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. huntingisland.com.
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 beaufortcountyarts.com.
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 parrisislandmuseum.com/.
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 historicbeaufort.org.
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 gullaheritage.com.
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 southcarolinaparks.com/huntingisland/introduction.aspx.
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 beaufortcountylibrary.org.
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. beaufortharbormasters.org.
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 beaufortcountylibrary.org.
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. pirodandgunclub.org.
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 rosehillmansion.com.
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. beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort official monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Lady’s Island Country Club on Lady’s Island. [email protected].
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 beaufortshagclub.com.
Downtown Beaufort Farmers Market, May – October! 2-6 p.m. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Pavilion. Join us each week and visit Area Farmers & Growers, Live Entertainment, Prepared Foods made with local ingredients. (843) 525-6644 or downtownbeaufort.com/farmers-market.
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. [email protected] or (843) 379-2787 or beaufortcountyarts.com.
Farmers Market at Habersham Marketplace! 4–7 p.m. The Farmer’s Market complete with local and regional growers, as well as arts, crafts and specialty food vendors. Family friendly and children’s activities will also be offered. Everyone welcome! HabershamMarketplace.com.
Jasper County Farmers Market! 1–6 p.m. 9935 Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. Everyone welcome! (843) 717-3690 or jaspercountysc.org.
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. HabershamMarketplace.com.
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 stpeters-church.org.
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. portroyalfarmersmarket.com.
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. lowcountrymga.org/.
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 pentecostalsofbeaufort.com.
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 [email protected] 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 [email protected].
The St. Helena Island Community Market was established by The Beautification Committee of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park to create a regular community marketplace for small local farmers, craft vendors, and young entrepreneurs. The Market will also be used to continue enhancing the positive image of the MLK Park in the community. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
(843) 441-0657 or www.sthelenaislandcommunitymarket.com.
63rd Annual Beaufort Water Festival Fishing Tournament, Downtown Beaufort Marina. Captain’s Meeting – Friday, June 2nd at The Shed, Port Royal 6 p.m. Weigh In – Saturday, June 3rd at Downtown Marina 3–5 p.m. Awards Banquet – Sunday, June 4th at The Shed, Port Royal 2 p.m. https://www.bftwaterfestival.com/sports-and-water–air.html.
June 8 & 10:
Unity through Song – Join us in Celebration UNITY through SONG. singers representing over 12 local choirs will perform in this Community Musical Event, directed by Scott Gibbs, assisted by Monica Whittaker. The event will include some of your favorite gospel, jazz and blues music! June 8th show start at 7 p.m. and June 10’s show begins at 4 p.m. USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret St. uscbcenterforthearts.com/shows-and-events.
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 www.JasperCountyChamber.com.
The Town of Port Royal presents Street Music on Paris Avenue Free Concert! Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Music provided by Delta Moon. Delta Moon possess an instantly recognizable sound that evokes classic swamp pop, bar band blues and roadhouse roots rock wrapped in tight, artfully arranged and hooked-laden original tunes and covers. Between 9th & 10th Streets on Parris Ave. Rain location The Shed, one block from concert site. www.facebook.com/PortRoyalSC.
76th 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 15th, 5-7 p.m. Courthouse.
Movie Night “Lion King”, Saturday, June 16th, beginning at dusk, Lake Warren State Park.
Youth Parade, Monday, June 18th, 7 p.m. Downtown Varnville.
Children’s Day, Tuesday, June 19th, 10 a.m. Location TBA.
Taste of Hampton County, Tuesday, June 19th, 7 p.m. Wade Hampton High School Cafeteria, Varnville.
Fishing Contest, Wednesday, June 20th, 6 a.m.-5 p.m. Lake Warren State Park.
Battle of the Towns, Thursday, June 21st, 7 p.m. Wade Hampton High School, Varnville.
Street Dance, Friday June 22nd, 9 p.m.-Midnight, Lee Ave. Downtown Hampton.
Watermelon Festival Parade, Saturday, June 23rd, 10 a.m. Hwy. 278 Hampton to Varnville.
Festival Mud Run, Sunday, June 24th, Gates open at 10 a.m., Racing Begins at 1 p.m. Yemassee Mud Pit, 27890 Pocotaligo Rd., Yemassee. For more information www.hcmelonfest.org.
ALZHEIMERS FAMILY SERVICES 11th Annual Dinner Theatre presents Dueling Pianos! Doors open at 6 p.m. for a fun filled night of music and memories! Dinner stations from local Chefs, open bar, both silent and live auction and a retro photo booth with props. Tickets $65 in advance, $75 at the door. The Shed, 809 Paris Ave., Port Royal. For more information and tickets, (843) 521-9190 or www.afsgb.org.
You don’t want to miss this upcoming Shark Tooth Frenzy, the ultimate Shark Tooth Hunt Beaufort has yet to see! Bring your entire family from noon– 6 p.m., Sands Beach Road in Port Royal, SC for some exciting and safe fun at the Port Royal Beach and of course kids are FREE! We will have sharks teeth of all species and sizes hidden in the water waiting to be found so don’t miss out and purchase your tickets now! Anyone above the age of 14 would require a ticket and anyone under the age of 13 has free admission! We recommend two children per parent, but encourage the entire family to come out! When checking out we have the 14+ admission and then we ask that you add how many kids you are bringing with the 13 and under admission that is marked as free so we can calculate how much Teeth we need to put out there the day of the event! All children must be attended by a parent. We look forward to seeing you at the event! Click Here for more information.
The Lowcountry Chamber Music Festival! Our friends Tamas Kocsis, violin; Yuriy Bekker, violin; William Goodwin, viola; and Adam Satinsky, cello; have banded together to present string workshops and chamber music concerts. 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles St. Please join us for this wonderful event. $40 / $15 Students. www.lowcountrychambermusicfestival.org.
63rd Annual Beaufort Water Golf Tournament, Fripp Island Ocean Point & Ocean Creek Golf Courses. 8 a.m. Check-In, 9 a.m. Shotgun Start. https://www.bftwaterfestival.com/sports-and-water–air.html.
42nd Annual Daufuskie Day Celebration on Daufuskie Island. A Gullah homecoming with arts and crafts, food vendors, storytellers, Island tours, DJ Entertainment, Playground for kids and more to benefit the Daufuskie Island Foundation. Tickets are $35. and advance ferry reservations from Hilton Head Island and Savannah are required. Tickets may be purchased at Red Stripes Caribbean Cuisine, 8 Pin Oak St. (843) 757-8111 in Bluffton. In Beaufort at Beaufort Co. Black Chamber of Commerce, 801 Bladen St. (843) 986-1102 and Fresh Cutz Barber Shop, 860 Parris Island Gateway (843) 321-2618. The ferry will leave from Shelter Cove Harbour on Hilton Head, Dock-C at 8:30 a.m. Tickets are nonrefundable. Vendors are welcome. Contact Joean Smith (843) 441-8636. daufuskieislandfoundation.com.
The Town of Port Royal presents Street Music on Paris Avenue Free Concert! Concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Music provided by Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos. Anthony Rosano & The Conqueroos blend old school blues with a modern rock sound. If your taste in contemporary blues is filled with funky rhythms and explosive guitar work anchored by old boy school harp and lively vocals, this is your new favorite band. Between 9th & 10th Streets on Parris Ave. Rain location The Shed, one block from concert site. www.facebook.com/PortRoyalSC.
Dragonboat Race Day 2018! Dragonboat Beaufort is hosting the 6th annual DragonBoat Race Day at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park downtown on the Beaufort River in America’s Happiest Seaside Community, Beaufort. The exciting dragon boat races will take place Saturday, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. as 35 teams of paddlers race on the Beaufort river to win trophies and raise money for local cancer patients. www.dragonboatraceday.com.
Beaufort County Historical Society and Beaufort District Collection at Beaufort County Library, 311 Scott St., present Doug Bostick, SC Battleground Trust, will discuss SC’s Liberty Week. 2 p.m. beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.
The Lowcountry Chamber Music Festival! Friends Tamas Kocsis, violin; Yuriy Bekker, violin; William Goodwin, viola; and Adam Satinsky, cello; have banded together to present string workshops and chamber music concerts. 7 p.m. Baptist Church of Beaufort, 600 Charles St. Please join us for this wonderful event. $40 / $15 Students. www.lowcountrychambermusicfestival.org.
63rd Annual Beaufort Water Cornhole Tournament at The Shed, Port Royal. Cost, $50 per team. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Play starts at 10 a.m. https://www.bftwaterfestival.com/sports-and-water–air.html.
Beaufort County Historical Society presents the 2nd Annual Super Museum Saturday, from 10 a.m. til 3:30 p.m. when Beaufort County’s premier historical and cultural heritage sites will open free and to the public to show our shared history. The countywide collaborative effort began last year as an opportunity to celebrate South Carolina’s Liberty Week’s Colonial and Revolutionary history. beaufortcountyhistoricalsociety.org.