January is Full of Fun in the Lowcountry
With normal daytime temperatures in the high 50s and low 60s January in the South Carolina Lowcountry is hardly a time to huddle indoors, there’s still so much to do and enjoy outside. While it is true that from time to time there is snow and it can get cold, on average folks in the lowcountry experience mild weather while other parts of the country shiver. Here is a brief taste of January in the lowcountry to tempt you to cast off your winter gear and come visit Hilton Head Lakes:
For the garden enthusiast, there’s no need to stay inside with your seed catalogs, instead on Sundays in January and February you can join a park ranger on Charles Towne Landing’s very own Home and Garden Tour. Take in the beauty of historic Old Town Gardens and experience the elegance of the Legare-Waring House, as you learn about the life’s work of a true “renaissance woman”, Ferdinanda Legare Waring. Affectionately known as "Ferdi", Mrs. Waring was not only an accomplished gardener; she was also a preservationist whose vision led to the creation of Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site.
For the chowder lover, satisfy your chowder-loving taste buds and support a great cause. The 5th Annual Chowder Challenge and Silent Auction takes place mid-January in support of The Heather Trew Foundation for organ, eye and tissue donation. Local restaurants compete for the best chowder and you get to taste the entries! This family friendly event offers great food, auction items from local businesses, Kids Zone and live music.
For the culturally minded there’s so much to choose from: the symphony, theatre productions, choral concerts, live local music in multiple venues, touring dance company performances and art exhibitions. The arts don’t slow down a bit in January. Whatever your fancy, January in the Lowcountry has something for everyone.
For the black-tie crowd January brings gala events. The Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce holds the Chamber Ball known as the Lowcountry’s favorite black-tie gala. For 2018 “Cheers to 50 Years” will feature special tributes, one of a kind auction items.
For the nature lover, you can kayak with a guide for a closer look at the salt marsh and view local wildlife including wading birds and dolphins. Imagine! Kayaking in January! If kayaking isn’t for you there are birding opportunities, island exploration events, history and/or nature walks and much more.
So you see, there’s no reason to suffer January in a cold climate and huddle indoors. Come visit Hilton Head Lakes. Stay for a short time or put down roots, either way you’ll enjoy January in the Lowcountry.
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