MAY
1 – 9
North Charleston Arts Festival
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids’ activities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival

MAY
1
Relay For Life of Mount Pleasant
Community event to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness and money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Sports

MAY
2
May Concert
An afternoon of live music kicking off with a drum off to see who is the best drummer in the area
Charleston
Goose Creek
Concert

MAY
2
Experience Edisto River
Canoe excursions, music, creative workshops, nature walks, book release and signing, guided night walk
Charleston
Harleyville
Educational

MAY
2
Dragon Boat Charleston Festival
250-meter paddling races celebrate cancer survivors
Charleston
Sports

MAY
2
Lowcountry Shrimp Festival & Blessing of the Fleet
Live bands, art, kids’ corner, lots of shrimp and other food – benefits Archibald Rutledge Academy and Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School
Charleston
McClellanville
Festival

MAY
8 – 10
Greek Festival
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment – benefits local charities
Charleston
Festival

MAY
16
Charleston Beer Garden
Craft brews, live music, home brewers, beer olympics, beer school – benefits Pet Helpers  Learn more about SC Beer and Breweries
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival

MAY
16
A Very Special Prom
A formal evening for young adults ages 14-30 whose physical and mental disabilities may limit their attendance at similar festivities
Charleston
North Charleston
Gala

MAY
22 – 31
Piccolo Spoleto
17-day local visual and performing arts events at various venues
Charleston
Arts

MAY
22 – 31
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts

MAY
25 – 31
Grace Church Tea Room and Gift Shop
Lunch served 11:30 to 2:00 – proceeds are used to support outreach efforts
Charleston
Culinary

MAY
30
Green and Lean 5K Run/Walk
Certified course – strollers and leashed dogs welcome – benefits Keep Charleston Beautiful
Charleston
Sports

MAY
30
Lowcountry Splash
5 mile or 2.4 mile open-water swim in the Wando River and Charleston Harbor – benefits Logan Rutledge Children’s Foundation
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Sports

MAY
30
Battle of the Palmetto Cornhole Tournament
Two-player teams (18+) – benefits Lowcountry Orphan Relief and Higher Learning organizations
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports