Family Events Happening in the Lowcountry May 20-26 | Events to come


Find a roundup of events and activities happening in the Charleston area over the next week.

Friday May 20

party on point returns to the waterfront at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in Mount Pleasant and features live music, food and drink. Dave Matthews Tribute Band will play from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. at this family-friendly event that is $10 for adults and free for kids 12 and under.

Charleston Stage will perform Robert Lewis Stevenson’s pirate classic, treasure island, at the Hampton Park Lookout at 6 p.m. This free, hour-long family musical features colorful costumes, bright lights and dazzling sets. The show will also be at Davis-Bailey Park in St. George on Saturday, May 21 at 6 p.m.

will be the Charleston RiverDogs wearing the Augusta GreenJackets? Check it out at Joe on Friday at 7:05 p.m., Saturday, May 21 at 6:05 p.m., and Sunday, May 22 at 5:05 p.m.

“America the Beautiful” will be the theme of the show at Summers Corner Performing Arts Center in Summerville at 7 p.m. Guest soloist Yuriy Bekker will perform a violin concerto and the orchestra will play Boyer’s Symphony No. 1.

The Grammy Award-winning group, The Steep Canyon Rangerswill perform at Charleston Music Hall at 8 p.m.

Saturday May 21

The 2021 Charleston Food Truck Festival was held at Riverfront Park. This year, the festival will move to Tanger Outlets in North Charleston. Provided

the 11th Annual Charleston Food Truck Festival will be at Tanger Outlets in North Charleston with over 35 food trucks and diverse and creative food options from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. FREE ENTRANCE; food and drink to buy.

Charleston Friends of the Library presents the 40th year of This big book sale all weekend at the Omar Shrine Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Have fun beating your pulse, complete with safety gear and expert course staff, on the High team course experience at James Island County Park from 9 a.m. to noon. Click on here by reservation, from 10 years old.

See alligators at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant on a Alligator Adventure program that separates fact from fiction when it comes to these large reptiles. Tickets are $9, from 10 a.m. to noon for ages 12 and up.

The Broadway production of Oklahoma! arrives at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic is reimagined for the 21st century and won a Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. For tickets, click here.

SK8 Charleston Hawaiian Luau & Bowl Jam will take place from 5-8 p.m. at the skate park at 1549 Oceanic St. in Charleston with contests, live music and a Mex 1 food truck. It costs $3 to skate, free to watch.

Football fans can watch Charleston Battery take on Miami FC at 7 p.m. at Patriots Point Stadium in Mount Pleasant.

People with disabilities, their caregivers and their families are encouraged to Bath evening included at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Water Park at Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston. Click on here to enjoy the running river and slides from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Sunday May 22

Join the town of Summerville and Nexton for a Sunday Bluegrass Brunch at Brown Family Park from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for great tunes by the Southern Flavor Bluegrass Band. Free entry; food and drinks will have to be purchased. Visit

Charleston Area Therapeutic Riding horses and staff welcome Giddy Up Family Farm Day and Open House from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Johns Island. The free event includes light refreshments, a photo booth, games for the whole family and a horseback riding demonstration.

Monday May 23

the Event Passport Menu Charleston will be held at Martin’s Bar-B-Que Joint at 6 p.m. The event will feature BBQ conversation as well as a fire pit with grilled chicken and sides, live music and a cash bar. Click on here for tickets.

tuesday 24 may

Reading for Change: Using Literacy to Fight Racism is a monthly discussion group that strives to explain and understand inequality through non-fiction readings and discussions on racial issues and social justice at the Folly Beach Library at 2 p.m. May’s book is “Just Us: An American Conversation” by Claudia Rankine.

Watch the Charleston River Dogs take on the Delmarva Shorebirds at the Joe. Matches start at 7:05 p.m.

Wednesday May 25

Visit the West Ashley Library for family story time at 10 a.m. to read stories, sing songs and learn new literacy skills together.

To “Boards and Beyond: Library Games Day”, the Wando Library in Mount Pleasant features a selection of board and card games designed for an afternoon of fun at 1 p.m.

Join Awendaw Green every Wednesday for Barn Jams, an outdoor concert featuring different bands performing original music each week. The first band takes the stage at 6 p.m. Admission to the event is $10. Children under 12 are free.

Thursday May 26

When shopping for fresh produce at Moncks Corner Farmers Market from 3-7 p.m., stop by the mobile library and check out a movie, books, CD, DVD, or audiobooks and/or sign up for a Berkeley County Library Card.

Video games are back in the teen lounge at the John L. Dart Library in Charleston for “Game in progress” 2 p.m. Earn dart dollars by doing fun activities to “buy” game time.

Live under the oaks, the free outdoor concert series, will take place at Mount Pleasant Towne Center every Thursday in May from 6-8 p.m. This week will feature the sounds of Steady Hand String Band. The food truck will be &Lobster.

*Please Note – While we endeavor to provide current links and event details, we always encourage you to confirm details with the event organizers before making final plans.


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