• Local Events

  • At any given time of the year, there is always something going on in the Lowcountry.  You'll just need to figure out what you like.

  • The Flowertown Festival is the Y’s premier fundraiser. Every spring, thousands of people visit Summerville to see nature’s bounty awash in color, from the hot pink azaleas to the purple wisteria, to the delicate white dogwood. This three-day festival is one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast.

  • Sculpture in the South promotes the appreciation of sculpture through education and the creation of an accessible public sculpture collection enhancing the Summerville community. Since 1999, twenty-five bronze sculptures have been installed throughout public spaces in the town of Summerville.

  • Historic Downtown is one of the gems of Summerville any day of the year, but it shines especially bright on the Third Thursday of every month. Downtown businesses – shops, restaurants, art galleries and more extend their hours until 8:30 p.m. or later...

  • The Sweet Tea Trail, so named because of Summerville’s title as The Birthplace of Sweet Tea, is a guide designed to help visitors and locals alike explore all the town has to offer. It’s a path through town that incorporates the history that makes Summerville unique with modern touches of fine Southern dining and shopping. 

  • The public is invited to join in the yearly harvest and stomping of the grapes at Charleston's only winery.  The highlight of the Grape Stomping Festival is the Lucy Look-A-Like Contest, where "I Love Lucy" Fans will get their chance to don their best Lucy costume and reenact the famous 1956 episode of "I Love Lucy" when Lucy takes a job in a vineyard and stomps grapes.

  • Join expert birdwatchers for an evening on the boardwalk and explore the wide variety of songbirds that travel to Beidler Forest each Spring. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and wine tastings as you explore the ancient swamp forest while being lead by experienced guides. The event includes a silent auction. 

  • The Cooper River Bridge Run is a 10K point to point race and is normally held at the beginning of April. It is from Mt. Pleasant to downtown Charleston and starts at 8 a.m. on Coleman Blvd. Runners position themselves by pace & color-coded numbers.

  • The MOJA Arts Festival highlights the many African-American and Caribbean contributions to western and world cultures. MOJA’s wide range of events includes visual arts, classical music, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B music, storytelling, theater, children’s activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and much more.

  • The Southeastern Wildlife Exposition (SEWE) is a three-day celebration of wildlife and nature through fine art, conservation education, sporting demonstrations, and the people who honor them all. The largest event of its kind in the US and plays host to hundreds of artists and exhibitor.

  • Piccolo Spoleto is the official outreach arm of Spoleto Festival USA. Annually presenting over 500 performing, literary, and visual arts events, the 17-day festival transforms Charleston into an exhilarating celebration of the cultural vitality and diversity of the South Carolina.