Posted By Alan Donald @ May 2nd 2022 8:00am In: Events

May 2022 Events

Cinco de Mayo

We're thrilled to report that after such an “event-ful” April, the festivals continue into May! There’s the 39th Annual North Charleston Arts Fest (4th-8th), 51st Annual Charleston Greek Festival (6th-8th), McClellanville’s 44th Annual Lowcountry Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet (7th), Mead-ival Festival (21st), 11th Annual Charleston Food Truck Festival (21st-22nd), Spoleto Festival USA and Piccolo Spoleto Festival (both 27th - June 12th). There’s also a great array of events for everyone and many local farmers markets to check out. Plus, it’s Asian American Month and we have some holidays to celebrate, including May Day (1st), Eid al-Fitr (1st-2nd), Cinco de Mayo (5th), Mother’s Day (8th) and Memorial Day (30th), with more listed here. For parents who may still be looking for summer camps in the area, Charleston Moms, Charleston Summer Camps and the Post & Courier provide useful lists. We’ve listed many local weekly and individual events below and provided links so you can find out more. Our weather is typically delightful at this time of year, so take a look at what’s listed, have fun, and stay safe!

Mondays - Saturdays: Blackbird Market, Blackbird Farms & Market, Johns Island Tuesdays: Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, Moultrie Middle School 
Tuesdays: Shag Night on the Dock, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island
Tuesdays & Saturdays: Colleton Farmers Market, Market Pavilion, Walterboro
Tuesdays - Saturdays: Fields Farm Produce Market, Johns Island
Second Tuesdays (5/10, 5/25): Women, Wealth & Wine, Charleston Harbour Club, downtown Charleston 
Wednesdays: Garden Strolls and Wine Tasting, Middleton Place, West Ashley
Wednesdays: Laughway to the Weekend, Theatre 99, downtown Charleston
Wednesdays: Awendaw Green Barn Jams, Sewee Outpost, Awendaw
Wednesdays: Arts & Crafts Market, Bay Creek Park, Edisto Island
Wednesdays: West Ashley Farmers Market, Ackerman Park
Wednesdays (not 5/25): Creative Flow: Yoga in the Gallery, Redux Contemporary Art Center, downtown Charleston
Wednesdays & Saturdays: Early Morning Bird Walks, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel
Wednesdays & Saturdays*: The Sound of Charleston, Circular Congregational Church, downtown Charleston
Wednesdays - Saturdays: Live Jazz, Forte Jazz Lounge, downtown Charleston
Thursdays: Moncks Corner Farmers Market, Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex
Thursdays: Live Under the Oaks, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
Thursdays: Acoustic Guitar Series, Waterfront Park, Daniel Island
Thursdays (not 5/26): Cheers on the Pier, Mount Pleasant Pier
Fridays (from 5/27): Daniel Island Food Truck Fridays, Edgefield Park Pool and Crow’s Nest
Fridays: Party at the Point, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Mount Pleasant
Fridays: Food Truck Fridays, The Green Barn, Carnes Crossroads, Summerville
Fridays (from 5/27): Music on the Green, Village Green, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island
Fridays: Fossil Friday, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston
Fridays & Saturdays: Take the Funny and Run, Theatre 99
Saturdays: Charleston Farmers Market, Marion Square, downtown Charleston
Saturdays: The Farm Market Days, Middleton Place
Saturdays: Summerville Farmers Market, behind Summerville Town Hall
Saturdays: Goose Creek Farmers & Artisans Market, Goose Creek City Hall
Saturdays: Sea Islands Farmers Market, Charleston Collegiate Campus, Johns Island
Saturdays (not 5/21): Weekend Wine Down, Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island
Sundays: Sunday Brunch Farmers Market, The Charleston Pour House, James Island
Sundays (not 5/8): Sunday Figure Drawing, Redux Contemporary Art Center, downtown Charleston
Sundays: Holy City Farmers Market, Holy City Brewing, North Charleston

Several area venues have too many one-off events and activities on their May calendars for us to list in full below, so please follow their links to see more: Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, Charleston County Parks, Charleston Music Hall, Forte Jazz Lounge, Music Farm, Redux Contemporary Art Center and The Windjammer.

5/1 (last day): Charleston Race Week, Charleston Harbor
5/1: Picnic in the Parks: A Birthday Celebration, Hampton Park, downtown Charleston
5/1: 15th Charleston Cinco de Mayo Festival, Cruise Terminal, downtown Charleston
5/1: Three Dog Night, Charleston Music Hall, downtown Charleston
5/1: Kinky Boots, Dock Street Theatre, downtown Charleston
5/1: Zach Williams, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/1-5: Wet Paint, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, downtown Charleston
5/1, 5/6-8: A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, Queen Street Playhouse, downtown Charleston
5/1-28*: Addicted to Love, 34 West Theater Co., downtown Charleston
5/1-6/26: Passing It On, Brookgreen Gardens
5/1-8/7: A New Deal: Artists at Work, The Gibbes Museum of Art, downtown Charleston
5/1-8/7: Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice, The Gibbes Museum of Art
5/1-10/9: William Eggleston: Photographs from the Laura and Jay Crouse Collection, The Gibbes Museum of Art
5/1-12/18: Charleston in Sports: A Photographic History, 1890s-1960s, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston
5/2: 18th Annual Troy Knight Memorial Golf Tournament, Summerville Country Club
5/2-12/4: Chintz: A Quilted History, The Charleston Museum
5/3: Open Hive: Meet and Greet, Magnolia Community Garden, West Ashley
5/3: Beth Hart: The Thankful Tour, Charleston Music Hall
5/3: Megadeth, North Charleston Coliseum
5/3-8, 5/17-22, 5/24-29: Charleston RiverDogs home baseball games, Riley park, downtown Charleston
5/4: Wildcraft Workshop, Medway Community Garden, James Island
5/4-8: 39th Annual North Charleston Arts Fest, multiple venues
5/5: Cinco de Mayo Block Party, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, West Ashley
5/5: Cinco de Mayo Parking Lot Party, Jalisco Taqueria & Tequila, James Island
5/5: Yappy Hour, Wannamaker County Park, North Charleston
5/5: Live at Firefly: Khraungbin & Food Trucks, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
5/5: Always… Patsy Cline, Charleston Music Hall
5/5: Gaither Vocal Band, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/5: Momentum, Oak Terrace Preserve Pavilion, North Charleston
5/6: Art Walk, over 40 galleries, downtown Charleston
5/6: A Brother’s Revival: A Tribute to the Allman Brothers, Charleston Music Hall
5/6: Primus: A Tribute to Kings, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/6-8: 51st Annual Charleston Greek Festival, Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, downtown Charleston
5/6, 5/14, 5/21: Charleston Battery home soccer games, Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant
5/6-31: Wisdom of the Wetlands, Lowcountry Artists Gallery, downtown Charleston
5/6-6/2: Renee Levin: Riches from the Sea, Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art
5/7: 44th Annual Lowcountry Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet, end of Pinckney Street, McClellanville
5/7: Rebel Girls Celebration, Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry, downtown Charleston
5/7: Day in the Park: Music and Movie, Recreation Grounds by Picnic Shelter, Isle of Palms
5/7: Sheep Shearing and Border Collie Demonstration, Middleton Place
5/7: 19th Annual Moms Run, Philip Simmons High School, Charleston (near Wando)
5/7: Give Me Shelter Color 5K, Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex
5/7: Edisto Beach Dolphin Slam Fishing Tournament, The Marina, Edisto Island
5/7: CATR’s 1st Derby Party, Founders Hall, Charlestowne Landing, West Ashley
5/7: King’s Daughters Bazaar Arts & Crafts Festival, Lion’s Club, Edisto Island
5/7: Youth Fishing Rodeo, Lake behind Goose Creek Municipal Center
5/7: Prosecco on the Portico, Drayton Hall, West Ashley
5/7: Annual Concert in the Park, Smythe Park, Daniel Island
5/7: Yoga, Food Trucks & Live Music, Firefly Distillery
5/7: Tom Segura, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/7: Victor Wooten: Bass Extremes 2022, Charleston Music Hall
5/7, 5/14: Market Days on the Farm, Middleton Place, West Ashley
5/8: Moms and Mimosas, Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, West Ashley
5/8: Mother’s Day Dragon Boat in the Park, James Island County Park
5/8: 2022 Choir Showcase, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/9: Amy P. Coy Forum, The Gibbes Museum of Art, downtown Charleston
5/9-13: Society’s 1858’s Art Auction (online), The Gibbes Museum of Art
5/10: Art of Design: Lewis Miller, The Gibbes Museum of Art
5/10: Everything Your Wanted to Know About Probate But Never Dared to Ask, Mount Pleasant Chamber of Commerce
5/10-11: Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, Charleston Gaillard Center, downtown Charleston
5/11: Inclusive Superhero Dance Party, The Cooper River Room, Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
5/11: City Stage Garden Party 2022 Annual Benefit Event, Alhambra Hall, Mount Pleasant
5/11: Soirée, The Gibbes Museum of Art
5/11: Baby Shark Live!, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/11-13: Dig South Tech Summit, TD Arena at the College of Charleston, downtown Charleston
5/12: Starlight Yoga, Johns Island County Park
5/12: Paws on the Patio, Burton’s Bar and Grill, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre
5/12: Revolutionary War Siege Lines Walking Tour, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston
5/12: Gibbes on the Street, Meeting Street, Gibbes Museum of Art
5/12: Yappy Hour, James Island County Park
5/12: Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town - The Bandwagon Tour, CreditOne Stadium, Daniel Island
5/12: Marty Stuart & His Fabulous Superlatives, Charleston Music Hall
5/12-15: Cirque du Soleil: Crystal, North Charleston Coliseum
5/13: Cheers to Adoption, New Realm Brewing Company, Daniel Island
5/13: Lighthouse Inlet Bird Walk, Lighthouse Inlet Heritage Preserve, Folly Island
5/13: Free Movie Fridays: Raya and the Last Dragon, Gahagan Park Football Field, Summerville
5/13: Spring Concert #2, Crowfield Golf Club, Goose Creek
5/13: John Mark McMillan: Unplugged, St. Andrews Church, Mount Pleasant
5/13: Live at Firefly: Charleston Jazz Orchestra presents Eye of the Beholder, Firefly Distillery
5/13: Always & Forever: A Tribute to Luther Vandross, Charleston Music Hall
5/13-7/16: Kukuli Velarde - Corpus, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, downtown Charleston
5/13-7/16: Nancy Friedemann-Sanchez: Pinturas de Casta and the Construction of American Identity, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art 
5/14: Dip, Mold, Dye & Shape: Hands On Activities in the Stable Yards, Middleton Place
5/14: A Southern Made 20th Anniversary Celebration with Palmetto Moon, Firefly Distillery
5/14: Eye of the Beholder: The Music of Chick Corea, Charleston Music Hall
5/14: Get-Revolution Rockfest 2022, Hanahan Amphitheater
5/14-15: Anastasia, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/14 & 5/21: Hat Palooza: Wine, Women & Hats, Antiques & Artisans Village, Summerville
5/15: Rice and Slavery: The Connection That Made the Lowcountry, Middleton Place
5/15: Chamber Music Charleston: Edisto Island Concert, The Presbyterian Church, Edisto Island
5/16: Sprint Triathlon Swim Tuneup, James Island County Park
5/16: Art Talk in the Creek, Goose Creek Fire Headquarters Station
5/17: Liberty’s Forgotten People: Free People of Color in the Antebellum Lowcountry, Church of the Holy Cross, Daniel Island
5/17: Live at Firefly: Sylvan Esso, Firefly Distillery
5/17: Kenny G, Charleston Music Hall
5/17: Chicago, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/18: Blues Traveler with Danielle Howle, Charleston Music Hall
5/19: Dark Star Orchestra, Charleston Music Hall
5/20: The Steep Canyon Rangers, Charleston Music Hall
5/20: Yuriy Bekker Violin Concerto: America the Beautiful, Summers Corner Performing Arts Center, Summerville
5/21: 14th Annual Hampton Park Plant Swap, Hampton Park
5/21: 6th Annual Warrior Surf Foundation Charity Golf Classic, Wild Dunes Resort, Isle of Palms
5/21: Mead-ival Festival, Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island
5/21: 2022 Jennie Gowan Art Show, Edisto Beach Civic Center
5/21: Walking Tour: Historical Landscape and Lenhardt Garden Walk, Drayton Hall
5/21: Indigo Dyeing Workshop with Local Artist Kristy Bishop, The Dill Sanctuary, James Island
5/21: 12th Annual Dancing with the ARK’s Stars, Lowcountry Conference Center, Summerville
5/21: The Struts: Across the Pond Tour, Charleston Music Hall
5/21: The Lumineers: BRIGHTSIDE World Tour 2022, CreditOne Stadium
5/21: Going Places 2nd Annual Gala, Patriots Point Pavilion, Mount Pleasant
5/21-22: 11th Annual Charleston Food Truck Festival, Tanger Outlets, North Charleston
5/21-22: Sk8 Charleston Hawaiian Luau & Bowl Jam, Sk8 Charleston, Charleston
5/21-22: Oklahoma!, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/22: Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Race 1, James Island County Park
5/22: Bluegrass Brunch at Brown Family Park, Nexton, Summerville
5/24: Alyssa Edwards: Life, Love & Lashes Tour, Charleston Music Hall
5/25: Kenny Chesney: Here and Now 2022 Tour, CreditOne Stadium
5/25: Bright Eyes, Charleston Music Hall
5/26: The Wailers, Riviera Theater, downtown Charleston
5/26: Bela Fleck My Bluegrass Heart, Charleston Music Hall
5/27: Tones at Twilight, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel
5/27: Spring Concert #3, Crowfield Golf Course
5/27: Amy Grant, Charleston Music Hall
5/27-6/12: Spoleto Festival USA, multiple venues, Greater Charleston area
5/27-6/12: Piccolo Spoleto Festival, multiple venues, Greater Charleston area
5/28: Behind the Garden Gate: Charleston Open Day, multiple venues, downtown Charleston
5/28: Pop-up Market, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
5/28: Leonid & Friends, Charleston Music Hall
5/28: North Charleston POPS!: Movie Night with Thomas Pandolfi, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/29: Django A Gogo: The Music of Django Reinhardt, Charleston Music Hall
5/31: Discovery Day: It’s for the Birds, The Dill Sanctuary
5/31: Phish: Night 1, CreditOne Stadium

* Event occurs on most, but not all, dates during this period.

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