News & Events

Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle

Sept. 7, 2019
8 AM

Hilton Head Island’s first standup paddleboard race. The race begins at Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks and is part of the Southern Stoke Paddle Series. All skill levels welcome. Free. 8 a.m., Hudson’s Seafood House On the Docks, 1 Hudson Road, Hilton Head Island. For more information, find the event on Facebook.. 

Emergency Preparedness Presentation

Sept. 12, 2019
10 AM

Join the Emergency Management Division of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department to learn about severe weather preparedness and essential planning for hurricane season. Free. 10 a.m., Hilton Head Island Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island.

Hearts Open Golf Tournament

Sept. 16, 2019
Noon-8:30 PM

Support Hospice Care of the Lowcountry during this golf tournament, featuring a $10,000 hole-in-one prize. Includes a cookout and cash bar. Cost is $200 per person. Noon-8:30 PM, Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-706-2296 or

Relay for Life

Sept. 21, 2019
3-9 PM

Join in the fight against cancer at Relay for Life. Festivities include food, music, a luminaria survivors walk and a silent auction. Free. 3-9 p.m., Oscar Frazier Community Park, 77 Shults Road, Bluffton. Email

Beach and River Sweep

Sept. 21, 2019
9-11:30 AM

The 31st annual Beach Sweep/River Sweep is hosted by the town of Bluffton. Free. 9-11:30 a.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-706-4500 or

For HHI Community Celebration

Sept. 22, 2019
5-7 PM

Celebrate our community with this free event, hosted by Hilton Head Community Church. Featuring food, bouncy houses and live music. Free. 5-7 p.m., Shelter Cove Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-806-3399 or

Community CPR Class

Sept. 27, 2019
9-10 AM

Using the American Heart Association’s CPR program, trained instructors will teach adult and child CPR and choking, AED demonstration and making the emergency call. Must be 18 or older to attend. Free. 9-10 a.m., Hilton Head Hospital, 25 Hospital Center Boulevard, Hilton Head Island.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.