Every Other Wednesday – Music Sandwiched In at the Spartanburg County Public Library. This is a free concert sponsored by the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra. For more information call (864) 948-9020 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c/e113/.
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.
Third Thursdays – Art Walk in downtown Spartanburg. Enjoy a self-guided tour of various galleries in downtown Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit http://spartanburgartwalk.com/.
Fridays – Starry Nights at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville. Enjoy a planetarium show followed by a chance to view the night sky through a telescope in the Observatory if the weather permits. For more information call (864) 355-8900 or visit https://ropermountain.org/main.asp?titleid=starrynightsnew.
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.
First Friday – First Fridays at the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville. Take a tour of the visual art galleries and venues in downtown Greenville with works to include jewelry, pottery, acrylics, watercolors, photography, and more. For more information call (864) 467-3132 or visit http://www.firstfridaysgreenville.com/.
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. This event known as Heartstrings, includes bluegrass, gospel, and traditional roots music. 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. This is a great day of fun making music, learning the art of blacksmithing, bowl digging, flint knapping, chair canning, moonshining, and much more! For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.
Sundays – Say What Open Mic at Coffee Underground in Greenville. Singers, poets, musicians, storytellers, comedians, and any others who wish to come out and share their talents are welcome! For more information call (864) 298-0494 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/525128037629167/.
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.
Saturdays and Sundays – Historic Building Tours at Oconee Station State Historic Site in Walhalla. You’ll get to see a 1792 stone block house which is all that remains of a military outpost that existed during conflicts between the white settlers and the Indians, and an 1805 brick house, home of the merchant who owned the outpost. For more information call (864) 638-0079 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/oconeestation/oconeestation-programs.aspx.
Through May 10 – Weekday Waterfall Tour at Table Rock State Park in Pickens. Here is another chance to see some of the wonderful waterfalls of beautiful upstate South Carolina! For more information call (864) 878-9813 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004688.
Through May 13 – Great Anderson County Fair at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center in Anderson. You’ll enjoy the normal fair events as well as free shows such as K-9’s in Flight, Olympic Dream High Diving Show, and Lady Houdini, just to name a few, as well as exhibitors, games, food, and a whole lot of fun! For more information call (864) 296-6601 or visit http://thegreatandersoncountyfair.com/.
Through May 13 – “Guys and Dolls” at the Spartanburg Little Theatre in Spartanburg. This production based on the 1955 musical film has come to the stage with the performers being the talented youth from the area, so come out and support all their hard work and their show that is sure to be incredibly good! For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.spartanburglittletheatre.com/.
Through May 13 – “Waitress” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville. This musical, created by a team of all women, tells the story of a waitress who is a great pie maker, but dreams of a way to get out of her small town and her failing marriage. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/waitress.
May 10 – Spring Wind Ensemble at the Gunter Theater in Greenville. Performed by the Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities with Dr. Stephen Taylor on the piano, will performer Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue”. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/spring-wind-ensemble.
May 10 – 26 – “Red Herring” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville. This production is set in 1952 and includes three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot that all converge to create a comedy of varying complexities. For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/red-herring/.
May 11 – “Katt Williams” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. This extremely talented comedian will keep you laughing long after you leave the show! For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/katt-williams-1.
May 11 – 13 – Artisphere on Main Street in Greenville. This nationally renowned free art festival is a cultural experience for the entire family which will include performing artists, musicians, sidewalk artists, live demonstrations, kids activities, and so much more! For more information call (864) 271-9398 or visit https://artisphere.org/.
May 12 – Spring Fling at the Gunter Theater in Greenville. Performed by the Young Artist Orchestra and The Philharmonic, this final season performance will include Tchaikovsky’s Symphony #2, “Little Russia”. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/spring-fling.
May 12 – Ride for the Child Poker Run at Harley Davidson of Greenville in Greenville. See if you can win the best hand prize of $1000 with proceeds to benefit Parenting Place that provides intensive in-home services to benefit abused and neglected children of the area. For more information call (864) 898-5583 or visit https://www.rideforthechild.com/.
May 12 – Aircraft for Animals Fly-In at the Oconee County Regional Airport in Seneca. Here is a chance for you to enjoy looking at vintage aircrafts, vintage and hot rod cars, the opportunity to ride in either a Cessna or a Stearman aircraft, and more with proceeds to benefit those who benefit the Humane Society by transporting animals by airplane. For more information call (864) 882-4719 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/214171289329725/.
May 12 – Train Day at the Depot at the Hub City Railroad Museum in Spartanburg. You’ll enjoy seeing railroad artifacts, an HO Model railroad set up in a restored South Railroad caboose, see an active Advanced Railroad Control System computer system, lots of fun kids activities, including bounce houses and a chance to ride on the train, enjoy live music, a flea market, and more! For more information visit https://hubcityrrmuseum.org/train-day-depot-coming-saturday-may-12th-10am-3pm.
May 14 – The Assault Cycling Event starting in downtown Spartanburg. If you like a challenge and are a good cyclist, this serious event just might be for you, with the option to ride to the top of Mount Mitchell, 102.7 miles, or the easier ride to Johnson Rally Park Pavilion in Marion, 74.2 miles, so if you are up to the challenge don’t delay as over 1000 riders from all over the world participate in this challenging cycling event! For more information call (864) 672-8600 or visit https://theassaults.com/.
May 15 – 23 – “God of Carnage” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville. This comedy is about two couples from a Brooklyn neighborhood meet to discuss the altercation between their sons, and their plans to solve the problem civilly breaks down. For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/fringe-series-god-carnage/.
May 17 – “The Hot Sardines” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville. This vintage jazz group will have you feeling like you’re living in the 1920’s and astound you with their amazing talent! For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-hot-sardines-1.
May 17 – 20 – Greek Festival at the Saint George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Greenville. Here is a chance to experience Greek cultural events that will include dancing, music, a Greek market, tremendous foods, beverages, and even a carnival and activities for the kids. For more information visit http://greekforaday.com/.
May 17 – 20 BMW Charity Pro-Am at the Thornblade Club in Greer, the Cliff’s Valley in Travelers Rest, & the Furman University Golf Club in Greenville. Individuals will be divided up so everyone plays all the courses, with the final game being at the Thornblade Club. For more information visit https://www.bmwusfactory.com/charity-golf/spectator-information/.
May 17 – 27 – Fair at Heritage Park at the Heritage Park in Simpsonville. Enjoy a spring weekend enjoy amusement rides, games, show that will include Lady Houdini, K9s in Flight, and a Grizzly Experience, as well as an exotic petting zoo, good food, and a whole lot of great fun! For more information visit http://fairatheritagepark.com/.
May 18 – “Espresso No. 4: Saxoccino” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. The Spartanburg Philharmonic will showcase the Assembly Saxophone Quartet performing a variety of classical and contemporary music. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e1776/&DateOfEvent=05/18/2018.
May 19 – “James Taylor and His All Star Band” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. His concerts warm your heart as you reminisce on memories of the past. For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/james-taylor.
May 19 – Rally in the Valley at Lake Jemiki outside of Walhalla. This family friendly event includes a 60 and a 30 mile bike ride followed by live music, slow cooked BBQ, and craft beer with proceeds to go to the creation of a new mountain biking and hiking trail system on the outskirts of Walhalla. For more information visit http://www.oconeeforever.org/rallyvalley.
May 19 – Issaqueena’s Fight for the Flight in downtown Six Mile. This event includes a 10K, a 5K, and a ½ mile fun run to benefit Dabo’s All In Team Foundation. For more information visit https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/SixMile/FFTF.
May 19 – Power from the Past at Abner Creek Baptist Church in Greer. Your day will be filled with antique tractors, cars, trucks, and engines. For more information call (864) 680-4004 or visit http://www.fapasc.com/.
May 19 – 20 – Spring Dance at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville. The extremely talented dance students at the Governor’s School of the Arts is prepared to show what they can do showcasing ballet, modern, and contemporary dance. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/spring-dance-1.
May 22 – Senior Showcase at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville. The Governors School of the Arts and Humanities Music Department’s best students, all selected by a panel of judges, have been working hard to present an incredible show to display their tremendous talents. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/senior-showcase-1.
May 23 – Peace Voices Say Your Peace Poetry Reading at the Ramsaur Studio in Greenville. Twenty-five teenagers and adults chosen from past workshops are prepared to present their best works publicly for the very first time, so come out and support them. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/peace-voices-community-poetry-reading.
May 24 – 26 – Plum Hollow Festival at Plum Hollow on Rainbow Lake Road in Campobello. This alternative bluegrass festival will include bands such as South85, Dirty Grass Soul, & the James Radford Band with camping available and a few rustic cabins for rent, and vendors providing food, beverages, as well as other items. For more information call (864) 585-0780 or visit https://www.moonshiners.com/.
May 24 – 27 – “The Adams Family” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. This musical comedy about America’s favorite kooky family has come to Spartanburg where you can experience firsthand the life of this crazy family in their spooky mansion in Central Park, so don’t miss the chance to enjoy an evening that is guaranteed to be filled with laughter and fun! For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e1998/&DateOfEvent=05/24/2018.
May 25 – “Judah and the Lion” on the TD Stage at the Peace Center in Greenville. The first concert of the Corona Concert Series and is a group that blends “the twang of folk, the beat of hip hop, the drive of rock & roll, and the punch of pop to create own sound” and you won’t be disappointed by their talent! For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/judah-the-lion.
May 25 – Haven of Rest Golf Classic at the Southern Oaks Golf Course in Easley. End your week with a fun day of golf with individual and 4-player teams with proceeds to benefit the creation of a Haven Men’s Training Center, a Bible based, discipleship program for men struggling with “broke lifestyles, such as addiction.” For more information call (864) 226-6193 or visit https://www.havenofrest.cc/golf/.
May 25 – 26 – Gallabrae Scottish Games in downtown Greenville and at Furman University in Greenville. Spend your holiday weekend filled with everything Scottish starting with a parade on Main Street in downtown Greenville, followed by to include live music, games, food, beverages, and even a Scottish Happy Hour! For more information visit https://gallabrae.com/.
May 25 – 26 – Seneca Fest at the Gignilliant Community Center in Seneca. Friday night will include a wrestling match featuring Ricky Morton, Al Snow, The Barbarian, & Jimmy “Boogie Woogie Man” Valiant, followed on Saturday with entertainment by The Kentucky Headhunters & Terri Clark so come out for a good time in the beautiful upstate. For more information call (864) 885-2700 or visit http://www.seneca.sc.us/Events/SenecaFestWeekend.aspx.
May 25 – June 10 – “Dearly Departed” at the Pelzer Auditorium in Pelzer. In the backwoods Bible Belt of the South you’ll meet the Turpin family who just lost their father, but other problems keep overshadowing their grief providing you with a story that is as heartwarming as it is funny! For more information call (864) 947-8000 or visit http://www.milltownplayers.org/.
May 26 – Take Flight 5K at the Greenville downtown airport in Greenville. This is a 5K and a 1 mile fun run with proceeds to benefit the creation of a parking lot for Runway Park. For more information visit http://www.greenvilledowntownairport.com/RunOnTheRunway.html.
May 26 – Priscilla Shirer Simulcast at the Unity Baptist Church in Simpsonville. Thousands of women around the world will be watching this amazing speaker share about the benefit of prayer with Tony Evans also joining the simulcast. For more information call (928) 308-8388 or visit http://ubc-online.com/events.
May 28 – Aunt Sue’s Country Corner Memorial Day God and Country Bluegrass Concert at Aunt Sue’s Country Store in Pickens. Enjoy your holiday off filled with bluegrass music in an incredibly beautiful setting with bands such as Lonesome River Band & Larry Sparks. For more information call (864) 878-4366 or visit http://www.auntsuescountrycorner.com/.
May 29 – “Ricky Skagg’s” and “Kentucky Thunder” on the TD Stage at the Peace Center in Greenville. This 15-time Grammy Award winning artist whose history of making music spans 50 years, includes songs that include Country Boy and Highway 40 Blues so don’t miss the chance to enjoy an evening filled with tremendous bluegrass! For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/ricky-skaggs-kentucky-thunder.
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/.
First Friday and Saturday – Savannah River Site Museum at the former Dibble Memorial Library on Laurens Street in Aiken. The first phase of the museum is completed and open to the public so stop in for a look. For more information call (803) 648-1437 or visit https://www.facebook.com/srs.heritage/.
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 – Hour Long Historic Train Ride at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro. Ride an old passenger train from the dining car, a passenger car, or even the caboose. For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit http://www.scrm.org/welcomepage.html.
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 July 28 – “The Gospel According to Tennessee” at the Narroway Theatre in Fort Mill. Set in 1926, this enjoyable dinner production takes you to Tennessee where you’ll have a chance to sing old Southern songs and hear gospel truths through the eyes of Tennessee. For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/gospel-tennessee.
May 9 – 12 – Underexposed Film Festival yc at Winthrop College in Rock Hill. This event is specifically geared to find those undiscovered independent filmmakers and present their creativity and vision to the world, so come out and support these individuals and their efforts. For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.underexposedfilmfestivalyc.org/.
May 10 – Hues on the Horizon at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill. This reception will honor the creative works of local artists Kathleen Burke, Keith Bryant, & Felicia Van Bork. For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://tockify.com/yorkcountyarts/detail/188/1525957200000.
May 11 – Rivers Bridge Civil War Memorial Service at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site in Ehrhardt. Every year the Rivers Bridge Memorial Association honor the Confederate Soldiers who lost their lives in the Civil War as well as honoring the World War II veterans that have been buried on the site all followed by a catered BBQ lunch. For more information call (803) 267-3675 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004517.
May 11 – Microbrew Festival in downtown Sumter. Attendees will enjoy over 20 microbrews and craft beers as well as light hors d’oeuvres with proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels. For more information visit http://www.sumtermicrobrewfestival.org/index.html.
May 11 – 12 – Aiken Bluegrass Festival at 561 May Royal Drive in Aiken. Fill your weekend with the wonderful sounds of bluegrass with the lineup including Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon, Billy Strings x2, and Larry Keel Experience, just to name a few, with lots of food and other vendors attending, and camping available so be sure to make plans now to attend! For more information visit https://www.loveabf.com/.
May 11 – 13 – “Are You Being Served” at the Circle Theatre in Barnwell. Based on the British television comedy, you are sure to enjoy an evening filled with lots of laughter and fun! For more information call (803) 259-7046 or visit https://www.facebook.com/BarnwellCircleTheatre/.
May 11 – 26 – “Sister Act” at the Aiken Community Playhouse in Aiken. One of America’s all-time favorite theatrical productions is certain to be great fun and filled with laughter! For more information call (803) 648-1438 or visit http://aikencommunityplayhouse.com/shows/.
May 12 – Historic Stables Experience at the Rye Patch in Aiken. Here is a chance to see some of the locations of the most iconic racing stables that have trained horses on the Aiken Training Track. For more information call (803) 643-2121 or visit http://www.aikenracinghalloffame.com/Historic_Stables_and_Barn_Experience.html.
May 12 – Steam Train at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro. If you’ve never ridden on a steam locomotive, here is your chance! For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit http://www.scrm.org/.
May 12 – Aiken Symphony Orchestra presents “Cameron Plays Sibelius” at the Etherredge Center in Aiken. Violinist, Sandy Cameron, is one extremely talented musician so don’t miss the chance to see this tremendous performance. For more information call (803) 295-0313 or visit http://aikensymphonyorchestra.com/cameron-play-sibelius/.
May 12 – Beach Bash and Car Show at the Friendship United Methodist Church in Rock Hill. Enjoy an evening of great cars, beach music, and classic cook-out foods with strawberry shortcake. For more information call (803) 230-3223.
May 12 – Carolina Backcountry Springtime at the Sumter County Museum. Learn about life in the year 1800 with demonstrations in blacksmithing, weaving, open hearth cooking, period games, food, and even toys some come enjoy a journey to the past. For more information call (803) 775-0908 or visit http://www.sumtercountymuseum.org/events.html.
May 12 – Speed Painting in the Abstract with Dr. Bradley Sabelli at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill. Learn to create amazing works of art using a variety of art tools, as well as other unique items, such as wet noodles. For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.
May 12 – Stars Under the Stars – Movie Night at Lake Warren at the Lake Warren State Park in Hampton. Spend your evening under the stars with the family enjoying the movie “Jumanji” so bring some chairs and/or a blanket. . .snacks and drink will be available on site for purchase. For more information call (803) 943-5051 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004058.
May 12 – Sheep Shearing Family Day at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells. You’ll not only get to see the sheep being sheared, you’ll also have a chance to see how it’s sorted, washed, carded, spun, dyed, woven, and sewn, as well as meet with some of the other farm animals, enjoy stories in the barn, and observe historic cooking. For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2375/.
May 13 – Pack the Porch Wine and Music Series: “Henry Brooks and Bluegrass Remedy” at the Enoree River Winery in Newberry. Enjoy some time in a beautiful outdoor setting savoring tasty wines and enjoying great music. For more information call (803) 276-2855 or visit https://www.enoreeriverwinery.com/events.
May 17 – Wood Carving Demonstration with Ike Carpenter at the Aiken County Visitors Center in Aiken. Here is a chance to see how items created in the 1800’s were constructed, such as wooden spoons, bowls, and tables. For more information call (803) 642-7557 or visit http://discoveraikencounty.com/event/wood-carving-demo-with-ike-carpenter/.
May 17 – 19 – St. Philip Neri Italian Festival at Saint Philip Neri Church in Fort Mill. This event will include a Cannoli Run (a 5k or a 1 mile fun run), a parade, wine and beer tasting, an Italian Idol talent contest, a family fun zone filled with rides and games, and some great live entertainment! For more information call (803) 548-7282 or visit https://spnitalianfestival.com/.
May 18 – Taste of Newberry at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. Local vendors and restaurants will be selling sample sizes of their foods with beverages also available and live music! For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=a-taste-of-newberry.
May 18 – 19 – Battle of Camden BBQ Festival at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site in Camden. This BBQ contest will provide you with a chance to enjoy great food, beverages, and live entertainment for two nights, as well as a Mac-n-Cheese contest between local restaurants, so come out for some great food and fun! For more information call (803) 432-4391 or visit http://www.camdenjaycees.org/.
May 18 – 20 – Bethune Legacy Festival on South Record Street in Maysville. Enjoy a weekend filled with fun activities including a parade, sports figures, rides, games, crafts, activities, music and food. For more information call (803) 614-0413 or visit http://www.thebethunefestival.com/the-bethune-festival.
May 18 – 21 – Vintage Market Days at the Camden City Arena in Camden. You’ll enjoy a day of “vintage” shopping with over 80 vendors and 152 booths of vintage items from all categories, as well as fresh foods, cut flowers, and seasonal plants. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/VintageMarketDaysColumbiaMetro/.
May 19 – Product of the 80’s Improv Comedy Show at the Rock Hill Community Theatre in Rock Hill. Presented by the Snake Oil Salesmen, you are sure to enjoy an evening filled with laughter! For more information call (803) 376-7428 or visit http://www.rockhilltheatre.org/.
May 19 – Try Abstracts at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill. Learn about abstract concepts with a focus on shape, values and color and create your own masterpiece to take home with you. For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.
May 19 – “Rick Alviti” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. For all you Elvis fans, come out and enjoy an evening of Elvis songs sung by this talented Elvis impersonator. For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=rick-alviti.
May 19 – Wild Wonder Saturdays: Micro-Worlds at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill. In this program you and your children will have a chance to use a microscope to see some amazing pieces of the micro world! For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2435/.
May 19 – The White Home Wine Trail at the White Home in Rock Hill. Follow the trail through the world’s most popular wine regions with samples of wine while touring the home and enjoying the newly restored porches with tasty hors d’oeuvres also being served and live entertainment provided at this black tie optional event. For more information visit https://www.tickettailor.com/events/historicrockhill/156126/.
May 19 – Glencairn BloomFest at the Glencairn Gardens in Old Town Rock Hill. This free family friendly event will include kid’s activities, vendors with garden themed items, strolling musicians, and garden tours. For more information call (803) 329-5620 or visit http://www.cityofrockhill.com/departments/parks-recreation-tourism/parks-facilities/glencairn-garden/glencairn-bloomfest.
May 19 – City Wide Scavenger Hunt / Escape Game in downtown Aiken. Grab your family and/or friends and enjoy a city wide scavenger hunt where you’ll have to solve clues, puzzles, and event riddles to navigate yourself across town “to find and capture Agent 22 and his associates who have gone rogue and missing in action.” For more information call (803) 500-1508.
May 19 – Tractor Show at McConnells Community Center in McConnells. You’ll see some amazing antique tractors and engines, a variety of vendors, barbecue, a petting zoo, and live entertainment! For more information call (803) 684-5161.
May 20 – Pack the Porch Wine and Music Series: “Marty & Russell Saterfield” at the Enoree River Winery in Newberry. Enjoy some time in a beautiful outdoor setting savoring tasty wines and enjoying great music. For more information call (803) 276-2855 or visit https://www.enoreeriverwinery.com/events.
May 21 – “Stitchy C” with “Kyng Rash” and more – Charlotte Hip Hop at the Sylvia Theater in York. Independent Hip Hop artists from both North and South Carolina will perform, featuring the 2017 Carolina Music Awards “Best New Hip Hop Artist” nominee, Stitchy C! For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/.
May 25 – 27 – Iris Festival at Swan Lake Iris Gardens in Sumter. Spend a day or the entire weekend enjoy the beautiful irises around the Gardens and Lake, as well as other plants and flowers, an antique and classic car show, contests, children’s activities, and live music! For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/iris-festival.
May 26 – Wild Wonder Saturdays: Memorial Day Weekend at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill. Spend a day at this amazing museum that will provide you with a variety of nature activities and games in the classroom. For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2436/.
May 26 – “Carnegie Tradition – A Tribute to Flatt & Scruggs” at the Sylvia Theater in York. These talented individuals will be paying tribute to Lester Flatt, Earl Scruggs & the Foggy Mountain Boys and their 1962 performance in Carnegie Hall. For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/.
May 26 – Memorial Day Parade on Park Avenue in Aiken. Put on your patriotic colors and come out to enjoy the hard work of a number of sponsors who have helped support this amazing event in honor of veterans who have lost their lives helping to serve our country. For more information call (803) 641-7073 or visit http://www.aikenmemorialdayparade.com/.
May 27 – Pack the Porch Wine and Music Series: “Munson Summer” at the Enoree River Winery in Newberry. Enjoy some time in a beautiful outdoor setting savoring tasty wines and enjoying great music. For more information call (803) 276-2855 or visit https://www.enoreeriverwinery.com/events.
May 28 – Memorial Day at Historic Brattonsville at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells. Celebrate our lost military with a visit to this historical site with interpreters in costume providing demonstrations in a variety of historic activities including militia drills. For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2449/.
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.
Fourth Tuesdays – Wash Day at the L. W. Paul Living History Farm in Conway. It’s wash day, so learn how clothes were washed and even how soap was made from ingredients found around the farm. For more information call (843) 365-3596 or visit http://www.horrycountymuseum.org/news/wash-day-at-the-l-w-paul-living-history-farm-10/.
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, 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/.
Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays – Charleston Night Market at Market Street in Charleston. This evening event includes 120 artists and vendors all local selling locally made items, with live entertainment to serenade you along the way. For more information call (843) 937-0920 or visit http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/main/night-market-explore.
Fridays – Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island. Enjoy watching the sun set while you enjoy live entertainment on the lawn. For more information call (843) 757-9889 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/sunset-celebration.
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 – Farmers Market at Marion Square in Charleston. Start your day with a freshly made breakfast, a fresh cup of coffee, and purchase fresh produce, plants, and a variety of others items while enjoying time in this beautiful space. For more information call (843) 724-7309 or visit http://www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com/.
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 May 9 – “Motown the Musical” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston. This amazing musical tells the story of Berry Gordy who founded Motown with this performance filled with songs that changed music in America to this day and will well beyond. For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/motown-the-musical.
Through May 13 – “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Footlight Players Theatre in Charleston. This classical musical dubbed “the greatest movie musical of all time” has come to the stage with a performance that will astound you and have you singing along to the tunes you have never forgotten! For more information call (843) 722-4487 or visit https://footlightplayers.net/events/singin-in-the-rain/.
Through May 26 – “Super Freak” at the Thirty-Four West Theatre Company in Charleston. Your evening will be filled with funky 70’s music while enjoying a soap opera drama about the scandal of the soap star superfly. For more information call (843) 901-9343 or visit https://www.34west.org/tickets/super-freak.
Through May 27 – “Evita” at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island. This Tony Award winning musical created by Andrew Lloyd Webber focuses on the life of Argentina political leader, Eva Peron, her rise to power, charity work, and eventual death. For more information call (843) 842-2787 or visit http://www.hiltonheadisland.com/events/event/arts-center-coastal-carolina-presents-evita/.
May 10 – Hops and Vines at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site in Charleston. Take a break after work with live music by Dave Landeo and food provided by the Dashi Food Truck. For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/3181/Hops-Vines.
May 11 – “Tuesdays Gone” A Tribute to Lynard Skynard” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. What better way to spend a Friday night than enjoying the songs written by the greatest southern rock band ever! For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.
May 11 – Friday Night Boogie on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant. Spend your Friday night dancing under the stars to oldies and beach music played by DJ Jim Bowers. For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1740/Friday-Night-Boogie.
May 11 – 13 – Charleston Greek Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Charleston. Take a day and enjoy it filled with great Greek food and beverages, live entertainment, and tours of the church. For more information visit http://www.charlestongreekfestival.com/.
May 11 – 20 – Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally in Myrtle Beach. This is a week filled with lots of bike related activities, live entertainment, tours, racing, contests, and more! For more information visit http://www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com/events/spring-rally/.
May 12 – Edisto Island Classic Race at the Live Oak Landing at Edisto Beach State Park. This race will include paddle-boards, kayaks, surf skis, outrigger canoes, rowing craft, and paddle boats, so grab your gear and head out for a great time! For more information call (678) 754-3331 or visit https://paddleguru.com/races/EdistoIslandClassic2018.
May 12 – Mom’s Run & Family Fun Day at the MUSC Health Stadium in Charleston. This is a postpartum fundraiser 5K fun/walk for all ages will benefit support groups and resources for area moms, with the event including not only the race, but pre-race fun activities. For more information visit https://www.ppdsupport.org/events/momsrun2018/.
May 12 – “Ride the Lightening – A Tribute to Metallica” at the House of Blues. This will be a guaranteed night of some serious heavy metal rock! For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.
May 12 – “Eddie Griffin: Undeniable Tour” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. Here is yet another opportunity to laugh the night away. For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1664952-eddie-griffin-undeniable-tour-charleston/.
May 12 – “Nephew Tommy” with Special Guests “Joe Torry”, “Dominique” & “Darren ‘DS’ Sanders”, at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston. Fill your evening with laughter with these talented artists! For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/nephew-tommy.
May 12 – Bluffton Mayfest on Calhoun Street and the Red Cedar Elementary School in Bluffton. This fun annual event is filled all day with live entertainment, tremendous arts and craft vendors, includes a pie eating contest, a donut eating contest for the kids, an ugly dog contest, great foods and beverages, and much more! For more information visit http://www.blufftonmayfest.com/.
May 12 – Annual Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island. In addition to barbecue will be hot dogs, ice cream, beers, wine, and sodas, and live entertainment so come out for a great time! For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://www.hiltonheadisland.com/events/event/annual-rib-burnoff-and-barbecue-fest/.
May 12 – Mayfest on Main on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach. Enjoy a day celebrating the coming of summer, with lots of live entertainment to include Taylor Dayne and Firehouse, over 100 arts and craft vendors, food vendors, kids activities, and more. For more information call (843) 280-5570 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/festivals/mayfest-on-main/.
May 12 – Little River May 5K at the Historic Little River Waterfront in Little River. Enjoy a run that begins and ends at the waterfront, with proceeds to benefit End Polio Now, Grand Strand Running Club High School Scholarships, and other local charities. For more information visit https://www.sportoften.com/event/18074/little-river-may-5k.
May 12 – Shaggin’ on the Cooper on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant. If you enjoy shagging, come out and dance the night away with the Shem Creek Boogie Band. For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1175/Shaggin-on-the-Cooper.
May 13 – “Nick Swardson: Too Many Smells” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. Having made his way to big time comedy, this artist began working for Warner Brothers writing and co-writing scripts, and now he’s here to fill your evening with laughter! For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1652772-nick-swardson-too-many-smells-charleston/.
May 15 – Farmers Market at the Farmers Market Pavilion at Moultrie Middle School in Mount Pleasant. Come out for some great fresh produce, meat, eggs, seafood, and more! For more information call (843) 884-2528 or visit https://www.facebook.com/MountPleasantFarmersMarket/.
May 15 – “James Taylor & His All Star Band” with Special Guest “Bonnie Raitt & Her Band” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston. Nobody can take you on a journey down memory lane like James Taylor, and nobody can sing their heart out like Bonnie Raitt so you won’t want to miss this show! For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/james-taylor-his-all-star-band.
May 16 – Special Needs Dance Party in the Cooper River Room at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant. Individuals with special needs and their family members and/or guardians are invited for a fun night of music and dancing! For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1544/Special-Needs-Dance-Party.
May 16 – South Carolina Senior Sports Classic State Games at Francis Marion University in Florence. These games are for individuals 50 years of age and older to help promote exercise and good health for older adults, so come out and support the hard work of these dedicated individuals. For more information call (843) 667-6999 or visit http://www.scseniorgames.com/.
May 17 – Cheers on the Pier with the “Bluegrass Gadgets” on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant. Spend an evening unwinding after work with live music and craft beer all while enjoying the setting of the sun! For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/3286/Cheers-on-the-Pier.
May 18 – “Chase Rice” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. You’ll have a chance to enjoy some heart-warming and inspirational music by this talented Christian artist. For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.
May 18 – “Who Runs the World? A Tribute to Female Groups From the 1970’s to Today” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. You’ll hear songs by LaBelle to En Vogue so come celebrate the music created by women! For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1666514-who-runs-world-tribute-charleston/.
May 18 – 20 – “Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr.” at the Florence Little Theatre in Florence. Come see this wonderful story of Ariel as she tries to move from the life of a mermaid under water to living a life on land as performed by a group of extremely talented young people. For more information call (843) 662-3731 or visit http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/shows.
May 19 – “Theory of a Dead Man” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Get ready for a night of great rock and roll with this extremely talented band! For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.
May 19 – The Black Jacket Symphony presents “Appetite for Destruction” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. Enjoy a little music created by Guns and Roses for a night filled with heavy rock! For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1636205-black-jacket-symphony-charleston/.
May 19 – A Very Special Prom at the North Charleston Fire Museum in North Charleston. This is an opportunity for exceptional young adults in the Charleston and the surrounding area to participate in a formal prom created with their special needs in mind. For more information visit http://www.fortheexceptional.com/a-very-special-prom.
May 19 – Walk To Cure Arthritis at James Island County Park in James Island. With over 500 million Americans and 300,000 children impacted by this disorder, there is a need for more funding for research and a cure, as well as resources so come out and support this initiative to help those suffering with pain as a result of arthritis. For more information call (704) 912-1365 or visit https://events.arthritis.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=519&_ga=2.38816227.1143913058.1520256716-959594411.1519227895.
May 19 – Beaufort River Swim at the Port Royal Landing Marina in Port Royal. This is a 3.2 mile swim to the Downtown Marina across from Waterfront Park in Beaufort with proceeds benefiting the Wardle Family YMCA learn to swim program. There is also a 1 mile float that leaves from the Beaufort Memorial Hospital Dock in Beaufort. For more information visit http://www.beaufortriverswim.com/.
May 19 – Cast Off Fishing Tournament at the Folly Beach Pier in Folly Beach. Spend a beautiful spring day fishing on the pier to see if you can catch “the big one!” For more information call (843) 762-9516 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/2038/Cast-Off-Fishing-Tournaments.
May 19 – Charleston’s Beer Garden at The Grove Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. If you like beer, this event is for you with 30 breweries on site, over 60 beers on tap, with a focus on beers made in the Carolinas with a lot of great food and live entertainment. For more information call (843) 747-2273 or visit http://www.charlestonbeergarden.com/.
May 19 – 20 – Blue Crab Festival at the Historic Little River Waterfront in Little River. Come out and enjoy some great crabs, seafood, and other foods, live beach music, a kid’s zone, and over 300 arts and craft vendors. For more information call (843) 249-6604 or visit https://www.bluecrabfestival.org/.
May 20 – Charleston Sprint Triathlon at James Island County Park in James Island. Part of the five race series, the event includes a 600 yard freshwater swim, a 12 mile bike ride, and a 5K flat run. For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1507/Charleston-Sprint-Triathlon.
May 22 – Mount Pleasant Farmers Market at the Farmers Market Pavilion of Moultrie Middle School in Mount Pleasant. Here is a chance to purchase fresh produce, meets, seafood, fresh flowers, herbs, fresh cooked meals, baked and canned goods, and so much more! For more information call (843) 884-2528 or visit https://www.facebook.com/MountPleasantFarmersMarket/.
May 25 – “Summer Brooke and The Mountain Faith Band” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. This band from Season 10 of Americas Got Talent is here to provide you an enjoyable evening of music with their blend of country, pop, bluegrass, and Americana For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1672787-summer-brooke-mountain-charleston/.
May 25 – Moonlight Mixer at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier in Folly Beach. Shag the night away while enjoy an evening on the ocean! For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1618/Moonlight-Mixers.
May 25 – 27 – Original Gullah Festival at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort. If you haven’t learned about the Gullah culture, be sure to attend this event where you’ll learn about the history, enjoy some of the great foods and live entertainment, as well as a large variety of vendors. For more information call (843) 321-9288 or visit http://theoriginalgullahfestival.org/contact/.
May 25 – June 10 – Piccolo Spoleto at a variety of locations around Charleston. With events all over the city, you are sure to find one that you would enjoy attending, so don’t miss this chance to experience some amazing talent! For more information visit http://www.piccolospoleto.com/.
May 25 – June 10 – Spoleto Festival USA at a variety of locations around Charleston. This extremely popular arts event will include theatre, opera, music, dance, and so much more you absolutely don’t want to miss participating in some part of this event! For more information visit https://spoletousa.org/.
May 26 – “Bravo Broadway” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston. This program postponed from September with an evening filled of your favorite Broadway classic songs! For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/bravo-broadway.
May 26 – Taste of Gullah at the Mount Pleasant Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant. Here is a chance to experience everything Gullah including foods, music, a fashion show, artwork, and much more! For more information call (843) 856-9732 or visit http://www.sweetgrass.org/events/taste-of-gullah.
May 26 – Peaceful Way Day at Peaceful Way Farm in Ravenel. Enjoy a day on a farm with a 5K color run, a fishing tournament, a cardboard boat race, and a concert, as well as a water slide, a bungee jump, a climbing wall, food and a lot of fun! For more information call (843) 571-2525 or visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ef5w95g6d137e5d8&llr=79lwu7zab.
May 26 – Atlantic Cup at the Charleston Maritime Center in Charleston. This is a 642-nautical mile race to New York, so come out and send off the teams with a grand farewell! For more information visit http://www.atlanticcup.org/events/event/leg-1charleston-nyc-race-start.
May 26 – Low Country Splash at the Daniel Island Pier on Daniel Island or the Hobcaw Yacht Club in Mount Pleasant. This event includes two different distances, with a 5 mile swim from Daniel Island and a 2.4 mile swim from Mount Pleasant. For more information visit http://www.lowcountrysplash.com/race-info/.
May 28 – Sandbox at the Stables at Lawton Stables at Sea Pines Plantation on Hilton Head Island. This family friend event will provide a lot of fun activities for the kids with a Cowpoke Caper Parade, so dress up in your cowpoke attire and bring a cowpoke name! For more information call (843) 842-7645 or visit https://www.thesandbox.org/6th-annual-sandbox-at-the-stables-fundraiser.
May 29 – “David Crosby and Friends: Sky Trails Tour” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. This two time inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with a new album don’t miss the chance to see this music legend! For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1652808-david-crosby-friends-sky-charleston/.