Regional Events

NOTE:
Please check all venue websites for updated information about cancellations or postponements due to coronavirus concerns

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

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

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. hiltonheadisland.org

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

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

April 2-5
Tartan Day South
Columbia
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. tartandaysouth.com

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

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. kiawahartsetc.org

April 3-5
Sherlock Holmes Convention
Atlanta
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. 221bcon.com

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

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

April 7
Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Charleston
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. ccprc.com

April 8
Sheep to Shawl Festival
Atlanta
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. atlantahistorycenter.com

April 13-19
RBC Heritage – CANCELED
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. rbcheritage.com

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

April 17-18
NOGS Tour of Hidden Gardens
Savannah
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. gardenclubofsavannah.org

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. worldgritsfestival.com

April 18
Soft Shell Crab Festival
Beaufort
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. oldvillageportroyal.com

April 18-19
Charleston Outdoor Fest
Charleston
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. ccprc.com

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival
Dahlonega
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. bearonthesquare.org

April 18-June 7
Georgia Renaissance Festival
Fairburn
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. garenfest.com

April 23-26
Columbia Food & Wine Festival
Columbia
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. columbiafoodandwinefestival.com 

Sperry Charleston Race Week
Charleston
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. charlestonraceweek.com

April 25
S.C. Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival
Columbia
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. foodtruckfestivalsofamerica.com

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. tybeeisland.com

April 25-26
Atlanta Motorama
Atlanta
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. atlantamotorspeedway.com

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. experiencemountpleasant.com

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. tybeeisland.com

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