Category Archives: History

GA: African American Musical Traditions (even Gullah Geechee), Crafts and Food

St Simons Island, GA Exit 38: For over 40 years the Georgia Sea Islands Festival on St. Simons Island, Georgia has celebrated the African American musical traditions, crafts, and food of the coastal barrier islands. Each year the highlight of … Continue reading

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NH: FREE Weekly Open House at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse

New Castle, NH Exit 5: Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses hosts open houses at Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse in New Castle every Sunday from Memorial Day weekend through mid-October (Columbus Day weekend). No reservations are necessary as tours are on a … Continue reading

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RI: From the Loom of a Goddess: Reverberations of Guatemalan Mayan Weaving

Providence, RI Exit 22: Established in 1877 part of a vibrant creative community, the RISD Museum’s art represents diverse cultures from ancient times to the present. Their newest featured exhibit – From the Loom of a Goddess: Reverberations of Guatemalan Mayan … Continue reading

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FL: Commemorate Mother’s Day with an Elegant Tea in the Café des Beaux-Arts

Palm Beach, FL Exit 70: Imagine the setting, Henry Flagler’s Gilded Age estate in Palm Beach, a National Historic Landmark, the epitome of elegance and sophistication. The celebration of Mother’s Day began during the Gilded Age when in May of … Continue reading

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NC: Eat Like Pigs at Smithfield’s Ham and Yam Country Festival

Smithfield, NC Exit 95: Downtown Smithfield is the place to be on Saturday, May 5th for the much anticipated 34th annual Ham & Yam Festival,  which occupies several blocks and attracts thousands of people. With pig races, inflatables, vendors, entertainment, … Continue reading

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MD: More Sheep and Wool Than You Can Imagine!

Columbia, MD Exit 38B to MD-32 W: Discover the beauty of sheep, the warmth of wool and the delicious taste of lamb during a fun-filled weekend at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, 45 years of celebrating all things sheep, … Continue reading

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GA: Chalk-Art and “Living Pictures at 2018 Sidewalk Arts Festival

Savannah, GA Exit 99: The paved walkways of Savannah’s scenic Forsyth Park will spring to life at the 37th annual SCAD Sidewalk Arts Festival. Watch as talented SCAD artists, alumni and high school students create colorful chalk masterpieces and compete … Continue reading

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SC: A Fun-Filled Family Weekend in the Lowcountry of South Carolina

Walterboro, SC Exit 53: The 43rd annual Colleton County Rice Festival is a celebration of the rice planting heritage that helped found Colleton County. Enjoy a fun-filled week of family activities in the warm Carolina sun that includes a fireworks … Continue reading

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SC: Go Nuts for Pecans in Florence and Snag some Free Swag

Florence, SC Exit 160: April is National Pecan month so why not celebrate by following a culinary trail dedicated to the pecan. Florence is home to the South Carolina Pecan Trail, showcasing 22 local restaurants and specialty shops offering pecan … Continue reading

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NC: Ink Art Convention to Honor the Troops

Fayetteville, NC  I95 Southbound Exit 46B,  Northbound Exit 40: It is no coincidence that this unique event is being held in Fayetteville, close to Fort Bragg, one of the largest military bases in the free world. The goal of the All … Continue reading

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