March Events in the Lowcountry

Between Hilton Head and Savannah, the Lowcountry has your St. PAtrick's Day parades covered

From Hilton Head to Savannah, there is not a lack of things to do in March.

Hilton Head Island:

A Year in the Low Country — Exhibit from March 5-April 12, opening reception from 3-5 p.m.  March 6 at the Hilton Head Library:

“A Year in the Low Country,” is the second annual one-woman show featuring local Hilton Head Island artist Jacqueline Emery whose work features landscapes, wildlifes and portraits of the Lowcountry.

Sea Pines 1950-1983 — 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. March 5 at Heritage Library:

Rich Thomas, a Heritage Library board member, will present the modern era of Hilton Head Island’s history — which began when Charles Fraser began developing Sea Pines from timber land owned by his family. Learn about how our island’s destiny was shaped by the Fraser’s vision from those early days up to the incorporation of the Town of Hilton Head in 1983.

Lowcountry Alligators — 3-4 p.m. March 6 at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn:

Tom Murphy, a retired biologist from the South Carolina DNR, was in charge of endangered species during his long career.  He will share his knowledge of the natural history of alligators in the Lowcountry at the Coastal Discovery Museum on March 6, 2019.  From nearly extinct in the state to abundant, this presentation will cover the successes and difficulties in recovering and maintaining alligator populations in South Carolina.  Learn why one of our most spectacular animals became an endangered species, about the efforts that helped bring their population back, and what should we do to ensure their future.

RSVP: 843-689-6767 ext. 223

Marsh Tacky Tour — 2-3 p.m. March 8 at Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn:

Learn about the Marsh Tacky horse, descended from horses brought to the Lowcountry in the 1500s.  Thee are now around 300 Marsh Tackies left in existence. Learn about the history of these adaptable horses and take a trip to our historic barn.  There you will meet the museum’s two resident horses, Comet and Hawk and learn about their care and conservation.

RSVP: 843-689-6767 ext. 223

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate — March 8-10 at the Long Cove Club:

Top teams from around the country will travel to the island to compete for the title. When Puggy Blackmon, USC Director of Golf, contacted Darius Rucker about a women’s intercollegiate golf tournament, he responded, “Absolutely. I’m in.” Rucker is a USC alumnus and avid golfer.

Youth Arts Fest — 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 9 at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina:

In celebration of National Youth Arts Month, the Arts Center’s free Youth Arts Festival returns to shine the spotlight on Lowcountry youth performers and visual artists during an afternoon of food, fun and festivities.

Business Golf Classic — 10 a.m.-7 p.m. March 11 at Atlantic Dunes in the Sea Pines Resort:

The Business Golf Classic is hosted annually at one of our area’s exclusive private courses and attracts the region’s leading executives and business professionals. This year it will take place at The Sea Pines Resort, at the Atlantic Dunes by Davis Love III course.

Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival — March 11-17:

Hilton Head Island’s wine and food enthusiasts greet the Island’s popular spring season every March with a week-long celebration to embrace the fruits of global wine partnerships, signature Lowcountry cuisine, grassroots cultural happenings and the authentic fabric of a unique community. What unfolds is an inspiring series of events that draw guests to Hilton Head Island from not only across the country, but even from far corners of the globe.

Hilton Head Island Shamrock 5K Run — 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. March 16:

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with all your Irish friends during Hilton Head Island’s 23rd Annual Running of the Green.

JoJo Squirrel and the Home Pickles — 1-4 p.m. March 16 at the Tiki Hut:

Come listen to our original house band JoJo Squirrell & The Home Pickles on the Beach at Tiki Hut. Made up of vocalists Mike Kavanaugh (Rhythm Guitar), Jevon Daly (Lead Guitar), Gary Pratt (Bass), and Jani St James (Drums), JoJo Squirrel performs classic rock and contemporary hits from the Beatles, Eagles, Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Doobie Brothers, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, and many more to get you on your feet.

Hilton Head International Piano Competition — March 11-18:

20 Pianists compete for an opportunity to perform at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall.


St. Patrick’s Day Parade — 3 p.m. March 17:

Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade has grown to become one of the island’s most beloved and popular events. More than 25,000 people line Pope Avenue to enjoy floats representing local businesses and charities, high school and university marching bands, the U.S. Marine Corps Band from Parris Island, pipe and drum bands, a procession of local dignitaries and the always popular Shriners with their hilarious antics.

Conversation & Cocktails — 5:30-7 p.m. March 20 at Marriott’s Grande Ocean Loggerhead Landing Bar:

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce offers this monthly opportunity to network with other businesses and to enjoy local appetizers.

Spring Serenade — 8 p.m. March 22:

Welcome spring with the Hilton Head Choral Society’s Spring Serenade concert Friday, March 22 at 8PM. The Choral Society will be joined by the May River High School Chorus, professional soloists and orchestra as they present music from the award-winning Rodgers and Hammerstein Broadway musical Carousel and Franz Schubert’s Mass in G.

Harbour Town Spring Fest — 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. March 24:

Harbour Town Spring Fest is a family friendly environment that includes a sidewalk sale; Live music from ‘Deas-Guyz”; nautical activities, water sports, nature tours, boat rides; dining and children activities.


The Society of Bluffton Artists’ 25th Annual Judged Show — March 5-31 and opening reception from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday March 6:

About 100 local artists have entered in Society of Bluffton Artists’ 25th Annual Judged Show, a competition open to all artists in seven medium categories including acrylic, mixed media, oil, pastel, photography, watercolor and 3D.  Cash awards will be given to “Best Of Show,” as well as first, second and third places in each category that has at least seven pieces of art.

Artist’s Talk: The Omnipresent Camera at the Center for Creative Arts — 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 12:

The new millennium has put a quality camera in nearly everyone’s pocket in the form of a smartphone.  Veteran documentarian Bryce Lankard will discuss how the adoption of the iPhone camera is responsible for a resurgence in his street photography and filmmaking during a special presentation from 10 a.m. to noon March 12 at the Center for Creative Arts, located at 8 Church Street next door to The Society of Bluffton Artists’ (SoBA) gallery in Old Town Bluffton.

The event is free and open to the public. A $5 donation to SoBA is requested. Seating is limited, so please register online.

Business networking  — 6-7:30 p.m. March 14 at Pure Salt Studios 23 Plantation Park Dr #303, Bluffton, SC 29910:

The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce’s networking event will tour the Pure Salt Studios in Bluffton, where attendees will learn about the benefits of halotherapy and  what type of wellness you can apply to your life. This event includes business networking, a halotherapy session and juice tasting.

RSVP: Moa Kristenson,

Barbers of the Lowcountry’s March Man-Ness — Deadline to enter noon March 21:

Join the Barbers of the Lowcountry’s ESPN Tournament Challenge to receive $1 off haircuts just for joining and a chance to win free haircuts for a year if you are the group champion.  

The NCAA tournament field will be selected on March 17. Be sure to submit your picks before the Round of 64 games begin at noon on March 21.

34th Annual Lowcountry Home & Garden Show — March 29 at Buckwalter Regional Park:

The 34th Annual Lowcountry Home and Garden Show will offer more than 100 Home & Garden related booths with many local experts who will be on hand to answer home improvement questions, garden and landscaping questions, and cooking and healthy living questions.  There will also be free workshops on topics to help spruce up your home and garden, cooking demonstrations featuring local chefs, plus daily giveaways and activities for kids.


Savannah Stopover Music Festival — March 7-9:

Savannah Stopover Music Festival capitalizes on the logistical good fortune of Savannah, Georgia’s proximity to interstates 95 and 10 by presenting traveling musicians with a welcoming place to play en route to Austin’s prestigious SXSW Music Conference.

Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Festival — 10  a.m. to midnight March 15-16:

Vendors line the street with gifts and goodies and bands perform live music on stages all over downtown Savannah. These two hot spots are where the real St. Paddy’s Day party is. Guests can hit up City Market for a good time with great jams or grab a drink and enjoy the fun by the Savannah River.

Savannah’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade — 10:15 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 16:

Kick off St. Patrick’s Day in Savannah right with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This main event brings everything together – family, friends and fun. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Savannah is the second largest in the U.S., right behind New York. More than 300,000 people are expected to visit and enjoy the city-wide festivities.

The parade begins at Gwinnett and Abercorn streets, just east of Forsyth Park and will travel along Abercorn Street to Broughton Street, where it will turn right towards East Broad Street. It will continue north on East Broad Street to East Bay Street and proceed down Bay until it reaches Bull Street, which it will turn on and continue down until it reaches Madison Square on Harris Street.

Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens — March 28-31:

The Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens offers a unique glimpse of Savannah’s finest private homes — complete with special furnishings that have been treasured by families for generations but seldom seen by visitors. In addition to home and garden walking tours, you can also enjoy some exclusive special events as well as some of the best food and hospitality the South has to offer.

Savannah Music Festival — March 28-April 13:

The Savannah Music Festival brings world-class celebrations of the musical arts by creating timeless and adventurous productions that stimulate arts education, foster economic growth and unite artists and audiences in Savannah.


A Past that Won’t Rest: The Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi — 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through March 17:

A collection of wonderful photographs and commentary. Together they add enormously to a history of the struggle for civil rights, a past that still informs the present, and a fight for equal treatment not yet accomplished. These photographs show that the effort was, and must remain a people’s movement.”


Escape Your Attacker — 6-8:30 p.m. March 4 at Every Second Counts Escape Rooms,22 Sams Point Way, Lady’s Island :

Learn basic knowledge of defense procedures and products. The Damsel team (Lynn McCartney) will be demonstrating personal cutting edge products onsite.

Sea Island Quilters Exhibit: 2018 Log Cabin Block Challenge — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 5 at 2nd Floor Lobby, Beaufort Branch Library.

Maison Beaufort — March 7-10 at The Tabby Place in The Beaufort Inn:

Maison Beaufort is a four-day event held at The Beaufort Inn’s Tabby PLace in downtown Beaufort, South Carolina. The home furnishings show will showcase 20-30 carefully selected vendors offering a variety of items for the Home and Garden—a blend of antiques and art, vintage and one-of-a-kinds, lighting and furniture, linens, and garden accents.

Coworking at the Corridor — 8 a.m.-5 p.m. March 8 at BASEcamp, 500 Carteret Street Beaufort, SC 29902:

Spend the day working out of BASEcamp, Beaufort’s premier business incubator and coworking office. Pick a desk, settle in and get productive. High-speed Wi-Fi and access to conference space is included.

Civil War Living History Encampment — 9 a.m.-5 p.m. March 9 at The Beaufort Arsenal, 713 Craven Street:

Union troops will occupy the Arsenal. Come relieve Beaufort during the Civil War. Live demonstrations throughout the day. The encampment is free and admission to the Beaufort History Museum will be reduced.

6th Annual Bridges Block Party — 12-5 p.m. March 9 at Paris Avenue in Port Royal:

The day will be filled with fabulous food and topped with adventure for all ages. We will have live music, unique artisans, a variety of food trucks,beer garden, family activities, kids zone and more! So whether you are a foodie looking for the best bowl of shrimp and grits in the low country or just looking for a family fun day – Bridges Block Party is for you! Grab your dancing shoes, bring your appetite and join the fun on Paris Avenue.

Beaufort Town Center St. Patrick’s Day Festival — 12-4 p.m. March 16 at the Beaufort Town Center:

The event is free and open to the public. Area restaurants and food trucks will be selling food and drinks and there will be live entertainment including a bagpipe player, local music, and much more! This family-fun event will also have awesome activities for children!

Parris Island Marine Band “Invictus” Concert — 7-10 p.m. March 22 at Battery Creek High School Performing Arts Center:

Come join the Parris Island Marine Band for a combined concert with members of “The Presidents Own” Marine Band!