Local Events

by Patricia Gadek

YEAR ROUND

MURRELLS INLET 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS

HOBCAW BARONY
22 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown
(843) 546-4623
www.hobcawbarony.org

A 16,000-acre natural preserve and historic site, Hobcaw Barony is open to the public through guided tours and seasonal programs. Introductory tours of the property and Hobcaw House, where Churchill and FDR were entertained, are available on a regular basis. Walk in the footsteps of former presidents, prime ministers and captains of industry. Seasonal activities such as learning to throw a cast net, behind the scenes tours, photography tours, trail rides, fly fishing or cane pole fishing are scheduled at different times throughout the year. A Coastal Ecology Camp is offered six weeks during the summer. Call or visit the website for times and more information.

MAY

ART WALK WEEK
Historic Georgetown
May 7, 13, 14
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
www.culturalcouncilofgeorgetown.org

Jazz concert, photography, children’s theater, wine walk, art show, art walk, kids’ art activities, and so much more!

PAWLEYS PAVILION REUNION
North Causeway, Pawleys Island
May 20
6:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
(843) 546-5685, Extension 4

Pawleys Pavilion Reunion Dance under the stars to the Blackwater Rhythm and Blues Band! Bring your lawn chairs for a great evening of fun at the Pawleys Island Nature Park at the edge of the marsh. Food and drinks are available. All ticket proceeds benefit the Georgetown County Habitat for Humanity.

BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT
Georgetown Landing Marina
May 24, 8:30 a.m.- May 27
6:30 p.m.
(843) 546-1776

Join the excitement of the tournament’s 50th anniversary by catching the big one!

MAY-OCTOBER

MUSIC IN THE PARK SERIES
Francis Marion Park, Georgetown
The first Friday of each month 6 p.m.
www.seaportgeorgetown.com

Sit back, relax and enjoy music in the park.

JUNE, JULY, AUGUST

THE SOUTH CAROLINA MARITIME MUSEUM’S YOUTH SAILING PROGRAM SUMMER SAILING CAMPS
729 Front Street, Georgetown
(843) 520-0111
sail@sc-mm.org
www.scmaritimemuseum.org

Morning session:
Monday-Friday  9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Afternoon session:
Monday-Friday
2-5 p.m.

Children ages 8-14 may register to attend a weekly, half-day summer sailing camp. The fee is $200 per camper.

JULY

PAWLEYS ISLAND 4TH OF JULY PARADE
Myrtle Avenue, Pawleys Island
Begins at 10 a.m.
(843) 237-1698
pawleystownhall@sc.rr.com

This is a beloved tradition at Pawleys. Visitors and residents decorate homemade floats of almost anything that moves (boats, cars, trucks and even bi cycles) and dress in flamboyant, imaginative costumes. Make sure you come dressed in red, white and blue! Commemorative T-shirts are available.

MURRELLS INLET 4TH OF JULY BOAT PARADE
Begins at Garden City Point
Murrells Inlet
July 1
5 p.m.
(843) 497-3450
www.marshwalk.com

The annual boat parade kicks off at 10 a.m. from Garden City Point and winds through the inlet, past the MarshWalk and south to Morse Point Landing. Boats are decorated in red, white and blue.

MADE IN THE SHADE CONCERT AND INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
1003 Front Street, Georgetown
Kaminski House Museum Lawn
7 p.m. (Bring a lawn chair and be in place by 6:30)
(843) 546-7706
www.kaminskimuseum.org

A free concert of summer favorites and patriotic music performed by the Indigo Choral Society. Check the website for additional concert dates throughout the year

GEORGETOWN 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
Georgetown
9 p.m. (dusk)
(843) 546-7706

A fireworks display put on by the Georgetown City Fire Department. It can be viewed from boats in Winyah Bay, the downtown Harborwalk or from East Bay Park.

MURRELLS INLET 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS
Murrells Inlet
10 p.m.
www.marshwalk.com

This fireworks display can be viewed from many vantage points off the Murrells Inlet shoreline. Arrive early and enjoy diner at one of the Marsh Walk restaurants first.

SEPTEMBER

ATALAYA ARTS AND CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Huntington Beach State Park
Murrells Inlet
(843) 237-4440
www.atalayafestival.com

September 24:
12-6 p.m.;
September 25:
10 a.m.-6p.m.; 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

The 42nd annual festival features more than 100 artisans offering unique woodworking, paintings, needlework, jewelry, hand-blown glass, baskets and other artistic treasures. There are several activities for children, food stalls and live entertainment. The festival takes place at the former home of the world-famous sculptor Anna Hyatt Huntington, which was designed like a Moorish style fortress.

PAWLEYS ISLAND FESTIVAL OF MUSIC AND ART
Reserve Country Club
Litchfield
October 5-21
(843) 626-8911
www.pawleysmusic.com

OCTOBER

GEORGETOWN WOODEN BOAT SHOW
Front Street and the waterfront
Georgetown
October 21-22
(843) 520-0111
www.woodenboatshow.com

One of the Southeast’s best wooden boat exhibits, with more than 140 classic wooden boats displayed on land and water, children’s model boatbuilding, knot tying, maritime art, crafts, food and music. A special attraction is Saturday’s Wooden Boat Challenge: Teams of two race to build a rowing skiff within a fourhour time limit and then test their boats for seaworthiness in a rowing relay on the Sampit River.

HALLOWEEN ON THE MARSHWALK
The MarshWalk, Murrells Inlet
October 31
5 p.m.
(843) 497-3450
www.marshwalk.com

Festivities begin with trick-or-treating along the MarshWalk and a costume contest for children. Prizes are awarded for the scariest, funniest and most creative costumes. Later, enjoy some grown-up fun with the adult costume contest! More than $3,500 in cash and prizes are awarded to the best of the best.

NOVEMBER

A TASTE OF GEORGETOWN
Front Street, Georgetown
November 4
12:30-3:30 p.m.
www.tasteofgeorgetownsc.com

A “restaurant crawl” along Front Street in Georgetown and under a tent at Francis Marion Park. Guests can buy food-sample tickets for each of the participating restaurants. Live entertainment keeps things hopping.

SEVENTH ANNUAL HANSER HOUSE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Hanser House Restaurant, Litchfield
November 11, 2017
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
(843) 235-3024

This annual festival is full of fun for all ages, with local vendors, activities for the kids, draft beer, yummy seafood and barrels of steamed oysters. Proceeds go to a local charity.

NOVEMBER, DECEMBER AND JANUARY

A VERY MARSHWALK CHRISTMAS
Murrells Inlet
November 25-January 1
(843) 497-3450
www.marshwalk.com

Local businesses and Christmas lights line the MarshWalk for a unique, holiday shopping experience.

DECEMBER

ANNUAL MARSHWALK SANTA CRAWL
Murrells Inlet
December 16
(843) 497-3450
www.marshwalk.com

A holiday bar crawl along the MarshWalk. Participants quench their thirst on exclusive drink specials while dressed in the finest Christmas-themed attire. Prizes are awarded to the individual or group whose costume(s) best express the holiday season.

JANUARY 2018

ANNUAL SOUPER BOWL BENEFIT
Precious Blood of Christ Catholic Church, Pawleys Island
January 27, 2018
5:30-7:30 p.m.
(843) 546-5685, Extension 4
www.habitatgeorgetown.com

The 20th annual “Souper Bowl” will benefit Habitat for Humanity Georgetown County. It features gourmet soups, stews, chowders and bisques donated by more than 40 local restaurants, as well as homemade breads from area bakers. Participants may choose from scores of handmade crockery bowls.

FEBRUARY 2018

TASTE OF THE MARSHWALK
Murrells Inlet
February 2018 – TBA
11:00 a.m.-the evening
(843) 497-3450
www.marshwalk.com

Enjoy fresh local seafood and sample dishes from award-winning chefs. Festivities include live bands, local artists, children’s activities and much more

MARDI GRAS GEORGETOWN
February 13
6 p.m.

Don your best Mardi Gras duds and join the celebration, which starts on the corner of King and Front streets.

MARSHI GRAS ON THE MARSHWALK
Murrells Inlet
February 13, 2018
(843) 497-3450
www.marshwalk.com

Come celebrate Fat Tuesday on the MarshWalk, a real Mardi Gras-style evening. Enjoy live music, beads, drink specials, party favors, children’s activities and authentic cuisine. Come prepared, because prizes are awarded for the four best Marshi Gras costumes.

MARCH 2018

71ST ANNUAL PLANTATION TOURS
Georgetown
March 23-24, 2018
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Contact: Mrs. Lisa Collins
per4y@aol.com
(843) 545-8291
www.pgwinyah.org

Sponsored by the Women of Prince George Episcopal Church, this popular= event goes back in time to gracious living and is one of the oldest home tours in South Carolina. It takes guests inside pre-Revolutionary and antebellum churches, homes and plantation houses, many of which are privately owned. A different group of homes is on tour each day. As part of the tour, visitors are invited to the Winyah Indigo Society Hall for tea each afternoon. Home-baked goods, local art and books will be available for sale in the Parish Hall.

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