Visiting Charleston SC in March? Spring is one of the most wonderful times of the year in Charleston, South Carolina. The sun is shining, the flowers are in full bloom, and there is no shortage of things to do, exciting festivals, and events to attend. If you’re planning to visit Charleston in March, you’re in for a very special treat.

From wine and food festivals to art fairs and antique shows, there are so many ways to celebrate the season. Here are some of the best things to do in Charleston in March. 

What is the Weather in Charleston SC in March?

Charleston SC weather in March is quintessential spring with lots of sun and pleasantly warm days, and the temperatures range from the low-50s to the upper-60s. This mild weather is ideal for outdoor activities like enjoying a leisurely stroll along our beautiful beaches of Seabrook Island and Kiawah Island or teeing off at one of the many golf courses, and it's not too hot that you'll find yourself dripping in sweat.

Be prepared to dress in layers during March in Charleston, as the nights are often chilly enough for cozy sweaters while the afternoon temperatures allow for short sleeves and light materials. You won't experience much humidity this time of the year either, but there is a chance of storms so be sure to bring rainy day essentials. Come prepared with clothes for all occasions, and don't forget to pack your sunscreen!


Things to do in Charleston SC in March

As the flowers begin to bloom throughout Charleston and the coastal communities of the Lowcountry, it's the perfect time to visit the many beautiful historic homes and plantations for garden tours. The Festival of Houses and Gardens event takes place during this month, but you can also plan your visit to these gardens throughout the month.

Visit Middleton Place, The Battery & White Point Gardens, Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, the Nathaniel Russell House, and Drayton Hall.

Spring is the best time of the year to visit Savannah, which is about a 2-hour drive from Charleston. The historic city of Savannah is often called Charleston's sister city, boasting beautiful historic antebellum architecture, cobblestoned squares, picturesque parks, and vibrant culture.

Located along the Savannah River, Savannah is Georgia's oldest city and features the largest National Historic Landmark district in the country.

Mild temperatures in the spring are ideal for exploring the nature of the Lowcountry. Charleston is home to parks and trail systems for walking, hiking, running, and biking through towering oak trees, along beaches, and through tropical forests.

You'll find 30 miles of paved pathway on Kiawah Island perfect for bike riding and a variety of nature trails on Seabrook Island for all levels. In Charleston, visit the Kearns Park Trail, Patriots Point Nature Trail, and the West Ashley Greenway.


Can't Miss Charleston Events in March 2021

Calling all food gurus and wine enthusiasts! The iconic Charleston Wine + Food Festival is back for March 2nd - 6th and BIGGER THAN EVER. This world-class culinary festival is typically one of the most anticipated events of the year, featuring some of the nation’s top chefs, sommeliers, authors, storytellers, and artisans.

The 2022 event will host culinary village at Riverfront Park in North Charleston for a more spacious set up of tastings and workshops. Additional festival events will take place downtown like wine lunches, craft beer workshops and more!

The Annual House and Gardens Tours in Charleston is a tradition 86 years in the making. Visitors can tour some of Charleston's most beautiful private homes and gardens from March 22nd - 26th. Purchase your tickets online to the 2022 Annual House & Gardens Tours to experience this annual event.

Proceeds for this event go toward the maintenance and upkeep of many of Charleston's historic houses and gardens. Purchase tickets online in advance.

Whether you’re an avid collector, historian, or art enthusiast, you won’t want to miss the Annual Charleston Antiques Show. Head over to the Charleston Gaillard Center to see beautiful antiques, garden furnishings, vintage jewelry, art, posters, prints, maps, and quilts.

Browse antiques dating back to the 17th century, learn about each piece, and score some amazing finds. The 2022 Charleston Antiques Show is scheduled for April 1st - 3rd, 2022. 

There is an array of exciting events taking place in the Lowcountry for St. Patrick’s Day each year, with the family-friendly parade beginning downtown at 10 a.m. This is the largest St. Paddy’s Day parade in the state, featuring fire trucks, military vehicles, marching bands, dancers, and Charleston’s very own Irish step dancers. Save the date for this year's festival set to take place March 17th, 2022.

Seabrook Island & Kiawah Island March Events

  • Art Film Series - The Legend of Bagger Vance

In the month of March, the Art Film Series is holding a screening of The Legend of Bagger Vance, a film that tells the story of a golf tournament hosted by a struggling golf course during the Great Depression. Tickets are not required to attend the screening which will be held at the Municipal Center from 2:00 – 4:00 PM on March 4th, 2022.

  •  Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spring Concert

Enjoy an evening of live music at the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Spring Event. The orchestra concert will take place at 5:00 PM on March 21st, 2022. This family-friendly event is a unique opportunity to enjoy live music.

Weekly Spring Events

Polished chrome and vintage classics gather every 3rd Saturday at Freshfields Village around the Village Green. Cars and Coffee is a great opportunity to see some unique, antique and other cool styles of cars, and meet your neighbors. Swing by from 9 - 11 am on March 19.  Don’t forget to grab breakfast or a tasty latte from JAVA JAVA!


Stroll the Freshfields Village to shop sidewalk sales, check out in-store events, get special offers and discounts, and treat yourself to some much-deserved retail therapy on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Walk through the Village 10 am - 6 pm on March 19th to see what local retailers and restaurants are offering this month.


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