Leap day was not only the day for the South Carolina Democratic primaries. The extra day was also the day for the Winter 2020 Charleston Bonfire. The event had over 1900 in attendance. Vendors sold their delicious barbecue to patrons who had no shortage of alcohol. This biggest draw for the crowd aside from the bonfire was the host, Courtnay The Poet.
Courtnay has been hosting Charleston’s Bonfire for nearly 3 years now and each year it gets better. In past years the bonfire was held at the North Charleston’s Riverside park. This year the venue was at Woodlands Nature Reserve in Summerville. The event started at 6 but in order to accommodate the sheer number of people, the gates were opened at 5. After parking and a quick security check, patrons were whisked off to the other side of the reserve on a tractor pulled hayride.