The Charleston Coffee Fest brings together java junkies from all over the area to celebrate the best of coffee culture in Charleston and around the Southeast. This family-friendly event comes to a new venue this year, Lo-Fi Brewing, and will feature samples from local and regional coffee shops and roasters, a latte art competition, mimosas, craft beer, tea, local brunch favorites, artisans, and lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Kicking off the start of festival season in Charleston is the annual Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. Entering its 38th year, SEWE celebrates the best of wildlife and outdoor entertainment with a mix of demos, animal shows, cooking competitions, art, and more, all in the name of conservation and nature.
Price: $20-$50 for general admission; add-on events range from $20-$150 per event
Charleston Music Hall
It’s been more than 25 years since the premiere of Clerks, which first introduced the iconic characters of Jay and Silent Bob to the world. Since then, they have been featured in seven other films in the “View Askewniverse” including Mallrats, Dogma, and even a brief cameo in Scream II. Now, enjoy a brand new star-studded Jay & Silent Bob film with commentary from writer (and Silent Bob himself) Kevin Smith.
Can’t make it to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? Let Mardi Gras come to you during this Big Easy-themed bar crawl down King Street instead. Tickets include drink specials throughout the night, free entry to participating bars, themed bar crawl swag (while supplies last), and more. Costumes are encouraged.
Charleston Music Hall
Celebrating all things Irish, the Lowcountry Irish Festival features live music, dancing, history, culture, pipes and drums, and lots of fun activities for the whole family. From Irish plantation owners to Irish pirates and more, this event celebrates all of the ways that Irish people have left a mark on the Lowcountry. Go ahead, learn something!
February 28 - March 1
North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Adapted from the 1982 novel by Alice Walker, the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival makes a stop at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center for four shows only. The play is a story about one woman’s journey to love and self-acceptance in the American South and features a score of jazz, gospel, ragtime, and blues.