Sistas And The City is an overview of the local upcoming events that we plan to attend or reviews about the events we have recently attended. Most of our activity is based around the Charleston, SC area. This page is not intended to provide information about all events in the area. Those who share similar interests as us may enjoy this page as a source for recommendations on things to do and places to go.
Charleston Summer Wine Festival 2019
We will definitely be attending this event on March 9th because although having fun and living our best lives is great, remaining on a budget is hard. We are hoping to receive some helpful tips on how to best manage our money and perhaps how to continue growing our bank accounts.
Black Violin in Concert
The musical duo will be blessing the stage at the Charleston Gaillard Center on Friday, March 8th and we were able to purchase tickets at a great price. Black Violin came to our attention through watching YouTube videos pointing out their skills making hip-hop inspired sounds using string instruments. We love a good concert and we think this one will be extra unique. Come join us and purchase your ticket now.
The host of the Charleston Winter Wine Festival which we attended in February, are bringing us back for the Charleston Mimosa Festival on March 30th. If anything like the wine festival, this event is sure to be fun-filled with lots of tastings. We can’t wait for this one! We purchased advanced tickets at $35.00 which includes bottomless drinks, but there are also tickets for general admission only – $15 or food and drink included – $55-$69. Come join us and purchase yours here.
Because we love all things seafood, a short drive to Hilton Head, SC for this annual event is likely to be worth it! The indulgence is real! Come join us!
We are excited to attend this first ever Charleston Winter Wine Festival. We purchased our tickets in advance so we only paid $35.00 each, which is reasonably priced compared to the ticket cost to attend one single event of the Charleston Wine and Food Festival which starts a few weeks following. We hope that it will be an enjoyable event with lots of wines that please our pallets. Come join us!
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MLK Day Parade
This year for the first time we attended the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Parade held in downtown Charleston. The temperature on MLK Day was down right cold, but that did not dissuade us and thousands of others from going out and joining in the parade festivities to observe this prestigious holiday.
To be a part was energizing and inspiring especially noticing the diversity of organizations who participated. There were businesses, churches of all denominations, students, bands, Fraternities and Sororities, dancers, foundations, pageant queens and so many others who marched the long way from Burke High School to Marion Square to celebrate and honor the great Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Shuckin’ on The Cooper
On January 12, 2019 we attended Shuckin’ on the Cooper which is an annual oyster roast hosted by Charleston County Parks and Recreation. The event was located on the Mount Pleasant Pier just right under the Arthur Ravenel bridge. The oysters were catered by Charleston Bay Gourmet and were served cluster style.
The weather was perfect for eating oysters, although more chilly than we would have preferred. The best part about this oyster roast, aside from the oysters themselves was the hospitality of all of the sponsors. There were plenty of FREE oyster knives and gloves to grab – but expected to be returned after using. We’ve never been to an oyster roast where they provided both gloves and oysters knives without a price tag. We thought this was very thoughtful.
The oysters were local, salty and wet just how we like them! For $10.00 a bucket, there were plenty to enjoy so we felt that the price was right. And the admission cost was only between $8-10 so it was definitely well worth attending. But thanks to one of our wonderful friends we were able to attend at no cost! I think we will be attending this oyster roast next year as well.