ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA Aug 2, 2017- Aug 22, 2017

    Wednesday August 2, 2017 to August 22, 2017

     

    *** The Solar Eclipse is coming and what an exciting event it will be, but we want to highly encourage you to research the solar glasses you purchase to make sure you don’t damage your eyes.  You can visit https://www.space.com/36941-solar-eclipse-eye-protection-guide.html for more information.

     

    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.

     

    Thursdays Through July –  Music on Main at Morgan Square in Spartanburg.  Enjoy some after work entertainment and fun.  For more information call (864) 596-2026 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/music-on-main.

     

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

     

    Fridays –  Bluegrass Jam Session at 5301 Dacusville Highway in Pumpkintown.  For more information call (864) 898-3815 or visit http://www.drbanjo.com/classes/2012-03-gilbert-nelson-pumpkintown.php.

     

    First Friday –  First Fridays at the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville.  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 August 5 –  Senior League World Series Baseball at J.B. Red Owens Sports Complex in Easley.  Come out and see some of the best baseball you can see in South Carolina!  For more information call (864) 855-7933 or visit http://www.slbws.org/.

    Through August 6 –  “Othello” at the Warehouse Theater in Greenville.  You’ll enjoy a fabulous presentation of this Shakespearian play.  For more information call (864) 235-6948 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?actions=4&p=1.

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

    Through August 12 –  “Million Dollar Quartet” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  This Tony award winning Broadway musical was based on a true story of the famed recording session where Sam Phillips brought together icons Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, & Elvis Pressley.  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/million-dollar-quartet/.

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

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

    Sundays through October –  Woodburn and Ashtabula Historic Home Tours at the house locations in Pendleton.  For more information call (864) 646-7249.

    Tuesdays through December 19 –  Greenville Downtown Line Dance at the Sears Rec Center in Greenville.  This is a fun way to exercise, so come out and enjoy the fun!  For more information call (864) 467-6667 or visit http://www.visitgreenvillesc.com/includes/calendar-of-events/Greenville-DOWNTOWN-Line-Dance/27387/.

     

    August 1 – 5 –  Senior League World Series Baseball at the J. B. Red Owens Sports Complex in Easley.  Here is your chance to see some of the best baseball players moving up the ranks to the pros.  For more information visit http://www.slbws.org/.

    August 3-  Music by the Lake Concert Series: Asheville Jazz Orchestra at Furman University Lake amphitheater in Greenville.  This will be the last concert of the summer, so come out for one last evening on the Lake!  For more information call (864) 294-2086 or visit http://www.furman.edu/academics/music/precollegeandadultprograms/Pages/MusicbytheLake.aspx.

    August 4 –  Summer Music Series: “The Accidentally Irish Lads and Lasses” at the Tater Shed in Simpsonville.  End your week on an Irish note with fun music in this beautiful upstate town.  For more information call (561) 310-3379 or visit http://www.safiarts.com/.

    August 4 –  Food Truck Rollout at Greer City Park in Greer.  End your work week with a variety of foods to choose from, tailgating games, and live entertainment!  For more information call (864) 735-3948 or visit https://greerstation.com/greer-sc/calendar-of-events/2017/08/04/food-truck-rollout/.

    August 4 – 5 –  Ed Brown’s Championship Rodeo at Blacksburg’s Outdoor Arena in Blacksburg.  See Bronc riding, barrel racing, team roping, and so much more at this fun and exciting event!  For more information call (864) 839-6239 or visit http://rodeosusa.com/rodeos/ed-browns-championship-rodeo/.

    August 4 – September 27 –  Greenville Center for Creative Arts Member Show at the Greenville Center for Creative Arts in Greenville.  This is a chance for the community to see the breadth and depth of works of the Centers members.  For more information call (864) 735-3948 or visit http://www.artcentergreenville.org/upcoming-exhibits/.

    August 11 –  Summer Music Series: “The Sound Committee” at the Tater Shed in Simpsonville.  Grab a blanket, fill a picnic basket, and end your week with a fun evening of live entertainment and relaxation for the last concert of the season.  For more information call (561) 310-3379 or visit http://www.safiarts.com/.

    August 11 – 12 –  Taste of the Arts Gala & 20 Artists X 20 Workshops at the ARTS Center in Clemson.  Start the weekend with a wonderful evening of good food, refreshments, and music, while meeting the 20 artists that will offer a variety of unique workshops the following day.  For more information call (864) 633-5051 or visit http://explorearts.org/.

    August 11 – 13 –  Switch-a-Roos Consignment Sale at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  This event is a consignment sale of new or gently used children’s clothing, shoes, accessories, baby equipment, toys, and maternity clothing so be sure to come out and search for that special bargain! For more information visit http://www.switcharoosconsignment.com/greenville-consignment-event.php.

    August 11 – 20 –  “Wait Until Dark” at the Oconee Community Theater.  This mystery thriller is guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat!  For more information call (864) 882-1910 or visit http://www.oconeetheatre.org/shows.html.

    August 11 – 26 –  “Dearly Beloved”  at the Abbeville Opera House in Abbeville.  This theatrical event will take you to a Southern Texas wedding that will keep you laughing from beginning to end.  For more information call (864) 366-2157 or visit http://www.theabbevilleoperahouse.com/Show/Details/37.

    August 12 –  Living History Saturday at the Walnut Grove Plantation in Roebuck.  Enjoy a day of learning about historical life on the Plantation.  For more information call (864) 576-6546 or visit http://www.spartanburghistory.org/calendar/.

    August 12 –  24 Hour Musical at Anderson’s University’s Henderson Auditorium in Anderson.  The musical for this event, which is prepared for in only 24 hours, will not be announced until 24 hours before the show, but if you go to the website, you’ll see the list of 10 musicals it will be chosen from.  For more information call (864) 932-3124 or visit http://www.24hourmusicalsc.org/show/.

    August 12 –  Superhero 5K at the Kroc Center in Greenville.  Get your superhero costume ready not only for the race, but to see if you can win the best costume, all to raise money for the Boys and Girls Club.  For more information call (864) 235-4803 or visit https://raceroster.com/events/2017/11852/superhero-5k.

    August 17 –  Dream Big Showcase at the Pickens Performing Arts Center in Liberty.  For more information call (864) 898-2485 or visit http://www.pickenscountyperformingartscenter.com/events/list/.

    August 18 –  “Chris Botti” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  You won’t want to miss the chance to see America’s largest selling instrumental artist!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/chris-botti.

    August 18 – 19 –  Anderson Quilt Show Tours at the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson.  This fun event will include vendors, a handmade boutique, demonstrations, a silent auction, and a chance to travel to some of the sites on the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail.  For more information call (864) 224-6440 or visit http://www.andersonscquilters.com/2017-quilt-show.html.

    August 18 – September 3 –  “Happy Days: A New Musical” at the Foothills Playhouse in Easley.  If you were a Happy Days fan,  you most certainly will enjoy this fun and entertaining musical with all your favorite characters!  For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit http://www.fhplayhouse.com/wordpress/production/happy-days-musical/.

    August 19 –  Bon Dance Festival on McAlister Square in Greenville.  This family friendly event will include crafts, games, prizes, as well as martial arts demonstrations and dancing.  For more information visit https://jaasc.org/bon-dance/.

    August 19 –  Cruisin’ for a Cause Boat Run at Camp Fellowship on Lake Greenwood in Greenwood.  This fun event will include great prizes, entertainment, food, and a live auction, all to benefit and raise awareness for those with disabilities and special needs.  For more information visit http://www.burtoncenter.org/event/cruisin-for-a-cause-boat-run-1.

    August 19 –  The Rolling Waterwheel Gospel Revue at the Haygood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  If you enjoy gospel music, this event will provide you with old camp meeting songs, hymns, and a variety of traditional gospel music.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit https://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1640/the-rolling-waterwheel-gospel-revue/.

    August 19 – 20 –  Cowboy Mounted Shooting at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton.  This is a four stage main event where contestants break balloons with single action 45 caliber revolvers using black powder while on horseback, followed by a two stage rifle match, and ending with a cavalry match with participants dressed in Civil War attire.   For more information call (864)  646-2717  or visit https://www.clemson.edu/public/garrison/calendar.html.

    August 21 –  BJU Eclipse Event at Bob Jones University in Greenville.  This event is for adolescents in grades 7th – 12th and their families, with science activities and fun, interactive activities related to the solar eclipse.  For more information call (864) 242-5100 or visit http://www.bju.edu/eclipse/.

    August 21 –  Eclipse Over SWU at the Gilbert Track and Field Complex at Southern Wesleyan University in Central.  This event will include live music, talks with scientific experts, activities for the kids, free water with other food and drink available for purchase, so bring a blanket and/or some chairs, and come out for this upstate once in a lifetime event.  For more information call (864) 644-5382 or visit http://www.swu.edu/eclipse/.

    August 22 – 27 –  “The King and I” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This musical is one of Rogers and Hammerstein’s greatest works, so if you haven’t seen it, you must be sure to or come back and see it again if you already have.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-king-and-i.

     

    MIDLANDS:

     

    Second Mondays –  Family Climb Night at the Northside Recreation Center in Rock Hill.  Bring the family and challenge yourself by climbing the rock wall.  For more information call (803) 329-5633 or visit http://www.visitrockhillsc.com/events/northside-recreation-center-family-climb-nights-2015-12-14/.

     

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

     

    Fourth Saturdays –  Mountain Dulcimers of Aiken at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum in Aiken.  Join these musicians or just enjoy the music, but be sure to stop by and be entertained by these mountain instruments and those who enjoy playing them.  For more information call (803) 293-7846 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/the_mountain_dulcimers_of_aiken.

     

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

    Saturdays weather permitting –  Aiken Trolley Tours at the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum.  Explore Aiken’s charm, grace, and elegance with one of these two hour tours.  For more information call (803) 644-1907 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/aiken_historic_tour.

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

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

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

    First Saturdays through October –  Chapin Farmers Market on Clark Street in downtown Chapin.  For more information call (803) 345-2444 or visit http://sc-chapin.civicplus.com/268/Chapin-Downtown-Farmers-Market.

    August 2 –  Total Solar Eclipse at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  See a planetarium show about eclipses and determine if you are ready to see one.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2256/.

    August 3 –  “Lego Batman Movie” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  If you haven’t had a chance to see it yet, there will be three showings on this day and it’s only $1 as is the popcorn and water!  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/SOHSummerMovies.

    August 3 –  Countdown to Kindergarten at St. Johns United Methodist Church in Rock Hill.  Families can come out and meet with educators and community members to help the little ones transition to the school setting, and obtain free admission to the Main Street Children’s Museum once you finish.  For more information call (803) 327-6400 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2267/.

    August 3 –  “Earnie Haase & Signature Sound” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  These Dove Award Winning musicians are outstanding!  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=ernie-haase-signature-sound.

    August 4 –  Apollo 13 at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.   What would you do if an oxygen tank explodes and you have a choice to suffocate or freeze to death. For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=apollo-13.

    August 4 –  “Susan Douglass Taylor” in Memorial Park in Newberry.  Come out for a fun evening of free entertainment with this amazing singer, followed by a movie at the Newberry Opera House.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=free-summer-concerts-in-the-park.

    August 5 –  “John Lambardi” at the Sylvia Theatre in York.  If you haven’t seen this amazing illusionist and magician before, you must take the opportunity and see this tremendous performer.  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/.

    August 5 –  Solar Astronomy Day at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Prepare for this upcoming amazing event and know everything you need to know prior to viewing the event, as well as spending time in the Planetarium learning about eclipses.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2257/.

    August 5 –  “Roads and Rails”  (Songs and Tales) at  the Aiken Visitors Center and Train Museum in Aiken.  Come out and hear railroad songs and a bit of country too!  For more information call (803) 293-7846 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/roads_n_rails.

    August 6 –  “Two Small Pieces of Glass” at the DuPont Planetarium on the USC Aiken Campus in Aiken.  Learn how telescopes work and how they have changed from the two pieces of glass Galileo used in his spyglass to the huge devices used today.  For more information call (803) 641-3654 or visit http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/showlist.html#twosmallpieces.

    August 6 –  Digistar Virtual Tour at the DuPont Planetarium on the USC Aiken Campus in Aiken.  Take a virtual tour through space, through a virtual amusement park and even a ride on a roller coaster.  For more information call (803) 641-3654 or visit http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/showlist.html#virtualjourney.

    August 8 –  Antebellum School Days at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Learn about the Brattonville Female Seminary and what schooling was like for girls in the 1840’s.  For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2243/.

    August 12 –  Pastel Horse Workshop at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  Learn how to draw a horse with pastels, and you don’t have to have any experience to participate in this workshop.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/pastel_horse_workshop.

    August 12 –  Back to School Bash at Mt. Pilgrim Family Life Center in Lugoff.  There will be games, contests, door prizes, and lunch, with all children getting a filled book bag at the end of the day while the supply last.  For more information call (803) 736-1175 or visit http://mpfoundationcares.org/back-to-school-bash/.

    August 12 –  Try Watercolors with Marcia Kort Buike  at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  Here is your chance to give watercolors a try, and for those who think they can’t do it, all you really need is the desire to have fun and play with colors.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.yorkcountyarts.org/40-for-40-events?lightbox=dataItem-j4k5y0h4.

    August 13 –  “Two Small Pieces of Glass” at the DuPont Planetarium on the USC Aiken Campus in Aiken.  Learn how telescopes work and how they have changed from the two pieces of glass Galileo used in his spyglass to the huge devices used today.  For more information call (803) 641-3654 or visit http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/showlist.html#twosmallpieces.

    August 13 –  Digistar Virtual Tour at the DuPont Planetarium on the USC Aiken Campus in Aiken.  Take a virtual tour through space, through a virtual amusement park and even a ride on a roller coaster.  For more information call (803) 641-3654 or visit http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/showlist.html#virtualjourney.

    August 18 –  “Sixteen Candles” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Take time out on your Friday to enjoy a fun movie!  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/SOHSummerMovies.

    August 18 – 20 –  Total Eclipse Weekend at the Santee Conference Center in Santee.  Here’s a chance to get a great view of the solar eclipse from the shores of Lake Marion, but prior to the event the town of Santee will have a variety of activities including seminars, a street dance, and a bridge run so plan to spend the weekend in this beautiful little town known for it’s great fishing.  For more information call (803) 854-2152 ext. 203 or visit http://www.eclipse2017.org/2017/communities/states/SC/Santee_1603.htm.

    August 19 –  Photos to Pain – Marsh Wind at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  Here’s a chance to learn or practice painting sky, grass, water, and Palmetto Trees.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/photos_to_paintings_workshop_marsh_wind.

    August 19 –  Acrylics Made Easy Workshop at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  Here is a chance for you to work in acrylics while painting a graceful flamingo (no experience needed).  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/acrylics_made_easy_workshop_-_flamingo.

    August 19 –  Guild Luau Under the Star at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Come out for a fun evening of live entertainment by “Grand Illusion”, food, beverages, dancing, and celestial viewing by telescope.  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=guild-luau-under-the-stars.

    August 19 –  Springdale at Sunrise 5K at the Springdale Race Track in Camden.  This is a “Race Against Hunter” event, with donations of non-perishable food items welcome, with Belgium waffles being served for participants after the race.  There will also be a Packet Pick-up Party at Mulliken Law Firm in Camden the night before with free food and entertainment.  For more information visit http://springdale5k.com/.

    August 19 –  Solar Jam 2017 at the Palmetto Air Plantation in Manning.  Enjoy a day of fun and excitement in preparation of the great Solar event with live entertainment by country artist Lewis Brice.  For more information call (803) 435-4405 or visit https://www.eventsoja.com/us/manning+sc/e8690741.

    August 19 –  Barbecue Dinner Train at the South Carolina Railroad Museum in Winnsboro.  You will enjoy a fun evening riding on the train while enjoying good barbecue.  For more information call (803) 635-9893 or visit http://www.scrm.org/ridethetrainpage.html.

    August 20 –  “Two Small Pieces of Glass” at the DuPont Planetarium on the USC Aiken Campus in Aiken.  Learn how telescopes work and how they have changed from the two pieces of glass Galileo used in his spyglass to the huge devices used today.  For more information call (803) 641-3654 or visit http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/showlist.html#twosmallpieces.

    August 20 –  Digistar Virtual Tour at the DuPont Planetarium on the USC Aiken Campus in Aiken.  Take a virtual tour through space, through a virtual amusement park and even a ride on a roller coaster.  For more information call (803) 641-3654 or visit http://rpsec.usca.edu/planetarium/showlist.html#virtualjourney.

    August 21 –  Solar Eclipse Party on the Courthouse and Courthouse Annex law in St. Matthews.  St. Matthews is right in path of the full solar viewing some come out for some fun on this exciting day.  For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/events/270148820109144/.

    August 21 –  Solar Eclipse Festival at Yonder Field in Bowman.  This will be a great event for the Eclipse, with an inflatable race and a music line up that includes Uncle Kracker, Corey Smith, and Edwin McCain.  For more information visit http://santeecoopercountry.org/calendar-of-events#/santeecooper/event/141597756392702?_k=5fitax.

    August 21 –  Total Solar Eclipse on the Lawn at the Santee Town Hall Complex in Santee.  There will be live music by Visions so bring a picnic basket and enjoy the day.  For more information call (803) 854-2131 or visit http://santeecoopercountry.org/calendar-of-events#/santeecooper/event/811691229008767?_k=j5i9bh.

    August 21 –  Total Eclipse Watch Party at Dillon Park in Sumter.  Come out to the Park for your Solar viewing while enjoying entertainment, food vendors, kids games, and more.  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/TotalEclipse.

     

    LOWCOUNTRY:

    Daily –  “Day in the Life of a Sailor” at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in Charleston.  Board the 17th Century sailing ketch and learn about the trade and travel of that period.  For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003481.

     

    Daily –  History Tours at the Old Exchange & Provost Dungeon in Charleston.  Learn about the history of the Old Exchange, which presents an array of relics from the Civil and Revolutionary Wars, as well as a fun tour of the Provost Dungeon while hearing stories of pirates and patriots.  For more information call (888) 763-0448 or visit http://oldexchange.org/planavisit/.

     

    Mondays –  Coastal Kayaking at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet.  Enjoy some salt water kayaking on the marsh of this beautiful State Park.  For more information call (843) 235-8755 or visit http://www.sout hcarolinaparks.com/products/10002638.

     

    Tuesdays and Thursdays – Saturdays  –  Bulls Island Ferry Service and Eco Tour, starting at Garris Landing in Awendaw.  Bulls Island is part of the Cape Romaine National Wildlife Refuge and can only be accessed by boat or by ferry.  For more information call (843) 881-4582 or visit http://www.bullsislandferry.com/.

     

    Tuesdays through Sundays –  Guided Tours at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site on James Island.  Enjoy a tour of the last of 17 antebellum plantations on James Island.   For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1447/McLeod-Plantation-Historic-Site.

     

    Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays –  Myrtle’s Market at Mr. Joe White Avenue at Oak Street in Myrtle Beach.  This local market is the place to get fresh produce for your vacation.  For more information call (843) 918-4906 or visit http://www.cityofmyrtlebeach.com/market.html.

     

    Thursdays –  “The Civil War Era” at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.  Learn a little about Hilton Head’s part in the history of the Civil War.  For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/home/discover-and-learn/site-tours-programs/.

     

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

    Through September 24 –  “Artist, Scientist, Explorer: Mark Catesby in the Carolinas” at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston.  From the British Royal Collection, see the works of this tremendous “English artist, scientist, and explorer who spent four years documenting the natural habitats of the Carolinas, Florida, and the Bahamas.”  For more information call (843) 722-2706 or visit http://www.gibbesmuseum.org/exhibitions/artist-scientist-explorer-mark-catesby-in-the-carolinas/83.

    Through September 20 –  “Artists Painting Artists” at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston.  See the amazing works of artists who painted other artists who were their friends, well admired and respected as the artists they are/were.  For more information call (843) 722-2706 or visit http://www.gibbesmuseum.org/exhibitions/artists-painting-artists/82.

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

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

    Wednesdays Through October –  Arts and Crafts Market at Bay Creek Park at Edisto Beach.  Spend the day browsing the various vendors and you are sure to find something new to take home with you!  For more information call (843) 603-0009 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Edisto-Beach-Bay-Creek-Park-1412422415653753/.

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

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

    August 3 –  Music on Main: “Black Glass Band”  on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.  This is the only fully rock band playing this summer so head out for a fun night of live entertainment at the Beach!  For more information call (843) 280-5570 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/concerts/music-on-main-concert-series/.

    August 3 –  Movie Nights in the Park at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island.  “Herbie Rides Again” is the movie of the night, so be sure to bring the kids out for a fun night in the park.  For more information call (843) 757-9889 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/2016/6/16/summer-movies-in-the-park.

    August 3 –  Challenge Course Open Day at the James Island County Park in Charleston.  Enjoy a fun and challenging course followed by an exciting ride down the zip line!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=8082.

    August 4 –  “Government Mule” with guest “Galactic” at the Volvo Car Stadium on Daniels Island.  End your week with an evening of amazing music with this famous southern rock band.  For more information call (843) 856-7900 or visit https://www.livenation.com/events/665465-aug-4-2017-gov-t-mule.

    August 4 –  “Sail On: A Beach Boys Tribute” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Playing all your favorite beach boys songs, you will certainly enjoy an evening of entertainment by this amazing band.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1496724-sail-on-beach-boys-tribute-charleston/.

    August 4 –  Reggae Nights Summer Concert Series: “Mystic Vibrations” at the James Island County Park in Charleston.  Enjoy an evening out with live entertainment and a whole lot of fun!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1619/Reggae-Nights.

    August 4 –  Sunset Celebration at the Shelter Cove Towne Center on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy an evening out with live entertainment by “The Headliners”.  For more information call (843) 686-3090 or visit http://scliving.coop/events/sunset-celebration/.

    August 4 – 6 –  Lowcountry Charity Open at Patriot’s Point Link in Mount Pleasant.  The format is a 54 hole stroke play event in three divisions all to benefit children with chronic or terminal illness.  For more information call (843) 881-0042 or visit http://www.patriotspointlinks.com/.

    August 4 – 6 –  Craftsmen’s Summer Classic Art and Craft Festival at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach.  Start your holiday shopping early by coming to this fun show with many one of a kind gifts.  For more information call (336) 282-5550 or visit http://www.gilmoreshows.com/craftsmens_classics_myrtle_summer.shtml.

    August 4 – 6 –  Gullah/Geechee Nation International Music and Movement Festival at various locations on St. Helena Island.  Enjoy a weekend filled with music and dancing, as well as food, all while learning about this amazing culture of coastal South Carolina. For more information call (843) 838-1171 or visit http://www.gullahgeechee.info/.

    August 4 – 6 –  Lowcountry Summer Coin Show at the Exchange Park Fairgrounds in Ladson.  If you’re a seller, a collector, or just interested, come on out and see what we have!  For more information send an email to lowcountrycoinclub@att.net or visit http://www.lowcountrycoinclub.com/.

    August 5 –  Money Fair at the Alfred Williams Community Center in Charleston.  Learn about money management at this fun event with prizes, food, and great information!  For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/money-fair-2017-tickets-35117181435.

    August 5 –  “Thunderstruck: The Ultimate AD/DC Tribute Band” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  You will have an evening filled with heavy rock and roll, so come on out and join the party!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E0052A9C13E560E&offerid=49284.

    August 5 –  Business Empowerment and Career Fair at the Florence Civic Center in Florence.  If you are in search for a job or just need some guidance on how to be more successful in your current job, or just come out a visit with the vendors just in case you might be contemplating a career change.  For more information call (843) 679-9417 or visit http://www.florenceciviccenter.com/events/detail/bus_expo.

    August 5 –  Canoeing at Caw Caw: Sunrise Salt Marsh Paddle at the Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel.  Start your day with the serenity of nature looking for otters, swallowtail kites or other beauties of nature along the way.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=7978&month=8&year=2017&day=5&calType=0.

    August 5 –  Early Morning Bird Walks at Caw Caw at the Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel.  Come see what types of amazing birds grace this beautiful area.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=7998&month=8&year=2017&day=5&calType=0.

    August 5 –  “Whitehall”, “Kid Brother”, and “Milo in the Doldrums” at the Music Farm in Charleston.  Come out and support these up and coming bands!  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1526401-whitehall-den-show-charleston/.

    August 5 –  Unveiling McLeod Plantation Historic Site at the McLeod Plantation Historic Site in Charleston.  Learn the deep history of the Plantation and gain an understating of some of the people who once lived here.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=8053&month=8&year=2017&day=5&calType=0.

    August 5 –  High and Dry Moonlight Canoe Float at Little Pee Dee State Park in Dillon.  Since the Lake is dry, you’ll use your imagination and get to know the park in the twilight hours.  For more information call (843) 774-8872 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004613.

    August 6 –  Say Yes to the Dress at the North Charleston Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston.  Ladies with special needs are invited to select a dress or evening gown free of charge to wear to the Special Needs Prom to be held on August 18.For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=7657&month=8&year=2017&day=6&calType=0.

    August 8 –  Summer Concert Series: “Bottles & Cans” at the Wilson Village at Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton.  Enjoy an evening of fun live entertainment to help you unwind at the end of the day.  For more information call (310) 664-8867 or visit https://www.palmettobluff.com/experience/special-events/summer-concert-series.aspx.

    August 9 –  Camp Dig-It with Dwayne Pickett at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  This is a chance for children ages 7 to 12 to learn the basics of archaeology with hands on opportunities. For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    August 9 –  “Mary Chapin Carpenter” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  You will enjoy an amazing evening of music with this 5 time Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1443443-mary-chapin-carpenter-charleston/.

    August 9 – 13 –  Cirque Du Soleil: OVO at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  Meet the creative characters in this new and amazing presentation by the wonderfully talented performing artists.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/cirque-du-soleil-ovo.

    August 10 –  “David Feherty – Live Off Tour” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Known as the funniest man in golf, you will certainly enjoy an evening of fun entertainment.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1421878-david-feherty-live-off-tour-charleston/.

    August 10 –  Music on Main: “Midnight Allie”  on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.  Spend an evening relaxing with beach and variety music in a fun and festive setting.  For more information call (843) 280-5570 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/concerts/music-on-main-concert-series/.

    August 10 –  Movie Nights in the Park at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island.  Take the kids out for a night out under the stars with the movie“Pocahontas”.  For more information call (843) 757-9889 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/2016/6/16/summer-movies-in-the-park.

    August 11 –  “Tesla” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  You will most certainly enjoy an evening with this 80’s band!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E00528BE13FA2B7&offerid=46710.

    August 11 –  “Paul Thorn Band” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Although a former prize fighter, this musician began writing songs and has become one of the amazing country musicians from Memphis. For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1439008-paul-thorn-band-charleston/.

    August 11 – 12 –  “Hootie and the Blowfish” with guest Friday “Cowboy Mouth” and Saturday “Stop Light Observations” at the Volvo Car Stadium on Daniel Island.  This will be a fun weekend filled with great music from old favorite Columbia band and the guests so don’t miss this chance to enjoy an evening with Darius and friends.  For more information call (843) 849-5300 or visit http://www.familycircletenniscenter.com/page.lasso?p=content_concerts.

    August 11 – 27 –  “The Wedding Singer” at the Footlight Players Theater in Charleston.  Based on the 1985 Adam Sandler movie, this favorite wedding singer is the life of the party until his fiancé leaves him at the altar.  For more information call (843) 722-4487 or visit https://footlightplayers.net/events/the-wedding-singer/.

    August 12 –  Staging the Solar Eclipse at the Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel.  Learn all you need to view the solar eclipse safely by a master naturalist.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/3237/Solar-Eclipse.

    August 12 –  “Hunter Hayes” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  This is one artist that will inspire you and have you feeling good about life when you leave!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E005244FA6F7EE9&offerid=46902.

    August 12 –  Shaggin’ on the Cooper on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  Enjoy an evening of dancing on the harbor under the stars to the band “Vinyl Daze”.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1175/Shaggin-on-the-Cooper.

    August 12 –  Wannamaker Movie Night at Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston.  The movie “Sing” will be show as the last movie of the season so come out for one last fun evening under the starts in the park.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1667/Wannamaker-Movie-Night.

    August 13 –  “Living for the City: The Music of Stevie Wonder” at the East Beach Conference Center on Kiawah Island.  This show was the most popular Charleston Jazz Orchestra Concert for 2016, so if you missed, be sure to see this show!  For more information call (843) 641-0011 or visit http://charlestonjazz.com/event/living-for-the-city-the-music-of-stevie-wonder-featuring-quiana-parker/.

    August 13 –  Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series Championship at James Island County Park in Charleston.  This will be the final event so come out and support your favorite athlete at this event!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1507/Charleston-Sprint-Triathlon.

    August 16 –  Jazz at the Gibbes featuring Lewis / Gregory / Wiltrout at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston.  You won’t want to miss these three amazingly talented Charleston musicians.   For more information call (843) 641-0011 or visit http://charlestonjazz.com/event/jazz-at-the-gibbes/.

    August 17 –  “Culture” featuring “Kenyata Hill”  – 40th Anniversary of Two Sevens Clash Album at the Music Farm in Charleston.  This will be a great evening of reggae music taking you to the islands with these amazing artists.   For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1527181-culture-kenyatta-hill-40th-charleston/.

    August 17 –  Music on Main: “Painted Main”  on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.  You’re over the mid-week hump, so come out and relax to some R&B and variety music to help you unwind!  For more information call (843) 280-5570 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/concerts/music-on-main-concert-series/.

    August 17 –  Movie Nights in the Park at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island.  “Flight of the Navigator” is the final movie of the season, so grab a blanket, some snacks, the kids, and even the dog and head out for a fun night out in the park.  For more information call (843) 757-9889 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/2016/6/16/summer-movies-in-the-park.

    August 18 –  “Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  This band will have you dancing and moon walking to all your favorite Michael Jackson tunes.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E00529B1D281C45&offerid=46712.

    August 18 –  Moonlight Mixer on the Folly Beach Pier in Folly Beach.  Enjoy your Friday night along the coast with music and dancing under the beautiful full moon!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1618/Moonlight-Mixers.

    August 18 –  Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Park on Hilton Head Island.  The merchants of Shelter Cove have come together this summer to offer you a chance to end your week with live entertainment by Deas-Guyz and relaxing fun on the water, so come out and enjoy the last of these for the summer.  For more information call (843) 686-3090 or visit http://www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/.

    August 18 – September 10 –  Southern Living Custom Builder Program Showcase Home at Litchfield Plantation on Pawley’s Island.  Here’s a chance to view an amazingly built and designed home, with all proceeds benefiting Operation Finally Home and Teach My People.  For more information call (843) 839-0537 or visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-southern-living-showcase-home-by-classic-homes-of-myrtle-beach-tickets-35016354860.

    August 19 –  Chase the Sun Glow Run 5K at the Moncks Corner Regional Recreation Complex in Moncks Corner. This event will include a 5K race and a 1 miles kids fun run.  For more information visit https://raceroster.com/events/2017/11378/chase-the-sun-glow-run.

    August 21 –  Eclipse Day at the Audubon Center at Beidler Forest in Harleyville.  Watch the eclipse from an observation tower in the beautiful Four Holes Swamp which houses the last stands of virgin Cypress in the world.  For more information call (843) 462-2150 or visit http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07edqti2326153b1e9&llr=9lem8lmab.

    August 21 –  Sun Shadow Yoga on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  Enjoy a midday relaxing yoga class in the shadow of the sun along the harbor.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/3237/Solar-Eclipse.

    August 21 –  Eclipse Extravaganza at the Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel.  Join a naturalist and tour the Caw Caw to learn how wildlife respond to the eclipse.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/3237/Solar-Eclipse.

    August 21 –  Low Country Stargazers at Palmetto County Parks in Mount Pleasant.  Join the stargazers in doing some solar observing before the eclipse.  For more information visit http://www.lowcountrystargazers.org/p/ec.html.

    August 21 –  Solar Eclipse Viewing at the Old Santee Canal State Park in Moncks Corner.  This is a great place to be as the stargazers will be doing some solar observing, food trucks will be on hand, and live entertainment will be performing. For more information visit http://www.lowcountrystargazers.org/p/ec.html.

    August 21 –  Get Eclipsed on IOP on Front Beach on the Isle of Palms.  Behind the Windjammer you’ll find a DJ playing great music before and live music will be performed following the solar eclipse, with children’s entertainment being available at the Isle of Palms County Park.  For more information visit https://www.ccprc.com/3237/Solar-Eclipse.

    August 22 –  “Tony Bennett” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  You will not want to miss this opportunity to see this 90 year old legendary singer and performer in person.  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/tony-bennett/.

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