The 7th Annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival, Race the Landing series, North Charleston Arts Festival and Charleston Spring Triathlon Series are coming up this May 2014.
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Charleston SC May 2014 Events:
2014 Race The Landing
May 1 & 8, 2014
June 5 & 12, 2014
July 10, 2014
Before there was a bridge, there was the landing. This season, you’re invited to the second annual Race The Landing 5K race series, where the original settlers of Charles Towne made their home. There will be food, beer, awards for 5 year age groups and 5 deep, live music, commemorative gifts and door prizes. Bring the kids, this is a family event. Call 843-224-7878 for more information.
Gibbes on the Street Party
May 1, 2014 from 7:30PM - 10PM
Meeting Street will be transformed into a multi-cultural bazaar where East meets West!
The festive affair in the middle of Meeting Street will celebrate the vibrant visual and culinary culture of the Eastern Mediterranean region known as the Levant. Imagine a marketplace perfumed with the scents and spices of delicious treats, and bejeweled with richly dyed textiles and glittering lights. You will be transported to a place rich in history that has impacted the arts for centuries. Call 843-722-2706 for more information.
7th Annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival
May 3, 2014
The 7th Annual Charleston Dragon Boat Festival at Brittlebank Park has it all. A fierce competition, a huge party and a celebration of cancer survivors, all benefiting the cancer survivor programs of Dragon Boat Charleston. This is the Lowcountry’s most unique and fabulous event. It’s hard to describe the creative costumes, colorful tents, strenuous paddling, delicious food and fun all set against the backdrop of the gorgeous Ashley River. You just got to see it! So, come on out for a crazy day of fun on the Ashley River with friends, family and co-workers. Click here for additional information.
FAM JAM 2014 at the Children's Museum of the Lowcountry
May 3, 2014 from 10AM - 2PM
FAM JAM celebrates the power of play and shows children and their families that being active can be fun. With childhood obesity rates in South Carolina at an all-time high, CML and FAM JAM 2014 allow families to spend the day competing in a series of fun-filled physical challenges and enjoying engaging activities that provide trustworthy and compelling information about healthy and active living. Call 843-853-8962 for more information.
Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry Show
May 3 - 4, 2014
Mark your calendar for the Intergalactic Bead and Jewelry Show in Charleston, SC. Visitors will find dazzling emeralds, rare rubies, gorgeous freshwater pearls and more. Intergalactic Bead & Jewelry show exhibitors will feature unique products at the Charleston Area Convention Center. Plus, visitors will have the opportunity to take a calss while enjoying the show! Call 843-529-5000 for more information about this exciting event.
North Charleston Arts Festival
May 3 - 4, 2014
The North Charleston Arts Festival is a 2 day event held at the Charleston Area Convention Center Campus. There will be hundreds of art exhibits, arts and crafts for the kids, music and bands, theatre performances and more. Plus, there will be food vendors offering lunch and snacks for purchase. The entire family is invited to this free Charleston event! Call 843-529-5000 for more information.
Live Performances at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center
May 6, 2014: Alice In Chains with special guest Monster Truck
May 9, 2014: Anthony Hamilton
May 10, 2014: REO Speedwagon with special guest Mark Bryan
Mark your calendar so that you can see these live performances coming up at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center. Call 843-529-5000 for ticket information.
50 Shades The Musical
May 16, 2014 at 8PM
A resounding hit in Chicago and New York, and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL opens with a ladies book club deciding to read Fifty Shades of Grey. Through their interpretation of the novel, the audience is led on an uproarious roller coaster ride of this unlikely bestseller. The show is full of dance numbers and original songs delivered by an outrageous cast with a live, on-stage band. Call the North Charleston Performing Arts Center at 843-529-5000 for tickets.
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour
May 16 - 17, 2014
The Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour, one of the top 10 grossing music tours of all time, will be here in North Charleston on Friday, May 16 and Saturday, May 17 at the North Charleston Coliseum. Created by Cirque du Soleil and directed by Jamie King, THE IMMORTAL World Tour is a departure from the company’s previous touring shows. Featuring 49 international dancers, musicians, and acrobats, it is presented in a rock concert format that combines the excitement and innovation of Michael Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil’s unparalleled creativity. Call 843-529-5000 for tickets.
3rd Annual Charleston Beer Garden
May 17, 2014 from 12PM - 8PM
The 3rd annual Festival of the Suds returns to Brittlebank Park on Saturday, May 17. Charleston's largest pop-up beer garden features 30+ craft brews, beer olympics, Earth Fare Beer School, Homebrewers' Village, Charleston City Paper VIP Grove, and live music all day long. A portion of the proceeds from this event benefit Pet Helpers! Click here to buy tickets for this Charleston event.
Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series
May 18, 2014
June 15, 2014
July 6 & 27, 2014
August 10, 2014
Now in its 24th year, the five-race Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series features a .3-mile swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K run. Over 30,000 people have raced in CSTS over the years, and the Charleston Metro Sports Council has named the series as one of the Top 10 Charleston Signature Sport Events. Click here to register for this Charleston event.
NPC Junior USA
May 24, 2014
The NPC Junior USA Bodybuilding Championship prejudging begins at 8:30AM on May 24, 2014 at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.Doors open at 8AM and tickets are available now for $30 per person. Call 843-529-5000 to reserve your seat today!
Big Time Wrestling
May 31, 2014
Some of wrestling's biggest stars are coming to Charleston for an evening that you will never forget. 16x World Heavyweight Champion, The Legendary "Nature Boy" Ric Flair and The Hardy Boyz headline Big Time Wrestling's debut in North Charleston. Watch Matt and Jeff "The Hardy Boyz" in tag team action as well as Jimmy "Boogie Woogie Man", The Barbarian, Flex Armstrong and more. Plus, there will be a special in ring appearance by "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair. Call 843-529-5000 to purchase your tickets!
Charleston SC Events