Posted By Alan Donald @ Apr 27th 2023 9:00pm In: Events


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After a jam-packed April, the festivals continue into May! There’s the 40th Annual North Charleston Arts Fest (3rd-7th), Charleston Cinco de Mayo Festival (6th), McClellanville’s 45th Annual Lowcountry Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet (6th), the 3rd Annual Park Circle Spring Roll Challenge & Food Truck Festival (6th), the 52nd Annual Charleston Greek Festival (12th-14th), Spring Wine Festival in the Gardens (13th), and the Spoleto Festival (5/26-6/11). 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), Cinco de Mayo (5th), Mother’s Day (14th) and Memorial Day (29th), with more listed here. 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!


Tuesdays: Shag Night on the Village Green, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island
Tuesdays - Sundays*: Live Jazz, Forte Jazz Lounge, downtown Charleston
Wednesdays*: Laugh for a Lincoln, Theatre 99, downtown Charleston
Wednesdays: Awendaw Green Barn Jams, Sewee Outpost, Awendaw
Wednesdays: Garden Strolls and Wine Tasting, Middleton Place, West Ashley
Wednesdays: The Sound of Charleston, Circular Congregational Church, downtown Charleston
Wednesdays & Saturdays: Early Morning Bird Walks, Caw Caw Interpretive Center, Ravenel
Thursdays: Live Under The Oaks, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre 
Thursdays: Acoustic Guitar Series, Waterfront Park, Daniel Island
Thursdays - Saturdays: Tour & Flight Demonstration, The Center for Birds of Prey, Awendaw
Fridays: Party at the Point, Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, Mount Pleasant
Fridays (not 5/26): Fossil Friday, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston
Fridays & Saturdays: Live Music, Holy City Brewing, North Charleston
Fridays & Saturdays*: Take the Funny & Run, Theatre 99
Saturdays (not 5/20): Weekend Wine-Down, Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island
Saturdays: Yoga In The Garden, Brookgreen Gardens
Sundays (not 5/13): Sunday Brunch & Bluegrass Pickin’ Parlor, Commonhouse Aleworks, North Charleston


Tuesdays: Mount Pleasant Farmers Market, Moultrie Middle School
Tuesdays & Saturdays: Colleton Farmers Market, Market Pavilion, Walterboro 
Wednesdays: West Ashley Farmers Market, Ackerman Park
Wednesdays: St. Johns Farmers Market, St. Johns Grove, John’s Island
Wednesdays: Arts & Crafts Market, Bay Creek Park, Edisto Island
Thursdays: Moncks Corner Farmers Market, Regional Recreation Complex, Moncks Corner 
Thursdays*: North Charleston Farmers Market, Exchange Park
Saturdays: Charleston Farmers Market, Marion Square, downtown Charleston
Saturdays: Sea Islands Farmers Market, Charleston Collegiate Campus, Johns Island
Saturdays: Summerville Farmers Market, behind Summerville Town Hall
Saturdays: Goose Creek Farmers & Artisans Market, Goose Creek City Hall
Sundays: Holy City Farmers Market, Holy City Brewing
Sundays: Sunday Brunch Farmers Market, The Charleston Pour House, James Island


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 these links to see more: Black Fedora Comedy Mystery Theatre, Brookgreen Gardens, Charleston County Parks, Charleston Library Society, Forte Jazz Lounge, Music Farm, Redux Contemporary Art Center, Theatre 99, The Gibbes Museum of Art and The Windjammer.

5/1: 19th Annual Troy Knight Memorial Golf Tournament, Summerville Country Club
5/1-5/13*: Compulsion: Or the House Behind, PURE Theatre, downtown Charleston
5/2: Champions Of Magic, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/2: Play Dayz, Mount Pleasant Towne Centre 
5/2-7, 5/16-21, 5/30-31: Charleston RiverDogs Home Games, Riley Park, downtown Charleston 
5/3-7: 40th North Charleston Arts Fest, Multiple Venues 
5/4: Cheers on the Pier, Mount Pleasant Pier
5/4: Five Loaves Café Summerville x Holy City Brewing Beer Dinner, Five Loaves Café Summerville 
5/5: Cinco De Mayo Parking Lot Party, Jalisco Taqueria & Tequila, James Island
5/5: Cinco de Mayo Block Party, Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, West Ashley
5/5: Cinco de Mayo Tacos For Turtles, Tortuga's Mexican Grill, Edisto Beach
5/5: Cinco De Mayo Market, The Town Market on James Island
5/5: Sounds on the Square, Nexton Square, Summerville (Nothing posted yet… check again)
5/5: 1st Friday Fiesta, CornerCopia Market, James Island
5/5: First Friday BBQ & Bluegrass, Commonhouse Aleworks, North Charleston
5/5: Moonlight Mixers, Folly Beach Pier
5/5: Sunset Moonrise Beach Walk, Folly Beach County Park 
5/5: First Friday Artwalk, multiple galleries, downtown Charleston
5/5: Spring Concert Series, Central Creek Park, Goose Creek
5/5-7: The Book of Mormon, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/5-7: Monty Python's Spamalot, Queen Street Playhouse, downtown Charleston 
5/6: 17th Annual Charleston Charity Duck Race, Guggenheim Terrace, Daniel Island
5/6: Charleston Cinco de Mayo Festival, Cruise Terminal, downtown Charleston
5/6: Widespread Panic With Special Guest Daniel Donato’s Cosmic Country, Credit One Stadium, Daniel Island 
5/6: 45th Annual Lowcountry Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet, end of Pinckney Street, McClellanville
5/6: CATR's 2nd Annual Derby Party, The Cedar Room at the Cigar Factory, downtown Charleston 
5/6: Music in the Park, Recreation Grounds by Picnic Shelter, Isle of Palms
5/6: Youth Fishing Rodeo, Goose Creek Municipal Center
5/6: 3rd Annual Park Circle Spring Roll Challenge & Food Truck Festival, Firefly Distillery, North Charleston
5/6: King’s Daughters Bazaar Arts & Crafts Festival, Lion’s Club, Edisto Island
5/7: Picnic in the Parks: A Birthday Celebration, Hampton Park, downtown Charleston
5/7: 20th Annual Moms Run, Philip Simmons High School, Charleston (near Wando)
5/7: Firefly Lowcountry Boil, Firefly Distillery 
5/7: Annual Sheep Shearing, Wool Felting and Border Collie Demonstration, Middleton Place, West Ashley 
5/10: Inclusive Superhero Dance Party, The Cooper River Room at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park
5/10: Leonid & Friends: A Tribute To The Music Of Chicago, Charleston Music Hall, downtown Charleston
5/10: A Celebration of Lowcountry Voices, Charleston Library Society, downtown Charleston
5/11: Starlight Yoga, Mount Pleasant Pier
5/11: Paws on The Patio, Burtons Grill + Bar, Mount Pleasant
5/11: Pitbull, Riverfront Park, North Charleston
5/11-6/3*: Hitchcock, 34 West Theater Co., downtown Charleston
5/12: Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives, The Riviera Theater, downtown Charleston 
5/12-14: 52nd Annual Charleston Greek Festival, Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, downtown Charleston
5/13: Mother's Day Wine and Chocolate Pairing, Deep Water Vineyard, Wadmalaw Island
5/13: Mother’s Day Floral Workshop, The Charleston Museum, downtown Charleston
5/13: Mother’s Day Teddy Bear Tea, Sweetgrass Plaza, Wild Dunes Resort 
5/13: Annual Concert in the Park, Smyth Park, Daniel Island
5/13: Summer Samba: Charleston Jazz Orchestra, Charleston Music Hall
5/13: 25th Annual Slam Fest, North Charleston High School 
5/13: Second Saturday Sketching on the Square, Hutchinson Square, Summerville 
5/13: Sip & Stroll on the Drayton Hall Landscape, West Ashley
5/13: Cast Off Fishing Tournament, Mount Pleasant Pier
5/13: Spring Wine Festival in the Gardens, Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet
5/13: Princess Goes to the Butterfly Museum, The Riviera Theater 
5/13: May Market Bazaar, CornerCopia Market
5/13: Yoga in Waterfront Park, Daniel Island 
5/13 & 5/20: Inclusive Swim Night, Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park
5/13 & 5/20: Charleston Battery home soccer games, Patriots Point, Mount Pleasant
5/14: Mother's Day Brunch in Crown Ballroom, Hotel Bennette, downtown Charleston
5/14: Second Sundays w/ Symone – Drag Brunch!, Commonhouse Aleworks
5/14: WWE Supershow, North Charleston Coliseum
5/14: Choir Showcase, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/14: 2nd Sunday on King Street, multiple venues, downtown Charleston
5/15: Alice Cooper, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/16: Hunter Hayes: The Red Sky Tour, Charleston Music Hall
5/16: Society 1858 Art Walk, The Gibbes Museum of Art, downtown Charleston
5/17: Tom Jones, North Charleston Performing Arts Center
5/17-18: Grace Potter, The Windjammer, Isle of Palms
5/17-21*: Chucktown Comedy Week, North Charleston Coliseum & North Charleston PAC
5/18: Third Thursdays, Historic Downtown Summerville
5/18: Summerville Dream | Third Thursdays, Historic Downtown Summerville
5/18: May Sip & Stroll, Freshfields Village, Kiawah Island  
5/19: Opening Reception - wwwunderkammer, Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, downtown Charleston
5/19-28*: Curtains, Flowertown Players at The Historic James F. Dean Theatre, Summerville
5/20: Cars & Coffee, Freshfields Village
5/20: Give Me Shelter Color 5K, Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex
5/20: Rock the Block for Autism, Oak Road Brewery, Summerville
5/20: Kountry Wayne: Help Is On The Way Tour, Charleston Music Hall
5/20: 2023 Blessing of the Vines Festival, Deep Water Vineyard 
5/20: Dancing on the Cooper, Mount Pleasant Pier
5/20: Spring Artisan Market, Waterfront Park, Daniel Island  
5/21: Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series, James Island County Park
5/21: Emerald City – The 6th Annual Youth Concert, Charleston Music Hall 
5/21: 15th annual Chef's Potluck, The Porter Room at Holy City Brewery, North Charleston
5/21: Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening, The Riviera Theater
5/23: 2023 North Charleston Business Expo, Charleston Area Convention Center
5/24: Zach Bryan, North Charleston Coliseum
5/25: Kenny Chesney: I Go Back Tour With Kelsea Ballerini, Credit One Stadium
5/25: A Ceremony of Remembrance, Hanahan City Hall
5/26: Live at Firefly, Firefly Distillery
5/26-27: Memorial Day Weekend Music on the Green, Freshfields Village
5/26-6/11: Spoleto Festival USA, multiple venues, Greater Charleston area
5/26-6/11: Piccolo Spoleto Festival, multiple venues, Greater Charleston area
5/27: Cast Off Fishing Tournament, Folly Beach Pier
5/27: Behind the Garden Gate: Charleston Open Day, multiple venues, downtown Charleston
5/27-29: Ayodele Casel: Chasing Magic, Sottile Theatre, downtown Charleston 
5/28: 10th Annual Brookgreen Gardens Memorial Day 5K, Brookgreen Gardens

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

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