It’s no secret that Charleston is a popular vacation destination and with about 33 new residents every day, it’s becoming an ever more popular area for permanent living. Whether you’ve never been to Charleston before or have visited a million times, we think that April is the PERFECT time to visit Charleston for any reason! If you are visiting for some fun, meeting with friends, celebrating an occasion, or looking to put your roots down for good, April in Charleston just feels so special for a variety of reasons!
The PERFECT Weather
Summers in the Lowcountry can get incredibly humid, making it uncomfortable to be outdoors for long periods of time. Contrastingly, while winters are mild in South Carolina, they’re certainly not ideal to be outside for long periods of time and you’d likely get shivery. April is the perfect time of the year when things are warm but not suffocatingly hot. Flowers are in bloom, the sun is shining, and everything feels a-okay! Daily temperatures typically range from 71°F to 77°F, rarely falling below 61°F or exceeding 84°F, talk about perfection!
So long as you are not coming around the time of an Easter weekend, April tends to be a bit less busy than other months in the tourist season of Charleston. Many families with kids do not take a vacation in April, preferring to wait until the end of the school year and warmer months to take time off, making more room for those looking to visit in April! Less tourism at this time allows you to have more freedom to explore and trust us, there is a ton to explore in Charleston, South Carolina!
What exactly goes on in Charleston during April? We’re glad you asked! There is:
The Festival of Houses & Gardens
When: March 16 – April 9, 2022
Historic Charleston Foundation’s largest fundraiser and educational tool have provided intimate glimpses into some of the most beautiful homes and gardens in Charleston, SC. Come along with us for educational tours and events that explore the area’s significant cultural and architectural landscapes and historic events in the Charleston region, from 350 years ago to the present day.
When: April 2 — 10, 2022
The Credit One Charleston Open is the largest women’s only tennis tournament in North America.
Lowcountry Strawberry Festival
When: April 8th-10th and April 14th-16th
A Spring Tradition since 1997, Boone Hall Farms Invites you to See What’s New in 2022 at the Lowcountry Strawberry Festival! This staple event returns bigger than ever with two HUGE weekends filled with fun on the farm! Enjoy entertainment-filled days featuring acrobatic dogs, pig races, the All American Petting Zoo, music, magic, thrilling rides, and over 10 acres of fresh, ripe, Boone Hall Strawberries just waiting to be picked! Don’t miss festival classics including the Little Miss Berry Princess, Mr. John Deere, and Strawberry Pie eating contests.
When: April 9th, 2022
Bringing Louisiana to the Lowcountry, the Lowcountry Cajun Festival is back with a full day of Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, kids activities, and all-around ragin’ Cajun fun! Savor the tastes of authentic Cajun and Creole fare – jambalaya, alligator, etouffe, andouille sausage, and crawfish. Also, enjoy Lowcountry favorites like seafood and Southern barbecue. For those who prefer a tamer menu, we’ll serve up ample portions of festival foods like hot dogs, snow cones, and more.
Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
When: April 24th, 2022
The Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival presented by East Cooper Medical Center and Harris Teeter is one of the most highly anticipated events of the year! The festival pays tribute to Mount Pleasant’s local shrimping and fishing industry, offering a boat parade, live music, craft show and lots of free activities with the picturesque Ravenel Bridge and Charleston Harbor for a backdrop!
Looking for more? Our friends over at Holy City Sinner keep an ongoing calendar of events happening in Charleston all the time that you can view here!
While you’re visiting this April, make sure you also pay a visit to our website for the most up-to-date and popular rentals on the market! We take pride in providing our clients with the best tenants and finding matches for properties that people will love.
Enjoy your April in Charleston!