South Carolina boasts beautiful weather and comfortable temperatures for most of the year, with the heat starting to warm towards hot summer days in spring. Along with the crashing waves of the Atlantic, the combination will have you pointing your compass toward the state and zeroing in on the city of Isle of Palms for a relaxing getaway, sprinkled with an event or festival or two, this spring 2024 in Isle of Palms. Pick your favorite event and come celebrate spring with us!

The Charleston Festival

Formerly known as the Festival of Houses & Gardens, the annual event takes place in Charleston. For nearly 80 years the Historic Charleston Foundation has celebrated the houses, history, and culture of the area. Experience tour and events, including exclusive access to some of Charleston’s most beautiful private houses and gardens. Tickets are available from the link on the Historic Charleston Foundation website. The festival runs March 14, 2024 – April 14, 2024.

Cooper River Bridge Run

The Medical University of South Carolina encourages you to get out and exercise! The 10K run and 5K walk begins in Mt. Pleasant. It crosses the Cooper Rive Bridge, and finally ends in historic downtown Charleston. Last year’s race saw over 30,000 participants, and even more are expected this year. This year’s race is April 6, 2024. The 10K race begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K walk starts at 8:30 a.m. Register on the Bridge Run website.

Lowcountry Cajun Festival

Celebrate “Louisiana living & Charleston charm” at the annual festival. Stop by James Island County Park for fun, Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole food, children’s activities, and plenty of “ragin’ Cajun” entertainment. The event takes 12-6 p.m. on April 13, 2024. Call 843-795-4386 for more information or purchase advanced tickets on the Charleston County Parks website.Family Circle Cup

Sponsored by Family Circle magazine, the event is the first of its kind in women’s tennis. The magazine is the first title sponsor to partner with city and county municipalities to build a state-of-the-art tennis facility. The facility not only serves at the home of one of the most premier events on the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, but it also provides the residents and visitors of Charleston access to one of the finest tennis facilities in the southeast U.S.

Blessing of the Fleet

This unique event celebrates and blesses the fleet of local shrimp and fishing boats in time for the spring and summer season. In addition to the two local clergymen who bless each vessel in the harbor, there’s a festival to celebrate the blessing. The festival includes more than ten seafood restaurants offering a variety of local seafood dishes. Add in live music from local performers, a shrimp eating contest, a shagging contest, and more and you’ve got a recipe for fun. The main stage hosts the bands, while the smaller stage plays host to the blessing itself. The event takes place April 28, 2024. The festival runs 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., with the official blessing taking place at 1 p.m. 

Spoleto Festival USA

Celebrate Spoleto Festival USA in historic Charleston. Be entertained by an array of artistic performances. Musical performances like opera, jazz, orchestral, theater, chamber, and contemporary music can be enjoyed by all. There are also literary events and visual arts displays packing the halls and theaters of the area. The two-week event takes place May 22, 2024 – June 9, 2024. Visit the Spoleto USA website for more information and to buy tickets.

Piccolo Spoleto

Taking place alongside its parent celebration, the event focuses primarily on artists from the Southeast region. The program offers its own set of visual arts exhibits, theater, dance, poetry readings, ethnic cultural presentations, crafts, and film. Add in a variety of musical styles like jazz, choral, and more, and you have the perfect complement to the parent festival. This year’s festival runs May 24, 2024 – June 9, 2024.

Celebrate Spring in Isle of Palms

You came to Isle of Palms to explore and experience a fun, relaxing springtime getaway and join in on all the festivities, too. Before you plot out all the fun, make sure to book a vacation rental provided by Carroll Realty. We have units as small as one bedroom for a solo or sweetheart spring event getaway, all the way up to seven bedrooms for a large family or group reunion to celebrate a favorite spring event with the whole family! 

You’ll have access to private outdoor spaces like a pool, balcony, or deck. Relax indoors in stylish private bedrooms. Make a meal in the fully equipped kitchen, then spread out in an open living area. For a luxury stay like no other this spring, choose a premium unit to include perks like wood floors, flat screen TVs, and even an elevator to make your stay one you’ll never forget.

Call us today to start planning!