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10 Unmissable Spring Events in the Lowcountry

Written by Palmetto Bluff

Mar 14, 2023

Kickstart Your Spring in South Carolina

Spring is a time of renewal, rebirth, and revival, and nowhere is this more evident than in the beautiful state of South Carolina. With the winter months winding down, the Lowcountry is a popular destination for visitors looking to experience the best of what the season has to offer. From outdoor festivals and food events to cultural celebrations and historic tours, there’s no shortage of things to see and do.

So if you’re looking to jumpstart your spring in South Carolina, here are some exciting events in the Lowcountry that you won’t want to miss.

1. Binya: Faces ob de Gullah Geechee

Taking place from March 4 to July 9, the Binya: Faces ob de Gullah Geechee exhibition at the Coastal Discovery Museum in Hilton Head Island promises to be a fascinating experience.

Through over 30 portraits and accompanying objects from the 1960s to the present day, visitors will be transported into the rich and complex world of the Gullah Geechee people. The exhibition showcases the traditional arts and crafts, along with the diverse stories of individuals from across the Gullah Geechee corridor. If you’re interested in history or want to learn more about the culture of the Gullah Geechee people, don’t miss this event!

2. Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival

Get ready to satisfy your taste buds and indulge in some of the world’s finest wines at the Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival, taking place from March 19 to 26.

Join wine and food enthusiasts from around the world for a week-long celebration of global wine partnerships, Lowcountry cuisine, cultural happenings, and community spirit. Events include celebrity chef showcases, wine education sessions, live entertainment, and the Grand and Public Tasting events. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or looking to explore new flavors and cuisines, this is a must-attend event!

3. Beaufort’s First Immersive Dinner Theater

From March 4 to July 1, Beaufort’s First Immersive Dinner Theater at the Hilton Garden Inn promises a unique and exciting experience for mystery and theater fans.

The bi-weekly shows include a delectable dinner and a murder mystery that guests help solve alongside the actors. The captivating nature of the production creates an engaging atmosphere, with guests seated among the actors, who improvise with diners to make the experience even more sensational. For those who want to take on more of a participative role, fully immersive mystery dinners are also available, where guests take on character roles and become suspects in the murder mystery game!

4. RBC Heritage Golf Tournament

The RBC Heritage Golf Tournament is an event that golf enthusiasts and sports lovers alike look forward to every year. From April 10 to 16, this tournament promises to be a thrilling experience.

Top golfers compete on the challenging Harbour Town Golf Links course, drawing over 100,000 spectators. The tournament is considered a favorite among PGA TOUR players and is set in a beautiful springtime setting in South Carolina. In addition to the excitement of the tournament itself, the location of Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island adds an extra element of beauty and charm. Spectators will be able to enjoy the scenery of spring in South Carolina while watching the players navigate the course.

5. 67th Beaufort Water Festival 5K/10K

If you’re a fan of running, or just love a good challenge, you won’t want to miss the 67th Beaufort Water Festival 5K/10K race on April 22.

The race starts at eight in the morning at the Live Oak Park and winds through moss-draped giant live oaks, offering stunning views of the Intracoastal waterway. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced runner, the flat terrain course is perfect for all skill levels. With a festive atmosphere and a friendly community of runners, this race promises to be an unforgettable experience.

6. 3rd Annual WHAM Festival

The 3rd Annual WHAM Festival in Downtown Walterboro is a week-long celebration of local history, art, and music, taking place from May 6 to 13.

With an exciting lineup of performers, artists, and storytellers, the festival promises to be a unique opportunity to experience the rich history and artistic talent of the local community. From musicians to art lovers, there’s something for everyone at this friendly and welcoming event.

7. 34th Annual All Saints Garden Tour

If you’re looking for a truly unforgettable experience, mark your calendar on May 20 for the 34th Annual All Saints Garden Tour, which offers a self-guided tour of six stunning and unique gardens on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton.

Visitors can enjoy breathtaking views, ask Master Gardeners for expert insights, and browse around the boutique. There is also a chance to win an original pastel by award-winning artist Joyce Nagel! This event promises to inspire and delight gardeners and nature enthusiasts alike, making it a perfect way to spend a beautiful spring day.

8. America Sings!

Join the Choral Society on May 29 at the First Presbyterian Church in Hilton Head for their annual celebration of the brave men and women in all branches of the armed forces who paid the ultimate price for our freedom. ‘America Sings!’ is a poignant and moving event that honors those who have given their lives in service of our country.

The event features a performance by the Choral Society and a guest speaker, Dr. Dondi Costin, a former major general in the US Air Force. The community can come together to celebrate through an evening of music, inspiration, and reflection, as a way to pay tribute to our fallen heroes.

9. The (In)disposable Art of Kirkland Smith

The Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage in Ridgeland is proud to present a unique and thought-provoking art installation, ‘The (In)disposable Art of Kirkland Smith’ which ends on July 15.

Kirkland Smith’s playful assemblages are a celebration of realism and portraiture, and offer a fresh and evocative perspective on environmental responsibility. Her 3-dimensional works use everyday disposable objects as the medium, rather than the subject, of her pieces, making a powerful statement about the problem of overconsumption and its effects on society. For art lovers and anyone interested in sustainability, you won’t want to miss this!

10. Swingin’ Medallions Concert

Get ready to dance the night away with the legendary Swingin’ Medallions! On June 9, join us for an exciting evening at the Jasper County Farmers’ Market in Ridgeland, SC.

Tickets are available in advance for $20, at the door for $30, or VIP tables available for $300. Snag an advance VIP table for $300 that includes 10 tickets. Don’t worry about bringing your own food and drinks as they will be available for purchase. Rain or shine, this is a night you won’t want to miss!

Spend Your Spring at Palmetto Bluff

The Lowcountry of South Carolina is a magical place to be in the springtime. With an abundance of events and activities to choose from, it’s the perfect destination for anyone looking to shake off the winter blues and embrace the season of new beginnings. And if you find yourself falling in love with the ever-enchanting South Carolina, there’s no better time to buy a home in Palmetto Bluff.

Our luxury community boasts grandiose homes and a vibrant lifestyle, making it the ultimate place to spend your spring in South Carolina. So why not make the most of this magical season by planning your next adventure to the Lowcountry and discovering all that Palmetto Bluff has to offer? If you’re interested in learning more about Palmetto Bluff, don’t hesitate to contact us! If you’re looking to make your forever home, click the button below to view our available real estate.

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