Festival season has really kicked off here in the Lowcountry, what with SEWE and the BB&T Wine + Food Festival already behind us.

This coming weekend is a slightly newer but also increasingly popular gathering around a single theme.


It’s the third annual installment of Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival, which will bring together tale-spinners from the Lowcountry and all around America.

The festival is sponsored by the good people of the Charleston County Public Library, and the event promises to bring stories to life that are poignant, scary, humorous, historic  –  the whole nine yards. 

Events will take place on the downtown peninsula in Wragg Square, at 342 Meeting Street  –  an easy drive from all of our rental homes South Carolina, both Isle of Palms vacation rentals or a Folly Beach house Charleston.

Charleston Tells starts Friday evening, March 13th, from 7:00-9:30.  It continues Saturday the 14th, from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m., and then resumes in the evening from 7:00 till 10:00 p.m.

Storytelling is one of those things that appeals to all ages staying in your Charleston beach house.  One great thing about coming to one of our Isle of Palms luxury rentals or Folly Beach rentals Charleston is getting to experience authentic Lowcountry culture  –  what makes this part of the world different from anywhere else. 

A big part of that is the Gullah heritage, which is based on African-American culture on the sea islands near the coast.  Think: “Porgy and Bess,” which was written here; the unique language and dialect of Gullah (which Gershwin captured so well in “Porgy”); sweetgrass baskets; and much of our Lowcountry cuisine (she-crab soup, okra gumbo).  Some of the most popular storytellers who will be performing at Charleston Tells are Gullah storytellers.  Should you decide to go, you’re in for a treat.

Here’s Charleston Tells’ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CharlestonTells

Here’s the library’s webpage on the festival with the full schedule, featured performers, along with a link to buy tickets:



If you’re coming here to one of our beach house rentals Charleston in March, namely a luxury house on Isle of Palms, there are a couple special events where you don’t even have to leave the island.  Morgan Creek Grill, located at the IOP Marina on 41st Avenue, is hosting these two:

Bourbon and BBQ   –  this Saturday, March 14th  from 4:00 till 8:00 p.m. on the grounds of Morgan Creek and at the Creekside Bar.  Included are three premium bourbon tastings, as well as all-you-can-eat slow roasted pork BBQ, sides and dessert.  Tickets are $30 advance or $35 at the door.  Here’s a link:  http://www.eventbrite.com/e/bourbon-bbq-tickets-15273170464

Wine & Design  –  Tuesday, March 31st, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.  For $35 you’ll get everything you need to paint a scene of Charleston to take home as a souvenir; there will be plenty of food and drink specials.  Reserve your place here:  http://www.wineanddesign.com/calendar/view_event.php?eventID=46744&date=2015-03-31&calendarID=15


Remember, March is a great time to stay in SC vacation rentals, especially EP’s luxury beach house rentals SC.  Just give us a call and we’ll connect you with the perfect one.


All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger