Kicking off the summer in Charleston SC for Memorial Day Weekend? Celebrate the men and women of our armed forces with live music, healthy competition, and fun for the whole family (even the four-legged family member is welcome)! With events every day throughout the holiday weekend, Charleston is the perfect place to get away for #MDW – whether you’re downtown or on the beach. Here are the Top 5 Events for Memorial Day Weekend in Charleston SC:


Outdoor Music

Friday, May 25-26, 6-9 PM, at Freshfields Village

Make your way to Kiawah Island for big boats and live music. Friday night, dance it out to the beats of  Java – a high-energy band, playing your favorite hits from across the decades. Saturday enjoy the country music sounds of husband and wife duo Gracious Day. Barrier Island Marine will have some of their impressive boats on display.


Fitness For A Cause

Saturday, May 26, at CrossFit Discovery on Daniel Island

Get your sweat on and give your Memorial Day a little extra meaning with Remember the Heroes, a fitness-focused event, supporting the Travis Marion Foundation. Participants register to complete in CrossFit workouts, each inspired by a specific war hero.


Go For The Beard Gold

Friday through Sunday, May 25-27, at the Music Farm

Looking for something a little different? Compete, or come out and cheer on, your favorite facial hair at 9th Annual Beard & Mustache Championships. The weekend-long event kicks off at the pre-party on Friday night at the Tattooed Moose on Johns Island, moves downtown to Home Team on Saturday afternoon for the fierce competition, and wraps up at the farewell brunch Sunday morning. A percentage of ticket sales goes to Lowcountry Women with Wings and Big Brothers Big Sisters.


Kick Things Off With A Bang!

Saturday, May 26, at the MUSC Health Stadium

Cheer on the Charleston Battery as they take on the Nashville Soccer Club at home on Daniel Island. Raise a glass at The Three Lions Club, the authentic English-style pub inside the stadium. Cap off a fun filled night with the post-game fireworks show.


Fun For All

10 AM, Saturday, May 26, at Marion Square (Downtown Charleston)

Piccolo Spoleto Festival’s annual Family Day is happening again this year. In addition to the Charleston Farmers Market (which occurs every Saturday), Marion Square will host the Piccolo Spoleto Outdoor Art Exhibition, as well as arts & crafts, and dancing for the whole family. Things kick up a notch with a performance by Atlanta’s “wildest community band”, the Seed & Feed Marching Abominable. The day culminates in an evening concert of show tunes and Broadway favorites along with some free patriotic music to honor the men and women who serve in the armed forces.


With all of these events and many others, Charleston, SC is THE place to be for Memorial Day Weekend. Spend the holiday with family and friends at any of our luxury vacation homes in downtown Charleston or on Folly Beach. Our concierge team is at your service to help ensure you have a relaxing, worry-free vacation. Start planning your trip TODAY!