If you’re planning a trip to the Lowcountry this fall or if you’re just a local looking for a way to celebrate the new season, keep reading to find the best events in Charleston in November. With perfect fall weather tempering the Holy City heat, this month is the ideal time to get out and explore everything Charleston has to offer. From harvest festivals to fairs and the holiday season just around the corner, you’ll love these November Charleston events.
November 2021 Charleston Event Calendar
Be sure to add these Charleston events to your November calendar, and keep scrolling for more details on all the events you can enjoy in the Holy City this month!
- October 28-November 7: Coastal Carolina Fair
- November 6: Harvest Festival
- November 12: Holiday Festival of Lights Begins
- November 25: Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble 5k
- November 27: Holy City Farmers Market
All Charleston Events in November
October 28–November 7: Coastal Carolina Fair – This popular Lowcountry fair is complete with fairground rides, live music, arts and crafts, and animal displays at the Exchange Park Fairgrounds in Ladson. Ticket purchase required.
October 29–November 6: Charleston Beer Week – Celebrate Charleston’s craft beer culture with this annual festivity, featuring events across the city. Enjoy our local food and drinks while participating in fun activities. Click here to learn more.
November 1–6: The Fall Tours – Enjoy a rare glimpse into Charleston’s architecture with piazza and garden tours as well as the new Master Series. The proceeds of these walking tours around some of Charleston’s most significant properties benefit the Preservation Society of Charleston. Click here to read the FAQs.
November 3: The Second City Remix – Have a night full of laughs with a comedy show at the Charleston Music Hall.
November 4–6: Nuevo Cinema Italiano Film Festival – If you love movies and festivals, this event is perfect for you. Visit Charleston for this unique festival of contemporary Italian films.
November 5: Artwalk – On the first Friday of every month, enjoy art walks in downtown Charleston galleries to see the local artistry and history highlighted in every piece. Click here to learn more about the event.
November 5–14: Charleston to Charleston Literary Festival – Calling all book lovers! This annual literary festival is organized by the Charleston Library Society in association with the Charleston Farmhouse in England. There will be several different events in many downtown locations featuring contemporary authors from the United States and the United Kingdom to discuss current issues. Ticket purchase required.
November 6: Harvest Festival – This annual fall festival is held at Johns Island County Park, with live bluegrass music, food, crafts market, and children’s rides and activities. A perfect event for families! Learn more here.
November 6: Victory Cup Polo Match & Hot Air Balloon Festival – You won’t want to miss this annual polo event and hot air balloon festival. With live music, food, children’s activities, hot air balloon rides, and more, take your family out for a great fall day in Charleston! Find out more.
November 12–December 31: Holiday Festival of Lights – One of the most popular holiday lights shows in the southeast, the Holiday Festival of Lights starts up this year on November 12 at James Island County Park. Enjoy the array of unique light setups as you walk through the park with hot chocolate and visit the bonfire to make s’mores with your family. Per-vehicle admission fee applies.
November 13: Rockabillaque – This event has a lot to offer – live music, a classic car and vintage bike show, block-party plus pin-up, tattoo, beard & mustache contests. All benefits go to Valiant Animal Rescue, so you can do good while having a rocking good time! Find more here.
November 18–21: Gildan Charleston Classic – If you’re a fan of sports, you can’t miss this college basketball tournament at the College of Charleston’s TD Arena, organized by ESPN. Purchase your ticket here.
November 20: 2021 Blues Festival – For one day, you can enjoy this blues festival at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. Listen to great local artist while you enjoy local food and craft beer. Find more information here.
November 20: Colonial Trades and Harvest Day – Take a trip back in time with Colonial Trades and Harvest Day at the Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. With demonstrations of colonial crafts and trades, costumed interpreters, colonial games and more, history buffs will enjoy this event! Click here to learn more about the event.
November 20: Charleston Night Bazaar – Take a night off and relax with an evening of arts and crafts at Edmund’s Oast Brewing Co. Enjoy some of the best local craft beers at this beautiful brewery. Plan your night out here.
November 25: Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble 5K – Bring the whole family out for a fun 5K race with children’s races and even a post-race party in Marion Square with activities for kids, music, and food. Register here to run!
November 27: Holy City Farmers Market – One of Charleston’s best events, this popup farmers market at Firefly Distillery is a great place to see the Holy City’s best local vendors. In association with Holy City Brewing, the farmers market has amazing local produce and vendors, food trucks, and live music.