It's that time of year, marked by the turning of the leaves and the smell of "pumpkin spice everything" wafting through the air. Autumn in Charleston SC brings with it a new wave of events and festivities. Alongside the traditional pumpkin patches and haunted house are annual celebrations unique to Charleston. We've put together a list of the top events that you won't want to miss - mark your calendars for these upcoming events in Charleston SC!
Each year, for one month only, the Preservation Society of Charleston invites you to get up close and personal with some of Charleston's oldest and most exquisite homes. Step inside private homes and gardens, ordinarily closed to the public, and walk through history. FUN FACT: Our office building on 95 Broad Street, the historic Major Peter Bocquet House, is included on the tour!
Charleston Gallery Association Art Walk, October 6, 2017 & December 1, 2017
Visit over 40 local art galleries, located throughout Charleston's historic French Quarter and South of Broad neighborhoods, enjoy refreshments and mingle with artists and art enthusiasts alike during this FREE event! Get your map for this self-guided walk HERE.
On a mission to shine a light on the contributions of classical composers and musicians of African decent, this unique music festival draws talented performers from around the globe to Charleston SC during the month of October. Performances feature classical and contemporary works written by and performed by musicians of African heritage.
Watch as pitmasters and grillmasters from across the state showcase their flavors and skills while competing for the title of "State Champion." Held at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina in Mount Pleasant, this is an affair for the whole family to enjoy with live music, kid space, cocktail competition and, of course amazing local BBQ!
5th Annual Garden & Gun Jubilee, December 1-3, 2017
One of the most Instagram-worthy events in Charleston, the southern lifestyle magazine, Garden & Gun, celebrates their signature event the historic Charles Towne Landing site. From a Jubilee Village full of local craftsmen, to a "Truckstop" with top notch Southern cuisine and live Bluegrass music, you can shop, eat, and dance your way through one of the most historic sites in Charleston at this incredible event.
There's simply no place quite like Charleston SC in the fall and there are PLENTY more events than just these 5... The Coastal Carolina Fair is a local favorite held from October 26 to November 5 where you can ride ferris wheels, roller coasters, eat funnel cakes or turkey legs, and win prizes all night long!
If you're planning to visit the Holy City for these upcoming events, or any of the many seasonal festivities, our luxury vacation rentals are located just a short distance from each of these fall events and in some of the most historic neighborhoods on the downtown Charleston peninsula or on Folly Beach.