Memorial Day Weekend in Charleston

May 23, 2024

Memorial Day is observed on the last Monday of May each year. This year, Memorial Day falls on Monday, May 27, 2024, so many people will enjoy the long weekend from May 24-27, 2024. Charleston has great beaches, bars, and events taking place. Take a look at Charleston Guru’s guide to get the most out of your Memorial Day weekend.

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Memorial Day Weekend: eVENTS


Charleston RiverDogs Home Games

Over Memorial Day Weekend, head to see Charleston’s Minor League Baseball team, Charleston RiverDogs, at Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park. Attend a home game between Wednesday, May 22, 2024 to Sunday, May 26, 2024.

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Venture to the celebrated performing arts festival, The Spoleto Festival, over the holiday weekend. Spoleto is held from Wednesday to Sunday, May 22, 2024, through June 9, 2024, at various historic theaters, churches, and outdoor spaces throughout Charleston. This performing arts festival takes place each spring in Charleston.

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Ghostburger Pop-Up at Charleston Place

This Memorial Day weekend, Ghostburger, a popular Washington, D.C. restaurant, is popping up at Meeting at Market at The Charleston Place from Thursday to Sunday, May 23-26, 2024. Attendees can enjoy signature burgers, hot dogs, and milkshakes along with a variety of exclusive Charleston-inspired menu items.

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Memorial Day Weekend at Uptown Social

Head to Uptown Social Bar and Restaurant during Memorial Day weekend to enjoy live music all weekend long.

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Night Swim Disco

Kick Memorial Day weekend off with a night swim disco party at The Wonderer. The Night Swim Disco Party is Friday, May 24, 2024, at 9:00pm. Enjoy a vibrant lighting and 3D mapping, as well as live music performances, themed entertainers and much more. Must be 21+ to attend.

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Party at The Point

Attend Party at The Point on Friday, May 24, 2024, from 5:00pm to 9:00pm at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina. Attendees can come and enjoy live music, food and drink vendors. This is a family-friendly event and tickets are $10 per person. Be sure to bring your own chair and blanket.

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Music on The Green at Freshfields Village

Music on the Green is Friday and Saturday, May 24-25, 2024, from 6:00pm to 9:00pm at Freshfields Village on Kiawah Island. Attendees can enjoy a complimentary, outdoor concert featuring Blaze the City. Guests are encouraged to bring beach chairs and blankets.

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Public Opening of The Medal of Honor Museum

The Public Opening of The newly renovated Medal of Honor Museum is Saturday, May 25, 2024 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at The USS Yorktown. Guests can enjoy a day of family fun activities to help celebrate the opening of The Medal of Honor Museum. In partnership with the Patriots Point Development Authority, the Museum will open to the public for the first time since renovations. Medal of Honor Recipients Leroy Petry and James C. McCloughan will be on hand.

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Cast Off Fishing Tournament

Watch or participate in the The Cast Off Fishing Tournament on Saturday, May 25, 2024, from 6:00am to 2:00pm at the Folly Beach Pier. No pre-registration is needed; you can register when you arrive at the event. Children as young as three can attend this event.

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Memorial Day Concert

The annual Memorial Day Concert is Monday, May 27, 2024, from 3:00pm to 4:00pm at Hampton Park. Attendees can come pay tribute through attending this Memorial Day Concert performed by Charleston Concert Band and Columbia Community Band. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets to the concert.

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Charleston RiverDogs Run Charlie Run 5K

The Run Charlie Run 5K race is Sunday, May 26, 2024, at 3:00pm at Ridley Park in support of the MUSC Children’s Hospital. The Run Charlie Run 5K tickets include a medal, shirt, game ticket to the RiverDogs game, and two drinks at the game.

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Matador One Year Anniversary Party

During Memorial Day weekend head to The Matador One Year Anniversary Party on Sunday, May 26, 2024, from 2:00pm to 9:00pm at The Matador. The One Year Anniversary Party will be a patio party featuring a exclusive anniversary cocktail, happy hour food items, music and good vibes. All food and drinks available for purchase and this event is 21+.

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Memorial Day Weekend: Activities

Charleston Aqua Park

Charleston Aqua Park

Charleston Aqua Park is a great spot to enjoy Memorial Day weekend in Charleston. It has a large water obstacle course, a ropes course, and summer camps that include wakeboarding. Each session at the Aqua Park is 45 minutes long.

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Crush Yard

Over Memorial Day weekend, enjoy indoor pickleball at Crush Yard in North Mount Pleasant. Crush Yard is an all-day pickleball club where guests can get lessons from pros, enjoy tasty meals and snacks, and have a fun space to hang out with family and friends.

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Boat Charters

Charleston offers many different boat charter options, including yacht trips, sunset sailing tours, harbor tours, shark teeth hunts, fly fishing trips, and more! View our guide to see the best boat tours in Charleston, and book yours today for Memorial Day weekend.

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Bowling at The Alley

It can get really hot on Memorial Day weekend in Charleston, so if you’re looking for an indoor activity, head to The Alley downtown to grab a drink and play a few rounds of bowling.

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After a day at the beach, drive to North Charleston (just 15 minutes from Downtown Charleston) to play a round at Topgolf.

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Live Music At The Charleston Pour House

The Charleston Pour House on James Island hosts live music and shows all weekend long. Ticket prices range from show to show, and on Monday, May 27, 2024, there is a free show featuring members of GrandDaddi Caddi & WHUT starting at 6:00pm.

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Children’s Museum of The Lowcountry

If you are looking for a fun activity to do with children, The Children’s Museum of The Lowcountry will be open on Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024, from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Tickets range from $13 to $15. On Memorial Day the museum will be creating cards for veterans and will be serving cake!

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Memorial Day Weekend: Food and Drink Specials

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Memorial Day Brunch

Local seasonal eatery Park and Grove is hosting a Memorial Day Brunch on Monday, May 27, 2024, from 9:00am to 2:30pm. Reservations can be made here. Walk-ins are welcome, and the outdoor patio is dog-friendly.

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Memorial Day Spritz at The Watch

On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, 2024, enjoy an Aperol Spritz on The Watch Rooftop. Guests can enjoy $10 classic Aperol Spritzes and $14 Apricot Spritzes made with Aperol, Apricot Nectar, Champagne, Lemon Juice, and Soda Water.

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Memorial Day Weekend: Helpful Guides

To help navigate where to stay, what to do, and where to eat, here are a handful of helpful guides.

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