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Hilton Head Island Festivals & Events

    • Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Towne Centre
    • (Every Friday from June 17 - September 2, 7-10pm)
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    • HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour
    • (June 14 - August 16 )
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    • Movie Nights in the Park at Shelter Cove Towne Centre
    • (Every Thursday from June 16 - August 11, 9pm)
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    • Gregg Russell's 40th Anniversary
    • (Every Night Except Saturdays from June 5 - August 26, 8pm)
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Monday, June 27th 2016 - Sunday, September 4th 2016

Family entertainer, Shannon Tanner, returns to Shelter Cove to kick off his 28th season on Hilton Head Island at Shelter Cove Harbour starting Memorial Day weekend (May 28 & 29). Starting Memorial day Shannon plays Monday - Friday, two shows at 7 and 8:30 p.m. through Saturday, September 3rd. St...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Thursday, August 18th 2016

HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour on Hilton Head Island, SC is a summer long celebration with live music featuring Shannon Tanner, entertainment from Cappy the Clown, art & crafts and activities for kids. Tuesday nights during HarbourFest are the traditional fireworks nights featuring a specta...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Saturday, December 31st 2016

Call for reservation. Enjoy a one-hour guided boat tour through the freshwater lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve and get a close-up view of Hilton Head Island's indigenous plant and animal life, including the American alligator. Reservations required; contact H2O Sports at (843) 671-4386. $29/...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Monday, October 31st 2016

Take a guided tour with a docent from the Coastal Discovery Museum, through the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Habitat to see and learn about our native butterflies.  Discovery the different stages of a butterfly's life cycle and learn how to save the butterflies!$10 adult and $5 child (ages 4-12) and ...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Sunday, July 3rd 2016

Based on a true story (and the hit 2002 film starring Tom Hanks and Leonardo Dicaprio), this high flying musical tells the story of teenage con-man Frank Abagnale Jr. and his first-class exploits that land him on the FBI’s most wanted list. From the creators of the musical Hairspray, this electric...

Monday, June 27th 2016

An interactive day camp 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.Held on most Mondays in June, July and August...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Thursday, December 29th 2016

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...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Saturday, December 31st 2016

Learn the art of fly casting and the basics of fly fishing in the scenic Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Join Captain Fuzzy Davis for a custom two-hour clinic that will have you casting like a pro. All tackle and flies are included and no license is required. Targeted species include bass and bluegill. R...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Monday, July 31st 2017

Find the best nightlife happenings in one place on TheHottestSpots.com.  Search for specific Hilton Head, Bluffton and Savannah nightlife like  Happy Hour,  Live Music,  Karaoke,  Bar Crawls,  Daily Specials and More, or browse through everything!   Whether you're looking for  Lounges,  Nig...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Saturday, July 30th 2016

This smash-hit Broadway musical was inspired by the famed recording session that brought together rock 'n' roll icons Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Johnny Cash and Carl Perkins for the first and only time. On December 4, 1956, these four young musicians gathered at Sun Records in Memphis for what ...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Monday, August 29th 2016

Monday Night Tennis Exhibition Join us for an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and our traditional fishbowl sale. This event is sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson. For additional information, please contact the Sea Pines Racq...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Tuesday, August 30th 2016

Learn to be a beachcomber!  Ever wonder who lives in those holes in the sand?  What living fossil can you find at the beach?  Who do sea turtles "dig the dark"?  Come explore with the Coastal Discovery Museum our ever changing marine environment at Burkes Beach, near the Folly, a tidal inlet.  ...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Tuesday, August 9th 2016

The Shelter Cove Summer Community Market will be a 9 week event, held every Tuesday, from June 14th until August 9th,, from 4:30pm-7pm. The market is going to be paired with our long running Summer Jams 7 – 9 pm, which features entertainment for the kids and culminates with a fireworks show over S...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Thursday, December 29th 2016

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...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Tuesday, October 11th 2016

Join The Hottest Spots on our Hilton Head Island Bar Crawl every Tuesday. Your guide will have fun games to play and 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 crawle...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Thursday, December 22nd 2016

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....

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Tuesday, August 30th 2016

Join us for a 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 trip through this scenic waterway...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Tuesday, August 30th 2016

Join the Coastal Discovery Museum for a 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 trip th...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Wednesday, August 31st 2016

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...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Thursday, September 22nd 2016

It is highly recommended that you purchase your tickets online, because shows regularly sell out. ATTENTION: All tickets purchased at the door are $5.00 more than tickets purchased online. “Bill puts on a show that is truly entertaining. We are still talking about it. His show is definitely a must...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Monday, September 5th 2016

The Lowcountry's premiere funk, soul and good time party musician will light up Coligny's stage with his signature toe-tapping blend of classics and originals.Music is on Center Stage, Beachside at Coligny, every night starting at 6:30pm....

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Monday, September 5th 2016

Rock 'n' roll, Americana and good old fashioned fun music will get you up and on your feet.Music is on Center Stage, Beachside at Coligny, every night starting at 6:30pm....

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Wednesday, October 26th 2016

Take a guided tour with a docent from the Coastal Discovery Museum, through the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Habitat to see and learn about our native butterflies.  Discover the different stages of a butterfly's life cycle and learn how to save the butterflies!  Reservations are required by callin...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Friday, October 28th 2016

Take a boat trip on Broad Creek into Calibogue Sound.  This Museum-led tour will share information about the salt marsh, the sound, the dolphins, and the other creatures who live there. Location given out  when making reservation.Tour is $19 adult, $13 child (ages 1-12) and reservations are requir...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Wednesday, August 31st 2016

This is a unique opportunity to be on a 2-hour scientific research cruise through the Coastal Discovery Museum, to study acoustic communication between resident dolphins in the May River and their prey.  Yes, fish use sounds to communicate too!  While USCB researchers from Dr. Montie's Lab visuall...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Wednesday, December 28th 2016

Learn about the area's early explorers and the importance of the island during the Civil War, Mitchelville, and the Steam Cannon from a docent with the Coastal Discovery Museum.  The tour visits the site of Fort Walker and the Steam Cannon.Cost is $12 adult, $7 child (ages 7-12 only) and reservatio...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Thursday, December 29th 2016

This program incorporates wonderful instruction with lots of fun - the perfect ingredients for a successful week of tennis. For players 50 years of age and older, and for USTA ratings of 2.0-4.5. Gain confidence in your shot making, refine stroke mechanics and learn our fitness components to provide...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Thursday, December 29th 2016

Join a Coastal Discovery Museum docent and learn how Hilton Head Island was home to thousands of Union soldiers during the Civil War.  Find out why they were here and how they spent their time.  Historic photographs, maps and artifacts tell the story of Hilton Head from 1861-1865. $7 per person (p...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Thursday, September 29th 2016

Just a sampling of our offerings...Fresh, local produce (organic & traditional), plants, nuts, herbs, flowers, honey, cheese, milk, eggs, beef, pork, lamb, and seafood...Specialty items: kettle corn, spices, coffee, loose tea blends, smoothie boosters, cookies, galettes, treats, jams, salsa, dip...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Thursday, August 25th 2016

Join us 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 river and salt marsh.  From ...

Thursday, June 30th 2016

Reptiles, birds and mammals!  Oatland Island Wildlife Center of Savannah staff will share a variety of animals that can be found in the lowcountry.  Learn about each critters unique characteristics and importance.Program will be held June 30 and July 28 at 11:30 am.  Cost is $12 adult and $7 chil...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Saturday, December 31st 2016

3 day, 2 night stay. 10 Hour Adult Weekend Clinic, Friday 2 to 5:30, Saturday, 9 to 12:30, Sunday 9 to 12.  Accommodations next door at the 4 diamond Sonesta Resort. • Work with knowledgeable and enthusiastic world-class international staff • Develop proper stroke production and footwork throu...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Saturday, December 31st 2016

These clinics are offered for competitive players above a 3.5 level and feature a tactical approach to building a player's game. Both singles and doubles play patterns are developed through a progressive use of tactical dead ball, live ball and competitive decision making drills. If you are comforta...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Friday, December 30th 2016

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 ...

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Monday, September 5th 2016

Feeling smart?  Test your gray matter in a high-energy team trivia show that will test your skills and earn you fantastic prizes in a family-friendly environment.Music is on the Center Stage, Beachside at Coligny, every night starting at 6:30pm....

Monday, June 27th 2016 - Monday, September 5th 2016

Hilton Head Island's musical chameleon will cross over generations in a one-man acoustic show.Music is on the Center Stage, beachside at Coligny, every night starting at 6:30pm....

Monday, July 4th 2016

 The 31st Annual Hilton Head Firecracker Run is Monday, July 4th at 8:00am at Shelter Cove Community Park & Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Over 1,600 runners and walkers of all ages are expected to be on hand for the annual family event which is an Independence Day tradition for many Islanders...

Monday, July 4th 2016

With over 1,800 runners and walkers expected, The Firecracker Run is the largest and oldest road race in Beaufort County, and one of the top ten races in South Carolina. The Hilton Head Firecracker Run is Independence Day tradition. One of the top 5K Races in SC. All ages welcome. Groups discounts a...

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