Regional Events

Note: Event date, venue and other details may change at short notice due to the pandemic. Please check all information at the official website before making plans to attend an event.

Through September 27
Cocktails in the Garden
Atlanta Botanical Garden event features specialty cocktails, live music, chef demos and lawn games. Tuesdays through Sundays, 5-9 p.m. Free for members, $21.95 for non-members. Cash bar. Space is limited, and guests are expected to follow social distancing guidelines.

July 4, 11, 18, 25
Fireworks & Nature Boat Cruise
Hilton Head
Take a 2.5-hour cruise that includes a Dolphin Eco Tour and concludes with viewing the Shelter Cove fireworks display. $40-$55; children under 2 are free. 7:30-10 p.m. Boat leaves from Shelter Cove Marina.

July 25
Wild Summer’s Night Auction & Wild Game Feast
SC Wildlife Federation fundraiser features a wild game dinner, open bar, live and silent auctions of guided birding and wildlife-watching trips; hunting and fishing excursions; guided river and kayak tours; hunting and fishing equipment; art; jewelry and more. 7-10 p.m. Seawell’s Catering. (803) 256-0670.

Shaggin’ on the Cooper
Dance to classic oldies and beach music on the Mount Pleasant Pier with live music from The SugarBees. Beverages, food and snacks available for purchase. No outside alcohol or coolers. 7-11 p.m. $8-$10. (843) 795-4386,

August 1
Gullah-Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival
Event includes live music, drummers and dancers, film showing, art, puppet show and marketplace. Bring chairs, drums and tambourines. No coolers. Noon-6 p.m. General admission is free; VIP tickets $100. Sotille Theater.

August 3-4
Prohibition Cocktail Classes
Certified bartenders teach you how to make classic cocktails while discovering the history behind them. Limited space available; private classes available. $44. 6-7:30 p.m. American Prohibition Museum. (912) 220-1249,

August 7
Moonlight Mixer
Shag to oldies and beach music at Folly Beach Pier with DJ Jim Bowers. Food and beverage vendors available; no outside alcohol or coolers. 7-11 p.m. $8-$10.

August 8
Sweetgrass Cultural Arts Festival
Mount Pleasant
Sweetgrass basket makers demonstrate weaving. Entertainment includes Gullah Geechee cultural musical groups, praise dancing, arts and crafts, Gullah cuisine and storytelling. Memorial Waterfront Park. Free admission. 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cast Off Fishing Tournament
Adults and kids fish for king mackerel and other fish from the Folly Beach Pier. Equipment rental and bait available. Prizes awarded for biggest fish in each age group. 6 a.m.-2 p.m. $5-$10. (843) 588-3474,

August 14
Reggae Nights
Reggae music in James Island County Park features Mystic Vibrations. Bring chairs or blankets. No alcohol or coolers. Food and beverages available. 8:30-11 p.m. $10 adults; children under 12 free. (843) 795-4386,

August 14-15
Atlanta Summer Wine Festival
Festival offers more than 50 wines to taste, along with beer, live music and DJ. Three sessions: Fri. 7-11 p.m., Sat. Noon-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. Each session will be at reduced capacity to allow for proper social distancing. City Winery. $35-$60.

August 14-22
Georgia Mountain Fair
Fair includes a midway with rides, concerts, arts and crafts vendors and live demonstrations and shows. Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds. $12 admission; children under 12 are free. Free parking. No pets.

August 22
German Bierfest
Features more than 35 authentic German beers, German food from area restaurants, live music and activities. 2-7 p.m. $30-$40. Includes a commemorative sample glass and all the beer samples you can safely consume. Woodruff Park. 

38 Special
The Southern rock band performs at 7:30 p.m. $39-$100. North Charleston Performing Arts Center. 

Shaggin’ on the Cooper
Dance to classic oldies and beach music on the Mount Pleasant Pier with Vinyl Daze. Beverages, food and snacks available for purchase. No outside alcohol or coolers. 7-11 p.m. $8-$10. (843) 795-4386,

August 26
The Big Fake (Micro) Wedding
Attend a staged wedding ceremony, eat a light dinner and dance at a reception to see wedding vendors in action. Zoo Atlanta. 7-9 p.m. $32. Free digital passes also available.

August 30
South Carolina Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival
Festival features Jamaican jerk food, wine, reggae bands, pepper-eating contest, dominoes tournament, Ludo game, artist showcase, prizes and a self-guided tour of the plantation. Noon-7 p.m. $40 adults; $25 designated drivers and ages 13-20; free for children ages 12 and under. Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.

September 4-6
Labor Day Weekend Hot Air Balloon Festival
Pine Mountain
Festival includes a Fri. night balloon glow, exhibits, classic car show, live music, kid zone, and daily Birds of Prey shows. $15-$22. Callaway Gardens. (706) 663-2281,

September 5
Folk Pottery Show and Sale
Annual event features folk pottery from the region and demonstrations of 19th-century crafts and skills at a working blacksmith forge and shop. This Heritage Site features the only known restored slave cabin in the northeast Georgia mountains. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free.

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