“The Halsey Institute is proud to host the 3rd annual Charleston Zine Fest! Join us and the Charleston Zine Fest team for a fest full of vendors and workshops (both informative and interactive)! Those on the zine team want this to be as inclusive, educational, and impactful as possible, so keep an eye on their Facebook page for an exciting schedule of events. As always, CZF is FREE and open to the public. Please feel free to email email@example.com or call (803) 370.8798 with any questions or great ideas!” Website
Beer Fest is back May 18, 2019 & bigger and better!
Charleston Beer Fest (formerly Charleston Beer Garden) is back with a new name, a new look and a new location!
“Join us at Riverfront Park in North Charleston for the best beer festival in the Lowcountry – all for a great cause, helping those living with HIV/AIDS here in our community. Come out for a full day of craft beer, music, food, crafts, beer games and fun! Drink Beer. Do Good!”
Spoleto Festival USA is consistently named the South’s Best Festival. The festival is an exciting 17 days of live performances – a “spellbinding array of world-class artistry”. (source: Southern Living)
The festival was founded in 1977 and features talented artists and performers from around the world.
Founded in 1957. “The Coastal Carolina Fair is in its 55th year (2012), and is bigger and better than ever! The fair runs from Thursday, October 27th until Saturday, November 5th at the Exchange Park in Ladson, SC!”
‘For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolinas historic theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera, theater, dance, and chamber, symphonic, choral and jazz music.
Now approaching its 35th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as Americas premier performing arts festival.’
History of Spoleto Festival USA –
‘Spoleto Festival USA was founded in 1977 by Pulitzer Prize-winning Italian composer Gian Carlo Menotti, Christopher Keene and others, who sought to create an American counterpart to their annual Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy…(Charleston) The historic city provided a perfect fit: intimate enough that the festival would captivate the entire city; yet cosmopolitan enough to provide an enthusiastic audience and robust infrastructure.”
“…Spoleto Festival USA has firmly established itself as one of the worlds leading festivals, presenting more than 200 world or American premieres. ”
‘The Festival mission is to present programs of the highest artistic caliber while maintaining a dedication to young artists, a commitment to all forms of the performing arts, a passion for contemporary innovation, and an enthusiasm for providing unusual performance opportunities for established artists…”
‘Some of the country’s hottest improv, sketch, and stand-up artists will descend upon Charleston, S.C., for what has become the annual event you don’t want to miss!
Past performers include Aziz Ansari, Bobby Moynihan and the UCB Buffoons, Cook County Social Club, Elephant Larry, The Uprights Citizen Brigade Touring Company, Kenny Zimlinghaus, Myq Kaplan, The Beards of Comedy, Craig Baldo, Eliza Skinner, God’s Pottery, Hot Sauce, Harvard Sailing Team, and many many more.’