Posted By Alan Donald @ Mar 27th 2022 8:00am In: Events

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This may be the most “event-full” month we’ve ever come across in the Charleston area! There are at least 17 - Yes, 17! - festivals, three major sporting events and a myriad of events and activities catering to all interests, not to mention the return of most of our seasonal farmers markets. The festivals on our radar include: 75th Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens (through the 9th), Flowertown Festival (1st - 3rd), Artcelium Fest (3rd), (8th - 9th), Lowcountry Strawberry Festival (8th - 16th*), Founders Day Festival (9th), Lowcountry Cajun Festival (9th), Gospel Fest 2022 (17th), Charleston Cocktail Week (18th - 24th), Sundown Festival (20th), Charleston Jazz Festival (21st - 24th), High Water Festival (23rd-24th), Black Food Truck Festival (23rd - 24th), Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival (24th), 16th Annual Blues by the Sea (24th), 47th Colleton County Rice Festival (29th - 30th) and Spring Roll Challenge & Food Truck Festival (30th). The three major sporting events are the Cooper River Bridge Run (2nd), Credit One Charleston Open tennis tournament (2nd - 10th, formerly the Volvo Car Open and Family Circle Cup) and Charleston Race Week (28th - May 1st, sailing). Notable holidays this month include April Fool’s Day (1st), Palm Sunday (10th), Good Friday (15th), Passover (15th - 23rd), Easter Sunday (17th), and Earth Day (22nd). Don’t forget that the tax filing deadline is Monday, April 18th this year. We’ve listed many local weekly and individual events below and provided links so you can find out more. Take a look at what’s listed, have fun, and stay safe! 

Mondays - Saturdays: Blackbird Market, Blackbird Farms & Market, Johns Island
Tuesdays: Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, Moultrie Middle School
Tuesdays: Colleton Farmers Market, Market Pavilion, Walterboro
Tuesdays - Saturdays: Fields Farm Produce Market, Johns Island
Wednesdays: Laughway to the Weekend, Theatre 99, downtown Charleston
Wednesdays: Awendaw Green Barn Jams, Sewee Outpost, Awendaw
Wednesdays: Arts & Crafts Market, Bay Creek Park, Edisto Island
Wednesdays (from 4/20): West Ashley Farmers Market, Ackerman Park
Wednesdays (not 4/6): Gullah Geechee Program Series: We Wear the Mask, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
Wednesdays & Saturdays (not 4/9): Early Morning Bird Walks, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel
Wednesdays (& Sunday 4/3): The Sound of Charleston, Circular Congregational Church, downtown Charleston
Wednesdays - Saturdays: Live Jazz, Forte Jazz Lounge, downtown Charleston
Thursdays: Moncks Corner Farmers Market, Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex
Thursdays: Live Under the Oaks, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
Fridays: Food Truck Fridays, The Green Barn, Carnes Crossroads, Summerville
Fridays: Fossil Friday, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston
Fridays & Saturdays: Take the Funny and Run, Theatre 99
Saturdays: Charleston Farmers Market, Marion Square, downtown Charleston
Saturdays: Summerville Farmers Market, behind Summerville Town Hall
Saturdays: Goose Creek Farmers & Artisans Market, Goose Creek City Hall
Saturdays: Sea Islands Farmers Market, Charleston Collegiate Campus, Johns Island
Saturdays: Yoga, Food Trucks & Live Music, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston 
Saturdays: Weekend Wine Down, Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island
Sundays: Sunday Brunch Farmers Market, The Charleston Pour House, James Island
Sundays (not 4/17): Sunday Figure Drawing Session, Redux Contemporary Art Center
Sundays: Holy City Farmers Market, Holy City Brewing, North Charleston

Several area venues have too many one-off events and activities on their April calendars for us to list in full below, so please follow their links to see more: Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, Charleston County Parks, Forte Jazz Lounge, and Redux Contemporary Art Center.

4/1: Silent Cities: Cemetery Tours, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
4/1: Gary Gulman: Born on 3rd Base, Charleston Music Hall, downtown Charleston
4/1: Moth Monitors, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel
4/1: Mount Pleasant Night Bazaar, Shops at Brickyard, Mount Pleasant
4/1-3: Charleston Spring Antiques Show, Charleston Gaillard Center, downtown Charleston
4/1-3: Flowertown Festival, Summerville Family YMCA
4/1-3: Birdwatching, The Joseph Manigault House, downtown Charleston
4/1-9: 75th Annual Festival of Houses & Gardens, multiple venues, downtown Charleston
4/1-23*: Young Contemporaries 2022 Exhibition, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, downtown Charleston
4/1-24: American Animalier: The Life and Art of Anna Hyatt Huntington, Brookgreen Gardens
4/1-5/28*: Addicted to Love, 34 West Theater Co., downtown Charleston
4/1-8/7: A New Deal: Artists at Work, The Gibbes Museum of Art, downtown Charleston
4/1-8/7: Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice, The Gibbes Museum of Art
4/1-10/9: William Eggleston: Photographs from the Laura and Jay Crouse Collection, The Gibbes Museum of Art
4/1-12/18: Charleston in Sports: A Photographic History, 1890s-1960s, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston
4/1, 4/6, 4/8-9: SC Stingrays home hockey games, North Charleston Coliseum
4/2: Cooper River Bridge Run, begins on Coleman Blvd., Mount Pleasant
4/2: Jane DO Trampoline Pop Up Trampoline Class, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
4/2: Great American Cleanup, Edisto Beach Civic Center
4/2: Sea Island Show Series, Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, Johns Island County Park
4/2: Dance in Bloom, Sottile Theatre, downtown Charleston
4/2: Batik Eggs! Pysanky Workshop with Stephen Herchak, Redux Contemporary Art Center, downtown Charleston
4/2: Indigo Dye for Self Care: A Workshop with Daisy McClellan, Redux Contemporary Art Center
4/2: St. Paul’s Garden Club Tour, Meggett Town Hall
4/2: The Isley Brothers & Friends, North Charleston Coliseum
4/2: Iron & Wine: 2022 Back to Basics Tour Part Two, Charleston Music Hall
4/2: Healing Walk on the Labyrinth, Brookgreen Gardens
4/2: Lowcountry Stargazers: Astronomy Dark Night Observing, Johns Island County Park
4/2-10: Credit One Charleston Open Women’s Tennis Tournament, Daniel Island
4/2-12/4: Chintz: A Quilted History, The Charleston Museum
4/3: Reiki for Self Care with Reiki Master Christian McClellan, Redux Contemporary Art Center
4/3: Artcelium Fest: A Creative Day in Nature, Woodlands Nature Reserve, West Ashley
4/3: Birds of Prey Photography Day, The Center for Birds of Prey, Awendaw
4/3: Firefly on the Bayou: 1st Annual Cajun Festival & Crawfish Boil, Firefly Distillery
4/3: Disney Princess: The Concert, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
4/3: Henry Rollins: Good to See You 2022, Charleston Music Hall
4/4: HGTV’s Rock the Block Season Finale Party, Nexton, Summerville
4/5: The US Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants on Tour, Chapel Auditorium, Charleston Southern University, North Charleston
4/5, 4/19: A Walking Bird Tour with Hal Vivian, Brookgreen Gardens
4/6: Bald Eagle: Symbol of Survival, Charles Towne Landing, West Ashley
4/6: Meet and Greet with USS Yorktown Veterans, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Mount Pleasant
4/6: Kids Tours: Boats, The Charleston Museum
4/6: Meet the Maker: Carla Gannis, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
4/6: Vegetable Gardening, Brookgreen Gardens
4/6-10: Celebration of Green, Charleston Horticultural Society, downtown Charleston
4/6-5/1: Kinky Boots, Dock Street Theatre, downtown Charleston
4/7: Starlight Yoga, Mount Pleasant Pier
4/7: Brian Regan Live, Charleston Music Hall
4/8: Lighthouse Inlet Bird Walk, Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, Folly Beach
4/8: Conversations with a Curator: Geology with Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson, The Charleston Museum
4/8: Kiawah Art & House Tour, Kiawah Island
4/8: Moana, Gahagan Park Football Field, Summerville
4/8: The Western Frontier Concert, Summers Corner Performing Arts Center, Summerville
4/8: Dorothy: Gifts from the Holy Ghost Tour, Charleston Music Hall
4/8: The Bachelor Live on Stage, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
4/8-9: World Grits Festival, 110 South Parler Avenue, St. George
4/8-16*: Lowcountry Strawberry Festival, Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant
4/8-6/26: Passing It On, Brookgreen Gardens
4/9: Sunrise Yoga, Caw Caw Interpretive Center
4/9: Founders’ Day Festival, Charles Towne Landing
4/9: Downtown Walking Tour: The Homes of Rebecca Perry Drayton, via Drayton Hall, downtown Charleston
4/9: Bird Photography, Caw Caw Interpretive Center
4/9: Charleston Walk for Autism, Hampton Park Gazebo, downtown Charleston
4/9: The ARK of SC Car Show, Nexton, Summerville
4/9: Goose Creek Easter Egg Hunt, Dogwood Park
4/9: Ryan Hurd: Tour de Pelago, Charleston Music Hall
4/9: Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop, The Charleston Museum
4/9: Literary Gibbes Book Club: March, The Gibbes Museum of Art
4/9: Lowcountry Dogapalooza, Hanahan Amphitheater
4/9: Plantasia Green Market, Old Towne Creek County Park, West Ashley
4/9: In Defense of Charleston: A Tour of Batteries Pringle & Tynes, The Charleston Museum
4/9: Lowcountry Cajun Festival, James Island County Park
4/9: Lowcountry Terrier Trials, Round O, Jacksonboro
4/9: Rodney Carrington, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
4/9: Reign of Rice Lecture Series, Brookgreen Gardens
4/9-10: Joint Base Charleston Air Expo, North Charleston
4/9-10: Paper Making! A Weekend Workshop with Catherine Cross Tsintzos, Redux Contemporary Art Center
4/9-10: Fill the Truck for Charleston Animal Society, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
4/9-10: SouthEast Punk Flea Market, Omar Shrine Temple, Mount Pleasant
4/10: 6th Annual Lowcountry Kids Expo & Camp Fair, Charleston Area Convention Center, North Charleston
4/10: Spring Garden Tour, MUSC Campus Gardens, MUSC Arboretum and Historic Harleston Village Private gardens, downtown Charleston
4/10: 2nd Sunday on King Street, downtown Charleston
4/10: Adult Egg Hunt, Firefly Distillery
4/10: Mark Morris Dance Group PEPPERLAND, Charleston Gaillard Center, downtown Charleston
4/10: Lewis Black: Off the Rails, Charleston Music Hall
4/11: Film Screening: “To What Remains”, Smokey Stover Theater, Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant
4/11: Renty’s Bell with author Robert Insley, Brookgreen Gardens
4/12: Unwined with Watercolor, Redux Contemporary Art Center
4/12: Garden Tour at the Heyward-Washington House, via The Charleston Museum
4/12: Women, Wealth & Wine, Charleston Harbour Club, downtown Charleston
4/13, 4/20, 4/27: Gullah Geechee Program Series: We Wear the Mask, Brookgreen Gardens
4/13, 4/27: Wine Down Wednesday, Old Towne Creek County Park, West Ashley
4/14: Classicism that Defies Expectations: Eclecticism, Porosity, and Rule-Breaking (webinar), via Drayton Hall
4/14: Paws on the Patio, Burton’s Grill, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
4/14: The Price is Right Live!, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
4/14: Curator-Led Tour: Highlights from the Permanent Collection, The Gibbes Museum of Art
4/14: Toast Under the Oaks, Johns Island County Park
4/14-16: Cabaret, Sottile Theatre
4/15: Sunset Moonrise Beach Walk, Folly Beach County Park
4/15: Lauren Alaina: Top of the World Tour, Charleston Music Hall
4/15: The Wallflowers, The Riviera Theater, downtown Charleston 
4/16: A Defensive Posture (Musket Demonstration), Charles Towne Landing
4/16: Art Guild Spring Art Market, next to the Edistonian, Edisto Island
4/16: Easter Wine and Chocolate Pairing, Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island
4/16: 2022 Park Circle Doggie Easter Egg Hunt, Park Pets, North Charleston
4/16: Coastal Cyclists Spring Century, Sewee Outpost, Awendaw
4/16: Prosecco on the Portico Event, Drayton Hall
4/16: CSO Masterworks 5: Hart of Tchaikovsky, Charleston Gaillard Center
4/16: Teachers Only Comedy Tour ‘21-22’, Charleston Music Hall
4/16: Harlem Globetrotters: Spread Game Tour, North Charleston Coliseum
4/16, 4/23: Adopt & Shop, Firefly Distillery
4/17: Gospel Fest 2022, Riverfront Park, North Charleston
4/18: Perfume & Champagne charity event, Tijon Fragrance Lab, downtown Charleston
4/18-24: Charleston Cocktail Week, multiple venues, Charleston area
4/19: International Piano Series: Will Liverman & Paul Sanchez, Sottile Theatre
4/19: ABBA The Concert: A Tribute to ABBA, Charleston Gaillard Center
4/20: Sundown Festival, Night Heron Park, Kiawah Island
4/20: Native Americans of Eastern South Carolina, Brookgreen Gardens
4/21: Yappy Hour, Wannamaker County Park, North Charleston
4/21: Cheers on the Pier, Mount Pleasant Pier
4/21: Banff Centre Mountain Film & Book Festival, Charleston Music Hall
4/21: Wine on the Piazza, Edmondston-Alston House, downtown Charleston
4/21-22: Les Misérables: School Edition, Charleston Gaillard Center
4/21-24: Charleston Jazz Festival, multiple venues, downtown Charleston
4/22: Annual Spring Concert, Crowfield Golf Club, Goose Creek
4/22-24: Natchez-Kusso Pow Wow, 1125 Ridge Road, Ridgeville
4/22-24: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The New Musical, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
4/23: Doughnut Dash 5K 2022, South Windermere Center, James Island
4/23: Metro North Spring Market and Craft Fair, Metro North Church, Goose Creek
4/23: Fido Fest, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
4/23: Cookin’ In The Creek, Goose Creek Municipal Center
4/23: Intro to Natural Dyeing Workshop with Kristy Bishop, The Charleston Museum
4/23: Poetry at McLeod, McLeod Plantation Historic Site, James Island
4/23: Buc Fever Fair, Charleston Southern University
4/23: Earth Day Celebration, Brookgreen Gardens
4/23: Mullet Haul Trail Run (5K & 10K), Johns Island County Park
4/23: Spring Plant Sale, Brookgreen Gardens
4/23: Rod Wave and DaBaby, North Charleston Coliseum
4/23: Dancing on the Cooper, Mount Pleasant Pier
4/23: Zac Brown Band: Out in the Middle Tour, Credit One Stadium, Daniel Island
4/23: Tanya Lee Davis: Unstoppable Me Comedy Tour, Old Trolley Theatre, Summerville
4/23-24: Palmetto City Ballet, Sottile Theatre
4/23-24: Black Food Truck Festival, Exchange Park Fairgrounds, Ladson
4/23-24: High Water Festival, Riverfront Park, North Charleston
4/24: Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival, Memorial Waterfront Park, Mount Pleasant
4/24: 16th Annual Blues by the Sea, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island
4/24: Life & Leisure: Colonial Pastimes, Charles Towne Landing
4/24: Royalty! Starring the Bad Girls Club, Charleston Music Hall
4/24-28: Dodge Brothers Club’s 2022 Charleston Charm Tour Car Show, multiple venues, Charleston area
4/25: The Piano Guys, Charleston Gaillard Center
4/25: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, Charleston Music Hall
4/26: The SC Red Wolf, Brookgreen Gardens
4/26: Three Days Grace, Charleston Music Hall
4/26: Waitress, The Musical, Charleston Gaillard Center
4/27: Exploring the Joy (& Art) of Writing, Redux Contemporary Art Center
4/27: Colin Hay, Charleston Music Hall
4/28: Virtual Book Club: A Shared Preservation Legacy? New York and Charleston, via Drayton Hall
4/28: Brookgreen 101, Brookgreen Gardens
4/28: Live at Firefly: Goose, Firefly Distillery
4/28: Violins of Hope SC, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
4/28: Black Jacket Symphony presents The Police ‘Synchronicity’, Charleston Music Hall
4/28-29: CSO Masterworks 8: Beethoven’s 9th (An Ode to Joy), Charleston Gaillard Center
4/28-5/1: Charleston Race Week, Charleston Harbor
4/29: The Charles Towne Experience, Charles Towne Landing
4/29: Ornitherapy: For Your Mind, Body & Soul, Brookgreen Gardens
4/29: Red, White, and Blue Jean Ball, Charles Towne Landing
4/29: Katt Williams: World War III Tour, North Charleston Coliseum
4/29: National Tartan Day Dinner, Daniel Island Club
4/29-30: 47th Colleton County Rice Festival, Festival Area, Walterboro
4/29-30: The Charleston Youth Company Spring Spectacular, Sottile Theatre
4/30: March for Babies, Hampton Park, downtown Charleston
4/30: CRAZY about Patsy Cline, Circular Congregational Church, downtown Charleston
4/30: 2022 Scottish Performing Arts Classic, Saint James Anglican Church, James Island
4/30: Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular, Charleston Music Hall
4/30: Spring Roll Challenge & Food Truck Festival, Firefly Distillery
4/30: North Charleston POPS!: The Roaring Twenties!, featuring Gracie & Lacy, North Charleston Performing Arts Center

* Event occurs on most, but not all, dates during this period.

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