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ACTIVITIES OUTSIDE OF THE COLUMBIA AREA March 2, 2016 through March 22, 2016


All over South Carolina there are so many activities for children, families and couples. From art walks to St. Patrick’s Day activities you will certainly be entertained in South Carolina.



Third Thursdays – Art Walk in downtown Spartanburg.  For more information call (864) 582-7616 or visit


Fridays –  Bluegrass Jam Session at 5301 Dacusville Highway in Pumpkintown.  For more information call (864) 898-3815 or visit


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


Second Saturdays –  House Concerts at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit


Third Saturdays –  Milling, Music, and Memories at the Hagood Mills Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit


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


Through July 3 –  “The Art of Sleuthing” at the Museum and Gallery at the Heritage Green at Furman University in Greenville.  Come experience the more “mysterious” side of the world of art.  For more information call (864) 770-1331 or visit


March 3 –  GlobalFEST Creole Carnival at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts in Clemson.  Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean with these enjoyable and entertaining musicians.  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit


March 4 –  Expresso Shot #3: Caffe Americano by the Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra Brass Quintet at the Chapman Cultural Center Theatre in Spartanburg.  This will be a series of one hour concerts to add a fresh, audience engaging spin to the classical repertoire.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit


March 4 –  Pickin’ in Pickens at Pickens High School in Pickens.  This Founders Day Music Festival is sure to provide you with something to entertain you. For more information call (864) 296-9330 or visit


March 4 –  Passport to the Arts at the Clemson University Center for the Visual Arts in Clemson.  Known as the “Town and Gown Event of the Year” attendees will tour the campus with a passport (transportation provided) and at each location will find a different variety of local food, entertainment, art and creativity. For more information call (864) 656-3881 or visit


March 4 – 6 –  Southern Home and Garden Show at the TD Convention Center in Greenville.  At this most famous home and garden show in the State, you are sure to find what you need for your home or garden.  For more information call (864) 233-2562 or visit–garden-show.html.


March 4 – 6 and 11 – 13 –  “Our Town” at the Younts Center for the Performing Arts in Fountain Inn.  The theatrical production is set in a small New Hampshire town, presenting you with a generation of experiences of beautiful small town life, interconnectedness, and the true value of the human condition.  For more information call (864) 409-1050 or visit


March 5 –  Upstate Regional Drill Competition at the Anderson Civic Center in Anderson.  Come see some of the upstates best drill teams.   For more information visit


March 5 –  “Enchanted: A Fairytale Ballet” at the Gunter Theatre in Greenville.  This beautiful performance depicts three enchanting tales: Sleeping Beauty, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, and The Secret Garden.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit


March 5 –  Making the Most of Your Dutch Oven at the Hagood Mill State Historic Site in Pickens.  Learn to create campfire meals that will amaze you and your family/friends.   For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit


March 5 –  “John Denver Tribute featuring Ted Vigil” at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium in Walhalla.  Enjoy a tribute to one of the best folk artists of our time who left a legend of great songs.  For more information call (864) 638-5277 or visit


March 5 –  Family Fun Day at Waldun Zoological Petting Zoo in Inman.  Learn how to milk a cow, pet a llama, or even get the opportunity to handle a snake.  For more information call (864) 325-0573 or visit


March 5 – 6 –  Walnut Grove on the March at Walnut Grove Plantation in Roebuck.  Event will include over 100 re-enactors, storytellers, and artisans who create a 1767 homestead into a living colonial village.  For more information call (864) 596-3501 or visit


March 6 –  “The Peking Acrobats” at the Peace Center in Greenville.  Find yourself awestruck by the abilities of these fabulously talented artists.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit


March 8 –  “Step Afrika” at the Peace Concert Hall in Greenville.  This performance, known as one of the top 10 African dance companies in America, will thrill you with amazing dance performances and storytelling.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit


March 11 – 13 and 18 – 20 –  “The Dixie Swim Club” at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg.  This wonderful comedy of 5 women who met in childhood meet yearly on the Outer Banks to catch up and obtain support for their life challenges comes to life on the stage and is sure to keep you entertained.  For more information call (864) 542-2787 or visit


March 11 – 13 and 18 – 20 –  “The Secret Garden” at the Foothills Playhouse in Easley.  Based on the literary works by Frances Hodgson Burnett, you are sure to enjoy this wonderful theatrical presentation of the story.  For more information call (864) 855-1817 or visit


March 12 –  Music on the Mountain at Table Rock State Park in Pickens.  Enjoy some bluegrass performed by local bluegrass musicians.  For more information call (864) 878-9813 or visit


March 12 –  Character Breakfast Celebration at the Poinsett Club in Greenville.  This morning breakfast for children and their families is filled with good food and all of your favorite characters to include Pooh, Tigger and all of the princesses.  For more information call (864) 235-2885 or visit


March 12 –  Space Day at the Roper Mountain Space Center in Greenville.  Enjoy a day of hands on activities and learn about science, technology, engineering and math, all revolving around space science and aviation.  For more information call (864) 355-8900 or visit


March 12 –  St. Paddy’s Day Dash & Bash in downtown Greenville.  Celebrate the coming of St. Patrick’s Day with a 5K and kids fun run being sure to wear your green!  For more information call (864) 373-5848 or visit


March 12 –  Oyster Roast and Low Country Boil at the Burk-Stark Mansion in Abbeville.  Eat plenty of oysters, low country boil, BBQ while enjoying great entertainment.  For more information call (864) 366-4600 or visit

March 12 –  “The SteelDrivers” at the Walhalla Civic Auditorium in Walhalla.  These seasoned bluegrass veterans have created a hybrid of music that blends country, soul, and contemporary that proves quite enjoyable.  For more information call (864) 638-5277 or visit

March 12 – 13  –  “Manse Jolly Rides Again” at the Liberty Auditorium in Pickens.  This musical drama tells the story of this Civil War renegade from the Anderson District in S.C. during the Union occupation.  For more information call (864) 414-2465 or visit



March 15 – 20 –  “Cabaret” at the Peace Center in Greenville.  For their 50th anniversary, the Roundabout Theatre Company is presenting this acclaimed masterpiece, direct from Broadway.  For more information call (864) 467-3000 or visit



March 17 –  “Two on Tap” at the Abney Cultural Center Auditorium at Lander College in Greenwood.  Enjoy an evening of comedy and Broadway song and dance.  For more information call (864) 227-8477 or visit


March 17 – April 10 –  “The Addams Family” at the Center Stage Theatre in Greenville.  Enjoy this macabre musical comedy of one of America’s favorite families!  For more information call (864) 233-6733 or visit


March 19 –  KidsFest at Hagood Mill & Folklife Center in Pickens.  Kids will enjoy painting Spanish colonial horses, enjoy demonstrations from the local Fire Department and Rescue Department, and even hear local kid musicians.  For more information call (864) 898-2936 or visit


March 19 –  “Harlem Globetrotters” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Enjoy an entertaining evening by this fabulously entertaining and talented group of basketball stars.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit


March 20 –  “Greenville Concert Band” at the Younts Center for the Performing Arts in Fountain Inn.  Explore America’s rich musical history with a variety of famous composers as performed by this wonderful band.  For more information call (864) 409-1050 or visit


March 20 –  “Disney Live! Mickey and Minnie’s Doorway to Magic” at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville.  Children and adults alike will enjoy an evening filled with Disney characters that will thrill and amaze you.  For more information call (864) 241-3800 or visit


March 22 –  ‘SYBARITE5” at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University in Clemson.  Enjoy this newly famed eclectic group that plays everything from Mozart to Radiohead.  For more information call (864) 656-7787 or visit


March 22 – 24 –  Greenville Small Plate Crawl at a variety of restaurants in the Greenville area.  Visit as many restaurants as you can at your own pace with each restaurant offering specially priced items . . . but be sure to visit the web site for more information.  For more information call (864) 320-3002 or visit






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


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


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


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

Saturdays in March –  Engineering the International Space Station at the DuPont Planetarium in Aiken.  Learn how 15 different nations worked together to create this research based home in space.  For more information call (803) 641-3654 or visit

March 4 –  “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” at the Circle Theatre in Barnwell.  Enjoy this thoroughly entertaining story by Mark Twain performed by local residents.  For more information call (803) 259-7046 or visit

March 4 – 6 –  AgamaCon at the H. O. Weeks Center in Aiken.  This event, which stands for Artist Gamers and Anime Members Association, will include 25 vendors, 20 discussion panels and guest comic artist Ian McGinty and film actor Nathan Wright.  For more information call (706) 832-7287 or visit

Battle for Broxton Bridge and HL Huntly ExhibitMarch 4 – 6 –  Battle for Broxton Bridge and H.L. Hunley Travel Exhibit at Broxton Bridge Plantation in Ehrhardt.  Experience a reenactment of the last big defensive effort by the Confederate Army before Columbia, and then take a tour of the exhibit of the Hunley, the submarine that sunk the Union Navy’s largest ship, that then disappeared at sea and wasn’t found until 1995 on the Atlantic sea floor by Clive Cussler.   For more information call (803) 267-3882 or visit


March 5 –  Downtown Abbey: A Salute to the Final Season at the City Club of Rock Hill.  The event will include cocktails and heavy hors d’oeuvres based on those of the show, with period music, prizes, and other 1920’s forms of entertainment.  Period dress is encouraged and black tie is optional.  For more information call (803) 329-1020 or visit

March 5 – 12 –  Joye In Aiken Performing Arts Festival at multiple locations around Aiken.  A variety of fabulous musicians and entertainers will fill the week with something for everyone.  For more information call (803) 226-0016 or visit

March 7 –  GlobalFEST Creole Carnival at the Newberry Opera House in Newberry.  Honoring the roots of African music, crossed with Americans sound, and revolving around Carnival, this pre-Lenten celebration, these Caribbean performers will show you each of their countries music, costume, and dance.  For more information call (803) 276-6264 or visit

March 9 –  Harlem Globetrotters at the USC Aiken campus in Aiken.  Find yourself enthralled and amazed with the antics of these talented basketball players.  For more information call (866) 722-8877 or visit

March 11 –  Irish Fling in downtown Newberry.  Celebrate the Irish in Newberry, with the town restaurants providing drink and dinner specials and live entertainment being provided at some of the venues.  For more information call (803) 321-1015 or visit

March 11 –  “Los Lonely Boys” at the Sumter Opera House in Sumter.  Enjoy an evening of bluesy rock and roll by this Grammy Award winning trio.  For more information call (803) 436-2616 or visit

March 11 – 20 –  “Alladin, Jr.” at the Rock Hill Community Theatre in Rock Hill.  Enjoy this enchanted tale of a boy who finds a magic carpet and a lamp with a humorous, ethereal Genie.  For more information call (803) 326-7428 or visit

March 11 – 20 –  “On Golden Pond” at the Bluebird Theatre in Orangeburg.  Enjoy the tale of two parents whose long lost daughter appears with a request that they watch her son while she goes to Europe for a month.  For more information call (803) 536-5454 or visit

March 12 –  Team DSF Run in downtown Aiken.  Proceeds will benefit the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor.  For more information visit

March 12 –  The Cinderella Project at Catch the Vision in Orangeburg.  This event allows girls in the area to obtain a dress and all the accessories to prepare her for the dancing events of the season.  For more information visit

March 18 – 19 –  Pass It On Kidsignment at the First Baptist Church Family Life Center in Aiken.  This is a great place to sell or buy used kids clothing and toys.  For more information visit

March 19 –  Elloree Trials at the Elloree Training Center in Elloree.  This is a local favorite event filled with fun and excitement.  For more information call (803) 897-2616 or visit

March 19 –  Aiken Trials at the Aiken Training Track in Aiken.  Known as the first leg of the Aiken Triple Crown events, this traditional event, started in 1946, is a favorite event for everyone.  For more information call (803) 648-4631 or visit

March 19 –  Annual Roasting on the River at the Boeckh Park in Hammond’s Ferry.  Enjoy oysters and BBQ with a variety of sides, refreshments and live entertainment by Nashville artist Pat Cooper and his band, all while enjoying a view of the beautiful Savannah River.  For more information call (803) 508-7071 or visit

March 19 –  “Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors” at McCelvey Center in York.  This emerging singer/songwriter from Memphis and his bands’ music have been features on numerous TV shows and commercials.  For more information call (803) 684-3948 or visit

March 19 – 20 –  “Mary Poppins” at the Martin Luther King Auditorium on the South Carolina State University Campus in Orangeburg.  Put on by the Orangeburg Civic Ballet, this is sure to be a beautiful production.  For more information call (803) 533-0017 or visit

March 19 – 20 –  Living Dramatization of “The Lords Supper” at Friendship United Methodist Church in Rock Hill.  Following the event on the 19th will be refreshments and on the 20th, lunch and an Easter egg hunt.  For more information call (803) 324-0482 or visit

March 19 – May 8 –  Vernon Grant’s Leap into Spring at the Museum of York County in Rock Hill.  The exhibit features an array of original and published artworks with Springtime themes created by Grant from 1930 through the 1970’s. For more information call (803) 329-2121 or visit

March 22 – 23 –  Horse Trials at Stable View Farm in Aiken.  See competitions in dressage, stadium jumping, and gallop cross country.  For more information call (484) 356-3173 or visit



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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Through March 6 –  “The Seat of Justice” at the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston.  The tremendous performance will “celebrate the brave citizens of South Carolina who fought for justice and equality in the era of segregation.”  For more information call (843) 577-5967 or visit

Through March 6 –  Charleston Wine and Food Festival at a variety of locations throughout Charleston.  Event is to celebrate Charleston’s culinary excellence and renowned culture.  For more information call (843) 727-9998 or visit

Tuesdays through March 8 –  S.C. Historical Society Winter Lecture Series at the First Baptist Church in Charleston.  For more information call (843) 723-3225 ext. 111.

Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays through March 19 –  Camelia Walks at Middleton Place in Charleston.  Enjoy a tour through the original gardens as well as the new 1950 gardens to view the beautiful Camellias.  For more information call (800) 782-3608 or visit

Through April 7 –  “Frank Lloyd Wright: Architecture of the Interior” at Franklin G. Burroughs – Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum in Myrtle Beach.  View the exhibit depicting some of the works of this well-known and revered architect.  For more information call (843) 238-2510 or visit

March 2 – 5 –  Seafood Fest at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island.  Restaurants and chefs will be serving up seafood specialties and other tasty cuisine, with a Kids Zone, a silent auction, famous crab races, arts and craft vendors, and more.  For more information call (843) 681-7273 or visit

March 3 – 5 –  Myrtle Beach Marathon Race and Expo at multiple locations around Myrtle Beach.  Events will include a marathon, a half-marathon, a marathon relay, a 5k, a fun run, and an expo with vendors and merchandise for sale.  For more information call (843) 293-7223 or visit

March 3 & 10 –  Behind the Scenes Tour of Hobcaw Barony in Georgetown.  Enjoy an expanded tour of the property to include the marsh, the Bellefield Plantation, Friendfield Village, and the main floor of the Hobcaw House.  For more information call (843) 546-4623 or visit

March 4 – 5 –  Cobblestone Quilters Guild Show at the Omar Shrine Temple Convention Center in Mount Pleasant.  View a large number of beautifully handmade quilts and visit with a variety of supply vendors.  For more information call (843) 302-1229 or visit

March 5 –  Amazing Myrtle Beach State Park Challenge Race at Myrtle Beach State Park in Myrtle Beach.  This is a pair’s event that will cover 4.5 to 5.5 miles and will include challenges, questions about nature, and puzzles to solve in order to complete the race.  For more information call (843) 238-0874 or visit

March 5 –  Where the Wild Things Run 5K at the Caw Caw Interpretive Center in Ravenel.  Walkers, joggers, and runners of all ages can explore the natural side of the nature trail at the Interpretive Center.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit

March 6 –  “Elephant and Piggies” at the Hartsville Children’s Theatre in Hartsville.  This musical about best friends if performed by the Columbia Children’s Theatre.  For more information call (843) 383-3015 or visit

March 7 – 13 –  Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival at the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island.  Shake off the winter with this fun weeklong event where you can learn how to pair wine and food and enjoying a variety of entertainment.  For more information call (843) 686-4944 or visit

March 7 – 14 –  International Piano Competition at multiple locations around Hilton Head Island.  Hear some of the best new upcoming pianists as they compete for the grand prize.  For more information call (843) 842-5880 or visit

March 11 –  Art of Design with “Downtown Abbey” designer Andrew Prince at the Charleston Marriott in Charleston.  Learn how Andrew Prince was led to be a jewelry and gem historian and became the famous artisan he is today.   For more information call (843) 722-2706 or visit

March 11 – 13 –  Palmetto Quilt Guild Festival at the Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort on Hilton Head Island.  The show will include 18 different categories of quilts with 150 quilts being judged and on display, as well as shop at the vendor mall, the handmade shop, the consignment shops, and the silent auction.  For more information call (843) 686-4288 or visit

March 12 –  Artfest at the Town Centre in Mount Pleasant.  The event will be filled with fun art activities, a kid’s zone, music and dance performances, roving artists, a juried art show, and more.  For more information call (843) 884-8517 or visit

March 12 –  Rising Stars Youth Arts Festival at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina on Hilton Head Island.  Event will include crafts, performing arts workshops, food, and more, all followed by the Rising Stars Youth Competition.  For more information call (888) 860-2787 or visit

March 12 –  St. Paddy’s Pawlooza at the North Charleston Wannamaker County Park in North Charleston.  Have fun at the off-leash dog park with live entertainment, craft beer and food trucks.  For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit

March 12 –  St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Festival on Main Street in North Myrtle Beach.  Celebrate the Irish and welcome in Spring at this fun event that will include 3 stages of live entertainment and a children’s area with rides and amusements.  For more information call (843) 280-5673 or visit

March 12 –  Shamrock Shuffle at the Summerville Family YMCA in Summerville.  This event will include a 10k, a 5k, and a 1 mile fun run, while enjoying a run through historic Summerville.  For more information visit

March 12 – 20 –  Can-Am Days Festival at a variety of locations along the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach.  The week will be filled with a variety of fun and engaging events to entertain our visiting Northern Snowbirds.  For more information call (843) 626-7444 or visit

March 15 – 19 –  Charleston Fashion Week at a variety of locations in the Charleston area.  Event includes pre-parties, fashion shows, and vendors, with each day offering a specialty theme.  For more information call (843) 971-9811 ext. 331 or visit

March 16 – 17 –  Can-Am Days in downtown Conway.  Shuttles will depart from the Conway Chamber of Commerce taking participants to visit the Horry County Museum, visit Conway Glass and observe glass blowing demonstrations, a history walk, Waccamaw River Tours, just to name a few.  For more information call (843) 428-6260 or visit

March 18 –  December 17 – Artists and Artisans Night Market at the Charleston City Market in Charleston.  Find an array of hand-crafted and original items along with music and entertainment covering three blocks of Market Street.  For more information call (843) 327-5976 or visit



March 19 – 20 –  Pet Fest at Palmetto Islands County Park in Mount Pleasant.  Bring your best friend out for a day of fun and exploration for this weekend of exhibits, demonstrations, experts, entertainment, and more. For more information call (843) 795-4386 or visit


March 22 –  Lowcountry Quilt Show at the Georgetown County Museum in Georgetown.  View a variety of beautifully crafted quilts and register to win one of three quilts to be raffled, along with door prizes, demonstrations, and quilts for sale.  For more information call (843) 545-7020 or visit


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