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!

MOJA Arts FestivalSeptember 26 – 6, 2019

A celebration of African-American and Caribbean arts, returns for it’s 36th year to Charleston! Selected as the Southeastern Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events for many years, this celebration of art and music and promises an exciting lineup of visual arts, jazz music, dance, gospel, R&B music, storytelling, and much more!

Fall Tour of Homes, History  & ArchitectureOctober 3 – November 2, 2019

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 4, 2019

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.

Taste of CharlestonOctober 13, 2019

This annual event is a Charleston favorite! Held at Riverfront Park in North Charleston, this expansive outdoor venue is transformed into a sea of culinary delight! Try a variety of dishes served up by 40+ local restaurants along with a beer or wine libation. An afternoon of good food, libations, and live music, it’s sure to be a good time!

7th Annual Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throw DownNovember 16-17, 2019

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!

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 25 to November 4 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.