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 is mild with temperatures in the 60s much of the time during the day. Bring layers and a light jacket for the 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 every once in a while. You'll enjoy sunny afternoons as well as overcast days. Prepare for all types of weather when you visit in February!

Things to do in Charleston SC in February

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 bike paths and 10 miles of 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!

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.


Can't Miss Charleston Events in February


Cork Shuckin’ Festival

You simply can’t visit South Carolina’s Lowcountry without attending an oyster roast (or two)! Put your shucking skills to the test at the Cork Shuckin’ Festival at Deep Water Vineyard on Saturday, February 8th from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The festival will feature fresh, local oysters, live music, food trucks, cold beer, and tastings from Deep Water Vineyard and Firefly Distillery. The event is kid- and dog-friendly, so feel free to bring the whole family along. 

Pre-sale tickets are just $10 per car, so we recommend getting your tickets now! You can also get tickets on the day of the event for $20 per car. 

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. This is one of the most anticipated February events in Charleston, so get your tickets now!

Southeastern Wildlife Expo

Calling all nature enthusiasts, art-lovers, and outdoorsmen! The Southeastern Wildlife Expo is one of the best annual events in Charleston. Experience it for yourself, February 14th - 16th, 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. Check out the SEWE website for a complete schedule of events.


Kiawah Island & Seabrook Island February Events


Football Parties

If you’ll be in town for the big game, head over to FortyEight – Wine Bar for a culinary event like no other. This VIP Party includes delicious house wines and beer hand-picked by the bar’s expert sommelier, as well as a delicious buffet. The cost is $96 per person plus gratuity and tax, and half the proceeds benefit the Ronald McDonald Charity. You can purchase tickets by calling the wine bar at 843-768-2245. 

Are you looking for other great spots to enjoy the game? One of our top recommendations is King Street Grille in Freshfields Village. This location offers plenty of flat-screen TVs to enjoy the game along with great food and drinks.

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 Friday, February 14th 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. This year, there will also be a special exhibit on the Village Green featuring talented artist Benjamin Walls. 

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 15th 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.

Rombauer Wine Tasting

Wine enthusiasts, rejoice! FortyEight – Wine Bar in Freshfields Village is hosting a fabulous tasting that you won’t want to miss. Stop by Thursday, February 27th from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. and sample an array of Rombauer wines. The tasting is complimentary with a $2 donation to the Lowcountry Food Bank. No reservations are required.

Plan Your Lowcountry Getaway Now

SEWE South Eastern Wildlife Expo

February is right around the corner, so now is the time to plan your trip! When it comes to the best accommodations in the area, look no further than our Kiawah and Seabrook Island vacation rentals. Whether you prefer views of the ocean, expansive marsh, or golf course, we are sure to have the ideal home away from home for your stay. Come experience all that Charleston’s Sea Islands have to offer. We can’t wait to welcome you!