Charleston In November


Night time view of St Michael's Church, Charleston, SC.

Charleston has several annual and monthly events in the run up to Thanksgiving. After the Thanksgiving weekend, the holiday season gets going, with various Christmas- and holiday-themed activities and events that continue through December.

See also:
November weather in Charleston
Visiting in fall and ideal activities for the season
Attractions and other things to do in Charleston
Charleston’s biggest festivals
Things to do near Charleston

!Event dates, venue and other details can change at short notice. Please check all information at the official website before making plans to attend an event.

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Events From November 1 To The Weekend Of November 7-8 2020

See October events

– The Fall Tours: Homes, History & Architecture, October 8 - November 7 2020
Tours of selected private homes and gardens in Charleston, plus walking tours and other events. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival, November 5-8 2020
Annual literary festival in several downtown locations, organized by the Charleston Library Society in association with the Charleston Farmhouse in England. Ticket purchase required. More details

– ArtWalk, November 6 2020
Monthly first Friday art walks in downtown Charleston galleries. More details

– Charleston Farmers Market, Saturdays 8am-2pm
Weekly farmers market in historic Marion Square. More details

– CANCELLED Scottish Games & Highland Gathering, November 7 2020
Scottish heritage festival with sports, dancing, live music, and other entertainment. More details

– CANCELLED Harvest Festival, November 7 2020
Annual fall festival held at Johns Island County Park, with live bluegrass music, food, crafts market, and children’s rides and activities. Adults $8, children (12 and under) free. More details

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Events From November 9 To The Weekend Of November 14-15 2020

– Holiday Festival of Lights, November 13 - December 31 2020
One of the most popular holiday lights shows in the southeast, at James Island County Park. Per-vehicle admission fee applies. More details

– VIRTUAL FESTIVAL YALLFest, November 13-14 2020
Annual young adult’s literature book festival. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Charleston Farmers Market, Saturdays 8am-2pm
Weekly farmers market in historic Marion Square. More details

– Shrimp ’n’ Grits Festival, November 14 2020
Food event at Riley Park, with shrimp and grits samples from local restaurants, live music and vendors. Tickets $25/$20 advance. More details

Events From November 16 To The Weekend Of November 21-22 2020

– Holiday Festival of Lights, November 13 - December 31 2020
One of the most popular holiday lights shows in the southeast, at James Island County Park. Per-vehicle admission fee applies. More details

– Gildan Charleston Classic, November 19-22 2020
College basketball tournament at the College of Charleston’s TD Arena, organized by ESPN. Ticket purchase required. More details

– POSTPONED TO MAY AtomaCon, November 20-22 2020
Science fiction and fantasy convention in North Charleston. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Charleston Farmers Market, Saturdays 8am-2pm
Weekly farmers market in historic Marion Square. More details

– CANCELLED Colonial Trades and Harvest Day, November 21 2020
Living history event at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site, with demonstrations of colonial crafts and trades, costumed interpreters, colonial games, and more. Regular park admission applies: adults $12.50, children $6. More details

– CANCELLED Charleston Night Bazaar, November 21 2020
Evening arts and crafts market at the Pacific Box & Crate Company. Third Saturday of the month: April-October, 5pm-10pm and November-March, 4pm-9pm. More details

Events From November 23 To Thanksgiving Weekend, November 28-29 2020

– Holiday Festival of Lights, November 13 - December 31 2020
One of the most popular holiday lights shows in the southeast, at James Island County Park. Per-vehicle admission fee applies. More details

– Charleston Farmers Market, Saturdays 8am-2pm
Weekly farmers market in historic Marion Square. More details

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November Events TBC

– Coastal Carolina Fair, 2020 event TBC
Annual fair with fairground rides, live music, arts and crafts and animal displays at the Exchange Park Fairgrounds in Ladson. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Party for the Parks, 2020 event TBC
Annual fundraising street party at Colonial Lake to benefit the Charleston Parks Conservancy, with music and dancing, food and drink, and more. Tickets $125. More details

– (Wadmalaw Island, SC) Boots, Bottles and a Blessing Festival, 2020 event TBC
Blessing of the vines at Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island, with food and music. More details

– Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble 5K, 2020 event TBC
Family-friendly 5K race, with children’s races plus post race party in Marion Square with children’s activities, music and food. Registration required to run. More details