Events

The Heritage Library and The Coastal Discovery Museum Present JR Richardson

The Heritage Library and The Coastal Discovery Museum Present JR Richardson, “Coming of Age on Hilton Head Island” at the Coligny Theater, Coligny Plaza. 5:30 p.m. Wine reception, 6 p.m. Presentation, 7:15 p.m. or after (based on availability). Call the library at (843) 686-6560 or Coastal Discovery Museum at (843) 689-6767 to reserve your seat […]

Wine Knowledge Sessions

March 13 – 14: Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival presents Wine Knowledge Sessions, for those looking to learn more about tasting, pairing and choosing the right wines for any occasion at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island, 130 Shipyard Dr. 10 a.m. & 2 p.m. (843) 686-4944 or hiltonheadwineandfood.com.

Living Sandbar Exploration with Outside Hilton Head

Ongoing: Enjoy a Living Sandbar Exploration with Outside Hilton Head thru mid-August. Kayak out to a vanishing island, followed by time to comb the beach and play in the surf. This 2 ½ hour program is scheduled around optimal tides and led by an interpretive naturalist kayak guide. No experience is necessary. Reservations are required. […]

Novel Evenings Book Club!

April 21: Join us for a lively discussion of The Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown. The Novel Evenings Book Club meets the 3rd Tuesday of the month. (843) 255-6525. Everyone is welcome! beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Martini Monday Mixology at the Hilton Head Distillery

Feb. 26th @ 5:30 pm – Martini Monday: a hands-on mixology experience where guests will learn how to make two specialty martinis. Relax and enjoy each martini while you snack on an artisan charcuterie appetizer. Leave with a souvenir martini glass. $25 per person. Reservations required – call (843) 686-4443. hiltonheaddistillery.com.

Hilton Head Preparatory School presents “Les Miserables School Edition”

February 21-25: Hilton Head Preparatory School presents “Les Miserables School Edition” directed by Peggy Trecker White at Hilton Head Preparatory School Main Street Theatre. Shows are Wed.-Sat. at 7:30 p.m.; Sat. & Sun. at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. 3000 Main St. (843) 671-2286 or www.hhprep.org.

Gregg Russell Concerts

April 2-6: Over the years, Gregg has become a Sea Pines classic. Under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town is where you’ll find Gregg Russell entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. 7:30-9 p.m. Complimentary! Lighthouse Ln. (843) 842-1979 or www.seapines.com.

Martini Monday

Martini Monday on  Monday, April 30th from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at Hilton Head Distillery. Enjoy a mixology class and appetizer for $20/person! Learn how to make TWO specialty martinis and take your souvenir martini glass home with you. Reservations required – call (843) 686-4443 or hiltonheaddistillery.com.

Wish Upon A Horse Therapeutic Riding Center Fundraiser Event

As part of the 350/30 celebration, Lawton Stables is opening the doors of its elegant boarding barn (regularly closed to the public) for an evening fundraiser to support the Wish Upon A Horse Therapeutic Riding Center. Enjoy wine, cheese, and a silent auction while you tour the facility and learn more about therapeutic riding. All… […]

42nd Annual Gopher Hill Festival

42nd Annual Gopher Hill Festival: “Agriculture: A Home Grown Business, The Economic Driver” in Ridgeland, SC. Pink Tub Race, Bake Auction, Pet Contest, Gopher Idol Talent Show, Fireworks, Street Dance with Fabulous Expressions and Shag Contest, 5K Run, Parade, Classic Car Show, vendors, live entertainment, kid’s activities and more. Main St. (843) 384-2055, 258-4008 or gopherhillfestival.org.

Friends of Literacy Presents Author C.J. Lyons

Friends of Literacy presents Author C.J. Lyons, winner of the Thriller Writer’s Award, Lyons will be the featured speaker at the fall meeting, 2 p.m. at the Hilton Head Public Service District #1 Community Room. The Friends of Literacy is a group of volunteers who “fundraise and friendraise” for Literacy Volunteers of the Lowcountry. The… […]

Heritage Library Open House

The Heritage Library Open House, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. “The Life and Genealogy of Captain William Hilton” presented by Jerrold Hilton, a Hilton family descendant at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tours of the library and the Civil War 150 art exhibit. All activities free to the public. 852 William Hilton Pkwy. (843) 686-6560… […]

Artisans Fur Animals

Artisans Fur Animals, bringing together animal and art lovers. Live auction of limited-edition, whimsically painted cat and dog sculptures, silent auction of artisan works, ETC. Boutique, gift baskets, coin and jewelry evaluations, appetizers by SERG Catering, wine, craft beers, all included for $25. Doors Open 5:30 p.m. Benefits Palmetto Animal League, a no kill animal… […]

2nd Annual Blues & Brews Festival

Habersham Market Place 1st Fridays, 2nd Annual Blues & Brews Festival. Enjoy live Blues Music, great BBQ and try Craft Beers from Five Carolina Breweries. 6-8:30 p.m. Tasting tickets are $10. We only have a limited amount of tickets available and expect to sell out, so be sure to reserve your tickets today to get… […]

5th Annual USCB Homecoming

5th annual USCB Homecoming at Hilton Head Gateway Campus, Hwy 278 Bluffton, presents Eric Hutchinson. Gather with fellow Sand Shark families, alumni, community and friends to enjoy the beauty of the Lowcountry and celebrate the 5th annual Homecoming. Gates open at 5 p.m., concert 7:30 p.m. at Hargray Plaza. (843) 208-8008 or uscb.edu/homecoming.

Celebrate the Heritage of Jazz

Bob Masteller’s All-Star Quintet “Celebrating the Heritage of Jazz -1900-1960- 8 p.m. The Jazz Corner in The Village at Wexford. Dinner reservations highly recommended. Music charge nightly. 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.

Devin’s Dash Memorial 5K

4th Annual Devin’s Dash Memorial 5K! In honor and loving memory of Devin, H3 will be hosting its fourth annual Devin’s Dash Memorial 5K through the scenic paths of Shipyard Plantation at 8 a.m. The 5K run/walk will begin and end at Hilton Head Health, 14 Valencia Rd. The race is open to all runners, walkers… […]

Cruise Around Pinckney Island

Take a “Waterway Excursion” with the The Coastal Discovery Museum, from 9-11 a.m., the cruise will explore the waterways around the Pinckney Island Forest Preserve on board the Tammy Jane. The 2- hour educational cruise will circumnavigate the Pinckney Island (Skull Creek and Mackay Creek). You will learn about the salt marsh, maritime forest, barrier… […]

Sea Kayak Nature Tour

Award winning naturalist and author, Todd Ballantine will lead a guided Sea Kayak nature tour from 9-11 a.m., departing from Wilson Landing at Palmetto Bluff. The two-hour tour will combine an introduction to sea kayaking with an informative and educational interpretive nature tour. Following the tour Mr. Ballantine will sign copies of his book. Proceeds… […]

Sand Castle Competition

350/30 Sand Castle Competition, 10 a.m. Sign-In, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., at Coligny Beach! Prizes will be awarded to: 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each division category, “Best Pirate Theme” “Most Creative” “Best in Show” (Judging will begin at 1 p.m.) Visit our website, celebrationhhi.org or send your questions to [email protected]

Hounds on the Harbour

Hounds on the Harbour, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Join us in Harbour Town for fun with your hound, featuring ‘American Fido’. Get your pup ready for our version of ‘American Idol’ then take the stage to show us your best song, dance, or trick. See if your pooch has what it takes to make it to… […]

Shrimp Trawling Experience

The Coastal Discovery Museum has announced a “Shrimp Trawling Experience” for the fall months, from 12-3 pm. This interactive cruise will take you from Hudson’s dock out into Port Royal Sound where you’ll have a chance to see how a shrimp trawler works – and find out about all the critters that can be found… […]

Programs for Exceptional People Annual Gala

PEP’S (Programs for Exceptional People) Annual Gala at the Sea Pines Country Club, 6 p.m. Cocktail hour, silent auction, live music, dinner and live auction. Proceeds benefit Programs for Exceptional People. 10 Oak Park Dr. (843) 681-8413 orpephhi.org.

Live Comedy History Lesson

The Complete History of Hilton Head for Morons! A live comedy history lesson will be performed at South Carolina Repertory Company, 136 B Beach City Rd., just past the airport entrance. Two performers hustle to cover over 300 years of Hilton Head Island history in less than 60 minutes. Show appropriate for audiences ages 12… […]

Fall Fundraiser: Old Friends, New Bags

The Hilton Head Branch of the American Association of University Women Fall Fundraiser “Old Friends, New Bags – New Friends, Old Bags” from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at the Bear Creek Golf Club, Hilton Head Plantation. The event features a silent auction and drawings for designer, vintage, new and gently used bags of all types. All proceeds… […]

Live Comedy History Lesson

The Complete History of Hilton Head for Morons! A live comedy history lesson will be performed at South Carolina Repertory Company, 136 B Beach City Rd., just past the airport entrance. Two performers hustle to cover over 300 years of Hilton Head Island history in less than 60 minutes. Show appropriate for audiences ages 12… […]

A Place Apart! Environmental Speakers

A Place Apart! Speakers 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Lunch 12 p.m., ($10). Environmental Activities 1-4 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy. Todd Ballantine, Emmett McCracken & Friends. There is a unique richness to life in the Lowcountry and the barrier islands of South Carolina. Environmental expert Todd Ballantine and friends will address our Lowcountry… […]

Shout! Show

Shout! Featuring Dr. Marlena Smalls and The Hallelujah Singers at Seahawk Cultural Center, 70 Wilborn Rd. There will be a reception preceding the show with the unveiling of the 2014 Gullah Celebration artist and poster. Come out and ENJOY! $25 (adults) $5 (students and military with ID). (843) 255-7034 or gullahcelebration.com.

Basic Computer Skills for Genealogists

Basic Computer Skills for Genealogists presented by Carol Clemens, Heritage Library Volunteer. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Working on genealogy but lacking computer basics? This beginner’s class is intended to help you with some very basic computer skills. $25 Non-members, $20 Foundation members. Class size limited, (843) 686-6560 for registration.

Migration: Educational Field Trip

Hobey Ford – “Migration” (Educational Field Trip), 9:30 a.m. & 11 a.m. – Grades 2-5. Hobey Ford and the Golden Rod Puppets return to the natural world of animals. Migration explores the wonders, trials and sometimes unspeakable beauty of animals who move across the planet in search of food, shelter and often a better way… […]

Salty Dog Annual Fall Festival

Salty Dog Annual Fall Festival! Sample restaurant foods & shop the booths of village stores. Carnival games, prizes, live entertainment, children’s entertainment and special appearances from Jake the Salty Dog. 12-4 p.m. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.

29th Annual Chili Cookoff

29th Annual Chili Cookoff hosted by the Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 12-4 p.m. All-you-can-eat chili provided by over 20 local professional and amateur chefs, music from the Chilly Willy Band, there will be a supervised children’s area with games and activities including a water slide so… […]

Polo for Charity event

The Polo for Charity event will be held at the historic Rose Hill Plantation, Bluffton. Come out and experience Bluffton’s biggest picnic… a polo event with loads of tailgating, divot stomping and plenty of people watching. The gates open at noon, and the match begins at 2 p.m. It’s a fabulous way to bring friends,… […]

“Harmonies for Habitat” Fundraiser Concert

Second Annual “Harmonies for Habitat” Fundraiser Concert to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Hilton Head Island at 3 p.m. at All Saints Episcopal Church, 3001 Meeting St. Nine local musicians will perform 90 minutes of Jazz and Broadway favorites. The concert will feature music of Johnny Mercer, Irving Berlin, and George Gershwin, as well as… […]

Music on the Harbour Fall Concert Series

Shelter Cove Harbour presents Music on the Harbour Fall Concert Series! Music by Headliners. Enjoy dining specials at seven waterfront restaurants, unique shopping & beautiful harbour views. LOCALS: come enjoy live music & great food! 6-9 p.m. Schedule of events subject to change without notice. Weather permitting. Rain dates will be announced. (843) 785-6424 or palmettodunes.com.

The Dawn of Freedom – Evolution on Hilton Head Island

The Dawn of Freedom – Evolution on Hilton Head Island, $35! Dr. Emory Campbell, Dr. Bobby Donaldson, Dr. Thavolia Glymph. Speakers 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Lunch 12 p.m., ($10). Mitchelville Tours & Reenactments 1-4 p.m. First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy. Tickets onlinehiltonheadislandinstitute.org or in person at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina or (888) 860-2787… […]

Harbour Town Cartoon Fishing

Harbour Town Cartoon Fishing, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Fun family fishing for ages 4 to 104. Fishing gear will be provided (ultra-light tackle cartoon rods that are yours to keep) and fishing will take place from designated docks. Catch & release. All species count! Limited to the first 25 entrants; ages 16 & older will need fishing… […]

Adult Cruise Around Pinckney Island

Take a “Waterway Excursion” with the The Coastal Discovery Museum, from 9-11 a.m., the cruise will explore the waterways around the Pinckney Island Forest Preserve on board the Tammy Jane. The 2- hour educational cruise will circumnavigate the Pinckney Island (Skull Creek and Mackay Creek). You will learn about the salt marsh, maritime forest, barrier… […]

Sea Pines Yard Sale

Sea Pines Yard Sale, 9 a.m.–12 p.m., benefiting the Sea Pines Forest Preserve Foundation. Support a good cause and shop for great deals! David Henderson with Community Services Associates (CSA) at (843) 671-1343 or [email protected]

Shrimp Trawling Experience

The Coastal Discovery Museum has announced a “Shrimp Trawling Experience” for the fall months, from 12-3 pm. This interactive cruise will take you from Hudson’s dock out into Port Royal Sound where you’ll have a chance to see how a shrimp trawler works – and find out about all the critters that can be found… […]

Art League’s Academy Open House

Art League’s Academy will celebrate ten years with an open house you will not want to miss! You are invited to join us, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. at the Academy, 106 Cordillo Pkwy. From 12 to 3 p.m. will be an open house with faculty & hands-on demos, an art exhibit, refreshments, raffle… […]

Salty Dog Shrimp Festival & Lowcountry Boil

Salty Dog Shrimp Festival & Lowcountry Boil! Celebrate the shrimp harvest with live music, kid’s fun & games, Jake the Salty Dog and Lowcountry Boil with fresh, local shrimp! 4-8 p.m. 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.

“Paint The Village Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Benefit

The Village Exchange presents “Paint The Village Pink,” a Breast Cancer Awareness benefit, noon-4 p.m. Food & drink, live music, silent auction & raffle, plus special shopping hours! All proceeds will benefit the Lowcounty-based charity Carolina Cups. Chelsea Babbert, (614) 218-7442 or [email protected]

“Tee Off Fore the Arts” Golf Tournament

The Mortgage Network “Tee Off Fore the Arts” golf tournament! Its 10th anniversary year will bring a day of golf, camaraderie, sought-after prizes, incredible food and, new this year, an after-party unlike anything you’ve previously experienced. Play will take place at Wexford Plantation’s Arnold Palmer Signature Course, beginning at 11 a.m. and benefiting the Arts… […]

Escape from the Usual Sources

Escape from the Usual Sources presented by Carol Clemens, Heritage Library Volunteer! Want to find out your family tree? 1:30-3:30 p.m. Class fees are $25 Non-members, $20 Foundation members. Class size limited, (843) 686-6560 for registration.

The Jazz Corner

Dixieland Jazz Society of the Lowcountry New Orleans-Style Jazz Jam at The Jazz Corner in The Village at Wexford, 2-5 p.m. Free admission, minimum purchase for table seating. 1000 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-8620 or djslc.com.

Pumpkin Patch at Shelter Cove Community Park

Pumpkin Patch at Shelter Cove Community Park, 4-8 p.m. Petting zoo, blow up rides, hayrack ride, costum contest, and much more in a family friendly environment. Featuring Shannon Tanner for entertainment. $10 Admission for Ages 2-15, Parent and Children under 2 get in free. Food Sold Separately. Proceeds benefit the Island Recreation Association Children’s Scholarship… […]

Lowcountry Ghost Stories

Lowcountry Ghost Stories, 7 p.m. Join us for an evening around the campfire within the Sea Pines Forest Preserve as we recount Lowcountry tales and spooky stories. Enjoy roasted marshmallows and a glimpse into our haunted history! $10 per person. Reservations are required, (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com.

Hilton Head Plantation Craft Workshop

The Annual Sale of the Hilton Head Plantation Craft Workshop, for the Benefit of Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, will be held at St. Francis By the Sea Catholic Church, 45 Beach City Rd., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. An exceptional offering of hand made, unique, reasonably priced, beautiful items for yourself, or Christmas… […]