Posted By Alan Donald @ Feb 1st 2023 8:05am In: Events


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February has arrived rather quickly, and we already have so much planned for the Charleston area! This month has many celebrations taking place, including Black History Month, Groundhog Day (2nd), Valentine's Day (14th), Presidents’ Day (20th) and the continuation of Chinese New Year until the 5th and Mardi Gras until the 21st, plus some other fun holidays listed here. Some of the bigger events happening in the area are the 10th Annual Good Business Summit on the 9th, the much anticipated Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) running from the 17th to the 19th, and Folly’s 31st Annual Sea & Sand Festival on the 25th. There are also several oyster roasts taking place throughout the month. 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, and get out there and have some fun! 

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Mondays - Saturdays: Blackbird Market, Blackbird Farms & Market, Johns Island
Tuesdays: Tea Tastings, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays: Camellia Walks, Middleton Place, West Ashley
Tuesdays - Saturdays: Colleton Farmers Market, Market Pavilion, Walterboro 
Tuesdays - Saturdays: Fields Farm Produce Market, Johns Island
Tuesdays - Sundays*: Live Jazz, Forte Jazz Lounge, downtown Charleston
Wednesdays: Laughway to the Weekend, Theatre 99, downtown Charleston
Wednesdays: Estuary Run Club, Estuary Beans & Barley, Johns Island
Wednesdays (not 2/22): Awendaw Green Barn Jams, Sewee Outpost, Awendaw
Wednesdays (not 2/8): Instrumental Jazz Nights, Forte Jazz Lounge
Thursdays: Sirens and Crooners perform the Great American Songbook!, Forte Jazz Lounge 
Thursdays - Saturdays (not 2/16-2/18): Tour & Flight Demonstration, The Center for Birds of Prey, Awendaw
Fridays: Fossil Friday, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston
Fridays (not 2/10): Nature Rx: Forest Bathing Fridays, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel
Fridays & Saturdays*: Take the Funny and Run, Theatre 99
Saturdays: Family Story Time, Edisto Island Branch Library
Saturdays: Sea Islands Farmers Market, Charleston Collegiate Campus, Johns Island
Saturdays: Black History Month with the Mount Pleasant Historical Commission, multiple venues, Mount Pleasant
Saturdays: Food Trucks and Live Music, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
Saturdays: Goose Creek Farmers & Artisans Market, Goose Creek City Hall
Saturdays (not 2/25): Weekend Wine-Down, Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island
Sundays: Figure Drawing Sessions, Redux Contemporary Art Center, downtown Charleston
Sundays: Sunday Brunch Farmers Market, The Charleston Pour House, James Island
Sundays (not 2/11): Sunday Brunch & Bluegrass Pickin’ Parlor, Commonhouse Aleworks, North Charleston


Several area venues have too many one-off events and activities on their February calendars for us to list in full below, so please follow these links to see more: Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, Brookgreen Gardens, Charleston County Parks, Charleston Library Society, Forte Jazz Lounge, Music Farm, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Theatre 99, The Gibbes Museum of Art and The Windjammer.

2/1: Photo Walks, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
2/1: Kid Tours: Arctic Animals, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston
2/1-25: Elizabeth Bick - CONTRAPPOSTO, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, downtown Charleston
2/1-25: Jovencio de la Paz - THE ENDS OF RAINBOWS, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
2/1-3/5: From Chaos to Order: Greek Geometric Art, The Gibbes Museum of Art, downtown Charleston
2/1-3/31: Collectively Disconnected, Brookgreen Gardens
2/1-4/1*: Can’t Buy Me Love, 34 West Theater Co., downtown Charleston
2/1-4/23: Rodin: Contemplation and Dreams, Brookgreen Gardens
2/1-6/4: America’s First Museum: 250 Years of Collecting, Preserving and Educating - Part I, The Charleston Museum
2/2: Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
2/2: Paint & Sip Event: Northern Lights, Two Blokes Brewing, Mount Pleasant
2/2: Us: A Journalist’s Look at the Culture, Conflict and Creativity of the South, Charleston Library Society, downtown Charleston
2/2: At the Sign of the Pine Tree: Gunsmithing, Urban Slavery, & Archaeological Legacies, Charleston Museum 
2/2-4: Hangmen by Martin McDonagh, PURE Theatre, Cannon Street Arts Center, downtown Charleston
2/3: Curator Coffee Club | Contrapposto and The Ends of Rainbows, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
2/3: First Friday Artwalk, multiple galleries, downtown Charleston
2/3: Big Daddy Cade and the Blues Masters | B.B. King Tribute, Forte Jazz Lounge
2/3: First Friday BBQ & Bluegrass, Commonhouse Aleworks, North Charleston
2/3: Black Jacket Symphony Presents Pearl Jam & Nirvana, Charleston Music Hall, downtown Charleston
2/3: The Gatsby Gala III, Charleston’s Festival Hall, downtown Charleston
2/3-4: PBR Collision at the Coliseum, North Charleston Coliseum 
2/3-4: Colour of Music Music Festival, The Riviera Theater, downtown Charleston 
2/3-4: CSO Masterworks 5: Daphnis And Chloe, Charleston Gaillard Center, downtown Charleston
2/3-5: Low Country Winter Coin Show, Exchange Park Fairgrounds, Ladson
2/3-4/16: Un/Natural Selections: Wildlife in Contemporary Art, The Gibbes Museum of Art
2/4: The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night, Charleston Music Hall
2/4: Big Band Saturday Night: Simply Sinatra, Forte Jazz Lounge
2/4: Kids Drum Circle, The Pour House, James Island
2/4: Save the Light Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk, Folly Beach Pier
2/4: Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop, The Charleston Museum
2/4: 23rd Annual Downs Byrd Memorial Oyster Roast, Summerville Country Club
2/4: Kevin James: The Irregardless Tour, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
2/4: Tuffy Tiger Live & In Orange, Flowertown Players Theatre, Summerville
2/4-5: Two-Day Lowcountry Food Truck Festival, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
2/4, 2/25: Oysters on the Point, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Mount Pleasant
2/4: 16th Annual Francis Marion National Forest Clean Up, U.S. Forest Service Office, Huger
2/5:  Swing Dance Night, Forte Jazz Lounge
2/5: Kenny Wayne Shepherd: Trouble Is... 25th Anniversary Tour, Charleston Music Hall
2/5: Taste of Gullah Geechee, Carolima’s Lowcountry Cuisine, Summerville 
2/5: Summerville-Dorchester Museum 30 Year Celebration
2/5: Disney’s Winnie The Pooh: The New Musical Stage Adaptation, Charleston Gaillard Center
2/6: Charleston Music Fest, Sottile Theatre, downtown Charleston 
2/6: Little Love Bug Party, Bees Ferry West Ashley Library 
2/7: Squirrel Nut Zippers & The Dirty Dozen Brass Band: The Southern Remedies Tour, Charleston Gaillard Center
2/7, 2/21: Creative Flow: Yoga in the Gallery, Redux Contemporary Art Center, downtown Charleston
2/8: ​​Barrel Proof - New Original Jazz, Forte Jazz Lounge
2/8: WGS Intersections | The Ends of Rainbows, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
2/8: Keb' Mo', Charleston Music Hall
2/8: Abstract Valentine Wool Felting Class, The Inn At Middleton Place, West Ashley
2/8-26*: JFK & Inga Binga, The Historic Dock Street Theatre, downtown Charleston
2/9: Awendaw Farmers and Artisans Market, Middleton and Maker Village BBQ, Awendaw
2/9: 10th Annual Good Business Summit, Charleston Music Hall
2/9: Fall in Love with The Charleston Museum: A Special After-Hours Valentine’s Event
2/9: CSO Pops 3: Art Moves Jazz from Quentin Baxter & Friends, Charleston Gaillard Center
2/9: Valentine Tea Pot Needle Felting Class, The Inn At Middleton Place
2/10: Lighthouse Inlet Bird Walk, Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, Folly Beach
2/10: Paint & Sip Event: Middleton Pasture, The Inn at Middleton Place
2/10: Candlelight: Valentine’s Day Special, The Unitarian Church, downtown Charleston
2/10: Love Songs through the Decades, Forte Jazz Lounge
2/10: Hanahan Valentine’s Dance, Hanahan Recreation Complex Gym
2/10: Conversations with a Curator: Sea Grass Baskets, The Charleston Museum 
2/10: Honors In Black, Charleston Music Hall
2/10-26*: The Mountaintop, Queen Street Playhouse, downtown Charleston 
2/10, 2/18-19, 2/22, 2/24-25: SC Stingrays home hockey games, North Charleston Coliseum
2/11: Annex Dance Company, Sottile Theatre 
2/11: Valentine Candle Making Workshop, The Charleston Museum 
2/11: The Gullah Geechee Legacy of Jazz, Brookgreen Gardens
2/11: Three Year Anniversary Party & Latin Food Truck Festival, Firefly Distillery 
2/11: History and People of Laurel Hill, Laurel Hill County Park, Mount Pleasant
2/11: Pup Bowl VI, Towne Center, Mount Pleasant
2/11: Stained Glass Valentine’s Workshop, Redux Contemporary Art Center
2/11: Yoga at Waterfront Park, Daniel Island
2/11: Cupid’s Undie Run, Loggerhead’s Beach Grill, Folly Beach 
2/11: Edwin McCain, Charleston Music Hall
2/11: Cocktails & Camellias, Middleton Place
2/11: February Market Bazaar, CornerCopia Market, James Island
2/11: Cupid’s Chase 5K, James Island County Park
2/11: Love Stories and Love Songs: An Evening of Romance and Song, Forte Jazz Lounge
2/11: 8th Annual Building Healthy Communities 5K Run/Walk and Wellness Expo, Hampton Park, downtown Charleston
2/11: Society 1858 Winter Party, The Gibbes Museum of Art
2/11-12: Camellias and Crafts, Middleton Place
2/12: Acoustic Rooster’s Barnyard Boogie: Starring Indigo Blume, Charleston Gaillard Center
2/12: Second Sundays with Symone - Drag Brunch!, Commonhouse Aleworks
2/12: "Hearts and Hands" Meet the artists Open House, Charleston Crafts Cooperative gallery, downtown Charleston
2/12: 2nd Sunday on King Street, downtown Charleston
2/12: Travel Candle Making Workshop, Redux Contemporary Art Center
2/12: Swing Dance Night, Forte Jazz Lounge
2/12: Vivian Howard’s Lenoir Book Club: Natalie Chanin of Alabama Chanin, Lenoir, downtown Charleston
2/12: Holy City Valentine’s Market & Oyster Roast, Holy City Brewery, North Charleston
2/13: February New Members Mingle, Charleston Library Society
2/13: ​​IOP Monthly Beach Sweep, Isle of Palms
2/13: Zentangle!, Brookgreen Gardens
2/14: Fall in Love Again featuring the Joe Clarke Big Band, Forte Jazz Lounge
2/14: Music at the Library: Choose Your Own Opera Adventure – Lovers’ Edition, Charleston Library Society
2/14: Romance in the Gardens, Brookgreen Gardens
2/14: Diversity & Inclusion Council Meeting/Charleston Black Caucus, Southeastern Chamber of Commerce, West Ashley
2/15: Monthly Book Club, Edisto Island Branch Library
2/15: Mountainfilm on Tour, Charleston Music Hall
2/16: Impractical Jokers: The Drive Drive Drive Drive Drive Tour, North Charleston Coliseum
2/16: Igniting New Life: How Prescribed Fire Helps with Forest Restoration, South Carolina Aquarium
2/16: Speaker Series: Alex Kershaw | Against All Odds, Charleston Library Society
2/16: Steep Canyon Rangers, Gaillard Center 
2/16: Third Thursdays, Historic Downtown Summerville
2/16: Lip Sync For Lungs: Live Battle VII, Charleston Music Hall
2/17: Soul, R&B and Motown with Charles Grant, Forte Jazz Lounge
2/17: Ladies of the Canyon, Charleston Music Hall
2/17: Art Walk, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island
2/17: Karlous Miller: At the End of the Day Tour, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
2/17: Halsey After Hours, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
2/17-19: Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE), multiple venues, downtown Charleston
2/18: Sidewalk Saturdays, Freshfields Village
2/18: Boykin Bash, Firefly Distillery 
2/18: Adopt and Shop, Firefly Distillery
2/18: Isle of Palms Polar Plunge, The Windjammer
2/18: Gatsby Orchestra, Forte Jazz Lounge
2/18: Mimosa Fest, Music Farm, downtown Charleston 
2/18: Love's Holiday with Grammy Award Winners Charlton Singleton, Quiana Parler, & Friends, Charleston Music Hall
2/18: Cars & Coffee, Freshfields Village
2/18: 4th Annual Mardi Gras Bar Crawl On King Street, multiple venues, downtown Charleston
2/18: Kiawah Island Sweep, Kiawah Island Parkway 
2/18: The Cadillac Three: The Bandana Tour, The Riviera Theater
2/18-19: Repticon, Exchange Park Fairgrounds, Ladson
2/19: Cocktails & Conservation with Garden & Gun, G&G Headquarters, downtown Charleston
2/19: Cherry Point Boat Landing Sweep, Harmon Field
2/19: Sunday Night Speakeasy: An Evening With Maggie Worsdale, Queen Street Playhouse
2/20: Paint & Sip Event: Holy City, Palmetto Brewing Co., downtown Charleston
2/21: Flogging Molly, Charleston Music Hall
2/21: Charleston Green Drinks, Location TBD
2/21: Unwined with Watercolor, Redux Contemporary Art Center
2/21: Blood Drive with American Red Cross, Firefly Distillery 
2/22: Virtual Local Paddling Destinations, Online with Charleston County Parks
2/22: Jorma Kaukonen & Dave Bromberg Quintet, Charleston Music Hall
2/22-26: Aladdin, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
2/23: Jeff Dunham: Still Not Canceled Tour, North Charleston Coliseum
2/23: 4th Annual Women’s Luncheon, Middleton Place
2/23: Academy Of St Martin In The Fields, Charleston Gaillard Center
2/23: Virtual Tides and Currents, Online with Charleston County Parks
2/23: The Electric Light Orchestra Experience, Charleston Music Hall
2/24: Wee Wild Ones: Winter Scurry (Polliwogs), Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel 
2/24: Camp Happy Days Invites You To A Night At Studio 54, Festival Hall
2/24: Pinky Patel: New Crown, Who Dhis Tour, Charleston Music Hall
2/24: Porto Seguro featuring Alva Anderson, Forte Jazz Lounge
2/24: Oysterfest After Hours, South Carolina Aquarium 
2/24, 2/26-27: The Tales of Hoffman Opera, Sottile Theatre
2/25: 31st Annual Sea & Sand Festival, Folly River Park, Folly Beach
2/25: Animal Adventures Family Day, The Gibbes Museum of Art
2/25: Human 2.0 By Circa, Charleston Gaillard Center
2/25: New ‘Awlins: Charleston Jazz Orchestra + Wycliffe Gordona, Night On Bourbon St., Charleston Music Hall
2/25: Gullah Burial Practices, McLeod Plantation Historic Site, James Island
2/25: Lowcountry Dog's 8th Annual Eat, Drink & Rescue, Estuary Beans & Barley, Johns Island
2/25: Legacy: Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Stylistics and more, Forte Jazz Lounge
2/25: Gibbes Film in Focus | FernGully, The Gibbes Museum of Art
2/25: A Sweet Shindig at Magnolia Plantation & Gardens, West Ashley
2/25: ARTIST TALK | Jovencio de la Paz, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art
2/25: Labor on the Landscape, Drayton Hall, West Ashley
2/25: Owl Prowl, Caw Caw Interpretive Center
2/25: 3rd Annual Sweetgrass Half Marathon,  Park West Recreation Complex, Mount Pleasant
2/26: Sunday Oyster Series, Firefly Distillery
2/26: Gregory Porter, Charleston Music Hall
2/26: Adult Painting Classes, The Gallery at Sweetgrass - Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms
2/26: Photography Day, The Center for Birds of Prey, Awendaw 
2/27: Toto: Dogz Of Oz Tour, Charleston Music Hall

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

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