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!
September 29 through October 9, 2022
A celebration of African-American and Caribbean arts, returns to Charleston from its virtual format instigated during COVID-19. 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!
October 5 – October 29, 2022
A celebration of architecture, history and gardens, this beloved event takes you inside some of Charleston’s most iconic historic homes and intricate gardens. 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.
First Friday of the Month; September – November 2022
As the weather cools in the fall, these First Friday Artwalks are popular with both locals and tourists as a way to 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 free, printable map HERE for this self-guided evening of art-filled fun.
October 22, 2022
Charleston Beer Fest is back and expanding to be bigger and better this year with more breweries, more music, bigger acts, more food and more games and activities! Head to Riverfront Park in North Charleston for the best beer festival in the Lowcountry – all for a great cause! Come out for a full day of craft beer, music, food, crafts, beer games and fun!Beer festival at Riverfront Park, North Charleston, with regional craft beers, games, live entertainment and food.
September 30 – October 30 2022
The Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch has grown to be one of the largest fall festivals in the state. Now in its 26th year, this event has become an autumn tradition that brings people of all ages together for a day of good old-fashioned fun on the farm.
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 22 to November 6, 2022 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.