What To Do In Charleston, SC In May

Charleston is known for its beauty and friendly people. May is the month when Charleston residents and thousands of visitors are in the city to celebrate culture, the arts, and history. If you’re looking to move to Charleston soon to experience these events, contact Drew Sineath & Associates Inc. to find the perfect Charleston home.

North Charleston Arts Festival
Kick off the month with free entertainment, exhibits, and programs at the Charleston Area Convention Center. For the past 30 years, the North Charleston Arts Festival has celebrated the importance of art. The event is listed as one of the Top 20 Events by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Charleston Cinco De Mayo
This annual festival celebrating Hispanic culture with food, music, and dancing will be held downtown at 375 Meeting Street on Saturday, May 6, 7-11 p.m. The festival began in 2006 with a mission to bring togetherness between the diverse communities in the city. The festival also promotes awareness of the Trident Literacy Association and raises funds for the programs they provide.

Charleston Greek Festival
The Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church at 30 Race Street is the site for the Charleston Greek Festival. The festival begins Friday, May 12, 5 p.m. – 10 p.m. Visitors can also attend Saturday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon – 6 p.m. Food vendors will be there selling Greek favorites including gyro, lamb, moussaka, and baklava. Also featured are dancers, wine tasting, and a church tour. This year marks the 47th year for the festival.

Spoleto Festival
Spoleto Festival USA is Charleston’s best-known festival that kicks off on Memorial Day weekend. Tatyana’s Ball is Until June 11, visitors can attend special opera, theater music, and dance performances. This year includes:
• A rendition of Samuel Beckett’s masterpiece Waiting for Godot featuring the internationally acclaimed Druid theater company and directed by Garry Hynes.
• Three-time Grammy winner and Tony winner Dee Bridgewater leads off the Wells Fargo Jazz series with a Festival-eve concert
• Antonio Vivaldi’s most popular 18-th century opera, Farnace will premiere. The opera is directed by Garry Hynes and conducted by David Bates.
• A new dance group will make its debut this year. Israeli choreographers Hillel Kogan, Sharon Eyal, and Gai Behar will perform cutting-edge works including We Love Arabs (Kogan) and OCD Love (Eyal and Behar for company L-E-V).

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