Activities Outside of the Columbia Area April 25, 2018 -May 15, 2018

     

    UPSTATE:

     

    Every Other Wednesday –  Music Sandwiched In at the Spartanburg County Public Library.  This is a free concert sponsored by the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra.  For more information call (864) 948-9020 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c/e113/.

     

    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.

     

    Third Thursdays – Art Walk in downtown Spartanburg.  Enjoy a self-guided tour of various galleries in downtown Spartanburg.  For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit http://spartanburgartwalk.com/.

     

    Fridays –  Starry Nights at the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville.  Enjoy a planetarium show followed by a chance to view the night sky through a telescope in the Observatory if the weather permits.  For more information call (864) 355-8900 or visit https://ropermountain.org/main.asp?titleid=starrynightsnew.

     

    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.  Take a tour of the visual art galleries and venues in downtown Greenville with works to include jewelry, pottery, acrylics, watercolors, photography, and more.  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.  This event known as Heartstrings, includes bluegrass, gospel, and traditional roots music. 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.  This is a great day of fun making music, learning the art of blacksmithing, bowl digging, flint knapping, chair canning, moonshining, and much more!  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 April 26 –  “Prince Caspian” at the Logos Theatre in Taylors.  This is one production that will absolutely leave you spellbound, so if you get the chance, don’t miss the chance to see this fantastic theatrical production!  For more information call (864) 268-9342 or visit https://www.theacademyofarts.org/events/category/prince-caspian/.

     

    Through April 28 –  Clemson Music Festival at a variety of locations in the Upstate Region.  This week will be filled with some tremendous musicians and music groups so be sure to check out the schedule in search of those you’d like to hear!  For more information visit http://www.clemsonmusicfest.org/.

     

    Through April 29 –  “Madagascar Jr.” at the Greenwood Community Theatre in Greenwood.  Based on the motion picture, you’ll see the same animals that escaped the New York City Zoo and journey to King Julien’s Madagascar.  For more information call (864) 229-5704 or visit http://www.emeraldtriangle.us/theatre/main-page.

     

    Through April 29 –  “Half and Half” at the Oconee Community Theater in Seneca.  This production will explore marriages from the past to the present and the comical roles men and women play as they accept and reject their roles.  For more information call (864) 882-1910 or visit http://www.oconeetheatre.org/shows.html.

     

    Through May 5 –  “Much Ado About Nothing” at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville.  Known as one of Shakespeare’s most famous comedies, you’ll experience the lives to two pairs of lovers.  For more information call (864) 235-6948 or visit https://warehousetheatre.com/much-ado-nothing/.

     

    Through May 6 –  “The Lonely Ones” at the Spartanburg Art Museum in Spartanburg.  See the work of artists Gus Powell who is a contemporary street photographer who has capture pieces of urban and rural life and turned them into works of art. For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c3/e1979/&DateOfEvent=03/30/2018.

     

    April 26 – 28 –  Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival at Commerce Park in Fountain Inn.  Fill your weekend with lots of good cornbread, tasty collards, and fantastic blues music, with additional food vendors on site, as well as artisans and craft vendors.  For more information call (864) 724-8044 or visit https://www.fountaininn.org/special-events.html.

     

    April 26 – 28 –  Westminster Spring Festival in downtown Westminster.  Spend a weekend in the beautiful upstate filled with good food, arts and craft vendors, classic cars, and lots of live entertainment!  For more information call (864) 882-2097 or visit http://www.oconeechambersc.org/event-2823891.

     

    April 27 –  Hope Ball at the Poinsett Club in Greenville.  This elegant black-tie dinner and dance event is to support local individuals struggling with cancer.  For more information call (864) 232-8439 or visit http://www.cancersocietygc.org/hope-ball/.

     

    April 27 – 28 – “Reflections” Quilt Show at the Pelham Road Baptist Church in Greenville.  If you enjoy quilts, you won’t want to miss this show!  For more information call (864) 322-8250 or visit http://www.foothillsquilts.com/fpqg-2018-quilt-show.html.

     

    April 27 – 28 –  BBQ Cook-Off & Festival at 320 S. Hudson Street in Greenville.  Start your weekend with anything butt BBQ, music by LOZ and some hot yoga, followed by a Saturday filled with BBQ tasting, other food vendors, and music by Matthew Phillips & the West End String Band with proceeds to benefit Project Host and the fantastic work they do to support those in need, including providing training to those who are unemployed or underemployed in culinary skills to aid them in finding a decent job, as well as offering cooking classes for kids and help with the on-site garden that helps provide fresh produce for the soup kitchenFor more information visit http://www.projecthost.org/bbq.html.

     

    April 27 – 28 –  The South Carolina Gourd Society and Ghost Creek Gourd Festival at the Ghost Creek Gourd Farm in Laurens.  This fun event will teach you all about gourd art, provide you the chance to participate in a variety of workshops where you can learn how to make your own gourd art!  For more information call (864) 871-2315 or visit http://southcarolinagourd.wixsite.com/scgourdsociety.

     

    April 27 – 29 –  Spring Fling in downtown Spartanburg.  Enjoy a weekend filled with 4 stages of live music and entertainment, a family fun zone for kids, great food and market vendors, and a great way to enjoy the spring weather!  For more information call (864) 596-2000 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/spring-fling.

     

    April 28 –  Sunrise Hike at Table Rock State Park in Pickens.  This event begins at 2:30 am and will be a moonlit walk to the other end of Table Rock Mountain in preparation of watching the sunrise, so bring your thermos and some water for this 7 hour event and guaranteed memorable event!  For more information call (864) 878-9813 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004208.

     

    April 28 –  Wheels for Meals Charity Ride at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest.  This event will include 5 rides to choose from, with a Family Fun Ride up to a 100- mile trek, and a post-ride celebration with all proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels that helps feed homebound individuals and seniors in the Upstate to have nutritious meals to eat.  For more information visit http://www.wheelsformeals.com/site/TR?fr_id=1060&pg=entry.

     

    April 28 –  Mutt Strutt at the entrance to Falls Park in Greenville.  Bring the kids, the 2 legged and the 4 legged, for a 2 mile run/walk through beautiful downtown Greenville, followed by pizza, doggie entertainment, balloon artists, caricature artists, face painters, and live entertainment with proceeds to benefit the local Humane Society.  For more information visit http://www.ghsmuttstrut.com/.

     

    April 28 –  Palmetto State Chili Cook-Off at 611 Richardson Street in Simpsonville.  If you are a great chili cook or just like to eat chili, you won’t want to miss this family friendly event!  For more information visit http://www.rpssc.website/index.html.

     

    April 28 –  Corey James Memorial Good Times Benefit “Goodstock” at the Wild Ace Pizza and Pub in Greer.  This family friendly event will include BBQ plates, kids’ activities, outdoor games, arts and craft vendors, raffles, and more with a day filled with live music by 8 different bands, with proceeds to benefit families in crisis in the area.  For more information visit http://goodtimebenefit.com/.

     

    April 28 –  Central Railroad Festival in downtown Central.  Enjoy a tour of the Central Railroad Museum, local food and entertainment, music, arts and crafts, and lots of activities for the kids!  For more information call (864) 654-1200 or visit http://centralrrfestival.org/.

     

    April 28 –  Spring Means Babies at Split Creek Farm in Anderson.  Come take a tour of the farm, see the precious little newborns, and look at some the amazing products being made from the milk obtained from the goats, such as their award winning cheeses!  For more information call (864) 2887-3921 or visit

    https://www.facebook.com/events/166760764046886/.

     

    April 28 – May 6 –  “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley” at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville.  Based on the beloved children’s book, children will love the adventures Stanley takes, inspiring in them their own sense of adventure!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/flat-stanley.

     

    May 1 – 3 –  Weekday Waterfall Tour at Oconee State Park in Mountain Rest. If you have always wanted to see some of the waterfalls in the upstate of South Carolina, here is a chance to do just that with the price of the event including two nights in one of the wonderful cabins and all trips led by a park ranger!  For more information call (864) 638-5353 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004689.

     

    May 3 – 5 –  Abbeville Spring Festival in downtown Abbeville.  This fun spring event will include live entertainment, amusement rides, arts and craft vendors, good food and great fun in a beautiful town!  For more information call (864) 366-9673 or visit https://abbevillespringfestival.com/.

     

    May 3 – 6 –  American Veterans Traveling Tribute Vietnam Wall at the Broad River Electric Cooperative in Gaffney.  This replica of the Vietnam Veterans Wall is the largest traveling America and will include a variety of events surrounding it, including an honor escort upon its arrival so don’t miss the chance to experience this amazing tribute to those veterans who lost their lives serving us during the Vietnam War.  For more information call (864) 206-7128 or visit http://www.americanveteranstravelingtribute.com/schedule.

     

    May 3 – 6 –  Blue Wall Birding Festival at Table Rock State Park in Pickens.  If you enjoy bird watching, you won’t want to miss this opportunity for experienced birders to take you to some of the greatest bird watching locations in the upstate with Table Rock being the central location for this event.  For more information call (864) 878-9813 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004350.

     

    May 3 – 6 –  Piedmont Plant and Flower Festival at the Greenville State Farmers Market in Greenville.  It’s the time of year to begin working on your vegetable garden as well as enhancing the appearance of your yard, and get advice from master gardeners to be sure your purchase the plants that will best suite your landscape.  For more information call (864) 244-4023 or visit https://agriculture.sc.gov/divisions/agency-operations/state-farmers-markets/plant-and-flower-festivals/.

     

    May 3 – 13 –  Great Anderson County Fair at the Anderson Sports and Entertainment Center in Anderson.  You’ll enjoy the normal fair events as well as free shows such as K-9’s in Flight, Olympic Dream High Diving Show, and Lady Houdini, just to name a few,  as well as exhibitors, games, food, and a whole lot of fun!  For more information call (864) 296-6601 or visit http://thegreatandersoncountyfair.com/.

     

    May 4 –  Blue Ridge Fest at the Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative in Pickens.  Enjoy a spring evening in the upstate with live entertainment from The Spinners, Jim Quick & Coastline, & Magic, with dancing, as well as classic cars, raffles, food and fun!  For more information call (800) 240-3400 or visit http://www.blueridgefest.com/.

     

    May 4 – 5 –  Geer Family Fest at the Greer City Park  in Greer.  This family fun event will include several stages of live entertainment, lots of fun kids’ activities, inflatables, and mechanical rides, good food, and arts and craft vendors.  For more information visit http://greerchamber.com/events/greer-family-fest/.

     

    May 4 – 6 –  Hot Air Affair: Rising Above Cancer at Rocky River Plantation in Anderson.  There will be more than 22 hot air balloons, as well as a car show, a Doggie Derby, music, a kids’ zone, great food, and an amazingly beautiful location so don’t miss out!  For more information call (864) 222-3500 or visit http://www.caanderson.org/hot_air_affair_rising_above_cancer.aspx.

     

    May 4 – 13 –  “Guys and Dolls” at the Spartanburg Little Theatre in Spartanburg.  This production based on the 1955 musical film has come to the stage with the performers being the talented youth from the area, so come out and support all their hard work and their show that is sure to be incredibly good!  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.spartanburglittletheatre.com/.

     

    May 5 –  “Yanni” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  This extremely talented composer and performer is celebrating 25 years since his “Acropolis” tour so come out and celebrate with him!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/yanni-25.

     

    May 5 –  Chase the Maverick 5K at Duncan Park in Spartanburg.  This 5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run event will include prizes, music, vendors and more. For more information visit https://meetingstreetschools.revtrak.net/5k-run-walk-and-1-mile-fun-run-registration-/.

     

    May 5 –  Strawberry Festival in downtown Slater.  Enjoy a good ole’ country festival with good music, great food, lots of awesome strawberries, arts and craft vendors, and even an old time medicine show!  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/strawberryfestivalcountryfair29635.

     

    May 5 –  Reedy River Duck Derby at Falls Park in Greenville.  This is a fun annual event that will also include live entertainment, games, and food so adopt a duck, watch the race, and see if you can be the big winner!  For more information visit http://www.duckrace.com/Greenville.

     

    May 5 –  Musgrove Mill Battlefield Guided Hike at the Musgrove Mill State Historic Site in Clinton.  If you’ve never been to Musgrove Mill, take this opportunity to hike the 1.3 mile Battlefield trail, and learn about the famous battle that was the turn of events in the Colonists fight for Independence in the summer of 1780.  For more information call (864) 938-0100 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004161.

     

    May 5 – 6 –  Tamassee Craft Brew Celebration at the Keowee Town Market in Salem.  You’ll enjoy live music by Conservation Theory and Songs From The Road Band, brews from over 10 breweries, a chance to participate in a homebrew competition, and great food vendors, so plan to attend!   For more information visit http://www.tamasseecraftbrewfestival.com/.

     

    May 6 –  Bowl-a-Thon at Boulevard Lanes in Anderson.  If you enjoy bowling, you may want to put a team together to participate in this fundraising event, and to see if you can win a trophy!  For more information visit https://www.familypromiseanderson.org/bowl-a-thon.html.

     

    May 8 – 10 –  Weekday Waterfall Tour at Table Rock State Park in Pickens.  Here is another chance to see some of the wonderful waterfalls of beautiful upstate South Carolina!  For more information call (864) 878-9813 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004688.

     

    May 8 – 13 –  “Waitress” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This musical, created by a team of all women, tells the story of a waitress who is a great pie maker, but dreams of a way to get out of her small town and her failing marriage.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/waitress.

     

    May 10 – 26 –  “Red Herring” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  This production is set in 1952 and includes three love stories, a murder mystery, and a nuclear espionage plot that all converge to create a comedy of varying complexities.  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/red-herring/.

     

    May 11 –  “Katt Williams” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  This extremely talented comedian will keep you laughing long after you leave the show!  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/katt-williams-1.

     

    May 11 – 13 –  Artisphere on Main Street in Greenville.  This nationally renowned free art festival is a cultural experience for the entire family which will include performing artists, musicians, sidewalk artists, live demonstrations, kids activities, and so much more!  For more information call (864) 271-9398 or visit https://artisphere.org/.

     

    May 12 –  Ride for the Child Poker Run at Harley Davidson of Greenville in Greenville.  See if you can win the best hand prize of $1000 with proceeds to benefit Parenting Place that provides intensive in-home services to benefit abused and neglected children of the area. For more information call (864) 898-5583 or visit https://www.rideforthechild.com/.

     

    May 12 –  Aircraft for Animals Fly-In at the Oconee County Regional Airport in Seneca.  Here is a chance for you to enjoy looking at vintage aircrafts, vintage and hot rod cars, the opportunity to ride in either a Cessna or a Stearman aircraft, and more with proceeds to benefit those who benefit the Humane Society by transporting animals by airplane.  For more information call (864) 882-4719 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/214171289329725/.

     

    May 12 –  Train Day at the Depot at the Hub City Railroad Museum in Spartanburg.  You’ll enjoy seeing railroad artifacts, an HO Model railroad set up in a restored South Railroad caboose, see an active Advanced Railroad Control System computer system, lots of fun kids activities, including bounce houses and a chance to ride on the train, enjoy live music, a flea market, and more! For more information visit https://hubcityrrmuseum.org/train-day-depot-coming-saturday-may-12th-10am-3pm.

     

    May 14 –  The Assault Cycling Event starting in downtown Spartanburg.  If you like a challenge and are a good cyclist, this serious event just might be for you, with the option to ride to the top of Mount Mitchell, 102.7 miles, or the easier ride to Johnson Rally Park Pavilion in Marion, 74.2 miles, so if you are up to the challenge don’t delay as over 1000 riders from all over the world participate in this challenging cycling event!  For more information call (864) 672-8600 or visit https://theassaults.com/.

     

    May 15 – 23 –  “God of Carnage” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  This comedy is about two couples from a Brooklyn neighborhood meet to discuss the altercation between their sons, and their plans to solve the problem civilly breaks down.  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/fringe-series-god-carnage/.

     

     

     

    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 Friday and Saturday –  Savannah River Site Museum at the former Dibble Memorial Library on Laurens Street in Aiken.  The first phase of the museum is completed and open to the public so stop in for a look.  For more information call (803) 648-1437 or visit https://www.facebook.com/srs.heritage/.

     

    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 April 29 –  “Anne of Green Gables” at the Rock Hill Theatre in Rock Hill.  Based on the historical novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, you’ll learn the story of an 11 year old girl who was accidentally sent to the home of Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who actually wanted a boy.  For more information call (803) 326-7428 or visit http://www.rockhilltheatre.org/seasonmembership.html.

    Through April 30 –  “Marsha Shelburn” Exhibit at the Aiken County Visitor Center in Aiken.  Stop in and see the work of this talented local artist!  For more information call (803) 642-7557 or visit http://discoveraikencounty.com/event/marsha-shelburn/2018-04-01/.

    Through July 28 –  “The Gospel According to Tennessee” at the Narroway Theatre in Fort Mill.  Set in 1926, this enjoyable dinner production takes you to Tennessee where you’ll have a chance to sing old Southern songs and hear gospel truths through the eyes of Tennessee.  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/dinner-shows/gospel-tennessee.

    April 26 –  Shrimp Festival at the Sumter County Museum in Sumter.  Enjoy an evening of savory shrimp cooked several ways, including shrimp and grits, lowcountry boil, BBQ, as well as beer, wine, and soft drinks, with proceeds to benefit the Museum.  For more information call (803) 775-0908 or visit http://www.sumtercountymuseum.org/events.html.

    April 27 –  Finally Friday Concert Series at the Shull Pavilion in Camden.  Enjoy your Friday relaxing to enjoyable music in the beautiful outdoors!  For more information call (803) 425-7676 or visit http://www.fineartscenter.org/events/2018/04/27/ffapril18/.

    April 27 –  “The Hot Club of San Francisco” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This group, led by Paul “Pazzo” Mehling who is known as the Godfather of American gypsy jazz, has traveled across the country to bring you an evening of wonderful music!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-hot-club-of-san-francisco.

    April 27 –  “Rhiannon Giddons” at the McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theater in York.  You won’t be disappointed by the voice of this amazing musical artist!  For more information call (803) 684-3948 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2318/.

    April 28 –  Power of Song: A Storytelling Evening with Singers and Songwriters at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  A number of singers and songwriters will tell the stories of how they came to be where they are in life to create an exciting and fun evening!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/special-events.

    April 28 –  Earth Day Birthday at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  This will be a day filled with fun for the entire family, with educational exhibits, hands on activities, activities and games, planetarium programs, a tie dye t-shirt activity, a scavenger hunt, and more!  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2372/.

    April 28 –  Steam Train at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  Here is your chance to ride on a steam locomotive train!  For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit http://www.scrm.org/ridethetrainpage.html.

    April 28 –  Run United on Park Avenue in Aiken.  This event is a half-marathon, a 5K, and a kids run, with $3700 worth of cash prizes to be awarded.  For more information visit http://www.aikenco-op.org/RunUnited/.

    April 28 –  Blue Jeans and Black Tie Gala at the Halfmoon Yoga Studio in Aiken.  You’ll enjoy an evening of dinner catered by The Silver Palm with a cash bar, a live and silent auction, and live music by Palmetto Groove, with proceeds to benefit the Children’s Advocacy Center of Aiken County. For more information call (803) 644-5100 or visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ef2sa0dx0560e4e0&llr=b8yymdyab.

    April 28 – 29 –  “Starstruck: Maw Maw’s House of Talent” at the Fort Mill Community Playhouse in Fort Mill.  For more information call (803) 548-8102 or visit http://fortmillcommunityplayhouse.org/season_current.php.

    April 29 –  Songs of Poetry and Romance with “Matthew Manwareen” and “Jeffrey Price” at the Gettys Art Center in Rock Hill.  You will enjoy an afternoon of beautiful music with this talented pianist and soloist!  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://tockify.com/yorkcountyarts/detail/164/1525028400000.

    April 29 –  “The Great American Musical” at the First Baptist Church in Aiken.  Presented by the Aiken Choral Society, you’ll enjoy an afternoon of wonderful music!  For more information call (803) 649-6570 or visit http://www.aikenchoralsociety.org/copy-of-concerts-and-events.

    April 30 –  “Ballet Hispanico” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  With its blend of ballet and Latin American culture, this is a fabulous ballet like none you have ever seen before!  For more information call (803) 267-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=ballet-hispanico.

    May 2 – 3 –  “Billy Loves Bobby Sue” at the Narroway Theatre in Fort Mill.  This production being performed by students is a musical set in 1969 and is filled with lots of energy and joy!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/schedule.

    May 3 –  National Day of Prayer at the H.O. Weeks Center in Aiken.  This event will include music, scripture, and prayer so even if you can’t attend, take the time to pray for our Nation.  For more information call (803) 640-4689 or visit https://www.facebook.com/AikenNationalDayOfPrayer/.

    May 3 –  “Allison Creek Bluegrass” at the Allison Creek Presbyterian Church in York.  Fill your evening with some good ole’ local bluegrass music!  For more information call (803) 366-1302 or visit http://allisoncreekchurch.com/happenings-at-acpc/fellowship/.

    May 4 –  “Fools” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  A schoolteacher is hired to teach Sophie in a village that is supposed to be cursed with making everyone stupid, and then the teacher falls in love with his pupil.   For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=ncp-fools.

    May 4 – 5 –  South Carolina Strawberry Festival at Walter Elisha Park and other locations around Fort Mill.  Come out and enjoy lots of strawberry treats, including an ice cream eating contest and a strawberry cake eating contest, pig races, rides, lots of live entertainment, and guaranteed loads of fun!  For more information visit http://www.scstrawberryfestival.com/.

    May 4 – 6 –  Festival of Roses at the Edisto Memorial Gardens and other locations  around Orangeburg.  The weekend will be filled with activities including a street dance downtown on Friday night, a 12k and 5k road race, a disc golf tournament, a softball tournament, a river race on the beautiful Edisto River, a golf championship, airplane rides and even the chance to take one beginner flight lesson from the pilots seat of the plane, and even the chance to ride in a 1942 Navy Stearman, a concert on Saturday afternoon that will include Cody Webb & Nick Smith, and of course, lots events at the fabulous gardens so be sure to take the opportunity to stop and smell the roses!  For more information call (803) 534-6821 or visit http://www.festivalofroses.com/.

    May 5 –  Big Green Fishing Tournament at the Chester State Park in Chester.  Youth ages 16 and under can come out and compete for the largest fish, the smallest fish, and the most unique fish, with other activities also available, so come out for some great fun with the kids!  For more information call (803) 385-2680 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003966.

    May 5 –  Derby Day in downtown Sumter.  Celebrate the Kentucky Derby as though you were there with a live broadcast of the actual event followed by an evening of “grace, charm, and hospitality” with great food, fashion, music, and a silent auction with proceeds to benefit the United Way of Sumter.  For more information call (803) 773-7935 or visit http://derbydaysumter.com/index.html.

    May 5 –  Tour de Camden at the Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site in Camden.  This biking event will include a metric century, a 50 mile and a 30 mile ride with proceeds to benefit community based programs in the area.  For more information call (803) 424-2590 or visit https://raceroster.com/events/2018/16041/tour-de-camden.

    May 5 and 12 –  Steam Train at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  If you’ve never ridden on a steam locomotive, here is your chance!  For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit http://www.scrm.org/.

    May 6 –  “Andrew Lloyd Webber Musical Special” presented by Doug and Bunny at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This is a tribute to the extremely talented works of an amazing musical composer!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=andrew-lloyd-webber.

    May 9 – 12 –  Underexposed Film Festival yc at Winthrop College in Rock Hill.  This event is specifically geared to find those undiscovered independent filmmakers and present their creativity and vision to the world, so come out and support these individuals and their efforts.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.underexposedfilmfestivalyc.org/.

    May 11 –  Microbrew Festival in downtown Sumter.  Attendees will enjoy over 20 microbrews and craft beers as well as light hors d’oeuvres with proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels.  For more information visit http://www.sumtermicrobrewfestival.org/index.html.

    May 11 – 12 –  Aiken Bluegrass Festival at 561 May Royal Drive in Aiken.  Fill your weekend with the wonderful sounds of bluegrass with the lineup including Greensky Bluegrass, Leftover Salmon, Billy Strings x2, and Larry Keel Experience, just to name a few, with lots of food and other vendors attending, and camping available so be sure to make plans now to attend!  For more information visit https://www.loveabf.com/.

    May 11 – 26 –  “Sister Act” at the Aiken Community Playhouse in Aiken. One of America’s all-time favorite theatrical productions is certain to be great fun and filled with laughter!  For more information call (803) 648-1438 or visit http://aikencommunityplayhouse.com/shows/.

    May 12 –  Aiken Symphony Orchestra presents “Cameron Plays Sibelius” at the Etherredge Center in Aiken.  Violinist, Sandy Cameron, is one extremely talented musician so don’t miss the chance to see this tremendous performance.  For more information call (803) 295-0313 or visit http://aikensymphonyorchestra.com/cameron-play-sibelius/.

    May 12 –  Beach Bash and Car Show at the Friendship United Methodist Church in Rock Hill.  Enjoy an evening of great cars, beach music, and classic cook-out foods with strawberry shortcake.  For more information call (803) 230-3223.

    May 12 –  Carolina Backcountry Springtime at the Sumter County Museum.  Learn about life in the year 1800 with demonstrations in blacksmithing, weaving, open hearth cooking, period games, food, and even toys some come enjoy a journey to the past.  For more information call (803) 775-0908 or visit http://www.sumtercountymuseum.org/events.html.

    May 12 –  Speed Painting in the Abstract with Dr. Bradley Sabelli at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  Learn to create amazing works of art using a variety of art tools, as well as other unique items, such as wet noodles.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    May 12 –  Stars Under the Stars – Movie Night at Lake Warren at the Lake Warren State Park in Hampton.  Spend your evening under the stars with the family enjoying the movie “Jumanji” so bring some chairs and/or a blanket. . .snacks and drink will be available on site for purchase.  For more information call (803) 943-5051 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004058.

    May 12 –  Sheep Shearing Family Day at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  You’ll not only get to see the sheep being sheared, you’ll also have a chance to see how it’s sorted, washed, carded, spun, dyed, woven, and sewn, as well as meet with some of the other farm animals, enjoy stories in the barn, and observe historic cooking.  For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2375/.

     

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    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.

     

    Fourth Tuesdays –  Wash Day at the L. W. Paul Living History Farm in Conway.  It’s wash day, so learn how clothes were washed and even how soap was made from ingredients found around the farm.  For more information call (843) 365-3596 or visit http://www.horrycountymuseum.org/news/wash-day-at-the-l-w-paul-living-history-farm-10/.

     

    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/.

     

    Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays –  Charleston Night Market at Market Street in Charleston.  This evening event includes 120 artists and vendors all local selling locally made items, with live entertainment to serenade you along the way.  For more information call (843) 937-0920 or visit http://www.thecharlestoncitymarket.com/main/night-market-explore.

     

    Fridays –  Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy watching the sun set while you enjoy live entertainment on the lawn.  For more information call (843) 757-9889 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/sunset-celebration.

     

    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 –  Farmers Market at Marion Square in Charleston.  Start your day with a freshly made breakfast, a fresh cup of coffee, and purchase fresh produce, plants, and a variety of others items while enjoying time in this beautiful space.  For more information call (843) 724-7309 or visit http://www.charlestonfarmersmarket.com/.

     

    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 April 28 –  “Forbidden Broadway” at the University of South Carolina Beaufort Center for the Performing Arts in Beaufort.  In this off-Broadway hit musical production, Broadway’s greatest musical legends meet Broadway’s greatest satirists in a hilarious and highly entertaining show!  For more information call (843) 521-4145 or visit https://www.uscbcenterforthearts.com/shows-and-events.

    Through April 28 –  Artfields in downtown Lake City.  Come out for one of the largest art competitions and exhibitions with artists from all over the Southeast ages 18 and older competing and showcasing some of the most fabulous works of art you have ever seen! For more information call (843) 374-0180 or visit www.artfieldssc.org.

    Through April 28 –  Horry County Fair at the Myrtle Beach Speedway in Myrtle Beach.  There is nothing more fun than attending a fair with fun amusement rides, good food, agricultural exhibits, a petting zoo, camel and pony rides, pig races, a NASCAR race, live entertainment, and so much more you won’t want to miss out!  For more information call (843) 236-0500 or visit https://www.myrtlebeachspeedway.com/hcfair/.

    Through April 29 –  SOS Spring Safari in North Myrtle Beach.  Couples from all over the East Coast come to the Beach for a week filled with dancing, fellowship, and a whole lot of fun to include a parade!  For more information visit http://www.shagdance.com/safari.htm.

    Through April 29 –  “Shakespeare in Love” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  Based on the seven time Oscar Award winning film, this humorous production tells the story of young Will Shakespeare who is desperate to produce something, as creditors are at his door, when he meets Viola and is led to the creation of Romeo and Juliet.  For more information call (843) 577-7183 or visit https://www.charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/55-shakespeare-in-love.html.

    Through May 26 –  “Super Freak” at the Thirty-Four West Theatre Company in Charleston.  Your evening will be filled with funky 70’s music while enjoying a soap opera drama about the scandal of the soap star superfly.  For more information call (843) 901-9343 or visit https://www.34west.org/tickets/super-freak.

    April 25 –  Weekly Arts and Crafts Market at Bay Creek Park at Edisto Beach.  Enjoy browsing this open air market in search of some great one of a kind items.  For more information visit http://www.townofedistobeach.com/arts-crafts-market–2018-04-25.

    April 25 –  “Rhiannon Giddens” with “Amythyst Kiah”  at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  The co-founder of the Grammy Award winning string band Carolina Chocolate Drops has ventured out on her own and been nominated for a Grammy all her own, and is here to show you her tremendous talent, followed by this contemporary traditional singer/songwriter who crosses genres to create a sound all her own.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1631128-rhiannon-giddens-charleston/.

    April 25 –  Charity Golf Tournament at Briar’s Creek Golf Court in Johns Island.  Proceeds from this event benefit Our Lady of Mercy outreach efforts.  For more information visit https://www.olmoutreach.org/2018golf.

    April 26 –  Powerful Tool for Caregivers Class at Zion United Methodist Church in Cross.  If you are caring for someone with a chronic disease, you need to learn how to take care of yourself to prevent burn out, so give yourself the gift of taking this class!  For more information call (843) 670-3317 or visit http://thearkofsc.org/powerful-tools-for-caregivers/.

    April 26 –  “Breaking Benjamin” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  They have finally come to South Carolina, so don’t miss the chance to see this amazing alternative rock band live!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    April 26 –  “Remembering Ray: The Legacy of Ray Charles”  at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This blend of story and music will showcase the amazing life and extraordinary talent of this iconic musician and vocalist!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1636009-remembering-ray-legacy-ray-charleston/.

    April 26 –  Yappy Hour at James Island County Park on James Island.  Stop by and get your dog and enjoy some fun unwinding from your day with live entertainment, food and beverages, and time to relax with your “best friend”.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1181/Yappy-Hour.

    April 26 – 29 –  “Lowcountry Revolutionaries: Americas First Freedom Fighters” at the Forever Charleston Theatre at the Charleston Visitors Center in Charleston.  Take a journey to the past and meet through some of the State’s best actors a few significant historical figures that impacted the freedom we are now blessed with in this Country.  For more information call (843) 696-9761 or visit http://www.actorstheatreofsc.org/Index.html.

    April 27 –  Cinneruption Live! Con Air at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  All of those individuals who had humorous commentaries during the movies have created what has now become a trend of comedy and cinema, so come out and see what it’s all about!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1678034-cinerruption-live-con-air-charleston/.

    April 27 – 28 –  “Spring Spectacular” at the Sottile Theatre in Charleston.  Presented by the Charleston Youth Company, this is an original script performance set to “all the music you love.”  For more information call (843) 766-0047 or visit https://charlestonyouthcompany.com/2018-spring-spectacular/.

    April 27 – May 6 –  “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” at the Florence Little Theatre in Florence.  This wonderful family musical tells the Biblical story of Joseph and his coat of many colors.  For more information call (843) 662-3731 or visit http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/shows.

    April 27 – May 13 –  “Singin’ in the Rain” at the Footlight Players Theatre in Charleston.  This classical musical dubbed “the greatest movie musical of all time” has come to the stage with a performance that will astound you and have you singing along to the tunes you have never forgotten!  For more information call (843) 722-4487 or visit https://footlightplayers.net/events/singin-in-the-rain/.

    April 28 –  Garden Bros. Circus presents “The Cirque” at the North Charleston Coliseum.  Bring the kids out for a tremendous show filled with exciting acts and the chance to ride an elephant, a camel, and ponies.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/garden-bros-circus-presents-the-cirque.

    April 28 –  “Star Wars, Sci-Fi, & John Williams” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center.  You’ll enjoy an evening of North Charleston Pops filled with songs by the talented John Williams from not just “Star Wars”, but also “Game of Thrones”, “Harry Potter”, and “Lord of the Rings”, so come out for what is sure to be a great show!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/star-wars-sci-fi-john-williams.

    April 28 –  To Settle A Town at Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site in Summerville.  This is a ranger guided event that takes you on a walk through the streets of the colonial town of Dorchester, the influence its location had on its growth, and its history.  For more information call (843) 873-1740 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004336.

    April 28 –  Shaggin’ on the Cooper on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  Enjoy an evening of shagging under the stars to the music of The Hot Pepper Band.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1175/Shaggin-on-the-Cooper.

    April 28 –  “Billy, Goat, Gruff The Musical” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  A musical just for the kids created from this magical Norwegian folktale about three goat brothers.  For more information call (843) 577-7183 or visit https://www.charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/the-shows/52-billy-goat-gruff-the-musical.html.

    April 28 –  Living By The Rails Exhibit Opens at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeway.  Come out and learn the history of the Lowcountry railroads to include the Port Royal line, the Hampton and Branchville line, and the Charleston and Savannah Railroad with live music, children’s activities, reenactors, and more!  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    April 28 –  “All You Need Is Love: Charleston Jazz Orchestra Plays the Beatles” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Fill your evening with the Beatles played by this talented orchestra while you enjoy singing along to your favorite songs!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1603361-all-you-need-is-love-cjo-charleston/.

    April 28 –  Socastee Heritage Festival on Dick Pond Road in Socastee.  The festival will include two stages of live music, a stage of performing arts, kids’ activities to include bounce houses and a rock wall, food and fun! For more information visit https://socasteehf.com/socastee-heritage-festival-information/.

    April 28 –  Joint Base Charleston Air and Space Expo at the Joint Base in Charleston.  This event will give you the opportunity to see some of the latest in military and commercial aircraft in the air and on the ground, as well as see the fabulous U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, and more!  For more information visit https://www.jbcharleston.com/2018-air-expo/.

    April 28 –  Putting for Parkinson’s at the Wescott Golf Club in North Charleston.  This event is to help raise awareness of this horrible disease as well as raise funds to benefit research to find a cure!  For more information visit https://www.puttingforparkinsons.com/.

    April 28 –  Mullet Hall Trail Run at the James Island County Park in Charleston. Here is a chance to run either a 5K or a 10K on the beautiful trails of this fantastic park, with a wonderful after-party filled with music, tasty food, and enjoyable beverages!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1391/Mullet-Haul-Trail-Run.

    April 28 –  Ignite the Senses Autism Awareness 5K Bubble Run and Children’s Dash at Red Cedar Elementary School in Bluffton.  Help raise awareness of this disorder while helping to raise funds for activities that will benefit children with autism.  For more information call (843) 757-0179 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/158697528150377/.

    April 28 – 29 – Art Market of Historic Honey Horn at the Coastal Discovery Museum of Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island.  This is a juried fine art and craft festival held under the beautiful live oaks of the Museum and including over 90 artists covering a variety of mediums of art displayed and for sale. For more information call (843) 689-6767 or visit https://www.hiltonheadisland.org/events/art-market-historic-honey-horn.

    April 28 – 29 –  Wings Over Myrtle Beach Air Show in Myrtle Beach.  If you like air shows, you won’t want to miss the chance to see some of the most talented airman in the country, to include the Blue Angels, the Viper Demo Team, the GEICO Skytypers Air Show Team, Para-Commandos Jump, and more!  For more information visit http://wingsovermyrtlebeach.com/.

    April 29 –  “Daniel Tigers Neighborhood King for a Day” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This terrific musical for kids and adults alike will enjoy the adventures Daniel experiences as he learns what it takes to be king!  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/daniel-tigers-neighborhood-live/.

    April 29 –  Taste of Pawleys at The Precious Blood of Christ campus on Pawley’s Island.  18 local restaurants will provide you with a sample of some of their best and most famous dishes, with beer and wine also available and live entertainment by The Paul Grimshaw Band.  For more information visit http://tastesatpawleys.org/event-information/.

    April 29 –  Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival at Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park.  One of the State’s favorite events, you’ll enjoy seeing a boat parade, live music, crafts, a shrimp eating contest, a shag dancing contest, and plenty of great food to eat as well as beverages to drink!  For more information call (843) 884-8517 or visit https://experiencemountpleasant.com/events/blessing-of-the-fleet/.

    April 29 –  Wine Around the Marsh at the Murrells Inlet Marshwalk in Murrells Inlet.  You’ll enjoy savory wines while enjoying the amazing view of the marsh with the restaurants offering wine tastings as well as hors d’oeuvres. For more information call (704) 609-7535 or visit http://marshwalk.com/calendar/wine-around-the-marshwalk/.

    April 30 –  Charity Golf Tournament at the Daniel Island Club on Daniel Island.  Proceeds from this event benefit the East Cooper Community Outreach.  For more information visit http://eccocharleston.org/golfball/.

    May 2 –  “Brian Culbertson: Colors of Love Tour” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Grab your partner and enjoy an evening filled with relaxing jazzy tunes.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1649695-brian-culbertson-colors-love-charleston/.

    May 2 – 27 –  “Evita” at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island.  This Tony Award winning musical created by Andrew Lloyd Webber focuses on the life of Argentina political leader, Eva Peron, her rise to power, charity work, and eventual death. For more information call (843) 842-2787 or visit http://www.hiltonheadisland.com/events/event/arts-center-coastal-carolina-presents-evita/.

    May 2 – 6 –  North Charleston Arts Festival at a variety of locations around North Charleston.  This event will include more than 100 national, regional, and local artists and performers that include dance, music, theatre, visual arts, media arts, and literature, as well as workshops, demonstrations, children’s programs, and more so be sure to check out the various opportunities that exist during this week of activities and events.  For more information call (843) 740-5854 or visit https://northcharlestonartsfest.com/.

    May 3 –  Adult Self Protection Workshop with Lindy Woods at the Morris Center for Lowcounty Heritage in Ridgeland.  Here is a chance for you to learn how to use some basic and practical self-defense moved to protect yourself in a crisis.  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    May 3 –  “Steve Earle & The Dukes” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This three time Grammy Award winning artist is one of the greatest singers and songwriters of our time with one of his most famous songs being Copperhead Road.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1659598-steve-earle-charleston/.

    May 3 –  “Little Big Town” at the North Charleston Coliseum.  This Grammy Award winning country music group had their recent release on the top of the Billboard Country Albums charts and is sure to create an unforgettable evening of great music!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visithttps://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/little-big-town.

    May 3 –  Cheers On The Pier on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  The weekend is getting closer so spend a little down time relaxing with some live music by Dallas Baker and some craft beer.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/3286/Cheers-on-the-Pier.

    May 3 –  12th Annual Bone-E-Fit in downtown Florence.  Enjoy an evening of live music, lots of food and beverages, and a huge silent auction with proceeds to benefit the local Humane Society.  For more information call (843) 669-2921 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1216745831789580.

    May 3, 8, & 15 –  Farmers Market at the Farmers Market Pavilion at Moultrie Middle School  in Mount Pleasant.  Come out for some great fresh produce, meat, eggs, seafood, and more!  For more information call (843) 884-2528 or visit https://www.facebook.com/MountPleasantFarmersMarket/.

    May 4- “Marshall Tucker Band” at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in Florence.  Enjoy an evening of awesome southern rock with the original band members being from our own upstate town of Spartanburg!   For more information visit https://fmupac.org/event/the-marshall-tucker-band/.

    May 4 –  “Blue October” at the Houseof blues in Myrtle Beach.  Spend your Friday night enjoying songs by this talented rock music group!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    May 4 –  “Wellred: From Dixie with Love featuring Trae Crowder, Drew Morgan, & Corey Forrester” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.   Fill your evening with some good ole’ southern comedy!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1604902-wellred-from-dixie-love-charleston/.

    May 4 –  “Yanni” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  Celebrating 25 years since the release of his album“Acropolis” this extremely talented musician will certainly give you a show you won’t forget!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/yanni-1.

    May 4 –  Greater Florence Habitat for Humanity Cinco De Mayo Fiesta in downtown Florence.  Celebrate this Latin American holiday with cultural foods and beverages, live entertainment, Chihuahua races, a costume contest, a kids zone and lots of cultural fun!  For more information call (843) 665-1624 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/158891078099234/.

    May 4 – 5 –  Taste of Beaufort Music, Art, and Seafood Festival at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort.  Here is your chance to experience a variety of foods and beverages from local restaurants around town while enjoying live entertainment, and a large variety of arts and craft vendors. For more information call (843) 525-8500 or visit http://www.downtownbeaufort.com/taste-of-beaufort.

    May 5 –  “Nirvanna: A Tribute to Nirvana” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  All you Nirvana fans will want to check out this show!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    May 5 –  Race the Helix – Lowcountry at Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston.  Participate in this 5K run or 1 mile walk or run with proceeds to benefit the work of the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation in the advancement of research and improve treatment for severe disorders such as Rhett Syndrome impacting families in the Lowcountry.  For more information visit http://www.ggc.org/race-the-helix-lowcountry.html.

    May 5 –  Pucini’s “Tosca” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  The Daniel Island Performing Arts Center in conjunction with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra and the City of Charleston have come together to perform one of the most loved Operas of all time with its mix of “love, lust, betrayal, and murder.” For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/puccinis-tosca/?instance_id=817.

    May 5 –  Dragonboat Charleston Festival at Brittlebank Park in Charleston.  Here is the chance for you and a group of friends to participate in the races or just come out and support the teams, followed by a fun party and the celebration of cancer survivors.  For more information call (843) 714-4131 or visit http://www.charlestondragonboatfestival.com/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1176832.

    May 5 –  Hell Hole Swamp Fest at Hwy 41 and 17A in Jamestown.  The day will begin with a parade, followed by a 10k gator run/walk and a day filled with exhibits such as a whiskey still display and a combine simulator, games, rides, arts and crafts, arm wrestling, a BBQ cook-off, live music, and so much more!  For more information visit https://www.hellholeswampfest.com/.

    May 5 –  Blessing of the Inlet Celebration at Belin Memorial United Methodist Church in Murrells Inlet.  This annual event will include live entertainment, games, great food, and craft vendors.  For more information visit https://www.blessingoftheinlet.com/.

    May 5 –  Cast Off Fishing Tournament at the Mount Pleasant pier in Mount Pleasant.  The tournaments are back, so come out and see if you can be the one to catch the big one!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/2038/Cast-Off-Fishing-Tournaments.

    May 5 –  River Jamboree at the Lynches River County Park in Coward.  This event will include guided canoe rides, hayrides, entertainment, birds of prey, snakes, bounce houses, balloon art, food vendors, and more. For more information call (843) 3889-0550 or visit https://visitflo.com/event/2018-river-jamboree.

    May 5 –  Defending Charles Towne at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in Charleston.  Learn about Charles Townes fortifications, the Carolina militia, and the Spanish threat during this program.  For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002970.

    May 5 –  Tara Hall Paddle Fest at the Tara Hall Home for Boys in Georgetown.  Come help raise money for this wonderful home by paddling a scenic 2 mile stretch of Black Mingo Creek to the Home, where there will be live entertainment, kids’ activities, food, and more!  For more information call (843) 546-3000 or visit http://www.tarahall.org/.

    May 5 –  Totally Turtles at the Myrtle Beach State Park in Myrtle Beach.  This event will teach you and the kids all about the State reptile, the Loggerhead Sea Turtle.  For more information call (843) 238-0874 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004128.

    May 5 – 6 –  Arts Fest Expo at the Charleston Convention Center Complex in North Charleston.  This event in conjunction with the Arts Festival will include 4 stages with a variety of entertainment to please the entire family, as well as roving entertainers, visual arts exhibits, arts and craft vendors, creation stations, inflatables, instrument exploration, and concessions.  For more information call (843) 740-5854 or visit https://northcharlestonartsfest.com/expo/.

    May 6 –  Annual Yacht Hop at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin at Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island.  Here is your chance to set aboard some of the most fabulous yachts and enjoy wonderful hors d’oeuvres prepared by local chefs, all while enjoying live entertainment, participating in life and silent auctions, and ending the event with a dessert and champagne toast with proceeds to benefit Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.  For more information call (843) 706-2296 or visit https://www.hospicecarelc.org/events/yacht-hop-hilton-head/.

    May 6 –  Divas Half Marathon on Ocean Boulevard in North Myrtle Beach.  Come on girls you can do it so come out and show the guys how it’s done!  For more information send an email to info@runlikeadiva.com.

    May 8 –  “The Gipsy Kings” Featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This amazingly talented musicians will take you to the South of France with their flamenco guitars and Spanish vocals.  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/gipsy-kings-featuring-nicolas-reyes-tonino-baliardo/.

    May 8 – 9 –  “Motown the Musical” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  This amazing musical tells the story of Berry Gordy who founded Motown with this performance filled with songs that changed music in America to this day and will well beyond.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/motown-the-musical.

    May 10 –  Hops and Vines at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site in Charleston.  Take a break after work with live music by Dave Landeo and food provided by the Dashi Food Truck.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/3181/Hops-Vines.

    May 11 –  “Tuesdays Gone” A Tribute to Lynard Skynard” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  What better way to spend a Friday night than enjoying the songs written by the greatest southern rock band ever!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    May 11 –  Friday Night Boogie on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  Spend your Friday night dancing under the stars to oldies and beach music played by DJ Jim Bowers.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1740/Friday-Night-Boogie.

    May 11 – 13 –  Charleston Greek Festival at the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church in Charleston.  Take a day and enjoy it filled with great Greek food and beverages, live entertainment, and tours of the church.  For more information visit http://www.charlestongreekfestival.com/.

    May 11 – 20 –  Myrtle Beach Bike Week and Spring Rally in Myrtle Beach.  This is a week filled with lots of bike related activities, live entertainment, tours, racing, contests, and more!  For more information visit http://www.myrtlebeachbikeweek.com/events/spring-rally/.

    May 12 –  “Ride the Lightening – A Tribute to Metallica” at the House of Blues.  This will be a guaranteed night of some serious heavy metal rock!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    May 12 –  “Eddie Griffin: Undeniable Tour” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Here is yet another opportunity to laugh the night away. For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1664952-eddie-griffin-undeniable-tour-charleston/.

    May 12 –  “Nephew Tommy” with Special Guests “Joe Torry”, “Dominique” & “Darren ‘DS’ Sanders”, at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  Fill your evening with laughter with these talented artists!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/nephew-tommy.

    May 12 –  Bluffton Mayfest on Calhoun Street and the Red Cedar Elementary School in Bluffton.  This fun annual event is filled all day with live entertainment, tremendous arts and craft vendors, includes a pie eating contest, a donut eating contest for the kids, an ugly dog contest, great foods and beverages, and much more!  For more information visit http://www.blufftonmayfest.com/.

    May 12 –  Annual Rib Burnoff and Barbecue Fest at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.  In addition to barbecue will be hot dogs, ice cream, beers, wine, and sodas, and live entertainment so come out for a great time!  For more information send an email to bhaley@hhivacations.com or visit https://www.hiltonheadisland.com/events/event/annual-rib-burnoff-and-barbecue-fest/.

    May 12 –  Mayfest on Main on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy a day celebrating the coming of summer, with lots of live entertainment to include Taylor Dayne and Firehouse, over 100 arts and craft vendors, food vendors, kids activities, and more.   For more information call (843) 280-5570 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/festivals/mayfest-on-main/.

    May 12 –  Little River May 5K at the Historic Little River Waterfront in Little River.  Enjoy a run that begins and ends at the waterfront, with proceeds to benefit End Polio Now, Grand Strand Running Club High School Scholarships, and other local charities. For more information visit https://www.sportoften.com/event/18074/little-river-may-5k.

    May 12 –  Shaggin’ on the Cooper on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  If you enjoy shagging, come out and dance the night away with the Shem Creek Boogie Band.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1175/Shaggin-on-the-Cooper.

    May 13 –  “Nick Swardson: Too Many Smells” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Having made his way to big time comedy, this artist began working for Warner Brothers writing and co-writing scripts, and now he’s here to fill your evening with laughter!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1652772-nick-swardson-too-many-smells-charleston/.

    May 15 –  “James Taylor & His All Star Band” with Special Guest “Bonnie Raitt & Her Band” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  Nobody can take you on a journey down memory lane like James Taylor, and nobody can sing their heart out like Bonnie Raitt so you won’t want to miss this show!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/james-taylor-his-all-star-band.

     

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