The new year in Charleston brings promises of good eats, popular events, local specials and lots of laughs. If you’re thinking about visiting the Charleston area in the off season, you’ve picked a great time to come! Charleston offers tons of fun events in January.

Can't Miss Charleston Events in January

Charleston Restaurant Week

This is one of the most anticipated weeks in the South Carolina Lowcountry! From January 7 - 17th, 2021 local restaurants offer prix fixe lunch / dinner menus, priced at 20 - 50 dollars. Whether you are craving something sweet, savory, or anything in between, this one-of-a-kind event will please every palate. This is an affordable way to sample the Holy City’s foodie scene. Find a list of participating restaurants here. 

Charleston Marathon

The 2021 Charleston Marathon is coming up January 16th! Check out one of the most unique ways to experience downtown Charleston. The race passes by some of Historic Charleston's noteworthy places: Hampton Park, The Battery, Iconic King Street, The Citadel and River Front Park. This 11th annual event is a Boston Marathon qualifier and due to ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, check out this year's "Worry Free Registration" offering.

Charleston Comedy Festival

Start the year off with some good laughs at the premier comedy event of the Southeast. The 18th annual Charleston Comedy Festival, showcasing the country's most talented comedians is slated for January, with dates TBA. The 2020 event was bigger than years past with more shows and venues - offering stand up, sketch and improv performances. Check back for more info!

7th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival

There’s no better time to check out Charleston's thriving jazz scene. The Charleston Jazz Festival runs January 28 - 31st, 2021, offering a wide variety of jazz styles from Charleton’s best talent, famous jazz legends and up and coming artists. Count on some swing, salsa, blues and more!

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Head over to Boone Hall this January and enjoy winters 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. 2021 Date TBA. Check back soon. 

Kiawah Island & Seabrook Island Events

BFF Sundays at Palmetto Scent Studios

Grab your best gal and head over to Freshfields to craft custom scented products & candles. Enjoy 30% off, every Sunday in January, when you make a total of 4 products at Palmetto Scent Studio. 2 for each of you! 

Yoga For Beginners

Build a solid foundation for your practice or take advantage of a fundamental refresher on basic postures and execution. Learn how to incorporate blocks and blankets, movement into and out of positions and vinyasa flow! Every Wednesday in January at Studio 33, drop in or purchase the full series of 4 classes for $50. 

Cars and Coffee

Held the 3rd Saturday of every month on the Village Green, Cars and Coffee offers the opportunity to see some unique, antique and other cool styles of cars. Swing by from 9 - 11 am, on January 18th. Don’t forget to grab breakfast from JAVA JAVA