Monday, February 28, 2011

Charleston Wine + Food Festival

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Each year the Charleston Wine + Food Festival unites some of the most renown authors, chefs, and wine professionals in the country. With events from March 3-6, the mission of the festival is "to enhance Charleston's culinary reputation and support important charitable endeavors by focusing national attention on the entertainment, education and gastronomical gratification opportunities presented by world class culinary professionals and wine experts". The Culinary Village and Grand Tasting Tents will house book signings, the SCE&G Celebrity Kitchen, and wine and food vendor samplings. This festival serves as an additional way to experience the innovation and expertise that Charleston's culinary scene has to offer. For a complete list of events and ticket information, visit Charleston Wine + Food Festival. But even if you don't snag a ticket, you can still enjoy the sights and smells while strolling around downtown Charleston and surrounding areas.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011


The great outdoors and its resources will be highlighted this weekend as many locations throughout downtown Charleston host the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition. As the largest event of its kind in the nation, this 29th annual exposition attracts hundreds of global artists and exhibitors in an effort to promote the conservation and preservation of nature and wildlife.

SEWE's mission is as follows: "Simply put, the mission of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition is to continue to positively impact the local and statewide economies through increased tourism; to showcase the finest wildlife art available in the world; to invest in and positively influence wildlife and nature education through specialized programming; and to assist in the conservation of wildlife and the environment by creating awareness and contributing financially to designated programs."

Check out chef demonstrations at the Gailliard Auditorium, The Dock Dogs Competition at Brittlebank Park, and numerous children's activities in Marion Square Park. For a full listing of events and locations, click here. Don't miss out on this opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Charleston weather and take advantage of this fun, educational event!