ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA 8/5-8/25

    Wednesday August5, 2015 through August 25, 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/.

     

     

    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/.

     

    Through August 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.

     

    Through August 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.

     

    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.

     

    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 – Electric City ComiCon at the Anderson County Library in Anderson. The event celebrates superheros, comics, science fiction, literacy, and art with there being gaming demonstrations, tournaments, and more. For more information call (864) 260-4500 or visit http://www.andersonlibrary.org/events/electric-city-comicon/.

     

    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.

     

    August 15 – Edouard Michelin Memorial 5K at the Michelin Conference Center in Greenville. This walk/run event will be held on the hills behind the Michelin facilities Donaldson Center Campus. For more information call (864) 458-4374 or visit http://go-greenevents.com/event/id/3201.

     

    August 15 – Rolling Waterwheel Gospel Jubilee at the Hagood Mill Historic Site & Folklife Center in Pickens. Bring a chair and/or a blanket and join this camp style sing along with old gospel songs from all local traditions being sung by the heritage singers. For more information call (864) 898-5963 or visit http://visitpickenscounty.com/event/1174/rolling-waterwheel-gospel-jubilee-at-hagood-mill/.

     

    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/.

     

    August 20 – “Alive Inside” at the Peace Center in Greenville. This free event is a documentary about how music has been able to help Alzheimer’s patients with their memory by connecting them with music from their past. For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/.

     

    August 21 – 22 – Williamston Spring Water Festival off Highway 20 between Anderson and Greenville in Williamston. Event will include arts & crafts, a health fair, an antique car show, live entertainment, and more. For more information visit http://springwaterfestival.com/.

     

    August 21 – 23 – A Celebration of Quilting at the Civic Center of Anderson in Anderson. Come see some of the most beautifully crafted quilts made and see if your favorite wins the show. For more information call (864) 964-0785 or visit http://www.andersonscquilters.com/.

     

    Mutt StrutAugust 22 – Mutt Strut Run/Walk to be held on the Greenville Technical College campus in Greenville. This two mile event for dogs and their owners is along the Swamp Rabbit Trail and ends at the Mutt Market where there will be live entertainment, free food, and doggie entertainment. For more information call (864) 242-3626 or visit http://www.ghsmuttstrut.com/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1140691.

     

    August 22 – The Beach Ball to be held on the Hartness Estate in Greenville. This event will include food samples provided by over 30 different local restaurants, a beverage tent, live music and dancing, an auction, raffle, and even fireworks. For more information call (864) 334-6223 or visit http://www.beachballfoundation.org/the-beach-ball/.

     

    August 22 – Flight of the Dove to be held at the Presbyterian College Bailey Memorial Stadium in Clinton. Event includes a 50 mile variation of the metric century (62 miles), a 30 mile ride, and a 14 mile leisure ride with proceeds benefiting the Hospice of Laurens County. For more information call (864) 833-6287 or visit http://www.hospiceoflaurenscounty.com/Flightofthedove.html.

     

     

    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.

     

    Through August 28 – “Native Americans of the Savannah River Region” at the Arts and Heritage Center in North Augusta. Learn about the variety of tribes that use to live and thrive along the Savannah River in South Carolina. For more information (803) 441-4380 or visit http://www.artsandheritagecenter.com/common/content.asp?PAGE=367.

     

    Through August 29 – “Digistar Virtual Journey” at the DuPont Planetarium at the University of South Carolina Aiken. Take a digital journey through space, enter a virtual space station, and even includes a trip through a virtual amusement park.   For more information call (803) 641-3654 or visit http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/showlist.html#virtualjourney.

     

    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 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/.

     

    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 7 – 9 – Harmon Classic Summer Fun Horse Show at the South Carolina Equine Park in Camden. For more information call (803) 983-0366 or visit http://scequinepark.com/2015calendar.php.

     

    August 8 – Bed Race: United Way of Lancaster County on Main Street in downtown Lancaster. Event will consist of food, games, a parade of beds and of course, the bed race. For more information call (803) 283-8923 or visit http://www.uwaylcsc.org/index.php?pr=Bed_Race.

     

    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 the Springdale Race Court in Camden. Event will include pony rides for the kids. Dogs are allowed. 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.

     

    August 21 – From Lightening was Born a Man: Myth, Reality, and Chief Pushmataha at the USC Lancaster Native American Studies Center in Lancaster. Learn about this legendary Chief of the Choctaw Nation and the myths that surround him. For more information call (803) 313-7063.

     

    August 21 – 22 – Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo at the Lazy J Arena off of Highway 23 west of Edgefield. Event will include the 2013-2014 champion bucking bull, the 2014 champion saddle bronc, and the two time world champion clown, back by demand. For more information call (803) 637-5369 or visit http://www.sandyoaksprorodeo.org/.

     

    Summerfest

     

    August 22 – SummerFest in downtown York. This is known to be the most outstanding festival of the year to include a show by a BMX Stunt Team, a zip line, an antique show, a tennis tournament, live entertainment on three stages, and much, much more. For more information call (803) 684-2590 or visit http://www.yorksummerfest.com/.

     

     

    August 24 – 27 – The Marian Hagins Memorial Art Competition 2015 to be held at the Springs House/Lancaster County Council of the Arts in Lancaster County. The competition is open to anyone who is high school age or older. For more information call (803) 285-7451 or visit http://clclt.com/charlotte/the-marian-hagins-memorial-art-competition-2015/Event?oid=3617856.

     

     

    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.

     

    Through 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/.

     

    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/.

     

    Tuesdays Through August 18 – “Sharks!” at Myrtle Beach State Park in Myrtle Beach. This program will help you to better understand these fascinating and important predators of the ocean. For more information call (843) 238-0874 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/myrtlebeach/myrtlebeach-programs.aspx.

     

    Through August 8 – “Tropher Brown and the Family Business” on The Deck at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Enjoy this bands variety of entertaining music. For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/events/.

     

    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/.

     

    August 5-7 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.

     

    Hootie and the Blowfish

     

    August 7 – 8 – “Hootie and the Blowfish” at the Family Circle Stadium on Daniel’s Island. Our boys are back together for this event, so come out and support them! For more information call (800) 677-2293 or visit http://www.familycircletenniscenter.com/concerts/.

     

     

    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/.

     

    August 12 – “Sublime” in concert at the Family Circle Stadium on Daniel’s Island. For more information call (800) 677-2293 or visit http://www.familycircletenniscenter.com/concerts/.

     

    August 13 – Roast and Toast of Mayor Collins to be held at the Miler Golf Course in Summerville. Event will include heavy hors d’oeuvres, an open bar, and lots of laughs. For more information visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/roast-toast-of-mayor-collins-tickets-17507528489?aff=eac2.

     

    August 14 – Nature’s Nasties at Myrtle Beach State Park in Myrtle Beach. Learn about the things in nature that can cause you harm or misery. For more information call (843) 238-0874 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004214.

     

    August 15 – Whole Lotta Shakin’ Oldies Music Fest at the La Belle Amie Vineyard in Little River. Enjoy some wine, music, and dancing at this beautiful outdoor location. For more information call (843) 399-9463 or visit http://oceanislebeach.com/ai1ec_event/whole-lotta-shakin-oldies-music-fest/?instance_id=506797.

     

    August 15 – Bands, Brews, and BBQ at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Event will include live entertainment, 30 craft brews to try with the glass included, and lots of good BBQ. For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/deck.

     

    August 15 – Cocktails and Cufflinks Charity Bachelor Auction at the Charleston Visitors Center in Charleston. Come on out ladies and bid for a date with your favorite bachelor or just bid and take the “Date Package” home and use it with your husband. For more information call (843) 402-6822 or visit http://www.letcinc.org/#!charityauction/c1sm.

     

    August 15 – Half Rubber Tournament to be held at the Recreation Department on the Isle of Palms. Competition for those 16 years old or older. For more information call (843) 886-8294 or visit http://www.iop.net/departments/recreation_adult_halfrubbertournament.aspx.

     

    August 16 – Freedom Benefit Concert at the Ashley River Baptist Church in Charleston. Come enjoy the fun and inspiring music by local artists Stefanie Potter and Fiona Varner. For more information call (843) 766-5521 or visit http://www.ashleyriverchurch.org/event/738629-2015-08-16-freedom-benefit-concert/.

    August 22 – Race for the ARK to start at 206 Central Avenue in Summerville. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer’s Family Support Services. For more information call (843) 832 -2357 or visit https://raceroster.com/events/2015/5252/race-for-the-ark.

    August 22 – “Breaking Benjamin” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach. Come out and enjoy this fabulously awesome Alternative Rock band. For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/events/eventdetail/?viewNav=/event-detail&eventId=0E004ED2F1F2AF1F&oid=0.

     

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