Winter Events for Charleston 2009

Enjoy Charleston and Summerville by attending one or more of these fun family events. Here are a few of my picks for the upcoming month. Hope to see you at some of them.

The Charleston Boat Show

Location: Charleston Area Coliseum & Convention Center
Date: January 22-24,2010
Time: (864) 250-9713

If you are a fan of boats and boating you will enjoy this show.  It is labeled “the biggest boat show and sale in the Lowcountry.”

Walking Tour of The Historic District

Location: Summerville Museum
Date: Friday, January 15,2010
Time: 11 am

Price:$10adult/$5 child

Contact#: (843) 875-9666

Meet your guide at the Museum at 11:00 am, then journey on to the Cuthbert Community Center at Azalea Park where the walking tour will begin. Stroll past gracious old homes of the Antebellum and Victorian eras. Enjoy stories of the rice planters and other people who once lived in them. Learn of Summerville’s Civil War experiences. The walk lasts approximately one hour and covers slightly over a mile. Good walking shoes are advisable as there are no sidewalks on the tour route. During summer months a hat and a water bottle are recommended. Reservations required.

Summerville Shag Club Dance

Location: Ladson VFW, 10154 Bellwright Road

Date: Saturday, January 16,2010
Time: 7pm

Price:$5 in advance/$7 at door
Contact#: (843) 214-0242

The Summerville shag club will hold a “Winter Wonderland” dance with DJ Jim Bowers. Attendees are asked to bring a side dish or snack for all to enjoy.

Southeastern Wildlife Expo

Location: Charleston Downtown-various locations

Date: February 12, 13, 14, 2010
Contact#:(843) 723-1748

This is one of my favorite events of the year in Charleston. There are wildlife exhibits all over Charleston, mostly in the historic district. Over 40,000 people attend and there are over 500 exhibitors. There is everything from animal presentations (falconry and such) to art sculptures to
lectures on wildlife conservation. The kids will love the animals and enjoy learning as well!

Lowcountry Oyster Festival

Location: Boone Hall Plantation
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Date: January 31, 2009
Time:11am-5pm
Contact#:843-577-4030
Price: $8 (Pre Event Price, $10 at the gate, kids 10 and under admitted free)

If the weather decides to warm up, this will be a fun event to bring the family to at Boone Hall. Hosted by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, there will be 65,000 pounds of oysters and lots of other yummy food to choose from the area’s other popular restaurants. Activities will include the “Oyster Shucking Contest”, the “Oyster Eating Contest” and local live entertainment. The kids have their own children’s area with lots of fun things for them to stay happy and entertained. You can buy your oysters buy the bucket but make sure to bring your own knife or you will have to purchase them there. Have a great time!

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