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Mom’s Guide To February: Family Events In Charleston

Moms Guide To Family Events In Charleston

Welcome to February! Hopefully you’ve had a great start to 2017 and are ready to fill your calendar with some fun events for the whole family. We’ve also got some date night events for you just in time for Valentine’s Day! Don’t forget to check out our Resources Page for all our local guides – parks & playgrounds, photographers, birthday parties, and more! Please click on the tabs above to view our family friendly Charleston events by week!

Be sure to check out our Neighborhood Groups, a fun way to connect moms online, as well as offline, to others close by. Whether you just have a question for the group, or are looking for some playdates or mommy meet ups, it’s a great way to connect with other moms in your area!

Neighborhood Groups

Thursday, February 2

Adults Only: Night at the Brewseum

Sorry kiddos, this one’s just for the adults! The Children’s Museum will be transformed for the evening, complete with competitive games, a silent disco, delicious food, and local brews and wine. 

Address: Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St., Charleston 29403
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Cost: $15/ticket

Friday, February 3

Art Walk

Head to Broad Street on the first Friday of every month for an art walk that will feature galleries, restaurants, shops, and boutiques on the row.

Address: Broad St., 1 Broad St., Charleston 29401
Time: 5 – 8 pm
Cost: FREE

Friday, February 3

Good Catch Oysterfest

The South Carolina Aquarium will be hosting an evening of fresh, local oysters, local craft wine & beer, live music, and food samplings from Good Catch partner restaurants.

Address: South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston 29401
Time: 6:30 – 10 pm
Cost: $45/ticket or $40 for Aquarium members

Friday, February 10

Free Family Day at Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry 

Come enjoy one of Charleston’s best museums – for free! No need to pre-register.

Address: Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, 25 Ann St., Charleston 29403
Time: 4 – 7 pm
Cost: FREE!

Saturday, February 11

Charleston STEM Festival

The Charleston STEM Festival is a celebration of science, technology, engineering, and math in the Lowcountry. With 80 exhibitors, there will be hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and much more. 

Address: Brittlebank Park, 185 Lockwood Dr., Charleston 29403
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Cost: FREE!

Saturday, February 11

Bacon and Bourbon

If you’re a bacon (or bourbon) lover, this is an event you don’t want to miss! Benefiting the Junior League of Charleston’s hunger and homelessness initiative, there will be unlimited samples of bacon dishes and bourbon tastings, as well as live music, a bull riding championship, and a cigar cabana. Perfect for a date night or evening out with friends!

Address: The Charleston Galliard Center, 95 Calhoun St., Charleston 29401
Time: VIP preview, 6 – 7:30 pm, other events begin at 7:30 pm
Cost: $75 for Bacon & Bourbon ticket, click here to buy tickets 

Saturday, February 11 – Sunday, February 12

Lowcountry Irish Festival 

The Lowcountry Irish Festival is a celebration of all things uniquely Irish in the Lowcountry. There will be live music and dance, traditional Irish cuisine, children’s activities, and four different stages of entertainment.

Address: Omar Shrine Convention Center, 176 Patriots Point Rd., Mount Pleasant, 29464
Time: 11 am – 8 pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary, check here for complete listing

Sunday, February 12

2nd Sunday on King Street

Shop, dine, and walk along King Street, which is closed off to traffic, on the 2nd Sunday of each month! Print this voucher to receive two hours of free parking!

Address: King Street, Downtown Charleston
Time: 1 pm-5 pm
Cost: FREE

Tuesday, February 14

Valentine’s Date Night Climb at Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park

If the traditional dinner and dessert date night isn’t your thing, be sure to check out this annual adrenaline-packed event! Complete obstacles while watching the sunset and then enjoy a BYOB picnic dinner around the bonfire.

Address: Wild Blue Ropes Adventure Park, 1595 Highland Ave., Charleston 29412
Time: 6 – 9 pm
Cost: $50

Thursday, February 16

Third Thursdays in Summerville

On the third Thursday of each month, downtown Summerville becomes a prime spot for live entertainment, special offers from restaurants, shopping, and local music. 

Address: 129 South Main St., Summerville 29483
Time: 5 – 8 pm
Cost: FREE

Friday, February 17 – Sunday, February 19

Southeastern Wildlife Exposition

This three day wildlife and nature showcase features fine art exhibits, conservation education, and sporting demonstrations and demos. 

Address: Locations vary by exhibits and events, check here for a complete listing
Time: Times vary, check here for the complete schedule
Cost: General admission and VIP ticket prices vary, check here for a complete listing of ticket prices

Saturday, February 25

Head For The Cure 5K Run/Walk

Head for the Cure raises funding and awareness for brain cancer patients. This inaugural event for Charleston will begin in Palmetto Islands County Park and there will also be a kids fun run.

 Address: Race begins at Palmetto Islands County Park, 444 Needlerush Pkwy, Mt. Pleasant, 29464
Time: Race begins at 9 am, kids fun run begins at 10:15 am
Cost: Registration prices vary, please check here for complete listing 

Tuesday, February 28

Animal Forest Tuesday at Charles Towne Landing 

Bring your toddlers to watch the animals and stay for a story and a walk out to the habitat. Recommended ages is 2-4.

Address: Charles Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd., Charleston 29407
Time: All day
Cost: FREE

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