ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA Aug 30 2017 – Sept 19 2017

    Wednesday August 30, 2017 to September 19, 2017

     

    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 –  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 30 –  Outdoor Adventures at Hickory Knob State Park in McCormick.  Enjoy a weekend filled with outdoor activities, such as paddle boarding, kayaking, kayak fishing, skeet shooting, atl atl challenge, campsite skills, and much more so come out and try your hand at something new!  For more information call (864) 391-2450 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004605.

    Through 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/.

    Through September 4 –  Upper South Carolina State Fair at the Fairgrounds in Easley.  Fall is in the air so come out for a fun day of magic, comedy, pig racing, rides, animals, and more!  For more information call (864) 269-0852 or visit http://www.visitpickenscounty.com/vendor/141/upper-south-carolina-state-fair/.

    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 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/.

    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 or visit https://www.pendletonhistoricfoundation.org/.

    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 31 –  Fountain Inn Camber Annual Golf Tournament at the Fox Run Country Club in Simpsonville.  For more information call (864) 862-2586 or visit https://allevents.in/simpsonville/annual-fountain-inn-chamber-golf-tournament/1868338973492546.

    September 2 –  “Angela Easterling & the Beguilers” at Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest.  In addition to good country music will be food vendors and craft beer so come out to the Park for an evening of relaxation and fun.  For more information call (864) 834-8740 or visit http://www.trtribune.com/index.php/calendar/item/3236-09-02-17-saturday-trailblazer-park-music-in-the-park-with-angela-easterling-the-beguilers.

    September 2 –  Fountain Inn Chamber’s Annual Horse Show at Berry Woods Farm in Fountain Inn.  This all day event will include 51 classes so come out and enjoy a fun day of beautiful horses and talented riders.  For more information call (864) 862-2586 or visit http://fountaininnchamber.org/web/events/annual-horse-show.

    September 2 – 3 –  American Truck Historical Society Palmetto Upstate Chapter Fall Show at the Dacusville Heritage Association Field in Easley.  For more information call (864) 677-3453 or visit https://www.aths.org/calendarevents.

    September 3 –  Spiritfest 2017 at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  This will be a wonderful evening of gospel music and worship. For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/spirit-fest-2017.

    September 5 – 9 –  South Carolina Apple Festival at a variety of locations around Westminster.  This week of events will include a Chattooga River Float, an apple baking contest, a car show, a rodeo, lots of kid’s activities, and lots of live entertainment.  For more information visit http://scapplefestival.com/events.html.

    September 8 –  Sippin’ Safari at the Greenville Zoo in Greenville.  Come out and sample a variety of wines (over 40 different varieties), savor tasty foods, and enjoy great live entertainment!  For more information call (864) 627-4200 or visit http://greenvillezoofoundation.org/event/sippin-safari/?instance_id=101.

    September 9 –  1Spark at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  Established to create a single spark that might inspire someone, this fun event showcases various artisans for a fun event that also includes food trucks, regional musicians, and you even get to vote for your favorite artist or entrepreneur!  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e1709/&DateOfEvent=09/09/2017.

    September 9 –  “Shag Doctors” at the Trailblazer Park in Travelers Rest.  Come out for a fun evening of music, dancing, food truck vendors, wine and beer, and a beautiful setting!  For more information call (864) 834-8740 or visit https://intheknowupstate.com/event/travelers-rest-music-in-the-park-shag-doctorz/.

    September 9 – 10 –  Palmetto Backcountry Campout at Jones Gap Park in Marietta.  Here is a chance for those wishing to learn more about camping to experience it in this beautiful park, learning camping games, storytelling, and even outdoor cooking.  For more information call (864) 836-6115 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004378.

    September 11 – 17 –  “The Bodyguard” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  Based on the hit movie, this award winning musical will certainly capture your heart!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/the-bodyguard.

    September 12 – 23 –  “Four Old Broads” at the Center Stage Theater in Greenville.  This should prove to be a fun and entertaining show!  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/four-old-broads/.

    September 14 – 16 –  SpartOberfest at Jesus Our Risen Savior Catholic Church in Spartanburg.  This event includes a 10K Pretzel Run, live music and entertainment, great food and beverages, and a Christmas market for you to get started on your holiday shopping.  For more information call (864) 576-1164 or visit https://www.spartoberfest.com/.

    September 14 – 17 –  “Annie, Jr.” at the Greenwood Community Theater in Greenwood.  This will be a fun production for the entire family to enjoy!  For more information call (864) 388-7800 or visit http://www.emeraldtriangle.us/theatre/main-page.

    September 15 –  “Tim McGraw and Faith Hill: Soul 2 Soul Tour” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  This will be one concert you won’t want to miss this year.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/tim-mcgraw-and-faith-hill.

    September 15 –  “Storyteller/Comedian Andy Offutt Irwin” at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium in Walhalla.  Here is a chance to enjoy an evening of fun and laughter with this amazing storyteller and comedian.  For more information call (864) 638-5277 or visit https://allevents.in/walhalla/andy-offutt-irwin-storyteller-comedian/261109764295060.

    September 15 – 16 –  South Greenville Fair and Antique Engine and Tractor Show at the Simpsonville City Park in Simpsonville.  You’ll have the chance to see lots of animal shows, to include pocket pets, a tractor parade, a flower and art show, and so much more!  For more information call (864) 430-1412 or visit http://www.southgreenvillefair.com/.

    September 15 – 16 –  Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire – Age of Vikings at the Greenville Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Greenville.  Visit a Viking encampment, see an authentic medieval group, view a royal procession, visit with over 50 merchants, enjoy period foods, wines, and meads, and so much more!  For more information call (864) 271-4883 or visit http://theenchantedchalice.com/.

    September 15 – 17 –  Southern Home & Garden Show at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  For those looking to make some home and/or garden modifications, or who are preparing to build a home, this event will expose you to a number of individuals who can help you along the way.  For more information call (864) 233-2562 or visit http://tdconventioncenter.com/events/southern-home-garden-show/2017/09/15/.

    September 16 –  Open Arms 5K at Conestee Park in Greenville.  This will be a fun trail run.  For more information call (864) 675-1531 or visit http://www.openarms5k.com/Details.html.

    September 16 –  Charity Open Water Swim at Devil’s Fork State Park in Salem.  There will be a 2.4 and a 1.2 mile swim with all proceeds to help teach children how to swim.  For more information call (864) 400-9967 or visit http://upstatesplash.org/register/.

    September 16 –  South Carolina State Old Time Fiddling Championship at Hagood Mills Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  This will be a day filled with some of the best fiddling you can find in the State.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit https://www.visitpickenscounty.com/event/1641/annual-south-carolina-state-old-time-fiddling-championship/.

    September 16 – 17 –  Indie Craft Parade at the historic Huguenot Mill in downtown Greenville.  This amazing event will present artisans and crafters from all over the southeast with the chance to find plenty of one of a kind items for everyone on your holiday list!  For more information visit http://www.makerscollective.org/indiecraftparade.

    September 16 – 24 –  “Pinkalicious” at the Gunter Theater in Greenville.  This show will teach children and adults alike the importance of self-control and moderation in this musical that will capture everyones heart.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit http://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/pinkalicious.

    September 18 –  “A Man and his Prostate” at the Center Stage Theater in Greenville.  This show, staring Ed Asner, will have you entertained until the time you leave.  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/ed-asner-man-prostate/.

     

    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.

    September 1 – 16 –  “Peter Pan – Broadway’s Timeless Musical” at the Aiken Community Playhouse in Aiken.  This is a magical fairy tale you won’t soon forget!  For more information call (803) 648-1348 or visit https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=acp.

    September 2 –  Aiken Horsepower Monthly Cruise-In at  the Home Depot in Aiken.  If you like cool cars, this will be the place to be on this date!  For more information call (803) 270-3505 or visit http://www.aikenhorsepower.com/calendar.php.

    September 2 –  Aiken Music Fest at the Highfields Event Center in Aiken.  Performing will be the “Trongone Band”.  For more information call (803) 649-3505 or visit https://www.facebook.com/aikenmusicfest/.

    September 2 – 4 –  Labor Day Festival and Parade in downtown Chapin.  During this fun weekend event, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a parade, several concerts, a classic car show, a carnival, a farmers market, and much more!  For more information call (803) 345-2444 or visit http://www.chapinsc.com/269/Chapin-Labor-Day-Festival-Parade.

    September 6 –  Beginner Drawing for Adults with J. Michael Simpson at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  For those who have always wanted to learn to draw, here is your chance to learn some basic aspects such as observation, perspective, and shading.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    September 6 –  Stable View Jumper Night at Stable View Farm in Aiken.  Here is a chance for riders to ride under the lights with spectators welcome at no charge!  For more information call (484) 356-3173 or visit http://stableviewfarm.com/.

    September 8 – 9 –  Aiken’s Makin’ in downtown Aiken.  This fun filled weekend will expose you to some of the most talented artisans and crafters in the area, and of course, a great opportunity to get an early start on your holiday shopping, as well as to enjoy some tasty foods made by locals.  For more information call (803) 641-1111 or visit http://www.aikensmakin.net/.

    September 8 – 9 –  The Big Grab 85-Mile Yard Sale on multiple highways between Blythewood, Ridgeway and Winnsboro. Fill your day by searching through miles of yard sale items, visiting local town shops, eating at local eateries, and just having a great day of fun!  For more information call (803) 635-4242 or visit http://www.biggrabyardsale.com/.

    September 9 –  “Charlie Thomas’ Drifters” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  You’ll enjoy an evening of all your favorite Drifters tunes!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=charlie-thomas-drifters.

    September 9 –  Coin Club Show at the H. Odell Weeks Activity Center in Aiken.  For collectors or those just curious, come on out and buy, sell, trade, or learn how to start your own collection.  For more information call (803) 215-5524 or visit http://www.sjcsracc.org/annual.html.

    September 9 –  “Migration Marvels” at the York County Museum in Rock Hill.  Learn about the different species of animals that migrate in the fall and the amazing wonder of these events!  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2288/.

    September 9 –  “By the Sweat of Our Brows” at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  You’ll have a chance to hear from the descendants of the enslaved that worked at this historic plantation, view one of their ancestors cabins, view cotton ginning, learned some of the enslaved toys and games, hear a presentation on researching family history, and much more!  For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2197/.

    September 9 –  Fiddle ‘n Pig Shindig at the Anne Springs Close Greenway Comporium Amphitheater in Fort Mill.  You’ll enjoy a day of bluegrass music, a variety of brews, and lots of barbecue!  For more information call (803) 547-1041 or visit http://www.ascgreenway.org/greenway-events/fiddle-n-pig-shindig.

    September 9 –  SPCA Dog Wash at the SPCA Albrecht Center for Animal Welfare in Aiken.  Here is your chance to get your dog washed while benefiting this wonderful organization.  For more information call (803) 648-6863 or visit http://www.letlovelive.org/.

    September 9 & 23 –  Basic Linoleum Block Printing with Zach Greenway at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  In this two day workshop, you’ll use a linoleum block and learn how to do a relief print on paper and textile.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    September 12 –  “A Geologist Visits Turkey” Lecture at Birds and Butterflies in Aiken.  Hear the story of geologist, Dr. Walt Kubilius’s visit to Turkey and his geological, historical, and cultural impressions of this fascinating place!  For more information call (803) 649-7999 or visit http://birdsandbutterfliesaiken.com/index.php/events/.

    September 13 –  “Bellydance Evolution” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  You will be mesmerized by these amazing dancers!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=bellydance-evolution.

    September 13 –  Beginner Drawing for Adults with J. Michael Simpson at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  If drawing is something you always thought you’d like to learn, come give it a try at this fun and insightful workshop.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit http://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    September 13 –  Stable View Schooling Dressage Show at the Stable View Farm in Aiken.  This event will include everything from Grand Prix to Introductory categories, with spectators welcome.  For more information call (484) 356-3173 or visit http://stableviewfarm.com/.

    September 15 –  “Jason Petty: Hank Williams Tribute” at the Sylvia Theater in Rock Hill.  This artist will have you thinking you are hearing the real thing!  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Revue-pays-homage-to-father-of-modern-country-music.gif.

    September 15 –  “The Four Freshman” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This performance will certainly take you back in time.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-four-freshmen.

    September 16 –  Forrest Ray 5K at the Sumter County Library in downtown Sumter.  All proceeds will help benefit the Sumter County Library system.  For more information visit http://www.sumtercountylibrary.org/ForrestRay5k.htm.

    September 16 –  The Nun Run at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Rock Hill.  This is a 5K walk/run to benefit the students at St. Anne’s Catholic School.  For more information visit https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/RockHill/StAnneSchool5kNunRun.

    September 16 –  Worldwide Day of Play at the Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill.  Kids will enjoy the giant rainbow parachute, hop through hoops, make music with hand held instruments, and more!  For more information call (803) 327-6400 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2279/.

    September 16 – 17 –  “The Youth of Our Nation” at the Sylvia Theater in Rock Hill.  Focusing on the challenges kids face today, these kids will put on an amazing and eye opening performance.  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3354939/the-youth-of-our-nation-stage-play-york-sc-kids–york-sylvia-theater.

    September 17 –  “John Wagner & Friends” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This local clarinetist and friends will perform the Brahms Clarinet Trio and that’s just for starters.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit http://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=john-wagner-friends.

    September 17 –  An Afternoon with Robert Lundy at the York County Museum in Rock Hill.  Learn about the foodways of the southern Appalachian mountains, its surprising past and the benefits for the future, with the event including a silent auction, good food, and a book signing of Mr. Lundy’s cookbook.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2288/.

     

    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 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.

    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 September 24 –  “Disney’s The Little Mermaid” at the Dock Street Theater in Charleston.  This will be a fun presentation for the entire family!  For more information call (843) 577-5967 or visit https://www.charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/47-disney-s-the-little-mermaid.html.

    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 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 30 –  Cure for the Common Comedy at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston. This event is best known as the first ever on-going improvisational theater troupe in the U.S. with live improvised music included. For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1482725-second-city-charleston/.

    August 30 – September 24 –  “The Little Mermaid” at the Dock Street Theater in Charleston.  This wonderful musical fable will warm your heart with a great story line and beautiful touching music!  For more information call (843) 577-5967 or visit https://www.charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/47-disney-s-the-little-mermaid.html.

    September 1 –  Fall Dress Parade at the Citadel in Charleston.  For more information call (843) 953-3722 or visit http://www.citadel.edu/root/parade-schedule.

    September 1 –  “Sister Hazel” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  This will be one night of great music by this 90’s band.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E0052EAC6D3507A&offerid=51321.

    September 1 – 2 –  Beach, Boogie, & BBQ at the Horry-Georgetown Technical College Conference Center in Myrtle Beach.  Spend your Labor Day weekend at the beach, with live entertainment, dancing, a beer garden, games and activities, and some of the best BBQ you’ve ever tasted!  For more information call (843) 855-0527 or visit http://www.myrtlebeacheventinfo.com/.

    September 1 – 3 –  Coastal Uncorked Food and Wine Festival at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach.  Here is your chance to enjoy some of the best food, refreshments, arts, and entertainment that Myrtle Beach has to offer.  For more information call (843) 626-9668 or visit https://www.mbhospitality.org/coastal-uncorked/.

    September 1 – 3 –  Edisto Beach Music and Shag Festival at Creek Park at Edisto Beach.  Enjoy a weekend filled with lots of music, dancing, and great fun!  For more information call (843) 869-3867 or visit http://www.edistochamber.com/events.php#53.

    September 1 – 3 –  Lowcountry Jazz Festival at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in Charleston.  This weekend will be filled with absolutely amazing Jazz musicians!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/low-country-jazz-festival.

    September 1 – 4 –  Muscadine Festival at the William Muscadine Vineyard and Farm in Nesmith.  Spend a day at the farm touring the vineyard, the farm, pick some grapes, taste some wine, and even camp out for the night!  For more information call (843) 354-2169 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Williams-Family-Vineyard-Farm-146645512012428/.

    September 2 –  “Departure: A Tribute to Journey” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  If you like Journey, then you’ll enjoy this band who will play all of your favorite hits.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E0052FCE3A9BD9F&offerid=0.

    September 2 –  “Pillow Talk 2: Secrets and Revenge” at the Sottile Theater of the College of Charleston in Charleston.  This is the second part of a dramatic tragedy after the tragic death of Edward Jackson which authorities try to cover up, for which Edward’s father plans to get revenge. For more information call (843) 805-5507 or visit http://sottile.cofc.edu/events-upcoming/.

    September 3 –  “Eli Young Band” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  This will be a fun evening of great country music with this amazing artist.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E0052B0EAED5F9B&offerid=49779.

    September 3 –  Southern 500 NASCAR Race at the Darlington Speedway in Darlington.  One of the most exciting events in South Carolina is back again for another great race so come out and support your favorite driver.  For more information call (843) 395-8900 or visit http://www.darlingtonraceway.com/Events/2017-Event-Weekend-Schedule.aspx.

    September 3 –  “Barns Courtney” at the Music Farm in Charleston.  This is one artist with an amazing voice and thoughtful songs that you may want to check out.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1537816-barns-courtney-charleston/.

    September 6 –  “The Spirit of Motown performed and conducted by Charleton Singleton” at the Charleston Music Hall in downtown Charleston.  Enjoy an evening of soulful music while learning about the impact the Motown movement had on the fight for freedom and togetherness.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1540481-spirit-motown-charleston/.

    September 6 – 17 –  Charleston Restaurant Week at a variety of locations around Charleston.  Here is your chance to try some of those restaurants you have been wanting to try in this town filled with great restaurants!  For more information call (843) 958-3636 or visit http://www.charlestonrestaurantassociation.com/charleston-restaurant-week/.

    September 7 – 10 –  Tobacco Festival in downtown Lake City.  Enjoy a weekend filled with lots of events, music, arts and crafts, food, and more!  For more information call (843) 374-8611 or visit http://www.lakecitysc.org/sc-tobacco-festival/.

    September 8  –  “Mike Birbiglia: The New One” at the Gaillard Auditorium in downtown Charleston.  You will certainly have an evening filled with a ton of laughter!  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/mike-birbiblia-new-one/.

    September 9 –  “Cowboy – The Ultimate Kid Rock Tribute” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy an evening of your favorite Kid Rock songs with this tribute band!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E005301C5349BAE&offerid=53851.

    September 9 –  Fall Reggae Jam at the Music Farm in Charleston.  This will be an evening filled with Caribbean sounds by bands such as Signal Fire and The Dubplates.  For more information visit http://www.musicfarm.com/event/1483008-fall-reggae-jam-charleston/.

    September 9 –  “Bravo Broadway” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  You’ll enjoy an evening filled with classic and contemporary Broadway songs from Rogers and Hammerstein to Andrew Lloyd Weber.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/bravo-broadway.

    September 9 –  Moore Farms Botanical Gardens Beer Fest at Moore Farms Botanical Gardens in Alligator Lake near Lake City.  You brew fans will love this event with over 30 local and regional craft brews to try and lots of great food to eat while you enjoy the beautiful Gardens!  For more information call (843) 210-7582 or visit https://moorefarmsbg.ticketleap.com/mfbg-beer-fest/.

    September 9 –  Dog Day Afternoon at Splash Island Water Park  at Palmetto Islands County Park in Charleston.  Bring your dog out for a day at the water park to swim and play.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1182/Dog-Day-Afternoon.

    September 9 –  Sea Island Cultural Arts Festival at the Sea Island Comprehensive Health Care Corporation on Johns Island.  This cultural event will include live music, dancing, craft vendors, kids activities, and of course lots of food!  For more information call (843) 559-4137 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Sea-Island-Comprehensive-Health-Care-Corporation-134627750059996/.

    September 9 –  Shaggin’ on the Cooper on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  End your summer with a fun evening of shagging on the pier and enjoying the beautiful scenery of downtown Charleston.   For more information call (843) 406-6990 or visit http://ccprc.com/1175/Shaggin-on-the-Cooper.

    September 10 –  “Freedom’s Symphony” at the Gaillard Auditorium in downtown Charleston.  This concert will honor collective freedoms that span generations and will create a greater appreciation for freedom and justice.  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/freedoms-symphony/.

    September 10 –  Dog Day Afternoon at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park in Charleston.  For those dogs who love the water, here is a day just for them to play at the Park.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1182/Dog-Day-Afternoon.

    September 13 –  Wine Down Wednesday at Old Towne Creek County Park in Charleston.  Take a mid-week break and enjoy live entertainment by “Chris Dodson” and enjoy food from the Dashi Food Truck.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://ccprc.com/1724/Wine-Down-Wednesday.

    September 14 –  Yappy Hour at the James Island County Park in Charleston.  Come out and enjoy music by “Dallas Baker” and bring you pooch along!  For more information call (843) 406-6990 or visit http://ccprc.com/1181/Yappy-Hour.

    September 14 –  A Night for the Children Gala at the Memminger Auditorium in Charleston.  This will be a beautiful evening of live entertainment, cocktails, a fabulous dinner, and a silent and live auction, with all proceeds to benefit the Carolina Youth Development Center.  For more information call (843) 266-5200 or visit https://cydc.org/gala-2017/.

    September 14 – 17 –  Charleston Scottish Games & Highland Gathering at various locations around Charleston.  This amazing event will feature great music, heavy athletics to include the Caber Toss, Scottish dances, lots of kids activities, vendors, food, and so much more you won’t want to miss it!  For more information send an email to charlestonscots@gmail.com.

    September 15 –  Professional Filmmaking and Documentary Workshop at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  Learn the professional techniques needed to produce a short–form documentary.  For more information call (843) 294-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    September 15 –  “John Prine” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  This tremendous singer/songwriter is a two time Grammy Award winner and has written songs for artists such as Johnny Cash, Carly Simon, and Norah Jones.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/john-prine-1.

    September 15 –  Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Known as the longest running theater show in history, this is one fabulous show that you don’t want to miss!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1518121-pink-floyd-laser-spectacular-charleston/.

    September 15 –  Moonlight Mixer at Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier in Folly Beach.  Here is your last chance to dance the night away under the stars so come out and enjoy a beautiful evening on the water.  For more information call (843) 762-9516 or visit http://ccprc.com/1618/Moonlight-Mixers.

    September 15 – 16 –  Charleston Symphony Orchestra Masterworks Presents: “Brahms” at the Gaillard Auditorium.  This concert will feature Johannes Brahms Symphony #2.  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/brahms/.

    September 15 – 16 –  Pamplico Cypress Festival at various locations in Pamplico.  You’ll enjoy a classic car show, live local entertainment, amusement rides, street dances, arts and craft vendors, fun food, and more!  For more information call (843) 687-3349 or visit http://www.townofpamplico.com/cypress_festival.

    September 15 – 24 –  SOS Fall Migration at the Ocean Drive Beach and Golf Resort in North Myrtle Beach.  This 10 day shaggers event will bring in some of the best shag dancers in the southeast.  For more information visit http://www.shagdance.com/migration.htm.

    September 15 – October 1 –  “An Act of God” at the Footlight Players Theater in Charleston.  This theatrical event is a “90 minute conversation in which God reveals the mysteries of the Bible and answers some of the greatest existential questions that have plagued mankind since creation.”  For more information call (843) 722-4487 or visit https://footlightplayers.net/events/an-act-of-god/.

    September 15 – November 11 –  “Love Potion No. 9” at 34 West Theater in Charleston.  You are certain to enjoy this spellbinding musical.  For more information call (843) 901-9343 or visit http://www.34west.org/tickets/love-potion-no-9.

    September 16 –  “Head Games – A Tribute to Foreigner” at the House of blues in Myrtle Beach.  You will certainly have a great evening enjoying all of your favorite Foreigner songs and the memories they bring back.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E005309946D5FD4&offerid=53852.

    September 16 –  “Sisters With Soul” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  This concert stars Fantasia with Leela James and ROI Chip Anthony.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/sisters-with-soul.

    September 16 –  Ride the Tide at the Litchfield Plantation Marina in Pawley’s Island.  Enjoy a fun 4 mile float (non-motorized vehicles only) down the Waccamaw River with proceeds to benefit the Waccamaw Riverkeepers.  For more information call (843) 333-6178 or visit http://www.givingitforwardtogether.com/events.html.

    September 16 –  Blue Note Records: The Iconic Jazz Label and Its’ Stars at the Charleston Music Hall in downtown Charleston.  Presented by the Charleston Jazz Orchestra, you will hear some of the most iconic jazz recordings of all times.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit http://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1422748-blue-note-records-iconic-charleston/.

    September 16 –  A Night in Hollywood: Moulin Rouge at the Crystal Ballroom of the Charleston Marriott in downtown Charleston.  This will be an amazing evening of fun, with live entertainment, open bar, and a live and silent auction all to benefit the abandoned, neglected, and abused children of the lowcountry.  For more information call (843) 747-4099 or visit http://lowcountryorphanrelief.org/events/third-annual-gala/.

    September 16 –  Transforming Out Criminal Justice System at the Trident Technical College Conference Center in North Charleston.  Our criminal justice system is in need of revamping, as too many non-criminal offenders are being locked up in overcrowded jails and prisons, and way too many juveniles are being incarcerated.  For more information call (843) 619-7024 or visit http://www.episcopalforum.com/.

    September 16 –  The Walk to End Alzheimer’s at Riverfront Park in Charleston.  This devastating disease not only impacts those with the disease, but the entire family as well, so come out and support this cause to help provide support to caregivers and to aid in research to end this horrible disease.  For more information call (843) 614-6608 or visit http://act.alz.org/site/TR/Walk2017/SC-SouthCarolina?fr_id=10094&pg=entry.

    September 16 –  Italian Heritage Festival at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.  If you enjoy Italian food and entertainment, then you certainly don’t want to miss this event!  For more information call (401) 524-1416 or visit http://iachh.org/festival.html.

    September 16 –  Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival at the Aynor Town Park in  Aynor.  Enjoy loads of entertainment, kid’s activities, a street dance, and hundreds of arts, crafts, and food vendors.  For more information call (843) 358-1074 or visit http://www.aynorharvesthoedown.org/.

    September 16 – Authors Under the Oaks at the Frampton House Plantation in Yemassee.  Meet with a number of local authors who will have their books available for signing. For more information call (843) 597-0912 or visit http://jandcwordsmiths.com/Authors_Under_the_Live_Oaks.html.

    September 17 –  Pedal for Kids Community Ride at Coglny Plaza on Hilton Head Island.  This will be a 10 mile race or a 2 mile family ride with proceeds to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.  For more information visit http://pedal4kids.org/.

    September 17 –  Yacht Hop at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin in the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island.  Here is a chance to step aboard some of the most fabulous yachts and enjoy wonderful hors d’oeuvres created by local premier chefs.  For more information call (843) 706-2296 or visit https://www.hospicecarelc.org/events/yacht-hop-hilton-head/.

    September 17 –  Kiawah Island Golf Resort Triathlon at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort on Kiawah Island.  This event will include a 0.7 mile swim, a 25.1 mile bike ride, and a 6.1 mile run around the beautiful Island.  For more information call (843) 768-6001 or visit https://kiawahresort.com/recreation/kiawah-triathlon.

    September 19 –  “UB40 Legends Ali, Astro, and Mickey” at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/ub40.

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