News & Events
Haig Point Charity Golf Tournament
July 1, 2019
7:30 AM - 2 PM
Players can sign up as individuals or on teams. $300 per player fee includes transportation, breakfast and lunch, hole contests and prizes, a donation to the Haig Point Foundation and an oceanfront awards ceremony with refreshments. 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m., The Haig Point Foundation, 130 Clubhouse Lane, Daufuskie Island. More information can be found at www.haigpointfoundation.org.
Fourth of July Fireworks
July 4, 2019
Starting at dusk, fireworks will fill the sky at Harbour Town in Sea Pines, Skull Creek Boathouse and Palmetto Dunes’ Harbourfest at Shelter Cove. Bring your lawn chairs.
34th Annual Hilton Head Firecracker 5K
July 4, 2019
This is the largest and oldest road race in Beaufort County and benefits several local charities. $35 for adult 5K run and $32 for kids’ 5K run; $10 additional fee for registration on July 4. 8 a.m., Jarvis Creek Park, 100 Jarvis Park Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-757-8520 or www.bearfootsports.com.
July 4 Parade on Hilton Head Island
July 4, 2019
Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog or kids for a fun-filled parade. Supplies are available but limited to the first 100 participants. 8:30 a.m. registration; 9:30 a.m. parade. Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.
July 4 Parade in Bluffton
July 4, 2019
Kids of all ages will love the children’s parade hosted by The Store on Calhoun Street. This short parade kicks off at 10 a.m. from The Church of the Cross in Old Town Bluffton.
Salute from the Shore
July 4, 2019
Each year on July 4, thousands of people gather on South Carolina’s beaches to show their appreciation to America’s armed forces during a military aircraft flyover. This year, F-16s from McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Hopkins will fly Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry at approximately 1 p.m.
May Rivier Shrimp Fest Sunset 5K
July 10, 2019
Presented by Bluffton Trading Post, this race will start and finish at Bluffton Oyster Factory Park and take participants through Old Town Bluffton. Receive an organic cotton event T-shirt, festival tickets and a beverage ticket. $30 per person. 7:30 p.m., 55 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-757-8520.
May River Shrimp Festival
July 11, 2019
5:30 - 9:30 PM
July 12, 2019
4:30 - 9:30 PM
Entertainers scheduled to perform include Pinckney Island Boys and Groove Town Assault on July 11, with Bobby Magyarosi and The Hornan Brothers on July 12. $5; free for children ages 12 and younger. 5:30-9:30 p.m. July 11; 4:30-9:30 p.m. July 12. Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843- 757-8520 or www.blufftonsunsetparty.com.
Christmas in July at The Village at Wexford to benefit CAPA
July 17, 2019
10 AM - 2 PM
A festive holiday village featuring holiday crafts and snacks, merchant specials, Christmas music, games and entertainment — all with a fun beach/surf theme. Expect flamingos in Santa hats, “Sand Snowmen,” watermelon Christmas trees and pool noodle candy cane games and photos with “Sand-a.” Benefits CAPA. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.,The Village at Wexford, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.villageatwexford.com.
Through August 16, 2019
7 PM - 10 PM
Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the music and the breeze off Broad Creek. Free. 7-10 p.m. through Aug. 16. Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.sheltercovetownecentre.com.
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 www.coastaldiscovery.org.
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. www.welcometosheltercove.com/calendar-of-events.
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 www.coastaldiscovery.org.
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.