(April – May) The North Charleston Arts Festival just about swallows North Charleston whole for nine days each spring, offering up dozens of concerts, competitions, street dances, craft shows and art exhibitions at various venues around North Charleston. It kicks off with the Main Event, a weekend-long extravaganza held at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and the Charleston Area Civic Center, featuring over 40 different performances on four stages, along with arts and crafts vendors, a gem and mineral show, an antique show, art and photography competitions and various activities for children. Similar and varied events follow throughout the week, some of them requiring an admission fee, many others offered for free.
North Charleston Arts Festival Information
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue, but generally good
- Performances/Programs: Over 50 performances/events presented including dance, theater, music, film, and visual & literary arts
- Ticket Prices: Many events are free, while others range from $15 – $80.