Events in Charleston

If you are looking for things to do in February in Charleston, we’ve got you covered! February is jam-packed with events and festivals, and we’ve put together a few of our favorite events that are sure to fit everyone’s interests.

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

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When: February 4, 2024
Where: Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens

Love oysters? If so, grab your oyster knives and look no further than this year’s Lowcountry Oyster Festival. Claiming to be the world’s largest oyster festival, this family-friendly event features live music, shucking, and eating contests, imported beers, a children’s area, a food court, and—best of all—45,000 pounds of oysters! More information coming soon!

2nd Annual Taste of Gullah Geechee

taste of gullah geechee

When: February 4, 2024
Where: IBA Event Venue

Celebrate the beginning of Black History Month at an exclusive culinary event. Delight in culturally inspired cuisine crafted by Charleston’s finest community chefs! You’ll have the opportunity to savor an array of flavors curated by over a dozen talented chefs, showcasing the diverse influences of the African diaspora on Gullah Geechee culinary heritage. Enjoy live music, camaraderie, and craft cocktails. The event is rain or shine, and your receipt serves as your ticket—don’t forget to bring your ID for check-in.” Tickets are $85 and must be purchased in advance.

South Carolina Stingrays Hockey


When: February 6, 7, 13, 14, 19, 21, 26, 27, 28
Where: North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center

Head up to the North Charleston Coliseum and check out our professional minor-league hockey team! There are several games throughout the month, so there are plenty of opportunities to get together with friends or family to cheer on our local team! Tickets start at $21. Click here for the full Stingrays schedule.

2nd Sunday on King Street

2nd sunday on king

Where: King Street from Queen to Calhoun Street
When: February 11, 2024

Enjoy exploring Kings Street without traffic! You will find carefully curated artists showing their work on the street, unique food vendors, and other surprises! Enjoy discovering shops you might not have noticed before!

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE)


When: February 16-18, 2024
Where: Various locations

SEWE is the largest event of its kind in the United States that celebrates wildlife and nature through fine art, live entertainment, and special events. Be sure to visit the SEWE Marketplace located inside the Gaillard Center. You’ll find dozens of artisans, craftsmen, and tastemakers from across the country! General admission tickets start at $40. Purchasing tickets in advance is the best way to guarantee entry into all exhibits.

First Friday Artwalk

First Friday Art Walks

When: February 2
Where: Various locations in Downtown Charleston

One of Charleston’s favorite traditions, First Friday Artwalks debut the city’s vibrant art scene. These special events occur on the first Friday of every month (excluding January and July) and highlight dozens of art galleries and studios across the entire city. This is your chance to check out local art studios and mingle with local artists.

Blues & BBQ Cruise

charleston princess

When: February 29, 2024
Where: Charleston Maritime Center

Craving BBQ and beats with a side of Charleston charm? Set sail with Charleston Tours & Events on the Charleston Princess for a sunset cruise you cherish forever! Dig into a delicious buffet of pulled pork, smoked chicken, and all the fixings while grooving to live music (think blues, country, maybe even some reggae!). Savor the sunset’s fiery embrace as the Charleston skyline paints the horizon. Choose regular boarding with a cash bar for an easygoing vibe, or opt for VIP entry and a complimentary drink to toast the twilight in style.

Sea and Sand Festival


When: February 24, 2024
Where: Folly Beach

Folly Beach’s prestigious Sea & Sand Festival returns next month! Immerse in local artistry, vibrant music, and culinary delights on “Salty Saturday.” Witness the magic of sand transformed into breathtaking sculptures on Sunday. Dress for coastal elegance and experience a captivating feast for the senses. Mark your calendar for an unforgettable celebration by the sea.

Charleston Music Scene

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When: Events hosted throughout February
Where: Charleston Music Hall, Charleston Gaillard Center, Dock Street Theatre

The music and entertainment scene in Charleston is never lacking. February is stacked with various artists and performances for people of all ages. From a production of “Annie” at the Charleston Gaillard Center to a performance by the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, there is something that will entertain everyone. Charleston’s February symphony promises a captivating performance for every auditory appetite. Prepare to be swept away by the city’s vibrant musical tide. Charleston’s February music scene plays all the right notes. Let the city’s vibrant melody sweep you away this month.

This is just a taste of the countless February events in Charleston. From lively festivals to hidden artistic gems, the city whispers untold stories in every brick and cobblestone. What Charleston adventure will you choose?