What’s Happening in Charleston: May 2016

Get ready for festivals, food competitions, special dinner gatherings, and more.

The Green Heart Project’s Annual Harvest Dinner Showcases Produce Grown at Local School Gardens.


Gibbes on the Street

One of the only times you will party on the streets in Charleston is during the Gibbes Museum of Art’s annual fundraiser Gibbes on the Street. This year’s theme is The Year of the Gibbes, with a Chinese spin. The museum prepares to re-open its doors after an extensive renovation. Find all of the top chefs on the street preparing food for this special fundraiser at $150 per person.

Sea Island Savory Herbs Commune Dinner
Chefs Jason Rheinwald of The Ocean Room at The Sanctuary on Kiawah Island and Air Casebier of FEAST Charleston will collaborate on the next Commune Dinner May 15 at Sea Island Savory Herbs farm on Johns Island. The dinner will feature herbs grown at the farm paired with wines by McCarus Beverage Company for $115 per person.

Green Heart Harvest Dinner
As the school year comes to an end, the Green Heart Project host its annual Harvest Dinner on May 19 at Mitchell Math & Science Elementary School, the location of its flagship urban farm. For the dinner, guests can enjoy a neighborhood-style BBQ with delicious food from local farms and Green Heart’s own school gardens. Tickets are $20 and children under 12 are free.

Southern Season Food & Wine Festival
The popular cooking store Southern Season will have an all-out food and wine festival on May 21 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with staff members leading demos, tastings, and more throughout the store. The cost is $5 and includes a complimentary tasting glass.

OHM Radio Sweet Corn Off
Several of Charleston’s chefs will get their corn on during the OHM Radio Sweet Corn Off May 22 to benefit the non-profit radio station. Participating restaurants include Monza, Spero, Taco Boy, and the Park Café and takes places at the Royal American. Tickets are $30.

Burger Throwdown
Back for a second year, the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina hosts the annual Burgers and Brews Competition on May 22. Travel Channel’s George Motz will lead a panel of judges to decide the best burger who will go on to represent at the World Food Championships in Florida. Tickets are $10 and burger samples are $1 each.

Now Open

Coastal Provisions
Just in time for the beach weather, Wild Dunes Resort has opened Coastal Provisions, a nautical themed restaurant nestled in The Boardwalk Inn. The menu features seafood and meat centric dishes and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Some highlights of the menu include dusk hash, shrimp and crab omelets, low country Cubano, and bone-in pork chops.

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