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LOWCOUNTRY Leisure Guide

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In Shore • Offshore Charters Evening Shark Fishing

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The go-to company for those who would prefer to spend time outside versus inside is OUTSIDE HILTON HEAD. For over 30 years we’ve been providing top experiences, amazing memories and connecting people to the hidden gems of the Lowcountry. In addition to our multitude of excellent programs 365 days a year, Outside Hilton Head has grown to become the Lowcountry’s premier outdoor outfitter with two retail shops loaded with everything you need for your adventure. So stop by, log on or call us and GET OUTSIDE! Outside Hilton Head Flagship Store: Plaza at Shelter Cove • Highway 278 Outside Palmetto Bluff Store & Activity Center: Wilson Landing at Palmetto Bluff 2

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CONTENTS SUMMER 2018

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Hilton Head Island Directory Listings Fire in the Sky Hilton Head Happenings Visit the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge Hilton Head Island: Did You Know? Lowcountry Wildlife

Bluffton

COVER ART: Evening Reflections, by Joan Moreau McKeever.

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Bluffton Bluffton Happenings May River Shrimp Festival The May River: A Shimmering Treasure 5 Facts About Old Town Bluffton

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Beaufort Beaufort Happenings The Ace Basin Beaufort Water Festival

Savannah 47 50 52 54

Savannah Tybee Time Family-Friendly Fun Savannah Happenings

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Tide Chart - June Tide Chart - July Tide Chart - August Tide Chart - September Barbecue Tips Lowcountry Map

Single copies of The Lowcountry Leisure Guide may be obtained by mailing a check for $5.00 for postage and handling to Island Communications, P.O. Box 5511, Hilton Head Island, SC 29938. e-mail: icom@ hiltonhead.com. Every effort is made to provide dependable data; however, the publisher does not war­rant that the data herein is complete or accurate. Any rates, special offers, etc. are subject to change by the individual adver­tis­ers and are not guaranteed by Island Communications. ©Copyright 2018. Island Communications. All rights reserved.

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Hilton Head Island, SC – This crown

jewel of the Lowcountry offers 12 miles of white sandy beaches and lush maritime forests, as well as award-winning dining, exceptional shopping and outstanding family-friendly activities. This boot-shaped sea island, nestled along the South Atlantic coast, has earned a well-deserved reputation as a beach, golf and tennis mecca. Hilton Head Island features wide sandy beaches, gentle waves, rolling dunes and a temperate climate, providing the ideal setting for a wide range of outdoor activities, from saltwater fishing to ziplining.

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elcome to the Lowcountry! From awardwinning restaurants to fascinating historic sites, there’s so much here to explore, experience and enjoy. You’ll want to return again and again to experience the best that the area has to offer. Here's a quick overview of the main areas of interest in the Lowcountry...

Bluffton, SC – Enjoy the “Bluffton State of Mind,” which is laid-back, quirky and fun, when you visit Old Town Bluffton. Wander the town’s historic streets, shaded by massive live oak trees, and discover creative art galleries, charming boutiques, delicious restaurants and inviting pubs. Tucked along the majestic May River, Bluffton offers an authentic Southern village atmosphere that is home to friendly locals, vintage Lowcountry architecture and fresh seafood. Beaufort, SC – Southern charm comes to life in Beaufort, from its quaint waterfront dotted with porch swings, to its historic homes, which date back to 1717. Beaufort served as the inspiration for the setting of Pat Conroy’s novel The Prince of Tides and is featured in a wide range of movies such as Forrest Gump and The Big Chill. This former port, which was home to wealthy planters before the Civil War, boasts scenic streets shaded by massive live oaks, as well as cozy restaurants, lively festivals, friendly cafés and inviting boutiques. Savannah, GA – Founded by General James Edward Oglethorpe in 1733, Savannah originally served as Britain’s 13th colony in the New World. Today, it’s a foodie’s fantasy and a pedestrian paradise. Thanks to its innovative city plan, developed by Oglethorpe, visitors can explore the National Historic Landmark District on foot, marveling at the network of squares that crisscross the downtown area. From the seaport charm of River Street to the cosmopolitan flair of Broughton Street, Savannah offers a wide range of options and experiences to suit every taste. Make the most of every moment in the Lowcountry. Happy travels!

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esignated “The Best Island in the Continental U.S.� in 2016 by Travel + Leisure readers, Hilton Head Island is a boot-shaped paradise brimming with

white, sandy beaches and natural wonders. Adventure abounds on the many kayak nature tours and deep-sea fishing excursions, walking trails within wildlife preserves and over 50 miles of paved public pathways. No wonder Hilton Head holds a special place in many hearts. Whether enjoying an afternoon of shopping, playing 18 holes on a world-class golf course or savoring a meal at one of the hundreds of fabulous local restaurants, life on this Island is always laid back. Beachfront hotels and harborside condos offer spectacular sunrise and sunset views, adding a taste of luxury as well.


LOWCOUNTRY DIRECTORY

Bicycle Billy’s Bike Rentals Island-Wide Delivery & Pickup GPS: 81 Pope Ave. ____________________________

Hilton Head Island

bicyclebillys.com Phone: (843) 785-7851

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Bling Vacations LLC GPS: 200 Main St. Ste. 201L ____________________________

Hilton Head Island

blingvacations.com Phone: (843) 593-8186

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Bluewater Adventure Shelter Cove Marina GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. ____________________________

Hilton Head Island

bluewateradventurehiltonhead.com Phone: (843) 422-9119

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Captain Mike’s Dolphin Tours Lazaretto Creek Marina GPS: 1 Old U.S. Hwy. 80 ____________________________

Tybee Island

tybeedolphins.com Phone: (912) 786-5848

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LOWCOUNTRY DIRECTORY Coastal Discovery Museum Honey Horn GPS: 70 Honey Horn Dr. Hilton Head Island ____________________________ coastaldiscovery.org

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Phone: (843) 689-6767

Dolphin Discoveries Simmons Landing GPS: 11 Simmons Rd. ____________________________ dolphindiscoverieshiltonhead.com Phone: (843) 684-1911

Hilton Head Island Pg. 13

Duck Donuts GPS: 890 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. Ste. 70 ____________________________ duckdonuts.com Phone: (843) 842-3825

Hilton Head Island Pg. 23

Every Second Counts Escape Room GPS: 22 Sams Point Way Beaufort ____________________________ everysecondcountsesc.com

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Phone: (843) 525-9000

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www.dolphindiscoverieshiltonhead.com

WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/HILTONHEADSHARKFISHING

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Family Shark Fishing Simmons Landing GPS: 11 Simmons Rd. Hilton Head Island ____________________________ facebook.com/hiltonheadsharkfishing Pg. 11 Phone: (843) 684-1911

Fat Tire Xtreme Bikes GPS: 119 Arrow Rd., Unit C Hilton Head Island ____________________________ hiltonheadebikerentals.com

Pg. 23

Phone: (843) 940-0251

Hilton Head Bicycle Company Island-Wide Delivery & Pickup GPS: 112 Arrow Rd. Hilton Head Island ____________________________ hiltonheadbicycle.com

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Phone: (843) 686-6888

Dolphin & Nature Tour Sonny C. Charters Broad Creek Marina GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. ____________________________ hiltonheadtours.com Phone: (843) 681-2522

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LOWCOUNTRY DIRECTORY

Island Skiff Adventure Tours Broad Creek Marina GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. ____________________________ islandskifftours.com Phone: (843) 816-5976

Hilton Head Island Pg. 17

Kayak Hilton Head Simmons Landing GPS: 11 Simmons Rd. ____________________________ kayakhiltonhead.com Phone: (843) 684-1910

Hilton Head Island Pg. 13

KS Fine Art Gallery GPS: 230 Bull St. Savannah ____________________________ ksfineartgallery.com

Pg. 51

Phone: (407) 474-0411

Lawton Stables The Sea Pines Resort GPS: 190 Greenwood Dr. Hilton Head Island ____________________________ lawtonstables.com

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Phone: (843) 671-2586

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Fire in the Sky A s Independence Day draws near, the nighttime sky will be filled with fireworks across the Lowcountry. From Shelter Cove on Hilton Head Island to River Street in Savannah, fireworks will explode in a dark sky to celebrate the Fourth of July. Many Lowcountry residents will take the Promethean power of fireworks into their own hands, lighting fireworks, sparklers and other such items in their own backyard. According to the National Council on Fireworks Safety, fireworks’ injuries are at an all-time low. Federal safety regulations, combined with an increased consumer awareness, are making the Fourth of July safer than ever. Stay away from dangerous illegal explosives like M-80s, M-100s, blockbusters or quarterpounders. Federally banned since 1966, these items, which are frequently unlabeled, can cause serious injury or even death. Avoid any firework that isn’t clearly labeled with the name of the item, the manufacturer’s name and instructions for proper use. Homemade fireworks can be deadly. Never attempt to make your own devices. Do not use any kits that are advertised for making homemade fireworks. Mixing fireworks’ chemicals can be dangerous work that is 16

best left to the experts.

Remember that fireworks are not toys. Fireworks that comply with strict safety regulations, enacted by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in 1976, burn at approximately the same temperature as a household match, and can cause burn injuries or ignite clothing if used improperly. To help you celebrate safely this Fourth of July, the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the National Council on Fireworks Safety offers these safety tips:

• Always read and follow label instructions. • Have an adult present at all times. • Buy from reliable fireworks’ retailers. • Always ignite fireworks outdoors. • Keep water handy, in case of an emergency. • Never experiment or attempt to make your own fireworks. • Light only one firework at a time. • Never re-ignite malfunctioning fireworks. • Store fireworks in a cool, dry place. • Never carry fireworks in your pocket. • Never throw fireworks at another person. • Do not shoot fireworks in metal or glass containers.

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www.IslandSkiffTours.com (843) 816-5976

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Get up close and personal with the local wildlife on this must-do eco-tour • Captain your own two-person catamaran boat on an exploration of Hilton Head’s creeks & islands led by an experienced guide • Make several stops on the two-and-a-half-hour, 30-mile tour • Reservations Required. $125 per adult • $100 per child 18 Simmons Rd, HHI SC 29926 Broad Creek Marina

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HILTON HEAD GREGG RUSSELL SUMMER CONCERTS

When: June 15-August 24 (Mon.Fri.); August 30-September 2, 8-9:30 p.m. Where: Under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Rd. What It’s About: Over the years, Gregg Russell has become a Sea Pines classic. You'll find him in the heart of Harbour Town, entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. For more information, (843) 842-1979 or www. seapines.com.

HARBOURFEST

When: Tues., June 19, 26; Wed., July 4; Tues., July 10, 17, 24, 31 and Tues., August 7, 14, 6-10 p.m. Where: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Ln. What It’s About: A family-friendly festival on the waterfront at Shelter Cove, featuring live music by Shannon Tanner, Cappy the Clown, face painting, carnival games, treats from vendors and fireworks to end the night in the most spectacular way. All of these fun activities are set amid great restaurants and shops. Shannon Tanner takes the stage each night at 6:30 and 8 p.m., before the fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting. For more information, (843) 785-6424 or www.palmettodunes.com.

THE ARTS CENTER OF COASTAL CAROLINA Saturday Night Fever

When: June 20-July 29, 8 p.m. Where: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Ln. What It’s About: Hustle back to the '70s with music and lyrics by the legendary Bee Gees for this story about 19-year-old Brooklyn ladies’ man, Tony Manero, whose weekends are spent at the local discotheque, where he luxuriates in the admiration of the crowd. For tickets, call (843) 842-2787 or visit www.artshhi.com.

SUMMER JAMS

When: Tues., July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 and August 7, 14. 5-9 p.m. Where: Shelter Cove Towne Center, Shelter Cove Community Park 18

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What It’s About: Family fun with face painting, inflatable bounce houses, a zip line, rock climbing wall, bungee jump, The Surf’s Jeff Taylor, DJ Alan Palchak and fireworks at dusk. Free admission; food and activities are sold separately. For more information, (843) 681-7273 or www.islandreccenter.org.

JULY 4TH PARADE

When: July 4, 8:30 a.m. Where: Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Rd. What It’s About: Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog or kids for a fun-filled parade around Harbour Town. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse at 8:30 a.m. to register and pick up decorating supplies. Parade lineup begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. and entries will be judged on patriotism. Supplies limited to the first 100 registered. Following the parade, enjoy some holiday fun and activities. For more information, (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com.

FIREWORKS AT HARBOUR TOWN

When: July 4, 9 p.m. Where: Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Rd. What It’s About: Join the festivities in Harbour Town for a fireworks extravaganza that will light up the sky over the famous Harbour Town Lighthouse and Calibogue Sound. Food, fun and live music. For more information, (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com.

FIREWORKS AT SKULL CREEK When: July 4, 6-10 p.m. Where: Hudson’s Seafood, Skull Creek Boathouse What It’s About: 34th Annual Skull Creek 4th of July Celebration, with live entertainment at Hudson’s and Skull Creek Boathouse starting at 6 p.m. Free community fireworks display from a barge on the Intracoastal Waterway at 9:30 p.m. Free parking and shuttle service from the Boys & Girls Club on Gum Tree Road, 6-10 p.m. No coolers please. (843) 681-2772 or www.hudsonsonthedocks.com.

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he Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, located near the bridge to Hilton Head Island, offers an ideal place to enjoy the natural beauty of the Lowcountry. Once part of the plantation of Major General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney, a prominent South Carolina attorney, from 1801 to 1815, this wildlife refuge features 14 miles of trails and an abundance of wildlife. From 1937 to 1975, when it was donated to the Fish and Wildlife Service, Pinckney Island was privately owned and managed as a game preserve. Established in 1975, the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge features more than 4,000 acres of wild Lowcountry beauty, including Pinckney Island, Corn Island, Big Harry Island, Little Harry Island, Buzzard Island and numerous small hammocks. Nearly 67% of the refuge consists of salt marsh and tidal creeks, which support a diversity of bird and plant life. Wildlife commonly observed on Pinckney Island includes waterfowl, shorebirds, bald eagles, wood storks, wading birds, raptors, neo-tropical migrants, white-tailed deer and American alligators, with large concentrations of white ibis, herons and egrets. The refuge offers ideal opportunities for hiking, bicycling, photography and wildlife observation. 20

Suggested Hiking/ Biking Trips: All trips begin and end at the parking area located half a mile from the refuge entrance; distances are round-trip. • Ibis Pond: 1.2 miles • Shell Point: 4.6 miles • Starr Pond: 2 miles • Osprey Pond: 3 miles • Nini Chapin and Barker Ponds: 3.6 miles • Bull Point: 5 miles • Dick Point: 7.4 miles • Clubhouse Pond: 6.2 miles • White Point: 7.8 miles

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43A Jenkins Island Road Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 (843) 842-4754 seamonkeyshhi.com

RENTALS & TOURS

JET SKIS•BOATS•KAYAKS•PADDLE BOARDS

Quick access to prime riding areas and just a few paddle strokes away from the Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Come share in our slice of Lowcountry paradise!

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND:

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n August of 1663, English Captain William Hilton spotted the Island and named it after himself, calling it “Hilton Head.” The word “Head” refers to the headlands visible while sailing the uncharted waters. Captain Hilton lingered several days, making note of the trees, crops, freshwater and sweet air.

he first English development in the Lowcountry began in 1698. In 1717, Col. John Barnwell was granted a thousand acres on the northwest corner of Hilton Head Island. He became the first white settler. By 1766, 25 families lived on the Island. n the eighteeth century, Hilton Head was divided into working plantations growing a wide range of lucrative crops, including indigo, rice, sugar cane and cotton. Before the Civil War, slaves worked the land, which proved remarkably fertile and productive. Because this sea Island—like many others along the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia —was largely cut off from the mainland, many slaves retained West African dialects and traditions, developing an identity over the years that is today known as Gullah.

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odern-day Hilton Head took shape in the 1950s, when Charles Fraser began developing the land that eventually became Sea Pines, creating a groundbreaking style of real estate development, founded with a reverence and respect for the natural environment. n the 1960s, Port Royal, Spanish Wells and Palmetto Dunes followed suit, becoming key players in the Island’s history. Long Cove, Wexford, Palmetto Hall and Windmill Harbour came on board in the 1980s. Indigo Run is the newest of the communities, which was developed and opened in the 1990s.

oday, strict restrictions on flashy development forbid neon signs and brightly colored facades. Instead, most of the buildings on the Island have an earthy feeling, imbued with moss, mud and sand-inspired hues.

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he Town of Hilton Head Island has preserved much of the Island’s undeveloped land as green space for perpetuity, underscoring a larger commitment to the environment.

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ith more than 50 miles of bike paths, Hilton Head Island is a family-friendly destination, attracting visitors from across the country and around the world.

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HILTON HEAD, SC

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Lowcountry

WILDLIFE

HILTON HEAD ISLAND abounds with

wildlife, making the Island a natural wonderland. Listen for bird songs from cardinals and mockingbirds by day, the familiar hoot of the barred owl at night and the bobwhite quail whistle at daybreak. Birders enjoy the diversity of avian creatures on Hilton Head Island, particularly in the spring and fall. Some birds can be seen all year, including the great blue heron, night heron, white egret and laughing gull. Bring a pair of binoculars to look for native and migratory birds across the Island. White-tailed deer roam the Island, nibbling on wild leaves and fruit. They can be shy by day, but at sunset, the local deer population tends to migrate, so beware of deer entering roadways at dusk or late at night.

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The Official Guide Sept. 2015-Feb. 2016

Near the Island’s many lagoons, alligators and bullfrogs are plentiful. Never feed, taunt or get too close to the local population of alligators – remember that alligators truly are wild animals, however docile they may seem. Each year, loggerhead sea turtles nest on the beaches of Hilton Head Island between May and August. Nesting occurs at night, when the female crawls ashore on the beach and digs a nest in the sand with her flippers. Loggerhead turtles typically lay between 100 to 125 eggs before covering the nest with sand and returning back to the ocean. Approximately 60 days later, the baby sea turtles hatch and head towards the sea, ready to begin their journey of life. This season, keep your eyes and ears alert for wildlife on Hilton Head Island. You won’t be disappointed!


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ust minutes from Hilton Head Island, right on the banks of the May River, sits the quaint town of Bluffton, South Carolina. Filled with gorgeous ante-

bellum homes, historic churches and all kinds of artisan shops and wonderful restaurants, Bluffton is anything but quiet. It was even named #1 for Amazing Non-­Beach Getaways by Huffington Post, which is no surprise since the gorgeous oak trees draped in moss and the scenic views of the May River give Bluffton some of the sweetest Southern charm in all of the Lowcountry. No matter whether you’re looking for a great place to fish or explore by kayak, somewhere to have a family vacation, destination wedding, or even a new place to call home, Bluffton is bound to have somewhere perfect for you. Discover this casual, friendly community that’s filled with Southern style.


LOWCOUNTRY DIRECTORY Main Street Village GPS: 301 Main St. Hilton Head Island ____________________________

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mainstreetvillagehhi.com Phone: (877) 726-2772

Mike’s Bikes Bicycle Rentals Island-Wide Delivery & Pickup Hilton Head Island ____________________________ mikesbikeshiltonhead.com

Pg. 17

Phone: (843) 671-6453

Old Town Trolley GPS: 234 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., ____________________________ trolleytours.com/savannah Phone: (912) 373-7995

Savannah Pg. 55

Outside Hilton Head Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge Hwy. 278 Shelter Cove Marina GPS: 1 Shelter Cove Ln. ___________________________

Palmetto Bluff

outsidehiltonhead.com

GPS: 37 Boathouse St., Bluffton

Phone: (843) 686-6996

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BLUFFTON FARMERS MARKET OF BLUFFTON When: Thursdays, June 21September 13, 1-6 p.m. Where: Calhoun Cottages, Calhoun St. What It’s About: Fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and herbs abound at the Farmers Market of Bluffton, a weekly community event, where locals and tourists gather to buy excellent produce, enjoy delicious food and listen to live music. Located in historic downtown Bluffton, this family-friendly market showcases local growers, food vendors and entertainers. www.farmersmarketbluffton.com.

THE BLUFFTON BOILED PEANUT FESTIVAL When: June 30, 3-8 p.m. Where: Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. What It’s About: The 7th Annual Boiled Peanut Festival is back! Kick off the festival at the Farmers Market of Bluffton for the 2018 Cracking of the Nut. Do you have the "Best Boiled Peanut Recipe" in Bluffton? This year’s cookoff will be larger than ever. Enter your little Peanuts in the 2018 Lil' Baby Goober, Lil' Miss Peanut and Lil' Mr. Goober Competition. Try eating your weight in peanuts at the boiled peanut eat-off for a chance at this coveted title. www.boiledpeanutfestival.com.

FUN DAY PROGRAMS AT THE HEYWARD HOUSE MUSEUM AND WELCOME CENTER When: July 27, 11-12 noon Where: Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center, 70 Boundary St. What It’s About: Scavenger Hunt! Come participate in an outdoor 30

Happenings scavenger hunt and have a chance to win a prize by seeking out items on-site and answering questions about the history of the house, town and state. 11 a.m.-noon. Fun Day Programs: Children 5-12 years, $5. Adults, $10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Reservations are required. (843) 757-6293 or www.heywardhouse.org.

SOUTH CAROLINA TAXFREE WEEKEND AT TANGER OUTLETS When: August 3-5 Where: Tanger 1: 1256 Fording Island Rd. and Tanger 2: 1414 Fording Island Rd. What It’s About: Join us for a weekend of big savings and shop for the perfect backto-school essentials and the latest fall fashions. Tanger Outlet shoppers will get a break from the State of South Carolina and local sales taxes on qualifying sales, including all clothing and footwear purchases individually priced at $100 or less. www.tangeroutlet.com/ hiltonhead/.

PALMETTO BLUFF SUMMER CONCERT SERIES PRESENTS LEVON When: August 7, 6:30 p.m. Where: Crossroads in Moreland Village, Palmetto Bluff, 19 Village Park Square What It’s About: Levon, the country music artists, will be performing live in an outdoor concert. Gates open at 5 p.m. $25 per car (load 'em up!) at the gate. Bring your own chairs, a picnic and your favorite Tuesday night date. Food and beverages will also be available for purchase. (843) 757-3333 or palmettobluff.com.

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MAY RIVER

Shrimp Festival

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July 19 - 20. 5-9 p.m.

Where:

Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St.

What It’s About:

May River Shrimp Festival will return to the Oyster Factory Park from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday and 4-9 p.m. on Friday with live music, an arts and crafts village and a food court full of our delicious seafood from local restaurants! A part of the Bluffton Sunset Party Series, the May River Shrimp Festival welcomes the community to celebrate local foods, vendors, craft beer and homegrown music in a kid- and pet-friendly environment. Tickets for the Bluffton Sunset Parties are $5 at the entrance, while children 12 and under get in for FREE. Everyone is welcome. Come by boat, bike or golf cart. Lawn chairs and leashed pets are permitted, but no outside food or drinks will be allowed. For more information about the May River Shrimp Festival, go to www.blufftonsunsetparty.com or call Bear Foot Sports at (843) 757-8520. SU MMER 2 0 1 8 | LOWC OUNTRY LEISURE G U I D E

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THE MAY RIVER: A SHIMMERING TREASURE

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or generations, the May River in Bluffton has united Lowcountry residents who live along the shores of this shimmering estuary.

During the antebellum period, Savannah-area plantation owners brought their families to spend the summer under the shade of the live oak trees lining the May River. The breezes off the river prevented the intrusion of mosquitoes lurking on sweltering rice plantations and spreading diseases like malaria and yellow fever. When Union soldiers drove Hilton Head residents out of their homes during the Civil War, they sought asylum in Bluffton, which earned its name from the signature high banks along the May River. That natural bluff made it easy for Confederate soldiers to spot an invasion attempt during the tumultuous Civil War. South Carolina’s economic saving grace during the post-war Reconstruction Era, the May River was used to transport goods and summer vacationers between Savannah and other port cities. By any measure, the most coveted resource sold along the water trade route were the oysters that inhabited the pristine river. South Carolina’s oysters, or Eastern oysters as they are called, continue to be in high demand for the authentic taste of the Lowcountry the bivalves provide. As the oysters clean and filter the water of the May River, they absorb some of the salty Southern flavoring that can only be found in South Carolina’s waters. Home to some of the nation’s tastiest oysters, the May River also serves as an unofficial community gathering spot when the tides roll out. On any given summer day, the May River Sand Bar is lined with boats blasting music, mariners playing cornhole, the sweet smell of fresh food on the grill and kids chasing after newfound friends. The sunset version of this come-as-you-are party may be the highlight of any South Carolina summer. Other May River highlights include the historic Garvin-Garvey Freedman’s Cottage of freed slave Cyrus Gardner, and the 150-year-old Church of the Cross, which offers stunning water views. A short walk from the shops in Old Town Bluffton, the May River can be accessed at the end of Calhoun Street or the sandy Brighton Beach. Tours of the Church of the Cross are available from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Tours of the Garvin-Garvey Freedman’s Cottage are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. $5 per person; free admission for children.


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Old Town is a great destination for visitors. Situated along a natural bluff overlooking the May River, Old Town Bluffton features historic homes converted into chic boutiques, treasure-filled antique shops, caffeine-rich cafés and colorful art galleries. Wander through Bluffton’s shady streets, play cornhole, sample happy hour specials and discover beautiful works of art by Lowcountry artists.

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History lives on Bluffton’s streets. Although some of Bluffton’s homes were burned in 1863 during the Civil War, the historic structures that remain offer insight into the mercantile society of river traders who once occupied them. Today, Calhoun Street has the community’s densest concentration of historic homes and art galleries. Southern hospitality is always in style. The Heyward House, located at 70 Boundary St., is the Official Welcome Center for the Town of Bluffton, offering free maps, information and more. This historic home, built in 1841 and inspired by planters’ homes in the British West Indies, is open for guided tours Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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Bluffton offers memorable architecture. Bluffton’s Church of the Cross, located at 110 Calhoun St., is nestled along the scenic shores of the May River. This unusual Carpenter Gothic structure was built in 1857 and was added to the National Register in 1975. Today, the church is open to the public for tours and worship services. Festivals abound throughout the year. Popular annual events in Bluffton include Mayfest, which originally started in 1978 and unites local artisans and musicians to celebrate local culture, and the Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival, which features original art, kayak tours, a 5K run and plenty of fresh, local seafood. SU MMER 2 0 1 8 | LOWC OUNTRY LEISURE G U I D E

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ueen of the Carolina Sea Islands, many flags have flown over Beaufort, Port Royal and the surrounding

area since the Spanish established Santa Elena

on Parris Island in 1566 — 40 years before Jamestown. Home to one of only three National Historic Landmark Districts in South Carolina, as well as Hunting Island State Park, Parris Island Marine Recruit Depot and a Marine Corps Air Station, Beaufort’s celebrated antebellum charm, combined with its natural beauty, proud military facilities, Native American and Gullah heritage, has long attracted nature lovers, artists, history buffs, moviemakers, veterans and others looking for an out-of-theordinary escape.


LOWCOUNTRY DIRECTORY Outside Savannah Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa GPS: 1 Resort Dr. ____________________________

Savannah

outsidehiltonhead.com Phone: (843) 686-6996

Pg. 49

Port Royal Maritime Center Port Royal Sound GPS: 310 Okatie Hwy. ____________________________

Okatie

portroyalsoundfoundation.org Phone: (843) 645-7774

Pg. 39

6th Sense World GPS: 415 Bonaventure Rd. Suite B ____________________________ 6thsenseworld.com Phone: (912) 292-0960

Savannah Pg. 53

Savannah Taste Experience GPS: 118 Barnard St. Savannah ____________________________ savannahtasteexperience.com

Pg. 53

Phone: (912) 221-4439

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Get up close with the Port Royal Sound

DISCOVER OUR EXHIBITS 3,000-GALLON AQUARIUM NEVER AN ADMISSION

Open 10am to 5pm, Tuesday–Saturday 310 Okatie Highway, Okatie, SC

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LOWCOUNTRY DIRECTORY

Savannah Theatre Chippewa Square GPS: 222 Bull St. ____________________________ savannahtheatre.com Phone: (912) 233-7764

Savannah Pg. 55

Sea Island Carriage Company GPS: 930 Bay St. ____________________________ seaislandcarriagecompany.com Phone: (843) 476-7789

Beaufort Pg. 41

43A Jenkins Island Road Sea Monkeys Watersports Hilton Head Island, SC 29926 Hilton Head Harbour RV Resort & Marina (843) 842-4754 GPS: 43 Jenkins Island Rd. seamonkeyshhi.com Hilton Head Island

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seamonkeyshhi.com

Phone: (843) 842-4754 JET SKIS•BOATS•KAYAKS•PADDLE BOARDS

Quick access to prime riding areas and just a few paddle strokes away from the Pickney Island National Wildlife Refuge. Come share in our slice of Lowcountry paradise! Sky Pirate Watersports MENTION THIS AD FOR A DISCOUNT OFFER! Broad Creek Marina GPS: 18 Simmons Rd. Hilton Head Island ____________________________ skypirateparasail.com

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BEAUFORT Happenings SHARK TOOTH FRENZY! When: June 16, noon-6 p.m. Where: Sands Beach Rd., Port Royal What It’s About: It's the ultimate shark tooth hunt! Bring your entire family out for some exciting and safe fun at the Port Royal Beach. Kids 13 and under are free. Discover sharks' teeth of all species and sizes hidden in the water waiting to be found. (843) 640-8446 or www.facebook.com/ SharkTeethExpeditions/.

THE 6TH ANNUAL DRAGON BOAT RACE DAY When: June 23, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Where: Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Downtown Beaufort What It’s About: The exciting dragon boat races consist of 35 teams of paddlers, in competition on the Beaufort River, to win trophies and raise money for local cancer patients. www.dragonboat-raceday.com.

JULY CELEBRATION & FIREWORKS AT THE SANDS OF PORT ROYAL When: July 4, 5-10:30 p.m. Where: The Sands of Port Royal, London Ave., Port Royal What It’s About: Hosted by the Town of Port Royal and Historic Port Royal Foundation, this Independence Day celebration will include food booths, refreshments, vendors, entertainment, face painting, a water slide, bounce houses and more. Bring your own lawn chairs. Bug spray is recommended. No coolers, golf carts or pets allowed. Free public parking at the Sands and along city streets. Fireworks around 42

9 p.m. www.portroyal.org.

INDEPENDENCE DAY AT PARRIS ISLAND When: July 4, gates open at 5 p.m. Where: Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island What It’s About: Free and open to the public, this family-friendly event will feature a kids' fun zone, the Parris Island Band performing patriotic music and an incredible fireworks celebration. Parris Island Band performs at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks start at approximately 9:20 p.m. Food and beverages (alcoholic and nonalcoholic), as well as patriotic glow sticks, bracelets and headbands, will be available for purchase. No weapons, coolers or outside food/drink is allowed (except for baby formula and milk); pets (except service animals) or outside fireworks are allowed. All people entering the base are required to present a form of ID. There will be multiple parking areas around the depot. Drivers should follow the signs, and Marines will direct them where to park. No overnight parking. www.mcrdpi. marines.mil.

63RD ANNUAL BEAUFORT WATER FESTIVAL When: July 13-22, noon-12 p.m. Where: Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Downtown Beaufort. What It’s About: A ten-day event which includes music, food, crafts and art, the blessing of the fleet and many special events. No coolers or professional photography permitted during nightly events. (843) 524-0600 or www.bftwaterfestival.com.

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ACE Basin

ust a short drive from Beaufort lies a natural marvel untouched by commercial industry. The ACE Basin -- named for the convergence of the Ashepoo, Combahee and Edisto Rivers -- offers 350,000 acres of diverse ecological beauty and the Southeast’s most expansive estuary system.

Although some of the area’s tidal wetlands were converted to rice plantations in the mid-1700s and into hunting retreats in the late 1800s, the Ernest F. Hollings ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge has ensured that approximately 12,000 acres of this natural environment will serve as a protected habitat for the creatures that call it home, including a number of endangered and threatened species. Bird watchers travel to South Carolina’s ACE Basin to watch bald eagles soar overhead and marvel at the ospreys, egrets, herons and sandpipers as they gracefully flit around the wetlands of Bear Island. Hunters seasonally descend upon the forests of the basin’s Donnelley Wildlife Management Area in search of white-tailed deer and wild turkey. The basin’s collection of pristine freshwater streams, saltwater marshes, tidal creeks and brackish waters offers fishing enthusiasts a chance to catch large bass and to spot members of the ACE Basin’s large family of alligators. Visitors are invited to paddle through this area by kayak or canoe and enjoy the sights and sounds of this natural treasure. Offering excellent hiking, biking and nature trails, the ACE Basin is the perfect place to introduce children to the wonders of biology and ecology. The less adventurous can get a taste of the basin’s swamps, wetlands, uplands and forests by driving along designated dirt roads or down the make-shift road lined by mossdraped live oak trees to Grove Plantation. The antebellum house that now serves as the office 44

of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge, was once owned by Brooks Brothers’ President Owen Winston and occupied by Confederate soldiers during the Civil War. The ACE Basin’s public sites, including Bear Island, Donnelley Wildlife Management Area, the Edisto River and the ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge, are open to the public year-round during daylight hours. Dogs are permitted, but must be on leashes.

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The 63rd Annual BEAUFORT WATER FESTIVAL “Salt Marshes & Bay Breezes” JULY 13-22

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS July 13-22: Arts & Crafts Market, Promenade at Waterfront Park. Friday, 12-7 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m.5 p.m.; Mon.–Thurs., 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 13: Opening Ceremony, Waterfront Park. 7 p.m. The Parris Island Marine Band with fireworks at dusk. Gates open at 6 p.m. Free shuttle service from Beaufort Government Center.

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July 14: Concert In The Park, Waterfront Park. $30. Gates open at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. No strollers. Free shuttle service from Beaufort Government Center. ,

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July 14: Badminton Tournament, Waterfront Park. Registration starts at 8:30 a.m. Play starts at 9 a.m. July 14: Bocce Tournament, Waterfront Park, Main Field. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. Play starts at 8 a.m. July 14: Children’s Toad Fishing Tournament, Waterfront Park. 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Ages 12 and under only. Bring your own pole and tackle, bait provided.

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July 14: Raft Race, Waterfront Park. 8:30 a.m.noon. July 14: Ski Show, Waterfront Park. 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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July 15: Children’s Day, Waterfront Park. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Featuring games, activities, shows, bounce houses and prizes.

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July 15: Teen Dance, Waterfront Park. $10. Gates open 6-9 p.m. Ages 13-17 only. ID required.

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July 15 & 21: River Rally, Local waters. 9 a.m.–1 p.m. July 16-26: Beaufort Children’s Theatre Theatrix Writing and Acting Summer Camp for ages 12-15.10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Students will use their imaginations to develop characters and creative writ-

ing skills to create stories and scripts. July 16: Motown Monday, Waterfront Park. $15. Gates open 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Free shuttle service from Beaufort Government Center. ,

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July 17: Hometown Tuesday, Waterfront Park. Free Event. Gates open 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m.

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July 18: Talent Show hosted by The Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority, Waterfront Park. $10 or free with official 2018 63rd Annual Water Festival T-Shirt. Gates open at 6 p.m. Show at 7 p.m. ,

* ***

July 19: Lowcountry Supper featuring The Whistlers, Waterfront Park. $15. Supper served 6-7:30 p.m.

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July 20: Bed Race, Corner of Bay & Harrington. $25 entry per team. Check-in at 4:30 p.m. Start time at 5 p.m. Same day registration. July 20: River Dance, Waterfront Park. $15. Gates open at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. Must be18 or older with valid ID.

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July 21: Grand Parade, Downtown Beaufort. 10 a.m.-noon. July 21: Air Show, Waterfront Park. 1-4 p.m. Featuring three stunt planes, parachutists and US Coast Guard search and rescue demo.

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July 21: Commodore’s Ball, Waterfront Park. $10. Gates open at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. *, *** July 22: Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats, Beaufort River in front of Waterfront Park. Noon-2 p.m. Boat registration required.

refunds, outside food and * No beverages, or coolers. Event ** Free *** Ages 5 & Under, Free

For details and ticket information, visit bftwaterfestival.com.

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ust across the South Carolina border, Georgia’s First City awaits with cobblestone streets, brick sidewalks and a canopy of live oaks shading the squares sur-

rounding eighteenth and nineteenth century buildings scattered throughout the National Historic Landmark District. Strolling through Savannah is almost like being transported to a European city with its bustling bistros, cozy cafes, excellent Southern eateries and upscale restaurants. Enjoy the intricate architecture, incredible art galleries, unique boutiques, historic (and often haunted) hotels, magnificent museums, eerily beautiful cemeteries and monuments memorializing historic figures. Get a taste of the city and discover all her secrets by going on one of the many tours, and then head out to Tybee Island, a.k.a. “Savannah’s Beach.”


LOWCOUN TRY DIRECTORY

Spartina Marine Education Charters GPS: 31 Alljoy Rd. ____________________________ spartinacharters.com Phone: (843) 338-2716

Bluffton Pg. 29

The Sugaree Bakery & Cafe GPS: 142-C Burnt Church Rd. Bluffton ____________________________ facebook.com/TheSugaree

Pg. 29

Phone: (843) 290-8585

Sundance Bike Rental Island-Wide Delivery & Pickup Hilton Head Island ____________________________ sundancebikes.com Phone: (843) 785-8737

Pg. 13

Tropic Outfitters Circle Center GPS: 70 Pope Ave. Hilton Head Island ____________________________ Phone: (843) 842-9511

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raving some beach time? Just 15 miles east of Savannah’s National Landmark Historic District sits Tybee Island, a laidback haven stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean like a shimmering jewel. Named after a Native American word for salt, Tybee has been a popular vacation spot since the late nineteenth-century, offering six miles of public beaches, a fishing pier and plenty of wildlife, from dolphins swimming just offshore to pelicans soaring overhead. Part of what makes Tybee so appealing is its wide range of water sports. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, local companies offer parasailing, Jet Skis and even hydrofoil waterski rentals. For a more eco-friendly experience, take a guided excursion through local saltmarsh habitats, and nearby barrier islands connected by a maze of tidal creeks. Keep your eyes open for dolphins, sea turtles and otters. On land, Tybee features plenty of historic sites, scenic places and educational activities. Learn about Georgia’s coastal ecosystem at the Tybee Marine Science Center, which has a touch tank outfitted with spider crabs, whelks and other invertebrates. Don’t miss the baby alligators, sea turtles, Atlantic octopi and polkadot batfish. The center offers seasonal beach discovery walks and turtle talks. History buffs will want to check out the Tybee Island Light Station, which has the distinction of being one of the nation’s oldest and tallest lighthouses, originally built in 1773. Climb its 178 steps to enjoy one of the most breathtaking views in Georgia. For another great view, stroll along the Tybee Pier and Pavilion, one of the island’s best free attractions. Located on the island’s south end, the pier juts out into the Atlantic, serving as a perfect spot for fishing and people watching. 50

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ith a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages, Savannah is a popular year-round destination for families. Here are a few ideas for kid-friendly fun in Georgia’s First City: Take a Walk on the Wild Side at Oatland Island. Imagine walking through the woods and seeing wolves, bears, bobcats, bison and cougars. At Oatland Island Wildlife Center, families can safely observe wild animals in spacious outdoor enclosures. Stroll along two miles of trails, explore tidal marsh and maritime forest habitat and see plenty of creatures along the way. Get Creative at the Savannah Children’s Museum. Kids can navigate a lifesized maze, roll down a grassy hill or splash at the water table at the Savannah Children Museum’s Exploration Station, located at 655 Louisville Rd. This one-acre, twolevel outdoor play area is tucked within the ruins of the former Central of Georgia Railroad building. See Wild Dolphins in Local Waters. Glimpse resident Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin in the wild in the waterways surrounding Savannah and Tybee Island on a dolphin tour. Parents and children will delight seeing these playful mammals in their natural habitat. Observe pods of dolphins living, feeding and frolicking in local estuaries and along the Georgia coast throughout the year.

Explore Savannah’s Squares. Savannah is truly a pedestrian paradise. Thanks to its innovative city plan, developed by Georgia’s founder General James Edward Oglethorpe in 1733, visitors can navigate the National Historic Landmark District on foot, marveling at the network of squares that crisscross the downtown area. Get in Touch With Your Inner Pirate. Visit The Pirates’ House, located at 20 E. Broad St., for a rollicking good time. Originally opened in 1753 as an inn for seafarers, this Savannah landmark became a meeting point for pirates and sailors alike. Today, this storied restaurant – which is featured prominently in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island – attracts families from near and far with its fascinating tales of pirate lore. Let Your Imagination Run Wild. Children of all ages can explore the ArtZeum interactive play area at the Telfair’s Jepson Center for the Arts, located at 207 W. York St. on Telfair Square. This twolevel, kid-friendly zone encourages creative exploration with magnet walls, wooden blocks, games and high-tech art. Use special magnetic tiles to transform two-dimensional shapes into 3-D forms. Learn about the art of architecture and explore Therman Statom’s engaging glass house.


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SAVANNAH FORSYTH FARMERS’ MARKET When: Saturday, June 2-August 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., rain or shine. Where: Forsyth Park What It’s About: A variety of vendors offer their produce and products to residents and visitors alike. The Forsyth Farmers’ Market (FFM) vendors offer a variety of local goods, including seasonal produce, eggs, honey, pastured meat, bread, cheese, herbs, sauces, preserves, coffee, heirloom seeds and potted plants. From the very beginning, the FFM has focused on food and food issues, which is why it is a producer-only market (meaning all vendors have to be producing at least 75 percent of the products they sell, and allows only food and plant vendors. www.forsythfarmersmarket.org.

RIVER STREET FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION When: July 4, 9:30 p.m. Where: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza, River Street What It’s About: Celebrate American patriotism at the River Street Fourth of July Celebration. Grab your chair and get there early to watch the sky light up for the fireworks display. Enjoy live entertainment on the Rousakis Plaza Arbor Stage on River Street, or bring the family to hang out in our kids' zone while waiting on the fireworks display! Fireworks typically begin at 9:30 p.m. (912) 234-0295 or www.riverstreetsavannah.com.

FIRST FRIDAY FIREWORKS When: July 6, August 3, September 7, 5-10 p.m. Where: Rousakis Riverfront Plaza 54

Happenings What It‘s About: Celebrate the end of the week and the beginning of a new month with First Friday Fireworks and River Street fun. Music, food booths and artists make appearances around the plaza. This free event is open to the public every month! (912) 234-0295 or www.riverstreetsavannah.com.

SAVANNAH GOURMET SEAFOOD & SPIRITS FESTIVAL When: August 9-12, 12:159:30 p.m. Where: The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa, Hutchinson Island What It’s About: The Savannah Gourmet Seafood & Spirits Festival is one of Savannah’s most celebrated summer events.In its fifth year the annual festival welcomes celebrity chefs, renowned restaurants, competitive mixologists, flagship spirits and much more over four days. Tickets are available at www.gourmetseafoodandspiritsfestival.com.

MAMMA MIA! When: August 10-26, 3 & 8 p.m. Where: Savannah Theatre, 222 Bull St. What It’s About: The worldwide smash hit musical, Mamma Mia!, based on the music of ABBA, is the ultimate feel-good show. It follows a mother, a daughter, three possible dads and a trip down the aisle you’ll never forget. The story-telling magic of ABBA‘s timeless songs propels this tale of love, laughter and friendship. A large cast, nonstop laughs and explosive dance numbers combine to make Mamma Mia! a must see. (912) 233-7764 or www.savannahtheatre.com.

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LOWCOUNTRY TIDES - June 2018 Tides based on the Savannah River Entrance. To calculate Hilton Head Island tides, add 24 minutes. To calculate Bluffton tides, add 40 minutes. To calculate Beaufort tides, add 51 minutes. FRI

1 L 4:57 AM H 10:41 AM

MON 11 H 6:29 AM L 12:53 PM

L 9:41 AM

L 4:50 PM H 11:05 PM

H 6:56 PM

H 3:58 PM

SUN

TUES

H 7:23 AM L 1:45 PM

L 10:36 AM

L 5:27 AM H 11:47 AM

H 7:48 PM

H 4:51 PM

3 L 6:13 AM H 12:10 PM

WED

4 H 12:32 AM L 6:54 AM

THURS 14 L 3:22 AM

H 12:58 PM L 6:51 PM

L 3:31 PM

FRI

SUN

6 H 2:07 AM L 8:28 AM

15 L 4:14 AM

L 12:16 PM H 6:32 PM MON 25 L 1:00 AM H 6:39 AM L 1:01 PM

L 4:24 PM

H 7:18 PM

H 10:26 PM SAT

16 L 5:05 AM

TUES

L 1:45 PM H 8:01 PM

H 11:23 PM SUN

17 L 5:57 AM

WED

MON 18 H 12:22 AM L 6:50 AM

L 2:27 PM H 8:42 PM THURS 28 L 3:13 AM H 8:53 AM

H 1:04 PM L

9 H 4:41 AM TUES L 11:08 AM

L 3:08 PM

7:09 PM

19 H 1:21 AM L 7:46 AM

H 9:22 PM FRI

H 6:04 PM L 12:40 AM

WED

20 H 2:18 AM

29 L 3:53 AM H 9:34 AM

H 2:05 PM

L 3:47 PM

L 8:10 PM

10 H 5:35 AM L 12:01 PM

27 L 2:31 AM H 8:10 AM

H 12:02 PM L 6:12 PM

8 H 3:48 AM L 10:15 AM

26 L 1:47 AM H 7:26 AM

H 11:01 AM L 5:17 PM

7 H 2:57 AM L 9:21 AM

24 L 12:11 AM H 5:49 AM

H 10:03 AM

H 5:11 PM L 11:43 PM SUN

H 5:43 PM

H 9:32 PM

23 H 4:58 AM L 11:28 AM

H 9:09 AM

H 4:18 PM L 10:44 PM SAT

SAT

H 8:40 PM

5 L 1:19 AM H 7:39 PM

22 H 4:05 AM

2:29 AM

L 2:38 PM

H 3:27 PM L 9:42 PM FRI

13 L

H 8:16 AM

H 2:37 PM L 8:39 PM THURS

FRI

L 11:17 PM

L 1:48 PM H 7:41 PM WED

12 L 1:35 AM

2 L 5:35 AM H 11:24 AM

L 6:07 PM MON

21 H 3:12 AM

L 10:18 PM TUES

SAT

THURS

H 10:00 PM SAT

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L 8:43 AM

H 10:14 AM

H 3:02 PM

L 4:25 PM

L 9:15 PM

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5:08 10:55 5:03 11:17

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MON 2 L H L H

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TUES

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AM PM PM

4 H L H L

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SAT

WED

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SAT

SUN

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MON 9 H L H TUES 10 L H L H

12:41 7:04 1:09 7:10 1:27 7:49 1:58 8:04 2:15 8:40 2:48 9:05 3:07 9:35 3:41 10:09 4:02 10:31 4:36 11:13 4:59 11:28 5:33 12:13 5:58 12:25 6:30

WED 11 L 1:12 H 6:57 58

2:08 7:55 2:18 8:23

AM AM PM PM

13 L 3:03 AM H 8:51 AM L 3:14 PM H 9:17 PM

14 L 3:56 AM H 9:47 AM L 4:08 PM H 10:12 PM SUN 15 L 4:47 AM AM H 10:45 AM AM L 5:02 PM PM H 11:07 PM PM MON 16 L 5:38 AM AM H 11:44 AM AM L 5:55 PM PM TUES 17 H 12:03 AM PM L 6:28 AM AM H 12:44 PM AM L 6:50 PM PM WED 18 H 12:59 AM PM L 7:20 AM AM H 1:42 PM AM L 7:48 PM PM THURS 19 H 1:53 AM PM L 8:13 AM AM H 2:38 PM AM L 8:49 PM PM FRI 20 H 2:45 AM AM L 9:08 AM AM H 3:31 PM PM L 9:51 PM PM SAT 21 H 3:36 AM AM L 10:03 AM AM H 4:22 PM

L 10:50 SUN 22 H 4:27 L 10:56 H 5:13 L 11:44 MON 23 H 5:18 L 11:45 H 6:03

PM

TUES 24 L H L H

12:33 6:09 12:32 6:51

AM AM PM PM

WED 25 L H L H

1:19 6:58 1:17 7:36

AM AM PM PM

THURS 26 L H L H

2:03 7:44 2:00 8:18

AM AM PM PM

FRI

27 L H L H

2:45 8:27 2:42 8:58

AM AM PM PM

SAT

28 L H L H

3:25 9:08 3:22 9:36

AM AM PM PM

SUN 29 L H L H

4:03 9:48 4:01 10:13

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MON 30 L H L H

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AM AM PM PM

TUES 31 L H L H

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LOWCOUNTRY TIDES - August 2018 Tides based on the Savannah River Entrance. To calculate Hilton Head Island tides, add 24 minutes. To calculate Bluffton tides, add 40 minutes. To calculate Beaufort tides, add 51 minutes.

WED

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SUN

3 H L H L 4 H L H L 5 H L H L

MON 6 H L H L TUES

7 H L H L

12:05 6:32 12:32 6:44 12:50 7:16 1:21 7:36 1:41 8:05 2:14 8:36 2:35 9:02 3:10 9:42 3:33 10:02 4:08 10:48 4:33 11:04 5:09 11:51

WED

8 H 5:36 L 12:05 H 6:10 THURS 9 L 12:51 H 6:38 L 1:04 H 7:10 FRI

10 L H L H

SAT

11 L 2:43 H 8:34

1:48 7:37 2:01 8:06

AM AM PM PM AM AM PM PM AM AM PM PM

L 2:57 PM H 9:00 PM SUN 12 L H L H

3:35 9:30 3:52 9:53

AM AM PM PM

MON 13 L 4:25 AM H 1 0:25 AM L 4:44 PM H 10:45 PM TUES 14 L 5:13 AM H 11:20 AM L 5:36 PM H 11:38 PM

L 12:02 AM WED 22 H 5:39 AM L 12:02 PM H 6:21 PM THURS 23 L H L H

12:30 AM 6:48 AM 1:12 PM 7:22 PM 1:23 AM 7:38 AM 2:06 PM 8:19 PM

AM AM PM PM

FRI

24 L H L H

1:31 7:17 1:33 7:52

AM AM PM PM

SAT

25 L H L H

2:13 8:01 2:16 8:32

AM AM PM PM

SUN 26 L H L H

2:53 8:41 2:58 9:09

AM AM PM PM

MON 27 L H L H

3:31 9:20 3:38 9:45

AM AM PM PM

WED 15 L 6:01 AM H 12:17 PM L 6:28 PM

AM AM PM PM THURS 16 H L AM H AM L PM PM FRI 17 H L AM H AM L PM PM SAT 18 H L AM H PM L PM SUN 19 H AM L AM H PM L PM MON 20 H AM L AM H PM L PM TUES 21 H AM L AM H

12:48 6:29 12:49 7:08

2:14 8:30 2:58 9:18

AM AM PM PM

TUES 28 L H L H

4:09 9:56 4:17 10:19

AM AM PM PM

3:05 9:25 3:49 10:17

AM AM PM PM

WED 29 L H L H

4:45 10:34 4:57 10:54

AM AM PM PM

3:56 10:20 4:41 11:12

AM AM PM PM

THURS 30 L H L H

5:23 11:14 5:39 11:34

AM AM PM PM

4:48 AM 11:13 AM 5:32 PM

FRI

31 L 6:03 AM H 11:59 AM L 6:24 PM

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LOWCOUNTRY TIDES - September 2018 Tides based on the Savannah River Entrance. To calculate Hilton Head Island tides, add 24 minutes. To calculate Bluffton tides, add 40 minutes. To calculate Beaufort tides, add 51 minutes.

SAT

SUN

1 H 12:21 AM L 6:48 AM H 12:50 PM L 7:15 PM

TUES 11 L H L H

4:00 10:01 4:25 10:19

AM AM

2 H L H L

MON 3 H L H L

AM AM PM PM

WED 12 L H L H

4:45 10:52 5:14 11:08

AM AM

2:13 8:37 2:46 9:21

AM AM PM PM

THURS 13 L 5:30 H 11:44 L 6:02 H 11:58

AM AM

FRI

14 L 6:14 AM H 12:36 PM L 6:52 PM

SAT

15 H L H L

2:18 8:12 2:32 8:39

AM AM PM PM

2:58 8:51 3:14 9:15 SUN 16 H 1:40 AM 5:21 AM WED 26 L 3:37 L 7:48 AM 11:49 AM H 9:28 H 2:21 PM 5:53 PM L 3:55 L 8:40 PM H 9:51 12:33 AM MON 17 H 2:32 AM 6:23 AM THURS 27 L 4:16 L 8:42 AM 12:49 PM H 10:05 H 3:13 PM 6:53 PM L 4:37 L 9:38 PM H 10:28 1:29 AM 7:23 AM TUES 18 H 3:24 AM FRI 28 L 4:56 L 9:40 AM 1:46 PM H 10:47 H 4:05 PM 7:49 PM L 5:21 L 10:34 PM H 11:10

AM AM PM PM

5 H L H L

4:17 10:46 4:51 1 1:34

AM AM PM PM

9 L H L H

2:21 8:18 2:41 8:41

AM AM WED 19 H L PM H PM L

MON 10 L H L H

3:12 9:10 3:34 9:31

AM AM PM PM

SUN

60

AM

AM AM PM PM

WED

8 L H L H

AM AM PM PM

1:38 7:32 1:49 8:01

AM AM PM PM

SAT

22 L H L H SUN 23 L H L H MON 24 L H L H TUES 25 L H L H SAT

12:12 5:59 12:19 6:36 12:56

6:47 AM 1:05 PM 7:20 PM

3:14 9:41 3:48 10:29

7 L H L H

21 L H L H

4 H L H L

FRI

PM PM

1:14 7:38 1:47 8:15

TUES

THURS 6 H L H

FRI

12:49 6:59 1:29 7:44

4:16 10:37 4:57 11:25

PM PM

PM PM

AM

AM PM PM

AM AM

SAT

PM PM

THURS 20 H 5:08 AM L 11:30 AM H 5:48 PM

29 L H L H

5:39 11:33 6:08 11:59

AM AM PM PM AM AM PM PM AM AM PM PM AM AM PM PM

SUN 30 L 6:25 AM H 12:27 PM L 7:00 PM

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ARBECUE

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ooking food over fire has been a favorite method of food preparation since the beginning of time and is even a hallmark of civilization. Nothing is more irresistible than the wonderful flavor and smoky aroma of barbecue. With a few quick tips and help from modern conveniences, this age-old cooking method can be fast and easy.

Here are some time savers and flavor-boosters that can help speed up barbecuing and let you enjoy the pleasures of the grill, even on buys evenings: Assemble what you need • on a tray before you start grill-

ing. It will not only save time, but may even prevent a meal from being over-cooked while you run back to the kitchen for a forgotten tool or ingredient. Keep seasoning, sauces, long-handled tongs, basting brush, mitts and a timer handy at all times.

Keep your charcoal dry. • It will light faster and burn

more evenly. Use instant-lighting briquets that have been pre-treated with lighter fluid for even quicker starts.

Food will cook faster in a • covered grill because heat is

more confined and intense, but resist the urge to peek more

ips

than is necessary. Every time you take the cover off the grill, you lose substantial heat which takes time to build up again. Choose ingredients with similar cooking times that do not require frequent turning.

Nothing beats kabobs for • speed. Cut boneless meat,

poultry or firm-fleshed fish into chunks and marinate in olive oil and lemon juice with herbs of your choice. Kabobs can be prepared hours ahead or even the night before. All you need to do on a busy weekday is thread the skewers, adding chunks of vegetables, and grill. Five to ten minutes, with frequent turning, is usually enough.

Use a microwave to help • save time. Microwaving

chicken parts for three to five minutes will save about ten minutes on the grill without any loss of flavor. Use a microwave oven to get a head start on larger cuts of meat like roasts or turkey breast, allowing five minutes in the microwave to save ten to fifteen minutes on the grill. It also makes fast work of pre-cooking spareribs to render fat. Or use the microwave to bring steaks up to room temperature for faster cooking and tender, more succulent meat. Source: Barbecue Industry Association

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Lowcountry Leisure Guide Summer 2018  
Lowcountry Leisure Guide Summer 2018