While Kiawah Island is renowned for its natural beauty, top-tier golf courses, and thriving wildlife throughout the year, the island takes on a distinct charm during the fall season. 

While summer might be the peak time for visitors, autumn unveils a quieter, more tranquil side of Kiawah Island. Say goodbye to summer’s extreme heat and humidity, and hello to cool breezes and plenty of seasonal activities to enjoy on Kiawah Island.

Kiawah Island in Autumn

Head to a Fun Fall Event

From outdoor movies to pumpkin carving, Kiawah Island’s fall events promise fun for everyone!


Dogtoberfest at Freshfields Village offers various activities including beer tasting, live music, adoptable meet and greets with local rescues, pet vendors, and even a pet costume contest! 

It’s the perfect combination of pets, food, vendors and adult beverages.

October Starlight Cinema

Bring your beach chairs and blankets and head to Freshfields Village for a special Starlight Cinema Series on Friday, October 13th starting at 7pm. 

Movie: Hocus Pocus

Boone Hall Pumpkin Patch 

Spend the day at one of the largest fall festivals in the state from September 29th. This local autumn tradition brings people of all ages together for a day of good old-fashioned family fun!

Harvest Festival at Johns Island County Park.

The annual Harvest Festival on November 7th is not to be missed! Enjoy live music from local bluegrass bands, pumpkin decorating, kids crafts, hayrides and more. 

Charleston Fall Tour of Homes

Every October,  the Preservation Society of Charleston presents the Fall Tour of Homes, an exclusive opportunity for guests to explore the inner workings of some of the nation’s most extraordinary historic residences. Immerse yourself in the deep-seated history of Charleston’s culture, architectural wonders, and warm hospitality.

Enjoy a Beach Day

It’s the perfect season to explore the 10-miles of uncrowded beach on Kiawah Island! 

Spend the day building sandcastles, collecting shells, cycling along the beach, or simply relax in the sand and enjoy a good book.

Get Active

Autumn is the perfect time to grab the family and play a game of tennis at the Roy Barth Tennis Center, or explore one of Kiawah’s stunning bike trails. 

Although Kiawah Island is less than 14 square miles in size, this community boasts five public golf courses and two private courses. And as an Owner at Timbers Kiawah, you can play each of the five public legendary courses.

Go on a Outdoor Adventure

While the water may be a bit too cold for swimming, the fall weather is just right for paddling through Kiawah Island’s Lowcountry waterways and exploring its diverse ecosystem, all without the summer crowds.

Catch the tail end of South Carolina’s sea turtle nesting season and witness the fascinating phenomenon of dolphin strand feeding at Captain Sam’s Inlet. Kiawah Island also offers year-round guided nature programs, boat rentals, and fishing excursions suitable for all ages, ensuring there’s always a chance to connect with the island’s natural wonders.

Explore Charleston for the Day

Spend the day exploring downtown Charleston. Visit the Historic Markets for all your holiday shopping needs, embark on a spooky ghost tour, or simply wander around Charleston’s beautiful historic district.

Experience Effortless Living - All Year Round

As a Timbers Kiawah Owner, you’ll gain access to a wide array of on-property services and amenities. Enjoy a tasty burger and a beverage at the terraced grill, take a dip in the hot tub, or pick up a book to unwind next to the fire in our Owners Clubhouse.

Whatever your choice of activity or time of visit, we are dedicated to ensuring that your family can unwind, embrace the present, and cherish every moment of life in the Lowcountry, season after season.