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
Free things to do in 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 6-7 2021

See October events

– The Fall Tours: Homes, History & Architecture, October 7 - November 6 2021
Tours of selected private homes and gardens in Charleston, plus walking tours and other events. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Coastal Carolina Fair, October 28 - November 7 2021
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

– Charleston Beer Week, October 29 - November 6 2021
Annual celebration of Charleston’s craft beer culture, with events across the city. More details

– Kevin Gates: Khazh Tour with DDG and Gang5le June, November 2 2021
Concert at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. More details

– The Second City Remix, November 3 2021
Comedy show at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– Air Supply, November 4 2021
Concert at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. More details

– The Mavericks: ‘En Español’ World Tour 2021, November 4 2021
Concert at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– Nuevo Cinema Italiano Film Festival, November 4-6 2021
Festival of contemporary Italian film. More details

– The 85 South Show Live, November 5 2021
Comedy show at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. More details

– ArtWalk, November 5 2021
Monthly first Friday art walks in downtown Charleston galleries. More details

– Gloria Gaynor, November 5 2021
Concert at the Gaillard Center. More details

– Charleston Farmers Market, Saturdays 8am-1pm
Weekly farmers market in historic Marion Square. More details

– Scottish Games & Highland Gathering, November 6 2021
Scottish heritage festival with sports, dancing, live music, and other entertainment. More details

– Harvest Festival, November 6 2021
Annual fall festival held at Johns Island County Park, with live bluegrass music, food, crafts market, and children’s rides and activities. More details

– LOWVELO, November 6 2021
Fundraising series of bike rides in Charleston and vicinity to benefit MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, with 10 mile family route, plus 22-, 57- and 100-mile routes and finish line party at Isle of Palms. Use code WELLNESS21 to waive the registration fee. More details

– Victory Cup Polo Match & Hot Air Balloon Festival, November 6 2021
Annual polo event and hot air balloon festival, with live music, food, children’s activities, balloon rides and more. More details

– Drew Lynch, November 6 2021
Comedy show at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– An Evening With Audra McDonald, November 6 2021
Concert at the Gaillard Center. More details

– Crowder: The Milk & Honey Tour, November 7 2021
Concert at the Gaillard Center. More details

– Straight No Chaser: Back in the High Life Tour, November 7 2021
Concert at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. More details

– James Gregory, November 7 2021
Comedy show at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

Events From November 8 To The Weekend Of November 13-14 2021

– Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival, November 5-14 2021
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

– Ben Folds: In Actual Person Live for Real Tour, November 8 2021
Concert at the Gaillard Center. More details

– Mat Kearney: The January Flower Tour with BAILEN, November 8 2021
Concert at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– Shakey Graves with Sun June, November 9 2021
Concert at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– Galactic Featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph, November 10 2021
Concert at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– Drive-By Truckers with Buffalo Nichols, November 11 2021
Concert at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– Last Podcast on the Left: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Tour, November 12 2021
Comedy show at the Gaillard Center. More details

– Christone “Kingfish” Ingram Presents 662: Juke Joint Live, November 12 2021
Concert at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– YALLFest, November 12-13 2021
Annual young adult’s literature book festival. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Charleston Farmers Market, Saturdays 8am-1pm
Weekly farmers market in historic Marion Square. More details

– John Crist: Fresh Cuts Tour, November 13 2021
Comedy show at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. More details

Events From November 15 To The Weekend Of November 20-21 2021

– Keb’ Mo’ Band, November 16 2021
Concert at the Charleston Gaillard Center. More details

– The Baylen Levine Show, November 16 2021
Comedy show at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– Ledisi – The Wild Card Tour, with Stout, November 17 2021
Concert at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– Chris Thile, November 18 2021
Concert at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– Gildan Charleston Classic, November 18-21 2021
College basketball tournament at the College of Charleston’s TD Arena, organized by ESPN. Ticket purchase required. More details

– Big Head Todd & The Monsters, November 19 2021
Concert at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– Stars of the CSO, November 19-20 2021
Performance by the Charleston Symphony Orchestra at the Gaillard Center. More details

– Charleston Farmers Market, Saturdays 8am-1pm
Weekly farmers market in historic Marion Square. More details

– An Evening With The Avett Brothers, November 20 2021
Concert at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. More details

– 2021 Blues Festival, November 20 2021
One-day blues festival at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. More details

– Charleston Night Bazaar, November 20 2021
Evening arts and crafts market at Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. More details

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Events From November 22 To Thanksgiving Weekend, November 27-28 2021

– Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble 5K, November 25 2021
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

– Charleston Farmers Market, Saturdays 8am-1pm
Weekly farmers market in historic Marion Square. More details

– Candlelight Tour of Drayton Hall, November 27 2021
Evening candlelight audio tour of the 18th-century plantation house at Drayton Hall. Registration required, $45 per person. More details

– Holy City Farmers Market, November 27 2021
Popup farmers market at Firefly Distillery in association with Holy City Brewing, with local produce and vendors, food truck and live music. More details

– Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis, November 27 2021
Holiday concert at the Charleston Gaillard Center. More details

Events From November 29 To The Weekend Of December 4-5 2021

– The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical, December 2 2021
Musical at the Gaillard Center. More details

– Nelly & Jimmie Allen, December 2 2021
Concert at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. More details

– The Fab Four, December 2 2021
Tribute concert at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– ArtWalk, December 3 2021
Monthly first Friday art walks in downtown Charleston galleries. More details

– Candlelight Tour of Drayton Hall, December 3-4, 10-11, 17-18 2021
Evening candlelight audio tour of the 18th-century plantation house at Drayton Hall. Registration required, $45 per person. More details

– Christmas Made in the South, December 3-5 2021
Holiday arts and crafts show at Exchange Park, Ladson. More details

– Holiday Swing: A Charleston Jazz Tradition, December 4 2021
Holiday concert at the Charleston Music Hall. More details

– Heather McMahan: The Farewell Tour, December 4 2021
Comedy show at the Gaillard Center. More details

– Cirque Dreams Holidaze, December 4 2021
Holiday performance at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. More details

– Wine Under the Oaks, December 5 2021
Holiday wine festival at Boone Hall Plantation, with food and wine, cooking and wine demonstrations, holiday decorations, live entertainment, art displays and more. 21+ only event. More details

– Under the Streetlamp: Hip to the Holidays, December 5 2021
Holiday concert at the Gaillard Center. More details

See more December events

November Events TBC

– Holiday Festival of Lights, 2021 event TBC
One of the most popular holiday lights shows in the southeast, at James Island County Park. Per-vehicle admission fee applies. More details

– Shrimp ’n’ Grits Festival, 2021 event TBC
Food event at Riley Park, with shrimp and grits samples from local restaurants, live music and vendors. Tickets $25/$20 advance. More details

– Colonial Trades and Harvest Day, 2021 event TBC
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

– Boone Hall Fright Nights, 2021 event TBC
Ghost-themed special events at Boone Hall Plantation. Tickets from $13. More details

– Fall Garden Tour, 2021 event TBC
Annual fall garden tour organized by the Charleston Horticultural Society, visiting private gardens not usually open to the public. $35 per person. More details

– Charleston Oyster Festival, 2021 event TBC
Food festival with oysters and other seafood, live music, cocktails and craft beers. Admission $20, or free in advance. More details

– Party for the Parks, 2021 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, 2021 event TBC
Blessing of the vines at Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island, with food and music. More details

– First Saturday Stroll, 2021 event TBC
Self-guided visits to Charleston art galleries on the first Saturday of every month, with special exhibitions and the opportunity to meet local artists. More details


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