Spring in Charleston
Charleston, SC always sparkles with southern hospitality. Its deep roots and antebellum architecture embrace the spirit of locals and tourists year round, but spring in Charleston is when the city truly comes alive.
Bursting blooms in bright colors, local artisans old and new, salty sea breezes, farm fresh produce, and waddling goslings crossing the cobblestone streets add to the award winning ambiance of this thriving coastal town.
Charleston’s spring thermostat is set to a comfortable temperature of not too hot and not too cold. The classic flip-flop, t-shirt combo worn by locals is perfect for an afternoon full of activities and adding a simple light jacket at the end of the day makes for a seamless transition into night time.
When the Charleston weather is bright and clear, the town in embraced by a glorious floral fragrance. The sweet scent of blooming flowers dance with the twinge of the salty sea, creating an intoxicating aroma that lingers about in the crisp spring air. Gorgeous azaleas, camellias, jasmine, lilies, hyacinth, and honeysuckle erupt in myriad colors, perfuming the pathways lining downtown Charleston, the historic plantations, the beaches, battery, angel tree, and waterfront park.
Arts & Culture & Events
Charleston is emblazoned with art and culture every day, but springtime in Charleston is loaded with some incredible events. The incredibly popular Charleston Farmers Market opens in April and is adorned with crafts, flowers, jams, breads, meats, vegetables, and fruits all procured from local farmers and artists. Then there is Spoleto Festival USA which features jazz, theater, & opera, to name a few, while Piccolo Spoleto boasts cultural events, community celebrations, poetry readings, children’s activities, craft shows, and film screenings galore.
Whether you’re being a tourist in your own town or visiting the city for the first time, come meet Charleston in the spring and see what all the buzz is about.