Gray Line of Charleston BLOG February, 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. It’s easy! A perfect Pairing would be a Gray Line City Tour and a “drop-off” to board SpiritLine’s Valentine’s Dinner Cruise as described in the Events below.
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. Booking online is easy via [email protected] For more information…
Gray Line Bus Tours: Phone: (843) 722-4444. Email c[email protected] GrayLineofCharleston.com.
February 2018 is a perfectly romantic time to enjoy Historic Charleston, SC with the great Events available throughout the Lowcountry. Let Gray Line Charleston make it seamless!
Daniel Island, South Carolina
Charleston Battery Soccer ~ MUSC Health Stadium ~ 02/17, 02/21 & 02/24/2018
The Charleston Battery will welcome Major League Soccer’s (MLS) Atlanta United, Columbus Crew SC and Minnestoa United FC to MUSC Health Stadium this coming February for the 2018 Carolina Challenge Cup ( CCC ). This year’s CCC will be the 14th staging of the Tournament. The Charleston Battery first held CCC in 2004, becoming one of the first lower-division American Soccer Clubs to host multip MLS Teams for preseason. The Tournament has offered Soccer Fans in South Carolina the opportunity to see International Superstars play in Charleston for more than a decade. Single-day Tickets start at $30 and series Passes - $65. visitcharlestonbattery.com
Historic Charleston, South Carolina
Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise ~ SpiritLine Cruises ~ 02/14/2018
Love is in the air and aboard SpiritLine Cruises ~ Charleston’s Premier Cruise Fleet! Plan to enjoy a romantic evening on the Charleston harbor with your special Valentine. Dine, dance and share the beautiful views aboard the Spirit of Carolina. SpiritLine Cruises offers a 3 or 4 course dinner, made to order by Chef Mason Mullock, on a 2 and half hour cruise of the romantic, moonlit, Charleston harbor. Live entertainment onboard. Make your reservations early, for the most enchanting and memorable Valentine’s Day! $80.00* per person for three courses. Includes gratuity and special valentine for all ladies. *Pricing for this date will be: $80 per person ($160 per couple) will include the regular Menu – tax and tip included – desserts are extra – all Ladies will receive a special Valentine. Captain’s Seating ~ 4 to 6 per table. A limited number of private tables for two can be reserved for an additional $30. All other packages available at regular rates. Rates & availability are subject to change. Boarding, 6:30pm, Cruise 7:00 – 9:30pm. https://spiritlinecruises.com/valentines-day-dinner-cruise/
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition ~ 02/16, 02/17 & 02/18/2018
The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is a three-day celebration of wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education, sporting demonstrations, food, drink and the people who honor them all. The Charleston Angler is one of several great Vendors that will be setting up a shop at the Expo along with tutorials. Through an incredible lineup of Events ~ Fine Art Exhibits, Sculptures, Conservation Education, Tutorials, Lectures, Sporting Demos and Parties ~ SEWE invites all to explore their wild side and learn about the amazing array nature provides. http://sewe.com/the-exposition/
Charleston Food + Wine Festival ~ 02/28 – 03/04/2018
Located in Marion Square, the Culinary Village is the heart & soul of the Festival. Ranging in size, concept and identity, Guests to experience food + beverage in a non-traditional Event atmosphere. The annual festival infuses homegrown flavor with top chefs, winemakers, authors, storytellers, artisans, and food enthusiasts from around the globe for a five-day event. The Festival consists of over 100 events, located throughout the Charleston area with the anchor of the festival, The Culinary Village, taking place in Marion Square Friday through Sunday. Gray Line Charleston can safely get Attendees from their Hotel to Event Venues. Over 21 only for Ticketing. https://charlestonwineandfood.com/festival/
Kiawah Island, South Carolina
10th Annual ‘Gourmet and Grapes’ Event ~ 02/01 – 02/04/2018
Kiawah Island Golf Resort
Gourmet and Grapes is an Epicurean Delight that pairs local and regional culinary talent with award-winning wineries. The goal is to raise funds to support cancer research at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. Gourmet & Grapes brings together renowned Chefs and Winemakers. During the weekend there is an Exclusive Black Tie Private Dinner, Lunch & Wine Seminars, Wine Odyssey, Silent & Live Auction, regional Chefs preparing specialty and traditional favorites, vintner wine parings, and so much more!
Thursday, February 1
Gourmet & Grain – $225
Mingo Point | 6pm-9pm
Begin your culinary journey on Thursday evening with our third annual BBQ and bourbon mashup in one of the Lowcountry’s most beautiful venues, Mingo Point. Meet the master distillers as you enjoy their exclusive, small-batch bourbons straight or prepared by celebrated local mixologists. Over savory bites you’ll mingle with some of the south’s most renowned Pitmasters from Home Team BBQ, Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q, Swig & Swine and Kiawah’s own Cherrywood BBQ & Ale House. Dance the night away to tunes from The Bluestone Ramblers, a local favorite bluegrass band.
Friday, February 2
An Epicurean Affair — $350 | $400 after December 31
The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary | 6:30pm
You’ve cast your votes each year and awarded the Golden Fork to the best chef of the night. For our 10th Anniversary, we are gathering all of these talents together for one exclusive dinner. Prepare to be wowed as your savor this elegant, black-tie dining experience with Chefs Colin Bedford (2014), Steven Greene & Joshua Hughes (2015), Ken Vedrinski (2016) and Ryley McGillis (2017). This five-star evening will feature world class wine selections. Following dinner, enjoy a scotch and whiskey nightcap in the lounge presented by The Local Palate.
Saturday, February 3
Gourmet Culinary Luncheon – $165 ($200 with cookbook)
The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary | 11:30am
Legendary Charleston Chef, Frank Lee is taking over The Ocean Room for an afternoon of exquisite culinary demonstrations. After retiring from the kitchen in 2016, Chef Lee is back to share his favorite recipes and culinary tips. This is a one-time opportunity to learn from one of the best and is an afternoon you won’t forget! Chef Lee’s cookbook, The S.N.O.B Experience, is the second highest selling cooking in the Lowcountry, with signed copies available during the luncheon. Lunch will be perfectly paired with exceptional varietals from Don Melchor.
The Ocean Room Lounge | 1pm
Following lunch, grab a coffee and get comfortable by the fire; it’s time to put our panel in the hot seat with our fireside chat. Get a glimpse into the thoughts of culinary elite and learn how celebrated chefs have been touched by cancer. Hear from Chef Steve McHugh, James Beard Best Chef: Southwest 2016 nominee and proud cancer survivor as well as Chef Matthew Niessner of Charleston’s famed Hall’s Chophouse and recipient of the 2016 Courage in Cancer Award. Be amazed as you hear from physicians and researchers from Hollings discuss the latest breakthroughs in cancer research, prevention, and therapies and learn of the work Gourmet & Grapes supports and how far we’ve come since the first year.
Wine Odyssey Gala — General Admission* $250 | $300 after December 31
*Please note: seating is not guaranteed
The Grand Oaks Ballroom, The Sanctuary | 6:30pm
Savor the unique flavors from a bounty of acclaimed chefs at our main event and auction gala. Mingle with our culinary talent while sipping on distinctive wines from around the world and cast your vote for 2018 Golden Fork and Golden Cork Awards. Bid on fabulous trips, rare bourbons, hard-to-find wines, and more during our auctions. Conclude your evening dancing the night away at our revamped Afterglow featuring local mixologists creating specialty cocktails.
Sunday, February 4
Farewell Brunch – $100
The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary | 9am – 12pm
Enjoy endless bubbly with friends and celebrate the weekend with lavish offerings and sweeping views of the Atlantic. http://www.kiawahresort.com/gourmet-grapes
Comedy at Kiawah ~ 4th Year of Comedy ~ 02/09 & 02/10/2018
Come to Kiawah Island Golf Resort and enjoy two nights of good, clean, nonstop laughter with Nationally Acclaimed Comedians. Your weekend Emcee Jeff Jena will be here to introduce each comedian with his own humor. Shows start at 8:00pm with table seating each night and a special Q & A with select comedians Saturday afternoon. https://kiawahresort.com/packages/experiences/kiawah-comedy-weekend/
North Charleston, South Carolina
Bacon and Bourbon 2018 ~ North Charleston Convention Center ~ 02/10/2018
Enjoy unlimited samples of bacon dishes from Charleston's most renowned chefs and the new kids on the block. Try bourbon cocktails from 25 different distilleries and dance the night away with live music. Try your hand at our bull riding championship and test your skills with Laser Skeet Shooting. Bacon Lovers 7:30 pm, Unlimited Sampling of Bacon Dishes and Bourbon Tastings, Live Music, Bull Riding Championship, Laser Skeet Shooting, Smithfield Bacon Bar. The Junior League of Charleston is the official non-profit partner for Bacon and Bourbon 2018. A portion of the proceeds will benefit their hunger and homelessness initiatives. Craft beer, water, and soft drinks will also be available!
Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina
6th Annual Corn Shucking Festival ~ Deep Water Vineyard ~ 02/10/2018
Annual Cork Shuckin' Festival with local oysters, music, food trucks, and beer, with tastings and drinks from Deep Water Vineyard & Firefly Distillery all day as well. Something for everyone, even the kiddos and the dog, bring the whole family! Admission is just $5 per face in advance ($10 at the gate), so bring a big car and pack in your friends and family. Tastings: offered every 30 minutes throughout the day. Deep Water Vineyard - $7 which includes a souvenir stemless wine glass. Firefly Distillery - $6 with a souvenir shot glass. Music: Live music from local talent McKenna Andrews and the Lauren Hall Band! Food Trucks: Chucktown Mobile Seafood, Coastal Crust, Dave N’ Dubs, El Pincho, Grill Force 1, and Sweet Lulu’s Bakery.http://www.deepwatervineyard.com/the-events-1/corkshuckingfestival
West of the Ashley, Charleston, South Carolina
SAGE – On the Water Tour ~ The Charleston Angler ~ 02/07/2018
The Sage on the Water Tour is stopping by The Charleston Angler, West Ashley. The event starts at 3pm and ends at 8pm. There will be casting demos and instruction, then moving inside for food, drinks, and some presentations, ending the night with some raffles including a new SALT HD rod, SPECTRUM MAX reel, and RIO FLATS PRO line. Presentations from Raz Reid, Jesse Robbins and Capt. Colt Harrison. It is an event that you do not want to miss. 3:00 – 8:00pm. http://www.thecharlestonangler.com/events/
Fly Fishing 201 School ~ The Charleston Angler ~ 02/10 & 02/24/2018
Each fly fishing class is typically offered once a month for $85. They run from 9am to 3pm, and include lunch as well as any necessary tackle required for the session. Capt. John will cover everything from fly casting to knots and flies selection for Lowcountry species. Makes for a great birthday present or group activity. Class sizes limited to 10 participants. Call or email to register. http://www.thecharlestonangler.com/events/
Black History Month ~ Middleton Place ~ 02/01 – 02/28/2018
Celebrate Black History Month at Middleton Place with Beyond The Fields Walking Tours and view Eliza’s House where an exhibit focusing on the daily lives of enslaved people and their work “beyond the fields” is on display. The Beyond The Fields Walking Tour and Eliza’s House exhibit are included with regular general admission to Middleton Place year-round. The Middleton Place House Museum will present an exhibit in the Summer Bedroom which focuses on the daily life and interaction between members of the Middleton Family and the enslaved house servants they owned. The room will be set as a “moment in time” in the lives of both the Middletons and their enslaved house servants – bed unmade; clothing scattered about; toiletries laid out; letters or books strewn open. The exhibit is included with regular House Museum tours throughout the month of February. https://www.middletonplace.org/news-and-events/event/
Beauty & History: Camellias @ Middleton Place ~ Middleton Place ~ 02/08, 02/10, 02/13, 02/15, 02/17, 02/20, 02/22, 02/24 & 02/27/2018
Master Gardener and Middleton Place Vice President of Horticulture Sidney Frazier will lead a workshop discussing growing and caring for camellias, from propagation in the Middleton Place Garden Market and Nursery. FREE, however, Reservations Required. 11 – 12:30am. https://www.middletonplace.org/news-and-events/event/
Lowcountry Boil with Frothy Beard Brewing ~ Middleton Place ~ 02/11/2018
Incredible local beers and a traditional low country boil presented with Frothy Beard Brewing Company. Enjoy dancing under the stars and music by local bluegrass band, Red Cedar Review. Vegetarian option will be available. Menu coming soon. $60-$65. 7:00-9:00pm. https://www.middletonplace.org/news-and-events/event/
Beyond the Fields Screening ~ Founders Hall @ Charlestowne Landing ~ 02/15/2018
Join in for a free screening and discussion of the documentary film Beyond the Fields: Slavery at Middleton Place on February 15 at 6 pm at nearby Charlestowne Landing. A panel including the filmmakers and several documentary participants will take questions from the audience following the screening. Please RSVP below. 6:00 – 8:00pm.FREE. https://www.middletonplace.org/news-and-events/event/