11 – 13, 2011
- Charleston Area Convention Center
- FREE PARKING!
Admission good all 3 days with your free return pass.
Group tickets available in quantities of 15 or more.
Long ago, agricultural families in the Colonial Southeast and across America gathered every fall to give thanks and celebrate a bountiful Harvest season with a day of feasting, games, music and fun. To keep this spirited tradition alive, the Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission will host the 10th Annual Harvest Fest Saturday, November 5, 2011 at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center at Johns Island County Park.
Come on down and enjoy some foot-stompin’ live bluegrass music from five local bluegrass bands. There is plenty to keep the kiddies occupied including hay rides, a stick pony corral, pumpkin decorating, penny diving, lasso demonstrations, crafts and more.
Own a horse and looking for some adventure? As part of the festival, Mullet Hall Equestrian Center offers the Harvest Festival Weekend Trail Ride for horse owners November 4 – 6. Bring your horse, camping gear, and supplies for two nights of camping and trail riding on 20 miles of beautiful, wooded trails at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. Pre-registration for Trail Ride/Camping is required.
You can always tell when the air gets just a little bit chilly, fall is close and the Coastal Carolina Fair Charleston event is even closer. Everybody enjoys eating cotton candy, thrill rides, live entertainment, and all the friendly competitions one will see at the fair. Join thousands in the festivities October 27 – November 5, 2011 at the Ladson Fairgrounds Coastal Carolina Fair. Bring your sweater or sweatshirt because it often gets a chilly in Ladson, this time of the year!
This long-lasting Charleston event, which has been held in the low country since 1957, promotes family fun, gives back to the community, and helps corporate supporters showcase their info and products to over 200,000 people who attend.
The “Lakefront Stage” will be the spot to head each afternoon into the night for the hottest in live music and fireworks. There will be plenty of internationally known artists who have come to perform at this years Coastal Carolina Fair just for you! Get ready to boogie!
Also visit the sea lion splash, the petting zoo, a honey bee exhibit, all types of photography, a needle works exhibit, a ceramics exhibit and plenty of rides for the whole family.
Visit http://www.coastalcarolinafair.org/ for all the details….
A fall tradition in Charleston, Daniel Island’s Park Day is an entertaining day of events, field games, food and live music for the entire family. This popular Lowcountry festival has evolved into one of Charleston’s broadest scope charitable events, raising money and awareness for more than 20 area non-profit organizations. The day features a line-up of entertainment and events in a waterfront setting overlooking the Wando River. This fun-filled festival features a variety of events for the entire family, including live music, food, animal and nature exhibitions, games, crafts and more! Admission to this event is free. Some activities will require a nominal fee in order to raise money for area non-profit organizations.
11:00am – 11:30am
DJ’d music by Master of Ceremonies Bryan Mahanes
Carolina Karate Deomonstration
DJ’d music and games for kids by Master of Ceremonies Bryan Mahanes
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Seven Once Band
Pie Judging Begins
1:00pm – 1:30pm
Performance by Daniel Island Hip Hop
Winners of Pie Baking Contest Announced
1:30pm – 2:45pm
Seven Once Band
2:45pm – 3:00pm
Southeast Talent Agency Vocal Performance
3:00pm – 3:15pm
Kids and Adult Dance Party Contest with Master of Ceremonies Bryan Mahanes
3:15pm – 5:00pm
East Coast Party Band
Pie Baking Contest presented by Daniel Island News
Click to download pie baking contest application (PDF file)
12:00pm - All pie entries must be checked in at the Concert Stage
12:30pm – Pie Tasting by Judges Begins
1:30pm - Pie Baking Winners announced at Concert Stage
1st Place Prize – $250 cash
$250 to the charity of choice
2nd & 3rd Place Prizes will also be awarded
Children’s Playhome Drawing
Four Person Euro Bungee Trampoline
Interactive Tennis Zone
“The Treasure Dig”
The Giant Mountain Slide
The Pumpkin Patch
Arts & Crafts
Children’s Face Painting
Animals & Wildlife
Keeper of the Wild Exhibit
South Carolina Center for Birds of Prey
Mini Petting Zoo
Roark’s Reptile Safari
Yard and Garden Showcase
Daniel Island Garden Club
Food & Beverages
Carvel Ice Cream & Nathan’s Hot Dogs
Chick-fil-A – Center Pointe
Daniel Island Grille & Dublin Down
Magwoods Seafood & Omar Shriners
Mike’s Hot Boiled Peanuts
T & T’s Kettle Korn