What To Do If You Are Staying in Charleston For Spring Break

Liza explores what Charleston has to offer this spring break.

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What To Do If You Are Staying in Charleston For Spring Break

Your friends are exploring the beautiful streets of European cities, swimming in crystal-clear tropical waters, and adventuring atop snowy slopes. Where are you? On the couch, left with a serious question: What am I going to do with my spring break? Fear not, fellow staycationers, because I have some activities right here in Charleston for you.

  1. Saturday, March 23rd: “Woofstock” Music Festival in Brittlebank Park: Opening at 11 AM, this event features 7 bands (most notably including “Band of Horses” lead guitarist/vocalist Tyler Ramsey and singer Tyler Boone), plus amenities like food trucks and vendors. For ticket information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/woofstock-a-lowcountry-dog-music-festival-featuring-tyler-ramsey-formerly-of-band-of-horses-tickets-54072707925?aff=ebdssbcitybrowse
  2. Saturday, March 23rd: “Donut Dash” 5K in South Windermere Center: Starting at 9AM, this race is supported by “Race 4 Achievement” and the “Charleston Jewish Community Center” and requires contestants to stop at the Krispy Kreme to eat a dozen donuts along the way! For registration information, visit http://charlestonjcc.org/event/doughnutdash/
  3. Saturday, March 30th: “Pet Fest” in Mount Pleasant: Open from 11AM-4PM, this festival is hosted by Palmetto Islands County Park and allows you to celebrate your pets by bringing them out to a day full of fun and entertainment! For more information and ticket costs, visit https://www.ccprc.com/139/Pet-Fest
  4. Saturday, March 30th: “New Orleans Meets Charleston” concert night at Charleston Music Hall: If you love jazz, this evening concert is for you! Just in time for Mardis Gras season, top trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis and his band will play classic “bayou” music right here in the lowcountry! For more information and ticket costs, visit https://charlestonjazz.com/event/new-orleans-meets-charleston-delfeayo-marsalis/
  5. Saturday, March 30th-Sunday, April 7th: “Volvo Car Open” in Daniel Island: This annual tennis event cannot be missed! A hallmark of the spring season, the Volvo Car Open is the largest exclusively female tennis tournament in the world, complete with dozens of famous athletes! For ticket information, please visit http://www.volvocaropen.com/tickets/
  6. Saturday, March 23rd-Sunday, April 21st: South Carolina Aquarium’s “Passport to Fun”: Running all throughout spring break, this event offers over 100 activities to keep those of all ages entertained, including “enhanced hands-on activities, animal encounters, and feedings and enrichment.” If you love learning about marine life and want to interact with some of the animals, this event is for you! For more information and activity schedules, visit https://scaquarium.org/springbreak/
  7. Open nightly all of spring break: “Bulldog Tours” Ghost Tours of Charleston: Voted the best in town, the spooky sites you’ll see on this tour will definitely keep you entertained! There are multiple options, including a graveyard tour, a haunted jail tour, a dungeon tour, and an interactive paranormal investigations experience! For more information or to book a tour, visit https://bulldogtours.com/ghost-tours/
  8. Open daily all of spring break: “Magnolia Plantation and Gardens” on Ashley River Road: One of Charleston’s most historic and beautiful sites, this plantation features lush gardens, train and boat tours, and even a petting zoo! Perfect for day trips, this plantation is a sunny day spring break must! For more information and admission details, please visit http://www.magnoliaplantation.com/admissioninfo.html

That’s all, Raptors! I hope these events are able to spruce up your spring break and provide a little at-home fun. Thanks for reading and enjoy your time off from school!