Charleston has long been a darling of the country’s food scene. Charleston Wine + Food has been attracting locals, frequent visitors and first-time visitors to the Holy City since its inception in 2005 as an annual event.
The festival will return in 2023 and will run from March 1st to 5th. March may seem far away, but tickets to the ever-popular food fests are always sold out. Secure your tickets now so you can experience the famous Southern hospitality, balmy weather and world-famous culinary scene that Charleston has to offer in March.
At the heart of the festival, Culinary Village, savor the Lowcountry staple of Smorgasbord, accompanied by a variety of spirits, wines, beers and non-alcoholic drinks. Popular spots such as the Beer Garden, Corkyard and Artisan Market will return this year. There’s also a revamped line-up, including interactive chef demos and a new area where you can sample all the great food.
Held on the lawn of Firefly Distillery, the event explores the art of barbecue beyond the American South. Sample flavors of barbecue from around the world, accompanied by wines, spirits and chilled beers.
bold + barreled
Watch a classic Charleston sunset while sipping barrel-aged whiskeys and wines along with sumptuous snacks at this afternoon event at Founders Hall.
Hip-Hop: The Remix
Toast to the perfect triplet of great music, food and drink at the ultimate house party at Music Farm, a popular concert venue just off King Street.
Journey through the Caribbean Islands and Central and South America during this Latino food and culture extravaganza at Holy City Brewing.
Island-hop the Caribbean with spirits, island-inspired cocktails and authentic cuisine from a crew of chefs with deep Caribbean roots.
It’s a Park Party
Eat straight from the grill and enjoy natural wines and a variety of fermented beverages at this backyard-style cookout in Hampton Park.
Break out the sequins and stilettos for the return of this ridiculously fun and glamorous cocktail party hosted by a drag artist.
wine in the sand
Learn what makes Mediterranean sun-kissed wines unique and what pairs best with them at this wine workshop at the Iron Rose Bar & Restaurant. The event will feature Filipe Caldas de Vasconcelos of Morgado Doquinton Winery in Portugal, Sommelier Bonda Freeman of Charleston’s Indigo Road Hospitality Group, and Wine Writer (Forbes Contributor) Lauren Mowelly of Decanter Magazine with his three wine specialists. hosted by the house.
Night of Kamayan
Experience the communal-style Filipino cuisine known as Kamayan (Tagalog for “with hands”) at this unique event. Thanks to his three Filipino-American culinary leaders — Nikko Cagalanan, Paolo Dungca, and Silver Cousler — diners can enjoy a vibrant variety of dishes traditionally served on banana leaves and eaten without utensils. You can taste it.
Martin’s BBQ Joint Signature Dinner
Head across the Ashley River to James Island for a whole West Tennessee-style barbecue with natural wines and live music at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint.
foam + bucket
Talking about “Sunday Funday!”, this popular revisited event shows just how uplifting soul food can be. Head to Hampton Park for a great brunch his time pairing sparkling wine with timeless Southern classics like fried chicken and collards.
wild wild west
Explore the West’s uncharted wine regions with 6 flight tastings of white and red wines at Stems & Skins.
ginger line cocktail brunch
We were invited to a drunken brunch at Gingerline, a tropical retreat in Charleston’s historic district. Guests will enjoy dishes inspired by local favorites (including executive chef Taylor Cunningham’s famous chicken and waffles) accompanied by delicious Latin Caribbean cocktails.
Missing the State Fair funnel cakes of your youth? Learn how to upgrade them at home in this hands-on class from the Charleston Culinary Institute. Bakers Against Racism and Doña Dona co-founder Paola Velez shares how to make her favorite fried dough flavored with Coquito, her popular Puerto Rican cocktail made with rum, coconut milk and warm spices .