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  • 1. Charleston Music Hall

    Upper King | Music

    Regularly hosting big-name bluegrass, blues, and country acts, the beautiful 900-seat Charleston Music Hall shines. Home to the Charleston Jazz...Read More

  • 2. Charleston Wine and Food

    Festivals

    Since 2005, this annual fete has served as the city's marquee event for foodies. Spread over five days, it brings together the nation's leading...Read More

  • 3. Spoleto Festival USA

    Festivals

    For 17 glorious days in late May and early June, Charleston gets a dose of culture from the Spoleto Festival USA. This internationally acclaimed...Read More

  • 4. Charleston Fashion Week

    Upper King | Festivals

    Toasting emerging designers and models with runway shows, competitions, and exhibitions, the main events at this five-night festival in March...Read More

  • 5. Charleston Gaillard Center

    Upper King | Dance

    This city-owned grand performance hall reopened in 2015 after a $142 million complete renovation. It now hosts symphony, theater, and ballet...Read More

  • 6. Charleston Symphony Orchestra

    Concerts

    With a season that runs from late September through April, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra hosts full-scale symphonic performances, chamber...Read More

  • 7. Fall Tour of Homes

    Festivals

    Sponsored every October by the Preservation Society of Charleston, the Fall Tour of Homes provides an inside look at Charleston's private buildings...Read More

  • 8. Festival of Houses & Gardens

    Festivals

    More than 100 private homes, gardens, and historic churches are open to the public for tours during the Festival of Houses & Gardens, held...Read More

  • 9. Footlight Players

    Market | Theater

    In a charming theater built in a former cotton warehouse tucked into the French Quarter, this troupe—in continuous operation since 1931—produces...Read More

  • 10. MOJA Arts Festival

    Festivals

    Held each year in late September and early October, this festival celebrates the region's African heritage and Caribbean influences on local...Read More

  • 11. North Charleston Performing Art Center

    Music

    Touring Broadway productions and big-name bands frequent the 2,300-seat North Charleston Performing Art Center. In recent years, performers...Read More

  • 12. Piccolo Spoleto Festival

    Festivals

    The spirited companion festival of Spoleto Festival USA showcases the best in local and regional talent from every artistic discipline. There...Read More

  • 13. PURE Theatre

    Upper King | Theater

    In a cozy space facing Upper King Street, this local troupe produces timely comedies and thoughtful classics throughout the year, as well as...Read More

  • 14. Regal Palmetto Grande Stadium 16

    Film

    This grand art-deco-style multiplex is Charleston's most modern cinema, with comfortable stadium-style seats and the usual popcorn and treats. ...Read More

  • 15. Simons Center for the Arts

    College of Charleston Campus | Music

    Performances by the College of Charleston's theater department and chamber and classical musical recitals are presented here during the school year. ...Read More

  • 16. Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

    Festivals

    One of Charleston's biggest annual events, this celebration of the region's flora and fauna takes place in mid-February, offering fine art by...Read More

  • 17. Terrace Theater

    Film

    About 10 minutes from downtown, this local favorite hosts its own film festival every March. Its carpeted halls and theaters have the feel of...Read More

  • 18. Charleston Ballet Theatre

    Dance

    Performances of everything from classical to contemporary dance take place in venues scattered around town, including the North Charleston Performing...Read More

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