Charleston is magical in the Spring. Flowers are already blooming and coming into their element and the weather is warm but not that sticky heat that comes in the Summer. It’s the perfect time to get out for some sunshine and explore what our beautiful city has to offer. Check out some of my top picks this March to get out and enjoy that fresh spring air! 

Middleton Place is featuring Camellia Walking Tours March 3rd, 5th, 7th, 10th, 12th, and 14th. Special 11:00 am walking tours given by expert guides focus on the historic camellias, including the 1786 Reine des Fleurs, one of the first camellias planted in America. Tours last approximately 75 minutes.

Camellia Walks are included with general admission (free for Foundation Members), however, reservations are required as space is limited. Please reserve your tour

Charleston Wine + Food Festival is running March 4th – 8th. This festival features various events, such as a culinary village, signature dinners, beverage workshops, brunches and lunches, excursions, hands-on classes and more! For more information, visit:

Lowcountry Stargazers will be set up in Brittlebank Park starting March 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th at 6:00 pm for Astronomy in the Park! They will have telescopes set up to view the stars and there will be a question and answer session. This event is sure to be out of this world! (I couldn’t resist) View their Facebook event for more details:

Managed by the Antiques Council, the 17th Annual Charleston  Antiques Show, March 6-8, 2020 will bring approximately 30 dealers of fine arts and antiques from across the world to The Gaillard Center for a magnificent three-day show. You will find paintings, jewelry, furniture, rugs, decorative objects, silver and many more treasures to behold. Explore the show all three days and enjoy a Bloody Mary on Sunday morning while you stroll through the exhibits.

Buy tickets here:

The Annual Charleston STEM (which stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) festival is March 7th, 2020  from 10 am – 3 pm at Exchange Park in Ladson. This educational festival features 80 exhibitors featuring hands-on learning activities for children of all ages.

Head out for a Sunday-Funday on King Street March 8th for Second Sunday on King! Enjoy vendors, music and a car-free – King Street. Check the website for more details of the day and a free parking voucher! 

Celebrate the luck of the Irish at the 17th Annual North Charleston St. Paddy’s Day Block Party and Parade March 14th, 12-6 pm. This event features a St. Paddy’s parade at noon, kids zone, live music, and food vendors will be set up for the block party! Don’t miss this kid-friendly event! For more details, visit their resident information page:

The 73rd Festival of Houses and Gardens starts March 11th and runs through April 18th. Participants can choose their event and purchase tickets. If strolling through some of the most beautiful and historic Charleston gardens is your cup of tea, this event is a must-do! What a lovely way to ring in Spring! For ticket information, visit:

Every Wednesday through Sunday til March 15th, Lights of Magnolia will illuminate 9 acres of the grounds of Magnolia Plantation and Gardens from 5:30 to 9:30 PM. Check out their Facebook invite for more details.

This year’s Walk for Water event hosted by Water Mission is a great charity fundraiser event! Each year, participants walk 3.5 miles in Charleston, starting at Riverfront Park to raise money for others to have access to clean water. This year’s event is on March 21st at 9 am. Learn more about this event and the Water Mission at

Pets everywhere are getting excited for this year’s Pet Fest in Mount Pleasant! Charleston County Parks invites the community (and their furry friends) to come out for a day of exhibits, demonstrations, experts, contests, adoptable pets, and more at Charleston’s premiere pet festival. Pet Fest returns Saturday, March 21 at Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Head over to the CVB event page for more details:

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will come to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center from March 27 to March 29 as part of a multi-season North American tour. Reserved seat tickets are available at the North Charleston Coliseum Advance Ticket Office or online at Group seats are available by calling (843) 529-5007. The show is presented by the Best of Broadway series.

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