Local Events in Charleston, SC May 2016

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On Your Mark … Set … Swim … Cycle … Run … Go … to the Charleston Sprint Triathlon| Charleston, SC

Swimmers, Bikers, and Runners head on over to James Island County Park for the 26th Annual Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series. For the dedicated sports and fitness enthusiasts, the five-race triathlon series features a 600-yard freshwater swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5k flat run. If you cannot participate as an athlete this year, come anyway and cheer on your neighbors. Participants can register for three, four, or five races prior to each race date before 2PM on Fridays. On-site registration is also available on Saturdays prior to each race.

 

Event Details at a Glance:

Event: 26th Annual Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series

When: Sundays on May 22, June 19, July 10, July 31, and August 14.

Time: 7:15AM

Where: James Island County Park

More Information: (843) 762-2172 or online at Triathlon Series Website

Price: $60 per individual race; discounts available for multiple races.

 


 

Bear Awareness Day | Charleston, SC

School is almost out and summer is about to start. This means that camping season is just around the corner. For families and groups that enjoy outdoor adventures, it is time to get camping equipment ready and start planning your trips to the campsites in and around the Charleston area.

In addition to humans visiting campgrounds, the bears, raccoons, and other critters call the great outdoors their home. Learn how to bear-proof your campsite and keep camp animals from sleeping over. The event, run by the Animal Forest Keepers, helps campers make their tent and campsites less attractive to camp dwellers by providing “bear proofing” tips and techniques to unwanted visitors away.

Event Details at a Glance:

Event: Bear Awareness Day

When: Saturday, May 21, 2016

Time: 2PM

Where: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site | 1500 Old Towne Road

More Information: (843) 852-4200 or online at the Bear Awareness event Website

Price: Free admission

 


Party at the Point Happy Hour | Charleston, SC

Back for its 16th season, Party at the Point is a spring into summer happy hour concert series that runs weekly on Fridays at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina. Starting at 5:30 PM, the musical acts take the stage at 6:30 PM. The happy hour features a cash bar, including draft specials, followed by live music at 6:30 PM. Show tickets are available at the gate for $7.00. Parking is free and valet parking is available for $5.00.

2016 Party at the Point Spring/Summer Lineup:
May 20- Dangermuffin with Trongone Band
May 27- The Dave Matthews Tribute Band
June 3- Sol Driven Train with Fowlers Mustache
June 10- Scarlet Begonias “A Tribute To The Grateful Dead”
June 17- Sibling Rivalry with The Steppin Stones and The High Divers
June 24- The Blue Dogs with Whiskey Run
July 1- Banana Pancakes “A Tribute to Jack Johnson”

Event Details at a Glance:

Event: Party at the Point

When: Fridays through July 1st.

Time: 5:30 PM

Where: Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina

More Information: (843) 284-7022 or online at the Party at the Point Website

Price: $7.00 per show; Free Parking; Valet parking available for $5


7th Annual Southeastern Beard & Moustache Championships | Charleston, SC

The Holy City Beard and Moustache Society is presenting its 7th Annual Southeastern Beard and Moustache Championships with events beginning on Friday, May 27th and ending on Sunday, May 29th. Grab your smartphone and prepare to take snaps of beards and moustaches in all shapes, colors, and sizes. All event proceeds will be donated to charity, benefiting the Low Country Women with Wings and Big Brother Big Sisters of Charleston.

Event Details at a Glance:

The weekend events include:

  • Welcome to Chucktown Party
    • Date: Friday, May 27th
    • Time: 7:00 PM
    • Where: Tattooed Moose Johns Island
    • Registration information
  • BBQ lunch on Saturday afternoon

 

  • Southeastern Beard and Moustache Championship on Saturday night
    • Date: Saturday, May 28th
    • Time: Doors: 7:00 PM | Show: 8:00 PM
    • Where: Music Farm | 32 Ann Street | Charleston
    • Tickets: com | eventbrite.com
    • Price: $10
  • Morning After Brunch Sunday morning
    • Date: Sunday, May 29th
    • Time: 11 AM
    • Where: Holy City Brewing
    • Registration information

Toddler Day: Bug Bonanza | Charleston, SC

There is something about bugs that remind us of those early years. Play and explore at the Charleston Museum on select Wednesday mornings from 10 AM to 11 AM with a toddler. The next Toddler Day is on Wednesday, May 25th and the subject is bugs – or rather a bug bonanza.

The Toddler Day program is designed for toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years. Each toddler will participate in four craft projects as well as finger paints, a puppet stage, and a sandbox, among other activities. Each toddler must be accompanied by a parent, grandparent, or caregiver.

Event Details at a Glance:

Event: Toddler Day: Bug Bonanza

When: Wednesdays, Next Toddler Day – Wednesday, May 18th

Time: 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Where: Charleston Museum

More Information: For more information, contact The Charleston Museum.

Price: $6 for Museum Members; $9 for Non-members


Spoleto Festival USA | Charleston, SC

Lovers of the arts rejoice! The Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston was founded in 1977 by Juan Carlo Menotti, a Pulitzer Prize winning composer and modeled after the Festival dei Due Mondi (The Festival of Two Worlds) in Spoleto, Italy.

For 17 glorious days in the spring, over 150 performances of opera, dance, theater, classical music, and jazz will be showcased by established and up and coming artists in one of the country’s premier performing arts festivals. Held at locations all over Charleston, SC, make sure you buy tickets for several performances. Full festival details and the performance schedules can be accessed on the Spoleto Festival USA website.

Event Details at a Glance:

Event: Spoleto Festival USA

When: May 27, 2016 through June 12, 2016

Time: Various Times

Where: Various Locations

More Information: Find more info at (843) 722-2764 or at the Spoleto Festival Website

Price: Various prices.


Spring Fling Pub and Appetizer Crawl | Charleston, SC

Every spring, locals and visitors gather around the French Quarter to explore Charleston pubs. This foodie and libations delight is a rite of spring as folks taste little plates of appetizers as they sip local beer or indulge on traditional southern cocktails. The objective of the late afternoon/early evening tour is to, “Eat, drink, and be merry!”

Crawl around the quaint courtyards, English Taverns, pubs, and speakeasies of yesteryear under the tutelage of a local guide, armed with information to provide insight on the places visited and their place in the Charleston landscape. Reservations are required – guarantee your spot today!

Event Details at a Glance:

Event: Spring Fling Pub and Appetizer Crawl

When: Now through May 31, 2016

Times: 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM daily

Where: Pub Tours of Charleston

More Information: Call (800) 979-3370

Price: $30 per person – reservations required


Bands, Burgers and Brews: Burger Throwdown | Charleston, SC

It’s that time of the year again. In a few days, the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina will present the annual Bands, Burgers and Brews: Burger Throwdown. Join the hippest restaurants, local chefs, past winners, and new entrants as they complete for the title of top lowcountry burger. The winner will advance to the World Food Championship’s Burger Competition held in November in Florida.

George Motz, from the Travel Channel’s Burger Land program along with other culinary giants will judge the competition and choose the Lowcountry representative in the World Burger Competition.

Event Details at a Glance:

Event: Bands, Burgers and Brews: Burger Throwdown

When: Saturday, May 21st

Time: 1:00 PM

Where: Charleston Harbor Resort& Marina

More Information: Find more info at the official Band, Burgers and Brews Website

Price: $10 gate admission; food and beverage tickets are $1 each; tasting tickets are $1 for ¼ burger.


Atlantic Cup | Charleston, SC

On May 28th, the Atlantic Cup sailing race is set to begin in Charleston, SC. The Atlantic Cup is a three-stage sailing race that hugs the Eastern shoreline of the United States from Portland, Maine in the north to Charleston, South Carolina in the south. Racing for 1,045 nautical miles, the Atlantic Cup, is the longest offshore sailing race in the Western Atlantic, featuring Class40s, monohull race boats.

The race starts in Charleston with a stop in Brooklyn, NY, and ends at Portland, Maine. The race is free and open to the public. Make sure you check out the Kids Day activities online, to be held on May 26th, where local children will learn about the environmental challenges facing the ocean.

Event Details at a Glance:

Event: Atlantic Cup | Charleston, SC

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016

Time: 12 PM

Where: Charleston Maritime Center

More information: Additional info at the Atlantic Cup Website

Cost: Free