Got the February blahs? It’s time to have some fun in Charleston!

While the weather is still freezing up north, it is warming up in the Charleston coastal region with temperatures often reaching into the high 60s and even the low 70s.

It is also a good time to think about living here permanently rather than just visiting. You will have plenty of company as shown by the United Van Line survey which identified South Carolina as the #2 state for inbound destinations for relocations ( last year we were #5) and reflected by the fact that the Census Bureau recognized South Carolina ranked as the 11 th fastest growing state.

People are coming here looking for prosperity and the good life. Shouldn’t you too? Find out why and check out my exciting new updated website to learn more at www.55plusrealestate.info .

 

During your visit here are some fun things to do:


Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE)

The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition has grown to be the largest event of its kind in the nation, attracting over 500 artists and exhibitors from around the globe who present their offerings to over 40,000 attendees. A 3-day celebration of nature from February 14th to the 16 th that has earned a reputation for excellence, SEWE now hosts the world's foremost experts in wildlife and nature art, as well as conservation research and environmental education.

Multiple locations 843.723.1748


2014 Lowcountry Blues Bash

Home Team BBQ once again hosts the 2014 Lowcountry Blues Bash set for February 6-15, 2014 at both their West Ashley and Sullivan’s Island locations with a great list of Blues performances and even an oyster roast to check out.

 

Camellia Walks at Middleton Place

Special guided tours focus on camellias throughout the original gardens as well as the “new” camellia garden of the 1950s. Admire hundreds of varieties, including the 1786 Reine des Fleurs, one of the first camellias planted in America.

Tours are Tue, Thu & Sat., February 13 – March 22, 11:00 a.m.

4300 Ashley River Road • Charleston, SC 29414

843.556.6020


5th Anniversary Krewe of Charleston Masquerade Ball

The Gulf Coast states are home to hundreds of Mardi Gras krewes and put on elaborate galas. We are proud to say there are very few Mardi Gras events that surpass. The costumes are meticulously designed and crafted by the country’s best! Amazing show of stones, feathers, rare fabrics and brilliant colors.
Come eat, drink and be merry on February 08 th ! Dance the night away! Eat delectable Cajun fare and of course, meet and greet the King & Queen of Charleston!

Charleston Area Convention Center
5000 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418



Charleston Mardi Gras Finale: Food Festival, Parade and “Fais Do Do”

When the Masquerade Ball ends on Saturday night, the Cajun fun begins with a family-friendly all-day food festival, concert and celebration on Feb 09 th ! The Krewe of Charleston is proud to present the first Fais Do Do on the Atlantic Coast. Catch beads and boas. Marvel at a grand Mardi Gras float. Eat fried alligator, boiled crawfish, Shrimp Po’ Boys, crawfish etouffee — and experience a true Louisiana pig roast. And, of course, meet the new King & Queen of Charleston. Dance to the music of world renowned Rockin’ Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters! Laissez les bon temps rouler! Come and participate in the gumbo cookoff, win prizes and be crowned the King or Queen of the Festival!

Admission: $20 Per Person; $30 Per Couple, Kids Free

Charleston Area Convention Center
5000 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, SC 29418

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