The summer-long celebration HarbourFest is back.
It takes over Shelter Cove Harbour with carnival games, temporary tattoos, fireworks and 30-year veterans Shannon Tanner and Cappy the Clown.
The festival, which kicked off on Memorial Day weekend, spans the whole summer (through Labor Day) with live, dance-along performances by Shannon Tanner, as well as entertainment and face painting by Cappy the Clown every weekday from 6 until 9 p.m.
Summer nights feature even more fun and flair, with fireworks, booths, activities and vendors.
Shannon Tanner entertains the kiddos. And his Jimmy Buffett Tribute Band, the Oyster Reefers, steps on stage for Parrot Palooza every Thursday night.
“Tuesday’s fireworks are definitely the biggest draw but Thursday is giving it a run for its money, because people love the Oyster Reefers. They really get the crowd on their feet like I’ve never seen,” said Kelly Lloyd, the Marketing Coordinator at Palmetto Dunes. “Thursday’s Parrot Palooza is super fun, you really do feel like you’re at a Jimmy Buffet concert and it’s free!”
Kidz Play brings moon bounces, carnival games, tattoos and wax hands that to the festival.
They also have a new trackless train making its around Shelter Cove HarbourFest. It starts down at the marina by ELA’s, works its way up to the King Neptune statue.
The train is a great way for guests to make their way over to the Shelter Cove Marina, where they can see fireworks on Tuesdays in a less crowded area, and though it’s new and fun, the main attraction to the festival remains Shannon Tanner and Cappy the Clown.
“I think the favorites are always going to be Shannon Tanner and Cappy the Clown; they’re just classics. They’ve both been here for 30 years now,” said Lloyd. “People look forward to it every year and they come to Hilton Head to go to HarbourFest.”
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