Charleston has some of the best festivals in the country during the spring, ranging from music festivals to food festivals. To help you sift through the good times in 2022, here are Charleston Guru’s top picks for spring events in Charleston in chronological order.
TOP SPRING EVENTS IN Charleston
Charleston Bluegrass Festival
The Charleston Bluegrass Festival is from Friday to Saturday, March 18-19, 2022, at the Woodlands Nature Reserve. The festival will feature live music from Greensky Bluegrass, Larry Keel Experience, Cris Jacobs, Sam Bush Band, Town Mountain, and more. There will be local food, craft vendors, outdoor activities, and plush camping options!
Bay Street Biergarten’s Frühlingsfest
Bay Street Biergarten’s Frühlingsfest, a German-inspired spring market, is Sunday, March 20, 2022, from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Bay Street Biergarten. There will be local vendors, live music, and Sunday brunch. Admission is free and all ages are welcome.
Wine by the Water
Wine by the Water is Tuesday, March 22, 2022, from 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Captain James Missroon House. Guests can expect a wine tasting at the beautiful Charleston Harbor. The third floor of the Captain James Missroon House offers stunning views of the Charleston Battery and Harbor! Tickets are $55 per person and this event is 21 or over only.
2022 Walk for Water
The 2022 Walk for Water is Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 9:00am to noon at Riverfront Park. This walk raises awareness and funds for the global water crisis by building safe water solutions for those in need around the world. Registration costs $10 for ages 2-17 and $25 for ages 18 and up.
Charleston Walk for Autism
The Charleston Walk for Autism is Saturday, April 9, 2022, at Hampton Park. Registration is $25. This run raises awareness and funds for the Charleston Walk for Autism organization.
Lowcountry Cajun Festival
The Lowcountry Cajun Festival is Saturday, April 9, 2022, from noon to 6:00pm at James Island County Park. The event will include a variety of Cajun and Creole foods, Zydeco music, a crawfish-eating contest, and activities for kids. Tickets are $15 and free for ages 12 and under.
Lowcountry Kids Expo & Camp Fair
The Lowcountry Kids Expo & Camp Fair is Sunday, April 10, 2022, from 11:00am to 5:00pm at the Charleston Area Convention Center. This family-friendly event will include free activities like face painting, bounce houses, character meet & greets, stage shows, interactive activity zones, crafts, and more. Admission is free.
High Water Festival
The High Water Festival is from Saturday to Sunday, April 23-24, 2022, at Riverfront Park. This event will include live music, food vendors, local art, and more! The 2022 headliners are Jack White, My Morning Jacket, Modest Mouse, Black Pumas, and Shovel & Rope. General admission weekend passes along with VIP options are available. All ages are welcome.
Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival
The Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival is Sunday, April 24, 2022, from 11:00am to 5:00pm at Memorial Waterfront Park. This event pays tribute to Mount Pleasant’s local shrimping and fishing industry. There will be a boat parade, live music, craft shows, and a shrimp eating contest. Admission and activities are free. All ages are welcome.
The Spoleto Festival is from Friday, May 27, 2022, to Sunday, June 12, 2022, at various historic theatres, churches, and outdoor spaces throughout Charleston. This performing arts festival takes place each spring for 17 days and nights. Past performers included the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, The Wood Brothers, and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.