Top Charleston Festivals and Events to Attend This Spring

Walking through White Point Gardens on an April afternoon, the season’s change surrounds you. From blossoming azaleas to gorgeous weather, Charleston’s springtime is one of our favorite times of the year. Across town, festivals and events become a popular way to embrace the season where weather reaches a comfortable breeze, the marsh looks a little more vibrant than the winter months and time change welcomes back late sunsets. It’s the best time to get together with some of your close friends for fun occasions happening in Charleston this spring: 

Festival of Houses and Gardens, March 11 – August 17, 2021  

The highly anticipated event is an annual celebration of Charleston’s history, culture, gardens and architecture. Hosted by The Historic Charleston Foundation, the exhibition features series like private gardens and exteriors tours and virtual expert lectures on topics ranging from Gullah Cuisine to local legends. On Fridays, from April 30th – May 21st, you can join the Glorious Gardens Tours series, featuring exclusive access to private gardens in the Historic District. Reserve your tickets at https://www.historiccharleston.org/blog/2021-festival-of-houses-and-gardens-sales-policy/.  

Spoleto Festival USA, May 28 – June 13, 2021  

Get out your most elegant attire to attend America’s premier international performing arts festival, Spoleto Festival USA. The 17-day series hosts events in historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces featuring renowned performances from the arts community. The series is a leading performing arts festival in the United States, inviting locals and visitors from around the country to gather for incredible shows in Charleston.  

In addition to this event, The Piccolo Spoleto Festival, May 28 – June 13, is the southern counterpart to the international Spoleto Festival showcasing performers, artists, writers and filmmakers from the Southeast. Find inspiration and entertainment from some of the most beloved artists you may already know and love! Learn more at https://spoletousa.org/. 

Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival, April 25, 2021  

Every local knows how important the Blessing of the Fleet is, this celebration highlights Mount Pleasant’s shrimping and fishing industries, and what better way to celebrate the start of the season than with a boat parade, food, live music and craft show. Join your friends and family for the exciting party hosted at Memorial Waterfront Park. Learn more by visiting https://experiencemountpleasant.com/events/blessing-of-the-fleet/. 

2021 PGA Championship, May 17 – 23, 2021 

One of the biggest events of the year, the 2021 PGA Championship will be hosted at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island Golf Resort in May. This will be the PGA’s second championship at the seaside golf resort, following the 1991 Ryder Cup. Globally, the event will broadcast in 164 countries and territories, anticipating an audience of half a billion households. With a limited number of tickets available, fans can witness the tournaments play out on TV at many local restaurants and bars or watch from home with family and friends. Stay tuned for more details by visiting https://www.pgachampionship.com/. 

Exclusive Events at The Jasper 

Our residents have access to many private events this spring, including flower arrangement classes, bourbon tastings, Wine Down Wednesdays, fitness classes, live music, food trucks and more. Enjoy meeting your neighbors while engaging with local purveyors through the Jasper’s resident events. Check your LittleBird app for community events and announcements. We hope to see you at one of our social gatherings! 

This spring, discover some of the local events around town as you embrace the season’s change. From the Spoleto Festival USA to the 2021 PGA Championship, there’s never a dull moment in Charleston. As you experience the city’s lively happenings, you’ll fall more in love with the culture, history and friendly community.