HILTON HEAD CALENDAR OF EVENTS
There is always something fun and exciting to do on Hilton Head Island, Bluffton and the surrounding Lowcountry. From watching Gregg Russell year after year, to a Farmers market or Broadway caliber theater here is a Hilton Head Calendar of Events.
Check out the things you can take advantage of and come back often as we will update as events come up on the calendar.
FREE OUTDOOR CONCERTS/EVENTS
SEA PINES ($8 per day – gate fee if not staying inside the gates)
Gregg Russell Concerts – under the Liberty Oak Harbour Town in Sea Pines
2019 Schedule 7:30 – 9PM
April 1 – 5, 8 – 12 & 15 – 17
May 24 – 26
May 29- August 3 (8 – 9:30PM Monday – Friday)
August 29 – September 1
November 29 Thanksgiving Concert
December 23 Christmas Concert
March 24 Harbour Town Spring Fest 11AM – 6PM Enjoy sidewalk sales, car displays, children’s activities as well as a Deaz-Guyz concert.
SHELTER COVE TOWNE CENTRE and the Shelter Cove Community Park
March 31 Easter Eggstavaganza Free Admission for Egg Hunt (concessions and other activities sold separately)
Tuesdays Summer Jams Great place to watch the Shelter Cove Fireworks so bring your lawn chairs (concessions and other activities sold separately) Starting at 5PM Join the fun 6/11, 6/18, 6/25, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/5
Thursdays Carolina Dreamers Car Club Cruise-In 5 – 8PM 3/28, 4/25, 5/23, 6/27, 7/25, 8/22, 9/26, 10/24
SHELTER COVE HARBOUR – across from Palmetto Dunes
Memorial Day Weekend 5/25 – 26 Hilton Head Art Festival 10AM – 5PM Features fine art, crafts, food and music.
June – August HarbourFest (2019 Dates TBD) Mon – Friday enjoy Shannon Tanner, Cappy the Clown and much more. Including Fireworks on Tuesdays
COLIGNY PLAZA – South End of Island Lots of shops and restaurants and often free music and entertainment – schedule TBD
Coastal Discovery Museum
September 28 – January 31 2018 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island Presenting 19 artists work from across the country, wander among the magnificent oaks on a 1 mile walking path at Historic Honey Horn to look at these large one of a kind pieces. Free to walk on your own during museum hours $10 for a guided tour.
March 17 2019 Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade Come join local and tourists alike for one of the best perennial events on the island along Pope Avenue. Rain or shine starts at 3PM
HILTON HEAD ISLAND & LOWCOUNTRY SPECIAL EVENTS
January 26 Hilton Head Snow Day Shelter Community Park 11AM – 4PM Perfect for those who haven’t seen snow $10 ages 2 -17 Adults Free
February 1 – 28 23rd Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration Enjoy and learn about the rich cultural heritage of the HHI and Lowcountry Gullah Culture with the annual celebration that includes Art, Food, Gullah Market and Music Events. Some of the events you can take part in –
2/1 Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration Opening Party 6-9PM See the Arts OB We People exhibit at the Art League at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
2/2 Ol’ Fashioned Gullah Breakfast & Freedom Day 8AM-1PM Cherry Hill School
2/8 Gullah Music Series Featuring The Voices of El Shaddai
2/9 Taste of Gullah 12 – 3PM Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
2/9 Sweetheart Ball – Lowcountry Buffet, Dancing + $65 Northridge Event Venue
2/16 Gullah Market: Arts, Crafts and Food Expo 11AM-5PM Northridge Event Venue
February 2 SouperBowl of Caring to Benefit Second Helpings. For just $10 from 12- 4PM you can try all kinds of scrumptious soups by local chefs. Come to Coligny Plaza (between Skillets and Fish) and enjoy soup, music and help a wonderful local cause.
February 4 – 10 Chamber Restaurant Week Enjoy the 10th annual version at over 70 area restaurants. Try some place you’ve never been before.
February 18 – 24 Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival a weeklong culinary extravaganza that isn’t just about seafood (lots of meat options as well) culminating in the Seafood Festival at Historic Honey Horn from 11AM – 5PM with tickets range from $8 – $10. Many community organizations benefit especially the David Carmines Foundation.
March 11 – 17 Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival For the 34th year in the row enjoy events from dinners, sip and strolls all ending with the Public Tasting Saturday 3/16,
March 22 – 23 Wingfest 24 Years means they are just winging it more TBD
April 15 – 21 RBC Heritage of Golf Presented by Boeing more details to come
April 21 Easter Sunday
April 27 – 28 Art Market at Historic Honey Horn This juried fine arts and craft outdoor festival has you walking amongst some of the prettiest old oaks on the Island while enjoying all styles of art, sculpture, jewelry, oil/acrylic/watercolors and much more. Admission is $3 per person from 10AM – 5PM on Saturday and 11AM – 4PM on Sunday. More details to come.
September 21 2nd Annual Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival – Harbour Town adjacent to Liberty Oak in Sea Pines Resort. Event features food (shrimp of course) craft beer, live music etc. More Details to come
LIVE THEATER / MUSIC / DANCE
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina 14 Shelter Cove Lane – Near Palmetto Dunes
February 12 – March 3 Blithe Spirit
May 1 – June 2 A Chorus Line
June 26 – August 4 Legally Blonde the Musical
SPECIAL EVENTS 2019
January 18 Ballet Memphis
February 18 Rita Rudner
March 14 – 15 Celtic Knights
March 23 Bourbon Ball – Fundraiser
March 28 – 30 Get the Led Out
July 15 Henry Cho
August 15 – 16 Rebel Rebel: A Tribute to David Bowie
August 30 – Sept 1 Kenny Cetera’s Chicago Experience
Lean Ensemble Theatre – Performances mostly held at Hilton Head Prep Stage
January 24 – February 3 A Doll’s House, Part 2
March 20 – 24 If You Forget Me
April 25 – May 5 Barefoot in the Park
Hilton Head International Piano Competition March 11 – 18 Come see world class pianists from around the world compete. Venues are Central Church and First Presbyterian
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra – First Presbyterian Church 540 Wm Hilton Pkw & where noted at Soundwaves 7 Lagoon Road near Coligny Plaza Tickets $30 – $55 Performances – Saturday @ 8PM, Sunday @ 5PM Monday @ 8PM
January 27 & 28 Tchaikovsky Symphony No 6
February 10 & 11 Beethoven Symphony No 6
February 24 & 25 Coastal Traditions
March 31, April 1 Viva Italiano!
May 4 – 6 Season Finale at SoundWaves (Sunday at 3PM)
SoundBites Series Presented by HHSO – Unique Events at different locations
January 19 10 String Symphony – Roasting Room Bluffton Old Town
March 8 An Americana / Bluegrass couple at Spanish Wells
April 26 Equinox Orchestra at Hilton Head Plantation
Hilton Head Choral Society – Started in 1975 it has grown to include a 100 voice ensemble presenting 4 major performances a year at First Presbyterian Church Tickets cost $10 – $40
March 22 Spring Serenade 8PM
May 26 America Sings 7PM
Hilton Head Dance Theatre Enjoy ballet and dance by local students and guest dancers at Seahawk Cultural Center at Hilton Head High School
April 6-7 Terpsichore
May 3-4 Terpsichore Too
May 4-5 Peter Rabbit
November The Nutcracker
January 18 A Tribute to the Greats: Aretha Franklin & Al Green Featuring Alvin Garrett & Latrese Bush. A special MLK Tribute Concert January 18 at Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort 40 Folly Field Road $30 – $40
January 25 A Winter Concert: How Sweet the Sound featuring pianists Sanford Jones and Marvin Keenze. 5:30PM at Providence Presbyterian 171 Cordillo Parkway Donations accepted for Gullah Museum
RUNNING / BIKING / WALKING HEALTHY EVENTS
February 2 Hood To Coast Hilton Head The Mother of Relays with teams of 6 runners/walkers for 60 / 42 miles on a flat fast course starting and ending at The Beach House.
February 9 Hilton Head Marathon and Half & 8K This a qualifier for the Boston Marathon at Jarvis Creek Park $125 – $32
March Shamrock 5K Run Info TBD for 2019
March 29 The Hilton Head Beer Mile to benefit the Parkinson’s Research. This fun run is drink a 12oz beer then run 1/4 mile and repeat 4 times. $30 Single / $45 Team Tiki Hut 5:30 start.
Weekly April – August Palmetto Dunes Turtle Trot 5K is a weekly family friendly 5K starting at the Dunes House – beach course for low tide weeks and road race other times. Packet Pickup 7-7:45AM 4/3, 4/10, 4/17, 4/24, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26, 7/3, 7/10, 7/17, 7/24, 7/31, 8/7, 8/14, 8/21, $25 but no charge for Kids for 12 & under.
June 1 TD Bank KIDS Triathlon Because it is kids we have no late fee 9AM start at Island Rec Center $25
June 9 Mindful Triathlon Try this fun 5K on Coligny Beach where you can run, walk skip to the finish line and then there will be 45 minutes of Yoga on the beach ending with 15 minutes guided meditation. $25
June 22 The South Atlantic Bank BEACH BUM Triathlon & Duathlon 8AM start at Coligny Beach $64 – $40
July 4 Firecracker 5K Run Info TBD for 2019
October 6 Mindful Triathlon Try this fun 5K on Coligny Beach where you can run, walk skip to the finish line and then there will be 45 minutes of Yoga on the beach ending with 15 minutes guided meditation. $25
Hilton Head Farmer’s Market at the Coastal Discovery Museum 9AM – 1PM From October through December (excluding 12/25 and 1/1) 70 Honey Horn Drive
Farmers Market At Sea Pines Center presented by Lowcountry Produce 10AM – 2PM April to December 71 Lighthouse Road in the middle of Sea Pines
Wednesdays The Market at Village at Wexford May – August 30 Market with homegrown eats and treats is open 11AM – 4PM with Entertainment 3PM – 6PM
Thursdays Bluffton Farmers Market Enjoy the area’s largest farmers market just over the bridge in eclectic Bluffton Old Town 1 – 6PM (Dusk in winter) 40 Calhoun Stree