What's Happening on Hilton Head Island this February

Ah, February. The month of love, romance, and on Hilton Head Island, delicious food and phenomenal cultural celebrations. Learn why we call it Foodie February around here, and enjoy all that Hilton Head Island and Bluffton have to offer this month!

Gullah Celebration - Until February 28th

The 24th annual Gullah Celebration runs through February 28th with many educational, culinary, and historic events occurring all through the region. This is a can't-miss festival year after year, and its primary focus is to celebrate and preserve Gullah heritage. 

The descendants of West Africans that were brought to the coastal islands of South Carolina and Georgia are striving to preserve a way of life. Gullah is more than simply the language and name of a people. It encompasses the essence of struggle, spirituality, perseverance and tradition. The Native Island Gullah People adhere to the custom of their ancestors through the sewing of sweet grass baskets, the weaving of casting nets and preparation of traditional Gullah food.

This year’s Celebration events include the “Arts Ob We People Annual Art Exhibition and Sale”, “Taste of Gullah”, Arts, Crafts and Food Expo, Gullah Gospel Music Series, the Sweetheart Ball with Deas Guyz and more! We invite you to come and celebrate Gullah where your soul will be transformed by the spirit of the Gullah Culture.

Hilton Head Island Scavenger Hunt: Fun on the Coast in Hilton Head Island 

Photo of Harbour Town Lighthouse at dusk
Photo by @alanbolyardjr_photo

Get a true feel for the Island when you and the whole family attend the Hilton Head Island Scavenger Hunt! Or, go at your own pace as you navigate with our #1 app-lead scavenger hunt. (Download the Island Compass app here!) Discover different landmarks, history, arts, and culture of the region as you decode riddles that will bring you to your next clue. Try and take home the Hilton Head high score as you explore the destination like never before!

Rosa Parks, Building Bridges Presentation - February 8th

On December 1, 1955, a courageous African-American woman named Rosa Parks boarded a bus and changed the course of history. February, being Black History Month, is the perfect opportunity to take some time out of your busy schedule to learn about this iconic moment when Rosa Parks inspired change in America. 

The St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church Bridge Builders Committee is sponsoring a presentation by Dr. Patricia Felton-Montgomery on Saturday, February 8 at 10:00AM.

Calling All Seafoodies! February 24th - March 1st

Aerial view of Seafood Festival

One of the tastiest events of the year is back! The 13th Annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival is a family-friendly, week-long culinary and cultural celebration showcasing the very best in savory eats, crafted cocktails, gourmet wines and more. Over the course of seven days, you’ll also have the opportunity to enjoy dishes prepared by celebrity guest chefs, barbecue from some of the best of Southern pitmasters, hands-on cooking demos, eclectic tastings, live music and much more!

Each February, passionate seafood, barbeque and spirits lovers descend on Hilton Head Island for the area’s largest culinary festival of its kind. This year, the festival will welcome some of the finest award-winning chefs, local culinary stars, celebrated winemakers and brewmasters to breathtaking waterside venues February 24- March 1, 2020.

What’s on your ‘love list’ this February? History, arts, culture, dining, family fun, and more—Hilton Head Island truly has something for everyone. To make sure you are up to date on everything happening in Lowcountry check out our events calendar before you book your stay!

Harbour Town lighthouse at dusk

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