Thanksgiving Events in Charleston


Thanksgiving is almost here and deserves it’s moment to shine this holiday season! Below are some local events to help you celebrate turkey day!

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Harvest Hangout

Wild Dunes Resort, 1 Sundial Circle, Isle of Palms, SC 29451

Come hang out with us before the Thanksgiving festivities begin. This year’s menu features southern favorites like Lowcountry salad, shrimp & grits, chicken & waffles, warm chocolate bread pudding, and more. Everyone is invited to hang out at the fire pit on the Village Plaza for bingo, games, and a family-friendly movie. Bingo is $5/card starting at 4:30 followed by the dinner buffet from 6:00-8:00. Enjoy an assortment of activities and games all evening long followed by a movie at sunset.

November 27, 4 pm – 8 pm

Thanksgiving Golf Cart Parade

Palmetto Drive at Wild Dunes Resort, Kiawah Island

Start your Turkey Day off right by joining our very own golf cart parade down Palmetto Drive. The parade starts in front of the Swim Center and is led by the Isle of Palms Fire Department and is followed by Santa Claus. This parade is fun for drivers and spectators alike.

November 28, 10:30 am

Kamp Kiawah: Fall Festival

Night Heron Park Pavilion, 4000 Sea Forest Park, Kiawah Island, SC

Join the Fall Festival with live music, an inflatable jump castle, pumpkin bowling, southern lawn games, face painting, and arts and crafts. Admission is complimentary. Crafts available for purchase.

November 28, 5:30 pm – 8 pm

Turkey Trot

Sanctuary Beach Access, 1 Sanctuary DriveKiawah Island, SC 29455

For beginners and competitive runners alike, this annual race won’t disappoint! This race offers a one-mile walk or a 1-3 mile run on the beach for families, beginners, or competitive runners. Join us at 10am to receive your raffle ticket and complimentary coffee and hot cocoa. Run begins at 10:30am, raffle will be held at 11:15am. This event is complimentary, limited edition Turkey Trot shirts will be available for purchase at the race start. Schedule subject to change.

November 28, 10:30 am

42nd Annual Turkey Day Run & Gobble Wobble

Marion Square, Downtown Charleston

This amazing 5K starts and ends in Marion Square. The course heads down Meeting Street, winds around the battery, and heads back to Marion Square by way of King Street. Don’t miss the lively after-party with live music, free beer, and tons of great food! The Kids Fun Run kicks off at 10 AM in Marion Square.

November 28, 9 am

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