Charleston’s calendar is filled with events and festivals that highlight local history and unique culture. Whatever your passion—garden design, music, cuisine—you’ll find travelers and locals who share your interest. At the beginning of March, the Charleston Wine + Food Festival (March 4-8, 2015) provides an opportunity to sample the distinctive flavors of the South at various tastings and to interact with the chefs and farmers who are making Charleston a must-visit for foodie travelers. Praised as one of the top five food and wine festivals in the U.S., this three-day extravaganza celebrates the Charleston area’s nationally recognized culinary scene. The BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival spotlights more than 160 chefs and authors from Charleston and across the country with more than 50 food and wine themed events. Another highlights of Charleston’s many events each spring is Historic Charleston Foundation’s Festival of Houses and Gardens (March 19-April 19, 2015), when the scent of Carolina Jessamine, honeysuckle, and Lady Banksia rose mingles with briny Atlantic Ocean breezes. For 17 days each spring, Spoleto Festival USA (May 22-June 7, 2015), Charleston’s internationally renowned arts festival, brings together dance, theatre, jazz, chamber music, and opera for 120 performances that illuminate traditional and unexpected performance spaces.
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