Thursday, May 17, 2012

Charleston SC Memorial Day Weekend Events

Looking for things to do in Charleston, SC Memorial Day Weekend? Plan to attend these exciting Charleston events happening Memorial Day Weekend 2012! If you are visiting from out of town, we invite you to visit Charleston SC Events for a list of local attractions and special hotel discounts.

Memorial Day Weekend Concert Series
May 25 - 27, 2012
Freshfields Village is holding a special 2012 Memorial Day Weekend Celebration. Join them for three nights of FREE live music on the Village Green! Each night from 6PM - 9PM, guests will enjoy a free live concert featuring Skate Rink Jukebox on May 25th, Rum Punch Bandits on May 26th, and Shem Creek Boogie Band on May 27th! Don't forget to bring a blanket or a beach chair!
Spoleto Festival USA
May 25 - June 10, 2012
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. This 17 day festival is now approaching its 36th season. Spoleto Festival USA is internationally recognized as America's premier performing arts festival. Do not miss out on your chance to participate in this annual Charleston event!

Southeastern Beard & Moustache Championships
May 26, 2012 from 6:00PM to 2:00AM
The Holy City Beard & Moustache Society is gearing up for the 3rd Annual Southeastern Beard & Stache Championships! They have moved to Music Farm, which is a much bigger location. Their goal is to raise $10K for charity at this 2012 event. There is a welcome party Friday night at the Recovery Room, a Holy City Brewery tasting / tour on Saturday, and a brunch on Sunday at the Pour House. Proceeds from this event benefit the Lowcountry Women with Wings charity. 
Memorial Day Concert - Marion Square
May 28, 2012 at 3:00PM
The Charleston Community Band will be performing at Marion Square on Memorial Day to honor the veterans and members of the armed forces. The Charleston Community Band is an entirely volunteer, non-profit organization, now in its 35th year of operation. This Memorial Day Concert is also a Piccolo Spoleto Festival event.

How will you be celebrating Memorial Day Weekend in Charleston? If your Charleston business is offering a special Memorial Day Weekend event or discount, please contact us so that we can include your special offer in our blog. Don't forget to share pictures and stories about your Memorial Day Weekend adventures with our Facebook community. We look forward to hearing from you. Have a very happy and safe Memorial Day Weekend!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mother's Day 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina

Mother's Day 2012 is Sunday, May 13th and Charleston, South Carolina is getting ready to celebrate Mom's all over the city. Take a glance at these Charleston, SC Mother's Day ideas and start planning your Mom's special day today!

Mother's Day Staycation in Charleston, South Carolina
Treat your Mom to a special weekend Staycation right here in Charleston, South Carolina. Mom will get to escape from reality and relax during this special May holiday. Our local hotel partners offer great discount rates and packages that will allow you to plan the perfect weekend for your Mom at very affordable rates! Enjoy free breakfast, free wireless internet, and an indoor pool & fitness center at these local Charleston hotels. Plan your Mom's 2012 Mother's Day Charleston Staycation today!

Happy Mothers Day Photo
Mother's Day Riverboat Cruise
Mother's Day Brunch is always a fun way to celebrate your Mom on this special occasion. This year, how about having brunch on a riverboat cruise? Enjoy a 'New Orleans' style buffet on a special harbor cruise with live music on board the Carolina Queen. Guests will board at 11AM and the brunch and cruise will be from 11:30AM - 1:30PM. Get your tickets today! 

Moms' Run 5K & Family Fun Day
Celebrate mothers everywhere by running, walking or volunteering at the 2012 Moms' Run! The Ruth Rhoden Craven Foundation exists to create awareness of postpartum depression, inspire treatment, and break stigmas associated with this widespread illness. What better way to honor your  mom and all mothers than by celebrating an organization that celebrates the trials and smiles of motherhood! Click here for additional information.
Mother's Day Weekend Getaway
Have you and your Mom been to Riverbanks Zoo & Garden? Riverbanks Zoo is one of South Carolina's favorite attractions! Why not plan a weekend getaway to Columbia, South Carolina to relax, unwind, and visit the Zoo? Take advantage of great Riverbanks Zoo & Garden Hotel Packages to plan the perfect weekend escape for you and your Mom!

Mother's Day Flowers in Charleston, South Carolina
Mother's Day flowers are always a wonderful gift for your Mom on this special holiday occasion. Local florists including Creech's Florist and Mcgraths Ivy League Florist are offering great Mother's Day bouquets that will be perfect for your Mom!

Whether you are celebrating Mother's Day in Charleston or planning a weekend getaway, we hope that you and your family enjoy celebrating this special occasion.

Happy Mother's Day!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

May 2012 Charleston South Carolina Events

Happy May Everyone!
Charleston, South Carolina is getting ready for a month full of exciting local events. Whether you are a member of the local community or visiting from out of town, we encourage you to attend as many of these Charleston events as possible! If you are visiting from out of town, check out the hotel deals and free activities listed on Are you attending or hosting a May event? Contact us with event details and we will promote your Charleston event on our website!

Featured Events
The NASCAR Pit Stop Tour is roaring into Triple-T Freight-liner, Sterling, Western Star of Charleston on May 15, 2012. Come to this exciting event to see the #12 Dodge Challenger & hear the engine as it roars to life. Check out great deals on Alliance Truck Parts and get a FREE photo of yourself with the car. Next up is the Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise with Charleston Harbor Tours on May 31, 2012. Enjoy a Thursday night cruise with family and friends that features a delicious Home Team BBQ Buffet and live blues music by Shrimp City Slim!

Charleston Museums
Join us at Carolina's Oldest Public Building on May 11 - 13, 2012 for the Colonial-Maritime Weekend. Visit The Powder Magazine and the tall ship HMS Bounty (Charleston Maritime Center) and learn more about Charleston's rich colonial-maritime history. There will be a book signing / lecture and a special theatrical performance of The Gentleman Pirate! 

Family Friendly Events
Join Charleston Pirate Tours every Saturday for a special Saturday Storytelling event at the Powder Magazine Museum! Noted pirate historian, Eric Lavender, brings Charleston's Golden Age of Piracy to life with stories of Blackbeard's most notorious exploit, the blockade of Charles Towne, the capture and execution of Stede Bonnet, and much more! Does your family enjoy fishing? Get ready for the Summer Pier Kickoff Tournament at Folly Beach Fishing Pier on May 19th! Prizes will be awarded for Adult Angler, Lady Angler, Youth Angler (12 and under), Senior Angler (60 and over) and more! 

Pet Friendly Events
James Island County Park dog park is hosting Yappy Hour on May 17th from 4:00PM to sunset. There will be live music and beverages available for purchase. Just pay the regular gate admission upon arrival and this pet friendly event is free! 

Sports & Outdoor Adventures
The Atlantic Cup is the only dedicated Class40 sailing race in the United States. From Charleston, competitors will race double-handed to New York City. There will be a 4 - 5 day stop over in New York before the race restarts May 19th and competitors sprint to Newport, Rhode Island. Boats will be available for viewing 9AM - 5PM at City Marina from May 7 - 10th. Come check them out! Looking to participate in an outdoor adventure? Bring your horse, camping gear, and supplies for two nights of camping and trail riding on 20 miles of beautiful, wooded trails on the Mullet Hall Open Trail Ride. Check out the website for additional information about this event scheduled for May 25 - 27th!

If you love the theatre, Charleston is the place for you! There are several local theatres in the Charleston area and a wide variety of shows and performances scheduled for May 2012. Upcoming shows include Dinner With Friends, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Charley's Aunt, God of Carnage, and more. Visit the Charleston Theatre website for a list of upcoming shows, times, and ticket information.

Enjoy these wonderful Charleston events coming up in May 2012. Let us know which events you attend by sharing comments, pictures, or videos on our Facebook wall! We look forward to hearing from you!

Danielle Snyder
Charleston SC Events