Oysters, Irish and prom dresses: A fun variety of family-friendly events around town


Come out for the fourth annual St. Peter’s Oyster Roast & Microbrew Festival on Saturday, March 2. The fun starts early this year with a new addition, the 5K run/walk and a 1 mile fun run.  The course winds through beautiful Old Town Port Royal and also takes in the natural beauty of the Lowcountry at The Sands.  This is a great opportunity for experienced runners and beginners.  The run starts at 11 a.m. and the first 200 entrants will receive a commemorative long-sleeve T-

Happy attendees at last year’s St. Peter’s Oyster Roast & Microbrew Festival in Live Oak Park.
Happy attendees at last year’s St. Peter’s Oyster Roast & Microbrew Festival in Live Oak Park.

shirt. The awards will be held after the race, and then transition right into the oyster roast.  Take advantage of a $10 discount off the ticket price with your race registration! The oyster roast will begin at 1 p.m. at the Live Oaks Park in Port Royal, and the organizers are ready for a great day of local oysters and food, music, microbrews, a live auction and an area for kids. Tickets will be available at the gate. Proceeds from this year’s Oyster Roast & Microbrew Festival will help fund security upgrades to St. Peter’s Catholic School facility.  Our changing society requires schools to remain vigilant and ensure children have a safe place to learn and grow.  Please consider a sponsorship to help us fund these important improvements.


Many would-be-Irish (and some who are Irish) will join in this joyous celebration of Irish history, music, food and culture during an “Evening in Ireland” in conjunction with the Beaufort Irish Festival on Friday, March 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Habersham Marketplace. The evening street festival, as a part of the ongoing First Friday series sponsored by 94.5 the Coast and Butler Chrysler Dodge Jeep, will feature authentic Irish music by award-winning entertainer Frank Emerson and local favorite Billy Drysdale. An array of fine Irish foods such as cottage pie, corned beef, and Irish stew will be served from select Marketplace restaurants along with pints of Murphy’s Irish Ale. Join friends on the street with a pint or glass of wine and tap your feet to the sounds and culture of Ireland.

“We are so pleased to be hosting ‘An Evening in Ireland’ in the Habersham Marketplace,” stated Beaufort Irish Festival coordinator Brenda Hill. “Celebrating the rich Irish traditions and cultural heritage really translates to a fun-filled evening with the good-hearted Irish people of our area in an inspired setting with fine Irish food and music.”

The Habersham Marketplace is located at 13 Market St. just off of Joe Frazier Road in Beaufort. For more information, visit www.habershammarketplace.com.


The Junior Service League of Beaufort (JSLB) is hosting the JSLB Prom Boutique on Saturday, March 3. They are looking for gently used formal and semi-formal JSLBdresses for young women who wish to attend their high school prom in Beaufort County but may not be able to afford a dress. All sizes, lengths and styles are appreciated. With the help of the community and school administrators, the Junior Service League of Beaufort will invite girls to attend the JSLB Prom Boutique from 2 to 6 p.m., at the Academy of Career Excellence, 80 Lowcountry Drive, in Ridgeland, where the girls will have the boutique to themselves to try on as many dresses as they want with a friend or family member. For more information, call 843-566-4686 or go to www.jslbprom.com. 

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