May 2020: Things to Do in SC

South Carolina SC Festivals, Events May SC Events

FEATURED May 2020 Event



FUN Things to Do in South Carolina

Our May 2020 festivals and events calendar includes tons of fun things to do in South Carolina. We list non-commercial events free of charge. Events must be of statewide interest — i.e., things people would be willing to travel for. Add your event here!

DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
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May
1 - 2
Allendale County Cooter Fest
2-day event includes "Carolina Cooter" turtle races, rides and games, music, parade, fireworks - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Allendale
Festival
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May
1
Blue Ridge Fest
Concert, food, classic car cruise-in - benefiting local charities - CANCELED
Clemson
Pickens
Festival
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May
1 - 10
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show - CANCELED
Anderson
Fair
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May
1 - 2
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Florence
Lake City
Arts
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May
1 - 3
Orangeburg Festival of Roses
3-day event includes road race, arts & crafts, children's area, live entertainment - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Orangeburg
Festival
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May
1 - 3
North Charleston Arts Fest
5-day event includes live performances, art exhibits, kids' activities - CANCELED
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
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May
1 - 2
Festival of Gardens
Visit eight private gardens in the Forest Lake neighborhood - a Columbia Green event - CANCELED
Columbia
Misc
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May
1 - 2
Abbeville Spring Festival
3-day event includes live music, amusement rides, craft booths - CANCELED
Abbeville
Festival
00000008
May
1 - 10
Charleston Beer Week
50+ different events over 10 days highlighting the tri-county craft beer community - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Charleston
Various Locations
Culinary
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May
1 - 10
Horry County Fair
10 days of entertainment, rides, food, games, and concerts - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Myrtle Beach
Fair
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May
2
Kidz Bash
Games, crafts, vendors, music - hosted by Crowfield Plantation HOA - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Charleston
Goose Creek
Festival
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May
2
CAPES For Kids Run
5K run/walk, 10K run or kids fun run - benefits Child Abuse Prevention Education and Support - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Florence
Sports
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May
2
SC Strawberry Festival
"Strawberry Jam" music stage, rides, pancake breakfast, wrestling, car show, recipe and eating contests - CANCELED
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Festival
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May
2
Lowcountry Shrimp Festival & Blessing of the Fleet
Live bands, art, kids' corner, lots of shrimp and other food - benefits Cape Romain Environmental Education School - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Charleston
McClellanville
Festival
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May
2
Rivertown Music and Beer Festival
Live music, classic car show, food, vendors and a beer tasting zone - CANCELED
Myrtle Beach
Conway
Festival
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May
2
Strawberry Festival
Bluegrass music, arts and crafts, playground with kids' rides, food - CANCELED
Greenville
Slater
Festival
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May
2
Walk to Cure Arthritis
1 mile and 3 mile options at James Island County Park - benefits The Arthritis Foundation - CHANGED TO VIRTUAL
Charleston
James Island
Sports
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May
2
Derby Day Sumter
Party featuring live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby followed by an evening of food and fun - benefits the United Way - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Sumter
Misc
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May
2
Blessing of the Inlet
Food, children's events and activities, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors - hosted by Belin Methodist Church - CANCELED
Georgetown
Murrells Inlet
Festival
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May
2
Rally in the Valley
Bicycle rides of 34 or 60 miles plus live music, craft beer and barbecue meal - raises funds for conservation efforts in Oconee County - CANCELED
Clemson
Walhalla
Sports
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May
2
Rainbow Ball
A fundraising masquerade ball with live entertainment - benefits the Uplift Outreach Center - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Spartanburg
Gala
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May
3
Bowl-A-Thon
Put together a team for an afternoon of fun - benefits Family Promise of Anderson - CANCELED
Anderson
Sports
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May
3
Tamassee Craft Brew Celebration
Regional craft beers, live music, homebrew contest, food - benefits Oconee Preservation Unlimited Stewardship Trust - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Clemson
Salem
Festival
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May
3
Yacht Hop
Tour boats, food, live music, champagne toast and more set against sunset over the Calibogue Sound - benefits Hospice Care of the Lowcountry - POSTPONED
Hilton Head
Misc
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May
4
Columbia
Convention
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May
8
Downtown Sumter Microbrew HippieFest
Enjoy over 20 microbrew and craft beers, light hors d'oeuvres, music - benefits Meal on Wheels of Sumter County - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Sumter
Culinary
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May
9
Dragon Boat Charleston Festival
250-meter paddling races and party to celebrate cancer survivors - CANCELED
Charleston
Sports
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May
9
Liberty BBQ & Jeep Fest
Live entertainment, BBQ competition, children's activities, jeeps on display, vendors - CANCELED
Clemson
Liberty
Festival
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May
9
Tails & Trails
5K run/walk followed by pet themed entertainment and vendor party - leashed dogs welcome - benefits Greenville Co Animal Care - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Greenville
Sports
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May
9
Bluffton Mayfest
Arts and crafts, live music, local food, Ugly Dog contest, pie eating contest - hosted by the Rotary Club of Bluffton - CANCELED
Hilton Head
Bluffton
Festival
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May
10
Mother's Day
Hooray for Moms!
Statewide
Holiday
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May
11
Confederate Memorial Day
Observed state holiday
Statewide
Holiday
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May
14 - 16
St. Philip Neri Italian Festival
Homemade Italian food, live entertainment, wine tastings, parade, games and rides for kids, art and crafts, cannoli runs - CANCELED
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Festival
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May
14 - 17
Charleston HarborFest
3-day event includes ships from around the world, demonstrations, live music - benefits local maritime organizations - CANCELED
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
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May
14 - 24
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo - CANCELED
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
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May
16
Race for Charity 5K
Run or walk 5K, kids fun run - benefits local charities and Lancaster Rotary Club projects - CANCELED
Lancaster
Sports
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May
16 - 17
Shaw Air and Space Expo
See a variety of aircraft in the air plus many on display on the ground - Thunderbirds and Black Daggers teams to perform - CANCELED
Sumter
Expo
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May
18
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 - CANCELED
Spartanburg
Sports
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May
21 - 23
Plum Hollow Festival
Live bands playing New Grass, Grunge Grass, Jazz Grass, Bluegrass Rock & Roll, camping, all-night pickin' - CANCELED
Spartanburg
Campobello
Festival
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May
21 - 24
Iris Festival
4-day event includes live entertainment, arts & crafts, food, contests, children's activities, market place, pageant - CANCELED
Sumter
Festival
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May
22 - 31
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts - CANCELED
Charleston
Arts
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May
22 - 23
Seneca Fest
2-day event includes live music, arts and crafts, concessions, children's activities - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Clemson
Seneca
Festival
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May
23
Gallabrae, Greenville Scottish Games
Includes parade, car show, bagpipes, heavy athletics, border collie trials, highland dancing - CANCELED
Greenville
Festival
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May
23
Drift Jam
Boats tie up near Spence Island for a day of live music on Lake Murray - benefits OperationHomefront.org - CANCELED
Columbia
Lake Murray
Concert
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May
25
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
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May
30
Lakefest
Music, amusement rides, arts and crafts, food, games, and car show - CANCELED
Orangeburg
Santee
Festival



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