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Feb. 22, 2020

Charleston March 2020 Calendar of Events and Activities

Time to grab your calendars and begin making plans with the Team Lail-Chambers’ Charleston March 2020 Calendar of Events and Activities.

 

Sunday, March 1st  

Oyster Roast

Pearlz Oyster Bar – 9 Magnolia Rd, Charleston, SC

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The LAST oyster roast until the Fall of 2020!! There will be live music with Crispy Fox, a bloody Mary bar, and drink specials from Palmetto Brewery & Firefly Distillery.

 

Monday, March 2nd

Shred360

5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The South Carolina Department of Consumer Affairs will offer to shred your sensitive documents in a timely manner. Attendees are limited to (3) three boxes (copy paper box or smaller) or (3) three bags (kitchen trash bag or smaller) per vehicle. There is no need to remove binder clips, paper clips, staples or rubber bands prior to shredding.

 

Tuesday, March 3rd

 Diana Ross 2020

5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC

Doors Open 6:30 PM

Diana Ross is considered one of the most successful recording artists and entertainers of all time. From her landmark solo career to the early days as the leader of The Supremes, Ross helped shape the sound of popular music, changing the landscape and paving the way for contemporary music.  Attend for a night to remember.

 

Wednesday, March 4th

Opening Night – Signature Event

Culinary Village at Marion Square

7:30 PM – 10:00 PM

 

The official kick-off of five flavorful days and a party you don’t want to miss! This event brings together sips, bites, and live music for an experience that celebrates all that makes Charleston so special. Here you will find the state’s most distinguished chefs + local favorites preparing dishes inspired by Charleston’s history and looking toward Charleston’s future. And let’s not forget that our Official Cocktail Competition winner will be shaking & stirring delicious concoctions highlighting gin (our official 2020 spirit), alongside carefully curated beers & wines. Cheers to 15 years!

 

 Thursday, March 5th

Little Big Town w/ Caitlyn Smith

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC

8:00 PM

Making their mark in mainstream Country with their unique four-part vocal harmonies, Little Big Town combines their sumptuously layered voices with the bluesy grit of traditional country and a contemporary big production sound, culminating in Fleetwood Mac-esque melodies and a hard-rocking country aesthetic. Buy your tickets now!

 

Friday, March 6th

 2020 Charleston Antiques Show

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC

3 Day Event

Friday, March 6: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday, March 7: 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, March 8: 11 am – 5 pm

You’ll discover approximately 30 dealers of fine arts and antiques from across the world to The Gaillard Center for a magnificent three-day show. There will be paintings, jewelry, furniture, rugs, decorative objects, silver and many more treasures to behold. Explore the show all three days and enjoy a Bloody Mary on Sunday morning while you stroll through the exhibits.

 

Saturday, March 7th

 Woofstock 2020

Hanahan Amphitheater, 3100 Mabeline Rd, Hanahan, SC 29410

11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Lowcountry Dog Magazine, The Bridge at 105.5 and 98 Rock present WOOFSTOCK 2020: A Lowcountry Dog Music Festival. This all-day family and pet-friendly music festival benefits 8 local rescues and shelters.

 

Sunday, March 8th

Sesame Street LIVE! Make Your Magic

5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston, SC

1:00 PM & 5:00 PM (2 showings)

Spend the afternoon with Elmo as he discovers that magic can be found anywhere when you believe in yourself!

 

Monday, March 9th

 Burklyn Ballet Theatre Summer Intensive Auditions

Charleston Ballet Center for Dance Coastal Ballet USA

497 La Mesa Rd, Suite D, Mt. Pleasant, SC

Registration begins at 4:45 PM

 

Burklyn Ballet Theatre will be holding an open audition for their Summer Intensive at Charleston Ballet Center for Dance Coastal Ballet USA on Monday, March 9, 2020, from 5 pm - 6:30 pm. Both Intermediate and Main Program auditions will take place at this time.

Come take an exciting master class & audition for their Vermont-based program! The cost is $30. 

 

Tuesday, March 10th  

 Postmodern Jukebox

Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, SC

Doors Open 7:00 PM / Show Begins 8:00 PM

A sure treat to entertain all! Postmodern Jukebox is a way to bring the classic sounds back into the mainstream and to build a platform to celebrate real, unadulterated, deserving talent.

 

Wednesday, March 11th

 Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens – Tour South Battery

Venue – Shop Historic Charleston, 108 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Construction of the postbellum era includes early 20th-century waterfront mansions, some of which overlook White Point Garden and Charleston Harbor, along South Battery and Murray Boulevard. What a lovely afternoon this would be!

 

Thursday, March 12th

 Wine, Women & Shoes

The Gaillard, 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

6:00 PM – 9:30 PM

This special event will feature designer shopping, wine tasting, savory bites, a fabulous fashion show, contests, live auctions, raffles and more. Benefiting the Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina, the show is meant to create hope, safety, and opportunities for young women.

 

Friday, March 13th

Daniel Island Night Market

Guggenheim Terrace, 200 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston, SC

5:30 PM – 8:30 PM (Recurring Event - Each Friday) 

This market features a wide variety of local vendors, artisans, crafters, and food vendors. Enjoy live music and food trucks serving sweet and savory items.

 

Saturday, March 14th

 3rd Annual St. Paddy’s Day on King Street Bar Crawl

The Brick, 24 Ann St., Suite A, Charleston, SC

1:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Participating bars:

The Brick

Silver Dollar

Republic

Trio

Mynt

and more!!

Tickets to the crawl ARE REQUIRED to receive priority entry to participating bars, drink specials, giveaways, and prizes!!!!

Grab your friends, coworkers, former coworkers, your favorite barista and get your tickets today!! This event sold out last year and prices only go up as the date approaches!

 

Sunday, March 15th

Jacksonville Icemen at South Carolina Stingrays

Doors Open 2:05 PM

5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC

Undie Sunday presented by Gildan! Fans are encouraged to bring new packaged underwear or socks to the game and throw them on the ice after the Rays score their first goal to benefit One80 Place.

 

Monday, March 16th

Wine by the Water

Capt. James Missroon House, 30 E. Bay Street, Charleston, SC

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM

Time to toast your time in the Lowcountry! Visit the beautiful Charleston Harbor for a wine tasting presented by Maria Donovan. With 23 years of experience, Maria’s knowledge and passion will create a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for guests.  Savor the delicious wines along with light bites.

Adult tickets are $45.00 each. | Reservations are required. | Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.

 

Tuesday, March 17th

Charleston St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Downtown Charleston, King Street

Begins at 10:00 AM

Charleston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the biggest in South Carolina. Come enjoy the bagpipers, step dancers, floats, local pro teams and many of Charleston’s favorite Irish sons and daughters. You can also attend Mass at St. Patrick’s Church beginning at 8:00 AM.

 

Wednesday, March 18th

Morning History Walk

Departs from Shop Historic Charleston, 108 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC

9:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Led by Charleston’s most experienced guides, these two-hour walking tours of the Old & Historic District provides the perfect background for the afternoon or evening house and garden tours. No private sites or interiors are included on these tours.

 

Thursday, March 19th

TOUR Legare Street

Shop Historic Charleston, 108 Meeting Street, Charleston, Sc

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

In the prosperous decades preceding the American Revolution, some of the finest mansions in the city were built here, and magnificent Charleston “single houses” were constructed in the neighborhood into the 19th century. Learn more by joining this tour!

 

Friday, March 20th

 7th Annual Bluegrass Festival

Woodlands Nature Reserve, 4279 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC

March 20th, 10:00 AM – March 21st, 11:00 PM

The Charleston Bluegrass Festival takes place March 20 & 21, 2020 on the pristine 6,000-acre grounds of the Woodlands Nature Reserve, a hidden gem in one of the world's top destinations, Charleston, South Carolina.​ In its 7th year, the event is presented by Friends With Benefits Productions, Awendaw Green, and Ear For Music.

​Patrons can expect a weekend of revelry complete with some of the finest names in bluegrass. The event offers plush camping options, local food/craft vendors, and outdoor activities.

 

Saturday, March 21st

 Pet Fest

Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Pkwy, Mt. Pleasant, SC

11:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Pets everywhere are getting excited for this year’s Pet Fest in Mount Pleasant! Charleston County Parks invites the community (and their furry friends) to come out for a day of exhibits, demonstrations, experts, contests, adoptable pets, and more at Charleston’s premiere pet festival.

 

Sunday, March 22nd

 The Motown Throwdown

The Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

If you enjoy Motown music, then you won’t want to miss the Motown Throwdown!! Come for the Sunday Brunch Farmers market which runs from 11 AM to 3 PM or come earlier and do some stretching with the yoga class at 10:00 AM. Lots of options for a fun Sunday!!

 

Monday, March 23rd  

Holy City Heaters

The Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC

Doors 4:00 PM Show 6:00 PM

Bluegrass/Americana from Charleston, SC. Performing live every Monday on the Pour House Deck.

 

Tuesday, March 24th

Jazz at the Charleston Grill

Charleston Grill, 224 King St., Charleston, SC

6:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Find world-class music at Charleston Grill and enjoy a side serving of soul, blues and modern jazz with each course.

 

Wednesday, March 25th

TOUR Broad Street

Shop Historical Charleston, 108 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Colonial Lake, in the heart of the Charleston peninsula, is the picturesque focal point of this lovely neighborhood. Numerous Victorian-era and Colonial Revival dwellings create delightful streetscapes.

 

Thursday, March 26th

 Charleston Music Fest: Chamber Music

Simons Center for the Arts, 54 St. Philip Street, Charleston, SC

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Virtuoso violinist Nazariy Pylatyuk, alongside CofC faculty members – cellist Natalia Khoma and pianist Volodymyr Vynnytsky – will perform a program of Beethoven’s music at this concert celebrating the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birthday, coinciding with the College’s 250th.

$25 general (online or at the door) / $10 students (at the door only, with student ID) / FREE for faculty & staff

 

Friday, March 27th

Cats the Musical – North American Tour

5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC

March 27 - 7:30pm

March 28 - 2:00pm

March 28 - 7:30pm

March 29 - 2:00pm

March 29 - 7:30pm

 

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS is coming to the North Charleston Performing Arts Center!! This show is presented by the Best of Broadway series.

 

Saturday, March 28th

Philadelphia Union at Charleston Battery

40 Patriots Point Road, Charleston, SC

7:00 PM

You can watch soccer right here in Charleston! This Sat. March 28th at 7 p.m. the Battery takes on Philadelphia Union, and we're sure the game will be great, and you will have a wonderful time!!

 

Sunday, March 29th

Photography 101: Birds

South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

In this three-hour introductory class, you will learn the basics of digital photography with an emphasis on photographing wildlife (specifically birds). You’ll learn the parts of the camera, how to use the settings to help isolate your subject from the background and how to freeze a subject in motion. We’ll also learn how to control the exposure to get the best image for a variety of wildlife subjects. We will end class by showing off one of our resident birds for the students to try out what they learned. Participants must bring their own camera.

 

Monday, March 30th

Morning History Walk

Shop Historic Charleston, 108 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC

9:15 AM – 11:30 AM

Led by Charleston’s most experienced guides, these two-hour walking tours of the Old & Historic District provides the perfect background for the afternoon or evening house and garden tours. No private sites or interiors are included on these tours.

 

Tuesday, March 31st 

 The Play That Goes Wrong

Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

7:30 PM

If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python then you must see The Play That Goes Wrong! What a way to end the month of March! A fun and entertaining night for sure!!

 

In Closing

We hope you’ve enjoyed our suggestions of things to do in the Charleston area for March and if you are ever in need of any local advice or real estate assistance please reach out to us, Team Lail – Chambers of Infinity Realty. Our team of experts led by Bob Chambers has the know-how and experience to get you into the perfect home!!

Feb. 13, 2020

New to Mount Pleasant? Here’s What You Need to Know!

There's a lot of interesting facts about Mount Pleasant that even the locals might not know. We thought it would be a good idea to dive into some of these facts about this attractive Charleston suburb.

 Mount Pleasant Facts:

 

  1. Mount Pleasant is known as one of the oldest suburbs in Charleston. The "Old Village" is one of Mount Pleasant's oldest neighborhoods.
  2. The first white settlers arrived from England on July 6, 1680, under the leadership of Captain Florentia O'Sullivan. Captain O'Sullivan had been granted 2,340 acres (950 ha), which included not only the island that bears his name but also the land that was to become Mount Pleasant.
  3. Pitt Street Pharmacy was featured on the Food Network and has been in operation at that location for more than 60 years.
  4. Mount Pleasant is separated from Charleston by the Copper River. For many years Mount Pleasant was primarily occupied with seasonal residents who were wealthy enough to afford a Summer home across the river from Charleston.
  5. The County seat for Berkeley County was located in Mount Pleasant from 1882 through 1895 until it was moved to Moncks Corner.
  6. In 2005, the eight-lane Arthur Ravenel Bridge opened for traffic, replacing two aging bridges.
  7. In 2004, Mount Pleasant became one of the first municipalities to authorize a "pay before you pump" ordinance to reduce stealing gas due to the rising prices.
  8. There are five county parks located within Mount Pleasant, and they are Mt. Pleasant Pier-Cooper Rive; Palmetto Islands County Park; Splash Island at Palmetto Islands County Park; Laurel Hill County Park; and future Rifle Range Road Park (start date July 2021.)
  9. Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum and Boone Hall Plantation are two Mount Pleasant attractions that give area residents and visitors something local to do.
  10. Patriots Point Golf Course and Snee Farm Country Club attract the avid golfers.
  11. Shopping is available at the Sea Island Shopping Center, Patriots Plaza Shopping Center, Village Pointe Shopping Center, and East Cooper Plaza Shopping Center.
  12. Annual events include the Lowcountry Oyster Festival, Scottish Games & Highland Gathering, and Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival.

 

You may be wondering what it would be like to live in Mount Pleasant. As you can see from above, you have golfing, shopping, and outdoor exploration opportunities, as well as easy access to all Charleston has to offer. If Mount Pleasant interests you and you are thinking of making it your home, please consider giving Infinity Realty a call. Our staff has the knowledge and experience to guide you to a place that meets your needs and desires. We are happy to assist you in deciding on the best place for you. Contact us today! We are ready and waiting to help you find your perfect home!  

Feb. 9, 2020

Fall In Love With Summerville

One of the largest cities in Dorchester County and located on I-26 just north of Charleston is where you'll find this charming place known as Summerville, South Carolina. The secret is out because this community has grown to a population of just around 51,692 (2020).

Many fall in love with Summerville for several reasons, and the historic district is top on the list. It is home to buildings dating back to the Civil War era, and so it, therefore, is a draw to those who like character and unique architecture. 

There's also the fact that Summerville offers a variety of things to do for both locals and visitors. We thought we would share a few examples of those activities with our readers.

 

  1. Free Shag Lessons. Time to cut a rug and join the Summerville Shag Club every Monday at 7 PM at the Summerville Country Club and learn the Carolina Shag Dance!! Visit website. 
  1. Summerville Winter Farmer's Market. A great fill in for those missing the summertime Farmer's Market. This one is every Saturday, until April 11th, and runs from 9 AM through 1 PM indoors at Coastal Coffee Roasters, 108 E. 3rd North St., Summerville. Further info.  
  1. Flowertown Festival. This 3-day festival attracts visitors from all over. In 2020, the festival is April 3rd through April 5th. It has been named as one of the "Top 20 Events in the Southeast" by the Southeast Tourism Society. It is also known as one of the LARGEST Arts & Crafts Festivals in the Southeast! Visit website.
  1. Sculpture in the South. Residents and visitors love discovering the sculptures tucked in select places around Summerville, and the uniqueness of each one. Visit website. 
  1. Summerville Walking Trail of Homes and Flowers. A lovely way to spend a day is strolling through the impressive historic homes and gardens. Bring your camera! Visit website. 
  1. Summerville Farmer's Market. This particular market is located at 200 S. Main Street, Summerville, and is held every Saturday from Easter through Thanksgiving. You'll find everything from fruit and veggies to potted herbs and more. Visit website.
  1. Summerville Skates. One doesn't think of ice skating along with living in the South. Still, Summerville does, and they accomplish this through a temporary ice rink that was open from Saturday, November 23rd to Saturday, January 11th, this past year. Visit website.
  1. Homegrown Brewhouse and Oak Road Brewery. If you're thirsty, then why not try some local brew! No one does it better than these two breweries. Both are located in the heart of Summerville's downtown district. Visit Homegrown Brewhouse's websiteVisit Oak Road Brewery's website.
  1. Sawmill Branch Multi-Use Trail. Located along the Sawmill Branch Canal, this is a popular destination for outdoor lovers. Enjoy walking and biking on the 6.5-mile-long trail. What's nice is that it connects with several neighborhoods. Visit website.
  1. Francis Beilder Forest. This is another outdoor lover's favorite destination and is located just outside of Summerville. Walk the 1.75-mile boardwalk or take a canoe or kayak trip. Lots to do here. Visit website.

There is definitely more to do in Summerville then the ten we listed. These were just the first that we thought of as they are very popular. If Summerville is a community that interests you and you are thinking of making it your home, please consider giving Infinity Realty a call. Our staff has the knowledge and experience to guide you to a place that meets your needs and desires. We are happy to assist you in deciding on the best place for you. Contact us today! We are ready and waiting to help you find your perfect home!  

Feb. 2, 2020

Here's a list of Charleston Golf Courses from A to Z!

Charleston is known to attract people looking for a golf getaway. There is no shortage of courses either, and with the mild winters and warm summers, one may enjoy this activity year-round. We've compiled a list from A to Z of Charleston Golf Courses, and hopefully, we didn't neglect anyone's favorite place to tee off, but if we did, please let us know. Grab your clubs!!

Charleston Golf Courses

 

A

Charleston National Country Club has welcomed non-members since its opening in 1990. It's one of the more challenging and scenic courses that one will find in the Lowcountry. Golf Digest rated it as the best non-resort golf course in the Charleston area.

Address: 1360 National Drive, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 Phone: 843.884.4653

Website: charlestonnationalgolf.com

C

Coosaw Creek Country Club has some grit and challenge to it but is known to draw all skill levels. The problem can be found in the slope of the fairways, water hazards, and sand traps. You can do it, though, and you'll have fun accomplishing the completion of the course.

Address: 4110 Club Course Drive, Charleston, SC 29420 Phone: 843.767.9000

Website: coosawcreek.com

D

Dunes West Golf Club was also recognized by Golf Digest as a "Top 10 Resort Course." The course was designed by Arthur Hills to take full advantage of the beautiful scenery in a Lowcountry setting. The course is one that attracts players of all skill levels and provides a memorable golfing experience.

Address: 3535 Wando Plantation Way, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466 Phone: 843.856.9000

Website: duneswestgolfclub.com

K

Kiawah Island Golf Resort has FIVE courses in total! We would suggest you make accommodations and perhaps, stay awhile to take in the full golf experience.

The Ocean Course – Address: 1000 Ocean Course Dr., Kiawah Island, SC 29455, Phone: 843.266.4670

Osprey Point Golf Course – Address: 1000 Governors Dr., Kiawah Island, SC 29455, Phone: 843.266.4640

Oak Point Golf Course – Address: 4394 Hope Plantation Dr., Johns Island, SC 29455, Phone: 843.266.4100

Turtle Point Golf Course – Address: 1 Turtle Point Dr., Kiawah Island, SC 29455, Phone: 843.266.4050

Cougar Point Golf Course – Address: 12 Kiawah Beach Dr., Kiawah Island, SC 29455 Phone: 843.266.4020

Website: kiawahresort.com

L

Legend Oaks Golf & Tennis Club is within 30 minutes of downtown Charleston. The course provides a challenge for ALL levels of players, and the setting is on a former rice plantation. The Charleston Business Journal chose this as one of the Top Three Lowcountry Courses!

Address: 118 Legend Oaks Way, Summerville, SC 29485, Phone: 888.821.4077

Website: legendoaksgolf.com

P

Patriots Point Links is built on the edge of Charleston Harbor, offering views of Charleston, Fort Sumter, and the ocean. It is a short hop, skip and jump from downtown Charleston, which makes this a top-rated course with visitors and business people alike.

Address: 1 Patriots Point Rd, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464, Phone: 877.709.5053

Website: patriotspointlinks.com

Pine Forest Country Club is known as the place to play if you want to test your game. The course is known to be one of the most challenging in the Lowcountry and, as a result, the most rewarding.

Address: 1000 Congressional Blvd, Summerville, SC 29483, Phone: 843.851.1193

Website: pineforestcountryclub.com

R

Rivertowne Country Club is home to Charleston's only Arnold Palmer signature golf course and has been awarded 4.5 stars by Gold Digest. It's a pick among seasoned golfers as well as public golfers.

Address: 1700 RiverTowne Country Club Dr., Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466, Phone: 843.849.2400

Website: rivertownecountryclub.com

S

Seabrook Island Club Crooked Oaks is beautifully set among a forest of ancient and twisted live oaks. The course offers 36 holes of championship golf and is usually pretty uncrowded. Definitely, a place to go if you want to challenge yourself and be among natural surroundings.

Address: 3772 Seabrook Island, SC 29455, Phone: 843.768.2529

Website: discoverseabrook.com/amenities/golf/

Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club is praised by Golf Digest as "the best golf value in Charleston." It remains a favorite among locals and visitors alike. It is known for always being open for improvement and is also known as a club without pretense.

Address: 20 Dunvegan Drive, Charleston, SC 29414, Phone: 800.338.4971

Website: shadowmossgolf.com

T

The Golf Club at Westcott is known as the area's largest and most diverse daily-fee golf facility. Golfers have the chance to play three different 18-hole layouts. Wescott is known as one of the top public facilities on the East Coast.

Address: 5000 Wescott Club Drive, Summerville, SC 29485, Phone: 843.871.2135

Website: wescottgolf.com

The Links at Stono Ferry is another course surrounded by the beauty of the local live oaks. It is a semi-private club open too local and golf vacation play.

Address: 4812 Stono Links Dr., Hollywood, SC 29449, Phone: 843.763.1817

Website: stonoferrygolf.com

The Plantation Course at Edisto is located on an island that is absent noise, traffic lights, congestion, and commercialism. The course offers a fun and challenging layout for any golfer.

Address: 19 Fairway Drive, Edisto Beach, SC 29438, Phone: 843.869.1111

Website: theplantationcourseseatedisito.com

W

Wild Dunes Resort Harbor Course and Links Course have been tagged by Golf Digest as being among the "Best in State" for golf in South Carolina. The courses offer 36 holes of signature golf designed to challenge players at every skill level.

Address: 5757 Palm Boulevard, Isle of Palms, SC 29451, Phone: 843.886.2164

Website: destinationhotels.com/wild-dunes/golf

 

Well, that's it for our A to Z list of Charleston Golf Courses. We hope you've enjoyed this information and that you will check back regularly for further local Charleston area information and updates. Also, remember when you are looking to buy a home in the Charleston or surrounding areas to make a call to Infinity Realty today. Our team of experts led by Bob Chambers are some of the most professional agents you'll encounter and will give you the most relaxed home-buying experience imaginable. We can help you determine your top priorities and find a place that accommodates both your tastes and your budget. Our staff knows the Lowcountry well and is acquainted with all the facilities, resources, and services available in each community. We'll make sure to fit you with a home you'll love!

Jan. 27, 2020

Charleston February 2020 Calendar of Events and Activities

We’re already into the 2nd month of 2020! Let’s get our calendars and begin making some plans with the Team Lail-Chambers’ Charleston February 2020 Calendar of Events and Activities.

Saturday, February 1st  

The Metropolitan Opera HD Live: Porgy and Bess

12:55 PM

Location: Terrace Theater, 1956 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC 29412

One of America’s favorite operas returns to the Met for the first time in nearly 30 years. James Robinson’s stylish production transports audiences to Catfish Row on the Charleston waterfront, vibrant with the music, dancing, emotion, and heartbreak of its inhabitants. “If you’re going to stage Gershwin’s opera, this is how,” raved the Guardian when the new production premiered in London in 2018. David Robertson conducts a dynamic cast, featuring the sympathetic duo of Eric Owens and Angel Blue in the title roles and an all-star ensemble that includes Golda Schultz, Latonia Moore, Denyce Graves, Frederick Ballentine, Alfred Walker, and Ryan Speedo Green.

SUPERBOWL Sunday, February 2nd

 Oyster Roast

1 PM – 4 PM

Location: Pearlz Oyster Bar, 9 Magnolia Road, Charleston, SC

Pre-game oyster roast come shuck it out before the big game!

$22 (all-you-can-eat-oysters)

Live music

Monday, February 3rd

A Night of Jazz Honoring Civil Rights Legend Robert Ford

 6 PM – 9 PM

Location: The Blue Note Bistro, 7550 Dorchester Rd, N. Charleston, SC 29418

Honoring A Civil Rights Legend- Thanking Him For Years of Service and Sacrifice!

Tuesday, February 4th

Lost Dog Street Band w/ Casper Allen

Doors 8 PM l Show 9 PM

Location: Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy, Charleston, SC

Genre is Lowdown Country Storytelling.

Wednesday, February 5th

Astronomy in the Park

5:30 PM – 9 PM

Location: Brittlebank Park, 185 Lockwood Dr., Charleston, SC

Join amateur stargazers and look through telescopes at objects in the nighttime sky. Open to all ages. FREE!

**WEATHER PERMITTING**

No event when the Riverdogs play a Wednesday Night Home Game!

Thursday, February 6th

 William & Mary Tribe vs. College of Charleston (Basketball)

7 PM

Location: College of Charleston, 301 Meeting St., Charleston, SC

Come on out for a fun night of basketball. Join the College of Charleston as they battle the William & Mary Tribe. Fun night for all!!

Friday, February 7th

 Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference

February 7th – 9th

Location: Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC

Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference brings together over 300 young farmers, agriculturalists and agribusiness professionals under the age of 35 from all across South Carolina. It offers a number of breakout sessions and workshops for attendees to further their knowledge and grow in their understanding of topics that are important to them. This is the only event in South Carolina where you will find this many young farmers together in one place at one time.

Saturday, February 8th

 Charleston Winter Wine Festival

1 PM to 5 PM

Location: Memminger Auditorium, 56 Beaufain St., Charleston, SC

50+ Wines, Mimosas, Beer, Live Music & DJ

Tickets: $45 advance, $50 after Jan. 30, $60 day of event

Tickets are now on sale​

21 and up event, no kids, no babies, no pets. No outside food or beverage. Rain or shine event, no refunds (indoor event, won't be a problem). There will not have Designated Driver Tickets. Free bottled water available. Beer and Wine will be cut off at 4:45 pm

AND

Bacon and Bourbon

7:30 PM

Location: Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Drive, N. Charleston, SC

Bacon Lovers 7:30 pm
Unlimited Sampling of Bacon Dishes and Bourbon Tastings
Live Music
Bull Riding Championship
Laser Skeet Shooting
Blade and Bull Axe Throwing
Cigar Cabana
Prize Cannon

VIP Preview 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
In addition to Bacon Lovers Access, VIP's will have early access to the event for an additional 1 hour to eat, drink, and converse with chefs about their bacon creations. Plus a $10 chip for the rare bourbon bar. Pours range from $10 to $50.

Proceeds will benefit Charleston Feed The Need.

Sunday, February 9th

6th Annual Charleston Coffee Fest

10 AM

Location: Lo-Fi Brewing, 2038 Meeting St., Entrance on Tuxbury Ln, N. Charleston, SC

The 6th annual Charleston Coffee Fest will celebrate the burgeoning coffee culture on Sunday, February 9th at Lo-Fi Brewing. The event will feature local coffee roasters as well as roasters from all over the East Coast, favorite local brunch purveyors, artisans, coffee competitions, and kids’ activities. This is a family-friendly event and will be the ultimate Sunday Funday!

AND

West Ashley Restaurant Festival

5 PM – 8 PM

Location: The Schoolhouse, 720 Magnolia Road, Suite 22, Charleston, SC

The 2nd Annual West Ashley Restaurant Festival presented by Peper Law Firm and hosted by the new West Ashley Area Chamber of Commerce is a newly Food & Bev inspired event to be held on Sunday, February 9, 2020.

The event welcomes diverse eateries and attendees throughout the Tri-County area but highlights the West Ashley footprint.

Several West Ashley restaurants will provide samples of their unique menu items and will be accompanied by restaurants visiting from other districts nearby.

Monday, February 10th  

 King’s Farm Market

9:30 AM – 5 PM

Location: 2559 Highway 174, Edisto Island, SC

Even though this is around an hour outside of Charleston, it is worth mentioning. Many stop here as it as open year-round and EVERYTHING is fresh!! Worth a visit!

Tuesday, February 11th

 Tony Bennett

7:30 PM

Location: Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St., Charleston, SC

If you are a Tony Bennett fan, then you won’t want to miss this concert. He’s on tour and Charleston is one of his stops! We are so lucky to have him!

Wednesday, February 12th

A Night at the Opera

7:30 PM

Location: Midtown Productions, 2816 Azalea Dr, North Charleston, SC

Enjoy some of opera's most romantic duets by Puccini, Rossini, Mozart, and more songs of love and tango. Share a bottle of wine and decadent desserts by candlelight for what is sure to be the perfect Valentine's date night!

Thursday, February 13th

Lowcountry Love Cabaret – Dinner Theatre

7 PM – 9 PM

Location: Montague Terrace, 5001 Coliseum Drive, Charleston, SC

This ensemble production is a Valentine’s smorgasbord of well-loved songs, comedy, and tales of love lost and won, with a bit of Black History woven in. Audiences will enjoy renditions of Nat King Cole’s Unforgettable, as well as special hits from Billie History, and Marvin Gaye. Staring Robbie Madison, Evan Fondren, Anna Lisa Blevins, Zandrina Dunning, Tonya Williams, Michael Easler, and Randall Lee Jr; directed/produced by Chris Weatherhead from the award-winning Actors’ Theatre of SC.

Friday, February 14th

 VALENTINE’S DAY!!

Did you make reservations? We have a few places that we recommended in our blog – “7 Romantic Charleston Restaurants”

Saturday, February 15th

Ellington at Newport

5 PM – 9:30 PM

Location: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston, SC

By the mid-1950s, Big Bands found themselves in a changing world as Bebop took center stage. Even the Duke Ellington Orchestra, who had creatively dominated the jazz scene from the late 1920s – 1940s, found itself struggling until the historic gig at the 1956 Newport Jazz Festival. With an electrifying performance, the crowd at Freedom Park was transformed and Ellington’s career was revitalized. Sixty-four years later, your Charleston Jazz Orchestra will recreate that notable night in jazz history, one that festival producer George Wein proclaimed as “the greatest performance of Ellington’s career” and one that “stood for everything jazz had been and could be.”

Sunday, February 16th

 Bill Maher – Live Stand Up Tour

Doors 7 PM

Location: North Charleston Performing Arts Ctr, 5001 Coliseum Dr., N. Charleston, SC

For more than twenty years, Bill Maher has set the boundaries of where funny, political talk can go on American television.  First on “Politically Incorrect” (Comedy Central, ABC, 1993-2002), and for the last thirteen years on HBO’s “Real Time,” Maher’s combination of unflinching honesty and big laughs have garnered him 34 Emmy nominations.  Maher won his first Emmy in 2014 as executive producer for HBO series, “VICE.” In October of 2008, this same combination was on display in Maher’s uproarious and unprecedented swipe at organized religion, “Religulous,” directed by Larry Charles (“Borat”). The documentary has gone on to become the 8th Highest Grossing Documentary ever.

Monday, February 17th

 TESLA W/ Special Guest Bad Marriage and Red Reign

Doors 7 PM / Show 8 PM

Location: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, SC

TESLA was formed in Sacramento, CA, in 1985, out of an earlier, locally popular group called City Kidd, which dated back to 1982. The band wrote original music and knew their name didn’t fit the sound. At management’s suggestion, the band named itself after the eccentric inventor Nikola TESLA, who pioneered the radio but was given only belated credit for doing so. LEARN MORE.

Tuesday, February 18th

Greenville Swamp Rabbits at South Carolina Stingrays (HOCKEY)

7:05 PM

Location: North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Ctr, 5001 Coliseum Dr, N. Charleston, SC

Another great family event at the North Charleston Coliseum! Come on out and cheer for the South Carolina Stingrays!!

Wednesday, February 19th

Charleston City Market

9:30 AM

Location: 188 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC

It’s a good day to go to the Charleston City Market and do some shopping!! Grab your walking shoes and your wallet. Also, fun to go and people watch.

Thursday, February 20th

 Dancing with the Stars: Live! – 2020 Tour

8 PM

Location: North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Ctr, 5001 Coliseum Dr., Charleston, SC

Watch your favorite celebrities dance the night away with their professional dance partners.

Friday, February 21st

Charleston Remodeling Expo

Running from Feb. 21st – 23rd

Location: Charleston Convention Ctr, 5001 Coliseum Dr., Charleston, SC

 

The Remodeling Expo will connect you to the area’s leading remodelers, builders, and design professionals.

For one weekend, you’ll find wall-to-wall displays and exhibits. You’ll also have the opportunity to speak directly with experts and receive the advice and inspiration you need to turn your dream home or other home improvement projects into reality.

Learn the latest trends in design, product offerings, maintenance tips, and more on everything to do with kitchen and bath remodeling, roofing, flooring, home security, water conditioning, insulation, windows, exterior products, and much more. See it all at the Charleston Remodeling Expo

Saturday, February 22nd

Mardi Gras Bar Crawl on King Street

1 PM – 9 PM

Check-in Location:  The Brick: Charleston’s Favorite Tavern, 24 Ann St., Suite A, Charleston, SC

Check-in will be from 1 - 4 pm at The Brick where you will pick up your scorecards and other swag, then crawl to the other participating bars on your scorecard, enjoying drink specials and getting your scorecard marked at each bar.

First 400 crawlers to check-in will get our signature Mardi Gras Bar Crawl koozie

First 250 crawlers to finish the Crawl with a completed scorecard will get one of our custom Mardi Gras Bar Crawl t-shirts.

Sunday, February 23rd  

LowCountry Irish Fest

1 PM – 8 PM

Location: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston, SC

 

All-day event! Featuring The Byrne Brothers, SYR, Celtic Folk Rock Band, Legacy Irish Dance Troupe, Carroll Brown Band, The Bograts, Catherine Kinder & the Charleston Trad.

The Lowcountry Irish Fest is a musical and cultural gathering celebrating all things uniquely Irish in the South Carolina Lowcountry. From some of Charleston’s founding fathers to Irish plantation owners and laborers. From Irish pirates to the Irishmen who powered the HL Hunley with their bare hands, the Irish and Charleston have always been one. Come join us for live music and dance, Pipes and Drums, History and Irish Culture, Family Friendly!

Irish festival event with live traditional and contemporary Irish/Celtic music and Irish dancers.

Monday, February 24th

 South Carolina Aquarium

9 AM – 4 PM

Location: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC

Be entertained by an intimate look at many of South Carolina’s native animals and plants as your journey through the Aquarium takes you from the mountains to the sea.

Tuesday, February 25th

Fat Tuesday Party

6 PM – 12 AM

Location: Voodoo, 15 Magnolia Rd, Charleston, SC

Come get all the debauchery out of your system at Voodoo's biggest party of the year, Fat Tuesday! They're serving up Bourbon Street drinks, Bayou eats and of course all the beads! The Voodoo Crew will be pouring traditional hurricanes, grenades, and other delicious libations. Coming out of the kitchen hot will be gator bites and more Nola treats. Second-line with Nola Parade Band kicks off the evening, followed by a funky get down dance party with Mike Quinn's Super Funk! Come dressed in your Mardi Gras regalia and enter to win our costume contest.

Wednesday, February 26th

 Atlanta Gladiators at South Carolina Stingrays (HOCKEY)

10:30 AM

Location: North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Ctr, 5001 Coliseum Dr, N. Charleston, SC

Another hockey event at the North Charleston Coliseum! Come on out and cheer for the South Carolina Stingrays!!

Thursday, February 27th

Amy Grant

Doors open at 8 PM

Location: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston, SC

 

Pop Rock remains among the most favorite genres, allowing more and more artists to break through the music scene. The popularity of pop rock spans generations and has survived different eras. While new artists come and go, the best artists and bands continue to sell out arenas and pop rock tickets. Icons like Elton John, Billy Joel, OneRepublic, Maroon 5 and Coldplay have etched their names in the genre through their lasting influence, groundbreaking music and longevity.

Friday, February 28th

MUSC Farmers Market

7 AM – 3:30 PM

Location: 171 Ashley Avenue, Charleston, SC

Year around Farmers Market to buy local and fresh ingredients from.

Saturday, February 29th

The Color Purple

Doors open 1 hour before Showtime l Showtimes 2 PM & 7:30 PM

North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Ctr, 5001 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston, SC

THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times).

With a soul-raising, Grammy®-winning score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story.

Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony-winning triumph that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.”

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In Closing

We hope you’ve enjoyed our suggestions of things to do in the Charleston area for February and if you are ever in need of any local advice or real estate assistance please reach out to us, Team Lail – Chambers of Infinity Realty. Our team of experts led by Bob Chambers has the know-how and experience to get you into the perfect home!!

 

Jan. 17, 2020

Get Ready Charleston Brides!

One top-rated show is approaching very soon, which will attract a lot of Charleston Brides! Get your calendars out and make sure you have noted the Charleston Bridal Show which will be on Sunday, January 26th at the Shriners Auditorium at 176 Patriots Point Blvd, Mt. Pleasant from 12 PM to 4 PM. The admission is $10 and believe us when we say you’ll get your money’s worth and then some!

The Charleston Bridal show is certainly a destination for many brides making their final wedding plans. After all, Spring is around the corner believe it or not!

This particular Bridal show attracts not only a multitude of brides but also many of the top wedding vendors in the Charleston area and so if you have yet to make your arrangements for photographers, caterers, music or florists then this show has everything you need to put together a wedding. It’s quite unbelievable how successful it has become for both the brides and the vendors.

As one vendor said, “It benefits our business because this is the one opportunity that we get to talk to brides in bulk. . . where else are you going to walk into and find 600 brides?”

An additional vendor said she liked to attend because of the opportunity to network with so many other people within her industry. It is an excellent win for everyone involved!!

Oh, wait! Did we mention all the freebies? Yes!! You heard right! You can sample food from different caterers and compare pricing even. What are you waiting for? Oh, wait! You’re waiting for the show to begin, which is, once again, Sunday, January 26th!! Don’t miss it!

After the Charleston Bridal Show give Team Lail-Chambers of Infinity Real Estate a call, we’ll hook you up with your first Charleston home! We’ve got you covered from your “I do’s” to your first move.  

Jan. 8, 2020

7 Romantic Charleston Restaurants

Charleston has abundant choices when you are looking for romantic dining options. So, as Valentine’s Day approaches AND because we noticed it falls on a Friday this year, we thought you might want to make those reservations early! Here is a list of some of our favorite Romantic Charleston Restaurants.

Here Are 7 Romantic Charleston Restaurant Suggestions

Charleston Grill. We start here as this one was named as the Most Romantic Restaurant in the U.S. for 2019 by TripAdvisor, and we AGREE! This particular establishment also received a Four Star Award by Forbes and AAA Four Diamond Award. If you like smooth jazz and timeless elegance, then make your reservations here.

Address: 224 King Street, Charleston, SC. 843.577.4522 Website

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Peninsula Grill.  A Four-Diamond and Four-Star restaurant located in the Historic District of Charleston is our next on the list. Arrive in time to witness the traditional lighting of the carriage lanterns at dusk. The Palmetto trees will illuminate, and tea lights will flicker. The atmosphere is rich in romance.

Address: 112 N. Market Street, Charleston, SC. 843.723.0700 Website 

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Muse Restaurant & Wine Bar. Known as Charleston’s little secret on Society Street. It’s set in a historic home that draws an eclectic crowd of both locals and tourists. A beautiful Italian restaurant with a wide array of wine choices.

Address: 82 Society Street, Charleston, SC. 8433.577.1102 Website

 

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McCrady’s. The only Charleston restaurant that can boast it has earned the recognition of AAA’s Five-Diamond Award and only one of 68 in America. The menu offers progressive and elevated options as well as being one of Wine Enthusiast’s 100 Best Wine Restaurants in America. McCrady's is a place that will surely impress.

Address: 2 Unity Aly, Charleston, SC. 843.577.0025 Website

 

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Chez Nous. This place offers diners a cozy atmosphere with candlelit tables located away from busy King Street, in an 1835 house. This is the place to try if you like food from Southern France, Northern Italy, and Northern Spain. Prepared with only fresh LOCAL ingredients.

Address: 6 Payne Court, Charleston, SC. 843.579.3060 Website

 

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HUSK Restaurant. Love their motto, which is “Historic Roots Modern Disposition.” HUSK is centrally located in Historic downtown Charleston. If you are looking to try food that’s a little different from traditional fare, then this is the place to accomplish that. It receives rave reviews on Foursquare, with the description being Southern soul food.

Address: 76 Queen Street, Charleston, SC. 843.577.2500 Website

 

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Circa 1886 Restaurant. Located in the carriage house of the Wentworth Mansion, Circ 1886 offers romance and charm to visitors. The food is described as a modern take on Lowcountry’s classic cuisine.  

Address: 149 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC. 843.853.7828 Website

 

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We hope you've enjoyed these suggestions, and if you decide to move to the Charleston area that you will allow Team Lail-Chambers of Infinity Real Estate assist you in finding your dream Charleston home.

 

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Jan. 5, 2020

Top 5 Things We Love About Goose Creek

Goose Creek is a community located in Berkeley County, which has attracted visitors since the 1600s. It is known for its small-town southern charm and quiet surroundings. The name is thought to have come from its turns in the creek, which resembles a goose’s neck.

There are several beautiful areas in Goose Creek one can choose from when deciding to lay down roots in the area. Residents remark on how affordable the cost of living is here and also; how friendly the residents are. There’s a real sense of community and pride.

Top 5 Things We Love about Goose Creek:

 

  1. A GREAT Community Center which offers fitness, classes, camps, golf, and much, much more! Visit the website - City of Goose Creek Recreation
  2. Excellent schools, which you can look further into their rankings on CarolinaSchoolHub.com. Quite a few score 8 and 9 out of 10. We love their Vision Statement, which is, “We empower every student with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a global community.” There is also a charter school nearby known as Palmetto Scholars Academy, and that institution scores 10 out of 10 on the CarolinaSchoolHub. You have lots of options to find an excellent education for your family.
  3. There are great walking and bike paths to get everyone outside. For a full list of trails, click here for a downloadable pdf – map.
  4. There are beautiful beaches within less than a 45-minute drive. Think Folly Beach!!
  5. Lovely Charleston is nearby. You don’t have to travel far to experience all Charleston has to offer. In fact, you may even decide to spend the whole day there as it is just a short car ride away.  

In conclusion, Goose Creek is definitely a top contender for many clients who choose the Charleston area to call home. Contact the Team Lail-Chambers Team if you are relocating to Charleston and are interested in Goose Creek or any of the other Charleston communities. Start your search today with our interactive search tool OR better yet, contact us and let us help you!

 

Jan. 2, 2020

Big Moncks Corner News!!

Moncks Corner used to be a well-kept secret, but the word is out, and builders are taking notice. In fact, our big news is about a very specific homebuilder known as Lennar Homes, who recently purchased a tract of land that will soon be filled with about 800 homes and 50 townhomes! The purchase was of 342 acres on Cypress Gardens Road and Old U.S. Highway 52. The final number of residences could vary depending upon the wetlands that will have to be navigated when building. Actually, the number of homes could be closer to 700, but there should still be about 50 townhomes.

 

Moncks Corner is an attractive community known for its small-town friendliness and outdoor lifestyle. For example, there’s Lake Moultrie, Cooper River, Francis Marion National forest just seven miles north, Cypress GardensMepkin Abbey, and beautiful historic swamps.

 

This quaint community is home to several Mom and Pop stores, a great Recreation Complex, and is located close enough to Charleston to plan a great day trip. Many families are drawn to Moncks Corner, and can you think of any reason why they wouldn’t be! Moncks Corner has it all.

 

 

 

Let Infinity Realty Help You Make Moncks Corner Your Forever Home!

 

If you’d like to learn more about this community and in finding a pre-existing home or a new construction home, please reach out to our team of experts led by Bob Chambers. We have the experience to find you the home that fits your taste and budget. We can’t wait to help you find your perfect home!

 

Dec. 18, 2019

Charleston January 2020 Calendar of Events and Activities

A brand-new year is upon us and as always, we are preparing you for it! So let’s get our calendars and let’s begin making some plans with the Team Lail-Chambers’ Charleston January 2020 Calendar of Events and Activities.

Wednesday, January 1st  

Happy New Year!!

Thursday, January 2nd

Christmas Cruise 2020

January 2nd – January 6th, 2020

Location: Carnival Cruise Port, 32 Washington St., Charleston, SC

Climb aboard the beautiful Carnival Sunshine as it sets sail on a Holiday cruise to the Bahamas. Surprise your family with the best Christmas gift EVER! There is so much for kids to do aboard this ship!!

Harlem Globetrotters

Starting at 7 PM

Location: Charleston Convention Ctr, 5001 Coliseum Dr., N. Charleston, SC

Pushing the limits of basketball and having even more fun. Don’t miss the one and only Harlem Globetrotters in an all-new tour. There will be new high-flying dunks, hilarious stunts, a new record-breaking attempt, and unforgettable family moments. See the Pushing The Limits World Tour live.

Friday, January 3rd

South Carolina Stingrays vs. Florida EverBlades

Beginning at 7:05 PM

Location: Charleston Convention Ctr, 5001 Coliseum Dr., N. Charleston, SC

Saturday, January 4th

Yule Celebration

1 PM – 5 PM

Location: Oakley Farms, 112 Paso Ln, Moncks Corner, SC 29461

At this fun winter celebration, we will have tons of fun. We have raffles, games, and entertainment planned! Come and bring your family and friends! Refreshments will be provided.

Sunday, January 5th

South Carolina Stingrays vs. Atlanta Gladiators

3:05 PM

Location: Charleston Convention Ctr, 5001 Coliseum Dr., N. Charleston, SC

Monday, January 6th

Holy City Heaters

Doors open 4 PM l Show starts at 6 PM

Location: The Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, Charleston, SC 

Tuesday, January 7th

Adult Twilight Paddle

5:30 AM – 7:30 AM

Location: Mingo Point, 876 Kiawah Island Pkwy, Kiawah Island, SC

Relax, unwind, and see the sunset as you have never seen it before! This tour is perfect for the big kids who want to gain a different perspective of the marsh and experience Kiawah during one of the most beautiful times of day.

Wednesday, January 8th

Grace Potter

Doors 7 PM l Show 8 PM

Location: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston, SC

Thursday, January 9th

Jazz On-The-Beach

6:30 PM – 9 PM

Location: 1517 Palm Blvd, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

The Todd Beals Trio is hosting “JAZZ Night at The Refuge” in IOP every Thursday night from 6:30-9:00 pm. Relax and unwind with traditional swing tunes, ballads, and Bossa novas. Come for the food, stay for the music. (Note: singers & horn players are welcome too!)

Friday, January 10th  

South Carolina Stingrays vs. Brampton Beast

Starting at 7:05 PM

Location: Charleston Convention Ctr, 5001 Coliseum Dr., N. Charleston, SC

Saturday, January 11th

10th Anniversary Charleston Marathon

The race begins at 7:10 AM

Begins at 244 President St., Charleston, SC 29403

The 02 Fitness Charleston Marathon celebrates its 10th anniversary in 2020! Race through historic Charleston, celebrate with Shrimp and Grits and explore everything the #1 City in the U.S. has to offer!

Sunday, January 12th

Charleston Winter Wedding Festival 2020

12 PM – 4 PM

Location: Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston, SC

Large displays, platinum mock wedding and reception display, wedding workshops, latest wedding trends, gift cards, free bride’s sash and bride’s bag, door prizes, giveaways and much more!!

Seventh Annual Oyster Roast

1 PM – 4 PM

Location: Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Pkwy, Mt. Pleasant, SC

 

The East Cooper Meals on Wheels seventh annual Oyster Roast is a family-friendly event with food, oysters (of course), beverages, live music, a bounce house, and other fun activities for the family. The event is 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant. Tickets are $35 for adults, $20 for everything but oysters and $10 for children (children 4 years and under are free). Guests will be required to pay the park admission fee ($2 per person; free for Gold Pass members and children 2 and under).

Monday, January 13th

Restaurant Week

Running from January 9th – 19th 2020

For a full list of participating restaurants click - HERE

 Tuesday, January 14th

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Location: Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC

For more than seven decades the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) has been at the forefront of music-making in the UK. Its home base since 2004 at London’s Cadogan Hall serves as a springboard for seven principal residencies as well as more than forty-five concerts per year in long-term partnership venues across the country, often in areas where access to live orchestral music is very limited. In London, the Orchestra’s regular performances at Cadogan Hall are complemented by a distinguished series at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall and a hugely popular series at the Royal Albert Hall. With a wider reach than any other UK large ensemble, the RPO has truly become Britain’s national orchestra.

Wednesday, January 15th

Charleston Comedy Festival

January 15th – 18th 2020

Location: Multiple Locations

Charleston City Paper and Theatre 99 have teamed up once again to bring laughter and comedic relief to cure the post-holiday blues. January 2020 will mark the 17th annual Charleston Comedy Festival, the premier comedy event of the Southeast.

Performers and comedy troupes from the country’s top comedy hotbeds have been invited to perform during the four-day event featuring stand-up, sketch, and improv performers.

Thursday, January 16th

Charleston Cougars vs. Northeastern Huskies

7 PM

Location: TD Arena, 301 Meeting Street, Charleston, SC 

Friday, January 17th

Downtown Charleston Culinary Tours

Various times – 11 AM, 2 PM and 3 PM (Tours 2.5 hours)

Meeting place – O-Bar at Oyster House, 70 State St., Charleston, SC

Tours are held rain or shine

These are walking tours, and historic Charleston has a number of very uneven cobblestone streets and sidewalks. Please wear comfortable shoes and clothing.

Each tour is unique as destinations rotate according to restaurant availability.

MAKE SURE TO COME INSIDE the O-Bar upon arrival

Saturday, January 18th

Taste of Folly

10 AM – 1 PM

Location: Folly Beach, SC (Rain Date: January 25, 2020)

A two-day celebration of Folly food including local restaurants selling food and drinks on the street, local vendors, live music, kids' area and silent auction.

Sunday, January 19th

Sunday Brunch Farmers Market

11 AM to 3 PM

Location: Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Highway, Charleston

This Farmers Market is a great place to catch your Sunday brunch on the go and enjoy an abundance of food, arts and crafts, live music, and much, much more. There's also the mobile farmers market known as the Low Country Street Grocery. 

Monday, January 20th

The Dead South Concert

Show 8 PM l Doors 7 PM

Location: Music Farm, 32 Ann St., Charleston, SC 29403

OTW & SXM Bluegrass Junction Present The Dead South – Served Cold Tour

The Hooten Hallers and Danny Olliver

Tuesday, January 21st

South Carolina Aquarium

9 AM – 4 PM (Building closes at 5 PM)

Location: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC

Home to more than ten thousand plants and animals including North American river otters, loggerhead sea turtles, alligators, great blue herons, owls, lined seahorses, jellyfish, pufferfish, green moray eels, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, pythons, and sharks. The largest exhibit in the zoo is the Great Ocean Tank, which extends from the first to the third floor of the Aquarium and is the deepest tank in North America (42 feet); it holds more than 385,000 US gallons of water and contains more than seven hundred animals. The Aquarium also features a Touch Tank, where visitors may touch horseshoe crabs, Atlantic stingrays, and other marine animals.

Wednesday, January 22nd

Three Dog Night

8 PM – 10 PM

Location: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston, SC

From their website: “Legendary music icons, THREE DOG NIGHT, celebrating nearly 5 decades, claims some of the most astonishing statistics in popular music. In the years 1969 through 1974, no other group achieved more top 10 hits, moved more records or sold more concert tickets than THREE DOG NIGHT.    

THREE DOG NIGHT hits wind through the fabric of pop culture today, whether on the radio where they are heard day in and day out, in TV commercials or in major motion pictures -- songs like “Mama Told Me (Not To Come)”, “Joy to the World”, “Black and White”, “Shambala” and “One” serve to heighten our emotions and crystallize THREE DOG NIGHT’s continuing popularity.

This Grammy-nominated band is not content resting on its legacy alone. Always working to expand its audience, THREE DOG NIGHT has embraced and been embraced by 21st-century music technology.  New and existing fans buy THREE DOG NIGHT’s music on iTunes as well as at record stores.  In fact, releases from this decade alone have sold well over a million copies.”

Thursday, January 23rd  

American Authors

Show 7 PM l Doors Open 7:30 PM

Location: Music Farm, 32 Ann St, Charleston, SC 29403

 AMERICAN AUTHORS and MAGIC GIANT – Band of Brothers Road Show

special guest Public.

Friday, January 24th

6th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival

Starting at 7:30 PM

Location: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John Street, Charleston, SC

The 6th Annual Charleston Jazz Festival is excited to bring Regina Carter and her band to the Charleston Music Hall. This remarkable jazz violinist is one of today’s most original and daring musicians. Classically trained, Regina grew up in Detroit, where she absorbed all the music that Motown had to offer. Though her work draws upon a wide range of musical influences she has crafted a signature voice and style on the violin.

Charleston Boat Show

January 24th – 26th 12 PM – 6 PM

Location: Charleston Area Convention Center, 5000 Coliseum Dr., North Charleston, SC

Join MarineMax Hall Marine Charleston at the Charleston Boat Show to see what’s new from Boston Whaler!  As the industry leader in quality, innovation and excellence, Whaler has something for every boater.  Searching for a serious offshore fishing machine?  Looking to entertain friends and family?  Craving long-distance overnight adventures?  There’s a Whaler that can make your boating dreams a reality.

While at the show, step aboard and explore popular models including the bold 350 Realm, the family-friendly 230 Vantage, and many others.  Be sure to ask a Whaler representative about the newest additions to the line-up, including breakthrough technologies from Mercury, Raymarine and NAUTIC-ON, and the all-new 405 Conquest aka the SUV of the Sea!

The Charleston Boat Show is the perfect place to start your next boating chapter. 

Saturday, January 25th

Brewtality 2020

4 PM to 10 PM

Location: Music Farm, 32 Ann Street, Charleston, SC

The World-Famous Music Farm is stoked to announce the inaugural Brewtality Beer Fest! Live Music, Food by Dave 'N' Dubs, and samples of the best local brews Charleston has to offer. This is a “people’s choice” event, where fans can taste over 14 local beers and vote for their favorite of the night.

Monster Jam

7 PM – 9 PM

Location: North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center, 5001 Coliseum Dr., N. Charleston, SC

The ultimate in monster truck racing, as these mechanical beasts compete against each other.

Sunday, January 26th

2020 Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Festival Hours: 10 AM to 5 PM

Location: Boone Hall Plantation, 1235 Long Point Rd, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is the world’s largest oyster festival and has been named one of the “top 20 events in the southeast” by Southeastern Tourism Society. Highlights include the legendary “Oyster Shucking” and “Oyster Eating” Contests, live music on the main stage, wine, a selection of domestic and imported beers, a Children’s Area and a “Food Court” showcasing a variety of local favorite restaurants to satisfy everyone’s taste.

 

Monday, January 27th

Charleston Historic Tour (GPS-led Audio Tour)

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

160 Church St., Charleston, SC

Charleston is one of the oldest cities in the country. This tour will take you on a journey from the past to the present. An overview of Charleston’s history is explored, from the first Carolinian and the settling of Charles Towne, to the churches and spires that give the Holy City its nickname, and even chats about Bill Murray (Charleston’s resident Ghost Buster) and other people and things that make Charleston tick today. This tour will open your eyes to the trials, tribulations, and jubilation of Charleston.

Join Free Tours by Foot as you cross cobblestone streets and cut through back alleys, all while discovering the hidden gems, beautiful mansions, elegant churches not to mention a few graveyards of Charleston's historic center.  It's the epic story of Charleston's role in American and world history.

Tuesday, January 28th

Charleston Upper King Street Culinary Tour

Tour begins at 3 PM

This 2 ½ hour tour offers insight into Charleston's Upper King Street neighborhood (recently named one of the top 10 food neighborhoods in America!) and the surrounding area, showcasing four of Charleston's culinary innovators who exemplify cooking in the New South!

Wednesday, January 29th

Citadel Bulldogs v. Wofford Terriers

7 PM

Location: McAlister Field House, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC

Thursday, January 30th

Superbowl Cruise Takeover

January 30th – February 3rd 2020

Carnival Cruise Port, 32 Washington Street, Charleston, SC

*NO PASSPORTS REQUIRED* Celebrate Super Bowl 2020 aboard the Carnival Sunshine and cheer your favorite team on! Nassau Bahamas Cruise leaving the Historic Port of Charleston, SC on 1/30/2020 and returning 2/3/2020 Have an amazing time visiting Nassau Bahamas for 4 fun-filled days for Superbowl Party at Sea. We are adding onboard events such as a signature Tailgate Party. 80's party, rep your team and more. Come on and let’s celebrate life and your favorite team. You deserve this!

 Friday, January 31st  

Todd Snider

8:30 PM – 11:30 PM

Location: Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston, SC

Todd Snider is an American singer-songwriter with a musical style that combines Americana, alt-country and folk.

Charleston Chinese Lantern Festival

5 PM – 10 PM

Location: Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Rd, Summerville, SC 29485

The Charleston Chinese Lantern Festival has made its way to Magnolia Plantation & Gardens. This massive LED light exhibits installation is developed jointly with Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, and Zigong Lantern Group, the largest and most well-known, Chinese Lantern Festival group in the world.

In Closing

We hope you’ve enjoyed our suggestions of things to do in the Charleston area for January and if you are ever in need of any local advice or real estate assistance please reach out to us, Team Lail – Chambers of Infinity Realty. Our team of experts led by Bob Chambers has the know-how and experience to get you into the perfect home!!