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Lowcountry Oyster Festival

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1/28/2018 - 1/28/2018

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

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If you like to shuck ’em and suck ’em, join the thousands who gather in January at the height of the season for the world’s largest oyster fest, the Lowcountry Oyster Festival. Held every year at Boone Hall Plantation, just outside of downtown Charleston, bivalve connoisseurs consume more than 80,000 pounds of oysters at this 1-day event filled with shucking and eating contests, plus live music, wine, beer and food from some of the area’s best restaurants.

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

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2/16/2018 - 2/18/2018

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

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If you love ducks, dogs and the great outdoors, join the thousands of outdoor enthusiasts who turn out every February for the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE), the largest wildlife event in the nation. The 3-day event promotes conservation and preservation of wildlife as well as numerous outdoor sports through competitions, art, educational programs and more. Animal expert Jack Hanna is a regular presenter, and the Dock Dog competition draws record crowds annually who watch pro-, semi-pro and amateur canines of all breeds compete in the long jump, high jump and retrieval contests.

BB&T Charleston Wine Food Festival

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2/28/2018 - 3/4/2018

BB&T Charleston Wine Food Festival

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Nearly 100 of the country’s best wine and food purveyors can be found under the tents of Marion Square the first weekend in March during the BB&T Charleston Wine+Food Festival. The festival brings together samples of wine, spirits and food from across the nation, and attendees have an opportunity to learn techniques from culinary celebrities such as the Lee Bros., Husk Restaurant’s chef sensation Sean Brock and master sommelier Andrea Immer Robinson.

Charleston Fashion Week

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3/13/2018 - 3/17/2018

Charleston Fashion Week

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For one week in March, the center of town in Marion Square becomes the runway to New York with Charleston Fashion Week. Presented by Charleston Magazine, the CFW showcases emerging designers and models, many of whom have gone on to find fame in the Big Apple and beyond, designing for celebrities like Khloe Kardashian and Toni Braxton or being featured on the hit TV show Project Runway.

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The Charleston Antiques Show

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3/16/2018 - 3/18/2018

The Charleston Antiques Show

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Antique dealers, collectors and enthusiasts from around the country gather here in March to explore the Charleston International Antiques Show. The 3-day event features fine 17th-, 18th- and 19th-century period furniture and art from America, Asia and Europe, as well as lectures and tours.

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Family Circle Cup Volvo Car Open

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3/31/2018 - 4/8/2018

Family Circle Cup Volvo Car Open

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In late March/early April, it’s 9 days of game-set-match at the premier women’s tennis event in America, the Family Circle Cup. The tournament, the longest-running sponsored professional tennis tournament in the United States, brings the circuit’s top players such as Martina Navratilova, Chris Evert, Tracy Austin, Martina Hingis and the Williams sisters to Daniel Island, just 20 minutes outside of Charleston. In addition to watching the singles and doubles matches, spectators can enjoy demonstrations of the latest in tennis equipment, personalized video analysis of one’s game and even children’s courts for the next generation of tennis stars.

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Copper River Bridge Run

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4/6/2018 - 4/8/2018

Copper River Bridge Run

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The Cooper River Bridge Run, a10K Run & Walk, is the 3rd largest 10K in the United States and 18th largest in the world. Each year it includes 44,000 participants taking them over a 2.5 mile bridge. On Friday local restaurants participate in Taste of the Bridge, Saturday is the race and then there is a Finish Festival at the end.  

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Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival

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5/25/2018 - 6/10/2018

Piccolo Spoleto Arts Festival

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Spring brings the preeminent event that has become a verb (Do you Spoleto?), Spoleto Festival USA. Founded in 1977 by Gian Carlo Menotti (and others) as the companion to the Festival of the Two Worlds in Spoleto Italy, the event brings internationally renowned and emerging artists and performers to town beginning Memorial Day weekend through the first full week of June. Performances range from opera and theater to dance, chamber, symphonic and jazz music. For the budget-conscious or those looking for family-friendly entertainment, Piccolo Spoleto provides a full schedule of low- to no-cost activities that focus on regional artists.

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Charleston Restaurant Week

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9/5/2018 - 9/16/2018

Charleston Restaurant Week

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Charleston Restaurant Week, executed by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, Inc (GCRA), is one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. It is an opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. 

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