Throw some confetti. Spring is here and we’re celebrating the season with exciting events around town. From arts and music to food, here are 10 festivals to attend.
Festival of Houses and Gardens | Monday, April 3-Sunday, April 16 | Charleston Historic District | Prices vary | This annual festival is underway featuring tours and special events.
Lowcountry Strawberry Festival | Thursday, April 6-Saturday, April 8 | Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant | $15-$25 | Attend the second weekend of this event for food, games, and rides.
Charleston Jazz Festival | Thursday, April 20-Sunday, April 23 | Locations vary | Prices vary | This celebration of jazz heritage features performances by international headliners like Dianne Reeves.
Lowcountry Cajun Festival | Saturday, April 22 | James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. | $35 | Enjoy Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, and kids activities.
Art Charleston | Wednesday, April 26-Sunday, April 30 | The Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. | Prices vary | Look forward to a culinary street fair, cocktail event, panel discussion, and art fair.
Charleston Cocktail Week | Monday, April 24-Sunday, April 30 | Locations vary | $15 pass | Sip on discounted cocktails at participating bars and restaurants and attend ticketed signature events.
Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival | Sunday, April 30 | Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mount Pleasant | Free | Celebrate the local shrimping and fishing industry with a boat parade, live music, and craft show.
Charleston Greek Festival | Friday, May 12-Sunday, May 14 | Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 30 Race St. | $5 | The oldest festival in the Charleston area will include food, wine, live music, and dancing.
Spoleto Festival USA | Friday, May 26-Sunday, June 11 | Locations vary | Prices vary | Experience performances by world-renowned artists in opera, dance, music, and theater.
Piccolo Spoleto Festival | Friday, May 26-Sunday, June 11 | Locations vary | Prices vary | This corresponding event celebrates local and regional artists.