North Charleston Blue Crab Festival

Sunday May 21, 2023
11:00 am
3923 Azalea Dr, North Charleston, SC 29405 (View Map)

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Jenkings Children's Orphanage

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Jenkins Orphanage Presents the Inaugural North Charleston Blue Crab Festival

UPDATE: 4/21/23 - RAIN OR SHINE!  Bring rain gear (justin case), chairs, and a small table.  

Grab your mallet and crab cracker and join us for the ultimate Lowcountry pickin' at the Inaugural North Charleston Blue Crab Festival on April 22nd from 11 am to 5 pm. The event will benefit Jenkins Orphanage and takes place at the beautiful Jenkins Youth & Family Village off Azalea Drive in North Charleston.

And that’s just the tip of the bushel. Come join us for this pickin’ good time featuring:

Live Music | Over 50 Art and Retail Vendors | Food Trucks | Beer and Wine

Free Kids Area 

General admission for 13+ is $15 in advance and $20 at the door. All 12 and under are free. Buy your tickets right here to secure your entry into the event.

Want the VIP experience? Grab a VIP ticket for $125 which includes one bucket of crab, complimentary food and beverage, private bathrooms, riverview tented seating in the heart of the event, and a VIP entrance to avoid the lines. Check back here for additional details, but we can promise it will be well worth it! Limited spots available.

Important Event Information:

All crab buckets, beer and wine, and hayride require tickets, which may be purchased at the Ticket & Merchandise booth. Note that this booth with only accept Credit or Debit Cards. No cash, checks, or e-pay applications will be accepted for these items.


External art, retail, and food vendors may accept cash, an ATM will be available on site.

Bring your phone for easier event access, whether you pre-paid or are purchasing on-site.

No outside beverages, coolers, or tents. Bicycles must be kept outside the fence. Please feel free to bring chairs, umbrellas, and blankets.