Whether you are up for music and and food or an Opera, South Carolina has it all. Love chocolate or prefer seafood? You can find both. Activities for the kids or just the kids at heart are a plenty in South Carolina.
Third Thursdays – Art Walk in downtown Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit http://spartanburgartwalk.com/.
Fridays – Bluegrass Jam Session at 5301 Dacusville Highway in Pumpkintown. For more information call (864) 898-3815 or visit http://www.drbanjo.com/classes/2012-03-gilbert-nelson-pumpkintown.php.
Third Fridays – Contra Dancing at the First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg. Enjoy an evening of dancing and learning a variety of cultural dances. For more information call (864) 308-1337 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Spartanburg-Contra-Dancers-493231910812229/.
Second Saturdays – House Concerts at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens. For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.
Third Saturdays – Milling, Music, and Memories at the Hagood Mills Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens. For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.
Sundays – Sundays Unplugged at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. Relax, unwind, and unplug while enjoying the galleries and live entertainment. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.
Through July 3 – “The Art of Sleuthing” at the Museum and Gallery at the Heritage Green at Furman University in Greenville. Come experience the more “mysterious” side of the world of art. For more information call (864) 770-1331 or visit http://www.bjumg.org/exhibition-the-art-of-sleuthing/.
February 18 – Conservative Convention at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. In advance of the Republican primary, the convention will feature “Republican presidential candidates, an all-star lineup of today’s top conservative pundits and authors, and thousands of members of the grassroots.” For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://bonsecoursarena.com/event/the-conservative-convention/.
February 18 – Peace Voices, Poetic Conversations: Honoring Black History Month with Joshua Bennett at the Huguenot Mill Loft. This event brings guest poets together to share their works and start a poetic dialogue with the audience. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/a-black-history-month-conversation.
February 18 – 20 – Soaring Society of America Convention at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. This event will bring individuals from all over the country interested in sail plane flying, paragliding, and even hanggliding, to learn the latest technology, instruments, books, apparel, and gadgets. For more information call (575) 392-1177 or visit http://ssaconvention.org/.
February 18 – 21 – “She Loves Me” at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson. This is the tale of two coworkers who struggle to get along, but have an unsuspecting pen pal who seems like the love of their live, not suspecting the pen pal is each other. For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/index.html.
February 19 – Hilarity for Charity featuring comedian James Gregory at the Broad River Electric Cooperative in Gaffney. Come prepared to laugh until you cry with proceeds helping veterans in need in the area. For more information call (864) 489-5737 or visit http://broadriverelectric.com/content/hilarity-charity-14.
February 19 – Winter Jazz: Spartanburg Jazz Ensemble at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. The event spotlights local jazz musicians and bands ending with a performance by this amazing group of musicians. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/calendar_details.php?id=1822&type=1.
February 19 – 21 – “Love Letters” at the Oconee Community Theatre in Seneca. This story of two very close friends whose lives took them down different paths, but who in the end were found to have had a spiritual connection that most couples only dream of having. For more information call (864) 882-1910 or visit http://www.oconeetheatre.org/shows.html.
February 20 – Engineering Day at the Spartanburg Science Center in Spartanburg. Several engineers will share their expertise with the public with hands on STEM activities included. For more information call (864) 583-2777 visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/news-press-releases.php?news_id=1104#sthash.jYjpD9mQ.dpbs.
February 20 – 21 – Meet the Heroes presented by the Greenville Symphony Orchestra at the Peace Concert Hall in Greenville. The amazing violinist, Benjamin Beilman, will astound you with his performance. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/meet-the-heroes.
February 21 – Herring Chamber Ensemble Winter Concert presented by Greenville Chorale at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Greenville. Enjoy the great chamber masterworks of this fabulous ensemble. For more information call (800) 888-7768 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/herring-chamber-ensemble-winter-concert.
February 23 – “Annie” at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson. For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=469424.
February 25 – Vocalosity at the Peace Concert Hall in Greenville. You will be utterly amazed as well as entertained by these fabulous acapella singers. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/vocalosity.
February 26 – “Bluegrass: The Travelin’ McCourys” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. Enjoy traditional, as well as progressive music by these terrific musicians. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.spartanburg.com/event/bluegrass-travelin-mccourys/.
February 27 – Gathering of Appalachia Life at the Hagood Community Center and other venues in the Pickens area. This is a festival and mini-conference including workshops (i.e., hearthside cooking, Appalachia music, Genealogy), vendors, a silent auction, and even an Appalachian meal. For more information call (864) 878-6000 or visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1202/gathering-on-appalachian-life-goal/.
February 28 – “James Gregory: The Funniest Man in America” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. Enjoy an evening of non-stop laughter with this well-known comedian. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.php?id=1798#sthash.4NLXy1Ye.dpbs.
March 3 – GlobalFEST Creole Carnival at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson. Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean with these enjoyable and entertaining musicians. For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/centers-institutes/brooks/events/event.html?eventid=469437.
March 4 – Expresso Shot #3: Caffe Americano by the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet at the Chapman Cultural Center Theatre in Spartanburg. This will be a series of one hour concerts to add a fresh, audience engaging spin to the classical repertoire. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.php?id=1633#sthash.E1536gZl.dpbs.
March 4 – Pickin’ in Pickens at Pickens High School in Pickens. This Founders Day Music Festival is sure to provide you with something to entertain you. For more information call (864) 296-9330 or visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/vendor/48/founders-day-music-festival/.
March 4 – 6 – Southern Home and Garden Show at the TD Convention Center in Greenville. At this most famous home and garden show in the State, you are sure to find what you need for your home or garden. For more information call (864) 233-2562 or visit http://www.hbaofgreenville.com/southern-home–garden-show.html.
March 5 – “Enchanted: A Fairytale Ballet” at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville. This beautiful performance depicts three enchanting tales: Sleeping Beauty, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and The Secret Garden. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://carolinaballet.org/enchanted-a-fairytale-ballet/.
March 5 – Making the Most of Your Dutch Oven at the Hagood Mill State Historic Site in Pickens. Learn to create campfire meals that will amaze you and your family/friends. For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1469/hearth-cooking-making-the-most-of-dutch-oven-with-carol-bozarth/.
March 5 – 6 – Walnut Grove on the March at Walnut Grove Plantation in Roebuck. Event will include over 100 re-enactors, storytellers, and artisans who create a 1767 homestead into a living colonial village. For more information call (864) 596-3501 or visit http://www.spartanburghistory.org/calendar/walnutgroveonthemarch.
March 8 – “Step Afrika” at the Peace Concert Hall in Greenville. This performance, known as one of the top 10 African dance companies in America, will thrill you with amazing dance performances and storytelling. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/step-afrika.
Second Mondays – Family Climb Night at the Northside Recreation Center in Rock Hill. Bring the family and challenge yourself by climbing the rock wall. For more information call (803) 329-5633 or visit http://www.visitrockhillsc.com/events/northside-recreation-center-family-climb-nights-2015-12-14/.
Saturdays in March – Engineering the International Space Station at the DuPont Planetarium in Aiken. Learn how 15 different nations worked together to create this research based home in space. For more information call (803) 641-3654 or visit https://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/.
Fourth Saturdays – Bluegrass Series at Haynes Auditorium in Batesburg-Leesville. Add a little Bluegrass music to your month. For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.
Fourth Saturdays – Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum in Aiken. Join these musicians or just enjoy the music, but be sure to stop by and be entertained by these mountain instruments and those who enjoy playing them. For more information call (803) 293-7846 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/the_mountain_dulcimers_of_aiken.
Saturdays weather permitting – Aiken Trolley Tours at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum. Explore Aiken’s charm, grace, and elegance with one of these two hour tours. For more information call (803) 644-1907 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/aiken_historic_tour.
Through February 28 – “Only Owls” and “Carolina Landscapes” at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill. Be sure to visit the museum to learn about owls and participate in owl related activities, as well as enjoying the fabulous art work of Al Beyer. For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/.
February 17 – High Performance Training Session at Stable View in Aiken. Come watch the winter Olympian residents, Boyd Martin and Will Coleman as they train with the U.S. Olympic Eventing coach, David O’Connor. For more information call (484) 356-3173 or visit http://stableviewfarm.com/.
February 18 – “Driving Miss Daisy” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. Named the best off-Broadway play, you are sure to enjoy an evening of fun and laughter with this fabulous performance about the unlikely friendship of an aging, crotchety Southern white woman and her proud, soft-spoken black chauffeur. For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/.
February 18 – Family Night with Timmy & Susana Abell at the Clover School District Auditorium in Clover. Timmy is a nationally recognized children’s songwriter and recording artist and Susana is a puppeteer and circus performing and together they will provide you with an enjoyable and entertaining show. For more information call (803) 810-8000 or visit http://www.clover.k12.sc.us/Page/5003.
February 18 – “The Wonderful Wizard of Song: The Music of Harold Arlen” at the Etherredge Center in Aiken. This performance will surely brighten up your day with fun and engaging songs. For more information call (803) 641-3305 or visit http://etherredge.usca.edu/the-wonderful-wizard-of-s/2016-02-18-19-30.
February 18 – 21 – “The Mountaintop” at the Sumter Little Theatre in Sumter. In this powerful reimagining of the night before Marin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, he “encounters a mysterious stranger who forces him to confront his destiny and his legacy to his people.” For more information call (803) 775-2150 or visit http://www.sumterlittletheatre.com/2015-16-season.html.
February 19 – “The Machine Performance Pink Floyd” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. This number one tribute band will take you back in time with great hits performed by Pink Floyd. For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/.
February 19 – 21 & 26 – 27 – “Godspell” at the Aiken Community Playhouse in Aiken. Hear some of the Biblical parables by Jesus, who is encouraged by a small group, to use games, stories, and comedy to dispel the messages of kindness, tolerance, and love in this fun theatrical event. For more information call (803) 648-1348 or visit http://aikenplayhouse.us/shows/.
February 20 – “By Way of the Back Door” at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells. Learn what live was like for the slaves who lived and worked at Brattonsville. For more information call (803) 628-6553 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/1914/.
February 20 – “Travis Tritt” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. Fill you evening with great country music by this famous country artist who has had quite a few number one hits. For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/.
February 20 – “A Little Night Music” by the Dutch Fork Chorale Society at Our Lady of the lake Catholic Church in Chapin. Fill your evening with songs having a “night” theme. For more information call (803) 345-3962 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1501782206782342/.
February 20 – 21 – Battle of Aiken at 1210 Powell Pond Road in Aiken. History will come alive with cannons, cavalry horses, and living history experts who will provide you with an experience as close to that of a civil war battle as possible for a reenactment to include military encampments. For more information visit http://battleofaiken.org/.
February 21 – “Jim Curry & Bands: A Tribute to John Denver” at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County. Fill your evening with the songs of one of histories most revered singer/songwriters, songs that touch the heart and soul. For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2016/02/21/denvertribute/.
February 24 – Combined Test & Dressage Show and Jumping Derby at Paradise Farm in Aiken. For more information call (803) 507-4577 or visit http://www.paradisefarmaiken.com/#!dressage–combined-training-schooling-s/c1zpr.
February 25 – “Beethoven, Beethoven, Beethoven” at Aiken’s First Baptist Church in Aiken. Violinist Vladim Gluzman is sure to amaze you with his fabulous performance. For more information call (803) 644-7394 or visit http://aikensymphonyguild.org/beethoven-beethoven-beethoven/.
February 25 – “Bellamy Brothers” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. With heartfelt songs and incredible tunes, you are sure to enjoy an evening with the famous musicians. For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://newberryoperahouse.3dcartstores.com/.
February 27 – Black History Jazz Concert at Smith-Hazel Recreation Center in Aiken. Enjoy an evening of jazz, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, door prizes, and lots of entertaining fun. For more information call (803) 642-7634 or visit https://www.cityofaikensc.gov/index.php/6th-annual-black-history-jazz-concert/.
February 27 – General Francis Marion Revolutionary War Living History Encampment at Camp Bob cooper in Summerton. Turn the clock back to the 1700’s to the Carolina Backcountry Frontier and learn life ways and skills, wilderness travel, food and life for survival. For more information call (803) 478-2645 or visit http://www.francismarioncountry.com/.
February 27 – Joy of Gardening Symposium at the Baxter Hood Center in Rock Hill. For avid gardeners or those just starting out, the symposium has something to offer everyone. For more information call (803) 367-6427 or visit http://symposium.yorkmg.org/.
February 27 – “James Gregory” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. You are sure to laugh until it hurts with “the funniest man in America”. For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://newberryoperahouse.3dcartstores.com/.
February 27 – North Augusta Healthy Fair at the Riverview Park Activities Center in North Augusta. This will be a fun and informative event for the entire family. For more information call (803) 279-7100 or visit http://www.nahealthyfair.com/.
February 27 – “Rhiannon Giddens’ Swimming in Dark Waters: Other Voices of the American Experience Tour” at the McCelvey Center in York. This amazing musician and singer will provide an evening of folk music from the past and the present with guitarist/songwriter, Bhi Bhiman and cellist, Leyla McCalla. For more information call (803) 909-7313 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/1972/.
February 28 – “Clint Black” at the Newberry Opera House. Enjoy an evening with one of country music’s all-time favorite musicians. For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://newberryoperahouse.3dcartstores.com/.
March 1 – “Franc D’Ambrosio: The Phantom Unmasked” at the Clover School District Auditorium in Clover. Best known for his role in “Phantom of the Opera”, enjoy a musical journey from the Bronx, to Broadway, and beyond. For more information call (803) 810-8000 or visit http://clover.k12.sc.us/Page/5004.
March 2 – “Carmen” presented by the Moscow Festival Ballet at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. Be dazzled in this fabulous performance that tells about a magnetically beautiful gypsy and desperate lover. For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://newberryoperahouse.3dcartstores.com/.
March 5 – 12 – Joye In Aiken Performing Arts Festival at multiple locations around Aiken. A variety of fabulous musicians and entertainers will fill the week with something for everyone. For more information call (803) 226-0016 or visit http://www.joyeinaiken.com/.
March 7 – GlobalFEST Creole Carnival at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. Honoring the roots of African music, crossed with Americans sound, and revolving around Carnival, this pre-Lenten celebration, these Caribbean performers will show you each of their countries music, costume, and dance. For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://newberryoperahouse.3dcartstores.com/All-Events_c_50-2-8.html.
Daily – “Day in the Life of a Sailor” at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in Charleston. Board the 17th Century sailing ketch and learn about the trade and travel of that period. For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003481.
Mondays – Coastal Kayaking at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet. Enjoy some salt water kayaking on the marsh of this beautiful State Park. For more information call (843) 235-8755 or visit http://www.sout hcarolinaparks.com/products/10002638.
Tuesdays and Thursdays – Saturdays – Bulls Island Ferry Service and Eco Tour, starting at Garris Landing in Awendaw. Bulls Island is part of the Cape Romaine National Wildlife Refuge and can only be accessed by boat or by ferry. For more information call (843) 881-4582 or visit http://www.bullsislandferry.com/.
Tuesdays through Sundays – Guided Tours at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site on James Island. Enjoy a tour of the last of 17 antebellum plantations on James Island. For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1447/McLeod-Plantation-Historic-Site.
Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays – Myrtle’s Market at Mr. Joe White Avenue at Oak Street in Myrtle Beach. This local market is the place to get fresh produce for your vacation. For more information call (843) 918-4906 or visit http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/market.html.
Thursdays – “The Civil War Era” at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island. Learn a little about Hilton Head’s part in the history of the Civil War. For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-learn/site-tours-programs/.
Fridays thru Tuesdays – Guided House Tours at Hampton Plantation State Historic Site in McClellanville. Learn about the prominent Colonial families that lived in the home and about the construction of the homes of that period. For more information call (843) 546-9361 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002645.
Third Saturdays – Craft Show at the Bi-Lo Palmetto Pavilion in Mount Pleasant. Event includes crafts by local artisans. For more information call (843) 884-0163 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ECCG3rdSaturdays.
Third Saturdays – Cannon Firings at Charles Towne Landing in Charleston. Come experience the firing of a 17th century cannon. For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/files/State%20Parks%20Files/CTL/CTL_3Sat_Cannon.pdf.
Saturdays – Honey Horn Nature Walk at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island. Enjoy a tour of some of the natural areas, as well as the gardens, at this beautiful site. For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/event-registration/?ee=3398.
Tuesday through Sunday – Guided Tours of the McLeod Plantation Historic Site in Charleston. This is a 60 acre plantation with one of the best intact examples of slaves quarters. For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit http://www.mcleodplantation.org/.
Tuesdays through March 8 – S.C. Historical Society Winter Lecture Series at the First Baptist Church in Charleston. For more information call (843) 723-3225 ext. 111.
Through February 28 – Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration at a variety of locations on Hilton Head Island. The entire month will be filled with art, performances, food, and much more all to celebrate the Gullah culture. For more information call (843) 255-7304 or visit http://www.gullahcelebration.com/.
Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays through March 19 – Camelia Walks at Middleton Place in Charleston. Enjoy a tour through the original gardens as well as the new 1950 gardens to view the beautiful Camellias. For more information call (800) 782-3608 or visit https://www.middletonplace.org/visiting-middleton-place/events-calendar/265-february-9-march-19-camellia-walks.html.
Through April 7 – “Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior” at Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach. View the exhibit depicting some of the works of this well-known and revered architect. For more information call (843) 238-2510 or visit http://grandstrand.happeningmag.com/exhibit-of-frank-lloyd-wright-art-museum/.
February 17 – “Chicago” at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center in North Charleston. This Broadway performance presents a tale of fame, fortune, and all that jazz with fantastic music and dancing to keep you highly entertained. For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit http://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/chicago.
February 17 – March 6 – “The Seat of Justice” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston. The tremendous performance will “celebrate the brave citizens of South Carolina who fought for justice and equality in the era of segregation.” For more information call (843) 577-5967 or visit http://www.charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/33-the-seat-of-justice.html.
February 18 – “Disney Live! Mickey’s and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic” at the North Charleston Coliseum and Performing Arts Center in North Charleston. See 25 of your favorite Disney characters as they captivate you at every turn in this fun and entertaining performance. For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit http://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/disney-live-mickey-and-minnies-doorway-to-magic.
February 20 – Bacon and Bourbon at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston. Find a rare bourbon bar, live entertainment, laser skeet shooting, bull riding, and bacon creations by locally renowned chefs. For more information call (843) 819-5947 or visit http://www.baconandbourbonsc.com/.
February 20 – Gullah Arts, Crafts and Food Expo at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island. Find cultural demonstrations, authentic crafts and food, as well as traditional story telling and entertainment. For more information call (843) 255-7304 or visit http://www.gullahcelebration.com/gullah-events/arts/arts-craft-food-expo.
February 21 – Chef’s Fest at the North Charleston Exhibit Hall in North Charleston. Enjoy delectable bites by 30 of the area’s most fabulous chefs while enjoy live entertainment, all to benefit the Lowcountry Food Banks childhood hunger programs. For more information call (843) 787-8146 or visit https://www.lowcountryfoodbank.org/get-involved/chefs-feast.
February 21 – Southern Bridal Show at the Charleston Area Convention Center in Charleston. For those in the throes of planning a wedding, this is the must go to place for all you can possibly need to plan your special event. For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit http://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/the-southern-bridal-show.
February 22 – “Henry Cho” at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island. This charming and hilarious man is sure to provide you with an evening of entertainment. For more information call (888) 860-2787 or visit http://www.artshhi.com/performance-shows/comediene-henry-cho.
February 25 – 27 – Palmetto Regional FIRST Robotics Competition at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach. Dozens of high school teams will present their creations in this three day competition. For more information call (800) 871-8326 or visit http://www.myrtlebeachfirstrobotics.com/.
February 26 – 27 – Horry County Museum Quilt Gala at the Ocean Lakes Family Campground Recreational Center in Myrtle Beach. View over 200 quilts or quilted items, and visit the merchant mart for quilting supplies. For more information call (843)915-5320 or visit http://www.horrycountymuseum.org/quilt-gala/.
February 27 – Brewvival at the Coast Brewing Company in North Charleston. This year will present a new format, focusing on rare brews from around the Nation along with new food vendors, with State and local breweries and food vendors being presented at the South Carolina Brewers Festival in May. For more information call (843) 343-4737 or visit http://brewvival.com/.
February 27 – The Chocolate Affair at Memminger Auditorium in Charleston. This gala event offers gourmet catering and chocolate desserts from Charleston’s finest restaurants and specialty shops. For more information call (843) 740-6793 or visit http://thechocolateaffair.net/.
February 27 – LifePoint Race for Life at James Island County Park on James Island. Event will include a 10k, a 5k, and a ½ mile run run/walk. For more information call (800) 462-0755 or visit http://www.lifepoint-sc.org/events_20095K.htm.
March 1 – Race and Social Justice Initiative Lecture: A Conversation with Marian Wright Edelman at the Sottile Theatre in Charleston. This event is presented to create awareness and dialogue about race and social justice issues locally and beyond. For more information call (843) 953-7609 or visit http://avery.cofc.edu/programs/the-race-and-social-justice-initiative/.
March 2 – 6 – Charleston Wine and Food Festival at a variety of locations throughout Charleston. Event is to celebrate Charleston’s culinary excellence and renowned culture. For more information call (843) 727-9998 or visit http://charlestonwineandfood.com/.
March 3 – 5 – Myrtle Beach Marathon Race and Expo at multiple locations around Myrtle Beach. Events will include a marathon, a half-marathon, a marathon relay, a 5k, a fun run, and an expo with vendors and merchandise for sale. For more information call (843) 293-7223 or visit http://mbmarathon.com/wordpress1/participant-info/expo-times/.
March 3 & 10 – Behind the Scenes Tour of Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown. Enjoy an expanded tour of the property to include the marsh, the Bellefield Plantation, Friendfield Village, and the main floor of the Hobcaw House. For more information call (843) 546-4623 or visit http://hobcawbarony.org/.
March 4 – 5 – Cobblestone Quilters Guild Show at the Omar Shrine Temple Convention Center in Mount Pleasant. View a large number of beautifully handmade quilts and visit with a variety of supply vendors. For more information call (843) 302-1229 or visit http://cobblestonequilters.com/show.htm.
March 5 – Amazing Myrtle Beach State Park Challenge Race at Myrtle Beach State Park in Myrtle Beach. This is a pairs event that will cover 4.5 to 5.5 miles and will include challenges, questions about nature, and puzzles to solve in order to complete the race. For more information call (843) 238-0874 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004080.
March 5 – Seafood Fest at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island. Restaurants and chefs will be serving up seafood specialties and other tasty cuisine, with a Kids Zone, a silent auction, famous crab races, arts and craft vendors, and more. For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit http://www.hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com/.
March 5 – Where the Wild Things Run 5K at the Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel. Walkers, joggers, and runners of all ages can explore the natural side of the nature trail at the Interpretive Center. For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://ccprc.com/1455/Where-the-Wild-Things-Run-5K.
March 6 – “Elephant and Piggies” at the Hartsville Children’s Theatre in Hartsville. This musical about best friends if performed by the Columbia Children’s Theatre. For more information call (843) 383-3015 or visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/elephant-and-piggies-at-hartsville-childrens-theatre-tickets-18866512246?aff=ebapi.
March 7 – 13 – Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival at the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island. Shake off the winter with this fun weeklong event where you can learn how to pair wine and food and enjoying a variety of entertainment. For more information call (843) 686-4944 or visit http://hiltonheadwineandfood.com/.
March 7 – 14 – International Piano Competition at multiple locations around Hilton Head Island. Hear some of the best new upcoming pianists as they compete for the grand prize. For more information call (843) 842-5880 or visit http://www.hhipc.org/.