In many areas of the country, February is that time of year that seems to stretch on forever. Between the ice, snow, and frigid temperatures, it feels like winter has no end in sight! Luckily, you can always take a warm-weather escape to cure those winter blues.

With mild weather and plenty of sunshine, February is a beautiful time of year to visit Charleston’s Sea Islands. February in Charleston boasts spring-like temperatures much of the country has yet to experience, and there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the South Carolina Coast.

What is the Weather Like in Charleston SC in February?

In February, Charleston boasts mild temperatures in the 60s much of the time during the day. Layers and a light jacket are perfect for chillier evenings and some rain gear just in case you experience a shower or two.

Typically, this time of the year is perfect because humidity hasn't taken over yet and the nights are ideal for cozy bonfires. February varies year to year, and you can even experience temperatures as high as the 80s occasionally. You'll enjoy sunny afternoons as well as overcast days.

Things to do in Charleston SC in February

  • Charleston Gardens and Parks

Downtown Charleston boasts an incredible list of parks and squares to visit. The White Point Garden is believed to be one of the U.S's oldest pubic parks, while the Waterfront Park is an award-winning and modern space. On Kiawah Island, you'll find pristine nature and opportunities to view wildlife. The Heron Park Nature Center, Marsh Island Park, and Kiawah Beachwalker Park are great spots to visit and enjoy the scenery.

  • Biking

On Kiawah Island, there are about 30 miles of paved bike paths and 10 miles of flat bike-able beach to cruise. And while Seabrook Island doesn't have as many bike paths, you can still ride all throughout the island. Book a bike rental and explore the Lowcountry on two wheels!

  • Championship Golf

Is there ever a bad time to tee off in Charleston? We didn't think so. February weather makes golfing extra comfortable, especially when your tee-time is in the afternoon. Take advantage of off season at one of Kiawah's 5 Championship golf courses to enjoy the mild winter temperatures and less crowded play!

Can't Miss Charleston Events in February

  • Lowcountry Oyster Festival

You simply can’t visit South Carolina’s Lowcountry without attending an oyster roast (or two)! Head over to Boone Hall Plantation this February and enjoy winter's most celebrated seafood. This “top 20 Southeast Event” is the WORLD’s largest oyster festival! The charitable fundraiser includes shucking, oyster eating contests, live music, wine, beer, street food and children’s area. The Lowcountry Oyster Festival will take place Sunday, February 6th, 2022.

  • Cork Shuckin’ Festival

Put your shucking skills to the test at the Cork Shuckin’ Festival at Deep Water Vineyard. The festival will feature fresh, local oysters, live music, food trucks, cold beer, and tastings from Deep Water Vineyard and Firefly Distillery. The annual event is kid and dog-friendly, so feel free to bring the whole family along. 2022 Date TBA. Check back soon.

  • Roaring 20’s Gatsby Gala

If you missed out on the Roaring 20’s-themed New Year’s Eve parties, now is your chance to celebrate. The South Carolina Aquarium will be throwing an all-inclusive 1920’s-themed soiree benefiting The Charleston Animal Society. Dress to impress in your finest formal Gatsby attire for a night filled with live music, dancing, great food, and flowing booze. The Gatsby Gala will take place on Saturday, February 12th, 2022. This is one of the most anticipated February events in Charleston, so get your tickets now!

  • Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

Calling all nature enthusiasts, art-lovers, and outdoorsmen! The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is one of the best annual events in Charleston. Experience it for yourself February 17th - 20th, 2022, and see the best of nature, art, and wildlife.

With fine art displays, sporting demonstrations, social events, kid’s activities, and educational workshops, there is something for everyone. Cheer on your favorite pup at the Dock Dogs competition, see rare birds of prey in Marion Square, and browse nature-themed masterpieces created by local artists.

Kiawah Island & Seabrook Island February Events

  • Freshfields Village Art & Wine Walk

One of the best February events on Kiawah Island is the Freshfields Village Art & Wine Walk! This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, February 15th from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. Participating stores will feature local and visiting artists, a variety of wines, and delicious hors d’oeuvres. Stroll and sip as you browse fabulous works of art and listen to the sounds of smooth jazz.

Stores participating in the Art & Wine Walk include FortyEight – A Wine Bar, Coastal Footwear, Seacoast Sports and Outfitters, Southern Tide Kiawah, and more.

  • Freshfields Village Cars & Coffee

Held on the third Saturday of every month, Cars & Coffee is a favorite tradition for locals and visitors alike. Head over to Freshfields Village on Saturday, February 19th from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. for a fun morning enjoying unique, classic cars. The event is free, but coffee and breakfast is available for purchase from Java Java.

  • Far Niente Wine Dinner

Wine enthusiasts, rejoice! FortyEight – Wine Bar in Freshfields Village is hosting a fabulous dinner that you won’t want to miss. Stop by Thursday, February 24th at 6:00 PM for a 5-course meal paired with 5 wines. This event is ideal for a romantic evening or for food and wine enthusiasts. Tickets are on sale now!

  • Super Bowl Sunday

If you’ll be in town for the big game, head up to Freshfields! One of our top recommendations is King Street Grille near Andell Inn. This location offers plenty of flat-screen TVs to enjoy the game along with great food and drinks.


Find the Home of Your Dreams in the Charleston Area!

Seabrook and Kiawah Islands are both ideal destinations in South Carolina’s Lowcountry. Find a piece of paradise in the stunning landscapes and private communities found on these barrier islands.

Enjoy the quiet coastal life while being near the bustling events and activities that await in the greater Charleston area!


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