February 1-28: 22nd Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration at various locations. A month-long celebration showcasing the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island with art exhibitions, gospel concerts, festivals, tours, lectures and more. (843) 255-7304 or www.gullahcelebration.com.
11th Annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival hosted by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation at various locations. A weeklong culinary and cultural tourism event showcasing top chefs, mixologists, sommeliers, local seafood, artisans, live music and wildlife. For a list of events, visit hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com.
February 2-25: “Arts Ob We People Annual Art Exhibit and Sale,” part of the Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration, at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. The largest juried presentation of Gullah Heritage Art in the world with original works by emerging and leading artists that present the life of the Gullah people on […]
Head to University of South Carolina Beaufort Feb. 21-25, 2018 for the 12th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival! Presented by the Beaufort Film Society, the festival features five days of international and local short films, feature films, animation, guest speakers, and more. Awards and prizes will be presented in several categories, including Feature Film, Documentaries, […]
Ongoing: Learn how to play Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country, with daily clinics and round robins at the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center in Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Courts and equipment available to rent. Reservations are recommended, call (866) 242-3169 or visit www.palmettodunes.com.
Wednesdays: (Starting Feb. 7 through Dec. 19) “Birding at Pinckney Island” program for ages 12 and older led by experienced bird watchers from the Coastal Discovery Museum, 7:30-9:30 a.m. Several species of shore birds can usually be seen in the mud flats in the salt marsh, while many species of wading birds could potentially be […]
January 1-February 26: “Pirates, Privateers and Buccaneers,” the South Carolina State Museum’s traveling exhibit, is on display at the Coastal Discovery Museum. The story of Blackbeard, who blockaded Charleston Harbor in 1718 prior to his death in North Carolina can be found in this traveling exhibit, along with the stories of many other pirates. The […]
Ongoing: The First Tee of the Lowcountry is open to the public daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Amenities include a 6-hole, par 3 golf course, driving range, 2 USGA greens, short game practice area, 9-hole Disc Golf Course and stocked fishing pond. Admission includes unlimited use of the facility. 151 Gumtree Rd. (843) 686-2680 or www.thefirstteelowcountry.org.
Ongoing: Trail Rides through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve with Lawton Stables. Meander through the preserve on horseback for the true feel of the untouched Lowcountry. Trail riders must be at least 8 years old. Reservations are required. (843) 671-2586 or www.lawtonstables.com.
Ongoing: Pottery Painting at the Art Café. A silly fun pottery painting studio for all ages. Ask about Family Date Night, Mommy & Me, Dad’s Day Out with the Kids and Kids Night Out. Food and drinks served by Rockfish Seafood & Steaks. 5 Lagoon Rd. (843) 785-5525 or artcafehhi.com.
Tuesday-Sunday: Gullah Heritage Trail Tours through 10 Native Islander neighborhoods established during the Civil War. Tours are Tues.-Sat. at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Sun. at noon. departing from the Coastal Discovery Museum. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 681-7066 or gullaheritage.com.
Ongoing: Golf Croquet on the lawn adjacent to the Harbour Town Clubhouse in The Sea Pines Resort, 10 a.m. Equipment is available throughout the day. 11 Lighthouse Ln. (843) 842 1979 or www.seapines.com.
Ongoing: The Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum is open daily. Explore Hilton Head Island’s rich history and learn the story behind its famed lighthouse in this unique museum-like setting. Admission is $4.25 per person, complimentary for children ages 5 and younger. 149 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 671-2810 or www.harbourtownlighthouse.com.
OnGoing: Alligator & Wildlife Boat Tour with H2O Sports in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Get an up-close view of indigenous plant and animal life, including the American alligator, on a one-hour guided boat tour. Reservations are required, call (843) 671-4386 or visit h2osports.com.
Wednesdays: Historic Bike Tours for ages 10 and older led by the Heritage Library along Squire Pope Road, 10 a.m. Family-oriented bike tours of historic sites and local history. Advance ticket purchase required, call (843) 686-6560 visit heritagelib.org.
Ongoing: Complimentary Tanger Shopper Shuttle between the two shopping centers, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Shuttles depart Tanger 1 behind Shopper Services and across from Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th every 30 minutes on the hour and Tanger 2 behind Shopper Services and at the crosswalk by Kilwin’s and the Salty Dog restaurant on the 15 and […]
February 21: USCB’s Lunch with Author Series featuring Charlie Lovett at Belfair Country Club in Bluffton, noon. A former antiquarian bookseller, an avid book collector and a member of The Grolier Club, the oldest and largest club for bibliophiles in North America, Lovett is a New York Times best-selling author of “The Bookman’s Tale,” “First […]
Ongoing: Complimentary tastings, wine by the glass and cheese platters are available at the Island Winery. Mon.-Sat., 12:30-5:30 p.m.; Sun., 12-4 p.m. 12A Cardinal Rd. (843) 842-3141 or islandwinery.com.
February 21: “Researching Italian Ancestry” class presented by Joe Santanna at the Heritage Library, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Class size is limited, reservations are required. 2 Corpus Christi, Ste. 100. (843) 686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.
Ongoing: Enjoy Happy Hour Crazy Crab Style daily in the bar at The Crazy Crab overlooking Jarvis Creek. Food and drink specials and one of the best sunset views on the Island. 104 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-5021 or thecrazycrab.com.
Wednesdays, Jan. 31-Mar. 28: Spring Drama Program: “The Enchanted Bookshop”. During this 9-week session students will dive deeply into scene work and character development skills while rehearsing for a final production in which every participant plays a part! Once roles have been assigned for the play, a typical rehearsal day will include a physical and […]
Tuesday-Saturday: “Funny not Filthy” magic and comedy at the Comedy Magic Cabaret in South Island Square featuring headliner Kerry Pollock, Tues.-Sat., at 8 p.m. Teens are welcome if accompanied by an adult. For tickets, call (843) 681-7757 or visit comedymagiccabaret.com.
February 6-25: The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina presents Frederick Knott’s Tony Award-winning classic thriller, “Dial M for Murder,” at 8 p.m. Tony Wendice married his wife for her money and now plans to murder her for the same reason. He arranges the perfect murder…or so he thinks. 14 Shelter Cove Ln. For tickets, call […]