Fun things to do in South Carolina in September

September on the coast is usually a great month, as far as events are concerned. The whole kicks off with a busy Labor Day Weekend packed with fun events for the family and lots of things to do all over the coast. Reality is, Labor Day, is only the beginning. In September we hit the hight of the Fall festival season – just take a look at the massive list of festival, events and happenings below.


Restaurant Week – Charleston, SC

September 5 – 16, 2012

Who doesn’t love to go out and eat? All of us do, and during this event you have the opportunity to get a three course meal at a fixed price. It’s a good deal, and a great time to explore and find new places to eat in Charleston.

Read more about the event here – Charleston Restaurant Week



Largest Garage Sale – Myrtle Beach, SC

September 8, 2012

This is the 23rd year for  this huge garage sale held at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, Exhibit Hall. The sale features 280 vendor booths and thousands of shoppers.  

Read more about the Largest Garage Sale in Myrtle Beach, SC here.


Dog Day AfternoonDog Day Afternoon – Charleston, SC

September 9, 2012

Let your dog enjoy the last days of Summer with a special doggy play day at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Park.  Read more about the event here.


Shaggin’ on the Cooper – Charleston, SC

September 8 & September 29, 2012

The last dance for the season on the Cooper i coming up in September! It’s a bittersweet goodbye because it means that Summer is ending and Fall is knocking on our door. Read more about Shaggin’ on the Cooper here.


Scottish Games & Highland Gathering – Charleston, SC

September 17, 2012

This festival offers has a little bit of everything and is great fun for the whole family. Here you can enjoy Scottish heavy athletics, from caber toss to hammer throwing and much more. The festival also holds the largest drum and pipe competition in the Southeast. Visit our special events page to watch the video from the event. 

Just click here.


Fall Tour of Home & Gardens – Charleston, SC

September 27 – October 28, 2012

During this event you get a chance to stroll through intimate gardens and architecturally significant private homes, churches and public buildings. Tours highlight American architecture from the early Georgian Period into the 20th century. You will enjoy unique neighborhoods that represent Charleston’s flourishing culture from the Colonial era to the present. Visit the website.


Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival – Huntington Beach State Park, SC

September 28 – 30, 2012

Atalaya is a Moorish-style “castle” built in the Great Depression as a winter home and sculpture studio by Archer and Anna Hyatt Huntington at Huntington Beach State Park. This is the location of a great yearly Arts & Crafts Festival that draws a crowd from all over. 

Watch the video and get the link to the dollar off coupon from our special events page.

Click here for more about the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival.


Moonlight Mixer – Charleston, SC

September 21, 2012

The Moonlight Mixer series is also wrapping up. The next Moonlight Mixer at Folly Beach Pier is coming up on September 21, 2012. Tickets are available first come first serve – at the gate for $10. More information


Museum Mile Weekend – Charleston, SC

September 21 – 23, 2012

The Annual Museum Mile Weekend is scheduled for September 21 – 23, 2012. Many of the cultural sites along Charleston’s Museum Mile have joined forces and created this event. This year you can visit 13 sites for only $25.  Read more about the Museum Mile Weekend


MOJA Arts Festival – Charleston, SC

September 27 – October 7, 2012

The MOJA Arts Festival is a colorful festival with a variety of performances. You can experience everything from visual arts, classical music, dance, gospel, jazz, poetry, R&B music, to storytelling, theatre, children’s activities, traditional crafts, ethnic food, and much, much more.

For tickets and updated information visit


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