Fall Fun

Fall is possibly the most fun season in Charleston. There are so many things to do around town while enjoying the fall foliage and pumpkin-flavored everything. From special events and concerts to sports and everything in between, you will fill your calendar. Check out some of the highlights! For a full listing check out the CWV Events calendar.


There are so many artists coming to #CWV this fall, it is hard to pick just a couple to go see. Whether you are into rock or country or something in between, we have you covered on concerts!

Blue October performs at the Charleston Coliseum on Sept. 27. These rockers from Texas emerged during the mid-90s. Their music is an emotionally charged combination of heart-heavy post grunge and slick modern rock. Hits include Hate Me and Into the Ocean.

If country is more your taste, the inaugural Salango Law Down & Dirty Music Festival, where music is a home run, is made for you. This two-day festival, Oct 14 & 15, features Nashville recording artists David Nail, Jameson Rodgers, Love & Theft, and more. Plus, WV natives Kate Boytek, Josh Pantry and Restless Road all perform. Weekend passes and VIP tickets are still available.

We can’t forget the instrumental sounds of the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra. They have multiple shows at the Clay Center of Arts and Sciences this fall featuring their new conductor.




Sporting Events

Charleston is home to the only 15-mile race in the U.S., the Charleston Distance Run. Celebrating its 50th running this year, CDR boasts a scenic and challenging course through the Capital City. In addition to the 15-miler, there’s a 3-person relay, 5k race, 5k walk and a children’s fun run. The race is on Saturday, Sept 2.

Break out the red, white, and blue and head to the Charleston Coliseum to cheer on Team USA Men’s Volleyball as they face teams from seven countries. The Continental Men’s Championship takes place Sept 5 – 10. Watch teams from Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Suriname in their last competition before the 2024 Paris Olympics. All-tournament passes, weekend passes, and individual match tickets are available.

Regatta Pro Wrestling will be taking over Slack Plaza on Sept. 8 for the second annual Slam Plaza! Eight matches and free admission make this a can’t miss Friday night throwdown. You still have time to brush up on your wrestling lingo before the bell rings at 6pm.


Special Events

Goodwill introduces a new event to Charleston’s calendar Sept 29! The inaugural A Night in Monte Carlo at Berry Hills Country Club celebrates the mission of Goodwill with glitz and glamour. Enjoy raffle games, silent auction, DJ Bausley, Hot Jazz of Charleston, an open bar and more. Individual tickets and VIP experience available.

Charleston celebrates OktoberWest on Sept 30. Experience a traditional German-style Oktoberfest celebration with beer, food, and music. This year’s performers include Southern Avenue, LowDown Brass Band and Joshua Runyon. Tickets prices start at $40.

Grab your wands! The 2nd annual Charleston Wizarding Weekend takes place Oct 20-22.  This Harry Potter adjacent themed event is free to attend and includes activities, classes, and themed treats. An artisan market will be set up at Capitol Market and an all-ages dance party takes place at Rock City Cake Company.

FestivFALL returns to the Capital City starting Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 22 with ten days of events and activities highlighting music, theatre, art, dance, and much more. Highlights of the festival include the Carriage Trail Leaf Walk, Harvest Art Fair, City Center Dead – Grateful Dead Tribute Show, and An Evening with the West Virginia Dance Company.