Looking to fill your social calendar? We've got the rundown on what to do this fall
Sept. 15 & Oct. 13
The moon and stars enhance this flowing yoga class. Inclusive and open to all abilities and fitness levels. Participants will receive a special glow-in-the-dark prize. Yoga on Sept. 15 will be held at the Mount Pleasant Pier at 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd from 7:30-8:30 p.m. Yoga on Oct. 13 will be held at the Wannamaker County Park at 8888 University Blvd, North Charleston, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Advanced registration is $10 per person. If space is available, on-site registration will be available for $12 per person. www.ccprc.com
Wine Down Wednesday
Sept. 7, Oct. 5 & Oct.19
Guests will enjoy wine, food truck fare and live music at West Ashley’s beautiful Old Towne Creek County Park. 5 - 7 p.m. Ticket price includes wine, live music and a commemorative wine glass. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs. Advance tickets are $20 per person. Day-of tickets are $25 per person, if available. Food will be available for purchase from food truck vendors. Must be 21 to register, but under 21 are welcome with a paid chaperone. www.ccprc.com. 1400 Old Towne Rd., Charleston.
Charleston Restaurant Week
The table is set for the next installment of Charleston Restaurant Week! This culinary dream, executed by Explore Charleston, is one of the most highly-anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. It is an opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit www.lowcountryhospitalityassociation.com/restaurant-week.
Homegrown at the Point
Enjoy food and drinks with live music at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. The September 9 show will feature Wyatt Durette & Levi Lowery. 5 – 9 p.m. Adult tickets are $10 and ages 12 and under are free. Chairs and blankets are welcome. No pets or outside food and beverages. 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant. www.citypapertickets.com
Author to speak about memoir at Charleston art gallery
The John C. Doyle Gallery will host a reception and book signing of This Magic Moment: My Journey of Faith, Friends and the Father’s Love with author William Morris in their downtown in Charleston art gallery. This Magic Moment’s cover is a reproduction of a painting by famed Charleston artist John Carrol Doyle. The painting and book are inspired by Morris’ ongoing friendships with four R&B legendary singers including South Carolina’s Bill Pinkney of The Original Drifters. 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. 125 Church St.
2nd Sunday on King Street
Sept. 11 and Oct. 9
Visitors and locals alike are invited to shop, dine and enjoy Charleston’s “Main Street” on a vehicle-free, pedestrian-only afternoon from 1 to 5 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month. There will be activities, shopping, food and wine and more along King Street. www.shop2ndsunday.com
Toast Under the Oaks
Enjoy drinks and live music under the oaks of Johns Island County Park from 5-7 p.m. Ticket price includes wine, live music and a commemorative wine glass. Guests are encouraged to bring chairs. Advance tickets are $20 per person. Day-of tickets are $25 per person, if available. Food will be available for purchase from food truck vendors. Under 21 are welcome with a paid chaperone. 2662 Mullet Hall Rd., Johns Island. www.ccprc.com/3527/Toast-Under-the-Oaks
Cuban Carnival featuring the Buena Vista Legacy Band
The Charleston Jazz Orchestra and the Buena Vista Legacy Band will honor the collaborative spirit of the original Buena Vista Social Club with a Cuban Carnival at the Charleston Music Hall.
The band incorporates several young Cuban musicians who have performed with some of the original members of Buena Vista along with Charleston band members. The group aims to serve as an instrument carrying the old Cuban music to a new generation. Two sets, 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets: $25 - $64; senior (65+) and military rates available. Students $10 and children 6 and under are free. 37 John St. www.charlestonjazz.com
Dancing on the Cooper
Sept. 17 and Oct. 1
Live music fills the air as Louie D Project (Sept 17) and The Spazmatics (Oct. 1) perform beach and shag music on the Mount Pleasant Pier. Let loose, enjoy the harbor breeze, and dance the night away under the stars! Beer, wine and soda available for purchase and food will be available at the River Watch Café and Gift Shop located at the entrance to the pier. Advance tickets are $8 per person. Day-of tickets are $10 per person, children three and under are free. Gates open at 7 p.m., and music will be from 7:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd., Mt. Pleasant. www.ccprc.com
Sunday Garten Market
Sept. 18 and Oct. 16
Enjoy live music ft. Greg Keys + Co and a local vendor market on the 3rd Sunday of the month at Bay Street Biergarten's Sunday Garten Market. The local vendor market takes place in Biergarten's parking lot from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. and brunch is available from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. 549 E Bay St., Charleston. www.baystreetbiergarten.com
Getting Saucy BBQ Sauce Competition
The Getting Saucy BBQ Sauce competition will be held at Firefly Distillery along with a festival with live entertainment by Lauren Hall and more; Charleston’s premier DJ, Natty Heavy, a cornhole competition, face painting, and family-friendly activities. Entrants will compete and be judged in five categories: mild red, hot red, mustard, vinegar, and specialty. Winners in each category will be awarded with one winner declared the South Carolina BBQ Sauce Grand Champion. 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the gate. Kids under 12 are free. Tickets include tasting all of the delicious BBQ and sauces and proceeds will benefit The Arc of the Lowcountry. Food trucks, beer and wine will be available for purchase.4201 Spruill Ave, North Charleston. www.gettingsaucysc.com.
Birds of Prey Photography Day
Sept. 25 & Oct 16
This four-hour event and program allows photographers unencumbered views of 15 different species of birds of prey outside of their enclosures in a natural setting. Attendees will be able to take photographs of birds in both a static, perching perspective as well as in motion and in flight. The number of photographers is limited to allow for optimum access by all attendees. 4719 Highway 17 North, Awendaw. To purchase tickets, visit www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org/visit/photographyday/.
Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon & 5K
Take to the trails of Johns Island County Park during the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon & 5K. Beautiful fall foliage, moss-draped oaks, and native wildlife provide a scenic backdrop to the perfect trail run. Participants ages 10-15 can register but must be accompanied by an adult chaperone. Preregistration is required and will be available until September 26. Packet pick-up will be available on-site at Johns Island County Park from 6:30-7:30 a.m on race day. The half marathon starts at 8 a.m. and the 5K race starts at 8:30 a.m. Fees: 5K is $38; half-marathon is $55. 2662 Mullet Hall Rd, Johns Island. www.ccprc.com.
Avondale 5K Walk + Run
Lace up your shoes for a good cause. The 13th annual race will benefit the Charles Webb Center, a non-profit daycare center that serves children with special needs. Avondale 5K runners and walkers will make their way through the streets of the Avondale neighborhood and onto the new bike path in West Ashley. Strollers and dogs are welcome! The After Race Party starts as soon as participants cross the finish line. Triangle Char and Bar is hosting the party complete with music, all-inclusive food and drinks. Awards and prizes will be given. Race starts at 8 p.m. at the corner of Savannah Highway and Magnolia Road. To register, visit www.avondale5k.com.
Latin American Festival
October 9, 2022
The annual Latin American Festival brings people together to celebrate Charleston’s vibrant Latin and Caribbean cultures through non-stop merengue, reggaeton, bachata and salsa music; folkloric artwork and crafts and authentic Latin American and Caribbean cuisine at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park. 12-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for ages 13 & up. Students with ID and miliary, $5; Kids 12 and under are free. Gold Pass Members are free. Food, beverages and souvenirs will be available for purchase. 8888 University Blvd, North Charleston. www.ccprc.com
Cast Off Fishing Tournament
Join us at the Mount Pleasant Pier for the Cast Off Fishing Tournament series from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. Prizes for adults, youths, seniors for the aggregate weight of five fish caught. No preregistration required. Register onsite the morning of each tournament. Ages 13 & up: $10 ; Military: $9; Youth (ages 3-12) & Seniors (ages 60+): $8; Fishing Pass Members: $5. An adult chaperone is required for participants ages 15 and under. Tournaments are held rain or shine. 71 Harry M. Hallman Jr. Blvd, Mt. Pleasant.
9th Annual Wine Women and Shoes
Wine Women & Shoes gives women the opportunity to get glamorous with their friends while enjoying incredible varietals from top winemakers - all for a good cause to support Florence Crittenton Programs of South Carolina that impact young women in the community. In addition to shopping peep-toes while sipping Pinots, guests will enjoy a fabulous fashion show, live and silent auctions with incredible items and travel experiences and a chance to win a closet full of designer clothes and accessories. 6-9:30 p.m. Festival Hall, 56 Beaufain St. www.winewomenandshoes.com.
Palmetto Park Jam
Popular Grateful Dead tribute band The Reckoning and The Green Thieves Duo will play the Palmetto Park Jam from noon – 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase per car, not per person. Advance tickets are $40 per car with 500 parking spots available. Day-of tickets are $50 per car, if available. Attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, tables, but no outside food or beverages. Pets are not permitted. www.ccprc.com.
Charleston Beer Week
Oct. 28 – Nov. 6
An event solely held to celebrate craft beer in Charleston, the annual Charleston Beer Week features over 50 events and showcases over 35 breweries and brewpubs over ten days. The 9th Annual Charleston Beer Week is set to run from Oct. 28 to Nov. 6. Visit www.charlestonbeerweek.com for a schedule of events and participating locations.
Stevie Nicks at Credit One Stadium
Legendary Rock n' Roll Hall of Famer Stevie Nicks with special guest Vanessa Carlton to play Credit One Stadium Charleston on Daniel Island, performing all of her favorite songs. 7:30-11:30 p.m. Tickets start at $64. 161 Seven Farms Drive. www.ticketmaster.com.