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may 2015 – South Carolina Calendar of Events, Festivals





More SC may Festivals, Events



DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
Friday
May

1
Allendale County Spring 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
Piedmont Plant and Flower Festival
Greenville State Farmers' Market - bring a wagon for your finds!
Greenville
Festival
Friday
May

1
SC Strawberry Festival
2-day event includes "Strawberry Jam" music, rides, pageant, 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 Spring 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
Dragon Boat Charleston Festival
250-meter paddling races celebrate cancer survivors
Charleston
Sports
Saturday
May

2
Piedmont Plant and Flower Festival
Greenville State Farmers' Market - bring a wagon for your finds!
Greenville
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
SC Strawberry Festival
2-day event includes "Strawberry Jam" music, rides, pageant, recipe & eating contests
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
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 areaís best restaurants plus live entertainment, kids' activities - benefits Risen Christ Lutheran School
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Sunday
May

3
Piedmont Plant and Flower Festival
Greenville State Farmers' Market - bring a wagon for your finds!
Greenville
Festival
Friday
May

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

8
Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet
Festival
Saturday
May

9
Artisphere
Includes visual arts, live performances, opening night gala, 'Kidsphere' area, local restaurants
Greenville
Arts
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
Murrells Inlet
Festival
Sunday
May

10
Artisphere
Includes visual arts, live performances, opening night gala, 'Kidsphere' area, local restaurants
Greenville
Arts
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
Murrells Inlet
Festival
Monday
May

11
Confederate Memorial Day
Observed state holiday
Statewide
Holiday
Monday
May

11
Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet
Festival
Tuesday
May

12
Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet
Festival
Wednesday
May

13
Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet
Festival
Thursday
May

14
Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet
Festival
Friday
May

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

16
Myrtle Beach
Murrells Inlet
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
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
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
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
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
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
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
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
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
Monday
May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dates TBD
A Very Special Prom
A formal evening for young adults ages 14-24 whose physical and mental disabilities may limit their attendance at similar festivities
 
Charleston
North Charleston
Gala

Dates TBD
Abbeville's Spring Festival
3-day event includes carnival rides, antique cars, flower show, live music, crafts, food vendors, 5K run/walk
 
Abbeville
Festival

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

Dates TBD
Atlantic Cup
The first leg of this Charleston - New York City - Newport offshore sailing race kicks-off
 
Charleston
Sports

Dates TBD
Atlas Palmetto Mud Run
20+ obstacles, sand, clay, and a ton of mud - donations collected for the Boys and Girls Club and YMCA Strong Kids Campaign
 
Anderson
Sports

Dates TBD
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

Dates TBD
Better Together: A Mother's Day Event to Benefit Little Steps
Dinner, open bar, live entertainment and a silent auction - benefit
 
Greenville
Gala

Dates TBD
Black Cowboy Man or Myth African-American Festival
4-day event includes horse competitions, period demonstrations, hay rides, kids' entertainment, western dinner and dance
 
Sumter
Rembert
Festival

Dates TBD
Blackstock Music Festival
2-day camping style music festival with lots of activities between shows including food trucks, artist trading, craft brew tent, workshops
 
Chester
Blackstock
Festival

Dates TBD
Blue Ridge Fest
Music, food, car cruise-in - benefiting local charities
 
Clemson
Pickens
Festival

Dates TBD
Bluffton Village Festival
Live music, food, arts and crafts, pie eating contest
 
Hilton Head
Bluffton
Festival

Dates TBD
Boxcar, Blues & BBQ
Soap box derby in the morning followed by a bluegrass concertand bbq
 
Greenville
Fountain Inn
Festival

Dates TBD
Cancer of Many Colors Event
Sample great southern cuisine, live music, beer, wine and more - benefit
 
Columbia
Lexington
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
Charleston Beer Garden
Craft brews, live music, home brewers, beer olympics, beer school - benefit
Learn more about SC Beer and Breweries
 
Charleston
Festival

Dates TBD
Charleston Forget-Me-Not Ball
Dinner, dancing, auctions - South Carolina Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association benefit
 
Charleston
Gala

Dates TBD
Clemson Festival of Arts
Art, music, story telling, sidewalk art contest, children's activities, food
 
Clemson
Arts

Dates TBD
Cones for a Cure 5K
Run or walk and at the end get an ice cream - benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
 
Columbia
Forest Acres
Sports

Dates TBD
Disability Awareness Walk & Festival
A walk plus festival with bounce castle, face painters, games, pony rides, therapeutic dogs, disability awareness activities, music and more
 
Charleston
Festival

Dates TBD
Ernie Magaro Midlands Technical College Foundation Golf Classic
Captainís Choice tournament - in support of college programs and services
 
Columbia
Blythewood
Sports

Dates TBD
Fight For Air Climb
Climb the 479 steps in the Capitol Center - benefits American Lung Association
 
Columbia
Sports

Dates TBD
Flopeye Fish Festival
Car show, entertainment, food and craft vendors
 
Chester
Great Falls
Festival

Dates TBD
Food for Thought
Celebrates food, creative thinking, entrepreneurialism
 
Greenville
Culinary

Dates TBD
Friends of the York County Library Book Sale
Choose from a large selection of hardcover and paperback books, DVD, VHS tapes, audiobooks - benefit
 
Rock Hill
Educational

Dates TBD
Columbia
Expo

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

Dates TBD
Great American Lobster Race
100 lobsters will compete in several heats - plus rides and music - benefit
 
Aiken
Festival

Dates TBD
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
 
Anderson
Fair

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

Dates TBD
Greek Festival
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment
 
Charleston
Festival

Dates TBD
Green and Lean 5K Run/Walk
Certified course - strollers and dogs welcome - benefits Keep Charleston Beautiful
 
Charleston
Sports

Dates TBD
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

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

Dates TBD
Gullah Festival
3-day event includes entertainment, food, local tours, forums, plays
 
Beaufort
Festival

Dates TBD
Hilton Head Island Art Festival
More than 150 artists displaying paintings, jewelry, sculpture, photography, pottery and more
 
Hilton Head
Arts

Dates TBD
Hoofin' With Halter
5K road race or 1-mile, one lap, or 100 meter fun runs followed by Family Fun Day with pony rides, games, magician, food - benefit
 
Spartanburg
Sports

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

Dates TBD
Kayak for the Kure for MS
Paddle on Shem Creek plus silent auction - benefit
 
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Sports

Dates TBD
Liberty's Spring Festival and Cruz-In
Kids' activities, crafts, vendors, music, live entertainment, food
 
Clemson
Liberty
Festival

Dates TBD
Lowcountry Shrimp Festival & Blessing of the Fleet
Entertainment, art, kids' corner, lots of shrimp and other food - benefit
 
Charleston
McClellanville
Festival

Dates TBD
Lowcountry Splash
5 mile or 2.4 mile open-water swim - benefit
 
Charleston
Sports

Dates TBD
MIdlands Walk to Defeat ALS
3-mile walk to raise money to help find a cure for ALS
 
Columbia
Sports

Dates TBD
Midlands Strides for Autism
Fun-walk, plus music, games, and entertainment
 
Columbia
Sports

Dates TBD
North Charleston Arts Festival
9-day event includes over 40 performances, art exhibits, kids' activities, block parties, fireworks
 
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival

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

Dates TBD
Oxygen Ball
"Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars" with dinner, auctions - benefits American Lung Association
 
Charleston
Gala

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

Dates TBD
Peach Blossom Festival
Parade, rides and games, arts & crafts, food vendors, live entertainment, pageant
 
Edgefield
Johnston
Festival

Dates TBD
Perc Up
Come learn and play with world class drumming and percussion experts with clinics, classes, coaching, and concerts
 
Greenville
Greer
Arts

Dates TBD
Percussion Showcase
Come see some of the world's best drummers, percussionists, and locally famous performing groups showcase their percussive works and solos
 
Greenville
Greer
Concert

Dates TBD
Piccolo Spoleto
17-day local visual and performing arts events at various venues
 
Charleston
Arts

Dates TBD
Plum Hollow Alternative Bluegrass Festival
Live bands, camping, all-night pickin'
 
Spartanburg
Campobello
Festival

Dates TBD
Pork in the Park
Barbecue competition, kids' activities, and live entertainment
 
Newberry
Festival

Dates TBD
Push-Up & Up Challenge
Competition to see which team can raise the most money and complete the most push-ups in 30 minutes - benefits dropout prevention programs
 
Charleston
Sports

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

Dates TBD
Relay For Life of Darlington County
Community event to honor cancer survivors, raise awareness and money to help the American Cancer Society fight the disease
 
Hartsville
Sports

Dates TBD
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

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

Dates TBD
SC Athletic Hall of Fame Banquet and Induction Ceremony
Reception, banquet, induction ceremony
 
Columbia
Gala

Dates TBD
South Carolina Poultry Festival
3-day event includes parade, contests, car show, street dance
 
Columbia
Batesburg-Leesville
Festival

Dates TBD
Strawberry Festival
Bluegrass music, arts and crafts, playground with kids' rides, food
 
Greenville
Slater
Festival

Dates TBD
Sweet Grass Music Festival
2-day event includes 5K and live music - benefit
 
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival

Dates TBD
Tamassee Craft Brew Celebration
Regional craft beers, live Americana, Blues and Bluegrass music and remember to bring a chair, blanket and your ID - benefit
 
Clemson
Walhalla
Festival

Dates TBD
The Big Nosh Jewish Cultural Festival
Authentic foods, live performances, children's activities, food drive, art
 
Columbia
Festival

Dates TBD
Veterans Golf Classic
At least one team member must be active-duty or veteran
 
Myrtle Beach
Sports
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