As the summer heat wanes, the second biggest of Charleston’s major art festivals is fast approaching. The last weekend in September through the first full week of October, MOJA will take over the city with showcases of dance, theater, literary, visual arts, and music performances.

Moja means “one” in Swahili, a fitting title to this festival that brings the best of the city’s African and Caribbean arts together for one big event. This year marks the event’s 34th year running, making it one of Charleston’s longest running cultural events. It has also been recognized as one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for its rich lineup of events.

A huge number of the festival events are free, and the rest are offered at an affordable price, making MOJA a great activity to attend with friends, family, or groups. Co-produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, this event is all about the harmonious multicultural community, and the contributions made to the world by Caribbean and African cultures.

From storytelling to R&B to delicious food from all over the world, this event has something for everyone. There are also plenty of children’s activities to keep the whole family occupied, no matter their age. Make sure to check the official MOJA website for scheduling and tickets.

Have you booked your transportation yet to MOJA? September 28th to October 8th is a busy time for Charleston, so make your group transportation reservation now!