November 2023: Things to Do in SC

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Our November 2023 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
3 - 5
Hilton Head Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival
Vintage automobile shows and races - benefits Driving Young America
Hilton Head
Festival
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Nov
4
SC Pecan Music and Food Festival
"Run and Bike Like A Nut" races, kids' fun zone, vendors, arts and crafts, classic car show, amusement rides
Florence
Festival
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Nov
9 - 12
Dickens Christmas Show & Festival
A national award-winning event - set up as a Victorian Holiday Marketplace where you'll find something for everyone on your holiday shopping list!
Myrtle Beach
Holiday
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Nov
10 - 11
Hilton Head Oyster Festival
2-day event includes lots of oysters plus other foods, entertainment, kids' activities, local artisan - benefits Hilton Head Recreation's scholarship fund
Hilton Head
Festival
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Nov
11
Veterans Day
State and federal holiday - Thank you for our freedom!
Statewide
Holiday
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Nov
23
Thanksgiving Day
State and federal holiday
Statewide
Holiday
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Nov
24
Day after Thanksgiving
State holiday - also known as 'Black Friday' - shop locally
Statewide
Holiday
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Nov
25
Palmetto Peach Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K
Half marathon and 10K courses are in both SC and GA, post-race activities - charitable partners are Friends of the Greeneway, N Augusta Forward
Aiken
North Augusta
Sports
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Dates TBD
AfroSouth Film Festival
3-day event includes outdoor movie, film competition, workshops, master classes, movie screenings
Charleston
Arts
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Dates TBD
American Revolution Symposium
Speakers will discuss Gen. Francis Marion, Battle of Kings Mountain, examples of war-time heroism, and more - hosted by SC Archives and History Foundation
Columbia
Historical
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Dates TBD
Anderson Christmas Lights
Over a million multi-colored light display - benefits local charities
Anderson
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Autumn Faire Arts Festival
Celebrate the arts in SC with 50+ fine art and fine craft participants from potters, jewelers, photographers, sculptures, painters, dance and live music
Columbia
Arts
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Dates TBD
Biscuits & Bluegrass
Biscuit brunch, craft beer, mimosas, live music, corn hole tournament - benefits Senior Resources
Columbia
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Bluffton Book Festival
5-day event features lectures and workshop with authors, Saturday Street Festival - benefits The Literacy Center of Bluffton & The Binc Foundation
Hilton Head
Bluffton
Festival
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Dates TBD
Bohicket Half Marathon and 5K
Half marathon or 5K run with after-party - benefits the Kiawah-Seabrook Exchange Club and the Charleston Animal Society
Charleston
Seabrook Island
Sports
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Dates TBD
Brendlen's Lowcountry Christmas Light Display
Drive around and see over 80,000 lights on more than 100 displays - benefits Caring Hearts of SC
Ridgeland
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Brookgreen Gardens' Nights of a Thousand Candles
Over 2,700 hand-lit candles, sparking lights, food, live performances and music
Learn more about Brookgreen Gardens
Georgetown
Murrells Inlet
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Carolina Beach Music Awards
Various events and concerts
Myrtle Beach
Arts
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Dates TBD
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
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Dates TBD
Charleston Beer Week
50+ different events over 10 days highlighting the tri-county craft beer community
Charleston
Various Locations
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Charleston Literary Festival
10-day event with novelists, historians, biographers, scientists, artists, human and civil rights activists and commentators on issues of universal importance
Charleston
Arts
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Dates TBD
Charleston Pride Week
8-days of events celebrating LGBTQIA+ and allied communities with the Charleston Pride Festival on Saturday
Charleston
Various Locations
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Dates TBD
Charleston Scottish Games
Heavy athletic, pipe band, and highland dancing competitions plus Scottish country dancing, border collie demonstrations
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
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Dates TBD
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
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Dates TBD
Chitlin' Strut
Parade, Chitlin' Queens, carnival rides, hawg-calling contest, strut contest, live entertainment
Aiken
Salley
Festival
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Dates TBD
Christmas Arts & Crafts Market
Over 100 vendors with photography, pottery plants, and one a kind items - hosted by the Midlands Crafters Association
Columbia
West Columbia
Misc
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Dates TBD
Christmas in the Backcountry & Christmas for the Birds
Learn how colonists observed Christmas in the backcountry at The Living History Park and create decorations for the birds to eat throughout the winter
Aiken
North Augusta
Historical
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Dates TBD
Coastal Carolina Fair
Live entertainment, over 60 amusement rides, exhibits, competitions
Charleston
Ladson
Fair
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Dates TBD
Colaroo Micro-Music Festival
Opening DJ, live band - organized by USC students
Columbia
Concert
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Dates TBD
Dancing with the Carolina Stars
Ballroom dance competition that pairs leaders from the community with professional dancers, plus dinner and drinks - benefits Senior Action
Greenville
Misc
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Dates TBD
Eastern Carolina Agricultural Fair
Rides, food, games, exhibits, contests, live entertainment
Florence
Fair
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Dates TBD
Everything Outdoor Fest
Explore popular outdoor activities like camping, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking and more! Clinics, demos, live music, food trucks, and outdoor kids programs
Greenville
Simpsonville
Festival
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Dates TBD
Fall Black Food Truck Festival
Regional food trucks, kid-friendly activities, local bands and musicians will be performing - Finale Party downtown
Charleston
Ladson
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Fall Festival and Holiday Market
KidZone, face painting, artisans and vendors, concessions - benefits Greenville Classical Academy
Greenville
Simpsonville
Festival
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Dates TBD
Festival of Trees
Decorated trees and other holiday items are up for bid during a weekend-long silent auction plus other activities - benefits Prisma Health Children's Hospital
Columbia
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Find Your HeART
Dinner, art performance, exhibit, silent auction - benefits Leeza's Care Connection
Columbia
Gala
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Dates TBD
Fireflies Holiday Lights
Over one million LED lights, featuring 10 themed areas plus kids crafts and activities, holiday-themed food and drinks - not open Thanksgiving Day
Columbia
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Fur Ball
Evening with dinner, dancing, and fun - benefits Pet Helpers
Charleston
Gala
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Dates TBD
Gem, Mineral, and Jewelry Show
More than 20 dealers and displays with jewelry, beads, loose stones, fossils, minerals, gold, silver, tools, geodes sold and cut
Columbia
Expo
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Dates TBD
Greenville Open Studios
Opens the studios of local visual artists to the public in the Greater Greenville area
Greenville
Various Locations
Arts
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Dates TBD
Guy Osborne Memorial Pawleys Island Turtle Strut
5K and 8K races will take place on an extremely flat course - in support of The Family Justice Center
Georgetown
Pawleys Island
Sports
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Dates TBD
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
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Dates TBD
Harvest Fest
Bluegrass music, festival foods, craft market, games, pumpkin decorating
Charleston
Johns Island
Festival
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Dates TBD
Heritage Days Celebration at Penn Center
3-day event includes a parade, art, crafts, food, live entertainment
Beaufort
St Helena Island
Festival
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Dates TBD
Holiday Festival of Lights
3-mile drive of twinkling lights plus Santa's Village, Winter Wonderland, holiday train, carousel, sand sculpture
Charleston
James Island
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Holiday House Tours
Tour two historic homes decorated for the season with guides providing stories of holidays past in Columbia - hosted by Historic Columbia
Columbia
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Holiday Ice Rink
Take a spin around this open-air rink across from Fountain Park
Rock Hill
Sports
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Dates TBD
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
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Dates TBD
Holiday Lights on the River
Journey through colorful lights and over 400 animated light displays of all shapes and sizes at Saluda Shoals Park
Columbia
Irmo
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Holiday Magic at Kaminski House Musuem
View the glitz and glamour of the holidays during the Holiday Designer's Showcase - tours are Monday-Saturday
Georgetown
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Hub City Empty Bowls Soup Day
Bowls made by volunteers are available to purchase then filled with soup while enjoying live music and fellowship - raises funds to feed needy citizens
Spartanburg
Misc
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Dates TBD
Ice On Main
Enjoy the season at this open-air ice skating rink on Village Green, adjacent to City Hall
Greenville
Sports
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Dates TBD
Intracoastal Christmas Regatta
Boat parade starts in Little River Inlet and travels to North Myrtle Beach, spectators are encourage to donate unwrapped toys
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Holiday
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Dates TBD
King's Tree Trials Horse Race
Thoroughbreds and quarter horses race plus elegant tailgate parties reminiscent of earlier times
Kingstree
Sports
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Dates TBD
LOWVELO Bike Ride
Choice of 10, 25, 55, or 100 mile cycling routes, plus virtual option - benefits the Hollings Cancer Center
Charleston
Sports
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Dates TBD
Land Jam Country Music Festival
Live music, kids area, food vendors, tailgate area - benefits The Big Red Barn Retreat
Camden
Lugoff
Concert
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Dates TBD
Lights Before Christmas
Riverbanks Zoo - visit with Santa, warm up by the Jingle Bell Bonfire, see nearly one million twinkling lights
Columbia
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Lisznyai Christmas House
Enjoy the display and dancing lights from the comfort of your car or from the walking paths - donations for SC Make-A-Wish
Columbia
Spring Valley
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Main Street Lights
Main Street is decorated with an array of lit figures, wreaths, bows and lighted Christmas trees
Newberry
Holiday
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Dates TBD
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
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Dates TBD
Nuovo Cinema Italiano Film Festival
4-day event showcases the most artistically significant films of contemporary Italian cinema
Charleston
Arts
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Dates TBD
Pelion Peanut Party
2-day event with lots of peanuts, crafts, parade, car show, military exhibits, peanut butter & jelly sandwich eating contest, festival food, amusement rides
Columbia
Pelion
Festival
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Dates TBD
Pig On The Ridge
2-day event with BBQ cook-off, children's activities, street party, car show
Winnsboro
Ridgeway
Culinary
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Dates TBD
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
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Dates TBD
Running of the Turkeys
Run, walk or stroller jog the 5K - costumes are welcomed and encouraged - benefits People Attempting to Help
Rock Hill
York
Sports
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Dates TBD
SC Oyster Festival
Oysters in various ways, other food, beer all available to purchase, music - bring chairs, oyster knives - some proceeds to Christ Central Hannah House
Columbia
Culinary
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Dates TBD
SC Underground Film Festival
Celebrates all genres of independent film with films from all over the globe being featured
Columbia
Arts
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Dates TBD
Sporting Clays Tournament
Participants will rotate through challenging sporting clay stations - benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities
Camden
Sports
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Dates TBD
Surfside Beach Turkey Trot 10K/5K
Run or walk plus kids dash, participants are encouraged to come dressed in festive attire - benefits Surfside Area Rotary Club and the charities they support
Myrtle Beach
Surfside Beach
Sports
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Dates TBD
The Great Christmas Light Show
Drive through light show with over 2 million lights along a 1.5 mile drive through the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sports Complex - closed Thanksgiving Day
Myrtle Beach
N Mytle Beach
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Tinsel Trot Holiday Fun Run
Evening run or walk through the two-mile course for a sneak peek of the Celebrate The Season Holiday Driving Tour, costumes are encouraged
Moncks Corner
Sports
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Dates TBD
Trident United Way's Days of Caring
Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester counties - pitch-in and help with a project
Charleston
Misc
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Dates TBD
Trinity Bazaar
Children's carnival, homemade foods, crafts, plus new and used clothing and furniture, musical instruments, household decor - benefits local charities
Columbia
Misc
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Dates TBD
Turkey Day Run
5K, 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
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Dates TBD
Turkey Day Run
5K run/walk, 1K family fun run/walk plus virtual 5K option - benefits the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Midlands
Columbia
Sports
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Dates TBD
Vista Lights
Family celebration of food and arts, tree lighting, stage performances
Columbia
Holiday
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Dates TBD
YALLFest: Charleston Young Adult Book Festival
Dozens of the country's top young adult authors host presentations and signings at various locations
Charleston
Educational



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