This year’s North Charleston Arts Fest takes place May 2-6 at various venues throughout North Charleston. The FREE Arts Fest Expo at the Charleston Area Convention Center is set for Saturday, May 5, and Sunday, May 6. Festival offerings include concerts, theatre presentations, dance performances, film screenings, lectures, workshops and demonstrations, exhibitions, public art installations, vendors, hand-on children’s activities, and much more.

Some highlights for 2018 include:

Arts Fest Marsh Jam The Bend from 5:30pm – 9pm on Thursday, May 3, featuring The Pinkerton Raid (Durham, N.C.) and Big Mean Sound Machine (Ithaca, N.Y.). FREE admission.

Arty Block Party in the Olde Village area of North Charleston on East Montague Avenue from 5pm – 9pm on Friday, May 4, featuring The Zandrina Dunning Experience (Charleston, S.C.) and Swift Technique (Philadelphia, P.A.). FREE admission

For more information, visit www.northcharlestonartsfest.com or call 843-740-5854.