North Charleston Arts Festival

2500 City Hall Lane
North Charleston, SC 29406

843-740-5854

About Us:

The North Charleston Arts Festival is an annual nine-day event highlighting national, regional, and local artists and performers in the areas of Dance, Music, Theater, Visual Arts, Crafts, Photography, Media Arts, and Literature. The event, now in its 30th year, draws over 30,000 visitors annually. The Main Event, held the first weekend in May at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center and Charleston Area Convention Center, offers free admission and parking to over forty performances on four themed stages; General Audience, Cultural Heritage, Youth Entertainment, and Bands. Other Main Event activities include judged art and photography shows, the SC Palmetto Hands Juried Fine Craft Exhibit, a gem & mineral show, an antique show, children's activities, art and craft booths, and a food courtyard. The Arts Festival continues with over fifty events throughout the week at various locations. An array of free and ticketed events include street dances, concerts, theater presentations, film screenings, an Art Walk, children's programs, workshops and demonstrations, a National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition, and much more. The festival concludes with the Grand Finale at Riverfront Park featuring performances, children's activities, and fireworks over the Cooper River.

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