ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA 6/7-6/27

    Wednesday June 7, 2017 to June 27, 2017

     

    UPSTATE:

     

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

     

    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 10 –  “Spring Awakening” at the Warehouse Theater in Easley.  This Tony Award Winner for Best Musical has a history of being controversial, as it is about “adolescent love, the challenges of puberty, and the bonds of childhood friendships.”  For more information call (864) 235-6948 or visit http://warehousetheatre.com/spring-awakening/.

    Through June 18 –  “The Way We Worked” Opening Reception at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History in Pickens.  This Smithsonian exhibit tells how work became a central part of American culture and the changes that have taken place in the work world over the last 150 years.  For more information call (864) 898-5963 or visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1564/a-smithsonian-exhibit-the-way-we-worked/.

    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 8 –  Boots and Bandanas at Lindsey Plantation in Taylors.  Fill your evening with good BBQ, live entertainment by The West End String Band, spirits tasting, lawn games, dancing, and a whole lot of fun!  For more information call (864) 370-0965 or visit http://www.guildgso.org/boots-and-bandanas/.

    June 8 – 10 –  “Fiddler on the Road” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.mtishows.com/production/fiddler-on-the-roof-325.

    June 9 –  Summer Music Series: “The Royal Scotsman Band”  at the Amphitheater at the Tater Shed in Simpsonville.  End your week with live entertainment and relaxation.  For more information call (561) 310-3379 or visit http://www.safiarts.com/

    June 9 – 10 –  Saluda Young Farmers Truck and Tractor Pull at the Saluda Recreation Complex in Saluda.  For the younger fellows, here’s your chance to show them what your truck can do!  For more information call (864) 992-0873 or visit http://www.saludayoungfarmer.org/tractor_pull/tickets_and_time.php.

    June 9 – 11 –  Palmetto Sport Horse Spring Classic at T. Ed Garrison Arena in Greenville.  Arabians and half-Arabians will compete during this show.  For more information call (864) 656-3311 or visit https://www.clemson.edu/public/garrison/calendar.html.

    June 9 – 18 –  “Delval Divas” at the Oconee Community Theatre in Seneca.  Here is the story of four very smart, professional, and successful women who happen to meet in a Federal Correctional Facility.  For more information call (864) 882-1910 or visit http://www.oconeetheatre.org/shows.html.

    June 10 –  Palmetto State Chili Cook-off at 611 Richardson Street in Simpsonville.  Come on out and see who you would choose to be the best chili maker in the Southeast, or maybe you want to see if you can win?  For more information call (864) 275-8801 or visit http://www.rpssc.website/index.html.

    June 10 –  Greenwood Aviation Expo at the Greenwood County Airport in Greenwood.  Here is a day that will be filled with fun, offering an air show, chance to ride planes and helicopters, view military vehicles from all eras, enjoy live entertainment, and more!  For more information call (864) 942-8557 or visit http://aviationexpo.net/.

    June 10 –  Sounds of Color Dinner at the Mauldin Cultural Center in Mauldin.  This dinner concert will include jazz and gospel music as well as great food and fun! For more information call (864) 558-0747 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2nd-annual-sounds-of-color-dinner-concert-tickets-32329687967.

    June 10 – 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.

    June 11 –  “Rock in the Red Zone” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  Learn how we can sometimes find magic in the least expected places.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/rock-in-the-red-zone-music-is-their-shelter.

    June 11 –  “Dirty Heads” and “SOJA” at the Heritage Park Amphitheater in Simpsonville.  Enjoy an evening of fun under the stars with these two great bands. For more information call (864) 757-3022 or visit http://heritageparkamphitheatre.com/events-tickets/event-listing/train-with-andy-grammer/.

    June 11 –  “Journey” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Come out for an amazing evening of music that will take you back to the 80’s and 90’s.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/journey.

    June 14 – 17 –  Might Moo Festival on Palmetto Street in Cowpens.  Come out and celebrate the crewmembers of the USS Cowpens CVL25 from WWII and the CG63 currently serving the Navy’s fleet, with a golf tournament, a tug-of-war, a baseball game, carnival rides, a street dance, a 5K, and so much more!  For more information visit http://cowpensmightymoo.com/.

    June 15 –  “Intimate Apparel” at the Centre Stage Theater in Greenville.  The setting is 1905 New York City where a black seamstress becomes quite successful sewing exquisite lingerie for wealthy white women and prostitutes, but then she finds love.  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit http://centrestage.org/intimate-apparel/.

    June 15 – 18 –  Summer on Augusta 2017 at Augusta Road in Greenville.  This event will include a shag contest, a tomato pie contest, a Block Party, a Hound Dog Social, and more!  For more information call (864) 325-6534 or visit http://www.onlyonaugusta.com/.

    June 16 –  Taste of Black Upstate at Zen on Main Street in Greenville.  At this event you’ll have a chance to savor some of the best Greenvilles chefs have to offer!  For more information call (864) 585-7172 or visit http://blackexposouth.com/upstate-taste/.

    June 16 – 18 –  Sesame Street Live “Make a New Friend” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Bring out the kids to see all their favorite Sesame Street characters!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/sesame-street-live.

    June 16 – 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/.

    June 17 –  Americana and Folk Festival at Hagood Mill and Folklife Center in Pickens.  Enjoy a day filled with folk music paying a tribute this year to Bob Dylan.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1638/americana-folk-festival/.

    June 17 –  Carolina Supernatural Bodybuilding Competition at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  See amateurs and pro qualifying men and women present in this drug tested show.  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit http://www.crowdpleaser.com/calendar/55/Carolina+Supernatural+Bodybuilding+Championship.

    June 17 –  Juneteenth “A Family United” at the Heritage Park Amphitheater in Simpsonville.  For more information call (864) 757-3022 or visit http://heritageparkamphitheatre.com/events-tickets/event-listing/.

    June 17 – 18 –  Cowboy Mounted Shooting Competition at the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Greenville.  This will be a challenging show for each cowboy and his/her horse!  For more information call (864) 656-3311 or visit https://www.clemson.edu/public/garrison/calendar.html.

    June 17 – 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.

    June 18 –  Community Father’s Day Barbecue at the Conestee Park Field on Mauldin Road in Greenville.  The Beulah Christian Fellowship is offering this event for all fathers with an uplifting day of music, good food, games, bounce houses, and much more!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1870186819919155/.

    June 18 –  “Slightly Stupid” at the Heritage Park Amphitheater in Simpsonville.  Enjoy a concert with this band that’s a blend of reggae, folk, rock, and blues!  For more information call (864) 757-3022 or visit http://heritageparkamphitheatre.com/events-tickets/event-listing/.

    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 –  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 Whalers” 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.

     

     

    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 15 –  Camden ART Honors Show at the Fine Arts Center in Kershaw County in Camden.  Here is a chance to purchase one of a kind art.  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2017/05/16/ARTHonors2017/.

    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 ourdoor 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 7 –  Turning Trees Inside Out at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Learn how trees benefit us and how we can protect them.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2210/.

    June 7 –  Yappy Hour at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animals Welfare in Aiken.  Bring out your dog and enjoy an evening of live entertainment, food, and fun activities!  For more information call (803) 648-6863 or visit http://www.letlovelive.org/calendar.

    June 8 –  “Wheel of Misfortune” at the Narroway Theater.  This dinner show will provide you with a tasty meal while you figure out what happen to the game show host.  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/mystery-theater/wheel-misfortune.

    June 8 –  Playcation Camp at the Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill.  Camp activities will include stories, games, crafts, and even snack time.  For more information call (803) 327-6400 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2204/.

    June 8 – 10 –  Party in the Pines on Main Street in Whitmire.  You’ll enjoy carnival rides, a parade, live entertainment, arts and craft vendors, food and good clean fun!  For more information call (803) 944-1116 or visit http://www.angelfire.com/sc/pinp/.

    June 9 –  Summer Musical: “Quilters” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  A pioneer women and her daughter record their family stories in the quilts they make.  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=summer-musical-quilters.

    June 9 – 14 –  “The Mystery of Edwin Drood” at the Aiken Community Playhouse in Aiken.  This is a warm hearted interactive flamboyant theatrical event of an unfinished Dickens “whodunnit” tale. For more information call (803) 648-1438 or visit http://aikencommunityplayhouse.com/shows/.

    June 10 –  Barbecue Dinner Train at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  Enjoy a wonderful barbecue dinner while enjoying a ride on the train!  For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit http://www.scrm.org/

    June 10 –  “Sweet Teac” Book Series  at the Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken.  Featured author will be Sandi Savell’s “Dear Clueless”.  For more information call (803) 642-2015 or visit http://aikenmuseum.us/event/sweet-tea-book-series-sandi-savell-dear-clueless-2/?instance_id=1943.

    June 10 –  Pump House River Run at the Pump House in Rock Hill.  This adventure race will include a 3 mile paddle on the Catawba River and a 5 mile race on the Piedmont Medical Center Trail.  For more information call (803) 817-5122 or visit http://www.cityofrockhill.com/departments/parks-recreation-tourism/a-l-l-outdoors/pump-house-river-run.

    June 10 –  Lake Wylie Splash Dash at Camp Thunderbird in Lake Wylie.  This is a 5K or 10K run or walk with all proceeds to benefit Camp Thunderbird.  For more information visit http://www.lakewyliesplashdash.com/.

    June 10 –  Senior Craft Fair at the Catawba Indian Senior Center in Rock Hill.  Come enjoy live entertainment while viewing the fabulous works of the Tribes elders.  For more information call (803) 328-2208.

    June 10 –  Dog Wash at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare in Aiken.  Bring out your dog for a good summer washing with proceeds to benefit the local SPCA.  For more information call (803) 648-6863 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/spca_dog_wash2.

    June 10 – 11 –  Ag and Art Tour of York County at the York County Visitors Center in Rock Hill.  Pick the spots you want to go to on the tour, to include the Baker Farm, Windy Hill Orchard and Cider, and Bush-n-Vine just to name a few. For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.agandarttour.com/york.

    June 10, 17, & 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 10, 17, & 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 12 –  Hopelands Summer Concert Series at Hopelands Gardens in Aiken.  Bring a picnic basket and a blanket out and enjoy an evening of live entertainment.  For more information call (803) 642-7631 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/hopelands_summer_concert_series2.

    June 13 –  Fewell Park Summer Concert Series: “Chris Holder” at Fewell Parks Recreation Center in Rock Hill.  Enjoy an evening of relaxing and live entertainment to end your work day.  For more information call (803) 329-5645 or visit http://www.cityofrockhill.com/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/19583/453?curm=6&cury=2017.

    June 13 –  Heritage Breed and Seeds at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  At this event you’ll learn about heirloom plants and heritage livestock breeds. For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2235/.

    June 13 & 18 –  “The Wild West Mystery Dinner Show” at the NarroWay Theater in Fort Mill.  This production is part game and part show, so come on out and have a wonderful barbecue dinner and enjoy the evening!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/mystery-theater/wild-west-show.

    June 14 –  Summer Solstice Dressage Show at Stable View in Aiken.  Enjoy an evening of shows with every level from introductory to Grand Prix.  For more information call (484) 356-3173 or visit http://stableviewfarm.com/.

    June 14 –  “Investigating Invertebrates” at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Learn about the world of insects, works, and more, learn how to identify them, and kids will play games and make crafts to help them learn which ones live in their back yard.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2211/.

    June 16 –  “Guardian’s of the Galaxy” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Enjoy an evening with this fun and entertaining movie!  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=guardians-of-the-galaxy.

    June 16 – 17 –  Juneteenth Rock Hill at Fountain Park and Mt. Prospect Baptist Church in Rock Hill.  Come out and celebrate this commemorative day with a free concert, food truck vendors, arts & crafts, kid’s activities, and more!  For more information visit https://www.juneteenthrockhill.com/.

    June 17 –  Blackwater Festival at Aiken State Park in Windsor.  Sponsored by The Friends of the Edisto, you’ll learn about the Edisto River, which is the longest blackwater river in the United States, and feast on a BBQ lunch or bring a picnic, and this State Park also has swimming and boating facilities, a canoe and kayak trail, hiking trails, and a camp ground. For more information call (803) 256-4000 or visit http://www.edistofriends.org/events/blackwater.

    June 17 –  Historical Stable and Barn Tour leaving from 100 Berrie Road in Aiken.  In this tour you’ll learn about the most iconic race horses from Aiken and get a chance to see some of the stables of these and other race horses from the area.  For more information call (803) 643-2121 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/historic_stable_barn_experience.

    June 17 – 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/.

    June 20 –  Blacksmithing at Historic Brattonsville in McConnell’s.  Learn about the historical works of a blacksmith, from making nails to complex gates.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/2259/.

    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 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 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/.

     

    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 June 7 –  Veterans Golf Classic at various golf courses in Myrtle Beach.  This two team event will offer four different divisions with each team playing a different course each day.  For more information call (800) 833-8798 or visit http://veteransclassicgolf.com/.

    Through June 8 – When I First Remember at the Old Bethel United Methodist Church in Charleston.  Visitors will have the chance to learn about the history and origins of the enslaved peoples and how their origins and resilience have influenced the modern day cultures of the lowcountry.  For more information call (843) 722-3470 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/154604828405699/.

    Through June 11 –  Spoleto Festival USA at a variety of venues throughout the Charleston area.  See dance, theater, opera, music, and so much more at this amazing annual Arts event!  For more information call (843) 579-3100 or visit https://spoletousa.org/.

    Through June 11 –  Piccolo Spoleto Festival at a variety of locations around the Charleston area.  This arts event includes children’s activities, a sand sculpture competition, a family day on Marion Square, in addition to literary events, music, theater and dance, and visual arts.  For more information call (843) 724-7305 or visit http://www.piccolospoleto.com/.

    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 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 7 – 8 –  “Rumpelstiltskin” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This ballet tells the fairytale story of Rumpelstiltskin.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1488034-rumpelstiltskin-charleston/.

    June 8 –  Tribes of the Lowcountry at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  Learn about the migration of the Native American tribes the tools and weapons they used to hut with, and their different languages.  For more information call (843) 284-9927 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    June 9 –  “Living off the Wall: The Music of Michael Jackson” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This amazing group will have you dancing in the isles!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1477298-living-off-wall-music-charleston/.

    June 9 –  Conversations with a Curator: Digging Deep into Geology with Natural History Curator “Matthew Gibson” at the Charleston Museum in Charleston.  For more information call (843) 722-2996 or visit https://www.charlestonmuseum.org/news-events/events/conversations-with-a-curator-digging-deep-into-geology-with-natural-history-curator-matthew-gibson/.

    June 9 –  Friday Night Boogie Series at the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  You’ll enjoy an evening of dancing to live music, food, beverages, and loads of fun!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1740/Friday-Night-Boogie.

    June 10 –  Children’s Discovery Program: Indigo Tie-Dye at the Aiken-Rhett House in Charleston.  Children will have a chance to tie-dye a t-shirt while learning about indigo, one of the three major cash crops of South Carolina in the 18th century.  For more information call (843) 722-3405 or visit https://www.historiccharleston.org/Education/Children-S-Discovery-Tours/Archaeology-Afternoon-(21).aspx.

    June 10 –  “Rumours: A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Come out and hear all of your favorite Fleetwood Mac songs with this amazing tribute band.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E00529907F82036&offerid=46701.

    June 10 –  Beaufort River Swim check-in at the downtown Beaufort Marina dock in Beaufort.  You’ll enjoy either a 3.2 mile race or a 1 mile fun swim or float with all proceeds to benefit the YMCA’s Learn to Swim program.  For more information call (843) 522-9622 or visit http://www.beaufortriverswim.com/.

    June 10 –  Authors Under the Live Oaks at the Frampton Plantation House and Visitors Center in Yemassee.  Enjoy the beautiful historic grounds of this Plantation while visiting with the authors, purchasing books, enjoying food and wine, and music!  For more information call (843) 597-0912 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/authors-under-the-live-oaks-tickets-34432076267.

    June 10 –  Shaggin’ on the Cooper with “Ocean Drive Party Band”  at the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  Enjoy an evening of shagging under the stars on a beautiful summer night!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://ccprc.com/1175/Shaggin-on-the-Cooper.

    June 10 – 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/.

    June 11 –  2nd Sunday on Kings Street on Kings Street in downtown Charleston.  Enjoy some great sales, great food, and fun activities!  For more information call (843) 303-1113 or visit http://www.charlestoncvb.com/events/2nd-sunday-on-king-street~10240/.

    June 11 – 13 –  Fab, Females, and Business at the College of Charleston Beatty Center in Charleston.  If you work in the hospitality industry and hope to one day open your own business, then this event is for you!  For more information call (843) 568-3343 or visit http://www.charlestoncvb.com/events/fab-females-and-business~12002/.

    June 13 – 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.

    June 14 –  “Tedeschi Trucks Band” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  You’ll enjoy a great evening of great music!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/tedeschi-trucks-band-1.

    June 15 –  Movie Night at the Park at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island. You’ll enjoy “Cinderella Story” while enjoying a relaxing evening under the stars For more information call (843) 757-9889.

    June 16 –  Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Towne Center on Hilton Head Island.  Fill your evening with music by “The Headliners” so bring a blanket, a picnic basket, and watch the sun set. For more information call (843) 686-3090.

    June 16 – 18 –  Dataw Splash at the Dataw Island Club Tennis Facility on Dataw Island.  This is a USTA Sanction Tennis tournament open free to anyone who is a USTA Member in the USA and of course, if you enjoy watching tennis, come on out!  .  For more information call (843) 838-9090 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1768822336779892/.

    June 17 – Juneteenth Celebration at Fish Haul Park on Hilton Head Island.  You’ll enjoy live music, food, art, demonstrations, and even a chance to visit the Family Tree Research Station for free!  For more information call (843) 255-7301 or visit http://exploremitchelville.org/events/juneteenth-tickets.

    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 – 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.

    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.

     

     

     

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