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DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
Sunday
May

1
Charleston Bed Race
Bed parade followed by beds racing two at a time for a distance of approximately two city blocks plus beer garden, food trucks - benefits Camp Happy Days
Charleston
Daniel Island
Sports
Sunday
May

1
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
Sunday
May

1
North Charleston Arts Fest
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Sunday
May

1
Orangeburg Festival of Roses
3-day event includes road race, street dance, arts & crafts, children's area, live entertainment
Orangeburg
Festival
Sunday
May

1
Potpourri of Concert Band Gems
Take a musical journey with the Greenville Concert Band as it performs selections from an eclectic assortment of genres
Greenville
Concert
Sunday
May

1
Seussical The Musical
Join favorite characters from the wonderful world of Dr. Seuss - performed by Columbia Children's Theatre
Hartsville
Arts
Sunday
May

1
Sparkleberry Country Fair
3-day event includes petting zoo, rides, food, crafts, tractors, 5K run/walk - proceeds benefit local schools
Columbia
Northeast Columbia
Fair
Sunday
May

1
Tamassee Craft Brew Celebration
Regional craft beers, live Americana, Blues and Bluegrass music - bring a chair, blanket and your ID - benefits Oconee Preservation Unlimited Stewardship Trust
Clemson
Salem
Festival
Sunday
May

1
Yacht Hop
Tour boats, food, live music, champagne toast and more set against sunset over the Calibogue Sound - benefits Hospice Care of the Lowcountry
Hilton Head
Miscellaneous
Monday
May

2
Columbia
Expo
Monday
May

2
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
Monday
May

2
North Charleston Arts Fest
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Tuesday
May

3
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
Tuesday
May

3
North Charleston Arts Fest
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Wednesday
May

4
Downtown Walterboro Criterium
USA CRITS cycling series with the riders racing multi-laps in a closed circuit course of Walterboro's historic downtown streets plus amateur races that are open to the public
Walterboro
Sports
Wednesday
May

4
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
Wednesday
May

4
North Charleston Arts Fest
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Thursday
May

5
Abbeville Spring Festival
3-day event includes live concerts, flower show, car show, amusement rides, 5K run, craft booths
Abbeville
Festival
Thursday
May

5
Black Cowboy Festival
4-day event includes horse competitions, period demonstrations, hay rides, kids' entertainment, western dinner and dance - camping available
Sumter
Rembert
Festival
Thursday
May

5
Downtown Block Party
Live band highlights this family-friendly event - bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes
Hartsville
Concert
Thursday
May

5
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
Thursday
May

5
North Charleston Arts Fest
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Friday
May

6
Abbeville Spring Festival
3-day event includes live concerts, flower show, car show, amusement rides, 5K run, craft booths
Abbeville
Festival
Friday
May

6
Allendale County Cooter Fest
2-day event includes "Carolina Cooter" turtle races, rides and games, music, parade, fireworks
Allendale
Festival
Friday
May

6
Black Cowboy Festival
4-day event includes horse competitions, period demonstrations, hay rides, kids' entertainment, western dinner and dance - camping available
Sumter
Rembert
Festival
Friday
May

6
Blue Ridge Fest
Music, food, car cruise-in - benefiting local charities
Clemson
Pickens
Festival
Friday
May

6
Charleston Spring Greek Festival
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment - benefits local charities
Charleston
Festival
Friday
May

6
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
Friday
May

6
Greer Family Fest
2-day event includes live music, children's parade, KidsZone, Creation Station, arts & crafts, food court
Greenville
Greer
Festival
Friday
May

6
North Charleston Arts Fest
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Friday
May

6
SC Strawberry Festival
2-day event includes "Strawberry Jam" music, rides, pageant, pancake breakfast, car show, recipe & eating contests
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Festival
Friday
May

6
Spring Fling
Live entertainment, Family Fun Zone, teen-oriented Underground area, cycling race, and a wide variety of food and retail vendors
Spartanburg
Festival
Friday
May

6
Taste of Beaufort
2-day event includes dishes from local restaurants, live music, 5K, Shaggin' With A Taste, children's area
Beaufort
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Abbeville Spring Festival
3-day event includes live concerts, flower show, car show, amusement rides, 5K run, craft booths
Abbeville
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Allendale County Cooter Fest
2-day event includes "Carolina Cooter" turtle races, rides and games, music, parade, fireworks
Allendale
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Beer, Bacon & Music Festival
Enjoy the area's top restaurants and bands - benefits the Island Recreation Association's Children's Scholarship Fund
Hilton Head
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Black Cowboy Festival
4-day event includes horse competitions, period demonstrations, hay rides, kids' entertainment, western dinner and dance - camping available
Sumter
Rembert
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Bluffton Village Festival
Arts and crafts, live music, local food, Ugly Dog contest, pie eating contest - hosted by the Rotary Club of Bluffton
Hilton Head
Bluffton
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Charleston Spring Greek Festival
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment - benefits local charities
Charleston
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Dragon Boat Charleston Festival
250-meter paddling races and party to celebrate cancer survivors
Charleston
Sports
Saturday
May

7
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
Saturday
May

7
Greer Family Fest
2-day event includes live music, children's parade, KidsZone, Creation Station, arts & crafts, food court
Greenville
Greer
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Lowcountry Shrimp Festival & Blessing of the Fleet
Live bands, art, kids' corner, lots of shrimp and other food - benefits Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School
Charleston
McClellanville
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Mayfest on Main
Live music, arts and crafts, food vendors, community stage, children's area
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Saturday
May

7
North Charleston Arts Fest
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Peach Blossom Festival
Parade, rides and games, arts & crafts, food vendors, live entertainment, pageant
Edgefield
Johnston
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Prosperity's Hoppin'
Arts, antiques, community yard sale, 5K run, live performances, frog legs
Newberry
Prosperity
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Reedy River Duck Derby
Thousands of rubber duckies travel the Reedy River and race over the falls to the finish line for prizes - benefits local charities
Greenville
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

7
Rosewood Crawfish Festival
Kids' area, Creole & Cajun cuisine, live music, Crawdaddy Dash 5K run, artist village
Columbia
Festival
Saturday
May

7
SC Strawberry Festival
2-day event includes "Strawberry Jam" music, rides, pageant, pancake breakfast, car show, recipe & eating contests
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Savannah River Classic Fishing Tournament
Several different categories and divisions with a wild game cookoff after the tournament - benefits LSRA, a Savannah Riverkeeper Affiliate
Allendale
Sports
Saturday
May

7
Spring Fling
Live entertainment, Family Fun Zone, teen-oriented Underground area, cycling race, and a wide variety of food and retail vendors
Spartanburg
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Strawberry Festival
Bluegrass music, arts and crafts, playground with kids' rides, food
Greenville
Slater
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Taste of Beaufort
2-day event includes dishes from local restaurants, live music, 5K, Shaggin' With A Taste, children's area
Beaufort
Festival
Saturday
May

7
Wings & Wheels Air Festival
Airplane/helicopter rides by JARRS, vintage aircraft on exhibit, model plane demonstrations, skydiving exhibitions, car show, children's area, food, music - admission and is parking free
Winnsboro
Festival
Sunday
May

8
Black Cowboy Festival
4-day event includes horse competitions, period demonstrations, hay rides, kids' entertainment, western dinner and dance - camping available
Sumter
Rembert
Festival
Sunday
May

8
Charleston Spring Greek Festival
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment - benefits local charities
Charleston
Festival
Sunday
May

8
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
Sunday
May

8
March on Ballot Boxes Speech Celebration
50th anniversary celebration of Dr. King's historic "March on Ballot Boxes" speech
Kingstree
Historical
Sunday
May

8
Mother's Day
Let Mom put her feet up today and take her for a nice meal at a SC restaurant
Statewide
Holiday
Sunday
May

8
Spring Fling
Live entertainment, Family Fun Zone, teen-oriented Underground area, cycling race, and a wide variety of food and retail vendors
Spartanburg
Festival
Monday
May

9
Golf Ball Golf Golf Tournament
Four-person team tournament with beverages and lunch - benefits East Cooper Community Outreach
Charleston
Daniel Island
Sports
Tuesday
May

10
Confederate Memorial Day
Observed state holiday
Statewide
Holiday
Thursday
May

12
South Carolina Poultry Festival
3-day event includes parade, contests, car show, live music, 5K, carnival rides, street dances, best chicken cooking contest
Columbia
Batesburg-Leesville
Festival
Thursday
May

12
Taste of Hartsville
Dress up and enjoy mouthwatering delights prepared by local chefs and cooks in celebration of the area's finest cuisine and beverages
Hartsville
Culinary
Friday
May

13
Aiken Bluegrass Festival
2-day event features live bands, kids' activites, camping available - benefiting STAR Riding and Driving
Aiken
Festival
Friday
May

13
Artisphere
Includes visual arts, live performances, opening night gala, 'Kidsphere' area, local restaurants
Greenville
Arts
Friday
May

13
Birdfest
Lots of live music, camping available - proceeds benefits local charities
Manning
Panola
Festival
Friday
May

13
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Friday
May

13
Festival of Gardens
Tour ten private, residential gardens in the Hollywood-Rose Hill and Wales Garden neighborhoods - hosted by Columbia Green
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Friday
May

13
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, concert, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Friday
May

13
Relay For Life of Lexington
Community event to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness and money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease
Columbia
Lexington
Sports
Friday
May

13
South Carolina Poultry Festival
3-day event includes parade, contests, car show, live music, 5K, carnival rides, street dances, best chicken cooking contest
Columbia
Batesburg-Leesville
Festival
Friday
May

13
The Gala
Evening with live music, dancing, games, Lowcountry cuisine, complimentary wine and beer, silent auction - benefits East Cooper Community Outreach
Charleston
Daniel Island
Gala
Saturday
May

14
A Very Special Prom
A formal evening for young adults ages 14-30 whose physical and mental disabilities may limit their attendance at similar festivities
Charleston
North Charleston
Gala
Saturday
May

14
Aiken Bluegrass Festival
2-day event features live bands, kids' activites, camping available - benefiting STAR Riding and Driving
Aiken
Festival
Saturday
May

14
Artisphere
Includes visual arts, live performances, opening night gala, 'Kidsphere' area, local restaurants
Greenville
Arts
Saturday
May

14
Birdfest
Lots of live music, camping available - proceeds benefits local charities
Manning
Panola
Festival
Saturday
May

14
Blue Crab Festival
2-day event includes live music, arts & crafts, kids' area, community booths
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Festival
Saturday
May

14
Charleston Beer Garden
Craft brews, live music, home brewers, beer games - benefits Lowcountry AIDS Services
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
Saturday
May

14
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Saturday
May

14
Festival of Gardens
Tour ten private, residential gardens in the Hollywood-Rose Hill and Wales Garden neighborhoods - hosted by Columbia Green
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

14
Governor's Cup Road Race
Half marathon, 5K run/walk, kids' fun run
Learn more about South Carolina running events
Columbia
Sports
Saturday
May

14
Lowcountry Koi Pond Tour
A self-guided tour where you will learn about koi, water gardening, ponds and landscaping - hosted by the Lowcountry Koi Club
Charleston
Various Locations
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

14
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, concert, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Saturday
May

14
National Train Day
Live music, free train rides for kids, balloon and tattoo artists, concessions, and storytime with Conductor Don plus cooking demonstrations at the Aiken County Farmers Market
Aiken
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

14
South Carolina Poultry Festival
3-day event includes parade, contests, car show, live music, 5K, carnival rides, street dances, best chicken cooking contest
Columbia
Batesburg-Leesville
Festival
Saturday
May

14
Southern Steel Guitar Convention
Steel guitar players and other musicians gather twice a year to enjoy good music, food, and friends
Aiken
Belvedere
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

14
Spring Fling Car & Bike Show
Plus games, door prizes, food, vendors - benefits the Community Angels Fund
Manning
Summerton
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

14
The Gilded Gala
Dinner, drinks, dancing to live band, awards presentations - for the SC Theatre Association
Columbia
Gala
Sunday
May

15
Artisphere
Includes visual arts, live performances, opening night gala, 'Kidsphere' area, local restaurants
Greenville
Arts
Sunday
May

15
Blue Crab Festival
2-day event includes live music, arts & crafts, kids' area, community booths
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Festival
Sunday
May

15
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Sunday
May

15
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, concert, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Sunday
May

15
Southern Steel Guitar Convention
Steel guitar players and other musicians gather twice a year to enjoy good music, food, and friends
Aiken
Belvedere
Miscellaneous
Monday
May

16
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Monday
May

16
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, concert, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Monday
May

16
SC Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony
This annual ceremony celebrates the lives of men and women whose remarkable talent and drive to succeed will earn them a place in athletic history
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Tuesday
May

17
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Tuesday
May

17
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, concert, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Wednesday
May

18
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Wednesday
May

18
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, concert, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Thursday
May

19
BMW Charity Pro-Am
Golf tournament benefiting charities where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with professionals in a four-day better-ball competition over three courses
Greenville
Sports
Thursday
May

19
Downtown Block Party
Live band highlights this family-friendly event - bring your lawn chairs and dancing shoes
Hartsville
Concert
Thursday
May

19
Evening of Hope
Wine, beer, food, live music and hand painted wine glass - benefits Cancer of Many Colors
Columbia
Culinary
Thursday
May

19
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Thursday
May

19
Friends of the York County Library Book Sale
Choose from a large selection of hardcover and paperback books, DVD, audiobooks - benefits York County Library programs
Rock Hill
Educational
Thursday
May

19
Greek Festival
4-day event includes live music, folk dancing, children's rides, arts & crafts, tours, and lots of food!
Greenville
Festival
Thursday
May

19
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, concert, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Thursday
May

19
St. Philip Neri Italian Festival
Homemade Italian food, live entertainment, wine and beer tastings, games and rides for kids, art and crafts, cannoli runs, "Italian Idol" talent contest
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Festival
Friday
May

20
BBQ Chicken Fundraiser
Plate includes 1/2 chicken, cole slaw, green beans, dinner roll - homemade desserts available - benefits the Cindy Roof Wilkerson Foundation
Columbia
West Columbia
Culinary
Friday
May

20
BMW Charity Pro-Am
Golf tournament benefiting charities where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with professionals in a four-day better-ball competition over three courses
Greenville
Sports
Friday
May

20
Blackville Music and Art Festival
Musical performances, art exhibits, parade, car & bike show, petting zoo, jump house, carnival
Barnwell
Blackville
Arts
Friday
May

20
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Friday
May

20
Friends of the York County Library Book Sale
Choose from a large selection of hardcover and paperback books, DVD, audiobooks - benefits York County Library programs
Rock Hill
Educational
Friday
May

20
Greek Festival
4-day event includes live music, folk dancing, children's rides, arts & crafts, tours, and lots of food!
Greenville
Festival
Friday
May

20
Hops & Hogs
Live music from a local band, local barbecue and regional craft beer
Aiken
Culinary
Friday
May

20
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, concert, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Friday
May

20
Parris Island Golf Classic
Shotgun start golf tournament - benefits Assistance Dogs for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress
Beaufort
Parris Island
Sports
Friday
May

20
Red Rose Festival
2-day event includes live music, Kidz Zone with rides and games, arts and crafts market, food court
Lancaster
Festival
Friday
May

20
Spring Concert: Jasmine and Jazz
The Columbia Choral Society, Dick Goodwin Big Band, Paddy Bell's poetry, and Mark Twain's comments on music combine for a delightful "Jasmine and Jazz" concert
Columbia
Concert
Friday
May

20
St. Philip Neri Italian Festival
Homemade Italian food, live entertainment, wine and beer tastings, games and rides for kids, art and crafts, cannoli runs, "Italian Idol" talent contest
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Festival
Friday
May

20
Taste of Newberry
Sample food, beer, wine, and full meals from local restaurants throughout the county and live jazz music
Newberry
Culinary
Friday
May

20
Wagons to Wagener Festival
2-day event with parade, games, inflatables, wing cook-off, antique tractor & car show, live music, street dances
Aiken
Wagener
Festival
Saturday
May

21
5K Community Walk/Run
Prizes and t-shirts - benefits the Cindy Roof Wilkerson Foundation
Columbia
West Columbia
Sports
Saturday
May

21
BMW Charity Pro-Am
Golf tournament benefiting charities where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with professionals in a four-day better-ball competition over three courses
Greenville
Sports
Saturday
May

21
Blackville Music and Art Festival
Musical performances, art exhibits, parade, car & bike show, petting zoo, jump house, carnival
Barnwell
Blackville
Arts
Saturday
May

21
Clemson Festival of Arts
Local and regional artists will have booths lining the blocked off street that runs between Catherine Smith Plaza and Jaycee Park
Clemson
Arts
Saturday
May

21
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Saturday
May

21
Friends of the York County Library Book Sale
Choose from a large selection of hardcover and paperback books, DVD, audiobooks - benefits York County Library programs
Rock Hill
Educational
Saturday
May

21
Greek Festival
4-day event includes live music, folk dancing, children's rides, arts & crafts, tours, and lots of food!
Greenville
Festival
Saturday
May

21
Horse Play In May Horse Show
CHSC open show series, hunter/jumper series, SCDCTA approved dressage and CT - benefits projects supported by the SC Upstate Equine Council
Clemson
Pendleton
Sports
Saturday
May

21
Midlands Farm Tour
Self-guided, meet the farmers and staff, tour the property, explore what is harvested - hosted by Midlands Food Alliance and Sustainable Midlands
Columbia
Various
Culinary
Saturday
May

21
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, concert, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Saturday
May

21
Palmetto Patriots' Ball
Reception, dinner, silent auction, guest speaker - Blue Star Mothers of South Carolina benefit
Columbia
Gala
Saturday
May

21
Red Rose Festival
2-day event includes live music, Kidz Zone with rides and games, arts and crafts market, food court
Lancaster
Festival
Saturday
May

21
SC Tour de Cure
Bicycling event with choice of 5 distances - benefits the American Diabetes Association
Columbia
Sports
Saturday
May

21
Shaw Air Expo
See a variety of aircraft taking off, landing, and performing plus many on display on the ground - hearing protection is highly encouraged
Sumter
Expo
Saturday
May

21
South Carolina Cornbread Festival
Cornhole tournament, cornbread cook-off and eating contest, play area, live music, classic car show
Columbia
Festival
Saturday
May

21
St. Philip Neri Italian Festival
Homemade Italian food, live entertainment, wine and beer tastings, games and rides for kids, art and crafts, cannoli runs, "Italian Idol" talent contest
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Festival
Saturday
May

21
Wagons to Wagener Festival
2-day event with parade, games, inflatables, wing cook-off, antique tractor & car show, live music, street dances
Aiken
Wagener
Festival
Sunday
May

22
50 Shades of Purple
Lupus benefit gala with a formal dinner
Columbia
Gala
Sunday
May

22
BMW Charity Pro-Am
Golf tournament benefiting charities where amateurs and celebrities are grouped with professionals in a four-day better-ball competition over three courses
Greenville
Sports
Sunday
May

22
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Sunday
May

22
Greek Festival
4-day event includes live music, folk dancing, children's rides, arts & crafts, tours, and lots of food!
Greenville
Festival
Sunday
May

22
Horse Play In May Horse Show
CHSC open show series, hunter/jumper series, SCDCTA approved dressage and CT - benefits projects supported by the SC Upstate Equine Council
Clemson
Pendleton
Sports
Sunday
May

22
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, concert, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Sunday
May

22
Shaw Air Expo
See a variety of aircraft taking off, landing, and performing plus many on display on the ground - hearing protection is highly encouraged
Sumter
Expo
Sunday
May

22
Spring Concert: Jasmine and Jazz
The Columbia Choral Society, Dick Goodwin Big Band, Paddy Bell's poetry, and Mark Twain's comments on music combine for a delightful "Jasmine and Jazz" concert
Camden
Concert
Sunday
May

22
Spring Concert: Requiem for the Living
Masterworks Choir choral concert of classical music
Florence
Concert
Sunday
May

22
Taste of the Upstate
Tastes from Greenville's most celebrated chefs plus live music, silent auctions, gourmet cake walk - benefits Loaves And Fishes
Greenville
Culinary
Thursday
May

26
Friends of the York County Library Book Sale
Choose from a large selection of hardcover and paperback books, DVD, audiobooks - benefits York County Library programs
Rock Hill
Educational
Thursday
May

26
Plum Hollow Alternative Bluegrass Festival
Live bands playing New Grass, Grunge Grass, Jazz Grass, Bluegrass Rock & Roll, camping, all-night pickin'
Spartanburg
Campobello
Festival
Friday
May

27
Flopeye Fish Festival
2-day event includes carnival rides, car show, live entertainment, food and craft vendors, fireworks
Chester
Great Falls
Festival
Friday
May

27
Friends of the York County Library Book Sale
Choose from a large selection of hardcover and paperback books, DVD, audiobooks - benefits York County Library programs
Rock Hill
Educational
Friday
May

27
Haven of Rest Golf Classic
4-person teams, Captain Choice tournament with two tee times - benefits the Haven of Rest Ministries Men's Training Center
Clemson
Easley
Sports
Friday
May

27
Iris Festival
3-day event includes live entertainment, arts & crafts, parade, food, contests, children's activities, market place, pageant
Sumter
Festival
Friday
May

27
Original Gullah Festival
3-day event includes entertainment, food, local tours, panel discussions, dance party, inflatables
Beaufort
Festival
Friday
May

27
Piccolo Spoleto
17-day local visual and performing arts events at various venues
Charleston
Arts
Friday
May

27
Plum Hollow Alternative Bluegrass Festival
Live bands playing New Grass, Grunge Grass, Jazz Grass, Bluegrass Rock & Roll, camping, all-night pickin'
Spartanburg
Campobello
Festival
Friday
May

27
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
Friday
May

27
Taste of Gullah
Enjoy Gullah-inspired dishes plus a wide range of Gullah entertainment - benefits the Sweetgrass Basket Making Summer Camp
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Culinary
Saturday
May

28
Atlantic Cup
This Class 40 sailing race has three-legs with the first from Charleston to Brooklyn, NY
Charleston
Sports
Saturday
May

28
Flopeye Fish Festival
2-day event includes carnival rides, car show, live entertainment, food and craft vendors, fireworks
Chester
Great Falls
Festival
Saturday
May

28
Friends of the York County Library Book Sale
Choose from a large selection of hardcover and paperback books, DVD, audiobooks - benefits York County Library programs
Rock Hill
Educational
Saturday
May

28
Greenville Scottish Games
Parade, car show, bagpipes, heavy athletics, border collie trials, highland dancing
Learn more about South Carolina's Scots-Irish history
Greenville
Festival
Saturday
May

28
Iris Festival
3-day event includes live entertainment, arts & crafts, parade, food, contests, children's activities, market place, pageant
Sumter
Festival
Saturday
May

28
Jailbreak 5K
All ages can run or walk the certified course - benefits the Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation
Columbia
Lexington
Sports
Saturday
May

28
Original Gullah Festival
3-day event includes entertainment, food, local tours, panel discussions, dance party, inflatables
Beaufort
Festival
Saturday
May

28
Palmetto State Chili Cook-Off
International Chili Society sanctioned chili cookoff plus live entertainment, arts & crafts, other food, children's activities, beer garden - 90% of proceeds benefit local charities
Greenville
Fountain Inn
Culinary
Saturday
May

28
Piccolo Spoleto
17-day local visual and performing arts events at various venues
Charleston
Arts
Saturday
May

28
Plum Hollow Alternative Bluegrass Festival
Live bands playing New Grass, Grunge Grass, Jazz Grass, Bluegrass Rock & Roll, camping, all-night pickin'
Spartanburg
Campobello
Festival
Saturday
May

28
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
Sunday
May

29
Iris Festival
3-day event includes live entertainment, arts & crafts, parade, food, contests, children's activities, market place, pageant
Sumter
Festival
Sunday
May

29
Original Gullah Festival
3-day event includes entertainment, food, local tours, panel discussions, dance party, inflatables
Beaufort
Festival
Sunday
May

29
Piccolo Spoleto
17-day local visual and performing arts events at various venues
Charleston
Arts
Sunday
May

29
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
Monday
May

30
Grace Church Tea Room and Gift Shop
Lunch served 11:30 to 2:00 - proceeds are used to support outreach efforts
Charleston
Culinary
Monday
May

30
Memorial Day Solemn Commemoration & Heritage Celebration
Featuring the traveling replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall - hosted by the South East Rural Community Outreach
Columbia
Hopkins
Miscellaneous
Monday
May

30
National Memorial Day
State and federal holiday
Statewide
Holiday
Monday
May

30
Piccolo Spoleto
17-day local visual and performing arts events at various venues
Charleston
Arts
Monday
May

30
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
Tuesday
May

31
Grace Church Tea Room and Gift Shop
Lunch served 11:30 to 2:00 - proceeds are used to support outreach efforts
Charleston
Culinary
Tuesday
May

31
Piccolo Spoleto
17-day local visual and performing arts events at various venues
Charleston
Arts
Tuesday
May

31
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
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