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 exciting festivals and events to attend. If you’re planning to visit Charleston’s Sea Islands this 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 March events happening around the Lowcountry. 

Can't Miss Charleston Events in March

Charleston Food and Wine Festival

Calling all food gurus and wine enthusiasts! Come get a taste of the Lowcountry at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival from March 4th until the 8th. This world-class culinary festival is one of the most anticipated events of the year, featuring some of the nation’s top chefs, sommeliers, authors, storytellers, and artisans. With tastings, chef demos, live music, excursions, cooking classes, and more, you’re sure to savor every moment of this five-day event. Reserve your tickets now.

Charleston Gallery Association Artwalk

The Holy City is well-known for its thriving arts scene, and you can experience it for yourself at the Charleston Gallery Association Artwalk. The event is held on the first Friday of every month from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m. Visitors have the chance to explore more than 40 downtown galleries, view incredible exhibitions, meet the artists, and enjoy refreshments along the way. 

Old Crow Medicine Show

Are you a fan of folk music? You don’t have to attend Coachella or Bonnaroo to see some of the world’s top musical performers. In fact, Old Crow Medicine Show will be performing right here at the Charleston Gaillard Center on Sunday, March 1st. Tickets go on sale Friday, January 17th at 11 a.m., so make sure to get yours before they sell out.

Little Big Town

Old Crow Medicine Show is not the only incredible talent to grace the Charleston Gaillard Center’s stage this March. GRAMMY, ACM, CMA, and AMA Award-winning group, Little Big Town, is scheduled to perform in Charleston from March 5th - 6th. Tickets are available now. With every pair of tickets purchased online, you’ll also receive a CD of Little Big Town’s new album, “NIGHTFALL.”

Charleston Antiques Show

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 from March 6th - 8th 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.

Woofstock 2020

What’s a vacation without your best friend? Woofstock 2020 is an event that both you and your dog will enjoy! Mark your calendar for March 7th and get ready to have a blast at this Lowcountry music festival. Enjoy the beautiful spring weather, wonderful live music, food trucks, local vendors, and quality time with Fido. Visit the event’s website to see the current lineup and get your tickets now.

Are you searching for accommodations near the festival? Browse our pet-friendly vacation rentals on Seabrook Island today.

Rosé and Roses in the Garden

Another not-to-miss event is Rosé and Roses in the Garden at Nathaniel Russell House. Stroll through the gardens, indulge in light bites and wine, and listen to the sounds of violin and viola playing gently in the background. Afterward, take some time to explore the historic house museum. This event takes place on March 14th from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available now.

St. Paddy’s Day Celebrations

There is an array of exciting events taking place in the Lowcountry for St. Patrick’s Day. Kick off the festivities with a family-friendly parade 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. Later that afternoon, adults 21+ can head to King Street for the annual St. Paddy’s Day Bar Crawl. Skip the lines, enjoy drink specials at participating bars, and enter for your chance to win giveaways and raffle prizes. 

Charleston Brunch Festival

If there’s one thing that Charleston is known for, it’s excellent cuisine. Brunch, especially, is a specialty in the Holy City. There is no shortage of amazing brunch spots throughout downtown. In fact, there is an entire festival dedicated to this beloved late-morning meal! This year’s Charleston Brunch Festival will take place March 21st from noon until 4 p.m. (early entry begins at 11 a.m.). Enjoy live music while you sample delicious bites and drinks from the area’s finest restaurants. 

Mandy Moore

If you’ve ever wanted to see a live performance from Mandy Moore, now is your chance! The Emmy-, Grammy-, and Golden Globe-nominated actress and singer will perform at the North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center on March 31st. Tickets are on sale now, so get yours today. 

Charleston Fashion Week

Since its founding in 2007, Charleston Fashion Week has quickly become one of the premier fashion events in the country. In previous years, the celebration was a week-long event. However, in 2020, there will be three major events spread throughout the year. The first of these will be on March 22nd at the Cedar Room in the Cigar Factory. Here, you’ll find an array of charming pop-up shops featuring some of the Lowcountry’s finest designer brands. Enjoy entertainment, refreshing cocktails, and tasty light bites while you shop.

Camellia Walks at Middleton Place

Experience the beauty of the Lowcountry in spring at Middleton Place! The plantation hosts Camellia Walks on several days throughout the month of March. Stroll the gardens, see the colorful blooms, and learn more about Charleston’s native flora and fauna on this 75-minute tour. 

Start Planning Your Next Getaway

Now is the perfect time to start planning your next trip to the Lowcountry. If these wonderful events in March weren't enough of a reason, you'll be able to enjoy gorgeous weather and off-season crowds.

Browse our vacation rentals on Kiawah and Seabrook Island and book your stay with us today. We can’t wait to welcome you.