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Hilton Head Island Festivals & Events

    • 30th Hilton Head Firecracker 5K Run
    • (July 4, 2015)
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    • 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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Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm, through July 26 ; no show on July 4; added show July 6

June 16-July 26!  The Broadway smash hit Xanadu is a loving spoof of the 80s film.  This irreverent musical adventure spins along to the addictive original hit film score of chart-topping tunes from Electric Light Orchestra (ELO) and Olivia Newton John including “Magic,” “All Over the World,...

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June 26, 27, 30, July 1, 2, 3, at 7:30 pm and June 28th and 5th at 2pm

SSTI, a nationally ranked theatre program, enters its 8th year of bringing professional productions to the Lowcountry.  With a unique mission to train high school students in the rigors of working in professional theatre, our program draws aspiring performers and technicians from across the US and ...

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Thursday, July 2, 2015

The artists of Indigo Run will present their exhibit at the Coastal Discovery Museum from June 4 through July 19.  Fifteen talented artists will present a variety of new 2D and 3D art works.  The show features Watercolors, Oils, Acrylics, Basketry, Sculpture, Photography and Fiber Arts.  Many viv...

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Thursday, July 2, 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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Thursday, July 2, 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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Thursday, July 2, 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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Thursday, July 2, 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, July 2, 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, July 2, 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, July 2, 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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Thursday, July 2, 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 2, 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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Friday, July 3, 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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Friday, July 3, 2015

Order online, or stop into Coastal Coastal Provisions Co. on Hilton Head to get your ticket for this soon to be sold out show!$30 GENERAL ADMISSION (Standing Room Only)orVIP Booths available, book now!Booth includes, seating for show, early entry, personal cocktail server and 10 tickets to the sho...

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Friday, July 3, 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, July 4, 2015

Fourth of July Fireworks Cruise. Celebrate our nation's independence with Savannah Riverboat Cruises! Relax and enjoy the sights and sounds of a city founded in 1733. During the 1 1/2 hour cruise, dance to the music of our Riverboat DJ spinning your favorite tunes. The evening will also feature the...

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July 4th

The New* Shelter Cove Community Park. Free Admission. Celebrate the 4th of July with Us! 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 enjoy inflatable bounce ...

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Saturday, July 4, 2015

Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog, or kids for a fun filled parade around Harbour Town. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse at 8:30am to register and pick up decorating supplies. Parade line-up begins promptly at 9:30am, and e...

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Monday, July 6, 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, July 6, 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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July 7 - 26, No Performances on Saturday

International hit musical “Always...Patsy Cline" comes to the Lowcountry this July and brings with it an extraordinary Nashville cast. The show is based on the true story of Cline's friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and...

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June 9, 23 July 7, 21 and August 4 and 18

Join the Coastal Discovery Museum to learn about the amazing story of oysters.  Seemingly a simple and hard shelled creature, in fact, this bivalve is enormously important to our local environment.  Oysters help keep our waterways healthy, provide a protective habitat for salt marsh residents, and...

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Enjoy a glass of wine while a Licensed Esthetician leads a brief discussion on skin care and how to get rid of, or prevent, fine lines and wrinkles. Next test out our Skin Authority product while we cleanse, mask and moisturize your face! Skin Authority is the "Healthy Skin Lifestyle" company offeri...

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Tuesday, July 7, 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 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, July 8, 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...