November in Charleston – Events, Festivals & Things to Do
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
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 10 and 11, 2023
YALLFEST (or The Charleston Young Adult Book Festival) is the world’s largest young adult book festival. For two days in historic, downtown Charleston, writers from the young adult genre gather for panels and book signings! Most events are free and open to the public. 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 4, 2023 8 am to 5 pm
$22 in advance $30 day of event
Hosted by the Scottish Society of Charleston. One of the oldest events in the area, this highly popular event offers guests a glimpse into the culture of Scotland. Food, music, traditional games, and plenty of fun for the whole family.
11/09/2023, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm The Charleston Museum
The Charleston Museum’s 250th Anniversary special exhibition presents the history of the Museum’s archaeological research, highlighting important projects from the past seven decades. The collections on exhibit are also the subject of new studies by outside researchers, using methods ranging from C14 dating to stable isotope analysis. Such pathbreaking studies are the reason to curate archaeological collections. Join Curator Martha Zierden for a history of past excavations and new discoveries.
November 23, 2023
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!
7:00am – 8:45am – Race Day Registration/Packet Pick-Up
9:00am – 5K Run & Walk
9:00am – 11:00am – Post Race Celebration Begins
10:30am – Children’s Fun Run
Awards to follow Children’s Fun Run
John’s Island November Events
November 4, 2023 11 am to 5 pm
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.
The Harvest Festival is known for its showcase of Charleston’s own bluegrass talent, with local bands playing throughout the day. This year’s entertainment lineup is:
12 – 1:30 p.m.: Southern Flavor Band
1:45 – 3:15 p.m.: YeeHaw Junction
3:30 – 5 p.m.: New Ghost Town