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Charleston Sternwheel Regatta brought in over $31 million to the city, event officials say


The much-anticipated return of the Charleston Sternwheel Regatta in 2022 did not disappoint, as numbers released by event and city officials show it was the largest event in Charleston in the past decade.

The City of Charleston, Regatta Commission and the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Thursday that the 5-day event that ran from June 30-July 4 generated just over $31.5 million in economic impact and attracted an estimated 210,000 attendees to the Capitol City.

“This event eclipses anything we’ve had in Charleston in at least the last 10 years,” Tim Brady, President and CEO of the Charleston Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) told MetroNews Thursday.

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