News & Events

Darius Rucker Intercollegiate Golf Tournament

Mar. 6-8, 2020

Long Cove Club, in partnership with Darius Rucker and the University of South Carolina, is hosting the ninth annual Darius Rucker Intercollegiate Golf Tournament presented by Kroger and PXG. The tournament will be held March 6-8. Top teams from around the country will travel to the island to compete for the title. Spectators are welcome at no charge. www.longcoveclub.com/darius-rucker-intercollegiate.

25th Annual Hilton Head Shamrock 5k

Mar. 14, 2020

Run and bring out your inner Leprechaun!  Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with all your Irish friends during Hilton Head Island's Running of the Green. The flat and fast Shamrock Run / Walk race course starts on Pope Avenue, In front of New York City Pizza at Heritage Plaza. The event finishes inside Coligny Plaza. Fun Post Race Party with Pizza from NYC Pizza, Music, Door Prizes & More. https://www.active.com/hilton-head-island-sc/running/distance-running-races/25th-annual-hilton-head-shamrock-run-2020

Hilton Head Island St. Patrick's Day Parade

Mar. 15, 2020
3 PM

Céad míle fáilte! (A hundred thousand welcomes.) Join us to celebrate the 37th Annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick's Day Parade on Sunday, March 15th, 2020, 3pm... the oldest St. Patrick's Day parade in South Carolina! Sláinte! https://www.hiltonheadireland.org

Wingfest

Mar. 21, 2020

Calling all of you wing lovers out there! The Wingfest is a family fun event. With over twenty local restaurants competing for People’s and Judge’s top three choices, there are plenty of wings to sample and vote for. No Pets Please! www.hiltonheadwingfest.com/event

5th Annual Sandalwood Run for Hunger

Mar. 28, 2020
8:30 AM

The Sandalwood Community Food Pantry is delighted to again be partnering with our title sponsors, The South Carolina Aquarium and Palmetto Running Company on this Kickoff to Spring event. This will benefit our neighbors in need living in our Hilton Head Island community. We will return to the historic Mitchelville Freedom Park as the location for our 5K, 10K Run/Walk -- 5K & 10K Races – Dogs Welcome!  On behalf of the Sandalwood Community Food Pantry, our Board of Directors, Palmetto Running Company, our awesome volunteers and the hundreds of grateful families in our community, we truly appreciate your wonderful support. https://runsignup.com/Race/Register/?raceId=40162

3rd Annual Lowcountry Fair with Historical Flair

Mar. 28, 2020
11 AM-5 PM

The 3rd Annual Lowcountry Fair with Historical Flair commemorates the diverse and rich heritage of the South Carolina Lowcountry.  The Fair for the general public will be held Saturday, March 28 from 11am to 5pm and will feature artisans and craftspeople, food vendors, music, equestrian events, living history presentations weapons demonstrations, educational booths representing heritage organizations from the Lowcountry, and a large variety of activities:  500+ YEARS OF HISTORY RE-ENACTMENTS, https://santa-elena.org/lowcountry-fair-2020/


Ongoing Events:


Special Stars Dance Class

4:30 PM Tuesdays

A dance class providing movement and self-empowerment for anyone with special needs. Open to dancers with any type of special needs. Classes are free with $50 registration fee. Tuesdays, 4:30-5:15 p.m., Alliance Dance Academy, 39 Persimmon Street, Unit 404, Bluffton. 843-757-8277 or www.allianceacademyofdance.com.

Friday Social Dancing

6-9:30 PM Fridays

Hilton Head Island Shag Club: Anyone who loves to dance is invited to attend — ballroom, swing, country, line, singles and out of towners are welcome. $5 per person. 6-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Dolphin Head Golf Club, 59 High Bluff Road, Hilton Head Island. 757-375-5953 or www.hiltonheadshagclub.com.

Bridge Partner Hotline

Need a partner to play bridge? Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, 95 Mathews Drive, Store A8, Port Royal Plaza Center, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-2167.

Hilton Head Farmers Market

Tuesdays
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 www.coastaldiscovery.org.

Farmers Market of Bluffton

Thursdays
2-6 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. 

Free Golf Class & Exhibition

4 PM Mondays

A golf clinic and demonstration at Palmetto Dunes’ Robert Trent Jones course. Ask questions to former PGA Tour player Doug Weaver and staff. The class is hands-on, interactive and all skill levels will benefit. Free. 4-4:50 p.m. Mondays, Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, 7 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island. 855-293- 5838 or www.palmettodunes.com.

Open Mic Night

6:30-8:30 PM Last Thursday of the month

Bring something short to share, or just come to listen, dine and enjoy music by the Hilton Head Jammers. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Last Thursday of the month. Mikki’s Café, 70 Marshland Rd, Hilton Head Island. www.islandwritersnetworkhhi.org.

Adult Paint and Play

Thursdays

Paint and Play is an adult wine and paint night of fun entertainment for all skill levels — no experience needed. Relax, unwind and let out your inner creativity as artist Kristin Griffis helps you create your own finished piece of artwork. Thursdays, Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or www.artleaguehhi.org

Farmers Market of Bluffton

2-6 PM Thursdays

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.

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. www.heritagelib.org.

Morris Center Museum Guided Daily Tours

Get an in-depth look at the exhibitions on view from Lowcountry plantations to the Battle of Honey Hill. Free. 11 a.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or www.morrisheritagecenter.org.

Community Acupuncture Happy Hour

Relieve stress and relax during this acupuncture happy hour, the last Friday of each month. 4-7 p.m., Integrative Pain Relief, 4 Dunmore Court, Building C, Suite 300, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-2592 or www.integrativepainrelief.net

​"Uncovering the Roots of Reconstruction"

Every other Friday, meet at Mitchelville Preservation for a unique tour of two historic sites connected to the Civil War and Reconstruction eras on Hilton Head Island. Attendees will caravan in their own personal vehicles to the sites. Reservations required. $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-12. 9:30 a.m., Mitchelville Preservation, 539 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.

Wednesday Tastings at Le Cookery

Stop in for Wednesday Tastings, where you can sample Chef’s choice and see a demo of the Gadget of the Week. Free. 1-3 p.m. Wednesdays, Le Cookery, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-7171 or www.lecookeryusa.com.

Fort Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide. $15 for adults; $10 for children. 10 a.m. Mondays, Fort Mitchel, Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686- 6560 or www.heritagelib.org.

Social Bridge and Supervised Play

An opportunity for players to improve their game and meet new partners in a casual, relaxed environment. $10; free for Junior Bridge members. 10 a.m.-noon. Fridays. Hilton head Island Bridge Club, 95 Mathews Drive, Port Royal Plaza Center, Hilton Head Island. 551-795-6329.