Discover Fun and Adventure in Charleston

A bustling community calendar, rich historic landmarks and museums, tons of locally owned and operated art galleries—Charleston has something for everyone. The city is full of things to do, whether it's exploring the Great Outdoors, grabbing a drink at a local brewery, or hanging out at whatever festival is happening on the weekend. If you want to stay up-to-date on what's going on in Charleston, use this page as your guide to the highlights! Thinking about making the move to Charleston? Explore our buying and relocating resources, and give the team at RARE Charleston a call to get started!

Some Highlights of Charleston


Outdoor Adventure

  • Patriot's Point Links
  • Hampton Park
  • Magnolia Plantation & Gardens
  • Francis Marion National Forest
  • Brittlebank Park
A large tower.

Rich Local History

  • The Calhoun Mansion
  • The Charleston Museum
  • International African American Museum
  • Liberty Square
  • Old Slave Mart Museum
An art museum.

Art & Entertainment

  • Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
  • The Charleston Pour House
  • Charleston Artist Guild
  • Music Farm
  • Charleston Music Hall
A community event.

Exciting Community Events

  • Spoleto Festival USA
  • Charleston International Film Festival
  • Lowcountry Oyster Festival
  • BB&T Charleston Wine+Food Festival
  • Charleston Farmers' Market

Find Your Fun in Charleston

Our Favorite Annual Events

Second Sunday on King Street

Held on the second Sunday of every month in Downtown Charleston, Second Sunday brings tons of local vendors, shops, and restaurants to the street—not to mention live music!

Where: King Street
Time: 1pm - 5pmLearn More

Charleston Jazz FestivalJanuary 23rd – 26th

A celebration of Charleston rich history with jazz music, the Jazz Festival brings artists both new and renowned to the city for tons of live performances and shows.

Where: Various venues
Time: Various timesLearn More

Charleston Wine + FoodMarch 4th - 8th

Enjoy homegrown flavor from the best chefs in the world! The Charleston Wine + Food Festival brings in tons of culinary artists, winemakers, authors, food enthusiasts and more for this expansive five-day celebration.

Where: Various venues
Time: Various timesLearn More

North Charleston Arts FestMay 1st - 5th

The North Charleston Arts Fest has been going on for over 35 year. During the multi-day celebration, you can expect block parties, exhibits from local artists, music and dance performances, kids' activities, tons of food and drinks, and more.

Where: North Charleston
Time: Various timesLearn More

Spoleto Festival USAMay 22nd - June 7th

One of the longest festivals in the city, Spoleto Festival USA stretches for 17 days and has been in operation for over 40 years, bringing a variety of performances, from operas to musicals to dances to orchestras.

Where: Various venues
Time: Various timesLearn More

Harvest FestivalNovember 2nd

Five local bluegrass bands, pumpkin decorating, delicious festival foods, hay rides, archery, and more—the Harvest Festival is a celebration of all things fall!

Where: Johns Island County Park
Time: 11am - 5pmLearn More

Explore Real Estate in Charleston

Finding Your Dream Home Just Got Easier

When it comes to life in Charleston, you won't find many other cities as unique as this one. Take some time to learn more about the area, and browse our buying resources to see how we can help. Once you're ready to get started with your home-buying journey, just give the RARE Charleston Team a call!