Foodie February

Celebrating all Things Culinary in the Lowcountry!

Are you a foodie visiting Hilton Head Island in February? Well, you’ve picked the perfect month to indulge with events perfect for foodies all month long! From traditional Gullah cuisine, to seafood and Chamber Restaurant Week, we’re sure you’ll find something to satisfy your taste buds during your visit. From fresh oysters and shrimp to grilled Mahi and flounder, foodie February will leave you with a longing to return to the area to explore the more than 250 restaurants; most locally owned. During Chamber Restaurant Week, be sure to stop into participating restaurants where fresh, new menu item ideas may be featured, as well. Create your full Foodie February itinerary with these dates in mind and be sure to review our Pinterest board for other ideas as you plan your escape to Hilton Head Island. Cheers and bon appétit! 

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Foodie February's Marquee Events:
2019 Gullah Celebration Events

Today, the descendants of West Africans that were brought to the coastal islands of South Carolina and Georgia in bondage are striving to preserve a way of life. Gullah is more than simply the language and name of a people.

Foodie February's Marquee Events:
Ol'Fashioned Gullah Breakfast

Home cooking that shows some, and reminds others of, a traditional Gullah breakfast: featuring your choice of stewed oysters, shrimp in a savory Lowcountry gravy, fried fresh catch fish paired with hot butter grits and fresh biscuits.

A Taste of Gullah features delicious BBQ every year!
Foodie February's Marquee Events:
A Taste of Gullah

Native Island heritage and culture get the star treatment at this celebration of all things Gullah.

Foodie February's Marquee Events:
Soul Food and Friends Cooking Classes

Great cooking is about more than recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by authentic Gullah Chefs. Get tons of hands-on practice on prepare lowcountry favorites using locally sourced foods!

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Foodie February's Marquee Events:
The Gullah Market: An Arts, Crafts, and Food Expo

An all access experience to Gullah culture! The annual Gullah Market offers cultural demonstrations, authentic Gullah and African crafts and food for sale, as well as an offering of traditional storytelling, music entertainment and the Celebration of African American Authors.

2019 Chamber Restaurant Week
Foodie February's Marquee Events:
2019 Chamber Restaurant Week

Visit us February 4 - 10, 2019 for the 2019 Chamber Restaurant Week!

Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival Shrimp
Foodie February's Marquee Events:
Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival

The Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival is a family-friendly, week-long culinary and cultural tourism event, where top chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, local seafood, artisans, live music and wildlife come together.

James Beard Foundation Celebrity Chef Tour
Foodie February's Marquee Events:
James Beard Foundation's Celebrity Chef Tour

Award-winning James Beard Foundation Chefs offer the ultimate culinary tour de force at Hilton Head Island's Out of the Ocean Celebrity Chef Tour Dinner, Thursday, February 21, 2019 at 6:00 PM hosted by the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort.

Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival
Foodie February's Marquee Events:
Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival

Hilton Head Island’s wine and food enthusiasts greet the Island’s popular spring season every March with a week-long celebration to embrace the fruits of global wine partnerships, signature Lowcountry cuisine, grassroots cultural happenings and the authentic fabric of a unique community.

Wine & Food Festival Grand Tasting
Foodie February's Marquee Events:
Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival The Grand Tasting

The center piece of the festival every year, the Grand Tasting features a large selection of high end wines. This traditional tasting is the festival’s most exclusive celebration, featuring award winning wines and an array of light hors d’oeuvres.

wine and food festival in harbour town
Foodie February's Marquee Events:
Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival Public Tasting

Guests joined us for the festival’s largest event as we celebrated our 34th anniversary at the Harbour Town Yacht Basin.

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Dining on Hilton Head Island

Whether you are looking for a romantic dinner for two, or a family-friendly waterfront experience, we are sure you will find what you’re looking for on Hilton Head Island! Over 250 restaurants with everything from local seafood to top-grade steaks greet visitors and locals alike with palate pleasing dishes year round.

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Featured Lowcountry Recipes

Prepare your own Lowcountry feast at home with these great recipes from some of the Island’s most popular restaurants. Or, try your luck at preparing your very own Lowcountry Boil at home complete with perfectly shucked, fresh oysters. Go ahead – give it a shot!

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Famous Local Recipes

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Hilton Head Island’s Culinary Events

Festivals are just the beginning! Learn more about culinary events on Hilton Head Island; from wine dinners to the Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival.

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Nightlife on Hilton Head Island

Top off your evening with live music, a comedy show or just a nightcap at one of the Island’s great nightlife spots. From live, local bands to great local spots to meet friends and have cocktails, celebrate the days activities with a night out.

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Find Your Island Time

Hilton Head is America’s favorite island, offering 12 miles of pristine beaches and everything you need for the ultimate retreat. Enjoy easy days relaxing in the sun, sand and surf on some of the best beaches in the country. Voted #1 Island three years in a row by readers of "Conde Nast Traveler" and "Travel + Leisure" magazines, you'll be sure to find your ultimate escape when you escape to Hilton Head Island.
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