ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA 6/21-7/11

    Wednesday June 21, 2017 to July 11, 2017

     

    UPSTATE:

     

    Tuesdays –  Greenville Downtown Line Dance at the Sears Rec Center in Greenville.  For more information call (864) 467-6667.

     

    Every Other Wednesday –  Music Sandwiched In at the Spartanburg County Public Library.  For more information call (864) 948-9020.

     

    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 Through 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.

     

    First Friday –  First Fridays at the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville.  For more information call (864) 467-3132 or visit http://www.firstfridaysgreenville.com/.

     

    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 –  Say What Open Mic at Coffee Underground in Greenville.  Singers, poets, musicians, storytellers, comedians, and any others who wish to come out and share their talents are welcome!  For more information call (864) 298-0494 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/525128037629167/.

     

    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.

     

    Saturdays and Sundays –  Historic Building Tours at Oconee Station State Historic Site in Walhalla.  You’ll get to see a 1792 stone block house which is all that remains of a military outpost that existed during conflicts between the white settlers and the Indians, and an 1805 brick house, home of the merchant who owned the outpost. For more information call (864) 638-0079 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/oconeestation/oconeestation-programs.aspx.

    Through June 25 –  “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at the Warehouse Theater in Greenville.  For more information call (864) 235-6948 or visit http://warehousetheatre.com/season/upstate-shakespeare-festival/.

    Through June 25 –  Chautauqua History Alive Festival throughout Greenville and Spartanburg.  Here is a chance to experience history from a different perspective . . . by carrying on conversations with individuals who portray historical characters such as Walter Cronkite, Maya Angelou, Abraham Lincoln, and Rachel Carson.  For more information call (864) 244-1499 or visit www.GreenvilleChautauqua.org.

    Through June 25 –  “Beauty and the Beast” at the Performance Art Theater in Greenwood.  This amazing presentation of the classic Disney story will be one the entire family will enjoy!  For more information call (864) 229-5704 or visit https://www.facebook.com/greenwoodcommunitytheatre/.

    Through June 25 –  “Miss Nelson is Missing” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  Miss Nelson has the worst behaved kids in the school, but then she goes missing in this hilarious musical that has been selling out all over the country.  For more information call (864) 467-3032 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/miss-nelson-is-missing.

    Through June 25 –  “The Lion King” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  See all of the animals come to life in this fun Disney classic!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-lion-king.

    Through August 11 –  Summer Music Series: “James Radford Band”  at the Amphitheater at the Tater Shed in Simpsonville.  Spend your Friday night relaxing to live entertainment!  For more information call (561) 310-3379 or visit http://www.safiarts.com/.

    Through September 10 –  “Wyeth Dynasty” at the Greenville County Museum of Art.  Regarded as one of the most important American artists of the 20th century, you’ll have the chance to see some of his most astonishing pieces, as well as some of the works of his father.  For more information call (864) 271-7570 or visit http://gcma.org/andrew-wyeth/.

    Through October 25 –  Weekly Porch Series at Greenbriar Farms in Easley.  At this Wednesday event you’ll enjoy a mid-week break with live entertainment, festive farm to table snacks, and yard games.  For more information call (864) 855-9782 or visit http://www.greenbrierfarms.com/Porch-Series.

    June 21 –  The Longest Day: A Sunset Celebration at The Loom at Cotton Mill Place in Simpsonville.  This will be an evening of heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, a silent auction, and dancing, all to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association.  For more information call (864) 905-9730 or visit http://members.simpsonvillechamber.com/events/details/the-longest-day-a-sunset-celebration-51685.

    June 21 – 24 –  South Carolina 4-H Horse Show at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton.  Come out and see what the 4-H students have been learning.  For more information call (864) 656-4028 or visit https://calendar.clemson.edu/t_ed_garrison_livestock_arena#.WUdM-WjyuyI.

    June 21 – 28 –   “Death and the Maid” at the Center Stage Theater in Greenville.  This amazing, award winning drama is one you don’t want to miss!  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/death-and-the-maiden/.

    June 22 –  Twilight 5K at the Carolina Triathlon in Greenville.  End your day with a 5k, followed by ice cold beverages, a post-race spray to cool you down, and food to eat.  For more information call (864) 351-8677 or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/Events/SC/Greenville/GTCTwilight5K#event-167687.

    June 23 –  The Oxygen Ball at the Crown Plaza in Greenville.  This event is the “Upstate Dancing with the Stars”.  For more information call (864) 764-1777 or visit http://upstateoxygenball.org/event-info/.

    June 23 –  Finally Friday on the Square on Main Street in Laurens.  This is gospel night, with amazing music by the Powerful Singing Tornados!  For more information call (864) 984-2119 or visit http://mainstreetlaurens.org/event/finally-friday-on-the-square/.

    June 23 –  Simpsonville Summer Music Series at the Amphitheater at the Tater Shed in Simpsonville.  Spend your Friday night relaxing under the stars with great music from Angela Easterling & The Beguilers.  For more information call (561) 310-3379 or visit http://www.safiarts.com/.

    June 23 – 25 –  “Clumsy Custard Horror Show” at the Foothills Playhouse in Easley.  This hilarious production will have you participating, and anxious to see what comes next in the storyline!  For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit https://eventgrid.com/Events/33961/clumsy-custard-horror-show/Dates/46943.

    June 24 –  Retro Vertigo at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest.  This will be a fun night of 80’s music!  For more information call (864) 834-8740 or visit http://www.trtribune.com/index.php/calendar/item/3101-06-24-17-saturday-trailblazer-park-music-in-the-park-with-retro-vertigo.

    June 24 –  Freedom Blast at Greer City Park in Greer.  In honor of our veterans and the men and women who make possible the freedom we enjoy, with great live music, food, fun, and ending the day with a beautiful fireworks display!   For more information call (864) 848-2150 or visit https://www.freedomblast.org/.

    June 24 –  Summer Sippin’ Wine Walk in downtown Abbeville.  Take a walk through this beautiful little town while having a chance to sip wine along the way!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/129072280974399/.

    June 24 –  Vinyl and CD Show at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  If you’ve been looking for a special album or CD, this is the place to find it, or just come to see what you can find.  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit http://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/173/Vinyl+CD+Show.

    June 24 –  Black Rodeo at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  This fun event will have professionals entertain you with steer wrestling, bull riding, barrel racing, and much more as they compete for over $10,000!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/black-rodeo.

    June 27 –  “The Wailers” at the TD Stage in Greenville.  This band brought reggae to America and even help Bob Marley become the star he was, so you don’t want to miss this concert.   For more information call (864) 467-3032 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-wailers.

    June 29 –  “Homeless in the South” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  Directed and produced by Jeff Akers of South Carolina, he created a social experiment to highlight homeless in the Greenville area, as well as the Southern states as a whole.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/homeless-in-the-south-1.

    June 29 – July 1 –  South Carolina Festival of Stars at the Ninety Six Town Park in Ninety Six.  This will be a weekend filled with music and live entertainment, amusement rides, food, crafts, contests, of course fireworks, and so much more! For more information call (864) 543-3396 or visit http://www.scfestivalofstars.com/.

    June 30 –  Simpsonville Summer Music Series at the Amphitheater at the Tater Shed in Simpsonville.  Come out for a fun evening of live entertainment by Retro Vertigo while relaxing under the stars.  For more information call (561) 310-3379 or visit http://www.safiarts.com/.

    June 30 –  NCQHA District One AQHA Horse Show at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton.  For all you quarter horse lovers, you’ll want to see this show.  For more information call (704) 735-2540 or visit https://calendar.clemson.edu/event/ncqha_district_one_aqha_horse_show_115#.WUdNhGjyuyI.

    July 1 –  Simpsonville Celebration “The Oakridge Boys” at the Heritage Park Amphitheater in Simpsonville.  These amazing musicians have come to South Carolina, so be sure to take the chance to get out and see them!  For more information call (864) 757-3022 or visit http://heritageparkamphitheatre.com/events-tickets/event-listing/simpsonville-celebration/.

    July 4 –  Hillbilly Day at the Mountain Rest Community Club in Oconee.  This will be a fun day filled with great bluegrass music, clogging, BBQ, homemade crafts, and fun activities such as trying to catch a greased pig or climb a greased pole, and so much more!  For more information call (864) 718-0688 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/308994822846568/.

    July 4 –  Red, White & Blue Festival in downtown Greenville.  You’ll enjoy two stages of live music, a variety of food and beverages, and fun activities for the kids, all followed by an exciting fireworks display to end the evening.  For more information call (864) 232-2273 or visit http://www.greenvillesc.gov/1328/Wells-Fargo-Red-White-Blue.

    July 4 –  Red, White, & Boom at Barnet Park in downtown Spartanburg.  Come out for an evening filled with great music with The Spartanburg Community Band followed by Craig Campbell, good food, all followed by a spectacular fireworks display.  For more information visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/red-white-and-boom.

    July 6 –  Ice Cream Social at Lever Beach at Clemson University in Clemson.  What better way to cool down during the summer than with ice cream!  For more information call (864) 656-0539 or visit http://calendar.clemson.edu/event/cae_ice_cream_social#.WUdOW2jyuyI.

    July 6 – 8 –  Festival of Discovery on Main Street in Greenwood.  This event celebrates the culture of the State and the City and will be a weekend filled with BBQ and Blues music. For more information call (864) 942-8448 or visit http://www.uptowngreenwood.com/events/sc-festival-of-discovery.

    July 7 –  Simpsonville Summer Music Series at the Amphitheater at the Tater Shed in Simpsonville.  End your week with a fun evening out while enjoying live entertainment by Elvis by Gene Styles.  For more information call (561) 310-3379 or visit http://www.safiarts.com/.

    July 7 –  First Friday Nature Walks with Dr. David Bradshaw at the South Carolina Botanical Gardens in Clemson.  This will be a fun and engaging walk through the Botanical Gardens.  For more information call (864) 656-3405 or visit https://calendar.clemson.edu/event/first_friday_nature_walks_with_dr_david_bradshaw#.WUdOwWjyuyI.

    July 7 –  Hope on Horizon Walk in downtown Greenville.  Proceeds from this walk will help fund research to end Eosinophilic Disorders.  For more information call (201) 772-4607 or visit http://apfed.org/events/hope-on-the-horizon-walks/.

    July 7 – 22 –  South Carolina Peach Festival at various locations around Gaffney.  Over this two week period, you’ll have the chance to experience a dessert contest, a dog show, a 5K and 10K race, a New Talent Night, wrestling, a mud bog and more! For more information call (864) 489-5721 or visit http://www.scpeachfestival.net/.

    July 9 –  Full Moon Hike: Ripe Corn Moon at the Discovery Center at the South Carolina Botanical Gardens in Clemson.  For more information call (864) 656-3405 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/public/scbg/events/events-calendar.html.

    July 9 –  Hot Rods and Sparks Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycle Show across from the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson.  This will be a fun event with lots of cool and amazing vehicles, as well as live entertainment, kid’s activities, and lots of food!  For more information visit http://hrscarshow.com/.

     

     

    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 –  Hour Long Historic Train Ride at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  Ride an old passenger train from the dining car, a passenger car, or even the caboose. For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit http://www.scrm.org/welcomepage.html.

    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 June 25 –  Watermelon Festival at a variety of locations around Hampton County.  You’ll enjoy a parade, a street dance in Hampton, a family fun day at Lee Warren State Park, a fishing contest, lots of good watermelon, and so much more! For more information visit http://www.hcmelonfest.org/.

    Through August –  Wonderful Wednesdays at the Museum of York County.  Every Wednesday throughout the summer kids, and their parents, will have the chance to learn something new and exciting about the environment and its inhabitants. For more information call (803) 898-4921 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/upcoming-events-myco/.

    Through September 17 – “Home Sweet Home” exhibit at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  This nature themed exhibit will allow kids to fish a stream, crawl through a log, climb a rock wall, row a boat, and all sorts of other outdoor related activities.  For more information call (803) 684-3948 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2255/.

    Through September 30 –  “Not Just Another Love Story” at the Narroway Theater in Fort Mill.  This dinner show will make you laugh and cry with America’s greatest generation and remembrances of the days of World War II.  For more information call (803) 803-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/love-story.

    June 21 –  “Wetland Wonders” at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Learn about the world of amphibians, how they can show us if a wetland is healthy or not, and visit the naturalist center to learn about more wetland creatures.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2212/.

    June 23 –  Happy Birthday, Eric Carle! At the Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill.  Celebrate this well-known authors birthday with themes around his books, “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you See?”, “The Very Busy Spider” and “The Hungry Caterpillar”.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2275/.

    June 23 –  “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  If you are a fan, you will absolutely enjoy this movie!  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=star-wars-the-force-awakens.

    June 23 & 24 –  Summer Concerts in the Park at Memorial Park in Newberry.  Come out and see “Doug and Bunny Williams: The Great American Songbook” for a relaxing night out.  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=free-summer-concerts-in-the-park.

    June 24 –  Ancient Sky Lore at the DuPont Planetarium on the USC Campus in Aiken.  Learn about the constellations and stars found in the summer sky and hear some of the enchanting tales that surround some of them.  For more information call (803) 641-3654 or visit https://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/showlist.html#ancientskylore.

    June 24 –  Digistar Virtual Journey at the DuPont Planetarium on the USC Campus in Aiken.  Take a past paced virtual ride through space, visit a space station, take a tour of a virtual amusement park and ride on a virtual roller coaster.  For more information call (803) 641-3654 or visit https://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/showlist.html#virtualjourney.

    June 24 –  “The Hundred-Foot Journey” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This is a wonderful movie about love, acceptance, and even trying new things.  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-hundred-foot-journey.

    June 24 –  The Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken at the Aiken Visitors Center in Aiken.  Come out and hear these musicians as they play the Mountain Dulcimer.  For more information call (803) 293-7846 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/the_mountain_dulcimers_of_aiken.

    June 24 –  Pine Needle Basket Workshop at Lee State Park in Bishopville.  Here’s a chance to learn the art of pine needle basket making from a talented park ranger.  For more information call (803) 428-4988 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003719.

    June 24 –  Gravatt Fishing Tournament at Gravatt Camp and Conference Center in Aiken.  This family friendly event is a two man team event where you can fish from the bank, a canoe, kayak, or a fishing boat with a trolling motor only.  For more information call (803) 648-1817 or visit http://www.campgravatt.org/events/2016/6/26/7th-annual-gravatt-fishing-tournament.

    June 24 –  Fire Over Aiken at the Western Carolina State Fairgrounds.  Enjoy a day of carnival rides, games, and food followed by a fireworks display at the end the day.  For more information call (803) 226-9914 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/independence_day_fireworks.

    June 24 –  Living History Demonstrations at the Living History Park in North Augusta.  Come see this amazing Park and learn about the history of the area through live exhibits and demonstrations.  For more information call (803) 279-7560 or visit http://www.colonialtimes.us/.

    June 24 – 25 –  Ag & Art Tour: Fairfield County at a variety of locations in and around Fairfield County.  Visit Gypsy Wind Farm and their Barbados Blackbelly Sheep, REDS Farm with over 100 chickens, the Barclay School at Magnolia Farms where you will find out some of the amazing things the kids are doing such as making rabbit tea fertilizer, with these just being a few locations along the tour.  For more information call (803) 635-4242 or visit http://www.agandarttour.com/fairfield.

    June 24 – 25 –  Ag & Art Tour: Newberry County at a variety of locations in and around Newberry.  Visit an alpaca farm, a winery, an angus farm, just to name a few.  For more information call (803) 276-2474 or visit http://www.agandarttour.com/newberry.

    June 24 – 25 –  Ag & Art Tour: Union County at a variety of farms in and around Union.  Visit farms such as Fowken Farm, the Piedmont Physic Garden, and the Jackson Farm Garden, with a variety of artisans on site at each location and even some with musicians!  For more information call (803) 981-3021 or visit http://www.agandarttour.com/union.

    June 26 –  Hopelands Summer Concert Series at the Hopelands Gardens in Aiken.  Come out and listen to the Paris Island Marine Band as a start to your week.  For more information call (803) 642-7631 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/hopelands_summer_concert_series2.

    June 27 –  Banksia Tour at the Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken.  Take a tour and learn how much this building has changed in 86 years.  For more information call (803) 642-2015 or visit http://aikenmuseum.us/event/769/?instance_id=1811.

    June 27 –  Revolutionary War Dragoons at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Learn about the historic roll of the dragoons and the horses of the mounted forces in the American Revolutionary War.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2236/.

    June 28 –  Live Raptor Encounter at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  The Carolina Raptor Center will be visiting with some of their residents for you to meet and help you to learn about these beautiful creatures and how to protect them.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2213/.

    June 29 –  40 Never Looked So Good at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  Celebrate the Center for the Arts 40th Anniversary with 40 events to celebrate with appetizers and live music included. For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.visitrockhillsc.com/events/center-for-the-arts-40-never-looked-so-good-2017-annual-celebration/.

    June 30 –  Finally Friday Free Concert at the Fine Arts Center of Kershaw County.  You’ll enjoy entertainment by The Matt Autrey Project who covers music such as that by “Earth, Wind and Fire”, “John Mayer”, & “Stevie Ray Vaughn”. For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2017/06/30/ffsummer2017/.

    July 3 –  Red, White, & Boom in Old Town in Rock Hill.  Celebrate your holiday with live music by “Radiojacks” and “The Legacy Motown Review”, rides, inflatables, food trucks, refreshments, an ice cream eating contest, and of course, fireworks to end the evening!  For more information visit https://www.onlyinoldtown.com/boom.

    July 4 –  Independence Day Celebration at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  This 1850’s type celebration will include period music, dancing, cooking demonstrations, children’s military drills, toys, games, and more!  For more information call (803) 909-7244 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2229/.

    July 5 –  “C” how many Critters you Can Find at the York County Museum in Rock Hill.  Come out and see how many critters or parts of critters you and your kids can find throughout the museum.  For more information call (803) 329-2121- or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2219/.

    July 7 –  Disney’s “Pixar Wall E” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Bring the kids out for an evening movie and some fun.  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=disney-pixar-s-wall-e.

    July 7 –  Summer Concerts in the Park at Memorial Park in Newberry.  Come out and see “Larry Newman” and “Steve Kemp” singing variety and country music for a fun night out.  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=free-summer-concerts-in-the-park.

    July 10 – 14 –  Arts and Sciences Summer Camp at the Springs House in Lancaster.  Kids will learn about art forms, do cool experiments, and get snacks, enjoy games, and obtain health and wellness lessons during the week.  For more information call (803) 285-7451 or visit http://www.lccarts.net/arts–sciences-camp.

    July 11 –  Worms, Linstocks, and Sponges at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Learn the language of the 18th Century cannoneer and learn how these tools were used to fire his weapon.  For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2239/.

     

    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, 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 September 3 –  “I Got You Babe!” at 34 West Theater Company in Charleston.  “It’s Big Bang Theory meets Mad Men in this all-new groovical from the creators of sell-out Groovy Kind of Love.”  For more information call (843) 901-9343 or visit http://www.34west.org/tickets/i-got-you-babe.

    Through October 7 –  “Places and Spaces: Plantation Lives” at the Charleston Pinckney National Historic Site in Mount Pleasant.  You’ll enjoy a ranger led tour of the remains of this 28 acre farm learning about the history of those who lived here.  For more information call (843) 883-3123 ext. 213 or visit https://www.nps.gov/chpi/planyourvisit/event-details.htm?event=37DF8B73-1DD8-B71B-0B2280A2B1224F26.

    Through October 26 –  Blues & BBQ Harbor Cruise at the Charleston City Marina in Charleston.  You’ll enjoy a beautiful sunset cruise with good food and live entertainment!  For more information call (843) 284-9927 or visit https://fareharbor.com/charlestonharbortours/items/26278/.

    Through January 13, 2018 –  “The First South Carolinians” at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  Take a look at the first individuals to come to South Carolina.  For more information call (843) 284-9927 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    Through January 20, 2018 –  Homegrown Heroes: The Lowcountry in World War II” at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  Learn how this war impacted the lowcountry of South Carolina.  For more information call (843) 284-9927 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/exhibits/.

    June 21 –  Music Farm Fest at the Music Farm in Charleston.  Come out for some great music with “Adam Barley” and “Soul Brew”.   For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1497907-music-farm-fest-charleston/.

    June 21 –  Welcoming the Enemy at Walterboro Airfield at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  Historian Elizabeth Laney will tell you the history of the Walterboro Airfield, the training grounds for the Tuskegee Airmen, and home to one of the Lowcountry’s German prisoner war camps.  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/welcoming-the-enemy-at-walterboro-airfield/.

    June 21 – 24 –  Christian Covenant Fellowship of Ministries Conference at the Florence Civic Center in Florence.  The guest speaker for this event will be the author and pastor T.D. Jakes.  For more information call (843) 401-0037 or visit http://www.florenceciviccenter.com/events/detail/ccfm-2017.

    June 22 –  Movie Night at the Park at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island. On this evening you’ll get to enjoy “Swiss Family Robinson” while relaxing under the stars For more information call (843) 757-9889.

    June 22 – 24 –  “Macbeth” at the Summerville Community Theater in Summerville. This Shakespearian classic, known as the cursed play, will certainly amaze you with the Flowertown Players talents.  For more information call (843) 875-9251 or visit https://www.flowertownplayers.org/macbeth.

    June 22 – 25 –  Charleston Carifest at a variety of locations around Charleston.  Celebrate the Caribbean culture with a parade, fantastic costumes, music, food, and more!  For more information call (843) 557-6258 or visit http://www.charlestoncarifest.com/,

    June 22 – 25 –  “The Brain that Wouldn’t Die” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This is the next rock musical which is based on the 1962 B-movie, so get ready for this outrageous production!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1436748-brain-that-wouldnt-die-charleston/.

    June 23 –  Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Towne Center on Hilton Head Island.  Grab your lounge chairs or a blanket, something to eat and come on out to enjoy live entertainment by “Deas Guys”. For more information call (843) 686-3090 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/.

    June 23 –  Reggae Summer Nights Concert Series: “De Lions of Jah”  on James Island County Park in Charleston.  Enjoy a fun and relaxing evening of feeling like you are in the islands!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1619/Reggae-Nights.

    June 24 –  Dragon Boat Beaufort at the Henry C. Cambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort.  If you enjoy participating in or watching these fun races, then check this event out!  For more information visit http://www.dragonboat-raceday.com/,

    June 24 –  “Collective Soul” & “Our Lady Peace” with Special Guest “Tonic” at the Volvo Car Stadium on Daniels Island.  Come out for a guaranteed great evening of great rock music!  For more information call (843) 849-5300 or visit http://www.familycircletenniscenter.com/page.lasso?p=content_concerts.

    June 24 –  Cast Off Monthly Fishing Tournament at the Folly Beach Fishing Pier on Folly Beach.  Here’s another chance to see if you can catch “the big one!”  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://ccprc.com/2038/Cast-Off-Fishing-Tournaments.

    June 24 –  “Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers” on Paris Avenue in Port Royal.  Bring your cooler, a blanket or some chair and enjoy an evening out on the water with some good music.  For more information call (843) 986-2211 or visit https://www.eventsoja.com/us/port-royal+sc/e7386578.

    June 24 –  Special Needs Swim Night at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Park in North Charleston.  For those individuals with special needs and those who care for them, you get the whole park to yourselves!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1178.

    June 24 – 25 –  Art in the Park at Chapin Park in Myrtle Beach.  With over 40 artisans at this event, you are sure to find something that catches your eye!  For information call (843) 446-3830 or visit http://www.myrtlebeach.com/myrtle-beach-events/art-in-the-park/2017-06-25/.

    June 24 – 25 –  Festa Italiana at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach.  If you are a fan of Italian food, be sure to attend this event that will also include entertainment, arts and craft vendors, games, and Italian gift shop, and more! For more information call (848) 333-7059 or visit http://www.myrtlebeach.com/myrtle-beach-events/festa-italiana-at-the-market-common/.

    June 27 –  Summer Jam at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island.  Spend a fun and relaxing evening under the stars with live entertainment! For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit https://www.islandreccenter.org/community-events/summer-jams.

    June 28 –  Music Farm Fest at the Music Farm in Charleston.  This is the grand finale of the Fest with the lineup including “V-Tones”. “Joy Pilots” and “The Swamp Gypsies”.   For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1497910-music-farm-fest-charleston/.

    June 29 –  Movie Nights in the Park: “Parent Trap” at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island.  Grandparents and parents will especially enjoy this 1961 movie!  For more information call (843) 757-9889 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/.

    June 30 –  Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Towne Center on Hilton Head Island.  Grab your picnic basket, a blanket or some chairs, and spend an evening under the stars enjoying live entertainment by “Target the Band”. For more information call (843) 686-3090 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/.

    July 1 –  July 4th Boat Parade and Fireworks Display at the Murrells Inlet Marsh Walk in Murrells Inlet.  Come out for this fun parade filled with patriotic displays, and end your evening with a fabulous 20 minute fireworks display!  For more information visit www.marshwalk.com/events.

    June 2 –  “Bun B” at the Music Farm in Charleston.  You’ll enjoy an evening of rapping with this great artist from Texas.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1503563-bun-b-charleston/.

    July 3 –  Independence Day Celebration in downtown Cheraw.  This fun day will start with a children’s patriotic parade, and end with live entertainment by “The Catalinas”, kid’s games and rides, food vendors, and of course, end with a fireworks display.  For more information call (843) 537-8400 or visit http://www.cheraw.com/event_details.php?Independence-Day-Celebration-2017-369.

    July 4 –  Hilton Head Island Firecracker 5K at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.  This is one of the top ten races in South Carolina and includes a family fun walk, a kids fun run, all followed by live music, ice cold refreshments, door prizes, and more!  For more information call (843) 757-8520 or visit http://www.bearfootsports.com/heels_race_info.htm.

    July 4 –  Independence Day 5K and 8K at Valor Park at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach.  Start your holiday with a good run in preparation of all the food you’ll eat later in the day.  For more information call (843) 839-3500 or visit http://www.marketcommonmb.com/event/independence-day-5k-and-8k/.

    July 4 –  Kaminsky House July 4th with “Indigo Choral Society” at the Kaminsky House Museum in Georgetown.  This event will provide you with lots of patriotic music, Carolina songs, and a Color Guard while honoring our Armed Forces.  For more information call (843) 546-7706 or visit http://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/event/kaminski-house-july-4th-with-indigo-choral-society/13894/.

    July 4 –  Salute from the Shore at various sites along the South Carolina Coast.  For the eighth year, all of those along the beaches of South Carolina will get to experience the flyover by some of our airmen and women from Shaw Air Force Base.  For more information visit www.salutefromtheshore.org.

    July 4 –  Uncle Sam Jam at the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  Spend your holiday evening dancing to Beach music, enjoying the coastal breeze and have a front row seat for the fantastic fireworks display from Patriot’s Point.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://ccprc.com/1327/Uncle-Sam-Jam.

    July 4 –  4th of July at Patriot’s Point in Mount Pleasant.  Celebrate this important holiday on one of the resident war ships with live entertainment on or off the ships, kid’s activities, and of course, the fabulous fireworks display to end the evening.  For more information call (843) 881-5984 or visit https://www.patriotspoint.org/news-and-events/event/fireworksblast17/.

    July 4 –  Super Summer Jams at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.  Spend the evening of your Independence Day with live entertainment by Matt MacKelcan and Groove Town Assault while enjoying fun activities such as a zip line, rock wall, bungee jump, fresh baked goods, art work, and more!  For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit https://www.islandreccenter.org/community-events/super-summer-jams.

    July 5 – 8 –  MegaDock Billfishing Tournament at the City Marina’s MegaDock in Charleston.  Here is your chance to see if you can catch the big one you’ve been wanting to catch!  For more information call (843) 478-4920 or visit http://www.megadocktournament.com/.

    July 6 –  Movie Nights in the Park: “Overboard” at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island.  Spend your Thursday night relaxing with the family under the stars with a movie!  For more information call (843) 757-9889 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/.

    July 7 –  “1964 The Tribute” at the Alabama Theatre in North Myrtle Beach.  Take a trip down memory lane with this amazing Beatles tribute band.  For more information call (800) 342-2262 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1755234501362206/.

    July 7 –  Moonlight Mixer at the Folly Beach Pier in Folly Beach.  Enjoy an evening of dancing to classic oldies and beach music, spun by DJ Jim Bowers while enjoying the fabulous scenery.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://ccprc.com/1618/Moonlight-Mixers.

    July 7 –  Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Towne Center on Hilton Head Island.  Grab your lounge chairs or a blanket, a picnic basket and come on out to enjoy an evening of live entertainment by “Cranford Hollow”. For more information call (843) 686-3090 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/.

    July 8 –  Children’s Discovery Program: Spies and Codes at the Nathaniel Russell House Museum in Charleston.  Learn about Nathaniel Russell, a merchant during the Revolutionary War, and you will need to write him a message using a secret code.  For more information call (843) 723-1623 or visit https://www.historiccharleston.org/Education/Children-S-Discovery-Tours/Archaeology-Afternoon-(15).aspx.

    July 9 –  Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Race 3 at the James Island County Park in Charleston.  The third in a series of 5 faces, this triathlon will be a 600 yard freshwater swim, a 12 mile bike ride, and a 5k flat run.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://ccprc.com/1507/Charleston-Sprint-Triathlon.

    July 11 –  “Washed Out” and “Dega” at the Music Farm in Charleston.  Come out and let your mind wonder with this bands dreamy music.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1491617-washed-out-charleston/.

    July 11 –  Summer Concert Series: “Tell Scarlet” at Wilson Village in Bluffton.  This local band will certain help you wind down after a busy day.  For more information call (310) 664-8867 or visit https://www.palmettobluff.com/experience/special-events/summer-concert-series.aspx.

    July 11 –  Summer Jam at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island.  Spend a relaxing evening enjoying live entertainment under the stars! For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit https://www.islandreccenter.org/community-events/summer-jams.

    July 11 – 15 and 18 – 22 –  Bob Bell Charleston Summer Classic at the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center on Johns Island.  Come out and see some fabulous riding!  For more information call (843) 768-5503 or visit http://www.charlestoncvb.com/events/bob-bell-charleston-summer-classic-horse-show~8475/.

     

     

     

     

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