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Events held in Charleston unless indicated otherwise.

JANUARY

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Celebration of life of civil rights leader; Charleston; http://www.king-raleigh.org/natlevent/body.cfm

Low Country Oyster Festival
World’s largest Oyster Roast includes 65,000 pounds of oysters; featuring children’s activities, musical entertainment, food court and more; Boone Hall Plantation; http://www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/oyster_festival.php

FEBRUARY

Gullah Celebration
Annual celebration featuring the arts, crafts, foods and history of the Native Island Gullah people; events include Hilton Head, SC; http://www.gullahcelebration.com

Charleston Food and Wine Festival
Featuring unique recipes and traditions; Marion Square; http://www.charlestoncvb.com

MARCH

Piccolo Spoleto Festival
Annual festival complementing the Spoleto Festival by providing access to everyone regardless of economic, social or physical status; featuring visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz, dance, theatre, poetry readings, children’s activities, choral music, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts, and film; Charleston; http://www.piccolospoleto.com

JUNE

Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival
Annual festival that is part of Piccolo Spoleto Festival; Laing Middle School, Mt. Pleasant; http://www.sweetgrassfestival.com

Juneteenth
Celebration of African American culture; Charleston; http://www.juneteenth.com

SEPTEMBER

MOJA Festival
Co-produced by the City of Charleston Cultural Affairs; annual celebration of African American and Caribbean culture; Charleston; http://www.mojafestival.com

OCTOMBER

MOJA Festival
Co-produced by the City of Charleston Cultural Affairs; annual celebration of African American and Caribbean culture; Charleston; http://www.mojafestival.com

NOVEMBER

Plantation Days
Craft workers demonstrate the skills practiced by slaves as they prepared the antebellum plantation for harvest time; Middleton Place; http://www.middletonplace.org

DECEMBER

Charleston Christmas Parade
Annual holiday tradition featuring bands, floats, marchers and performers parading through downtown Charleston; http://www.charlestoncvb.com

Mount Pleasant Holiday Farmers Market & Craft Show
Festival includes locally grown fresh produce, baked goods, hot food and homemade preserves, and crafted gifts by more than 75 local artisans; Mount Pleasant Municipal Complex; http://www.charlestoncvb.com

Annual Spirituals Concert
African American spiritual music with four performances by Ann Caldwell and The Magnolia Singers; Drayton Hall; http://www.charlestoncvb.com

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