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2020 Springtime Events in Charleston

Posted 03/11/2020

With the daylight hours lengthening and the average temperatures increasing, spring is well on its way! In a little over a week from now, we’ll be saying goodbye to winter for another year and greeting spring’s entry into the Lowcountry. Although there are plenty of things to do around Seabrook all year round, the spring season brings its own unique opportunities to get out and explore our beautiful home.

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Annual Festival of Houses and Gardens

What: Tours of the most elaborate private homes and gardens in Charleston

When: March 13th through April 18th, 2020

Where: Throughout the Charleston Historic District

Website: Historic Charleston Foundation


Every year, owners of some of the most prestigious homes and gardens open their doors to the public. Check out this year’s Festival of Houses and Gardens flipbook to get a sneak peak of what you’ll be seeing!


This is a ticketed event.


What: One of the biggest public garden festivals in the Southeast

When: Saturday, March 28th, 2020 from 9 am to 3 pm

Where: Old Towne Creek County Park

Website: Charleston Horticultural Society


This event is free to attend, but you’ll need to bring your own means of transporting all of the plants you love! Plantasia is a gardener’s and plant enthusiast’s paradise – if you’ve been wanting to add more greenery around your home, this is the place to be. From rare plants to the common daisy, Plantasia’s garden vendors will have it all.


If you plan to bring children, there will be a Fairy Garden Workshop to keep them entertained, along with plenty of food trucks to keep everyone fueled during the event.


The day before, there will also be a Plantasia Eve Party. From 5:30 to 8 pm on March 27th, 2020, you can mingle with fellow plant lovers and get first access to everything going on sale on Saturday. This party is $65 per person or $50 for CHS HORT members.

42nd Annual Cooper River Bridge Run

Ravenel bridge at sunset

What: 3rd largest 10k foot race in the United States

When: Saturday, April 4th, 2020. Race starts at 8 am, but runners must be in their designated corral by 7 am

Where: The race begins in Mt. Pleasant and finishes in downtown Charleston

Website: Bridge Run


The annual Cooper River Bridge Run began in 1978 and has been going strong ever since. It rapidly became one of the largest 10k races in the United States, and it is now capped at 40,000 entrants.

Volvo Car Open

What: A week-long women’s tennis tournament

When: April 4th, 2020 through April 12th, 2020

Where: Volvo Car Stadium

Website: Volvo Car Open


2020 will be the 48th year of the Volvo Car Open. For one week, more than 90,000 spectators will gather to watch some of the best female athletes compete for the Open title. Guests can choose to purchase single session tickets or packages, and there will be special events throughout the week.


Some of these Volvo Car Open special events include Talking Tennis with Tracy Austin and Easter Sunday Brunch with Patrick Davis & His Midnight Choir. Austin, the former world champ will be interviewing athletes and their coaches from April 6th, 2020 through April 12th, 2020, 1-1:30 pm. Davis will perform on April 12th, 2020 at 9 am. 

27th Annual Golf Tournament by Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach

What: Charity golf tournament

When: Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 from 11 am to 6 pm

Where: Golf Club at Briar’s Creek


Our Lady of Mercy’s annual golf tournament raises funds to support their outreach programs. These programs work to expand poverty awareness and relief and build communities.


Teams will be comprised of four players and will have a shotgun start. You can choose to reserve your spot as a single player and be paired with others, or to form a group on your own. Early bird pricing extends through April 1st: $450 per player or $1650 per foursome. From April 2nd, 2020, 2020 to April 22nd, 2020, tickets will be $475 per player or $1850 per foursome. These fees include green fees, light refreshments throughout the day, a player gift bag, and lunch and dinner at the Briar’s Creek clubhouse.


*To receive the foursome discount, the price must be paid in full upon registration.

Spoleto Festival USA

Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC

What: Annual Charleston-based performing arts festival

When: May 22nd, 2020 through June 7th, 2020

Where: Varies by event

Website: Spoleto USA


Charleston’s Spoleto Festival has its roots in Italy’s Festival dei Due Mondi. Like its predecessor, Spoleto USA features a wide array of arts performances, including opera, musical theater, and dance.


In addition to performing arts, Spoleto USA has visual arts exhibits and food and wine-related special events. Take a look at the full Spoleto calendar and get your tickets early!


After you’ve joined the crowds and enjoyed the incredible events in our area, come home to the private beaches and quiet streets of Seabrook Island. 

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