Things to do in Charleston, SC

Charleston, SC has its own unique charm and hospitality.  These are the fun things to do in Charleston!

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2019 Taste of James IslandIt's that time to come out to the 2019 Taste of James Island!  Come out and support James Island Outreach, and the town that you live in. Mingle with all your neighbors while enjoying some of the best weather that Charleston has to offer on April 27th at the First Baptist School Athletic Field.

They've got great FOOD, music by Calhoun's Calling & Wildflower Station, door prizes, KIDS activities, and a raffle!

James Island Outreach's goal is to serve the citizens of James Island and Folly Beach with emergency food, medicine, and utility assistance.

 Take a look at what they've accomplished in 2018:

- Served on average 180 clients per month representing 385 total family members monthly
- Provided ~120,000 pounds of food assistance (10,000lbs per

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I am asking for your help!  I am participating in the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb because breathing shouldn’t be an uphill climb.

I invite you to join me and participate in the Fight for Air Climb on July 25, 2015 at the North Charleston Coliseum! My team will be one of hundreds competing to make up and down the many stairs of the North Charleston Coliseum. It won’t be easy, but if you are up to the challenge, breathe in, step up and get ready to experience the climb of your life. If you can’t climb with me, please make a tax-deductible donation to my Fight for Air Climb team by visiting my Personal Page. (PLEASE DONATE HERE, and click on the 'Donate to Mike!' link).

American Lung Assoc Stair Climb

  • Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the
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Charleston, SC Does it Again

Great job, Charleston! Voted #1 US City by Conde Nast Traveler readers! The secret is out, you are definitely no longer the East Coast's best kept secret!  Elise- Charleston loves your local voice, too- glad to have you!

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Husk in Downtown Charleston is a great place to dine Charleston Restaurant Week continues this week through September the 15th! If you haven't taken advantage of this in the past and you enjoy going out to eat as much as we do, then you really should consider the great restaurant deals surrounding the Charleston, SC area.

They've separated the current deals into 3 categories: 3 for $20, 3 for $30, and 3 for $40. This includes a mixture of soups, salads, appetizers, entrees, and desserts.

Visit the Charleston Restaurant Association for more details on the participating restaurants and what's available! 

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Fight for Air

I am participating in the American Lung Association's Fight for Air Climb because breathing shouldn’t be an uphill climb. I am asking for your support!


I invite you to join me and participate in the Fight for Air Climb on July 20, 2013 at the North Charleston Coliseum! My team will be one of hundreds competing to make up and down the many stairs of the North Charleston Coliseum. It won’t be easy, but if you are up to the challenge, breathe in, step up and get ready to experience the climb of your life. If you can’t climb with me, please make a tax-deductible donation to my Fight for Air Climb team by visiting my Personal Page. (PLEASE DONATE HERE, and click on the 'Support Mike!' link).

  • Lung disease is the third leading cause of death in the
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Hanks Seafood RestaurantSouthern Living has once again given our beautiful city of Charleston great recognition. Charleston was recently named The South's Tastiest Town. World-class restaurants such as FIG, Husk, McCrady's, Blossoms, Magnolias, SNOB (Slightly North of Broad), Cypress, Grill 225, High Cotton, and Hominy Grill to name a few of the most recognizable restaurants.

Being in real estate and showing houses here for those looking to relocate to Charleston, I'm always asked, "So where are the best restaurants to visit while we're here?" The first question out of my mouth is always the same- "What kind of food would you like to eat?" You see, as any local knows in Charleston, you could spend the next 3 years visiting a new restaurant every day if you decided to eat at a

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Shrimp boats along Shem Creek It's that time of year again for the Mount Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival! Come on out to Waterfront Park, Sunday April 29th from 11:30am to 6:00pm.

This wonderful event used to be located near Alhambra Hall in the Old Village, but since it has outgrown the original location- it has been relocated to Mount Pleasant's Waterfront Park at the foot of the Ravenel Bridge.

This festival highlights some of the best local seafood that Charleston has to offer, and is community-supported benediction that calls for a safe and prosperous shrimping season in Charleston! It should be a great event this year with live music, local crafts, kids activities, a boat parade, and of course the ceremonial blessing of the shrimp/fishing fleet here in

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March 21-April 20th

Beautiful gardens surrounding a downtown home in CharlestonIt's that time of year again for the 66th Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens. This festival features the interiors of our beloved downtown historic antebellum homes, as well as the beautiful surrounding gardens of approximately 150 homes in 10 colonial Charleston neighborhoods dating to the 18th Century.

Take a walk and enjoy Charleston's distinctive history, architecture, gardens, and culture. This tour allows the public to view some of America's oldest historic homes, during Charleston's peak blooming season.

The tours feature 7 to 10 properties each day, of ten neighborhoods, dating from the American colonial period, through the antebellum and Victorian eras, to early 20th century. Take a walk back in history, and place

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Ready to Run?

The Cooper River Bridge Run in full effectThe April 6th, 2013 race date is close upon us! Are you ready to run or walk in one of America's best organized 10K runs?

This incredible race in Charleston, South Carolina has one of the most beautiful, serene, and unique settings around the country. Starting in Mount Pleasant, this race is enjoyed by the young and the old, the fast and the slow, those that run and those that walk. There are world-class athletes that train all year for this particular race, and those that enjoy walking the 10K while taking in the Charleston Harbor, and downtown Charleston's rich history.

April in Charleston certainly provides for some of the best weather during this time of year, and what better setting than running over North America's longest

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Charleston is once again on the national stage.  This time, it's a wonderful writeup of our beloved city in The Wall Street Journal.  This article is one writer's perspective on her visit for a long and interesting weekend.  Take a few minutes out of your busy schedule to read about what fun can be had in Charleston...it'll be worth it!

You can read about the writer's weekend in Charleston in the Wall Street Journal article on Charleston.

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