Downtown Charleston has always been a haven of delicious restaurants, shopping boutiques, and amazing harbor experiences, but every second Sunday one part of Charleston really comes alive: King Street. From Queen Street up to Calhoun Street, traffic to King St. will be closed so you can freely walk the area, shop, and dine among the best of Charleston. Every Second Sunday event features something new and exciting. Last Mother’s Day, the town held a unique shopping experience for moms, featuring one of a kind jewelry and discounts. Other Sundays, King Street hosted runway fashion shows displaying summer dresses perfect for the Charleston area. Here’s what else you can expect to experience on the King Street’s Second Sunday event:
Amazing Food & Culinary Tradition
All that walking and shopping can really work up an appetite. Be sure to try one of the many award-winning restaurants lining the street. Charleston has rightfully earned its reputation as culinary hub, of which you can test at great places like Halls Chophouse and The Swamp Fox. Other restaurants like Mellow Mushroom have outdoor seating, so you can have a unique dining experience on the street itself. Plus, there’s tons of street vendors offering little snacks to give you another boost of shopping energy.
Live Music & Art
Every Sunday is different and features upcoming bands playing live music along King Street. You can expect to see locals dancing away to some Charleston jazz or you can take a seat on the curb and listen to local bluegrass. Regular performers you can see include Michael Lindsey, Sollie “Puddin” Jenkins, and accordionist Matt Lohan. As you walk along King Street, you’ll probably stop at a couple destinations and admire a few art exhibits. The Second Sunday is a perfect time to find great deals and unique pieces on sale.
For More Information
- When: Second Sunday of Every Month; 1-6 p.m.
- Where: King Street (between Queen & Calhoun Streets)
- Price: Free
- Parking Along: Aquarium, Camden Exchange on Hutson Street, Concord & Cumberland, 93 Queen, the Francis Marion Hotel, Prioleau Street, 34 Philip Street, Majestic Square, Wentworht at St. Philip, and Charleston Place
- Visit Website: Click Here & Charleston City Info
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