Your Guide to the Region’s Top Springtime Events
Beautiful weather, gardens in bloom, countless festivals and events… Spring is one of the most beautiful seasons in Charleston and Summerville. It’s the perfect time to get out, explore and enjoy all the Lowcountry has to offer.
Here at Carnes Crossroads we’re looking forward to two new springtime events from the City of Goose Creek that will take place at the Green Barn: A Leprechaun Bash March 16, and a BBQ & Brews event on April 21. In May, you’ll find us at the weekly Farmers’ Market at the Green Barn, which takes place on Wednesdays May through August. Whether you’re planning a visit to the Lowcountry, or you already call the region home, be sure to check out these springtime events at Carnes Crossroads.
Looking for other recommendations? Here’s a rundown of some of the top “not to miss” events this season in Charleston:
Charleston Food + Wine Festival
February 28 – March 4
The Food + Wine Festival is a must for foodies and food lovers of all kinds. Venues all over the city will host special dinners, wine tastings, cooking workshops, seminars and so much more. This five-day event celebrates the world-class culinary masters who call Charleston home. Charleston Food + Wine is a non-profit organization that supports our city’s culinary and hospitality family. For more information or to purchase your tickets, please visit their website.
Charleston Fashion Week
March 13 – 17
Charleston Fashion week returns for its 12th year! Enjoy five days filled with breath-taking fashion from local and national brand names. You can also see new, undiscovered talent in the annual Rock the Runway Model Competition. There are a variety of citywide activities planned for the week. To see a full schedule and purchase your tickets click here!
Volvo Car Open
March 31 – April 8
Daniel Island, SC
The world’s top women players on the WTA tour compete each spring on Daniel Island in this top-tier tennis event. The island’s beautiful Family Circle Tennis Center is the perfect venue for a week of exciting competition and special events. Come for a day or for the week and be a part of the action at this popular annual event. Click here for tickets and details.
April 6 – 8
The YMCA Flowertown Festival is one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the country and consistently ranks among the top 20 annual events to attend in the Southeast. The three-day event features hundreds of artists, local food, activities for children, and a Saturday farmers’ market! Visit the event website for more information.
41st Annual Cooper River Bridge Run
Register today for the third largest 10K in the country! The scenic race route starts in Mt. Pleasant, crosses the iconic Ravenel Bridge and finishes in the center of historic downtown Charleston. An average of 40,000 people participate every year. This event raises money for 15 wonderful charities through registration donations and fundraising events throughout the year. To register please click here!
Spoleto Festival USA & Piccolo Spoleto Festival
May 25 – June 10
The Spoleto Festival is one of the largest performing arts festivals in the United States. For 17 days, renowned and new artists showcase their talents in over 150 opera, dance, theatre, classical music and jazz performances taking place in venues throughout Charleston. Simultaneously, many more events are produced by the City of Charleston as part of Piccolo Spoleto, which focuses on regional artists from throughout the Southeast. Visit the websites for complete schedules and ticket information for these spectacular arts festivals.