Posted By Alan Donald @ Oct 3rd 2021 3:01pm In: Events


Wow, there is so much going on in the Charleston area this month! There’s truly something for everyone! Several fairs, festivals and holiday events are planned, including the MOJA Arts Festival (1st-10th), the Goose Creek Fall Festival (2nd), Summerville’s Flowertown Festival and the Charleston Greek Festival (both 8th-10th), the Columbus Day long weekend (9th-11th), Charleston’s Latin American Festival (10th), Mount Pleasant’s Children’s Day Festival (17th), Folly Beach’s FollyPalooza (20th), the Coastal Carolina Fair (28th - November 7th) and Halloween (31st). Plus, if you love beer, Oktoberfest continues on from September into early this month AND Charleston Beer Week runs from the 29th through November 7th. We also have a variety of sports and entertainment events taking place and the continuation of several area farmers markets. We’ve listed many weekly and individual events below and provided links so you can find out more. Seriously, there’s no excuse to not get out there and enjoy yourselves!

Weekly events throughout October:

Tuesdays & Saturdays: Colleton Farmers Market, Market Pavilion, Walterboro

Wednesdays: West Ashley Farmers Market, Ackerman Park

Wednesdays: Creative Flow: Yoga in the Gallery, Redux Contemporary Art Center, downtown Charleston

Wednesdays: Holy City Farmers Market, Holy City Brewing, North Charleston

Wednesdays: Awendaw Green Barn Jams, Sewee Outpost, Awendaw

Wednesdays: Instrumental Jazz Night, Forte Jazz Lounge, downtown Charleston

Thursdays: North Charleston Farmers Market, Felix C. Davis Community Center, Park Circle

Thursdays: Moncks Corner Farmers Market, Market Pavilion at the Regional Recreation Complex

Thursdays: Goose Creek History Lecture Series, Goose Creek Fire Station

Thursdays: Live Under The Oaks, Mount Pleasant Towne Center

Thursdays (through 10/14): Joe Clarke Trio, Forte Jazz Lounge

Fridays: Food Truck Fridays, The Green Barn, Carnes Crossroads, Summerville

Saturdays: Charleston Farmers Market, Marion Square, downtown Charleston

Saturdays: Goose Creek Farmers & Artisans Market, Goose Creek City Hall

Saturdays: McClellanville Land & Sea Market, Moores Corner

Saturdays: Summerville Farmers Market, Summerville Town Hall

Saturdays: Sea Islands Farmers Market, Charleston Collegiate Campus, Johns Island

Saturdays: Firefly Yoga + Food Trucks + Live Music, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston

Sundays: Mosquito Beach Farmers Market, Folly Beach

Sundays: Sunday Figure Drawing, Redux Contemporary Art Center, downtown Charleston

Sundays: Sunday Brunch Farmers Market, The Pour House, James Island

For an array of organized outdoor recreational activities, events and festivals offered by the Charleston County Parks & Recreation Commission throughout the month, follow this link to their October Calendar of Activities.

Individual events:

10/1: ArtWalk, multiple galleries in downtown Charleston

10/1: Randy Rainbow: The Pink Glasses Tour, Charleston Music Hall, downtown Charleston

10/1: Yacht Rock Revue, The Windjammer, Isle of Palms

10/1: Eric Hutchinson, The Pour House, James Island

10/1: Live at Firefly: Flogging Molly, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston

10/1-2: 2021 Malibu Open Professional Waterski Event, Trophy Lakes, Johns Island

10/1-2: Brad & Jennifer Morantz: The Glory of Gershwin, Forte Jazz Lounge, downtown Charleston

10/1-2: Pipeline, Chapel Theatre, College of Charleston, downtown Charleston

10/1-10: 2021 MOJA Arts Festival, multiple venues in Charleston

10/1-31: Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch & Fright Nights, Boone Hall Plantation, Mount Pleasant

10/1-10/31: The Lowcountry in Living Color: Making Historical Photographs Come to Life, Charleston Museum

10/1-12/11: Namsa Leuba: Crossed Looks, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, downtown Charleston

10/1-12/31: Groovy Kinda Love, Thirty-Four West Theater Co., downtown Charleston

10/1-2/20/22: Light Effects: The French Impressionists, The Gibbes Museum of Art

10/2: Isle of Palms Connector Run, Ocean Boulevard

10/2: 4th Annual Bird Fest, Old Santee Canal Park, Moncks Corner

10/2: 18th Annual Carolina Children’s Charity Care - Give - Run 5K Partial Trail Run & Family Fun Walk, Palmetto Islands County Park

10/2: Grind for Life, SK8 Charleston, downtown Charleston

10/2: Hope Jam Childhood Cancer Benefit, The Windjammer

10/2: 1st Annual Chucktoberfest, 18 local breweries

10/2: Goose Creek Fall Festival, Municipal Center

10/2: Summerville Rotary Oktoberfest, Hutchinson Square

10/2: Folly Market Hop, Center Street & West Ashley Avenue, Folly Beach

10/2: Rodrigo y Gabriela, Charleston Music Hall

10/2: CSO Pops 1: Music of the Movies: Heroes and Villains, Charleston Gaillard Center, downtown Charleston

10/2: Woodlands Beach Daze: Reggaeton Edition, The Woodlands Nature Reserve, West Ashley

10/2: Swingin’ Sinatra Saturday, Forte Jazz Lounge

10/3: Kiawah Island Triathlon, Night Heron Park

10/3: Evening of Remembrance, McLeod Plantation Historic Site, James Island

10/3: The Beach Boys 2021 Feel Flows, Charleston Gaillard Center
Goose Creek National Night Out (postponed from 8/3), Municipal Center

10/5: Mount Pleasant National Night Out, Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park

10/7: HALO Opera for Y’All, Charleston library Society, downtown Charleston

10/7: Live at Firefly: Walker Hayes, Firefly Distillery

10/7: Lauren Daigle World Tour, North Charleston Coliseum

10/7: The Black Jacket Symphony Presents Pink Floyd’s “The Wall”, Charleston Music Hall

10/7-11/6: The Fall Tour of Homes & Master Series: Homes, History & Architecture, multiple Charleston locations

10/8: First Fridays with Alva Anderson, Forte Jazz Lounge

10/8: Alabama 50th Anniversary Tour, North Charleston Coliseum

10/8-10: Flowertown Festival, Azalea Park, Summerville

10/8-10: 50th Annual Charleston Greek Festival, Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, downtown Charleston

10/8-24: Wait Until Dark, Queen Street Playhouse, downtown Charleston

10/9: Oktoberfest, Bay Street Biergarten, downtown Charleston

10/9: Oktoberfest, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, downtown Charleston

10/9: Village Vision 5K Fun Walk/Run, Palmetto Islands County Park, Mount Pleasant

10/9: Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon & 5K, Johns Island County Park

10/9: Candlelight Tour of Drayton Hall, West Ashley

10/9: Mike Epps: In Real Life Comedy Tour, North Charleston Coliseum

10/9: Gracie & Lacy: Ghosts of Jazz, Forte Jazz Lounge

10/9-10: Ambassadors’ Charleston County Pickleball Championships, Collins Park, North Charleston

10/9-10: SE Punk Flea Market, Omar Shrine Temple, Mount Pleasant

10/10: Woofstock Lowcountry Dog Music Festival with Sister Hazel, Hanahan Amphitheater

10/10: Latin American Festival, Wannamaker County Park, North Charleston

10/10: Artcelium Fest, The Woodlands Nature Reserve

10/10: Emerson String Quartet, Charleston Gaillard Center

10/12: Paul Cauthen, The Pour House

10/13: Home Free: Dive Bar Saints World Tour, Charleston Music Hall

10/13-31: Blithe Spirit, The Historic Dock Street Theatre, downtown Charleston

10/14: Yappy Hour, James Island County Park

10/14: Starlight Yoga, Wannamaker County Park, North Charleston

10/14: Boz Scaggs Out of the Blues Tour 2021, Charleston Music Hall

10/14: John Michael Montgomery, The Windjammer

10/15-16: CSO Masterworks 2: Bolero, Charleston Gaillard Center

10/15-30: Scarecrows on the Square, Hutchinson Square, Summerville

10/15: Motown & More with Charles Grant, Forte Jazz Lounge

10/16: Pony Up Movie Night for Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding, 2669 Hamilton Road, Johns Island

10/16: 5th Annual Cars on Kiawah, Ocean Park, Kiawah Island

10/16: Pink Promenade Catwalk Cocktails, Mount Pleasant Towne Center

10/16: Charleston-James Island Connector 10K Run & 5K Walk/Run 2021 

10/16: Ghostwalk, Hutchinson Square

10/16: Gatsby Orchestra, Forte Jazz Lounge

10/16: Sidewalk Saturday, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island

10/16: Mt. Joy & Trampled by Turtles, The Woodlands Nature Reserve

10/16: One Night with Nikki Glaser, Charleston Music Hall

10/16: Charleston Night Bazaar, Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co., downtown Charleston

10/17: Children’s Day Festival, Park West Recreation Complex, Mount Pleasant

10/17: Needtobreathe: Into the Mystery Tour, North Charleston Coliseum

10/17: Beatles vs. Stones - A Musical Showdown, Charleston Music Hall

10/17: Josh Turner, The Windjammer

10/17: Charleston Magic Show, Forte Jazz Lounge

10/18: 13th Annual Putting for Parkinson’s Golf Tournament, Wescott Golf Club, North Charleston

10/19: Pat Benatar & Neil Geraldo, Charleston Gaillard Center

10/20: FollyPalooza, Center Street, Folly Beach

10/20: Melissa Etheridge, Charleston Music Hall

10/21: Third Thursday, Hutchinson Square

10/21: The Marshall Tucker Band, Charleston Music Hall

10/21: Barrel Proof, Forte Jazz Lounge
For King & Country: Relate Fall Tour, North Charleston Coliseum

10/22: Special Needs Halloween Dance, Rollins Edwards Community Center, Summerville

10/22: Hocus Pocus, Charleston Music Hall

10/22-23: Theo Von: Return of the Rat Tour 2021, Charleston Gaillard Center

10/23: Cast Off Fishing Tournament, Mount Pleasant Pier

10/23: Autumn on the Ashley Arts and Crafts Fair, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, West Ashley

10/23: Dogtoberfest, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island

10/23: The Apple Truck Tour (pre-orders only), Citadel Mall, West Ashley
Halloween Carnival, Goose Creek Community Center Gym

10/23: Legacy: Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Stylistics & More, Forte Jazz Lounge

10/23: SC Stingrays home hockey game, North Charleston Coliseum

10/23: Groovin’ High: A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie, Charleston Music Hall

10/24: Donut Fest Charleston, Broad Street, downtown Charleston

10/24: 3rd Annual Lowcountry Halloween Fest, Citadel Mall
L.O.L Surprise! Live, Charleston Gaillard Center

10/26: Million Dollar Quartet Broadway Musical, Charleston Gaillard Center

10/26: August Burns Red: Leveler 10 Year Anniversary Tour, Charleston Music Hall

10/27: 10th Annual Halloween Trunk or Treat Holiday Festival, Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex

10/28: “Consumption” multi-sensory experience, Charleston Union station, downtown Charleston

10/28: Trick or Treat Boo Thru, Hampton Park, downtown Charleston

10/28: Porto Seguro: An Evening of Brazilian Music, Forte Jazz Lounge

10/28: Wine Women and Shoes, Charleston Gaillard Center

10/28-31: Disney on Ice!, North Charleston Coliseum

10/28-11/7: 2021 Coastal Carolina Fair, Exchange Park, Ladson

10/29: Party for the Parks, Colonial lake, downtown Charleston

10/29: Trunk-or-Treat Halloween Bash, Jerry Blackwell Sports Complex at Gahagan, Summerville

10/29: Live at Firefly: Marc Broussard Duo, Firefly Distillery

10/29-30: CSO Masterworks 3: Beethoven and Witches, Charleston Gaillard Center

10/29-31: Fiddler on the Roof, North Charleston Performing Arts Center

10/29-11/7: 8th Annual Charleston Beer Week, multiple area venues

10/30: Hanahan Trunk or Treat, Hanahan Amphitheater

10/30: Holy City Pop Up Market, Firefly Distillery

10/31: Halloween Jam with Lettuce!, Firefly Distillery

Do you have or know of a public event planned for next month? Please share the details with us by writing to Thanks!

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