Regional Events

Note: Event date, venue and other details may change at short notice due to the pandemic. Please check all information at the official website before making plans to attend an event.

September 23-November 7
Fall Foliage Train
Blue Ridge, Georgia
Ride a century-old railroad along the Toccoa River and through historic Murphy Junction on the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway. Trip is one hour each way with a two-hour layover for sightseeing and shopping in McCaysville, Georgia and Copperhill, Tennessee. brscenic.com

September 30-October 10
MOJA Arts Festival
Charleston
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean culture includes classical music, dance, gospel concert, jazz concert, poetry, R&B, storytelling, theater, visual arts and ethnic food. mojafestival.com

October 1-10
Georgia State Fair
Atlanta
Fair includes midway rides, petting zoo, camel and pony rides, pig races and family activities. Admission $5-$10; children 4 and under free. Unlimited ride wristbands $25 for all ages. Atlanta Motor Speedway. georgiastatefair.org

October 5
Ziggy Marley
Columbia
The Grammy-winning reggae, funk and blues musician performs a live tribute to his father, Bob Marley. 7 p.m. $20-$99. Columbia Speedway Amphitheater. colaconcerts.com

October 7
Lauren Daigle
Charleston
The Grammy winner presents her World Tour with special guest The War and Treaty. 7:30 p.m. $28 and up. North Charleston Coliseum. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

October 7-November 6
Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens
Charleston
Visit private homes and gardens in Charleston’s historic districts and take walking tours to learn about the homes, history and architecture. Various tours, times and costs. preservationsociety.org

October 8
The Monkees Farewell Tour
Atlanta
Michael Nesmith and Micky Dolenz embark on their farewell tour with songs that span the band’s entire career. 8 p.m. Atlanta Symphony Hall. aso.org

October 8-9
Chili Cook-off and Jeep Island
Hilton Head Island
This year the Sat. main event is at the Coastal Discovery Museum and combined with the Kiwani’s Chili Cook-off, so bring your Jeep, a bunch of friends and your appetite for chili, football on the big screen, live music and more. Kickoff happy hour is Fri. at the Lowcountry Celebration Park. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. jeepisland.org

October 9
Palmetto Peanut Boil
Columbia
Annual event features a boiled peanut competition with some of the best cooks and recipes in SC along with live music, food and kids’ entertainment. Admission is free. Leashed pets are welcome. Noon-6 p.m. animalmission.org

Mike Epps
Charleston
The actor and comedian performs his In Real Life Comedy Tour with special guests Earthquake, Bruce Bruce and Arnez J. 8 p.m. $59-$125. North Charleston Coliseum. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

World War II Heritage Day
Peachtree City
Commemorative Air Force Airbase Georgia is dedicating this year’s event in honor of all Rosie the Riveters, American women who worked in the military equipment factories during WWII. Activities include warbird rides, military vehicles on display, food trucks, a Stearman vintage aircraft fly-in, PX and living history displays. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 11-17. Children 10 and under are free. Falcon Field. wwiidays.org

October 9-10
“Big Bully” Redfish Tournament
Tybee Island
Georgia’s largest family friendly beach fishing tournament features adult and youth divisions, raffle, family activities and more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. $55 adults, $35 youth. tybeefishingco.com

October 13
Home Free
Charleston
The country a cappella group presents its Dive Bar Saints World Tour at Charleston Music Hall. 8 p.m. $40-$50. charlestonmusichall.com

October 14
Bill Burr
Atlanta
The stand-up comedian, actor and podcaster performs at 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. $50-$60. cobbenergycentre.com

October 15
Old Crow Medicine Show
Columbia
The Grammy-winning folk band performs with special guest Molly Tuttle. 7 p.m. $20-$79. Columbia Speedway Amphitheater. colaconcerts.com

Civil War Candle Lantern Tour
Richmond Hill
Take a guided historical trip through time by candlelight at Fort McAllister State Park with reenactments, horse-mounted soldiers and tours of barracks. See the only Fort McAllister nighttime cannon firing available to the public. 6-10 p.m. $25; limited space. (912) 727-2339, gastateparks.org

October 15-17
Stone Mountain Highland Games
Atlanta
Features stages with live music, Highland dancing, pipes and drums, clan competitions, Scottish athletics and children’s games. Various prices. Stone Mountain Park. smhg.org

October 16-17
Wooden Boat Show
Georgetown
Named a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. Show includes more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, a wooden boatbuilding competition, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art and crafts, food and music. Free admission. Downtown waterfront. woodenboatshow.com

October 17
Needtobreathe
Charleston
The Christian rock band presents its Into the Mystery Tour concert with special guests Switchfoot and The New Respects. North Charleston Coliseum. 7 p.m. $31 and up. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

October 19
MasterChef Live!
Atlanta
Meet the North American Tour cast that includes season 10 fan favorite Noah Sims, season 7 Junior runner up Malia Brauer, and season 7 junior winner Che Spiotts. 7 p.m. $25-$75.

October 20
Steely Dan
Charleston
The rock band performs its Absolutely Normal Tour at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. $65-$225. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

October 21
The Marshall Tucker Band
Charleston
The Southern rock band performs at Charleston Music Hall. 8 p.m. $40-$90. charlestonmusichall.com

For King & Country
Charleston
The contemporary Christian music group presents its Relate Fall Tour concert at the North Charleston Coliseum. 7 p.m. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

October 22
Sean of the South
Tybee Island
Join Sean Dietrich, a columnist, novelist and podcast host known for his commentary on life in the American South. 8 p.m. Tybee Post Theater. $25-$30. tybeeposttheater.showare.com

October 23
Atlanta Chili Cookoff
Atlanta
Sample all the chili you can handle from more than 75 teams from restaurants, amateurs and junior competitions. 1-5 p.m. $10-$35; free admission for kids 10 and under with paid adult. Brook Run Park. atlantachilicookoff.com

Groovin’ High – A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie
Charleston
Jazz trumpeter Jon Faddis joins the Charleston Jazz Orchestra to pay tribute and celebrate the musicianship and life of jazz great Dizzy Gillespie. Charleston Music Hall. Two shows: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. $10-$62. charlestonjazz.com

October 29-November 7
Charleston Beer Week
Charleston
Annual celebration of Charleston’s craft beer culture includes more than 50 events over 10 days across the city. charlestonbeerweek.com

November 4
Air Supply
Charleston
The soft rock duo presents the Lost in Love Experience at North Charleston Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. $48-$98. northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com

See Halloween Happenings and Fairs & Festivals for additional regional events.

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