ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA 4/27-5/17/16

     

    South Carolina is a wonderful state with lots of activities. Whether you are seeking indoor entertainment or outdoor activities there is always plenty to choose.

    UPSTATE:

     

    Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays –  Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of South Carolina at the Hagood Mill State Historic Site in Pickens.  Come see these historical markings open to the public on these days.  For more information call (864) 898-2936.

     

    Thursdays April – July –  Music on Main at Morgan Square in Spartanburg.  Enjoy some after work entertainment and fun.  For more information call (864) 596-2026 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/music-on-main.

     

    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 May 1 –  “A Southern Exposure” at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium in Walhalla.  This comedy/drama about a girl raised by her grandmother in a small town in Kentucky and their struggles as the girl falls in love and moves to New York.  For more information call (864) 638-5277 or visit http://www.walhallacivic.com/events.html.

    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/.

     

    April 28 – 30 –  Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival at Dr. Mac Arnolds Blues Restaurant in Greenville.  Each night will feature guest performers, including Greenville’s own Delvin Choice who appeared on The Voice.  For more information call (864) 558-0747 or visit www.drmacarnoldsbluesrestaurant.com.

     

    April 28 – May 1 –  Piedmont Plant & Flower Festival at the Greenville State Farmers Market in Greenville.  It’s time to shop for your spring vegetable, herb, flower and shrub plants for the coming year.  For more information call (864) 244-4023 or visit http://www.agriculture.sc.gov/event/2016-spring-piedmont-plant-flower-festival/.

     

    April 28 – May 8 –  Great Anderson County Fair at the Anderson Sports & Entertainment Center in Anderson.  There will be amusement rides, a petting zoo, a sea lion show, pig races, African acrobats, and so much more!  For more information call (864) 296-6601 or visit http://thegreatandersoncountyfair.com/.

     

    April 29 –  “Amy Shumer” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Amy wrote and stared in her own movie, Trainwreck, won an Emmy for Inside Amy Shumer, released Amy Live: At the Apollo, and hosted Saturday Night Live.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/event/amy-schumer/.

     

    April 30 –  Black Rodeo at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  See professional cowboys perform amazing skills as they compete for monetary prizes in categories such as bull riding, steer wrestling, bareback riding, barrel racing, and calf roping. For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/event/black-rodeo/.

     

    April 30 –  Wheels for Meals Charity Ride at Furman University Amphitheater in Greenville.  There will be a 100, a 63, a 42, and a 24 mile ride, with two 7 mile family rides (one for families with kids under 12 and one for those with kids over 12).  Included will be a post ride celebration with food being provided by Performance Food Group, Table 301, and New Belgium Brewery.  For more information call (864) 233-6565 or visit http://www.wheelsformeals.com/faf/help/helpEventInfo.asp?ievent=1146263&lis=1&kntae1146263=E472129460AC412C930EA87E899AD9D2.

     

    April 30 –  Princess and Pirate: Save the Frogs Day at the Greenville Zoo in Greenville.  This event is being offered to create awareness of the loss of frogs from environmental degradation and will feature educational activities and frog inspired arts and crafts.  Children 12 and under who dress like a princess or a pirate get half admissions!  For more information call (864) 467-4300 or visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=398&day=10&month=4&year=2016&calType=0.

     

    April 30 –  Spring Means Babies Festival at Split Creek Farm in Anderson.  Interact with the baby goats, see milking demonstrations, tours, sample cheeses, yogurt, and fudge. For more information call (864) 287-3921 or visit http://www.splitcreek.com/.

     

    April 30 –  Goodwill Mud Run at SC-TAC (formerly the Donaldson Center) in Greenville.  If you like extreme challenges, team activities, and playing in the mud, this event is for you!  For more information visit http://goodwillmudrun.org/.

     

    April 30 –  G.I. Jive at the downtown Greenville Airport  – Jet Center in Greenville.  This will be a Hanger Dance to celebrate our heroes, with a live big band, Swing and Lindy Hop lessons, with 1940’s attire or a military uniform encouraged.  For more information call (864) 467-3660 or visit http://www.senioraction.org/eventsgijive.html.

     

    May 1 –  Tamassee Craft Brew Celebration at the Keowee Town Market in Salem.  The event will include over 10 Breweries, three bands, food from Blacks Smokehouse, and a homebrew competition.  For more information visit http://www.tamasseecraftbrewfestival.com/welcome.html.

     

    May 4 –  truTV’s Impractical Jokers: Where’s Larry? Tour at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  This comedy troupe will surely keep you laughing until the show ends.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/event/trutv-impractical-jokers-wheres-larry-tour/.

     

    May 5 – 7 –  Abbeville Spring Festival on Main Street in downtown Abbeville.  Event will include a dodgeball tournament, a trike relay race, rides, live entertainment, and more.  For more information call (864) 366-9673 or visit http://abbevillespringfestival.com/.

     

    May 5 – 21 –  “A Party to Murder” at the Centre Stage Theatre in Greenville.  Six friends have converged for Halloween at a cottage to have a weekend of fun, but ghosts from the past change their plans.  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit http://centrestage.org/party-to-murder/.

     

    May 6 –  Blue Ridge Fest at the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative in Pickens.  There will be cruise in, live entertainment providing beach music for the shagger’s, lots of good food and good fun. For more information call (800) 240-3400 or visit http://www.blueridge.coop/blueridgefest/.

     

    May 6 – 7 –  Greer Family Fest at various locations around Greer.  The event will include a KidsZone, a Prince and Princess pageant, live entertainment all weekend to include Edwin McCain, and over 150 vendors.  For more information call (864) 877-3131 or visit http://greerchamber.com/events/greer-family-fest/.

     

    May 6 – 7 –  Mayberry comes to Westminster on Main Street in Westminster.  There will be foot tapping music, comedy entertainment, a Mayberry parade, an Opie look-a-like contest, and so much more.  For more information call (864) 647-5316 or visit http://www.mayberrywestminster.com/.

     

    May 6 – 8 –  Spring Fling in downtown Spartanburg.  The event will include four stages with everything from shows for the kids and families, and national entertainers such as LOCASH, as well as a variety of food and retail vendors, just to name a few.  For more information call (864) 596-3105 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/spring-fling.

     

    May 6 – 8 –  “A Spectacular Broadway Tribute” at the Greenville Little Theatre in Greenville.  Celebrate the 90th Anniversary of the Greenville Little Theatre with musical highlights from your favorite plays.  For more information call (864) 233-6238 or visit http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/#!blank/c1git.

     

    May 6 – 15 –  “Memphis” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  This Broadway musical, set in underground the underground dance clubs Memphis in the 1950’s, was winner of 2010 Tony Award for Best Musical that includes explosive dancing, fun songs, and a thrilling storyline of fame and forbidden love. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e139/&DateOfEvent=05/06/2016.

     

    Reedy River Duck Derby

    May 7 –  Reedy River Duck Derby at Falls Park on the Reedy River in downtown Greenville.  Adopt a duck and see if you can win first prize!  For more information visit http://www.greenvilleeveningrotary.org/?page_id=740.

     

     

    May 7 –  Missing Orangutan Mother’s Day at the Greenville Zoo in Greenville.  Learn about the plight of orangutan mothers in the wild and what you can do to help.  For more information call (864) 467-4300 or visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com/168/Special-Events.

     

    May 7 –  “Seldom Scene” in concert at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium in Walhalla.  Enjoy an evening of bluegrass music with one of bluegrasses most enduring bands.  For more information call (864) 638-5277 or visit http://www.walhallacivic.com/events.html.

     

    May 7 –  Strawberry Festival on Hwy. 276 north of Travelers Rest in Salter.  Enjoy beautiful scenery, great food, arts and craft vendors, live entertainment, and everything strawberry!  For more information visit http://foothillsfamilyresources.org/strawberry-festival/.

     

    May 13 –  Endangered Species Day at the Greenville Zoo in Greenville.  Learn about endangered species and how to protect them.  For more information call (864) 467-4300 or visit http://www.greenvillezoo.com/168/Special-Events.

     

    May 13 –  Pickin’ in Pickens presents “Flatt Lonesome” at the Pickens High School auditorium in Pickens.  This band is the IMBA Emerging Artist of the Year.  For more information call (864) 296-9330 or visit http://phsarts.ticketleap.com/.

     

    May 13 –  “Legends of Southern Hip Hop” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Show features Mystikal, Juvenile, and more.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/event/legends-of-southern-hip-hop/.

     

    May 13 – 15 –  Artisphere in downtown Greenville.  There will be fine art, food, and lots of fun with four stages of live entertainment with visual, culinary and performing arts.  For more information call (864) 271-9398 or visit http://artisphere.org/.

     

    May 13 – 22 –  The Fair at Heritage Park at Heritage Park in Simpsonville.  Enjoy rides, an exotic petting zoo, helicopter rides, shows such as The Lady Houdini and much much more.  For more information call (864) 296-6601 or visit http://fairatheritagepark.com/.

     

    May 14 –  Downtown Condo Rondo Home Tours in the Historic West End of Greenville.  Enjoy a tour of several beautiful and exclusive downtown condominiums. For more information call (864) 370-0965 or visit http://www.guildgso.org/downtown-condo-rondo/.

     

     

     

    MIDLANDS:

     

    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/.

     

    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 May 1 –  Aiken Spring Classic Horse Show at the Highfields Event Center in Aiken.  See riders from all over the country compete for top prizes at this event.  For more information call (803) 649-3505 or visit http://www.psjshows.com/prize_lists/asc_2016.pdf.

    Through May 8 –  Vernon Grant’s Leap into Spring at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  The exhibit features an array of original and published artworks with Springtime themes created by Grant from 1930 through the 1970’s. For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/myco/.

    April  27 –  Weekday on the Water – Kayaking at Goodale at Goodale State Park in Wedgefield.  Enjoy a paddling at this small, not well known, State Park.  For more information call (803) 494-8177 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004311.

    April 29 –  “Shenandoah” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.   You are sure to be entertained by one of America’s favorite county music groups.   For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/sumter-opera-house.aspx.

    Festival of RosesApril 29 – 30 –  Festival of Roses at Edisto Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg.  If you love roses and have never seen these gardens, you must come to this event where there fabulous roses will be in bloom, there will be a road race, live entertainment, a street dance Friday night (at the Plaza in downtown) with Men of Distinction playing, craft vendors, food and beverage vendors, and kids activities.  For more information call (803) 534-6821 or visit http://www.festivalofroses.com/.

     

    April 30 –  Walk for Wishes at the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Walk the Greenway to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, with a post-walk celebration to follow with food, beverages, kids activities, and entertainment.  For more information visit http://www.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1150680.

    April 30 –  Earth Day Birthday at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  There will be activities, games, live entertainment, and more than 30 educational exhibitors each with an environmental message.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/1951/.

    April 30 –  Run United Half Marathon at on Newberry Street in downtown Aiken.  Event will include a 5K and a kids fun run.  For more information call (803) 649-6245 or visit www.aikenco-op.org/RunUnited.

    April 30 –  Southern Sound Series: “Iris Dement” at the McCelvey Center in York.  Noted by NPR as “one of the greatest voices in contemporary music”, and according to Rolling Stone magazine, her 1992 album “Infamous Angel” was “an essential album of the 1990’s”, so be sure to come out and hear this wonderful musician.  For more information call (803) 684-3948 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/1974/.

    April 30 –  “Amy Grant Live Life Together Tour” at the University of South Carolina Aiken’s Convocation Center.  See this famous Christian artist with her fabulous voice and beautiful message.  For more information call (877) 722-8877 or visit http://uscatix.com/.

    April 30 –  Historic Beech Island Tour and Barbeque at the Beech Island Historical Society Visitor Center.  The tour will include homes, churches, cemeteries, and other historic sites.  For more information call (803) 827-0184 or visit http://www.beechislandhistory.org/2016/03/10th-annual-historic-beech-island-tour/.

    April 30 –  “Delbert McClinton” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Still basking in the best year of his life when he won a Grammy award, be sure to come out and hear one of America’s greatest musicians.  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit https://newberryoperahouse.3dcartstores.com/All-Events_c_50.html.

    May 1 –  “Seussical the Musical” at the Center Theatre in Hartsville.  See all of your favorite Dr. Seuss characters during this fun and entertaining production.  For more information visit http://www.mainstreethartsville.org/event/seussical-the-musical-at-hartsville-childrens-theatre/.

    May 5 –  Aiken National Day of Prayer at the H.O. Weeks Center in Aiken.  For more information call (803) 640-4689 or visit https://www.facebook.com/AikenNationalDayOfPrayer/.

    May 5 –  Downtown Block Party on Main Street in Hartsville.  There will be live bands, food, and fun!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/198881250485562/.

    May 5 – 8 –  Black Cowboy Festival at Greenfield Farm in Rembert.  Event will include storytelling, farrier/blacksmithing, a historical drama, a documentary, historical crafts and cooking presentations, a trail ride, a western dinner and dance, horse shows, rodeo event, and much more! For more information call (803) 499-9658 or visit http://www.members.tripod.com/blackcowboyfest/calendar-of-events.html.

    May 6 – 7 –  Allendale County Cooterfest in downtown Allendale.  There will be a Cooter Crawl (5K run/walk), carnival rides, street dances with live entertainment, pro wrestling, fireworks and more.  For more information call (803) 584-4619 or visit http://www.cooterfest.com/.

    May 6 – 7 –  Arts on the Ridge at Century House in Ridgeway.  Event will include performing, visual, and literary arts with performances, art shows, demonstrations, book signings, and vendor booths.  For more information call (803) 337-2213 or visit http://ridgewaysc.org/gallery/3/arts-on-the-ridge.

    May 6 – 7 –  South Carolina Strawberry Festival at Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill.  Event will include a pageant, a golf tournament, rides, wrestling, pig races, live entertainment, lots of strawberry items, and so much more! For more information call (803) 547-2116 or visit http://www.scstrawberryfestival.com/.

    May 6 – 8 –  Plum Branch Saddle Club Spring Trail Ride at Clarks Hill Lake in Plum Branch.  For those of you who enjoy trial riding, enjoy a weekend of riding while camping at this beautiful scenic lake.  For more information call (803) 640-2765 or visit http://www.judgesridelist.com/.

    May 6 – 15 –  “1776: The Musical” at the Circle Theatre in Barnwell.  Find yourself highly entertained as four determined politicians attempt to try to convince members of the Second Continental Congress to adopt the Declaration of Independence from British rule during this comical and insightful theatrical event.  For more information call (803) 259-7046 or visit http://eventful.com/barnwell/events/1776-musical-/E0-001-092424205-7@2016052215.

    May 7 –  Prosperity’s Hoppin’ with Arts and Crafts Festival on Town Square in Prosperity.  In addition to local arts and craft vendors will be 35 juried vendors, a 5 mile run and a 2 mile walk, and be sure to visit the old train depot to see the model train displays, enjoy story-telling, and view train memorabilia for both kids and adults.  For more information call (803) 364-2622 or visit http://www.prosperitysc.com/page/hoppin.

    May 12 –  Taste of Hartsville at the Hartsville Country Club in Hartsville.  Dress up and enjoy an evening of mouthwatering delights made by local chefs.  For more information visit http://hartsvillechamber.org.chambermaster.com/events/details/2016-taste-of-hartsville-presented-by-embrace-hospice-196.

    May 13 – 14 –  Aiken Bluegrass Festival at the Aiken County Fairgrounds in Aiken.  Enjoy a weekend filled with a Bluegrass experience you won’t forget with combined individual artists, as well as a few bands.  For more information call (803) 640-9287 or visit https://www.aikenbluegrassfestival.org/.

    May 14 –  Combined Test and Schooling Show at Stable View Farm in Aiken.  For more information call (484) 356-3173 or visit http://stableviewfarm.com/.

    May 14 –  Leaf Print T-Shirts Workshop at Lee State Park in Bishopville.  With a blank t-shirt you will use paint, stencils, and rubber leaf replicas to create and design your own personal piece of art.  For more information call (803) 428-4988 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004436.

    May 14 –  Wings and Wheels Air Festival at the Fairfield County Airport in Winnsboro.  This family event will include an air show, sky diving demonstrations, a car show, and lots of fun activities for the kids.  For more information call (803) 635-4242 or visit http://southcarolinafairsandfestivals.net/Winnsboro_SC.html.

     

    LOWCOUNTRY:

    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.

     

    Daily –  History Tours at the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon in Charleston.  Learn about the history of the Old Exchange, which presents an array of relics from the Civil and Revolutionary Wars, as well as a fun tour of the Provost Dungeon while hearing stories of pirates and patriots.  For more information call (888) 763-0448 or visit http://oldexchange.org/planavisit/.

     

    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 through May 25 –  Weekly Wine Strolls at Middleton Place in Charleston.  Take a stroll while tasting a variety of different wines from a variety regions.  For more information call (800) 782-3608 or visit https://www.middletonplace.org/visiting-middleton-place/events-calendar.html.

     

    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.

     

    Saturdays –  Snakes and Reptiles at Huntington Beach State Park  in Murrells Inlet.  Learn about these secretive animals while learning about their benefit in nature.  You’ll even get the chance to touch one of these fascinating creatures.  For more information call (843) 237-4440 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002642.

     

    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/.

    Through April 30 –  Artfields at multiple locations in Lake City.  This event draws some of the best artistic talent from all over the southeast.  For more information call (843) 374-0180 or visit http://www.artfieldssc.org/.

    Through May 1 –  Play Me, I’m Yours Street Piano Project at multiple location in Florence.  27 street pianos will be decorated and placed around the city for anyone to play and enjoy.  For more information call (843) 260-6210 or visit http://streetpianos.com/florence2016/.

    Through September 5 –  “Nature Connections” LEGOS Bricks Sculpture Exhibit at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet.  For more information call (843) 235-6000.

    Through December 17 – Artists and Artisans Night Market at the Charleston City Market in Charleston.  Find an array of hand-crafted and original items along with music and entertainment covering three blocks of Market Street.  For more information call (843) 327-5976 or visit http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/.

    April 28 – 30 –  Georgetown Meatfish Slam with the captain’s meeting at the Georgetown Landing Marina in Georgetown.  See if you can catch the biggest fish!  For more information call (843) 546-5837 or visit http://kidschancesc.org/events/icalrepeat.detail/2016/04/29/6/-/8th-annual-georgetown-meatfish-slam.

    April 29 –  A Lowcountry Affair at the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant.  Enjoy an evening of food, drinks, music, dancing, auctions, and more all to benefit the Red Cross.  For more information call (843) 764-2323 ext. 386 or visit http://www.redcross.org/news/event/A-Lowcountry-Affair.

    April 29 – May 7 –  North Charleston Arts Fest at multiple location in and around North Charleston.  There will be many fantastic performances, workshops, exhibits, and activities throughout the 9 days.  For more information call (843) 740-5854 or visit http://northcharlestonartsfest.com/.

    April 30 –  Taste of James Island at James Island Christian School on James Island.  Enjoy some good food, live entertainment, and kids activities.  For more information call (843) 762-3653 or visit http://jioutreach.org/taste-of-james-island/.

    April 30 –  SpringFest at the Conway campus of Horry-Georgetown Technical College.  Event will include arts and crafts vendors and raffles, with all proceeds to benefit the Blue Star Mothers of Coastal Carolina and Wreathes Across America.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/SpringFest-2016-1676945689223573/.

    April 30 –  “Making Dreams Happen” at Berkeley Hall in Bluffton.  In addition to the movie, there will be a silent auction, raffle options, dinner and a live auction, all to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Bluffton. For more information call (843) 379-4530 or visit http://www.bgclowcountry.org/bluffton-events.

    April 30 –  Putting for Parkinson’s at the Wescott Golf Club in North Charleston.  This event includes a golf tournament and/or a dinner and auction.  For more information visit http://www.puttingforparkinsons.com/information–online-options.html.

    May 1 –  Yacht Hop in the Harbour Town Yacht Basin at the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island.  Visit stunning yachts where you will find appetizing hors d’oeuvres prepared by premier chefs, with music by The Headliners, silent and live auctions, with the evening closing with dessert and champagne, with all proceeds to benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.  For more information call (843) 706-2296 or visit http://www.hospicecarelc.org/yacht-hop.html.

    May 1 –  Divas Half Marathon & 5K at Ocean Boulevard at 1st Avenue in North Myrtle Beach.  On packet pick up day, be sure to visit the Health and Fitness Boutique, which will feature over 20 vendors with free samples and showcasing the latest trends in women’s designs, sportswear, and running shoes. For more information call (800) 733-7089 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/Page.aspx?id=225.

    May 1 –  Charleston Bed Race at the MUSC Health Stadium on Daniel Island.  This entertaining event will begin with the parade of beds, followed by the bed race, with food trucks and beer trucks on hand to help you have a fun and exciting day, with all proceeds to benefit Camp Happy Days.  For more information call (843) 571-4336 or visit http://www.charlestonbedrace.com/about-2.

    May 1 –  “Seussical the Musical” at the Hartsville Children’s Theater in Hartsville.  See Cat and the Hat, and all of your other favorite Dr. Seuss characters at this fun and entertaining event.  For more information visit http://www.mainstreethartsville.org/event/seussical-the-musical-at-hartsville-childrens-theatre/.

    May 1 –  “Post Malone” at the Music Farm in Charleston.  None for his hit single White Iverson, this teenage Dallas native seems to be the next rising star.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1089035-post-malone-charleston/.

    May 6 – 7 –  Taste of Beaufort at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort.  While enjoying the scenery of the Waterfront Park, fill your senses as well as your belly with lots of good, fresh seafood and other tasty bits prepared by local dining establishments, all while enjoying live entertainment and visiting local and regional arts and craft vendors.  For more information call (843) 525-6644 or visit http://mainstreetbeaufort.com/a-taste-of-beaufort/.

    May 6 – 8 –  Charleston Greek Festival at the Greek Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity in Charleston.  Fill your weekend with lots of good Greek food and beverages, fun cultural arts presentations, and an array of vendors to visit.  For more information call (843) 345-4478 or visit http://www.charlestongreekfestival.com/.

    May 7 –  Beer, Bacon & Music Festival at Shelter cove Community Park Hilton Head Island.  This event is a bacon themed block party with a full serviced bar and live entertainment.  For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit http://www.southcarolinalowcountry.com/component/jcalpro/124-general/3920-hilton-head-beer-bacon-music-festival.html.

    May 7 –  Lowcountry Shrimp Festival & Blessing of the Fleet at the Robert E. Ashley boat landing in McClellanville.  Event will include live entertainment from two bands, with plenty of local shrimp and options for non-shrimp eaters, refreshments, craft vendors and a kids area.  For more information visit http://lowcountryshrimpfestival.com/.

    May 7 –  Dragon Boat Festival at Brittlebank Park in Charleston.  The event includes a fierce competition, and a huge party, all to honor cancer survivors, with all cancer survivors participating for free.  For more information call (843) 324-9505 or visit http://www.charlestondragonboatfestival.com/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1148222.

    May 7 –  Bluffton Village Festival in downtown Bluffton.  At this event you will find features artwork by local and regional artisans, lots of good food, enjoyable live entertainment, a fun pie eating contest, and of course, the Ugly Dog contest.  For more information call (843) 815-2277 or visit http://www.blufftonvillagefestival.com/.

    May 7 –  Mayfest on Main on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy a day filled with live entertainment, arts and crafts, food and beverages, and fun for the children, with feature bands being The Guess Who, Barbara Lewis, Carolina Soul Band, and Blue Monday.  For more information call (843) 280-5570 or visit http://www.myrtlebeach.com/myrtle-beach-events/show/mayfest-on-main-festival/.

    May 7 –  Totally Turtles! At Myrtle Beach State Park in Myrtle Beach.  This event will teach kids about the Loggerhead Sea Turtles, their nesting patterns, their life challenges, as well as enjoy making a turtle craft, going on a scavenger hunt, and more.  For more information call (843) 238-0874 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004128.

    May 11 –  “Saving Abel” at the Music Farm in Charleston.  Enjoy an evening of good rock music.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1105887-saving-abel-charleston/.

    Yappy Hour James Island County Park

    May 12 –  Yappy Hour at the James Island County Park in Charleston.  Bring your dog along for an evening of relaxation, live entertainment, and refreshments.  For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1181/Yappy-Hour.

     

     

    May 12 –  Gibbes on the Street: The Year of Gibbes at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston.  The museum has been newly renovated and this outdoor event is in celebration of the renovation and will award you with enchanting scenery and delectable bites prepared by local vendors.  For more information call (843) 722-2706 ext. 225 or visit http://www.gibbesmuseum.org/visit/calendar.php.

    May 12 – 14 –  Beaufort Charities Golf Tournament at Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort on Fripp Island.  Event provided by Beaufort Charities which supports organizations in need in the Beaufort area.  For more information call (843) 575-5667 or visit http://www.beaufortcharities.org/.

    May 13 –  Friday Night Boogie on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  Enjoy a relaxing night on the pier enjoying the beautiful scenery and enjoying music by DJ Jim Bowers.  For more information call (843) 762-9946 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1740/Friday-Night-Boogie.

    May 13 – 15 –  Haygood/Grady Memorial Tennis Championship at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island.  In addition to the Tennis Championship will be a dinner and a silent & live auction.  For more information call (843) 768-2838 or visit http://www.haygoodgrady.com/.

    May 13 – 22 –  Bike Week and Spring Rally in downtown Myrtle Beach.  There will be riding tours, racing, entertainment, and much more.  For more information visit http://www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com/events/spring-rally/.

    May 14 –  Cast Off Fishing Tournament at the Mount Pleasant Fishing Pier in Mount Pleasant.  Come on out and see if you can catch the biggest fish!  For more information call (843) 762-9946 or visit https://ccprc.com/2038/Cast-Off-Fishing-Tournaments.

    May 14 –  Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island.  Event will include professional and amateur chefs competing for first place, with live entertainment, a children’s area, and lots of great food.  For more information send an email to bhaley@hhivacations.com or visit http://www.hiltonheadisland.com/events/event/annual-rib-burnoff-and-barbecue-fest/.

    May 14 –  Koi Pond Tour throughout Charleston and surrounding areas.  This is a driving tour where you choose the ponds you wish to see and do so at your own pace.  For more information call (843) 323-7728 or visit http://lowcountrykoiclub.com/pond-tour/.

    May 14 –  A Very Special Prom at the Felix C. Davis Community Center in North Charleston.  This prom is for exceptional kids and adults (ages 14 to 30) from Charleston and surrounding areas so they have the opportunity to enjoy a prom.  For more information call (843) 643-INFO or visit http://www.fortheexceptional.com/.

    May 14 –  Charleston Beer Garden at The Grove at Patriots Point in Mount Pleasant.  There will be a line-up of craft beers, beer games, homebrews, live music, and more!  For more information visit http://www.charlestonbeergarden.com/.

    May 14 – 15 –  Blue Crab Festival on the waterfront in Little River.  The event will feature over 300 fine arts and crafts vendors, specialty food vendors, wonderful entertainment, a fabulous children’s area, and, well of course, blue crabs and other seafood items for sale.  For more information call (843) 249-6604 or visit http://bluecrabfestival.org/.


     

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