may 2015 – South Carolina Calendar of Events, Festivals





More SC may Festivals, Events



DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
Friday
May

1
Allendale County Cooter Fest
2-day event includes "Carolina Cooter" turtle races, rides and games, music, parade, fireworks
Allendale
Festival
Friday
May

1
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
Florence
Lake City
Arts
Friday
May

1
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

1
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

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

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

1
Greer Family Fest
2-day event includes live music, children's parade, KidsZone, Creation Station, arts & crafts, food court
Greenville
Greer
Festival
Friday
May

1
Love for a Cure Tennis Tournament
3-day event - doubles play on Saturday, mixed doubles on Sunday plus social event - proceeds benefit local cancer patients in need
Columbia
Lexington
Sports
Friday
May

1
North Charleston Arts Festival
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities, South Carolina Cultural Film Festival
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Friday
May

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

1
Relay For Life of Mount Pleasant
Community event to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness and money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Sports
Friday
May

1
SC Humanities Festival
Self-guided tours, seminars, workshops, book signings, live performances, wine tasting, and more!
Camden
Festival
Friday
May

1
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

1
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

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

2
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
Florence
Lake City
Arts
Saturday
May

2
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

2
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

2
CBC Family Fun Day
Food, games, bounce houses and more
Aiken
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

2
Dragon Boat Charleston Festival
250-meter paddling races celebrate cancer survivors
Charleston
Sports
Saturday
May

2
Experience Edisto River
Canoe excursions, music, creative workshops, nature walks, book release and signing, guided night walk
Charleston
Harleyville
Educational
Saturday
May

2
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

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

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

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

2
Love for a Cure Tennis Tournament
3-day event - doubles play on Saturday, mixed doubles on Sunday plus social event - proceeds benefit local cancer patients in need
Columbia
Lexington
Sports
Saturday
May

2
Lowcountry Shrimp Festival & Blessing of the Fleet
Live bands, art, kids' corner, lots of shrimp and other food - benefits Archibald Rutledge Academy and Cape Romain Environmental Education Charter School
Charleston
McClellanville
Festival
Saturday
May

2
May Concert
An afternoon of live music kicking off with a drum off to see who is the best drummer in the area
Charleston
Goose Creek
Concert
Saturday
May

2
Midlands Strides for Autism
Fun-walk, resource fair, family-fun activities - benefits the South Carolina Autism Society
Columbia
Irmo
Sports
Saturday
May

2
North Charleston Arts Festival
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities, South Carolina Cultural Film Festival
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Saturday
May

2
Orangeburg Festival of Roses
3-day event includes road race, street dance, arts & crafts, children's area, live entertainment
Orangeburg
Festival
Saturday
May

2
Peach Blossom Festival
Parade, rides and games, arts & crafts, food vendors, live entertainment, pageant
Edgefield
Johnston
Festival
Saturday
May

2
Promise Walk
Community walk to raise awareness and funds for the Preeclampsia Foundation
Columbia
Irmo
Sports
Saturday
May

2
Prosperity's Hoppin'
Arts, antiques, community yard sale, 5K run, live performances, frog leg appetizer cook-off
Newberry
Prosperity
Festival
Saturday
May

2
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

2
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
Saturday
May

2
Rosewood Crawfish Festival
Kids' area, Creole & Cajun cuisine, live music, Crawdaddy Dash 5K run, artist village
Columbia
Festival
Saturday
May

2
SC Humanities Festival
Self-guided tours, seminars, workshops, book signings, live performances, wine tasting, and more!
Camden
Festival
Saturday
May

2
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

2
Step Into Spring Craft Show Extravaganza
Over 40 crafters - silent auction to benefit Palmetto Health Children's Hospital
Columbia
Lexington
Expo
Saturday
May

2
Strawberry Festival
Bluegrass music, arts and crafts, playground with kids' rides, food
Greenville
Slater
Festival
Saturday
May

2
Tag Team for Life to Fight Cancer
A special 90 minute CycleFit360 (FBC-Scriven Tag-Team) class - benefits American Cancer Society, Relay for Life
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Sports
Saturday
May

2
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
Saturday
May

2
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

2
Taste of the Coast
Taste specialties from the area’s best restaurants plus live entertainment, kids' activities - benefits Risen Christ Lutheran School
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Sunday
May

3
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

3
Cinco De Mayo at the State Museum
Live music and dance, authentic Mexican and Latin American cuisine, crafts, art and folklore, Spanish puppet show, games, an unbreakable piñata
Columbia
Holiday
Sunday
May

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

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

3
Love for a Cure Tennis Tournament
3-day event - doubles play on Saturday, mixed doubles on Sunday plus social event - proceeds benefit local cancer patients in need
Columbia
Lexington
Sports
Sunday
May

3
North Charleston Arts Festival
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities, South Carolina Cultural Film Festival
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Sunday
May

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

3
The Big Nosh Jewish Cultural Festival
Authentic foods, live performances, children's activities, food drive, art
Columbia
Festival
Monday
May

4
Columbia
Expo
Monday
May

4
North Charleston Arts Festival
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities, South Carolina Cultural Film Festival
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Tuesday
May

5
North Charleston Arts Festival
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities, South Carolina Cultural Film Festival
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Wednesday
May

6
North Charleston Arts Festival
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities, South Carolina Cultural Film Festival
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Thursday
May

7
Marcus Lattimore Tailgate Experience
Meet Marcus Lattimore with picture and autograph opportunities, family activities, food, music, local mascots - benefits McLeod Children's Hospital
Florence
Sports
Thursday
May

7
North Charleston Arts Festival
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities, South Carolina Cultural Film Festival
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Thursday
May

7
South Carolina Poultry Festival
3-day event includes parade, contests, car show, street dance
Columbia
Batesburg-Leesville
Festival
Friday
May

8
Aiken Bluegrass Festival
2-day event features live bands, kids' activites, camping available - benefiting STAR Riding and Driving
Aiken
Festival
Friday
May

8
Artisphere
Includes visual arts, live performances, opening night gala, 'Kidsphere' area, local restaurants
Greenville
Arts
Friday
May

8
Blue Ridge Fest
Music, food, car cruise-in - benefiting local charities
Clemson
Pickens
Festival
Friday
May

8
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Friday
May

8
Festival of Garden Owners
2-day event features twelve private gardens in the Wildewood neighborhood, tea party - a Columbia Green event
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Friday
May

8
G.I. Jive
Vintage USO style party with live big band, drinks, hors d’ouevres plus honor military heroes - 1940's attire encouraged - benefits Senior Action
Greenville
Miscellaneous
Friday
May

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

8
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, concert, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet
Festival
Friday
May

8
North Charleston Arts Festival
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities, South Carolina Cultural Film Festival
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Friday
May

8
Silent Auction & Raffle
With light hor-d'oeuvres and live music - benefits Ukuthemba Children's Home
Charleston
Summerville
Miscellaneous
Friday
May

8
South Carolina Poultry Festival
3-day event includes parade, contests, car show, street dance
Columbia
Batesburg-Leesville
Festival
Friday
May

8
The Kempters Bluegrass & Gospel Concert
The Kempter family will perform their unique style of Vintage Gospel
Aiken
Concert
Saturday
May

9
5K Race for FIDO
5K run for 2-legged and 4-legged friends with food, drinks, snacks and homemade goodies after the race - benefits FIDO
Columbia
Irmo
Sports
Saturday
May

9
Aiken Bluegrass Festival
2-day event features live bands, kids' activites, camping available - benefiting STAR Riding and Driving
Aiken
Festival
Saturday
May

9
Artisphere
Includes visual arts, live performances, opening night gala, 'Kidsphere' area, local restaurants
Greenville
Arts
Saturday
May

9
Bluffton Village Festival
Live music, food, arts and crafts, pie eating contest, Ugly Dog contest
Hilton Head
Bluffton
Festival
Saturday
May

9
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Saturday
May

9
Festival of Garden Owners
2-day event features twelve private gardens in the Wildewood neighborhood, tea party - a Columbia Green event
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

9
Greek Festival
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment - benefits local charities
Charleston
Festival
Saturday
May

9
Lexington Wine Walk
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, wine tastings, and live music along Main Street - benefits the Lexington Beautification Foundation
Columbia
Lexington
Culinary
Saturday
May

9
Mayfest on Main
Live music, arts and crafts, food vendors, community stage, children's area
Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach
Festival
Saturday
May

9
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, concert, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet
Festival
Saturday
May

9
North Charleston Arts Festival
9-day event includes nearly 200 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities, South Carolina Cultural Film Festival
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Saturday
May

9
South Carolina Poultry Festival
3-day event includes parade, contests, car show, street dance
Columbia
Batesburg-Leesville
Festival
Saturday
May

9
Wings & Wheels Air Festival
Airplane and helicopter rides by JARRS, vintage aircraft on exhibit, model plane demonstrations, skydiving exhibitions, cruise-in car show - free admission and parking
Winnsboro
Festival
Sunday
May

10
Artisphere
Includes visual arts, live performances, opening night gala, 'Kidsphere' area, local restaurants
Greenville
Arts
Sunday
May

10
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Sunday
May

10
Greek Festival
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment - benefits local charities
Charleston
Festival
Sunday
May

10
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

10
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, concert, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet
Festival
Monday
May

11
Confederate Memorial Day
Observed state holiday
Statewide
Holiday
Monday
May

11
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Monday
May

11
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, concert, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet
Festival
Monday
May

11
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
Monday
May

11
Uniting for Change Luncheon
This luncheon will bring together business and community leaders to learn about 'Toxic Charity' - benefits United Ministries
Greenville
Miscellaneous
Tuesday
May

12
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Tuesday
May

12
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, concert, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet
Festival
Wednesday
May

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

13
History for Lunch: the Cape Romain Lighthouses
Local historian Tommy Graham will present a program about the Cape Romain Lighthouses
Georgetown
Historical
Wednesday
May

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

14
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

14
Better Together
Dinner, open bar, live entertainment and a silent auction - benefits Little Steps
Greenville
Gala
Thursday
May

14
Economic Opportunity Gala
Dinner and program with key-note speaker - benefits Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources
Greenville
Gala
Thursday
May

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

14
Greek Festival
4-day event includes live music, folk dancing, children's rides, arts & crafts, tours, and lots of food!
Greenville
Festival
Thursday
May

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

15
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

15
Birdfest
Lots of live music, camping available - proceeds benefit the Cypress Foundation of Clarendon Memorial Hospital
Manning
Panola
Festival
Friday
May

15
Blackville Music and Art Festival
Musical performances, art exhibits, parade, car & bike show, petting zoo, jump house, carnival
Barnwell
Blackville
Arts
Friday
May

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

15
Greek Festival
4-day event includes live music, folk dancing, children's rides, arts & crafts, tours, and lots of food!
Greenville
Festival
Friday
May

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

15
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

15
South Carolina Book Festival
Speakers, workshops, exhibits, autograph sessions
Learn more about and shop for South Carolina Books
Columbia
Educational
Saturday
May

16
A Night Under the Stars
Dinner, drinks, dancing to live band, awards presentations - for the SC Theatre Association
Columbia
Gala
Saturday
May

16
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

16
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

16
Birdfest
Lots of live music, camping available - proceeds benefit the Cypress Foundation of Clarendon Memorial Hospital
Manning
Panola
Festival
Saturday
May

16
Blackville Music and Art Festival
Musical performances, art exhibits, parade, car & bike show, petting zoo, jump house, carnival
Barnwell
Blackville
Arts
Saturday
May

16
Blue Crab Festival
2-day event includes live music, arts & crafts, kids' area, community booths
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Festival
Saturday
May

16
Charleston Beer Garden
Craft brews, live music, home brewers, beer olympics, beer school - benefits Pet Helpers Learn more about SC Beer and Breweries
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
Saturday
May

16
Clemson Festival of Arts
Art, music, story telling, sidewalk art contest, children's activities, food
Clemson
Arts
Saturday
May

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

16
Greek Festival
4-day event includes live music, folk dancing, children's rides, arts & crafts, tours, and lots of food!
Greenville
Festival
Saturday
May

16
Home and Garden Tour
Featuring eleven beautiful homes and sites in Winnsboro and Ridgeway - benefits Mt. Zion Institute
Winnsboro
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

16
Horse Play In May Horse Show
CHSC open show series, hunter/jumper series, SCDCTA approved dressage and CT - benefit
Clemson
Pendleton
Sports
Saturday
May

16
Marine Corps Recruit Depot Centennial Run
100K team relay of 12 person teams, each running approximately 5 miles plus 5K fun run
Beaufort
Parris Island
Sports
Saturday
May

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

16
Palmetto Patriots' Ball
Reception, dinner, silent auction, guest speaker - Blue Star Mothers of South Carolina benefit
Columbia
Gala
Saturday
May

16
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

16
Rhythm on the Rails
5K run/walk, live entertainment, street dance with live band
Laurens
Clinton
Festival
Saturday
May

16
South Carolina Book Festival
Speakers, workshops, exhibits, autograph sessions
Learn more about and shop for South Carolina Books
Columbia
Educational
Saturday
May

16
Tri-County Patriot Run
5K race and one-mile fun run/walk - benefits school programs
Anderson
Sports
Saturday
May

16
Youth Anti Bullying Rally
Live music, djs, dance and spoken word performances
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Sunday
May

17
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

17
Blue Crab Festival
2-day event includes live music, arts & crafts, kids' area, community booths
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Festival
Sunday
May

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

17
Greek Festival
4-day event includes live music, folk dancing, children's rides, arts & crafts, tours, and lots of food!
Greenville
Festival
Sunday
May

17
Horse Play In May Horse Show
CHSC open show series, hunter/jumper series, SCDCTA approved dressage and CT - benefit
Clemson
Pendleton
Sports
Sunday
May

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

17
South Carolina Book Festival
Speakers, workshops, exhibits, autograph sessions
Learn more about and shop for South Carolina Books
Columbia
Educational
Sunday
May

17
Veterans Golf Classic
2-person teams with at least one team member being active-duty or veteran
Myrtle Beach
Sports
Monday
May

18
Veterans Golf Classic
2-person teams with at least one team member being active-duty or veteran
Myrtle Beach
Sports
Tuesday
May

19
Veterans Golf Classic
2-person teams with at least one team member being active-duty or veteran
Myrtle Beach
Sports
Wednesday
May

20
Veterans Golf Classic
2-person teams with at least one team member being active-duty or veteran
Myrtle Beach
Sports
Thursday
May

21
Charleston Challenge
Gameshow gala where celebrity participants and four contestants will challenge one another with their knowledge of Charleston, plus dinner, beer, wine - benefits HALOS
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Gala
Thursday
May

21
Evening of Hope
Wine, beer, food, live music and hand painted wine glass - benefits Cancer of Many Colors
Columbia
Lexington
Culinary
Thursday
May

21
Original Gullah Festival
3-day event includes entertainment, food, local tours, panel discussions, pageant
Beaufort
Festival
Friday
May

22
Bluegrass and Country Music Hoe Down
Friday and Saturday's concerts will be outside under the trees so bring your lawn chairs and blankets
Orangeburg
Santee
Concert
Friday
May

22
Iris Festival
3-day event includes live entertainment, arts & crafts, parade, food, contests, children's activities, market place, pageant
Sumter
Festival
Friday
May

22
Original Gullah Festival
3-day event includes entertainment, food, local tours, panel discussions, pageant
Beaufort
Festival
Friday
May

22
Piccolo Spoleto
17-day local visual and performing arts events at various venues
Charleston
Arts
Friday
May

22
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
Saturday
May

23
"Palmetto State" Chili Cookoff
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

23
Aiken Jaycees Memorial Day Parade
Veteran service organizations, bands, civic, community and youth organizations will walk to honor those who served and remember those who paid the ultimate sacrifice
Aiken
Holiday
Saturday
May

23
Bluegrass and Country Music Hoe Down
Friday and Saturday's concerts will be outside under the trees so bring your lawn chairs and blankets
Orangeburg
Santee
Concert
Saturday
May

23
Flopeye Fish Festival
Car show, entertainment, food and craft vendors
Chester
Great Falls
Festival
Saturday
May

23
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

23
Iris Festival
3-day event includes live entertainment, arts & crafts, parade, food, contests, children's activities, market place, pageant
Sumter
Festival
Saturday
May

23
Jailbreak 5K
All ages can run or walk the certified course - benefits the Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation
Columbia
Lexington
Sports
Saturday
May

23
Original Gullah Festival
3-day event includes entertainment, food, local tours, panel discussions, pageant
Beaufort
Festival
Saturday
May

23
Piccolo Spoleto
17-day local visual and performing arts events at various venues
Charleston
Arts
Saturday
May

23
Savannah River Classic
Youth and adult fishing tournament plus food, entertainment, and educational events - benefits the Lower Savannah River Alliance
Allendale
Sports
Saturday
May

23
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
Sunday
May

24
Bluegrass and Country Music Hoe Down
Friday and Saturday's concerts will be outside under the trees so bring your lawn chairs and blankets
Orangeburg
Santee
Concert
Sunday
May

24
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
Sunday
May

24
Honoring the Heroes: A Memorial Day Concert
The Palmetto Concert Band pays tribute to our greatest heroes through music
Columbia
Concert
Sunday
May

24
Iris Festival
3-day event includes live entertainment, arts & crafts, parade, food, contests, children's activities, market place, pageant
Sumter
Festival
Sunday
May

24
Original Gullah Festival
3-day event includes entertainment, food, local tours, panel discussions, pageant
Beaufort
Festival
Sunday
May

24
Piccolo Spoleto
17-day local visual and performing arts events at various venues
Charleston
Arts
Sunday
May

24
Slithery Snakes
Learn about different species of snakes that are native to SC and see a variety of non-venomous snakes that can be found in the area
Barnwell
Blackville
Educational
Sunday
May

24
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
Monday
May

25
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

25
Memorial Day Event
Solemn Ceremony tribute, Honors & Celebration activity, live entertainment, buffet lunch - presented by South East Rural Community Outreach
Columbia
Hopkins
Holiday
Monday
May

25
National Memorial Day
State and federal holiday
Statewide
Holiday
Monday
May

25
Piccolo Spoleto
17-day local visual and performing arts events at various venues
Charleston
Arts
Monday
May

25
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
Tuesday
May

26
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

26
Piccolo Spoleto
17-day local visual and performing arts events at various venues
Charleston
Arts
Tuesday
May

26
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
Wednesday
May

27
Grace Church Tea Room and Gift Shop
Lunch served 11:30 to 2:00 - proceeds are used to support outreach efforts
Charleston
Culinary
Wednesday
May

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

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

28
Grace Church Tea Room and Gift Shop
Lunch served 11:30 to 2:00 - proceeds are used to support outreach efforts
Charleston
Culinary
Thursday
May

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

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

29
Grace Church Tea Room and Gift Shop
Lunch served 11:30 to 2:00 - proceeds are used to support outreach efforts
Charleston
Culinary
Friday
May

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

29
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

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

30
ADA25 Aiken Family Fun Day & Equality Walk 'N Roll
Walk or roll around the one mile track followed by pizza lunch, live entertainment, demonstrations, family activities, games, arts & crafts - benefits Walton Options
Aiken
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

30
Battle of the Palmetto Cornhole Tournament
Two-player teams (18+) - benefits Lowcountry Orphan Relief and Higher Learning organizations
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports
Saturday
May

30
Charity Auction
Silent and live auctions - benefits Southeastern Children's Home
Spartanburg
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

30
Community 5K Run/Walk
Benefits Cindy's Place Park at Springdale Elementary School
Columbia
West Columbia
Sports
Saturday
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
Saturday
May

30
Green and Lean 5K Run/Walk
Certified course - strollers and leashed dogs welcome - benefits Keep Charleston Beautiful
Charleston
Sports
Saturday
May

30
Lowcountry Splash
5 mile or 2.4 mile open-water swim in the Wando River and Charleston Harbor - benefits Logan Rutledge Children's Foundation
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Sports
Saturday
May

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

30
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

30
SC Tour de Cure
Bicycling with choice of 5 distances - benefits the American Diabetes Association
Columbia
Sports
Saturday
May

30
Salt Games
Beach games, races, contests, live entertainment - benefits the Surfrider Foundation of the Grand Strand
Myrtle Beach
Sports
Saturday
May

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

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

31
Salt Games
Beach games, races, contests, live entertainment - benefits the Surfrider Foundation of the Grand Strand
Myrtle Beach
Sports
Sunday
May

31
Seek and Snap
Teams of four have a fixed time to snap photos of as many items as you can find within a designated area using given clues - benefit
Greenville
Miscellaneous
Sunday
May

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

31
Taste of the Upstate
Masquerade in Venice themed food gala featuring tastes from Greenville's most celebrated chefs plus live music, beer and wine - benefits Loaves And Fishes
Greenville
Culinary
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