Regional Events

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March 11-April 18
Spring Festival of Houses and Gardens
Guided walks and tours showcase Charleston’s architecture, history, gardens and notable sites in the city’s Old & Historic District. $30-$55.

March 26-April 11
Savannah Music Festival
Georgia’s largest musical arts festival features renowned artists performing 80 shows. Various venues and times.

March 26-May 14
Music & Taste on the Harbour
Hilton Head
Thursday night spring outdoor concert series features food, drinks and live music from The Headliners (3/26, 4/16, 5/7), Stee & the Ear Candy (4/2), Deas Guyz (4/9, 4/30, 5/14) and Target the Band (4/23). 6-9 p.m. Free. Bring your own chairs. Shelter Cove Marina.

March 27-April 5
International Cherry Blossom Festival
Festival features more than 300,000 Yoshino cherry trees in bloom, live music, equestrian shows, historic tours, road race, parade and amusement rides.

March 31
Mandy Moore – POSTPONED
The singer, songwriter and actress performs at North Charleston Performing Arts Center. 8 p.m. $28-$98.

April 2-5
Tartan Day South
Five-day Highland games and Celtic festival features traditional dancing and sports, Celtic food, pipe bands, sheepdog herding, birds of prey, car show, Quidditch tournament and more. Most activities free. Various venues and times.

April 3
The Avett Brothers- POSTPONED
The folk rock group performs at North Charleston Coliseum. 8 p.m. $34-$74.

Kiawah Art & House Tour
Kiawah Island
Tour five island homes and see the creativity of their architects, builders, designers and homeowners. Flat-heeled shoes only. 1-5 p.m. $55.

April 3-5
Sherlock Holmes Convention
Fans of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes gather at the Atlanta Marriott Perimeter Center. Featured guests are Dana Cameron, Lyndsay, Sherry Thomas and the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company.

April 4-5
Columbia International Festival
Event showcases music, culture, food and performing arts of the various cultures, nationalities, races and language groups represented in SC. $7 admission. State Fairgrounds.

April 4-12
Volvo Car Open
Nine days of high-level tennis and family activities. Daniel Island. (843) 856-7900,

April 7
Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Taste authentic Cajun and Creole fare such as jambalaya, alligator, etouffee, andouille sausage and crawfish. Includes children’s activities, Zydeco music and live entertainment. Noon-6 p.m. $15 adults, free ages 12 and under. James Island County Park.

April 8
Sheep to Shawl Festival
Sheep shearing, spinning, weaving, open-hearth cooking, blacksmithing and candle making. Includes creative stories and traditional music. Smith Family Farm at Atlanta History Center. 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

April 13-19
Hilton Head
Some of the top names in golf compete in the PGA Tour event to see who will win the plaid jacket. Harbour Town Golf Links. $65 and up.

April 15
The Big Fake 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. $15-$25.

April 17-18
NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens
Take self-guided walking tours of seven private gardens in the Savannah Historic District and attend a Southern tea at the Green-Meldrim House. Tours 10 a.m.-4 p.m., tea 2-4 p.m.

April 17-19
World Grits Festival
St. George
Three-day festival draws as many as 45,000 people to the Charleston bedroom community. Includes variety of grits-related games and contests, arts, crafts and kids’ activities.

April 18
Soft Shell Crab Festival
Local chefs serve a variety of soft-shell crab dishes along with other fare. Includes crab races, live music, artisan craft vendors, classic car and truck show and kids’ zone. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

April 18-19
Charleston Outdoor Fest
Two-day festival includes canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, slacklining, mountain biking, archery, disc golf and other outdoor sports activities, exhibits and symposiums. James Island County Park.

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival
Mountain music and art in the North Georgia mountain foothills. Includes bluegrass, juried artist’s marketplace, music workshops, kids’ activities, dancing and Sunday morning Gospel Jam.

April 18-June 7
Georgia Renaissance Festival
16th-century entertainment includes a medieval amusement park, jousting knights, Shakespearian plays, juggling, sword fighting, live music, entertainment, a 32-acre world bazaar and more than 1,000 costumed characters. Weekends 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

April 23-26
Columbia Food & Wine Festival
Gastronomical festival features plates and pours; food, wine, beer, interactive demonstrations, live entertainment and meet-and-greets in the hospitality scene. Various events and times. Five Points. 

Sperry Charleston Race Week
The largest keelboat regatta in the country celebrates its 25th anniversary. Shoreside events include beach cocktails, prizes, raffles and live entertainment. Charleston Harbor Resort & Marina.

April 25
S.C. Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Festival features some of the area’s most popular food trucks along with dozens of regional and national craft breweries. Noon-5 p.m. $5-$41.

Tybee Turtle Trot
Tybee Island
5K beach walk/run to benefit the Tybee Island Sea Turtle Project. 7 a.m.-noon. $30. After the race, the Georgia Sea Turtle Center will release a rehabbed sea turtle patient back to the ocean.

April 25-26
Atlanta Motorama
One of the largest motor festivals in the South includes classic vehicles, hot rods, monster trucks, burnouts, car crushing, lawn-mower racing, stage entertainment and vendor exhibits at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

April 26
Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
Mount Pleasant
Festival features shrimp-eating contest, live beach music, shag contest, art show, arts and crafts, boat parade and kids’ activities. Bring chairs and blankets. Free parking and shuttles. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Memorial Waterfront Park. Free.

April 30-May 2
Tybee Wine Festival
Tybee Island
Three days of international wines, fine food and live music includes Wine & Dine at the Deck, Pickin & Shuckin with Beer & Bubbles and the Grand Wine Tasting. Prices and locations vary.

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