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Hilton Head Island Festivals & Events

    • Hilton Head Island Boat Show
    • (May 1-3, 2015)
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    • Chamber Bike & Dine Week
    • (May 2-9, 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 Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday until the end of October

Bill Gladwell will read your mind.(That’s a lie.)Bill Gladwell, however, will read your thoughts.(That’s the truth.)Your thoughts are leaked through unconscious cues in your body language and voice, and Bill has spent the last two decades mastering the art of reading these cues to know what you are feeling and thinking... sometimes even before you do.In short, Bill uses information from your nonverbal communication to give the appearance of true psychic ability. When combined with...  

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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 club features the nation's premier stand-up comedians. Doors open at 7:30pm, and shows begin promptly at 8:00pm. Come early, and take advantage of the Dinner and a Show special.

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Now through May 2, 2015

THE SOCIETY OF BLUFFTON ARTISTS GALLERY welcomes Joy Lillith Hermann as our featured artist April 6 through May 2. This exciting and varied exhibit features Hermann’s deliciously textured paintings and unique dichroic glass jewelry.The theme for this show was inspired by Joy’s rich childhood and her memories of visiting museums and art galleries – and wishing she could touch the textured artwork she saw there. And recently those memories were brought back – when Joy...  

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Monday, April 27, 2015

Local artist Chris Clayton has created a visual timeline of Lowcountry history through his paintings.  From the Yemassee Indians through the Plantation Era, from the Civil War and beyond, Clayton has depicted scenes that illustrate the history of our region.  Since retiring to Hilton Head Island in 2004, Clayton has exhibited at various galleries, including Society of Bluffton Artists and the Hilton Head Art League.  His love of history and family genealogy led to his...  

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Bar Crawls will begin mid March and continue into the Fall Season.

Join The Hottest Spots on our Hilton Head Island Bar Crawl every Tuesday. Your guide will have lots of fun games to play and all bars on the crawl will be providing excellent food and drink specials for crawlers!   This is a great way to experience some of the best bars on the South End of the island.  Each crawler will receive a Group Shot at Each Bar, Free Souvenir T-Shirt as well as...  

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Monday, April 27, 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, will take you past the places they lived and worked.$10 adult, $5 child (ages 4-12)  Reservations are required and may be...  

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Every Monday – August 31, 2015 (except Monday, April 13, 2015)

Join us for an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and our traditional fishbowl sale. Sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Come to the Coastal Discovery Museum and 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 and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223

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Tuesday, April 28, 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 adult, $7 child (ages 4-12)  Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

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Tuesday, April 28, 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 and cakes. The market is open Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m. through December 29, 2015.

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Tuesday, April 28, 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.  223.Tuesdays through Thursdays at 10 am. (2 hours)

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Join the Coastal Discovery Museum for a 2-hour exploration of Bluffton's May River aboard research vessel SPARTINA with Marine Biologist, Captain Amer Kuehn.  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 your technical questions and get educated answers.

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Wednesday, April 29, 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 the bottle-nose Dolphins.  Museum guides share their knowledge about this and many other of the fascinating creatures found in the salt water channels of...  

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Now through April 29, 2015

Join The Hottest Spots at Daniel's every Wednesday for Hilton Head's hottest Ladies Night! Girls enjoy $2 Liquor Drinks and Shots while Guys drink $3 Heineken Bottles ALL NIGHT! Dance the night away to all the best music mixed by the island's best DJs! Starts at 10pm and goes until 2:30am. Find out about many other nightlife happenings at www.thehottestspots.com... your destination for nightlife information!

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Our Coligny Bar Crawl on Tuesday has become so popular we are now doing another Bar Crawl every Thursday through Park Plaza and Riley's Plaza (The Triangle)!  Bar Crawls are fun for everyone over 21 and we are happy to provide this great experience.Join The Hottest Spots for a Bar Crawl every Thursday through Park Plaza and Riley's Plaza aka The Triangle on Hilton Head.  Just like a pub crawl you will be crawling with a...  

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Thursday, April 30, 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 operation of the earthworks and describes day-to-day life in the garrison during the occupation of Hilton Head Island and surrounding islands of the Lowcountry.  This guided tour is offered...  

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Thursday, April 30, 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, will take you past the places they lived and worked.$10 adult, $5 child (ages 4-12)  Reservations are required and may be...  

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

Join us for a dinner showcasing hand selected wine and food pairings from our chefs and wine experts. $45 per person.  Limited availability.  Register and pay at Customer Service.

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May 1, 2015 Taste of the Harbour VIP Preview Party; May 2 - 3, 2015 Hilton Head Island Boat Show

 Mark your Calendars for May 1-3, 2015! Exciting plans for this year’s Hilton Head Island Boat Show include even more magnificent boats, great fishing and boating safety clinics and an expanded Outside Hilton Head “Paddlefest” events with kayak and Stand Up Paddleboard clinics/demos. A nautical and resort wear Fashion Show will be taking place on both Saturday and Sunday – with models from the South Carolina Yacht Club and Windmill Harbour!NEW Taste of the Harbour! A new...  

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Now through May 29, 2015

Learn about Hilton Head's plantation era and about some islanders' involvement in the Revolutionary War on this Coastal Discovery Museum guided tour of the cemetery that dates back to the late 18th century.  This tour is offered in cooperation with the Heritage Library Foundation, owner of this historic site.$12 adult, $7 child (ages 7-12) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

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Friday, May 1, 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 by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

This extraordinary culinary adventure will be all the fun of a bacon themed block party mixed with a full scale festival experience.  Join us as many of the area's top restaurants, several of the area's top bands, and hundreds of the area's top food lovers gather to celebrate american traditions – Beer, Bacon & Music. This event will feature both bacon sampling and full sized bacon cuisine, bacon confectionery delights, live music from some of...  

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May 2-9, 2015

Get ready for Chamber Bike & Dine Week, being held May 2-9, 2015. Bike to your favorite dining spot, with special menus and discounts just for cyclists! Take advantage of over 100 miles of pathways while treating yourself to breakfast, lunch or dinner! . Both visitors and residents are encouraged to bike to their favorite dining spot during Chamber Bike & Dine Week. Participating restaurants will be offering special Bike & Dine Week menus and discounts to...  

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Saturday, May 2nd

Join us Saturday, May 2nd from 11am-3pm for a day of fun, food and great local shopping. Tons of local arts, crafts, gifts, produce & garden items. Free offerings include: face painting, kids crafts, boat rides on the lake & a visit from Bluffton FD. Cold beverages, concessions, Island Kettle Corn and other great sweet treats.Have a great time on the lake while celebrating local business!

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May 2, 2015

Hilton Head Island's Relay For Life will be held on Saturday, May 2 from 12 noon to 12 midnight at the Hilton Head Island High School track.  This year Relay For Life is celebrating its 30th Birthday.Relay Fort Life is a family event, free and open to the public. It recognizes those currently battling cancer, cancer survivors and those who lost their battle. Highlights of the event are a Survivor's Walk, a Luminaria Ceremony, and...  

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

Explore the waterways around Pinckney Island.  This 2-hour educational cruise will circumnavigate Pinckney Island (Skull Creek and Mackay Creek).  Learn about the salt marsh, maritime forest, barrier islands, and the history of Pinckney Island. $35 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

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Now through December 2015

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...  

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Step aboard stunning yachts, docked in The Sea Pines Resort’s Harbour Town Yacht Basin, and enjoy wine and mouthwatering hors d’oeuvres freshly prepared by some of the area’s premier chefs! This fundraising event also includes entertainment by The Headliners, as well as silent and live auctions. The evening closes with dessert and a champagne toast. All proceeds benefit patient care programs at Hospice Care of the Lowcountry. For additional information, or to purchase tickets, please...  

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Chopin and Sibelius: Two Nationalists Christopher Wilkins, Conductor Arianna Korting, Piano Sibelius Sesquicentennial Celebration - 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Finnish composer. Sibelius Finlandia Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 Sibelius Symphony No. 5

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Monday, May 4, 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 and personal with native butterflies.  See butterflies in all four stages of their life cycle (egg, larvae, chrysalis and adult butterfly).  Learn about the best...  

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Monday, May 4, 2015

The Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery welcomes Lynda Potter as our featured artist May 4 - June 6. “Quintessential Bluffton” will showcase Potter’s latest collection of lovely floral and architectural paintings. This body of work captures the beauty of centuries old live oaks, the history of the charming old homes and gardens, and the quaint character of the old town area all wrapped up in a spectacular splash of a colorful exhibit.Potter paints in water media...  

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Monday, May 4, 2015

Chopin and Sibelius: Two Nationalists Christopher Wilkins, Conductor Arianna Korting, Piano Sibelius Sesquicentennial Celebration - 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great Finnish composer. Sibelius Finlandia Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 Sibelius Symphony No. 5