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Hilton Head Island Festivals & Events

    • Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival
    • (October 12-19, 2014)
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    Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival
    • Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance
    • (October 23 - November 1 )
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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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Thursday, Aug 27, 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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Thursday, Aug 27, 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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Thursday, Aug 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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Thursday, Aug 27, 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, Aug 27, 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, Aug 27, 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, Aug 27, 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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Thursday, Aug 27, 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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Thursday, Aug 27, 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, Aug 27, 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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Friday, Aug 28, 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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Friday, Aug 28, 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, August 29th, 2015

Death by Chocolate: A Chocolate and Champagne Affair. Want to satisfy your sweet tooth and contribute to a good cause? Girl Scouts of Eastern South Carolina is offering just that at Death By Chocolate: A Chocolate and Champagne Affair, an annual event celebrating decadent chocolate and plenty of bu...

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Saturday, Aug 29, 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 31, 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, Aug 31, 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, Aug 31, 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, Aug 31, 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, Sep 1, 2015 - Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

Learn how to throw a cast net from local angler Scott Moody.  This hands-on program will show you the best way to learn to 'open that net' on every cast.  Beginners are welcome.  Bring your own net, or a loaner will be made available to you.Every Tuesday in September, October and November.  Cost...

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Tuesday, Sep 1, 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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Wednesday, Sep 2, 2015 - Wednesday, Dec 23, 2015

Participants will be led by an experienced bird watcher from the Coastal Discovery Museum around Pinckney Island Wildlife Refuge. With a combination of habitats including Salt Marsh, Maritime Forest and open fields, this site allows for participants to see many different species of birds. Depending ...

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Thursday, Sep 3, 2015 - Sunday, Nov 1, 2015

The 13 artists of the Art Beyond Tradition group are exhibiting abstract art with a variety of media.  The exhibit includes paintings, photography, metal and stone sculptures, inks, assemblages and collages.  "Cool Abs" (abstracts represents the finest work produced by these artists in the past fe...

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Thursday, Sep 3, 2015 - Saturday, Nov 28, 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 thes...

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Thursday, Sep 3, 2015 - Tuesday, Nov 24, 2015

Join the Coastal Discovery Museum for a 2 hour exploration of Bluffton's May River 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 trip through this scenic rive...