October events on Kiawah Island include the annual Kiawah Island Triathlon and the uber-fun Dogtoberfest at Freshfields Village. The days are still warm, but nights cool off making this one of the most popular months to visit Kiawah Island. Evening sailing and sunset tours are favored October events on Kiawah.

What is the weather like in Kiawah during October?

The weather really cools down on Kiawah in October. The average high temperature on Kiawah in October is 78 degrees, a drop of 7 degrees from September. The average low temperature on Kiawah in October is 60 degrees.

Can't Miss Kiawah Island Events in October

2024 Kiawah Island Triathlon

Kiawah Island

The 2024 Kiawah Island Triathlon is a USAT-sanctioned event. It's the only race in Charleston to feature an ocean swim! The event includes a .7-mile swim; a 25.1 bike ride


Run Like the Devil 5K – Kiawah River

Kiawah River 3883 Betsy Kerrison Parkway, Johns Island, United States

Celebrate fall at Kiawah River! Charleston Collegiate's Fall Festival starts with The Run Like the Devil 5K and fun run. The 5K run meanders through the Kiawah River community on


Things to do on Kiawah in October

  • Dogtoberfest at Freshfields Kiawah

Each October dog rescue organizations from around the Lowcountry come together to host Dogtoberfest at Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island. It is a fun-filled day highlighted by the dog costume contest. Vendors offer lots of puppy swag and there are tasty food and BEVs for the humans too.

  • Shag Night on The Dock

Head up to Freshfields every Thursday night in October for Fall Shag Night each Thursday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 pm. Put on your dancing shoes and sway to the timeless sounds of beach music with fun people and plenty of libations nearby! Sponsored by Doin' the Charleston gift shop located in Freshfields Village.

  • Sunset Cruise on the Edisto River

St. Johns Kayaks hosts sunset cruises on their special pontoon boat. It is the perfect evening excursion for families, groups or parties. Watch the blue sky melt away into purples and oranges on the backdrop of the North Edisto River. It's a magical experience, especially when the dolphins swim alongside your party.