WHAT’S HAPPENING AROUND CHARLESTON!

As the warm summer breezes give way to cooler tempertures, everyone looks forward to the many venues that welcome the Fall Season in Charleston!  Mark your calendar for some of these wonderful events.

After a day of sight seeing and enjoying downtown Charleston, come visit Bohicket Marina & Market on Seabrook Island to relax and watch the sunset.  Stop in to say hello to the Kiawah Seabrook Group of Dunes Properties and pick up the latest Real Estate information for Kiawah, Seabrook, Johns Islands.

 Fall Tours of Homes & Gardens  September 21 – October 22 (Thurs, Fri, Sat & Sun only) Take a stroll under the lights of Charleston’s doorways during The Preservation Society of Charleston’s 31st Annual Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens. Experience the unique architecture, history and culture of this historic landmark city. Weekend packages and group rates available. For more information call (843) 722-4630. 

 Moja Festival  September 29 to October 9  MOJA, a Swahili word meaning “One,” is the appropriate name for this festival celebration of harmony amongst all people in our community. The Festival highlights the many African-American and Caribbean contributions to western and world cultures. MOJA’s wide range of events include visual arts, classical music, dance, gospel concert, jazz concert, poetry, R&B concert, storytelling, theatre, children’s activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and much, much more. Nearly half of MOJA’s events are admission-free and the remainders are offered at very modest ticket prices, ranging from $5 – $20. For more information call (843) 724-7305.

 French Quarter Art Walk October 7, 5-8 pm Stroll the cobbled streets and gas lit alley ways of the French Quarter, located within the original walled city of Charleston between S. Market and Tradd, and Meeting and the waterfront past E. Bay. Discover the works of well over 500 artists representing a diverse variety of styles and mediums from traditional to contemporary. All galleries of the French Quarter will be open with artists on hand and refreshments. Located at participating downtown galleries where maps are available. Free and open to the public. For more information call (843) 577-7101.

 The Taste of Charleston  October 8 and 9 Held at historic Boone Hall Plantation this celebration of Lowcountry cuisine will feature 50 of Charleston’s restaurants serving sample size portions of their signature dishes + beer and wine. Activities include live entertainment from the main stage, the legendary Waiters’ Race, Children’s Area and Beer Garden. For more information call (843)577-4030.

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Scottish Games and Highland Gathering

On September 17, Boone Hall Plantation comes  to life with the sights and sounds of the Scottish Games and Highland Gathering. Featuring border collie demonstrations, 20 plus piping bands and many other activities on the field.  The event includes access to the grounds and house of Boone Hall Plantation, without further cost. For more information call (843) 552-2563 or (843) 883-3889. The hours are  9am to 5pm.