Spend some time enjoying the weather on Sullivan’s Island at no cost. Then, catch the sunset at a RiverDogs game with an $8 ticket.
Afterward, swing by the Island Cabana Bar to split a $15 bucket of beer with some friends. The view is great. End the evening at Le Farfalle with an order of the octopus carpaccio for $18, squid ink spaghetti for $26, and chocolate cake dessertfor$10.
Enjoy a brisk walk around Colonial Lake to wrap up the evening. Cost = free.
Let us know how you’d spend your $20 or $200 day in the Holy City.
Cinco de Mayo Block Party at Mex 1 West Ashley | Thurs., May 5 | 5 p.m. | Mex 1 Coastal Cantina West Ashley, 817 St. Andrews Blvd. | $10 | Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with live music from The Midnight City Band, outdoor bars, food tents, and local vendors.
Cinco de Mayo Parking Lot Party | Thurs., May 5 | 4-9 p.m. | Jalisco Taqueria & Tequila, 1271 Folly Rd. | Free | Enjoy a full-service taco tent, music, yard games, and a margarita bar — pets welcome. 🌮
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 live music, food + drinks — $1 for every Noche de Mar, Noche-Rita, and Smokey Boy beer sold will be donated to Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding.
Charleston Battery vs. Memphis 901 FC | Fri., May 6 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. | Patriots Point Stadium, 85 Patriots Point Rd., Mt. Pleasant | $12+ | Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for Healthcare Heroes Night with MUSC – featuring a Rally Towel giveaway, $4 happy hour beers, $6 margaritas + a pre-match concert. ⚽*
19th Annual Moms’ Run | Sat., May 7 | 7-11 a.m. | Philip Simmons High School, 3080 River Village Dr. | $35+ | Postpartum Support Charleston’s largest fundraiser is here — show your support with a 5K Run + family fun day.
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.
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 tastings, live music, libations + scenic views to benefit Lowcountry Local First. 🍴
We have amonthly guide filled with events + activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
smallest bar is opening today at 4 p.m. Captain Harry‘s Blue Marlin Bar,
located between 39 Rue de Jean + Coast Bar & Grill, offers fourbarstools, outside tables on Hutson Alley, canned beer and a food menu that operates out of Coast.
The bar’s original location was at 19 Cumberland St. in the ‘70s. Swing by this evening to enjoy live music. 🍻 (Holy City Sinner)
Let the party begin. Local swimwear retailer
Citrine Swimrecently opened a new location and will be hosting a grand opening party today. Swing by 320 W. Coleman Blvd. to enjoy a raffle, food + margaritas from 3-6 p.m., plus a free gift with a purchase.
The brand recently collaborated with local artist Jenn Griffith. 🎉
Heads up, Charleston. The public comment period for the Main Road Corridor Segment C Project is ending on May 27. The next public information meeting is set for
May 12 at Saint John’s Parish Church, Walton Hall at 3673 Maybank Hwy. The meeting will be held drop-in style from 3–7 p.m., where project team members will be available for questions. ✍️
Put on your dancing shoes: The
51st annual Charleston Greek Festival is headed to the Lowcountry this weekend. Held Fri., May 6–Sun., May 8, the annual celebration offers attendees traditional food, including Greek chicken, moussaka, and pork souvlaki, plus Greek music + dancing, church tours, and on–site specialty vendors. Get tickets. 🎟️ (WCIV)
Handmade soap retailer Buff City Soap is opening its first Mt. Pleasant location today and the
first 50 people to visit the shop will receive free soap for a year. The event will be held through the weekend at 1485 N. Hwy. 17. If you don’t get lucky this time, the business plans to hold a grand opening event June 24–26, where the offer will be on the table once again. 🧼 (WCIV)
Wood processing company BID Group plans to expand operations in Dorchester County with a $10.6 million investment —
creating 25 new jobs. The expansion is set to be completed next year. Join the team. 💰
Local nonprofit Coastal Community Foundation has named
Gret Mackintosh the 2022 Griffith-ReyburnLowcountry Artist of the Year. This $6,000 award supports the creation of artwork representing the look + feel of the Lowcountry —
in lifestyle, culture, or environment sectors.View the artist’s work. 🎨
Bagel lovers, rejoice.
Holey City Bagels plans to open its doors this month + is looking for crew members to join the team. The business is offering competitive wages, no late nights, and free parking in its search for
cooks, bakers, front of house staff,
and baristas for the shop at 43 Cannon St. Submit your resume. 🥯
Feliz Cinco de Mayo. Today honors Mexico’s
victory over French forces in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 — a major symbol of the country’s fight for independence. Celebrate at Mex 1 West Ashley’s Cinco de Mayo Block Party, swing by
The Basement, or enjoy live music at SOL Mt. Pleasant from 6-9 p.m.More celebrations.
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There’s nothing quite like the scenic views of the Lowcountry, whether that be the marsh, the ocean, the forest, or the wildlife.
Check out these images shared by the Southeastern Wildlife Expo that capture, well, just about everything. This local organization has been celebrating wildlife art and the sporting lifestyle since 1983 — offering events and exhibitsat various local venues + welcoming approximately 500 artists, exhibitors, andwildlifeexperts annually.
Mark your calendars for SEWE 2023 held Feb. 17–19 + take a look at art from the SEWE Gallery.
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Editor’s pick:Hey, Charleston. It feels like we just shared the history of horse racing in SC ahead of last year’s Steeplechase of Charleston event, but the time has come to grab tickets for another race day extravaganza.
Well, not quite yet. Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the annual tradition that will be held on Nov. 13, 2022. Early bird pricing will be availablethrough May 20, so mark your calendars + grab your tickets early.
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