10 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in South Carolina!

There’s no place like South Carolina for Thanksgiving. Given the amount of amazing festivities and events paying homage to Turkey Day, you’d think the folks in the Palmetto State invented the holiday. There’s no limit to the amount of delectable southern cooking here, and once you’ve had your fill, family-friendly activities can be found throughout the state. This comprehensive 2023 holiday guide will lead you on your journey to the 10 Best Thanksgiving Activities and Events in South Carolina you won’t soon forget.

Turkey Scavenger Hunt at Dorchester Road Library, Charleston, SC

November 13, 2023 at 12:00am

Little ones can participate in a Thanksgiving-themed activity at the Dorchester Road Library. Kids can seek hidden turkeys around the Children's section and turn in their scavenger hunt sheet at the Children's desk for a special goodie surprise. This Thanksgiving, discover joyful and celebratory holiday happiness at the library!

Make and Create: Thanksgiving Feast Centerpiece, Eastover, SC

November 16, 2023 at 3:00pm

This Thanksgiving, plan an unforgettable gathering with loved ones and friends. Participate in various events to enhance the celebration of this unique occasion, such as Scarecrow Festivals and Turkey Trot races. Join your pals in a Pumpkin Pie Eating Contest, and then work together to create a wonderful centerpiece for your Thanksgiving meal. There will be lots of entertaining events and activities on Thanksgiving.

Silver Spoon Bake Shop, Columbia, SC

There’s nothing like a homemade pie for Thanksgiving dessert, but that doesn’t mean you must make it yourself. Let Silver Spoon Bake Shop take this part of the meal off your plate to give you more time to spend with your family, and maybe more time to enjoy your pie!

Swig & Swine, Charleston and Summerville, SC

Serving up some of the best barbeque in the Holy City, you can also grab a fresh smoked turkey in time for Thanksgiving. Outsourcing the main course means less work and less cleanup for you, plus your guests will appreciate the tender, smoky flavor of a Swig & Swine turkey. They can also provide all the fixings, too.

Ice on Main, Greenville, SC

Strap on your ice skates and take a few spins around the open-air rink in beautiful downtown Greenville. Kids and adults alike will love gliding across the smooth surface of this rink that's become a yearly traditio

The Shops at Greenridge, Greenville, SC

No matter who is on your Black Friday shopping list, you can get them just what they wanted at the Shops at Greenridge off Woodruff Road. Beloved stores like Barnes & Noble, Best Buy, and Lowe’s are all within a stone’s throw of each other, which means you can park once and walk to all your favorite locations. This shopping area is also minutes away from other favorites like Target, Toys R Us, and Home Depot, giving you less need to travel elsewhere.

Clemson vs. University of South Carolina football game

The most highly anticipated college football game in South Carolina occurs just two days after your Thanksgiving feast. Heat the leftovers and settle in to watch the Clemson Tigers take on the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. This rivalry never fails to disappoint and makes for the best post-Thanksgiving sports entertainment in the state.

Museum of the Cherokee in South Carolina, Walhalla, SC

The Cherokee are an essential part of Upstate South Carolina history, which is why the city of Walhalla has dedicated a history museum to honor their heritage. Visitors can view artifacts on display and other exhibits that deliver insight into the Cherokee culture.

Surfside Beach Turkey Trot, Surfside Beach, SC

Fun for the whole family, this Thanksgiving tradition will make you all the more ready to sit down to your Thanksgiving feast. Starting and ending at the Surfside Pier, participants can choose between the 10K, 5K, one-mile, and a “Tot Trot” for the littles. This event usually attracts over 1,300 runners each year, so get your spot early!

Family Storytime: 'Twas the Tuesday Before Thanksgiving, Columbia, SC

November 21, 2023 at 4:00pm

Now is the time for Thanksgiving fun at the Wheatley Library, so clap your hands and stamp your feet. Enjoy storytime with stories around Thanksgiving and make a project to take home. They invite the whole family to join them in celebrating! Avoid missing out.

This text was created by the author with the assistance of GPT-3, a large-scale language generation model developed by OpenAI. The author reviewed, edited, and revised the draft language to their satisfaction and is fully responsible for the content of this publication.

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