[image-1]It’s been almost one month since the official first day of fall, but you know here in Charleston we like to do everything at a more leisurely pace. Looking at our weather apps, we think it’s (finally!) safe to say that we’ve reached our Lowcountry autumn, with temps dipping blessedly into the 60s. Here is where to enjoy the sorta cool breezes this weekend, from spooky spectacles to educational endeavors. Be sure to bundle up.

Fright Nights are finally back and better than ever! Pack up the whole crew and head out to Boone Hall Farms for a night of food, fun, and frights, starting at 7:15 p.m.

Head over to the Halsey Center for an evening of art and education; the collaborative Sea Change exhibit will be on display from 6:30-8 p.m., and will focus on our global plastic waste problem and the effect it has on our ocean ecosystem.

Head over to Shem Creek for the Water Clean-up challenge kick off party. The party starts at 7 p.m., and will continue into a competition the next day, where paddle-boarders and boaters will compete in teams to collect the most trash from the creek.

If you’re already missing those hot summer days spent on the beach, head over to Brick House at 4 p.m. for the Carolina Surf Film festival. Mex 1 Cantina will be be serving up tacos, and there will be plenty of (local) cold ones to crack open as you kick back and catch your favorite flicks.

If you’ve got some sweet rhymes to share, now is the time. Head to Redux Contemporary Art Center  for an open mic night at 7 p.m.

The Village Concert Series is bringing Chamber Music Charleston to the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian Church from 7-8 p.m.

If you’re trying to get into the Halloween spirit (or if you’re always in the Halloween spirit, for that matter), head on over to the Tin Roof as Oblivion Charleston celebrates their two year anniversary with all-black food and a tin-type photo booth.

South Carolina’s Department of Natural Resources opens their doors this weekend for an open house, which will feature plenty of educational, family-friendly activities from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

It’s Follypalooza once again, featuring live music, more than 60 food, arts, and crafts vendors, and a family-friendly kids zone. The festival starts at 10 a.m., and funds raised go to support cancer patients and those with other critical illnesses – why not spend your Saturday partying for a good cause?

The Itinerant Literate bookmobile hosts a pop-up at INK MEETS PAPER, chock-full of hands-on activities, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

That 60 degree chill in the air means one thing, and one thing only: it’s FINALLY fall in Charleston, and that means it’s time to reconnect with nature at the North Charleston Harvest Festival, starting at 4 p.m. in Park Circle.

Third Eye Blind is here and ready to bring you right back to the ‘90s; the show kicks off at the Volvo Car Stadium at 7:30 p.m.

The 26th Annual Josh Thomas Fishing Tournament kicks off at the Robert E. Ashley Landing, starting at 6 a.m. and ending at 5 p.m.

Spend your Saturday morning helping to clean up the beautiful beaches of the Lowcountry. The sweep starts and 9 a.m. and ends at non, and anyone and everyone is encouraged to participate.

It’s officially fall, y’all, and the Fall Fest 2017 is kicking off at Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Center. The festival kicks off at 10am, and will feature fall-themed activities, a kids zone, and of course plenty of seasonal bites.


Charleston native and lauded poet Kwoya Fagin Maples will be bringing her art, which explores the lives of enslaved women forced to undergo medical experimentation, to McLeod Plantation from 2-4 p.m.

Home Team BBQ hosts their semi-annual oyster roast and pig-pickin’, starting off at 1:30 p.m., cooked up by pitmaster Madison Ruckel, featuring live music from Johnny & the Broken Hearts.

The Colour of Music: Black Classical Musicians Festival features composers of the past and Emmanuel 9 survivors, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Gaillard Center.

Help support Dragon Boat Charleston bright and early at 9 a.m. by renting a kayak or SUP through Coastal Expeditions and spending a morning paddling around the Lowcountry. Proceeds will go towards helping the Dragon Boat Charleston team represent the Holy City in Florence, Italy.

Join the Charleston Parks Conservancy for a jazz brunch from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Hampton Park, where Roti Rolls, The Waffle Connection, and Notes Curbside Coffee will all be selling their tasty treats. Beer, wine, and mimosas will also be available for purchase, and jazz from Asa Holgate and crew.

What could possibly be more quintessentially Charleston than a pop-up brunch at a local brewery? Head over the the Charles Towne Fermentory for a brunch whipped up by Daps chefs Jeremiah Schenzel and Nicholas Dowling and coffee from Broom Wagon.

Head over to the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina for the monthly Bazaar at the Point, which will feature a live bee-hive exhibit, music from Thomas Champagne, food, beverages and more.

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