Gray Line Charleston - October, 2017
One of the oldest and largest sightseeing companies in the world, Gray Line is an international association of operators with more than 100 years of experience in the tourism industry. A trusted name in travel, Gray Line Charleston provides informative, entertaining mini- bus tours of Charleston’s historic district daily to visitors from around the globe.
It’s easy! Gray Line of Charleston can get you and yours seamlessly to any of the great Events and Festivals, below, throughout the Charleston Lowcountry area.
Learn about historic Charleston, SC and see this Port City up close and personal, via Gray Line Charleston. Gray Line City Tours depart every 30 minutes from 9:30am until 3:30pm from the Charleston Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street. Parking directly adjacent.
Several types of COMBO Tour Tickets are available. Examples ~ Charleston City Tour + Charleston Museum. Charleston City Tour + Charleston Mansion. Charleston City Tour + Fort Sumter Boat Tour, to name just a few. Take advantage of COMBO Savings and enjoy 2 top-notch Tours by 2 expert area Tour Operators. Leaving your Charleston visit in the hands of the experts will make for great memories!
Daniel Island, South Carolina
Oktoberfest ~ MUSC Health Stadium ~ 10/01/2017
The event will feature seasonal beer, live German music, great food, dancing and activities for the whole family. The first 500 patrons through the gate will receive a commemorative Oktoberfest mug. The popular Bavarian Games will also return, where adults team up and compete for the title of Oktoberfest. Events include bratwurst eating contests, keg barrel races, tug-a-war and more. In addition, the Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots Viewing Party and at 2:00pm Charleston Battery vs. Ottawa Fury Viewing Party. Day of Tickets are $13 for adults, and kids 12 and under are FREE. Oktoberfest activities include: - Live music - Jump castles - Face painting - Carolina Panthers vs. Atlanta Falcons viewing party - Corn hole - Balloon artist - Charleston Fun Park putt-putt - Giant chess set - Soccer Shots activity station - Beer pong tables - Concessions and German food served by Crave. http://bsportsent.com/events/oktoberfest-2016/
Historic Charleston, SC
41st Annual Fall Tours of Homes, History & Architecture ~ 10/05 - 10/29/2017
The historic beauty and charm of Charleston come alive this October as friends of the Preservation Society of Charleston welcome you inside the private interiors of some of the nation’s most exceptional historic houses. Experience firsthand the rich history of Charleston's culture, architecture and hospitality on The Fall Tours. Discover the stories of these magnificent residences and the people who have lived in them for centuries and learn why visitors from all over the world are still drawn to this special place today. Different properties are featured each day, so whether you wish to learn about great periods in early American history or simply want to enjoy the ambience of Charleston living, these tours allow you experience the best of historic Charleston. http://www.thefalltours.org/
Love Potion No. 9 ~ 34 West Theater ~ 09/01,10/03,10/05,10/06,10/07,10/10,10/12,10/13,10/14,10/15,10/17,10/19 & 10/20/2017
Join 34 West Theater for a post-apocalyptic Doo Wop Musical. Can Murphy's Diner survive a zombie invasion? With music from Destiny's Child to The Platters, comes an innovative and spellbinding new musical, from the creators of Radio Hitchcock. A menu of champagne cocktails, wine, craft beers, sodas and savory snacks are available. $30. No children under 6 please. http://www.34west.org/
Sunset Tours to Fort Sumter ~ 10/06, 10/13 & 10/20/2017!
(Friday Tours – to October 20)
Fort Sumter Tours is pleased to have offered the “Sunset Tour to Fort Sumter” again for 2017! Experience a waterside view of the historic architectural gem that has been voted “Top City” in the USA by Conde Nast Traveler, Charleston, SC. Visitors & locals alike will experience an in depth guided tour of the fort, with details an analysis by a National Park Service professional. Enjoy the spectacular views of the city, harbor and Atlantic Ocean from the top of the fort. Beer, wine & cocktails are available for purchase to and from the fort. Complimentary light hors d’oeuvres will be offered on the return trip. 5:00pm Boarding, at Liberty Square, returning 7:30pm. Adults: $46.50 per person; Children: $34.00 per person (4-11); Senior: $44.00 per person; Children 3 and under: FREE. Rates subject to availability and change without notice. This Tour is great rain or shine.Advance reservations are recommended. Once the start date is announced you will be able to book online or simply call 843-722-BOAT. Cancellations with refunds accepted up to 48-hours in-advance. Walk up reservations are welcome at the 340 Concord Street (Liberty Square) gate on a space available basis. Parking is easy at nearby Aquarium Wharf garage. http://www.fortsumtertours.com/tours/sunset-tour/
34th Annual Moja Arts Festival ~ 09/28 – 10/08/2017
Various Charleston Area Venues
The streets sway with the captivating rhythm of African music, while the smell of Caribbean cuisine permeates the air during this 10-day celebration of Gullah culture named for the Swahili word meaning ‘one’. http://www.charlestoncvb.com/events/34th-annual-moja-arts-festival~9151/?search=&end_date=09/30/2017&category=&start_date=09/01/2017
Isle of Palms, South Carolina
Pumpkin Painting ~ 10/20/2017
Pumpkin Painting with Isle of Palms staff. Materials provided to come up with a super Spooky design! http://iop.net
Ghostly Tide Tales ~ Isle of Palms Beachfront ~ 10/27/2017
Are you brave enough? Come out and join us the beachfront tale spinners to listen to local haunting stories as you sit by an open camp fire. Meet at 28th Ave Beach Access. Bring Chair, blanket, flashlight and friends. 6:30pm - 7:30pm. http://iop.net
Halloween Carnival ~ Isle of Palms Recreation Center ~ 10/31/2017
Enjoy games for all ages, Jump Castles, temporary tattoos, face painting, Halloween candy, prizes and more! 5:00 – 7:00pm.
Costume Contest – 7:00pm. Age Divisions: 1 and under 2-3 years old 4-5 years old 6-7 years old 8 years old 9 years old 10 years old 11-12 years old 13 and older. Concessions provided by the IOP Exchange Club. Hot Dogs, Chips & Drinks $1.00 - $3.00. Come visit us at the Isle of Palms Recreation Department. #24 28th Avenue, Isle of Palms, SC.
James Island, South Carolina
19th Annual James Island Connector Run ~ 10/28/2017
10K (Run & Fun Bike Ride). The 10K run starts at Cannon Park near the corner of Ashley Ave. & Bennett St. Participants will run west on Bennett St., turn right on Barre St., and left on Calhoun St. toward the Connector. The runners will continue on the Connector toward the Folly Rd. exit. Just past the Harbor View Rd. entrance, they will bear left continuing on the Connector. Before the Folly Rd. exit, the runners will turn left on the grassy median and circle back on the Connector. The runners will exit the Connector on Calhoun St., will continue on Calhoun St., turn right on Barre St., left on Bennett St. and finish at Cannon Park. 5K (Run & Walk). The 5K run and walk starts at Cannon Park near the corner of Ashley Ave. and Bennett St. Participants will run west on Bennett St., turn right on Barre St., and left on Calhoun St. toward the Connector. The runners will continue on the Connector towards the Folly Rd. exit. Just past the Harbor View Rd. entrance, they will bear right, continuing on the Connector. The finish line is past the Harbor View Rd. entrance, before the Folly Rd. exit. Buses will be stationed near the Folly Rd. exit to transport the 5K finishers to Cannon Park for the post-race party. Proceeds benefit Gavalas Kolonko Foundation. http://www.jicrun.com/
Johns Island, South Carolina
Legare Farms Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch ~ October Weekends 2017
Opening October 7th thru October 31st. Johns Island’s Legare Farms hosts the annual Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch. Pumpkin Picking, $2 - $20 (based on Pumpkin Size). Hayride - $3 per person (ages 2 and up). Horse Rides - $3.00 (hours limited to Saturdays 11am – 5pm, Sundays 1pm – 5pm). Scarecrow Factory - $10 including Scarecrow Materials and you take it home. Gem Mine - $2 & $12 per Bucket. Fish & Turtle Feeding - $2.00 per snack bag or $5 per quart size. Corn Cannon $1 for 2 Shots. Duck Races - $1 per Duck and Race as much as you like. FREE Activities: Farm Animals Barnyard - $.25 & $4 (No outside Food or Drink). Mini-maze. Playground. Gate Admission: $1.00 per person at the gate (ages 2 and up).
OPEN FRIDAYS 5-8, SATURDAYS 10-8. AND SUNDAY 1-6. http://legarefarms.com/
Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon & 5K ~ Mullet Hall Equestrian Center ~ 10/14/2017
Take to the trails of Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on foot during the Lowcountry Trail Half Marathon and 5K. Breathtaking Fall Foliage, Moss-Draped Oaks, and native wildlife provide a scenic backdrop reminiscent of days gone by. An Awards Ceremony with Live Music and Participants ages 10–15 can register, but must be accompanied by an Adult Chaperone. Half Marathon Race Fees: $40. 8:30am to 1:00pm. https://ccprc.com/1712/Lowcountry-Trail-Half-Marathon-5K