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DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
Monday
May

1
Columbia
Convention
Wednesday
May

3
North Charleston Arts Fest
5-day event includes live performances, art exhibits, kids' activities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Thursday
May

4
Abbeville Spring Festival
3-day event includes live concerts, flower show, car show, amusement rides, 5K run, craft booths
Abbeville
Festival
Thursday
May

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

4
North Charleston Arts Fest
5-day event includes live performances, art exhibits, kids' activities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Thursday
May

4
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

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

5
Allendale County Cooter Fest
2-day event includes "Carolina Cooter" turtle races, rides and games, music, parade, fireworks
Allendale
Festival
Friday
May

5
Festival of Gardens
Tour ten private, residential gardens in the Elmwood Park neighborhood - hosted by Columbia Green
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Friday
May

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

5
Greer Family Fest
2-day event includes live music, KidsZone, Creation Station, arts & crafts, food court
Greenville
Greer
Festival
Friday
May

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

5
Orangeburg Festival of Roses
3-day event includes road race, street dance, arts & crafts, children's area, live entertainment
Orangeburg
Festival
Friday
May

5
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

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

5
Walterboro Pro Rodeo
Cowboys and cowgirls will be competing in eight different events, locals encouraged to compete too - Boy Scout parking fees being donated to the SPCA
Walterboro
Sports
Saturday
May

6
4 Legged 4K
4K walk/run for owners and their pets plus special pet vendors, prizes, pet adoptions and more - benefits Homeward Bound Pet Rescue
Columbia
Sports
Saturday
May

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

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

6
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

6
Dragon Boat Charleston Festival
250-meter paddling races and party to celebrate cancer survivors
Charleston
Sports
Saturday
May

6
Festival of Gardens
Tour ten private, residential gardens in the Elmwood Park neighborhood - hosted by Columbia Green
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

6
Festival of Roses 5K/12K
5K run/walk, 12K run on USATF certified courses and kids fun run - benefits the YMCA
Orangeburg
Sports
Saturday
May

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

6
Greer Family Fest
2-day event includes live music, KidsZone, Creation Station, arts & crafts, food court
Greenville
Greer
Festival
Saturday
May

6
Lowcountry Shrimp Festival & Blessing of the Fleet
Live bands, art, kids' corner, lots of shrimp and other food - benefits Cape Romain Environmental Education School
Charleston
McClellanville
Festival
Saturday
May

6
North Charleston Arts Fest
5-day event includes live performances, art exhibits, kids' activities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Saturday
May

6
Orangeburg Festival of Roses
3-day event includes road race, street dance, arts & crafts, children's area, live entertainment
Orangeburg
Festival
Saturday
May

6
Peach Blossom Festival
Parade, rides and games, arts & crafts, food vendors, live entertainment, pageant
Edgefield
Johnston
Festival
Saturday
May

6
Prosperity's Hoppin'
Arts, antiques, community yard sale, 5K run/walk, live performances, frog legs
Newberry
Prosperity
Festival
Saturday
May

6
Reedy River Duck Derby
Thousands of rubber duckies travel the Reedy River and race over the falls to the finish line for prizes plus dancing, face painting, and live music - benefits local charities
Greenville
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

6
Rosewood Crawfish Festival
Kids' area, Creole & Cajun cuisine, live music, Crawdaddy Dash 5K run, artist village
Columbia
Festival
Saturday
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
Saturday
May

6
Strawberry Festival
Bluegrass music, arts and crafts, playground with kids' rides, food
Greenville
Slater
Festival
Saturday
May

6
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

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

6
Walterboro Pro Rodeo
Cowboys and cowgirls will be competing in eight different events, locals encouraged to compete too - Boy Scout parking fees being donated to the SPCA
Walterboro
Sports
Sunday
May

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

7
North Charleston Arts Fest
5-day event includes live performances, art exhibits, kids' activities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Sunday
May

7
Orangeburg Festival of Roses
3-day event includes road race, street dance, arts & crafts, children's area, live entertainment
Orangeburg
Festival
Sunday
May

7
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

7
The Big Nosh Jewish Cultural Festival
Authentic foods, live performances, children's activities, food drive, art
Columbia
Festival
Sunday
May

7
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

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

9
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
Wednesday
May

10
Confederate Memorial Day
Observed state holiday
Statewide
Holiday
Wednesday
May

10
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
Thursday
May

11
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
Friday
May

12
Aiken Bluegrass Festival
2-day event features live bands, kids' activities, camping available - benefiting Great Oak Aiken Therapeutic Riding Center
Aiken
Festival
Friday
May

12
Artisphere
Includes visual arts, live performances, opening night gala, 'Kidsphere' area, local restaurants
Greenville
Arts
Friday
May

12
Charleston Greek Festival
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment - benefits local charities
Charleston
Festival
Friday
May

12
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
Friday
May

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

12
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

13
Aiken Bluegrass Festival
2-day event features live bands, kids' activities, camping available - benefiting Great Oak Aiken Therapeutic Riding Center
Aiken
Festival
Saturday
May

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

13
Bluffton Village Festival Mayfest
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

13
Charleston Greek Festival
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment - benefits local charities
Charleston
Festival
Saturday
May

13
Fire Ant Color 5K
You can walk, run, or skip with giant color party at the end - benefits the USC Sumter Fire Ants Softball Program
Sumter
Sports
Saturday
May

13
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
Saturday
May

13
Greater Columbia Dragon Boat Festival
Teams will race the 300 meter course, plus cultural performances, food vendors and live race commentary - portion of the proceeds will go to Main Street Rotary Club
Columbia
Leesville
Sports
Saturday
May

13
Green and Lean 5K Run/Walk
USATF certified 5K, strollers and leashed dogs welcome, following the 5K Clara's Tot Trot will be held for children ages 2-10 - benefits Keep Charleston Beautiful
Charleston
Sports
Saturday
May

13
Mayfest on Main
Live music, arts and crafts, food vendors, community stage, children's area
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Saturday
May

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

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

14
Charleston Greek Festival
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment - benefits local charities
Charleston
Festival
Sunday
May

14
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
Sunday
May

14
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

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

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

15
The Assaults Cycling Event
Select from 74.2 mile or 102.7 mile rides, cycle from Spartanburg into NC - benefits Freewheelers of Spartanburg and Hub Cycling program
Spartanburg
Sports
Tuesday
May

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

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

18
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

18
Bourbon, Bowties & Cigars
Enjoy bourbons, cigars, beer, wine, heavy hor d'oeuvres, and silent auction - benefits Positive-Strides
Charleston
Culinary
Thursday
May

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

18
Greek Festival
4-day event includes live music, folk dancing, children's rides, arts & crafts, tours, and lots of food!
Greenville
Festival
Thursday
May

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

18
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
Thursday
May

18
Wagons to Wagener Festival
3-day event with parade, games, inflatables, wing cook-off, antique tractor & car show, live music, street dances
Aiken
Wagener
Festival
Friday
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
Friday
May

19
Birdfest
Lots of live music, camping available - proceeds benefits My First Books South Carolina
Manning
Panola
Festival
Friday
May

19
Blackville Music and Art Festival
Musical performances, art exhibits, parade, car & bike show, petting zoo, jump house, carnival
Barnwell
Blackville
Arts
Friday
May

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

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

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

19
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

19
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

19
Rhythm on the Rails
2-day festival with live music, a sanctioned BBQ competition, games, rides, vendors
Laurens
Clinton
Festival
Friday
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

19
Tall Ships Charleston
3-day event includes ships from around the world, wooden boat show, live music, pirate camp, family boat building - benefits local maritime organizations
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Friday
May

19
Taste of Newberry
Sample food, beer, wine, and full meals from local restaurants throughout the county and live jazz music
Newberry
Culinary
Friday
May

19
Wagons to Wagener Festival
3-day event with parade, games, inflatables, wing cook-off, antique tractor & car show, live music, street dances
Aiken
Wagener
Festival
Saturday
May

20
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

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
Saturday
May

20
Birdfest
Lots of live music, camping available - proceeds benefits My First Books South Carolina
Manning
Panola
Festival
Saturday
May

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

20
Blue Crab Festival
2-day event includes live music, arts & crafts, kids' area, community booths
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Festival
Saturday
May

20
Blythewood Butterfly Festival
Walk-in butterfly experience, petting zoo, artisans, food, crafts, music and more - benefits Camp Discovery
Columbia
Blythewood
Festival
Saturday
May

20
Charleston Beer Garden
Craft brews, live music, home brewers, beer games - benefits Lowcountry AIDS Services
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
Saturday
May

20
Clemson Festival of Arts
Outdoor arts festival with local and regional artists, special kids' area too
Clemson
Arts
Saturday
May

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

20
Governor's Cup Road Race
Half marathon, 5K run/walk, kids' fun run
Learn more about South Carolina running events
Columbia
Sports
Saturday
May

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

20
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

20
Migratory Bird Walk
Two-hour walk followed by bird of prey tour and flight demonstration, reservations required - benefits Center for Birds of Prey
Charleston
Awendaw
Educational
Saturday
May

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

20
Rhythm on the Rails
2-day festival with live music, a sanctioned BBQ competition, games, rides, vendors
Laurens
Clinton
Festival
Saturday
May

20
SC Tour de Cure
Bicycling event with choice of 5 distances - benefits the American Diabetes Association
Columbia
Sports
Saturday
May

20
Southern Arts & Crafts
See local artisans and craftsmen at work demonstrating their skills at old style Appalachian crafts plus workshops and clogging
Clemson
Pickens
Arts
Saturday
May

20
Southern Steel Guitar Convention
Steel guitar players and other musicians gather twice a year to enjoy good music, food, and friends
Aiken
Belvedere
Convention
Saturday
May

20
Spring Arts & Crafts Show
Over 40 crafters and vendors plus silent auction for Palmetto Health's Children's Hospital
Columbia
Lexington
Miscellaneous
Saturday
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
Saturday
May

20
Tall Ships Charleston
3-day event includes ships from around the world, wooden boat show, live music, pirate camp, family boat building - benefits local maritime organizations
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Saturday
May

20
Train Day at the Station
See artifacts of the railroading, textile and peach industries plus bounce house, train rides, live music, book authors, flea market
Spartanburg
Historical
Saturday
May

20
Ultimate Challenge Mud Run
6.2 mile course with 36 obstacles, 2 and 4 person teams, Devil Pup Challenge for children - benefits veteran and military organizations
Columbia
Gaston
Sports
Saturday
May

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

21
Blue Crab Festival
2-day event includes live music, arts & crafts, kids' area, community booths
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Festival
Sunday
May

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

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

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

21
Southern Steel Guitar Convention
Steel guitar players and other musicians gather twice a year to enjoy good music, food, and friends
Aiken
Belvedere
Convention
Sunday
May

21
Tall Ships Charleston
3-day event includes ships from around the world, wooden boat show, live music, pirate camp, family boat building - benefits local maritime organizations
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Monday
May

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

22
Golf Ball Golf Tournament
Four-person team tournament with beverages and lunch - benefits East Cooper Community Outreach
Charleston
Daniel Island
Sports
Monday
May

22
Golf Tournament
Captain's choice tournament, breakfast, lunch, awards - benefits the Summerville Soccer Club
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports
Tuesday
May

23
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Wednesday
May

24
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Thursday
May

25
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Friday
May

26
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Friday
May

26
Flopeye Fish Festival
2-day event includes carnival rides, car show, live entertainment, food and craft vendors, fireworks
Chester
Great Falls
Festival
Friday
May

26
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

26
Iris Festival
3-day event includes live entertainment, arts & crafts, food, contests, children's activities, market place, pageant
Sumter
Festival
Friday
May

26
Original Gullah Festival
3-day event includes entertainment, food, local tours, education forums, dance party, inflatables
Beaufort
Festival
Friday
May

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

26
Seneca Fest
2-day event includes concerts, classic car cruise-in, Glow in the Dark 5K, arts and crafts, concessions, carnival rides
Clemson
Seneca
Festival
Friday
May

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

27
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Saturday
May

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

27
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

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

27
Jailbreak 5K
All ages can run or walk the certified course - benefits the Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation
Columbia
Lexington
Sports
Saturday
May

27
Migratory Bird Walk
Two-hour walk followed by bird of prey tour and flight demonstration, reservations required - benefits Center for Birds of Prey
Charleston
Awendaw
Educational
Saturday
May

27
Original Gullah Festival
3-day event includes entertainment, food, local tours, education forums, dance party, inflatables
Beaufort
Festival
Saturday
May

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

27
Rally in the Valley
Bicycle rides of 30 or 60 miles plus live music, craft beer and barbecue meal with home cooked sides - benefits Oconee Forever
Clemson
Walhalla
Sports
Saturday
May

27
Seneca Fest
2-day event includes concerts, classic car cruise-in, Glow in the Dark 5K, arts and crafts, concessions, carnival rides
Clemson
Seneca
Festival
Saturday
May

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

28
America Sings! An All-American Tribute
All-American tribute to veterans and members of the Armed Forces from the Hilton Head Choral Society and musical organizations from across the community
Hilton Head
Concert
Sunday
May

28
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
Sunday
May

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

28
Original Gullah Festival
3-day event includes entertainment, food, local tours, education forums, dance party, inflatables
Beaufort
Festival
Sunday
May

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

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

29
National Memorial Day
State and federal holiday - a day of remembrance for those who have died in service of the United States of America
Statewide
Holiday
Monday
May

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

29
Sandbox At The Stables
Activities include crafts, face painting, bounce house, pony ride, Cowpoke Caper Parade - benefits The Sandbox Children's Museum
Hilton Head
Festival
Monday
May

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

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

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

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

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

Dates TBD
50 Shades of Purple
Lupus benefit gala with a formal dinner
 
Columbia
Gala

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

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

Dates TBD
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

Dates TBD
Greenville Armed Forces Day Parade
Parade with military vehicles, displays, bands, plus a cruise-in and celebration
 
Greenville
Holiday

Dates TBD
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

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

Dates TBD
Run For The Heroes 5K/10K Run & Honor Walk
Runners and walkers will be treated to a post-race "Red, White, and Blue" pancake breakfast - benefits St Anthony School and American Red Cross
 
Florence
Sports

Dates TBD
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

Dates TBD
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

Dates TBD
Taste of Black Columbia
Taste a diverse selection of local flavors from caterers, chefs and restaurants - benefits local charities
 
Columbia
Culinary

Dates TBD
The Gilded Gala
Dinner, drinks, dancing to live band, awards presentations - for the SC Theatre Association
 
Columbia
Gala
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