News & Events

2019 Bluffton Book Festival

Oct. 21-Nov. 23, 2019

2019 Bluffton Book Festival will feature a lecture series, workshops and other added activities, with the mission to bring awareness to literary talent, while raising money for the Book Industry Charitable Foundation and The Literacy Center. (843) 707-6409 or www.blufftonbookfestival.com.

Flu Shot Event

Nov. 2, 2019
10 AM-2 PM

Please join is at Island Funeral Home on November 2nd from 10am-2pm for your flu shot this season! We have partnered with Ulmer Pharmacy to bring flu shots to our location to be administered by their pharmacists. This event is open to the public. 

Please go online and register ahead of time for a time slot and to inquire about insurance coverage options. We will be offering light refreshments. We hope to see you there!

Charlifest at Coligny

Nov. 2, 2019
Noon-5 PM

A celebration of life, music, critters and love for Charli Bobinchuck. Funds raised go to the Charli’s Critter Fund at Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Featuring live musical acts like Groove Town Assault, Cranford Hollow, Zach Stevens Trio and more. $10.

Noon-5 p.m., Coligny Plaza, between FISH and Skillets Parking Lot, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.colignyplaza.com.

Thrift Store Flip

Nov. 7, 2019
5:30-8 PM

Turn trash into cash for a great cause! Hospice Care of the Lowcountry is hosting their take on the HGTV show Flea Market Flip. Here’s the premise: Individuals will pick up an item or piece of furniture at one of the many local thrift stores. They will unleash their creativity and completely transform it into something creative and new.

All participants are asked to donate their creations to the silent auction benefiting the programs of care offered by Hospice Care of the Lowcountry.

The stylish recreations will be on display at The Flip Party & Auction on November 7, 2019, 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the LOCAL Life offices. A panel of creative judges will pick their favorites and award cash prizes. Visit http://hospicecarelc.org/thrift-store-flip for more information.

Age-Related Macular Degeneration Seminar

Nov. 7, 2019
10:30 AM

Renowned macula and retina specialist Dr. Peter Liggett of Hilton Head Macula & Retina will lead an educational seminar on the latest treatments in age-related macular degeneration. Registration required. Free. 10:30- 11:30 AM, Hilton Head Island Senior Center, 70 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite L, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-6444 or www.hhmr.org

Hilton Head Bridge Run

Nov. 9, 2019
7 AM

The 28th annual event, hosted by Hargray, will feature a 10K road race, 5K fun run and a health walk. The race will start and finish at Crossings Park and take participants over scenic Broad Creek. No strollers or baby joggers allowed. Registration is $40 for the 5K Fun Run & Health Walk, $50 for the 10K. 7 a.m., Crossings Park, 6 Haig Point, Hilton Head Island. www.bearfootsports.com.

Out of the Darkness Walk

Nov. 10, 2019
Noon

A walk to raise awareness for suicide prevention. The event will feature an opening ceremony, a butterfly release and silent auction. Free. 12-3:30 p.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. www.afsp.org/hiltonhead.

Veteran's Day Remembrance

Nov. 11, 2019
10:30 AM

Keynote speaker Robert D. Jackson of the U.S. Navy and Hilton Head Island Mayor John McCann will be present at this annual event to honor all who have served our country defending freedom. Free. 10:30 AM, Shelter Cove Memorial Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.
301-801-1541. 

Christmas Tree Lighting Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Nov. 23, 2019
3:30 PM

Santa kicks off the holidays with carols, crafts, yummy treats, art market, and a performance from Kiss Me, Kate. New this year, a Pup Parade followed by a Puppy Pageant contest, so make sure to dress up your furry friends in their most festive outfits! Plus Palmetto Animal League will be bringing adoptable pets so you can be the Christmas miracle for an animal in need. Also in the spirit of giving, guest are encouraged to bring nonperishable foods or toys to benefit Deep Well. 3:30-5:30 PM. Free Admission for people (and pups) of all ages. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, HHI, SC 29928. www.artshhi.com.

Shop for Good

Dec. 12, 2019
4:30 PM

Stop in for a champagne and scotch tasting, snacks, a trunk show from Barbour and great holiday shopping. Twenty percent of everything purchased during the event will go directly to Volunteers in Medicine Hilton Head Island Clinic. 4:30- 6:30 PM, Outside Hilton Head, 50 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com


Ongoing Events:


Fishing & Crabbing Lessons

4 PM Saturdays

Ben Green with Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on Squire Pope Road will offer a free missionary program that teaches children fishing and crabbing skills. 4 p.m. Saturdays, Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-816-0172.

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.

Garvin-Garvey House Tours

10 AM-4 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays

Visit the newly restored Garvin-Garvey House for a guided tour. $5. By appointment from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. www.townofbluffton.sc.gov.

DJ Crush Dance Party

6:30-8:30 PM Wednesdays and Fridays

All year round, South Beach is for kids and kids at heart. Children's menu, seasonal kid's entertainment, prizes. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. South Beach Marina Courtyard, in front of Jake's Cargo, 232 S. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.saltydog.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.

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.