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.
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Dec. 10 & 11 Gaillard Auditorium and Dec. 16 & 17 at NPAC
Cost: Tickets range $25 – $45 (military and student discount available )
Charleston Ballet Theatre’s annual Charleston-themed Nutcracker has been a holiday classic for over three decades. Celebrate the company’s 25th Anniversary season with this annual Christmas-time tradition set in the Lowcountry of the 1860’s featuring familiar Charleston names, landmarks, lavish costumes and stunning professional ballet dancers from across the globe. This colorful, heart warming holiday family classic is a truly unique Charleston Christmas time experience.
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….
Make plans now to visit Mount Pleasant’s Boone Hall Plantation on Saturday, October 8 and Sunday, October 9, 2011 from 10:30am – 5pm each day for the Taste of Charleston.
This celebration of Lowcountry cuisine will feature more than 40 of Charleston’s top casual and fine dining restaurants serving sample size portions of their signature dishes + beer and wine.
Activities include live entertainment from Homemade Wine, Children’s Area, the legendary Waiters’ Race and a Beer Garden featuring 40+ craft and specialty beers. The Southern Living Village will feature editor appearances, editorial-inspired vignettes, demonstrations, giveaways and more.
Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the gate and are good for admission only. Advance tickets are available on this page or at any area Southcoast Community Bank.
Food and beverage tickets will be purchased inside the event. Food and beverage items range from $2 – $6. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards on site.
Children 10 and under are free.
2011 Battling Chefs:
The BBQ and Bluegrass Festival at Boone Hall Plantation has become a popular Lowcountry Labor Day Weekend favorite.There is always a wide variety of delicious BBQ available for everyone in attendance to purchase and enjoy.
This year, Piggly Wiggly will present under “The Big Tent” a number of festivities and demonstrations that will add to the already popular list of events being featured throughout the day. The Celebrity Dunking Booth gives attendees an opportunity to dunk some of their local favorite media personaliities with part of the proceeds going to local charity. The popular Mechanical Bull Riding Contest will be back with the winner taking home some great prizes. There will be plenty of family fun and entertainment and a Zambelli Fireworks Show at the end of the day.
Locals and amateurs are invited to show-off their talents in a a barbecue competition in an effort win cash and prizes.
Sunday Sept. 4, 2011
Gates Open at 12noon
Headline Performers For This Year’s Event:
“The Queen of Bluegrass”
“The King Of Newgrass”
With Special Guests
The Next Best Thing
Homeboy Reunion Bluegrass Band
Beer, Wine, and A Variety of Delicious BBQ
Will Be Available For Purchase.
No coolers or pets allowed.
Reggae Nights – Summer Concert Series 2011
Saturdays: 8/6, 8/20
Get ready for a staple Charleston summertime series at James Island and Wannamaker County Parks this 2011 summer. Reggae music, refreshments and summertime live music at its best! 2011 Summer Reggae Concert Series is sponsored and presented by the Piggly Wiggly.
Selected Saturday evenings, during the summertime, around Charleston, SC, Reggae Musics fills the air!
The James Island County Park is a pristine stage for this Charleston, South Carolina event. The fresh saltwater breeze, along with a gorgeous marsh view, will make the evening of “island jams” complete. Wannamaker Park, located in North Charleston, SC has plenty of acreage also, with around 1,015 acres of wetlands and woodlands.
Adults are $8 (or 5 greenbax) and children under the age of 12 are free. Bring your blankets and chairs for a comfy seat. Gates open at 7:30 PM Music begins at 8:30 PM. Adult beverages will be available. No coolers please and keep pets on a leash. Please bring proper ID if you are
If you’re visiting Charleston this August – October, there’s still time to learn the famous SHAG – the official South Carolina State dance!
Folly Beach Moonlight Mixers Shaggin’ on the Pier
Fridays 7-11 PM
August 12, September 2, September 23, October 7
What a better place to go shag the night away than the Folly Beach Pier. Charleston, South Carolina, the original state of beach music, knows how to throw a dance party, hence its history of gatherings at the Folly Beach Pier.
DJ Rob Duren will heat up the dance floor spinning the hottest beach music and oldies. Frosty beverages and low country food will be available on premise. Please bring proper ID for purchase of beer, wine, and cocktails.
Limited tickets for this Folly Beach event are limited.. so get on it early! You can purchase tickets through the Charleston County Parks and Recreation website.
Advance General Admission – $10
Advance Charleston County Resident – $8
At The Gate, If Available – $10
Native Charlestonians know that September and October weather is absolutely glorious in Charleston! The weather is absolutely PERFECT for anything outdoors, including our plentiful arts and music festivals, such as this one:
MOJA ARTS FESTIVAL
September 29 – October 9, 2011
The MOJA Arts Festival is a multi-disciplinary festival produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the MOJA Planning Committee, a community arts and cultural group and the MOJA Advisory Board, a group of civic leaders who assist with fundraising and advocacy. MOJA, a Swahili word meaning “One,” is the appropriate name for this festival celebration of harmony amongst all people in our community. The Festival highlights the many African-American and Caribbean contributions made to western and world cultures.
MOJA’s wide range of events include visual arts, classical music, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B music, storytelling, theatre, children’s activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and much, much more. In addition to its myriad arts presentations, MOJA also includes an active and busy educational outreach component of workshops in the public schools and senior outreach in senior citizen homes.
For more information, visit www.mojafestival.com
“Play Mas” Caribbean Carnival is celebrated with a Carnival Street Parade sometimes referred to as a March.
Most of the islands in the Caribbean celebrate Carnival. The largest and most well-known celebration is held in Trinidad and Tobago. The Dominican Republic, Antigua, Aruba, Cayman Islands, Barbados, Haiti, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Sint Maarten, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts, Saint Thomas and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are also known for lengthy carnival seasons and large celebrations. The parade floats include music trucks with dancers called masqueraders dressed in colourful costumes dancing behind the truck. This is a special time of fun and enjoyment traveling through downtown Charleston on the way to the park.
Anyone wanting to be a masquerader will need to purchase a costume. Costumes will be on display in March. Come show your fun side and have a good time, Caribbean style!
The featured country for the 2011 festival is Dominican Republic
- Thursday, June 16, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Avery Institute, College of Charleston, SC
Mardi Gras Party
- Dinner & Dance Fundraiser in support of the Carifest Children’s Steel Band Project
Date: Friday, June 17, 2011
- Location: International Longshoreman’s Hall
1142 Morrison Drive (top of East Bay Street)$30.00 pp
Carnival Street Parade
- Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011
- Location: Brittle Bank Park, 181 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, SC 29403 (across from Charleston Police Station)
- Details: 2:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Cultural Festival in the Park- Steel Bands, Reggae/Soca Music, Caribbean Dancers, Indian Dancers, Caribbean Food, Drink, Crafts.
Children’s tent area.
Parade Route: Visitor’s Center on Ann Street to King Street to Sumter Street cross Rutledge to Fishburne into Brittle Bank Park.
View the splendor of the Caribbean with colourful Revelers in beautiful costumes dancing to the beat of Reggae and Soca music through the streets on their way to Brittle Bank Park. “Playing Mas” Caribbean style.Caribbean Carnival Celebration in the Park
$5.00 in advance $10.00 at gate
- Carifest After Party
Tropix Bar and Grill5131 Dorchester Road
10:00 PM to 2:00 AM
Wine down and Whine downwww.charlestoncarifest.com
The highly anticipated Sweetgrass Festival will celebrate the rich Gullah Geechee cultural heritage and provides the most extensive showcase of sweetgrass baskets in the Lowcountry area.
This year’s event features an assortment of unique handmade arts & crafts, paintings, live performances, and documentary films. Festival-goers will enjoy a day filled with entertainment that includes gospel songs and praise dance, storytelling and Gullah Geechee skits, basket-making demonstrations and the Adande African Drummers and Dancers. Visitors will be treated to a variety of authentic Gullah cuisine, classic barbeque, fish, chicken and beverages offered for sale by more than 15 Lowcountry restaurants and food vendors. Children and adults will enjoy family friendly activities including a waterslide.
Publications on Lowcountry Gullah Geechee history, fiction, and cookbooks will be available for sale as well. Featured authors include…..
Admission and parking are free. The festival is a family event and no alcohol is sold. Animals, skateboards, and bicycles are not allowed. Businesses interested in becoming a sponsor for the event should contact Thomasena Stokes-Marshall at (843) 856.9732.
Saturday, June 4 : 12:00PM-8:00PM
Waterfront Memorial Park
99 Harry Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mt. Pleasant SC (under the Arthur Ravenel Bridge)