Your guide to SEWE 2024

SEWE is back with old and new elements.

sheep hurdling

Sheep hurdling will be back for SEWE this year.

Photo provided by SEWE

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) returns for its 42nd event in downtown Charleston on Friday, Feb. 16-Sunday, Feb. 18. VIP events begin on Thursday, Feb. 15.

SEWE is a nonprofit that aims to increase tourism and boost local economies while raising awareness about wildlife and the outdoors through showcasing fine art, live entertainment, and special events. Every year, there are ~40,000 attendees.

What to expect

  • The Charleston Place
  • Brittlebank Park
  • Gaillard Center
  • Charleston Marriott
  • Marion Square

Fan favorites are returning including the SEWE Fine Art Gallery, DockDogs, Center for Birds of Prey demonstrations, Busch Wildlife Sanctuary live shows, curated artisan goods, exhibitors, chef demos, and canine demonstrations.

What’s new

  • Jeff Corwin, a TV personality + wildlife biologist, will do an educational presentation featuring “live exotic animals.” Corwin has been seen on Disney Channel, Animal Planet, and the Discovery Channel.
  • This year, in addition to the SEWE Fine Art Gallery, there will be a Gallery by SEWE, which will serve as a venue for satellite events and exhibits.
  • The Purina Pro Plan Performance Dog Team will be back in the Marion’s Square arena featuring additional shows of their Disc Dog Demonstrations.
  • The marine life education will have an expanded presence in Marion Square, featuring the Lowcountry Marine Mammal Network and the National Marine Mammal Foundation to host educational demonstrations and advocate for the Lowcountry’s marine life.

And that’s not all. There’s so much to SEWE. Check out the full schedule of events.

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