The adventures are endless all around the state of South Carolina. Enrich the senses at a festival or be mesmerized at the airshow.
Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays – Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of South Carolina at the Hagood Mill State Historic Site in Pickens. Come see these historical markings open to the public on these days. For more information call (864) 898-2936.
Thursdays April – July – Music on Main at Morgan Square in Spartanburg. Enjoy some after work entertainment and fun. For more information call (864) 596-2026 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/music-on-main.
Third Thursdays – Art Walk in downtown Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit http://spartanburgartwalk.com/.
Fridays – Bluegrass Jam Session at 5301 Dacusville Highway in Pumpkintown. For more information call (864) 898-3815 or visit http://www.drbanjo.com/classes/2012-03-gilbert-nelson-pumpkintown.php.
Third Fridays – Contra Dancing at the First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg. Enjoy an evening of dancing and learning a variety of cultural dances. For more information call (864) 308-1337 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Spartanburg-Contra-Dancers-493231910812229/.
Second Saturdays – House Concerts at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens. For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.
Third Saturdays – Milling, Music, and Memories at the Hagood Mills Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens. For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.
Sundays – Sundays Unplugged at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. Relax, unwind, and unplug while enjoying the galleries and live entertainment. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.
Through May 15 – “Memphis” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. This Broadway musical, set in underground the underground dance clubs Memphis in the 1950’s, was winner of 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical that includes explosive dancing, fun songs, and a thrilling storyline of fame and forbidden love. Would you trade your life for your loved one? That is the theme of this performance. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e139/&DateOfEvent=05/06/2016.
Through May 18 – “Second Chance” at the Center Stage Theater in Greenville. For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit http://centrestage.org/second-chance/.
Through May 21 – “A Party to Murder” at the Centre Stage Theatre in Greenville. Six friends have converged for Halloween at a cottage to have a weekend of fun, but ghosts from the past change their plans. For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit http://centrestage.org/party-to-murder/.
Through July 3 – “The Art of Sleuthing” at the Museum and Gallery at the Heritage Green at Furman University in Greenville. Come experience the more “mysterious” side of the world of art. For more information call (864) 770-1331 or visit http://www.bjumg.org/exhibition-the-art-of-sleuthing/.
May 13 – Endangered Species Day at the Greenville Zoo in Greenville. Learn about endangered species and how to protect them. For more information call (864) 467-4300 or visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com/168/Special-Events.
May 13 – Pickin’ in Pickens presents “Flatt Lonesome” at the Pickens High School auditorium in Pickens. This band is the IMBA Emerging Artist of the Year. For more information call (864) 296-9330 or visit http://phsarts.ticketleap.com/.
May 13 – “Legends of Southern Hip Hop” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. Show features Mystikal, Juvenile, and more. For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/event/legends-of-southern-hip-hop/.
May 13 – 14 – Mayfest Art of Living on Main Street in Walhalla. Friday’s events will include a 5K night run with both days offering lots of food and arts and crafts vendors from around the region. For more information call (864) 638-2727 or visit http://walhallamayfest.webs.com/.
May 13 – 15 – Revolution Talent Dance Competition at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg. See some of the greatest performances by wonderfully talented young adults and children. For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit http://www.crowdpleaser.com/.
May 13 – 15 – Artisphere in downtown Greenville. There will be fine art, food, and lots of fun with four stages of live entertainment with visual, culinary and performing arts. For more information call (864) 271-9398 or visit http://artisphere.org/.
May 13 – 15 – “Bleacher Bums” at the Foothills Playhouse in Easley. If you are a Chicago Cubs fan, this theatrical event is for you as the theme centers around the fans of this famous team who are rooting for them during a game! For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit https://eventgrid.com/Events/17155/bleacher-bums/Dates/17431.
May 13 – 22 – The Fair at Heritage Park at Heritage Park in Simpsonville. Enjoy rides, an exotic petting zoo, helicopter rides, shows such as The Lady Houdini and much much more. For more information call (864) 296-6601 or visit http://fairatheritagepark.com/.
May 14 – Downtown Condo Rondo Home Tours in the Historic West End of Greenville. Enjoy a tour of several beautiful and exclusive downtown condominiums. For more information call (864) 370-0965 or visit http://www.guildgso.org/downtown-condo-rondo/.
May 14 – Music on the Mountaintop at Table Rock State Park in Pickens. Bring your instrument and join in the fun! For more information visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1499/music-on-the-mountain-at-table-rock-state-park/.
May 19 – 22 – Greek Festival at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Greenville. Enjoy great Greed food, beverages, performances, art, and more. For more information visit http://greekforaday.com/.
May 19 – 22 – BMW Charity Pro Am Golf Tournament at the Thornblade Club in Greenville. This event combines amateurs with celebrities and pros covering three different courses over the three days. For more information visit https://www.bmwusfactory.com/charity-golf/tournament-facts/.
May 20 – 21 – Rhythm on the Rails in downtown Clinton. Enjoy BBQ or compete in the competition, rides, trains, live entertainment, and even a street dance. For more information call (864) 200-4503 or visit http://www.cityofclintonsc.com/index.asp?SEC=98BF0901-0871-4D05-9F5D-806089C13DCC&Type=B_BASIC.
May 21 – Southern Dance Academy’s Showcase at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit http://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/59/Southern+Dance+Academy+Showcase+2016.
May 21 – Clemson Festival of ARTS in downtown Clemson. The event will provide artists the opportunity to engage and educate the public about the value of art, as well as selling it, in addition to interactivities, such as a social media scavenger hunt. For more information call (864) 633-5051 or visit http://explorearts.org/.
May 21 – “Peter Rowan” at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium in Walhalla. Enjoy an evening with the 6 time Grammy award nominee, and Grammy award winning Bluegrass artist. For more information call (864) 638-5277 or visit http://www.walhallacivic.com/events.html.
May 21 – Agriculture and Military Day Celebration at the Hagood Mill State Historic Site in Pickens. There will be live entertainment, the grist mill will be running, hand milking, hand grinding corn, the Military History Club will provide firing demonstrations with guns and cannons, with many more activities for the whole family. For more information call (864) 898-5585 or visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1480/agriculture-and-military-day-celebration/.
May 21 – 22 – Horse Play in May Horse Show at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton. The weekend will be filled with a variety of disciplines. For more information visit http://www.horseplayinmay.com/HPIM.php.
May 22 – Taste of the Upstate at the Hyatt Regency in Greenville. Foods made by over 10 of the area’s best chefs, with live entertainment, a silent auction, and a gourmet cake walk. For more information call (864) 232-3595 or visit http://loavesandfishesgreenville.com/taste-of-the-upstate/.
May 26 – 28 – Plum Hollow Alternative Bluegrass Festival at Plum Hollow Farm in Campobello. Come out and hear all types of bluegrass, including New Grass, Grunge Grass, Jazz Grass just to name a few. For more information call (864) 680-0225 or visit http://www.moonshiners.com/festivals/plum-hollow-festival.
May 27 – Haven of Rest Golf Classic at the Southern Oaks Golf Course in Easley. The proceeds from this event will benefit the Men’s Training Center at the Haven of Rest Ministries. For more information call (864) 226-6193 ext. 103 or visit http://havenofrest.cc/golf-classic-2016/.
May 27 – “Chris Stapleton” at the Charter Amphitheatre at Heritage Park in Simpsonville. This great new country artist is sure to sell out so get your tickets now! For more information visit http://eventful.com/simpsonville/events/chris-stapleton-/E0-001-091930973-8.
May 28 – Greenville Scottish Games at Furman University in Greenville. Enjoy a weekend of Scottish games, food, music, crafts, and more. For more information visit http://www.gallabrae.com/.
May 28 – Take Flight 5K at the Runway Park at the Greenville Downtown Airport in Greenville. Funds from this run or walk event will go toward creating an aviation themed community park. For more information call (864) 270-6660 or visit https://book-events.com/takeflight5k/.
May 28 – Palmetto State Chili Cook-off at the Fountain Inn Chamber of Commerce in Fountain Inn. Taste samples of chili from the best chili cooks from across the country. For more information call (864) 862-2586 or visit http://www.palmettostatechili.com/.
Second Mondays – Family Climb Night at the Northside Recreation Center in Rock Hill. Bring the family and challenge yourself by climbing the rock wall. For more information call (803) 329-5633 or visit http://www.visitrockhillsc.com/events/northside-recreation-center-family-climb-nights-2015-12-14/.
Fourth Saturdays – Bluegrass Series at Haynes Auditorium in Batesburg-Leesville. Add a little Bluegrass music to your month. For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.
Fourth Saturdays – Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum in Aiken. Join these musicians or just enjoy the music, but be sure to stop by and be entertained by these mountain instruments and those who enjoy playing them. For more information call (803) 293-7846 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/the_mountain_dulcimers_of_aiken.
Saturdays weather permitting – Aiken Trolley Tours at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum. Explore Aiken’s charm, grace, and elegance with one of these two hour tours. For more information call (803) 644-1907 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/aiken_historic_tour.
Through May 15 – “1776: The Musical” at the Circle Theatre in Barnwell. Find yourself highly entertained as four determined politicians attempt to try to convince members of the Second Continental Congress to adopt the Declaration of Independence from British rule during this comical and insightful theatrical event. For more information call (803) 259-7046 or visit http://eventful.com/barnwell/events/1776-musical-/E0-001-092424205-7@2016052215.
May 12 – Taste of Hartsville at the Hartsville Country Club in Hartsville. Dress up and enjoy an evening of mouthwatering delights made by local chefs. For more information visit http://hartsvillechamber.org.chambermaster.com/events/details/2016-taste-of-hartsville-presented-by-embrace-hospice-196.
May 13 – “Carolina Stoessinger: A Moonlight Sonata – An Evening of Romantic Piano Music” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit https://newberryoperahouse.3dcartstores.com/.
May 13 – 14 – Aiken Bluegrass Festival at the Aiken County Fairgrounds in Aiken. Enjoy a weekend filled with a Bluegrass experience you won’t forget with combined individual artists, as well as a few bands. For more information call (803) 640-9287 or visit https://www.aikenbluegrassfestival.org/.
May 14 – Fire Ant Color 5K at the University of South Carolina Sumter campus. All proceeds from this event go to the USC Sumter softball program. For more information call (803) 464-6747 or visit http://fireantcolor5k.com/.
May 14 – “Dance Station Spring Performance” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. Former Ms. USA Tammy Johns and her award winning dance studio present their spring performance. For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit https://newberryoperahouse.3dcartstores.com/.
May 14 – Combined Test and Schooling Show at Stable View Farm in Aiken. For more information call (484) 356-3173 or visit http://stableviewfarm.com/.
May 14 – Leaf Print T-Shirts Workshop at Lee State Park in Bishopville. With a blank t-shirt you will use paint, stencils, and rubber leaf replicas to create and design your own personal piece of art. For more information call (803) 428-4988 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004436.
May 14 – Wings and Wheels Air Festival at the Fairfield County Airport in Winnsboro. This family event will include an air show, sky diving demonstrations, a car show, and lots of fun activities for the kids. For more information call (803) 635-4242 or visit http://southcarolinafairsandfestivals.net/Winnsboro_SC.html.
May 19 – Downtown Block Party on Main Street in Hartsville. Enjoy an evening of live entertainment, food, and fun. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/977129902323084/.
May 19 – 21 – St. Philip Neri Italian Festival at the St. Philip Neri Parrish on Munn Road in Fort Mill. You will find all your favorite Italian foods, and fun activities such as a Cannoli Run 5K, an Italian Idol contest, auctions, a parade, and more. For more information call (803) 548-7282 or visit http://www.spnitalianfestival.org/.
May 20 – Taste of Newberry on Main Street in downtown Newberry. Enjoy samples of food, wine, and beer provided by a variety of restaurants in the area with jazz music for entertainment. For more information call (803) 321-1015 or visit http://www.cityofnewberry.com/area-attractions/annual-events/a-taste-of-newberry.
May 20 – Hops and Hogs in downtown Aiken. Enjoy live entertainment from the local band Delta Cane while local barbecue and regional craft hops. For more information call (803) 642-2221 or visit http://aikendda.us/hops-hogs-2016/.
May 20 – 21 – Wagons to Wagener Festival at a variety of locations in Wagener. The weekend will include events such as an electronic bull, gladiator jousting, a bungee run, a ping pong drop, a shag dancing contest, lots of live entertainment, and so much more. For more information call (803) 564-3412 or visit http://www.wagenersc.com/wagons-wagener-festival.
May 21 – McConnells Antique Tractor and Engine Show at the McConnells Community Center in McConnells. In addition to antique tractors, enjoy a petting zoo, wagon rides, BBQ, crafts, vendors, and more. For more information call (803) 684-6151.
May 21 – Beginning Herpetology Workshop at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill. Learn about the fascinating world of amphibians and reptiles. For more information call (803) 981-9182 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/myco/.
May 21 – Shakin’ da Lake at Rocks Pond Campground in Eutawville. This event is the annual drag boat races so come out and enjoy a day of fun in the sun. For more information call (803) 513-4818 or visit http://www.lmdba.com/.
May 21 – Southern Nights Outdoor Movie Series: “The Goonies” at Woodside Plantation in Aiken. Enjoy an evening of food, music, games, and of course, a fun movie. For more information call (803) 617-0494 or visit http://www.tbredcountry.org/common/content.asp?CONTENT=11444&adminmode=A&sfk=907491&pwd=j512n8f5r.
May 21 – “Rick Alviti” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. This Elvis tribute is full of energy and audience interaction. For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit https://newberryoperahouse.3dcartstores.com/.
May 21 – 22 – Shaw Air Force Base Air Expo at Shaw Air Force Base in Sumter. Come out and see the amazing Air Force Thunderbirds, and the Army’s Black Daggers parachute demonstration team, with so much more being offered throughout the weekend. For more information call (803) 895-2019 or visit http://www.shaw.af.mil/Home/AirExpo.aspx.
May 22 – “Jasmine and Jazz” at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County in Camden. Enjoy the Columbia Choral Society in concert with music by Dick Goodwin. For more information visit http://www.columbiachoralsociety.org/.
May 27 – 28 – Flopeye Fish Festival at the Industrial Park on James Baker Boulevard off Highway 21 north of Great Falls. The event will include a carnival, entertainment, music, food, and other vendors. For more information call (803) 482-6029 or visit http://flopeyefishfestival.com/.
May 27 – 29 – Iris Festival at Swan Lake Iris Gardens in Sumter. You’ll enjoy concerts, arts and crafts, plants and flowers, antique and classic cars, activities for the kids, and of course great food. For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/iris-festival.aspx.
May 28 – DC Danceworks at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. Enjoy the DC Danceworks annual spring performance led by Donna Shealy. For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit https://newberryoperahouse.3dcartstores.com/.
May 28 – 29 – Paradise Farms May Horse Trials at Paradise Farms in Aiken. This two day event will include a variety of divisions. For more information call (803) 507-4577 or visit http://www.paradisefarmaiken.com/.
May 30 – Memorial Day at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells. There will be musket firing, children’s drills, house tours, and cooking demonstrations, with the staff and volunteers recreating a wreath laying ceremony. For more information call (803) 981-9181 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/1993/.
Daily – “Day in the Life of a Sailor” at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in Charleston. Board the 17th Century sailing ketch and learn about the trade and travel of that period. For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003481.
Daily – History Tours at the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon in Charleston. Learn about the history of the Old Exchange, which presents an array of relics from the Civil and Revolutionary Wars, as well as a fun tour of the Provost Dungeon while hearing stories of pirates and patriots. For more information call (888) 763-0448 or visit http://oldexchange.org/planavisit/.
Mondays – Coastal Kayaking at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet. Enjoy some salt water kayaking on the marsh of this beautiful State Park. For more information call (843) 235-8755 or visit http://www.sout hcarolinaparks.com/products/10002638.
Tuesdays and Thursdays – Saturdays – Bulls Island Ferry Service and Eco Tour, starting at Garris Landing in Awendaw. Bulls Island is part of the Cape Romaine National Wildlife Refuge and can only be accessed by boat or by ferry. For more information call (843) 881-4582 or visit http://www.bullsislandferry.com/.
Tuesdays through Sundays – Guided Tours at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site on James Island. Enjoy a tour of the last of 17 antebellum plantations on James Island. For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1447/McLeod-Plantation-Historic-Site.
Wednesdays through May 25 – Weekly Wine Strolls at Middleton Place in Charleston. Take a stroll while tasting a variety of different wines from a variety regions. For more information call (800) 782-3608 or visit https://www.middletonplace.org/visiting-middleton-place/events-calendar.html.
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – Myrtle’s Market at Mr. Joe White Avenue at Oak Street in Myrtle Beach. This local market is the place to get fresh produce for your vacation. For more information call (843) 918-4906 or visit http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/market.html.
Thursdays – “The Civil War Era” at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island. Learn a little about Hilton Head’s part in the history of the Civil War. For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-learn/site-tours-programs/.
Fridays thru Tuesdays – Guided House Tours at Hampton Plantation State Historic Site in McClellanville. Learn about the prominent Colonial families that lived in the home and about the construction of the homes of that period. For more information call (843) 546-9361 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002645.
Third Saturdays – Craft Show at the Bi-Lo Palmetto Pavilion in Mount Pleasant. Event includes crafts by local artisans. For more information call (843) 884-0163 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ECCG3rdSaturdays.
Third Saturdays – Cannon Firings at Charles Towne Landing in Charleston. Come experience the firing of a 17th century cannon. For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/files/State%20Parks%20Files/CTL/CTL_3Sat_Cannon.pdf.
Saturdays – Honey Horn Nature Walk at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island. Enjoy a tour of some of the natural areas, as well as the gardens, at this beautiful site. For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/event-registration/?ee=3398.
Saturdays – Snakes and Reptiles at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet. Learn about these secretive animals while learning about their benefit in nature. You’ll even get the chance to touch one of these fascinating creatures. For more information call (843) 237-4440 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002642.
Tuesday through Sunday – Guided Tours of the McLeod Plantation Historic Site in Charleston. This is a 60 acre plantation with one of the best intact examples of slaves quarters. For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit http://www.mcleodplantation.org/.
Through September 5 – “Nature Connections” LEGOS Bricks Sculpture Exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. For more information call (843) 235-6000.
Through December 17 – Artists and Artisans Night Market at the Charleston City Market in Charleston. Find an array of hand-crafted and original items along with music and entertainment covering three blocks of Market Street. For more information call (843) 327-5976 or visit http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/.
May 11 – “Saving Abel” at the Music Farm in Charleston. Enjoy an evening of good rock music. For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1105887-saving-abel-charleston/.
May 12 – Yappy Hour at the James Island County Park in Charleston. Bring your dog along for an evening of relaxation, live entertainment, and refreshments. For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1181/Yappy-Hour.
May 12 – Gibbes on the Street: The Year of Gibbes at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston. The museum has been newly renovated and this outdoor event is in celebration of the renovation and will award you with enchanting scenery and delectable bites prepared by local vendors. For more information call (843) 722-2706 ext. 225 or visit http://www.gibbesmuseum.org/visit/calendar.php.
May 12 – 14 – Beaufort Charities Golf Tournament at Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort on Fripp Island. Event provided by Beaufort Charities which supports organizations in need in the Beaufort area. For more information call (843) 575-5667 or visit http://www.beaufortcharities.org/.
May 13 – The Gala at 600 Island Park Drive in Charleston. This event is in connection with the May 9th golf tournament to benefit the East Cooper Community Outreach Organization and will include music, food, complimentary beer and wine, a silent as well as a live auction that will include artwork, vacations, dining and more. For more information call (843) 849-9220 or visit https://bidr.co/events/eccogala.
May 13 – Friday Night Boogie on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant. Enjoy a relaxing night on the pier enjoying the beautiful scenery and enjoying music by DJ Jim Bowers. For more information call (843) 762-9946 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1740/Friday-Night-Boogie.
May 13 – 15 – Haygood/Grady Memorial Tennis Championship at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island. In addition to the Tennis Championship will be a dinner and a silent & live auction. For more information call (843) 768-2838 or visit http://www.haygoodgrady.com/.
May 13 – 22 – Bike Week and Spring Rally in downtown Myrtle Beach. There will be riding tours, racing, entertainment, and much more. For more information visit http://www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com/events/spring-rally/.
May 14 – Cast Off Fishing Tournament at the Mount Pleasant Fishing Pier in Mount Pleasant. Come on out and see if you can catch the biggest fish! For more information call (843) 762-9946 or visit https://ccprc.com/2038/Cast-Off-Fishing-Tournaments.
May 14 – Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island. Event will include professional and amateur chefs competing for first place, with live entertainment, a children’s area, and lots of great food. For more information send an email to email@example.com or visit http://www.hiltonheadisland.com/events/event/annual-rib-burnoff-and-barbecue-fest/.
May 14 – Koi Pond Tour throughout Charleston and surrounding areas. This is a driving tour where you choose the ponds you wish to see and do so at your own pace. For more information call (843) 323-7728 or visit http://lowcountrykoiclub.com/pond-tour/.
May 14 – A Very Special Prom at the Felix C. Davis Community Center in North Charleston. This prom is for exceptional kids and adults (ages 14 to 30) from Charleston and surrounding areas so they have the opportunity to enjoy a prom. For more information call (843) 643-INFO or visit http://www.fortheexceptional.com/.
May 14 – Charleston Beer Garden at The Grove at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. There will be a line-up of craft beers, beer games, homebrews, live music, and more! For more information visit http://www.charlestonbeergarden.com/.
May 14 – 15 – Blue Crab Festival on the waterfront in Little River. The event will feature over 300 fine arts and crafts vendors, specialty food vendors, wonderful entertainment, a fabulous children’s area, and, well of course, blue crabs and other seafood items for sale. For more information call (843) 249-6604 or visit http://bluecrabfestival.org/.
May 19 – “Atwater Band”: the Music on Main Concert Performance on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Enjoy live music, eat at one of the great restaurants, shop, and dance the night away. For more information call (843) 280-5570 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/Page.aspx?id=11.
May 20 – “The Fantastic Shakers” at the Sounds of Summer Concert Series at the North Myrtle Beach Park and Sport Complex. Enjoy an evening of entertainment under the starts. For more information call (843) 280-5570 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/Page.aspx?id=18.
May 20 – 21 – NPC Junior USA Bodybuilding Championships at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Competitions will include Men’s Bodybuilding, Men’s Physique, Women’s Bodybuilding, Women’s Physique, Fitness, Figure, and Bikini. For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/npc-junior-usa-bodybuilding-championship.
May 21 – Bulls Bay Nature Fest; From the Forest to the Sea with the primary location being the Sewee Visitors Center and Francis Marion National Forest in Awendaw. There will be lots of activities to choose from, such as kayaking, hiking in the Francis Marion National Forest, bird watching, sweet grass basket making, and so much more. For more information call (843) 928-3264 or visit http://www.bullsbaynaturefestival.org/.
May 21 – Local Grown Country Music Fest at Thompson Farms on Bucksville Drive in Conway. This 12 hour event will include national, regional, and local artists, such as Keith Anderson and Luke Combs, as well as other activities such as rides, a kids zone, a redneck swimming hole, vendors, food, with the end of the day a beautiful display of fireworks. For more information call (843) 385-0426 or visit http://thompsonfarmandnursery.com/.
May 22 – Spring Concert: “Requiem for the Living” at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in Florence. This program was composed by South Carolina composer Dan Forrest. For more information call (843) 662-3218 or visit http://www.masterworkschoir.org/may_2016.html.
May 25 – Sesame Street Live: Let’s Dance at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston. Bring your kids and dance with the Sesame Street gang! For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/sesame-street-live-lets-dance.
May 26 – “The Embers with Craig Woolard” at the Music on Main Concert Series on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Enjoy an evening of music, food, shopping, and dancing. For more information call (843) 280-5570 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/Page.aspx?id=11.
May 27 – Taste of Gullah at Memorial Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant. Enjoy not only a wide variety of Gullah foods, but also Gullah entertainment and a live auction that includes a beautifully made sweetgrass basket. For more information call (843) 856-9732 or visit http://www.sweetgrassfestival.org/.
May 27 – 29 – Original Gullah Festival at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort. On Friday night there will be the White Caribbean Dance Party featuring Delva, with crafts, food, music, workshops, tours, and more the entire weekend. For more information call (843) 321-9288 or visit http://theoriginalgullahfestival.org/.
May 27 – June 12 – Spoleto Festival at multiple locations throughout the Charleston area. Enjoy theatre, opera, dance, music, visual arts and so much more at this highly acclaimed annual event. For more information call (843) 579-3100 or visit https://spoletousa.org/.
May 28 – Cast Off Fishing Tournament at the Folly Beach Pier in Folly Beach. See if you can catch the “big one” from one of the best fishing piers in the area. For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/2038/Cast-Off-Fishing-Tournaments.
May 28 – Atlantic Cup at the Charleston Maritime Center in Charleston. This is a send-off for the teams racing 642-nautical miles to Brooklyn. For more information visit http://www.atlanticcup.org/events/event/leg-1charleston-nyc-race-start.
May 28 – Southeastern Beard and Moustache Champions at the Music Farm in Charleston. For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1133929-7th-annual-southeastern-beard-charleston/.