Crescendo: Celebrating Arts, Culture & History


The 2022 Crescendo Celebration features a plethora of unique arts and cultural programs, concerts, theatrical productions, museum and gallery exhibits, lectures, poetry readings, dance performances, historical tours, hands-on arts experiences, and educational offerings which are estimated to attract more than 10,000 people from all over the United States, Canada, and parts of Europe.

Kicking off October 10th the program will amaze and excite attendees until the curtains close on November 11th, 2022. Several marquee events are planned including performances, parties and the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival.


New to Crescendo this Year:  Song writer Series in the Park

Join us in Lowcountry Celebration Park each Thursday during Crescendo from 5-7 for a free concert by a local band that writes their own original music.


  • Cranford Hollow on 10/13
  • Lyn Ave on 10/20
  • Pretty Darn on 10/27
  • 11/3 Angie Aparo

Be sure to use the Official Crescendo hashtags!

  • #culturehhi
  • #crescendohhi
  • #lanternparadehhi

Marquee Events


La Isla Magazine's Latin Music Festival at Shelter Cove Community Park

October 16, 2022

La Isla Magazine brings to the Lowcountry the best of Latin flavor and atmosphere. Don’t miss the opportunity to see and enjoy the Hispanic Heritage.
Mark your calendar from noon to 9:30 PM at Shelter Cove Community Park Hilton Head Island.

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Crescendo Community Celebration

October 11, 2022

Annual Crescendo Community Celebration featuring all of the arts & culture organizations on the Island at Shelter Cove Community Park. The opening event kicks off at 4:40pm and concludes at 7:00pm.

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Rock N' Ribs Music & BBQ

October 14 - 15, 2022

A Classic Rock & Roll weekend celebrating BBQ, the people who make it, and the people who eat it.

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TedX Hilton Head

November 4, 2022

Join us for TEDxHiltonHead 2022, an evening of thoughtful, provocative, and entertaining Talks and Performance focused on “Ideas Worth Spreading” and “Arts Worth Exploring.”

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Symphonic Pops in the Park at Lowcountry Celebration Park

October 21, 2022

From good ole’ Patriotic hymns to the beginnings of jazz to classic musical theater to popular film score medleys, this FREE concert is a celebration of great American music, and this year will be truly “under the stars”.

Bring a blanket or chair, a picnic dinner, and enjoy your HHSO and JMR al fresco.

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Lantern Parade

November 12, 2022

A parade of our community in light. Every participant will have a lantern to march. Each lantern will be a representation of our history, our ecology, our recreation or ourselves.

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Crescendo Events

View more information about all of the great events taking place during this fall’s Celebration below. Mark your calendars and enjoy the show!
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