Weekend Events In Charleston On Friday, May 3rd
Striped Pig Distillery Tours and Tastings – Join us for tours & product tastings, Thursday & Friday 3-7 and Saturday 12-5. The last tours begin at 6 P.M. on Thursdays and Fridays and 4 P.M. on Saturdays. We also carry merchandise, and of course, all of our spirits are available for purchase at the distillery as well as in liquor stores and at bars and restaurants in South Carolina.
When: Friday, 3:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Pre-Happy Hour @ Edmund’s Oast -Daily Pre-Happy Hour — from 3:00-4:30 p.m. Enjoy 12-ounce house beers for $3 each and a featured wine by the glass for $3 per half pour and $6 per full pour. Stop by any day of the week to enjoy this!
When: Friday, 3 – 4:30 p.m.
Party at the Point: Ol’55’s & Natty Grass– The Party at the Point concert series will return to the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina for its 20th straight year on April 26th. The events are held each Friday at 6:30 pm through July 5th. In addition to the live music, there are also food and drink vendors, a full cash bar, and great views of the water!
When: Friday, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Charleston City Night Market – The Charleston City Night Market is an exciting showcase of more than 100 talented artists and craftspeople that occurs every Friday and Saturday evening from April – December. The Night Market runs from 6:30 – 10:30 p.m and is a free event that is open to the public.
Where: Charleston City Market
When: Friday, 6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
Silent Disco Under the Oaks – It’s time to dance under the stars – and The Oaks – at the first ever Silent Disco in Mount Pleasant with Quiet Kingz Headphone Events. Join us under the stars as three DJs provide you unparalleled entertainment for the evening! Choose your own music: Oldschool 70’s, 80’s 90’s, Newschool 2000’s – Today, Latin Merengue – Salsa, Beer, wine & snacks available from Burtons Grill. Tickets are $15 per person and are limited to 75.
When: Friday, 7 – 9 p.m.
Name The Music Trivia – Name The Music” is a family-friendly and fun high-energy trivia game where you guess song titles, artists and release dates to win prizes every 1/2 hour… featuring upbeat music from all decades!
When: Friday, 7:30 p.m.
Weekend Events In Charleston On Saturday, May 4th
12th Annual Dragon Boat Festival – The festival showcases 60 amateur teams in a fun day of dragon boat racing. The event is free and open to the public. Come out and enjoy the day featuring costumes, racing, food trucks, and name your own price margherita bar!
When: Saturday, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Charleston Farmer’s Market – Join us every Saturday in beautiful Marion Square and peruse the aisles, where you will enjoy a wide variety of 100+ Local Vendors, including; Farmers & Growers, Sweet & Savory Food Concessions,
When: Saturday, 8 am. – 2 p.m.
19th Annual Bocce Bash for Special Olympics – Teams of 4 will battle it out on the turf for the title of Bocce Bash winners! Team spots are still available. Register today! Sponsorships are available and are a great way to showcase your business in front of hundreds of people. They go fast!
When: Saturday, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Lowcountry Farmers Market – Every week the market will feature fresh produce from local farmers and growers, handmade arts, crafts, food trucks, vendors, music, entertainment and more.
When: Saturday, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Pacific Box & Crate Farmer’s Market – Market runs weekly on Saturdays from 9:00 – 1:00, and is year round, rain or shine. Our regular vendors stock organic produce, raw milk, local eggs, seafood, artisan cheese, kombucha, coffee, and fresh breads, and we have a rotation of artisan vendors.
When: Saturday, 9 a.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.
When: Saturday, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Lewis Barbecue’s Cuatro de Mayo – Guests can enjoy $4 margaritas and Beef Ribs smothered in Hatch red and green Chile and Mexican cheese served with Spanish rice and pinto beans (pictured). The special runs all day and Kentucky Derby fans will find the race on the big screens, too.
When: Saturday, 11:00 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Kenpuppy Derby Party – Join Bay Street Biergarten for the big race. There will be a puppy costume contest, hat contest and “derby cup betting,” for your chance to win a New Belgium Bike all while you enjoy the Derby festivities.
When: Saturday, 11 a.m.
Weekendo de Cinco – Cinco de Mayo falls on a Sunday this year, so we’re going to fiesta all weekend long! SATURDAY:
Wear your party pantalones because we’ll have swag and margaritas flowing. SUNDAY MAY 5: DJ Trevor D. will be keeping us dancing ALL day, spinning tunes from 12pm-8pm at Taco Boy downtown!
When: Saturday, 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Cuatro de Mayo @ Container Bar -During the event we will have a profit of sales donated by the venue, host a live raffle featuring local vendors, local businesses sponsoring the event, music, food trucks plenty of margaritas! Come celebrate and support a great cause!
When: Saturday, 12 – 5 p.m.
May The 4th Be With You – Arts and crafts and activities for kids and adults celebrating Star Wars. Come meet Tuffy Tiger with his friends Cool Ray, the Chick-Fil-A Cow and Charlie the Riverdog! Explore a Charleston Fire Department Fire Truck, bounce house, games and prizes 12-4pm for kids. In the evening, 6pm-9pm there will be a Star Wars Themed trivia contest for adults
When: Saturday, 12- 9 p.m.
Avery Institute Kentucky Derby Event – Put on your best derby attire and step into the winner’s circle. Enjoy cocktails, live entertainment and complimentary hors d’oeuvres on the McAlister Suite balcony as you view the fashionistas, the Charleston skyline and more!
When: Saturday, 4 – 7 p.m.
Derby Party @ Tavern & Table – Tavern & Table is hosting a swanky Kentucky Derby party that you don’t want to miss on Saturday, May 4. While listening to live music from Ben Lewis, you’ll be sipping on a Woodford Reserve Mint Julep ($8) and getring ready for the Best Two Minutes In Sports with multiple chances to take home Tavern gift cards.
When: Saturday, 4 – 10 p.m.
Bluegrass Bash Derby Party -The track conditions for this party are perfect, and there’s more to be excited about than just the best two minutes in sports. Come early and stay late for: Live Music, Best Dressed Contests (Stallion & Filly), Horse Picking Contest for a shot at a custom bike from Affordabike, $8 Woodford Reserve Mint Juleps, A special Derby Menu featuring Kentucky Hot Browns, And a few other surprises you’ll be glad you didn’t miss
When: Saturday, 4 – 8 p.m.
Kentucky Derby Celebration @ The Establishment – Come and enjoy a Saturday evening around the bar and watch the Derby on our video wall, drink $5 Mint Juleps made with Woodford Reserve Bourbon, and snack on chef Matt Canter’s fried chicken skins for only $5. All Derby specials are offered at the bar only.
When: Saturday, 5 – 7:30 p.m.
A Charleston Affair – Graduating students, and their guests will dance under the stars to live music by Fantasy in Cistern Yard and DJ Natty Heavy in Cougar Mall. Gather in Cistern Yard at 8 pm to join Interim President Steve Osborne ’73 in a toast to the Class of 2019, then we’ll sing the alma mater. New this year: an upgraded gourmet menu of Southern delights, expanded craft beer and wine offerings.
When: Saturday, 7 – 10 p.m.
Charleston Battery Home Game vs. Pittsburgh Riverhounds – Come out and enjoy the fun and excitement of another Charleston Battery season! Save up to $5 by purchasing in advance!
When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Gates Open: 90 minutes before kick-off
Weekend Events In Charleston On Sunday, May 5th
Charleston Watches and Coffee – Charleston Watches and Coffee meets the first Sunday of every month to talk watches with local enthusiasts. All watches are welcome!
Where: Vintage Coffee, Mt. Pleasant
When: Sunday 9 a.m.
Cinco de Mayo Party – Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a party that can’t be missed this Sunday, May 5th from 11AM to close. In addition to NBA & NHL playoff action on the screens, you won’t want to miss out on enjoying: Frozen Margaritas – $5 (8oz) and $10 (16oz), $2 Tecate cans, $3, Espolon shots, Half-Price Nachos.
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.
Margarita Brunch – Join us on Cinco de Mayo for a special Mexican infused brunch menu from Chef Ray and a special $5 cocktail menu featuring margaritas, palomas & more. Brunch: 11AM-2PM. Cocktails: 11AM – close”
When: Sunday, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Bendy Brewski Yoga – Accessible and fun Yoga inside the brewery for 45 minutes followed by a flight or pint of craft beer! We always some mats to borrow and your teacher Michele is kind, fun and knowledgeable!
When: Sunday, 10 a.m.
Post & Courier Farmers Market – A weekly farmers and crafters market located in downtown Charleston at the Post and Courier. A market dedicated to bringing farm fresh foods, handmade goods, and the best local food trucks to Downtown Charleston every Sunday.
When: Sunday, 10 a.m. – 2 p.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.
Sunday Funday Oyster Roast – Join the Container Bar every Sunday from 2-5pm for the Sunday Funday Oyster Roast. They will be roasting $15 all you can eat oysters and serving up $5 Bloody Marys. See you there!
When: Sunday, 2 – 5 p.m.
Republic Patio Party – Party Starts at 3:00, Dan’s Tramp stamp and the Money bags are bringing the heat starting at 4:00. We have incredible drink specials from Tito’s, Lunazul, Don Q, Bud Light, Truly, and House Sparkling!
When: Sunday, 3 – 11 p.m.