Fall Fun: Upcoming Events in Charleston

August 22, 2017

Fall is a wonderful time here in the Lowcountry! Whether you’re a seasoned local or just passing through, you don’t want to miss these fabulous fall events:


Boone Hall Fright Nights
September 29 – October 31 | Mt. Pleasant

Fright Nights return to Boone Hall Plantation for three weeks this fall. There will be four new attractions featured this year – you don’t want to miss South Carolina’s largest multi-attraction haunted event! See the Boone Hall website for ticket prices and times.


Preservation Society of Charleston Fall Tours
October 5-29 | Downtown Charleston

Experience some of the finest, most historic houses and gardens in America. As the oldest community-based historic preservation organization in America, the Preservation Society of Charleston hosts a variety of Fall tours that take you inside some of Charleston’s most historic privately-owned homes and gardens. Whether it’s a self-paced walking tour of private houses and gardens, a guided plantation tour, or a historically themed “Up-close and Personal” tour, there is something for everyone. The series also includes lunch lectures on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Tickets may be purchased at the Preservation Society website.


October 21 | Folly Beach 

Follypalooza is an annual cancer benefit & community street festival that takes place on Folly Beach. The funds raised support local residents fighting cancer or other health issues. This family-focused event includes live music, a 5k, silent auction, raffle, carnival games, jump castles, face painting, balloon animals, Art in the Park, craft vendors, and so much more! Local restaurants will have food trucks/tents available to guests. This is one of the longest running cancer benefits in the state of South Carolina. For more information please visit the following site!

Komen Lowcountry Race for the Cure
October 21 | Daniel Island 

The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Series is the world’s largest and most successful education and fundraising event for breast cancer. It was created to raise funds and awareness for the breast cancer movement, celebrate breast cancer survivorship and honor those who have lost their battle with the disease. The 23rd edition of the 5K race on Daniel Island begins and ends at the Family Circle Tennis Center. A 1-mile Fun Run/Walk and Kids for the Cure Dash will precede the Run. To register for the race, visit: Race for the Cure Lowcountry.


Komen Race for the Cure


An Evening with Third Eye Blind: Fall of the Summer Gods Tour
October 21 | Daniel Island

The band Third Eye Blind celebrates their 20th anniversary with a special tour stop at the Volvo Car Stadium on Daniel Island. Tickets are released on Ticketmaster.com starting Friday, August 4. Third Eye Blind is donating $2 of every ticket sale to the Komen Race for the Cure. You can purchase your tickets here!

Darius Rucker Live In Concert
October 22 | Daniel Island

Hometown favorite Darius Rucker once again visits the Volvo Car Stadium, this time for a solo performance. This Daniel Island show will sell out fast so purchase your tickets now! Click here for seat availability.



Harry Potter Film Concert Series
October 28 | Downtown Charleston

The Charleston Symphony Orchestra invites you to join them as they perform Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in concert at the Galliard Auditorium! This concert will feature the the live symphony orchestra performing every note from the movie. The audience will view the movie on a HD 40-foot screen will listening to the orchestra. Tickets are for sale on Ticketmaster.

Isle of Palms Halloween Carnival 
October 31 | Isle of Palms 

On Tuesday, October 31st from 5:00 pm- 7:00 pm the City of Isle of Palms will host their annual Halloween Carnival. This is a family-friendly event for all ages. There will be games, jump castles, temporary tattoos, face painting, candy, prizes, and so much more! The costume contest is divided into age divisions and begins promptly at 5:30 pm. For more information see the IOP site.

Charleston International Film Festival
November 2-6 | Throughout Charleston

This festival showcases all aspects of filmmaking. The goal is to educate the local community on the art and science of film as a whole through promoting cross-cultural awareness, the exchange of ideas, and social understanding. Visit the Charleston International Film Festival website for further details.

Steeplechase of Charleston
November 12 | Stono Ferry

The Plantation at the Stono Ferry Racetrack presents the Steeplechase of Charleston. There will be a total of five races, with the first starting at 1 pm. There will be multiple vendors for shopping and dining, and multiple tailgate areas will be available for guests. To purchase your tickets click here.

6th Annual Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown
November 10-11 | Mt. Pleasant

The 6th annual “Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown,” hosted by Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, will be a fully sanctioned national event with the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS). This event will feature a Friday night wing competition and Saturday full-on barbecue competition within a large competitor and vendor village centered around The Lookout Pavilion. Enjoy live music performances, a cocktail competition, and a Kids Area, all within a casual family-friendly atmosphere. Fore more information please see their site!

Park Day on Daniel Island
November 11 | Daniel Island

Daniel Island’s popular annual fall festival will take place on Saturday November 11th, 2017 from 11 am – 4 pm at Etiwan Park.  A fall tradition in the Lowcountry, Park Day is a day of outdoor family fun for all ages that showcases and supports a diverse range of local charitable organizations. In addition to live entertainment, games, jump castles, animal exhibits and other favorite activities, this year’s festival will also feature a Food Truck Rodeo, a sports pub tent including Big Screen TVs to watch all of your favorite college football games, and much, much more. The event will take place from 11 am until 4 pm at Etiwan Park, located on Seven Farms Drive, across the street from the Bishop England High School on Daniel Island. For more information please visit the Park Day website!

Park Day 2007 Park Day

Fall Artwalk
December 1 @ 5 pm | Downtown Charleston

Experience the Charleston Gallery Association Artwalk. Over 40 local galleries in downtown Charleston will participate in this one-night event! Visit the CGA website for more information!