Fall Events in Charleston

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For all of the delights of Kiawah Island, one of the greatest perks of Island life is the closeness of historic Charleston, which lies just 21 miles north of Kiawah. This makes for more than just quick airport commutes; with an eclectic list of cultural events every month of the year, you’ll want to make the short trip into Charleston a regular occurrence.

The team at Kiawah Island Real Estate hand-curates and shares its favorite fall events on our Event Calendar, updated weekly. As you sit down to plan your fall escape to Kiawah, check out what’s happening in the greater Charleston area:

Fall Events in Charleston

41ST FALL TOUR OF HOMES, HISTORY, & ARCHITECTURE

October 5-29

The historic beauty and charm of Charleston comes alive as the Friends of the Preservation Society of Charleston welcome you inside the private interiors of some of the nation’s most exceptional historic houses. You’ve probably seen the exteriors of these exquisite homes and wondered what’s behind the brick walls or stately doors. Wonder no more with this annual tour amid some of the best weather of the season! Details can be found here.

COLOUR OF MUSIC FESTIVAL

October 18-22

This classical music festival showcases the work of black composers and performers. In just a few short years—the fest debuted in 2013—this important concert series has brought in global, national, and regional black artists of African descent while also drawing attention to overlooked composers like Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges, a contemporary of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Review the full schedule of events here.

EARL KLUGH’S WEEKEND OF JAZZ AT KIAWAH ISLAND GOLF RESORT

November 9-11

GRAMMY®-winning guitarist Earl Klugh’s renowned Weekend of Jazz returns to Kiawah Island Golf Resort! Since 2004, Earl Klugh has been bringing world-renowned artists together with jazz enthusiasts for his one-of-a-kind weekend getaways. This year’s fest includes performances by Vanessa Williams, Herb Alpert, Jamison Ross, Vincent Ingala, and many more. Enjoy Earl Klugh’s Weekend of Jazz at two five-star, five-diamond properties; The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs and The Sanctuary on Kiawah. Learn more here.

28TH ANNUAL HOLIDAY FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

November 10 – January 1, 2018

An estimated two million sparkling lights are sure to dazzle at this beloved annual event, which kicks off on November 10 and runs nightly through New Year’s Day. In addition to light displays, holiday activities abound: roast marshmallows by the fire, explore Santa’s Sweet Shoppe, take a festival train ride, or get a little shopping done at four distinct gift shops, including a children’s toy shop. Get all the details here.

CHARLESTON GALLERY ASSOCIATION ART WALK

December 1

This free event features more than 40 distinct galleries, each offering refreshments and staying open late from 5-8 p.m. Many galleries will also feature artists in attendance. Check out more information here.

CHARLESTON RESTAURANT WEEK

January 10-21, 2018

One of the region’s most anticipated culinary events, Charleston Restaurant Week offers the opportunity to enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix fixe lunch and dinner menus. You may want to start any dietary New Year’s resolutions a little late! Learn more here.