At the Joye Law Firm, we are proud of what we do and we are honored to be a part of our community. We established Joye in the Community to give back to our neighbors, support local education, help local charities, and improve the health and well-being of those around us. Joye Law Firm is proud to share this event information with you; however, our firm is not directly affiliated with these events or organizations. Please contact them directly for more information. Check out the local events going on in Charleston, SC in October 2016.

Moja Arts Festival

The MOJA Arts Festival in Charleston, South Carolina is a celebration of those African Americans and persons of Caribbean heritage who have made large contributions to culture, arts, and music. The event – which spans multiple days – features music, food, poetry, arts and crafts, visual arts, dance, theatre, and more.

Event at a Glance

Event: MOJA Arts Festival

Date: Thursday, September 29th through Sunday, October 9th, 2016. Each day of the MOJA Arts festival will feature a different event. The full calendar of events can be found on the MOJA Arts Festival website.

Time: Each event on each day is held at a different time. See the calendar of events for more information.

Where: Events will be held at different venues throughout Charleston.

Cost: Some events during the festival are free; other events required ticket admission. The opening day street parade on September 29th at 6:00 p.m. at Marion Square is free.

Learn More: You can learn more about the MOJA Arts Festival, view the calendar of events, and view details of locations and ticket prices by referring to the MOJA Arts Festival program.

Summerville Italian Fest

Scheduled to take place in historic downtown Summerville early this October, the Summerville Italian Festival celebrates Italian heritage with food, music, and more. Festival-goers especially love the wide array of cuisine that’s available, as well as plenty of Italian wine. While there will certainly be food and drink at this festival, the whole family – including young children – are welcome! Local artists will also be providing entertainment at the festival. Whether you’re Italian yourself or just want something fun to do on a Sunday, this festival is a must!

Event at a Glance

Event: Summerville Italian Festival

Date: Sunday, October 2, 2016

Time: The Summerville Italian Festival will start at 11:00 a.m. and conclude at 6:00 p.m.

Location: Hutchinson Square, Intersection of Main Street and Doty Avenue, Historic Downtown Summerville, South Carolina

Cost: The festival is completely free to attend! Free parking is also available at the Town Hall parking garage.

Learn More: This fun and cultural event is a great way to spend an afternoon with family or friends, especially since the event is free and there will be activities for attendees of all ages. To learn more about the Summerville Italian Festival, check out the festival website.

Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens

Whether you’re a homeowner yourself, a history buff, or simply someone who appreciates architecture and unique design, the Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens, organized by Friends of the Preservation Society of Charleston, is worth attending. The 40th annual event invites visitors to tour the most historic homes in Charleston – guests can take private tours, attend lunch lectures, and are invited to behind-the-scenes programs. Guests are even welcome to take a self-guided tour at their own pace, with knowledgeable staff nearby to answer any questions about the homes’ histories.

Event at a Glance

Event: Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens

Date: October 6th, 2016 through October 30, 2016

Time: The Legare Street Tour (October 6th) is from 5:00-8:00 p.m.; the Church Street Tour (October 16th) is from 2:00-5:00 p.m.; and the Meeting Street Tour (October 8th) is from 2:00-5:00 p.m. You can view all tour dates and times online.

Cost: Each tour is priced differently. Most tours cost $50, although some are $40. A Day on Cooper tickets are $125.

Learn More: To learn more about the Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens event, call 800-514-3849 or visit

Goose Creek Fall Festival

Fall is here! And what better way to kick off the new season than with a festival? The 2016 Goose Creek Fall Festival will have everything necessary to welcome the cooler weather and have a fantastic day with family and friends. This year, attendees can expect a live DJ, local entertainment, a climbing wall, a play area for kids, vendors, and local craftsmen. What’s more, all proceeds from the festival will be donated to Goose Creek’s local food bank – Helping Hands.

Event at a Glance

Event: Goose Creek Fall Festival

Date: Saturday, October 8, 2016

Time: 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.

Location: Grounds of the Marquette H. Brown Municipal Center, Goose Creek, South Carolina

Cost: The festival is free to attend, but attendees are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items for donation. For every two non-perishable food items donated, an individual will receive one free raffle ticket. Items will be available for purchase at the festival as well.

Learn More: You can learn more about the Goose Creek festival and this fun and awesome opportunity to give back to your community by visiting the website of the City of Goose Creek.

Komen Race for the Cure

Breast cancer takes the lives of more than 40,000 women every year. To raise awareness about the severity of the disease, and to raise money for more breast cancer research, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure foundation sponsors runs throughout the country. This year, the 23rd annual Lowcountry Komen Race for the Cure will be held in mid-October. Both 1K and 5K distances are available for walking or running, and people can register as a team or as an individual. Kids can also register as well.

Event at a Glance

Event: Komen Race for the Cure

Date: October 15, 2016

Time: Gates open 7:00 a.m.

Location: Family Circle Tennis Center, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Daniel Island, South Carolina 29492


  • 5K adult – competitive – $35.00
  • 5k adult – noncompetitive – $35.00
  • 1k adult – $35.00
  • Kids for the cure – $15.00
  • Sleep in for the cure (can’t make it on race day) – $40.00

Donations are also encouraged. You can register for the race online.

Learn More: To learn more about the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – Lowcountry event this October, visit

Halos Oyster Roast

It doesn’t get much better than an evening full of wine, oysters, hotdogs, chili, and beer complete with a silent auction and live music. Add waterfront views and the fact that the event is being held in order to raise money for HALOS (Help and Lending Outreach Support) – an organization that provides assistance to abused and neglected children and their caregivers – and there’s no reason not to get tickets.

While the event is one that will be thoroughly enjoyed by adults, HALOS Oyster Roast is also kid-friendly. In fact, there will even be a jump castle!

Event at a Glance

Event: HALOS Oyster Roast

Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Where: Harborside East, 28 Bridgeside Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29464. The event is outdoors and will be held rain or shine.

Cost: Tickets are priced at $35 in advance, and $45 at the door. Children ages 10 and under are free.

Learn More: This event is going to be fun – who doesn’t love oysters and live music for charity? To learn more, visit You can buy your tickets online at EventBrite.

South Carolina State Table Tennis Championships

Table tennis, also known as ping pong, can get pretty competitive in South Carolina. In fact, the South Carolina State Table Tennis Championships are quickly approaching, and are scheduled to take place this October. Even if you’re not a ping pong champ yourself, you’ll get a kick out of observing this fast-paced event. In fact, table tennis is not only considered the fastest sport, but also the most popular; the sport is played globally in 222 of 226 member nations of IOC, more than any other sport.

Event at a Glance

Event: South Carolina State Table Tennis Championships 2016

Date: Saturday October 15, 2016 and Sunday October 16, 2016

Time: There are 16 different events on two different days. Saturday events start at 10:30 a.m. and concludes at 5:00 p.m.; Sunday events begin at 9:30 a.m. and conclude at 4:00 p.m.

Where: City of Hanahan Gym, 1255 Yeamans Hall Road, Hanahan, South Carolina 29410.

Cost: Spectators can attend the event for free. Entry fees for players range between $5.00 and $20.00.

Learn more: To learn more about the South Carolina State Table Tennis Championships and the schedule of events, as well as how to register, check out the information provided by HTTTC.

Children’s Day Festival

The Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival is scheduled to take place this October, and is sure to be a hit for adults and kids alike. This 29th annual event will feature carnival rides, an outdoor rock wall for climbing, and inflatable slides for young ones. Kids will get to go home with a variety of goodies, including Halloween bags, giveaways, and prizes.

This year’s theme is “Hop to it!” and Kermit the Frog will be making an appearance!

Adults will enjoy the live music and entertainment, as well as the many food concessions. The event is presented by Publix, and is hosted by East Cooper schools.

Event at a Glance

Event: Children’s Day Festival

Date: Sunday, October, 16, 2016

Time: The event begins at noon and will conclude at 5:00 p.m.

Location: Park West Recreation Complex, 1251 Park West Boulevard, Mount Pleasant, South Carolina 29466

Cost: Admissions and all activities are free! Food is available for purchase at concessions.

Learn more: To Learn more about the Mount Pleasant Children’s Day Festival, visit You can also call 843-884-8517 for more information, including information about volunteering at the festival.

Colour of Music Festival

Most classical musicians who are known amongst people today are white; rarely do classical musicians of color come to mind. However, there are a number of tremendous contributions made by musicians of African descent, such as the works of Le Chevalier de Saint-Georges, an African-French composer.

The Colour of Music Festival, which is in its fourth year, is a multi-day festival that seeks to showcase the impact and historical significance of black classical composers.

Event at a Glance

Event: Colour of Music Festival

Date: October 19 through October 23, 2016

Time and location: Performances and events will be held at different times and venues throughout Charleston, South Carolina throughout the festival’s five days.

Cost: Tickets for single events range from $5.60 to $22.40. Ticket packages can also be purchased for each day of the festival. For example, purchasing a ticket package for Friday, October 21st is $85.32. Prices are discounted for seniors. As a note, there will be a single free event – Rufus Jones, author of Negro at Home, Maestro Abroad – on October 17th.

Learn More: To learn more about this unique festival, its history, its aims, and its schedule, visit

Coastal Carolina Fair

Since 1957, the Coastal Carolina Fair has been providing “All fun!” for those in the Ladson, South Carolina and surrounding areas. The 11-day fair event has everything that a Southern fall fair should, including funnel cake, elephant ears, entertainment, pageants and talent search, shows and displays, rides, competitions, and much, much more. Adults and children alike are sure to love the fair this year!

Event at a Glance

Event: Coastal Carolina Fair

Date: October 27, 2016 through November 7, 2016


  • October 27: 3:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • October 28: 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • October 29: 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • October 30: 12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • October 31: 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • November 1: 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • November 2: 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • November 3: 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • November 4: 3:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • November 5: 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m.
  • November 6: 12:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Location: Coastal Carolina Fair, 9850 US-78, Ladson, South Carolina 29456

Cost: If purchased before October 26, adult ticket prices are $8.00 for adults, $4.00 for children, and children under age six are free. A ride voucher is $18 for adults and children. Buy tickets now to save; costs increased after the 26th of October!

Learn more: You can learn more about the Coastal Carolina Fair at

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