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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

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

Frist & 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. [email protected].

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

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

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

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!

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 [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].

November 1-30:
The Morris Center is proud to present “South Carolina Palmetto Hands.” Organized and presented by the City of North Charleston Cultural Arts Department, this unique exhibit offers fine craft artists from across South Carolina the opportunity to exhibit their inspiring objects in the media of clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood and three-dimensional mixed media. Each year thousands enjoy the refined talents of South Carolina fine craft artists featured in this exhibition. The Morris Center is open Tuesday – Saturday.

November 1-4:
The 3rd Annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival will be held in Conroy’s beloved Beaufort, South Carolina. This year’s festival theme will address a trio of foundations central to Conroy’s writing life, and indeed to all of southern literature and culture: Faith, Family & Friendship. In his timeless fiction and memoirs, Conroy’s evolving sense of self was interwoven in his questioning of religion, his conflicted familial entanglements, and his stalwart belief in the fellowship of his tribe of friends. In multifaceted exploration of our three-pronged theme, the Conroy Festival will once again offer an immersive, enticing mixture of author discussions and readings, book signings, original scholarship, performances, workshops, tours, receptions, and gatherings—highlighted this year by the release of the new anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy.

November 1-4:
The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will bring international names in automotive collecting and racing to Hilton Head Island for its 17th annual celebration. Events include SAVANNAH SPEED CLASSIC, CAR CLUB SHOWCASE, AERO EXPO, TWO DAY FEATURES, CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE, FLIGHTS and FANCY AEROPORT GALA and the Hilton Head Auction, among others. For more information about these events or tickets, call (843) 785-7469 or go to

November 3:
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

November 3:
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St. presents Red Clay Ramblers. Join us for a BBQ reception and cash bar, followed by a musical performance by the Tony Award-winning North Carolina string band which appears prominently in Pat Conroy’s novel Beach Music—at the USCB Center for the Arts. 5 p.m. Adults $45. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or

November 3:
A Lowcountry Fair with Historical Flair & Marsh Tacky Horse Races at Cotton Hall Plantation, Northern Beaufort. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Hosted by the Santa Elena History Center, the fair will feature activities highlighting aspects of the unique culture and heritage of the South Carolina Lowcountry and its historic underpinnings. The richness of our English, French, Native American, Scottish and Spanish heritage will be the focus of events, performances, and vendors featuring the arts, food, and activities characteristic of the countries of our ancestors, as well as some that are a uniquely American blend of them all. All activities and entertainment are included in the admission price, $20. The entrance to the grounds will be off Cotton Hall Rd. between Old Sheldon Church Rd. and Route 17. For more information, (843) 379-1550 or

November 3:
Tractors, trucks and tons of fun – Touch a Truck is a family event unlike any other in the Beaufort area! Whether you’re a parent, a child, or a child at heart, there will be plenty to do at the 3rd annual fall fundraiser for the Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB). This unique event offers opportunities to climb, touch, learn and play on some of the coolest vehicles around that build, serve and protect our community. Participants will be able to sit in the driver’s seat and imagine what it is like to operate the vehicles as well as learn more about them from the various sponsors and donors. When you’ve worked out your mind and worked up an appetite, there will be plenty of food, live music and beverage options available to enjoy while resting in the shade of beautiful Paris Avenue. Not only is the event a ton of fun, but it’s also all for a good cause. Proceeds from the event go right back into our community via JSLB grants distributed in May each year. The JSLB is devoted to enriching the lives of women, children, and families in our Beaufort community. Your participation in engaging events like Touch-a-Truck helps the League continually distribute funds and time right back into this place we call home. Event starts at 4 p.m. at Paris Ave, Port Royal. For more information go to their Facebook page.

November 4:
“Down by the Riverside” Spirituals Performance by Ron Daise at historic Grace Chapel AME Church, Beaufort, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Sing along with Ron Daise and learn Gullah songs that shaped the culture. From sorrow songs to baptism, code message, children’s, work, and funeral songs, participants will gain an understanding and an appreciation for Gullah Geechee heritage. Information from groundbreaking books about Gullah culture, Charles Joyner’s “Down by the Riverside: A South Carolina Slave Community” (1984), and Daise’s books, “Reminiscences of Sea Island Heritage” (1986) and “Gullah Branches,” “West African Roots” (2005), as well as personal insights will be featured. Come ready to sing, clap, stomp, enjoy! About Ron Daise: Performing artist and writer Ron Daise is the recipient of the 1996 South Carolina Order of the Palmetto, the 1997 State of South Carolina Folk Heritage Award, a 1998 Daytime Emmy Award nomination, the 2007 South Carolina African American Heritage Commission’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and induction in 2013 into the Penn Center 1862 Circle. Costar and cultural consultant for “Gullah Gullah Island, Nick Jr.” TV’s award-winning show of the 1990s, he is vice president for Creative Education at Brookgreen Gardens and a former chairman of the Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor Commission. Daise is also the author of “Gullah Branches, West African Roots,” and other books. $10. Registration: This session is also included in the festival’s weekend pass: (Includes free and ticketed events Thursday-Sunday excluding workshops, cooking demonstrations, and tours.)

November 4:
University of South Carolina Beaufort Festival Series Chamber Music present Bach: Mozart/André: Clarinet Quartet in B-flat Major, K. 317d (arrangement of Violin Sonata K. 378), Verdi: String Quartet in e minor, Brahms: Quintet in b minor for Clarinet and Strings, Opus 115. Todd Palmer, clarinet. Jennifer Frautschi, violin. Carmit Zori, violin. Hsin-Yun Huang, viola. Edward Arron, cello. 5 p.m. 801 Carteret St. (843) 208-8246 or

November 7-11:
Walterboro ~ FestiVELO! Welcome to one of the most unique bicycling festivals in the USA! Coming up is our 20th annual FestiVELO Ride, taking place out of Walterboro, SC. You have never experienced a more exciting and activity-filled bike event than Festivelo! Our annual four-day event offers you your choice of morning rides in the area: 20-30 miles, 55-65 miles, or 95-105 mile routes – to suit your ambition and skill level. You will enjoy delicious food:  breakfast and hot meals at your lunch rest stops each day, and when you return to home base in Walterboro in the afternoons, we have more food and festivities for you: themed dinners, drinks, activities and entertainment  planned for you to celebrate your riding accomplishments.

November 8-10:
36th Annual Heritage Days Celebration at the Penn Center, St. Helena Island. This year’s theme is A Homecoming Jubilee, “Our Story, Our History Lives”. The historic Penn Center, located on St. Helena Island, South Carolina, is expecting between 8,000—10,000 visitors for this year’s celebration. Visitors from all parts of the country and the world will converge on St. Helena Island to revel in an exciting three-day event that includes food, music, educational seminars, arts and crafts, a parade, and the cultural traditions of the Gullah people. For more information: (843) 838-2432 or

November 9:
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St. presents Feelin’ Groovy. Back by popular demand, Jim Witter’s (Fire and Rain) tribute to the music of Simon and Garfunkel intermingled with the backdrop and history of the turbulent 1960’s. 7:30 p.m. Adults $35, Senior/Military $30, Students/Children $15. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or

November 9:
Beaufort Ducks Unlimited Waterfowl Warrior Dinner and Conservation Banquet! 6 p.m. at Tabby Place, 913 Port Republic St. This year’s auction features a number of different limited edition exclusive shotguns as well as some of the country’s most sought after DU artwork. We’ll also have plenty of raffles for great merchandise and prizes including guns and hunting gear. Join us for a great night celebrating our Waterfowl Heritage and the Heroes that have made it possible! Dinner will be served at 7 p.m., followed by one of the country’s best auctions! Facebook.

November 9-11:
AULDBRASS PLANTATION TOURS 2018 TOUR DATES ARE NOVEMBER 9-11. Early Ticket Sales for Beaufort County Open Land Trust Members Only: Wednesday, August 8th through Eventbrite. General Public: Thursday, August 9th through Eventbrite. The event location is YEMASSEE, SC. Tickets, $175 per person. [email protected].

November 10:
Met Opera Live in HD – MARNIE (Nico Muhly/Libretto Nicholas Wright). 12:55 p.m. Reserved Seating. Tickets, $20 ($18 OLLI Members). USCB Center for the Arts 805 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or

November 12:
Beaufort Drum Circle! Bring a chair and your favorite percussion instrument. Come enjoy our community drum circle. No experience necessary and open to all ages. Rain or shine, as we enjoy the gazebo on wet days. If you have a heart beat, you can drum or shake. Pay to park at the marina, right next to the Contemplative Garden at Henry Chambers Waterfront Park. 5:30-7 p.m. Questions? Contact Jane at (732) 259-1935 or Lanny at (843) 441-0169 or beaufortscd[email protected].

November 15: University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch with Authors Series! Lunch with Author KRISTINA McMORRIS! 12 p.m. Hampton Hall Clubhouse, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton. Individual Luncheons $45 (all inclusive). Enjoy a delicious lunch and hear featured authors speak on their writings, creative process, research and more! We celebrate New York Times Bestselling authors, as well as up and coming new authors, including a variety of genres and subjects. (843) 521-4145 or

November 16-18:
Come celebrate the seventeenth Annual Tour of Homes benefitting St. Peter’s Catholic School, commemorating 27 years of education at the school! This year’s tour at Dataw Island will feature 7 private homes and Sam’s Plantation Tabby Ruins, all professionally decorated for the Holidays by local interior designers and talented artists, including Lynn Monday Home & Design, Sweet Bay- Maggie Engstrom, Pier 1 Imports- Barb Farley, Scout Southern Market- Ann Higgins, Kay Summers and The Spirits of Christmas, Macdonald Marketplace, Dataw Garden Club and W.E.D.- Katie V. Huebel. No doubt, the festive setting will put you in the mood for the coming Holiday Season. You’ll leave with many new ideas for creating your own Holiday décor. The walking tour is a jump start for your own design ideas for the season. Friday, November 16 (7-11 p.m.) – Gala Saturday, November 17 (11 a.m.– 3 p.m.) Tour Sunday, November 18 (12– 3 p.m.) Tour. Go to their Facebook page for more information.

November 16-18:
Beaufort Children’s Theatre, USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St. presents Madagascar Jr. Based on the smash DreamWorks animated motion picture, Beaufort Children’s Theatre presents Madagascar, A Musical Adventure, JR. See all of your favorite crack-a-lackin’ friends as they escape from their home in New York’s Central Park Zoo. Friday & Saturday, 7 p.m. Sunday 3 p.m. Adults $20, Senior/Military $18, Students/Children $14. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or

November 17:
9th Annual Italian Heritage Festival! Hosted by the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head (IACHH), the Italian Heritage Festival on November 17, 2018 from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. features live musical entertainment, a bocce court, grape-stomping contest, silent auction, raffles, a dunk-tank, a Kid’s Zone (with lots of inflatable fun) and much more! Local Italian restaurants will cook their own specialties, while vendors sell Italian-inspired wares and hand made arts and crafts. Proceeds benefit only local charities and scholarship funds. Tickets are $6 per person and parking is free at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 70 Honey Horn Dr. Rain or shine. No pets please! For more information, contact Paul Caimano, the festival chair, at [email protected] or (412) 897- 1148, or go to


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Auldbrass Plantation!

Auldbrass Plantation showcases the architectural genius of Frank Lloyd Wright. Location: Combahee River, East of Yemassee on River Road, Beaufort County A true architectural treasure, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is nestled in the backwoods of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Located just outside Yemassee, Auldbrass Plantation is the only Southern Plantation designed […]

A WILD Winter

Explore the great outdoors this season and enjoy exceptional hiking and biking opportunities at area nature preserves, state parks and greenways. Bluffton Buckwalter Place Greenway Trail This 1.35-mile scenic trail attracts residents and visitors alike. Enjoy the opportunity to explore nature at your own pace. A free interpretive walking guide is available for download by scanning […]

Sea Island Magic!

The sea islands that extend along the Eastern coast of South Carolina and Georgia have a history and a style all their own. From the sandy beaches of Edisto Island, SC to the isolated beauty of Cumberland Island, GA, the South Atlantic coast boasts a variety of islands that appeal to the dreamer in each […]

The Parris Island Museum

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 Depot is home to the Marine Corps’ first Command Museum, the […]

The History Of Sea Island Cotton

In the 18th century, cotton truly was king in Beaufort. Sea Island Cotton – a strain of cotton unique to the Lowcountry — served as a lucrative crop for local planters like the Elliott, Fripp, Barnwell, Heyward, Pope and Jenkins families. After the Revolutionary War, the British market for indigo disappeared, so planters needed a […]

Hunting Island

With five miles of pristine beach, an historic lighthouse, a nature center, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet, fishing pier, trails through acres of marsh and maritime forests and oceanfront camping, Hunting Island State Park attracts more than a million visitors each year. South Carolina’s most popular state park was forever changed after Hurricane Matthew hit […]

Hunting Island Lighthouse

The historic Hunting Island lighthouse was originally constructed in 1859 and is the only lighthouse in the state of South Carolina that is open to the public. From the top platform, for those who are adventurous enough to climb the 167 step spiral staircase, one truly can get a birds eye view of the Atlantic […]


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