The knowledgeable guides of Charleston Culinary Tours and Lowcountry Walking Tours acquaint tour-goers with the rich cultural and historical heritage of the largest historic district in the United States through two distinct branches. Lowcountry Walking Tours's guides delve into the histories and mysteries of Charleston, revealing its both dark and romantic origins. Their excursions venture downtown or out to Mount Pleasant, each exploring the events that shaped the region with an emphasis on the areas toured. They often meander the streets of the French Quarter as guides opine on the historic churches, horticulture, and reason why the city had to change its name from Tokyo to Charleston.
Charleston Culinary Tours introduce groups to the area through their taste buds. Each restaurant tour journeys to four acclaimed restaurants, granting a bounty of food tastings alongside a meet-and-greet with restaurant owners and chefs. On the farmer's market tour, groups explore the farm-fresh finds of a market named one of the nation's best by Travel + Leisure, then venture to an area restaurant where they can savor the newly picked produce within a gourmet meal. The farm-to-table theme continues on the mixology tour, where participants sip specialty cocktails infused with fresh herbs and produce as the learn about the secrets to Charleston's craft cocktail scene.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
This is a celebration of Jamaica's finest, Jerk and Reggae accompanied by wine, and is the only event of its kind. Participants can be engrossed in learning about Jamaica while having fun.
What is the experience customers can expect?
The overriding experience will be fun, but additionally customers will be able to sample various wines, learn about wine pairings with jerk meats, learn Jamaican games like domino and ludo and enjoy live performances by a Reggae Band and an International Reggae Artists.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The inspiration is to promote and preserve the traditions of Jamaican cooking and musical heritage.
What do you love most about your job?
Love teaching and sharing information.
Rum Runners invites guests to experience a pirate's life with a selection of spirits and food from the West Indies, and they've enlisted 30 rum distilleries and 10 area chefs to help. You'll pair rums from such distilleries as RumHaven, Striped Pig, and Naked Turtle with eats from Caribbean Delight, Charleston Caribbean Creole, and Cane Rhum Bar—all while indulging in entertainment fit for a pirate. Try your hand at themed larks such as Knot So Fast and Pirate Dice, plunder treasure from the confetti prize canons, or shake your troubles away on the dance floor. And you can feel good about the days' high jinks, as proceeds from the event benefit the cancer-survivor programs of Dragon Boat Charleston.
YogaPop is a festival that celebrates the intersection of yoga and music. This focus is apparent in the inaugural yoga class, which has a DJ on hand to spin tunes while yogis run through poses or try to turn Downward Dog into a cool new dance craze. Once the class has visitors limbered up, they can take a stroll through the Yoga Village exploring booths from vendors such as Artisan Tees and Holy City Brewing. Stages feature live performances by artists and local bands.
The Finger Lickin Chicken Wing Fling Thing will light up Legare Farms on Johns Island with wings, live music, and kids' rides. Bluegrass and rock bands play on a central stage, and kids leap nearby in bounce houses. Throughout the festival, patrons lick barbecue sauce off their fingers and they tear into wings, and relax on blankets and lawn chairs that they brought from home. Proceeds from the event benefit the Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce and other nonprofits.
Although Cinco de Mayo—an important date in Mexican military history—isn't a widely celebrated holiday in Mexico, it has become a major event in cities across the United States. At the lively Charleston Cinco de Mayo Fest, people gather at the Visitor Center Bus Terminal to enjoy Mexican food, music, and dancing. DJs and live musical acts, along with dancers and a Zumba exhibition, take center stage at the event, which benefits the Trident Literary Association.