Posted By Alan Donald @ Sep 1st 2022 8:20am In: Events

Sweet Tea

It’s September and we can look forward to cooler temps and several festivals in the Charleston area this month, such as the Edisto Beach Shag Festival (2nd - 4th), Lowcountry Jazz Festival (3rd - 4th), Fall Food Truck Festival (10th), Pechakucha (15th), Resonance Music and Arts Festival (15th - 17th), 3rd Annual Cookin’ On The Creek BBQ Festival (16th - 17th), Sweet Tea Festival (17th) and MOJA Arts Festival (29th - October 9th). Plus, there are some major holidays, including Labor Day (5th), Hispanic Heritage Month (15th - October 15th), Constitution Day (17th), Yom Kippur (24th) and Rosh Hashanah (25th). The Autumn Equinox - when fall officially begins - is on the 22nd. We’ve listed many local weekly and individual events below to help you enjoy these early days of fall! And for more occasions to celebrate throughout the month, you can also check out this page.

Mondays - Saturdays: Blackbird Market, Blackbird Farms & Market, Johns Island
Tuesdays: Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, Moultrie Middle School
Tuesdays - Saturdays: Fields Farm Produce Market, Johns Island
Tuesdays & Saturdays: Colleton Farmers Market, Market Pavilion, Walterboro
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: Laughway to the Weekend, Theatre 99, downtown Charleston
Wednesdays - Saturdays*: Live Jazz, Forte Jazz Lounge, downtown Charleston
Wednesdays & Saturdays: Earling Morning Bird Walks, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel
Thursdays: Moncks Corner Farmers Market, Moncks Corner 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
Fridays & Saturdays: Take the Funny and Run, Theatre 99, downtown Charleston
Saturdays: Charleston Farmers Market, Marion Square, downtown Charleston
Saturdays: Summerville Farmers Market, behind Summerville Town Hall
Saturdays: Sea Islands Farmers Market, Charleston Collegiate Campus, Johns Island
Saturdays: Live at Firefly & Food Trucks, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
Saturdays: Weekend Wine Down, Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island
Sundays (not 9/4): Figure Drawing Sessions, Redux Contemporary Art Center, downtown Charleston
Sundays: Sunday Brunch Farmers Market, The Charleston Pour House, James Island
Sundays: Holy City Farmers Market, Holy City Brewing, North Charleston

Several area venues have too many one-off events and activities on their September 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, Theater 99, and The Windjammer.

9/1: Toast Under the Oaks, Johns Island County Park
9/1: Open Studios, Redux Contemporary Art Center, downtown Charleston
9/1: Pink Floyd’s: The Wall 40th Anniversary Screening, Charleston Music Hall, downtown Charleston
9/1: G. Love, The Windjammer, Isle of Palms
9/1-4: RiverDogs' home baseball games, Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Ballpark, downtown Charleston
9/1-10*: A Hidden Life, PURE Theatre, downtown Charleston
9/1-17*: She Drives Me Crazy, 34 West Theatre, downtown Charleston
9/1-25: Beyond Van Gogh, Charleston Area Convention Center, North Charleston
9/1-25: The Play That Goes Wrong, The Historic Dock Street Theatre, downtown Charleston
9/1-10/1: Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
9/1-10/9: William Eggleston: Photographs from the Laura and Jay Crouse Collection, The Gibbes Museum of Art, downtown Charleston
9/1-10/23: National Sculpture Society 89th Annual Awards Exhibition, Brookgreen Gardens
9/1-11/15: Cultivating Dutch Traditions in the 21st Century, Brookgreen Gardens
9/1-11/30: From Chaos to Beloved Community, Brookgreen Gardens
9/1-12/4: Chintz: A Quilted History, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston
9/1-12/18: Charleston in Sports, The Charleston Museum
9/2: Seining the Sea, Beachwalker Park, Kiawah Island
9/2: Sam Hunt, CreditOne Stadium, Daniel Island
9/2: BIG Wing Night 2022, Dorchester Shrine Club, Summerville
9/2: Food Truck Fridays, Pierce Street, Daniel Island
9/2: Homegrown at the Point, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Mount Pleasant
9/2-3: Music on the Green, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island
9/2-4: Edisto Beach Shag Festival, Bay Creek Park, Edisto Beach
9/3: Hampton Park: BioBlitz, Hampton Park, downtown Charleston
9/3: Cast off Fishing Tournament, Mount Pleasant Pier
9/3: Jane Do Trampoline Class, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
9/3: Sip & Stroll, Drayton Hall, West Ashley
9/3: Tuffy Tiger, James F. Dean Theatre, Summerville
9/3: Stop Light Observations, The Windjammer
9/3: Jamey Johnson and Blackberry Smoke, Firefly Distillery
9/3-4: Lowcountry Jazz Festival, Charleston Gaillard Center, downtown Charleston
9/4: Labor Day 5K, Brookgreen Gardens
9/4: Southern LIT Spectacular, James Dean Theatre, Summerville
9/5: Open Day, The Charleston Museum and its Historic Houses
9/5: Labor Day Charleston Symphony Orchestra & Fireworks, Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Ballpark
9/5: 50th Anniversary Bikini Contest, The Windjammer
9/6: Open Studio, Brookgreen Gardens
9/6: Play Dayz, The Oaks at Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
9/6, 9/20: Breakfast with the Birds, Brookgreen Gardens
9/7: Kid Tours: At the Beach, The Charleston Museum
9/7: Photo Walks, Brookgreen Gardens
9/7: Beneficial Insects, Brookgreen Gardens
9/7: Wine Down Wednesday, Old Towne Creek County Park, West Ashley
9/7, 9/28: Creative Flow: Yoga in the Gallery, Redux Contemporary Art Center
9/7, 9/28: Sound Bath in the Gallery, Redux Contemporary Art Center
9/8: Black Jacket Symphony Presents Van Halen 1984, Charleston Music Hall
9/8: Paws on the Patio, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
9/8, 9/16: Let’s Talk Hawks!, Johns Island County Park
9/8, 9/22: Yappy Hour, Wannamaker County Park, North Charleston
9/9: Indigo Dyeing, Brookgreen Gardens
9/9: Lighthouse Inlet Bird Walk, Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, Folly Island
9/9: Sunset Moonrise Beach Walk, Folly Beach County Park
9/9: Parrots with Curator of Natural History, The Charleston Museum
9/9: Homegrown at the Point, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina
9/9: Free Movie Fridays: Luca, Gahagan Park Football Field, Summerville
9/9: Built to Spill, Charleston Music Hall
9/9: Collective Soul & Switchfoot, The Riviera, downtown Charleston
9/9-1/15: Bo Bartlett: Earthly Matters, The Gibbes Museum of Art
9/10: Intro to Felt Collage, Redux Contemporary Art Center
9/10: Poetry at McLeod, McLeod Plantation Historic Site, James Island
9/10: Fall Wreath Design Workshop, The Charleston Museum
9/10: Gullah Geechee Junkanoo, Brookgreen Gardens
9/10: Fall Food Truck Festival, Firefly Distillery
9/10: In Defense of Charleston, The Charleston Museum
9/10: The Southern Soul Awards Show!, Omar Shrine Auditorium, Mount Pleasant
9/10: The Kings of Country, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
9/10: Here Come the Mummies, Charleston Music Hall
9/10: Dawes & Bahamas, The Windjammer
9/11: Second Sunday on King, King Street, downtown Charleston
9/11: Dog Day Afternoon, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Water Park, Wannamaker County Park, North Charleston
9/11: RiverDogs 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb, Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Ballpark
9/11: OneRepublic + NEEDTOBREATHE: Never Ending Summer Tour, CreditOne Stadium
9/11: Action Bronson, Charleston Music Hall
9/12: Beekeeping, Brookgreen Gardens
9/13: The Story of the Grimke Sisters, Brookgreen Gardens
9/13: Elton John, CreditOne Stadium
9/14: Movies in the Park, Bay Creek Park
9/14: Kyle Kinane, Music Farm, downtown Charleston
9/15: September Third Thursday/Open Studios/Artisan Market, Public Works Art Center, Summerville
9/15: Brookgreen 101, Brookgreen Gardens
9/15: Wine on the Piazza, Edmondston-Alston House, downtown Charleston
9/15: Starlight Yoga, Mount Pleasant Pier
9/15: Pechakucha 40, Charleston Music Hall
9/15: Toast Under the Oaks, Johns Island County Park
9/15-17: Resonance Music and Arts Festival, Woodlands Nature Reserve, West Ashley
9/16: The Connells, The Windjammer
9/16: Caja de Cuerdas in Concert, Mount Pleasant Town Hall
9/16: Movie Night, Waterfront Park, Daniel Island
9/16: Pandora’s Box: The Ultimate Aerosmith Tribute, Charleston Music Hall
9/16-17: 3rd Annual Cookin’ On The Creek BBQ Festival, Bay Creek Park
9/17: Sweet Tea Festival, South Main Street, downtown Summerville
9/17: 911 Heroes Run 5K, Daniel Island
9/17: Lowcountry Ecology Tour, Dill Sanctuary, James Island
9/17: Cars & Coffee, Freshfields Village
9/17: H.E.R. Walk, Hampton Park, downtown Charleston
9/17: Dancing on the Cooper, Mount Pleasant Pier
9/17: Indigo Dyeing Workshop, Dill Sanctuary
9/17: Dirt Dash, Johns Island County Park
9/17: Constitution Day, Brookgreen Gardens
9/17: Dancing on the Cooper, Mount Pleasant Pier
9/17: Cuban Carnival, Charleston Music Hall
9/18: Jazz Brunch, Brown Family Park, Summerville
9/18: Matt Nathanson, Charleston Music Hall
9/19: The Chill Art Critique, Redux Contemporary Art Center
9/19: Killswitch Engage, Music Farm
9/19: Father John Misty, The Riviera
9/20: Charleston Green Drinks: Resilience and Flooding, Commonhouse Aleworks, Park Circle, North Charleston
9/20: Unwined with Watercolor, Redux Contemporary Art Center
9/21: The Land of Stuff, Brookgreen Gardens
9/21-25: The Music of Queen Tribute Concert, Brookgreen Gardens
9/22: Yappy Hour, Wannamaker County Park
9/22: Garden Earth, Brookgreen Gardens
9/22: A Legacy in Silk, The Charleston Museum
9/23: Fall Festival, Carnes Crossroads, Summerville
9/23: Jimmy Vaughan, The Riviera
9/23: LANCO, The Windjammer
9/24: Intro to Natural Dyeing Workshop, Dill Sanctuary
9/24: Fall Plant Sale, Brookgreen Gardens
9/24: She Tris Sprint Triathlon, Carnes Crossroads
9/24: Toby Mac: The Theatre Tour, Charleston Gaillard Center, downtown Charleston
9/24: LaKisha Jones: Queens of Rock and Soul, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
9/24: Outdoor Movie Night, Carnes Crossroads
9/24: Gov’t Mule, Charleston Music Hall
9/24: Wilderado, The Windjammer
9/25: Brunch in the Park, Hampton Park
9/25: Birds of Prey Photography Day, The Center for Birds of Prey, Awendaw
9/25: Evening of Remembrance, McLeod Plantation Historic Site, James Island
9/26: Longleaf Ecosystem, Brookgreen Gardens
9/26: Andy McKee, The Riviera
9/26: Sevendust, Music Farm
9/27: Discovery Day: Unbe-LEAF-able, Dill Sanctuary
9/28: Exploring the Joy (and Art) of Writing!, Redux Contemporary Art Center
9/28: Earth, Wind & Fire, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
9/29: Yappy Hour, James Island County Park
9/29: Gary Allan: Ruthless Tour, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
9/29: Kevin Gates: Big Lyfe Tour, North Charleston Coliseum
9/29-30: Big Head Todd & the Monsters, The Windjammer
9/29-10/9: MOJA Arts Festival, multiple venues
9/29-10/29*: Hitchcock, 34 West Theatre
9/30: The War on Drugs, Firefly Distillery
9/30: Sibling Rivalry, Charleston Music Hall
9/30-10/1: CSO Masterworks 1 Season Opening Concert: Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Charleston Gaillard Center

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

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