Art Workshops at the Society of Bluffton Artists’ (SoBA) Center for Creative Arts.
Ongoing workshops and events throughout the month. www.sobagallery.com.
Coastal Discovery Museum
Tours, walks, programs, and exhibits about the Lowcountry. Events are scheduled daily throughout the month. (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org.
Farmers Market of Bluffton
Bluffton hosts its weekly farmer’s market. Shop for fresh and local produce both organic and traditional. A variety of plants and flowers, nuts, herbs, honey, dairy, eggs, meat, and seafood can be found. Various specialty items such as kettle corn, spices, coffee and tea, smoothie boosters, jams, dips, and chutneys are available. Sweets, chocolates, and freshly baked goods and pastries are also offered for purchase. Sprouted breads, granolas, fresh pasta, sauces and more are available! Enjoy shopping locally in beautiful Bluffton on Calhoun Street! (843) 415-2447 or Farmers Market of Bluffton.
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra
April 3-4: “Symphony Under the Stars: All That Jazz” at 7:30 p.m. Join the orchestra and Maestro Russell for the music of Gershwin, Chicago, Scott Joplin, Bee Bop and Duke Ellington, featuring vocalist Tatiana Mayfield. Veterans Memorial Park at Shelter Cove, 59 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 842-2055 or www.hhso.org.
Music and Taste on the Harbour
April 5, 12, 19, 26 & May 3, 10, 17: On Thursday evenings at 6:00 p.m. dance the night away while enjoying live music performances and great food at Shelter Cove Harbour for an outdoor concert and dining series. Featured Shelter Cove Harbour restaurants will offer specially-priced light appetizers, wine, beer and cocktails. (843) 548-0060 or palmettodunes.com/sheltercove.
Leo’s Legacy 5K
April 7: Leo’s Legacy 4th Annual Family Fun Day Festival and 5K will be held from 3-8 p.m. at Oscar Frazier Park, 77 Shults Rd., in Bluffton. The event includes a 5k race, silent auction, jumpy houses, corn hole tournament, games, food, drinks, live entertainment from local bands and a mac & cheese competition. This family-friendly event raises money for local scholarships and other charities. Leo’s Legacy was created in honor of Leo Vannoni. Leo was 7 years old and had just started second grade at Bluffton Elementary School when he was diagnosed with leukemia in 2012. After a long, strong fight, Leo lost his battle to this disease in February of 2014. Leo’s Legacy was created to give back to the community by raising funds for scholarships to Beaufort County graduating seniors, as well as for youth recreational sports scholarships.Registration for the 5K and corn hole tournament is available online at leoslegacysc.com.
50th Annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing
April 9-15: 50th Annual RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing on the Harbour Town Golf Links in The Sea Pines Resort. The biggest names on the PGA Tour compete for their share of a $6.7 million prize purse. A variety of ticket options are available. 11 Lighthouse Ln. (843) 671-2448 or www.rbcheritage.com.
SC/GA Barbeque Festival
April 20-21: SC/GA Barbeque Festival, a SCBA-sanctioned event in Hardeeville. The best BBQ teams from both states compete for cash prizes and trophies, along with live entertainment and beer. Friday Night Wing Competition with all-you-can-eat barbeque on Saturday. 205 E. Main St. (843) 784-3606 or www.hardeevillechamber.com.
Special Olympics South Carolina Area 8 Track & Field 2018
April 20: The Special Olympics South Carolina Area 8 Track and Field games are to be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. at May River High School, 601 New Riverside Rd, Bluffton.
Bluffton Sunset Party Summer Kick Off
April 20: Don’t miss the first Sunset Party of the season, the Bluffton Sunset Party Summer Kick Off, at the Oyster Factory Park. This fun outdoor celebration is the start of the Bluffton Sunset Parties, which are held once a month on Friday nights during the summer from 5-9 p.m. Each sundown celebrations features a different theme with a variety of activities. These “must attend” events has become somewhat of a tradition for Blufftonians. With family, friends and neighbors crowded around, the sunset parties feature a variety of local foods, vendors, craft beers, home grown music, and other fun activities for everyone of all ages. People can party with their pooch at these kid and pet friendly parties that benefit several local charities. (843) 757-8520 or blufftonsunsetparty.com.
Lowcountry March for Babies
April 21: From 8:30 a.m. – noon, help all babies be born healthy. Birth defects and premature birth can affect any baby, anywhere. March for Babies is your chance to raise awareness and funds to support the lifesaving research and programs of the March of Dimes. Get ready to walk Join us for March for Babies to help give every baby a fighting chance. It’s a day to celebrate with friends and family and encourage little ones to do the Superhero Sprint that makes every kid feel like a hero. It’s also a time to remember the babies we lost and to walk in support of one another. With your support we can reach our fundraising goal to help make a difference for families in this community! marchforbabies.org.
Carolina Car Club’s Cruise In
April 26: The Carolina Car Club’s cruise in takes place waterside overlooking Broad Creek at Shelter Cove Community Park, 5-8 p.m. Takes place on these dates: April 26, May 24, June 28, July 26, August 23, September 27, October 25. Open to all automotive enthusiasts with no costs, no reservations, awards, 50/50 raffle and plenty of shopping and dining available at nearby Shelter Cove Towne Centre. 39 Shelter Cove Ln. carolinadreamers.info.
Ignite the Senses Children’s Gym AUTISM AWARENESS 5k Bubble Run & Children’s DASH
April 28: The 5k race starts and ends at Red Cedar Elementary. It is a fast flat course thru Bluffton Park in Old Town Bluffton and will be chip timed by Tim Waz with Grounded Running. The race will start promptly at 8am with the Children’s DASH followed by the 5k run. All participants will be welcomed back to the finish with a shower of bubbles (representative of special needs) and a finisher’s medal. The overall top male and female runners and the top age group male and female runners of the 5k in each of the age groups will receive awards. Refreshments will be available for all during the event. Proceeds from this event will be used to provide support groups, special events and activities like art, music, yoga and fitness opportunities for our local special needs population. (843) 757-0179.
Palmetto Heart Walk
April 28: Make a positive difference in your life and the lives of others by participating in the Palmetto Heart Walk on Saturday, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives and this year’s events begins with a one mile loop or a 5K route at 8:30 a.m. with family fun activities at supporting vendor tents. Stage presentations begin at 9 a.m. Runners, walkers and well-behaved dogs are welcome. No fees required. Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Ln. www2.heart.org.
2018 Fun Day Programs at the Heyward House Museum & Welcome Center
April 28: Archaeology Dig! Your child will have the chance to dig for artifacts on our site and be a part of Bluffton’s rich history! The cost is low, and we provide fun, small-scale activities with meaning and purpose. Make plans to join us and share the history! 11 a.m.-12 noon. Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center, 70 Boundary St. (843) 757-6293 or www.heywardhouse.org.