There is an Oyster Roast and Dinner buffet starting at 5:30pm, followed by the performance at 6:30pm. The performance features an up-tempo take on the songbook of Fats Waller and the heyday of Harlem featuring Manny Houston.
Two celebrations for one great cause, Sea Islands Hunger Awareness! If you’d like to become a sponsor or make a donation to this crucial cause, click here. If you have items to be auctioned, click here for the form.
Gullah Gala – Friday, May 5, 6:00-8:00pm
Location: the Seabrook Island Club Admission: $100 (click here for tickets) and tickets are limited. Meet Artist Jonathan Green introduced by Mary Whyte
Gullah Celebration – Saturday, May 6, 3:00 – 6:00pm Location: Freshfields Village on the Village Green, Kiawah Island Admission : $15 adv./ $20 door (12yrs and under are free) (click here for tickets). Performances by Ann Caldwell and The Magnolia Singers, and the Deninufay African Dance & Drum Production. In addition, there will be a Silent Auction, Sweetgrass Baskets, Jewelry and Art, Gullah Cuisine, and Wine/Beer.
Facts about Hunger
1. 25.2 % of the population of Wadmalaw (approx. 2,989) is below the poverty level.
2. 13.5% of the population of Johns Island (approx. 21,763) is below the poverty level.
3. Nearly 90% of the children on the sea islands are living below the poverty level.
4. One out of six Americans face hunger.
5. One out of five South Carolinians face hunger.
6. African Americans are twice as likely to face hunger.
7. Hunger is highest among rural communities
8. The lack of adequate food affects the cognitive and behavioral development of children.
Groups that Help Fight Hunger on the Sea Islands
1. Backpack Buddies of Seabrook
2. Hebron Zion Presbyterian Emergency Food Bank
3. Holy Spirit Catholic Church Food Pantry (fully funded by Holy Spirit Catholic Church) 4. Meals on Wheels of Charleston
5. Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Food Pantry
6. Rockville Presbyterian Meals on Monday
7. Sea Islands Blessing Basket
8. Sweet Grass Garden Co-0p
The Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation is a 501c-3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible. For more information about the foundation please visit us online at www.FightIslandHunger.org
These events are sponsored by:
Barrier Island Free Medical Clinic, 3226 Maybank Highway, Suite 1-A Johns Island, SC 29455 BIFMC.org
We would like to invite you and all of your friends to become part of a yearly tradition at Bohicket Marina. The Dolphin Slam is by design, made for all the anglers that want to go offshore with their friends, pay a low entry fee, and have the possibilities of great cash prizes! The best part is that you can fish it from anywhere as long as you bring your catch by car or boat to Bohicket Marina for the weigh in!
Guaranteed by Todd Gerhardt of the Ship’s Store and Ice Cream Boat is an additional prize of $25,000 for a new State Record dolphin caught during the Dolphin Slam! The current State Record dolphin is 77.8 lbs and was caught during Bohicket Marina’s 2008 Billfish Invitational for the SC Governor’s Cup Billfishing series. This is a sweet addition to what is already looking like a great 1st Place prize.
NEW IN 2017~ $50 DOCKAGE & TRAILER STORAGE FEE
This covers your dockage for the day prior to and of the tournament. This year we are offering trailer storage onsite in Bohicket Marina for all participants of the 4th Annual Dolphin Slam. This was a huge obstacle for many of our participants last year and we heard you! You must bring your own trailer lock or have it attached to a vehicle. Spaces are limited and your entry fee and dockage fee must be paid for trailer storage. First come will be first served!
NEW IN 2017~ FREE SEA WEATHER FORECAST FROM WRI!
Weather Routing Inc. joined us this year to be our Forecast Provider! Please use the link to set up your very own SeaWeather Account to use during the tournament! This link will GO LIVE APRIL 27-30, 2017!
2016~ OUR 3RD ANNUAL DOLPHIN SLAM WAS AMAZING!
With over 85 official entries, our last Dolphin Slam was something everyone who was there will never forget! Fantastic fishing conditions produced a great day offshore and an even better time at the weigh in! Thank you for coming out to join us last year and we sure hope you come back and bring all your friends! Check out last year’s winners!
1ST Place Winners: “Teamwork”, for over $10,500
2ND Place Winners: “Team Anchorless”, for over $3,500
Check in starts at 6:30pm and the racing begins at 7:00pm. Bring your own hermit crab, buy a hermit crab, or rent a hermit crab for just $2. All winners get a free cone at the Ice Cream Boat and bragging rights, of course! Contact Todd Gerhardt at 248-719-0076 for questions or further information.
Kid’s Fishing Tournament
Friday, April 14th
Join us for a special pre-season “kid’s fish” on Good Friday, April 14th. It’s a great event for the whole family in beautiful Bohicket Marina.
First Tournament is 11:00-12:00noon
Second Tournament is 12:00noon -1:00pm
$7 per participant includes rod, bait, plus all the help you need. All winners will get a T-shirt, bait bucket, plus bragging rights, of course! If you have question, call Todd Gerhardt on 248-719-0076.
Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce
Seventh Annual Art Walk
April 15th, 10:00am to 7:00pm
Some of the area’s best artists will be participating in the Sea Islands Chamber of Commerce’s Seventh Annual Art Walk at Bohicket Marina Saturday, April 15 (the day before Easter) from 10:00am-7:00pm.
Celebrate the arrival of warmer weather with a spring edition of Music on the Green on Friday, April 14 from 6:00 to 9:00 pm with live music by Port Authority Band. This local four piece band features you favorite oldies, beach, Motown and Top 40 tunes.
Guests are encouraged to bring a blanket or beach chair to this complimentary event.
The next Sea Islands Cars and Coffee is March 18th, from 9 am until 11 am at Freshfields Village. This is the 3rd year anniversary of what has become a popular monthly event. Our February Cars and Coffee was one of our best ever, in terms of number and variety of cars and spectators.
We hope March will be even bigger and better. As a reminder, we will not be holding Cars and Coffee in April this year. Instead, please plan to attend “Cars on Kiawah” at Ocean Park on May 6th. Registrations are moving at a rapid pace and it looks like we will have about 250 great cars on display. Exhibitors are encouraged to register your cars through clubs you may be a member of or as individuals exhibitors via our website, www.kiawahconcours.com.
Thanks for all the support over the last three years!
Blues by the Sea
04/10/2016, 2:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Location: Freshfields Village Green
Come to the 12th Annual Blues by the Sea on Sunday, April 10 from 2:30 to 7:00 pm. The Cultural Arts Council of Kiawah presents a free, outdoor concert featuring a variety of blues acts.
2:30 pm: RANDY MCALLISTER – Texas roadhouse master returns with a new band and a new CD. A wild mix of blues, country rock, rancheras, Cajun, and swamp music.
4:00 pm: MAC ARNOLD & PLATE FULL O’ BLUES – South Carolina born & bred, bassist/singer Mac Arnold spent his younger days working with Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker and others before embarking on his own fabulous career. The real deal!
5:30 pm: MISSISSIPPI HEAT – All-star Chicago band records for Delmark Records and traverses the world with their post-modern urban blues. Their latest album “Warning Shot” has been spending time in the upper strata of the national blues radio charts…exciting! Charleston debut.
Be sure to bring a beach chair or blanket, and food and beverage will be available for purchase. The event is tented and will take place rain or shine.