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 9 - 19th, 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 Comedy Festival

Start the year off with some good laughs at the premier comedy event of the Southeast. January 15 - 18th offers the 17th annual Charleston Comedy Festival, showcasing the country's most talented comedians. The 2020 event will be bigger than years past with more shows and venues - offering stand up, sketch and improv performances. 

6th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival

There’s no better time to check out Charleston's thriving jazz scene. The Charleston Jazz Festival runs January 23 - 26th, 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 on January 26th from 10 am - 5 pm 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.

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