What to do in South Carolina? Events for the week of May 14-20 in Charleston, Summerville, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and upstate.


The Joye Law Firm staff have handpicked an array of activities across South Carolina for the upcoming week, promising fun for the entire family. Dive into delicious culinary delights at a vibrant crab festival, embrace the spirit of history at the Blockade festival, be enchanted by the magic of Disney on Ice, and immerse yourselves in the local charm of Summerville’s Third Thursday event. With something for everyone, get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime across the Palmetto State.


306th Annual Blockade of Charleston Festival

When:  Saturday, May 18, 2024
1 PM – 9 PM

Where: Patriots Point Soccer Stadium
85 Patriots Point Road
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464

Submitted by: Deana

Details: Have a swashbucklin’ good time at the 306th “Annual” Blockade of Charleston Festival happening on Saturday at the Courtyard of the Patriots Point Soccer Stadium in Mount Pleasant. This family-friendly pirate-themed event commemorates Blackbeard’s blockade of the city in 1718. Enjoy live music, 40+ art and apparel vendors, food trucks, kids activities, and more. Put on your best pirate costume and be part of the fun!

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Disney On Ice Presents Magic in the Stars

When: Thursday, May 16 – Sunday May 19
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Where: Colonial Life Arena
801 Lincoln Street
Columbia, SC 29208

Submitted by: Eden

Details: Embark on a journey through the night sky as Disney On Ice presents Magic in the Stars, where every tale starts with a wish! Experience a brand-new show featuring beloved Disney characters brought to life with mesmerizing figure skating, thrilling acrobatics, dazzling stunts, captivating costumes, and enchanting set designs.

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Myrtle Beach

42nd Annual World-Famous Blue Crab Festival

When: May 18 & 19, 2024
9 AM – 5 PM

Where: Historic Little River Waterfront
4468 Mineola Avenue
Little River, SC 29566

Submitted by: Matt

Details: Gather your loved ones for a feast of fresh, locally sourced seafood at a waterfront eatery, or indulge in your favorite festival treats. Take in picturesque vistas, sway to live beach tunes, and browse handcrafted souvenirs and gifts at the World-Famous Blue Crab Festival. Honored as the Best Annual Event/Festival on the Grand Stand for over 8 years running, you don’t want to miss this cherished tradition at one of the Southeast’s largest festivals.

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Third Thursday

When: May 16, 2024
5:30 PM – 8:30 PM

Where: Hutchinson Square,
West Richardson & Short Central Avenue

Submitted by: Marcy

Details: Every third Thursday, Historic Downtown Summerville undergoes a charming metamorphosis into a vibrant marketplace, complete with local entertainment, skilled craft vendors, and artisans. Join the fun as Summerville’s eclectic shops, boutiques, and restaurants extend their hours, creating an unforgettable evening of community and culture.

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Neighborhood BBQ Bash

When: Saturday, May 18, 2024
2 PM – 4 PM

Where: Hampton Woods Model Home
101 Cooper Creek Circle
Clinton, SC 29325

Submitted by: Rachel

Details: Join the community for an afternoon filled with excitement sponsored by Ryan Homes! Big “D” Butcher & BBQ will provide delicious fare as you enjoy games like cornhole, a kids’ bubblethon, and the chance to win fantastic prizes. Bring along your friends and family for an unforgettable bash!

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