Already three months into 2019 – time in Charleston just flies by. Surrounded by beauty and culture can make you lose track of time. Luckily, here at Traveler of Charleston we like to make it easy for you by compiling a list of some of the most anticipated Charleston events in March. Pick your favorites or try everything, either way Charleston won’t let you down. Be sure to check out some of the new restaurants and activities springing up around town – supporting local business is extremely fulfilling and will continue benefiting the greater Charleston community. Happy March, Charleston Travelers!
Get Outside at These Spring Events
“Romeo and Juliet”: March 1 and 2
Violinist Robyn Bollinger joins the Charleston Symphony Orchestra to perform Paganini’s Violin Concerto, a virtuosic masterpiece that is widely considered the most technically difficult of all violin concertos. Bollinger made her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 12 and has since become a celebrated violinist and chamber musician around the world.
Kiawah National Pro-Am: March 3-7
PGA club professionals from across the U.S., along with three of their members, will tee it up during this 72-hole stroke play event on four of Kiawah Island Golf Resort’s championship courses.
Charleston Wine + Food Festival: March 6-10
Food lovers won’t want to miss this annual celebration of culinary excellence. Enjoy the flavors of Charleston’s culinary scene and renowned culture at numerous events featuring outstanding chefs from around the country as well as pastry chefs, authors, beverage professionals and food writers.
“Steel Magnolias” at Charleston Stage: March 6-24
Truvy, Ouiser, Clairee, M’Lynn, Annelle, and Shelby have gathered once again at Truvy’s Beauty Parlor to primp, gossip and spar with one another. As hair is teased, blow-dried, and permed, the comic sparks fly in this hilarious and beloved classic Southern comedy.
“Death of a Salesman” at Footlight Players: March 8-24
Centering around Willy Loman facing the end of his career and struggling to keep his family together, Arthur Miller’s classic play explores a landscape of unrealized hopes and asks what happens when you are written out of the American dream.
St. Paddy’s Day Block Party & Parade: March 9
Wear green and celebrate with live music, street vendors, a kids’ zone and more in the Olde Village of North Charleston. The parade begins at noon and festivities continue until 7 p.m.
2nd Sunday on King: March 10
Come enjoy your Sunday afternoon shopping and socializing on King Street. This month features new product launches, lots of sales, great food and more.
Festival of Houses and Garden: March 13 to April 18
Explore the city’s historic district in a series of tours showcasing Charleston’s distinctive architecture, history, gardens and culture. A number of special events are also part of this springtime event, including morning history walks, educational luncheons, musical concerts and more.
Collectors and enthusiasts will enjoy this range of English, European and American period furnishing, decorative arts and fine art plus architectural elements, garden furniture, vintage jewelry and silver – all from the late 17th to 20th centuries.
Pet Fest: March 30
Bring your four-legged and leashed friends to Mount Pleasant Palmetto Islands County Park for exhibits, demonstrations, experts and entertainment. Pet-related organizations and businesses will showcase their causes, products and services
Aloha in Charleston
Maui Tacos Charleston, 200 Meeting Street, Ste 2
This location is the first mainland location to open with the full support of the chain’s owners. Opened in 1993 by famed Hawaiian restaurateur Mark Ellman, Maui Tacos has been rated one of the top Mexican restaurants in the country by Zagat. It’s counter service fast casual, and it’s also not all about tacos, the main plates and burritos are the heart of the kitchen.
Wiki Wiki Sandbar, 106 E. Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach
Find South Pacific flair on Folly Beach at this Hawaiin-Southern restaurant. Wiki Wiki Sandbar has five rooms with different themes and works from local artists. The restaurant/bar includes: the Octopus Bar, the Sunset Room, the Wave Room, and a tiki bar on the top floor.