White Gables: Make it a Yearly Tradition in Charleston

Charleston is more than just Beaches

Think of Charleston, SC and you’ll more than likely conjure up images of lazy days on the beach, world champion golf courses, and delectable seafood dishes but there is more to the Lowcountry than what you might expect. It has been rated the top destination spot for vacationers for the 3rd year in a row by Conde Nast but for those who live in America’s Favorite City, it is the annual events that help make it one of the best places to live. Moving to a new city can be challenging but in no time, you will begin to create new traditions and fall in love with the city. The benefit of living in a city with a mild climate is many of the activities can take place outdoors and that provides the opportunity for a less-crowded feel as well as the chance to truly get away from the daily routine. Buying a new home in Charleston will give you the chance to attend the local events and meet other residents in the area.

Charleston Oyster Festival

Named one of the “Top 20 Events in the Southeast,” The Lowcountry Oyster Festival is held on a Sunday in January or February every year at the Boone Hall Plantation in Mount Pleasant, SC.  This event has helped the Lowcountry chase away the winter blues for the past 30 years. Less than 30 minutes from Downtown Charleston, Boone Hall Plantation is easy to find, along Highway 17 and the entire event is well-planned and continues to expand. While the main attraction is the 80,000 pounds of oysters brought in by tractor trailers on the Sunday morning of the event, other varieties of food are also available such as barbeque, wings, burgers, and kid-friendly options. Patrons can buy oysters by the bucket and bring their own tools to shuck the mollusks or choose to buy the souvenir pieces offered each year by the festival. Appropriate condiments such as hot sauce and crackers are offered, as well as a wide variety of local beers and specialty drinks. Crescent Homes can answer your wide array of questions for upcoming festivities.

Charleston Oyster Fest
Boone Halle Plantation
1235 Long Point Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

The Southeaster Wildlife Exposition (SEWE)

This is a truly unique 3-day event that Lowcountry residents enjoy have enjoyed for over 10 years. It began as way to honor those who work with the local Wildlife Conservation and has grown from 5,000 attendees to over 40,000. One of the most popular events at the event is the DockDog competition where dogs of all shapes and sizes can compete in the water event followed by demos performed by local anglers, bird experts, and even Jack Hanna. If you are looking for an event that celebrates nature in the southern eco-system, SEWE is not one to be missed. From a black-tie evening to getting down and dirty shucking oysters, visitors of all ages are sure to find something to enjoy during the 3 day festival. Learn how to cook South Carolina favorites such as wild game and seafood, caught locally and paired with the right wine to create a Lowcountry dinner. The event takes place in the winter months, with the exact dates falling in somewhere in between January to March. Residents who buy a new home in Charleston can choose to attend a variety of the events or even just choose one that is of interest to them. By learning about the local area, you can begin to feel at home in a new city and even make new friends.

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
P.O. Box 20635
Charleston, SC 29413

Charleston Parade of Boats

Every city has their unique spin on the Christmas holidays and Charleston is no exception. Celebrating the maritime culture of the city, every year the annual boat parade begins in the Charleston Harbor along the Mount Pleasant side at 5pm. The parade meanders down the Charleston side of the Cooper River and winds up in the Ashley River around 8pm. The times are always approximate due to the wind, currents, and the ability of the boats to maintain headway. Each boat is judged and prizes are awarded and anyone can join in the fun either as a bystander along the route or by decorating your boat. After the boat parade, it’s time for the annual tree lighting ceremony in Marion Square. There is plenty of time to travel from the water to the square and enjoy live music, food vendors, and plenty of other festivities that vary from year to year in our White Gables community.

Charleston Harbor
20 Patriots Point Road
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina 29464
Parade begins along Mt. Pleasant at 5:00pm

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