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Hilton Head Island Festivals & Events

    • HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour
    • (Memorial Day-September 6, 2015)
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    • Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Towne Centre
    • (Every Friday from June 19 - August 14, 6-9pm)
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Every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until the end of October

Pelican's Point Comedy Club brings a great evening of entertainment to you seven nights a week. Each week begins with the club's critically acclaimed resident show, "Two Thought Minimum" starring Mentalist Bill Gladwell, playing every Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday; and Wednesday through Saturday, the...

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Now through September 1st

Summer is here and golf is in full swing! Come and learn from the professionals at the Palmetto Dunes Golf Academy for a fun and educational experience. Whether you are new to the game or are looking to improve a specific skill - the staff at Palmetto Dunes is happy to assist. View schedule.Join us ...

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Monday, Jul 27, 2015 - Monday, Oct 26, 2015

Learn about the local native butterflies fund on Hilton Head Island from a docent with the Coastal Discovery Museum.  You will learn about their life cycle and specific host and nectar plants.  A guided tour of the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Enclosure will offer you the opportunity to get up close...

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Monday, Jul 27, 2015 - Monday, Aug 31, 2015

An interactive day camp ( 3hours) at the Coastal Discovery Museum where kids learn the basics of fishing, crabbing and shrimping.  The program will help kids discover the sport of fishing and give them all the tools necessary to continue fishing for years to come.  Cost is $35 per child (ages 7-14...

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Monday, July 27, 2015

The Whole Kids Foundation sponsors this two-hour nutrition and cooking class, empowering educators to be the healthiest role models possible for students. The certificate of completion may entitle attendees to professional development credits. Whether you are a public, private, or homeschool teacher...

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Monday, Jul 27, 2015 - Monday, Dec 14, 2015

Travel back in time with the stories of Honey Horn's past 200 years.  You'll learn about the planters, the northern hunters who visited in the winter, the islanders who worked on site and the Hack Family who lived at Honey Horn from 1950 until the late 1990s.  This walk, led by a Museum docent, wi...

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Monday, Jul 27, 2015 - Monday, Aug 31, 2015

Jane Austen SUMMER FILM FESTIVAL 7:00 p.m. Mondays July 20 - August 31 Fellowship Hall ~ FREE July 20: Pride & Prejudice with Keira Knightley and Donald SutherlandJuly 27: Emma starring Gwyneth Paltrow - 2 academy award nominationsAugust 3: Sense & Sensibility with Emma Thompson, Kate Wi...

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Monday, Jul 27, 2015 - Monday, Dec 28, 2015

Enjoy a variety of tennis programs and clinics daily at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center. Whether you are a beginner looking to become an "ace", the best in your league looking to improve your serve, or a junior just getting into the game - the professionals at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center will ...

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Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 - Thursday, Oct 29, 2015

A tour for all ages, learn from Museum guides about the importance of the Atlantic Blue Crab.  Learn the crab's life cycle beginning with millions of microscopic eggs eventually developing into an active predator with powerful claws.  The tour will teach participants how to harvest, cook, clean an...

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Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 - Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015

A brief historical and natural history overview is given by a Museum docent, followed by a walking tout of this National Wildlife Refuge, including salt marsh and maritime forest.  Wildlife may include variety of birds, alligators and marsh inhabitants.  Every Tuesday and Thursday 9 am - 11 am.$12...

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Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 - Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015

The market welcomes back some of your favorite vendors with lots of delicacies for your holiday dining including fresh local produce, pecans, freshly baked breadand hot crossed buns. Set your table with hand made linens, wooden bowls and hand thrown pottery. Satisfy your sweet tooth with cookies a...

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Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 - Thursday, Dec 24, 2015

Join a certified guide for a closer look at the salt marsh aboard a stable, touring kayak.  Venture into creeks and inlets to view local wildlife, such as wading birds and dolphins.No children under 5$32 adult, $28 child (ages 5-12 with adult) Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext....

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Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 - Tuesday, Aug 25, 2015

The Coastal Discovery Museum will host this 2 hour exploration of Skull Creek and the surrounding waterways aboard research vessel SPARTINA with Marine Biologist, Captain Amber Kuehn.  You will observe nature up close with a display of live organisms.  A scientific explanation will accompany a tri...

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Tuesday, Jul 28, 2015 - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

Join the Coastal Discovery Museum for an evening sea turtle lecture and beach walk.  Learn all about sea turtles, loggerhead nesting on Hilton Head Island, the Sea Turtle Protection Project, and how you can help!  Enjoy a fascinating indoor presentation led by a Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Proje...

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Tuesday Nights, June 16-August 11

The New Shelter Cove Community Park. Starting June 16th, Free Admission. Tuesdays, 5-9pm through August 11th. The Island Recreation Association is proud to bring you a fun-filled, festive atmosphere from 5-9pm with the highlight of the night fireworks which start around 9pm. Kids of all ages can...

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Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 - Friday, Oct 30, 2015

Join a Museum docent in this cruise along the waters and salt marshes of Broad Creek. The Lowcountry's Salt Marsh is home to many interesting creatures such as river otters, eastern oysters, blue crabs and a great species of birds.  Among the most charismatic creatures found in the Salt Marsh are t...

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Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 - Wednesday, Aug 26, 2015

This is a unique opportunity to be on a 2-hour scientific excursion to study acoustic communication between resident dolphins in the May River.  While researchers visually identify and record dolphin vocalizations, marine biologist Captain Amber Kuehn will share what we have learned about these fas...

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Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 - Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

This is a casual "Meet and Greet" to learn more about the alligators, snakes and other critters that share Hilton Head Island with us.  Joe Maffo, owner and founder of Critter Management will bring along some of his "friends" to share with everyone.  Take this opportunity to walk-in and see these ...

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Wednesday, Jul 29, 2015 - Sunday, Aug 2, 2015

Help us celebrate our first year anniversary with a four day celebration. Thursday, June 30th- free cupcakes starting at 11am, while supplies last. Friday, June 31st 5-8pm- Pie eating contest, dunk tank and live music by The Shore Notes. Saturday, August 1st 5-8pm- Grillin', cold beer and mouth-w...

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Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 - Thursday, Nov 19, 2015

On this history tour, you'll visit a well preserved example of a Civil War Era coastal artillery battery.  Learn about what life on Hilton Head Island was like for northern soldiers during the Union occupation from 1861-1866.  This guided walking tour addresses the origin, construction and operati...

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Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 - Thursday, Dec 17, 2015

Travel back in time with the stories of Honey Horn's past 200 years.  You'll learn about the planters, the northern hunters who visited in the winter, the islanders who worked on site and the Hack Family who lived at Honey Horn from 1950 until the late 1990s.  This walk, led by a Museum docent, wi...

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Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

JuggleStuff is a fun, interactive juggling show and activity for all ages.  The JuggleStuff crew brings kid-friendly Spooner Boards, LunaStix juggling sticks, and juggling balls so kids can play and learn. It's the most active kids entertainment you'll find on Hilton Head - kids get personal instru...

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Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 - Thursday, Aug 27, 2015

This 2-hour exploration of Bluffton's May River aboard research vessel SPARTINA with Marine Biologist, Captain Amber Kuehn is hosted by the Coastal Discovery Museum.  You will observe nature up close with a display of live organisms.  A scientific explanation will accompany a trip through this sce...

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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Since their 1996 debut, Tokyo Joe has become the fastest rising band in the Southeast. Night after night, in clubs from Virginia to Georgia, the Columbia, South Carolina based rock group has shared their infectious sound with more than a quarter of a million fans. Playing 200 dates this year alone, ...

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Friday, Jul 31, 2015 - Friday, Dec 18, 2015

As one of the most productive environments on the planet, the Salt Marsh functions as a filter and nursery for the coast.  Learn from a Museum docent how marsh plants adapt to the salt water, and why we should protect this interesting ecosystem.$10 adult, $5 child (ages 4-12) Reservations required ...

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Saturday, Aug 1, 2015 - Saturday, Aug 29, 2015

Learn about the history of the Sweetgrass basket, one of the Lowcountry's best known art forms, from a local 7th generation Gullah basket maker.  Then, try your hand at starting a basket of your own using locally found natural materials.  Cost is $65 per person and reservations are required.  You...

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Monday, Aug 3, 2015 - Thursday, Aug 6, 2015

Van Der Meer Tennis will host a series of FREE TENNIS LESSONS Monday through Friday, August 3-7 from 5:00-6:00pm at the Van Der Meer Tennis Center location.The free lessons are part of their annual Total TennisUniversity (a clinic for tennis professionals to learn how to teach and coach all ages). P...