WineFest, St. Patrick's Day Parade: Entertainment options abound South of the Broad (update: photos)

Update March 14: The Island Packet was on scene.

Along with a standard write-up, a rare audio slideshow makes an appearance in their coverage; get them both here.

First reporting: I'll go ahead and say it: It's slim pickings this weekend in northern Beaufort County for special events. But that's not the case down on Hilton Head.

From noon to 4 p.m. today, March 12th, booze it up with some classy wines and great chefs at the Wine and Food Festival ($40), and if you're intimidated by the regional party mecca, maybe go down for the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday at 3 p.m.

If you're still not sold, The Island Packet has a more flushed out roundup of what's happening South of the Broad; read it here.