Your Charleston Events Guide: September 15-22, 2023

Hey, y'all! I'm Lauren Nelson, your go-to for all things fun in the Lowcountry area. As the Chief Marketing Officer of Matt O'Neill Real Estate and a Charleston native, I've got the inside scoop on the best events happening this week. Let's dive right in, shall we?

Charleston Restaurant Week

  • When: Runs until Sunday, September 17, 2023
  • What: The next installment of Charleston Restaurant Week is here, offering a variety of culinary delights.
  • More Info: Lowcountry Hospitality Association

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition

  • When: Through October 1
  • Where: Festival Hall
  • What: Experience the awe-inspiring "Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition", where you can view life-sized reproductions of the iconic Sistine Chapel ceiling paintings. The exhibit offers audio guides, VIP packages, and even a 15% discount during Charleston Restaurant Week.

Party like a VIP at the Charleston Pride Festival

  • When: Saturday, September 16
  • Where: The Refinery
  • What: Step into a world of luxury and excitement at the 2023 Charleston Pride Festival's Mercedes-Benz VIP Area! Enjoy half-off drinks from your own private bar, kick back in a cozy seating area, and catch all the action from an exclusive upper deck view—plus, snag a swanky Mercedes-Benz swag bag and a chance to win big in the VIP giveaway. GENERAL ADMISSION TO CHARLESTON PRIDE FESTIVAL IS FREE.

Take On Me '80s Dance Party

  • When: Friday, September 15, 2023
  • Where: Music Farm
  • What: A retro 80’s dance party! Spinning the best hits and deep cuts from your favorite 80’s artists.


  • When: Friday, September 15, 2023
  • Where: Theatre99
  • What: Live improv comedy at Theatre 99 is a Charleston tradition! Shows at Theatre 99 are improv parties where audience members laugh until it hurts. Come loaded with suggestions for the quick witted Theatre 99 ensemble members who will take your suggestions…and rock out hilarious unscripted scenes. Short form improv in the first act and long form improv in the second act. Guaranteed to make you laugh!

Who's Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience

  • When: Saturday, September 16, 2023
  • Where: The Riveria
  • What: Who’s Bad’s power–packed tribute to Michael Jackson has ignited crowds on every continent and can only be described as a jaw–dropping, musical must–see. As the longest–running Michael Jackson tribute band, and the only one to predate his untimely passing, Who’s Bad has sold out nearly 50 venues in the United Kingdom

Holy City Vintage Market

  • When: Sunday, September 17, 2023, 11-4pm
  • Where: Royal American
  • What: Affordable vintage clothing, accessories, and decor + handmade goods - all from small, local businesses!

Corinne Bailey Rae & The Black Rainbows

  • When: Tuesday, September 19, 2023
  • Where: Charleston Music Hall
  • What: Midweek blues? Not when Corinne Bailey Rae is in town. Enjoy an evening of soulful music.

Isle of Palms Farmers Market

  • When: Thursday, September 21, 2023
  • Where: 24 28th Avenue, Isle of Palms
  • What: The market will feature fresh produce, food vendors, live music and more every third Thursday from June through October from  4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m!

PlantHouse Pumpkin Centerpiece Workshop

  • When: Friday, September 22, 2023
  • Where: PlantHouse Charleston
  • What: What better way to kick off October than with a Dried Floral Pumpkin Centerpiece workshop? The PlantHouse crew will guide you through assembly, plant care, and answer any questions you have about caring for your new fall creation!

There you have it, folks! A week packed with fun, laughter, and great vibes. Can't wait to see you all out there! 🎉

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