November is a magical time in Charleston! With pleasant weather, a variety of local events that invite fall fun, and exciting activities perfectly suited for the season, November is an inviting time to explore Charleston and the surrounding coastal areas!


What is the Weather Like in Charleston SC in November?


November in Charleston continues to feature mild temperatures and the beginnings of fall weather creeping into the air. During the day, you can expect temperatures in the mid-70s while in the evening temperatures drop into the low 50s.

Later in the month, the daily highs are typically in the 60s and evenings are even chillier.


Things to do in Charleston in November


Come on out and enjoy a gorgeous day of green grass, new friends, majestic horses, heart pounding polo, dozens of food and alcohol partners, and (weather permitting) beautiful hot air balloons!

Taking place at Hyde Park Polo Club in Ravenel, SC on November 6th from noon - 6 pm, this event isn’t just a polo match or balloon festival, it’s a networking and social destination drawing thousands for each event. Kid and pet friendly, bring the entire family for: Polo. Live Music. Hot Air Balloons. Fashion. Food. Drinks. Vendors.

With mild temperatures still gracing the Carolina Coast during November, a walking tour is a perfect activity for exploring Charleston. Choose between tours that will show you highlights of historical sites around the city, culinary tours to show you the best restaurants to feed your appetite, and even ghost tours that show you the spookier side of town.

When the weather dips below ideal beach weather, we recommend exploring the best restaurants in Charleston. Stop in for some barbecue at local favorites like Rodney Scott’s BBQ or Lewis Barbecue or head to Leon’s Oyster Shop for a raw bar and southern-style fried chicken.


Can’t Miss Charleston Events in November


November 12th - 13th, 2021

YALLFEST (or The Charleston Young Adult Book Festival) is the world’s largest young adult book festival. For two days in Charleston, writers from the young adult genre gather for panels and book signings! Attend this festival to hear from your favorite authors and find your new favorite book! This event is a can’t miss event for bookworms!

November 25th, 2021

Start Thanksgiving Day off right with Charleston’s oldest 5k race! The race begins and ends in Marion Square with a party waiting at the finish line. Challenge yourself to beat your best time and celebrate with free drinks and food at the finish line. You can also jam out to live music after the race or simply cheer on your friends and families along the way. There is also a children’s race for little ones who want to take part in the fun!


John’s Island November Events


November 6th, 2021

Celebrate fall with festival-style fun at Johns Island County Park. Dance to bluegrass-style live music, hop aboard a hayride, try your hand at archery, and get creative painting a pumpkin. A craft market will also be featured where you can stroll the stalls and perhaps even find a few holiday gifts.

Hungry? Soothe your appetite with southern-style favorites including Carolina barbecue and festival staples.


November Events on Kiawah Island


November 25th, 2021

Swing by Night Heron Park for some fall fun after Thanksgiving Dinner! Enjoy live music, inflatables, and southern lawn games. Crafts and concessions will be available for purchase. This complimentary event is free of charge, from 5:30 - 7:30 pm on Thanksgiving Day.