The Scouted Calendar / February 2017

Though short on days, February is filled with events worth venturing out for rain, snow, or shine. From a celebrity chef-studded seafood festival to chamber music in the mountains to a can’t-miss occasion for antiques and garden enthusiasts, here’s what we’re looking forward to in some of our Scouted cities next month:

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

While the beginning of the month will be consumed with king cakes and Carnival, mid-February brings an opportunity to celebrate a Louisiana artist in an exciting new location when Ann Connelly Fine Art hosts an exhibition for Jill Hackney in their new gallery space in the historic Old Goodwood corridor. According to Connelly, the artist’s newest works on panel are influenced by the state’s “dense marshways and tree canopies of the swamps of South Louisiana.” {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Baton Rouge here.}

Charlottesville, Virginia

In honor of Black History Month, Monticello is presenting a number of programs exploring the African American experience at the historic site, including a talk by a senior staff member from the new Washington, D.C.-based National Museum of African American History and Culture on February 4. Browse a full listing of events here{Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Charlottesville here.}

Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, South Carolina

A week-long celebration of local seafood, the Hilton Head Seafood Festival kicks off February 20 and will feature acclaimed chefs and special events the whole family can enjoy. Browse the schedule, which includes excursions on the water, culinary classes, and an oyster roast, here. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Hilton Head and Bluffton here.}

Jackson Hole, Wyoming

February 7 – 10, the Grand Teton Music Festival’s winter festival returns with four days of performances including an evening with acclaimed musical duo violinist Benjamin Beilman and Pianist Andrew Tyson, a free chamber music concert, a genre-spanning show by Portland Cello Project, and more. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Jackson Hole here.}

Naples, Florida

Naples’s Third Street South Historic District hosts Third on Canvas, an art-focused event for a wonderful cause, on February 19 – 20. Carefully selected artists will paint the area’s beautiful surroundings as passersby look on, and the finished works will be available at an auction on February 23, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit PAWS Assistance Dogs, which trains and provides service dogs for children and veterans with disabilities. {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Naples here.}

Nashville, Tennessee

Exquisite antiques, A-list speakers, and stunning garden displays make the Nashville Antiques & Garden Show a favorite destination for the design-inclined. This year’s show takes place February 3 – 5 in the Music City Center, and TSG is proud to be sponsoring the keynote lecture featuring Nate Berkus on February 3 at 11 a.m. – look for copies of TSG in and around the lecture room! {Find local recommendations for what to do and see in Nashville here.}