ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA 7/8-7/28

    Wednesday July 8, 2015 through July 28, 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 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.

     

    Second Thursdays through December – Spoken Word Experience at the Callie and John Rainey Conference Room at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. Come meet with other spoken word poets and learn about their art. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.php?id=1567#sthash.Fb2ggU7H.dpbs.

     

    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/.

     

    August 20 & 22 – Empty Bowls at the Spartanburg Art School Pottery Studio in Spartanburg. This is an international fund raising project where each participant makes a bowl, followed by an invitation to Soup Day where the bowls will be displayed and can be purchased, after which participants can eat soup made by local restaurants in the area, participate in a silent auction, enjoy live entertainment, and participate in a drum circle. For more information visit http://hubcityemptybowls.com/.

     

    Through August 20 – “Ancient Forms, Modern Minds: Contemporary Cherokee Ceramics” at the Pickens County Museum of Art and History. Exhibit includes works from 11 Cherokee potters. For more information call (864) 898-5963 or visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1183/ancient-forms-modern-minds-contemporary-cherokee-ceramics/.

     

    Wednesdays through August – South Carolina BLUE Reedy River Concerts at the Peace Center Amphitheatre in Greenville. The series will provide a variety of artists from jazz to rock and roll. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.greenvillesc.gov/243/SC-Blue-Reedy-River-Concerts.

     

    Through July 27 – Carolina Shag Lessons at the Dance Center at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. For more information call (864) 583-0339 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/news-press-releases.php?news_id=923#sthash.PiRDiQe6.dpbs.

     

    July 24 – Lunch and Learn: America’s Last Train Robber at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg. Come hear a local resident and nationally syndicated columnist Wilson Casey share his story about his writing of his published book “Bedlam on the West Virginia Rails”. For more information call (864) 596-3501 or visit http://www.spartanburghistory.org/calendar/2015/7/24/lunch-learn-americas-last-train-robber.

     

    July 24 – 25 – Carolina Farm Festival in downtown Chesnee. Event will include an antique tractor show, a magic show, carnival rides, and concerts each day. For more information call (864) 590-2141.

     

    July 24 – August 1 – “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Chapman Cultural Center Theatre in Spartanburg. This musical is a decades-long cultural phenomenon and this event will include the opportunity to purchase prop bags and a costume contest will be held at the midnight shows. For more information call (864) 585-8278 or visit http://www.spartanburglittletheatre.com/#!get-to-know-the-rocky-horror-show/c1cf7.

     

    July 25 – Main Street Woodruff Block Party in downtown Woodruff. Event will include a teen lounge, inflatable play zone, a variety of bands, and the Greenville Road Warriors will have an event, just to name a few. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/mainstreetblockparty.

     

    July 25 – Animal Signs Scavenger Hunt at Paris Mountain State Park in Greenville. Come look for various animals, their homes, and/or their tracks on this 1 mile trek around Lake Placid. For more information call (864) 244-5565 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003168.

     

    July 25 – Earth Skills: Introduction to Procuring Food and Water at the Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center in Pickens. Learn how to obtain water and food if necessary for your survival. For more information call (864) 898-5963 or visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1253/earth-skills-introduction-to-procuring-food-and-water/.

     

    Young Appalachia Musicians

     

    July 25 – Young Appalachian Musicians at the Amphitheater in Historic Pickens. Come hear these fabulous young entertainers. For more information call (864) 878-6421 or visit http://cityofpickens.com/vertical/sites/%7BAB6925E6-1A3B-4A2E-9768-0B9D15A83ED0%7D/uploads/Around_Town_-_July_2015_web.pdf.

     

    July 25 – 26 – Antique Bikes on Main in downtown Chesnee. Come see some of the most fabulous classic motorcycles, participate in a swap meet, ride in the Annual Prayer Ride, enjoy entertainment, and enjoy fellowship with other classic bike enthusiasts. For more information call (864) 590-2141 or visit http://www.chesneeclassiccycle.com/.

     

    July 28 – August 4 – Big League World Series at the J.B. Owens Sports Complex in Easley. This week-long event is played by kids 16 – 18 years old from all over the world. For more information visit http://bigleagueworldseries.com/.

     

    August 1 – Summer Cruise-In and Music on Main with “The Flying Saucers” on West Main Street in Pickens. Event will include custom and classic cars. For more information call (864) 878-2296.

     

    August 3 – 7 – Master Artists Summer Camp at the Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg. For students 9-13 years old to learn about famous artists and to work toward creating their own masterpiece based on their favorite artists. For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit http://www.spartanburgartmuseum.org/spartanburg-art-school-children.

     

    August 4 – 9 – Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” at the Peace Center in Greenville. Come experience this fabulous classic in real life. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/rodgers-hammersteins-cinderella.

     

    August 5 – Summer in the ‘60’s Counter Culture at the Barrett Room at the Spartanburg County Public Library in Spartanburg. This part of the series will be divided into three sections discussing different parts of the 60’s era. For more information call (864) 596-3500 or visit http://www.spartanburghistory.org/calendar/2015/4/6/summer-in-the-60s-part-3.

     

    August 8 – Book It! 5K and Kids Fun Run at the Oconee County Public Library in Walhalla. For more information call (864) 508-0600 or visit http://www.active.com/walhalla-sc/running/distance-running-races/book-it-5k-and-kids-fun-run-2015.

    August 8 – Frontier Encampment at the Oconee Station State Historic Site in Walhalla. Learn about life after the Revolutionary War when Oconee Station was a frontier outpost. For more information call (864) 638-0079 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002713.

     

     

    August 8 – Growing and Blending Your Own Tea at the Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center in Pickens. Learn the art of growing and making your own caffeinated and decaffeinated teas. For more information call (864) 898-5963 or visit http://cityinfo.local.com/events/event/E0-001-080383017-9/growing-and-blending-your-own-tea-herbal-and-caffeinated.aspx.

     

    August 8 – Music on the Mountain at Table Rock State Park in Pickens. Come out and enjoy some Bluegrass and join in if you desire. For more information call (864) 898-9813 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/tablerock/tablerock-bluegrass.aspx.

     

     

    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/.

     

    First Fridays – First Fridays in Fort Mill at the Walter Elisha Park in Fort Mill. Come out for good music and good food. For more information call (803) 547-5900 or visit http://firstfridayfortmill.com/.

     

    Fourth Saturdays – Bluegrass Series at Haynes Auditorium in Batesburg-Leesville. For more information call (803) 582-8479 or visit http://www.haynesbluegrass.com/.

     

    Tuesdays through October 20 – Clover Farmers Market at the Clover Community Center in Clover. Enjoy products from farmers, crafters and artisans. For more information call (803) 222-9495 or visit http://www.visitrockhillsc.com/events/town-of-clover-farmers-market-2014-06-17/.

     

    Fourth Fridays through October – 4th Fridays on Main in downtown Sumter. Enjoy a variety of bands throughout the summer on the 4th Friday of every month. For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/fourth-fridays.aspx.

     

    Through September 27 – “Wolves and Wild Lands” at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill. Come learn about the struggles that wolves face in America today. For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/exhibits-myco/.

     

    Third Fridays through September 18 – Food Truck Fridays at Fountain Park in Old Town in Rock Hill. Enjoy a variety of food truck vendors from the area, live entertainment, and activities fot the kids. For more information call (803) 329-8756 or visit http://onlyinoldtown.com/do/featured/45/food-truck-fridays-fountain-park.

     

    Mondays through August – Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Series at Hopelands Gardens in Aiken. For more information call (803) 642-7650 or visit https://www.cityofaikensc.gov/index.php/2015-hopelands-gardens-concert-series/.

     

    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.

     

    Fridays through mid-August – Carolina Show Ski Teams at the Windjammer Beach Park in Tega Cay. Come see some of South Carolinas most fabulous water skiers. For more information call (803) 431-3920 or visit http://www.carolinashowski.com/.

     

    Through July 26 – USA Cycling Masters Track National Championships at Giordana Velodrome in Rock Hill. Come out and enjoy this exciting event. For more information call (803) 326-2453 or visit https://www.usacycling.org/2015/masters-track-nationals.

     

    July 23 – “Snapshots of the Past: Carolina Marsh Tacky Horses” at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells. Come learn about the history of this horse from the Marsh Tacky Horse Association. For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://www.chmuseums.org/event/1787/.

     

    July 24 – 26 – Carolina Bike Fest at the Orangeburg Fairgrounds in Orangeburg. Event will include live music, a stunt show, a Nascar simulator, Helicopter tours, a mechanical bull, and much, much more.   For more information call (843) 870-5118 or visit http://www.carolinabikefest.com/.

     

    July 25 – 2nd Annual Kite Outing (Swallow-tail and Mississippi) meeting at the Lower Savannah River Alliance Educational Center in Allendale. Come see this most spectacular post-breeding meeting of these fabulous birds. For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/911184418924965/.

     

    July 25 – BBQ Cook-Off at Kings Mountain State Park in Blacksburg. You can be a cook or a judge or just come out and enjoy some good BBQ. For more information call (803) 222-3209 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/kingsmountain/introduction.aspx.

     

    July 25 – Touch-a-Truck at the Weeks Center Soccer Field in Aiken. Children can come out and touch, sit in and explore police cars, fire trucks, bull dozers and more. For more information call (803) 642-7631 or visit http://www.tbredcountry.org/common/content.asp?CONTENT=10195&PAGE=311.

     

    July 30 – August 1 – Friends of the York County Library Book Sale at the First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church gym in Rock Hill. Come get some great books at a great price. For more information call (803) 548-8102 or visit http://yclibrary.org/booksales.php.

     

    July 31 – August 9 – “Miss Nelson is Missing” at the Fort Mill Community Play House in Fort Mill. This play is based on the book by Harry Allard and James Marshall. For more information call (803) 548-8102 or visit http://www.fortmillplayhouse.org/event/miss-nelson-is-missing/.

     

    Exploring the Greenway Guided Hike

     

    August 1 – Exploring the Greenway Guided Hike at Anne Springs Close Greenway Adventure Center in Fort Mill. Enjoy a hike while learning about this beautiful green space by a Master Naturalist. For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit http://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/exploring-the-greenway-from-the-adventure-center-2.

     

     

    August 4 – Family Kayak Program at Nivens Creek Landing at Lake Wylie in Tega Cay. Enjoy some great family outdoor time on the Lake with all the equipment you will need provided. For more information call (803) 325-2500 or visit http://www.visitrockhillsc.com/events/nivens-creek-landing-lake-wylie-family-kayak-programs/.

     

    August 5 – 9 – National Bikers Roundup at the Darlington Dragway in Hartsille. This is believed to be the largest minority event of its kind in the nation, with riders from all over the country attending. For more information call (803) 392-8214 or visit http://darlingtoncounty.org/event_details.php?page=1&num=173.

     

    August 6 – 4-H Garden at the Fairgrounds at the Orangeburg County Fairgrounds in Orangeburg. For kids 9 to 19, come out and help beautify the garden for the upcoming County Fair. For more information call (803) 534-6280 or visit http://www.clemson.edu/extension/county/orangeburg/programs/4h/pdf/summerfun/flyer%202.pdf.

     

    August 7 – Broughton Street Block Party on Broughton Street in Orangeburg. For more information call (800) 545-6153.

     

    August 8 – VVA Annual LZ 960 Benefit Poker Run at Lakevue Landing on Lake Marion in Manning. Help support our Vietnam Veterans. For more information call (803) 478-4300 or visit http://manninglive.com/2015/04/14/vva-planning-annual-poker-run/.

     

    August 8 – Sprindale 5K at Sunrise at the Springdale Race Court in Camden. Event will include pony rides for the kids. For more information call (803) 600-1800 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Springdale5k.

     

    August 8 – Stars Under the Stars Movie Night at Lake Warren State Park in Hampton. For more information call (803) 943-5051 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004058/map.

     

     

    LOWCOUNTRY:

     

    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.southcarolinaparks.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/.

     

    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.

     

    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.

     

    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 November – “Henrietta, the Largest Wooden Sailing Ship Ever Built in South Carolina” at the Horry County Museum in Conway. Learn about the construction of this amazing ship and the enormous resources it took for its construction. For more information call (843) 915-5320 or visit http://www.horrycountymuseum.org/news/henrietta-the-largest-wooden-sailing-ship-ever-built-in-south-carolina/.

     

    Tuesdays through Sundays through September 29 – “Before I Die” Interactive Art Project at the S.B Chapin-F.B. Burroughs Art Museum in Myrtle Beach. This is a mural for everyone who visits to be a part of. For more information call (843) 238-2510 or visit http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/events.html.

     

    Through September 5 – Hot Summer Nights on the Myrtle Beach Boardwalk in Myrtle Beach. Every night provides something new to experience. For more information call (843) 626-7444 or visit http://myrtlebeachdowntown.com/festivals-details?id=16.

     

    Third Thursdays through August – Third Thursdays Concert at the Cheraw Community Center in Cheraw. For more information call (843) 537-8421 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/468142566652575/.

     

    Through August 26 – The Urban Sea Turtle at Myrtle Beach State Park in Myrtle Beach. Come learn about the challenges a baby sea turtle has trying to make it to the sea from their nest. For more information call (843) 238-0874 or visit http://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Urban-Sea-Turtle/11642/.

     

    Through July 26 – “Antebellum Waccamaw: Paintings and Drawings by Emily Esdaile Weston” at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. For more information call (843) 235-6000 or visit http://www.brookgreen.org/.

     

    Through July 26 – Beaufort Water Festival at a variety of locations in the Beaufort area. Events will include a sailing regatta, a raft race, a crocket tournament, a bed race, a teen dance, headline entertainment by Neil McCoy, and so very much more you will have to visit the website. For more information visit http://bftwaterfestival.com/.

     

    Through July 24 – Summer Camp for Kids at Legare Farms in Charleston. At this camp, kids learn all about the makings of a working farm. For more information call (843) 559-0788 or visit http://legarefarms.com/pages/summer-camp.

     

    July 24 – Movies Under the Stars at Valor Park at the Market Common in Myrtle Beach. For more information call (843) 839-3500 or visit http://www.myrtlebeach.com/myrtle-beach-events/show/movies-under-the-stars/.

     

    July 24 – 26 – The Mayors Cup Men’s Amateur Golf Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Myrtle Beach. For more information call (843) 918-2305 or visit http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/Events.pdf.

     

    July 25 – Isle of Palms 5K/10K Run or 5K Walk at the Windjammer on the Isle of Palms. This is a race along the hard packed beach sand. For more information call (843) 886-8294 or visit http://www.racesonline.com/events/iop-beach-run-2015.

     

    July 25 – August 1 – Charleston Pride Festival at Brittlebank Park in Charleston. Events will include a roller derby, a parade, a rally, and much, much more. For more information call (843) 410-9924 or visit http://www.charlestonpride.com/charleston-pride/.

     

    July 25 – September 5 – “Hometown Teams – How Sports Shape America” at the Georgetown County Museum in Georgetown. Come learn how sports impact our lives by visiting this Smithsonian sponsored Traveling Exhibit. For more information call (843) 545-7020 or visit http://www.georgetowncountymuseum.com/.

     

    July 26 – Isle of Palms Beach Run at the Isle of Palms Recreational Department. Event will include 1 5K/10K run and a 5K walk. For more information call (843) 886-6428 or visit http://www.iop.net/departments/recreation_family_beachrun.aspx.

     

    July 26 – “Rob Thomas: The Great Unknown 2015” at the North Charleston Coliseum in Charleston. For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit http://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events.

     

    July 28 – “Frankie Paul” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Come hear this hilariously acclaimed comedian. For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/.

     

    July 31 – Native American Heritage at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown. Learn about the history of the Native Americans of the area and meet a Native American who will share the skills he has learned to connect him to his roots. For more information call (843) 546-4623 http://www.hobcawbarony.org/programs.htm.

     

    July 31 – August 2 – Craftsmen’s Classic Art & Craft Festival at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach. Come out and see some fabulous crafts from artisans local and other areas of the country. For more information call (336) 282-5550 or visit http://gilmoreshows.com/craftsmens_classics_myrtle_summer.shtml.

     

    Pee Dee Deer Classic

     

    July 31 – August 2 – Pee Dee Deer Classic at the Florence Civic Center in Florence. This is noted as South Carolinas largest outdoor show. For more information call (843) 679-4525 or visit http://peedeedeerclassic.com/.

     

     

    July 31 – August 2 – – The Mayors Cup Women’s Amateur Golf Championship at Whispering Pines Golf Course in Myrtle Beach. For more information call (843) 918-2305 or visit http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/Events.pdf.

     

    August 3 – Butterfly Discovery at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island. Come learn about the life of local butterfly’s and experience being in their presence in a butterfly enclosure. For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-learn/site-tours-programs/#305.

     

    August 3 – Fishing Camp for Kids at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island. Kids will learn the basics of fishing, crabbing, and shrimping. For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-learn/site-tours-programs/#305.

     

    August 3-7 and 10-14 – Aquatic Adventures Camp at Lynches River County Park in Coward. Kids will learn all aspects of the outdoors from this fun learning and exploring camp. For more information call (843) 389-0550 or visit http://www.lynchesriverpark.com/edc/summer-camp/EDC_SummerCamp.asp.

     

    August 5 – Crab Trap Tales with Lee Brockington at Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown. Come enjoy a humorous and enjoyable storyteller weave tales of folklore while teaching about ecology and history. For more information call (843) 546-4623 or visit http://www.hobcawbarony.org/programs.htm.

     

    August 6-8 and 13-15 – Children’s Activity Days at the Wall Lowcountry Center Learning Lab at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet. Children will have fun making crafts and other take home projects. For more information call (843) 235-6000 or visit http://www.brookgreen.org/calendar_aug.html.

     

    August 7 – Fireworks at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach. For more information call (843) 444-3200 or visit http://www.broadwayatthebeach.com/fireworks.aspx.

     

    August 7 – Sea Turtle Patrol at Myrtle Beach State Park in Myrtle Beach. Come look for sea turtle activity on the beach to assist the turtles when and if necessary, although turtle activity isn’t guaranteed. For more information call (843) 238-0874 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003759.

     

    August 8 – Mid-Summer Fair and Barbecue at Sun Coast Christian Church in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy looking at the crafts, enjoy a massage, get your blood pressure checked, to name just a few things you can experience that this fun event. For more information call (843) 444-0731 or visit http://myrtlebeacheventscalendar.mobile.eventsabout.com/venue?id=139509&perf=2184464.

     

    August 11 – “Davis, Johnson and the Equinox Quintet” at Palmetto Bluff Village Green in Bluffton. Enjoy a night of entertainment out under the beautiful stars. For more information call (843) 757-3673 or visit http://www.hiltonheadisland.org/bluffton/festivals-and-events/details/palmetto-bluff-summer-concert-series-davis-johnson-and-the-equinox-quintet/.

     

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