Hungry for culture? May is a hot month in every sense of the word. The weather is heating up (even more), and there are countless cultural events you and your family will not want to miss.
Here’s a list of things you can do in Charleston this May.
1. Join the most prominent cultural event of the year at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival
One of Charleston’s most awaited cultural events is happening at the end of May. Starting on May 27 through June 12, locals and tourists will be able to enjoy visual arts exhibitions, classical music, jazz, dance, theater, and choral music performances. You can find more details here.
2. Learn how to dye your clothes at this indigo workshop at the Dill Sanctuary
The Charleston Museum is organizing an indigo dyeing workshop on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at the Dill Sanctuary inside James Island County Park. Learn more about this blue dye plant and different techniques to use it on several fabrics. Here’s everything you need to know.
3. Celebrate Mother’s Day dragon boating at James Island County Park
Drive your mom to James Island County Park on Mother’s Day and experience a few hours of fun dragon boating with friends and family. The unique paddling afternoon doesn’t require experience. Learn where to sign up here.
4. Go on a weekend getaway to this hidden vineyard in South Carolina
Near Timmonsville, South Carolina, Cartersville Country Winery lets you camp out overnight. This hidden gem offers different types of delicious wine and more than 20 acres of land to make you fall in love. Here are the details of the winery.
5. Turn Greek for the weekend of May 6-8 in Charleston
The Charleston Greek Festival is confirmed for May 6-8 and features food, wine, live music, and dancing. This is one of the oldest festivals in the Charleston area, dating back to 1970. You can buy tickets on their official website.
6. Travel to North Charleston for their annual Arts Fest
This year, the festival will occur from May 4 through May 8, 2022. Organized by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, the five-day event celebrates regional and local artists and performances in dance, music, theatre, visual arts, and literature. Visitors can experience performances, sign up for workshops, buy tickets for exhibitions, or participate in various activities around the city. Here’s more information.
7. Head over to the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry to celebrate pioneering women throughout history
It’s time to honor rebel girls at this free event hosted by the Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry. Bring your kids to have fun at a fully activated, educational experience at the Museum, where they will bring to life the stories of pioneering women throughout history. See you there on Saturday, May 7, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.
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