Posted By Alan Donald @ Oct 1st 2022 2:05am In: Events

Latin American Festival

Wow! It’s already October and we have festivals galore to enjoy across the Charleston area this month: Oktoberfest (8th), MOJA Arts Festival (through the 9th), Latin American Festival and Summerville Italian Festival (9th), SC Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival and Edisto Beach Fall Festival (15th), Children’s Day Festival (16th), FollyPalooza (20th), several fall and harvest festivals, The Fall Tours of Architecture, History, and Gardens (5th-29th) and the Coastal Carolina Fair (15th - Nov 7). For holidays to celebrate this month, there’s Columbus Day (10th), Halloween (31st) and a host of others highlighted on this page. We’ve also listed lots of weekly and individual events below - with links to their sites - so you can make the most of these pleasant days of fall!


Mondays - Saturdays: Blackbird Market, Blackbird Farms & Market, Johns Island
Tuesdays & Saturdays: Colleton Farmers Market, Market Pavilion, Walterboro
Tuesdays - Saturdays: Fields Farm Produce Market, Johns Island
Wednesdays: West Ashley Farmers Market, Ackerman Park
Wednesdays: Gullah Geechee Program Series, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
Wednesdays: Gullah Geechee Skrent (Strength), Brookgreen Gardens
Wednesdays: Arts & Crafts Market, Bay Creek Park, Edisto Island
Wednesdays: Awendaw Green Barn Jams, Sewee Outpost, Awendaw
Wednesdays & Saturdays: Early Morning Bird Walks, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel
Wednesdays - Saturdays*: Live Jazz, Forte Jazz Lounge, downtown Charleston
Thursdays: Moncks Corner Farmers Market, Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex
Thursdays: North Charleston Farmers Market, Exchange Park
Thursdays: Acoustic Guitar Series, Waterfront Park, Daniel Island
Thursdays: Live Under The Oaks, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
Thursdays: Shag Night at the Dock, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island
Fridays: Fossil Friday, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston
Saturdays: Charleston Farmers Market, Marion Square, downtown Charleston
Saturdays: Yoga, Live at Firefly & Food Trucks, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
Saturdays: Summerville Farmers Market, behind Summerville Town Hall
Saturdays: Sea Islands Farmers Market, Charleston Collegiate Campus, Johns Island
Saturdays: Weekend Wine Down, Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island
Sundays: Sunday Brunch Farmers Market, The Charleston Pour House, James Island

Several area venues have too many one-off events and activities on their October calendars for us to list in full below, so please follow these links to see more: Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, Charleston County Parks, Forte Jazz Lounge, Music Farm, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Theatre 99, and The Windjammer


10/1: Goose Creek Fall Festival, Marguerite H. Brown Municipal Center
10/1: Summerville Rotary Oktoberfest, Hutchinson Square
10/1: 30th Anniversary Isle of Palms Connector Run and Walk
10/1: The Hammer It Out Hustle 5K & Fun Run, West Ashley Greenway
10/1: Grind for Life, SK8 Charleston, Charleston Peninsula
10/1: Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon & 5K, Johns Island County Park
10/1: Screen Printing Clay Resist & Indigo Workshop, Dill Sanctuary, James Island
10/1: Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
10/1: Dancing on the Cooper, Mount Pleasant Pier
10/1: License 2 Chill, Woodlands Nature Reserve, West Ashley
10/1: Annual Pea Supper, Dorchester Shrine Club, Summerville
10/1: Trevor Wallace: Are You That Guy? Tour, Charleston Music Hall, downtown Charleston
10/1: Lowcountry Stargazers: Astronomy Observing Event, Johns Island County Park
10/1: David Cook, The Riviera Theater, downtown Charleston
10/1: CSO Masterworks 1 Season Opening Concert: Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Charleston Gaillard Center, downtown Charleston
10/1, 10/8: Weekend Wine Down, Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island
10/1-2: Harvest Home Weekend, Brookgreen Gardens
10/1-9: MOJA Arts Festival, multiple venues
10/1-9: William Eggleston: Photographs from the Laura and Jay Crouse Collection, The Gibbes Museum of Art
10/1-23: National Sculpture Society 89th Annual Awards Exhibition, Brookgreen Gardens
10/1-29*: Hitchcock, 34 West Theatre
10/1-30: Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch, Mount Pleasant
10/1-30: Boone Hall Fright Nights
10/1-11/15: Cultivating Dutch Traditions in the 21st Century, Brookgreen Gardens
10/1-11/30: From Chaos to Beloved Community, Brookgreen Gardens
10/1-12/4: Chintz: A Quilted History, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston
10/1-12/18: Charleston in Sports, The Charleston Museum
10/1-1/15: Bo Bartlett: Earthly Matters, The Gibbes Museum of Art
10/2: Rachel Hollis: Rach Talk Live, The Riviera Theater, downtown Charleston
10/3: Palmetto Goodwill Open, The Club at Pine Forest, Summerville
10/4: Play Dayz, The Oaks at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
10/4: Open Studio, Brookgreen Gardens
10/4: Ani Difranco, Charleston Music Hall
10/4, 10/18: Breakfast with the Birds, Brookgreen Gardens
10/5: Kid Tours: Skeletons, The Charleston Museum
10/5: Photo Walks, Brookgreen Gardens
10/5: Blue-Eyed Slave, Brookgreen Gardens
10/5: Wine Down Wednesday, Old Towne Creek County Park, West Ashley
10/5: Dave East, Music Farm, downtown Charleston
10/5-29: The Fall Tours of Architecture, History and Gardens, multiple venues
10/6: Lucy Dacus, Charleston Music Hall
10/7: Suite Treats, Summers Corner Performing Arts Center, Summerville
10/7: Anjelah Johnson-Reyes: Who Do You Think I Am? Tour, Charleston Music Hall
10/7-23*: Misery, Queen Street Playhouse, downtown Charleston
10/8: Avondale 5K, West Ashley Park
10/8: Community Day, Dill Sanctuary
10/8: Yoga on the Yorktown, Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant
10/8: Peppa Pig’s Adventure, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
10/8: Carolina Children’s Charity, The Windjammer, Isle of Palms
10/8: The Knocks X Cannons, Charleston Music Hall
10/8: Death Cab for Cutie, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
10/8: David Nail, The Riviera Theater
10/8: Oktoberfest, St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, downtown Charleston
10/8-9: Palmetto City Ballet: Four Seasons, Sottile Theatre, downtown Charleston
10/9: Latin American Festival, North Charleston Wannamaker County Park
10/9: Bert Kreischer: The Berty Boy Relapse Tour, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
10/9: Summerville Italian Festival, Hutchinson Square, downtown Summerville
10/9: Colt Ford, The Windjammer
10/10: Tip Jars to Chart Toppers, The Riviera Theater
10/11: The Head and the Heart, Firefly Distillery
10/11: Beatles, Bach and Beer, Charleston Library Society, downtown Charleston
10/12: Noah Kahan: The Stick Season Tour, Charleston Music Hall
10/13: Paws on the Patio, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
10/13: America’s First Museum Book Launch, The Charleston Museum
10/13: Starlight Yoga, Wannamaker County Park, North Charleston
10/13: St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Charleston Music Hall
10/14: Monarch Migration, Folly Beach County Park
10/14: 24th Annual Swinging for Success Charity Golf Tournament, Summerville Country Club
10/14: Lighthouse Inlet Bird Walk, Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, Folly Island
10/14: 3rd Annual Art in the Barn, Middleton Plantation, West Ashley
10/14: Bridging the Gap, Brookgreen Gardens
10/14: CSO Pops 1 Music of the Movies: The Oscar Goes to…, Charleston Gaillard Center
10/14-15: Luke Combs: The Middle of Somewhere Tour, North Charleston Coliseum
10/14-3/5: From Chaos to Order: Greek Geometric Art, The Gibbes Museum of Art
10/15: Sweetgrass Basket Weaving Workshop, The Charleston Museum
10/15: SC Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival, Brittlebank Park, downtown Charleston
10/15: Cars & Coffee, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island
10/15: James Island Connector Run, Cannon Park, downtown Charleston
10/15: Edisto Beach Fall Festival & Turtle Auction, Palmetto Plaza, Jungle Road, Edisto Beach
10/15: Cast off Fishing Tournament, Mount Pleasant Pier
10/15: Flyways, Charleston Visitor Center, downtown Charleston
10/15: Turtle Trek 5K Sunset Beach Run & Kids Fun Run, Isle of Palms County Park 
10/15: Charleston Mimosa Fest, Johnson Hagood Stadium, downtown Charleston
10/15: Miles Ahead, Charleston Music Hall
10/15: Royal Comedy Tour, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
10/15-16: Shifting Perspectives: A Dance Concert, Sottile Theatre
10/15-11/7: Coastal Carolina Fair,  Exchange Park, Ladson
10/16: Children’s Day Festival, Park West Recreation Complex, Mount Pleasant
10/16: Lowcountry Buddy Walk, Etiwan Park, Daniel Island
10/16: Birds of Prey Photography Day, The Center for Birds of Prey, Awendaw
10/16: Jim Messina, Charleston Music Hall
10/17: The Chill Art Critique, Redux Contemporary Art Center, downtown Charleston
10/17: Amos Lee, The Riviera Theater
10/17: An Evening with the Flaming Lips, Firefly Distillery
10/18: Charleston Green Drinks: Energy, Commonhouse Aleworks, Park Circle, North Charleston
10/18: Brent Cobb & Hayes Carll: Gettin’ Together Tour, Charleston Music Hall
10/19: SC’s Coastal Barn Owl, Brookgreen Gardens
10/19: Wine Down Wednesday, Old Towne Creek County Park
10/19: Stevie Nicks, CreditOne Stadium, Daniel Island
10/19-11/6: The Addams Family, A New Musical, The Historic Dock Street Theatre
10/20: FollyPalooza, Center Street, Folly Beach
10/20: Wine on the Piazza, Edmondston-Alston House, downtown Charleston
10/20: Kip Moore: Fire on Wheels Tour, Charleston Music Hall
10/20-21: Dance Theatre of Harlem, Charleston Gaillard Center
10/20, 10/22: Mozart's Don Giovanni Opera, Sotille Theatre
10/21: John Petrucci, Charleston Music Hall
10/22: Pedal the Park, West Ashley Bikeway
10/22: 8th Annual North Charleston Harvest Festival, East Montague Avenue
10/22: Boo At The Barn, Carnes Crossroads
10/22: The Quokka Cup, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Mount Pleasant
10/22: Omar Shrine Homecoming Parade, Dorchester Shrine Club, Summerville
10/22: Share House Oktoberfest, Camden Alley, ??, ??
10/22: Festival de Don Giovanni, George Street, downtown Charleston
10/22: Halloween Carnival, Goose Creek Community Center
10/22: Charleston Beer Fest, Riverfront Park, North Charleston
10/22: SC Stingrays home hockey games, Stingrays Hockey Arena, North Charleston
10/22: Steve Vai: Inviolate Tour, Charleston Music Hall
10/23: Annual Fall Gala - WINGSPAN, The Center for Birds of Prey
10/23: Josh Gates Live!, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
10/23: Palmetto Park Jam, Palmetto Islands County Park, Mount Pleasant
10/23: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas Concert Live to Film, Charleston Gaillard Center
10/24: Sunflowers! With Paper Artist Cindy Kerr, Brookgreen Gardens
10/24: Blues Traveler, Charleston Music Hall
10/24: Whitney, Music Farm
10/25: Discovery Day: Pumpkin Party, Dill Sanctuary
10/25: Travel Candle Making Workshop, The Charleston Museum
10/25: An Evening with David Sedaris, Charleston Gaillard Center
10/26: Exploring the Joy (and Art) of Writing!, Redux Contemporary Art Center
10/26: Dracula: Ballet with a Bite, Charleston Music Hall
10/27: Benefits of Bats, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel
10/27: The Work of Dr. Gabriel Manigault, The Charleston Museum
10/27: Brookgreen 101, Brookgreen Gardens
10/27: Dropkick Murphys, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
10/27: Let’s Go Crazy: The Music of Prince, Charleston Music Hall
10/27-30: Disney on Ice! Presents Let’s Celebrate, North Charleston Coliseum
10/27-11/19*: Clyde’s, PURE Theater, downtown Charleston
10/28: Halloween Party, The Charleston Museum
10/28-29: CSO Masterworks 2: Beethoven’s “Triple” Concerto, Charleston Gaillard Center
10/28-30: Annie, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
10/28-30: The Rocky Horror Experience, Queen Street Playhouse, downtown Charleston
10/29: Nature’s Pigments & Paint Making, Dill Sanctuary
10/29: Children’s Imagination Walk, Brookgreen Gardens
10/29: Poe Meets Stoker, Circular Congregational Church, downtown Charleston
10/29: Clerks III: The Convenience Tour, Charleston Music Hall
10/29: And That’s Why We Drink: Here for the Boos Tour!, The Riviera

* Event occurs on most, but not all, dates during this period.

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