Veterans Day & Weekend Events In Charleston

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Veterans Day Events Friday, November 11th

Veterans Story Swap and Special Ceremony – The City will honor all veterans with a special program featuring a keynote address by retired U.S. Army Capt. Florent “Flo” Groberg. Musical entertainment will be provided by the School of the Arts Jazz Band.  Veterans interested in attending should contact [email protected] or the Recreation Department at 843-745-1028.
Where: Felix C. Davis Community Center, Park Circle, N. Charleston
When: Friday, 9:30 a.m – 1 p.m.
USO Days Veteran’s Day Weekend @ Joseph Manigault House – This Veteran’s Day weekend explore the history of the Joseph Manigault house.  During WWII this site was used as a USO post and Red Cross training facility.  Soldiers attended dinners, parties, played games, and wrote to their families while here in the 1940s.
Where: Joseph Manigault House, downtown Charleston
When: Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

5th Annual Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown – This culinary event will take place on November 11th & 12th at the Lookout Pavilion at Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina and will once again be fully sanctioned by The Kansas City Barbeque Society. Competition categories for Friday nights State Championship will include: Chicken Wings.

Where: Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Mt. Pleasant

When: Friday, 5 – 9 p.m.

Holiday Festival of Lights Opening Weekend!– 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.

Where: James Island County Park

When: November 11, 2016 – January 1, 2017

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:  Friday, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Palmetto Brewing Loading Dock Music Series – Join Palmetto Brewing for the 2016 Loading Dock Music Series. Live shows every Friday at 289 Huger St. Performances begin at 6, and the music goes until close at 10PM!
Where: Palmetto Brewing, downtown Charleston
When: Friday, 6 p.m.
Moondance: 12th Annual Membership Celebration – Throughout the night, Members will enjoy live music by The Very Hypnotic Soul Band, feast on hors d’oeuvres and spirits, have their portrait made by Leslie McKellar on the signature Moon backdrop.
Where: Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, downtown Charleston
When: Friday, 7 – 10 p.m.
Eric Johnson @ Charleston Music Hall – Eric Johnson’s stature as one of the premier guitar players in contemporary music is his artistic trump card, backed by a Grammy Award and five nominations, platinum album, Top 10 hits like “Cliffs Of Dover,” praise from critics and the esteem of his peers.
Where: Charleston Music Hall, downtown Charleston
When: Friday, 8 – 9 p.m.

Weekend Events In Charleston Saturday, November 12th

Sweat Tea Festival: Half Marathon – Enjoy 13.1 miles that begins in the center of  town and takes you on to our recreational running path and through some of our lovely neighborhoods ending back in the center of town. While running, you will enjoy live entertainment as well as lively water stations.
Where: Summerville, SC
When: Saturday, 7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

Charleston Farmers Market – Located in Marion Square in the heart of Historic District in Downtown Charleston, SC, the CFM is open each Saturday, from April 9th through November 26th, 8 AM to 2 PM. There are 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.

Where: Marion Square, downtown Charleston

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. 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.

Where: 3546 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Boots, Bottles, and A Blessing Festival – Deep Water Vineyard and Firefly Distillery are proud to host the Boots, Bottles, and A Blessing Festival; food trucks, vendors, bull-riding, laser skeet shooting, heck yes – it’s country!

Where: Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island

When: Saurday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

South Carolina Underground Film Festival – The SCUFF will be two packed days of indie films where fans and filmmakers can meet and mingle and celebrate obscure and independent film.

Where: Olde Village Community Building – Park Circle, N. Charleston

When: Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Lowcountry Local First Block Party – Lowcountry Local First is a nonprofit advocate for local, independent businesses and a resource for the community members they serve. We’re working to create jobs and grow the Lowcountry economy by empowering local makers, growers and service providers.
Where: 1630 Meeting Street, downtown Charleston
When: Saturday 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
8th Annual BBQ & Brews Bash – 25 New Beligum Beers on tap! Jump Castles and Face Painting for the kids, Oyster’s and Hog roast, cornhole tourment and music by Dubplates. Come join us in the parking lot for a day of great beer and family fun!
Where: Smoky Oak Taproom, Charleston
When: Saturday, 2 – 10 p.m.
Roasted & Smoked @ Geechie Boy Farm – The Darling Oyster Bar has teamed up with Elliott Moss out of Asheville, NC for their “Roasted and Smoked” event. For this event, The Darling’s Joe DiMaio and Moss will partner up for a celebration of roasted oysters and smoked whole hog.
Where: Geechie Boy Grits Market & Mill
When: Saturday, 4 – 8 p.m.

Weekend Events In Charleston Sunday, November 13th

Bendy Brewski Yoga – Accessible and fun Yoga inside the brewery for 45 minutes followed by a flight or pint of craft beer! We always some mats to borrow and your teacher Michele is kind, fun and knowledgeable!
Where: Holy City Brewing, N. Charleston
When: Sunday, 10 a.m.
The Charleston Coffee Cup – What many are now discovering is that Charleston is also home to an emerging craft coffee culture. This is a unique event celebrating the Southeast’s burgeoning coffee culture!
Where: Memminger Auditorium, downtown Charleston
When: Sunday, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m
Vickery’s Fall Oyster Roast – Oyster Buckets, Steamed Shrimp, BBQ, a Bloody Mary Bar and Craft Draft Truck.  Live Music with SOUL FISH – THE MIDNIGHT CITY BAND. Park FREE/Ride FREE, Get a FREE T-shirt! Park at Omar Shrine Auditorium at Patriot’s Point, take the shuttle to Vickery’s and get a FREE T-shirt.
Where: Vickery’s on Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
North Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market – The Rusty Rudder Mount Pleasant is proud to host the North Mt. Pleasant Farmers’ and Craft Market Every Sunday from 11am-3pm. Featuring items from local vendors in the Lowcountry.
Where: 3563 N Highway 17, Mt. Pleasant, SC
When: Sunday, 11 a.m.
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market – This is an opportunity specifically for small producers and new and beginning businesses who source locally to sell amongst their peers and to develop their market base. There will be live music and tons of local vendors. Please come out and support us!
Where: The Charleston Pour House
When: Sunday, 11 a.m.
Art on the Beach – Chefs in the Kitchen is a dynamic tour of private homes on Sullivan’s Island. Each home on the tour will be showcasing a select group of artists and craftsmen, as well as featuring a Chef in each kitchen.
Where: Sullivans Island, SC
When: Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.

Second Sunday On King Street – It’s one of the most important 2nd Sundays of the year! Cool temps, bigger crowds, holiday thoughts and hurricanes behind us. The Charleston Animal Society will be there with their now-famous Firefighter Calendar. And they’re inviting all their friends!

Where: King Street, downtown Charleston

When: Sunday, 1 – 5 p.m.

Oysters For Autism Oyster Roast – Enjoy a night of live music, oysters, drinks, and a silent auction at Bowens Island! All proceeds will benefit individuals and families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder and who are helped by the Lowcountry Autism Foundation at the MUSC Children’s Hospital.
Where: Bowens Island Restaurant, James Island
When: Sunday, 4 – 7 p.m.