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Charleston Festivities THIS WEEKEND: 5/6-5/8

By May 6, 2016 September 29th, 2016 Current events

Charleston Festivities - Friday May 6th-May 8th

Charleston Festivities on Friday, May 6th

El Galeon Ship Tour – The El Galeon tour is a self-guided walking tour of the ship. Once aboard, you are free to roam above and below the decks (5 total), talk to the current crew members (real sailors living on board), and absorb dozens of interactive exhibits, videos, historical documents and displays.

Where: Charleston Maritime Center

When: May 6 -8, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

46th Annual Charleston Greek Festival – where you can enjoy Greek food, wine, music, dancing and fun! The Festival is Mother’s Day weekend at The Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity – 30 Race Street. Grab your family and friends and enjoy the festival as Charleston becomes “GREEK FOR THE WEEKEND!”

Where: Greek Orthodox Church, downtown Charleston

When: Friday, May 6th (11 a.m. – 6 p.m.) – Sunday May 8th

First Friday’s on Broad – Located along Historic Broad Street, Gallery Row opens its doors for “First Fridays on Broad” and a variety of other events hosted by the 16 galleries, restaurants, and boutiques on the Row.

Where: 1 Broad Street, downtown Charleston

When: Friday, 5 – 8 p.m.

Party at The Point with Machine Funk – Machine Funk “Tribute to Widespread Panic” was formed in the summer of 2006 in Florence, SC. The band tours the southeast, night after night their set lists are never the same. Tickets: $7.00. Cash Only for entry and food/beer inside the venue.

Where: Patriots Point – Mt. Pleasant

When: Friday, 5:30 p.m.

Palmetto Brewing Loading Dock Music Series – Join Palmetto Brewing for the 2016 Loading Dock Music Series. Live shows every Friday at 289 Huger St. Performances begin at 6, and the music goes until close at 10PM!

Where: Palmetto Brewing, downtown Charleston

When: Friday, 6 p.m.

Charleston Night Market – Area ​Artists and Artisans will take over the Charleston City Market as  THE NIGHT MARKET continues this weekend! The Night Market is located in the Charleston City Market, Charleston’s #1 most visited attraction; a venue where over 50 area artisans, artists, food vendors, and local musicians gather together, each Friday, Saturday & night, to create a memorable evening. 6:30 pm-10:30 pm.

Where: Charleston City Market, downtown Charleston

When:  Friday, 6:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.

Charleston RiverDogs Home Game – We’re having a surprise party for Darius Rucker, the Charleston native, as he rings in his 50th birthday this month, and YOU are invited.  Also, the RiverDogs celebrate the Boy Scouts of the Lowcountry… Scout’s Honor! Wear red to the box office to support the military and save $1 off your ticket OR donate that dollar to the Wounded Warrior Corps.

Where: Joseph P. Riley Jr. Stadium, Charleston

When: Friday, 7:05 p.m.

Movies in Marion Square: Pitch Perfect -This week’s movie is Inside Out brought to you by Terrace Theater. The fun starts at 6 pm and as always, it’s FREE. The Movie will start at dark. Delicious treats brought to you D’Allesandro’s Pizza, Kickin’ Chicken, Roti Rolls, Corys Grilled Cheese, T&T Kettle Corn Sweet Lulu’s Bakery On Wheels and more! Plus Samuel Adams beer and wine will be available for sale!

Where: Marion Square, downtown Chareston

When: 8 p.m. or when it’s dark

Charleston Festivities on Saturday, May 7th

Month of Man Fishing Tournament – Free to attend and compete (limited registration). Food and drink available to purchase. All M.o.M. Members can attend to watch and get points for attendance. All M.o.M. Members can explore Charles Towne Landing after the tournament for free.

Where: Charles Towne Landing

When: Saturday, 6:00 a.m.

Charleston Farmers Market – Located in Marion Square in the heart of Historic District in Downtown Charleston, SC, the CFM is open each Saturday, from April 9th through November 26th, 8 AM to 2 PM. There are a variety of local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers as well as breakfast and lunch vendors, live entertainment and an assortment of juried arts and crafts from local artisans.

Where: Marion Square, downtown Charleston

When: Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Johns Island Homegrown Farmers Market – The aim of Homegrown is to be a point of sustainable connection for the Lowcountry community. Homegrown also holds a mission of bringing interactive ways to educate your community on the health and environmental benefits of making sustainable choices. Homegrown offers classes, demos, and interactive opportunities for locals to be active in making sustainable choices in their lives.

Where: 3546 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island

When: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

N. Charleston Art Fest – Take advantage of the many fantastic performances, exhibits, and activities taking place April 29-May 7 at the North Charleston art festival. The event has matured into one of the most comprehensive arts festivals in South Carolina featuring nine full days of free and ticketed programming throughout the City.

Where: Various locations around Charleston

When: Saturday, opens 9:30 a.m.

Palmetto Brewgrass Festival – Palmetto Brewing and Awendaw Green present a celebration of great BEER and BLUEGRASS. Downtown Charleston May 7 and 8, 2016. Food truck will be Short Grain.

Where: Palmetto Brewing Co. – downtown Charleston

When: Saturday, Music starts at 1 p.m.

Kentucky Derby @ Bay Street Biergarten – Dust off those big hats for a hat contest like no other – decorate your floppy hat like your favorite drink/bier and the most creative hat will win hands down. Winner receives a $25 gift card.  And we aren’t stopping there, ride your bikes to the party and enter our Slow Ride competition with New Belgium Brewery.

Where: Bay Street Biergarten, downtown Charleston

When: Saturday, 5 p.m.

Kentucky Derby @ Tavern & Table – Listen to tunes from The Moonshiners while sipping on mint juleps, enjoying a hot brown from Chef Katie and enjoying the best two minutes in sports. Want to go home with a $100 Tavern Gift Card? Enter our horse picking contest at the party or online. Make sure to dress to impress, because we’re off to the races and your big hat could win you a gift card!

Where: Tavern & Table – Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant

When: Saturday, 5 p.m.

Kentucky Derby @ The Alley – Enjoy our pre Derby party with live bluegrass music from The Bluestone Ramblers, Bulleit Bourbon Mint Juleps and our special Kentucky Derby food menu. Feeling lucky? Enter our FREE Sports Book /horse contest (pick the horse for a chance to win a custom Affordabike beach cruiser).

Where: The Alley, downtown Charleston 

When: Saturday, 5 p.m.

Charleston RiverDogs Home Game – Start your night with player autographs on the concourse and after the game, stick around for Midget Wrestling featuring Micro Championship Wrestling. Join the RiverDogs as we celebrate the girls scouts of the Lowcountry.

Where: Joseph P. Riley Jr. Stadium, Charleston

When: Saturday, 6:05 p.m.

11th Annual Charleston Cinco de Mayo Festival – Carolina’s largest Cinco de Mayo celebration brought to you by Hoffman Law Firm. 2016 LINEUP: Amarfis, Orquesta Mayor, Mariachi Band, Dance Exhibitions , DJ Luigi of Latin Groove Charleston. Performances will be held rain or shine under the roof of the bus shed . Southend Brewery & Smokehouse will be this year’s official after party venue for Cinco de Mayo Festival.

Where: Visitors Center Bus Shed, downtown Charleston

When: Saturday, 7 p.m.

Charleston Festivities on Sunday, May 8th (MOTHERS DAY!)

Just Ducky: Mother’s Day @ T & T – Ducks are $50 a piece, and 100% of the proceeds will go towards women’s cancer research at Hollings Cancer Center. (Only 200 ducks available) Take mom to brunch, buy her a duck, and then at 1:30pm step out to the dock to watch our exciting rubber duck race happen.

Where: Tavern & Table – Shem Creek, Mt. Pleasant

When: Sunday, 11 a.m.

Mother’s Day @ Bay Street Biergarten – It’s time to celebrate the wonderful moms we have in our lives. This Mother’s Day take your mom to the Garten for a special Sunday brunch to thank them for everything they do. Every mom who walks in the door will get their first mimosa for free.

Where: Bay Street Biergarten, downtown Charleston

When: Sunday, 11 a.m.

Bowling with Mom @ The Alley – Let’s beat the heat this Mother’s Day and bring mom to the alley for a free game of bowling. The whole family bowls one free game as long as they bring mom with them to say thanks for everything she does. And the fun doesn’t stop there, mom and dad can also enjoy $3 mimosas and bloody mary’s until 5pm.

Where: The Alley, downtown Charleston 

When: Sunday, 11 a.m.

Sunday Brunch Farmers Market – This is an opportunity specifically for small producers and new and beginning businesses who source locally to sell amongst their peers and to develop their market base. There will be live music and tons of local vendors. Please come out and support us!

Where: The Charleston Pour House

When: Sunday, 11 a.m.

Second Sunday on King Street (Truck Brunch) – Join Sweet Lulu’s Bakery On Wheels and Roti Rolls for a tasty food truck brunch.  Every 2nd Sunday of the month, King Street is closed to traffic for a big ole free and fun street party. Join two of Charleston’s best food trucks for a seated brunch.

Where: 174 King Street, downtown Charleston 

When: Sunday, 12 p.m.

PBR & Dixie Vodka Tropical Sunday @ Republic – Warm weather is here to stay so that means it’s time for a refreshing PBR manmosa and delicious Dixie Vodka Bloody Mary. May 8th PBR will be making it’s first ever appearance at Republic Garden & Lounge. Come out for a PBR beach swag raffle and tropical jams by DJ Kilgo will start at 4 pm and The Strawberry Squad.

Where: Republic Garden & Lounge, downtown Charleston

When: Sunday, 12 p.m.

Charleston RiverDogs Home Game – Spend a day at the park with Mom, as we celebrate Mother’s day at the Joe. Your RiverDogs will be wearing their new specialty uniforms displaying “Holy City” across their fronts and the new HC emblem on their caps, as the RiverDogs celebrate Charleston’s “Ho

ly City” moniker.

Where: Joseph P. Riley Jr. Stadium, Charleston

When: Sunday, 5:05 p.m.

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