April

Events in Charleston

Prepare to fill your calendar with things to do in Charleston in April in Charleston! April truly is the beginning of event season, and we want to help you plan your itinerary by putting together a few of our favorites!

The Charleston Festival

charleston festival

WHEN: MARCH 14-APRIL 14
WHERE: VARIOUS LOCATIONS

Dive into Charleston’s heart with The Charleston Festival! Explore stunning private houses & gardens, delve into preservation & design at landmark talks & parties, and experience Jill Hooper’s art & programs at Aiken-Rhett House. This immersive, revamped spring program (formerly Festival of Houses & Gardens) celebrates the Holy City’s culture, history, and everything stylish. Be an insider for tours, events, and the opening weekend’s “Charleston by Design” with designer vignettes and lectures. It’s Charleston magic, inside and out!

Charleston Open

Charleston Open

WHEN: MARCH 30-APRIL 7, 2024
WHERE: CREDIT ONE STADIUM

The Credit One Charleston Open swings back into action from March 30th to April 7th, 2024. Witness some of the world’s best women players battle it out on the clay courts of Daniel Island, with past champions like Serena Williams and Martina Navratilova setting the bar high. Expect an electrifying atmosphere with fun activities, stunning seaside views, and top-notch tennis action. Tickets are available now, so don’t miss your chance to be part of the excitement!

First Friday Artwalk

First Friday Art Walks

WHEN: APRIL 5, 2024
WHERE: DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON

Immerse yourself in local art at more than 30 galleries during the Charleston Gallery Association’s Artwalk. Taking place on the first Friday of most months, the Artwalk is a fantastic way to meet new people, discover local artists, and find the perfect art piece for your home. Participants have the ability to create their own Artwalk route using the CGA website’s “Charleston Gallery Association Map.” There is no cost of admission to this event.

Lowcountry Strawberry Festival

strawberry festival

WHEN: APRIL 5-6, 2024
WHERE: BOONE HALL PLANTATION & GARDENS

Take the short commute out to Boone Hall Plantation and Gardens and spend the day at the Lowcountry Strawberry Festival! This multi-day event has plenty of activities for the whole family to enjoy. From a strawberry pie eating contest to All-American Pony Rides and a giant slide tower, there is fun for everyone! Festival admission ranges from $12-$28.

Charleston Festival Brunch

brunch festival

WHEN: APRIL 6, 2024
WHERE: JOHNSON HAGOOD STADIUM AT THE CITADEL

A Celebration of Brunch with brunch bites from great Charleston restaurants and food trucks, mimosas, bloody Marys, Brunch Punch, beer, and wine. Live Music and DJ

Cooper River Bridge Run

cooper river bridge run

WHEN: APRIL 6, 2024
WHERE: ARTHUR RAVENEL JR. BRIDGE

The Cooper River Bridge Run provides a world-class 10-K foot race. The race promotes continuous physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through education and opportunity.

Charleston Farmers’ Market

Charleston Farmers Market

WHEN: SATURDAYS APRIL 6-NOVEMBER 23, 2024
WHERE: MARION SQUARE-329 MEETING STREET

You will find a variety of local produce, plants, herbs, and cut flowers as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment, and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans every Saturday at the Market.

Lowcountry Cajun Festival

Lowcountry Cajun Festival

WHEN: APRIL 13, 2024
WHERE: JAMES ISLAND COUNTY PARK

This ragin’ Cajun Festival features a full day of Zydeco music, authentic Cajun and Creole food, children’s activities, and more! Charleston’s best Cajun restaurants, caterers, and food trucks will cook up a variety of delicious foods.

Wine on the Piazza

edmonston alston house

WHEN: APRIL 18, 2024
WHERE: EDMONDSTON-ALSTON HOUSE

Looking for the perfect Charleston evening? If so, look no further than Wine on the Piazza at the Edmondston Alston House! Those taking part will get to enjoy a glass of wine, spectacular views of the Charleston harbor, and a self-guided tour of this historic Charleston home. Tickets for this relaxing evening start at $30 per person.

Charleston Jazz Festival

charleston jazz

WHEN: APRIL 18-21, 2024
WHERE: VARIOUS LOCATIONS

The 8th Charleston Jazz Festival is a four-day celebration of the Holy City’s jazz heritage. Musical performances feature renowned international headliners Dianne Reeves, Samara Joy, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Cindy Blackman Santana, and Lowcountry favorites.

Sip and Stroll at Drayton Hall

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WHEN: April 20, 2024
WHERE: Drayton Hall

Guests have the opportunity to the historic Charleston Home Drayton Hall. A must-see stop in the city, this event allows guests to stroll throughout the property, learning about the history, while enjoying light bites and drinks (including some from our local breweries). You will also receive a complimentary wine glass or koozie to remember the wonderful evening. So whether you’re a history buff or a connoisseur of fine wine and beer, Sip and Stroll at Drayton Hall is the perfect event for you.

High Water Festival

high water festival

WHEN: APRIL 20-21, 2024
WHERE: WATERFRONT PARK

The North Charleston annual two-day music festival is back at Riverfront Park with 22 musical acts on two stages, chef-curated dining experiences, local food trucks, curated cocktails and more.

Charleston Cocktail Week

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WHEN: APRIL 22-28, 2024
WHERE: GREATER CHARLESTON AREA

Experience handcrafted signature cocktails at a discounted price during Charleston Cocktail Week! During this 7-day event, participants have the opportunity to try cocktails from over 30+ participating venues throughout the Charleston area.

Art Charleston

art charleston

WHEN: APRIL 24-28, 2024
WHERE: VARIOUS LOCATIONS

For 5 days, the visual arts reign supreme! Signature events, unique experiences, artist insights, lively debates, curated journeys through galleries, skill-building workshops, and expert-led exhibition tours await. Dive deep, spark your creativity, and let art ignite your senses.

Dancing on the Cooper

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WHEN: APRIL 26, 2024
WHERE: MOUNT PLEASANT PIER

If you’re looking for some fun spring entertainment, head over to the Mount Pleasant Pier where you can enjoy an evening of dancing to a variety of music. This month, guests can enjoy classic oldies, beach music, and a variety of rock ‘n roll hits. The pier is located on the Cooper River, which provides an incredible view of the city skyline while you dance the night away. Purchase your tickets and spend the evening socializing, dancing, and enjoying the city’s evening scene!

Chucktown Brewdown: Homebrew Festival

WHEN: APRIL 27, 2024
WHERE: FAM’S BREWING CO.

Beer lovers are invited to come out and taste the beers, chow down some pizza, and enjoy live music. This year, the Lowcountry’s best homebrewers will be showcasing their finest pilsners or stouts, competing for the chance to have their winning brew placed on tap at the brewery and raise money for their favorite local charity.

Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival

blessing of the fleet

WHEN: APRIL 28, 2024
WHERE: MEMORIAL WATERFRONT PARK

The eagerly awaited Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival, hosted by East Cooper Medical Center and Harris Teeter, stands out as a highlight among yearly events! This celebration honors Mount Pleasant’s vibrant shrimping and fishing heritage, featuring a delightful boat parade, live musical performances, a craft show, and an array of complimentary activities set against the stunning backdrop of the Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor!

We hope this list of things to do in April in Charleston will get you excited to add some things to your calendar!