November 2018: Things to Do in SC

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Our November 2018 festivals and events calendar includes tons of fun things to do in South Carolina. We list non-commercial events free of charge. Events must be of statewide interest — i.e., things people would be willing to travel for. Add your event here!

DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
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Nov
1 - 4
Charleston Scottish Games
4-day event includes, whiskey tasting, Tartan Ball, heavy athletics, dancing, music, children's activities, Kirkin o' the Tartan service
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
00000001
Nov
1 - 4
Hilton Head Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance
Vintage automobile shows and races - benefits Driving Young America
Hilton Head
Festival
00000002
Nov
2 - 3
Pig On The Ridge
2-day event with BBQ cook-off, children's activities, street dance, car show, hog-calling contest
Winnsboro
Ridgeway
Culinary
00000003
Nov
2
Fundable
Heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, silent auction, live music, and empowering entertainment - benefits Able South Carolina
Columbia
Misc
00000004
Nov
2 - 3
Palladium Fall Tour
2-day event with a 1970s-themed party and tour on Friday then Main St tours, biergarten and food trucks on Saturday - benefits Historic Columbia
Columbia
Historical
00000005
Nov
2
Eagle Ridge Community Dance and BBQ
Contra dance and bbq dinner plates - benefits Eagle Ridge Charter School's athletics department
Clemson
Salem
Misc
00000006
Nov
3
5K Turkey Trot Run / Walk
Run or walk course, refreshments, post race activities, costume parade - benefits Hemophilia of South Carolina
Columbia
Sports
00000007
Nov
3
Fall Festival and Holiday Market
Food court, KidZone, face painting, pony rides, artisans and vendors - benefits Greenville Classical Academy
Greenville
Simpsonville
Festival
00000008
Nov
3
Lowcountry Walk for Life
Walk the scenic paved path at Wannamaker County Park - benefits Lowcountry Pregnancy Center and affiliates
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports
00000009
Nov
3
South Carolina Pecan Festival
"Run Like A Nut" races, half-marathon, fun walk, kids' fun zone, vendors, arts and crafts, car and antique tractor show, amusement rides
Florence
Festival
00000010
Nov
3
Harvest Fest
Bluegrass music, food, craft market, games, hay rides, pumpkin decorating
Charleston
Johns Island
Festival
00000011
Nov
3
King's Tree Trials Horse Race
Thoroughbreds and quarter horses race plus elegant tailgate parties reminiscent of earlier times
Kingstree
Sports
00000012
Nov
3 - 4
Revolutionary War Field Days
British and Continental camps for Revolutionary War reenactment, hands-on activities, demonstrations
Camden
Historical
00000013
Nov
3
Fear Farm
Over 8000 square feet of terror with five attractions and escape room
Gaffney
Blacksburg
Holiday
00000014
Nov
3
Lowcountry Hoedown
Live bluegrass, samples of bourbon and moonshine, local restaurants, artisan food vendors - portion of proceeds benefit The Harbor Entrepreneur Center
Charleston
Festival
00000015
Nov
3
Next Step is the Cure Spartanburg Fun Run
Non-timed, family-friendly, walk, jog, or run event with music and awards - benefits the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
Spartanburg
Sports
00000016
Nov
3
Chili Cook-Off
Over 30 different chilis to sample, local brews and beverages, live music, children's area, food truck rodeo
Columbia
Culinary
00000017
Nov
3
Wild Side
Boat tours, drinks, food, live music, auctions, guest speaker - benefits the South Carolina Environmental Law Project
Georgetown
Misc
00000018
Nov
3 - 4
Indian Land Fall Festival
A variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment for all ages
Lancaster
Indian Land
Festival
00000019
Nov
3
Take Ten - A Decade of Jazz
Concert and gala with food, drinks, auctions and raffle - benefits the Charleston Jazz Academy and Jazz Performance Fund
Charleston
Gala
00000020
Nov
3
Korean Festival
Celebrate the Korean community's rich heritage, culture and traditions with food, music and special attractions - benefits several local charities
Columbia
Festival
00000021
Nov
3
Festival of the Arts
Large variety of arts groups and other non-profit organizations display their performance and visual works
Columbia
Lexington
Arts
00000022
Nov
4
Katydid Combined Driving Event Brunch
Enjoy food and drink while watching the driving event - benefits the Aiken Land Conservancy
Aiken
Windsor
Culinary
00000023
Nov
4
SC Run for the Fallen 5K
This 5K run is the culmination a 117 mile run, by a volunteer team, to honor every South Carolina service member who has died since September 11, 2001
Columbia
Sports
00000024
Nov
7 - 11
Carolina Beach Music Awards
Various events and concerts
Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000025
Nov
8 - 10
Heritage Days Celebration at Penn Center
3-day event includes a parade, art, crafts, food, llive entertainment
Learn more about the Penn Center
Beaufort
St Helena Island
Festival
00000026
Nov
8 - 11
Dickens Christmas Show & Festival
4-day event includes period clad vendors, arts & crafts, Victorian Teas, tours
Myrtle Beach
Holiday
00000027
Nov
8
Chocolate Extravaganza
Live music, an array of sumptuous sweets, silent auction, chef demonstrations, catered dinner - benefits Keystone Substance Abuse Services
Rock Hill
Festival
00000028
Nov
8 - 11
Non-Profit Theatre Summit
Workshops, masterclasses, theatre festivals and more - hosted by the SC Theatre Association
Anderson
Convention
00000029
Nov
9 - 10
South Carolina Tobacco Festival
2-day event includes contests, live entertainment, kids zone, food vendors, Friday night Beach Blast
Florence
Lake City
Festival
00000030
Nov
9 - 30
Holiday Festival of Lights
3-mile drive plus sand sculpture, Santa's Sweet Shoppe, holiday train, Victorian carousel, giant greeting cards
Charleston
James Island
Holiday
00000031
Nov
9 - 10
Hilton Head Oyster Festival
2-day event includes lots of oysters plus other foods, entertainment, kid zone, local artisans - benefits Hilton Head Recreation's scholarship fund
Hilton Head
Festival
00000032
Nov
9 - 10
YALLFest: Charleston Young Adult Book Festival
70 of the country's top young adult authors host presentations and signings at various locations
Charleston
Educational
00000033
Nov
9
Great Big Benefit Bash
Live music, hors d'oeuvres, open bar, desserts, silent auction - benefit Fostering Great Ideas
Greenville
Misc
00000034
Nov
10
Timrod Library Fall Fest
High-quality books at bargain-basement prices, lowcountry luncheon, bake sale and casserole sale, raffle, silent auction, tag sale - benefits Timrod Library
Charleston
Summerville
Festival
00000035
Nov
10
Clover Highland Games and Scots-Irish Festival
Heavy athletics, herding demo, dancing, music, games Learn more about South Carolina's Scots-Irish history
Rock Hill
Clover
Festival
00000036
Nov
10
Fall Celebration
Live music, demonstrations, lunch, nature hike, kids' activities and more - benefits Congaree Land Trust
Columbia
Eastover
Festival
00000037
Nov
10 - 11
Greenville Open Studios
Opens the studios of local visual artists to the public in the Greater Greenville area
Greenville
Arts
00000038
Nov
10
Clusters for Kids Oyster Roast
Oysters, dinner buffet, beer, wine, music, silent auction, corn hole competition - benefits Friends of the Pickens Guardian Ad Litem
Clemson
Easley
Culinary
00000039
Nov
10
Guy Osborne Memorial Pawleys Island Turtle Strut
5K and 8K races will take place on an extremely flat course
Georgetown
Pawleys Island
Sports
00000040
Nov
10
Cookies with Santa and Holiday Artisan Fair
Pictures with Santa, kids crafts, bounce house, local holiday craft vendors, food trucks - benefits Baxter YMCA
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Holiday
00000041
Nov
10
Hilton Head Island Bridge Run
10K road race, 5K fun run, and health walk with awards ceremony with refreshments, music, and door prizes - benefits local charities
Hilton Head
Sports
00000042
Nov
10
Rockabillaque
Live music, classic car and vintage bike show, block-party plus pin-up, tattoo, beard & mustache contests - benefits Valiant Animal Rescue
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
00000043
Nov
10
Fur Ball
Black and white gala with cocktails, heavy hors d'ouvres, sit down three-course dinner, wine, live entertainment - benefits Pet Helpers
Charleston
Gala
00000044
Nov
10
Christmas Arts & Crafts Show
Over 100 crafters and vendors with silent auction to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank - hosted by Midlands Crafters Association
Columbia
Lexington
Holiday
00000045
Nov
10
Heroes & Villains: Music from Hollywood Films
This family friendly Pops concert will feature music from several of Hollywood's most recognizable soundtracks - a Spartanburg Philharmonic performance
Spartanburg
Concert
00000046
Nov
10
World War 1 Symposium
Learn more about the impact this global conflict had on a small southern state - hosted by the SC Department of History & Archives
Columbia
Historical
00000047
Nov
10 - 11
Mythical & Medieval Fest
Renaissance themed festival with a fairy forest, medieval combat, princesses, artisan's village, fire show and live music - benefits Caleb's Dragonfly Dreams
Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000048
Nov
10
Hartness Half Marathon & 5K
A cross-country style run on pavement, trails, dirt roads, gravel roads and grass fields - benefits A Child's Haven child development center
Greenville
Sports
00000049
Nov
10
Southern Berkeley DU Oyster Roast & Banquet
Dinner, open bar, auction - benefits Ducks Unlimited
Charleston
Summerville
Misc
00000050
Nov
11
Veterans Day
State and federal holiday - Thank you for our freedom!
Statewide
Holiday
00000051
Nov
11
Run For Our Troops
5K run/walk - USA Track & Field Certified course - benefits military veterans and first responders that with physical and emotional injuries
Columbia
West Columbia
Sports
00000052
Nov
11
Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Celebrate 60 years of South Carolina ETV with raffles, scavenger hunts for kids, food trucks, and appearances from SCETV icons
Columbia
Misc
00000053
Nov
15
Vista Lights
Family celebration of food and arts, tree lighting, stage performances
Columbia
Holiday
00000054
Nov
15 - 17
Bluffton Book Festival
3-day event features lectures and workshops with featured authors, Saturday Street Festival - benefits The Literacy Center of Bluffton & The Binc Foundation
Hilton Head
Bluffton
Festival
00000055
Nov
15
Warmdaddy-Rapp Quartet: New Boogaloo
Three-course prix fixe menu followed by jazz concert - benefits the Charleston Jazz Academy
Charleston
Daniel Island
Concert
00000056
Nov
15
An Evening with Joel Fan
Experience the exhilarating art of American pianist Joel Fan - hosted by the Charleston Library Society
Charleston
Concert
00000057
Nov
16 - 30
Skating on the Square
Spartanburg's open-air ice rink is in the heart of the city, on Morgan Square
Spartanburg
Holiday
00000058
Nov
16
Third Army Centennial Gala
Cocktail hour, receiving line, dinner with program, dancing - mess dress/semi-formal for military and black-tie for civilians
Columbia
Gala
00000059
Nov
16 - 18
Festival of Trees
Decorated trees and other holiday items are up for bid during a weekend-long silent auction plus other activities - benefits Palmetto Health Foundation
Columbia
Holiday
00000060
Nov
16
Trident United Way's Day of Caring
Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties - pitch-in and help with a project
Charleston
Misc
00000061
Nov
16 - 30
Holiday Ice Rink
Take a spin around this open-air rink across from Fountain Park
Rock Hill
Sports
00000062
Nov
16 - 30
Main Street Lights
Main Street is decorated with an array of lit figures, wreaths, bows and lighted Christmas trees
Newberry
Holiday
00000063
Nov
16 - 18
Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show
More than 20 dealers and displays
Columbia
Expo
00000064
Nov
16 - 30
Ice On Main
Enjoy the season at this open-air ice skating rink on Village Green, adjacent to City Hall
Greenville
Sports
00000065
Nov
16 - 18
Pedal 4 Kids Community Ride
3-days of events with concerts and various bike rides - benefits The Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head
Sports
00000066
Nov
16
Heroes of Hope Gala
Live music, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar, silent and live auction - benefits Camp Happy Days
Charleston
Gala
00000067
Nov
16
Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown
Sanctioned, national event with samples, live music, cocktail competition, and kids zone
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Culinary
00000068
Nov
16 - 30
Holiday Lights Safari
Drive-thru the park decorated with more than 300,000 lights plus deer forest and nativity with live animals - money raised will be for the care of the park's animals
Spartanburg
Wellford
Holiday
00000069
Nov
16 - 30
Holiday House Tours
Tour two historic homes with guides providing stories of holidays past in Columbia (no tours on Mondays) - hosted by Historic Columbia
Columbia
Holiday
00000070
Nov
17 - 21
Lights Before Christmas
Riverbanks Zoo - visit with Santa, warm up by the Jingle Bell Bonfire, see nearly one million twinkling lights!
Columbia
Holiday
00000071
Nov
17
Wycliffe Gordon Swings
Wycliffe Gordon will join the SC Jazz Masterworks Ensemble to perform big band classics and swinging originals
Newberry
Concert
00000072
Nov
17
HOPE Relay
20K run relay or Boot Camp 5K for teams of one-four runners plus individual 5K run/walk - benefits Project HOPE Foundation's autism program
Greenville
Sports
00000073
Nov
17
Chili Cook Off & Oyster Roast
Over 80 chili teams, oysters, music, craft beers, kids zone, animal adoptions and more - benefits the Charleston Animal Society's Medical Fund
Charleston
North Charleston
Culinary
00000074
Nov
17
Italian Heritage Festival
Celebration of Italian culture includes great food and live entertainment plus grape stomping contest and pizza eating contest
Hilton Head
Festival
00000075
Nov
17 - 18
Exploring Pots and Molds Workshop
2-day workshop to learn multiple skills, explore new forms as well as building and decorating techniques - hosted by Midlands Clay Arts Society
Columbia
Workshop
00000076
Nov
17
The Nutcracker
Columbia City Ballet's holiday family tradition
Sumter
Holiday
00000077
Nov
17
Tinsel Trot Holiday Fun Run
Evening run or walk through the two-mile course for a "sneaker preview" of the Celebrate The Season Holiday Driving Tour, costumes are encouraged
Moncks Corner
Sports
00000078
Nov
17
Girls on the Run Columbia 5K
Non-timed 5K with post-5K celebration
Columbia
Cayce
Sports
00000079
Nov
17
Bohicket Half Marathon and 5K
Half marathon or 5K run/walk - benefits the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club and the Charleston Running Club
Charleston
Johns Island
Sports
00000080
Nov
19 - 30
'Tis the Season
Holiday light event plus skating rink, carriage and train rides, visits from Mr and Mrs Claus and more
Hilton Head
Holiday
00000081
Nov
19
The Nutcracker
Columbia City Ballet's holiday family tradition
Lancaster
Holiday
00000082
Nov
19 - 30
Children's Garden Christmas & Kids' Walk
Drive through animated light display at Edisto Memorial Gardens plus stroll through the Kid's Walk that features interactive light displays
Orangeburg
Holiday
00000083
Nov
21 - 30
Holiday Ice in Carolina Wren Park
Take a spin around the ice rink in Downtown Anderson
Anderson
Sports
00000084
Nov
21 - 30
Holiday Lights on the River
More than a million sparkling lights with music, wetland wonderland walking trail, laser light show, plus other activities at Saluda Shoals Park
Columbia
Irmo
Holiday
00000085
Nov
21
The Nutcracker
The holiday classic performed by Ann Brodie's Carolina Ballet and the Columbia Festival Orchestra
Columbia
Holiday
00000086
Nov
22
Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble 5K
Plus post-race party with food, beverages and live music, children's fun run and activities - hosted by the Knights of Columbus in support of local charities
Charleston
Sports
00000087
Nov
22
Thanksgiving Day
State and federal holiday
Statewide
Holiday
00000088
Nov
22 - 30
Anderson Christmas Lights
Over a million multi-colored light display - benefits local charities
Anderson
Holiday
00000089
Nov
22
Surfside Beach Turkey Trot
10K, 5K, 1 mile, Kids' Tot Trot - benefits Surfside Area Rotary Club and the charities they support
Myrtle Beach
Surfside Beach
Sports
00000090
Nov
22
Running of the Turkeys
5K run or walk, Turkey Strut (kid's fun run), costumes for all races are welcomed and encouraged - benefits People Attempting to Help
Rock Hill
York
Sports
00000091
Nov
23
Day after Thanksgiving
State holiday - also known as 'Black Friday' - shop locally
Statewide
Holiday
00000092
Nov
23
The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville
Carolina Ballet Theatre presents this locally inspired ballet with Clara and her Nutcracker dancing their way pass landmarks in Greenville
Greenville
Holiday
00000093
Nov
23 - 30
Harbour Town Lights
Holiday lights event plus live entertainment and activities - donations of canned food and unwrapped toys accepted for the Deep Well Project
Hilton Head
Holiday
00000094
Nov
23 - 30
Celebrate The Season Holiday Driving Tour
Enjoy the animated light displays that wind through the Old Santee Canal Park and Santee Cooper's headquarters - benefits local charities
Moncks Corner
Holiday
00000095
Nov
23 - 30
The Great Christmas Light Show
Light show features over 2 million lights festively displayed along a 1.5 mile drive through the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Holiday
00000096
Nov
23 - 30
Lights Before Christmas
Riverbanks Zoo - visit with Santa, warm up by the Jingle Bell Bonfire, see nearly one million twinkling lights!
Columbia
Holiday
00000097
Nov
23 - 25
The Nutcracker
The holiday classic performed by Ann Brodie's Carolina Ballet and the Columbia Festival Orchestra
Columbia
Holiday
00000098
Nov
24
Knights of Columbus Fall Car Show
Car show benefiting Veterans outreach programs at the Charlie Norwood VA Center
Aiken
Expo
00000099
Nov
24
Christmas in the Backcountry
Learn how colonists observed Christmas in the backcountry at The Living History Park
Aiken
North Augusta
Historical
00000100
Nov
24
Chitlin' Strut
Parade, Chitlin' Queens, carnival rides, hawg-calling contest, strut contest, live entertainment
Aiken
Salley
Festival
00000101
Nov
24
Intracoastal Christmas Regatta
Boat parade, toy drive, starts in Little River Inlet
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Holiday
00000102
Nov
25
The Nutcracker: Once Upon a Time in Greenville
Carolina Ballet Theatre presents this locally inspired ballet with Clara and her Nutcracker dancing their way pass landmarks in Greenville
Greenville
Holiday
00000103
Nov
26
Sustainable Holiday Celebration and Market
Shop works of local artisans and craftspeople, live entertainment, food from local chefs, and wine bar - hosted by Sustainable Midlands
Columbia
Holiday
00000104
Nov
29 - 30
Holiday Market
Shopping event at the South Carolina State Fairgrounds - Junior League event to raise funds for local projects
Columbia
Holiday
00000105
Nov
29
Christmas in the 1800s
Dinner, dessert, wine, coffee, sweet tea, music and entertainment - benefits the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor
Aiken
Holiday
00000106
Nov
29 - 30
Christmasville
4-day event includes carriage rides, art festival, outdoor ice skating, a gingerbread house contest, multiple Santa activities
Rock Hill
Holiday
00000107
Nov
30
Festival of Trees
Decorated trees and wreaths, "buy now prices" at Friday night preview party then silent auction ending on Sunday - benefits Black Creek Arts Council
Hartsville
Holiday
00000108
Nov
30
Santa on Main
2-day event includes pj party with Santa, wagon rides, crafts with Mrs. Claus, pictures with Santa, tree lighting
Greenwood
Holiday
00000109
Nov
30
Bridles & Birdies
Relay race with obstacles plus horse jumping, bar, appetizers with dancing after relay - benefits The First Tee of Aiken
Aiken
Misc
00000110
Nov
30
Hearts and Hands Gala: Joyeux Noël
Black-tie holiday gala with dinner, dancing, live music, auction - benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities
Greenville
Gala
00000111
Nov
30
School of Rock
A musical whose mission is to teach rock 'n' roll to the world - Flowertown Players performance
Charleston
Summerville
Arts
00000112
Nov
30
AtomaCon
A family friendly, literary, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, science and technology convention for fans by fans
Charleston
North Charleston
Convention
00000113
Nov
30
Holly Hill Christmas Festival
2-day event includes parade, live entertainment, arts and crafts, children's activities, food vendors
Orangeburg
Holly Hill
Holiday



                       
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