Things to Do in Charleston (September 2022)

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Welcome to September! Here’s a look at all of the fun, family-friendly events taking place around Charleston this month!

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*Please note – While we make every effort to crosscheck current links and event details on our guides, we always encourage you to do the same before making final plans. If details are missing or incorrect, please let us know so that we can correct them. 

September Events

Sep
1
Family Storytime at Hurd/St. Andrews Library
Meet us on the library’s front lawn for an outdoor storytime! Expect 15 minutes of active movement and singing but bring your blanket or lawn chair if you prefer to sit.
Sep
1
BINGO
A fun morning of BINGO!! Small prizes will be awarded to each winner, and there is no cost to play.
Sep
1
John’s Island Library – Family Storytime
Enjoy books, stories, poetry, and music that reinforce early literacy skills. Space may be limited. 10:00 and 10:30
Sep
1
BOGO Night
Join us every Thursday evening from 4:00PM to 8:00PM for BOGO Night! Who doesn’t love a good BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE?! Purchase a 60 or 90 minute jump ticket and get one FREE OR purchase 60 or 90 minutes of jump time and receive DOUBLE the jump t...
Sep
1
Kid’s Night with an Ice Cream Party!
Not just a party… It’s an ICE CREAM PARTY at kids night! 🍦 Thursday, September 1, from 5-7pm on Savannah Hwy in West Ashley, kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal AND get to create their own ice cream sundae! Sundaes are available f...
Sep
1
Live Under The Oaks Concert Series
Grab your chair or blanket and join us for our fall outdoor concert series Live Under The Oaks. Every Thursday in September & October, 6pm to 8pm. Emceed by Johnny O’ of 95SX, all concerts are free to attend. Grab take-out from your favorit...
Sep
2
Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department
Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will be on hand to share projects currently being worked on a...
Sep
2
Homegrown at the Point
A popular waterfront concert series has announced its summer schedule will be extended through September. Party at the Point at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, will continue for six more shows. The happy hour pop-up ...
Sep
2
Music on the Green
Join us this summer for our weekly Music on the Green Concert Series on Fridays from 6:00 to 9:00 pm! The free, family friendly concerts featuring a variety of music from regional bands including Carolina Beach music, Motown, Top 40, Country and more...
Sep
2
First Friday Town Market on James Island
Join us for local vendors, free movie on the big screen at dusk, food trucks, produce, and more!
Sep
3
Downtown Charleston Farmers Market
Enjoy a Bounty of Fresh Local Produce, Flower Bouquets & Homegrown Creativity from a wide variety of local artists. Open: Every Saturday, 8am-2pm
Sep
3
Goose Creek Farmers & Artisan Market
We are a year-round Market in Goose Creek, SC, presented by the Goose Creek Small Business Alliance. Our Market showcases local artisans, crafters, farmers, growers, makers & businesses and provides them with a place to sell their wares and servi...
Sep
3
Home Depot KIDS WORKSHOPS
Pencil Desk Organizer Designed for children ages 5-12 Each child can bring home a newly constructed project, a Kids Workshops apron, an achievement pin and a certificate!
Sep
3
Sea Island Farmers Market
Whether you are grilling or chilling this weekend, we’ve got your grocery needs covered.  Pack your baskets and umbrellas and come enjoy the cooler temperatures while we have them.  Grab lunch from the food truck and that’s one less mea...
Sep
3
September Kids Morning at Game Night
Join us for a kids play date in the AC – kids 10 and younger are always welcome to come hang out at Game Night, but this is a dedicated time just for them to hang out with others their age, play lots of fun games (while learning…but they ...
Sep
3
Back to School Bash
HEY CANE BAY  Families are REUNITED and the kiddos are BACK IN SCHOOL! Let’s celebrate and give back on September 3 from 1pm-4pm!
Sep
4
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
Located behind the Charleston Pour House at 1977 Maybank Hwy, The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is a 100% local market, featuring around 50 awesome local vendors. We offer a full deck bar, live music, delicious eats and all kinds of amazing local good...
Sep
4
Holy City Farmers Market
Located behind Holy City Brewing with views of the Noisette Creek, the vendor list rotates to give shoppers a new experience with each visit. Holy City Brewing offers outdoor service with a full bar and brunch menu. Families are welcome and Sunday Fu...
Sep
4
First Sunday of the Month Event
Our First Sunday of the Month Event for September! There will be local vendors, a face painter, a jump castle, a food truck, specialty coffee and pastries! Jump castle is free and the event is completely kid-friendly!
Sep
4
Tuffy Tiger: Live & In Orange
He’s cute, clever and almost five. He’s Tuffy Tiger and he’s coming to Flowertown! FREE Tuffytastic Saturdays! Live-action puppet-based performances featuring the little orange tiger, Tuffy. The series of 6 free 30-minute performances will be f...
Sep
5
Labor Day Concert & Fireworks
The City of Charleston is pleased to announce a special free-to-attend Labor Day concert featuring the Charleston Symphony at “The Joe” – home of the Charleston RiverDogs. Gates will open at 6 p.m., Monday, September 5, 2022. The concert will b...
Sep
6
Hurd/St. Andrews Library – Preschool Storytime
Enjoy stories, songs, movement and activites that reinforce early literacy skills. Geared towards children ages 3-5 with a caregiver.
Sep
7
Kid’s Night with an Ice Cream Party!
Not just a party… It’s an ICE CREAM PARTY at kids night! 🍦 Wednesday, September 7, from 5-7pm at Oakland Market Road in Mt. Pleasant, kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal AND get to create their own ice cream sundae! Sundaes are av...
Sep
7
Barn Jam
Join Awendaw Green’s Barn Jam at Sewee Outpost. An original music showcase in Awendaw SC. Non-aggressive dogs are allowed on a leash, BYOB, eats by The Roost Bar and Grille & Holy City Popcorn. TICKET INFORMATION: Walkups will be available day ...
Sep
8
Family Storytime at Hurd/St. Andrews Library
Meet us on the library’s front lawn for an outdoor storytime! Expect 15 minutes of active movement and singing but bring your blanket or lawn chair if you prefer to sit.
Sep
8
BINGO
A fun morning of BINGO!! Small prizes will be awarded to each winner, and there is no cost to play.
Sep
8
John’s Island Library – Family Storytime
Enjoy books, stories, poetry, and music that reinforce early literacy skills. Space may be limited. 10:00 and 10:30
Sep
8
BOGO Night
Join us every Thursday evening from 4:00PM to 8:00PM for BOGO Night! Who doesn’t love a good BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE?! Purchase a 60 or 90 minute jump ticket and get one FREE OR purchase 60 or 90 minutes of jump time and receive DOUBLE the jump t...
Sep
8
Live Under The Oaks Concert Series
Grab your chair or blanket and join us for our fall outdoor concert series Live Under The Oaks. Every Thursday in September & October, 6pm to 8pm. Emceed by Johnny O’ of 95SX, all concerts are free to attend. Grab take-out from your favorit...
Sep
9
Switcharoos Children’s Consignment
A Semi Annual Children’s Consignment Sale specializing in new and gently used: Children’s Clothing Shoes Accessories Baby Equipment Toys Indoor/Outdoor Play Toys Maternity Clothing Come experience the Lowcountry’s Finest and Most Ad...
Sep
9
Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department
Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will be on hand to share projects currently being worked on a...
Sep
9
Homegrown at the Point
A popular waterfront concert series has announced its summer schedule will be extended through September. Party at the Point at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina, 20 Patriots Point Road, will continue for six more shows. The happy hour pop-up ...
Sep
9
Lowcountry Boil and Evening Farmer’s Market at Jedburg Junction
It’s Lowcountry Boil time at Jedburg Junction. The Bourbon Street Food Truck will be serving an awesome dinner. We will have the Body Bubbles of South Carolina out throwing kids and adults around and having a blast. Local businesses will be out...
Sep
10
Downtown Charleston Farmers Market
Enjoy a Bounty of Fresh Local Produce, Flower Bouquets & Homegrown Creativity from a wide variety of local artists. Open: Every Saturday, 8am-2pm
Sep
10
Goose Creek Farmers & Artisan Market
We are a year-round Market in Goose Creek, SC, presented by the Goose Creek Small Business Alliance. Our Market showcases local artisans, crafters, farmers, growers, makers & businesses and provides them with a place to sell their wares and servi...
Sep
10
Sea Island Farmers Market
Whether you are grilling or chilling this weekend, we’ve got your grocery needs covered.  Pack your baskets and umbrellas and come enjoy the cooler temperatures while we have them.  Grab lunch from the food truck and that’s one less mea...
Sep
10
Switcharoos Children’s Consignment
A Semi Annual Children’s Consignment Sale specializing in new and gently used: Children’s Clothing Shoes Accessories Baby Equipment Toys Indoor/Outdoor Play Toys Maternity Clothing Come experience the Lowcountry’s Finest and Most Ad...
Sep
10
Weekends at the Point
Weekends at the Point are on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. Come enjoy brunch, family games, a bloody mary bar, and a jump castle at The Fish House on Saturday. Join us for Sunday Funday for Crawdad specials, jump castles, an...
Sep
10
Fall Food Truck Festival at Firefly Distillery
We had so much fun with y’all in February that we’re hosting another Food Truck Festival this fall! In partnership with the Lowcountry Food Truck Festival, join us on Saturday, September 10, 2022 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Free to attend, we’ll h...
Sep
10
End of Summer Family Bash
Join us on September 10th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm as we celebrate Military Families and Shell Point residents during the End of Summer Family Bash! Sell It Charleston and D.R. Horton are partnering to bring you a family-friendly summer kick-off celeb...
Sep
11
CML Superstars
The Children’s Museum is open from 10:00am – 12:00pm on the second and fourth Sundays of every month exclusively for children with special needs and their families to visit the Museum for FREE.  Children are able to explore and play in the Museu...
Sep
11
Games in the Gardens at Middleton Place
The Gardens at Middleton Place were not only created for their aesthetic beauty but also for entertainment. Come try your skill at such games as quoits, Jackstraws, Skittles, Arches, Noughts and Crosses, Snake Eyes, and Graces. Fun for the family and...
Sep
11
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
Located behind the Charleston Pour House at 1977 Maybank Hwy, The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is a 100% local market, featuring around 50 awesome local vendors. We offer a full deck bar, live music, delicious eats and all kinds of amazing local good...
Sep
11
Holy City Farmers Market
Located behind Holy City Brewing with views of the Noisette Creek, the vendor list rotates to give shoppers a new experience with each visit. Holy City Brewing offers outdoor service with a full bar and brunch menu. Families are welcome and Sunday Fu...
Sep
11
Games in the Gardens
The Gardens at Middleton Place were not only created for their aesthetic beauty, but also for entertainment. Come try your skill at such games as quoits, Jackstraws, Skittles, Arches, Noughts and Crosses, Snake Eyes, and Graces. Fun for kids of all a...
Sep
11
Games in the Gardens at Middleton Place
The Gardens at Middleton Place were not only created for their aesthetic beauty but also for entertainment. Come try your skill at such games as quoits, Jackstraws, Skittles, Arches, Noughts and Crosses, Snake Eyes, and Graces (included with general ...
Sep
11
Switcharoos Children’s Consignment
A Semi Annual Children’s Consignment Sale specializing in new and gently used: Children’s Clothing Shoes Accessories Baby Equipment Toys Indoor/Outdoor Play Toys Maternity Clothing Come experience the Lowcountry’s Finest and Most Ad...
Sep
11
2nd Sunday on King Street
2nd Sunday on King Street will return to its every-month schedule beginning Sunday, September 12th after an 18-month hiatus due to Covid-19 protocols, announced Susan Lucas, President of the Charleston Peninsula Preservation Trust (CPPT), the non-pro...
Sep
11
KIDS CRAFT FREE Family Friendly DIY Workshop
The Second Sunday of each month is Kids Craft FREE!! It’s DIY fun for the whole family! Join us for a special Parent & Child Family-Friendly DIY Workshop. Tons of designs available including separate adult and child options! **Use code KIDS...
Sep
11
Weekends at the Point
Weekends at the Point are on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. Come enjoy brunch, family games, a bloody mary bar, and a jump castle at The Fish House on Saturday. Join us for Sunday Funday for Crawdad specials, jump castles, an...
Sep
11
West Ashley Partnership Project: Community Concert
Join us on Saturday, Sept. 11th for an afternoon of fun for the whole family! Live music, food, kids’ activities, and more!
Sep
12
Wando Library – Baby Storytime
Join a language-rich environment that promotes pre-literacy skills through singing, reading, and play. (0-24 months with an adult) 10:00 and 10:30
Sep
12
Baby Storytime at CCPL Main Library
Main Library – Just for babies and their caregivers! Designed for meaningful one-on-one interaction between baby and caregiver with songs, rhymes, a book and plenty of movement that’s developmentally appropriate. Recommended for children age...
Sep
13
Hurd/St. Andrews Library – Preschool Storytime
Enjoy stories, songs, movement and activites that reinforce early literacy skills. Geared towards children ages 3-5 with a caregiver.
Sep
13
It’s an Ice Cream Party at Kid’s Night!
Not just a party… It’s an ICE CREAM PARTY at kids night! 🍦 Tuesday, September 13 from 5-7pm at N Main St in Summerville, kids eat FREE with the purchase of an adult meal AND get to create their own ice cream sundae! Sundaes are available for p...
Sep
14
Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw
Join us on one or more of our regular bird walks. Our trek through many distinct habitats will allow us to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies, and other organisms.
Sep
15
Family Storytime at Hurd/St. Andrews Library
Meet us on the library’s front lawn for an outdoor storytime! Expect 15 minutes of active movement and singing but bring your blanket or lawn chair if you prefer to sit.
Sep
15
BINGO
A fun morning of BINGO!! Small prizes will be awarded to each winner, and there is no cost to play.
Sep
15
John’s Island Library – Family Storytime
Enjoy books, stories, poetry, and music that reinforce early literacy skills. Space may be limited. 10:00 and 10:30
Sep
15
BOGO Night
Join us every Thursday evening from 4:00PM to 8:00PM for BOGO Night! Who doesn’t love a good BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE?! Purchase a 60 or 90 minute jump ticket and get one FREE OR purchase 60 or 90 minutes of jump time and receive DOUBLE the jump t...
Sep
15
Live Under The Oaks Concert Series
Grab your chair or blanket and join us for our fall outdoor concert series Live Under The Oaks. Every Thursday in September & October, 6pm to 8pm. Emceed by Johnny O’ of 95SX, all concerts are free to attend. Grab take-out from your favorit...
Sep
16
Mommy & Me Milestones Class
Mommy and Me Milestones Class every Friday at 9:30 starting Sept 16!
Sep
16
Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department
Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will be on hand to share projects currently being worked on a...
Sep
16
Outdoor Movie Night
Families and friends are invited to bring their lawn chairs and beach blankets to Waterfront Park for a movie night under the stars, featuring the Disney Pixar film, “Luca”. Arrive early and enjoy woodfired fare & frose from The Dime,...
Sep
17
Downtown Charleston Farmers Market
Enjoy a Bounty of Fresh Local Produce, Flower Bouquets & Homegrown Creativity from a wide variety of local artists. Open: Every Saturday, 8am-2pm
Sep
17
Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw
Join us on one or more of our regular bird walks. Our trek through many distinct habitats will allow us to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies, and other organisms.
Sep
17
Goose Creek Farmers & Artisan Market
We are a year-round Market in Goose Creek, SC, presented by the Goose Creek Small Business Alliance. Our Market showcases local artisans, crafters, farmers, growers, makers & businesses and provides them with a place to sell their wares and servi...
Sep
17
Sea Island Farmers Market
Whether you are grilling or chilling this weekend, we’ve got your grocery needs covered.  Pack your baskets and umbrellas and come enjoy the cooler temperatures while we have them.  Grab lunch from the food truck and that’s one less mea...
Sep
17
Weekends at the Point
Weekends at the Point are on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. Come enjoy brunch, family games, a bloody mary bar, and a jump castle at The Fish House on Saturday. Join us for Sunday Funday for Crawdad specials, jump castles, an...
Sep
17
Classical Kids Concert Series
Chamber Music Charleston’s 22-23 Classical Kids Concert Series opens on Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 11 am with a performance of “Ferdinand the Bull.” After being introduced to the musicians of the wind quintet – the flute, oboe, clarinet,...
Sep
17
Summerville Dream Presents: Sweet Tea Festival Live Music Program
Summerville Dream Presents: Sweet Tea Festival Live Music Summerville Dream presents a full day of music in support of the 2022 edition of the Sweet Tea Festival. We have a great line-up of music planned throughout beautiful downtown Summerville̷...
Sep
17
Lowcountry Dog’s Bark in the Park
Join Lowcountry Dog Magazine, Charleston Parks Conservancy, and Pet Supplies plus of James Island for Bark in the Park! This fun event will have live music, food trucks, adoptable dogs, local vendors, a dog lure course and more! Come out to Magnolia ...
Sep
18
Sunday Brunch Farmers Market
Located behind the Charleston Pour House at 1977 Maybank Hwy, The Sunday Brunch Farmers Market is a 100% local market, featuring around 50 awesome local vendors. We offer a full deck bar, live music, delicious eats and all kinds of amazing local good...
Sep
18
Holy City Farmers Market
Located behind Holy City Brewing with views of the Noisette Creek, the vendor list rotates to give shoppers a new experience with each visit. Holy City Brewing offers outdoor service with a full bar and brunch menu. Families are welcome and Sunday Fu...
Sep
18
Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms
Charleston Moms is thrilled to partner with Project Alive and Kicking and Roper St. Francis Healthcare for our 7th annual Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms. You can expect an afternoon of food, educational resources, high-end giveaways, and ...
Sep
18
Weekends at the Point
Weekends at the Point are on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm and Sundays from 1pm to 5pm. Come enjoy brunch, family games, a bloody mary bar, and a jump castle at The Fish House on Saturday. Join us for Sunday Funday for Crawdad specials, jump castles, an...
Sep
19
Wando Library – Baby Storytime
Join a language-rich environment that promotes pre-literacy skills through singing, reading, and play. (0-24 months with an adult) 10:00 and 10:30
Sep
19
Baby Storytime at CCPL Main Library
Main Library – Just for babies and their caregivers! Designed for meaningful one-on-one interaction between baby and caregiver with songs, rhymes, a book and plenty of movement that’s developmentally appropriate. Recommended for children age...
Sep
20
Hurd/St. Andrews Library – Preschool Storytime
Enjoy stories, songs, movement and activites that reinforce early literacy skills. Geared towards children ages 3-5 with a caregiver.
Sep
21
Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw
Join us on one or more of our regular bird walks. Our trek through many distinct habitats will allow us to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies, and other organisms.
Sep
22
Family Storytime at Hurd/St. Andrews Library
Meet us on the library’s front lawn for an outdoor storytime! Expect 15 minutes of active movement and singing but bring your blanket or lawn chair if you prefer to sit.
Sep
22
BINGO
A fun morning of BINGO!! Small prizes will be awarded to each winner, and there is no cost to play.
Sep
22
John’s Island Library – Family Storytime
Enjoy books, stories, poetry, and music that reinforce early literacy skills. Space may be limited. 10:00 and 10:30
Sep
22
Storytime at Hanahan Library
Come listen to stories and dance with friends at Storytime at Hanahan Library. Storytime is open for all children and incorporates multi-sensory activities.
Sep
22
BOGO Night
Join us every Thursday evening from 4:00PM to 8:00PM for BOGO Night! Who doesn’t love a good BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE?! Purchase a 60 or 90 minute jump ticket and get one FREE OR purchase 60 or 90 minutes of jump time and receive DOUBLE the jump t...
Sep
22
Live Under The Oaks Concert Series
Grab your chair or blanket and join us for our fall outdoor concert series Live Under The Oaks. Every Thursday in September & October, 6pm to 8pm. Emceed by Johnny O’ of 95SX, all concerts are free to attend. Grab take-out from your favorit...
Sep
23
Carnes Crossroads Fall Festival
Join us for our Fall Festival on September 23rd from 4p – 8p! We will have a balloon artist, face painter, photo backdrop, games, live music 6-8:30PM… and more!
Sep
23
Mommy & Me Milestones Class
Mommy and Me Milestones Class every Friday at 9:30 starting Sept 16!
Sep
23
Fossil Friday with the Natural History Department
Join Matthew Gibson, Curator of Natural History, or Jessie Peragine, Natural History Curatorial Assistant, on Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 PM in the Bunting Natural History Gallery lab. They will be on hand to share projects currently being worked on a...
Sep
23
Hanahan Recreation Movie In The Park: GREASE
Join us for Hanahan Movie In The Park with the showing of the American musical romantic comedy film GREASE. Friday, September 23rd at 7:30pm at the Beautiful Hanahan Amphitheater, located at 3100 Mabeline Road, Hanahan, SC 29410. Wear your best GREAS...
Sep
24
Downtown Charleston Farmers Market
Enjoy a Bounty of Fresh Local Produce, Flower Bouquets & Homegrown Creativity from a wide variety of local artists. Open: Every Saturday, 8am-2pm
Sep
24
Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw
Join us on one or more of our regular bird walks. Our trek through many distinct habitats will allow us to view and discuss a variety of birds, butterflies, and other organisms.
Sep
24
Goose Creek Farmers & Artisan Market
We are a year-round Market in Goose Creek, SC, presented by the Goose Creek Small Business Alliance. Our Market showcases local artisans, crafters, farmers, growers, makers & businesses and provides them with a place to sell their wares and servi...
Sep
24
Free Saturday at Cypress Gardens
Our next FREE SATURDAY for Berkeley County residents is SEPTEMBER 24TH! Stop by the park with family or friends and enjoy the beauty of nature. We are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with last park admission at 4 p.m. County residents also get half-off admissi...
Sep
24
19th Annual CCC care • give • run®!
This is the 19th Annual care • give • run®! Location: Palmetto Islands County Park Big Oak and Sweetgum Shelters – 444 Needlerush Parkway, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. PLEASE CARPOOL IF POSSIBLE!! Each person will pay $2 for entry to the pa...
Sep
24
Sea Island Farmers Market
Whether you are grilling or chilling this weekend, we’ve got your grocery needs covered.  Pack your baskets and umbrellas and come enjoy the cooler temperatures while we have them.  Grab lunch from the food truck and that’s one less mea...
Sep
24
2nd Annual Apple Festival at Jedburg Junction
Celebrate the beginning of fall with us. Large variety of types of apples will be available. Music, Food, Desserts, Beverages, Local Businesses, family friendly activities and so much more.

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