This September, venture out with the family or friends to enjoy the fall weather and take advantage of local community events happening all around Charleston. Below are a few Charleston-area celebrations that we recommend.
Charleston Restaurant Week: This year, Charleston Restaurant Week takes place Sept. 5-16 and showcases delicious local fare, from quick bites to fine dining. Come out to taste the local flavors! Charleston Beer Week takes place concurrently from Sept. 7-15, and you won’t want to miss it.
MOJA Arts Festival: Taking place from Sept. 27 to Oct. 7, the MOJA Arts Festival is a celebration of African-American and Caribbean Arts. The festival will feature live music, dance, theatre, visual arts galleries, and more. Many of the events are free, making it very family-friendly.
Of course, if you find you need a new or pre-owned vehicle to attend these events, come and visit us at Palmetto Ford.
A fun community atmosphere, gourmet food, and a variety of wine samples await you at the Charleston Wine and Food Festival. This annual celebration of good taste will take place from February 28 until March 4, 2018, and interested parties can attend more than 21 various events in a packed schedule that was lovingly put together by a passionate group of culinary enthusiasts. Now in its 13th season, the Charleston Wine and Food Festival is feeling lucky this year regardless, featuring a steadily growing world-class event.
The guest list for the festival ranges from reputable chefs from all over the world to local favorites, farmers, and experts. There are also a number of difference experiences offered, from the central “Culinary Village,” to dining events at local restaurants, to brunches and beverage workshops, and even educational classes on Charleston cuisine. The festival is also mission-based, which means you can feel good about buying a ticket: 92 cents of every dollar the event makes goes towards funding the festival’s community efforts and giving back.
One of the best parts of the holiday season is seeing all the beautiful decorations – especially the shimmering lights that are sure to put everyone in a mood of Christmas cheer. The Holiday Festival of Lights, taking place here in Charleston at James Island County Park, was rated by TripAdvisor as “one of the best holiday light shows in the country,” so it’s a can’t-miss light show this season. Round up your loved ones and head out anytime between November 10th and January 1st to see the lights.
About the Event
Entry is only $20 per vehicle all week for groups of 15 or less, with the admission price increasing depending on the size of your group and whether you go on a weekday or weekend. However, you can get a discount if you bring a donation of canned food or dog/cat food with you Monday-Thursday. Not only that, but seeing the lights aren’t the only thing to do at the Holiday Festival of Lights. A holiday train ride, sand sculpture, carousel, visits with Santa Claus, and even Santa’s Sweet Shoppe all await you at the festival.
The Holiday Festival of Lights in Charleston is running now. Come bring out your family and friends for an amazing holiday experience.
Fall is the perfect time to see more than just beautiful foliage. If you’re in the Charleston area, there’s no better time of year to get out and experience the amazing local history and architecture. Until October 29th, the Preservation Society of Charleston offers a variety of tours of the area’s most historically significant and beautiful properties. Here are some of Palmetto Ford’s favorite Charleston historic tours you can check out this fall.
Four for $40
If you’re short on time or cash, these tours are for you. Abbreviated and inexpensive, these are a great option for those who want to quickly learn about the history of an amazing city.
Living History Lunch Lecture
Prefer to eat while you learn? This lecture series combines great food at 82 Queen and engaging presence who will entertain you with stories about Charleston’s past and present while you eat.
Amazing Building of Charleston Walking Tour
If you really want to delve into the architecture of Charleston and how it relates to the history of a nation, be sure to catch one of these tours. This is a great way to spend a wonderful afternoon in Charleston. Just remember to wear your walking shoes!
Discover something new this fall! Check out these awesome Charleston historic tours and you’ll see your city in a whole new light.
If you want natural beauty, you won’t be disappointed by a visit to Charleston, South Carolina. The city is known for its lovely nature, as well as its collection of beautiful historic buildings which make quite an impression on both visitors and natives alike. These things combined with the generous number of stunning venues and the area’s love for the arts make Charleston the perfect location for the annual Spoleto Festival.
The Spoleto Festival was created in 1977 as an American counterpart to Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy. The festival was founded largely by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gian Carlo Menotti and Christopher Keene. The two gentlemen sought a place that would offer just as much charm, beauty, and space as Spoleto, and Charleson was the perfect location. Now the program has run for 40 years, providing Charleston natives and visitors a place to catch everything from theatre premiers, symphonies, jazz, opera, dance, and more.
This year’s festival begins on May 26, 2017 and runs through June 11th and takes place at venues like the Charleston Gaillard Center, City Hall, and Dock Street Theatre, many of which are just a short drive from Palmetto Ford Lincoln. Visitors can catch things like the US premiere of Vivaldi’s opera Farnace, multiple performances of Waiting for Godot, the Charles Lloyd jazz quartet, and much, much more. For tickets and a full lineup, visit spoletousa.org.
When Motor Trend chooses any of their “Of the Year” awards, they don’t take it lightly. It’s not just about a couple of judges picking their favorite vehicle. It’s about scrutinizing each entry with tests of engineering, strength, safety and value. So while it’s no wonder that the 2017 Super Duty truck is the Motor Trend Truck of the Year, it’s no simple victory either.
Part of what makes the 2017 Ford Super Duty stand out among its competitors is a combination of strength and smart features. The Ford Super Duty is made to be used for expert towing. Its towing power alone earned it some extra points. While the Ford F-350 stands out as the biggest and baddest, the F-250 is no modest contender, either. It offers up 430 lb-ft of torque, a 2,930 payload capacity and a 12,500 towing capacity.
The F-250 Super Duty truck was ranked high on the Motor Trend list not only for its power, but for its efficiency and its safety. The latter impressed the judges, thanks to an array of features like collision warning and trailer sway control. From top to bottom, inside and out, the 2017 Super Duty earned its Motor Trend Truck of the Year award.
Kicking off on September 15th, the Scottish Games are bound to leave a lasting image in your mind. A rather unique event, the Scottish Games feature a variety of activities that span several days. With the addition of live entertainment, the enjoyment factor can only go up. Designed with attendees of all ages in mind, there’s something for everyone!
The Scottish Games kick off with a Scotch Whiskey tasting at Gage Hall. On September 16th, the Tartan Ball offers a classy atmosphere with a live band and heavy hors d’oeuvres (which are reason enough to go if you ask us). After that, the real entertainment starts.
The piping and drumming competition is one of the largest in the southeast. When it comes to heavy athletics, no people perform quite like the Scottish. The sheaf toss, stone of strength, and caber toss will all be performed by both professionals and amateurs. Shortly after, Scottish dancing presents a different take on the culture.
Saturday brings the after-party and Sunday closes things out with the Kirkin o’ the Tartan. Rathkeltair and Carroll Brown will take the stage with live music straight out of Scottish culture through the Scottish Games.
There are games, crafts, and culture for children as well as an appearance by Ronald McDonald. Children will also be able to watch Border Collie demonstrations.
We here at Palmetto Ford encourage you to attend the Scottish Games in Charleston come this September!