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Great May events in Charleston

Posted by charleston on April 25, 2016

Gray Line Charleston, BLOG for May 2016


One of the oldest and largest sightseeing companies in the world, Gray Line is an international association of operators with more than 100 years of experience in the tourism industry. A trusted name in travel, Gray Line Charleston provides informative, entertaining bus tours of Charleston’s historic district daily to visitors from around the world.

Learn about historic Charleston, SC and see this Port City up close and personal, via Gray Line Charleston. Gray Line City Tours depart every 30 minutes from 9:30am until 3:30pm from the Charleston Visitors Center located at 375 Meeting Street. Parking directly adjacent.

Several types of COMBO Tour Tickets are available. Examples ~ Charleston City Tour + Charleston Museum. Charleston City Tour + Charleston Mansion. Charleston City Tour + Fort Sumter Boat Tour, to name just a few. Take advantage of COMBO Savings and enjoy 2 top-notch Tours by 2 expert area Tour Operators. Leaving your Charleston visit in the hands of the experts will make for great memories!
Booking online is easy via For more information… Gray Line Bus Tours:  Phone: (843) 722-4444. Email [email protected]

May 2016 brings the delightful warm Weather and is a great time to experience Historic Charleston, SC! Interesting Events available throughout the Lowcountry. Let Gray Line Charleston make “Getting To & Fro” to “East of the Cooper River” seamless!

Daniel Island, SC
12th Annual Moms’ Run ~ Blackbaud Stadium ~ 05/07/2016
Honor Moms’ everywhere, on Mother’s Day weekend, by supporting a cause helping women and their families suffering from postpartum mood disorders. Runners and walkers can join the 5K run/walk starting at Blackbaud and winding through Daniel Island before ending back at the stadium for Family Fun Day. Last year, more than 400 registered. This annual certified 5K Moms’ Run is Postpartum Support Charleston’s largest fundraiser. Family Fun Day is included in race registration. All will enjoy jump castles, face painting, crafts and games. 7:00 – 11:30a.m. Race registration is $25, $30 for stroller registration (including a child T-Shirt); $15 for children 10 and under.

Folly Island, SC
Cast Off Fishing Tournaments ~ Mount Pleasant Pier - 05/14/2016 & Folly Beach Pier – 05/28/2016
Part of the Memorial Waterfront Park complex, the 1250-foot long Mount Pleasant Pier stretches out into Charleston Harbor under the foot of the Arthur Ravenel, Jr. Bridge. Along with beautiful views, the Pier offers great fishing! The Folly Beach Pier is one of the best destinations in the Lowcountry for Pier fishing. This breathtaking landmark stretches out 1045’ into the sparkling Atlantic Ocean and offers spectacular views, fishing, dining, tournaments, special events, and more throughout the year! Online registration ends the Thursday before each Tournament. Onsite registration is available at 6am on the morning of each event. Tournaments end at 2pm and prizes are awarded at 2:15pm. Tournaments are held rain or shine. Adult chaperones require for those 15 and under. $8 for ages 3-12 and Seniors 60+. $13 for ages 13 & up. $15 for King Mackerel (Folly Beach only).

Moonlight Mixers ~ Folly Beach Fishing Pier ~ 05/27/2016
Shag the night away under the stars at the Folly Beach Edwin S. Taylor Fishing Pier, where DJ Jim Bowers will be spinning the hottest oldies and beach music for you all night long.7-11pm. Beverages will be available for purchase on site. ID is required to purchase alcohol. Food and snacks will be available for purchase at Locklear’s Beach City Grill and the Gangplank Gift & Tackle Shop located at the entrance to the pier. Food, beverage, and any parking fees are not included in price. Rain dates are the following Saturday night.

James Island, SC
Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Race #1 ~ 05/22/2016
James Island County Park
Celebrating 26 Years! The five-race Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series at James Island County Park features a 600-yard freshwater swim, 12-mile bike ride, and 5K flat run. Over 30,000 people have raced the series over the years, and the series has been honored as one of the Top Ten Charleston Signature Sport Events by the Charleston Metro Sports Council. 7:00am -12:00pm.

Johns Island, SC
Coastal Island Equestrian Shows ~ 05/21/2016
Mullet Hall Equestrian Center
Proud to offer a fun and family friendly environment where everyone has on thing in common, a love of horses…Coastal Island Equestrian Center offers an all breed Open Shown and all breed Hunter Show Series. No membership required – all are Welcome! Open Show Ring has Halter, Western and Hunt Seat Classes. Hunter Show Ring has jumping, under saddle and equitation classes. Both rings have beginner, walk, trot, and lead line classes. Daily Champion and Reserve Champions awarded. Year end awards for Champion and Reserve as well as ribbons thru 6th place. New this year are Challenged Rider Divisions.

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