Family events in the Charleston area from April 29 to May 5 | Netherland relative


friday april 29

The Citadel Bulldogs will take the mound against University of North Carolina Greensboro at The Joe for a trio of college baseball games presented by the South Carolina Education Lottery. Friday’s game starts at 6 p.m.; Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday is Kids Day at the stadium with a match at 1 p.m.

Enthusiastic. Colossal. Legendary. These are all apt descriptions of one of the most well-known pieces of music of all time: Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Catch it Charleston Symphony Orchestra performing this and other masterpieces live at the Center Gaillard from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Click here for tickets and information.

Saturday April 30

Located on Place Marion, the Charleston Farmer’s Market is open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and supports Lowcountry farmers, growers, artisans, artisans, and community groups. Take the family to browse local produce, plants, herbs and cut flowers and eat breakfast and lunch at food vendors while watching performances and an assortment of artisan arts and crafts local. charlestonfarmersmarket.com

Enjoy an array of international dishes including Filipino, Italian, Irish, German, Spanish, Mexican and Brazilian at the annual Taste of Goose Creek event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. There will also be games for all ages, an auction and performances at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Goose Creek.

Local non-profit organization We Are Family is delighted to host their Charleston Gay Youth Ball, giving young people the opportunity to express themselves in a safe and inclusive environment. The event will offer LGBTQI+ members and allies the chance to experience prom fun where teens can dance and show their pride. Free for all middle school, high school and homeschoolers, Queer Youth Prom will take place at Union Station in Charleston from 6-10 p.m. and will include a wreath, photo booth and game room. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance. wearefamilycharleston.org/chsqueerprom

Sunday May 1

The Charleston Parks Conservancy celebrates 15 years of connecting people to their parks with Picnic in the parks: a birthday party 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Rose Pavilion in Hampton Park, 30 Mary Murray Drive in downtown Charleston. Parents can enjoy libations at the Maison Real Estate station, live music from Green Levels and brunch from Harvest Catering. Children will be entertained by the Eudora Farms Petting Zoo, trampolines, inspiring crafts, face painting, fun games, tasty treats and more. All proceeds from this event raise essential funds needed to continue the mission of inspiring the people of Charleston to create stunning public spaces and a strong community. Buy your tickets at charlestonparksconservancy.org.

Monday, May 2

the Charleston RiverDogs play the Fayetteville Woodpeckers at Joe Riley Stadium at 7:05 p.m. Can’t come on Tuesday? The teams will play in town all week, until Saturday May 7th.

Tuesday, May 3

Launch of the Mount Pleasant Towne Center Play Dayz, an exciting morning of free and fun family activities at The Oaks, located near Barnes and Noble, from 10 a.m. to noon. The program will take place on the first Tuesday of each month and will include various arts and crafts stations, music lessons, special treats and games. mtpleasanttownecentre.com/events/play-dayz/

the Charleston Cougar College will face the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at College of Charleston Baseball Stadium at Patriots Point at 6 p.m. in Mount Pleasant.

Wednesday May 4

the West Ashley Farmer’s Market will take place at Ackerman Park from 3-7 p.m. with local farmers and growers selling fresh seasonal produce, as well as sweet and savory foods from area vendors who source ingredients from nearby farms. An organized program of live entertainment and family activities will enhance the farmers market experience.






Pick up fresh produce at a variety of local farmers’ markets this spring.


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

The City of North Charleston Department of Cultural Arts presents the North Charleston Arts Festival 2022 from Wednesday to Sunday. This annual event features regional and local artists and performers in the fields of dance, theatre, music, literature and visual arts. For more than 38 years, the festival has made quality arts programming affordable and accessible to the public, drawing residents and visitors to experience a variety of performances, exhibits and activities in multiple venues, including libraries , community centers, schools, businesses and parks. The program offers something for everyone, including concerts, theater performances, children’s programs, dance performances and demonstrations. The Tri-County Youth Art & High School Sculpture Exhibit at the North Charleston Coliseum and the National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition at Riverfront Park are examples of Arts Fest-sponsored exhibits beginning today. All offers are free. Visit www.NorthCharlestonArtsFest.com.

Join Awendaw Green every Wednesday for Barn Jams, an outdoor concert featuring five 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. AwendawGreen.com/Barn-Jams

Thursday May 5

Live under the oaks, the free outdoor concert series sponsored by Roper St. Francis Healthcare, will be held at Mount Pleasant Towne Center every Thursday in April and May from 6-8 p.m. Grab takeout at your favorite Towne Center restaurant or visit the weekly food truck. This week will feature the sounds of Lyn Avenue with the Zimos Gyros food truck.

the national day of prayer takes place every year on the first Thursday of May. This year, St. Andrew’s Church in Mount Pleasant will hold a prayer time for the East Cooper area. All are invited to attend and pray for our cities, state and country from noon to 1 p.m.

Mex 1 Coastal Cantina will host its annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party at its West Ashley location. Doors to this fun event will open at 5 p.m. and there will be live music from the Midnight City Band beginning at 6:30 p.m. Guests can expect multiple bars, food tents, and local vendors during the festivities. Mex 1 is proud to partner with Warrior Surf Foundation, a non-profit organization that strives to provide free surf therapy, wellness coaching, yoga, and community for veterans. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.

*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 any final plans.

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