Only In Charleston: This Weekend 10/16-10/18

By October 16, 2015 September 29th, 2016 Current events

Events in Charleston on Friday October 16th

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Carolina Surf Film Festival – The Carolina Surf Film Festival’s mission is to celebrate the vibrant surf culture of the Carolinas by showcasing the artistic vision and expression of contemporary surf films from around the globe. Since the 1960’s, Charleston has been home to a community of dedicated surfers. With the area’s abundance of natural beauty and rich history, our beloved city by the sea provides an epic backdrop for the 2nd annual Carolina Surf Film Festival.

Where: Brick House Kitchen, Folly Road

When: Friday and Saturday at 5 p.m.

Charleston Fall Greek Festival –   The entire Greek community, welcomes you and your family to join us in a celebration of the food, wine and music of Greece. Come out and be a part of a Charleston tradition, the atmosphere is filled with the sounds, tastes and aromas of delicious foods, live music and the warmth of family and newly made friends.

Where: Greek Orthodox Church of Holy Trinity, downtown Charleston

When: Friday: 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Saturday: 11 a.m. –  10 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Charleston Comedy Festival Standup Competition – There are 4 exciting prelim rounds this fall for the Charleston Comedy Festival Stand Up Competition.  Each prelim will featuring 14 stand ups performing five minute sets each.  The audience will vote with ballots for their top four favorites and they will move on to the next round.

Where: Theatre 99, downtown Charleston

When: Friday, 10 p.m.

Charleston Night Market – Area ​Artists and Artisans will take over the Charleston City Market as  THE NIGHT MARKET continues this weekend! The Night Market is located in the Charleston City Market, Charleston’s #1 most visited attraction; a venue where over 50 area artisans, artists, food vendors, and local musicians gather together, each Friday, Saturday & night, to create a memorable evening. 6:30 pm-10:30 pm.

Where: Charleston City Market, downtown Charleston
When:  6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Boone Hall Fright Nights! – Live actors. state of the art technology, and elaborate sets combine to ramp up the scare factor at South Carolina’s largest multi-attraction haunted event. Be prepared to be scared. Dates are set and for this legendary Lowcountry favorite for fright fun and excitement.

Where: Boone Hall, Mount Pleasant

When: Friday, Dark – midnight, check website for more times and dates

Duke: King of Jazz Dance Musical Take the “A Train” back to the 1930s in this original dance musical! Join us for an electrifying evening spent at the world famous Cotton Club with the Duke Ellington Orchestra and dynamic floorshow entertainment featuring the Cotton Club Dancers! (Approx. 90 minutes in length with one 15-minute intermission)

Where: Charleston Performing Arts Center, Folly Road

When: Friday 8 p.m.

Events in Charleston on Saturday, October 17th

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Dogtoberfest – Bring your dog, sip some wine and help out local pet rescues at the ninth annual Dogtoberfest: Dogs, Dine and Wine Pet Expo. The event, which brings together pet rescue organizations from around the Loowcountry, returns to Freshfields Village near Kiawah Island on Saturday, Oct. 17 from 1-5 p.m. In addition to meet-and-greets with local rescue groups and the annual wine tasting, this free event include:
• Delicious food trucks
• Live entertainment
• On-site vendors
• Pet costume contest
• Blessing of the animals
• Exciting prizes and giveaways, and more!

Where: Fresh Fields Village & Farms near Kiawah Island

When: Saturday, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The 2015 Joe Hiller Longboard Classic Surf Competition – The 2015 JOE HILLER LONGBOARD CLASSIC will take place Saturday October 17th at the Isle of Palms County Park, Sunday is the 2nd day if needed. The Carolina Surf Film Festival is also stoked as they have some special swag for the paid contestants.

Where: Isle of Palms County Park

When: Saturday, October 17th

Cast Off Fishing Tournament – Part of the Memorial Waterfront Park complex, the 1250-foot long Mount Pleasant Pier stretches out into Charleston Harbor under the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. Along with beautiful views, the pier offers great fishing! The Folly Beach Pier is one of the best destinations in the Lowcountry for pier fishing.

Where: Mount Pleasant Pier

When: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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. Whether you are a local that joins us each weekend or a visitor just passing through, we have something for everyone and we appreciate your support!

Where: Marion Square, downtown Charleston 

When: 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).

Where: 3546 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island

When: Saturday 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Harvest Gala – An Evening of Big Band Music and Dance with hosts Marcia Hessert & Jackie Kohn. Dress is semi-formal attire. There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres through out the night. Dj Bob Hyatt Les Pearson will be playing live for the event. Dance party starts at 8 p.m.

Where: Ballroom Dance Charleston at Pierpoint Crossing

When: Saturday 8 p.m.

Events in Charleston on Sunday, October 18th

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Rockers 4 Knockers – This years Pub Crawl / Rock The Dock is shaping up to be even bigger and better than ever! Join us for this year’s event on 10/18, featuring headliner Keith Anderson!

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW for just $20! Get yours:

NEW: VIP tickets:

Each ticket will include: Admission into the event, FREE Event Shirt, and drink specials at each location. Come crawl the creek with us and enjoy live music all day, a chance to win awesome prizes, and a chance to make a change in someone’s life! Includes: everything in the general admission ticket, plus free food & drinks in the VIP tent next to Red’s, with killer views of the main stage with Keith Anderson!

Where: Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant

When: Sunday, 11 a.m.

Carolina Stingrays Home Game – The Carolina Stingrays will take on the The Reading Royals at the North Charleston Coliseum this Sunday.

Where: North Charleston Coliseum

When: Puck drops at 3:05 p.m.

6th Annual Jazz Jam: A Tribute to Mother Emauel AME Church – Organized by Dennis Fassuliotis, local businessman and founder of the Charleston Jazz Club, and Steve Simon, renowned jazz musician and concert producer, the 6th Annual Charleston Jazz Jam is an unscripted, unrehearsed four-hour live jazz concert that is free to the public and will feature over 50 of the greatest jazz musicians in Charleston.

Where: Bowens Island Restaurant, Charleston

When: Sunday, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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