Charleston Weekend October 17-19

Isle of Palms in Charleston, SC

Isle of Palms in Charleston, SC

Friday, October 17th

Party at the Point is nearing its end as fall kicks in, but you can still catch the reggae inspired finale tonight featuring local reggae band The Dubplates and International Morality. As usual there will be draft beer available for cash purchase and The Harbor Resort and Marina will provide hamburgers, chicken sandwiches, and tacos. Doors open at 5:30 and the bands take the stage around 6:30.

Climb aboard the Shooner Pride for the Haunted Harbor Sails trip through Charleston harbor October 17th through November 1st. There will be ghost stories and tails of pirates and much more. Boarding begins at 8:15 and returns at 10 p.m. Tickets are $32 for adults, $25 for children.

The Loading Dock Music Series brings classical music and beer together as the Palmetto Brewing Company and Charleston Symphony Orchestra unite for a unique event. The concert will take place on the original loading dock of the brewery in downtown Charleston. This event is free and begins at 5 p.m.

Bring the family out to Magnolia Plantation for the 6th annual Family Fright Nights. There will be mad scientists, haunted trains, costume contests, and games for the kids. Concessions will be on site for purchase. Gates open at 6 p.m. and admission is $10.

Saturday, October 18th

College Football: 


The South Carolina Gamecocks (3-3) take on the Furman Paladins (2-4) at Williams Bryce Stadium in Columbia at 12 p.m. on the SEC Network.

Clemson Tigers #24 ranked Clemson Tigers (4-2) travel to Boston College (4-2) to take on the Eagles at 3:30 p.m. on ESPNU.

Come on out to Follypalooza for Folly Beach’s 7th annual block party and street festival. Enjoy free live music from local musicians the entire day, participate in a silent auction with travel prizes, take advantage of drink and food specials from streetside restaurants and vendors, and bring the kids for facepainting, jump castles, balloon animals and dunk tank. The proceeds from the auction and participating vendors will go towards cancer patients living on Folly Beach.

Are you dog lover? Then you will really want to check out Dogtoberfest at Fresh Fields Village on Johns Island. There will be live entertainment, a pet costume contest, local wine tasting, a delicious craft beer selection and food from local vendors. A portion of the proceeds will go towards pet rescue groups around Charleston.

Check out Charleston’s very own home brewers competition. The Iron Brew Festival  is hosted by Holy City Brewery and tasks home brewers with creating a unique beer with a secret ingredient which was chocolate this year. The winner of the competition will get to have their beer distributed statewide. There will be live music and food provided by Mellow Mushroom. For tickets, visit the link.

Sunday, October 19th

The 10th Annual Barrier Island ECOthon challenges you to take on a sprint style triathlon course over several of Charleston’s most beautiful barrier islands. The course covers Dewees Island, Isle of Palms and Sullivans Island and features a mix of paddling, swimming, running and biking. The Ecothon’s proceeds go towards the Charleston Tibetan Society.

Bring your dog out to Bark in the Park for a dog-costume contest, live music and lots of beer. The event will be held at Wannamaker County Park starting at 11 a.m. There will be a  Blessing of the Pets at 12:45 and a lure course will be setup to keep the dogs busy.