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Top Spring Events in Charleston

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Spring is the time of year when the air is filled with the intoxicating smell of Carolina Jasmine and the streets are buzzing with excitement as locals and visitors enjoy restaurant patios, take horse and carriage rides, and attend fabulous events! Below is list of the top spring events in Charleston.

Charleston Wine + Food

When: March 1-5
Where: Various locations

Charleston Wine + Food infuses homegrown flavor with top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers, artisans, experts, and food enthusiasts from around the globe for an unforgettable five-day event.

Festival of Houses and Gardens

When: March 15-April 8, 2023
Where: Various Locations

Step inside the private houses and gardens of some of the city’s most stunning properties, learn about Charleston’s distinctive architecture and history and celebrate our unique culture.

Annual House and Garden Tours

When: Friday, March 24th, and Saturday, March 25th | 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Various locations

If you want to enjoy some of Charleston's most beautiful and historic private homes, the Annual House and Garden Tour is the perfect experience. These one-of-a-kind tours will bring you face-to-face with some of the country's most breathtaking gardens and architecture. Tea and refreshments will be available during and after the tour at the Confederate Home Garden. Tickets cost $60.

Cooper River Bridge Run

When: April 1, 2023
Where: Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge

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. 

High Water Festival

When: April 15-16, 2023
Where: Waterfront Park

The North Charleston annual two-day music festival is back at Riverfront Park with 22 musical acts on two stages, chef-curated dining experiences, local food trucks, curated cocktails and more. 

Chucktown Brewdown: Homebrew Festival

When: April 20, 2019
Where: Fam's Brewing Co.

Beer lovers are invited to come out and taste the beers, chow down some pizza, and enjoy live music. Attendees can also vote for their favorite home brewer to win the People’s Choice Award.

Lowcountry Cajun Festival

When: April 22, 2023
Where: James Island County Park

This ragin’ Cajun Festival features a full day of Zydeco music, authentic Cajun and Creole food, children’s activities, and more! Charleston’s best Cajun restaurants, caterers, and food trucks will cook up a variety of delicious foods.    

Charleston Jazz Festival

When: April 20-23, 2023
Where: Various locations

The 8th Charleston Jazz Festival is a four-day celebration of the Holy City’s jazz heritage. Musical performances feature renowned international headliners Dianne Reeves, Samara Joy, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Cindy Blackman Santana, and Lowcountry favorites.

Charleston Spring Wine Festival

When: April 29, 2023
Where: Johnson Hagood Stadium at The Citadel

If you love wine, you don’t want to miss the Charleston Spring Wine Festival! The festival will feature more than 50 unique wines, mimosas, seltzers, beer, and live music!

Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival

When: April 30, 2023
Where: Memorial Waterfront Park

Spoleto Festival USA

When: May 26-June 11, 2023
Where: Various locations

Spoleto Festival USA is one of America's major performing arts festivals. It was founded in 1977 by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti, who sought to establish a counterpart to the Festival Dei Due Mondi in Spoleto, Italy. The 17-day event transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of performing, literary and visual arts.

As you can see, there are many Spring events in Charleston to choose from! For a full list of events, click here.