Bluffton Activities Directory

Locals know the Town of Bluffton as a "state of mind," with its quirky shops and a tight-knit community. Visitors frequent Bluffton for its charming views and up-and-coming downtown area that is pulsating with art, restaurants, history tours and more. No matter who you are, Bluffton offers activities galore for your youngsters, from a weekly Farmer's Market to arts festivals and from fishing, watersports and museums to parks, pools and, of course, ice cream!

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Arts


26 Calhoun Stree
t
Bluffton, SC 29910
843-757-8127
Works predominately include oil on canvas, portraiture, giclees and originals; commissions available.

A Guild of Bluffton Artists
27 Calhoun Street
Bluffton, SC
843-757-5590

America Oh Yes
Bridge Center
1540 Fording Island Road 15
Bluffton, SC
843-757-0088

Art Asylum
1230 May River Road #D
Bluffton, SC 29910
843-757-2741

Architectural Art Glass
132 Bridge St
Bluffton, SC
843-757-6580

Calhoun Street Art Gallery
28 Martingale W
45 Calhoun St
Bluffton, SC
843-757-5320
843-757-4278

Color Me Mine
102 Buckwalter Pkwy Unit 3-N
Bluffton, SC
843-757-2006

David Knowlton Artist
197 Stratford Village Way
Bluffton, SC
843-705-7087

Each Others Muse
19 Buckingham Plantation Drive
Bluffton, SC
843-321-2256 or arts@jdcreative.org
www.jdcreative.org
Studio is located at the Moss Creek light.Each Other's Muse is a new gallery owned by Dawn Duff - a working studio dedicated to the appreciation of all Arts. Each Other's Muse - the gallery, studio, and workshop, guitar lessons, band camps, and recording.

Four Corners Art Gallery & Fine Framing
1263-B May River Road
Bluffton, SC
843-757-8185
fourcornersframing@hargray.com

The Great Frame Up
67 Towne Dr
Bluffton, SC
841-815-4661

Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival
Bluffton, SC
843-757-2583

J. Howard Duff, JD Creative
arts@jdcreative.org, www.jdcreative.org
rockstar@jdcreative.org

Jacob Preston Studio
10 Church Street
Bluffton, SC
843-757-3084

Jasper Gallery LLC
95 Towne Drive
Bluffton, SC 29910
843-706-7099

Maye River Gallery
37 Calhoun St
Bluffton, SC
843-757-2633
www.mayerivergallery.com
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday

Old Town Bluffton Merchants Society
P.O. Box 3436
Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 815-6278
www.oldtownbluffton.com

The Society highlights the Bluffton historic and business community through co-op advertising and events.

Old Town Vintage Posters
49 Boundary Street
Bluffton, SC
843-837-3311
oldtownposters@hargray.com
www.oldtownvintageposters.com
From 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday
This unique gallery offers original vintage posters from the 1890s to 1960s.

Pluff Mud
27 Calhoun Street
Bluffton, SC
843-757-5590
www.pluffmuddart.com
From 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday
Fine art gallery features the works of local artists, including paintings, prints, assemblages, pottery, jewelry, fiber, woodturning and sweetgrass basketry.

Preston Studio
10 Church St
Bluffton, SC 29910
843-757-3084

Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery
48 Boundary St
Bluffton, SC
843-757-6586
D3lowco@hargray.com
www.sobagalleries.com
More than 80 local artists exhibit original oil, watercolor, mixed media, acrylic and pastel paintings, photography and sculpture.

Steve White Pottery
27 Dr. Mellichamp Dr #106B (around back)
Bluffton, SC 29910
843-540-3857

The Filling Station Art Gallery
69 Calhoun Street
Bluffton, SC
843-263-4796
fillingstationartgallery@gmail.com
Fine arts gallery features 40 artists in all media.

Veronica's Art Glass Studio
365 Red Cedar St #401
Bluffton, SC
843-815-2212
vartglass@aol.com
From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday
Stained glass panels, carving and etching

Community Events


Farmer's Market
PO Box 447
Bluffton, SC 29910
(843) 415-2447
manager@farmersmarketbluffton.com
www.farmersmarketbluffton.com
Local produce for sale and special activities often include seminars, health lectures/presentations and a kid’s zone

Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival
Bluffton, SC
843-757-2583

Community and Recreation Centers


Bluffton Recreation Center
61B Ulmer Road
Bluffton, SC
843-757-1503
http://www.bcgov.net/Parks/Centers/Bluffton.php
Variety of classes offered, including karate, tutoring, gymnastics, dance, arts and crafts, after school programs, monthly teen dance

Boys & Girls Club of America
100 HE McCraken Cirlce
Bluffton, SC 29910
843-757-2845
mollyosmith@yahoo.com
www.blufftonbgc.com/index.asp

Dance and Gymnastics


Bluffton School of Dance and Performing Arts
59D Sheridan Park
Bluffton, SC
843-815-2619
www.blufftonschoolofdance.com

Island Gymnastics
Riverwalk Business Park off S.C. 170
379 Brown Cove Road
Ridgeland, SC 29910
843-815-6590
http://hhigymnastic.samsbiz.com/
Classes range from toddlers to competitive programs

Entertainment


Lollipop the Clown & Co
Bluffton, SC 29910
843-815-9333

Magic of Gary Maurer
198 Cotton Field Lane East
Bluffton, SC 29910
843-368-2107

Fishing (Charters)


Bonnie Ray Charters
683-6060

CFA Christian Fishing Association
247-0241

Captain Jimmy Reese
816-2645

Hocus Pocus II Nights
683-1547

Mon Eric Charters
341-3742

Nautical Therapy
683-8687

Persistence Charters
290-1187

Polecat Sport Fishing
384-5186

Tammy Jane Charters
384-7833

Wildcat
298-0448

Fishing (Docks and Boat Landings)

For more information about docks and boat landings in Bluffton, visit www.bcgov.net/Parks/boatlandings.php or www.bcgov.net/Pub_Works/Water_Recreational_Accesses.php

Alljoy Landing
County Road 13
Bluffton, SC
www.bcgov.net/Pub_Works/BroadRiverBoatLanding.php
Boat landing offers access to May River and Calibogue Sound

Bluffton Oyster Factory
63 Wharf Street
Bluffton, SC

Bluffton Public Dock
113 Calhoun Street
Bluffton, SC

Buckingham Landing
55 Ford Island Road
Bluffton, SC
www.bcgov.net/Pub_Works/BuckinghamBoatLanding.php
Provides access to MacKay Creek and Calibogue Sound, limited parking, must know the channel

CC Haigh Jr Landing
1640 Fording Island Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
www.bcgov.net/Pub_Works/C.C.Haigh.php
Located off US 278 on Pinckney Island; access to MacKay Creek and Calibogue Sound; courtesy dock not very convenient, recommend at least two people to launch and recover boats.

Edgar Glenn Landing
305 Okatie Hwy
Okatie, SC 29909
www.bcgov.net/Pub_Works/EdgarGlennBoatLanding.php
Located off S.C. 170 at Chechessee River Bridge, access to Chechessee and Broad Rivers, as well as the Port Royal Sound; new duel lane ramp, modern courtesy dock

HE Trask Landing
325 Sawmill Creek Rd
Bluffton, SC 29910
www.bcgov.net/Pub_Works/HETraskSrBoatLanding.php
Access to Colleton, Okatie and Chechessee rivers; long fetch, water can be rough; dual-lane ramp

Horseback Riding


All American Petting Zoo

398 Tickton Hall Lane
Ridgeland, SC
843-441-9790

Calvary Training Center
11 Grassy Lane
Bluffton, SC
843-757-7469

Rose Dhu Creek Equestrian Center
18 Rose Dhu Creek Plantation Drive
Bluffton, SC
843-815-7878
www.rdcec.com

Rose Hill Equestrain Center
1 Equestrian Way
Bluffton, SC
843-757-7721

Star Ridge Stables
668 Honeysucker Rd
Hardeeville, SC
843-784-7845

The Tack Shop
142 Burnt Church Pk Ste B
Bluffton, SC 29910
843-757-2226
lucy@equitack.com
www.lowcountrytackshop.com

Ice Cream
Kilwin's Chocolates Fudge & Ice Creams
Tanger Outlet Center II
1414 Fording Island Road #200
Bluffton, SC
843-837-9777
www.kilwins.com

Ice Chip Inc
50 Burnt Church Rd Unit 100-A
Bluffton, SC
843-706-3227

Olde Timer's Ice Cream
68 Bluffton Rd SC-46 Ste 2
Bluffton, SC
843-836-3600
Jack@badabingspizza.com

Sonic Drive-In
5 Sherington Drive
Bluffton, SC, 29910
843- 815-3630

1950s-style diner with a variety of sandwiches, sides, beverages and ice cream

Libraries

Beaufort County Library
120 Palmetto Way
Bluffton, SC
843-757-1519
jmorgan@bcgov.net
www.beaufortcountylibrary.org
From 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday
From 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday through Saturday
From 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday
A variety of children’s programs are available, including weekly lap sits, monthly bedtime story times, holiday parties and more. For more information, e-mail Jean Morgan at jmorgan@bcgov.net to be added to the email list.

Technical College of the Lowcountry Learning Resource Center
New River Campus
1 Community College Drive
Bluffton, SC
843-470-6003
chalsey@tcl.edu
www.tclonline.org/
From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday
From 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday
Because the Beaufort County Public Library is a member of the Lowcountry Library Federation, registered public library patrons may borrow materials at the Technical College of the Lowcounty Learning Resource Center, subject to their rules and regulations. There is no borrower's card fee at the Technical College of the Lowcountry.

University of South Carolina Beaufort
South Campus Library
One University Blvd
Bluffton, SC 29909
843-208-8022
hanrsml@uscb.edu
http://library.uscb.edu/
From 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday
From 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday
From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday
From 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday
Because the Beaufort County Public Library is a member of the Lowcountry Library Federation, registered public library patrons may borrow materials at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort Library, subject to their rules and regulations. There is a one-time $10 card fee for borrowers who are not University students, faculty or staff (the same fee applies for a lost card).

Museums

Heyward House Historic Center
70 Boundary Street
Bluffton, SC 29910
843-757-6293
www.heywardhouse.org/hh/index

Waddell Mariculture Center
211 Sawmill Creek Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
843-837-3795
http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/mrri/waddell/
The SCDNR's Waddell Mariculture Center serves as an aquaculture research and development platform to identify potential marine species for commercial food production and to assist in rebuilding recreationally important wild fish stocks.

Music

Get Vocal Music
843-815-7464

Freedman's Music
1304-F Fording Island Road Hwy 278
Bluffton, SC
843-815-7997
info@freedmansmusic.com
www.freedmansmusic.com

Harden Guitar & Music Studio
843-208-2425

Herrin Piano Tuning
Bluffton, SC
843-757-7435
Jhn893@aol.com

Michelle Krasinski
Private piano and bassoon lessons
843-707-7047
www.MichelleKrasinski.com
MKPianoStudio@yahoo.com
Michelle has a Masters degree from a Conservatory and can teach (and have experience teaching) all levels.  As a freelance musician, she also keeps an active performing lifestyle.

Palmetto Music Therapy of the Lowcountry, LLC
142 Burnt Church Rd. Ste D
Bluffton SC 29910
843-290-9490
kali@palmettomusictherapy.com
www.palmettomusictherapy.com
Tuesday through Saturday, by appointment only
Music Lessons available in piano, guitar and flute for all ages and abilities; also available: adaptive lessons and private music therapy sessions for children with special needs. Free screenings offered for future music therapy clients.

Rob Burton Piano Instructions & Entertainment
19 Ferebee Ct
Bluffton, SC 29910
843-837-7166

Soundwaves School of Music
843-706-2968
www.soundwavesschoolofmusic.com
david@soundwavesschoolofmusic.com

The Music Lady
Beth Green
Hilton Head Island, SC
info@singhappy.com
www.singhappy.com
843-422-4271
Classes offered in morning and afternoon
Beth Green offers musical enrichment classes, “Mommy and Me,” for ages birth through five, which take place in a private studio classroom at Island Lutheran Church, 4400 Main Street on Hilton Head Island. Additionally, she offers School of Performing Arts offers dramatic arts classes, private voice and/or piano classes for ages 6+ years at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway on Hilton Head Island.

Uncle Mark's Mobile Music Party
843-247-5257

Ron Burton Piano Instructions & Entertainment
19 Ferebee Ct
Bluffton, SC
843-837-7166

Parks and Playgrounds

For more information about Beaufort County parks, visit www.bcgov.net/Parks/center.php?#S_Parks

Camp St. Mary’s
119 Camp St. Mary’s Road
Okatie, SC 29909
843-987-9111

Island Playground
1538 Fording Island Road Bridge Center Ste 104
Hilton Head Island, SC
843-837-8383
jen@island-playground.com
www.island-playground.com/
From 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday
From 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays (for later times, call ahead)
From noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
Indoor playground features inflatablefun and creative play for kids; several fitness classes for adults and fun classes for kids; Cost is $10 for children 2 and up, $7 for children under 2 and infants and parents are free

MC Riley Field
185 Goethe Road
Bluffton, SC
843-757-1512

New River Trail
This little-known piece of the East Coast Greenway passes through some scenic and historic areas near Bluffton. The south end of this unpaved trail terminates at the New River. For more information, visit www.scgreatoutdoors.com/park-newrivertrail.html.
Trail features: historic sites, wetlands, hiking trails, bicycling and unpaved trails. Admission is free. Daylight hours.
Directions: From Bluffton, take SC 46 or SC 170 west. Shortly after the two highways merge into May River Road, you will come upon a bridge over the trail. Just past the bridge, you can park your car on the right (north) side of the road, and a small pathway leads eastward toward the New River Trail.
An alternate entrance is available in a residential area nearby. Look for the Heritage at New Riverside neighborhood entrance on the south side of May River Road (SC 46/170). After entering the neighborhood, go halfway around the traffic circle to the Heritage Parkway. Follow Heritage Parkway for about 0.75 miles (1.2 kilometers), and there will be trail entrances on both sides of the road.

Shults Park
77 Shults Road
Bluffton, SC
757-8375

Pools

For more information about pools in the Bluffton area, visit www.bcgov.net/Parks/aquatics.php.

Battery Creek High School
843-522-3253
From 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
From 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday

Bluffton Pool
55 Pritchard St. (Rear)
Bluffton, SC
843-706-2285
www.bcgov.net/Parks/aquatics.php
From 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Closed Sunday

M.C. Riley Elementary School
843-706-2285
From 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday
From 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday
From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Closed from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday

Theater

Sea Turtle Cinemas
106 Buckwalter Parkway
Bluffton, SC
843-706-2888
www.seaturtlecinemas.com

Sun City Community Theatre
175 Boardwalk Dr Unit G
Ridgeland, SC
843-645-2700

May River Theatre
Bluffton, SC
843-837-7798

May River Theatre Inc
59 Sheridan Park Circle C
Bluffton, SC
843-815-5581

Watersports

Bottomline Yacht Rentals & Charters
843-304-2972

Forecast Charters
843-301-9067

Stray Cat Charters
683-5427

Palmetto Ferry Co May River
843-757-7819