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Gray Line of Charleston - April Blog

Posted by charleston on April 2, 2015

Gray Line of Charleston

ian@spiritlinecruises.com

843-722-4444 

It’s easy! Gray Line of Charleston can get you and yours seamlessly to any of the great Events and Festivals, below, throughout the Charleston Lowcountry area.

Gray Line of 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. 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 of Charleston provides informative, entertaining mini- bus tours of Charleston’s historic district daily to visitors from around the globe.

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 graylineofcharleston.com. For more information… Gray Line Bus Tours:  Phone: (843) 722-4444. Email charleston@grayline.com.

Daniel Island, SC
Family Circle Cup Tennis Tournament – 04/04 -04/12/2015
The world’s top seeded female Tennis Players compete for the Sport’s largest purse at the state-of-the-art facility located on picturesque Daniel Island. Beautiful Blackbaud Stadium allows all spectators a great view of the Athletes and the Competition. familycirclecup.com

Historic Downtown Charleston, SC Area
The Citadel's Buyer Auditorium ~ 0/06/2015
Texas’s longest-serving governor, Rick Perry, will visit Charleston, South Carolina, to speak with The Citadel Republican Society at noon on April 6. The event will be held in Mark Clark Hall’s Buyer Auditorium. Perry graduated from Texas A&M University in 1972 and commissioned into the Air Force and served for five years. In 1984, he was elected to the Texas House of Representatives and served three two-year terms in office. Over the course of his political career, he served as the Agriculture Commissioner, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor of Texas until Jan. 2015, when he retired. The Citadel Republican Society is the official campus auxiliary of the Republican Party on the campus of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. Noon. FREE and open to the Public. http://www.citadelrepublicans.com

James Island, SC
East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival ~ 04/17 & 04/18/2015
James Island County Park, near Historic Charleston, SC is the ideal backdrop for the 25th annual East Coast Paddlesports & Outdoor Festival. Find your perfect fit for fun and fitness at this amazing three-day festival. Canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, slacklining, mountain biking, archery—even disc golf—there’s something for everyone! From rigging and fishing to birding by boat, festival goers can enjoy hands-on workshops and demonstrations taught by leading professional instructors. More than 70 expert exhibitors will be showcased. 9:00am – 4:00pm. http://www.ccprc.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=4309

The Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series ~ 04/17/2015
Jam to Black Lion at James Island County Park featuring traditional old school roots reggae with a new school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring your chairs or blanket. Gates open at 7:30pm.; Music begins at 8:30pm. Gates close at 10:30pm, and Concerts end at 11pm. $10 Adult General Admission (13 & Up) Free: Ages 12 or under. Concerts take place rain or shine. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather. Food, beverages, and souvenirs will be available for purchase onsite. ID is required to purchase alcohol. Outside alcohol and coolers prohibited. http://www.ccprc.com/1619/Reggae-Nights

Johns Island, SC
Mullet Hall Equestrian Center ~ 04/25/2015
Coastal Island Shows is proud to have a fun and family friendly environment where everyone has one thing in common, a love of horses. Offering an all breed Open Show and an all breed Hunter Show Series. No membership required ~ Just come and show and have fun or come and be a spectator ~ its fun!
~ Open show ring has halter, western, and Hunt Seat classes
~ Hunter show ring has jumping, under saddle and equitation classes
~ Both rings have beginner, walk trot, and lead line classes
~ Daily Champion and Reserve Champions awarded
~ Year end awards for Champion and Reserve as well as ribbons thru 6th place 
~ New this year are the Challenged Rider divisions and CIHS Scholarship Class 
~ Spectators are welcome and FREE. http://www.coastalislandhorseshows.com/

Kiawah Island, SC
15th Annual Kiawah Island Art and House Tour ~ 04/10/2015
Sponsored by Arts, etc., offering visitors a rare glimpse into the art and architecture of several private homes on Kiawah Island. Five spectacular homes in the gated community will be open for public viewing, each with their own unique style. The Tour takes place from 1 to 5pm. Each home was designed with elegant detailing. Three of the homes feature ocean views: one a modern Tuscan villa and guest house are perched on the dunes with sweeping ocean views, the second a handsome American shingle style house reflects the owner’s love of 19th century Aesthetic and Eastlake Movements and the third with panoramic views across Ibis Pond, the Ocean Course, and the Atlantic Ocean. The fourth home is a lovely Charleston Style home evokes a wondrous sense of being on the river and features Leroy Neiman sporting art work. A fifth house is discreetly tucked away in the Preserve at marsh edge and captures sweeping river views as far as the Ravenel Bridge. Advance tickets are $55.00 each. kiawaharts.org Join

11th Annual Blues by the Sea ~ Freshfields Village ~ 04/11/2015
Featuring two to three, nationally-recognized Blues Artists. Former artists include: Shrimp City Slim, Shelly Waters, Guitar Shorty, Eddie Kirkland, Skeeter Brandon, Chick Willis, Beverly Guitar Watkins, Drink Small, James Cotton, Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang, Billy Boy Arnold, and more. Food and drink available for sale. Rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers. Event is FREE. Freshfieldsvillage.com

North Charleston
Russian National Ballet Theatre’s Cinderella ~ 04/07/2015
North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The Charleston Concert Association welcomes the return of the Russian National Ballet with its adaptation of Cinderella, originally performed in Moscow in 1945. Noted for the beautiful Prokofiev score, Cinderella is the classic fairy tale for all ages, told through a grand, stunning production by this Elite International Ballet Company. 7:30pm. http://www.charlestonconcerts.org/performances.html

Mancini Magic – Pops! ~ 04/11/2015
North Charleston Performing Arts Center
The POPS! Nick Palmer, Conductor and guest vocalists perform the original arrangements of Henry Mancini’s greatest hits, including Moon River, Charade, The Days of Wine and Roses, Dear Heart, Peter Gunn and The Pink Panther! POPS! Singers will join us for a memorable evening of movie song hits that continue to touch hearts and inspire through generations. http://wwwhttp://www.charlestoncvb.com/visitors/events_news/charleston-events/mancini_magic_pops_

West of the Ashley
Wine Down Wednesday ~ 04/01, 04/15 &  04/29/2015
Experience the beauty of Old Towne Creek County Park during ‘Wine Down Wednesday’. Old Towne Creek County Park, formerly Ashem Farm, was home to Charleston preservationist Emily Ravenel Farrrow and her St. Andrews Riding Academy. Located in West Ashley, the 67-acre estate is dotted with open fields mixed among groves of Live Oaks. Be inspired by the legacy of the Lowcountry’s nature and history with views from the park of South Carolina’s first English settlement at Charles Towne Landing, and the winding of Old Towne Creek through the salt marsh. Currently, the park is only open for programs and private rentals, but along with several other property holdings throughout the Lowcountry, it will one day become a county park available for regular use. Wine Down Wednesday is a great opportunity to get a sneak peek of this future park. Guests will enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music at this hidden gem located in West Ashley. Musical Guests ~ Chase Martin – April 1st, Dave Landeo – April 15th, Matt Alvanos – April 29th. 5 - 7pm. 1400 Old Towne Road, Charleston, SC 29407 Admission: Includes wine, light hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a commemorative wine glass. At the Gate: $20. http://www.ccprc.com/1724/Wine-Down-Wednesday

Easter Sunrise Service at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens ~ 04/05/2015

Old St. Andrew’s Parish Church and St. Andrew’s Mission Church will gather for an Easter Sunrise Service at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens on the banks of the Ashley River. The 6:30am service on Sunday, April 5, will be held on the lawn outside The Carriage House. Parking is Free. Following the Service, attendees will be offered Free Admission to the Gardens. The Peacock Café will open at 8:30am. http://www.magnoliaplantation.com 

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