What's Happening on Hilton Head Island this January + Beyond

Discover the best of Lowcountry this Winter!

The subtropical climate of Lowcountry makes it an ideal winter vacation spot. Not only does it provide the opportunity to escape chillier temperatures, but with no shortage of events and activities, it’s sure to be a favorite among the whole family. As we head into a new decade on America’s Favorite Island—we’ve compiled a list of can’t miss events on Hilton Head Island this January!

HH Snow Day

HH Snow Day

One of the best things about Hilton Head Island is how family-friendly it is. And in January—it’s no exception. While the climate on the island may be balmy, Hilton Head’s “Snow Day” provides all the beauty of the season’s first snowfall without the cold. Complete with inflatable rides, a snowfield, and live entertainment, prepare for a jam-packed day of family fun this January 25!

Shops at Sea Pines Center Farmers Market

If you’re a foodie, then you’re in luck—each Tuesday in January head to The Shops at Sea Pines Center Farmers Market. Here you can find fresh, in-season vegetables, kettle popcorn, gourmet cheeses, homemade sweets, crafts from local artists, sandwiches and more. What better way to feel like a local than shopping from Hilton Head Island’s select and best vendors!

Civil War Era 

Feel like learning a bit more about this great island? Why not head to the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn for their Civil War Era exhibit. Here you can learn from a docent about how many thousands of Union soldiers called the island home. Learn how they spent their time, and view maps and photographs that will help gain more insight into the storied past of Hilton Head Island.

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

Blue skies on a beach
Photo by @ChristyLHamilton

Get a true feel for the Island when you and the whole family attend the Hilton Head Island Scavenger Hunt! Here you can 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!

Hilton Head Island Symphony Orchestra

Wind down at night with a magical show put on by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. With live concerts such as DVOŘÁK & BARTÓK and Beethoven’s 4th and Mozart & Saint Saens and Montgomery’s Starburst—whether you’re a classical music lover or not, you’ll be blown away by the symphonic sounds of the island’s premier orchestra. 

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Calling all foodies! 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!

The Hilton Head Island Wine and Food Festival also returns this spring. 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. What unfolds is an inspiring series of events that draw guests to Hilton Head Island from not only across the country, but even from far corners of the globe.

Join us as we celebrate our 35th anniversary of this annual Hilton Head Island rite of passage at The Sea Pines Resort. Experience for yourself this year’s new schedule of events including spectacular celebrity chef showcases, intriguing wine education sessions, live entertainment and of course the famed Grand and Public Tasting events.

History, arts, culture, dining, family fun, and more—Hilton Head Island truly has it all. To make sure you are up to date on everything happening in Lowcountry check out our events calendar before you book your stay! 

Sunset on Hilton Head Island

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