November’s in Charleston are filled with events and the fun anticipation of the holidays ahead. It’s Oyster season, so there are a lot of Oyster Roasts to attend. Grab your shuckers and check out some of my favorite November events here: 

This oyster season there are plenty of opportunities to get shucking! Check out these November roasts to add to your calendar from the Charleston City Paper

Charleston Farmers Market – Running every Saturday in November Downtown Charleston in Marion Square. Find more details here

In operation since 1924, the Coastal Carolina Fair is the largest in the region! Held every fall in October/ November, this is one family-friendly event not to be missed! This year’s festival is running from October 31st – November 10th. For ticket information, head to 

It’s Celadon’s birthday! Celadon is an eclectic furniture shop in Mt. Pleasant and is definitely a must-see! Help them celebrate that their Celadon 25th Anniversary Celebration! This kid-friendly event will feature face painting, food trucks, and live music! This event is open from 11 am – 4 pm on November 9th. For more event and furniture store information, visit:

It’s all about another Lowcountry cuisine staple at the Shrimp and Grits Festival. Head over to the Joe P. Riley Jr. park on November 9th from 12 pm – 3 pm to sample shrimp and grits from some of Charleston’s best restaurants. For more information on the festival, head over to the Riley Park website

Head out for a Sunday-Funday on King Street November 10th for Second Sunday on King! Enjoy vendors, music and a car-free – King Street. Check the website for more details of the day and a free parking voucher! 

The Taste of Hutson Alley is happening November 14th from 6-9 pm. This event features 6 chef stations to get a glimpse of what Holy City Hospitality Group restaurants have to offer. Hint: it’s pretty amazing! For more information on this event for your taste buds, head over to their Facebook event

Bright lights in the Lowcountry! The 30th Annual Holiday Festival of Lights is back at the James Island County Park starting November 15th! For more details and ticket information, visit

Charleston ONLY Hot Air Balloon Festival& Victory Cup Polo Match is happening November 15th – 16th at Mullet Hall on Johns Island! For more information on the event, head over to

For those car enthusiasts, there is Cars & Coffee in Freshfields Village at Kiawah. This complimentary event features a display of antique and other cars. This event is November 16th from 9 am -11 am. For more information, check out Freshfields Village

Start your holiday shopping the day after Thanksgiving at the Holiday Market at Middleton Place. This Market runs November 29th – 30th from 9 am – 5 pm and features local artisans and vendors. For more information, visit the Middleton Place website

Need to grab some exercise before the big Thanksgiving dinner? Grab your sneakers and head over to the 42nd Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble. Starting at 9 am, Thanksgiving morning in Marion Square this is the largest 5k in South Carolina! The race benefits charitable organizations in Charleston. Give back and burn some calories! It’s a win-win! To sign up, visit:

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