April 2016 Events

A Lowcountry full of Spring, April 2016 Events, await your arrival. Bring the whole family for a great Spring Break! Enjoy Charleston and her waterways plus fascinating historic sites. April 2016’s delightful, balmy Spring weather is simply a great time to get out-on-the-water and visit captivating Fort Sumter where the first shot of the Civil War was fired!

TripAdvisor ranked the Holy City 3rd place in its list of top American travel destinations, placing it as more popular than the likes of Las Vegas, San Francisco, New Orleans and the nation’s capital! Fort Sumter Tours is also award-winning. Fort Sumter Tours is the recipient of a “Certificate of Excellence” awarded by TripAdvisor. # 1 Top USA Destination was voted by Conde Nast Traveler readers, for Fort Sumter. And, Travel & Leisure magazine’s World’s Best Awards ranked Charleston, South Carolina # 1 in the USA & Canada and #2 in World’s Best Cities via the Reader’s Choice Awards.

An historically interesting + entertaining Fort Sumter Tour is a great way to get out-on-the-water and pair with any of the interesting April 2016 Events below for a really great visit to Charleston, South Carolina….

Daniel Island, SC
Family Circle Cup Tennis Tournament – 04/04 -04/10/2016
The world’s top seeded female Tennis Players compete for the Sport’s largest purse at the state-of-the-art facility located on picturesque Daniel Island. Beautiful Blackbaud Stadium allows all spectators a great view of the Athletes and the Competition. Sponsored by Volvo and the Volvo Car Open.

West of the Ashley
Wine Down Wednesdays ~ 04/06 & 04/20/2016
Experience the beauty of Old Towne Creek County Park during ‘Wine Down Wednesday’. Old Towne Creek County Park, formerly Ashem Farm, was home to Charleston preservationist Emily Ravenel Farrrow and her St. Andrews Riding Academy. Located in West Ashley, the 67-acre estate is dotted with open fields mixed among groves of Live Oaks. Be inspired by the legacy of the Lowcountry’s nature and history with views from the park of South Carolina’s first English settlement at Charles Towne Landing, and the winding of Old Towne Creek through the salt marsh. Currently, the park is only open for programs and private rentals, but along with several other property holdings throughout the Lowcountry, it will one day become a county park available for regular use. Wine Down Wednesday is a great opportunity to get a sneak peek of this future park. Guests will enjoy wine, hors d’oeuvres, and live music at this hidden gem located in West Ashley. Musical Guests ~ Chris Dodson – April 1st, Dave Landeo – April 20th. 1400 Old Towne Road, Charleston, SC 29407 Admission: Includes wine, light hors d’oeuvres, live music, and a commemorative wine glass. At the Gate: $20.

Fly Fishing 201 School ~ 04/09/2016

Each fly fishing class is typically offered once a month for $75. They run from 9am to 3pm, and include lunch as well as any necessary tackle required for the session. Capt. John will cover everything from fly casting to knots and flies selection for Lowcountry species. Makes for a great birthday present or group activity. Class sizes limited to 10 participants. Makes a great birthday present or group activity. Register: e-mail

North Charleston, South Carolina
Widespread Panic ~ North Charleston Coliseum ~ 04/22/2016  
As influenced as they were by gritty Southern rock music as they were with the more embryonic stylings of the Grateful Dead and The Band, this Athens, GA combo are going to celebrate a full three decades of existence next year.

42nd Street ~ 04/28 & 04/29/2016
North Charleston Performing Arts Center
This quintessential backstage Musical Comedy is the song and dance fable of Broadway. A true American Dream story with some the greatest songs ever written, such as “We’re In the Money”. A starry-eyed young Dancer named Peggy Sawyer leaves her Allentown, PA home. She comes to New York to audition for the new Broadway musical “Pretty Lady”. When the leading lady breaks her ankle, Peggy takes over and becomes a star.

Summerville, SC
Flowertown Festival ~ 04/01 – 04/06/2016
On one 3-day weekend during this season, thousands of Festival-goers transcend this gracious Southern town to take in the flowers and hospitality and attend one of the largest arts and crafts Festivals in the Southeast – The YMCA Flowertown Festival. Azalea Park.

Guests board at informative Liberty Square’s Fort Sumter Visitors Center…part of the Charleston Maritime Center. Don’t miss this great opportunity that the whole family will enjoy!

Fort Sumter Tours is the only authorized National Park Service concessioner, proudly owned and operated for over 50 years by The Campsens, a local Charlestonian family with generations of maritime heritage. Booking online is a seabreeze via or simply call Toll-Free 1-800-789-3678 or 843-722-BOAT. Cancellations with refunds accepted up to 24-hours in-advance. Parking is easy at nearby Aquarium Wharf garage or metered on-street. Embarkations are also available on the Mt. Pleasant side of the Arthur Ravenel Bridge at Patriots Point.

Charleston Strolls & Fort Sumter Tour
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