The days may be getting shorter, but that doesn’t mean they’re getting any less eventful. In fact, a case could be made for the opposite with fall festivals, concerts, sporting events and the first sprinklings of holiday cheer all ramping up throughout the month. 

Bubble Q 2022 | Fri., Nov. 4

Hearty, smoked meats paired with crisp, bubbly champagne? Sometimes the most surprising combinations are the best ones. Find out for yourself at Bubble Q, where you can sample barbecue dishes from local and visiting chefs and sip on more than 30 different champagne offerings from around the world.  

6th Annual Fall Back Fest | Fri., Nov. 4

This block party-style event on State Street in West Columbia features live music, local beer, food trucks, artists painting temporary murals live and extended shopping hours. So come soak up that evening sun while you can before we turn the clocks back an hour!

Senate Street Eats Food Truck Festival | Sat., Nov. 5

Food trucks from all over the state are congregating outside Tin Roof, where live music will be going on all day. Sounds like a great Saturday to us!

Sesqui Artisan’s Market | Sun., Nov. 6

Something about fall just screams arts and crafts. Shop for unique handmade pieces and creations like ceramics, jewelry, photographs and more against the beautiful backdrop of Sesquicentennial State Park

Arts & Draughts | Fri., Nov. 11

Craft beer, food trucks, scavenger hunts through the Columbia Museum of Art’s galleries, live music and more? Must mean Arts & Draughts is back for its fall rendition. 

Palmetto Luna Presents Day of the Dead Festival | Sat., Nov. 12

In the Mexican tradition of honoring the dearly departed, gather on Boyd Plaza to share a prayer, light a candle or leave a memento on the altar as an offering for your lost loved ones. 

Bubbie’s 2022: Jewish Foods and Baked Goods! | Sun., Nov. 13

Back for its 14th year, Bubbie’s Jewish Food Festival has all the brisket, challah, matzoball soup and more that your heart desires. 

South Carolina Gamecocks vs. Tennessee | Sat., Nov. 19

Come on out to the last home game of the season/ the only one at home all month long. Whether you’re cheering on the Gamecocks or you’re a traveling Volunteer, we’ll meet one more time at Williams-Brice before the 2023 season. 

Holiday Events | Dates Vary

Halloween is over and that means it’s officially time to transition into the winter holiday season. Get into the festive spirit, get started on your shopping and feast your eyes on dazzling lights at events like Devine Night Out, Vista Lights, the Governor’s Carolighting, Lights Before Christmas, Holiday Lights on the River and a brand new light display this year, Fireflies Holiday Lights at Segra Park.