May is in full bloom and I can’t wait for you to see what’s in store this month in Charleston! From kicking off May with the Kentucky Derby to farmer’s markets all month long, Charleston has something for everyone to enjoy!
Charleston Farmers Market – Run every Saturday in May in Downtown Charleston at Marion Square. Find more details here.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo early at South Carolina’s largest Cinco de Mayo festival! The 14th Annual Cinco de Mayo festival is happening on May 4th from 7-11pm at the Visitor’s Center Bus Shed. For more information on bands and food, visit their Facebook eventhere.
Watch the Derby in style with a best-dressed contest at the Bluegrass Bash Derby Party at The Alley downtown on May 4th from 4-8pm. This event features live music from the Bluestone Ramblers. So wear your best hat and grab a mint julep at The Alley downtown. For event details, view their Facebook event here.
Paws on the Patio is happening on May 9th to benefit The Charleston Animal Society. This event is a fun happy hour that includes your four-legged friends! For more details of the event, check out their Facebook Event.
Your favorite event from Charleston’s Best Hospitality Group is BACK on May 9th from 6-9pm! The Taste of Hudson guests will be greeted with a glass of champagne at the John St. entrance to Hutson Alley. The celebration will take place under the lights of the historic alleyway with chef-attended stations from six restaurants and dessert samplings from Good Food Catering. For more information, check out their Facebook event here.
It’s all greek to me! Celebrate all things greek at the Charleston Greek Festival. Running May 10th – 12th, this family fun event includes a kid zone, food, dancing, wine tastings, and more! For more information, check out their event page here.
Celebrate Mother’s day with wine and chocolate at Deep Water Vineyard! Spend Saturday, May 11th with perfect pairings of four wines with a box of four chocolates. For tasting start times and more information, visit their event here.
Head out for a Sunday-Funday on King Street May 12th for Second Sunday on King! Enjoy vendors, music and a car-free – King Street. Check the website for more details of the day and a free parking voucher!
Work hard and play hard on the beach! Join the Poe’s Tavern crew on May 18th to help clean up the beach on Sullivan’s Island. Click here for more information.For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston, South Carolina’s historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces with performances by renowned artists as well as emerging performers in opera; theater; dance; and chamber, symphonic, choral, and jazz music. Now approaching its 43rd season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival. This year’s festival starts on May 23rd. For more information on the festival and events, head over to their website.