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Activities

Fun for the
Entire Family.

Things to do:

People come back to Edisto every year because they enjoy the low-key lifestyle. You can take the children crabbing. Go shrimping or fishing. Or just watch the sun set. As the weather begins to hint of spring we all want to get outdoors.  The sunshine is calling us to play some golf, walk on the beach, or go for a bike ride.  When summer arrives Edisto is at its peak with so many things to do.  We don't have to tell you about the beach. Edisto has been a family get a way for generations. But there's much much more.

Bird watchers find a paradise on Edisto and history lovers go exploring. They immediately sense the roots of this community which reach back to the Native Americans (visit the shell mound in the State Park).  Visiting the sites of Sea Cloud Plantation or Bleak Hall's ice house give an excuse to get out and look around. And nature, as always, is inviting you to Botany Bay, the State Park, to enjoy the bike paths or to take the short drive to Caw Caw Swamp Interpretive Center. Edisto is, after all, the gateway to the 350,000 acre ACE Basin (Ashepoo, Combahee, and Edisto rivers) one of the largest conservation districts in the US. (http://www.fws.gov/acebasin/)

Celebrate the drive along the Edisto Island National Scenic Byway, designated by the Federal Department of Transportation. This designation places Edisto alonside such other scenic byways as Route 66, the Alaskan Marine Byway, the Selma to Montgomery March Byway, the Outer Banks Scenic Byway, the Florida Keys Scenic Byway and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Current & Upcoming Events

Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society
January 17, 2016
Annual Members Meeting / Hwy 174 Edisto Island Museum
843-869-1954 / www.edistomuseum.org

Edisto Eats Food Festival - Preliminary #1
February 3, 2016
Pressleys at the Marina
Round one leading up to the Ultimate Chef Competition on March 19

Edisto Eats Food Festival - Preliminary #2
February 17, 2016
Finn's Island Grill
Round two leading up to the Ultimate Chef Competition on March 19

Land Trust-Build a Bluebird Box
February 20th - 2pm
Land Trust - Build a Bluebird Box
Sunny Side Plantation
Build your own nest box for bluebirds! Carroll Belser will give a lecture on Bluebirds and their habitat. Afterward, you can build your very own bluebird box. Reservations are required to assure there are sufficient materials for everyone to make their nextbox. Please call or email the office at 843-869-9004 or info@edisto.org.

Edisto Beach State Park Spring Survival Series
February 20, 2016 Bow Drill Basics - Fire by Friction
$5 - Call 843-869-4430 to register

March 8 - 7:00 pm

EIHPS Lecture
March 8, 2016 7:00
Bay Creek Park
EIHPS Lecture
New First Missionary Baptist Church
The Grimke Sisters given by Dr. Amy McCandless, Professor at College of Charleston
Free and open to the public
http://www.edistomuseum.org

Ducks Unlimited Game Dinner
March 12, 2016
Bay Creek Park
Doors open at 6:00pm with an open bar,hors d'oeuvres and silent auction/raffles. Dinner will be served at 7:15pm.

Land Trust-Exploring the Plant Ecology of Edisto
March 12, 2016 10am-Noon
Join Associate Professor of Plant Ecology and Curator of The Citadel Herbarium, Joel Gramling for a nature walk and discuss plant identification, ecological interactions and how to read the landscape of our maritime forests and wetlands. For further info, call or email the office, 843-869-9004 or info@edisto.org.


March 17-20
Said the Spider to the Spy
Edisto Beach Civic Center
A comedy presented by the Edisto Art Guild Players
Dinner Theater March 17 at 6:30 pm
March 18 & 19, 7:30 pm and March 20, 3:00 pm
For ticket info,call 843-869-3192 or 843-869-3099

Pasta Dinner at McConkey's
March 18, 2016
McConkey's Jungle Shack
Held in conjunction with Edisto Eats Food Festival-Night before the Road Race
www.edistoeats.org

5th Annual Edisto Road Race - 5k, 1 Mile, Walk & Fun Run
March 19, 2016
Wyndham Ocean Ridge Recreation Center
Held in conjunction with Edisto Eats Food Festival
http://www.edistochamber.com

Edisto Eats Food Festival
March 19, 2016
McConkey's Jungle Shack
Chefs and enthusiastic cooks will compete for the Ultimate Chef Title
For further info call 843-869-0097
www.edistoeats.org

Art Guild Spring Show & Sale
March 26, 2016
Hwy 174 - Between First Federal and Mason Law Firm
10:00am-4:00pm

Great American Clean-Up Spring Campaign
March 19, 2016
Sponsored by EdistoPride, 9:00am - Highway 174 Community Center
http://www.edistopride.org

Easter Sunrise Service
March 27, 2016
Pavilion Parking Lot beach front
6:30 am

FREESPACE Annual Meeting
March TBD Member Annual Meeting, Lunch, ACE Basin River Cruise, Kayaking Excursion, etc.

Arts & Crafts Market
April 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2016
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday 9am - 5pm

Edisto Beach State Park Spring Survival Series
April 9, 2016 1:00
Primitive Hunting
$5 call 869-4430 to register

Arts & Crafts Market
May 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2016
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday 9am - 5pm

Edisto Day Bazaar-Arts & Crafts Festival
May 7, 2016
Lion's Club
Sponsored by Kings Daughters

2nd Annual Edisto Beach Dolphin Slam
May TBD
Boats from Bohicket & Edisto will be fishing against each other. Prizes awarded for heaviest dolphin. 
For information, call 843-631-5055 or themarinaeb@gmail.com 
The Marina @ Edisto Beach

Edisto Beach State Park Spring Survival Series
May 14, 2016
Edible Plants
1:00pm $5 call 869-4430 to register

Legacy Live Oak Dedication & Conservation Celebration
May 15, 2016
2:00 Indigo Farms-in the Barn www.edisto.org
Sponsored by the Edisto Island Open Land Trust (843-869-9004)

2nd Annual Edisto Beach Cobia Tournament
May TBD
For information, call 843-631-5055 or themarinaeb@gmail.com 
The Marina @ Edisto Beach

Fire Department Fish Fry
May 28, 2016
Lion's Club  - 2907 Myrtle Street

Bingo
June 7 - August 2, 2016
Lions Club - 2907 Myrtle Street
Tuesdays & Thursdays - NEW HOURS! Doors open 6:00 p.m.; games begin at 6:30 p.m.

Arts & Crafts Market
June 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2016
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday
9:ooam - 5:00pm

Open Land Trust Cocktail Party, Live and Silent Auction
June 17-18 2016
Open Land Trust Cocktail Party/Live & Silent Auction/Golf Tnmt
Edisto Beach Civic Center & The Plantation Course on Edisto
Cocktail Party and Auction will be June 17th at 6pm, and the Golf Tournament is the 18th at 8:30am.
http://www.edisto.org
9:ooam - 5:00pm

The Tomato Open Golf Tournament
TBD
Plantation Course at Edisto 843-869-1111
Tournament benefits Edisto Island Open Land Trust
www.theplantationcourseatedisto.com / www.edisto.org

Arts & Crafts Market
July 6, 13, 20 and 27,  2016
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Edisto Billfish Tournament
July 20 - 23, 2016
2016 Edisto Invitational Billfish Tournament
The Marina at Edisto Beach
For details, contact The Marina at Edisto Beach at 843-631-5055, or themarinaeb@gmail.com.
http://www.themarinaeb.com

Arts & Crafts Market
August 5,12, 19 and 26, 2016
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday
9:00am - 5:00pm

Edisto Beach Music & Shag Fest
September 2-4, 2016
Edisto Beach Music & Shag Fest
Bay Creek Park (beside Edisto Marina)
Admission $10 per day for adults, children under 12 free. Arts and Crafts, Food Vendors and great music!
Friday - 12noon - 11:00pm DJ Jim Bowers; 3:00 -7:00pm Shem Creek Boogie Band; 7:30 - 11:00pm Band of Oz
Saturday - 10:00am - 7:00pm DJ Jim Bowers; 2:00 - 6:00pm Shag Doctorz; 7:00-11:00pm The Entertainers and Shag Contest at 9:00pm
Sunday - 12noon -3:00pm DJ Jim Bowers;3:00-7:00pm The Fantastic Shakers
www.edistochamber.com

Arts & Crafts Market
September 7, 14, 21, and 28, 2016
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Edisto Wahoo Fishing Tournament
September TBD
The Marina @ Edisto Beach
For more info call 843-632-5055 themarinaeb.com

Beach & River Sweep
September 17, 2016
Always the Third Saturday in September
Edisto Beach State Park
Sponsored by EdistoPride / www.edistopride.org

6th Annual Edisto Shrimp Fest
September 24, 2016
Bay Creek Park - Docksite Road
http://www.edistochamber.com

Arts & Crafts Market
October 5, 12, 19, and 26, 2016
Bay Creek Park
Every Wednesday
9:00 am - 5:00pm

Art Guild Fall Show & Sale
October 8, 2016
Always the Second Saturday in Oct
The Edistonian General Store

Edisto and Beyond Tour
October 8, 2016
Always the Second Saturday in Oct
Annual Tour of Plantations, Churches Graveyards & Historic Sites
10:00am - 5:00pm
Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society / www.edistomuseum.org

Edisto Fall Festival
October 15, 2016 Jungle Road
Always the Third Saturday in Oct
11 a.m. - 4 p.m / Annual Fall Festival features arts, crafts, and children's activities.
http://www.edistochamber.com

2nd Annual Redfish Tournament
2nd Annual Redfish Tournament
Edisto Watersprorts & Tackle, 3731 Docksite Road
2 largest spottail and the one with most spots
For info call:843-869-0663
http://www.edistowatersports@earthlink.net

Trick or Treat at the Creek
October 29, 2015
Bay Creek Park (beside Edisto Marina) - Docksite Road
The 7th Annual Children�s Trick-or-Treat at the Creek will be held from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. There will be games, prizes, trick or treating, and a costume contest sponsored by McConkey's Jungle Shack, starting at 7:00pm. For information call Town Hall(843)869-2505
http://www.townofedistobeach.com

Edisto Island Preservation Alliance Annual Meeting
November TBD
Sunny Side Plantation, 8360 Peters Point Road
Keynote Speaker is Charles Lane, President of the ACE Basin Task Force. Members and non-members welcome.

Open Land Trust Oyster Roast and Annual Meeting
November TBD
Open Land Trust Oyster Roast and Annual Meeting
Sand Creek Farm
Sponsored by the the Edisto Island Open Land Trust 
http://www.edisto.org

Edisto Museum Annual Open House and Sale
November 25,2016
Edisto Museum Annual Open House and Sale
8123 Chisolm Plantation Road
1O:00 am - 4:00 pm 
http://www.edistomuseum.org

Flowers Seafood 5th Annual Oyster Roast
November 26, 2016 (6:00-10:00) Flowers Seafood (1914 Hwy 174)
This all you can eat oyster roast is a great tradition on Edisto, and you don't want to miss it. $20 tickets in advance & $25 at the door. For further info, call Flowers Seafood Company at 843-869-0033.

Giving Tree
November 25-27, 2016
With These Hands Holiday Open House Weekend
1444 Highway 174
For further info, contact With These Hands Gallery, 843-869-3509 or info@withthesehandsgallery.com)
http://www.withthesehandsgallery.com

Edisto Community Chorus Christmas Concert
December 4, 2016
Edisto Beach Baptist Church
7:00pm

26th Annual Edisto Christmas Parade
December 11, 2016 Street Parade 2:00PM
600-100 Block of Palmetto Blvd., Edisto Beach
 

Guided Tours

Ace Basin Tours
843-869-3099 / www.acebasintours.com

Botany Bay Ecotours
Led by biologist and conservationist Meg Hoyle whose extensive knowledge of the low country will make your experience memorable
800-979-3370  843-869-2998 / www.botanybayplantation.com

Fontaine Charters
843-303-7394 / www.fontainecharters.com

Island Tours and T’ings “the Pink Van Tour”
A long time Edisto resident; family many generations on the island.
843-603-0967

Nature Tours, Shelling & Sunset Tours
Edisto Watersports
843-869-0663 / www.edistowatersports.biz

Edisto Shrimp Boat Charters
Captain Cliff Corley 843-729-2687
edistobeachshrimpboatcharters.com

Singleshot Guide Service
3610 Big Bay Dr, (843)557-0726

Tours of Edisto
(843)869-1984, Historical Tours
www.toursofedisto.com

Wilkinson’s Landing Kayak & Canoe
1199 Frampton Inlet Rd, (843)609-7102
www.wilkinsonslanding.com

Camping

Edisto Beach State Park
The state park, originally built by the CCC during the depression and opened in the 1930’s. The park includes 1,255 acres and offers 63 camping sites in the main campground, 50 sites in its Live Oak campground. There are 5 rustic sites, 7 vacation cabins and the park boasts picnic areas with shelters, ocean swimming and beach combing, nature trails and a boat landing with dock. The Spanish Mount Trail winds 3 ½ miles through a maritime forest. The ACE Basin interpretive center is a must see when on Edisto. 866-345-7275 (Camping and cabin reservations) / 843-869-2156 (Reservations within next 3 days) / www.SouthCarolinaParks.com

Fishing/Crabbing/Shrimping /Boating/Kayaking Charters

Botany Bay Ecotours
Led by biologist and conservationist Meg Hoyle whose extensive knowledge of the low country will make your experience memorable
843-869-2998 / www.botanybayplantation.com

Captain Clif Corley's Edisto Shrimp Boat Charters
Mobile: 843-729-2687 / cmcorley@hughes.net

Edisto Fishing Charters
843-869-2933 / www.fishedisto.com

Edisto Island Tours
USCG Licensed
Cap'n Ron & Elin Elliott
843-869-1937

Edisto Watersports & Tackle
USCG licensed captains
843-869-0663 / www.edistowatersports.net

Island Bikes & Outfitters Kayak Tours
843-869-4444 / islandbikesandoutfitters.com

Raddaddy's Fishing Charters
USCG Licensed
Capt. Ron Davis
843-513-0143
radlures@aol.com

Single Shot Guide Services
USCG Licensed
Captain Charles Yeomans
843-869-3022 / www.singleshotguideservices.com

Ugly Ducklin’ II River Fishing with Steve Fralin
USCG licensed / 19’ Carolina Skiff, up to 4 anglers
843-869-1580 or 843-908-2071 / www.edistofishingcharters.com

Reefs

Edisto has two artificial reefs relatively close off shore. Built by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources you can find the locations at www.dnr.sc.gov

Fishing Tournaments

2nd Annual Edisto Beach Dolphin Slam
May TBA
The Marina at Edisto Beach
Boats from Bohicket & Edisto will be fishing against each other. Prizes awarded for heaviest dolphin. 
For information, call 843-631-5055 or themarinaeb@gmail.com 
http://www.themarinaeb.com

2nd Annual Edisto Beach Cobia Tournament
May TBA
The Marina at Edisto Beach
For details, contact The Marina at Edisto Beach at 843-631-5055,or themarinaeb@gmail.com.
http://www.themarinaeb.com

2016 Edisto Marina Billfish Tournament - Governor's Cup
July 20 - 23, 2016
The Marina at Edisto Beach
For details, contact The Marina at Edisto Beach at 843-631-5055, or themarinaeb@gmail.com.
http://www.themarinaeb.com

Boat Landings & Marinas

State of South Carolina Boat Landings
www.dnr.sc.gov/boating/index.html

The Marina at Edisto Beach 
Ships Store 843-631-5055

Dawhoo Landing at McKinley Washington Bridge
Intracoastal Waterway Hwy. 174
Picnic tables, courtesy and fishing dock.

Live Oak Landing at Edisto Beach State Park
Palmetto Rd. (fee)

Steamboat Landing
At the end of Steamboat Landing Rd. off of Hwy. 174
Small parking area, courtesy dock.

Edisto Watersports & Tackle
Supplies & bait
843-869-0663 / www.edistowatersports.net

Note: Hunting and fishing licenses are required in SC. Licenses are available at the Edistonian General Store.

Boat Rental

Island Bikes & Outfitters
17’ Rogue Boats
843-869-4444  / www.islandbikesandoutfitters.com

 

Bike Rentals

Edisto Beach offers wonderful bike trails as does the State Park.

Edisto Bike Shop
843-217-8027

Edisto Essentials
843-869-0951 / www.edistoessentials.com

Island Bikes & Outfitters
843-869-4444 / www.islandbikesandoutfitters.com

Golf

Edisto’s temperate weather allows you to play 12 months of the year.

The Plantation Golf Course on Edisto
Recently renovated and restored to its original beauty and challenge, this course ranks with some of the best in SC. Lots of water, bring plenty of balls.
843-869-1111 / www.theplantationcourseatedisto.com

The Links at Stono Ferry
The course is approximately 25 miles off the island on Hwy. 162. just past the town of Hollywood heading toward Charleston.
843-869-1817 / www.stonoferrygolf.com

History

History is everywhere on Edisto, a great place to start is at the:

Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society Museum
Corner of Chisolm Rd. and Hwy 174 at Middleton Plantation
This museum is presented largely through private donations and memberships. It has an outstanding collection of local artifacts and interprets the history of the island from it’s earliest times to recent past. Open Tues.-Sat. 1pm to 4 p.m. A small admission fee is charged. 843-869-1954 /  www.edistomuseum.org

Edisto Interpretive Center
8377 State Cabin Road,
843-869-6834 / 843- 869-4430 ‎ / www.southcarolinaparks.com

Churches on National Historic Registry

Presbyterian Church on Edisto Island
The Sanctuary was renovated in 2003.  There is a lovely churchyard and
historic session house.
2164 Hwy. 174 / 843-869-2326 / www.pcedisto.org

The Old First Baptist Church
This is probably the oldest church building still in use on the island. There is a
monument to Hephzibah Townsand in churchyard.
1644 Hwy. 174 / 843-869-2432

Trinity Episcopal Church
Picturesque chapel and churchyard
1589 Hwy. 174 / 843-869-3568

Places of interest (Nearby off island)

Drayton Hall
(45 mins. from Edisto) 843-769-2600 / www.draytonhall.org

ACE Basin National Wildlife Refuge
8675 Willtown Rd. (Headquarters in Grove Plantation)
Turn left at the intersection of Willtown Rd. and Hwy. 174
www.fws.gov/acebasin/ or www.dnr.sc.gov/marhe/nrri/acechar/egresman.htm

Charleston Convention and Visitors Center / www.charlestoncvb.com

Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce / www.Beaufort-SC.org

Ed Grimball-Walking Tours of Historic Charleston 843-813-4447 www.edgrimballtours.com

Walterboro Chamber of Commerce 843-549-9595 / www.walterboro.org

Charles Towne Landing
Location of the first settlement of Charleston www.charlestowne.org/visitus.shtml

Caw Caw Interpretive Center
643 acre park showcases low country natural, historical and cultural heritage. 5200 Savannah Hwy. (Hwy. 17 near Ravenel) / www.ccprc.com/index.asp?NID=206

Nature

Botany Bay Wildlife Management Area
Botany Bay Rd. turn left at end of road - sign in / dawn to dark, seasonal hunts. Closed Tuesdays for essential maintenance
843-953-9300 /
DNR Announces Botany Bay Opening / Botany Bay Plantation / BotanybayWMA
 

Edisto Island Serpentarium
An Edisto must-see. Whether you love reptiles or hate them, you’ll come away with a better understanding of their role in our ecosystem. Created by the Clamp family, it sits right on Hwy. 174 just before the Old Post Office Restaurant as you leave the beach. 
Seasonal Hours, Gift Shop & Edisto Visitors Center, Indoor Exhibits, Reptile Exhibits, Fossil Room, and Native Americans Artifacts
843-869-1171 / www.edistoserpentariun.com

ACE Basin Interpretive Center at the Edisto Beach State Park
An outstanding look at the role our marshes and estuarine resources play when you live at the edge of the ocean.

Rare, Threatened or Endangered Species
If you look to your right as you come onto the island you may spot the bald eagle that likes to sit on top of the power pole next to the McKinley Washington Bridge. You may also see wood storks, ospreys and other not-so-common birds. Yet there are a number plants and animals that are not so well known worth looking for. To learn more go here:
Click here »
and here:
www.carolinabirdclub.org/sites/SC/edistoinlet.html

Nature Tours

It’s always easier when you’re somewhere you’re not used to, if you have a guide to show you around. Here are some possibilities:

Botany Bay Ecotours
Led by biologist and conservationist Meg Hoyle whose extensive knowledge of the low country will make your experience memorable
843-869-2998 / www.botanybayplantation.com

Edisto Beach State Park
843-869-2756 (Park offices) / www.SouthCarolinaParks.com

Edisto Watersports & Tackle ACE basin boat charters
843-869-0663 / www.edistowatersports.net

 

Off Island Nature Tours

Ace Basin Outpost
10232 Ace Basin Parkway (Hwy. 17 at the Ashepoo River) Green Pond
Kayak and canoe rental & tours
800-785-2925