Fun Things to Do in Summerville, SC this Winter & Spring!

Third Thursday in Downtown Summerville
February 19th, 5-8pm “Author! Author!”
Celebrate Summerville’s literati at Summerville Dream’s 2nd annual event this month, “Author! Author!” Ever wonder how writers get their inspiration? Want the unique experience of listening to authors read their own works? More than thirty writers will be sharing their works ranging from autobiographies, memoirs, humor, poetry, novels and short stories.  Short Central will have music by W.M Freund Duo, an acoustic duo with percussion accompaniment.  The Hot Shots will be playing their foot tapping music in front of People, Places and Quilts!
Low Country Colonial Day- Saturday, February 28
It’s going to be a Great Colonial Day in Summerville! Staff, volunteers and members of the Independent Company of South Carolina will bring Dorchester’s rich history back to life at this living history event. Throughout the day, visitors can interact with authentically clothed, historic interpreters as they demonstrate daily tasks and skills common to the American colonial period, such as cooking, military drills, black powder demonstrations and more! Fee: $5 per adult, $1 per child under 15.  Should you have any questions please contact the park office at (843) 873-1740 and/or
Night Walks at the Audubon Center, Francis Beidler Forest
Saturday, February 28, 2015, 5:30 pm
On select Saturdays throughout the year, the staff at Beidler Forest invites you to join them on a nighttime journey through the swamp. You will immerse yourself in the sensation of being a part of the nocturnal life of the swamp, while your guide answers any and all questions you may have. You will thrill to the sight of the ancient trees, flowing water and moving shadows bathed in the light of the moon. The sounds of the ancient swamp will delight you on your walk, the same as they have delighted all for centuries. Come join us and listen for the call of the Barred Owl and watch for the glint of alligator eyes…. Reservations are required for night walks, with all groups being limited to no more than 20. This walk is NOT recommended for children under 10. Please call (843) 462-2150 to reserve your spot today!!!  Cost $12.00.
BRING ON YOUR GREEN! @ YMCA Shamrock Shuffle
Shamrock Shuffle in SummervilleSaturday, March 14
5K/10K/1M
Bring on the Shamrocks, top hats and all your St. Patty’s Day gear! We will be looking for the 3 best dressed Leprechauns and green runners, so dress to impress!
Meals on Wheels Of Summerville
1st Annual “Turtle” 5K Fun Run/Walk
Saturday, March 21, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm
In memory of Lena Cox (Long-time volunteer and friend of Meals on Wheels)
Parking & Registration will be at Summerville Catholic School (off Gahagan Road)
You are encouraged to run or walk in the Miles for Meals race in support of the March for Meals national program. Pre-registration forms may be downloaded here. Mail the form and remittance to the address on the form by March 10th to get a T-shirt; or take to the Meals on Wheels office, on the grounds of St. Paul’s Church in Ambler Hall, 316 West Carolina Avenue, Summerville to register (9:00 am to 2:00 pm, Monday through Friday).
Throw Back Thursday – Movies in the Park
Gahagan Park (515 W Boundary St.)
3/26/15- Back to The Future
4/2/2015 – The Goonies
4/9/2015 – Dirty Dancing
Flowertown Festival 2015

Friday & Saturday, March 27 and 28, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday, March 29, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Every spring, the Town of Summerville is awash in color- from the hot pink azaleas, to the purple wisteria, to the delicate white dogwood. On one 3-day weekend during this season, thousands of festival-goers transcend this gracious Southern town to take in the flowers and hospitality and attend one of the largest arts and crafts festivals in the Southeast–The YMCA Flowertown Festival.

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