The weekend round-up: Festivals, Second Sunday, Beer-B-Ques, and more

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Shake off the Cinco De Mayo hangover and start getting pumped for a big weekend here in Charleston.

This weekend is offering up three different festivals, a dog show, Second Sunday on King Street, baseball, and much, much more.

Let's start it off with your festival options. First up is the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church's Greek Festival on May 6th, 7th, and 8th. Food, dancing, wine tasting, music, and more. Opa! Next up is the Lowcountry Strawberry Festival at Boone Hall on Saturday and Sunday. Eat the berries. Pick the berries. Love the berries. Lastly, the 35th Annual Lowcountry Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet on Saturday, May 7th, in McClellanville.

Charleston City Paper’s Movies in Marion Square continues on Friday evening with a screening of Sherlock Holmes (PG-13).

The Charleston RiverDogs are back in town and will be hosting the Lakewood BlueClaws all weekend long.

The Charleston Dog Show celebrates its eighth year as Charleston’s official dog show on Saturday, May 7th, in Marion Square. Dogs of all shapes, sizes, and talents are invited to show off style, form, personality, and showmanship in 14 different classes.

The first Saturday in May (the 7th) is Free Comic Book Day, and the fine folks at Captain's Comics and Toys are participating as always. In addition to a handful of free issues, Captain's will put nearly the entire store on sale for 25% to 50% off.

In what has become a biannual shindig, Smoky Oak Taproom is holding their third Beer-B-Que Bash on Saturday afternoon, May 7, from 2 to 10 p.m.

Second Sunday on King Street is back this weekend. From 1 to 5 p.m., King Street will be closed to all vehicular traffic from Queen Street north to Calhoun as businesses invite everyone to enjoy shopping and dining both on the sidewalks and in the street.

  • For even more on what's happening this weekend, take a peek at our complete Event Calendar. The Charleston City Paper has their weeekend round-up posted as well; check it out.

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