By Bailey Laskowski
Each month there’s so much to do around Charleston, it can be tough to choose. Here are our picks for September. Share with us your favorite happenings, new restaurants and fun things to do using #CharlestonTraveler.
Charleston Restaurant Week: Sept. 5-16
The event, executed by the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association Inc. is one of the most highly anticipated culinary events in the Charleston area. Enjoy the world-renowned cuisine of the Lowcountry as participating restaurants offer prix-fixe lunch and dinner menus.
Charleston Beer Week: Sept. 7-15
Charleston Beer Week celebrates our city’s craft beer community, from brewer to bartender, from keg to glass. Charleston Beer Week includes 48 events all around the Charleston region.
Charleston Pride Festival: Sept. 15-22
Promoting equal rights for everyone, this festival includes a number of special events and programs, including a harbor cruise, drag queen brunch and a comedy show. The festival ends with the Charleston Pride Parade on Sept. 23.
MOJA Arts Festival: Sept. 27-Oct. 7
The 34th annual MOJA Arts Festival is a celebration of African-American and Caribbean arts. Many events are free to the public or have a modest ticket price. Choose from a variety of events, including dance, literary, music, theatre and visual arts. Moja, a Swahili word meaning “One,” celebrates harmony and highlights the many African-American and Caribbean contributions to western and world cultures.
Ongoing Fall Activities
Charleston Bike Trails
From the Francis Marion National Forest to West Ashley Greenway, you won’t have trouble finding places to peddle around town. As the weather starts to cool off, outdoor activities become even more attractive. Don’t have your own bike? Not a problem, you can rent a bike from a local bicycle shop or log onto Holy Spokes bike sharing system.
Awendaw Green Barn Jam
Every Wednesday night of the year Awendaw Green hosts the Barn Jam. Local artists perform live music while guests hang out under the oaks. Food trucks are on site and it’s always BYOB. Grab the whole family and huddle around one of their bonfire pits to enjoy the country side of Charleston.
The beginning of Fall is the perfect time to explore Charleston on foot. The tourist crowds start to die down and the heat becomes a little more bearable. Book a guided tour to learn about stories, traditions, and historic fun facts of our Holy City.
Vintage Coffee & Cafe, 219 Simmons St., Mount PleasantDon’t miss this hidden gem when you need to fuel up for a day of exploring the Charleston area. It’s not just tasty brews, the menu has breakfast and lunch opens, plus an outside playground for the kids.
Take this Tour
While the weather is still warm, go kayaking for a totally new way to explore Charleston. Check out Nature Adventures or kayak tours on Shem Creek or black water creeks for Lowcountry waterways at their best.
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