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    Activities Outside of the Columbia Area – August 15- September 4, 2018

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

     

    Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays –  Hagood Creek Petroglyph Site of South Carolina at the Hagood Mill State Historic Site in Pickens.  Come see these historical markings open to the public on these days.  For more information call (864) 898-2936.

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    First Friday –  First Fridays at the Metropolitan Arts Council in Greenville.  Take a tour of the visual art galleries and venues in downtown Greenville with works to include jewelry, pottery, acrylics, watercolors, photography, and more.  For more information call (864) 467-3132 or visit http://www.firstfridaysgreenville.com/.

     

    Third Fridays – Contra Dancing at the First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg.  Enjoy an evening of dancing and learning a variety of cultural dances.  For more information call (864) 308-1337 or visit https://www.facebook.com/Spartanburg-Contra-Dancers-493231910812229/.

     

    Second Saturdays –  House Concerts at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  This event known as Heartstrings, includes bluegrass, gospel, and traditional roots music. For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Milling, Music, and Memories at the Hagood Mills Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  This is a great day of fun making music, learning the art of blacksmithing, bowl digging, flint knapping, chair canning, moonshining, and much more!  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit http://www.co.pickens.sc.us/CulturalCommission/CurrentEvents/default.aspx#AttheHagoodMill.

     

    Sundays –  Say What Open Mic at Coffee Underground in Greenville.  Singers, poets, musicians, storytellers, comedians, and any others who wish to come out and share their talents are welcome!  For more information call (864) 298-0494 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/525128037629167/.

     

    Sundays –  Sundays Unplugged at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  Relax, unwind, and unplug while enjoying the galleries and live entertainment.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit http://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/events.

     

    Saturdays and Sundays –  Historic Building Tours at Oconee Station State Historic Site in Walhalla.  You’ll get to see a 1792 stone block house which is all that remains of a military outpost that existed during conflicts between the white settlers and the Indians, and an 1805 brick house, home of the merchant who owned the outpost. For more information call (864) 638-0079 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/oconeestation/oconeestation-programs.aspx.

     

    Through August 18 –  “Breaking Up Is Hard To Do” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  Set in the 1960’s in a Caskills resort, this is a comical story of two friends in search of fun and romance and will include lot of fun music!  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit https://centrestage.org/breaking-up-is-hard-to-do/.

     

    Through August 19 –  Restaurant Week Greenville at participating restaurants in Greenville.  Here is your chance to try out some of the amazing restaurants in the Greenville area.  For more information call (864) 252-7136 or visit https://restaurantweeksouthcarolina.com/city/greenville/.

     

    Through August 19 –  “Trials of the Big Bad Wolf and Goldilocks” at the Electric City Playhouse in Anderson.  Find out the answers to your questions as to the guilt and innocence of some of your favorite fairytale characters in this great production for all ages!  For more information call (864) 224-4248 or visit http://ecplayhouse.com/.

     

    Through August 25 –  “7 Keys to Baldpate” at the Abbeville Opera House in Abbeville.  This story is a mystery/comedy based on a novel written by Earl Derr Biggers in 1908 and written by George M. Cohen for Broadway in 1913 with the story being about an author who takes on a bet to finish a story in 24 hours and is given what is supposed to be the only set of keys to an Inn closed for the winter and that’s where the mystery begins!  For more information call (864) 366-2157 or visit http://www.theabbevilleoperahouse.com/Shows.

     

    Fridays through August 31 –  Dancing on Depot on Depot Street in Fountain Inn.  Spend your Friday night enjoying live music and the chance to get up and move the tension of the week off!  For more information call (864) 862-4421 or visit https://www.fountaininn.org/special-events.html.

     

    Through August 31 – Bluegrass Music and Square Dancing at Oconee State Park in Mountain Rest.  Every Friday night at the Park is a time for great fun with high energy music and lots of dancing!  For more information call (864) 638-5353 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003163.

    August 15 –  “Matt Fassas Trip” on the TD Stage of the Peace Center in Greenville.  Take a mid-week break by enjoy some good ole’ bluesy music with this talented band.  For more information visit http://www.greenvillesc.gov/1327/ScanSource-Reedy-River-Concerts.

     

    August 17 –  “Pam Stone” at the Greenwood Community Theatre in Greenwood.  You are sure to enjoy an amazing evening of laughter and fun!  For more information call (864) 388-7800 or visit http://www.emeraldtriangle.us/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/6663/314?curm=8&cury=2018.

     

    August 17 –  “Rock and Roll Reunion” on NOMA Square in Greenville.  End your week with some great fun enjoying some good old rock and roll!  For more information visit http://www.greenvillesc.gov/1322/Greenville-Heritage-Main-Street-Fridays.

     

    August 18 –  Cruisin’ for a Cause Boat Run at 5 different stops on Lake Greenwood ending at Camp Fellowship in Waterloo.  Proceeds from this event will benefit the Disabilities and Special Needs programs in Abbeville, Edgefield, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, McCormick, and Saluda Counties.  For more information call (864) 993-0012 or visit http://www.greenwoodscchamber.org/events/details/5th-annual-cruisin-for-a-cause-boat-run-8974.

     

    August 18 –  Olde South Ball at the Spartanburg Marriott in Spartanburg.  Enjoy an evening of dinner and dancing in 1860’s formal attire or modern day formal attire, with a silent auction, a formal southern supper, and period dancing.  For more information visit https://oldesouthball.blogspot.com/.

     

    August 18 –  “Black Jacket Symphony- Led Zepplin IV” at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium in Walhalla.  This is one event Zepplin lovers won’t want to miss!  For more information call (864) 638-5277 or visit https://tickets.vendini.com/ticket-software.html?t=tix&w=fee4296072fc54d179ae5e6a7f4c38c8&vqitq=644bcac6-cc08-464d-9de2-b52cf589dd96&vqitp=9ad934e9-969d-461b-b923-249864969db5&vqitts=1503516096&vqitc=vendini&vqite=itl&vqitrt=Safetynet&vqith=fcec6c3bd78ce6049d86b3e239f774c4.

     

    August 21 – September 1 –  “The Princess and the Vagabond” at the Logos Theatre in Taylors.  Children will learn the story of a princess who learn the importance of being kind to others that will include a puppet demonstration that will include Rex, the dragon!  For more information call (864) 268-9342 or visit https://thelogostheatre.com/performances/the-princess-and-the-vagabond/?__hstc=2593583.56155238b6483a5951c5ee4f0b8d5f1a.1529265081249.1532879195807.1534037081381.4&__hssc=2593583.1.1534037081381&__hsfp=4058435460.

     

    August 24 –  “Mac Arnold” and “A Plate Full of Blues” on NOMA Square on Main Street in Greenville.  Enjoy an evening filled with wonderful blues to end your work week!  For more information call (864) 271-5333 or visit https://www.greenvillesc.gov/1322/Greenville-Heritage-Main-Street-Fridays.

     

    August 24 –  Motorcycle Show at 110 Depot Street in Fountain Inn.  If you think your bike is unique and you want to show it off, sign up for the event, or just come out and enjoy some great entertainment, food, and beverages.  For more information call (864) 724-8044 or visit https://www.fountaininn.org/special-events.html.

     

    August 24 – 25 –  Williamston Spring Water Festival at Mineral Springs Park in Williamston.  Events will include a 5K, a trail walk, a health fair, a gospel showcase, children’s activities, music, amusements rides, antique car show, good food, and loads of fun!   For more information visit http://springwaterfestival.com/?p=718.

     

    August 24 – 26 –  Switch-a-Roos Consignment Sale at the Spartanburg Memorial Auditorium in Spartanburg.  Here is a chance to purchase those children’s items that you’ve wanted to purchase but found to be too expense, or to get rid of some of those things you have stashed away and on longer need.  For more information call (864) 582-8107 or visit https://www.switcharoosconsignment.com/spartanburg/index.php

     

    August 25 –  “Three Doors Down” and “Collective Soul” at the Heritage Park Amphitheater in Simpsonville.  Don’t miss the chance to enjoy a fantastic evening of rock and roll with these two great bands!  For more information call (864) 296-6601 or visit https://heritageparkamphitheatre.com/.

     

    August 25 –  Bon Dance Festival at McAlister Square in Greenville.  This event is to celebrate Japanese culture during the Japanese holiday of Obon, which will include the Bon Odori Dance, with everyone invited to participate, Taiko drumming, martial arts, beautiful Japanese art, foods, games, prizes,  and lots of fun!  For more information visit https://jaasc.org/2018/07/06/august-25-bon-dance-japanese-festival/.

     

    August 25 – November 20 –  “The Teddy Bear’s Picnic” at the South Carolina Children’s Theater in Greenville.  Back by popular demand, your little ones will certainly enjoy this wonderful show with their participation encouraged.  For more information call (864) 235-2885 or visit https://scchildrenstheatre.org/shop/teddy-bears-picnic-a-play-with-me-play/.

     

    August 26 –  “Savannah Baroque Concert” at the Carolina Music Museum in Greenville.  This is sure to be an enjoyable concert in an intimate setting!   For more information call (864) 520-8807 or visit https://www.visitgreenvillesc.com/event/savannah-baroque-concert/30111/.

     

    August 29 –  “The Fillmore Brothers” on the Reedy River in downtown Greenville.  Take a mid-week break to enjoy some good music on the River!  For more information visit https://www.greenvillesc.gov/1327/ScanSource-Reedy-River-Concerts.

     

    August 30 –  “Marshall Tucker Band” on the TD Stage of the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  You will surely want to see this Country Rock band that started their journey to stardom in Spartanburg.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/about-us/contact-us.

     

    August 30 – September 9 –  Upper South Carolina State Fair at the Upper South Carolina State Fairgrounds on Calhoun Memorial Highway in Greenville.  This year’s fair will include something a little bit different, with addition of a rodeo, a Moto and BMX showdown, a demolition derby, the Flores Thrill Show and Circus, and a petting zoo with camel rides,  in addition to the fun animals, foods, crafts, and of course great rides!  For more information call (864) 269-0852 or visit https://uppersouthcarolinastatefair.com/.

     

    August 31 –  “Shade of Brown” at NOMA Square on Main Street in Greenville.  Start your holiday weekend with dancing and great music on the Square!  For more information call (864) 271-5333 or visit https://www.greenvillesc.gov/1322/Greenville-Heritage-Main-Street-Fridays.

     

    August 31 – September 1 –  “The Fatal Fifties Affair” at the Electric City Playhouse in Anderson.  This murder mystery fundraiser is sure to be an event you won’t soon forget!  For more information call (864) 224-4248 or visit http://ecplayhouse.com/.

     

    August 31 – September 22 –  “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” at the Warehouse Theatre in Greenville.  This crowd favorite production is back so come prepared to participate through you interaction and encouragement for a great show!  For more information call (864) 235-6948 or visit https://warehousetheatre.com/the-rocky-horror-show-4/.

     

    September 1 – 2 –  Dacusville Farm Show at Turner Field in Easley.  You’ll enjoy a weekend filled with live music and entertainment, good food, homemade ice cream and homemade lemonade, fun kids activities, arts and crafts, a live antique demonstration, antique tractors, cars, trucks and jeeps!  For more information call (864) 350-0483 or visit https://www.dacusvilleheritageassociation.org/.

     

    September 2 –  “SpiritFest” at the BonSecours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Enjoy an evening of great spiritual artists such as Kirk Franklin, Bishop William Murphy, the Canton Spirituals, just to name a few.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit http://www.bonsecoursarena.com/events/detail/spiritfest-2018.

     

    September 4 – 8 –  South Carolina Apple Festival at a variety of locations around the Clemson area.  This fun festival will start out with a golf tournament, a Chattooga River float, followed by lots of fun foods especially apple themed items, contests, a rodeo, music, live entertainment, children’s activities, crafts, and so much more!  For more information visit http://scapplefestival.com/events.html.

     

     

     

    MIDLANDS:

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

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

    Through August 3 –  Arts and Sciences Summer Camp at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Fort Mill.  Kids will enjoy a week of fun while having the chance to learn about something new!  For more information call (803) 285-7451 or visit http://www.lccarts.net/arts–sciences-camp.

    Through August 17 –  Summer Adventures Day Camp at 1100 Whiskey Road in Aiken.  Kids ages 5 to 12 will enjoy fun at this camp with each week providing a different theme.  For more information call (803) 642-7631 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/2231995010367761/.

    Through November 1 – South Carolina Hall of Fame Video Presentation at the Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken.  Learn a little about the history of South Carolina and those who found themselves honored to be noted in the State’s Hall of Fame with each month presenting a different time period.  For more information call (803) 642-2015 or visit http://aikenmuseum.us/event/931-2/?instance_id=2670.

    August 4 – September 29 –  “Samson – The Last Judge” at the Narroway Theatre in Fort Mill.  If you’ve never seen one of the Theatre’s fantastic productions, you do not know what you are missing!  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://www.narroway.net/dinner-shows/samson.

    August 16 –  “Triple Play” at the Comporium Amphitheater of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Begin to unwind in preparation for the weekend with a fun concert, good food, spirits, and fun in this amazing setting!  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/summer-concert-series-72.

    August 17 –  “Christopher Robbin” at the Sylvia Theater in York.  Bring the children out for a movie that is sure to be a heartwarming adventure for the entire family!  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/.

    August 17 –  “Coco” at Memorial Park in Newberry.  What better way to end the summer with the kids than taking them to enjoy a free movie under the stars!  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=free-movie-in-the-park-disney-s-coco.

    August 17 – 25 –  “Prodigal Son” at the Aiken Community Playhouse in Aiken.  A 17 year old boy from the Bronx finds himself in a private school away from home where he displays his gifts, but also displays his violence, isolation, and loneliness.  For more information call (803) 648-1438 or visit https://aikencommunityplayhouse.com/shows/.

    August 18 –  Schuetzenfest in downtown Ehrhardt.  Enjoy a day filled with fun with Brandon Elder who made it to the finals of American Idol will provide the evening performance so don’t miss the chance to see him live!  For more information call (803) 267-5335 or visit http://www.ehrhardtsc.com/.

    Aiken 18 –  Aiken Music Fest at the Highfields Event Center in Aiken.  Enjoy an evening of live entertainment with Kevin Maines & the Volts, as well as Mike Zella with food truck and beverages vendors on site.  For more information call (803) 649-3505 or visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1019778974826950/.

    August 18 –  Last Light at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  Paint a beach scene using acrylics learning color mixing, how light affects images, and introducing how to paint simple objects.  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit http://aikencenterforthearts.org/education-for-adults-classes/.

    August 18 –  Indie Arts Vintage Market at Material Things on Park Avenue SE in Aiken.  The farmers market meets the arts, so come out for a fun morning!  For more information visit http://aikenblend.com/.

    August 18 –  Try Watercolors with Marcia Kort Buike at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  Try your hand at painting with a variety of watercolor papers and paints, taking home a self-created greeting card!  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    August 18 –  “Ressurection: A Journey Tribute” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Here is a chance to enjoy all of your favorite Journey songs by one of the best tribute bands on the road.  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit http://sumtersc.gov/resurrection-a-journey-tribute-2018-08-18.

    August 23 –  “Todd Johnson and the Revolvers” at the Comporium Amphitheater of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Fill your evening with some good music, food, beverages, and fun!  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/summer-concert-series-73.

    August 23 –  “Boney Jones” at the Newberry Opera House in Sumter.  You will enjoy an evening of jazz with this extremely talented artist!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=boney-james.

    August 24 –  “Ricky Scaggs” & “Kentucky Thunder” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Fill your evening with country and bluegrass with these extremely talented musicians!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=ricky-skaggs-kentucky-thunder.

    August 24 – 25 –  Summerfest at several different locations around York.  This event will include a golf tournament, a car show, a 5K and 10K road race, as well as live entertainment, fun foods, kids activities, and a whole lot of fun!  For more information visit https://www.yorksummerfest.com/calendar/.

    August 24 – 25 –  Sandy Oaks Pro Rodeo at the Lazy J. Arena in Edgefield.  Nothing makes you feel like a cowboy in the west quite like a rodeo, so come out and enjoy the fun and don’t forget to bring your hat!  For more information call (803) 480-0045 or visit http://www.sandyoaksprorodeo.org/.

    August 25 –  Pineapple Festival at The Memorial Baptist Church in Aiken.  You’ll enjoy a huge flea market, a silent auction, a bake sale and cake walk, free children’s activities, and much more!  For more information call (803) 648-3244 or visit https://www.facebook.com/MemorialBaptistChurchinAiken.

    August 25 –  Peaches and Cream Festival at Second Baptist Christian Preparatory School in Aiken.  You’ll enjoy live music, dancing, storytelling, cooking demonstrations, and much more including family friendly activities to participate in!  For more information call (803) 502-0710 or visit http://www.tbredcountry.org/Calendar/item15407.

    August 25 –  Arts Alive at the Aiken Center for the Arts in Aiken.  Here is a chance to see what the children have done at camps through the summer, enjoy music, watch artists at work, create your own craft to take home, meeting fall instructors, and more!  For more information call (803) 641-9094 or visit https://www.visitaikensc.com/calendar/event/arts_alive/.

    August 25 –  “The Swingin’ Medallions” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  This band founded in Greenwood in the 1960’s will provide you with an evening filled with rhythm and blues and take you on a journey down memory lane!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=the-swingin-medallions.

    August 25 –  Falling for Flowers: Floral Arranging with Angie Clinton at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  This basic to intermediate workshop will help attendees learn to create your own floral arrangement that you can transition from fall to Thanksgiving and then into the holidays.  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/art-classes.

    August 30 –  “Fantasy” at the Comporium Amphitheater of Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Pack a picnic for a fun evening out with some good music or visit with one of the food truck vendors and unwind from a day of work and/or school!  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/summer-concert-series-74.

    August 30 –  “Resurrection Tour: Puddle of Mudd” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry. Fill your evening with some good rock and roll with this great band!  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=resurrection-tour-puddle-of-mudd.

    August 31 –  “Nitty Gritty Dirt Band” at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Help this band celebrating 50 years of music with what is sure to be a fun evening of great country music! For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=nitty-gritty-dirt-band.

    September 1 – 30 –  “Brittnay Starnes” Exhibit at the Aiken County Visitors Center in Aiken.  Come see the works of one of Aiken’s own artists during the month.  For more information call (803) 642-7557 or visit http://discoveraikencounty.com/event/brittany-starnes/2018-09-01/.

    September 3 –  Essential Tremor Charity Golf Classic at Woodside Plantation Country Club in Aiken.  Help bring awareness and help find a cure for essential tremors.  For more information visit http://www.diannshaddoxfoundation.org/golf-classic.html.

     

    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.

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    Fridays thru Tuesdays –  Guided House Tours at Hampton Plantation  State Historic Site in McClellanville.  Learn about the prominent Colonial families that lived in the home and about the construction of the homes of that period.  For more information call (843) 546-9361 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002645.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Craft Show at the Bi-Lo Palmetto Pavilion in Mount Pleasant.  Event includes crafts by local artisans.  For more information call (843) 884-0163 or visit https://www.facebook.com/ECCG3rdSaturdays.

     

    Third Saturdays –  Cannon Firings at Charles Towne Landing in Charleston.  Come experience the firing of a 17th century cannon.  For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit http://www.southcarolinaparks.com/files/State%20Parks%20Files/CTL/CTL_3Sat_Cannon.pdf.

     

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

     

    Saturdays –  Honey Horn Nature Walk at the Coastal Discovery Museum on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy a tour of some of the natural areas, as well as the gardens, at this beautiful site.  For more information call (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or visit http://www.coastaldiscovery.org/event-registration/?ee=3398.

     

    Saturdays –  Snakes and Reptiles at Huntington Beach State Park  in Murrells Inlet.  Learn about these secretive animals while learning about their benefit in nature.  You’ll even get the chance to touch one of these fascinating creatures.  For more information call (843) 237-4440 or visit http://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002642.

     

    Tuesday through Sunday –  Guided Tours of the McLeod Plantation Historic Site in Charleston.  This is a 60 acre plantation with one of the best intact examples of slaves’ quarters.  For more information call (843) 762-2172 or visit http://www.mcleodplantation.org/.

    Through August 15 –  “PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure” at the Florence Center in Florence.  Bring the kids out for what is sure to be an event they won’t forget!  For more information call (843) 679-4525 or visit http://center-sc.com/events.php?search_text=Florence+Civic%20Center&venueID=575&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI3bOStojF3AIVxeDICh3bkgRKEAAYASABEgJql_D_BwE.

    Wednesday through Saturday through August 19 –  Brookgreen Summer Lights Festival at Brookgreen Gardens in Murrells Inlet.  Featured in the Lowcountry Zoo you’ll experience “larger than life, illuminated silks lantern sculptures in a variety of native animals, insects, and plants” with the festival also including activities, music, Chinese paper cutting, and more.  For more information call (843) 267-7443 or visit https://www.brookgreen.org/events/brookgreen-summer-lights-festival.

    Through August 25 –  “She Drives Me Crazy” at the 34 West Theatre in Charleston.  This show that is between Friends and Seinfeld with music from Celine Dion to The Spin Doctors will provide you one evening of great laughter and fun!   For more information call (843) 901-9343 or visit https://www.34west.org/tickets/she-drives-me-crazy.

    Through August 26 –  “Next to Normal” at the Summerville Community Theatre in Summerville.  Identified as one of the best musicals of this century with 3 Tony Awards, you’ll have the chance to experience the complexities of a “normal” household.  For more information call (843) 875-9251 or visit https://www.flowertownplayers.org/next-to-normal.

    Through August 31 – Surf Seining at Huntington Beach State Park in Murrells Inlet.  This workshop offered every Thursday will identify how the surf is a hostile world and you’ll have a chance to see just what lives in the surf at this event.  For more information call (843) 235-8755 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002643.

    Through September 1 –  Summerfest at Barefoot Landing in Myrtle Beach.  You’ll enjoy nightly live music, comedy, and a variety of other artists including weekly reggae musicians, comedy shows, and so much more!  For more information visit https://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/things-to-do/events/.

    Through September 2 –  Summer Nights at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach.  This nightly event will include live music and street performers with a variety of guests, kids activities, and more so if you are in town, you’ll want to be sure to stop by!  For more information visit https://www.visitmyrtlebeach.com/things-to-do/events/.

    Through September 3 –  Forest Preserve Wagon Journey at the Sea Pines Forest Preserve on Hilton Head Island.  Learn about the animals and plant life of the preserve.  For more information call (843) 842-1979 or visit https://www.seapines.com/events/Forest-Preserve-Wagon-Journey/June-2018.

    Through September 3 –  Nature by Night at the Sea Pines Forest Preserve on Hilton Head Island.  Explore the forest after dark to learn about the animals and other creatures that are rarely seen or heard during the day.  Learn about the animals and plant life of the preserve.  For more information call (843) 842-1979 or visit https://www.seapines.com/events/Nature-at-Night/June-2018.

    Through September 3 –  Craft Cove at the Sea Pines Beach Club on Hilton Head Island.  Kids and adults will be able to find something they’d like to make to take home with them from their trip.  For more information call (843) 842-1979 or visit https://www.seapines.com/events/Craft-Cove/June-2018.

    Through September 3 –  Drive In Movie at the Harbour Town Pool on Hilton Head Island.  Enjoy an evening by the pool or in the pool while enjoying a movie!  For more information call (843) 842-1979 or visit https://www.seapines.com/events/Dive-In-Movie/June-2018.

    Through September 3 –  Crabby Encounters at South Beach on Hilton Head Island.  Learn about the crabs that can be found along the shore and try your hand at throwing a cast net while out on your excursion.  For more information call (843) 842-1979 or visit https://www.seapines.com/events/Crabby-Encounters/June-2018.

    Tuesdays through September –  Mount Pleasant Farmers Market at the Pavilion at Moultrie Middle School in Mount Pleasant.  Every item on site was raised, grown, produced, made or baked by the seller with fresh produce, raised meats, eggs and cheese, breads, and so much more!  For more information call (843) 884-2528 or visit http://mtpfm.com/.

    August 15 –  “Jason Mraz” at the Volvo Car Stadium on Daniel Island.  You are sure to enjoy a fun evening with this amazingly talented artist!  For more information visit http://charleston.eventful.com/venues/volvo-cars-stadium-at-family-circle-tennis-/V0-001-012332253-6.

    August 15 –  “The Absolutes” at the Gibbes Museum in Charleston.  Fill your evening with some great jazz by this jazz quartet!  For more information call (843) 641-0011 or visit https://charlestonjazz.com/event/the-absolutes/.

    August 16 –  “Rodney Carrington” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  You are sure to enjoy an evening filled with laughter with this talented artist!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1673228-rodney-carrington-charleston/.

    August 16 –  “Painted Man” on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.  You’ll enjoy some good R&B and a variety of other music to fill your evening!  For more information call (843) 280-5594 ext. 3 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/concerts/music-on-main-concert-series/.

    August 16 – 19 –  Music at the Marina at the Marina at Edisto Beach.  The best way to end your summer vacation is with great music and relaxation while enjoying an ocean view.  For more information call (843) 631-5055 or visit https://southcarolinalowcountry.com/events/event/edisto-beach-music-at-the-marina-2/.

    August 17 –  “Rocketman: An Elton John Tribute” at the North Myrtle Beach Park & Sports Complex in North Myrtle Beach.  What better way to end your summer than with some great songs by Elton John.  For more information call (843) 280-5594 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/concerts/sounds-of-summer-concert-series/.

    August 17 –  “Thunderstruck: The Ultimate AC/DC Tribute Band” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  For the heavy metal fans out there, this is a show that will jump start your weekend!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    August 17 –  “Jim Gaffigan: The Fixer Upper Tour” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  What better way to end your work with than with an evening of laughter with this talented comedian!  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/jim-gaffigan.

    August 17 –  Moonlight Mixer at the Folly Beach Pier in Folly Beach.  Enjoy an evening of shagging on the pier with DJ Jim Bowers.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1618/Moonlight-Mixers.

    August 17 – September 2 –  “Lady Day at Emerson Bar & Grill” at the Footlight Theatre in Charleston.  This is the story of Billie Holiday’s last performance in 1959, 4 months before her death at the age of 44.  For more information call (843) 722-4487 or visit https://footlightplayers.net/events/lady-day-at-emersons-bar-grill/.

    August 18 –  Special Needs Prom at the R.L. Jones Center Recreational Center in Mount Pleasant.  People with special needs, their family members and friends are invited to this 80’s themed formal event that is sure to be a memorable evening.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=9644.

    August 18 –  “Natural Wonder: A Stevie Wonder Tribute” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  What better way to enjoy a Saturday night than with a little of Stevie Wonders great songs!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    August 18 –  “Government Mule” at the Volvo Auto Stadium on Daniel Island.  Spend a fun evening with some great country music by these talented musicians!  For more information visit http://charleston.eventful.com/venues/volvo-cars-stadium-at-family-circle-tennis-/V0-001-012332253-6.

    August 18 –  Spirit on the River Festival at Givens Ferry State Park in Ridgeville.  Enjoy a day on the river with a variety of paddling opportunities, as well as enjoying good music and food.  For more information call (803) 256-4000 or visit https://www.edistofriends.org/events/spirit-river-festival.

    August 22 –  Arts and Crafts Market at Bay Creek Park on Edisto Island.  Enjoy a day at this waterfront park enjoying the variety of items and speaking with the artisans who created them!  For more information call (843) 869-2505 or visit http://www.townofedistobeach.com/bay-creek-park-calendar.

    August 23 –  “Blackwater Rhythm & Blues” on the Horseshoe in North Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy an evening of beach and blues music to close out your day!  For more information visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/concerts/music-on-main-concert-series/.

    August 23 – 26 –  Music at the Marina at the Marina at Edisto Beach.  Enjoy some of the last days of summer enjoying music with a view of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean.  For more information call (843) 631-5055 or visit https://southcarolinalowcountry.com/events/event/edisto-beach-music-at-the-marina-2/.

    August 24 – Reggae Nights with “Amani Smith” and “The Give Thanks Band” at the James Island County Park in Charleston.  Come out for a relaxing even of island music in a beautiful setting with food, beverages, and souvenirs available for purchase.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/Calendar.aspx?EID=9649.

    August 24 –  “Cash Unchained: The Ultimate Johnny Cash Tribute” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  If you are a Johnny Cash fan, this is a show you’ll want to be sure to see!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    August 25 –  “Dave Matthews Tribute Band” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy an evening filled with all your favorite Dave Matthews tunes.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    August 25 –  Race for the Ark on Central Avenue at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Summerville.  Proceeds from this event will assist caregivers of Alzheimer’s patients.  For more information visit http://thearkofsc.org/race-for-the-ark-2/.

    August 25 –  5K Run for Kids at Morse Landing Park in Murrells Inlet.  This event will include a 5K run/walk for adults and those under 14 y/o, and a 1 mile run/walk for adults, those under 7 years old, and a child’s, with proceeds to benefit the child advocacy center of Georgetown and Horry Counties that focus on supporting children of suspected of sexual and physical abuse.  For more information visit https://runsignup.com/Race/SC/MurrellsInlet/ChildrensRecoveryCenter5kRunWalk.

    August 28 –  Serving in Vietnam: 1965 – 1973, South Carolinians Who Served in an Unpopular War at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland.  This program will discuss the plans for a major exhibition on the Vietnam War with topics including the role of the armed services, examination of some major conflicts, to include a few as well as a look at the war’s deadly cost and how the perspective about the war have changed over time. For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    August 29 –  Arts and Crafts Market at Bay Creek Park on Edisto Island.  Enjoy a day at this waterfront park enjoying the variety of items and speaking with the artisans who created them!  For more information call (843) 869-2505 or visit http://www.townofedistobeach.com/bay-creek-park-calendar.

    August 29 – September 23 –  “Mamma Mia” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  This fun show filled with songs by the 70’s band Abba will lift your spirit and send you home filled with laughter and joy!  For more information call (843) 577-5967 or visit https://charlestonstage.com/shows-and-tickets/the-shows/56-mamma-mia.html.

    August 30 –  “Tim Clark Band” on the Horseshoe in North Myrtle Beach.  Grab a beach chair and come out for a fun evening of music under the stars!  For more information visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/concerts/music-on-main-concert-series/.

    August 30 –  Darlington Car Hauler Parade & Fest at the Florence Center in Florence.  Come out and enjoy live music and entertainment, with kids activities and enjoying watching the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Teams as they make their way through cheering fans to Darlington Square and on to the Darlington Raceway.  For more information call (843) 679-4525 or visit https://www.florencecenter.com/events/2018/dchp18.

    August 30 –  “Nitty Gritty Dirt Band” at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in Florence.  Enjoy an evening of good country rock music with this group of talented musicians!  For more information call (843) 661-4444 or visit https://fmupac.org/events/.

    August 31 –  Lowcountry Summerfest at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  This year’s event will featuring Loose Ends, Pieces of a Dream, and more For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/summerfest-featuring-loose-ends-pieces-of-a-dream-more.

    August 31 –  “Tuesday’s Gone: A Tribute to Lynard Skynard” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Fill your evening with a walk down memory lane with songs created by the late, great Lynyrd Skynyrd band.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    August 31 –  Low Country Jazz Festival All White Party Affair at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  This elegant affair will include a VIP all-star band that will include saxophonist Paul Taylor.  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/lowcountry-jazz-festival-all-white-party-affair/?instance_id=928.

    August 31 –  “Chase Bryant” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Also performing will be Austin Burkey, Lauren Hall, Beam, and The Blue Pick-ups.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1741105-chase-bryant-charleston/.

    August 31 – September 2 –  “Crosby, Stills, & Nash Tribute” at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island.  Seven very talented musicians who were influenced by the greatest folk/rock group of all time will perform some of the bands most well-known and love songs.  For more information call (843) 686-3945 or visit https://ci.ovationtix.com/35023/production/988387.

    August 31 – September 2 –  Shag Festival at Bay Creek Park on Edisto Island.  What better way to spend the holiday weekend than with enjoyable beach music and shag dancing!  For more information call (843) 869-2505 or visit http://www.townofedistobeach.com/Events/MonthView.aspx?pageid=173&mid=210&visdate210=2018-09-01T00:00:00&cats=0.

    September 1 –  Cast-Off Fishing Tournament on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  Falls on the way and there are only a few more chances to work on winning the prize, so enjoy your Saturday on the water at this fun event.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/2038/Cast-Off-Fishing-Tournaments.

    September 1 –  “Departure – A Tribute to Journey” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Spend an evening enjoying all your favorite Journey songs.  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    September 1 –  Lowcountry Jazz Festival: Day One at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  You’ll enjoy a day filled with a variety of terrific jazz musicians!  For more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/lowcountry-jazz-festival-day-one/?instance_id=819.

    September 1 –  “Houndmouth” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  Also performing will be Liz Cooper & the Stampede, Jump Castle Riot, Emma Kate McClain, and All Types of Kinds.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1729660-houndmouth-charleston/.

    September 2 –  Lowcountry Jazz Festival: Day Two at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  Enjoy a day filled with amazing jazz music, with the opening act being Eric Roberson followed by other stellar performersFor more information call (843) 724-5212 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/lowcountry-jazz-festival-day-two/.

    September 2 –  Southern 500 NASCAR Race at the Darlington International Speedway in Darlington.  There is nothing quite like a NASCAR Race so don’t miss this chance to enjoy the race for your Labor Day weekend!  For more information call (843) 395-8900 or visit http://www.darlingtonraceway.com/Events/Bojangles-Southern-500.aspx.

    September 5 –  PechaKutcha 31 at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  As part of the Charleston Arts Festival, you’ll enjoy a variety of different artistic presentations.  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1725306-pechakucha-31-charleston/.

    September 5 –  Arts and Crafts Market at Bay Creek Park on Edisto Island.  Enjoy a day at this waterfront park enjoying the variety of items and speaking with the artisans who created them!  For more information call (843) 869-2505 or visit http://www.townofedistobeach.com/bay-creek-park-calendar.

     

     

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