News & Events

Back to School Fun Day

Aug. 3, 2019
11 AM - 4 PM

The Bluffton Area Community Association is hosting their ninth annual Back to School Family Fun Day, featuring face painting, games, putt putt, bounce houses, food and more. Free. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Oscar Frazier Park, 77 Schults Road, Bluffton. 843-368-6755 or 843-684-9230. 

Lutzie 43 Road Race

Aug. 3, 2019
7:30 AM - 9 AM

The Town of Bluffton will host the Lutzie 43 Road Race, a 5k course run through Bluffton Historic District to benefit the Lutzie 43 Foundation. A portion of Bluffton runner registrations will go toward providing a Lutzie 43 Scholarship to one local Bluffton student. Cost is $21 for runners 21 years and younger; $30 for all other runners. 7:30 a.m.-9 a.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton.

Family Fun Day at Coastal Discovery Museum

Aug. 13, 2019
10 AM - 1 PM

Explore the museum’s boardwalk exhibits, tour the Heritage Garden, visit the horse barn, try on colonial clothing and so much more. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 224.

Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival

Aug. 15, 2019
8:30 AM

Join volunteers for the fourth annual kayak-based clean up. Featuring dockside activities, exhibits, crafts, live music and more. Free. 3-9 p.m., Shelter Cove Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 304-642-1820 or

Sunset Celebration

Through Aug. 16, 2019
7 PM - 10 PM

Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the music and the breeze off Broad Creek. Free. 7-10 p.m. through Aug. 16.  Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.

Hilton Head End of Summer 5K

Aug. 31, 2019

Each year on July 4, thousands of people gather on South Carolina’s beaches to show their appreciation to America’s armed forces during a military aircraft flyover. This year, F-16s from McEntire Joint National Guard Base in Hopkins will fly Hilton Head Island and the Lowcountry at approximately 1 p.m.

Ongoing Events:

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


An all-summer-long celebration that takes over Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina with fireworks, spinning hats, carnival games, face painting, music and the popular entertainment of Shannon Tanner and Cappy the Clown. The festival kicks off on Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day.

Farmers Market of Bluffton

2 PM - 6 PM

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.

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

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.