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!



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

A Guild of Bluffton Artists
27 Calhoun Street
Bluffton, SC

America Oh Yes
Bridge Center
1540 Fording Island Road 15
Bluffton, SC

Art Asylum
1230 May River Road #D
Bluffton, SC 29910

Architectural Art Glass
132 Bridge St
Bluffton, SC

Calhoun Street Art Gallery
28 Martingale W
45 Calhoun St
Bluffton, SC

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

David Knowlton Artist
197 Stratford Village Way
Bluffton, SC

Each Others Muse
19 Buckingham Plantation Drive
Bluffton, SC
843-321-2256 or
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

The Great Frame Up
67 Towne Dr
Bluffton, SC

Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival
Bluffton, SC

J. Howard Duff, JD Creative,

Jacob Preston Studio
10 Church Street
Bluffton, SC

Jasper Gallery LLC
95 Towne Drive
Bluffton, SC 29910

Maye River Gallery
37 Calhoun St
Bluffton, SC
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

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

Old Town Vintage Posters
49 Boundary Street
Bluffton, SC
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
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

Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery
48 Boundary St
Bluffton, SC
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

The Filling Station Art Gallery
69 Calhoun Street
Bluffton, SC
Fine arts gallery features 40 artists in all media.

Veronica's Art Glass Studio
365 Red Cedar St #401
Bluffton, SC
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
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

Community and Recreation Centers

Bluffton Recreation Center
61B Ulmer Road
Bluffton, SC
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

Dance and Gymnastics

Bluffton School of Dance and Performing Arts
59D Sheridan Park
Bluffton, SC

Island Gymnastics
Riverwalk Business Park off S.C. 170
379 Brown Cove Road
Ridgeland, SC 29910
Classes range from toddlers to competitive programs


Lollipop the Clown & Co
Bluffton, SC 29910

Magic of Gary Maurer
198 Cotton Field Lane East
Bluffton, SC 29910

Fishing (Charters)

Bonnie Ray Charters

CFA Christian Fishing Association

Captain Jimmy Reese

Hocus Pocus II Nights

Mon Eric Charters

Nautical Therapy

Persistence Charters

Polecat Sport Fishing

Tammy Jane Charters


Fishing (Docks and Boat Landings)

For more information about docks and boat landings in Bluffton, visit or

Alljoy Landing
County Road 13
Bluffton, SC
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
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
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
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
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

Calvary Training Center
11 Grassy Lane
Bluffton, SC

Rose Dhu Creek Equestrian Center
18 Rose Dhu Creek Plantation Drive
Bluffton, SC

Rose Hill Equestrain Center
1 Equestrian Way
Bluffton, SC

Star Ridge Stables
668 Honeysucker Rd
Hardeeville, SC

The Tack Shop
142 Burnt Church Pk Ste B
Bluffton, SC 29910

Ice Cream
Kilwin's Chocolates Fudge & Ice Creams
Tanger Outlet Center II
1414 Fording Island Road #200
Bluffton, SC

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

Olde Timer's Ice Cream
68 Bluffton Rd SC-46 Ste 2
Bluffton, SC

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


Beaufort County Library
120 Palmetto Way
Bluffton, SC
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 to be added to the email list.

Technical College of the Lowcountry Learning Resource Center
New River Campus
1 Community College Drive
Bluffton, SC
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
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).


Heyward House Historic Center
70 Boundary Street
Bluffton, SC 29910

Waddell Mariculture Center
211 Sawmill Creek Road
Bluffton, SC 29910
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.


Get Vocal Music

Freedman's Music
1304-F Fording Island Road Hwy 278
Bluffton, SC

Harden Guitar & Music Studio

Herrin Piano Tuning
Bluffton, SC

Michelle Krasinski
Private piano and bassoon lessons
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
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

Soundwaves School of Music

The Music Lady
Beth Green
Hilton Head Island, SC
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

Ron Burton Piano Instructions & Entertainment
19 Ferebee Ct
Bluffton, SC

Parks and Playgrounds

For more information about Beaufort County parks, visit

Camp St. Mary’s
119 Camp St. Mary’s Road
Okatie, SC 29909

Island Playground
1538 Fording Island Road Bridge Center Ste 104
Hilton Head Island, SC
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

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
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


For more information about pools in the Bluffton area, visit

Battery Creek High School
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
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
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


Sea Turtle Cinemas
106 Buckwalter Parkway
Bluffton, SC

Sun City Community Theatre
175 Boardwalk Dr Unit G
Ridgeland, SC

May River Theatre
Bluffton, SC

May River Theatre Inc
59 Sheridan Park Circle C
Bluffton, SC


Bottomline Yacht Rentals & Charters

Forecast Charters

Stray Cat Charters

Palmetto Ferry Co May River