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5 Around Town's 5 May events you won't want to miss


Summer is almost here and there's no better time to get out and enjoy the sunshine. With so many festivals and events on tap, it can be hard to choose how to spend your weekend. Here are our 5 Around Town best bets to help you decide.

1 – Party at the Point

Celebrating its 15th year, Party at the Point is bringing some great musical acts to the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina this month. For only $7 you can catch the Dead 27s with Simplified on May 8, The Blue Dogs on May 15 and a Memorial Day kickoff event on May 22 with U2 by UV (a U2 concert experience).

2 – Charleston Beer Garden

Happening May 16 at The Grove at Patriot's Point, the fourth annual celebration of brews features a line-up of craft brews, beer Olympic games, home brew, music and more. General admission is $25 in advance. VIP tickets are available for $50.

3 – Winestock 

If beer isn't your thing, Firefly Distillery and Irvin House Vineyards is hosting the Winestock Music Festival on May 16. This laid-back event offers tastings from the distillery and vineyard, local food vendors, a “Best Hippie” costume contest and more. Admission is $5.00 per adult and children are free.

4 – Piccolo Spoleto Festival

The 17-day festival kicks off May 22 with performing, literary and visual art events happening through June 7. The music events, happening in historic churches, concert halls, galleries and courtyards, sound lovely. As do the dance performances, including Beauty and the Beast, presented by Charleston City Ballet and happening at Charleston Music Hall on May 30 and 31. You can download the full festival program guide on their website.

5 – First Flush FesTEAval

The Charleston Tea Plantation hosts the ninth annual festeaval on Sunday, May 24. This year's lineup includes headliner Sheryl Crow with sets from Stop Light Observations, Dangermuffin, Dead 27s and more. Tickets are $40 in advance or $45 on the day of the show.

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