ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA 5/27-6/16

    Wednesday May 27, 2015 through Tuesday June 16, 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/.

     

    Furnace and FlameThrough July 5 – “Furnace and Flame: Contemporary Studio Glass” at the Spartanburg Art Museum. Learn about the art of his contemporary glass art form and enjoy the beauty of the works on display. For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit http://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/current-art-exhibits/34/Furnace+and+Flame.

     

    Through November 1 – Spartanburg’s Music History at the Spartanburg History Museum in Spartanburg. Learn about the history of music in Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 596-3501 or visit http://www.spartanburghistory.org/exhibits/.

     

    Second Wednesdays through October – Yappy Hour on NOMA Square in Greenville. Come enjoy entertainment, refreshments, and bring your dog. For more information call (864) 235-1234 or visit http://nomasquare.com/.

     

    May 28 – 30 – Plum Hollow Alternative Bluegrass Festival to be held at the Plum Hollow Farm near Spartanburg. Come hear some of the new alternatives to modern bluegrass that are coming of age to include rock and roll bluegrass, grunge grass, jazz grass, to name a few. For more information call (864) 680-0225 or (864) 680-2027 or visit http://www.moonshiners.com/festivals/plum-hollow-festival.

     

    May 29 – 31 – “L’Enfant Prodigue (The Prodigal Son)” to be held at Younts Center for Performing Arts in Fountain Inn. This award winning opera produced by Debussy, follows the Biblical story of “The Prodigal Son”. For more information call (864) 409-1050 or visit http://www.glowlyric.com/.

     

    May 29 – June 8 – Agatha Christies “The Mousetrap” at the Easley Foothills Playhouse in Easley. This murder mystery is one of the world’s longest running plays. For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit http://www.fhplayhouse.com/.

     

    May 30 – Charity Auction to be held at the Annex of the Central Church of Christ in Spartanburg. Proceeds will benefit the Southeast Children’s Home. For more information call (864) 439-0259 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1474846082805318/.

     

    May 31 – Sneak and Snap Scavenger Hunt in downtown Greenville. This exciting and fun team event of 4 people (if you don’t have a team, they’ll help you get one) will include locating things on the scavenger list with 2 hours to locate as many as you can and capturing each on camera. For more information call (864) 608-9819 or visit http://lettherebemom.org/seek-n-snap/.

     

    May 31 – Taste of the Upstate to be held at the Embassy Suites Golf Resort and Conference Center. The theme is Masquerade in Venice so wear your finest masquerade ball attire with a mask and enjoy food prepared by Greenville’s finest chef and music performed by the Greenville Jazz Collection. For more information call (864) 232-3595 or visit http://www.loavesandfishesgreenville.com/Events/tou/.

     

    May 31 – WEE Live at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. Come see the superstars in action! For more information visit https://bonsecoursarena.com/.

     

    June 4 – “Rodney Carrington” at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium. Come enjoy this night of comedy. For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit http://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/141/Rodney+Carrington.

     

    June 5 – 6 – Broad River Antique Power Association Tractor Show on Green Acres Road in Gaffney. Learn about the historical approach to farming. For more information call (864) 304-7558 or visit http://broadriverapa.org/.

     

    June 5 – 27 – “All Shook Up” at the Greenville Little Theatre in Greenville. Come enjoy this entertaining theatrical presentations that revolves around the music of Elvis Presley. For more information call (864) 233-6238 or visit http://www.greenvillelittletheatre.org/.

     

    June 5 – 27 – “Boeing Boeing” at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville. Come enjoy this comedy about an American bachelor with three gorgeous fiancés. For more information call (864) 235-6948 or visit http://www.warehousetheatre.com/boeing-boeing/.

     

    June 6 – 7 – National Trails Day Celebration at Croft State Park in Spartanburg. Event will include guided hikes, mountain biking, kayaking and more. For more information call (864) 585-1283 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004300.

     

    Frozen on IceJune 10 – 14 – “Frozen” by Disney on Ice at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit https://bonsecoursarena.com/event/disney-on-ice-2.

     

    June 12 – 14 & June 19 – 21 – “Into the Woods” at the Younts Center for Performing Arts in Fountain Inn. For more information call (864) 409-1050 or visit http://www.yountscenter.org/into-the-woods.

     

    June 12 – 14 & June 19 – 21 – “Sleeping Beauty” at the Peace Center in Greenville. For more information call (800) 888-7768 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/sleeping-

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    June 12 – 21 – Summer Chautauqua History Alive Festival at multiple locations in the Greenville area. For more information call (864) 244-1499 or visit http://greenvillechautauqua.org/june-festival/.

     

    June 13 – Growing, Preserving, and Using Edible Flowers at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens. Come learn about the historical uses of flowers. For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit https://www.facebook.com/HagoodMill.

     

     

    MIDLANDS:

     

    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.

     

    May 28 – Pottery & Panache at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill. Come meet Carolina potters and view their works. For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/1810/.

     

    May 30 – Hiking Safety at Kings Mountain State Park in Blacksburg. Learn important things you should know before going on a hike, such as 10 essentials you should have with you, what to do before you leave, and what to do if you get lost, just to name a few. For more information call (803) 222-3209 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/kingsmountain/introduction.aspx.

     

    June 6 – National Trail Day Hike at Rivers Bridge State Historic Site in Ehrhardt. For more information call (803) 267-3675 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/riversbridge/rb-trails.aspx.

     

    June 6 – Aiken State Park Ranger Hike at Aiken State Park in Aiken. Take a hike on this beautiful state parks Jungle Trail. For more information call (803) 649-2857 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/aiken/introduction.aspx.

     

    June 11 – Snapshots of the Past: Paper Marbling at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells. Come learn about the 18th Century art of paper marbling. For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/1781/.

     

    June 11 – 13 – Party in the Pines Festival on Main Street in Whitmire. Event includes carnival rides, food, a parade, and entertainment. For more information call (803) 694-9251 or visit https://www.facebook.com/PartyInThePinesFestival.

     

    June 12 – 14 & June 19 – 21 – “Dracula” at the BlueBird Theatre in Orangeburg. For more information call (803) 536-5454 or visit http://www.optp.org/.

     

    June 13 – Aiken Music Festival at the Highfields Event Center in Aiken. Come see some of Aikens greatest bands. There will be activities for the kids, to include a huge sprinkler. For more information call (803) 649-3505 or visit http://www.psjshows.com/aikenmusicfest.html.

     

    June 13 – Wolves and Wildlands Family Day at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill. Come learn about the history of the wolf in South Carolina. For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/1812/.

     

    June 13 – Clover Scottish Games at the New Centre Park in Clover. Event will include a Rugby tournament. For more information call (803) 222-3312 or visit http://www.cloverscottishgames.com/.

     

     

    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/.

     

    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.

     

    Fridays – Party at the Point at the Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina in Mount Pleasant. Come close out the week with some great local bands. For more information call (843) 452-5639 or visit https://www.facebook.com/PartyAtThePointCharleston.

     

    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.

     

    Cannon FiringThird 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.

     

    Through May 31 – Military Appreciation Days at multiple locations in Myrtle Beach. For more information call (843) 918-1014 or visit http://www.militaryappreciationdays.com/.

     

    Through June 7 – Spoleto Fest USA to be held at various venues in the Charleston area. This fabulous annual event is filled with a vast variety of visual and performing arts. For more information visit http://spoletousa.org/.

     

    May 30 – Lean and Green 5K Run/Walk to be held at Brittlebank Park in Charleston. Strollers and dogs are welcome. Event also includes a “Tot Trot” and a silent auction. For more information visit http://www.greenandlean5k.com/.

     

    May 30 – Lowcountry Splash Open Water Swim to be held in Mt. Pleasant.  The 5 mile swim will begin at the Daniel Island Pier and the 2.4 mile swim will begin at the Hobcaw Yacht Club, with both races finishing at Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Center. For more information call (843) 884-7880 or visit http://www.lowcountrysplash.com/race-info/.

     

    May 30 – Battle of the Palmetto Corn Hold Tournament to be held at DIG in the Park in North Charleston. For more information visit http://battleofthepalmetto.com/.

     

    May 30 – 31 – Salt Games to be held in downtown Myrtle Beach. Individuals can participate or observe a variety of events that include a hotdog eating contest, a bikini contest, beach volleyball, surfing, yoga, CrossFit, paddleboard, even a lifeguard event. For more information call (843) 448-0585 or visit http://www.thesaltgames.com/.

     

    June 1 – 7 – Coastal Uncorked at multiple locations in Myrtle Beach. Experience a variety of foods, wine, beers and other spirits and enjoy some great entertainment. For more information call (843) 626-9668 or visit http://www.mbhospitality.org/coastal-uncorked/.

     

    June 5 – 7 – Carolina Country Music Fest on North Ocean Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Line up includes Sam Hunt, Rascal Flatts, Lady Antebellum, and even the Marshall Tucker Band. For more information call (843) 626-7444 or visit http://www.carolinacountrymusicfest.com/.

     

    June 5 – 7 – Marlboro County Summerfest at various locations in Bennettsville. Event includes arts and crafts, a classic car cruise in, food and fun for the entire family. For more information call (843) 479-6982 or visit http://www.marlborocountysummerfest.com/.

     

    June 6 – Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival at the Waterfront memorial Park in Mount Pleasant. Learn about the art of sweetgrass basket making and other crafts while enjoying local food and entertainment. For more information call (843) 856-9732 or visit http://www.sweetgrassfestival.org/.

     

    June 6 – Beaufort River Swim starting at the Port Royal Landing Marina in Port Royal. This is a 3 mile race, with an additional 1 mile fun swim. For more information call (843) 522-9622 or visit http://www.beaufortriverswim.com/.

     

    June 6 – Charleston Strong Tug-of-War to be held at the North Charleston High Football Field. Proceeds benefit exceptional needs for special needs young adults. For more information call (843) 603-4636 or visit http://www.fortheexceptional.com/#!charlestonstrong/clu7.

     

    June 6 – Floppin’ Flounder 5K to be held at the Fire & Rescue Department on Sullivan’s Island. This is one of the areas most popular races. For more information visit http://www.charlestonrunningclub.com/.

     

    June 6 – 7 – Art Festival at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. Come meet and talk with 60 different artists and view them while they work. For more information call (843) 235-6000 or visit http://www.brookgreen.org/.

     

    June 6 – 7 – Browns Ferry Gardens Open House on Browns Ferry Road in Georgetown. Learn about the different varieties of Day Lilies. For more information call (843) 546-6419 or visit http://www.brownsferrygardens.com/.

     

    June 10 – Record Breaking Smashing Tea Party to be held at the Summerville Town Hall in Summerville. Come help break a record of 1400 gallons of tea made from the Charleston Tea Plantation plants. For more information visit http://summervillesc.gov/worldrecord.

     

    June 11 – 14 – Carifest at multiple locations in Charleston. Come experience this Caribbean Cultural Carnival and experience some great food, fun, and entertainment. For more information call (843) 557-6258 or visit http://www.charlestoncarifest.com/.

     

    June 12 – “AWOLNATION” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Come out and enjoy this Pop/Rock band. For more information call (843) 272-3000 or visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/.

     

    June 13 – Feast or Famine: Colonial Foodways in Charleston Towne Landing in Charleston . Come learn how a 17th Century meal is prepared. For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004308.

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