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DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
Wednesday
May

2
North Charleston Arts Fest
5-day event includes live performances, art exhibits, kids' activities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
Thursday
May

3
Abbeville Spring Festival
3-day event includes live music, antique car show, amusement rides, craft booths
Abbeville
Festival
Thursday
May

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

3
National Day of Prayer Service
Community leaders will pray for city, state, and country plus music by a community choir and orchestra - hosted by First Presbyterian Church
Greenville
Miscellaneous
Thursday
May

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

3
Power of the Purse
Live and silent auctions of designer purses, spa and restaurant packages and more - Women in Philanthropy event to raise money for women and children in need
Columbia
Fashion
Friday
May

4
Abbeville Spring Festival
3-day event includes live music, antique car show, amusement rides, craft booths
Abbeville
Festival
Friday
May

4
Allendale County Cooter Fest
2-day event includes "Carolina Cooter" turtle races, rides and games, music, parade, fireworks
Allendale
Festival
Friday
May

4
Blue Ridge Fest
Concert, food, car cruise-in - benefiting local charities
Clemson
Pickens
Festival
Friday
May

4
Festival of Gardens
Visit ten private gardens in the Forest Hills neighborhood - a Columbia Green event
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Friday
May

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

4
Greer Family Fest
2-day event includes live music, KidsZone, Creation Station, arts & crafts, restaurant row
Greenville
Greer
Festival
Friday
May

4
Hot Air Affair: Rising Above Cancer
3-day event includes hot air balloons, car show, kids zone, doggy derby, music, food vendors - benefits the Cancer Association of Anderson
Anderson
Festival
Friday
May

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

4
Orangeburg Festival of Roses
3-day event includes road race, street dance, arts & crafts, children's area, live entertainment
Orangeburg
Festival
Friday
May

4
Relay For Life of Greater Columbia
Team members take turns walking the path with each team having a member on the track at all times to signify that cancer never sleeps - benefits the American Cancer Society
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Friday
May

4
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

4
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

4
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

5
Abbeville Spring Festival
3-day event includes live music, antique car show, amusement rides, craft booths
Abbeville
Festival
Saturday
May

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

5
Blessing of the Inlet Celebration
Food, children's events and activities, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors - hosted by Belin Methodist Church
Georgetown
Murrells Inlet
Festival
Saturday
May

5
Chase the Maverick 5K
5K run/walk, 1-mile fun run with post-race prizes, local vendors, and music - benefits Meeting Street Academy's student wellness and running club
Spartanburg
Sports
Saturday
May

5
Derby Day Sumter
5K in the morning, then a party featuring live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby followed by an evening of food and fun - benefits United Way of Sumter, Clarendon and Lee Counties
Sumter
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

5
Dragon Boat Charleston Festival
250-meter paddling races and party to celebrate cancer survivors
Charleston
Sports
Saturday
May

5
Festival of Gardens
Visit ten private gardens in the Forest Hills neighborhood - a Columbia Green event
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

5
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

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

5
Greer Family Fest
2-day event includes live music, KidsZone, Creation Station, arts & crafts, restaurant row
Greenville
Greer
Festival
Saturday
May

5
Hell Hole Swamp Festival
Parade, exhibits, muscle car show, 10K gator run, childrens' field games, midway rides, arts and crafts, arm wrestling, antique tractor show
Charleston
Jamestown
Festival
Saturday
May

5
Hot Air Affair: Rising Above Cancer
3-day event includes hot air balloons, car show, kids zone, doggy derby, music, food vendors - benefits the Cancer Association of Anderson
Anderson
Festival
Saturday
May

5
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

5
Mayfest Art of Living
Live music, children's activities, parade, antique car show, arts and crafts, food vendors
Clemson
Walhalla
Festival
Saturday
May

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

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

5
Puccini's Tosca
One of the world's most popular operas will be presented as a gala benefit performance to support area arts organizations
Charleston
Arts
Saturday
May

5
Race the Helix - Lowcountry
5K and 1 mile run/walk - benefits the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports
Saturday
May

5
Reedy River Duck Derby
Thousands of rubber duckies travel the Reedy River and race over the falls to the finish line for prizes plus entertainment, games, food - benefits local charities
Greenville
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

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

5
Strawberry Festival
Bluegrass music, arts and crafts, playground with kids' rides, food
Greenville
Slater
Festival
Saturday
May

5
Tamassee Craft Brew Celebration
Regional craft beers, live music, homebrew contest - bring a chair, blanket and your ID - benefits Oconee Preservation Unlimited Stewardship Trust
Clemson
Salem
Festival
Saturday
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
Saturday
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
Sunday
May

6
Bowl-A-Thon
Put together a team for an afternoon of fun - benefits Family Promise of Anderson
Anderson
Sports
Sunday
May

6
Children's Theatre: Miss Nelson Has a Field Day
Come see if the Smedley Tornadoes will win their first football game ever and the antics that they find themselves a part of - presented by Columbia Children's Theatre
Hartsville
Arts
Sunday
May

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

6
Hot Air Affair: Rising Above Cancer
3-day event includes hot air balloons, car show, kids zone, doggy derby, music, food vendors - benefits the Cancer Association of Anderson
Anderson
Festival
Sunday
May

6
Mayfest Art of Living
Live music, children's activities, parade, antique car show, arts and crafts, food vendors
Clemson
Walhalla
Festival
Sunday
May

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

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

6
Tamassee Craft Brew Celebration
Regional craft beers, live music, homebrew contest - bring a chair, blanket and your ID - benefits Oconee Preservation Unlimited Stewardship Trust
Clemson
Salem
Festival
Sunday
May

6
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

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

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

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

9
Underexposed Film Festival YC
Celebrates the independent short film, and provides filmmakers with an intimate forum where their voices can be heard
Rock Hill
Arts
Thursday
May

10
Confederate Memorial Day
Observed state holiday
Statewide
Holiday
Thursday
May

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

10
South Carolina Poultry Festival
3-day event includes parade, contests, car show, live music, 5K, carnival rides, street dances, fireworks, best chicken cooking contest
Columbia
Batesburg-Leesville
Festival
Thursday
May

10
Underexposed Film Festival YC
Celebrates the independent short film, and provides filmmakers with an intimate forum where their voices can be heard
Rock Hill
Arts
Friday
May

11
Aiken Bluegrass Festival
2-day event features live bands, kids' activities, camping available - benefits local charities
Aiken
Festival
Friday
May

11
Artisphere
Includes visual arts, live performances, opening night gala, 'Kidsphere' area, local restaurants
Greenville
Arts
Friday
May

11
Charleston Greek Festival
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment - benefits local charities
Charleston
Festival
Friday
May

11
Downtown Sumter Microbrew Festival
Enjoy over 20 microbrew and craft beers, light hors d'oeuvres, music - benefits Meal on Wheels of Sumter County
Sumter
Culinary
Friday
May

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

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

11
South Carolina Poultry Festival
3-day event includes parade, contests, car show, live music, 5K, carnival rides, street dances, fireworks, best chicken cooking contest
Columbia
Batesburg-Leesville
Festival
Friday
May

11
Underexposed Film Festival YC
Celebrates the independent short film, and provides filmmakers with an intimate forum where their voices can be heard
Rock Hill
Arts
Saturday
May

12
Aiken Bluegrass Festival
2-day event features live bands, kids' activities, camping available - benefits local charities
Aiken
Festival
Saturday
May

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

12
Bluffton 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

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

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

12
Hampton-Preston Reopening
Enjoy the updates to the house and garden with tours, kids games and crafts, presentations, live music, plant sale, food trucks
Columbia
Historical
Saturday
May

12
Lexington Wine Walk
Wine tastings, complimentary wine glass, hors d'oeuvres, live music - benefits the Lexington Beautification Foundation
Columbia
Lexington
Culinary
Saturday
May

12
Little River May 5K
Run or walk along the Historic Little River Waterfront - funds raised go to sponsor local charities - hosted by the Rotary Club of Little River
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Sports
Saturday
May

12
Mayfest on Main
Live music, arts and crafts, food vendors, community stage, children's area
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Saturday
May

12
Midlands Girls Softball Spring Festival and Reunion
Family-friendly community event with car show, silent auction, vendors, dunking booth, homerun derby, pick up games, activities and games
Columbia
West Columbia
Festival
Saturday
May

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

12
Ride for the Child
100-mile motorcycle poker run, at the finish there will be live music, food, and prizes - benefits The Parenting Place
Greenville
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

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

12
Train Day at the Depot
Model railroad, displays, local artifacts, children's Thomas the Tank layout, bounce house, train rides, live music, flea market, food vendors
Spartanburg
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

12
Underexposed Film Festival YC
Celebrates the independent short film, and provides filmmakers with an intimate forum where their voices can be heard
Rock Hill
Arts
Sunday
May

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

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

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

13
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

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

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

14
The Assaults Cycling Event
Select from 74.2 mile or 102.7 mile self-paced rides, cycle from Spartanburg into NC - benefits Freewheelers of Spartanburg
Spartanburg
Sports
Tuesday
May

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

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

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

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

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

17
St. Philip Neri Italian Festival
Homemade Italian food, live entertainment, wine and beer tastings, parade, games and rides for kids, art and crafts, cannoli runs, "Italian Idol" talent contest
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Festival
Thursday
May

17
Wood Carving Demo
18th century reproductions of hand carved wooden spoons, bowls, tables and hunt boards plus hands on activities for kids - hosted by Aiken County Government
Aiken
Miscellaneous
Friday
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
Friday
May

18
Birdfest
Lots of live music, camping available - proceeds benefits My First Books South Carolina
Manning
Panola
Festival
Friday
May

18
Blackville Music and Art Festival
Musical performances, art exhibits, parade, car & bike show, carnival rides
Barnwell
Blackville
Festival
Friday
May

18
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Festival
3-day educational event with all day rides, games, crafts, activities, MV7 youth football camp, music and food in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune
Sumter
Mayesville
Festival
Friday
May

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

18
Governor's Cup Road Race
2-days of racing with the Main Street Mile on Friday evening with kid's open and elite divisions then on Saturday is the half marathon and 5K events
Columbia
Sports
Friday
May

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

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

18
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

18
Rhythm on the Rails
2-day festival with live music, a sanctioned BBQ competition, games, rides, vendors
Laurens
Clinton
Festival
Friday
May

18
St. Philip Neri Italian Festival
Homemade Italian food, live entertainment, wine and beer tastings, parade, games and rides for kids, art and crafts, cannoli runs, "Italian Idol" talent contest
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Festival
Friday
May

18
Taste of Newberry
Sample food, beer, wine, and full meals from local restaurants throughout the county and live jazz music
Newberry
Culinary
Friday
May

18
Wagons to Wagener Festival
2-day event includes parade, amusement rides, live music, street dance, fireworks
Aiken
Wagener
Festival
Saturday
May

19
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

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
Saturday
May

19
Beaufort River Swim
Competitive 3.2-mile swim or non-competitive 1-mile fun swim - benefits the YMCA's learn to swim program
Beaufort
Sports
Saturday
May

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

19
Blackville Music and Art Festival
Musical performances, art exhibits, parade, car & bike show, carnival rides
Barnwell
Blackville
Festival
Saturday
May

19
Blue Crab Festival
2-day event includes live music, arts & crafts, kids' area, community booths
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Festival
Saturday
May

19
Charleston Beer Garden
Craft brews, live music, home brewers, beer games - benefits Lowcountry AIDS Services
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
Saturday
May

19
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Festival
3-day educational event with all day rides, games, crafts, activities, MV7 youth football camp, music and food in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune
Sumter
Mayesville
Festival
Saturday
May

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

19
Glencairn BloomFest
Garden-themed vendors, a plant sale, garden tours, music, kids' activities
Rock Hill
Festival
Saturday
May

19
Governor's Cup Road Race
2-days of racing with the Main Street Mile on Friday evening with kid's open and elite divisions then on Saturday is the half marathon and 5K events
Columbia
Sports
Saturday
May

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

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

19
Open Car and Truck Show
52 trophies to be awarded in 23 classes - benefits Spring Valley High School Automotive Technology Department
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

19
Rally in the Valley
Bicycle rides of 30 or 60 miles plus live music, craft beer and barbecue meal with sides - benefits Oconee Forever
Clemson
Walhalla
Sports
Saturday
May

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

19
SC First Responders Appreciation Day
Show your thanks at this family event with rides for the kids, live bands, vendors, games - collecting canned goods for Harvest Hope - hosted by Project Unity USA
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

19
SC Tour de Cure
Bicycling event with choice of 5 distances - benefits the American Diabetes Association
Columbia
Sports
Saturday
May

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

19
The White Home Wine Trail
Taste an array of wines that have been paired with sweet and savory hors d'oeuvres, live music - black tie optional - benefits Historic Rock Hill and the White Home
Rock Hill
Gala
Saturday
May

19
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

19
Wagons to Wagener Festival
2-day event includes parade, amusement rides, live music, street dance, fireworks
Aiken
Wagener
Festival
Saturday
May

19
Walk to Cure Arthritis
Benefits the Arthritis Foundation
Charleston
James Island
Sports
Sunday
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
Sunday
May

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

20
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Legacy Festival
3-day educational event with all day rides, games, crafts, activities, MV7 youth football camp, music and food in celebration of the life and legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune
Sumter
Mayesville
Festival
Sunday
May

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

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

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

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

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

21
Veterans Golf Classic
2-person teams with at least one team member being active-duty or veteran
Myrtle Beach
Sports
Tuesday
May

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

22
Veterans Golf Classic
2-person teams with at least one team member being active-duty or veteran
Myrtle Beach
Sports
Wednesday
May

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

23
Veterans Golf Classic
2-person teams with at least one team member being active-duty or veteran
Myrtle Beach
Sports
Thursday
May

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

24
Plum Hollow Festival
Live bands playing New Grass, Grunge Grass, Jazz Grass, Bluegrass Rock & Roll, camping, all-night pickin'
Spartanburg
Campobello
Festival
Friday
May

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

25
Flopeye Fish Festival
2-day event includes carnival rides, car show, live entertainment, food and craft vendors
Chester
Great Falls
Festival
Friday
May

25
Gallabrae, Greenville Scottish Games
2-day event includes parade, car show, bagpipes, heavy athletics, border collie trials, highland dancing
Greenville
Festival
Friday
May

25
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

25
Iris Festival
3-day event includes live entertainment, arts & crafts, food, contests, children's activities, market place, pageant
Sumter
Festival
Friday
May

25
Original Gullah Festival
3-day event includes entertainment, food, local tours, workshops, vendors
Beaufort
Festival
Friday
May

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

25
Plum Hollow Festival
Live bands playing New Grass, Grunge Grass, Jazz Grass, Bluegrass Rock & Roll, camping, all-night pickin'
Spartanburg
Campobello
Festival
Friday
May

25
Seneca Fest
2-day event includes wrestling event, concert, classic car cruise-in, arts and crafts, concessions, carnival rides
Clemson
Seneca
Festival
Friday
May

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

26
Atlantic Cup
This Class 40 sailing race has three-legs with the first from Charleston to Brooklyn, NY
Charleston
Sports
Saturday
May

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

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

26
Gallabrae, Greenville Scottish Games
2-day event includes parade, car show, bagpipes, heavy athletics, border collie trials, highland dancing
Greenville
Festival
Saturday
May

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

26
Jailbreak 5K
All ages can run or walk the certified course - benefits the Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation
Columbia
Lexington
Sports
Saturday
May

26
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
Sports
Saturday
May

26
Original Gullah Festival
3-day event includes entertainment, food, local tours, workshops, vendors
Beaufort
Festival
Saturday
May

26
Peaceful Way Day
5K color run, fishing tournament, cardboard boat race, water slide, bungee jump, climbing wall, concert - benefits Remember and Coastal CEF
Charleston
Ravenel
Miscellaneous
Saturday
May

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

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

26
Seneca Fest
2-day event includes wrestling event, concert, classic car cruise-in, arts and crafts, concessions, carnival rides
Clemson
Seneca
Festival
Saturday
May

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

26
Take Flight 5K
5 K and 1-mile fun run on the runways - money raised will go to help construct a parking lot for Runway Park
Greenville
Sports
Saturday
May

26
Taste of Gullah
Enjoy an evening of delicious cuisine while helping to support the Sweetgrass Basket Making Summer Camp
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Culinary
Sunday
May

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

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

27
Original Gullah Festival
3-day event includes entertainment, food, local tours, workshops, vendors
Beaufort
Festival
Sunday
May

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

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

28
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

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

28
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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