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Don’t Miss Charleston Fall Festivals 2017!

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We can walk or drive to the Festival of your choice!

Celebrating the Lowcountry’s Bounty of Fresh Local Produce & Homegrown Creativity!

October 07 2017- December 31, 2017

Charleston Arts Festival presents a series of events celebrating all things creative in Charleston, SC.

October 12 2017

The Victory Cup Polo Match, sponsored by vineyard vines, is heading to the greater Charleston, SC this fall to host a signature event at Hyde Park Polo Club on Saturday, October 21st.

October 21

Freshfields Village, located at the crossroads of Kiawah and Seabrook Islands, will host Dogtoberfest on Saturday, October 28 from 1 to 5 p.m. to benefit pet rescue organizations in the Lowcountry.

October 28

This annual event is an essential part of the overall fundraising efforts of the Friends of the Hunley.

November 03 2017

The Harvest Festival is perhaps known best for its foot-stompin’ showcase of Charleston’s own bluegrass talent.

November 04 2017

It’s time to dig out your plaid shirts and cowboy boots and prepare for a boot stompin’ good time! The 6th Annual Lowcountry Hoedown will take place at the Visitor Center Bus Shed in downtown Charleston on Saturday, November 4 from 7-11pm.

November 04 2017

We’ve taken our Glow Run and turned it into a party! Join us for this 5k or 1 mile run on the spectacular Kiawah beach for a glow in the dark color party not to be missed!

December 08 2017

Get on board with a Lowcountry holiday tradition as this display of lighted and festive boats proceeds through the Charleston Harbor.

December 09 2017

Join us to celebrate our 40th annual Kiawah Island Marathon.

December 09 2017

Driving With Tom

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Walk with me or drive with me and we will have a blast!

I love strolling the historic streets with my new friends and taking our time to explore hidden gems in the neighborhood. I especially enjoy answering questions and tell Charleston stories (and some secrets!) at my friends’ pace. Each tour is different and we bond like new family.

But I don’t like walking either in the rain or the hot, humid afternoons that are a Charleston specialty feature. We forget to mention weather in the tourist brochures. When the humidity is over 90 degrees, walking is well, kinda not so cool (so to speak). We’ll periodically stop to walk some of the areas in the Historic District with the SUV nearby.

So at Introducing Charleston, we are combining the BEST of all worlds. Join me in my lovely Toyota Highlander as we slowly cruise the historic district, the waterfronts, even the plantations.  We keep it at the exact right temperature all the time! Added bonus, you will not get rained on either! When I escort my special guests by car, we  have the chance to go off the beaten path and share little known tales and treasures from the rich Lowcountry past. As a 4th generation Charlestonian, I sure can shake those skeletons in many a closet!

So take your pick: a leisurely walking tour or a few hours driving with Mr. Tom. Either will greatly enhance your visit here!

Remembering St. Andrew’s Hall

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Whether you have deep roots in Charleston or are a recent visitor, you simply can’t help but caught up in the sense that history is right around the corner

One of the most significant events in American history took place right here on Broad Street in 1860 that is remembered vividly to this day.

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