Things to Do Charleston November 2014

Things to Do Charleston November 2014

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Fall is in full swing, but if you were visiting Charleston this weekend it may of felt more like Winter with traces of snow dropping on the first day of the month! But that is not our normal weather, in fact November is considered one of the very best months to visit here. The days may be shorter with the end of Daylight Savings Time, but November is a great month to see Charleston.  Here are a few of the fun things to do in Charleston this month:

Events: The Coastal Carolina Fair is still open daily until November 9th in Ladson, just a short drive northwest of Charleston. The fair is always a fun way to spend the day experiencing funky foods, creative art shows, live music and don’t forget the rides. One show that appears multiple times daily is Mark Yuzuick, Hypnotist. In my opinion his show is worth the price of fair admission. If you haven’t seen Mark perform before, this is a must see event at the fair. It is hilariously entertaining and every show he does is different because his his hynotized subjects change too, so you never really see the same show twice.

The Lowcountry Hoedown is coming up and will be a hoot for sure. Lots of fun country music to dance to along with great BBQ, craft beers, whiskey, moonshine and other creative drinks. This is a strictly 21+ event, but is sure to be a good time. If you are looking for a family oriented dance event, be sure to check out the So You Think You Can Dance Tour featuring the top talent from FOX networks past season.

Other unique events this November include Jeff Dunham, an awesome Comic/Ventriloquist you may have seen on television before with a very funny cast of crazy puppets that he brings to life.  Rockabillaque will be another fun event to check out which includes Rockabilly Bands, Classic Car Show, BBQ, Pin-Up Contest, Side Show Circus, Rockabilly Fashion Show and More! If beauty and fashion events excite you, you may want to check out Miss South Carolina USA & Teen USA.

November of course includes some very celebrated holidays, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving. We also know that the countdown to Christmas is here and we really start preparing for it in November with lots of decorations already showing up in our retail stores. Veterans Day is Tuesday November 11th, and to further celebrate it here be sure to see the Charleston Veterans Day Parade on Saturday Nov 8th starting at 10am in downtown Charleston. There will also be several events celebrating Veterans Day on the Citidel campus too.  If you want to get a jump on your holiday gift shopping be sure to visit the Charleston Holiday Market which is a huge 3 day shopping experience at the convention center.  Also be sure to see the Holiday Festival of Lights at the James Island County Park beginning daily on Nov 16th. This is not your average holiday light display either! It features 700 displays of over 2 million lights to make it one of the most recognized holiday celebrations in the country. IF you want to preview the lights before it officially opens, be sure to sign up for the Light the Night Walk on Nov 12 & 13.  On November 22nd at 6pm Mt Pleasant Towne Centre features Lights Up which will include laser light shows, live musical performances and a visit from Santa himself. Lastly, a great charity event to check out on Nov 22nd is the St. Jude Give Thanks. Walk.

Music:  The musical highlights this month include the Lowcountry Blues Club Blues Challenge, John Prine, Fresh Beat Band, Cher’s D2K Tour, KEM, Flogging Molly, Holiday Swing, James Taylor and the Mannheim Steamroller Christmas Show. Be sure to see the links in the list below for more information about all of these musical events.

Sports:   November sports highlights include several hockey games with the So. Carolina Stingrays, as well as a couple good Citadel Football games, and basketball at the College of Charleston. The Charleston Cup Golf Tournament is Nov 8th in affiliation with the Charleston Cup Steeple Chase on Nov 9th. Some fun runs for you athletes out there include the Holiday Festival of Lights Run/Walk, Connector Run, Run for Yorktown and the Turkey Day Run / Gobble Wobble. For more info regarding these events be sure to see the links in the list below.

Here is the complete list (with event links) to help you enjoy your November just a little more:

Charleston will be a very busy place this November! Rembember, if you need a ride for yourself or a group of friends, Mt. Pleasant Shuttle has you covered anytime and always on-time.