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Hilton Head Island Festivals & Events

    • Shelter Cove Farmers' Market
    • (April 29 - October 28, 2014)
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    • (Oct 24 - Nov 2, 2014)
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Pumpkin Patch

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - Friday, Oct 25, 2013

The Island Recreation Association is proud to present the Hilton Head Island Pumpkin Patch! Bring your child in costume Friday, October 24 to Shelter Cove Park, 39 Shelter Cove Ln, HHI, SC 29928 from 4pm-8pm to kick off your child's Halloween fun.

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Foreign Affairs - Around the World in Art

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - Saturday, Nov 1, 2014

The Society of Bluffton Artists presents "Foreign Affairs - Around the World in Art" by Virginia MacKenzie, a truly versatile and creative artist. The show will be on exhibit from October 6 through November 1 at the SOBA Gallery. As the name implies, all the works of art are depictions, along with stories, of some of the international destinations Virginia has visited. When you view this fascinating show, you will be transported from the Eiffel Tower to the Great Wall of China; from Machu Picchu, Vietnam, and the Amber Room in Catherine's Palace to the Leaning Tower of Pisa; and many more. The paintings are in every art medium from acrylic to oil to watercolor to wax, even showcasing Virginia's special talent with fiber art. She has personally seen all of these places in her travels to over eighty countries.

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Hilton Head Heroes Elegant Evening and Silent Auction at the TidePointe Clubhouse

Friday, October 24, 2014

9th Annual Elegant Evening and Silent Auction at the Tidepointe Clubhouse October 24th, 2014 6-9 pm Tickets $100.00 All proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Hero House located in the Sea Pines Resort. HIlton Head Heroes bring families with children suffering from life threatening illnesses to Hilton Head Island for resort vacation. All of the families stay in the Hilton Head Hero House.

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Plankton Discovery

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - Friday, Oct 31, 2014

Indoor presentation about plankton and the role it plays in the salt marsh. Then you proceed to floating dock where participants will use a plankton collecting net to collect a plankton sample from the waters of Jarvis Creek. Then they will proceed to analyze and identify the many organisms found in one drop of water by using microscopes. This tour is great for families with children over the age of 8, as well as adults interested in learning about plankton and the role it plays in the coastal ecosystem. Cost is Adults $10 and Children $5; reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223.

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Salt Marsh Discovery

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - Friday, Dec 26, 2014

As one of the most productive environments on the planet, the Salt Marsh functions as a filter and Nursery for the coast. During this hands on tour at the Coastal Discovery Museum, you will see live oysters, crabs and shrimp up-close. Learn how to trap and harvest blue crabs, how marsh plants adapt to the salt water, and why we should protect this interesting ecosystem. Reservations recommended by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Southern Living Idea House at Palmetto Bluff

Friday, Oct 24, 2014 - Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014

Make plans to visit the 2014 Southern Living Idea House situated in Bluffton-the Heart of the South Carolina Lowcountry. The house is open for tours from June 28-December 14, 2014 excluding Mondays and Tuesdays each week. Proceeds from tour tickets will benefit the Bluffton Boys and Girls Club and Bluffton Self Help.

 

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Bluffton Zombie Run

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 - Saturday, Oct 25, 2014

The ghostly 1 Mile & 5K family twilight fun run and walk through the streets of Historic Bluffton will have a Halloween theme and end with a post race block party.

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Second Annual "Novel" Wine Tasting, Arts, and Literary Festival

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Local festival celebrating the literary and creative arts held at the only local winery in the Beaufort / Jasper Counties area.

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The Walking Dead Zombie Bar Crawl

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Join The Hottest Spots Saturday, Oct 25th for our first annual Walking Dead Zombie Bar Crawl through Park Plaza and The Triangle. $20 Ticket includes: Free Souvenir Zombie Crawl T-Shirt Great Drink & Food Specials Free Group Shot and $20 Bar Tab Raffle at Each Bar. Prize for Best Zombie You can be assured you'll have a great time!

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Halloween Wagon Ride

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Show off your Halloween costume in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve as we read stories and visit the pumpkin patch. Reservations are required and may be made by contacting The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843)842-1979.

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Lowcountry Critters - Meet and Greet

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014

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 found of "Critter Management" will bring along some of his "friends" to share with everyone. Take this opportunity to walk-in and see these animals up close, take a picture and learn more about them. No reservations are required. Cost is $10 for adult, $5 for child.

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Shrimp Trawling Expedition

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014

This interactive cruise will take you from Hudson's dock out into Port Royal Sound where you'll have a chance to see how a shrimp trawler works - and find out about all the critters that can be found in its nets. An informative and fun experience - plus, you'll have a chance to share in the 'catch' and might take some shrimp home! Cost is $40 adult $20 child; Reservations required: call 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Spookalicious at The Sandbox

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Join Us for Halloween Festivities Saturday, October 25, 2014, 10am-5pm Bring your ghosts and goblins dressed in their costumes to play! Themed crafts and activities. Decorate a special Halloween cookie. Scavenger hunt for a bag of treats! Special Saturday Admission is $5.00 per person age 1 and over. Up to 12 months is free (coupons not valid for this event)

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Sweetgrass Basket Class

Saturday, Oct 25, 2014 - Sunday, Nov 30, 2014

Come to the Coastal Discovery Museum and learn about the history of the Sweetgrass basket, one of the Lowcountry's best known art forms, from a local Gullah basket maker. Then, try your hand at starting a basket of your own using locally found natural materials. Classes also available October 10th, 17th and 31st! Cost is $65 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

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Brunch on the Water W/ Live Music @ ELA's

Sunday, Oct 26, 2014 - Sunday, Nov 2, 2014

Available Sundays from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., the brunch menu features our culinary team's modern spin on the classics - Eggs Benedict, Steak & Eggs, fabulous omelette choices, and our Blu-berry Stuffed French Toast - just to name a few. Of course, brunch would not be complete without trying one of our hand crafted cocktails. In addition to our regularly price creative cocktails, Sundays we offer a Bloody Mary Bar, Mimosas, and glasses of Champagne at a great "Sunday Brunch" price. As if great food, gorgeous water views, and our serene outdoor garden patio weren't enough, live music takes our brunch to the next level. Extremely talented local recording artist Bill Peterson plays keys most Sundays from 11-2pm. To view the brunch menu, visit us online at elasgrille.com. For reservations, please call ELA's Blu Water Grille at 843-785-3030.

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Halloween on the Harbour

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Celebrate Halloween at The Sea Pines Resort with crafts, activities, a costume parade, cookies, cider, and trick-or-treating around Harbour Town. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend and are invited to come in costume. For additional information, please contact The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843)842-1979. Complimentary.

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Hilton Head Chamber Music Series

Monday, October 27, 2014

Chamber Music Charleston (CMC) will open their 2014-2015 Hilton Head Chamber Music Series on Monday, October 27 at 7:30pm (All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting Street, Hilton Head). For this special season opening event Chamber Music Charleston will feature music for flute, violin, bassoon and harp. Guest harpist Vonda Darr joins CMC flutist Regina Helcher Yost, violinist Frances Hsieh and bassoonist Sandra Nikolajevs in a program of music by Saint-Saens, Jolivet and Telemann.

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Butterfly Discovery

Monday, October 27, 2014

Take a guided tour through the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Enclosure to get up close and personal with native butterflies,. Learn hands-on about the different stages of a butterfly's life cycle-see a living caterpillar and chrysalis! Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Honey Horn History Walk

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 - Monday, Dec 29, 2014

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 at the Coastal Discovery Museum will take you past the places they lived and worked. Reservations recommended by calling 843-689-6767 ext 2223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Honey Horn Nature Tour

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 - Monday, Dec 29, 2014

A guided tour at the Coastal Discovery Museum exploring natural sites and various gardens. Reservations recommended by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastalidscovery.org

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Cast Net Throwing

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 - Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014

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. Cost is $10 per person (fr ages 12 and older) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223.

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Exploring Pinckney Island

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 - Thursday, Nov 13, 2014

A brief historical and natural history overview is given followed by a walking tour of this National Wildlife Refuge, including salt marsh and maritime forest. Wildlife may include variety of birds, alligators and marsh inhabitants. Reservations required by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Halloween at Coligny!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Coligny will be hosting their annual SPOOKTACULAR Halloween event at the Plaza, Tuesday, October 28th from 4-7pm.

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Historic Sites on Hilton Head Island

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 - Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014

The Heritage Library presents a one-hour lecture on the historic sites of the island.

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Marine Science Expeditions

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 - Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014

Join us for a 2 hour exploration of Skull Creek and the surrounding waterways aboard research vessel SPARTINA. You will observe nature up close with a display of live organisms. A scientific explanation will accompany a trip through this scenic river and salt marsh. From microscopic animals to dolphins, the possibilities are endless. Ask you technical questions and get educated answers. Cost is $35 adult, $25 child (age 12 and under) Reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

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Shelter Cove Farmers Market

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Shelter Cove Farmers Market will feature local produce vendors, artisans, crafters, food vendors, and much more. We will also have live music and during the summer months the market will close with the FIREWORKS Display over the Harbor. The market will have extended hours from 4pm-9pm from June 17th-August 12th.

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The Island's Story

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 - Tuesday, Dec 30, 2014

Learn from a docent at the Coastal Discovery Museum about our earliest residents, the plantation era, Gullah culture and about our modern development. Reservations recommended by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldisocvery.org

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The Greenery's Refreshing Winter Pots Free Seminar

Wednesday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Nov.1

Several weather changes and the colors of Thanksgiving and Christmas can come alive in containers positioned for visual interest in the home. Wendy Porterfield will share fresh approaches to your favorite pots.

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Birding at Pinckney Island

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 - Wednesday, Dec 17, 2014

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 on the time of year, diverse birds can be found including; Summer Tanager, Eastern Kingbird, Painted Bunting, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, Egrets, Herons and many, many others. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Forts of Port Royal

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 - Wednesday, Dec 31, 2014

Learn about the area's early explorers and the importance of the island during the Civil War, Mitchelville, and the Steam Cannon. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

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How DNA Can Supplement Your Family History Research

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Heritage Library is offering a class in DNA testing and how it can answer your family history research problems

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Ladies Night at Daniel's Restaurant & Lounge

Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 - Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015

Women and Men enjoy great drink specials and dance the night away in a Miami Style Lounge every Wednesday.

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Loggerhead Sea Turtle Nesting on Hilton Head Island

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

This presentation by the Coastal Discovery Museum will focus on loggerhead sea turtle nesting habits and conservation efforts on the Island. You will learn of obstacles this endangered species faces on a populated beach including lights pollution, nesting habitat destruction, litter, boating hazards, and predation. A power point presentation will be utilized to clearly define these examples with photographs and videos. Cost is $7 per person (ages 9 and older) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

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Civil War Era

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 - Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Hilton Head was home to thousands of Union soldiers during the Civil War. Find out from a Coastal Discovery Museum docent why they were here and how they spent their time. Historic photographs, maps and artifacts tell the story of Hilton Head from 1861-1865. Reservations recommended by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

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Dementia Dialogues

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A free 5 week course designed to educate individuals who care for persons with Alzheimer's Disease or related dementias. Every Thursday from 2:30-4:30 pm,October 2-30th,2014. To register or for more information call 843-842-6688 or melissa@memory-matters.org. Registration Required

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Honey Horn History Walk

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 - Thursday, Dec 18, 2014

Travel back in time with the Coastal Discovery Museum and hear 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 takes you past the places they lived and worked. Reservations recommended by calling 843-689-6767 ext 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org

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May River Expedition

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 - Friday, Nov 21, 2014

Join us for a 2 hour exploration of Bluffton's May River aboard research vessel SPARTINA. You will observe nature up close with a display of live organisms. A scientific explanation will accompany a trip through this scenic river and salt marsh. From microscopic animals to dolphins, the possibilities are endless. Ask you technical questions and get educated answers. $35 adult and $25 child (12 and under) Reservations required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223

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Story Time at The Storybook Shoppe

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 - Thursday, Jan 1, 2015

Story Time at The Storybook Shoppe! Weekly event at the store for children.

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Trick-or-Treat at Shelter Cove Towne Centre

Friday, October 31

Trick-or-Treat at Shelter Cove Towne Centre! Kroger will be hosting a Trick-or-Treat on October 31 from 3pm-7pm along with participating merchants from 5pm-7pm.