2nd Sunday on King Street is the premier monthly event held in historic downtown Charleston every month, year ’round. Visitors and locals alike are invited to shop, dine and enjoy Charleston’s “Main Street” on a vehicle-free, pedestrian-only afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. Now in its fourth year, 2nd Sunday has become the most attended, regularly-scheduled event ever held on the Charleston Peninsula, with guests numbering over 20,000 throughout the day.
2nd Sunday is a rare opportunity to occupy what US News & World Report called one of the 10 Best Shopping Streets in the United States. It’s partners and producers are downtown businesses, the City of Charleston and the Charleston Peninsula Preservation Trust. At its heart, 2nd Sunday is a business development initiative that supports downtown Charleston’s balance and livability. Shops and restaurants are invited to occupy the street, while musicians provide the sound track “unplugged” along the half-mile route.