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 9th the program will amaze and excite attendees until the curtains close on November 12th, 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 TBA

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 9, 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

Celebrate the return of live concerts! Enjoy the sweet sounds of your own Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and Erica Gabriel, 2018 Gold Medal Winner of the American Traditions Vocal Competition, in a fun performance featuring universally loved film and popular music. General lawn seating; please bring your folding chairs and blankets.

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Rock N' Ribs Music & BBQ

October 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

October 16, 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

The Coastal Discovery Museum invites you to come see the art of Chantelle Rytter up close. The artist behind the hugely successful Atlanta Beltline Lantern Parade, as well as Hilton Head’s own lantern parade, Rytter has been creating joy through her art in communities for 20 years. The museum is pleased to show the full spectrum of her work, including one-of-a kind lanterns, puppets, drawings, sketchbooks, photographs, and other ephemera.

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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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