Fantastic Spring Events - Gray Line Charleston March 2018

Posted by charleston on February 28, 2018

Gray Line Charleston will happily arrange private bus tours of the city during daylight hours, with special pick-up and drop-off locations. Just call ahead to friendly Reservationists to customize your door-to-door service and tour or transportation to a special Spring Charleston Event. It’s easy! One of the oldest and largest sightseeing companies in the world, Gray Line is an international association of operators with more than 100 years of experience in the tourism industry. A trusted name in travel, Gray Line Charleston provides informative, entertaining bus tours of Charleston’s historic district daily to visitors from around the world.

Learn about historic Charleston, SC and see this Port City up close and personal, via Gray Line Charleston. Gray Line City Tours depart every 30 minutes from 9:30am until 3:30pm from the Charleston Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street. Parking directly adjacent.

Several types of COMBO Tour Tickets are available. Examples ~ Charleston City Tour + Charleston Museum. Charleston City Tour + Charleston Mansion. Charleston City Tour + Fort Sumter Boat Tour, to name just a few. Take advantage of COMBO Savings and enjoy 2 top-notch Tours by 2 expert area Tour Operators. Leaving your Charleston visit in the hands of the experts will make for great memories!
Booking online is easy via Gray Line Bus Tours:  Phone: (843) 722-4444. Email

March 2018 brings Spring Weather and is a great time to experience Historic Charleston, SC! ~Interesting Events available throughout the Lowcountry~

Let Gray Line Charleston make “getting to & fro” seamless!

Downtown Historic Charleston, South Carolina
13th Annual ~  Charleston Wine + Food Festival ~ 02/28 – 03/04/2018
Already an alluring destination of fine cuisine, historic Charleston becomes an epicurean wonderland during this gathering of celebrated Chefs, Winemakers, Artisanal Food Entrepreneurs, Authors, Historians and Culinary personalities in the Lowcountry’s capital of world-class cuisine.

Lexus Charleston Fashion Week ~ 03/13 – 03/17/2018
Showcasing Charleston's most fashionable boutiques & trendsetters, and emerging designer and model talent across the country, Charleston Fashion Week® (CFW) has fast become one of the premier events in North America since its founding in 2007. Held under the tents in Marion Square in Charleston, South Carolina, this true multimedia event showcases collections from nationally renowned designer runway shows, glamorous on-site and citywide activities, shopping, chic after-parties, and much more. Charitable partners for CFW 2017 were Lowcountry AIDS Services and MUSC Children's Hospital.

15th Annual Charleston International Antiques Show ~ 03/16 – 03/18/2019
Spring in Charleston is the ideal season to see a showcase of English, European, and American period furnishings, decorative arts & fine art, architectural elements, garden furniture, vintage jewelry, and silver--all from antiquities to the 20th century. Founded in 1670, Charleston quickly rose to prominence as the colonies' most significant seaport, importing the finest in 18th and 19th century material culture. Today the city's legacy of Continental, European and Asian influences can still be found in its alluring architecture and decorative arts. Because of this unique heritage, Charleston's annual antiques show has attracted the attention of connoisseurs around the world. The show is a premier destination for collectors and enthusiasts who enjoy seeing and learning about incorporating antiques into modern-day decor.

71st Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens ~ 03/15 – 04/21/2018
The public rarely views the interior of Charleston’s Museum-quality dwellings, however, this Festival allows visitors to take a peek behind the wrought-iron garden gates and soaring columns and wide piazzas of the peninsula’s most alluring private residences. Closed Easter Sunday.

41st Annual Symphony Designer Showhouse ~ 03/16– 04/15/2018
The gated entrance to the front garden sets the stage for 142 Tradd, a gracious three-story structure in the style of an English townhouse. On the ground floor, you will explore the treasurers of the Designer Showhouse Boutique. Be sure to notice the original hewn stone floors, exposed brick walls and fireplace. The second floor main living area offers impeccable hardwood floors and glorious natural light, showcasing a formal living room and dining room. Fireplaces, pocket doors and ceiling medallions are original to the home. An elegant kitchen and eating area overlooking a large walled garden, along with a deck, perfect for entertaining, completes the level. The third floor includes a large master bedroom.The house is a stunning platform for award winning local and national designers. Be sure to shop in our exclusive boutique, lunch in our Café or choose a treasure from our designers’ exquisitely decorated rooms.Proceeds benefit Historic Charleston Foundation. Hours are 10am to 4pm, Monday through Saturday and 1-4pm in Sundays. Cafe’ Dining 11:30am – 2pm Monday through Saturday. The Showhouse will be closed Easter Sunday.

A Celebration of Antiques and Design ~ 03/16 – 03/18/2018
Charleston Gaillard Center
Spring in Charleston is the ideal season visit and to see a showcase of 17th to mid–century modern English, European, and American period furnishings, decorative arts & fine art, architectural elements, garden furniture, vintage jewelry, silver and more. The show is a premier destination for collectors and enthusiasts who enjoy seeing and learning about incorporating antiques into modern-day decor.

12th Annual Charleston Walk for Water ~ 03/17/2018
Riverfront Park ~ North Charleston, SC
Water Missions International walks on behalf of those who walk miles, daily, to collect unsafe drinking water. Raising awareness and shedding light on the global water crisis and to raise funds that support our ongoing effort of transforming lives through safe water solutions.9:00am.

Sunset Tours to Fort Sumter ~ 03/30 – 10/26/2018
Fort Sumter Tours is pleased to again offer the Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter for 2018! This tour is offered every Friday night through early August! Experience a waterside view of the historic architectural gem that has been voted “Top City” in the USA by Conde Nast Traveler, Charleston, SC. Visitors & locals alike will experience an in depth guided tour of the fort, with details an analysis by a National Park Service professional. Enjoy the spectacular views of the city, harbor and Atlantic Ocean from the top of the fort. Beer, wine & cocktails are available for purchase to and from the fort. Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres will be offered on the return trip.


Bohicket Marina ~ near Freshfields Village, Kiawah & Seabrook Islands
4th Annual Bohicket Backpack Buddies Bash Chili Cook-Off ~ Bohicket Marina ~ 03/17/2018
Tickets On-Sale at the Ice Cream Boat. 40+ Teams coming together to support ending hunger locally for food insecure children on Johns Island and Wadmalaw. Proceeds will benefit children at the following schools:  Mt. Zion, Angel Oak, & Frierson Elementary and also Haut Gap Middle School with backpack meals provided each Friday for their meals over the weekend. Bohicket Marina between Kiawah & Seabrook Islands. Come On Out & Join Us! Tickets $10. 1:00PM – 4:00PM.

Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Front Beach Fest ~ Isle of Palms ~ 03/03/2018
Come down to Front Beach on Isle of Palms Saturday, March 4th from 12:00-4:00pm and enjoy an afternoon of beach music, food, and fun. Front Beach Fest will feature beach music from The Holiday Band (12 – 1:30pm), followed by a band that has been thrilling audiences for over 50 years, The Tams (2 – 4:00pm). After shagging and dancing to some of the best beach music around, stroll down the street and grab a bite to eat from local food vendors or stop by the over 20 vendors of handmade crafts on site. People of all ages are welcome at Front Beach Fest with additional free entertainment including jump castles, face painting, bungee trampoline, balloon and spin artist.

Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
Rugged Maniac Race ~ Boone Hall Plantation ~ 03/17/2018

Picture this: You arrive at Boone Hall Plantation on March 18th with a carload of your most adventurous friends. As you step out you notice the people around you admiring your group’s coordinated “Avengers-in-bathing-suits” costumes and your on-point Hulk-green body paint. In the festival, people are already riding the mechanical bull and playing beach volleyball (Rugged Maniac is definitely more than just a mud run), but you’re more interested in the stein-hoisting contest on the main stage. You make a note to sign up for that and the pie-eating contest after you run. You see obstacles in the distance – mud-covered people jumping over fire, bouncing on trampolines, rocketing down a huge water slide – and your surging excitement confirms what you already knew: Today is going to be awesome! 

Before and after you tackle the course, you’ll get to party with thousands of other Maniacs in our day-long festival where you can ride mechanical bulls, challenge friends to pie-eating and stein-hoisting contests, and dance your butt off to the DJ on the main stage. As if that weren’t awesome enough, you also get a super soft t-shirt, an awesome medal, free photos of you on the course, and a beer (if old enough)! Supports American Cancer Society.


North Charleston, South Carolina

Celtic Woman ~ North Charleston Performing Arts Center – 03/10/2018
Celtic Woman continues to transcend national and cultural boundaries to celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland's centuries-old heritage. A one-of-a-kind live act, Celtic Woman combines the country's finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience.  Homecoming represents the next chapter of their extraordinary musical journey. Featuring many songs from their Voices of Angels album, this inspiring live concert experience features all new stage designs, stunning wardrobes, superb choreography and magnificent arrangements of timeless Irish traditional and contemporary standards in the group’s award-winning signature style.  A true celebration of an incredible journey that has captivated millions, don’t miss Celtic Woman live in concert! Doors Open, 6:30pm. Show 7:30pm. Cash $10 Parking Only.


Ravenel, South Carolina
Where the Wild Things Run 5K ~ 03/03/2018

​Walkers, joggers, and runners of all ages come explore your wild side on the scenic nature trails at Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Caw Caw is actively managed for a variety of wildlife and a favored habitat for rare wildlife, so there is also the chance you may see a "wild thing" or two! An award ceremony with local food and beverages will be held immediately afterward. Fees & Registration - $32. Registration includes one t-shirt. Additional t-shirts may be purchased online or on-site. Packet Pick-Up: March 3, 7-8 a.m. Kids Activities: Keep the kiddos (ages 6-12) entertained and educated while you run. Kids' yoga and other activities will go on throughout the morning including a reading of Maurice Sendak's classic Where the Wild Things Are.

West of the Ashley
Camellia Walks at Middleton Place ~ 03/01, 03/03, 03/06, 03/08, 03/10, 03/13, 03/14, 03/15, 03/17, 03/21, 03/28 & 03/31/2018
Special guided tours focus on Camellias throughout the original gardens, as well as, the ‘new Camellia garden of the 1950’s. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday,11:00am. $28 includes the Guided Tour plus General Admission.

Spring Garden Strolls & Wine Tasting ~ 03/07, 03/14, 03/21 & 03/28/2018

Savor fine wines from France on March 14th, as you experience a specially selected garden room in Middleton Place’s extraordinary landscape. Each Wednesday evening a different garden selection is paired with a regional selection of wines to sample. Light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Complete the evening at Middleton Place Restaurant, where as a Wine Stroll participant a 10% discount will be granted. For Restaurant Reservations, call 843-266-7477.

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