Things to do in Charleston in March 2024

Spring in Charleston

March is a wonderful time of the year in Charleston. The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming, and there are plenty of events, festivals and fun things to do in Charleston.

Charleston Wine and Food Festival

Charleston Wine and Food Festival5

The annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival takes place early March and features several different events, signature dinners, beverage workshops, guided excursions, and hands-on classes. The 2024 event will again host the culinary village at Riverfront Park in North Charleston. Whether you’re a ticket-holding guest or a neighbor hungry for a bite, the festival will serve up something tasty for you

Front Beach Fest Isle of Palms

Front Beach Fest Isle of Palms

The City of Isle of Palms brings in spring with Front Beach Fest, a free street festival on May 2nd featuring fun for the whole family, including jump castles, climbing walls, street performers, Vendor village, food trucks, and local restaurants.  The afternoon features live beach music from Shem Creek Boogie Band and Ocean Driver Party Band.

Festival of Houses and Gardens

Festival of Houses and Gardens

The Charleston Festival (formerly the festival of houses and gardens) showcases Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, and culture. The series of award-winning tours provide a rare opportunity for guests to go inside the private house and gardens of some of America’s most beautiful historic residences, dating to the 18th century. 

St. Patrick's Day Parade


The Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the largest in the state featuring fire trucks, military vehicles, marching bands, dancers, and Charleston’s very own Irish step dancers. The best place to view the parade will be along the sidewalks on King St. Portable bathrooms will be available near the corner of Radcliffe and St. Philip. After the parade, visitors can enjoy St. Paddy’s specials at downtown restaurants, bars, and pubs. This year's parade will be held on Saturday, March. 16, 2024.

Charleston Antiques Show

Charleston Antique Show

The Charleston Spring Antiques Show brings together 30 exhibitors from the United States, England and Europe showcasing the best period to mid-century furniture, traditional and contemporary art and ceramics, jewelry, folk art, oriental rugs, silver, prints and maps, garden and architectural antiques. The antiques show will be held March 22 - 24. 

Charleston Bluegrass Festival

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The Charleston Bluegrass Festival takes place March 29 & 30, 2024 at Ghivans Ferry State Park. Patrons can expect a weekend of boot stompin' revelry complete with some of the finest names in bluegrass. The event offers camping options, local food / craft vendors, and outdoor activities.

Night Market

Night Market Charleston

The Night Market will return in March 2024. The Night Market is an exciting showcase of more than 100 talented artists and craftspeople. All vendors are 100% local, with 100% locally-made items for sale. If you are looking for a uniquely Charleston souvenir or piece of artwork, this is the place to be.

2nd Sunday on King St. 

2nd Sunday on King Street Charleston

During the 2nd Sunday each month a large portion of King Street downtown is closed off to vehicular traffic, allowing pedestrians and restaurants to occupy the streets from 1 pm - 5 pm, while musicians provide entertainment. Come enjoy your Sunday afternoon shopping and socializing on King Street!

Visit Middleton Place

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Visit Middleton Place for a special tour in celebration of Women's History Month. The women of Middleton Place played a vital role in running the plantation, raising their families, and contributing to both our nation’s history and culture. The lives of these remarkable women come to life through the unique collection objects of the family displayed in the House Museum.  The lives of both the free and enslaved women who lived and worked at Middleton Place are explored in this in-depth tour.  General admission to Middleton Place is also required.

Take a Walk or Bike Ride

Biking in Charleston

March is a great time of year for walking or biking in Charleston. The mild temperatures in March make this the perfect time for a bike ride around Sullivan’s Island or a leisurely stroll on Isle of Palms Beach. This is also a great time of year to bike to the middle of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge to catch a beautiful sunset. 

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