What to do while enjoying our historic vacation rental bed & breakfast.
Preservation Society of Charleston’s Annual Fall
Candlelight Tours of
Homes and Gardens
October 3 - October 27, 2013
The Preservation Society was
founded in 1920 by a small group of Charlestonians concerned
with the increasing threat to one of America’s outstanding
collections of 18th, 19th and 20th century architecture. The
Fall Candlelight Tour is the Society’s primary annual
fund-raising project, helping the Society to further the aim
of preserving the wonderful architecture. This six week
event is possible because owners of historic properties,
loyal Society members, and dedicated volunteers join
together to share the unique heritage of this National
Historic Landmark city with you. Each night a different
neighborhood opens up it’s distinguished homes to you, each
with it’s own history and character. They are all an easy
walk from your own historic accommodations at Charlotte
Street Cottage !
Our home, the Wegman Holmes House at 32 Charlotte
Street, has been a featured home on tour for most years since 2005. One of the finest
examples of grand federal style single homes in Charleston, it’s
beautiful interior detail is exquisitely preserved and is always the
do not miss for the tour.
Click here to visit the Preservation Society of
Charleston’s web site for more information.
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
February 14 - 16, 2014
celebration of the world of nature featuring live wildlife,
nature painting and sculpture, photography and crafts, as
well as conservation exhibits.
here to visit www.sewe.com
Charleston Food & Wine Festival:
March 6 - 9, 2014
The culinary styles of top
chefs and culinary experts from around the world will be featured at the Distinctively
Charleston Food and Wine Festival. Southern traditions will be intertwined with the art
and culinary tastes of top chefs from the West coast, New England, France and Switzerland.
here to visit the festival web site for more information.
Historic Charleston Foundation’s Annual
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Mid March - Mid April, 2014.
Dates announced November 2013
An award-winning series of tours and
special events provides a rare opportunity to explore the interiors and
gardens of some of the most magnificent private residences in America.
Beautiful interiors and lushly planted
gardens abound in this enchanting city, and today's owners have granted
Historic Charleston Foundation the rare privilege of sharing
their properties with Festival visitors. The Festival of
Houses and Gardens takes place in the Historic District of
downtown Charleston, a city celebrated for its history and
concentration of period buildings. This year the Wegman
Holmes House where we live at 32 Charlotte
was featured on the Mazyck Wraggsboro tour. Festival events including
tours vary daily so visitors may enjoy the diversity of
this unique city which traces its origins to the 1670s and
whose architectural legacy includes distinctive historic
houses, landmark churches and important public buildings.
Stay in your own historic guest house and walk to all the
tours from Charlotte Street Cottage!
Click here to visit the Historic Charleston Foundation’s
web site for more information.
Cooper River Bridge 10k Run and 7k
April 5, 2014
Going strong and growing for
over 30 years, the Bridge Run provides a world-class 10-K
foot race and is the best organized and the best conducted
10-K race in the world. Each year it has brought over 10,000
people to run from Mt. Pleasant to
downtown Charleston. The new
Jr. Bridge was used for the first time for the 2006
event. The new roadway is about 30 feet higher than
the old bridges, and is just one span. The
slope of the new Ravenel Bridge is 4%: the slope to the top
is over one mile long (the bridge is 2.4 mies long). The
roadway is almost 200 feet high, while the top of the
supporting towers is over 550 feet! The last section of the
course is on flat downtown streets and the course ends a
block from Charlotte Street Cottage! You can take a boat to
the start from the Charleston Maritime Center, just a short walk from the
Click here to visit
the Cooper River Bridge Run web site for more information.
Family Circle Cup Woman's Professional Tennis Tournament
April 2014, date TBA
One of the longest running professional
tennis tournaments on the WTA tour, the Family Circle Cup
celebrated it’s 30th year in 2002. The newly
built home outside Charleston, The Family Circle Tennis Center, is located on Daniel
Island. The tournament attracts
the finest women’s tennis professionals including, in recent
years, Serena Williams, Venus Willams, Jelena Jankovic, Caroline Wozniacki,
Vera Zvonereva, Melanie Oudin, Sam Stosur and Marion Bartoli.
Stay in your own private guesthouse at Charlotte Street Cottage in historic
downtown Charleston, close to many fine restaurants, and
enjoy the great tennis a short drive away!
Click here to visit the Family Circle Cup web site for
Spoleto Festival USA
May 24 - June 9, 2013
Festival USA was founded in 1977 as the American
counterpart to the Festival dei Due Mondi (Festival of Two
Worlds) in Spoleto, Italy. When Pulitzer Prize-winning
composer Gian Carlo Menotti planned an
American festival, he searched for an American city that
would offer the charm of Spoleto, Italy, and also its wealth
of theaters, churches, and other performance spaces.
Charleston was the perfect counterpart.
Spoleto Festival USA has maintained traditions of those
first festivals such as a dedication to young artists, a
fascination with contemporary effort, an enthusiasm for
providing unusual performance opportunities to recognized
masters in their fields, and a commitment to all the
performing arts. Each year audience members experience a
broad range of artistic styles and forms, including
classical ballet; modern and post-modern dance; opera;
chamber, symphonic, and choral music; jazz; theater; and the
literary and visual arts. For 17 days each year, the arts
become the most important activity in Charleston. More than
100 performances are offered each season by artists from
around the world with as many as ten performances on any
given day. In addition, Piccolo Spoleto, the city-organized
companion festival, schedules another 200 events over the
same period of time. Spoleto Festival USA has earned a
reputation for offering programs of the highest artistic
caliber, supporting new and innovative works, nurturing
outstanding young artists, and expanding public appreciation
of the arts. This focus has brought Spoleto international
acclaim. Charlotte Street Cottage offers a private and
luxurious home from which to walk to all Spoleto venues and
the many fine Charleston restaurants.
Click here to visit the Spoleto Festival USA web site
for more information.
Piccolo Spoleto Festival
May 24 - June 9, 2013
But what really adds
the ingredient of magic to the mix is Piccolo Spoleto, which provides
access to the festival for Every Person, especially children. Focusing
primarily on artists of the Southeast region, Piccolo Spoleto is the perfect
complement to the international scope of its parent festival, Spoleto USA. It's 700
events in 17 days, transform Charleston into an exhilarating celebration
of performing, literary and visual arts. Piccolo Spoleto's traditional
program offerings include visual arts exhibits, classical music, jazz,
dance, theatre, poetry readings, children's activities, choral music,
ethnic cultural presentations, crafts, and film.
Click here to visit the Piccolo Spoleto Festival web
site for more information.