Around Town: 5 Must-See Events in October

From the smell of pumpkin spice lattes and warm apple cider to the sight of cozy sweaters and colorful tree-lined streets, the Lowcountry is officially in the midst of a new season.

And with this new season comes a whole new line-up of events and festivals for you to enjoy with your family and friends! Take a look below at our picks for the top events happening around town this month.

sabal-oct-events-pic-within-blog-2Haunted Pub Crawl – Oct. 1 – Oct. 31

Explore the haunted history of Charleston while enjoying the local craft beer scene at the Haunted Pub Crawl in downtown Charleston! Start at Tommy Condon’s Irish Pub and then make your way around the cobblestone streets as you listen to ghost stories and uncover the dark secrets of some of Charleston’s most haunted establishments.

MUSC Oktoberfest – Oct. 2

It wouldn’t be October without at least one Oktoberfest! Hosted at the MUSC Health Stadium on Daniel Island, MUSC’s Oktoberfest will feature seasonal beer, live German music, delicious food, dancing and fun for the whole family. If you are looking for a way to get into the seasonal spirit, this is the way to do it. Tickets are $15 for adults and free for kids 12 and under.

Artwalk – Oct. 7

Are you an art lover? Join others just like you at the Charleston Gallery Association Artwalk, where you can browse more than 40 art galleries and their featured works. This is a free event and each gallery will feature complimentary refreshments and an opportunity to meet many of the featured artists in-person.

9th Annual Autumn on the Ashley – Oct. 8 – Oct. 9

Featuring more than 50 local vendors, the 9th Annual Autumn on the Ashley is completely free and open to the public. Hosted at Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, you will have the opportunity to explore exhibits featuring wood carvings, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and more! You’ll even be able to chat with the Tri-County Master Gardeners as they answer your questions and watch as the Philip Simmons Artists Blacksmith Guild perform a demonstration.

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure – Oct. 15

Get your pink on at the 23rd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure! Join thousands of runners, joggers and walkers for a 5K around Daniel Island. All the money raised at the event will go to support Susan G. Komen Lowcountry’s mission to bring an end to breast cancer. Register today to show your support.