Around Town: Must-See February Events

Winter is among us! Although, it doesn’t quite feel like it. Luckily, the Lowcountry and Upstate have plenty to offer, whatever the weather! Check out some of our top picks for you Charleston and Greenville area folks on what to do this February – whether you need some indoor, centralized heating or some fun in the sun:

Charleston, SC
9th Annual Gourmet and Grapes, Feb 2nd – 5th

Gourmet and Grapes is an unparalleled event that couples local and regional culinary talent with award-winning wineries. The event showcases the very best of local and regional cuisine paired with outstanding wines from around the world, with the ultimate focus on raising money for research at the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. Growing in participation and popularity every year, this festive weekend boasts a number of events geared to all levels of appreciation for great food and wine with a line-up of top chefs from across the Southeast and an array of wines.

Bacon and Bourbon, Feb 11th 

Bacon Lovers unite! Already sold out, this festival features unlimited samplings of delicious bacon dishes and delectable bourbon tastings. Live music, a bull riding championship, laser skeet shooting, cigar cabana, and much more will be awaiting a large crowd at the Galliard on February 11th. Proceeds will benefit hunger and homelessness initiatives.

Lowcountry Irish Festival, Feb 11th – 12th

The Lowcountry is coming together for a two-day, family-friendly Irish Festival this February. The goal is to bring all of South Carolina’s Irish and Celtic communities together in Charleston as a unified celebration of heritage. The festival will feature authentic Irish music and food, Irish dancing, children’s activities, and historical insight.

SEWE Expo, Feb 17th – 19th 

SEWE is a three-day showcase of everything we love about wildlife and nature. It brings together people of all ages, men and women, sportsmen and conservationists, artists and artisans, fans and families. Through an incredible lineup of events – from fine art exhibits, conservation education, sporting demonstrations, and parties, SEWE invites us all to explore our “wild” side and pay tribute to our naturally beautiful world.

Greenville, SC

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Circus Extreme, Feb 2nd – 5th 

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey ®Presents Circus XTREME® – America’s favorite live family entertainment experience is bigger and better than ever! Show your excitement for circus spectacles you’ve never seen before that can’t be seen anywhere else but at The Greatest Show On Earth®. Welcoming children of all ages, the whole family can enjoy some fun this February with a convenient assortment of show times!

Cardboard Regatta Presented by Pratt Industries, Feb 25th 

What’s a better way to spend a Saturday than making a boat with the family? Pratt Industries is putting on its 2017 Cardboard Regatta at the Westside Aquatic Complex — yes an inside swimming pool. Build your own boat out of cardboard with friends, family, or co-workers and race for generous prizes and giant trophies. Enter in as a corporate sponsor, scout, school, or family!

20th Annual Winter Concert, Feb 26th 

Join the masterful Greenville Chorale program, this winter, for an elegant afternoon in support of live performance. The 22-voice professional ensemble will feature the “The World Beloved – A Bluegrass Mass” by Carol Barnett, with additional music by Will Todd, Bradley Ellingboe, Eriks Esenvalds, and Craig Johnson, and end with a closing group of popular love songs.