15 Fun Fall Events in Charleston

October 31, 2023

Goodbye, summer heat! Fall officially starts on September 23, 2023, and some may say it is the nicest season in Charleston. The weather begins to cool down, the holidays slowly approach, and festive fall events are in full swing. Sometimes, choosing which events to attend is hard, but Charleston Guru has you covered. Here is Charleston Guru’s guide to the top 15 fun fall events in chronological order.

15 Fun Fall Events in Charleston

Starlight Yoga

September 14, 2023, October 12, 2023, November 6, 2023

Starlight Yoga, a popular yoga event, will occur on select dates from September to November at various locations throughout Charleston. Guests can expect a flowing yoga class, live music, and a special glow-in-the-dark prize. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 day of the event.

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Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk for the Child

Saturday, October 7, 2023

This fall race across the Isle of Palms Connector helps with the fight against child abuse in the Lowcountry. Attendees can walk or run the race as a 5K or 10K race.


The Great Pup-Kin Patch

Sunday, October 8, 2023

Instead of heading to a traditional pumpkin patch this fall, head to The Restoration Hotel to pick out a furry friend! Each new owner will receive free doggie treats, a $25 Rise gift card, and a 12-ounce bag of Restoration Coffee blend.

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Latin American Festival

Sunday, October 8, 2023

The annual Latin American Festival is Sunday, October 8, 2023, from noon to 5:00pm at Wannamaker Park. Guests can expect a celebration of Latin and Caribbean cultures through dancing, live music, artwork, crafts, and authentic cuisine. Ticket prices vary from free to $10. This event is open to all ages.

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The Fall Tours

Wednesday, October 11 to Saturday, November 4, 2023 

This fall experience Charleston through walking tours, architecture, tours and more. The Fall Tours are hosted by the The Preservation Society of Charleston. Attendees can purchase tickets for house and garden tours, architecture tours, history tours, garden tours, and walking tours throughout the season that range from $35 to $200. Guests are encouraged to purchase tickets well in advance and can buy tickets online or over the phone.

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Oktoberfest Charleston

Saturday, October 14, 2023

Oktoberfest Charleston is Saturday, October 14, 2023, from 11:00am to 7:00pm at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. Guests can enjoy live music, German cuisine, local craft beer from Tradesman Brewing Company, and German baked goods. Admission is free. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

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Oktoberfest Street Fair

Saturday, October 21, 2023

The Oktoberfest Street Fair is Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 1:00pm to 6:00pm at Share Houseand Bodega. Guests can enjoy free admission into a fall themed street fair with local vendors, live music, and Oktoberfest-inspired food and drinks for purchase from Share House and Bodega.


Trivia Nights at Firefly

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 and Thursday, November 16, 2023

Trivia Nights at Firefly are held on select dates from Tuesday, September 19, 2023, to Tuesday, December 19, 2023, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Firefly Distillery. Attendees can enjoy $1 off of cocktails and $6 beers while playing trivia. There will be rotating themes for trivia.

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Charleston Mimosa Festival

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Enjoy an outdoor event with mimosas, beer, wine, and live music. The Charleston Mimosa Festival is Saturday, October 28, 2023 from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at the Johnson Hagood Stadium at The Citadel.

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Harvest Festival

Saturday, November 4, 2023

The annual Harvest Festival is Saturday, November 4, 2023, from 11:00am to 5:00pm at Johns Island County Park. This event will feature local bluegrass bands, pumpkin decorating, archery, craft vendors, and food like barbecue and kettle corn. Tickets are $10. Guests under 12 and Gold Pass Members are free.

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Oyster Roast

Sunday, November 5, 2023

Enjoy a fall Oyster Roast at Pearlz Oyster Bar on Sunday, November 5, 2023 from 12:00pm to 2:00pm. Tickets are $45 and are required to attend. Tickets include all you can eat! There will be drink specials and additional menu items can be purchased from the full Pearlz menu.

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Merc Market

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Merc Market is held on select Wednesdays from 4:30pm to 7:00pm at Mercantile and Mash. Attendees can expect a 100% local market that showcases a selection of rotating vendors with specialty goods and food items. 

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Holy Smokes BBQ Festival

Saturday, November 11, 2023

Holy Smokes BBQ Festival is Saturday, November 11, 2023, from 11:00am to 4:00pm at Riverfront Park. Attendees can enjoy all-you-can-eat barbecue from over 40 pitmasters and chefs, plus beer, wine, cocktails, and live music from Daniel Donato & Cosmic Country and Lilly Hiatt.

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Pitt Street Stroll

Thursday, November 16, 2023

The Pitt Street Stroll is every third Thursday of the month from 5:00pm to 8:00pm at The Post House Inn, Wine Shop Old Village, and Shop Out of Hand. Attendees can purchase specialty light bites and drinks on the Post House patio or at Wine Shop Old Village and stroll Pitt Street and explore Out of Hand, Old Village Wine Shop, and Pitt Street Pharmacy, who will host activations and specials.

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Rooftop Yoga

Saturday, November 18, 2023

Rooftop Yoga at Hotel Bennett is Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 10:00am to 11:00am at The Observatory at Hotel Bennett. Yoga Instructor Krista Vera will be leading an hour long foundational flow. Guests of the hotel can attend for free and locals can purchase a ticket for $25.

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