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.
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 uscbcenterforthearts.com.
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.
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. 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@example.com.
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. GroundedRunning.com.
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.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 379-2787 or beaufortcountyarts.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@example.com or PGA professional Andy Hinson at (843) 228-2240.
Beaufort Belles Women’s Chorus, 4:45-6:30 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Dr. New members welcome. (301) 752-1829.
Beaufort Harbormasters, 2:30-4:45 p.m., St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Dr. beaufortharbormasters.org.
Second, Fourth and Fifth Sundays:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
October 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, email@example.com or morrisheritagecenter.org.
48th Annual Gopher Hill Festival presents “TOWN OF RIDGELAND’S 125TH ANNIVERSARY”! Live music and entertainment, children’s activities, pageants, golf tournaments, Kidz Parade, talent shows, street dances and more. For a complete schedule of events, visit gopherhillfestival.org.
25th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Highlights of the festival include: Friday evening concert in the park featuring live entertainment. Saturday’s Run Forrest Run 5k Bridge Run/Walk over the Woods Memorial Bridge. An arts & crafts market with local and handmade wares, and much more! Both days offer delicious tasting options that range from classic to innovative. Fri., 6-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Local restaurants showcase their best shrimp dishes with live entertainment, Shrimp Peeling & Eating Contests for kids and the Sea Island Rotary Clubs Charity Rubber Shrimp Race. (843) 525-6644 or beaufortshrimpfestival.com.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Masters of Soul! Masters of Soul is a live celebration of the legendary songs and performers that defined Motown and soul music. For many, Masters of Soul is the ultimate stroll down memory lane. For younger generations, the show offers an opportunity to experience an era in our country’s history that produced many of the greatest music acts ever recorded. Enjoy hits from Gladys Knight & The Pips, Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, The Temptations, The Four Tops, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Barry White. – James Brown, and many more! $15-$35. 7:30 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
The 15th annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival will be held in the charming and eclectic historic and state designated cultural district of Bluffton SC, well known for its quirky art community and natural river beauty. The festival is a week long event offering a myriad of activities, showcasing the locally harvested seafood, delicious Low Country cuisine, rich history, culture and art of the area and Southern hospitality found only in Bluffton. The highlight of the festival is the Streetfest which includes a juried fine art show featuring over 100 artists from 10 different states displaying and selling their art, delicious food provided by the area’s premier restaurants and caterers and great music and entertainment. For more information about the Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival, go to blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Met Opera Live in HD – Turandot! Cast: Christine Goerke (Turandot), Eleonora Buratto (Liù), Roberto Aronica (Calàf), James Morris (Timur). Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Franco Zeffirelli’s celebrated production of Turandot, which stars Christine Goerke in the title role of the icy Chinese princess who has renounced all men. $18-$20. 12:55 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
Beaufort Food Truck Festival Grub for Hope 2019! The Beaufort Food Truck Festival is a community event to benefit Jaycee Camp Hope. Jaycee Camp Hope is a statewide residential camp for citizens with intellectual disabilities. The camp has been supported by South Carolina Jaycees since 1969 and is located in Pendleton, SC near Clemson University. For some campers and their families, Jaycee Camp Hope is the only opportunity for a retreat. While it is a learning retreat for the camper, it is a well-received life retreat for the parents that give so unselfishly every day. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Beaufort Towne Center, 2015-2127 Boundary St.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents National Theatre Live – One Man, Two Guvnors! Featuring a Tony Award-winning performance from host of the The Late Late Show, James Corden, the hilarious West End and Broadway hit One Man, Two Guvnors returns to cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. $18. 3 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
The Beaufort Symphony Orchestra, celebrating their 33rd season presents From Paris to Vienna, Beethoven Symphony No. 5, Madeline Farrar: Violinist (Prodigy Project), Saint-Saens – Intro. & Rondo Capriccioso, Ravel – Tzigane. 4 p.m., at Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Dr. Tickets can be purchased at www.beaufortorchestra.org.
Calling all ghosts and goblins to Trick-O-Treat Halloween Party! An afternoon of games, music, costume parades and candy! Open and free to the public, parents and children are invited to come to Henry C. Chambers Waterfront park in costume and spend time with friends and neighbors in an old-fashion Trick-o-Treat celebration. Kids of all ages are welcome, and parents are encouraged to accompany them. Come downtown and be part of the fun! 11 a.m.-5 p.m. on Bay St., Beaufort. For more information Events@CityOfBeaufort.org.
October 24-November 3:
The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will bring international names in automotive collecting and racing to Hilton Head Island for its 18th 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 hhiconcours.com.
Pledge the Pink Day One! Join us for our maiden voyage to Fripp Island and soak up the best 10 miles the Lowcountry has to offer! Our course includes beaches, boardwalks, the Ocean Point golf course, and breathtaking views of Hunting Island State Park, Pritchard Island, and St Phillips Island. Oh, and the world’s friendliest deer will be with you every step of the way. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort, 2119 Sea Island Pkwy. pledgethepink.com.
Beaufort Fall Festival of Houses & Gardens! An eagerly anticipated annual event featuring self paced walking tours of private historic house, gardens & plantations in and around the coastal city of Beaufort. Friday, 1-6 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Hosted by Historic Beaufort Foundation. historicbeaufort.org or firstname.lastname@example.org or (843) 379- 3331.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Tapestry: The Carole King Songbook! This is the premier musical tribute to Carole King. This live show recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970’s Carole King concert experience following her legendary album, “Tapestry.” Impeccable attention to detail is taken in recreating a respectful and accurate musical presentation of piano and vocals, just as they were. $15-$35. 7:30 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
4th Annual OktoPRfest Party “Port Royal Style’ Festival! Port Royal will be packed with a little bit of everything for everyone, including a classic car show, tons of craft vendors, a music stage, dancers, food vendors and one huge OktoPRfest beer garden. Kids can enjoy the Kids’ Zone with clowns, face painting and lots more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Paris Ave., Port Royal. www.portroyal.org.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Met Opera Live in HD – Manon! Manon’s story—from innocent country girl to celebrated courtesan to destitute prisoner—is one of the great tragic tales in literature and music. Lisette Oropesa stars as the irresistible title character, the tragic beauty who yearns for the finer things in life, in Laurent Pelly’s revealing production. $18-$20. 12:55 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents National Theatre Live – Frankenstein! Frankenstein returns to international cinemas to mark the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley’s most famous novel. Captured live in 2011 from the National Theatre stage in London, this thrilling, sold-out production became an international sensation, experienced by almost half a million people in cinemas around the world. $20. 3 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents Cassandra King Conroy’s Pre-release Cocktail Party! Join Cassandra King Conroy in celebrating the release of her book, “Tell Me a Story, My Life with Pat Conroy” at the beautiful home of Dr. Lucius and Mrs. Darryl Lafitte. Ticket prices each include one signed book and VIP seating at the release following at 7pm at USCB Center for the Arts. The release is open to the public at no charge. There will be books for sale as well as a book signing following the release. $45-$75. 5:30 p.m. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
October 29-November 3:The fourth annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival will be held in Conroy’s beloved Beaufort, South Carolina. The Festival has an opening part October 29-31/2019. Tuesday, 10/29: 5:30–7 p.m., Casandra King Conroy memoir TELL ME A STORY: My Life with Pat Conroy publication book launch at USCB Center for the Arts. Wednesday, 10/30: 6-7:30 p.m., Our Prince of Scribes at Crescendo arts festival, Coligny Theatre, Hilton Head Island. This event is posted on the center web site – click here. The Festival begins Friday, 11/1 through Sunday, 11/3 – the complete schedule will be posted around September 10/2019 and it will be added too as we finalize events. By the middle of September he hope to have everything posted.