Prepare to be awed and mesmerized with a number of unique event happenings this August in Hilton Head, Bluffton, and Beaufort. Make sure that you mark your calendar accordingly and that you have all the energy to be part of everything that's going on around town. We've rounded up the best events for you on this page so you'll have enough time to tag along with your friends and family members.

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1. Paint Party with Amiri Farris

When:  All Fridays of August (August 4, 11, 18, 25) at 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Where:  Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn

Running until October 13, the Paint Party brings you to a step-by-step adventure into the world of painting. All ages are welcomed and everyone will be guided along the way by well-known artist Amiri Geuka Farris. Earn some bragging rights to friends and family as you show off your creation at the end of the day. The cost of attendance is at $45 for every person which is inclusive of all supplies.


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2. Tom Peeples Discovery Lab

When: Mondays and Wednesdays of August (2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30) at 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Coastal Discovery Museum

Take a closer look at some live Lowcountry animals that include snakes, lizards, frogs, hermit crabs, horseshoe crabs, fish and a friendly alligator at the Coastal Discovery Museum. Enjoy a fun and educational experience with the hands-on, interactive displays and games at the event.


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3. Beach Yoga in Sea Pines

When: Mondays and Wednesdays of August (2, 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30) at 8 a.m. – 9 a.m.

Where: Sea Pines Beach Club

Relax and focus on your balance, flexibility, and strength while you enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean. Don’t forget to bring your own beach towels for your yoga mat.


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4. Mitchelville Beach Discovery Walks

When: Tuesdays of August (1, 8, 15, 22, 29) at 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Where: Mitchelville Beach Park

Explore and become a beachcomber at Coastal Discovery Museum’s Mitchelville Beach Discovery Walks. In this event, you can learn about living fossils, discover the reason why sea turtles “dig the dark,” go sea shells hunting, spot shorebirds and learn the formation of beaches.


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5.  Little Women, The Broadway Musical

When: Friday, August 4 and Saturday, August 5 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, August 6 at 3 p.m.

Where: May River Theatre

Reserved seating at the performances is available. Tickets are priced at $27. You can call the box office at (843) 815-5581 or visit their site at mayrivertheatre.com for more information.


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6. Nicholas Di Mona’s Art Exhibit

When: August 7 to 16 (10 days) at 1:30 – 5 p.m. (Mondays); 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Tuesday – Saturday);

              11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Sundays)

Where: SoBA Center for Creative Arts

Nicholas Di Mona is known for creating unusual wood sculptures using dead and fallen trees. Witness his unique collection of realistic birds, animals and wood spirits from Basswood. For more information, you may call (843) 757-6586 or visit sobagallery.com.


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7. HarbourFest FIREWORKS

When: Tuesdays, August 1, 8, and 15 at 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Where: Shelter Cove Harbour

Enjoy breathtaking fireworks display at Shelter Cove Harbour every Tuesday night. There will also be food, arts and crafts, and entertainment for the whole family featuring Cappy the Clown and Shannon Tanner. Admission is free.


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8. Palmetto Dancers at ARTworks

When: Thursdays of August, 6 p.m.

Where: 2127 Boundary St., Beaufort 29902

Join Dance Team classes and learn how to use and twirl the batons, shake the pom poms and master group routines. There’s a one-time registration fee of $25 while the weekly classes for the month will be at $20.


9. Lunch and Learn Series

When: Saturdays of August, 12 p.m. 1 p.m.

Where: The Gazebo, Farmer’s Market, Heritage Park, Port Royal

This free event is presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association. You only need to bring yourself and a folding chair.


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10. Role Of The AME Church In The South Exhibit

When: August 1 – 31 at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Where: Beaufort District Collection Lobby, Beaufort Library

This event, which caters mostly to teens and adults, aims to explain the effect that the African Methodist Episcopal Church had in the South from antebellum times up to the present day with a special focus on some local AME churches. For more information, you may call the Beaufort County Library at (843) 255-6456.


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