Activities Outside of the Columbia Area – July 4, 2018 – July 24, 2018

    UPSTATE:

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

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

     

    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.

    July 4 –  Red, White and Blue Festival on Main Street in downtown Greenville.  This event will include two stages of live entertainment, fun kid’s activities, food and beverages, and a wonderful fireworks display to end the evening!  For more information call (864) 232-2273 or visit http://www.greenvillesc.gov/1328/Wells-Fargo-Red-White-Blue.

     

    July 4 – Red, White, & Boom at Barnet Park in Spartanburg.  Enjoy your holiday enjoying live entertainment at the Zimmerli Amphitheater with Jessie’s Girls, good food, and closing out the event with a beautiful fireworks display!  For more information call (864) 596-2000 or visit http://www.cityofspartanburg.org/red-white-and-boom.

     

    July 5 – 7 –  NCQHA District One AQHA Horse Show at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton.  Come out and enjoy what is sure to be a fun weekend filled with American Quarter Horses with halter, Western Pleasure, and English; reigning and working cow horse, cutting, and roping.   For more information call (704) 735-2540 or visit https://calendar.clemson.edu/event/ncqha_district_one_aqha_horse_show_115?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=Clemson+University#.Wya-O6dKiyI.

     

    July 5 – 29 –  “Taming the Shrew” at Fall’s Park in Greenville.  Part of the Upstate Shakespeare Festival, this comical look at the battle of the sexes will be a great way to spend an evening.  For more information call (864) 235-6948 or visit https://warehousetheatre.com/tamingoftheshrew/.

     

    July 6 – 8 –  Jurassic Quest XL Dinosaur Show at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  You’ll see replicas of dinosaurs that look so realistic you won’t believe they aren’t, and once you are finished with your tour, you’ll have a chance to see other attractions and activities for dinosaur fans to including riding on the back of a a 24 foot TRex!  For more information call (864) 233-2562 or visit http://tdconventioncenter.com/events/jurassic-quest-xl-dinosaur-show/2018/07/06/.

     

    July 6 – August 4 –  “Little Women: The Broadway Musical” at the Academy of Arts in Taylors.  Based on Louisa May Alcott’s classic 1869 semi-autobiographical novel, you’ll meet the four March sisters, each with different personalities, and their mother so bring your daughters out for what is sure to be a great show!  For more information call (864) 268-9342 or visit https://www.theacademyofarts.org/events/category/little-women/.

     

    July 7 –  Battlefield Guided Hike at the Musgrove Mill State Historic Site in Clinton.  Tour the battlefield where the battle held here on August 19th, 1780 was a significant turning point in the Colonists fight for independence in South Carolina.  For more information call (864) 938-0100 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10004161.

     

    July 8 –  “Foreigner” at the Heritage Park in Simpsonville.  Take a walk down memory lane with this 70’s and 80’s rock and roll band!  For more information call (864) 296-6601 or visit http://heritageparkamphitheatre.com/events-tickets/.

     

    July 10 – 15 –  Region 12 Youth Jamboree at the T. Ed Garrison Livestock Arena in Pendleton.  Youth clinics open to all disciplines and all breeds with Friday including an open horse show and Saturday Rated Arabian Horse Show.  For more information call (828) 674-1758 or visit https://calendar.clemson.edu/event/region_12_youth_jamboree?utm_campaign=widget&utm_medium=widget&utm_source=Clemson+University#.WybABadKiyI.

     

    July 12 – 14 –  Festival of Discovery on Main Street in Greenwood.  This is a BBQ and Blues event celebrating “history, culture, food, arts, crafts, music, and people of this beautiful region of the State with a variety of amazing musicians and some of the best barbecue cookers in the region.  For more information call (864) 942-8448 or visit http://www.uptowngreenwood.com/events/sc-festival-of-discovery.

     

    July 12 – 19 –  Scrappy Shakespear’s “Romeo and Juliet” at Harvest Park in Spartanburg.  This production is part rock concert and immersive theatre so you won’t want to miss this innovative and exciting show.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e2163/&DateOfEvent=07/12/2018.

     

    July 13 – 15 –  “Once Upon A Pandora’s Box” at the Foothills Playhouse in Easley.  This fun story put on by youth of the area tells the story of Tabitha who opens a discovered box and releases five imprisoned fairy tale villains guaranteeing this to be a fun and entertaining production!   For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit http://fhplayhouse.com/pandorasbox/.

     

    July 13 – 22 –  “Rock Of Ages” at the Spartanburg Little Theatre in Spartanburg.  Take a journey to the past with this musical about a boy and a girl who dream of making it big and will include hits by Journey, Whitesnake, and Pat Benatar.  For more information call (864) 585-8278 or visit https://www.chapmanculturalcenter.org/pages/calendar/detail/event/c1/e1805/&DateOfEvent=07/13/2018.

     

    July 13 – 28 –  “Social Security” at the Abbeville Opera House in Abbeville.  This hilarious production will take you on a journey of a mother who is dumped on a daughter and her husband who are already dealing with a sexually precocious daughter away at college.  For more information call (843) 366-2157 or visit http://www.theabbevilleoperahouse.com/Shows.

     

    July 14 –  Bastille Days at Crepe du Jour on Main Street in Greenville.  This French Independence Day fundraising event will benefit the Black Sheep Farm horse assisted education non-profit organization in Simpsonville.  For more information visit http://www.bastilledaysgreenville.com/.

     

    July 14 –  Greenville Police Department Dodge Ball Tournament at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  This co-ed tournament for those 18 years old or older will help provide funding for the anti-gang and anti-violence GRAVITY program, so put a team together and come out for what is sure to be a fun tournament!  For more information call (864) 467-4714 or visit https://www.greenvillesc.gov/1534/GPD-Dodgeball-Tournament.

     

    July 15 –  Phyllis Wheatley presents “Amnesia Remembers” at Gunter Theatre in Greenville.  Created by writer and director, Pat Styles, this production will inspire all who attend and has twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat!  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/about-us/contact-us.

     

    July 19 –  “Home Free” at the Peace Center Concert Hall in Greenville.  This is a very talented acapella country music group that will serenade your night away.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit https://www.peacecenter.org/events/detail/home-free-1.

     

    July 20 – August 12 –  “Beehive: The 60’s Musical” at the Pelzer Auditorium in Pelzer.  This production focused on the 60’s female empowerment and is “told from the perspective of six young women who came of age in this decade”.  For more information call (864) 947-8000 or visit http://www.milltownplayers.org/.

     

     

     

    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 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.

    July 4 –  Red, White, & Run 5K at The Village At Woodside in Aiken.  Proceeds from this event benefit Operation Finally Home which donates mortgage free homes to wounded veterans and widows of fallen servicemen.  For more information visit http://thevillageatwoodside.com/event/red-white-and-run-5k/.

    July 4 –  Independence Day at Hightower Hall at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Learn how our ancestors celebrated Independence Day with historic cooking demonstrations, children’s military drills, toys and games, release of a toilet paper hot air balloon, reading of the Declaration of Independence, and BBQ for sale for a great way to celebrate this special holiday!  For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2376/.

    July 4 –  Sunset Kayak meeting at the Rush Pavilion on Hwy. 21 Bypass in Fort Mill.  Enjoy watching the sunset and maybe even catch some fireworks on this relaxing kayaking trip on Lake Haigler.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/sunset-kayak-7.

    July 5 –  South Carolina Hall of Fame Video Presentation at the Aiken County Historical Museum in Aiken.  The video presentation will focus on WWII and and will focus on the biographies of prominent individuals during that time.  For more information call (803) 642-2015 or visit http://aikenmuseum.us/event/931-2/?instance_id=2671.

    July 5 –  “Sulkes Band” at the Comporium Amphitheater of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Spend your Thursday evening unwinding with good music and cold beverages, with the chance to get in a run before hand with a 5K route set up on site or even sunset yoga located at the Graham Cabin, so bring a blanket and a picnic basket for a fun evening out.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/summer-concert-series-66.

    July 5 –  “The Book of Life” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Get the kids out of the house for a fun movie for just $1 per person!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/Movies.

    July 6 –  “Wizard of Oz” at the Sylvia Theater in York.  Bring the kids out for what is sure to be a fun evening watching this classic film!  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/.

    July 7 –  South Fork of the Edisto River Canoe/Kayak Trip meeting at the boat launch of Bobcat Landing in Bamberg.  Bring your own boat or contact Edisto River Adventures to rent one and enjoy a Saturday morning on this beautiful blackwater river!  For more information call (803) 245-4427 or (803) 300-1972 or visit http://www.tbredcountry.org/Calendar/item14644.

    July 7 –  “Kyle Dills Band” with “Raymond Franklin” at the Sylvia Theater in York.  Fill your Saturday night with some country music.  For more information call (803) 684-5590 or visit http://sylviatheatre.com/.

    July 8 –  “Diamond Rio” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Come enjoy an evening of great country music with this Grammy Award winning group!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://sumtersc.gov/diamond-rio-2018-07-08.

    July 9 – 13 –  Arts and Sciences Summer Camp at the Discovery School of Lancaster in Lancaster.  Kids will have a chance to experience a variety of arts and science activities at this fun summer camp!  For more information call (803) 285-7451 or visit http://www.lccarts.net/arts–sciences-camp.

    July 9 – 13 –  Exploring Through Drawing or Exploring Art Through Nature at the Center for the Arts in Rock Hill.  Here is another chance for kids to choose from two different fun and engaging workshops!  For more information call (803) 328-2787 or visit https://www.yorkcountyarts.org/2018artcamps.

    July 10 –  Super Hero Days at the Main Street Children’s Museum in Rock Hill.  Kids get to dress up in their favorite superhero costume and enjoy a few hours of super fun activities! For more information call (803) 327-6400 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2420/.

    July 10 –  Time Travel Tuesday: Revolutionary War Comes to the Backcountry at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Learn how the War between the Patriots and the Loyalists impacted the Bratton family and their neighbors back in the 18th Century.  For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2428/.

    July 11 –  Insect Read-a-Thon at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Children will be exposed to a variety of insects through stories and poems, spend time with the butterflies, and take home a craft.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2440/.

    July 12 –  “Jazz Revolution” at the Comporium Amphitheater of Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Spend a relaxing evening with some good jazz music and good food from a variety of food truck and beverage vendors.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/summer-concert-series-67.

    July 12 –  “Willy Wonks and the Chocolate Factory” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Take the kids out for a fun movie with admission being only $1!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/Movies.

    July 13 –  “Mary Poppins” at Memorial Park in Newberry.  What better way to end the week than to enjoy family time under the stars with a fun movie!  For more information call (803) 276-5179 or visit https://www.newberryoperahouse.com/shows-and-events.html?show_name=free-movie-in-the-park-mary-poppins-original-1964.

    July 13 – 15 –  “Daddy’s Dyin’ Who’s Got the Will?” at the Aiken Community Playhouse in Aiken.  The families gathered awaiting the death of the family patriarch and reignites their spirit of family.  For more information call (803) 648-1438 or visit https://aikencommunityplayhouse.com/shows/.

    July 14 –  Metals and Gems, Oh My! at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  Kids will learn about a variety of rocks finding out what rocks in Minecraft are real and those that are not, and will have a chance to do some gem mining!  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2438/.

    July 14 – 15 –  Battle of Huck’s Defeat at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Learn how Captain Huck and his Loyalists were defeated in 1780 giving the Patriot’s confidence that they would gain independence from King George.  For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2378/.

    July 17 –  Why Did They Wear That at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Learn why our ancestors wore all of the layers they did in the 18th Century.  For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2429/.

    July 17 & 26 –  The Wild West Barbecue Mystery Dinner Show at the Narroway Theatre in Fort Mill.  Take a trip to Texas to the Stankin Horse County Fair and enjoy a wonderful barbecue meal before you have to engage in solving the mystery.  For more information call (803) 802-2300 or visit https://narroway.net/mystery-theater/wild-west-show.

    July 18 –  Splendor of Scales at the Museum of York County.  Kids will learn about those animals that have scales and what they do for those who have them.  For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2441/.

    July 19 –  “Chunky Daddy” at the Comporium Amphitheater of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Spend a relaxing evening with some good music and good food from a variety of food truck and beverage vendors.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/summer-concert-series-68.

    July 19 –  “Lego Ninjago Movie” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Spending the summers doing things with the kids can get costly, so bring them out for some fun with an affordable option with entrance only being $1!  For more information call (803) 436-2500 or visit http://www.sumtersc.gov/Movies.

    July 19 –  Sunset Kayak meeting at the Rush Pavilion of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  There is nothing quite like watching the sun set on the water.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/sunset-kayak-8.

    July 20 –  “Newsboys United” with “Zealand” and “Adam Agee” at Millbrook Baptist Church in Aiken.  Spend your Friday evening enjoying the sounds of wonderful Christian music! For more information call (803) 648-4167 or visit http://www.tbredcountry.org/Calendar/item14913.

    July 21 –  Annual Swallow Tail Kite Outing meeting at the Lower Savannah River Alliance in Allendale.  If you’ve never seen the flight of this magnificent bird, you won’t want to miss this opportunity to do so! For more information call (912) 454-8048 or visit http://www.tbredcountry.org/Calendar/item14945.

    July 21 –  Summer Bird Walk meeting at the Adventure Center of the Anne Springs Close Greenway in Fort Mill.  Grab your binoculars and start your day by searching for some unique birds in this beautiful woodland setting.  For more information call (803) 547-4575 or visit https://www.ascgreenway.org/events/detail/summer-bird-walk-2.

    July 24 –  A Rainbow of Colors at Historic Brattonsville in McConnells.  Learn about the historical ways dyes were created to make the fabric colors of the 18th and 19th centuries.  For more information call (803) 684-2327 or visit http://chmuseums.org/event/2430/.

     

    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 July 29 –  “Saturday Night Fever” at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island.  This show will be filled with excitement, great music, and a whole lot of tremendous dancing, so you won’t want to miss this show!  For more information call (843) 686-3945 or visit http://www.artshhi.com/performance-shows/saturday-night-fever.

    Through August 10 –  Sea Turtle Patrol at Myrtle Beach State Park in Myrtle Beach.  Spend the early morning hours on Fridays watching the sun come up as you look for sea turtles or tracks that identify a nest has been created.  For more information call (843) 238-0874 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10003759.

    Through August 10 – Coastal Carolina University Kids Camp at the Litchfield Education Center on Pawleys Island.  Kids ages 6 to 10 will enjoy a half-day, full day, or multiple day filled with adventurous and educational activities to expand their minds and provide them with fun filled entertainment!  For more information call (843) 349-6584 or visit https://www.coastal.edu/cckc/.

    Tuesdays through August 14 –  HarbourFest at the Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina on Hilton Head Island.  Held on Tuesday throughout the summer except the week of July 4th when it’s held on that Wednesday, with live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, great food, kids activities, and fireworks each night!  For more information visit https://www.hiltonheadisland.org/events/harbourfest.

    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 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 –  Dive In Movie at the Habour 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/.

    July 4 –  4th of July Celebration at the Surfside Pier at Surfside Beach.  Enjoy an evening of live entertainment to help you celebrate this enjoyable holiday!  For more information call (843) 650-9548 or visit http://www.surfsidebeach.org/4th-of-july-celebration-2018-07-04.

    July 4 –  Myrtle Beach Independence Day 8K/5K/1-Mile at Valor Park at The Market Common in Myrtle Beach.  Start your holiday with a run through the beautiful Market Commons area.  For more information call (843) 267-7443 or visit http://www.independenceday8k.com/.

    July 4 –  Indigo Choral Society’s July 4th Concert at the Kaminski House Museum in Georgetown.  For more information call (843) 520-4750 or visit http://www.kaminskimuseum.org/support-the-kaminski-house-museums-july-4th-concert-with-indigo-choral-society/.

    July 4 –  Independence Festival at Night Heron Park on Kiawah Island.  The event will begin with a bike parade, followed by live music, lots of kid’s activities, food and beverages, and ending the night with a fabulous fireworks display!  For more information call (843) 768-6001 or visit https://kiawahresort.com/event/independence-festival-park/.

    July 4 –  Firecracker 5K Run at Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.  Being one of the oldest and top ten races in the State, you’ll want to be sure to plan to participate in this or the Family Fun Run with refreshments and door prizes with proceeds to benefit local charities!  For more information call (843) 757=8520 or visit http://www.bearfootsports.com/heels_race_info.htm.

    July 4 –  Fireworks at Harbour Town on Hilton Head Island.  Your Independence Day wouldn’t be complete without a great fireworks display to enjoy with live entertainment, as well as food and beverages to enjoy prior to the show!  For more information call (843) 842-1979 or visit https://www.seapines.com/events/Fireworks-at-Harbour-Town/July-2018.

    July 4 –  Fireworks Blast at Patriot’s Point and Naval Maritime Museum in Mount Pleasant.  Here is a chance to celebrate Independence Day about a historic Naval Ship, the USS Yorktown with live music aboard, with Patriot’s Point also offering live entertainment and children’s activities and of course either option will give you the opportunity to see close up and personal one of the most fantastic fireworks displays in the State!  For more information call (843) 884-2727 or visit https://www.patriotspoint.org/news-and-events/event/fourth-july-fireworks-blast-2018/.

    July 4 –  4th of July Celebration at Riverfront Park in North Charleston.  Enjoy your holiday afternoon and night with music by DJ Natty and live music by Jump Castle Riot, Pop Rocks, and NC POPS, with lots of kids activities, food trucks and vendors, and most importantly, one fantastic fireworks show!   For more information visit http://www.northcharleston.org/Residents/Special-Events/4th-of-July-Festival.aspx.

    July 4 –  Fireworks on the Marsh Walk in Murrells Inlet.  You’ll have a chance to enjoy a parade that begin in Garden City and ends at Morse Park Landing in Murrells Inlet and one fantastic fireworks show over the marsh.  For more information call (843) 497-4350 or visit http://marshwalk.com/calendar/july-4th-on-the-marshwalk/.

    July 4 –  Uncle Sam Jam with “Ellen Drive” on the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  Celebrate Independence Day on the water with great live entertainment and a prime seat to watch the fireworks display!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1327/Uncle-Sam-Jam.

    July 5 –  “Black Glass” at the Horseshoe in North Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy a relaxing evening out with some 70’s and 80’s rock music!  For more information call (843) 280-5570 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/concerts/music-on-main-concert-series/.

    July 6 –  “Tank” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  This cutting edge R&B artist is prepared to give you a great show!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E0054B1EECEDBBF&offerid=0.

    July 6 –  Moonlight Mixer at the Edwin S. Taylor Folly Beach Fishing Pier in Folly Beach.  Here is a chance to continue your Independence Day celebration shagging on the Pier!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1618/Moonlight-Mixers.

    July 6 – 8 –  Front Lines to the Home Front at the Summerville Community Theatre in Summerville.  This patriotic cabaret includes singing, dancing, and acting to honor those who have sacrificed to serve in the Armed Forces.  For more information call (843) 875-9251 or visit https://www.flowertownplayers.org/front-lines-to-the-home-front.

    July 7 –  Defending Charles Towne at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site in Charleston.  Learn how the Carolina militia and Charles Towne’s fortifications worked to protect the area from Spanish threat in 1670. For more information call (843) 852-4200 or visit https://southcarolinaparks.com/products/10002970.

    July 7 –  “Pandora’s Box: The Ultimate Aerosmith Tribute” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Come check out this band who’s paying tribute to one of Americas favorite historic rock bands of all time!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E0054AAFD36AB7B&offerid=83311.

    July 8 –  “Collective Soul” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  You will be guaranteed one fantastic evening of music with this favorite rock band!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E005450BB908BA0&offerid=78980.

    July 8 –  Charleston Sprint Triathlon Series at the James Island County Park in Charleston.  Here is yet another chance to work toward that title of best triathlete of the area!  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1507/Charleston-Sprint-Triathlon.

    July 9 –  Best of Broadway “Select Your Seat” Open House Party at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center in North Charleston.  This open house party will offer Broadway fans a chance to come out and enjoy some Broadway music while choosing the seats they want for the upcoming season with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, wine tasting, and backstage tours.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/best-of-broadway-open-house-1.

    July 9 – 21 –  National Horseshoe Pitchers Association World Tournament at the Florence Center in Florence.  Come out and see some of the best horseshoe pitchers from all over the world!  For more information call (843) 679-9417 or visit https://www.florencecenter.com/events/2017/2018-nhpa-world-tournament.

    July 10 –  “Lake Street Dive” & “Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  You’ll enjoy a fun evening of great music by both of these amazing bands and their musicians!  For more information call (843) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1672727-lake-street-dive-charleston/.

    July 11 –  “Jimmy Eat World” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  You are sure to have a fun night out with the fun music of this rock band!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E0054571183DEB4&offerid=84122.

    July 11 –  “Busy Bee’s & Bonnie’s Garden at the Morris Center for Low Country Heritage in Ridgeland.  Kids and their parents will learn about the life cycle, anatomy, and communication of pollinators with a focus on the honey bee.  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    July 11 – 14 –  MegaDock Billfishing Tournament at the Charleston City Marina in Charleston.  If you enjoy billfishing, you won’t want to miss this chance to see if you can catch “the big one”!  For more information call (843) 278-4920 or visit http://www.megadocktournament.com/.

    July 12 –  “Hip Pocket” at the Horseshoe in North Myrtle Beach.  Spend some time enjoying the outdoors with this variety band!  For more information call (843) 280-5570 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/concerts/music-on-main-concert-series/.

    July 12 –  “Drive By Truckers” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  Here is another chance to enjoy a night out with this great country rock band!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E005472BBA06D65&offerid=84123.

    July 12 –  “The Punch Brothers” at the Gaillard Center in Charleston.  You are sure to enjoy a fun evening of entertainment by this extremely talented musicians!  For more information call (843) 242-3099 or visit https://gaillardcenter.org/event/punch-brothers/.

    July 13 –  “Sister Hazel” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  This very talented group from the 90’s will give you a wonderful show!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/concert-events#/event-popup.

    July 13 –  Movies @ McLean: “The Lion King” at McLean Park in North Myrtle Beach.  Enjoy a fun evening with the family watching a movie under the stars!  For more information call (843) 280-5570 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/events/movies-mclean-the-lion-king/.

    July 13 – 14 –  “A Mid-Summers Night Dream” at Circular Congregational Church in Charleston.  You’ll have the chance to experience a modern adaptation of this Shakespearian classic!  For more information call (843) 696-2761 or visit http://www.actorstheatreofsc.org/Index.html.

    July 13 – 22 –  Beaufort Water Festival in downtown Beaufort and surrounding areas.  This week long favorite coastal festival will include nightly entertainment, a paddle battle, a sailing regatta, a fishing and golf tournament, a cornhole, bocce, and badminton tournament, a raft race, a ski show, just to name a few,  as well as arts and craft vendors, great food, and guaranteed fun throughout the week!  For more information call (843) 812-4656 or visit https://www.bftwaterfestival.com/.

    July 13 – 22 –  “Aladdin, Jr.” at the Florence Little Theatre in Florence.  This family friendly production based on the Academy Award winning film and Broadway hit.  For more information call (843) 662-3731 or visit http://www.florencelittletheatre.org/shows.

    July 14 –  Mixology Made Simple at Moore Farms Botanical Gardens in Lake City.  Learn the art of making great cocktails that will help to beat the summer heat.  For more information call (843) 210-7582 or visit http://moorefarmsbg.org/events/mixology-made-simple/.

    July 14 –  Special Needs Swim Night at Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark in North Charleston.  Individuals with special needs and their caregivers and families get a chance to enjoy an evening at the Park.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1788/Special-Needs-Swim-Night.

    July 14 –  “What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This show featuring Brian Owens will take you down memory lane with the great songs by this historical icon!  For more information call (803) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1686170-whats-going-on-marvin-gaye-charleston/.

    July 14 –  Shaggin’ on the Cooper at the Mount Pleasant Pier in Mount Pleasant.  Dance the night away with The Sneakers.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit https://www.ccprc.com/1175/Shaggin-on-the-Cooper.

    July 17 – 22 –  Junior SOS based at the O.D. Beach and Golf Resort in North Myrtle Beach.  For those junior shaggers, be sure to sign up for this huge event which is the largest junior dance event in the world and what better way to remember your summer off from school!  For more information visit http://www.juniorshaggers.com/jsa_jrsos.html.

    July 18 – 21 –  Edisto Invitational Billfishing Tournament at the Marina at Edisto on Edisto Island.  This is the final event in the Governor’s Cup Series.  For more information call (843) 631-5055 or visit https://www.themarinaeb.com/.

    July 19 –  “Tru Sol” at the Horseshoe in North Myrtle Beach.  This variety band will provide you with a chance to relax and enjoy some down time.  For more information call (843) 280-5570 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/concerts/music-on-main-concert-series/.

    July 19 –  Dress Like A Proper Pirate at the Morris Center for Low Country Heritage in Ridgeland.  Kids and their parents will learn about the pirates Code of Conduct and the typical pirate attire. For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    July 20 –  “Oracle Blue Band” at the Sandhills Bank Amphitheater in North Myrtle Beach.  This jazz, pop, and funk band will provide you an evening of enjoyable entertainment under the stars!  For more information call (843) 280-5570 or visit http://parks.nmb.us/festivalsevents/concerts/sounds-of-summer-concert-series/.

    July 20 –  “The Classic Rock Experience” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  If you are a classic rock fan, this will be a fun show for you, so don’t miss the chance to take a trip down memory lane!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=2D0054CD0A76F7DE&offerid=0.

    July 20 –  Reggae Nights: Summer Concert Series at James Island County Park.  For more information visit call (843) 795-4386 or visit http://scliving.coop/events/reggae-nights-concert-series-amani-smith-give-thanks-band/?occ_dtstart=2018-07-20T19:30.

    July 20 –  Margarita Festival at Brittlebank Park in North Charleston.  If you enjoy drinking margaritas, this is certainly the event for you!  For more information visit http://www.charlestonmargaritafest.com/.

    July 20 – 21 –  “Priscilla Shirer Live” at the North Charleston Coliseum in North Charleston.  If you are in need of some spiritual inspiration and guidance, you won’t want to miss this wonderful speaker.  For more information call (843) 529-5000 or visit https://www.northcharlestoncoliseumpac.com/events/detail/priscilla-shirer-live.

    July 20 – 22 –  “Let the Good Times Roll” at the Charleston Music Hall in Charleston.  This variety show will include classic songs from Broadway, country, rock, and pop to ensure everyone has a great time!   For more information call (803) 853-2252 or visit https://www.charlestonmusichall.com/event/1605468-let-good-times-roll-2018-charleston/.

    July 21 –  July in Bloom at Moore Farms Botanical Garden in Lake City.  Take a walk through the garden to see what is blooming through the summer heat!  For more information call (843) 210-7582 or visit http://moorefarmsbg.org/events/garden-open-july-in-bloom/.

    July 21 –  Hypertufa at Moore Farms Botanical Garden in Lake City.  Learn how to make your own hypertufa pot, but be prepared to get your hands dirty!  For more information call (843) 210-7582 or visit http://moorefarmsbg.org/events/hypertufa-class-5/.

    July 21 –  “Who’s Bad: The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience” at the House of Blues in Myrtle Beach.  For the Michael Jackson fans out there, you won’t want to miss this chance to honor this great artist’s memory!  For more information visit http://www.houseofblues.com/myrtlebeach/EventDetail?tmeventid=0E005476FAE0DE64&offerid=84124.

    July 21 –  Pirate Plunder Party at the Morris Center for Low Country Heritage in Ridgeland.  This will be a fun day filled with the Charles Towne Few dressed in pirate attire from 1690 to 1820 and telling the stories of pirates in the area, and a chance to search for pirate “booty”, as well as enjoy refreshments and talk with the pirates!  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

    July 21 –  Beach Run on the Isle of Palms.  This early morning event will include a 10K run, a 5K run or walk, and a youth fun run. For more information visit https://www.iop.net/iop-beach-run.

    July 22 –  “Hank Williams, Jr.” at the Volvo Car Stadium on Daniel Island.  Treat yourself to an outdoor concert overlooking the water with this iconic country music singer!  For more information call (843) 849-5300 or visit http://www.familycircletenniscenter.com/page.lasso?p=content_concerts.

    July 23 –  “The Comedy of Louie Anderson” at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island.  This three time Emmy Award winning comedian will most certainly keep you laughing from the time he hits the stage until well after you leave. For more information call (843) 686-3945 or visit https://ci.ovationtix.com/35023/production/992967.

    July 24 –  Creatures of the Night at the Morris Center for Low Country Heritage in Ridgeland.  Attendees will learn about the nocturnal animals, their benefit to the ecosystem, and the human impact on these animals.  For more information call (843) 284-9227 or visit http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/events/.

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