Destination Spotlight | Charleston, South Carolina

Greetings, Festiva travelers. Are you going to Charleston soon? Let’s take a look at all the wonderful festivals in store for this month and beyond in this southern city.

June- August: The Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series
The Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series at James Island County Park features traditional old school roots reggae with a new school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring your chairs or blanket. It’s Irie.  

Spoleto Festival USA, May 25-June 10
The Spoleto Festival USA, one of America’s major performing arts festivals, is full of 17-days worth of events showcasing both established and emerging artists in more than 150 performances of opera, dance, theater, classical music, and jazz.

Inspector NoClue’s Murder Mystery, throughout the summer
A madcap whodunit in the tradition of Clue! Mr. Body has been murdered, and while bumbling Inspector NoClue matches wits with a redneck butler, a gold-digging French maid, and a hopelessly hapless hippie, it will be up to the audience to deduce the murderer, motive and weapon! Up to 20 volunteer audience actors will be chosen to play a role! The Black Fedora offers clean comic whodunit shows most evenings, featuring volunteer audience participation and a la carte appetizers, desserts, and drinks.

Party at the Point, through June 29
Charleston’s premiere Happy Hour concert series takes place on Friday evenings from April 27th to June 29th. This family-friendly event is hosted on the beachfront and features live music and plenty of food and drinks. Friday evenings 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Lowcountry Boil on Morris Island, June 17
You haven’t lived till you’ve tried this Southern Favorite – corn, potatoes, sausage, and shrimp combined in one large pot for a delicious beach treat. Explore the island, swim, or relax on the sand while we prepare dinner. This an experience to remember! Perfect for family gatherings or large group events.

Charleston Carifest Caribbean Carnival, June 21-24
Charleston Carifest is in its thirteenth year and is an opportunity to share traditional Caribbean Arts, and educate the community and promote unity. This year’s Symposium Presenter is Elvis Fuentes from Cuba. The international Soca artists for this year is Selwood known as Scrouge and is originally from the Virgin Islands.

Pat Barcas

Pat Barcas serves as staff writer and photographer for Festiva, based in Asheville, NC. In his spare time he enjoys photography, astronomy, hiking, hanging out with his family, and of course, traveling!

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