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Mon., March 8 through Sat., April 4 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Each Saturday from March 14 through April 4, 2020, four Sherlock prize packages will be hidden in some special locations throughout the City of Columbia. Clues to each location will be posted daily via the museum’s Facebook, Instagram (@SCStatemuseum) and twitter feed (@SCStatemuseum) leading treasure hunters to the location of the hidden tickets for Saturday. Click HERE to learn more.

Bring Your Watson – Tuesday Nights
Tues., March 10, 17, 24 and 31 from 5 – 10 p.m.
Bring your Watson with on Tuesday nights in March and save on admission to The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. The museum is open late every Tuesday night! Click HERE to learn more.

Forensic Science Saturday
Sat., March 14 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Calling all detectives! Join the State Museum for a special day all about forensic science and crime solving, plus save on kids admission to The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes, with a Jr. Detective Pass and more. Click HERE to learn more.

Sherlock Holmes Member Morning
Sat., March 21, 2020 from 9-10 a.m.
Members are invited to enjoy exclusive members-only access to the exciting new blockbuster exhibit: The International Exhibition of Sherlock Holmes. Click HERE to learn more.

MARCH 26-APRIL 11TH

Savannah Music Festival: Now in its 31st season, this festival features world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth and unite artists and audiences. Tickets prices, times and locations vary. 912-234-3378 or savannahmusicfestival.org.

MARCH 26TH

Spring Music and Taste: This pet-friendly outdoor concert series will feature a variety of bands, great food and dancing. Free. 6-9 p.m., Shelter Cove Harbour, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-593-9116 or sheltercovehiltonhead.com.

MARCH 27TH

MasterChef Junior Live: A family-friendly show featuring head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun challenges with past MasterChef Junior contestants. Tickets are $30-$120. 7-10 p.m., The Florida Theatre, 128 East Forsyth Street, Jacksonville. 904-355-5661 or floridatheatre.com. 

Student History Day: A fun-filled educational event to showcase 500 years of Lowcountry history. Includes marsh tacky horses, nature tours, learning stations, weapons demos and more. Open to students of all ages. Cost is $5 per person, free for teachers. 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-379-1550 or santa-elena.org.

MARCH 27-28TH

Lowco Basketball Showcase: A basketball showcase event to feature 96 of the best hoops stars in the Lowcountry. Cost is $15 per day, $25 for both days. 5:30 p.m., 240 Sam Point Road, Beaufort. 843-540-9394 or lowcosports.com.

MARCH 28TH

Earth Hour: Turn your lights out for one-hour to support this global grassroots movement. Free. 8:30 p.m. “Like” the event on Facebook.

Kilwins Ice Cream Run: A 5K race or one-mile Fun Run with all-you-can-eat Kilwins ice cream at the finish line. Proceeds will benefit the Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech. Cost is $30 for 5K, $20 for Fun Run. 6:30-9:30 a.m., Kilwins, 10281 Midtown Parkway, Jacksonville. 904-996-7002 or itsyourrace.com. 

Lowcountry Fair with Historical Flair: Commemorating the diverse heritage of the Lowcountry, the fair will feature artisans, food vendors, music, equestrian events, living history presentations, weapon demonstrations, educational booths and more. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-379-1550 or santa-elena.org. 

Release and Remember: A community butterfly release to celebrate the memory of lost loved ones. Cost is $10 per butterfly. 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. 843-525-6257 or fochospice.org.

Sandalwood Run for Hunger: A 5K and 10K race to support the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry, a nonprofit that helps feed over 700 local families. Registration for the 5K is $25 for adults, $20 for runners under 18; the 10K is $35 for adults, $25 for runners under 18. 8:30-11 a.m., Mitchelville Freedom Park, 229 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. runsignup.com.

Spring Shop Hop: Enjoy an afternoon of great deals, live music and gourmet treats. This event is fun for the whole family and includes photos with the Easter Bunny. Free. 2-6 p.m., The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. villageatwexford.com.

The Mad Hatter’s Festival: A uniquely-themed outdoor arts and crafts market featuring live music, photo booths, a Wonderland Egg Hunt for kids and much more. Free. Noon-5 p.m., Riverside Park, 753 Park Street, Jacksonville. “Like” the event on Facebook. 

MARCH 29TH

MasterChef Junior Live: A family-friendly show featuring head-to-head cooking demonstrations and fun challenges with past MasterChef Junior contestants. Tickets are $25-$140. 7 p.m., Gaillard Center, 95 Calhoun Street, Charleston. 843-724-5212 or gaillardcenter.org. 

Polo at the Bluff: A thrilling afternoon polo match, featuring VIP tents with hors d’oeuvres and beverages. Cost is $40 for general admission, $125 for VIP, $20 for kids VIP. 1 p.m., Longfield Stables, 477 Mount Pelia Road, Bluffton. 321-408-0437.

MARCH 31ST

National Crayon Day: Celebrate National Crayon day by coloring a picture in the children’s area. All ages welcome. Free. 3:30-5 p.m., Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6500 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

APRIL 1ST

Summer Camp Registration Begins: Registration begins for summertime fun with the Arts Center, including visual and performing arts, project-based STEAM camp and more. Tuition varies. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945 or artshhi.com.

APRIL 2ND

Special Olympics Spring Games: Spectators are welcome to watch over 400 Special Olympics athletes from Bluffton, Hilton Head, Beaufort, Hardeeville and Ridgeland compete in track and field events. Free. 10 a.m., May River High School, 601 New Riverside Road, Bluffton. so-sc.org.

APRIL 2, 9, 16, 23, 30TH

Spring Music and Taste on the Harbour: A pet-friendly outdoor concert series, featuring favorite local bands, tasty food and dancing. Weather permitting. Free. 6-9 p.m., Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. sheltercovehiltonhead.com.

APRIL 3RD

Food Truck Friday: A fun outdoors event featuring food trucks and carts. Free. 3-7 p.m., The Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.

Free Family Fun Night: A free evening of fun designed to bring families together. This month’s theme is Sea Turtles. Light refreshments available. Free. 5:30-7:30 p.m., The Sandbox Children’s Museum, 18 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-7645 or thesandbox.org.

APRIL 4TH

Cooper River Bridge Run: Walk or run during this 10K race that begins in Mount Pleasant and ends in downtown Charleston. Cost is $55. 7 a.m.-Noon, Coleman Boulevard, Mount Pleasant. bridgerun.com.

Disney on Ice: “Mickey’s Search Party”: Join Mickey and his crew for an adventure featuring skating, high-flying, acrobatics and unexpected stunts. Tickets are $15-$75. 7 p.m., VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, 300 A Philip Randolph Boulevard, Jacksonville. disneyonice.com.

Taste of Bluffton Kickoff: A foodie event to kickoff the 2020 Taste of Bluffton, featuring a whole hog roast and fun for the entire family. Free entry. 10 a.m., Taste of Bluffton, Calhoun Street, Bluffton. 843- 757-1010 or tasteofbluffton.com.

Easter Egg Hunt: A fun family event that includes over 16,000 eggs, 25 special prize eggs, free food, games and more. Suitable for ages 0-12. Free. 11:30 a.m., Grace Community Church, 450 Spanish Wells Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-6698 or gracehhi.org.

Party in the Pines: A spring event that includes a picnic-themed menu, live music and fun for the whole family. Proceeds benefit the capital replacement projects in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Cost is $40 per person. 4:30-7:30 p.m., Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-1343 or seapines.com.

Taste of Bluffton Street Festival: Purchase sample plates of delicious food from local restaurants while browsing art and crafts vendors. Includes live music and activities for children. Free admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Calhoun Street, Bluffton. tasteofbluffton.com.

Water Festival 5K and 10K: A wonderful flat course that takes runners along the moss draped giant live oaks with beautiful views of the intracoastal waterway. Walkers welcome. Registration ends April 1. Cost is $20 for 5K, $25 for 10K. 8 a.m., Live Oaks Park, 904 14th Street, Port Royal. runningup.com.

APRIL 4-5TH

Hilton Head Dance School: “Terpsichore”: An annual performance of classical and contemporary dance, featuring company members and distinguished guest artists. 2:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-5477 or hiltonheaddance.com.

APRIL 4, 5, 11TH

Easter Bunny at ArtWare: Hop on over for photos with the Easter bunny. Free. Noon-2 p.m., ArtWare, 28 Shelter Cove Towne Centre, Hilton Head Island. 843-682-3400 or artwaredesigns.com.

APRIL 5TH

Lowcountry Cajun Festival: Bringing Louisiana to the Lowcountry, this fun festival features Zydeco music, Cajun and Creole foods, kids activities and more. Cost is $15 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Noon-6 p.m., James Island County Park, 871 Riverland Drive, Charleston. “Like” the event on Facebook.

Palm Sunday: Service includes an Easter egg hunt for all children through fifth grade. Free. 12:30 p.m., St. Andrews by the Sea, 20 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-4711 or hhiumc.com.

APRIL 7-13TH

Taste of Bluffton: A Southern celebration of food with events celebrating the Bluffton culinary scene. Ticket prices, times and locations vary. tasteofbluffton.com. 

APRIL 7, 14, 21, 28TH

Kid’s Story Time: Listen to local stories and learn about Lowcountry wildlife and history. Suitable for preschool ages and younger. Free. 10:30-11 a.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.

APRIL 8-12TH

Cirque Du Soleil: “OVO”: A headlong rush into a colorful ecosystem-themed performance, featuring 52 performing artists specializing in acrobatic acts. Tickets range $23-$155. Times vary. Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah. 912-651-6550 or savannahcivic.com.

APRIL 9TH

Community Seder: Congregation Beth Yam will hold a Community Seder conducted by Rabbi Brad Bloom. Traditional holiday food will be served and non-members are invited to attend. Reservations required by April 1. Cost is $65 for members over 14, $75 for non-member adults, $18 for non-member children ages 6-13, free for children under 6. 5 p.m., Congregation Beth Yam, 4501 Meeting Street, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-2178 or bethyam.org.

APRIL 10TH

Good Friday Organ Concert: A concert by the American Guild of Organists. The performance will incorporate music, vocals, meditation, scripture and poetry. Noon, St. Andrews by the Sea, 20 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-4711 or hhiumc.com.

APRIL 10-11TH

Hilton Head Island Music Festival: A two-day music festival featuring live performances from a variety of local and national acts. Cost is $18.50 for Friday, $39.50 for Saturday, $49.50 for weekend pass, free for children under 12. 3:30 p.m., Friday; 12:30 p.m., Saturday. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. hhimusicfest.com. 

Easter Bunny Wagon Ride: Experience a spring exploration of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. The wagon will stop at Fish Island where the Easter Bunny will be waiting. Reservations required. Cost is $20 for adults, $15 for children. 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 2 p.m., Sea Pines Forest Preserve, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or seapines.com.

APRIL 10-12TH

Easter Beach Pail Deliveries: Surprise your children with a personalized, bright and colorful Easter Beach Pail filled with toys, activities and treats delivered to your home or villa by the Easter Bunny himself. Reservations required. Cost is $40 per pail. 9-11 a.m., The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or seapines.com.

APRIL 11TH

Easter Eggstravaganza: A community event featuring an Easter egg hunt, bounce houses, concessions and other entertainment. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or islandreccenter.org. 

Mutt March: Bring your furry friend to Jacksonville’s largest pet walk and fundraiser. Featuring a one-mile fun walk, live music, food trucks, a family-fun zone and silent auction. Registration is $30. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Jacksonville Humane Society, 8464 Beach Boulevard, Jacksonville. 904-725-8766 or jaxhumane.org.

Read to a Dog: Share a story with a therapy dog to build reading confidence. Bring a favorite book from home or use a library book. Registration required. Ages 5-12. Free. 11 a.m.-Noon. Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6500 or beaufortcountylibrary.org. 

Bluffton Community Easter Egg Hunt: A huge Easter egg hunt with live music. Hot dogs, chips and drinks will be provided for participants. Donations encouraged, see website for wish list. 11 a.m., Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-785-4711 or epworthchildrenshome.org.

APRIL 12TH

Easter Eggstravaganza: A community event to provide the Best Easter Egg Hunt in Hilton Head Island. Featuring bounce houses, concessions and other entertainment. Free admission. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.

Easter Egg Hunt: An annual tradition held at the Gregg Russell Harbour Town Playground with the Easter Bunny as part of the festivities. Free. 11-11:15 a.m., Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or seapines.com.

Helping Parents Heal: A support group to help parents who have lost children by providing support and resources to aid in the healing process. Free. 1-3 p.m., The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 201-233-6015 or helpingparentsheal.org.

Sunrise Service: Two sunrise services hosted by St. Andrews by the Sea. 7 a.m., Coligny Beach, Hilton Head Island. 7 a.m., Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-785-4711 or hhiumc.com. 

APRIL 13-19TH

RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing: The 52nd annual golf tournament is South Carolina’s only PGA Tour event. This historic event takes place during the week following the Masters and continues the longstanding tradition of being one of golf's most notable tournaments. Ticket prices vary. 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Harbour Town Golf Links, 11 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-2448 or rbcheritage.com. 

APRIL 15TH

Christian Heritage Breakfast: An inspirational morning of fellowship, faith and food, featuring guest speaker and PGA Tour player Brendon Todd. Reservations required. Cost is $30 per person, $225 per table. 7 a.m., Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. christianheritagebreakfast.com.

APRIL 17TH

Lev Simcha: A joyous heart Sabbath service filled with signing, music, light snacks and fun, hosted by Congregation Beth Yam. Free. 6:30 p.m., St. Andrews by the Sea, 39 Persimmon Street, Bluffton. bethyam.org.

APRIL 17-19TH

Charleston In-Water Boat Show: Boats of all sizes, marine products, services and more will be on display both in and out of the water. This family-friendly event includes pirate scavenger hunts, face painting, live entertainment and food trucks. Tickets are $5-$10. Noon-6 p.m., Friday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday. Bristol Marina, 185 Lockwood Drive, Charleston. charlestoninwaterboatshow.com.

APRIL 18TH

Music on Malphrus: Singer and songwriter Sloan Wainwright will perform at Music on Malphrus, an acoustic listening room. Tickets are $20. Doors open at 6 p.m., show at 7 p.m., The Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Lowcountry, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 843-837-3330 or uulowcountry.org.

Soft Shell Crab Festival: Local chefs will be serving favorite soft shell crab dishes. Enjoy a classic car show, kids zone and more. Free admission. 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Paris Avenue, Port Royal. “Like” the event on Facebook.

Annual Earth Day Celebration: Celebrate 50 years of Earth day at this 20th annual event, featuring workshops, storytelling, a fashion show, food and entertainment. Free. Noon-5 p.m., Daffin Park, 1198 Washington Avenue, Savannah. 912-662-5162 or earthlysavannah.org.

APRIL 19TH

Reggae Sunset Cruise: Come vibe with Red Stripes Caribbean for an evening of great music, food and fun. Cost is $50. 6:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. reggaeponderiver.com.

APRIL 21-MAY 21ST

Spring Musical Theatre Intensive: A five-week program designed for young performing artists in middle and high school who are ready to elevate their skills to the next level. Cost is $200 for music and dance, $100 for drama and theatre. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945 or artshhi.com.

APRIL 22ND

Earth Day Oyster Shell Bagging: Bag oyster shells in celebration of Earth Day. Wear close-toed shoes and old clothes. Free. 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. oustidefoundation.org.

APRIL 25TH

Beach Yoga and Clean Up: Enjoy a relaxing morning of beach yoga, followed by a beach trash clean up. Free. 8 a.m., Coligny Beach, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. outsidefoundation.org.

Bocce Tournament: A single-elimination tournament hosted by the Italian-American Club. Enjoy this family-friendly competition with great food and fun for all. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. iachh.org.

Fairy and Gnome Festival: A day of enchantment featuring a fairy fashion show, mining for magic gems, a fairy village, games, crafts and more. Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 4-17, free for children under 3. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Oatland Island Wildlife Center, 711 Sandtown Road, Savannah. 912-395-1517.

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe: The Savannah Ballet Theatre’s professional dancers will perform this spectacular tale. Cost is $25. 7 p.m., Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn Street, Savannah. savannahballettheatre.org.

World Penguin Day: Celebrate everyone’s favorite black and white bird with stories, activities and crafts. Free. 11 a.m.-Noon. Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-255-6500 or beaufortcountylibrary.org. 

APRIL 25-26TH

The Art Market at Historic Honey Horn: A fine art and craft festival featuring 90 accomplished artists from the region and across the country. Admission is $3. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday. Honey Horn Plantation, 70 Honey Horn Plantation Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.

APRIL 26TH

Blessing of the Fleet and Seafood Festival: Pay tribute to Mount Pleasant’s local shrimping and fishing industry during this boat parade festival. Includes live music, a craft show, kids activities and more. Free. 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Memorial Waterfront Park, 99 Harry M. Hallman Junior Boulevard, Mount Pleasant. “Like” the event on Facebook.

APRIL 29-MAY 24TH

Kinky Boots: A performance with high spirits and even higher heels. Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Score. Cost is $61. Times vary. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or artshhi.com.

 

 

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MAY 2ND

Savannah Scottish Games: A spectacle of entertainment featuring bagpipes, drums, children’s events, genealogists, Highland dancing competition, historic reenactments,  Scottish vendors, and Scottish food and refreshments. Cost is $15 for general admission, $10 for military and first responders, $10 for students ages 11-18, free for children under 10. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Bethesda Academy, 9520 Ferguson Avenue, Savannah. savannahscottishgames.com.

MAY 8TH

Baby Shark Live: Take an adventure into the sea with Baby Shark and his friend Pinkfong as they sing and dance through some of your favorite songs. Tickets are $25-$59. 5 p.m., Savannah Civic Center, 301 West Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah. 912-651-6550 or savannahcivic.com.

MAY 9TH

Mayfest: Also known as the Bluffton Village Festival, this fun outdoor event features more than 200 artists and food vendors. Includes a pie eating contest, the hilarious Ugly Dog contest, great music and more. Free admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Calhoun Street, Bluffton. 843-540-7957 or blufftonmayfest.com.