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About Town: Plan Ahead for Charleston’s Wine + Food Festival and Cooper River Bridge Run

We are just weeks away from springtime at Kiawah River – a time of rebirth as the natural world wakes up and “springs” new life with warm weather, plenty of sunshine and a calendar chock-full of the Charleston region’s most beloved events. Among these seasonal happenings are the annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival and the Cooper River Bridge Run, both of which attract attendees from near and far. Both events take place just a short drive from Johns Island, which means that Kiawah River residents are never too far from the excitement.  

From the trails and waters of Kiawah River to the streets and shops of historic downtown Charleston, creating unforgettable memories in the Lowcountry is not a difficult task. We’ve made it even easier by breaking down these two upcoming springtime events.  

Charleston’s Wine + Food Festival
During the week of March 1-5, locals and visitors alike flock to the annual Charleston Wine + Food Festival, celebrating the city’s rich culinary heritage and showcasing the talents of local and national chefs, winemakers and other culinary professionals. The festival typically features events such as cooking demonstrations, wine tastings, and food and drink pairings, as well as opportunities to meet and interact with industry leaders. Festival experiences range from food sampling in the Culinary Village at Riverfront Park to unique signature events in a variety of venues allowing guests to experience food and beverage in a non-traditional atmosphere. This year’s festival also has new areas dedicated to interactive chef demos and bringing back fan-favorites such as the Beer Garden, Corkyard and the Artisan Market. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit 

Cooper River Bridge Run
The Cooper River Bridge Run is a world-class 10k race that takes place in Charleston each year, beginning in Mount Pleasant at the corner of Coleman Boulevard and Simmons Street, taking participants over the iconic Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and ending in downtown Charleston. The race attracts runners of all levels (yes, even first-timers!) and is known for its stunning views of the Charleston harbor and city skyline. The event also features a post-race celebration with live music and food. This year’s race is on April 1, and now is the perfect time to get together with friends and begin training! For more information and to sign up to run, visit 

 Mark your calendars for these two events and we hope to see you all there!