There is always something fun and exciting to do on Hilton Head IslanHarbourFest just one of the many things to do on Hilton Head Islandd, 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.


SHELTER COVE TOWNE CENTRE and the Shelter Cove Community Park
November 28 – December 31  Holiday Lights at Shelter Cove Towne Center with Santa Visits 11/29, 30 and 12/6, 7, 13, 14, 20, & 21
December 6  Winter Wonderland Festival Come and enjoy carnival games, kids parade and more 4-8PM (Concessions and some activities sold separately)

SHELTER COVE HARBOURacross from Palmetto Dunes
November 29  Santa Visits Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina 12- 2:30PM     

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
November 29  Thanksgiving Concert    7:30PM
December 23 Christmas Concert    7:30PM

COLIGNY PLAZA – South End of Island – Shops, restaurants, independent Coligny Movie Theatre and often music and entertainment on the Coligny Center Stage.
November 9   Hilton Head Island Lantern Parade – Bring a lantern and join the parade starting at Alder Lane 7 – 9PM


Coastal Discovery Museum – What a fantastic way to learn about the beautiful nature of Hilton Head Island. Old and young can take part in tours, talks and exhibits. Honey Horn Plantation near entrance to Cross Island Expressway.

Heritage Library – Weekly Tours available to learn about Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry. From Historic Bike Tours, Ft. Mitchel Tours, Chapel of Ease Cemetery Tours and even Hilton Head Haunted History Tales. Check the days of tours priced form $10 – $25 good for adults and children alike.

October 10 – November 15   Crescendo, Celebrating Arts, Culture and History Sponsored by the Arts & Cultural Council of Hilton Head.  Opening night event will be from  5- 7PM 10/10 at the Shelter Cove Community Park with performances, exhibitions and light refreshments. The month will include readings, tours, creative activities, lectures and more. Link above for full details of events.

November 8 – 9    Hilton Head Oyster Festival  Something for Everyone especially oysters but also pulled pork and more. At Shelter Cove Park Friday 5PM – 8PM $35  Saturday 11AM – 5PM $7 then $1 = 1 Ticket go to the website for more information. Benefits The Island Rec Center

November 9   Lantern Parade  Bring a Lantern and park at Coligny Beach Park where you will be take a trolley down to the Alder Beach Access at 6PM and then the parade at 7PM will light up the night with others celebrating Hilton Head Island.  Before the event you can go to a workshop to make your own lantern. There will be an after party at the Tiki Hut.

March 9- 15   Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival – More details to come but it includes a Public Tasting on the Sea Pines Harbour  11-4PM.

March 21 – 22    Hilton Head Wingfest – more details to come for the 2020 event

April 13 -20   RBC Heritage of Golf   Get your tickets the 52nd annual PGA Tournament, the Island’s biggest party with a side of golf. More details to come.

April 25 – 26   The Art Market at Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn Details to come

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina 14 Shelter Cove Lane – Near Palmetto Dunes
December 4 – 29                       Kiss Me Kate
February 4 – 23                         Neil Simons Rumors
April 29 – May 24                     Kinky Boots
June 17 – 26                                Footloose
November 8 – 10                     Capital Steps
January 8                                  Jeanne Robertson
February 17                               The Amazing Kreskin
March 3 – 4                                Celtic Thunder’s Emmet Cahill
March 26                                    Charlotte Ballet
July 13                                          Caroline Rhea

Main Street Youth Theatre & May River Theatre  Seahawk Cultural Center at Hilton Head High School
Fall    November 13-24                Godspell

Lean Ensemble Theatre – Performances mostly held at Hilton Head Prep Stage Main Street
December  12 – 22                     Every Brilliant Thing
January 3 – February 2          The Christian
March 19 – 29                              Cry it Out
April 23 – May 3                         Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody

SeaHawk Stage Company – Seahawk Cultural Center at Hilton Head High School.  Next year’s show TBD

Southeastern Summer Theatre Institute – Seahawk Cultural Center at Hilton Head High School Next Year’s Program TBD

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 –  Sunday @ 5PM Monday @ 8PM
November 17 – 18                   Rachmaninoff & Franck
December 1 – 2                        A Visit from St. Nicholas
January 12 – 13                        Dvorak & Bartok and Beethoven’s 4th
January 26 – 27                       Mozart & Saint Saens and Montgomery’s Starburst
February 9 – 10                        SuperHeros, Action and Adventure
February 23 – 24                     Grieg & Vaughn Williams and Elgar’s Enigma Variations
March 22 – 23                           Wagner & Rimsky-Korsakov and Brahms Double Concerto
April 7 – 8                                  Symphony Under the Stars – Dream a Little Dream
April 26 – 27    
                         Grand Finale: Elijah
SoundBites Series Presented by HHSO – Unique Events at different locations TBD

Hilton Head Choral Society – Started in 1975 it has grown to include a 100 voice ensemble presenting 4 major performances a year at Holy Family Catholic Church  Tickets cost $10 – $40  7PM
December 13                           The Sounds of Christmas
March 27                                   Music, by George
May 24                                       America Sings

The Mary Green Chorale – Since 2012 the Lowcountry has enjoyed this 30-40 voice men’s, women’s, and mixed ensemble. Performances at All Saints Episcopal Church 7:30PM
November 11                              A Salute to Veterans
March 3                                       Opera, Operetta and Broadway

Hilton Head Dance Theatre Enjoy ballet and dance by local students and guest dancers at Seahawk Cultural Center at Hilton Head High School
November  15, 16, 22 & 23    The Nutcracker
April 4 & 5                                    Terpsichore
May 15 & 16                                  Terpsichore, Too
May 16 & 17                                  Eloise


November 9   Hilton Head Bridge Run 10K & Road Race 5K Fun Run  that goes over the Cross Island Expressway $30 – $50 Start at Crossings Park off Palmetto Bay Road

November 15 – 17  Pedal Hilton Head Island Ride Benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island Ride for a good cause from 2 Mile Family Pedal to a 62 Mile Metric Century Group Ride as well as rides in between

November 28  Turkey Trot – Run or Walk this 5K/10k Family friendly event so you can gobble to your hearts content later in the day. Start and Finish at Hudson’s with the run winding through the back of Hilton Head Plantation – more details to come

December 24   Jingle Jingle Run 28th Annual Hilton Head Hospital 5K run starts the Holiday feeling good about yourself! $32 – $45 at the Hilton Head Hospital 7am.

February 9   Hilton Head Marathon /Half Marathon & 8K  Starting at Jarvis Creek Park Mark your calendar details coming soon


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

The Market at Village at Wexford May – August 30
Market with homegrown eats and treats is open 11AM – 4PM with Entertainment 3PM – 6PM

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