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The Charleston Festival 2024

Historic Charleston Foundation is proud to announce

The Charleston Festival, March 14 – April 14, 2024

Formerly known as the Festival of Houses and Gardens, in 2024 the Foundation’s largest and longest annual event is now The Charleston Festival, celebrating Houses, History and Culture. This will mark the 77th year of the annual Festival, bringing educational events to the community in support of the Foundation’s mission-driven work.

Visit the new, dedicated website HERE.

Browse the 2024 brochure, below

What’s new?

Alongside Charleston by Design, the Foundation is proud to present a solo monthlong exhibition of paintings by Charleston and London-based artist, Jill Hooper, at the Aiken-Rhett House Museum. Hooper’s exhibit, Window into Another World, will feature original works of art meant to complement the Aiken-Rhett House Museum. Inspired by the preserved-as-found preservation approach, Hooper’s paintings will engage visitors with a new perspective in this evocative, historic space. Window into Another World will be open to the public with admission to the Aiken-Rhett House Museum for the duration of The Charleston Festival. Activities include en plein air workshops and studio visits during The Charleston Festival.

The Festival’s beloved House & Garden Tours will be back with new and exciting options added to the traditional line up. The Food for Thought Lecture Series will continue featuring expert speakers on a variety of topics, and, new for 2024, Lectures on Location will introduce unique sites to visitors to enhance lecture topics. Live Like a Local events will continue to include culturally immersive experiences such as hands-on workshops, live music, cuisine-based gatherings, and harbor boat tours, all celebrating the architectural, historical, and cultural contributions unique to the Lowcountry.

Browse the 2024 brochure, below. To request a physical brochure, please reach out to us via email at [email protected]

Are you interested in being a sponsor or partner for the 2024 Festival? Contact us HERE.

Are you interested in volunteering for the 2024 Festival? Sign up HERE.