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 mcrdpi.usmc.mil.
The Verdier House Museum in Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District is open for tours, Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Guided tours are available by appointment. 801 Bay St. (843) 379-6335 or historicbeaufort.org.
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.
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.
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.
Second & Fourth Tuesdays:
Beaufort Writers meeting, 4:30-6 p.m. Lady’s Island Airport. (843) 524-9119.
Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort official monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Lady’s Island Country Club on Lady’s Island. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beaufort Writers meeting, 4:30-6 p.m. Lady’s Island Airport. (843) 524-9119.
Wednesdays & Saturdays:
Beaufort Shag Club, 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays and 8-11 p.m. on Saturdays. Amvets Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Rd. $25 and must register for lessons. (843) 812-3486 or beaufortshagclub.com.
Downtown Beaufort Farmers Market! 3-7 p.m. West Street. Join us each week and visit Area Farmers & Growers. Live Entertainment. Cooking Demonstrations by local Chefs. Each week, a local non-profit organization will be selling soft drinks and water. (843) 525-6644 or downtownbeaufort.com/farmers-market.
Jasper County Farmers Market! 1–6 p.m. 9935 Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. Everyone welcome! (843) 717-3690 or jaspercountysc.org.
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! Habershamfarmersmarket.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.
Pick Pocket Plantation Farmers Market! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Located in Beaufort across from Regions Bank on Route 170 (Robert Smalls Parkway). Look for the big red antique tractor! (203) 417-7512 or pickpocketplantation.com/farmersmarket.
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/.
3 on 3 Basketball at Habersham Park Basketball Court, 13 Market! Lace up those high tops and bring your team! 5-7 p.m. Free! All ages and levels welcome! If you have a team or are you looking for teammates, email email@example.com.
Time for Tots, Story Time and Crafts! Come enjoy some special time with your child(ren) ages 3-5 as we do a wide variety of things. We may read a book, watch a movie, do some seasonal related arts and crafts or maybe go out on the boardwalk to catch a view of a dragonfly or a turtle. 10–11:30 a.m. $5 per child (adults are free). Old Santee Canal Park, off of U. S. 52 By-pass (R. C. Dennis Blvd.) in Moncks Corner. (843) 899-5200 or oldsanteecanalpark.org.
4th Annual Lt. Dan Weekend! The Independence Fund will once again host Gary Sinise as he leads his Lt. Dan Band in a concert honoring our severely injured veterans. The attending veterans and caregivers have been blessed with the opportunity to stay for five days and nights at the Lowcountry’s beautiful Palm Key retreat, palmkey.com. Events include a concert featuring Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park on Saturday night, “The Conflict Zone” photography exhibit, a family 5K through historic downtown and a fully-supported bike ride for veterans. For concert tickets and race registration, (843) 379-POPS (7677) or visit ldw3.com.
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce announces its sixth annual Business to Business Expo. The Expo will be held at the Beaufort Holiday Inn & Suites, 2225 Boundary St. from 12 noon-5 p.m. and will re-open as Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. Registration is still open but space is extremely limited. For more information on the event, visit beaufortchamber.org or to register your exhibit space, contact Betty Davis at 843-525-8524 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 20 – 22:
20th Annual Yemassee Shrimp Festival! “Nothin’ Finer Than The Shrimp In Carolina”. Beauty Pageant, Talent Show, Battle of the Shrimp, Pet Show, Kiddie Parade, fireworks, Street Dance, Magic Midway Amusements and much more. 101 Town Circle. (843) 589-2565 or yemassee.net.
Pickin by the River 2013, Beaufort SC Waterfront Park! All acoustic, Bluegrass, Country and Folk music open jams, stage show, beginner to advanced pickers are welcome. 12-5 p.m. Listeners and pickers welcome, No amps, no alcohol and no drums. If you have a group who are interested in performing, call Pat, (843) 379-9084.
Help the Hoo-Hahs will be hosting the 3rd Annual 5K Walk/Run benefiting women with gynecological cancers. The track is a flat course around Hutchinson Island and the race begins at the parking lot of the Savannah Trade and Convention Center at 8 a.m. The race is open to individual of all ages. Jogging strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome. Cash prizes will be awarded to top finishers. September is National Gynecological Caner Awareness Month and 1 in every 20 women will be diagnosed with a GYN cancer in their lifetime. All proceeds from this event provide immediate assistance to these women in our area. For more information about this organization, sponsorship opportunities and participant registration visit helpthehoohahs.com.
Family Promise of Beaufory County 2nd Annual Golf Tournament, 8 a.m. at Hilton Head National. Arrange your own foursome or enter as a single, twosome or threesome and we will place you in a well-balanced foursome. Choose between Four Person Scramble or Individual Stroke Play – net and gross. Entry Fee $88. Includes green fees, cart, range balls, lunch and prizes. (843) 815-4211 or familypromisebeaufortcounty.org.
Bluegrass Festival! Reserve the date now for some old-fashioned bluegrass music during this fall event. Enjoy some good eats and drinks (sorry NO coolers, pets or golf carts) while you listen to an afternoon of good music. Bring your lawn chairs and the entire family. Bands TBA. 1-6 p.m. All ages, $10 all throughout the park. Old Santee Canal Park, off of U. S. 52 By-pass (R. C. Dennis Blvd.) in Moncks Corner. (843) 899-5200 or oldsanteecanalpark.org.