Summer has arrived! How do you plan on spending your long Summer days? If you haven’t planned your Edisto Beach vacation yet, what are you waiting for?! In addition to the obvious options of lounging on a shell speckled beach, a refreshing dip in the ocean or straining your eyes on a quest for shark’s teeth—the Edisto community has many activities planned that are sure to enhance your summer fun!
Here are just a few upcoming events coming up this July…
July 3rd, 11th, 18th and 25th
Arts & Crafts Market
- Bay Creek Park
- Tuesday, July 3, then every Wednesday
- 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
4th of July Parade - 33rd Annual
Edisto BeachThe parade starts at 10 am; line up begins at 9:30 am (Mikell & Myrtle Streets - Ends in Whaley's Parking lot).Walkers, Bicycles and Golf Carts welcome. Park and enjoy watermelon after the parade!
Book signing with C. Hope Clark
The Edisto Bookstore, 547 Hwy. 1743:00-5:00 pm open to the public
Arts in the Park
Bay Creek ParkEdisto GumboBring your lawn chair and food & beverage6:00 pm
4th Annual Edisto Invitational Billfish Tournament
(final tournament in the Governor's Cup Billfishing series)The Marina at Edisto BeachFor details, contact The Marina at Edisto Beach at 843-631-5055, or email@example.com.
Movies In The Park- Featuring "Deep"
Bay Creek Park, 3706 Docksite Rd.
Arrive after 7 pm, movie to begin after 8 pm (dusk). Join us for this free family-friendly outdoor movie. Bring chairs, blankets & coolers. No glass, please.
We are looking forward to an awesome July in Edisto Beach and hope to see you here! For more information on upcoming events and all things Edisto, visit www.exploreedisto.com.
Spring Break 2018 is in full swing—this is obvious by the blooming azaleas, longer (and warmer) days and the check-out lines in the Bi-Lo! Today, the Wednesday Market at Bay Creek Park—where you will find an array of local goods and crafts—has started back up for the season and many exciting events lie ahead in the upcoming months. A few to look forward to are the 4th Annual Dolphin Slam at The Marina at Edisto Beach (April 27th-28th), the Edisto Day Bazaar—Arts & Crafts Festival (May 5th) and the first Arts in the Park event of the season featuring the Appalachian Ballet Company "Bluejeans & Ballet" (June 10th). We still have homes available—be sure to book your stay soon!
To learn about more upcoming events to help plan your Spring/Summer activities, visit our Explore Edisto events page here!
Posted by Atwood Vacations | Wednesday, February 7, 2018
There is a new movement taking place in the vacation rental industry-#BookDirect.
What's this all about? Online travel agency's (OTA's) such as VRBO, Homeaway and TripAdvisor charge extra fees when you use them to book your vacation rental. So, not only are they unfamiliar with the property and area you are interested in, but they are charging you $100 or more for their ignorance! It's impossible for smaller property management companies to compete with the advertising budget of these mega-companies, so they will likely continue to pop up first in your online search when you are planning your next vacation. The motive behind #BookDirect is to get the word out that no matter where you are planning to go on your next vacation (we hope you'll be returning to Edisto!) you will get the best rate and experience if you #BookDirect with a local property management agency.
Top 5 Reasons to #BookDirect with Atwood Vacations
1. Save money! When you book directly with Atwood Vacations through our website or by phone you will save $100 or more in service fees for each reservation.
2. When you book directly with Atwood Vacations you are interacting with local professionals who have first-hand knowledge of each of our rentals as well as the area.
3. Atwood Vacations has been providing memorable vacations on Edisto for over 60 years!
4. Get the best prices, specials and promotions. It's that simple!
5. Search the most comprehensive list of available vacation rentals. All of your options are not listed on OTA's websites.
It’s the most wonderful time of the year—or so the song goes! It truly is a wonderful time of year at Atwood Vacations & Real Estate. We have just settled down after check-outs from Thanksgiving week and are gearing up for the Annual Edisto Beach Christmas Parade! We always look forward to the parade and this time to come together as a team to begin building our float. This year the theme of the parade is Edisto Christmas Treasures and we are so excited about our float. You’ll have to wait until Saturday to find out what it is, but here are a few images of our creations from years past…
In addition to the Annual Edisto Beach Christmas Parade (always held on the second Saturday in December at 2pm) the weekend is packed with events that bring our little community together in celebration of the Holiday Season. This Friday, December 8th marks the Holiday Market and Mingle down at the Edisto Beach Civic Center from 12:00pm—7:00pm. If you are in the area, this is an opportunity to do a little Christmas shopping and enjoy some live music. Local vendors will be selling arts and crafts, jewelry, baked goods and more! And finally, the following day after the street parade is the Annual Edisto Auction and Pig Pickin’ Barbecue. This event begins at 6:00pm and will be held at Ella & Ollies. This is an awesome event to attend not only for the delicious food, auction items and chance to socialize but also because the proceeds raised always go to benefit someone in need.
Here is a quick recap of these upcoming events. We hope to see you there!
Friday, December 8th — Holiday Market and Mingle
Edisto Beach Civic Center,42 Station Court
Saturday, December 9th—27th Annual Edisto Christmas Parade
600-100 block of Palmetto Blvd.Following the parade, Santa will greet the children at the Pavilion Dining Room.
Parade begins at 2:00pm
Saturday, December 9th—Annual Edisto Auction & Pig Pickin’ Barbecue
Ella & Ollies,21 Fairway Drive
Barbeque and Cash Bar - Auction to benefit local teen Riley Davis. $25 per person
2017 Solar Eclipse
Posted by Atwood Vacations | Friday, June 9, 2017
What is it?
A total solar eclipse will occur on August 21, 2017. The moon will appear to completely cover the sun in the sky, leaving a huge shadow in the middle of the day. The sun will also be peeking out from behind the moon, making a halo appear.
How can I see it?
To view the solar eclipse properly without hurting your eyes, you MUST be wearing eye protection from eclipse glasses. Unfortunately, the eclipse will not be visible from Edisto, but it will be a wonderful viewing in Charleston, only an hour away. You can make a day trip of it and enjoy wonderful restaurants and historical sites and entertainment in Charleston. There are also official watch parties happening in Charleston for which you can purchase tickets, like the eclipse party hosted by MUSC (available for all ages.)
Why should I care?
Total solar eclipses are very rare. If you have the opportunity to see one yourself you should take it! It is the first solar eclipse visible in the USA since 1979 and there will not be another until 2108. People will travel all across the country to be in the line to view the eclipse. We invite you to do the same and to make an Edisto vacation out of it!
Where Can I Stay?
Luckily for you, Atwood Vacations has plenty of rentals available for you to stay in while you take in the eclipse! The eclipse is on Monday August 21st and we still have rentals with available weeks. Start your search here or browse a list of our rentals by turn day: Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday.