Anyone who’s spent enough time in Charleston, SC knows that it is best experienced outdoors. And because there are plenty of things to do and see around the area, we wanted to narrow down the list to five essential outdoor activities that will make your summer far more enjoyable.
Charleston Bed Race – May 1, 2016
The 7th Annual Charleston Bed Race is set to take place on Sunday, May 1 at the MUSC Health Stadium (formerly Blackbaud Stadium) on Daniel Island. Teams for the Bed Race consist of five people, and the entry fee is $125 per team. Go to enter your team or for more information, please visit charlestonbedrace.com.
Spoleto Festival USA – May 27 to June 12, 2016
The premier event of the Holy City, the Spoleto Festival draws thousands of performance art enthusiasts from around the world. This year’s schedule will cover virtually every genre, from visual arts and dance, to jazz, theatre, and much more. For information, or to buy tickets, visit the official Spoleto Festival USA website.
TruTV Impractical Jokers ‘Where’s Larry?’ Tour – May 5, 2016
The TruTV Impractical Jokers ‘Where’s Larry?’ Tour starring The Tenderloins will be in North Charleston, with tickets currently available. Visit the North Charleston Coliseum Box Office, or call (800) 745-3000 for more information.
Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise – May 8, 2016
Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather with some dancing at while cruising the beautiful Charleston Harbor The Shem Creek Boogie Band will perform live at the end of the Mount Pleasant Pier, and the dance floor is open for all ages.
Shaggin’ On The Cooper – May 14, 2016
Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather with some dancing at Shaggin’ on the Cooper! The Shem Creek Boogie Band will perform live at the end of the Mount Pleasant Pier, and the dance floor is open for all ages.
Gates open at 7 p.m. for all events, and tickets are $10 per person ($8 in advance for Charleston County residents).
Chris Stapleton – May 21, 2016
Award-winning country artist, Chris Stapleton, will perform Saturday, May 21, at the Volvo Car Stadium, on Daniel Island, SC. Fans are invited to come and enjoy Stapleton’s biggest hits, as well as others from his latest album, Memories. To purchase tickets, visit Ticketmaster
The Gibbes Museum Of Art Grand Reopening & Ribbon-cutting Ceremony – May 28, 2016
After closing for an extensive nearly two-year renovation, the Gibbes will reopen with a brand new layout that features free ground floor admission, an increase in gallery space, a state-of-the-art garden, a cafe, and so much more. The event is free and open to the public.
From art and sporting events, to activities made especially for children and families, there’s no shortage of options to indulge in this season.