Hilton Head Island Blog

Holiday Happenings in November

Thursday, November 8, 2018

The holiday season starts early in the Lowcountry with special performances, sales, Santa sightings, holiday light displays and other family-friendly activities designed to usher in the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” The celebration begins with the Hilton Head Dance Theatre’s 33rd production of The Nutcracker at the Seahawk Cultural Center in Hilton Head High...more

The Blue Lady of Palmetto Dunes

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Palmetto Dunes has everything: beautiful beaches, challenging golf courses…and even our own ghost. Halloween, 2018 may be over, but residents of the island have been telling the creepy tale of the “Blue Lady” for years. This ghostly apparition is said to haunt the outbuildings surrounding the Leamington Lighthouse located on the Arthur Hills Golf Course on stormy days. There...more

New Events at the 2018 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

The Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival, announced new onsite collaborations with Stan Smith, world renowned artists, tribute to the original “Life Along the Orient Express”, 100+ mile per hour Porsche runway taxi rides and more over the course of ten days this fall. Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival’s curated series...more

Halloween Happenings on Hilton Head Island

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Halloween at Coligny October 25 is Halloween at Coligny with costume contests for all ages, trick-or-treating around the plaza and entertainment by DJ Crush and more from 4-7 p.m. Costume contest, games, trick or treating around the Plaza, entertainment (843) 842-6050 or colignyplaza.com. Salty Dog Café Haunted BBQ On October 27, Salty Dog Café Haunted BBQ...more

Where to Find the Best Pumpkin Patches

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Holiday Farms Opening October 4th, Holiday Farms offers pumpkins and so much for the whole family. Along with annual favorites such as Duck Races, Haytona Speedway, Corn Grinding, Steer Roping, Cow Milking, the new Jump Pad is sure to be a blast. Stop by and visit all the animals in our Barnyard Zoo. While you’re here you need to check...more

See Masterworks of French Impressionism at the “Monet to Matisse” Exhibit

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

From September 28, 2018 to February 10, 2019 the Jepson Center in Savannah, GA will be hosting Monet to Matisse: Masterworks of French Impressionism from the Dixon Gallery and Gardens. The exhibit boasts significant works of art by the most dynamic artists to work in late 19th- and early 20th-century France, including Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Edgar Degas, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Paul...more

Hilton Head Island History

Early History The Sea Pines shell ring is one of the first pieces of evidence of human occupation on Hilton Head Island. It can be seen near the east entrance to the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. The ring, one of only 20 in existence, is 150 feet (46 m) in diameter and is believed to be over 4,000 years...more

The Great Sea Island Storm of 1893

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

On Sunday night, August 27, 1893, the eye of the huge, slow-moving Category 3 hurricane landed just south of Savannah, ripping through South Carolina’s coastal islands with a 10- to 12-foot storm surge on a high tide. Estimates of the death toll ranged up to 3,500. No one could count all of the bodies that...more

Pickleball FUN in Autumn!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

By Mark Anders, Head Pickleball Pro at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Summer has passed us by, and the prospect of cooler, less humid weather is welcome indeed! With the start of school, we typically see fewer families and the return of couples who want to enjoy our good weather and the many great outdoor activities...more

Driving On Hilton Head Island

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

U. S. Route 278 is the only highway coming to Hilton Head Island. 278 extends all the way to I-95 (Exit #8). After you cross the large bridge (which spans the Intercoastal Waterway), you are now on the Island. About 2 miles onto the Island, you’ll see signs for the New Cross Island Parkway, (stay...more

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