The sun is out to greet us every day, flowers are in full bloom, and endless Charleston events await us. It’s one of our favorite times of the year. We love farmers markets and outdoor brunch, plus we have a host of events keeping us busy and out enjoying this this beautiful month of May in the Holy City.
Our Favorite Charleston Events
Concerts, street dances, fine art, photography, film, public art installations, lectures, workshops, antique show, kids’ activities and fireworks finale.
The CGA First Friday Artwalks are back from 5-8pm on the First Friday of the month. Visit more than 40 participating galleries during this free evening artwalk. Visit the website for a map.
Join the Town of McClellanville for a celebration of shrimp and a blessing of the fleet at the Robert E. Ashley Boat Landing on Jeremy Creek. Live music, local shrimp, frogmore stew, barbecue, hot dogs and beer plus more than 45 local artisans and children’s play area.
Enjoy Greek food, music, folk dance performances, cultural exhibits and tours of Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 30 Race St. in Charleston.
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 47th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival.
Annual arts festival running alongside the bigger Spoleto Festival, with events across the city featuring local and other southern performing and visual artists.
Try One of These New Charleston Restaurants
Baker & Brewer, 94 Stuart Street, Charleston
What do you get when you combine a pizzeria with a brewery? EVO Pizzeria and Holy City Brewing bring you Baker & Brewer! Sip on some brews, chow down on wood fired pizza. You can also choose to get coffee and dessert at this location.
Betty Lou’s Bistro, 2408 Ashley River Road, Charleston
This quaint new dining location in West Ashley offers fresh, casual food and high-end wine at affordable prices. You can nibble on brussels sprout caesar salad ‘or take a big bite our of Betty Lou’s burger drenched in gruyere cheese, garlic aioli, bacon, and tomato-onion chutney.