Events in Charleston on Saturday, November 28th
Small Business Saturday – Small Business Saturday – a day to celebrate and support small businesses and all they do for their communities. Please join the SBA and organizations across the country in supporting your local small business by shopping at a small business. To find participating restaurants visit this link provided by American Express.
Where: At participating small businesses in Charleston
When: Saturday, November 28th
Charleston Farmers Market – The CFM is dedicated to the support and advocacy of Lowcountry farmers, growers, prepared/packaged food, artisans, crafters and live performers. We offer a variety of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans. Attracting citizens and visitors alike, the CFM is the community connection, bringing together people from all parts of the Lowcountry and beyond.
When: Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Johns Island Homegrown Farmers Market – The aim of Homegrown is to be a point of sustainable connection for the Lowcountry community. We want this market to be a one-stop-shop for everything on your shopping list to be sourced locally. Homegrown also holds a mission of bringing interactive ways to educate your community on the health and environmental benefits of making sustainable choices. Homegrown offers classes, demos, and interactive opportunities for locals to be active in making sustainable choices in their lives. (i.e. observation bee hives, crochet/craft classes, live animal and homesteading information).
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Holiday Festival of Lights – Each year, thousands of families create lasting memories at the Holiday Festival of Lights, where millions of multicolored lights illuminate the sky throughout 52 enchanting nights. Journey through three miles of over 700 magical light displays of all shapes and sizes. Park your car and enjoy family activities, shopping, food, entertainment, and so much more!
Where: James Island County Park
When: November 13th – January 3rd
The Mantras with Sumilan @ The Pourhouse – Building a reputation as go-for-broke live act, The Mantras have been playing to consistently larger crowds all over the East coast and Midwest. Steadily building a following both regionally and nationally with music that is a high-energy collaborative of funk-rock, middle-eastern, electronica, and metal; The Mantras’ music is sure to shake your knees and rattle your toes.
Where: The Pourhouse, Charleston
When: Doors open at 8 p.m.
A Lowcountry Christmas – The Christmas season comes alive at Boone Hall Plantation with an exciting new special event that is designed to bring some holiday magic and joy to people of all ages! Through magical 3D glasses, guests will see Santa’s elves hard at work making toys as Ms. Claus and her helpers are baking up goodies in her special kitchen; all while Santa is preparing for the big night. And yes, Santa will be there to greet all and pose for that special picture.
When: Saturday, 5:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Events in Charleston on Sunday, November 29th
Bull’s Island Beach Drop – This seldom-offered trip brings guests directly to one of the most secluded and pristine beaches in the world for shelling, swimming, birding, and a chance to reconnect with nature. The Bulls Island Beach Drop is one of Charleston’s best outdoor adventures. Capt. Chris Crolley, steward of Coastal Expeditions, says it best: “The beach on Bulls Island is not a place…It is an experience…a vast stretch of primordial sand littered with shells, sea creatures and extraordinary bird life.”
Where: 4 locations available around Charleston
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Holiday Fair -The weekend Holiday Fair offers families and friends a place to gather and celebrate the holidays. Children can enjoy free visits with Santa Claus and loads of fun activities in his workshop. There’s also marshmallow roasting, over-sized holiday cards by local students, and live entertainment. The Stony Landing House will be adorned in historical decorations provided by the Town and Village Garden Club. Entry is included with your $5 admission.
When: Sunday, 6 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Scuba Claus in the Great Ocean Tank @ The Aquarium– Our favorite jolly old fellow in a red suit and diving gear, will make special appearances on the following dates during the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. dive shows. When Scuba Claus is away, his special helpers will dive in the Great Ocean Tank. Explore the Aquarium to see if you can spot Finzy, our Shark on the Shelf. When you find him, you’ll receive a festive holiday prize!
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
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