13 spring events happening in Charleston

Spring is fast approaching and with it are festivals + events that celebrate the uniqueness and variety of Charleston.

Multi-colored confetti floats through the air in front of a white historic-looking Charleston home.

Will you be attending Spoleto this year?

Photo by Leigh Webber / Spoleto Festival USA

Cue the confetti + springtime blossoms. Spring is coming + we’re gearing up to celebrate the season with exciting events around town. From arts + music to food, here are 13 festivals to attend.

The Charleston Festival | Thursday, March 14-Sunday, April 14 | Charleston Historic District | Prices vary | This annual festival is underway featuring tours and special events.

Credit One Charleston Open | Saturday, March 30-Sunday, Apr. 7 | Credit One Stadium, 7596, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston | An annual event that brings tennis to the coast.

The Black Food Truck Festival | Friday, Apr. 26-Sunday Apr. 28 | Exchange Park, 9850 US-78, Ladson | $15-$1,040 | A food truck festival showcasing Black culture, food + music.

Lowcountry Strawberry Festival | Friday, April 5-Sunday, April 14 | Boone Hall Plantation & Gardens, 1235 Long Point Rd., Mount Pleasant | $15-$25 | Attend the second weekend of this event for Midway Madness Night.

Cooper River Bridge Run | Saturday, April 6 | Simmons + Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | $45-$150 | Feel accomplished with this 10K race over the Cooper River Bridge.

Lowcountry Cajun Festival | Saturday, April 13 | James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. | $35 | Enjoy Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, and kids activities.

Charleston Jazz Festival | Thursday, April 18-Sunday, April 21 | Locations vary | Prices vary | This celebration of jazz heritage features performances by international headliners like Dianne Reeves.

Art Charleston | Wednesday, April 24-Sunday, April 28 | 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 22-Sunday, April 28 | 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 28 | Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mount Pleasant | Free | Celebrate the local shrimping + fishing industry with a boat parade, live music, and craft show.

Charleston Greek Festival | Friday, May 10-Sunday, May 12 | 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 | Wednesday, May 22-Sunday, June 9 | Locations vary | Prices vary | Experience performances by world-renowned artists in opera, dance, music, and theater.

Piccolo Spoleto Festival | Friday, May 24-Sunday, June 9 | Locations vary | Prices vary | This corresponding event celebrates local + regional artists.

Events
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Book it to your local library — Charleston County Public Library, Dorchester County Library, and the Berkeley County Library System are all hosting summer reading programs.