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
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. atlantabg.org

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. sheltercovehiltonhead.com

July 25
Wild Summer’s Night Auction & Wild Game Feast
Columbia
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. scwf.org

Shaggin’ on the Cooper
Charleston
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, ccprc.com

August 1
Gullah-Geechee Nation International Music & Movement Festival
Charleston
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. gullahgeechee.info

August 3-4
Prohibition Cocktail Classes
Savannah
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, americanprohibitionmuseum.com

August 7
Moonlight Mixer
Charleston
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. ccprc.com

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. visit-historic-charleston.com

Cast Off Fishing Tournament
Charleston
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, ccprc.com

August 14
Reggae Nights
Charleston
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, ccprc.com

August 14-15
Atlanta Summer Wine Festival
Atlanta
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. atlantawinefestivals.com

August 14-22
Georgia Mountain Fair
Hiawassee
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. georgiamountainfairgrounds.com

August 22
German Bierfest
Atlanta
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. germanbierfest.com 

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

Shaggin’ on the Cooper
Charleston
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, ccprc.com

August 26
The Big Fake (Micro) Wedding
Atlanta
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. thebigfakewedding.com

August 30
South Carolina Reggae Jerk & Wine Festival
Charleston
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. screggaejerkfestival.webs.com

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, callawaygardens.com

September 5
Folk Pottery Show and Sale
Helen
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. folkpotterymuseum.com

To have your event considered for publication, please submit materials to info@columbiacountymag.com. All listings require a two-month lead time.