We know you’re dreaming about mom’s fluffy mashed potatoes, juicy turkey, and heavenly pumpkin pie that you’ll be consuming on Thursday, but don’t let the excessive amount of food you’re about to stuff in your face keep you in the house. We’ve rounded up some fun — and free —Turkey week events for you. From outdoor holiday markets to alternative Black Friday events, we’ve got ya covered this holiday week.


Craft your own ornaments this Christmas at the Charleston County Main Library’s Hack the Holidays: Easy Ornaments class at 6 p.m.

Learn how to relax and reduce stress with Transcendental Meditation at 6 p.m. in the Charleston County Main Library.


Human Resources will be cranking out experimental tunes at Rec Room.

Head to PoHo’s deck the hear the blues group, Ross Bon Band at 6:30 p.m.


Attend the Shelter’s annual blood drive, the Pilgrims and Indians Party from noon-5 p.m.

Musical duo Oh Valentino will be at this month’s Speakeasy at Craft Conundrum from 6-9 p.m.

Starting today and running through Jan. 2 you can check out an iconic (and fully operational) holiday train replica display in the lobby of Belmond Charleston Place.


In exchange for non-perishable food items donated to the Lowcountry Food Bank, Charleston Community Yoga will be offering an hour long yoga class from 9:15-10:15 a.m.

Hazel Parker Playground will host a Thanksgiving movie showing at 4:30 p.m. with holiday snacks and a craft.

Whip up your best vegan dish and join the Charleston Veggies and Vegans Meetup at K.K. Beth Elohim from 4-7 p.m. for a vegan Thanksliving Potluck.


Take a stand at the protest against Walmart’s treatment of their employees at the Blue Elves vs. Walmart “Black Friday” demonstration from 9:30-11:30 a.m. at the intersection of River’s Ave and Ashley Phosphate.

Middleton Place will open up the shopping season with an outdoor Holiday Market from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Check out local vendors and enjoy complimentary hot cider and snacks.

From 11 a.m.-2 p.m., grab a free giant slice of pizza at Famulari’s Pizza.

Tired of crowded Black Friday shopping and insanely long lines? Head to Green Friday on Folly Beach from 12-6 p.m. with an open air market, local vendors, food, and live music.

Bring the family on a free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides in Mt. Pleasant Town Square between 12-6 p.m. Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.


Celebrate the beauty of facial hair at Wild Wing’s Stache Bash with prizes, live music, and wing eating and ‘stache competitions.

From 6-10 p.m, 86 Market Arts will host a pop-up show featuring a local artists with work available for purchase.

Get your holiday shopping done early at the Evening Art Market on Market Street from 6:30-10:30 p.m.


Check out the Tin Roof Open Mic at 9 p.m. for free entertainment and free pizza.

Start picking out your holiday gifts (oh, you’ve already started? Um, us too) at the Sunday Brunch Farmers Market from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. located behind the Pour House on Maybank Hwy.

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