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Events in May-June 2022

Posted On May 5, 2022

Looking to fill your social calendar? We've got the rundown on what to do this spring and summer season.

Charleston RiverDogs 

Through September

Play ball! Fresh off of their first championship in franchise history, the Charleston RiverDogs have set their sights on a repeat in 2022. Enjoy a night at the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park in downtown Charleston, one of the premier fields in Minor League Baseball, with a view of the Charleston Harbor. The 2022 schedule features 66 home games—including on Mother’s Day on May 8—on Tuesday-Sunday each week with Mondays off. Standard start times for RiverDogs home games will be 7:05 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, 6:05 p.m. on Saturday and 5:05 p.m. on Sunday. 360 Fishburne St. Ticket prices vary. www.milb.com/charleston.

Charleston Battery Soccer

Various dates in May and June

Founded in 1993, the Battery are one of the oldest continuously operating professional soccer clubs in the United States. Enjoy the season in their new home stadium at Patriots Point Soccer Complex in Mt. Pleasant, minutes from downtown, with breathtaking views of the Charleston harbor and Ravenel Bridge. 85 Patriots Point Rd. Tickets start at $12. www.charlestonbattery.com

Charleston Farmers Market

Every Saturday 

The Charleston Farmers Market in Marion Square downtown is held every Saturday from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Enjoy a bounty of fresh local produce, prepared and packaged food vendors, artisans, crafters, live music and activities for the kids. 329 Meeting St.

West Ashley Farmers Market

Wednesdays

The West Ashley Farmers Market is held at Ackerman Park every Wednesday afternoon. The market includes fresh local produce, prepared and packaged food vendors, live music, a rotating schedule of food trucks and free parking. 3-7 p.m. 55 Sycamore Avenue.

Sip & Stroll at Middleton Place

May 4, 11 & 18

Sip and stroll at the America's oldest landscaped gardens. Middleton Place staff will pour old and new world wines to sample throughout the evening while gardens are explored. 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. Tickets are $30; $25 for Foundation members and $35/$25 at the door. Tickets are available at www.middletonplace.org under the events tab. 4300 Ashley River Rd.

Sounds of Charleston

May 4, 11 & 18

Enjoy the music of Charleston’s rich history at historic Circular Congregational Church, from gospel spirituals to jazz, music of George Gershwin to Civil War camp songs and light classics of the St. Cecelia Society. 7 p.m. - 8:15 p.m. Adult tickets are $28; Seniors (62+) $26; Children 3-7 are free. Tickets are available at the Charleston Visitor Center, by calling 843-270-4903 or visiting www.soundofcharleston.com.

North Charleston Arts Fest

May 4-8

The North Charleston Arts Fest features five days of free events highlighting regional and local artists and performers in the areas of dance, music, theatre, visual arts and literature. Produced by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, residents and visitors are invited to experience a diverse array of performances, children’s programs, public art, workshops, exhibitions, and activities in a variety of indoor and outdoor venues. Visit www.northcharlestonartsfest.com/events for a full lineup. 

Yappy Hour

May 5 & 12

Enjoy live music with your pup at Charleston County Parks. Alcohol will be available for purchase. 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Yappy Hour will be held on May 5 at Wannamaker County Park, 8888 University Blvd. and May 12 at James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Dr.

Fee: $2. Free for Gold Pass holders. 

19th Annual Mom’s Run + Family Fun Day 

May 7

Postpartum Support Charleston’s annual 5K Moms’ Run is its largest fundraiser, allowing the organization to further its mission of providing support and resources to women and their families struggling with maternal mental illnesses. Registration fees for the 5K are $30 for adults, $40 for adults with a stroller, $25 for the child’s 5K and $20 for the child dash. The race is at Philip Simmons High School, 3080 River Village Crossing Drive. Race starts at 8:30 a.m. www.ppdsupport.org.

Derby Party Fundraiser

May 7
A Derby Party benefitting Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding will include an open bar and specialty cocktails, Southern fare, contests, horse betting raffles, live music, premium viewing of the big race and a live auction including two rare bottles of Pappy Van Winkle, a Kiawah golf package, Vermont vacation and more. 4- 8 p.m. Tickets are $200. Hats and bowties encouraged. Founder's Hall, 1500 Old Towne Rd.

Live at Firefly

May 17

Firefly Distillery is kicking off its concert season lineup, Live at Firefly, which includes national touring and Grammy-award winning musicians. Each show offers a fun, outdoor concert experience at the distillery in Park Circle with sunset views over the marsh and libations for purchase. The May 17 concert will be Sylvan Esso. Doors open at 6 p.m., the concert starts at 7 p.m. Vist www.fireflydistillery.com for a full lineup.

Blues Traveler

May 18

For over 30 years, the four original members of Blues Traveler—John Popper, Chandler Kinchla, Brendan Hill, and the late Bobby Sheehan—have released 13 studio albums, selling more than 10 million albums worldwide. The concert on May 18 will feature Popper’s iconic harmonica playing and special guest Danielle Howle. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tickets are $39.50 - $59.50. Charleston Music Hall, 37 John St., Charleston. www.charlestonmusichall.com

Wine on the Piazza

May 19

The Edmondston-Alston House located on the Battery downtown will provide guests wine on the second-story piazza overlooking the Charleston Harbor to enjoy the spring weather. Enjoy a self-guided tour of the Edmondston-Alston House. 21 East Battery. Tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance. $25-$30. www.middletonplace.org.

Warrior Surf Foundation Charity Golf Classic

May 21

Warrior Surf Foundation will hold its sixth annual charity golf classic at Wild Dunes Resort’s Harbor Course. All proceeds will support the group’s free 12-week program for veterans and their families, which consists of surf instruction, one-on-one wellness coaching and yoga promoting resiliency, positive psychology and goal setting. An opening night dinner will be held on Friday, May 20 from 6-10 p.m. Dinner tickets sold separately. Registration and lunch the day of begins at 11 a.m., with a shotgun start at 1 p.m., followed by the winner announcement at 6 p.m. Multi-level sponsorships available. Wild Dunes Resort
200 Grand Pavilion Blvd., Isle of Palms. https://warriorsurf.rallyup.com/E

Spring Music on the Green

May 27

Head to the Village Green at Freshfields Village on Kiawah for a free outdoor concert featuring The Andy Masker Band. Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and. Every Friday from 6 – 9 p.m.165 Village Green Lane, Kiawah Island. www.freshfieldsvillage.com.

Spoleto Festival USA

May 27 – June 12

For 17 days and nights each spring, Spoleto Festival USA fills Charleston’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 46th season, Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America’s premier performing arts festival. For a full schedule and tickets, visit www.spoletousa.org. 

Piccolo Spoleto Festival 

May 27 - June 12

A complementary festival to Spoleto Festival USA, Piccolo Spoleto offers mostly admission-free events throughout downtown Charleston each day of Spoleto's 17-day festival season. Produced and directed by the City of Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, Piccolo Spoleto showcases thousands of local and regional artists and more than 700 arts events—literary, visual and performing arts—against the international backdrop of Spoleto Festival USA. A full schedule and lineup will be announced in early May at www.piccolospoleto.com.

Behind the Garden Gate

May 28 & June 4

Join the Garden Conservancy and the Charleston Horticultural Society for the Behind the Garden Gate self-guided garden tours over two Saturdays featuring seven of the Holy City’s finest private gardens. Walls of entwined ivy, dazzling blooms, and sun-dappled fern fronds abound in Charleston’s botanical sanctuaries and cultivated spaces that are all within walking distance of one another. Tickets are $85 and can be purchased online at www.gardenconservancy.org/open-days/charleston-2022.

Reggae Nights Summer Concerts

June 3 & 24

The Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series at James Island County Park features traditional old school roots reggae with a new school attitude in a beautiful outdoor setting. Bring your chairs or blanket. It’s Irie. Gates open at 7:30 p.m.; music from at 8 p.m. – 11 p.m. Tickets are $10 for ages 13 and up, free for ages 12 or under and free for Gold Pass members. 871 Riverland Dr. 

Sunset Harbor Cruise Fundraiser for Charleston Parks

June 4

The Charleston County Park Foundation's annual Sunset Harbor Cruise is a fundraiser for the Park & Recreation Opportunity Fund to provide opportunities for all members of the community to have access to our parks, programs and services. Guests aboard the Charleston Princess will enjoy music, hors d'oeuvres, drinks, and live music with charming views of Charleston Harbor. Boarding will begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. from the Safe Harbor Charleston City Marina. The boat will depart at 7 p.m. and arrive back at the dock at 9 p.m. $95 per person. Purchase tickets online, www.ccprc.com. 7 Lockwood Dr.

Sand Sculpting Competition 

June 11

The Isle of Palms annual sand sculpting competition will be held on front beach from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Come check out the masterpieces. Winners are awarded in many categories including best of children’s, adults, family, architectural and most creative. Registration is open to enter! Teams welcome. Free. www.iop.net to register or call 843-886-8294. 

High Tide Music & Arts Festival

June 25

The inaugural High Tide Music & Arts Festival is a boutique electronic music and lifestyle experience with art, fashion and food and beverage garden. The one-day festival will feature two stages with over 25 DJs, including international headliners. In addition, High Tide will showcase some of the region's best underground and emerging acts from the Carolinas. Ages 21+ Tickets start at $84. 1061 Everglades Ave., North Charleston. www.hightidefestival.com

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