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Hunting Island State Park is located just 16 miles east of the historic town of Beaufort and is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in South Carolina. This 5,000 acre park and it’s 3 miles of natural beach hosts more than a million visitors a year. It’s a place where you can truly find yourself again. It’s a place where humans and nature have always seem to co-exist. Park Hours: Monday-Sunday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (extended to 9 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time). Park Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Park Admissions Fee – cost per person: Adults: $5, SC Seniors, $3.25, Children 6-15, $3, Children 5 & Under, Free.

Artists learn, teach, share and create at ARTworks. Classes registering for all ages and a compelling variety of media. ARTworks Community Art Center, Theatre & Gallery, 2127 Boundary St. (843) 379-2787 or

The Parris Island Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Family and Graduation Days. Explore the long, rich legacy of the Marine Corps, as well as the exciting history of the Port Royal region. Admission is free. The public is welcome to visit Parris Island, access may be dependent upon current security needs. A driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and registration are required. Boulevard de France. (843) 228-3650 or

The Verdier House Museum in Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District is open for tours, Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Guided tours are available by appointment. 801 Bay St. (843) 379-6335 or

Gullah Heritage Trail Tours depart from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, Tuesday-Sunday. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a two-hour tour of 10 neighborhoods established during the Civil War. Reservations required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 681-7066 or

Self-Guided Tours of the Hunting Island Lighthouse, South Carolina’s only publicly accessible historic lighthouse dating from the 1870s, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Lighthouse admission is $2. Hunting Island State Park also offers a variety of Barrier Island educational programs for all ages throughout the year, such as “Beach Explorations,” “A Walk in the Woods“ and “Salt Marsh Kayaking.” Call the Nature Center for details and reservations. 2555 Sea Island Pkwy. (843) 838-7437 or

Heart of the Home: Kitchen Archaeology at Mont Repose Exhibit. A kitchen collapsed and artifacts in situ offer a unique opportunity to explore the domestic duties and lifeways of women and girls on a 19th-century Beaufort District plantation. Curated by Georgia Southern University Public History Graduate Student, Lilith Logan. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street. Event is free. Ages 12 – Adults. (843) 255-6468 or

USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents MOVIE NIGHT! Every Monday night enjoy a wide variety of amazing independent films. $7. 7 p.m. Click here for our full list of movies. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or

Beaufort Belles Women’s Chorus, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sea Island Presbyterian Church choir room, 81 Lady’s Island Dr. New members welcome. (843) 838-2643.

Beaufort Harbormasters, 6:45 p.m., Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Dr.

Mondays & Thursdays:
One on One Computer Help! Need help with computers? Stop by the Beaufort Branch Library on Thursday evenings; a tech expert will be standing by to assist you with all your technology needs! Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. – please call to confirm. Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Event is free. (843) 255-645 or

First & Third Mondays:
Parris Island Rod and Gun Club Meeting! We’re a group of Active Duty and Retired military as well as civilians. We’re hunting, shooting, fishing, and outdoors enthusiasts. Meeting Social hour: 1800-1900 (6-7 p.m.) Meeting Business Meeting: 1900–2000+ (7-8 p.m.) Parris Island Club House.

Mondays – Fridays:
Daily tours of Bluffton’s Rose Hill Mansion, a Gothic Revival-style home built circa 1858 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Reservations required. 199 Rose Hill Way. (843) 757-6046 or

Mondays – Fridays:
Heart of the Home: Kitchen Archaeology at Mont Repose Exhibit. A kitchen collapsed and artifacts in situ offer a unique opportunity to explore the domestic duties and lifeways of women and girls on a 19th century Beaufort District plantation. Curated by Georgia Southern University Public History Graduate Student, Lilith Logan. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, except May 25. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort.

Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort official monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Lady’s Island Country Club on Lady’s Island.

Beaufort Track Club Track Night! Join the Beaufort Track Club each Tuesday night for an open community track workout. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced workouts are posted each week to ensure that you are getting the workout that you need. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Beaufort High School Track, 84 Sea Island Pkwy.

First Tuesdays:
Beaufort Kennel Club meetings, 7-8 p.m. 102 Heronwyck Plantation Dr.(843) 509-1903.

Second Tuesday & Thursday:
Beaufort Writers meeting, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lady’s Island Airport. (843) 524-9119.

Wednesdays & Second Saturday:
Beaufort Shag Club, 6:30-9 p.m. on Wednesdays and 7-10 p.m. on Second Saturday of the month. Amvets Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Rd. $35 per year and must register for lessons. (843) 812-1825 or

Palmetto Dancers at ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St. Dance Team classes, include batons, twirling, pom pons and learning organized group routines, starting at 6 p.m. $25 one time registration fee then $20 month for weekly classes. or (843) 379-2787 or

Jasper County Farmers Market! 1–6 p.m. 9935 Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. Everyone welcome! (843) 717-3690 or

First Fridays:
Habersham Marketplace Concert Series Continues Year-Round! Join us on the First Friday of the every month for our First Friday Concert Series sponsored by Butler Chrysler Dodge Jeep and 94.5 The Coast. Enjoy dining in one of the Marketplace’s three restaurants before the live music starts at 6 p.m. There is no admission fee.

First Fridays:
Cruise-In at Grayco, 136 Sea Island Pkwy., Lady’s Island. Classic Car & Truck Club! 5 p.m. All Year Long! All Clubs and Visitors welcome.

Fridays & Saturdays:
Tours of Historic 1846 St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Graveyard. 1-3 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 710 Carteret St. Free. (843) 522-9555 or

Port Royal Farmers Market! 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Located in Heritage Park on Ribaut Road by the Naval Hospital. South Carolina Produce, Seafood, Beef, Cheese, Honey, Flowers & Live Music.

Lunch and Learn Series presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association, The Gazebo at the Farmer’s Market, Heritage Park, Port Royal. 12:00 noon-1 p.m. Free, just bring a folding chair.

Pentecostals of Beaufort Seafood Fundraiser! The “Award Winning” Seafood Shack will be serving fresh, cooked to order seafood lunches every Saturday in the church parking lot from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. as a fundraiser for the church. Your choice of fried fish, fried shrimp, crab cake, grilled fish or fish sandwich served with french fries and homemade coleslaw all for only $7 per plate. Everything is fresh right off the boat! 206 Sea Island Pkwy., Lady’s Island. (843) 592-2299 or

Third Saturday:
Adaptive Golf Clinic at the Legends of Parris Island golf course. The session, sponsored by Beaufort Memorial in conjunction with the Legends course, will be take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on the driving range. Civilians, veterans and active military personnel are all invited to join the two-hour session and learn how to use adaptive techniques and tools to tee off and putt better than ever. For more information or to register for the Adaptive Golf clinic, contact Giammona at (843) 522-5850 or or PGA professional Andy Hinson at (843) 228-2240.

Threshold Singers of the Lowcountry practice from 3-4:30 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lady’s Island. We are a mixed acapella group that sings at the bedside for those who are ill. We sing songs to comfort and support. There is no charge for our services and we come per request of family and practitioners. If this resonates with you, come join us. New members are always welcome. (843) 476-6073 or

June 1-November 2:
Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage presents The Great Charleston Earthquake of 1886 exhibit. This exhibit examines the most destructive earthquake ever recorded in the eastern United States. The quake occurred near Charleston, SC on August 31, 1886. Discover details about the devastation and how rescue efforts were deployed during the 1800’s. The exhibit also teaches how to protect yourself today should an earthquake occur. The Great Charleston Earthquake, 1886 was developed by the South Carolina State Museum with research, collaboration and assistance from Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius, authors of “Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow” (University of Georgia Press, 2011) and the Emergency Management Division of South Carolina. The Morris Center hours 10 a.m-5 p.m. and it is located at 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd. S. Ridgeland, SC. (843) 284-9227, or

June 1-July 31:
Summer @ Your Library! Beaufort County Library System and Beaufort County School District unite to combat the loss of literacy skills with an innovative county-wide summer reading program. This program will provide an easy-to-follow game board with incentivizing prizes that will, most importantly, promote reading and literacy. Each student in the Beaufort County School District (BCSD) will receive a game board before schools break for summer. Beaufort County Libraries (BCL) will simultaneously distribute game boards to visitors of its branch libraries and Bookmobiles. This county-wide program is set to launch on June 1st and run until July 31st. No registration is required. The Public Library Foundation of Beaufort County, all three Friends of the library groups and over 50 local establishments have donated prizes and treats for the program. Summer reading participants who complete their game boards can be entered into a drawing of their choice for one of over 20 grand prizes. “This innovative program is designed to be an easy way for readers of all ages to participate, visit their local library, and keep up their reading skills throughout the summer. Joint participation by both BCL and BCSD is critical to the program’s success. This partnership is intended to bring the community together to combat reading and literacy skill loss, create a habit of reading, keep minds healthy, and foster a mindset of everyone is a reader in Beaufort County,” said Ray McBride, Beaufort County Library Director. Starting June 1st, stop by your nearest Beaufort County Library branch or visit to get your game board!

June 2:
42nd Street The Musical! One of Broadway’s most classic and beloved tales, 42nd Street, comes to the big screen in the largest ever production of the show. The musical tells the story of Peggy Sawyer, a talented young performer with stars in her eyes who gets her big break on Broadway. Tickets, $18. 3 p.m. USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or

June 3-7:
Beaufort – Garden a Day Tour! We hope you’ll join us when The Beaufort Garden Club presents its Annual Garden-A-Day tour of private gardens, Rain or Shine. Admission to the gardens is free! Gardens will be open each day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Locations can be found HERE. Most have been planned, planted and cared for by the homeowners. These passionate gardeners appear to have been all over the map, searching out the rare and exotic in the Southern states. And what they couldn’t find in plant form, they found in seed catalogs and grew themselves. Each year, Certified Master Gardener members of the Low Country Master Gardener Association are on hand to identify plants and answer gardening questions.

June 6:
Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage presents “A Day at the Beach: Learn to be a Beachcomber,” hosted by Dawn Brut from the Coastal Discovery Museum. Explore the beach… without actually going to the beach. Discover the wide variety of fascinating critters that you can find on the beach. Learn about what lives in the beautiful shells you find. Investigate the lives of beach visitors like sea turtles and horseshoe crabs. Discuss the importance of the beach habitat and how you can protect our local beaches. Event is free and starts at 4:30 p.m. The Morris Center hours 10 a.m-5 p.m. and it is located at 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd. S. Ridgeland, SC. (843) 284-9227, or

June 7:
Swingin’ Medallions Concert! The Party Band of the South at the Jasper County Farmer’s Market. Sponsored by the Jasper County Chamber of Commerce. Doors open at 7 p.m., Concert at 8 p.m. Tickets $15 in advance-$20 at the door. Drinking wristbands $10 (21 and over). Limited VIP tables available- $250 (Includes tickets for 10 people, wristbands not included). Food and beverages are available for purchase, No coolers, bring lawn chairs. Rain or shine. A portion of ticket sales will be donated to The United Way of the Lowcountry. Hwy 17, South Ridgeland. To purchase tickets call (843) 726-8126 or (843) 784-3630 or

June 8, 9, 14, 15, 16:
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents NUNSENSE, THE MEGA-MUSICAL! If you’re looking for a large cast musical comedy, this award-winning show is the perfect choice! Presented by the Beaufort Theatre Company, it would be a sin to pass up the opportunity to see this show!. June 8, 14 & 15, 7:30 p.m. June 9 & 6, 3 p.m. Reserved seating. Adults $30, Senior/Military $25, Students/Children $15. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or

June 13:
“A Look at Pon Pon Chapel of Ease” with Sarah Miller at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage. Located in Jacksonboro, SC, the ruin of the brick church represents both religious and civic history of St. Bartholomew’s Parish from the Church act of 1706 through today. The Pon Pon chapel was destroyed by fire in 1801, rebuilt in 1819-1822, and abandoned as a regular worship site in the 1830s. This screening of the documentary “The Burnt Church: An Exploration of Pon Pon Chapel of Ease” will be followed by a conversation with Dr. Sarah Miller. From 5-6 p.m. at The Morris Center, located at 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd. S. Ridgeland, SC. (843) 284-9227, or

June 13:
Dragonboat Race Day! DRAGONS will once again invade Beaufort at Waterfront Park on Bay Street in downtown Beaufort! Sponsored by DragonBoat Beaufort, the local cancer survivor/supporter racing team the race will take place from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Each year, the race draws hundreds of paddlers and thousands of spectators to the Beaufort seawall. All you need is 20-25 paddlers and a drummer to form a team. All teams will be trained how to paddle a dragonboat and all equipment will be supplied including a trained steerer. Teams will race three times during Race Day competing for medals. Food vendors will be on site and pets are welcome. (843) 473-4477 or

June 14-23:
77th Hampton County Watermelon Festival! Hampton County is the home of the world’s original Watermelon Festival. Since 1939, the Hampton County Watermelon Festival has grown to become South Carolina’s oldest continuing festival. From the beginning, it has been a celebration of, for, and by the people of this friendly Lowcountry County, timed to the melon harvest every summer. The tradition was interrupted only twice, first during World War II (1943—45) and again during the Korean War (1951).
Opening Ceremony, Friday, June 14th, 5-7 p.m. Courthouse.
Movie Night “Lion King”, Saturday, June 15th, beginning at dusk, Lake Warren State Park.
Youth Parade, Monday, June 17th, 7 p.m. Downtown Varnville.
Children’s Day, Tuesday, June 18th, 10 a.m. Location TBA.
Taste of Hampton County, Tuesday, June 18th, 7 p.m. Wade Hampton High School Cafeteria, Varnville.
Fishing Contest, Wednesday, June 19th, 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Lake Warren State Park.
Battle of the Towns, Thursday, June 20th, 7 p.m. Wade Hampton High School, Varnville.
Street Dance, Friday June 21st, 9 p.m.-Midnight, Lee Ave. Downtown Hampton.
Watermelon Festival Parade, Saturday, June 22nd, 10 a.m. Hwy. 278 Hampton to Varnville.
Festival Mud Run, Sunday, June 23rd, Gates open at 10 a.m., Racing Begins at 1 p.m. Yemassee Mud Pit, 27890 Pocotaligo Rd., Yemassee. For more information

June 14:
BLUES & BREWS on the BLUFF, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Featuring Live Music from, Rock & Blues, J Howard Duff, The Chilly Whilly Band. Food Court. Tonight’s Charity, Beaufort / Jasper Volunteers in Medicine. FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN FOR ALL AGES! Party with your pooch! Chill Out & Chow Down under the Live Oaks at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. Tickets Only $5, children 12 & under FREE. A percentage of proceeds from the events will go to benefit local Bluffton Charities. FREE PARKING. Come by Boat, Golf Cart or Bike. Leashed Pets Welcome. Lawn Chairs Ok, No Coolers or Outside Beverages Permitted. Advance and Group Sales available thru Bear Foot Sports,

June 15:
The Juneteenth Celebration will be held from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Hilton Head Island at the Mitchelville Freedom Park, 226 Beach City Rd. For one day only, the first self-governed freedmen’s town in America will be revived with historical reenactments, a special children’s play area and a main stage performance by the Billboard Chart topping band – Ranky Tanky. The reenactments at the homestead and praise house will celebrate the historical significance of the Mitchelville story as a part of the national African American freedom story. Come enjoy live music, great food and more! For more information and admission prices, call (843) 255-7301.

June 16:

June 21:
Town of Ridgeland, SC 125th Year Celebration at Harold Turpin Park, 878 South Logan St. 6-10 p.m. Fireworks, Live Music, Face Painting and Food Trucks. Featuring The Mighty Kicks. Free Admission, food not included.

June 22:
The Town of Port Royal presents Street Music on Paris Avenue Free Concert! Concert 6-9 p.m. Music provided by Eg Kight, dubbed “The Georgia Songbird,” today she is considered one of the true blues vocalist. Between 9th & 10th Streets on Parris Ave. Rain location The Shed, one block from concert site.

June 22:
43rd Annual Daufuskie Island Day Celebration. A Gullah homecoming with arts and crafts, food vendors, storytellers, games, island tours, entertainment and Much More!!! Boat will depart from Broad Creek Marina, 18 Simmons Rd., Hilton Head. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Tickets are $40. Vendors are welcome. Contact Ervin and Mary (912) 660-0500 or (912) 925-5318 or (912) 656-8882.

June 22-23:
Hilton Head Island Music Festival takes place at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. This 2-day music festival will feature 17 electrifying live performances from a variety of local, state, and regional acts! Saturday is our original music showcase featuring up-and-coming singer song writers and bands with a special appearance from Hannah Wicklund & The Steppin Stones! Sunday’s lineup includes classic covers and touring bands performing a wide range of music from rock, blues, reggae, and funk featuring Voodoo Visionary and The Eric Culberson Band. Rain or shine! Single day tickets may become available closer to event, pending the event is not sold out in advance. 2-DAY PASS is $59.00. Children 12 and under get in for FREE. For tickets and more information, visit or (843) 757-8520.

June 27:
“Plantation Profiles” with the Curator of Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage. Plantations are embedded in the DNA of South Carolina history, especially the heritage of this region, and everyone can benefit from a better understanding of their past.  In connection with “Beyond the Oaks: Lowcountry Plantations” exhibit, this curator talk, Director of Exhibitions and Programs Kayleigh Vaughn will give insight on some the plantations from the Beaufort County region including such examples as Frogmore and Tomotley. Event is at 5 p.m. and is free. The Morris Center is located at 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd. S. Ridgeland, SC. (843) 284-9227, or

June 28-30:
64th Annual Beaufort Water Festival Fishing Tournament at The Downtown Beaufort Marina. ​Captain’s Meeting, Friday, 6 p.m. at The Shed at Port Royal. Weigh In, Saturday, Downtown Marina 3–5 p.m. Awards Banquet, Sunday, 2 p.m. at The Shed at Port Royal.–air.html.

June 28-30:
The Seventh Annual Spartina 449 Warehouse Sale will take place at Hilton Head Island High School. Join us this summer and carry home a piece of the Lowcountry! Save up to 80% off retail value on top-selling Spartina 449 merchandise. Inventory available while supplies last; all sales are final. No refunds. Merchandise will be replenished at various times throughout the day on Friday and Saturday. Whatever is remaining will be sold on Sunday. We accept major credit cards and cash during the sale.
Event Hours:
Friday, June 28 – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. – Online tickets available for $5, ages 13 and up
6 p.m. to 9 p.m. – FREE entrance; first-come, first-serve; stand in line if needed.
Saturday, June 29 – 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
9 a.m. – 6 p.m. – Online tickets available for $5, ages 13 and up
6 p.m. – 9 p.m. – FREE entrance; first-come, first-serve; stand in line if needed.
Sunday, June 30 – 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
1 p.m. – Close – FREE entrance; first-come, first-serve; stand in line if needed.
For online ticketing, a credit card purchase is required. Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road.

June 29:
64th Annual Beaufort Water Festival Cornhole Tournament at The Shed, Port Royal. Cost, $50 per team. Registration starts at 4 p.m. Play starts at 5 p.m.–air.html.

June 30:
USCB Center for the Arts presents National Theatre Live! The Audience, Academy Award winner Helen Mirren (The Queen), plays Queen Elizabeth II in Tony Award winning production of The Audience. Tickets, $18. 3 p.m. USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or


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