May 2022: Things to Do in SC

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Our May 2022 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
Charleston Race Week
International sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races
Charleston
Sports
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May
1 - 7
SC Strawberry Festival
8 days of activities including Strawberry Pageant, golf tournament, "Strawberry Jam" music stage, rides, pancake breakfast, car show, recipe & eating contests
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Festival
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May
1
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes and parade - at various locations
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000003
May
1
Pedal Hilton Head Island
Various bike rides and live music - benefits The Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head
Sports
00000004
May
4 - 8
North Charleston Arts Fest
5-day event includes live performances, art exhibits, kids' activities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
00000005
May
6 - 8
Artisphere
Includes visual arts, live performances, 'Kidsphere' area, local restaurants
Greenville
Arts
00000006
May
6 - 8
Charleston Greek Festival
Celebrating Greek culture with food, wine tasting, church tours, and entertainment - benefits local charities
Charleston
Festival
00000007
May
7
CAPES For Kids Run
5K run/walk, 10K run or kids fun run - benefits Child Abuse Prevention Education and Support
Florence
Sports
00000008
May
7
Peach Blossom Festival
Parade, carnival rides and games, food vendors, arts and crafts
Aiken
Johnston
Festival
00000009
May
7
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
Misc
00000010
May
7
Derby Day Sumter
Party featuring live broadcast of the Kentucky Derby followed by an evening of food and fun - benefits the United Way
Sumter
Misc
00000011
May
7
Rosewood Crawfish Festival
Lots of fresh crawfish and other tasty treats, live music, arts and crafts vendors, carnival rides, 5K crawdaddy dash run, and more
Columbia
Festival
00000012
May
7
Give Me Shelter Color 5K
5K walk or run route where participants will be sprayed with colored powder - benefits Callen-Lacey Center for Children
Moncks Corner
Sports
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May
8
Mother's Day
Hooray for Moms! Let Mom put her feet up today and take her for a nice meal at a SC restaurants
Statewide
Holiday
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May
10
Confederate Memorial Day
Observed state holiday
Statewide
Holiday
00000015
May
12 - 14
Spring Albino Skunk Music Festival
3-day event with live bands, bbq, kids' activities, camping available onsite
Greenville
Greer
Festival
00000016
May
13 - 22
Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally
Motorcycle events including rides/tours, entertainment, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000017
May
13 - 15
AtomaCon
A family friendly, literary, gaming, sci-fi, fantasy, science and technology convention for fans by fans
Charleston
North Charleston
Convention
00000018
May
14 - 15
Blue Crab Festival
2-day event includes live music, arts & crafts, kids' area, community booths
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Festival
00000019
May
16
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
00000020
May
20 - 22
Blackville Music and Art Festival
Includes musical performances, street dance, parade, carnival rides
Barnwell
Blackville
Festival
00000021
May
20
Taste of Newberry
Sample food, beer, wine, and full meals from local restaurants throughout the county and live jazz music
Newberry
Culinary
00000022
May
21
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
Clemson
Walhalla
Sports
00000023
May
22 - 25
Veterans Golf Classic
2-person teams with at least one team member being active-duty or veteran
Myrtle Beach
Sports
00000024
May
27 - 31
Spoleto Festival USA
17-day international festival for performing and visual arts
Charleston
Arts
00000025
May
27 - 29
Iris Festival
SC's oldest continuous festival consistently ranks as a top SE festival includes concerts, arts & crafts, plants, classic car shows, contests, lots of children's activities
Sumter
Festival
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May
27 - 28
Black Cowboy Festival
2-day event including workshops, demonstrations, trail ride, dancing, live music, rodeo
Sumter
Rembert
Festival
00000027
May
28
Gallabrae, Greenville Scottish Games
Includes parade, car show, bagpipes, heavy athletics, border collie trials, highland dancing
Greenville
Festival
00000028
May
29
Atlantic Cup
This Class 40 sailing race has three-legs with the first from Charleston to Brooklyn, NY
Charleston
Sports
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May
30
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
00000030
Dates TBD
Abbeville Spring Festival
3-day event includes live music, amusement rides, craft booths
Abbeville
Festival
00000031
Dates TBD
Ag + Art Tour
Self-guided tour of farms featuring local artisans, farmer's markets, and live music
Colleton County
Arts
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Dates TBD
Aiken Bluegrass Festival
2-day event features live bands, kids' activities, camping available - benefits local charities
Aiken
Festival
00000033
Dates TBD
Allendale County Cooter Fest
2-day event includes "Carolina Cooter" turtle races, rides and games, music, parade, fireworks
Allendale
Festival
00000034
Dates TBD
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
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Dates TBD
Boykin Spring Fling
Demonstrations, vendors, food available to purchase, silent auction - benefits Boykin Spaniel Rescue
Georgetown
Murrells Inlet
Misc
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Dates TBD
Carolina Cup
Steeplechase horse racing, elaborate tailgate parties - benefits a local Kershaw County charity
Camden
Sports
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Dates TBD
ColaJazz Fest
Enjoy live music showcasing local and world-famous jazz artists - hosted by the ColaJazz Foundation
Columbia
Arts
00000038
Dates TBD
Columbia Food and Wine Festival
4-day event at various locations with dinners, outdoor festival with tasting tents featuring samples from local chefs and mixologists
Columbia
Culinary
00000039
Dates TBD
Downtown Sumter Microbrew HippieFest
Enjoy over 20 microbrew and craft beers, light hors d'oeuvres, music - benefits Meal on Wheels of Sumter County
Sumter
Culinary
00000040
Dates TBD
Dragon Boat Charleston Festival
250-meter paddling races and party to celebrate cancer survivors
Charleston
Sports
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Dates TBD
Essential Tremor Charity Golf Classic
Four-person scramble with gifts for the golfers, contests, prizes, plus food and drinks - benefits the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor
Aiken
Sports
00000042
Dates TBD
Fair at Heritage Park
Amusement rides, live entertainment and shows, petting zoo
Greenville
Simpsonville
Fair
00000043
Dates TBD
Festival of Gardens
Visit private gardens in the Spring Valley neighborhood - a Columbia Green event
Columbia
Misc
00000044
Dates TBD
Flopeye Fish Festival
Carnival rides, car show, live entertainment, food and craft vendors, fireworks
Chester
Great Falls
Festival
00000045
Dates TBD
Columbia
Convention
00000046
Dates TBD
Grace Church Tea Room and Boutique
Lunch served 11:30 to 2:00 - proceeds are used to support outreach efforts
Charleston
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
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Dates TBD
Greek Festival
3-day event includes live music, folk dancing, children's rides, arts & crafts, tours, and lots of food
Greenville
Festival
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Dates TBD
Horry County Fair
10 days of entertainment, rides, food, games, and concerts
Myrtle Beach
Fair
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Dates TBD
Kentucky Derby Viewing Party & Silent Auction
Don your best Derby attire for great food, drinks, and the race on big screens - benefits The First Tee of the Upstate
Greenville
Misc
00000051
Dates TBD
Kidz Bash
Games, crafts, vendors, music - hosted by Crowfield Plantation HOA
Charleston
Goose Creek
Festival
00000052
Dates TBD
Little River Rotary 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
00000053
Dates TBD
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
00000054
Dates TBD
Marion FoxTrot Festival
Live entertainment, food vendors, parade, car show, arts and craft vendors, kids' zone with petting zoo, rides, bounce houses
Marion
Festival
00000055
Dates TBD
Orangeburg Festival of Roses
3-day event includes road race, arts & crafts, children's area, live entertainment
Orangeburg
Festival
00000056
Dates TBD
Original Gullah Festival
3-day event includes entertainment, food, local tours, workshops, vendors
Beaufort
Festival
00000057
Dates TBD
Piccolo Spoleto Festival
17-day celebration of the arts includes live performances, exhibits, kids' activities, and more!
Charleston
Arts
00000058
Dates TBD
Plum Hollow Festival
Live bands playing New Grass, Grunge Grass, Jazz Grass, Bluegrass Rock & Roll, camping, all-night pickin'
Spartanburg
Campobello
Festival
00000059
Dates TBD
Race for Charity 5K
Run or walk 5K, kids fun run - benefits local charities and Lancaster Rotary Club projects
Lancaster
Sports
00000060
Dates TBD
Rivertown Music and Beer Festival
Live music, classic car show, food, vendors and a beer tasting zone
Myrtle Beach
Conway
Festival
00000061
Dates TBD
Royal Book Bash in the Carolinas
Royal Book Bash is an intimate book signing with authors from the Carolinas and beyond
Florence
Arts
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Dates TBD
Seneca Fest
2-day event includes live music, arts and crafts, concessions, children's activities
Clemson
Seneca
Festival
00000063
Dates TBD
Senior Prom
Enjoy music and drive-in style food, can stay in car or bring a chair - benefits Leeza's Care Connection
Columbia
Misc
00000064
Dates TBD
South Carolina Chili Cook-Off Championship
Tastings, cruise in, live entertainment, pageant, golf tournament - benefits four local, nonprofit organization
Anderson
Belton
Culinary
00000065
Dates TBD
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
00000066
Dates TBD
Spring Plant Sale
Variety of bulbs, perennials, shrubs, herbs, and vegetables that have been home grown by local master gardeners - hosted by Master Gardeners of York Co
Rock Hill
Misc
00000067
Dates TBD
St. Philip Neri Italian Marketplace
Take home homemade Italian food via pre-ordering, artisan and craftsmen
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Festival
00000068
Dates TBD
Strawberry Festival
Bluegrass music, arts and crafts, playground with kids' rides, food
Greenville
Slater
Festival
00000069
Dates TBD
Tamassee Craft Brew Celebration
Regional craft beers, live music, homebrew contest, food - benefits Oconee Preservation Unlimited Stewardship Trust
Clemson
Salem
Festival
00000070
Dates TBD
Taste of Lake Murray
Enjoy cuisine made by local chefs, live music, vote for your favorite chefs - event raises funds for the Lake Murray July 4th Fireworks Show
Columbia
Culinary
00000071
Dates TBD
Taste of the Upstate
Drive through to pick up a picnic bag full of tastes from participating restaurants, both sweet and savory - benefits Loaves And Fishes
Greenville
Culinary
00000072
Dates TBD
Theatre for Youth Festival
Festival is open to all community and school theatre programs that have students in grades third through eighth
Columbia
West Columbia
Festival
00000073
Dates TBD
Train Day at the Depot
Kid oriented, free train festival at Hub City Railroad Museum with bounce house, rubber tire train, Thomas model train layout and more - 10 am to 3 pm
Spartanburg
Misc



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