Living well means getting out and enjoying the many events and activities the Beaufort community has to offer. This month's calendar is filled with plenty of family-friendly fun for you and your loved ones.
Beaufort Farmers Market
Drop in from 2 – 6 p.m. (May – October) for fresh local produce, plants, artists, home-baked and canned foods, crafts and more. Corner of North and Bladen, behind the Santa Elena Foundation. Details.
Friday, June 2
First Friday After Five
Grab a friend and head downtown from 5 – 8 p.m. to explore and support local shops, restaurants and art galleries. Make it an evening with entertainment, tasty refreshments and live local music! Details.
Week of June 5 – 9
This free tour presented by the Beaufort Garden Club treats you to a private viewing of a local private garden each day. The daily garden can be toured from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (rain or shine). Certified Master Gardeners will be on-site to help identify plants and answer questions. Details.
Saturday, June 10
11th Annual Beaufort River Swim
Dive in for a 3.2-mile, open water race that benefits Beaufort County’s Learn to Swim program at Wardle Family YMCA. It’s a refreshing way to start your morning, with an expected 8 a.m. (based on tide projections) start. If you’re more interested in floating and fun, try the 1-mile Fun Swim. Details.
Tuesday, June 13
Pinckney Island Accessibility Shuttle Tour
Friends of the Savannah Coastal Wildlife Refuges offers free, docent-led shuttle tours of Pinckney Island NWR on Tuesdays in June from 10:30 a.m. until noon. Registration is required. Tours are available for the general public and especially for those with accessibility challenges. During the tour, touring riders do not need to leave the shuttle, which is easy to board and disembark from. Details and Registration.
Wednesday, June 14
Reptiles and Amphibians of the Lowcountry
Reptiles are an exciting and important part of our ecosystem. Visit the Morris Heritage Center on Wednesday, June 14, at 11 a.m. for an up-close look at local reptiles and learn how to interact with them both respectfully and safely. Details.
Saturday, June 24
DragonBoat Beaufort Race Day 2017
On this year’s exciting Dragonboat Beaufort Race Day, 35 team teams of paddlers will engage in friendly, spirited competition to raise funds for local cancer patients. Races will take place on the Beaufort River from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with trophies awarded to winners in several categories. Details.