Posted By Alan Donald @ May 3rd 2019 2:05pm In: Events

May is here and the weather is spectacular for the world-renowned and 43rd annual Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival (its sister arts festival with local and regional artists), both taking place across Charleston from May 24th through June 9th. Other annual events celebrated this month include the Kentucky Derby (4th), Cinco de Mayo (5th), Mothers Day (12th), Memorial Day (27th) & area school graduations ... as well as birthday celebrations for hometown celebrities Darius Rucker and Stephen Colbert, both born on May 13th ... and so much more!

Here is your May 2019 calendar of events:

1: Peter and the Starcatcher, The Pearl, West Ashley
1: Superhero Special Needs Dance Party, Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
1: "Gettin' Whiskey with It", Riley Park Club inside Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park, downtown Charleston
1: Jim James Presents Uniform Distortion, Charleston Music Hall, downtown Charleston
1-5: 37th Annual North Charleston Arts Fest, multiple venues
2: 10th Annual Street Party "Light Up the Night", The Gibbes Museum of Art, downtown Charleston
2: Life in a Jar, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum, Mount Pleasant
2: Dutch Dialogues Charleston "Living with Water" Public Briefing, The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory, downtown Charleston
2: Race the Landing 5K Series, Charles Towne Landing, West Ashley
2-12: Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical, Queen Street Playhouse, downtown Charleston
2-18: Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tell Me on a Sunday, Midtown Theater, North Charleston 
2, 9,16, 23, 30: Live Under The Oaks, Mount Pleasant Town Centre
3: Iliza: Elder Millenium Tour, Charleston Music Hall
3: 2nd Annual Bow Ties & Tiaras Mother/Son Dance, Hanahan Recreation Center
3: Lowcountry Blast & Boil, Partridge Creek Club & Summerville Country Club
3: Habitat for Humanity of Berkeley County's 7th Annual Golf Tournament, Crowfield Golf Club, Goose Creek
3-5: College of Charleston Spring Alumni Weekend 2019, downtown Charleston
3, 10, 17, 24, 31: Party At The Point, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Mount Pleasant
3, 17, 31: Spring Concert Series, Crowfield Golf Club, Goose Creek
4: 14th Annual Charleston Cinco de Mayo Festival, Charleston Visitor Center, downtown Charleston
4: Avery Institute 2nd Annual Kentucky Derby Event, TD Arena, downtown Charleston
4: Johns Island Farm Ride, Burden Creek Dairy, Johns Island
4: Motown in the Moonlight, Mount Pleasant Pier
4: 4th Annual Cars on Kiawah, Ocean Park, Kiawah Island
4: 19th Annual Bocce Bash for Special Olympics, MUSC Health Stadium, Daniel Island
4: Walk MS: Charleston, SC 2019, James Island County Park
4: Annual Sheep Shearing, Middleton Place, West Ashley
4: 5th Annual Gullah Celebration to Fight Island Hunger, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island
4: Dark Night Astronomy, Johns Island County Park
4: Wheel to Surf Adaptive Surfing, Folly Beach County Park
4: Woods & Waters, Cainhoy Plantation, Cainhoy-Wando
4: 43rd Annual Lowcountry Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet, end of Pinckney Street, McClellanville
4: 12th Annual Charleston Dragon Boat Race, Brittlebank Park, downtown Charleston
4: Music in the Park, Isle of Palms Recreation Department Park
4: Animalia Brass, Midtown Theatre
4, 11, 25: Charleston Battery home soccer matches, MUSC Health Stadium
5: Interpol, North Charleston Performing Arts Center (PAC)
5: South Carolina Dressage & Combined Training Association Horse Show, Johns Island County Park
5: Beatles vs. Stones - A Musical Showdown, Charleston Music Hall
6: India.Arie - The Worthy Tour, Charleston Music Hall
7-8: Best of Broadway's Jersey Boys, North Charleston PAC
8: Garden Concert Series: Women & Sam Cooke, The Gibbes Museum of Art
8: Wine Down Wednesday, Old Towne Creek County Park, West Ashley
8: Shakey Graves & Illiterate Light, Charleston Music Hall
8: "How to be a Purple Martin landlord", Duckett Hall Auditorium, The Citadel, downtown Charleston
8-10, 14-20, 25-28: Charleston RiverDogs home baseball games, Joe Riley Stadium, downtown Charleston
9: Hops & Vines, McLeod Plantation Historic Site, James Island
9: Night Ranger, Charleston Music Hall
9: Taste of Hutson Alley, downtown Charleston
10: Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band, North Charleston Coliseum
10: Family Movie Night: Surf's Up, Magnolia Park, West Ashley
10: Wanda Sykes, North Charleston PAC
10: Genius Plaza presents: The Genius Plan!, Dock Street Theatre, downtown Charleston
10: Disney’s Christopher Robin, Gahagan Park, Lincolnville
10-12: Charleston Greek Festival, Greek Orthodox Church on Race Street, downtown Charleston
11: Cast off Fishing Tournament, Mount Pleasant Pier
11: Ron White, North Charleston PAC
11: Charleston 2019 Great Strides, Wannamaker County Park, North Charleston
11: Dance in Bloom, Charleston Music Hall
11: 16th Annual Moms' Run & Walk 5K, MUSC Health Stadium
11: 4th Annual Ball Out Against ALS Charity Kickball Tournament, Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, Johns Island
11: Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas: Combine #5, Wando High School, Mount Pleasant
12: Choir Showcase: Yolanda Adams, North Charleston PAC
13: Rent: Sing-Along, Charleston Music Hall
13: 12th Annual Golf Invitational to Support Free Health Care, The Cassique Course at Kiawah Island Club
13: AFFA's 3rd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser, Shadowmoss Plantation Golf Club, West Ashley
14-15: Hard Hat Tour of 288 King Street, downtown Charleston
15: Tash Sultana, North Charleston PAC
15: The River and the Wall Film Screening, Charleston Music Hall
15: James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner, Tradd's, downtown Charleston
15: North Charleston Business Expo 2019, Charleston Area Convention Center, North Charleston
15: Charleston Power LUNCH - Achieving Balance in the Lowcountry, Charleston Area Convention Center
16: Opening Reception: Cry Joy Park: Gardens of Dark and Light by Jennifer Wen Ma, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, downtown Charleston
17: Carolina Wine Mixer, SC Aquarium, downtown Charleston
17: Palmetto Warrior Connection Red, White, and Blue Jean Ball, Charles Towne Landing, West Ashley
17: Dee Norton Movie Night - 101 Dalmatians, MUSC Health Stadium
17-18: NPC Junior USA Bodybuilding, North Charleston PAC
17-19: Tall Ships Charleston 2019, Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
18: Charleston Beer Fest, Riverfront Park, North Charleston
18: Shaggin' on the Cooper, Mount Pleasant Pier
18: Behind the Lines - A Musical Tribute to America's Heroes, Charleston Music Hall
18: National Safe Boating Week Open House, USCG Sector Charleston, downtown Charleston
18: 7th Annual Bulls Bay Nature Festival 2019, Sewee Outdoor Education Center, Awendaw
18: Dash Thru The Den 5K, West Ashley High School
18: Charleston, SC: Moving Day®, a Walk for Parkinson's, James Island County Park
18: Hands Across The Sand, Folly Beach
18: Spring Boat Launch and Family Fun Day, Colonial Lake, downtown Charleston
19: Preservation Pedal, Charleston Cemeteries: Historic District & Magnolia Cemetery
19: Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series, James Island County Park
19: Champion: A HERcules Story, Charleston Music Hall
19: Wishes in Bloom 2019, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, West Ashley
22: The Dawn Wall Film Screening, Charleston Music Hall
23: The Chris Mitchell Experience, Charleston Marriott, downtown Charleston
23: Hard Hat Tour of Old City Jail, downtown Charleston
24: Moonlight Mixer, Folly Beach Pier
24: Southern Soul Blues Express, North Charleston PAC
24-25: Cinderella, Charleston Music Hall
24-25: Memorial Day Concert Series, Freshfields Village
24-26: 6th Annual Crimson Screen Horror Film Fest, South of Broadway Theater, North Charleston
24-6/9: Spoleto Festival USA, multiple venues, downtown Charleston
24-6/9: Piccolo Spoleto Festival, multiple venues, Greater Charleston
24-6/8: Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition, Marion Square, downtown Charleston
24-27, 31-6/2: Piccolo Spoleto Crafts Exhibition, Wragg Square, downtown Charleston
24-6/9: Hands on a Hard Body, The James F. Dean Community Theater, Summerville
25: Cast Off Fishing Tournament, Folly Beach Pier
25: 10th Annual Southeastern Beard and Moustache Championships, Music Farm, downtown Charleston
25: Battery2Beach Ride, Sullivans Island and Isle of Palms
25: Community Carnival and Magic Show, First Baptist Church of James Island
25: 80's Bar Crawl on King Street, downtown Charleston
26: Granger Smith, North Charleston PAC
27: Memorial Day Charleston Field of Honor, Marion Square
27: Memorial Day Concert, Marion Square
27, 31: Westminster Choir, Gaillard Center, downtown Charleston
29: Grass in the Hall, Charleston Music Hall
30: Women & Springsteen: A Tribute to Bruce Springsteen, Charleston Music Hall
30-6/2: 74th U.S. Women's Open Golf Championship, County Club of Charleston, James Island
31: Happy Together Tour, Charleston Music Hall
31: Music on the Green Series, Freshfields Village

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