Regional Events

January 23-26
Charleston Jazz Festival
Festival features headliners Offramp, Cameron & The Saltwater Brass and Regina Carter, along with many of Charleston’s top jazz bands. Various

January 24
The 70s rock band performs it’s 50th Anniversary Tour at North Charleston Performing Arts Center. 7:30 p.m. $49-$89.

January 25-26
Great American Motorcycle Show
See more than 100,000 square feet of foreign and domestic motorcycles, custom bikes, cruisers, sport bikes, choppers, trikes, touring bikes and accessories. $12 adults, $7 children 6-14, children 5 and under free. Two-day pass available. Cobb Galleria Centre.

January 25-February 2
Atlanta Opera performs the tragedy by composer Richard Strauss at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Various times. $45-$150.

January 26
Lowcountry Oyster Festival
The “world’s largest oyster festival” and Top 20 Event in the Southeast includes more than 80,000 pounds of oysters, an oyster-shucking contest, oyster-eating contest and live entertainment. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Boone Hall Plantation.

January 31-February 1
Fly Fishing Show
Show includes casting demonstrations, classes, celebrity speakers, fly-tying instruction and materials, rods, reels and Friday night International Fly Fishing Film Festival. $5-$15. Free for Scouts under 16 in uniform and children 5 and under. Infinite Energy Center.

January 31-February 2
Athens Wine Weekend
Named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast. Sample wines, paired with small bites from local chefs, from all across the world. Event includes seminars hosted by national and international wine experts, Fri. evening chef reception, Sat. grand tasting and gourmet dinner and a Sunday brunch. The Classic Center.

February 1-29
Island Gullah Celebration
Hilton Head
Annual festival showcases foods, crafts, stories, dance, music and history of the island’s Gullah people. Named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast. Various venues.

February 7-9
Revolutionary Days
Celebration includes a welcome banquet, parade, park skirmish, demos, living histories and memorial church service in honor of the anniversary of the Battle of Kettle Creek. Free. Downtown square.

Georgia RV & Camper Show
Show features motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheels, toy haulers and more at the Cobb Galleria Center. $10 adults, $5 children 6-15, children 5 and under free.

Groundhog Day Jugglers Festival
Event features jugglers, juggling lessons, competitions, unicyclists, hoopers, kendama, live music and family fun. Yaarab Shrine Center. Free except the Saturday night cabaret.

Broadway in Atlanta presents the new hit about a waitress and expert pie maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. Various time. $40-$75. North Charleston Performing Arts Center.

February 8
Bacon & Bourbon
Charleston chefs prepare bacon-inspired dishes that are served with bourbon from 20 distilleries. Includes unlimited samples, live music, laser skeet shooting, axe throwing, cigar cabana, prize cannon and rare bourbon bar. 7:30 p.m. $75. Charleston Area Convention Center.

February 8-9
Colonial Faire and Muster
Experience life in Colonial Georgia during the 18th century with a military encampment, craft demonstrations, military demonstrations and period music and dance. Concessions available. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Free. Wormsloe Historic Site.

February 10-27
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
Festival features films from around the world that explore themes of Jewish life, culture and history. Vote for your favorites and see guest filmmakers, actors, authors and academics. $14 and up. Various times and venues.

February 11-16
“Hello, Dolly”
Broadway in Atlanta presents the hit show and winner of four Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival. Various times. $35-$109.

February 13-16
Savannah Book Festival
Dozens of authors and thousands of readers gather for book signings and presentations in history, biography, poetry, fiction, lifestyle and contemporary works. Opening address by Joseph Kanon (2/13, 6:30 p.m.), keynote address by John Grisham (2/14, 6 p.m.) and closing address by John Becker & Megan Scott (2/16, 2 p.m.). Main festival is free. Addresses $25-$30 each.

February 14-16
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition
Events include retriever demos, birds of prey flight shows, wildlife shows, Dock Dogs competitions and exhibits from more than 100 artists. $15 and up. Additional cost for presentations, oyster roast and evening sportsman’s ball. Downtown Charleston.

February 15-16
Savannah Irish Festival
Features four stages of live music, food, crafts and entertainment including Irish history, literature, music, dancing and food. Savannah Civic Center.

February 17
Il Volo
The Italian operatic trio celebrates its 10-year anniversary and release of new album, The Best of 10 Years. 8 p.m. $39-$125. Cobb Energy Centre.

February 18
Gordon Lightfoot
The singer-songwriter and musician performs his hits. 8 p.m. $45-$120. Cobb Energy Centre.

February 18-23
Beaufort International Film Festival
Festival attracts nearly 12,500 film viewers for five days of screenings. Categories include animation, short, feature, documentary and student. $6-$320. Various venues.

February 20
Gregory Porter and Ledisi
The powerhouse vocalists perform during their 10-city co-headline U.S. tour. 7:30 p.m. $65-$160. Cobb Energy Centre.

February 21-23
Atlanta Botanical Garden Flower Show
Show features juried competition in floral design, horticulture and photography. Atlanta Botanical Garden.

February 22
World Beer Festival
Sample more than 200 beers and attend seminars from leading beer experts. Includes live music and entertainment. Must be 21 or older. Noon-4 p.m. and 6-10 p.m. $30-$75. South Carolina State Fairgrounds. 

Tybee Island Mardi Gras
Tybee Island
Includes a masquerade ball, king and queen contest, parade, street party and live entertainment. Noon-5 p.m. Free. Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion.

February 24-March 1
Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival
Hilton Head
Seven-day culinary and cultural event features top chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, local seafood, celebrity guest chef dinners, southern pit masters, artisans, live music and wildlife.

February 28-29
Joe Bonamassa
The blues-rock guitar virtuoso who used to share the stage with the late B.B. King performs at the Fox Theatre. 8 p.m. $73-$203. 

March 1
Diana Ross
The recording artist performs her Brand New Day Tour at Fox Theatre. 8 p.m. $40-$101.

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