Charleston SC Real Estate Blog: The Old Charleston City Jail

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

Charleston SC Real Estate Blog:  The Old Charleston City Jail

Charleston SC Real Estate Blog:  The Old Charleston City Jail

The Old Charleston City Jail is located in the heart of Historic Downtown Charleston at 21 Magazine Street.  The Old Charleston City Jail was in operation form 1802 until 1939 and housed Charleston's most infamous criminals, pirates, and Union Civil War prisoners. The initial structure was built to hold approximately 126 prisoners and an addition designed by Robert Mills was completed in 1858 and was designed to hold an additional 120 prisoners.  For the life of The Old City Jail it averaged holding 500 prisoners.  The overcrowding, corporal punishment and disease lead to the unbelievable statistic that the average prisoner died within two months of imprisonment.  It is widely believed that the extraordinary high number of prisoner deaths combined with the fact that the Old City Jail was also a hospital during the Civil War have lead to the Jail's reputation for a high number of ghostly occurrences.

Charleston SC Real Estate Blog:  The Old Charleston City Jail Gallows

In 2000, the American College of the Building Arts acquired the Old City Jail after it had sat vacant for 61 year. Most of the facility's original structures remain intact. Upon acquisition, the College initiated an emergency stabilization program to meet the immediate needs of this historic property. Preservation efforts are on-going.

Charleston SC Real Estate Blog:  The Old Charleston City Jail

Access to the jail is limited, and most easily attained through Bulldog Tours' Haunted Jail Tour, which takes visitors through the cells, hallways and into the dark places where Charleston's worst criminals lived and died. Tickets for the nightly tours are available at 40 N. Market St. This tour is not recommended for children or those faint of heart.

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Charleston SC Real Estate Blog: 10th Annual Harvest Fest at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

Charleston SC Real Estate Blog:  10th Annual Harvest Fest at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, Johns Island County Park

10th Annual Harvest Fest at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, Johns Island County Park

Saturday, November 5th, 2011 the Charleston County Parks and Recreation commission will host its 10th Annual Harvest Fest on Johns Island at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, Johns Island County Park. 

There is something for everyone in the family to do.  There will be excellent bluegrass music from five local bands.  The kids will have a blast going on hayrides, decorating pumpkins, a stick pony corral, lasso demonstrations, and much more.  There will be many holiday crafts to purchase along with some delicious southern favorites such as Carolina Barbeque, roasted corn on the cob, kettle corn, and more.  Cold beverages will be available.

The Band schedule is:  12:00pm Blue Plantation; 1:00pm Yee Haw Junction; 2:00pm Flatt City; 3:00pm Gravel Road; 4:00pm Blue Stone Ramblers.  

Own a horse and looking for some adventure? As part of the festival, Mullet Hall Equestrian Center offers the Harvest Festival Weekend Trail Ride for horse owners November 4 – 6. Bring your horse, camping gear, and supplies for two nights of camping and trail riding on 20 miles of beautiful, wooded trails at Mullet Hall Equestrian Center. Pre-registration for Trail Ride/Camping is required. 

The hours for the 2011 Annual harvest Fest are from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, Johns Island County Park.

Admission is:  $5 per person, and Kids 12 and under and Annual Gold Pass members are admitted free!

For more information, please call (843) 795-4386, or click here.

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Charleston SC Real Estate Blog: 34th Kiawah Island Marathon December 10th, 2011

 

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home. The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country. It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique. I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:
 
 
Charleston SC Real Estate Blog: 34th Kiawah Island Marathon December 10th, 2011
 
 
This years Kiawah Island Marathon will be held on December 10th, 2011 and begins at the East Beach Village Conference Center at 8:00 AM sharp. The runners will on a course that takes them through a combination of ocean-side forests, marshlands and leisurely resort roadways, the Kiawah event promises scenic views of the island's majestic beachfront homes, waterways and more.
 
The Kiawah Island Marathon is fast and largely flat, the race features few changes in elevation and a course that will remain open to both runners and traffic for 8 hours.  
 
For runners who'd like to get a preview of the course before the race, organizers point out that a majority of the race course lies within a secure private community on Kiawah, and are thus closed to vehicles for preview before the event. You can park at Freshfields and then bicycle or run to the East Beach Conference Center and then check out the entire Kiawah Island Marathon route. 
 
Volunteers to help with Kiawah Island Marathon are always needed. See additional information about volunteering for the Kiawah Island Marathon.
 
The weather should not be an issue as Kiawah Island typically has mild winters (with temperatures that rarely dip into the upper 30s), the Kiawah Island area enjoys ample rainfall year-round, though December is one of its drier months with just under 3 1/4 inches of average precipitation. Temperatures during the month average between 39°F and 62°F.
 
Visit Kiawah Island Marathon for information pertaining to the Kiawah Island Marathon. 
 
See a complete Kiawah Island Dining Guide here.
 
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Charleston SC Real Estate Blog: 2011 James Island Holiday Festival of Lights

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home. The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country. It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique. I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

Charleston SC Real Estate Blog:  2011 James Island Holiday Festival of Lights
 
 
 
See more than 500,000 lights illuminate the James Island Park in the evenings of November 11, 2011 – January 1, 2012. You can tour the James Island Holiday Festival of Lights admission charge is:
 
1-15 guests……..$12 per vehicle* or 8 Greenbax
16-30 guests……$40 per vehicle
31+ guests………$100 per vehicle
 
The James Island Holiday Festival of Lights enters its 22nd t year and offers a preview to over 2,000 walkers and runners at the James Island Holiday Festival of Lights Fun Run & Walk on November 9th and 10th. The festival officially begins on the evening of November 11 and runs through January 1.
 
In 1990, Charleston County Park & Recreation Commission created the James Island Holiday Festival of Lights to bring families and friends together and to raise support for the Charleston County park system. With over 600 individual displays located throughout the park in 132 power locations, the James Island Holiday Festival of Lights is a magical sight to see! The event attracts almost 200,000 guests each year -an overwhelming crowd attending more than just a spectacular three-mile driving tour! The festival also offers a variety of activities at Winter Wonderland and Santa’s Village, including a meticulously crafted sculpture constructed by hand with 50-tons of sand.
 
James Island Festival of Lights Highlights:
 
1.  The Holiday Festival of Lights is listed as sixth on a list of the nation’s top ten holiday light shows: www.americasbestonline.com.
 
2. Holiday Festival of Lights has been one of the top 20 events in the Southeast as mentioned by the Southeastern Tourism Society.
 
3. Holiday Festival of Lights has received national attention from the Travel Channel, the Wall Street Journal, AOL, The Discovery Channel, and Southern Living.
 
4. More than 100 local businesses and organizations contribute to the success and growth of the festival through sponsorship.
 
5. Visitors donate over 4,000 pounds of canned goods to the Lowcountry Food Bank to get a discount on admission to the festival. Because of this, James Island County Park ranks fourth in food donations in the Charleston area.
 
6. During its 21-year history, the festival has seen license plates from at least 48 states.
 
For additional information visit the James Island Festival of Lights online.
 
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Charleston SC Real Estate Blog: Charleston Named Top Tourist Destination in the United States

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

Charleston SC Real Estate Blog:  Charleston Named Top Tourist Destination in the United States

 The 2011 Condé Nast Traveler's Readers' Choice Award for Top Tourist Destination City in the United States goes to Charleston South Carolina. This Year Charleston topped San Francisco for the #1 tourist destination in America after being the number two each of the past three years. 

Charleston South Carolina has always had a reputation for being one of the friendliest towns in America.  Perhaps the recent growth of top quality hotels, fine dining and the addition of Carnival Cruise Line were enough for the “Holy City” to get to the top.

The Readers' Choice Awards, which will be featured in the November issue (hitting newsstands Oct. 25), are based on a survey of over 27,000 readers. Charleston first showed up on the list of Top U.S. Destinations in 1993 with a sixth-place ranking, and the city placed in the top five for 14 consecutive years from 1997 to 2010.

Here are other Charleston area award winners:

1.  Kiawah Island Golf Resort (No. 3 – Top U.S. Islands and No. 3 – Top Mainland U.S. Resorts)

2.  French Quarter Inn (No. 15 – Top U.S. Hotels)

3.  Charleston Place (No. 30 – Top U.S. Hotels)

4.  Planters Inn (No. 52 – Top U.S. Hotels)

5.  Market Pavilion (No. 62 – Top U.S. Hotels)

6.  John Rutledge House Inn (No. 16 – Top U.S. Small Hotels)

7.  Wentworth Mansion (No. 17 – Top U.S. Small Hotels)

8.  Wild Dunes Resort (No. 121 – Top Mainland U.S. Resorts)

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Charleston SC Real Estate Blog: 2011 Plantation Days at Middleton Place

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

Charleston SC Real Estate Blog:  2011 Plantation Days at Middleton Place

Plantation Days at Middleton Place will take place Saturday & Sunday, October 15th & 16th & November 12 & 13, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the regular admission price.

Craftworkers demonstrate the skills practiced by slaves as they prepared the antebellum plantation for harvest time. Different aspects of 18th and 19th-century plantation life will be explored: Domestic Skills, African American Culture including Gullah Storytelling, Low Country Food ways and the Plantation Natural Environment.

October Plantation Days ongoing activities include tailoring, candle making, canvas working (Saturday only), corn grinding, the” What is it?" Table, rice pounding & fanning, an active honeybee hive, culinary/medicinal herbs and spices, and food storage & preservation

Also visit the Blacksmith, Potter & Cooper/Carpenter in their shops.

Timed Events:

1.  Gullah Storytelling at Eliza's House – 11:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. (Saturday only)

2.  African-American Focus Tours ($5 per person) – 12:00 p.m. & 2:00 p.m. at Eliza's House

3.  Water Buffalo Demonstration – 10:30 a.m. at the pond

4.  Tug of War with Horse – 1:30 p.m. behind the barn

5.  Brick Making – 2:00 p.m. at the pottery shop

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Charleston SC Real Estate Blog: The 2011 Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens in Historic Charleston

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

Charleston SC Real Estate Blog:  The 2011 Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens in Historic Charleston

The 35th annual 2010 Fall Tour of Homes and Gardens is ongoing now through October 23rd, 2011.  The Fall Tour of Homes in historic downtown Charleston is sponsored by the Preservation Society of Charleston.   Most of the homes and gardens on the tour are privately owned and open to the public exclusively for the Preservation Society of Charleston.  Learn more about the Downtown Charleston neighbohoods here.

TICKETS ARE CURRENTLY ON SALE!!!!  

Experience the 2010 Fall Tour of Homes and Gardens and you will see Charleston’s unique architecture, culture and history firsthand.  You will see secluded intimate gardens, beautiful private homes, and architecturally important public buildings and churches.   The 2010 Fall Tour of homes features homes from the Georgian period through the twentieth century.  You will discover Charleston’s culture from colonial times to the present.   Historic Downtown Charleston homes are the best. 

Tickets are $45 per person for each individual tour. A special weekend rate of $120 per person is available. (Includes Thursday, Friday, Saturday OR Friday, Saturday, Sunday tours of the same weekend ONLY.)

To learn more about the 2011 Fall Tour of Homes specific homes and gardens being seen along with ticket pricing visit the 2011 Fall Tour of Homes and Gardens Brochure

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8 Things to Do in the Charleston Area During Halloween 2011

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

8 Things to Do in the Charleston Area During Halloween 2011

1.  Boone Farm Plantation in Mount Pleasant:  Fright Nights throughout most of October. 

Click here to see dates and admission charges.

2.  Downtown Charleston’s SC Aquarium:

 Fish or Treat! A Members-only Toddler Time Celebration

Friday, October 28, 2011 from 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Where: South Carolina Aquarium

Join the South Carolina Aquarium for a special Halloween time for toddlers and preschoolers! Members can enjoy story time, monster mash dance party, crafts and games designed for children 5 and under. Families are invited to come dressed in their most creative costumes and participate in our costume contest that will be held during our later Fish or Treat event starting at 5:30 p.m. This is a members-only event. Space is limited. Advance reservations and payment required. Reservations are $10 per member.
To make a reservation, call (843) 579-8518.  
 
Fish or Treat! A Members-only Halloween Celebration

Friday, October 28, 2011 from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Where: South Carolina Aquarium

Beauty and beasts in all shapes and sizes will join the aquatic animals at the South Carolina Aquarium’s annual Halloween event: Fish or Treat. Members can “fish or treat” throughout the Aquarium, enjoy divers of the deep lurking in the Great Ocean Tank, boogie at the monster mash dance party and join in many other ghoulish games. Families are invited to come dressed in their most creative costumes and participate in our costume contest. This is a members-only event. Space is limited. Advance reservations and payment required. Reservations are $10 per member.
To make a reservation, call (843) 579-8518. 

3.  The West Farm Corn Maize in Moncks Corner:  For the West family, the season is practically synonymous with corn mazes. This will be the seventh year that they've transformed their 6-acre cornfield in Moncks Corner into a gigantic puzzle.

Join us for a walk through our very own Wells Fargo Stagecoach. Our 6-acre corn maze with 2.9 miles of trails has been designed, mapped, and cut by MazePlay of Firth, Idaho, using the latest GPS technology. We've included a special mini maze (.2 miles) within the big maze especially for our youngest visitors! You'll have to use your best map-reading skills to reach all 12 maze checkpoints in the corn field! It'll be unlike any stagecoach trip you've ever dreamed of taking, so hold on for the ride!

We've once again included FSI: Farm Scene Investigation. Farmer Joe is missing. There was an accident, and it appears to be foul play. There are seven farm animal suspects that we need you to investigate. Collect the evidence to find the weapon and the location where the crime took place. You will find six location scenes within the corn maze. At each location you will find an animal and a tool to eliminate as a suspect and a weapon. Punch your card to keep track of your clues. Solve the mystery, put those guilty farm animal behind bars, and save Farmer Joe.

To find out more about the West Farm Corn Maze and attractions click here.

4.  Legare’s Pumpkin Patch and Maze on Johns Island:  Legare Farms' original corn maze and pumpkin patch are open weekends October 4-26 and the pumpkin patch will be open the 29-31. The month long festivities include a 10 acre corn maze with three miles of paths and five bridges, pumpkin patch, hayrides to feed the cows, Scarecrow Factory, mini maze, farm animal display, balloon launch and concessions. Haunted hayrides will be Oct. 24-25 from 8 p.m.-midnight for $5.

5.  St. Paul's Academy Halloween Extravaganza in Hollywood:    Take a 40 minute Hayride through the deep, dark woods… Careful.. there are live action scares… Enter the House of Horrors at your own risk… You have mail… in the Haunted Post Office! Think you can climb the Greased Pole? Do it and keep the $100 bill at the top! There's lots of fun for the whole family! Petting Zoo, Kiddie Games, Country Store, Novelties And plenty of fun food! Candy Apples, Cotton Candy, Funnel cakes

Dates:  October 8th, 15th, 21st and 22nd .  Gates open at 6pm and parking is free.  The Halloween Extravaganza is located off of Hwy 165 at 5139 Gibson Road, Hollywood, SC. 

Single Admission Online & at the gate – Ages 6 & up $5.00, ages 5 and under FREE
Single Tickets Online & at the gate – House of Horrors (all walkers) $10
Single Tickets Online & at the gate – Haunted Hayride (all riders) $10
Combo Package ONLINE ONLY – $23.00 includes 1 Admission Ticket, 1 Hayride Ticket, 1 House of Horrors Ticket

For more information call (843) 889-2702.  

Gates open 6pm, Hayrides start at dark. 

6.  Downtown Summerville: The Halloween Walk for 2011.  This year the event will return to downtown Summerville.  Merchants in the downtown area will be set up to pass out candy to children in a fun and safe environment.  The Halloween Walk will be held on Monday, October 31st in downtown Summerville from 4 – 6 PM.

7.  Halloween in the Swamp at Cypress Gardens in Moncks Corner: 
Is there anything spookier than the swamp at night? This event is so popular with brave kids that it’s been scheduled for two nights! Activities at Cypress Gardens include a haunted boat ride, haunted walking trail, marshmallow roast, kids fun house, campfire and storytelling. Haunted events not recommended for young children. 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Oct. 20th – Oct. 23rd , 2011

Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Rd. Moncks Corner, SC 29461
Phone: 843-553-0515
www.cypressgardens.info

8.  Charleston Haunted Harbor Tours:  Charleston forts, houses and ships are the centerpiece of many of Charleston’s most famous ghost stories. Come aboard and explore the sites that are impossible to reach by foot. Feel the cool breezes of the harbor and learn of lost fortunes and tragic death while riding Charleston’s dark waves. Sandlapper Water Tours will be departing from the Charleston Maritime Center at 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, Saturday at 7:30 p.m. A cash bar will be provided.

Call 843-849-8687 for reservations. www.sandlappertours.com

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July 2011 Starlight Cinema Schedule at Freshfields Village Near Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of yourCharleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

July 2011 Starlight Cinema Schedule at Freshfields Village Near the Junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

2011 Starlight Cinema at Freshfields Village at the Junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

Every Wednesday evening through August at Freshfields Village between Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island the Starlight Cinema on the Village Green will take place starting at 8:30 PM.  Each movie will be a hif family movie.  The movie on July 13th is Secretariat, July 20th is Megamind, and July 27th is Glory Road.  Don’t forget to bring your chair or blanket.  Freshfields Village is approximately 35 minutes from Downtown Charleston

Come early and check out the fine shops at Freshfields Village, or eat at one of the many fine restaurants such as Hege’s at Kiawah,La Tela Pizzeria, King Street Grill, Vincent’s Soda Fountain, or the Station Deli, and Ladles. 

For additional information call 843-768-6491, or visit Freshfields Village on line.

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July 2011 Music On the Green Schedule at Freshfields Village near Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

July 2011 Music On the Green Schedule at Freshfields Village near the Junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

Music On the Green, which is sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island, occurs weekly June through August on Fridays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on “The Green” at Freshfields Village at the junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island.  Freshfields Village is approximately 35 minutes from Downtown Charleston.

Here is the schedule for the remainder of July:

July 1st :  Quiana Parker

July 8th :  Rum Punch Bandits

July 15th :  Plane Jane

July 22nd : Shrimp City Slim

July 29th :  The Coconut Groove Band

I highly recommend to all residents and guests on Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, and Johns Island to come to Freshfields Village on a Friday evening June through August and check out the shops or, eat at one of the great  restaurants at Freshfields Village, Bohicket Marina, or Kiawah Island.  Don't forget your blanket or chair.

Come early and check out the fine shops at Freshfields Village, or eat at one of the many fine restaurants such as Hege’s at Kiawah,La Tela Pizzeria, King Street Grill, Vincent’s Soda Fountain, or the Station Deli, and Ladles. 

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Kiawah Island 2011 Fourth (4th ) of July Fireworks

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

Kiawah Island 2011 Fourth (4th ) of July Fireworks

Kiawah Island

The Town of Kiawah Island will have their fireworks display at the soccer field in Night Heron Park promptly at 9:15 PM Monday, July 4th.

Kiawah Golf Resort will have their fireworks display on the beach in front of the Sanctuary at 9:30 Monday, July 4th.

In case of inclement weather the fireworks will be on Tuesday, July 5th. 

Fins additional information on the 4th of July weekend activities on Kiawah Island here

The Kiawah Island Dining Guide is a great place to review all Kiawah Island restaurants.  The Ocean Room at the Sanctuary is an excellent choice.  While here you can check out the fine shops at Freshfields Village, or eat at one of the many fine restaurants such as Hege’s at Kiawah, La Tela Pizzeria, King Street Grill, Vincent’s Soda FountainThe Station Deli, or Ladles. 

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Kiawah Island Summer 2011 Recreation and Activities Guide

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

Kiawah Island  Summer 2011 Recreation and Activities Guide

Kiawah Island

The Kiawah Island Recreation and Activities Guide will show all Special Events and activities along with the recreational activities and options for this Fall and Winter here on Kiawah Island.  To view the Kiawah Island Summer  2011 Guide click here.

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2011 Starlight Cinema at Freshfields Village Near the Junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

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2011 Starlight Cinema at Freshfields Village Near the Junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

2011 Starlight Cinema at Freshfields Village at the Junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

Beginning June 29th, at Freshfields Village between Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island the Starlight Cinema on the Village Green will take place each Wednesday evening starting at 8:30 PM June through August 31st.  Each movie will be a hif family movie.  The movie on June 22nd is Dispecable Me, and June 29th is The Karate Kid.  Don’t forget to bring your chair or blanket.  Freshfields Village is approximately 35 minutes from Downtown Charleston

Come early and check out the fine shops at Freshfields Village, or eat at one of the many fine restaurants such as Hege’s at Kiawah,La Tela Pizzeria, King Street Grill, Vincent’s Soda Fountain, or the Station Deli, and Ladles. 

For additional information call 843-768-6491, or visit Freshfields Village on line.

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2011 Charleston Area Fourth (4th) of July Fireworks Schedule

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2011 Charleston Area Fourth (4th) of July Fireworks Schedule

Charleston:  This year's Patriots Point 4th of July Blast should prove to be even more entertaining! With Patriots Point and its partners making their largest investment ever in pyrotechnics, this year's fireworks display should rate as the most spectacular ever to be launched from the deck of the aircraft carrier YORKTOWN.  Fireworks from the USS Yorktown at 9:15 PM will be visible from downtown and around the Charleston Harbor.  Waterfront Park will be another good vantage point.

There will be fireworks at Joe Riley Stadium immedately after the Charleston RiverDogs Home Game vs. Augusta. Game time is 6:05 PM..

Mount Pleasant:  Residents can join in the activities at the 15th annual Patriots Point 4th of July Blast on Monday, July 4th! Beginning at 4:00 PM, admission is free.  Guests will enjoy discounted admission to Patriots Point. Stick around landside for live entertainment, enjoy sandwiches, snacks, sodas and water and, of course, the Lowcountry’s largest fireworks display shot from the deck of the USS Yorktown after nightfall (around 9:15 PM). This “family-friendly” event is sure to be fun for all.

Uncle Sam Jam – This 4th of July, enjoy the cool harbor breeze as you dance to live beach music at the perfect venue for celebrating our independence – the Mount Pleasant Pier! At the foot of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge, stretching 1250 feet out into Charleston Harbor, the scenic Mount Pleasant Pier will also be a great spot to watch the area’s best fireworks displays! Join in on our party at the end of this scenic pier, and you’ll groove to live beach and party music from Permanent Vacation throughout the evening for just $10 per person. The front section of the pier will still be open to regular visitors for fireworks viewing for NO admission fee.

* Beverages will be available for purchase on-site.
* Treats and snacks will be on-hand at the pier’s Riverwatch Cafe.
* Gates open at 7:00 PM, and music starts at 8:00 PM.
* Only 800 tickets will be sold.
* Advance purchase is recommended.
* Outside alcohol and coolers are prohibited.

Kiawah Island:   Residents will be able to view two sets of fireworks.  The Town of Kiawah Island will have their fireworks display at the soccer field in Night Heron Park promptly at 9:15 PM Monday, July 4th.  Kiawah Golf Resort will have their fireworks display on the beach in front of the Sanctuary at 9:30 Monday, July 4th.

Seabrook Island:  Fireworks will be held Saturday July 2nd, at dark, behind the Island Club House.

Folly Beach:  Residents can attend the annual Fourth of July Independence Day fireworks display to be held at Folly Beach from the Ocean at dark. Enjoy playing on the beach before the fireworks, or fish off the Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier at Folly Beach.

Sullivan’s Island and the Isle of Palms  Residents of can enjoy the Fourth of July Fireworks celebration front beach on the Isle of Palms at 9:30 PM.

The City of North Charleston is once again hosting the July 4th celebration at the Riverfront Park on Monday, July 4, 2010 from 3:00 PM – 9:00 PM free of charge. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets, as there will be no seating provided. No alcohol is permissible within the park. A wide variety of food vendors will be on site. Children activities will be available free of charge, including inflatable jump castles, games, the play area, the giant sandbox, and the water fountain.

Summerville:  Residents can enjoy the fireworks at 9:00 PM at the Gahagan Sports Complex located at 515 West Boundary Street with the fireworks to go off at dusk.  Enjoy dogs, burgers, chips, soft drinks, etc. at the concession stand. 

Moncks Corner:  Join the Town of Moncks Corner and the Berkeley County Family YMCA as they celebrate the 4th of July at the Old Santee Canal State park.  There will be food, artist, crafters, music and entertainment, jump castle for the children and car show. Fireworks will go off at dusk. Gates will open at noon.

Goose Creek:  Residents can celebrate the Fourth of July by attending the FABULOUS FOURTH IN THE CREEK celebration from 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM at the Goose Creek Municipal Center.  The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 PM. Guests are asked not to bring alcohol, pets or outside fireworks (including sparklers).  Tailgating is not permitted in the parking areas.

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2011 Farmer’s Market at Freshfields Village near the Junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

2011 Farmer’s Market at Freshfields Village near the Junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

Beginning June 20th, the Freshfields Village between Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island the Farmer’s Market will take place on the Village Green from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM every Monday through August 29th, (excluding the 4th of July).  The Farmer’s Market will include local produce, packaged foods, and arts and crafts along with food vendors.  Freshfields Village is approximately 35 minutes from Downtown Charleston.   

Live music will be provided by Brad Henry and Skip Sullins on alternating Mondays.  While here you can check out the fine shops at Freshfields Village, or eat at one of the many fine restaurants such as Hege’s at Kiawah, La Tela Pizzeria, King Street Grill, Vincent’s Soda FountainThe Station Deli, or Ladles. 

For additional information call 843-768-6491, or visit Freshfields Village on line.

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June 2011 Music On the Green Schedule at Freshfields Village Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

June 2011 Music On the Green Schedule at Freshfields Village near the Junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

Music On the Green, which is sponsored by the Town of Kiawah Island, occurs weekly June through August on Fridays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on “The Green” at Freshfields Village at the junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island.  Freshfields Village is approximately 35 minutes from Downtown Charleston.

Here is the schedule for the remainder of June:

June 10th:  The Coppertones

June 17th:  Groove Train

June 24th:  White Chocolate

I highly recommend to all residents and guests on Kiawah Island, Seabrook Island, and Johns Island to come to Freshfields Village on a Friday evening June through August and check out the shops or, eat at one of the great  restaurants at Freshfields Village, Bohicket Marina, or Kiawah Island.

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2011 Charleston Carifest

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

2011 Charleston Carifest

The Charleston Carifest is sponsored by the South Carolina Caribbean Culture and Heritage Inc, started in 2006. Our mission is to unearth study, preserve and promote the cultural heritage of the Caribbean.  They promote understanding and awareness of the Caribbean Culture through festivals showcasing arts, culture and education while embracing diversity.  The featured country for the 2011 festival is Dominican Republic.

 Below is the schedule of events for the 2011 Carifest:

Carifest Symposium

Thursday, June 16, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
TBA             
Avery Institute, College of Charleston, SC
Masquerade Fete
Mardi Gras Party

Dinner & Dance Fundraiser in support of the Carifest Children’s Steel Band Project

Date: Friday, June 17, 2011
Location: International Longshoreman’s Hall
1142 Morrison Drive (top of East Bay Street)

$30.00 pp

Carnival Street Parade

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Parade Route: Visitor’s Center on Ann Street to King Street to Sumter Street cross Rutledge to Fishburne into Brittle Bank Park.  View the splendor of the Caribbean with colourful Revelers in beautiful costumes dancing to the beat of Reggae and Soca music through the streets on their way to Brittle Bank Park. “Playing Mas” Caribbean style.

Caribbean Carnival Celebration in the Park

Location: Brittle Bank Park, 181 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, SC 29403 (across from Charleston Police Station)   2:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Cultural Festival in the Park- Steel Bands, Reggae/Soca Music, Caribbean Dancers, Indian Dancers, Caribbean Food, Drink, Crafts.
Children’s tent area.

$5.00 in advance $10.00 at gate

Visit the 2011 Carifest online for additional information.

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2011 Sweetgrass Festival at The Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

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2011 Sweetgrass Festival at The Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

2011 Sweetgrass Festival at The Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

The highly anticipated 2011Sweetgrass Festival at Mount Pleasant’s Waterfront Memorial Park on June 4th will celebrate the rich Gullah Geechee cultural heritage and provides the most extensive showcase of sweetgrass baskets in the Lowcountry area.

This year's event features an assortment of unique handmade arts & crafts, paintings, live performances, and documentary films. Festival-goers will enjoy a day filled with entertainment that includes gospel songs and praise dance, storytelling and Gullah Geechee skits, basket-making demonstrations and the Adande African Drummers and Dancers. Visitors will be treated to a variety of authentic Gullah cuisine, classic barbeque, fish, chicken and beverages offered for sale by more than 15 Lowcountry restaurants and food vendors. Children and adults will enjoy family friendly activities including a waterslide.  Publications on Lowcountry Gullah Geechee history, fiction, and cookbooks will be available for sale as well.

Admission and parking are free. The festival is a family event and no alcohol is sold. Animals, skateboards, and bicycles are not allowed.

The 2011 Sweetgrass Festival will be at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Memorial Park Saturday June 4th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM.  Admission is FREE.  Waterfront Memorial Park is located at 99 Harry Hallman Jr. Blvd, under the Arthur Ravenel Bridge.  Mount Pleasant Waterfront park is approximately 5 minutes from Downtown Charleston.

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Inn Side Scoop at the Straw Market on Kiawah Island

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Inn Side Scoop at the Straw Market on Kiawah Island

Inn Side Scoop at the Straw Market on Kiawah Island

The Inn Side Scoop is located in the Straw Market at the West Beach of Kiawah Island and is a great place to cool off after an afternoon at the beach on Kiawah Island.   You can enjoy hand dipped ice cream, shakes, floats, sundaes and malts. There are flavors to satisfy everyone in the family including a fun selection of novelty candy.

Inn Side Scoop at the Straw Market on Kiawah Island

The Inn Side Scoop is open March – September, 12:00 PM to 9:00 PM Daily

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2011 Charleston Piccolo Spoleto Festival May 27th through June 12th

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2011 Charleston Piccolo Spoleto Festival May 27th through June 12th

Tickets are now on sale for the 33rd annual Piccolo Spoleto Festival, the official outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA. Piccolo Spoleto opens on Friday, May 27 and runs for 17 days until Sunday, June 12, 2011 and offers a variety of arts and cultural programs including theatre, blues, jazz, chamber music, early music, dance, literary, visual arts as well as many admission-free and family-friendly events.

Produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs since 1979, Piccolo Spoleto’s mission is to provide access to the Spoleto Festival USA experience for everyone, regardless of their economic, social or physical circumstances and to provide the opportunity for excellent local and regional artists, writers and performers to be showcased in the Piccolo Spoleto Festival venues. Highlights of this year’s admission-free events, produced by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs include:

SUNSET SERENADE—this annual pops concert features the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the Piccolo Spoleto Festival Orchestra, conducted by Donald Portnoy, playing works made famous in New York and Hollywood, including West Side Story, Schlinder’s List and more. The centerpiece of the program is the Charleston Ballet Theatre, choreographed by Jill Eathorne Bahr, performing Wings (music by Ernest Bloch) and The Lark Ascending (music by Vaughan Williams). U.S. Custom House, Concord and Market Sts. May 27 at 8 p.m.

PICCOLO SPOLETO CHILDREN’S FESTIVAL—featuring One World, Many Stories, children of all ages delight in varied live entertainment, face painting, crafts and more! Presented in cooperation with the Charleston County Public Library. Marion Square. May 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 PICCOLO SPOLETO BLOCK PARTY: THE SUMMER FRENZY!—Kick-off the summer with a night full of music, dancing, and good eats. Entertainment ranges from local bands battling it out, dance performances by Dancefx and Mufuka Works Dance Company and a DJ mixin’ up tunes from the 60’s to today’s hottest hits. Marion Square. June 4 from 7 to 11 p.m.

Tickets are available for purchase now by calling 1-866-811-4111, or online at
www.piccolospoleto.com.

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The Station in Freshfields Village at The Junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

The Station in Freshfields Village at The Junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

The Station in Freshfields Village at The Junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

The Station is located in Freshfields Village near the junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island.  The Station offers a gas station, environmentally friendly car wash, and a gourmet deli.

The Station is open from 6:30 am to 10:00 pm daily, with the gas pumps staying on 24 hours for customers choosing to pay by debit or credit cards.  Inside, a New York-style deli serves breakfast and lunch from 6:30 am – 3:00 pm daily.  The deli menu features items such as bacon, egg, and cheddar biscuits, grilled panini, and hotdogs, along with a great selection of salads.  Other items within the store include fresh coffee, soft drinks with flavor station, snacks, and a large selection of beer and wine.

        The Station in Freshfields Village at The Junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island              The Station in Freshfields Village at The Junction of Kiawah Island and Seabrook Island

While at The Station in Freshfields Village you should check out the local shops along with the fine restaurants including Ladles, Hege’s at Kiawah, La Tela Pizzeria, Vincent's Soda Fountian, and King Street Grill.  Freshfields village is approximately 35 minutes from Downtown Charleston

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2011 Charleston Spoleto Festival USA May 27th – June 12th

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2011 Charleston Spoleto Festival USA May 27th – June 12th

The 35th annual 2011 Charleston Spoleto Festival from May 27th through June 12th will be taking place in historic downtown Charleston.  The Charleston Spoleto Festival will showcase more than 150 performances of internationally and nationally acclaimed artist in opera, theater, dance, music, jazz, music theater, and contemporary circus in one of the largest Charleston Spoleto Festivals ever held.  The Charleston Spoleto Festival will weave a myriad of storytelling forms, from the epic to the intimate, to create a compelling tapestry that illuminates the transformative power of the arts.

Tickets and additional information for the Charleston Spoleto Festival are available online or by calling 843-579-3100.

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2011 Charleston Tea Plantation First Flush Festival

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your real estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

2011 Charleston Tea Plantation First Flush FesTEAval

2011 Charleston Tea Plantation First Flush FesTEAval 

The 5th annual First Flush FesTEAval  at the Charleston Tea Plantation is set to be held on Sunday,    May 15TH! Grace Potter and the Nocturnals will be our headliner, a Blues Rock Band who are also headlining the Bonnaroo Festival! Tickets are now available at E-Tix, the Music Farm, Cats Music and the Charleston Tea Plantation.

The Charleston Tea Plantation is on Wadmalaw Island and is America’s only commercial tea farm.   See the fresh tea leaves being collected from the field and transformed into beautiful black tea for the American Classic Tea.

While at the First Flush FesTEAval you can take a trolley tour through the fields and observe hundreds of thousands of tea plants ( camellia sinensis ) in the fields as you stroll under Grand Oak trees.  There also is a informative and educational factory tour to see up close the process of making tea.  There are three giant TV’s where you will find a presentation on the complete tea making process.  Visit the Tea Shoppe to taste and purchase American Classic Tea and other fine items.

Charleston Tea Plantation is open 7 days a week with the exception of a few holidays.  The Charleston Tea Plantation is located at 6617 Maybank Highway, Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina.  For more information call 843-559-0383, or visit The Charleston Tea Plantation online.

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2011 Charleston Harborfest May 12th- 15th

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

2011 Charleston Harborfest May 12th- 15th

2011 Charleston Harborfest May 12th- 15th

Charleston Harbor Fest is an annual event hosted by the South Carolina Maritime Foundation which is a public nonprofit organization that owns and operates the tall ship Spirit of South Carolina.   The Charleston Harborfest is held at the Charleston maritime Center and is located in Downtown Charleston’s Upper Concord neighborhood.   This festival is one of the major maritime events hosted by the Foundation to help fund our educational programs.   
                                                                                    
This festival is a true harbor-wide celebration of the sea.  Attracting visitors and locals alike, this event is family-friendly and loads of fun for all ages.  From the classic beauty of sailing ships and pirates giving their best “Argh” to the interactive educational exhibits, Charleston Harbor Fest offers an array of activities. You can be as hands-on as you want with activities ranging from tame to adventurous. Tour the ships, enjoy the scenic waterfront and relax with a beverage and fine Lowcountry fare. For those with more adventurous spirit may head out on the harbor for a sailing lesson. Please use this website to explore Charleston Harbor Fest and all the exciting elements it has to offer. 

Schedule

Thursday, May 12th

VELUX 5 OCEANS Vessels and Race Village                                   
Open to Public: 1:00 – 6:00 PM                                                                           

Friday, May 13th                                                                    

Festival Grounds Open to Public: 1:00 – 6:00 PM                                                       
Skipper Bon Voyage Party: 5:00 – 8:00 PM

Saturday, May 14th

Festival Grounds Open to Public: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
VELUX 5 OCEANS Parade of Sail: 12:30 PM       
VELUX 5 OCEANS Race Restart: 3:00 PM                                                                  
          

Sunday, May 15th                                            

Festival Grounds Open to Public: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Admission

Festival ticket provides access to this event for ALL 4 days!

Adult Tickets (18 years old and over): $10 in advance – $15 onsite
Ages 6-17 ticket price: $5 in advance – $5 onsite
5 years and under: free

Purchasing your tickets online in advance will save you time and money. We offer a significant discount for advance purchases. Please remember to bring your printed receipt from Etix to the Ticket Centers at the Charleston Maritime Center in order to redeem your dock pass.

For additional information visit the 2011 Charleston Harborfest online.

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2011 North Charleston Arts Festival April 29th – May 7th

The Charleston, South Carolina area is a great place to live or have a vacation home.  The weather is great, the beaches are fantastic, golf courses are abundant, there are many historical sites, the architecture is unbelievable, the dining is unbeatable, and the people are the friendliest in the country.  It is because of these reasons that I believe Charleston SC Real Estate is truly unique.  I look forward to helping you with any of your Charleston SC Real Estate needs in Charleston, Berkeley, or Dorchester counties. Today’s article is titled:

2011 North Charleston Arts Festival April 29th – May 7th

2011 North Charleston Arts Festival April 29th – May 7th

The North Charleston Arts Festival is an annual nine-day event highlighting national, regional, and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts, and Literature. The event, now in its 29th year, draws over 30,000 visitors annually. The Main Event, held the first weekend in May at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and Charleston Area Convention Center, offers free admission and parking to over 40 performances on four themed stages; Cultural Heritage, Youth Entertainment, Bands, and General Audience. Other Main Event activities include judged art and photography shows, the SC Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Exhibit, a gem & mineral show, an antique show, children's activities, arts and crafts vendors, an outdoor foodcourt, and more. The Arts Festival continues with 50+ events throughout the week at various locations around the City of North Charleston. An array of free and ticketed events include street dances, concerts, an Art Walk, children’s programs, workshops and demonstrations, a National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, and much more. The festival concludes with the Grand Finale at North Charleston Riverfront Park featuring performances, children's activities, and fireworks over the Cooper River.  The North Charleston Convention Center is approximately 20 minutes from Downtown Charleston

For additional information visit the North Charleston Arts Festival online.

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