ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA 4/15-5/5

    Wednesday April 15, 2015 through Tuesday May 5, 2015

     

    UPSTATE:

     

    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.

     

    Second Saturdays – House Concerts Featuring “Heartstrings” 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.

     

    Sundays – Sundays Unplugged at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.

     

    Through May – Super STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Saturdays at the Spartanburg Science Center in Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 583-2777 or visit http://www.spartanburgsciencecenter.org/.

     

    Through – May 14 – “A Look Back at the Carolina Blues” at the Pickens County Museum in Pickens. For more information call (864) 898-5963 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#Programs.

     

    Through – April 19 – “Over the River and through the Woods” at the Oconee Community Theatre in Seneca. This is a hilarious family comedy appropriate for teens and adults. For more information call (864) 882-1910 or visit http://www.oconeetheatre.org/.

     

    Through – April 19 – “Twelfth Night” at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson. For more information call (864) 656-3043 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/Brooks/events/.

     

    Through – April 18 – “Steel Magnolias” at the Easley Foothills Playhouse in Easley. For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit http://www.easleyfoothillsplayhouse.com/.

     

    April 15 – 25 – Clemson Blues Festival at various locations in Clemson. For more information call (864) 650-0585 or visit http://www.clemsonbluesfest.org/.

     

    April 16 – 18 – Stone Soup Storytelling Festival held at various locations in Woodruff. Come enjoy the tails of a variety of storytellers. For more information call (864) 476-8770 or visit http://stonesoupsc.com/.

     

    April 16 – 10 – Blue Wall Birding Festival at Table Rock Lodge in Pickens. Come out and experience some of the best spring migratory viewing in northwestern South Carolina. For more information call (864) 878-9813 or visit http://www.gcbirdclub.org/BlueWall.html.

     

    Pickens Azalea Festival

     

    April 17 – 18 – Pickens Azalea Festival in downtown Pickens. For more information visit http://www.pickensazaleafestival.org/About.

     

    April 17 – 18 – Hub City Hog Fest, a BBQ competition, in the Grain District of Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 921-1587 or visit http://www.hubcityhogfest.com/.

     

    April 17 – 19 – French Heritage Festival at multiple locations in Abbeville. This event is to commemorate the history of Abbeville, known as the “birthplace and deathbed” of the Confederacy. Event includes a nice variety of activities, to include wine tasting, home tours, a play at the Opera House, an antique show, and many. many more fun things to see and do. For more information call (864) 942-2850 or visit http://abbevillefrenchheritagefestival.com/.

     

    April 18 – South Carolina Native Plant Society Plant Sale at Conestee Park in Greenville. For more information call (803) 694-2562 or visit http://www.agriculture.sc.gov/event/sc-native-plant-society-spring-plant-sale/.

     

    April 18 – Goodwill Mud Run at SC-TAC (formerly the Donaldson Center) in Greenville. For more information visit http://goodwillmudrun.org/.

     

    April 18 – Bare Yourself Bike Ride in downtown Spartanburg. The event will be followed by an after party concert. For more information visit http://www.bareyourself.org/.

     

    April 18 – Kelley’s Kure 8K and 5K at Heritage Park in Simpsonville. Proceeds for this event will benefit the South Carolina Ovarian Cancer Foundation. For more information call (864) 979-6432 or visit http://go-greenevents.com/event/id/4481.

     

    April 18 – Gourd Fest to be held at the Ghost Creek Gourd Farm in Laurens. Event includes workshops and vendors to purchase gourds, tools and supplies, as well as crafted gourds. For more information (864) 682-5251 or visit http://www.scgourdsociety.com/.

     

    April 18 – SHA Horse Show at Croft State Park in Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 384-0012 or visit http://shahorseshows.com/.

     

    April 18 – Native American Artifact Identification Day at the Laurens County Historic Courthouse in Laurens. Bring your artifacts for an expert to tell you more about. For more information call (864) 430-7563 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/356876267848202/.

     

    April 19 – Seek and Snap to be held in downtown Greenville.   This is a digital scavenger hunt (2 to 4 person groups) with proceeds to benefit Let There Be Mom. For more information call (864) 608-9819 or visit http://lettherebemom.org/seek-n-snap/.

     

    April 23 – May 3 – The Great Anderson County Fair at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center in Anderson. For more information call (864) 757-3022 or (864) 296-6601 or visit http://thegreatandersoncountyfair.com/.

     

    April 24 – “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Ballet Spartanburg at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 583-0339 or visit http://balletspartanburglaunch.publishpath.com/performances.

     

    April 24 – GAMAC Masterworks Concert at the Boulevard Baptist Church in Anderson. For more information call (864) 231-6147.

     

    April 25 – Railroad Festival in downtown Central. Tour the Central Railway Museum and enjoy music, food, and arts and crafts. For more information call (864) 654-1200 or visit http://centralrrfestival.org/.

     

    April 25 – Spring Means Babies at Split Creek Farm in Anderson. Come visit with the new babies and taste some of the Farms homemade goat milk products. For more information call (864) 287-3921 or visit http://www.splitcreek.com/.

     

    April 25 – Firing on Fort Sumter: The Opening Ball to be held at the American Legion Hall at Duncan Park in Spartanburg. This event commemorates the “opening Ball of the Revolution” to include Victorian attire, period dancing with live entertainment, and a seated dinner. For more information call (864) 599-1047 or visit http://www.freewebs.com/sumterball/.

     

    April 25 – Broome Royal Regiment Car Show at Broome High School. Event will include prizes, entertainment, and food. Proceeds benefit the Broome High School Marching Band. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/832694516818494/.

     

    Revolutionary War ReenactmentApril 25 – 26 – Revolutionary War Encampment at Musgrove Mill State Historic Site in Clinton. Come experience the excitement of the battle that was believed to have turned the war in favor of the Loyalists. For more information call (864) 938-0100 or visit http://www.ourupstatesc.info/the-revolutionary-war-comes-alive-at-musgrove-mill.php.

     

    April 30 – May 2 – Spring Festival on the Historic Downtown Square in Abbeville. Event includes a day of rides, entertainment, food, and fun. For more information call (864) 366-5021 or visit http://www.abbevillespringfestival.com/.

     

    April 30 –May 3 – Piedmont Plant and Flower Festival at the Greenville State Farmers Market in Greenville. For more information call (864) 244-4023 or visit http://www.agriculture.sc.gov/event/piedmont-plant-and-flower-festival/.

     

    May 1 – 2 – Greer Family Fest in downtown Greer. Event includes lots of kids activities, live entertainment, and a vast variety of vendors. For more information call (864) 877-3131 or visit http://greerchamber.com/events/greer-family-fest/.

     

    May 1 – 2 – Mayberry Comes to Westminster in downtown Westminster. Comes experience the life of “Mayberry” as seen on the “Andy Griffith Show” to include look-a-likes for the characters. For more information call (864) 647-5316 or visit http://westminstersc.com/mayberry/.

     

    May 1 – 3- Spring Fling in downtown Spartanburg. In addition to fun activities for all member of the family, the event includes a cycling race. For more information call (864) 596-3105 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/spring-fling.

     

    May 2 – Tamassee Craft Brew Celebration at the Keowee Towne Market in Salem. Event includes live entertainment, as well as refreshments. For more information call (864) 557-6168 or visit http://www.tamasseecraftbrewfestival.com/.

     

    May 2 – Sunday Dinner Cooking Class with Carol Bozarth at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens. For more information call 9864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1210/sunday-dinner-cooking-class-with-carol-bozarth-at-hagood-milll/.

     

    May 2 – Pops Concert by the Foothills Philharmonic at the J. Harley Bonds Career Center in Greer. For more information call (864) 268-8743 or visit http://www.foothillsphil.org/FoothillsPhilharmonic/Welcome.html.

     

    May 2 – Reedy River Duck Derby at Falls Park on the Reedy River in Greenville. Come out for this entertaining rubber duck race. For more information call (864) 235-2293 or visit http://www.greenvilleeveningrotary.org/.

     

    May 2 – Strawberry Festival in Slater near Travelers Rest. Event includes Bluegrass music, activities for the kids, to include a magic show and jugglers, food and crafts. For more information visit http://www.foothillsfamilyresources.org/code-3/strawberryfestival.html.

     

     

    MIDLANDS:

     

    Through May 17 – “Life: A Journey through Time” at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill, displaying a series of photographs that span the world throughout time. For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/exhibits-myco/.

     

    Tuesdays to Sundays through August 30 – “Art & Imagination in Children’s Literature” at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill. For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/exhibits-myco/#28.

     

    April 16 – 26 – Come See Me Festival at a variety of locations in Rock Hill. This festival includes a pet fashion show, a plant sale, a BBQ cook-off, and much, much more. For more information call (800) 681-7635 or visit http://www.comeseeme.org/.

     

    April 17 – 18 – Aiken Earth Day in downtown Aiken. The event will include a 5K and a variety of events to honor Earth Day. For more information call (803) 642-7767 or visit http://www.greenupaiken.com/.

     

    April 18 – Earth Day Celebration at the Dairy Barn in Fort Mill. Event includes horse and wagon rides; canoeing, kayaking, and cane pole fishing; Border Collie demonstrations; nature and history hikes; a recycled runway competition; geocaching; and much, much more. For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit http://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/earth-day-celebration-2.

     

    Aiken Kite FestivalApril 18 – Aiken Kite Festival to be held at Citizens Park in Aiken. For more information call (803) 642-7634 or visit http://www.tbredcountry.org/common/content.asp?CONTENT=9985&PAGE=311.

     

     

    April 18 – “Suffering and Heartbreaks Caused by the American Civil War” at the Rivers Bridge State Historic Site in Ehrhardt. For more information call (803) 267-3675 or visit http://www.scparkstore.com/browse.cfm/suffering-and-heartbreaks-caused-by-the-american-civil-war/4,274.html.

     

    April 18 – Spring Hill Derby Day 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run at Spring Hill High School in Chapin. For more information call (803) 476-8711 or visit http://www.lexrich5.org/SpringHill.cfm.

     

    April 18 – Taste of Blackville in downtown Blackville. Event includes activities for the kids. Live entertainment, and of course, lots of food. For more information call (803) 284-2444 or visit http://www.tbredcountry.org/common/content.asp?CONTENT=9956&PAGE=311.

     

    April 18 – 19 – Colonial Times: Under the Crown & Colonial Trades Fair at the Living History Park in North Augusta. Event includes a glimpse into the history of the area, to include individuals in period attire, providing entertainment, and even a period meal. Local artisans will have items for sale. For more information call (803) 279-7560 or visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/undercrown.html.

     

    April 18 – 25 – Stripped Bass Festival in Manning. Events will include a Poker Run, a beauty pageant, a fish fry, a prade, as well a fishing tournament. For more information call (803) 435-4405 or visit http://clarendoncounty.com/county-tourism/striped-bass-festival.

     

    April 25 – Bike with a Ranger at Lee State Park in Bishopville. This will be a 5 mile bike ride through the park. For more information call (803) 428-4988 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003126.

     

    April 25 – Family Fishing Clinic in Windsor. Learn how to tie appropriate knots, rig a rod, cast, and fish. For more information call (803) 737-8483 or visit http://www.dnr.sc.gov/aquaticed/.

     

    April 25 – Strawberry Festival at Our Lady of Peace School in North Augusta. Event includes lots of strawberry food items, a strawberry eating contest, games, prizes, a dunking booth, and more. For more information call (803) 279-8396 or visit http://www.tbredcountry.org/common/content.asp?CONTENT=9974&PAGE=311.

     

    April 25 – 26 – SummerFun Horseshoe Tournament at the Marion Davis Park in Newberry. This is one of the stops of the Horseshoe Pitchers Pro Tour. For more information call (803) 321-1015 or visit http://www.visitnewberrysc.com/events-calendar/details/14-summerfun-horseshoe-tournament.

     

    April 30 – May 2 – Humanities Festival at multiple locations in Camden. Events will include a bus tour of some historical sites, lectures, a Derby Party, and more. For more information call (803) 771-2477 or visit http://schumanities.org/annualevents/humanitiesfestival/.

     

    April 30 – May 3 – Black Cowboy Festival at Greenfield Farm in Rembert. Come learn about the history of the African American Cowboy. For more information call (803) 499-9658 or visit http://www.members.tripod.com/blackcowboyfest/home.html.

     

    May 1 – 2 – South Carolina Strawberry Festival at the Walter Y. Elisha Park in Fort Mill. Event will include a horse race, “Race for the Berries”, a golf tournament, a car show, entertainment including the Gin Blossoms, and much, much more. For more information call (803) 547-2116 or visit http://www.scstrawberryfestival.com/.

     

    ? May 1 – 2 – Allendale County Cooter Fest at a variety of locations in Allendale. Events will include, of course, a Cooter Race, the Salkehatchie Sprint (a 5K run/walk/fun run, as well as a fish fry, rides, and more. For more information call (803) 584-4619 or visit http://www.cooterfest.com/.

     

    Orangeburg Festival of RosesMay 1 – 3 – Orangeburg Festival of Roses at the Edisto Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg. Come enjoy the vast variety of roses in the Gardens, as well as a Friday night street dance, sporting activities, such as golf, disc golf, a canoe race, and even a kickball tournament, , entertainment, lots of food and craft vendors, and fun for the kids. For more information call (803) 534-6821 or visit http://www.festivalofroses.com/.

     

    May 2 – Arts on the Ridge at the Cotton Yard in Ridgeway. Event is to honor visual, performing, and literary artisans with shows, performances, and demonstrations. For more information call (803) 337-2213 or visit http://ridgewaysc.org/gallery/3/arts-on-the-ridge.

     

    May 2 – Johnston Peach Blossom Festival in downtown Johnston. Event includes a parade, rides, and lots of food and craft vendors. For more information (803) 275-2345 or visit http://johnstondevelopmentcorp.org/events/peach-blossom-festival/.

     

    May 5 – 7 – Culinary Camp with Chef Laurie at Santee State Park in Santee. Learn the art of healthy cooking from a well-renowned chef. For more information call (803) 854-2408 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004216.

     

    LOWCOUNTRY:

     

    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/.

     

    Through May 10 – “1920’s – 1960’s: Five Decades of Style that Changed America” at the Charleston Museum, Americas first museum, in Charleston. For more information call (843) 722-2996 or visit http://www.charlestonmuseum.org/home.

     

    Through May 3 – Society of Bluffton Artists Exhibition Featuring Joy Hermann at the SOBA Gallery in Bluffton. For more information call (843) 757-6586 or visit http://www.hiltonheadisland.com/events/event/society-bluffton-artists-exhibition-featuring-joy-hermann/.

     

    Tuesdays – Sundays through April 23 – “Voices of the Island: The Cuban Art Collection of Reynir Llanes” at the Franklin G. Burruoghs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach. For more information call (843) 238-2510 or visit http://www.artmuseumtouring.com/Chapin.html.

     

    Through April 23 – “Laurie Blum: My Inner Garden” at the Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach. For more information call (843) 238-2510 or visit http://www.gotomyrtlebeach.com/event/laurie-blum-inner-garden/2015-02-06/.

     

    Through April 19 – Festival of Houses and Gardens at various locations in Charleston. Enjoy a look at some of Charleston’s historical architecture and gardens and a rare opportunity to tour some of the most beautiful houses in Charleston. For more information call (843) 722-3405 or visit https://www.historiccharleston.org/Events/Annual-Festival-of-Houses-and-Gardens.aspx.

     

    Through – April 19 – RBC Heritage at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island. For more information call (843) 671-2448 or visit http://www.rbcheritage.com/.

     

    April 16 – 19 – Charleston Race Week to be held in the Race Village at the Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina in North Charleston. This is one of the country’s biggest racing regattas. For more information call (843) 628-5900 or visit http://www.charlestonraceweek.com/.

     

    April 16 – 18 – South Carolina BBQ Shag Festival to be held at the Hemingway Recreational Facility in Hemingway. Come enjoy the BBQ competition and enjoy some shag dancing Friday night to “The Fantastic Shakers” and Saturday to “The Spazmatics”. For more information call (843) 687-2240 or visit http://www.scbbqshagfestival.org/.

     

    April 16 – 18 – Puddin’ Swamp Festival at multiple locations in Turbeville. Event includes a 5K run/walk, amusement rides, camel rides, arts and craft vendors, just to name a few. For more information call (843) 659-2781 or visit http://www.puddinswamp.com/.

     

    April 16 – Taste of Darlington to be held at the Darlington Raceway in Darlington. Come enjoy local fare from the Darlington area. For more information call (843) 332-6559 or visit http://darlingtoncounty.org/event_details.php?Darlington-SC-153.

     

    April 17 – 26 – Society of Stranders Spring Safari at multiple locations in Myrtle Beach. Come shake off the winter with some shagging at the beach. For more information call (843) 366-5506 or visit http://www.shagdance.com/safari.htm.

     

    April 17 – 19 – Charleston In-Water Boat Show held at Brittlebank Park and Bristol Marina in Charleston. This is the largest boat show of its kind in the southeast. For more information call (843) 250-9713 or visit http://www.charlestoninwaterboatshow.com/.

     

    East Coast Canoe and Kayak FestivalApril 17 – 19 – East Coast Canoe and Kayak Festival held at James Island Park on James Island. The weekend includes opportunities for instruction, trips, camping, and more. For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1542/East-Coast-Paddlesports-Outdoor-Festival.

     

    April 17 – 18 – Omar Shriners Smoke on the Beach at the Sea Mist Hotel in Myrtle Beach. For more information call (843) 971-0131 or visit http://www.omarshriners.org/smoke-on-the-beach-bbq-competition/.

     

    April 17 – Bob Dylan at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston. For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit http://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events.

     

    April 18 – 26 – Colleton County Rice Festival held in Walterboro.   The event includes the Tour de Lowcountry bike ride, a band competition, and a fireworks finale. For more information call (843) 549-1079 or visit www.ricefestival.org/.

     

    April 18 – 19 – Waccamaw Arts & Crafts Guild Art in the Park at Valor Park in Myrtle Beach. Event provides a vast variety of arts and craft vendors from across the nation. For more information call (843) 446-3830 or visit http://www.artsyparksy.com/.

     

    April 18 – Soft Shell Crab Festival in the Old Village of Port Royal. Enjoy lots of good Low Country Fare, to include soft shell crab cooked a variety of different ways; a corn hole tournament; craft vendors; kids activities; and of course, lots of entertainment. For more information call (843) 592-1892 or visit http://www.oldvillageportroyal.com/event_ssc.htm.

     

    April 18 – Walk for Autism at Hampton Park in Charleston. In addition to the walk will be music, refreshments, and activities for the kids. For more information call (803) 469-3507 or visit http://www.walkforautismcharleston.org/our-main-event/.

     

    April 18 – Spring Jam Music Festival in The Grove at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant. The event will include local bands, as well as bands from across the country and one musician from Argentina, performing arts, food and beverages, artisans and crafts. For more information visit http://www.springjammusicfest.com/.

     

    April 22 – 25 – Myrtle Beach International Film Festival to be held at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. For more information call (843) 497-0220 or visit http://www.myrtlebeachfilmfestival.com/.

     

    April 24 – May 2 – ArtField held at various locations in Lake City. This event will display artworks from 12 Southeastern states and will include a a barbecue cookoff, a farmers and artisans market, interactive art events, and life music. For more information call (843) 374-0180 or visit www.artfieldssc.org/

     

    ? (26) April 24 – Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival at Memorial Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant. For more information call (843) 884-8517 or visit http://www.comeonovermp.com/index.aspx?NID=111.

     

    Ground Zero Dragon Boat FestivalApril 25 – Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival held at Grand Park in Myrtle Beach. For more information call (843) 945-9440 or visit http://www.mygroundzero.com/dragon-boat/.

     

     

    April 25 – Celebrate Main Street in downtown Dillon. Event includes a classic car show, miniature horse rides, train rides, live entertainment, and more. For more information call (843) 774-0040 or visit https://www.facebook.com/CelebrateMainStreetDillonSc.

     

    April 25 – North American Quilling Guild Conference at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center in Myrtle Beach. For more information call (843) 236-4545 or visit http://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/includes/calendar-of-events/North-American-Quilling-Guild-Conference/11238/.

     

    April 25 – Putting for Parkinson’s at the Wescott Golf Club in North Charleston. For more information call (843) 670-8463 or visit http://www.puttingforparkinsons.com/.

     

    April 25 – Socastee Heritage Festival at the Socastee Swing Bridge in Myrtle Beach. Lots of food, fun, and entertainment. For more information call (843) 236-4545 or visit http://www.socasteehf.com/socastee_heritage_festival.html.

     

    April 25 – Spring Festival & Outdoor Expo in downtown Loris. Event includes a duck calling competition, plant and garden items for sale, arts and crafts, kids activities, and more. For more information call (843) 756-6030 or visit http://www.lorischambersc.com/.

     

    April 25 – 26 – Art Market at Historic Honey Horn at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island. Event is a fine arts and craft show which includes a variety of demonstrations. For more information call (843) 689-6767 or visit http://www.hiltonheadisland.com/events/event/art-market-historic-honey-horn-2/.

     

    April 26 – Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival at Memorial Waterfront Park in Mount Pleasant. Event is a tribute to the local shrimpers and fisherman and includes a boat parade, live entertainment, a craft show, and of course, good local seafood. For more information call (843) 884-8517 or visit http://www.comeonovermp.com/index.aspx?NID=111.

     

    April 26 – Old Village Home, Garden & Art Tour at Edwards Park in Mount Pleasant. For more information call (843) 764-2323 ext. 386 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/121286337943230/.

     

    May 1 – 29 – Military Appreciation Days at multiple locations in Myrtle Beach. For more information call (843) 918-1014 or visit http://www.militaryappreciationdays.com/.

     

    May 1 – 9 – North Charleston Arts Festival at multiple locations in North Charleston. Event includes lots of performances, roving entertainers, arts/craft vendors, a gem/mineral show, an antique show, kids activities, and more. For more information call (843) 740-5854 or visit http://northcharlestonartsfest.com/.

     

    May 1 – 3 – Charleston Insiders’ Weekend in historic downtown Charleston. Come enjoy Charleston from an editors point of view. For more information call (843) 805-2300 or visit http://www.travelandleisure.com/microsites/charleston/explore.html.

     

    May 1 – 3 – Hilton Head Island Boat Show at Windmill Harbour Marina on Hilton Head Island. Event includes nautical artisans, a “Taste of the Harbour”, “PaddleFest” paddleboarding and kayak demonstrations and trials, local artisans and more. For more information call (843) 812-5802 or visit http://www.hiltonheadislandboatshow.com/.

     

    May 1 -2 – A Taste of Beaufort held at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort. For more information call (843) 525-6644 or visit http://www.downtownbeaufort.com/taste-of-beaufort.

     

    May 2 – LowCountry Shrimp Festival and Blessing of the Fleet in McClellenville Robert E. Ashley Boat Landing. For more information visit http://lowcountryshrimpfestival.com/.

     

    May 2 – Beer, Bacon & Music Festival at Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island. There will be lots of bacon themed items, including a bacon competition, lots of refreshments, and entertainment. For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit www.islandreccenter.org/.

     

    May 2 – Annual Sheep Shearing at Middleton Place Plantation and Gardens in Charleston. Come experience the one of a kind experiences of sheep shearing and learn more about the annual event from costumed interpreters. And be sure to visit the fabulous Plantation and Gardens during your visit. For more information call (843) 556-6020 or visit https://www.middletonplace.org/visiting-middleton-place/events-calendar/271-may-3-annual-sheep-shearing.html.

     

    May 2 – Dragon Boat Festival at Brittlebank Park in Charleston. The fun and interesting event is in honor of cancer survivors. For more information call (843) 324-9505 or visit http://www.charlestondragonboatfestival.com/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1119657.

     

     

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