The Island Packet
By Mandy Matney
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Spring has officially sprung in the Lowcountry and there are plenty of events this April to celebrate the beautiful weather.
This April, there are a ton of family-friendly events across Beaufort County (from both sides of the Broad River) that you should definitely mark your calendar for.
Here are 12 events you should attend this month:
Check out the hottest fashions from local stores and enjoy live music, food, and cocktails at the Chamber Fashion Week Fashion Show 7 p.m. April 7 at the Rooftop Bar at Poseidon (Hilton Head Island).
Celebrate local food, artwork, and even the opening of an ice cream shop at the 6th annual Taste of Bluffton on Calhoun Street in Old Town Bluffton 11 a.m. to 4 p.m April 8.
Celebrate the dedication of the new Gullah/Geechee Visitors Center 1908 Boundary Street at the intersection of Highway 21 and Ribaut Road in Beaufort, for an afternoon of food and fun 1 - 4 p.m. April 8.
The 4th Annual Bridges Block Party will feature a Shrimp and Grits Cook, Kids zone, beer tent, live music and more from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m on Paris Avenue in downtown Port Royal. General admission is free.
Celebrate a Lowcountry favorite food at the 14th Annual Soft Shell Crab Festival April 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Parris Ave. in Port Royal.
Attend an awesome Easter egg hunt.
Here are a few local events:
Skull Creek Easter Egg Hunt 11 a.m. April 16 at Skull Creek Boathouse (Hilton Head Island)
The Salty Dog Easter Egg Hunt 10 a.m April 15 Sat 10 AM · The Salty Dog (Hilton Head Island)
10,000 egg Hunt: Shipwrecked edition 12 p.m. April 8· Jarvis Creek Park (Hilton Head Island)
EASTER EGGstravaganza 10 a.m. April 8 Shelter Cove Community Park (Hilton Head Island)
The PGA Tour comes to Hilton Head for the biggest sporting/ social event of the season at the Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island April 10-16. Get your plaid ready!
Special Olympics Spring Games- Track and Field April 21
The Special Olympics South Carolina Area 8 Regional Spring Games will be held at May River High School, at 10.a.m April 21. Over 350 Special Olympics athletes of all ages from Bluffton, Hilton Head, and Beaufort will compete in track and field events.