May PlanAhead: Your May Charleston events calendar

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All month long

Monday

  • Music Bingo | Every Monday | 6:30 p.m. | Brewlab, 2200 Heriot St. | Free | Swing by for beats and bingo + get six wings free when you buy two pints of beer. 🍻

Tuesday

  • Mount Pleasant Farmers Market | Every Tuesday | 3:30-7 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Pavillion, 645 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Swing by to shop farm goods and food vendors + experience live music.

Wednesday

  • Garden Strolls and Wine Tasting | Every Wednesday | 5:30-7 p.m. | Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. | $30+ | Sip on wine while you stroll through America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens. 🍷
  • SWEAT Fitness Series with Athleta | Every Wednesday | 6-7 p.m. | The Oaks, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mt. Pleasant | Free | Workout every Wednesday with local fitness instructors — all attendees will receive a coupon for 20% off of one item at the Towne Centre Athleta store + one winner will receive a $50 Athelta appreciation card.
  • Barn Jam | Every Wednesday | 5:50-10 p.m. | Awendaw Green, 4853 N. Hwy. 17, Awendaw | $10, cash only | Groove to five local bands + snack on bites from The Roost Bar N’ Grille and Holy City Popcorn — guests are welcome to BYOB.

Friday

  • Fossil Friday | Every Friday | 2-4 p.m. | The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. | Free with admission | Finish the week with fossils as the Curator of Natural History shares his latest finds.

Saturday

  • Charleston Farmers Market | Every Saturday | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Marion Square | Free | Stop by this award-winning farmers market for local produce, flowers, craft vendors, live entertainment + seasonal foods.
  • Sea Island Farmers Market | Every Saturday | 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Charleston Collegiate Campus, 2024 Academy Rd, Johns Island | Free | Shop small every Saturday with a wide variety of vendors, food trucks, and live music.

Sunday

  • Bendy Brewski | Every Sunday | 10:15-11 a.m. | The Porter Room at Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston | $15 | Spend your Sunday with this all-levels yoga class led by Beth Cosi + stick around for 50% off your beer or mimosa tab.
  • Sunday Brunch Farmers Market | Every Sunday | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. | The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. | Free | Shop local artisans and vendors + grab bites from food trucks and brews from The Pour House during this outdoor market.
  • Holy City Farmers Market | Every Sunday | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. | Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston | Free | Eat, drink, and shop during this outdoor market featuring local small businesses.

Sunday May 1- Saturday May 7

Sunday, May 1

  • Bendy Brewski | Sun., May 1 | 10:15-11 a.m. | The Porter Room at Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston | $15 | Spend your Sunday with an all-levels yoga class led by Beth Cosi + stick around for 50% off your beer and mimosa tab.
  • Sunday Brunch Farmers Market | Sun., May 1 | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. | The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. | Free | Shop local artisans and vendors + grab bites from food trucks and brews from The Pour House during this outdoor market.
  • Zach Williams | Sun., May 1 | 7 p.m. | North Charleston Performing Arts Center | $15.75+ | Jam out with this Grammy-Award winning artist as he performs a signature blend of southern rock, country, and faith-filled songwriting with special guest Anne Wilson. 🎶
  • The Charleston Cinco de Mayo Festival | Sun., May 1 | 4-10 p.m. | Cruise Terminal, 160 Concord St. | $10 | Cinco de Mayo is almost here — start your celebrations with five live bands, authentic Mexican food, drinks, and dancing. 🌮

Monday, May 2

  • Tea Room | Mon., May 2-Fri., May 6 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Historic Saint Philip’s Church, 142 Church St. | Free | Reserve your spot for a Lowcountry lunch featuring live music, okra soup, chicken salad sandwiches, tea, coffee, and homemade dessert. 🍽
  • Music Bingo | Mon., May 2 | 6:30 p.m. | Brewlab, 2200 Heriot St. | Free | Swing by for beats and bingo + get six wings free when you buy two pints of beer.

Tuesday, May 3

  • Mount Pleasant Farmers Market | Tues., May 3 | 3:30-7 p.m. | Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market Pavilion, 645 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | It’s strawberry season — swing by to shop local vendors + listen to live music. 🍓
  • Farmers & Exchange Bank Hard Hat Tour | Tue., May 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Farmers & Exchange Bank, 141 East Bay St. | $75 | Explore the unique architecture of the Farmers and Exchange Bank led by local historic preservation architect Glenn Keyes.
  • Charleston RiverDogs vs. Fayetteville Woodpeckers | Tue., May 3-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Joe Riley Stadium, 360 Fishburne St. | $8+ | Head over to The Joe to watch Charleston’s Minor League Baseball team compete against Fayetteville six nights this week. ⚾️

Wednesday, May 4

  • Garden Strolls and Wine Tasting | Wed., May 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. | $30+ | Sip on wine while you stroll through America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens. 🍷
  • SWEAT Fitness Series with Athleta | Wed., May 4 | 6-7 p.m. | The Oaks, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mt. Pleasant | Free | Workout every Wednesday with local fitness instructors — all attendees will receive a coupon for 20% off of one item at the Towne Centre Athleta store + one winner will receive a $50 Athelta appreciation card.
  • Modern Calligraphy | Wed., May 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Rusty Bull Brewing Co., 3005 W. Montague Ave., North Charleston | $65 | Make your way to Rusty Bull Brewing for a beginner-friendly modern calligraphy class led by Sip & Script — just a handful of tickets left.
  • 39th Annual North Charleston Arts Fest | Wed., May 4-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Locations vary | Free | Fill your weekend with a schedule of art events, concerts, block parties, receptions, and showcases.
  • Star Wars Theme Trivia at Mex 1 West Ashley | Wed., May 4 | 8 p.m. | Mex 1 Coastal Cantina West Ashley, 817 St. Andrews Blvd. | Free | May the fourth be with you during trivia as you compete for the chance to win themed prizes.
  • Lite Lunch: The Story and Style of American Icon, Rachel “Bunny” Mellon | Wed., May 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. | $35 | Experience a rare glimpse into the life of Bunny Mellon with author Meryl Gordon + Bunny’s grandson Thomas Lloyd and friend Bryan Huffman. 📖

Thursday, May 5

  • Cheers on the Pier | Thurs., May 5 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Pier, 71 Harry Hallman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Bring blankets and chairs to watch the sunset over the Charleston Harbor during a live performance by Jamie Coan and Friends + enjoy craft beer and food from the River Watch Cafe.
  • Cinco de Mayo Parking Lot Party | Thurs., May 5 | 4-9 p.m. | Jalisco Taqueria & Tequila, 1271 Folly Rd. | Free | Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a full service taco tent, music, yard games, and a margarita bar — pets welcome.
  • Cinco de Mayo Block Party at Mex 1 West Ashley | Thurs., May 5 | 5-11 p.m. | Mex 1 Coastal Cantina West Ashley, 817 St. Andrews Blvd. | $10 | Celebrate with live music from The Midnight City Band, outdoor bars, food tents, and local vendors.
  • Yappy Hour | Thurs., May 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd., North Charleston | Free with park admission | Bring you pup for a dog-friendly happy hour featuring live music and libations.
  • Into The Fog | Thurs., May 5 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Charleston Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. | $10 | Jam out with this genre-jumping string band from Raleigh as they perform live on the Deck Stage. 🎤

Friday, May 6

  • Renee Levin: Riches from the Sea | Fri., May 6-Thurs., June 2 | 5-8 p.m. | Ella Walton Richardson Fine Art, 58 Broad St. | Free | Explore Renee Levin’s still-life artwork during an opening night art walk.
  • North Charleston Arts Fest Arty Block Party | Fri., May 6 | 5-8:30 p.m. | 1055 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston | Free | Kick off the weekend with a block party lining the streets of Park Circle with musical performances, vendor booths, and arts-related businesses and organizations.
  • 51st Annual Charleston Greek Festival | Fri., May 6-Sun., May 8 | Times vary | Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, 30 Race St. | $5 | Celebrate Greek culture at one of Charleston’s oldest and largest events downtown featuring food, wine, and live music.
  • Fossil Friday | Fri., May 6 | 2-4 p.m. | The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. | Free with admission | Finish the week with fossils as the Curator of Natural History shares his latest finds.
  • The Drip Lounge’s Brick & Mortar Debut | Fri., May 6 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | The Drip Lounge, 564 King St. | Free | Swing by Charleston’s latest IV therapy provider to try vitamin technology and treatments + speed vitamins from the shot bar.
  • Minero Pop Up | Fri., May 6 | 5-8 p.m. | Estuary Beans & Barley, 3538 Meeks Farm Rd., Johns Island | Free | Ring in the weekend with Mexican food by Minero’s chefs — all proceeds from the menu will be donated to Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding.
  • Memphis 901 FC at Charleston Battery | Fri., May 6 | 7 p.m. | Patriots Point Soccer Stadium, 85 Patriots Point Rd. | $12+ | Kick it at Patriots Point and watch the Lowcountry’s soccer team take on Memphis. ⚽️
  • Chuck Black, Featured Artist Reception | Fri., May 6 | 5-8 p.m. | Charleston Artist Guild Gallery, 160 E. Bay St. | Free | Discover oil paintings by this month’s featured artist Chuck Black with a reception during the First Friday Art Walk.
  • First Friday Artwalks | Fri., May 6 | 5-8 p.m. | Locations vary | Free | Join the Charleston Gallery Association to explore fine art galleries around the Lowcountry. 🖼

Saturday, May 7

  • Charleston Farmers Market | Sat., May 7 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Marion Square | Free | Stop by this award-winning farmers market for local produce, flowers, craft vendors, live entertainment + seasonal foods.
  • Sea Island Farmers Market | Sat., May 7 | 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Charleston Collegiate Campus, 2024 Academy Rd, Johns Island | Free | Shop small every Saturday with a wide variety of vendors, food trucks, and live music.
  • LFM Anniversary Gala | Sat., May 7 | 6-10 p.m. | Wild Dunes Resort, 5757 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms | $50+ | Support national nonprofit Stop Soldier Suicide at this black-tie gala hosted by the Leo Fortissimus Militum.
  • Charleston Margarita & Mimosa Fest | Sat., May 7 | 12-6 p.m. | Share House, 23 Ann St. | $27.99+ | Celebrate Cinco de Mayo + Mother’s Day weekend with drink specials from Share House, Silver Dollar, The Brick, and Uptown Social.
  • Sunrise Yoga | Sat., May 7 | 6:30-7:30 a.m. | Folly Beach County Park, 1100 W Ashley Ave., Folly Beach | $10 | Start the day with an all-levels yoga class on the Lowcountry coastline.
  • 19th Annual Moms Run | Sat., May 7 | 7-11 a.m. | Philip Simmons High School, 3080 River Village Dr. | $35+ | Support women and their families suffering from postpartum depression and anxiety with a 5K Run + family fun day.
  • CATR’s Derby Party | Sat., May 7 | 4-8 p.m. | Founder’s Hall, 1500 Old Towne Rd. | $200 | You’re invited to a true Kentucky Derby experience: Wear your fancy hats and bow ties, sip Mint Juleps + cheer on your favorite horse.*
  • Sheep Shearing, Wool Felting & Border Collie Demonstration | Sat., May 7 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. | Free with admission | Swing by the Stableyards for border collie demonstrations, sheep shearing and herding + indigo dyeing.

Sunday May 8- Saturday May 14

Sunday, May 8

  • Bendy Brewski | Sun., May 8 | 10:15-11 a.m. | The Porter Room at Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston | $15 | Spend your Sunday with this all-levels yoga class led by Beth Cosi + stick around for locally-crafted brews.
  • Sunday Brunch Farmers Market | Sun., May 8 | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. | The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. | Free | Shop local artisans and vendors + grab bites from food trucks and brews from The Pour House during this outdoor market.
  • Holy City Farmers Market | Sun., May 8 | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. | Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston | Free | Eat, drink, and shop during this outdoor market featuring local small businesses.
  • A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder | Fri., April 22-Sun., May 8 | 3 p.m. | Queen Street Playhouse, 20 Queen St. | $36+ | It’s your last chance to see this four-time Tony Award-winning musical — snag tickets to see the action.
  • Mom’s and Mimosas: Mother’s Day at Magnolia | Sun., May 8 | 12-3 p.m. | Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Rd. | $40 | Celebrate Mother’s Day by strolling the gardens + enjoying live music, mimosas, and dessert by Charleston Pops.
  • Mother’s Day Brunch & Comedy Showcase | Sun., May 8 | 12-2:30 p.m. | Andolini’s Pizza, 1940 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. | $49.95+ | Snag tickets for brunch, bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, and a live comedy showcase featuring Robin Phoenix, Dede Kennedy, Laura Dixon, and Comedy Ki. 🥂

Monday, May 9

  • Music Bingo | Mon., May 9 | 6:30 p.m. | Brewlab, 2200 Heriot St. | Free | Swing by for beats and bingo + get six wings free when you buy two pints of beer. 🍻
  • Society 1858’s Art Auction | Mon., May 9-Fri., May 13 | All day | Virtual | Free | Join Society 1858 for an online auction featuring a selection of two-dimensional objects like paintings, drawings, original prints, and photographs.
  • Amy P. Coy Forum | Mon., May 9 | 6-8 p.m. | Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. | $50 | Register for a conversation with the 1858 Prize winner for Contemporary Southern Art.
  • Jolly Folly Pickleball | Mon., May 9 | 8-10 a.m. | Pirates Cove Courts, 510 E. Erie Ave., Folly Beach | Free | Head over to Folly Beach to start the week with pickleball matches. 🏓

Tuesday, May 10

  • Mount Pleasant Farmers Market | Tue., May 10 | 3:30-7 p.m. | Mount Pleasant Farmers Market Pavillion, 645 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Swing by to shop farm goods and food vendors + experience live music.
  • Beautiful - The Carole King Musical | Tue., May 10-Wed., May 11 | 7:30 p.m. | Charleston Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun St. | $35 | Follow the story of Carole King during this live musical event— grab tickets before “It’s Too Late.” 🎤

Wednesday, May 11

  • Inclusive Superhero Dance Party | Wed., May 11 | 6-8 p.m. | The Cooper River Room at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Harry M Hallman Jr Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | $4+ | People with disabilities and their families are invited to an inclusive night of dancing, a DJ, snacks, and refreshments — come dressed as your favorite superhero.
  • Garden Strolls and Wine Tasting | Wed., May 11 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. | $30+ | Sip on wine while you stroll through America’s Oldest Landscaped Gardens. 🍷
  • SWEAT Fitness Series with Athleta | Wed., May 11 | 6-7 p.m. | The Oaks, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mt. Pleasant | Free | Workout every Wednesday with local fitness instructors — all attendees will receive a coupon for 20% off of one item at the Towne Centre Athleta store + one winner will receive a $50 Athelta appreciation card.
  • Dig South Tech Summit | Wed., May 11-Fri., May 13 | Times vary | TD Arena at the College of Charleston, 301 Meeting St. | $399 | Join leading global brands for tech startups for a three day summit featuring keynote speakers Robert Tercek, Melissa McGhie, James Bailey, and Tim Minahan.
  • Sweetgrass Basket Weaving with Past Visiting Artist Antwon Ford | Wed., May 11 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | $75 | The Gibbes Museum of Art Lecture Hall, 135 Meeting St. | $75 | Join artist Antwon Ford for a weaving workshop + create your own sweetgrass basket and rose to take home.
  • Charleston’s Briny Gems: Sustainable Oyster Farming & Lowcountry Cooking | Wed., May 11 | 7-8:15 p.m. | Virtual | Free | Join the Smithsonian Magazine for a look into oyster farming in the Lowcountry + learn a Southern seafood recipe — register to attend. 🦪

Thursday, May 12

  • Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town: The Bandwagon Tour | Thurs., May 12 | 7 p.m. | The Credit One Stadium | $30+ | Two of country music’s biggest performers are hitting the Lowcountry for one unforgettable night — grab tickets to experience award-winning country music.
  • Yappy Hour | Thurs., May 12 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. | Free with park admission | Bring your furry friend for a dog-friendly happy hour featuring live music and libations. 🦮
  • Starlight Yoga | Thurs., May 12 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Johns Island County Park, 2662 Mullet Hall Rd., Johns Island | $10 | End your day with an all-levels yoga class + receive a glow-in-the-dark prize.
  • Cirque du Soleil: Crystal | Thurs., May 12-Sun., May 15 | Times vary | North Charleston Performing Arts Center | $45+ | Explore a blend of circus art and ice skating during this unique arena show.
  • Gibbes on the Street | Thurs., May 12 | 8-10 p.m. | The Gibbes Museum of Art, 135 Meeting St. | $200 | Spend the evening at an exclusive street party featuring food from 20+ local chefs, live music, and an open bar.
  • Modern Punch Needle Workshop | Thurs., May 12 | 5-7 p.m. | The Station Park Circle, 4601 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $125 | Explore this traditional embroidery technique with a hands-on class led by local artist Daisy McClellan + receive the tools to continue your craft at home. 🧵

Friday, May 13

  • Cheers to Adoption | Fri., May 13 | 6-9 p.m. | New Realm Brewing Co., 880 Island Park Dr. | $75 | Support the South Carolina Chapter of Gift of Adoption for light bites, craft cocktails, a silent auction, music, cornhole, and prizes.
  • Fossil Friday | Fri., May 13 | 2-4 p.m. | The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. | Free with admission | Finish the week with fossils as the Curator of Natural History shares his latest finds.
  • The Yacht Club | Fri., May 13 | 5 p.m. | Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $10 | Head to this Party at the Point event overlooking the Charleston Harbor + groove to 1970s and 1980s tunes by local band The Yacht Club.
  • Charleston Balloon Festival | Fri., May 13-Sun., May 15 | Times vary | Exchange Park, 9850 Hwy. 78, Ladson | $20+ | Float over to Ladson for a full weekend of hot air balloon rides, local food, retail vendors, bounce houses + a balloon glow after dark special event.
  • Conversations with a Curator: Revolutionary War Exhibit with Director Carl Borick | Fri., May 13 | 10:30-11 a.m. | The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. | Free with admission | Explore key artifacts + imagery from the Revolutionary War Exhibit with Director Carl Borick.
  • Live at Firefly: Eye of the Beholder | Fri., May 13 | 6 p.m. | Firefly Distillery, 4201 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $30 | Join the Charleston Jazz Orchestra for a live performance featuring prominent pianists + grab bites from the AndLobster food truck. 🎹
  • Cirque du Soleil: Crystal | Fri., May 13-Sun., May 15 | Times vary | North Charleston Performing Arts Center | $45+ | Explore a blend of circus art and ice skating during this unique arena show. ⛸️

Saturday, May 14

  • Charleston Farmers Market | Sat., May 14 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Marion Square | Free | Shop local produce and seasonal goods at one of the top 10 “Best Farmers Markets in the Nation” according to Travel + Leisure. 🍍
  • Sea Island Farmers Market | Sat., May 14 | 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Charleston Collegiate Campus, 2024 Academy Rd, Johns Island | Free | Shop small every Saturday with a wide variety of vendors, food trucks, and live music.
  • A Southern Made Celebration: Palmetto Moon’s 20th Anniversary | Sat., May 14 | 12-6 p.m. | Firefly Distillery, 4201 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $15 | Head to Park Circle’s local distillery for live music, craft cocktails, limited-edition spirits, local food trucks + a Palmetto Moon store pop-up. 🥃
  • Anastasia | Sat., May 14-Sun., May 15 | Times vary | North Charleston Performing Arts Center | $42+ | Broadway’s Tony Award-winning show is visiting the Lowcountry — experience this classic story of a young Russian woman in the 1920s during an adventure-filled musical.
  • Charleston Battery vs. New Mexico United | Sat., May 14 | 5:30-9 p.m. | Patriots Point | $12 | The Black & Yellow Derby will feature an exclusive match poster giveaway to the first 500 fans through the gates + mug night with $10 mugs and $4 refills all night.*
  • Summer Cocktail Class | Sat., May 14 | 3-5 p.m. | Maya, 479b King St. | $65 | Escape to Maya’s tropical patio to make two signature cocktails with Bar Manager Matthew Van Xanten and Patrón Tequila.
  • VFW Patriots Courtyard Ceremony | Sat., May 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Patriots Courtyard, 1004 Ocean Blvd., Isle of Palms | Free | Celebrate Military Appreciation Month during the debut of the newly renovated Veterans of Foregin Wars courtyard.
  • Blackwater Ukulele Festival | Sat., May 14 | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Cypress Gardens, 3030 Cypress Gardens Rd., Moncks Corner | Free with park admission | Visit this 80-acre swamp for ukulele workshops, performances, and vendors — hosted by The Charleston Hot Shots.
  • Simple Fest | Sat., May 14 | 5-11:30 p.m. | LO-Fi Brewing, 2038 Meeting Street Rd. | $25+ | Celebrate SC food, music, and art with an evening featuring seven live bands, local eats +art vendors. 🍻

Sunday May 15- Saturday May 21

Sunday, May 15

  • Bendy Brewski | Sun., May 15 | 10:15-11 a.m. | The Porter Room at Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston | $15 | Spend your Sunday with an all-levels yoga class led by Beth Cosi + stick around for 50% off your beer and mimosa tab. .
  • Sunday Brunch Farmers Market | Sun., May 15 | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. | The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. | Free | Shop local artisans and vendors + grab bites from food trucks and brews from the Pour House during this outdoor market.
  • Holy City Farmers Market | Sun., May 15 | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. | Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston | Free | Eat, drink, and shop during this outdoor market featuring local small businesses.
  • The Assembly, Charleston | Sun., May 15 | 7-10 p.m. | Hotel Emeline, 181 Church St. | $250 | Join Hank’s Seafood Restaurant and Frannie & The Fox for a collaborative five course meal + experience live entertainment at Emeline’s Greenhouse to benefit local support group Ben’s Friends.
  • Sunday Brunch & Bluegrass Pickin’ Parlor | Sun., May 15 | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. | Commonhouse Aleworks, 4831 O’Hear Ave., North Charleston | Free | Stop in for Sunday brunch featuring dishes like the grit bowl and breakfast burrito + listen to live music from 12-3 p.m.
  • Bridge Adventure Ride | Sun., May 15 | 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Taco Boy, 217 Huger St. | Free | Celebrate Charleston Move’s progress on the new Ashley River bike and pedestrian bridge with a group bike ride + gathering at Taco Boy. 🚲
  • Lowcountry Dog’s May the Dogs Be With You Festival | Sun., May 15 | 2-6 p.m. | The Tattooed Moose Park Circle, 4845 Chateau Ave., North Charleston | Free | Calling all Star Wars fans — join Lowcountry Dog Magazine for a paw-sitively good time + grab bites from the new Tattooed Moose. 🐕‍
  • Thrifters + Drifters Spring Market | Sun., May 15 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | The Royal American, 970 Morrison Dr. | Free | Spend your Sunday with a jam-packed lineup of local vendors.
  • Animals, Art & Automobiles | Sun., May 15 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Founders Hall at Charleston Towne Landing, 1500 Old Towne Rd. | Free | Support Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary with a classic car show, art vendors, silent auction + adoptable dogs.

Monday, May 16

  • Music Bingo | Mon., May 16 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Brewlab, 2200 Heriot St. | Free | Swing by for beats and bingo + get six wings free when you buy two pints of beer. 🍻

Tuesday, May 17

  • Mount Pleasant Farmers Market | Tue., May 17 | 3:30-7 p.m. | Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market Pavilion, 645 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Swing by to shop farm goods and food vendors + experience live music.
  • Kenny G. | Tue., May 17 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. | $57.50+ | Experience the sounds of this award-winning smooth jazz saxophonist, composer, and producer as he performs live in Charleston for one night only.
  • Chicago | Tue., May 17 | 7:30 p.m. | North Charleston Performing Arts Center | $58.50+ | One of the longest-running + best-selling musical groups is performing in the Lowcountry for one night only — grab tickets before they sell out.
  • Preservation Happy Hour | Tue., May 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Blind Tiger Pub, 36-38 Broad St. | Free | Meet + mingle with the Preservation Society of Charleston during a downtown cocktail hour to celebrate National Preservation Month. Grab tickets before they sell out.
  • Charleston RiverDogs vs. Augusta Fireflies | Tue., May 17-Sun., May 22 | Times vary | Joe Riley Stadium, 360 Fishburne St. | $19+ | Watch Charleston’s Minor League Baseball team compete against Augusta six nights this week at the Joe — bring your pup along for Dog Day on Tuesday.
  • Suns & Suds 2022 | Tue., May 17 | 4-7 p.m. | Hobcaw Brewing Company, 496 Long Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Shop designer sunglasses + snag bites from Seol Ah’s Korean fusion — spin the discount wheel and take home a four-pack of Hobcaw beer with every sunglass purchase.

Wednesday, May 18

  • Garden Strolls and Wine Tasting | Wed., May 18 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. | $30+ | Stroll through America’s oldest landscaped gardens + sample old and new world wines. 🍷
  • SWEAT Fitness Series with Athleta | Wed., May 18 | 6-7 p.m. | The Oaks, 1716 Towne Centre Way, Mt. Pleasant | Free | Swing by for Strength Training led by Chad Hitchcock of Camp Gladiator — all attendees will receive a coupon for 20% off of one item at the Towne Centre Athleta store + one winner will receive a $50 Athelta appreciation card.
  • Speaker Series: Susan Sully | Wed., May 18 | 6-7 p.m. | Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. | $15 | Join the author of bestselling book “The Allure of Charleston” for a discussion about architecture and design traditions.
  • Ride of Silence | Wed., May 18 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Frothy Beard Brewing, 1401 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. | Free | Support Charleston Move’s mission of safe access for all with a mass memorial ride + meeting at Frothy Beard Brewing. 🚲

Thursday, May 19

  • Book Talk: Woody Holton | Thurs., May 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Pavilion at Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. | Free | Join this award-winning author for a discussion of his latest book “Liberty is Sweet” + stick around for a book signing reception.
  • African American Classicism Lecture | Thurs., May 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Avery Research Center, 125 Bull St. | $40 suggested donation | Explore museum exhibits at the Avery Research Center + join local architect and professor Phillip Smith for a lecture on American Classical and Greco-Roman architecture.
  • Plan Charleston: Charting a Course for the Next 20 Years | Thurs., May 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. | Free | Join the Historic Charleston Foundation for an advocacy forum to discuss the city’s new peninsula plan.
  • Music at the Library | Thurs., May 19 | 7-8 p.m. | Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. | $35 | Kick off the Colour of Music Festival with piano and violin performances of music from Charleson’s Porgy and Bess — a play based in Folly Beach.
  • Tell your Tales: James and Johns Islands History Collection Days | Thurs., May 19-Sat., May 21 | Times vary | John’s Island Regional Library, 3531 Maybank Hwy., Johns Island | Free | Calling all current or former residents of James and Johns Islands — share your stories about African American settlement communities during this three-day history collection event. 🔖
  • Dark Star Orchestra | Thurs., May 19 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. | $33+ | This Grateful Dead tribute band is hitting the Holy City for one night only — snag tickets to hear your favorite hits.

Friday, May 20

  • Fossil Friday | Fri., May 20 | 2-4 p.m. | The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. | Free with admission | Finish the week discovering fossils with the Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson + learn about his latest finds.
  • A Southern Fête | Fri., May 20 | 5-7 p.m. | The Charleston Library Society, 164 King St. | $175+ | Tickets are selling out fast for a southern supper with wine pairings, historic tour highlights, an intimate music program, and a live auction.
  • Party at the Point 2022: Dave Matthews Tribute Band | Fri., May 20 | 5-9 p.m. | Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $10 | Charleston’s longest-running happy hour concert series is in full swing — score tickets to rock out with Dave Matthews Tribute Band. 🎸

Saturday, May 21

  • 6th Annual Warrior Surf Foundation Charity Golf Classic | Sat., May 21 | 11 a.m. | Wild Dunes Resort, 200 Grand Pavilion Blvd., Isle of Palms | $60+ | Register for a round of golf on the Harbor Course to benefit the Warrior Surf Foundation’s mission.
  • Market Days at the Farm & Cheese Making Class | Sat., May 21 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Rd. | Free | Spend your Saturday enjoying food, drinks, live music, a market, and agriculture activities + register to make two types of cheese with the Jeremiah Farm & Goat Dairy owner.
  • Sea Island Farmers Market | Sat., May 21 | 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Charleston Collegiate Campus, 2024 Academy Rd, Johns Island | Free | Shop small every Saturday with a wide variety of vendors, food trucks, and live music.
  • Charleston Farmers Market | Sat., May 21 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Marion Square | Free | Stop by this award-winning farmers market for local produce, flowers, craft vendors, live entertainment + seasonal foods.
  • The Lumineers | Sat., May 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Credit One Stadium | $100+ | Say “Ho hey’’ to this award-winning band as they perform live in the Lowcountry — snag tickets to sing along. 🎤
  • National Safe Boating Week Kickoff Festival | Sat., May 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Citadel Mall, 2070 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. | Free | Kick off National Safe Boating Week with an afternoon of 100+ boat and marine vendors, unlimited steamed oysters, libations, live music, jump castles, and a raffle. 🚤
  • 11th Annual Charleston Food Truck Festival | Sat., May 21-Sun., May 22 | 12-8 p.m. | Tanger Outlets, 4840 Tanger Outlet Blvd., North Charleston | Free | The Charleston Food Truck Festival is back for the first time in two years — come hungry for a full day of bites from more than 35 food trucks and sip on craft cocktails and beer from a main bar plus two satellite bars.
  • Sk8 Charleston Hawaiian Luau & Bowl Jam | Sat., May 21 | 5-8 p.m. | Sk8 Charleston, 1549 Oceanic St. | Free | Stop by for a full day of skateboarding competitions, bites from Mex 1 Coastal Cantina’s food truck, and a poolside performance by Chuck Treece & McRad. 🛹
  • Miami FC at Charleston Battery | Sat., May 21 | 7 p.m. | Patriots Point Soccer Stadium, 85 Patriots Point Rd. | $12+ | Kick it over to Patriots Point to watch the Lowcountry’s soccer team take on Miami FC. ⚽️
  • Baker & Brewer Spring Fling | Sat., May 21 | 12-4 p.m. | Baker & Brewer, 94 Stuart St. | $10 donation | Celebrate Baker & Brewer’s third anniversary with sides, sweets, live music + a complimentary bratwurst to benefit Pay It Forward’s Emergency Relief Fund.
  • Going Places 2nd Annual Gala | Sat., May 21 | 7-11 p.m. | Patriots Point Pavillion at The Golf Links, 1 Patriots Point Pavillion, Mt. Pleasant | $143.10+ | Support local nonprofit Going Places with a formal gala featuring an aerial bartender, music from the band Flash Mob, heavy hors d’evours, a silent auction, and open bar.
  • The Award Winning Symphony Tour of Homes | Sat., May 21-Sun., May 22 | Times vary | The Ticket Exchange at Mitchell Hill, 414 King St. | $65+ | Explore five homes and two gardens during a self-guided tour hosted by the The Charleston Symphony Orchestra League. 💐
  • Camp Gladiator Workout & Ribbon Cutting Event | Sat., May 21 | 9:15 a.m. | Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, 4922 O’Hear Ave., Ste. 101, North Charleston | Free | Camp Gladiator has officially hit the Holy City — celebrate the launch of the adult outdoor fitness program with an hour long community workout, ribbon cutting ceremony, and vendor fair.
  • The Seashore Farmers’ Lodge Community Spring Cleaning | Sat., May 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Seashore Farmers’ Lodge No. 767, 1898 Old Sol Legare Rd. | Free | Spend your Saturday at this historic spot + view collections up close — food provided for volunteers.

Sunday May 22- Tuesday May 31

Sunday, May 22

  • Bendy Brewski | Sun., May 22 | 10:15-11 a.m. | The Porter Room at Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston | $15 | Spend your Sunday with an all-levels yoga class led by Beth Cosi + stick around for locally-crafted brews.
  • Sunday Brunch Farmers Market | Sun., May 22 | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. | The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. | Free | Shop local artisans and vendors + grab bites from food trucks and brews from the Pour House during this outdoor market.
  • Holy City Farmers Market | Sun., May 22 | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. | Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston | Free | Make your way to this outdoor market for marsh front views and 30+ artisans. 🛍
  • 14th Annual Chef’s Potluck | Sun., May 22 | 4-7 p.m. | Firefly Distillery, 4201 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | $175+ | Join 16 local chefs for an evening of local tastings, live music, libations, and scenic views to benefit Lowcountry Local First.
  • 3rd Sunday Market | Sun., May 22 | 12-4 p.m. | Estuary Beans & Barley, 3538 Meeks Farm Rd., Johns Island | Free | Estuary Beans & Barley’s monthly market is here — shop a rotating lineup of local vendors.
  • Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Race #1 | Sun., May 22 | 7-11 a.m. | James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr. | $66 | Grab your running shoes for the first race of Charleston County Parks’ triathlon series featuring a 600 yard swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K run. 👟
  • Bluegrass Brunch at Brown Family Park | Sun., May 22 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Brown Family Farm at Nexton, 300 Front St., Summerville | Free | Swing by Summerville for live music by the Southern Flavor Bluegrass Band + visit the Tap Truck Charleston, Wabi Sabi, Dean’s Meaner Weiners food trucks — chairs and blankets welcome.

Monday, May 23

  • Music Bingo | Mon., May 23 | 6:30 p.m. | Brewlab, 2200 Heriot St. | Free | Swing by for beats and bingo + get six wings free when you buy two pints of beer. 🍻

Tuesday, May 24

  • Mount Pleasant Farmers Market | Tue., May 24 | 3:30-7 p.m. | Mt. Pleasant Farmers Market Pavilion, 645 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Swing by to shop farm goods and food vendors + experience live music.
  • Read Brothers Building Hard Hat Tour | Tue., May 24 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Read Brothers Building, 593 King St. | $50 | Explore this historic site + learn more about the building’s history and ongoing restoration.
  • Charleston RiverDogs vs. Delmarva Shorebirds | Tues., May 24-Sun., May 29 | Times vary | Joe Riley Stadium, 360 Fishburne St. | $8+ | Head over to The Joe to cheer on Charleston’s Minor League Baseball team as they compete against Delmarva six nights this week. ⚾️
  • Read Brothers Building Hard Hat Tour | Tue., May 24 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Read Brothers Building, 593 King St. | $50 | Explore the unique architecture of this family-run business built in 1912 with a tour led by local architect Simons Young + local preservation and research consultant Brittany Lavelle Tulla.

Wednesday, May 25

  • Bright Eyes | Wed., May 25 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. | $43+ | Snag tickets to see this Indie Rock band perform live with special guest Hurray for the Riff Raff.
  • Mex 1 Beach Bum Theme Trivia | Wed., May 25 | 7-10 p.m. | Mex 1 Coastal Cantina, 1109 Park West Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | Free | Summer is right around the corner — make your way to Mex 1 for themed trivia + bites.

Thursday, May 26

  • The Wailers | Thurs., May 26 | 8 p.m. | The Riviera Theater, 225 King St. | $27.50+ | Groove to ‘70s era-defining reggae in this intimate atmosphere. 🎼
  • An Evening with P-Nut on the Plaza | Thurs., May 26 | 3-7 p.m. | The Outdoor Plaza at Gabrielle, 404 King St. | Free | Join local legend Joseph “P-Nut” Johnson for an evening of art and poetry overlooking Marion Square.
  • Succulent & Sangria Workshop | Thurs., May 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | PlantHouse - Charleston, 832 Coleman Blvd., Mt. Pleasant | $40 | Swing by to create your own eight-inch glass bubble ball terrarium + sip on sangria during PlantHouse’s most popular workshop. 🌱
  • Memorial Day Kickoff at Share House | Thurs., May 26 | 5 p.m.-2 a.m. | Share House, 23 Ann St. | Free | Start your Memorial Day weekend early with a kickoff party at Share House featuring a silent disco + live music by Seth G and DJ Dollamenu.

Friday, May 27

  • Fossil Friday | Fri., May 27 | 2-4 p.m. | The Charleston Museum, 360 Meeting St. | Free with admission | Finish the week discovering fossils with the Curator of Natural History Matthew Gibson + learn more about his latest finds.
  • Spoleto Festival USA | Fri., May 27-Sun., June 12 | Times vary | Locations vary | Prices vary | One of the country’s largest performing arts festivals is here — experience 17 days of opera, theater, dance, music, artist talks, and special events.
  • Five Fish Foundation Annual Fundraiser | Fri., May 27 | 7:05 p.m. | Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park, 360 Fishburne St. | $125 | Support the Five Fish Foundation with an exclusive night in the Sierra Club at Riley Park featuring high-end food and drinks + watch the Riverdogs from the balcony — 100% of proceeds go towards community members with intellectual disabilities and their families.
  • Party at the Point 2022: 20 Ride | Fri., May 27 | 5-9 p.m. | Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina, 20 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $10 | Charleston’s longest-running happy hour concert series is in full swing — score tickets to rock out with America’s #1 Zac Brown Tribute Band.
  • Amy Grant | Fri., May 27 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. | $57.50+ | Join the six-time Grammy Award-winning singer as she performs live in the Lowcountry. 🎤

Saturday, May 28

  • Charleston Farmers Market | Sat., May 28 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Marion Square | Free | Stop by this award-winning farmers market for local produce, flowers, craft vendors, live entertainment + seasonal foods.
  • Sea Island Farmers Market | Sat., May 28 | 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Charleston Collegiate Campus, 2024 Academy Rd, Johns Island | Free | Shop small every Saturday with a wide variety of vendors, food trucks, and live music.
  • Movie Night with Thomas Pandolfi | Sat., May 28 | 7:30 p.m. | North Charleston Coliseum | $23+ | Join pianist Thomas Pandolfi for a live performance of a newly written movie concerto featuring music from your favorite films.
  • Behind the Garden Gate | Sat., May 28 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Locations vary | $85 | Explore some of Charleston’s most extravagant private gardens with self-guided tours hosted by The Garden Conservancy and the Charleston Horticultural Society.
  • Leonid & Friends | Sat., May 28 | 8 p.m. | Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St. | $16.50+ | Catch this 11-piece tribute band performing hit favorites from American rock band Chicago. 🎤
  • Holy City Farmers Market Pop Up at Firefly Distillery | Sat., May 28 | 12-4 p.m. | Firefly Distillery, 4201 Spruill Ave., North Charleston | Free | The Holy City Farmers Market and Firefly are joining forces — make your way to Park Circle’s neighborhood distillery for 20+ local vendors, food trucks + live music.

Sunday, May 29

  • Bendy Brewski | Sun., May 29 | 10:15-11 a.m. | The Porter Room at Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston | $15 | Spend your Sunday with an all-levels yoga class led by Beth Cosi + stick around for locally-crafted brews.
  • Sunday Brunch Farmers Market | Sun., May 29 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | The Pour House, 1977 Maybank Hwy. | Free | Stop into Pour House’s outdoor market for food trucks, vendors, and libations + groove to live tunes.
  • Holy City Farmers Market | Sun., May 29 | 11 a.m.- 3 p.m. | Holy City Brewing, 1021 Aragon Ave., North Charleston | Free | Eat, drink, and shop during this outdoor market featuring local small businesses.
  • Memorial Day Pig Roast | Sun., May 29 | 1-5 p.m. | Estuary Beans & Barley, 3538 Meeks Farm Rd., Johns Island | $30 | Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with an all-you-can-eat pig roast + live music by Jesse Jack Murray.
  • Memorial Weekend Celebration | Sun., May 29 | 11 a.m.-8 p.m. | Bay Street Biergarten, 549 E. Bay St. | Free | Celebrate Memorial Day weekend with Sunday brunch + live music by Randall Fowler and Houk Brothers. 🧇

Monday, May 30

  • Music Bingo | Mon., May 30 | 6:30 p.m. | Brewlab, 2200 Heriot St. | Free | Swing by for beats and bingo + get six wings free when you buy two pints of beer. 🍻
  • Team Trivia | Mon., May 30 | 7 p.m. | Home Team West Ashley, 1205 Ashley River Rd. | Free | Tackle trivia for the chance to win a Home Team gift card up to $50.
  • Grace Church Cathedral Tea Room | Mon., May 30-Sat., June 4 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Grace Church Charleston, 98 Wentworth St. | Free | Come by Grace Church Charleston for an annual lunch featuring soup, sandwiches, salads, and desserts — 100% of proceeds benefit local charities.
  • Memorial Day Concert at Hampton Park | Mon., May 30 | 3-4 p.m. | Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Dr. | Free | Visit Hampton Park for a concert featuring the combined Charleston Concert Band and Columbia Community Band + a special performance by Mayor Tecklenburg on piano — chairs and blankets welcome. 🇺🇸

Tuesday, May 31

  • Discovery Day: It’s for the Birds | Tue., May 31 | 10-11 a.m. | The Dill Sanctuary, 1163 Riverland Dr. | $15 | Calling all young birdwatchers — grab your binoculars for a trail walk + bird house making.
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