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May 2015 Blog - Gray Line of Charleston

Posted by charleston on May 6, 2015

Gray Line of Charleston - BLOG

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 of Charleston provides informative, entertaining mini- bus tours of Charleston’s historic district daily to visitors from around the globe.

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. 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]

Remember the Gray Line of Charleston Historic City tour when you are enjoying one of the wonderful Festivals in May in and around the Lowcountry!

Daniel Island, SC
12th Annual Moms’ Run ~ Blackbaud Stadium ~ 05/09/2015
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. Race registration is $25, $30 for stroller registration (including a child T-Shirt); $15 for children 10 and under.

Folly Island, SC
Moonlight Mixers ~ Folly Beach Fishing Pier ~ 05/22/2015

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.


Cast Off Fishing Tournaments ~ Mount Pleasant Pier - 05/09/2015 & Folly Beach Pier – 05/23/2015
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).

James Island, SC
Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Race #1 ~ 05/31/2015

James Island County Park
Celebrating 25 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 ~ 05/16/2015
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.

The Carriage Association of America Drive Weekend ~ 05/21 - 05/24/2015
Mullet Hall Equestrian Center
The Carriage Association of America (CAA) was founded in 1960 and is the oldest and largest international organization devoted to the preservation and restoration of horse-drawn carriages and sleighs. Thousands of people collect these vehicles and really enjoy driving them. The CAA helps members, and the public, discover the beauty and charm of a lifestyle that has all but vanished from the modern world. Come out and enjoy seeing beautiful horses pull these charming carriages.

Kiawah & Seabrook Islands, SC
Second Annual Dolphin Slam ~ Bohicket Marina & Market – 05/02/2015
A $200 Entry Fee allows you to fish in the Tournament and win prize payouts for First, Second, and Third Place Heaviest Dolphin. Bohicket Marina fishing boats will be competing with boats from The Marina at Edisto Beach. Kick-off your 2015 Fishing Season and become part of the tradition.

Starlight Cinema ~ On the Green ~ 05/27/2015
Freshfields Village at the Crossroads of Kiawah & Seabrook Islands
Wednesday night at 8:30pm as kicks off the Starlight Cinema Series with a FREE  movie under the stars! Big Hero 6 (PG, 102 minutes )will show on the big screen. Guests are encouraged to bring a beach chair or blanket for the event. When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, brilliant young robotics whiz Hiro Hamada leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends, and his robot companion Baymax in Disney Animation's adaptation of the popular Marvel Comics series.

North Charleston
North Charleston Arts Festival ~ 05/01 - 05/09/2015
Charleston Area Convention Center Complex & Performing Arts Center
Now in its 33rd, year, one of the most comprehensive Arts Festivals in South Carolina features nine full days of FREE and ticketed programming throughout Charleston and surrounding areas. 200 high quality performances, exhibits and activities presented by local, regional, and national artists in the areas of music, theatre, dance, visual arts, media arts, and literature. Enjoy over 40 performances in 4 themed stages, roving entertainers, art & craft vendors, exhibitions, a gem & mineral show, an antique show, children’s activities and more! http://northcharleston

Pixies in Concert ~ North Charleston Performing Arts Center ~ 05/11/2015
Come enjoy the PIXIES in Concert, with Special Guest, John Grant. American Alternative Rock Band from Boston, Massachusetts. Tickets available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, by phone at (800) 745-3000 and at the North Charleston Coliseum Advance Ticket Office. Ticket Prices: $59.50/$49.50 (plus applicable fees). 7:30pm.

Grammy Winner Beck in Concert ~ 05/19/2015
North Charleston Performing Arts Center
Album-of-the-year Grammy Winner, Beck, is slated to give a great performance in Charleston, May, 2015. Tickets available through, all Ticketmaster outlets and the North Charleston Coliseum Advance Ticket Office.

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