Isle of Palms vacation rentals provide the ideal home from which to experience the myriad of festivals taking place throughout the Lowcountry.

As I mentioned in THIS blog, and THIS one, the Spoleto Festival has announced their schedule, and tickets have officially gone on sale to the public online at:

This being the 40th anniversary of the world-famous festival of the arts, the lineup is an especially appealing one.  Tickets are going fast, even though the festival isn’t happening until the end of May through the beginning of June.  And just as tickets are going fast, so are our SC vacation rentals, be they Isle of Palms luxury rentals or a Folly Beach house Charleston.  If you are interested in booking a Charleston beach house for any time during festival season, the early bird gets the best worm  –  or in this case, the best luxury house on Isle of Palms.

SEWE No 34, 2016

Another big festival is coming up even sooner than Spoleto, and there’s a good deal going on now through February 1st.

It’s SEWE time again (well, almost).  The huge Southeastern Wildlife Exposition, “Celebrating Wildlife Art & The Sporting Life,” is scheduled for the weekend of February 12-14th in and around downtown Charleston.  This is the 34th year of a festival that draws folks from all over the globe to see some of the best wildlife art around, not to mention all the fun nature-themed activities going on throughout the city.

They are offering a special discount  –  20% off day tickets, with the code: UNTAMED20.  It’s good from now through 2/1/16.  Here’s a link to the official website, with all the details and schedule of events:

And here’s a link to order tickets, where you can get that 20% discount on day tickets:

SEWE events are an easy drive from all our beach house rentals Charleston SC.  It’s also Valentine’s weekend  –  a great time to be in beach rentals Charleston  –  plus you’ll get great offseason rates on all our rental homes South Carolina.

oyster festival

Oyster time near our Isle of Palms vacation rentals

Last but not least, there’s yet another festival coming up even before SEWE, and it’s a fun one.  It’s the 33rd annual Lowcountry Oyster Festival, going on Sunday, January 31st at Boone Hall Plantation.  This is especially convenient to our Isle of Palms vacation rentals  –  just cross the IOP Connector, head up Highway 17 and follow the signs to Boone Hall.

Get set for 80,000 pounds of oysters, live music, great food and beverages and oyster eating contests plus activities for the kids.  Here’s a link to last year’s BLOG about the Oyster Festival.

The festival will take place from 10:00 a.m. till 5:00 p.m.

It’s sponsored by the good folks at the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association, the people behind Charleston Restaurant Week and other great events.  Many of the proceeds go to good causes  –  namely the Ronald McDonald House of Charleston, Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC, Shriners Hospitals for Children, and local schools.  Read more about them here:

Here’s a link to the festival webpage, where you can buy advance tickets (wise, since they expect 10,000 people or more… plus you save $7.50 per person by buying tickets in advance):

For ticket purchases, go to:


Isle of Palms vacation rentals and Lowcountry festivals really go together well.  And remember, to call EP ASAP, for the best in luxury beach house rentals SC.

All best,
Lowcountry Lisa
your Isle of Palms vacation blogger