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11/10/2010 Edisto events add to a wish list of plans for holiday and year-round travel

Edisto Island, S.C. -- The Edisto Island and Edisto Beach communities are making their list and checking it twice to see just how much this Lowcountry island community has planned for a festive holiday season and throughout the new year, just over the horizon.


First on the list, Edisto has set the 20th annual Christmas parade, “An ACE Basin Christmas,” for Saturday, December 11, at 2 p.m.  Sponsored by the Edisto Chamber of Commerce, the parade will begin at the 400 block of Palmetto Boulevard along Edisto Beach and end at the Pavilion, near Edisto Beach State Park. Following the parade, visitors are invited to head over to Big Bay Creek for the annual boat parade, which starts at 5 p.m.


This popular holiday treat includes a festive array of boats, all decked out for the holidays, that will wind along the creek on the marsh side of the island. The event, sponsored by Edisto Watersports & Tackle, may be viewed from prime spots along Dock Site Road, between Edisto Watersports & Tackle and the Edisto Marina. A number of events hosted by local businesses, including oyster roasts, shrimp boils, barbeques and live music, will follow.


Another favorite on the list is the Edisto Community Chorus Christmas Concert.  The performance is set for Sunday, December 12, at 6 p.m., and is sponsored by the Edisto Ministerial Alliance. The concert will be held at the Edisto Beach Baptist Church, located at 414 Jungle Road on Edisto Beach.


The new year will offer many choices for those who resolve to take time for a sea island escape, including seasonal shows by the Edisto Art Guild, fishing and golf tournaments, the annual Edisto Day Bazaar, and the popular Edisto & Beyond Tour, among other year-round travel adventures that await on Edisto.


Set in a rare, sparsely-developed corner of the world, Edisto, with its vast green spaces, ancient live oaks, wide open marsh views, and quiet, pristine beach, offers a coastal island experience uncommon today among Eastern seaboard communities. Visitors and residents alike enjoy a slower pace of life, coupled with a broad range of year-round recreational activities, all set in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. This is the coastal island destination that is said to offer its own “state of mind…any time, any season.” For more information, please call the Edisto Chamber of Commerce at 843-869-3867 or 1-888-333-2781 or visit www.edistochamber.com.


Edisto Island and Edisto Beach, S.C.
Late 2010 and 2011 Calendar of Events


December 11, 2010
Twentieth Annual Edisto Christmas Parade:  An ACE Basin Christmas
Location: Palmetto Boulevard, Edisto Beach
Sponsor:  Edisto Chamber of Commerce


December 11, 2010
Sixth Annual Edisto Boat Parade
Location: Big Bay Creek, Edisto Beach
Sponsor:  Local Boating Enthusiasts


December 12, 2010
Edisto Community Chorus Christmas Concert
Location: Edisto Beach Baptist Church, 414 Jungle Road, Edisto Beach
Sponsor: Edisto Ministerial Alliance


January 2011 (Date TBA)
Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society Annual Members Meeting
Location:  New First Baptist Church


March 2011 (Date TBA)
Great American Clean-Up Spring Campaign
Sponsor: EdistoPride


March 2011 (Date TBA)
Ducks Unlimited Banquet
Location:  The Enterprise Pavilion


March 24 – March 27, 2011
Play by the Art Guild Players
Location:  Edisto Beach Civic Center, 42 Station Court, Edisto Island
Sponsor:  Edisto Art Guild


April 23, 2011 (traditionally the Saturday before Easter)
Edisto Art Guild Spring Show and Sale
Location:  The Edistonian General Store, 406 Highway 174, Edisto Island
Sponsor:  Edisto Art Guild


April 24, 2011
Easter Sunrise Service
Location:  Pavilion Parking Lot, Palmetto Boulevard, Edisto Beach
Sponsor:  Edisto Ministerial Alliance



April 30, 2011
An Evening at Brookland Plantation Bidding for History Silent Auction
Sponsor:  Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society


April 30, 2011 (traditionally the last Saturday in April)
Island Community Parade
Location:  Highway 174, Edisto Island


May 7, 2011 (traditionally the first Saturday in May)
Edisto Day Bazaar, an arts and crafts festival
Location:  Lions Club, 2907 Myrtle Street, Edisto Beach
Sponsor: King’s Daughters


May 14, 2011
Back to Nature Celebration
Location:  Indigo Farms, Highway 174
Sponsor: Edisto Island Open Land Trust


May 15, 2011
Legacy Live Oak Dedication and Conservation Celebration
Speaker:  Patrick McMillan
Location:  Indigo Farms, Highway 174
Sponsor: Edisto Island Open Land Trust


May 2011 (Date TBA)
Edisto Beach Offshore Challenge
Sponsor: Buck's Pizza


May 28, 2011 (traditionally the Saturday before Memorial Day)
Edisto Beach Fire Department Fish Fry
Location:  Lions Club, 2907 Myrtle Street, Edisto Beach


June 7 - August 17, 2011 Tuesdays and Thursdays
Bingo (doors open at 7:30 p.m.; games begin at 8 p.m.)
Location:  Lions Club, 2907 Myrtle Street, Edisto Beach
Sponsor: Edisto Lions Club


June 24, 2011
The Tomato Open Golf Tournament Party and Live Auction
Location:  Plantation Course at Edisto (located within the Wyndham Resort across from Big Bay Creek, Edisto Beach)
Sponsor: Edisto Island Open Land Trust


June 25, 2011
Tomato Open Golf Tournament
Location:  Plantation Course at Edisto (located within the Wyndham Resort across from Big Bay Creek, Edisto Beach)
Sponsor: Edisto Island Open Land Trust


July 27 – 30, 2011
Edisto Marina Billfish Tournament
Location:  Edisto Marina, 2702 Docksite Road, Edisto Beach
Sponsor:  Edisto Marina


September 2-3, 2011
Buck’s Pizza King Mackerel Tournament
Captain’s Meeting: September 2, Buck’s Pizza, 114A Jungle Road, Edisto Beach
Weigh In: September 3, Edisto Marina, 3702 Docksite Road, Edisto Beach


September 2-3, 2011
Edisto Fish & Shag Fest
Location:  Bay Creek Park (beside the Edisto Marina)
Sponsor:  Town of Edisto Beach and Edisto Chamber of Commerce


September 17, 2011 (traditionally the third Saturday in September)
Beach & River Sweep
Location:  Edisto Beach State Park
Sponsor: EdistoPride


October 8, 2011 (traditionally the second Saturday in October)
Edisto Art Guild Fall Show & Sale
Location:  The Edistonian General Store, 406 Highway 174, Edisto Island


October 8, 2011 (traditionally the second Saturday in October)
Edisto & Beyond Tour, an annual tour of plantations, churches, graveyards, and historic sites
Location:  Begins at Edisto Island Museum, 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road
Sponsor: Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society


October 15, 2011 (traditionally the third Saturday in October)
Edisto Fall Festival
Location:  Jungle Road (street fair) and business venues
Sponsor:  Edisto Chamber of Commerce


October 29, 2011, 6 – 8 p.m.
Trick or Treat at the Creek
Location: Bay Creek Park (beside Edisto Marina)
Sponsor: The Town of Edisto Beach


November 13, 2011
Edisto Island Open Land Trust Oyster Roast and Annual Meeting
Location:  Sand Creek Farm
Sponsor:  Edisto Island Open Land Trust


November (Date TBA)
Fifteenth Annual Edisto Beach Elementary Silent Auction
Location:  Edisto Beach Civic Center, 42 Station Court, Edisto Island


November 25, 2011 (traditionally the Friday after Thanksgiving)
Edisto Island Museum Open House
Location:  Edisto Island Museum, 8123 Chisolm Plantation Road, Edisto Island
Sponsor: Edisto Island Historic Preservation Society


December 10, 2011 (traditionally the second Saturday in December)
Twenty-First Annual Edisto Christmas Parade
Location: Palmetto Boulevard, Edisto Beach
Sponsor:  Edisto Chamber of Commerce


December 10, 2011 (traditionally the second Saturday in December)
Seventh Annual Edisto Boat Parade
Location:  Big Bay Creek, Edisto Beach
Sponsor:  Local Boating Enthusiasts


December 11, 2011 (traditionally the second Sunday in December)
Edisto Community Chorus Christmas Concert
Location:  Edisto Beach Baptist Church, 414 Jungle Road, Edisto Beach
Sponsor:  Edisto Ministerial Alliance


Editor's Note: Dates and details are as available at this time, so please check the website at www.edistochamber.com closer to the date(s) of the event(s).


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  Edisto Chamber of Commerce
42 Station Court
P.O. Box 206
Edisto Island, SC 29438
843-869-3867
888-333-2781
chamber@edistochamber.com

 

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