News & Events

Helping Parents Heal

May 12, 2019
1 PM - 3 PM

This non-profit organization is dedicated to assisting bereaved parents, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. This meeting will be held on Mother's Day from 1-3 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton.  For more information please contact Irene Vouvalides at 201-233-6015 or email

Music Americana

May 14, 2019
7 PM

The Lowcountry Community Concert band will perform a “Music Americana” concert featuring the works of great American composers like Aaron Copeland, Marvin Hamlisch and John Philip Sousa. Free. 7 p.m. Rick Eckstein, 843-707-7813; Andrea Sisino, 843-208-8249; or Peter Johnson, 267-884-6805.

Hilton Head Ride of Silence

May 15, 2019
6:30 PM

Hilton Head Island’s annual Ride of Silence honors those who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. Sponsored locally by Kickin’ Asphalt Bicycle Club and part of an international program, the silent procession begins with a sign-in and safety briefing. Free. 6:30 p.m., Port Royal Plaza parking lot by Street Meet, 95 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 412-360-9838.

PetSmart Hilton Head: PetSmart Nationals Adoption Event

May 19, 2019
12 PM - 2 PM

Hilton Head Humane Association will hold an adoption event where many furry friends will be eagerly waiting to find their forever families. Noon-2 p.m., 430 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843- 341-2981.

Cerveza Estrella Jalisco Fiesta de Mayo Festival

May 19, 2019
11 AM - 9 PM

A celebration of Mexican culture and heritage. The festival is a combination of music, food, culture, dancing, arts and crafts, kid’s activities and business partnerships, with sponsor booths supporting and connecting with our Hispanic community throughout the festival grounds. The event is open to the public. $7 and f for kids ages 10 and younger. 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-2393.

Wounded Heroes Appreciation Event & Golf Classic

May 19 & 20, 2019

Enjoy live music, food, craft beer, auctions, guest speakers and golf. Entry fee is $200 a person; $800 for a foursome. Hampton Hall Club, 170 Hampton Hall Blvd., Bluffton.

Memorial Day Remembrance

May 27, 2019
10 AM

The Hilton Head Island Council of the Navy League, along with the American Legion and Military Officer’s Association, announce the 26th annual Memorial Day Remembrance. Guest speaker is Col. Cesar Rodriguez of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Mayor John McCann will issue a proclamation designating Memorial Day on Hilton Head as a day of remembrance for all local citizens in honoring those who gave their life defending freedom. The Hilton Head Choral Society will perform and the Hilton Head NJROTC will present the colors. Free. 10:30 a.m., Shelter Cove Veteran’s Memorial Park, 59 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.

Sandbox at the Stables

May 27, 2019
10 AM - 2 PM

The annual Sandbox children’s museum Memorial Day festival at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines includes pony rides, bounce house, crafts, i3 makerspace, Capt. Jack Sparrow and music. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5 for ages 1 and up. 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island.  For more information call 843-842-7645 or go to

Ongoing Events:

Music & Taste on the Harbour

March 28 - May 16, 2019

Dance the night away on Thursday nights at Shelter Cove Harbour!  This exciting seasonal event returns Thursday, March 28th at Neptune Statue, combining the best local bands with delicious food and drinks. Now in its 11th season, the spring outdoor concert series will kick-off with The Headliners and will feature a variety of bands on Thursday nights throughout this fall. Featured Shelter Cove Harbour restaurants will set up as usual around Neptune and will offer a variety of specially-priced light appetizers, wine, beer and cocktails. Limited seating will be provided so you are encouraged to bring your own chairs.   FREE ADMISSION. Please bring canned good donation for DEEP WELL PROJECT. Call (843) 548-0060 for event info. All events, weather permitting & subject to change.

Coastal Discovery Museum

9 AM  - 4:30 PM

The Coastal Discovery Museum offers nature and history tours, exhibits and talks. Some offerings are year-round; others change seasonally. Prices vary. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or


An all-summer-long celebration that takes over Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina with fireworks, spinning hats, carnival games, face painting, music and the popular entertainment of Shannon Tanner and Cappy the Clown. The festival kicks off on Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day.

Farmers Market of Bluffton

2 PM - 6 PM

Fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and herbs abound at the Farmers Market of Bluffton, a weekly community event where locals and tourists gather not only to buy excellent produce but also to enjoy delicious food, listen to entertainment, and relax with friends. 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, 40 Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-415-2447.

Hilton Head Farmers Market

9 AM - 1 PM

Take home fresh produce, pasture-raised chicken, free-range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, fresh sausage, cookies, breads, she-crab soup and much more. Shopping at the Hilton Head Farmers Market is about more than getting great food. It is also about meeting friends, strengthening community, and rebuilding the local food economy. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 226 or

Historic Tours by Bicycle

10 AM - Wednesdays

Take a ride along the waterfront corridor of Squire Pope Road and learn about Hilton Head Island’s unique and rich history, including its Native American history, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Gullah community and more. The tour lasts about 90 minutes and is safe, casual and fun. Helmets are required; bug spray and water are suggested. Bring your own bike. $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and older. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, leaving from 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island.