News & Events

Music and Taste on the Harbour

Oct. 3, 10, 17, 2019
6-9 PM

At this outdoor concert series, Shelter Cove Harbour restaurants will set up around the King Neptune statue to offer specially-priced light appetizers, wine, beer and cocktails. Seating is limited; bring your own chairs. Free. 6-9 p.m., Shelter Cove Harbour, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Website:

Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Oct. 4-5, 2019

The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce and the South Carolina Shrimper’s Association host this two day festival that includes a celebration of local wild-caught shrimp, food and fun in the Lowcountry. Admission is free; food and drinks will be for sale.

6-10pm Friday; 11am-5pm Saturday. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, 1001 Bay St., Beaufort. 843-525-8500 or

Hounds on the Harbour

Oct. 5, 2019
10 AM-12:30 PM

Many providers of dog-related services will be on site for this fun day with Fido. Hilton Head Humane Association will have dogs available for adoption. Free. 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or

NAMI Lowcountry Walk

Oct. 5, 2019
8:30 AM

Join the movement and walk for mental health awareness. The NAMI Walk is a 5K event that raises awareness and funds for local educational programs and support groups. Free to register; donations welcome.

Registration is at 8:30 a.m., walk starts at 10 a.m. Coligny Beach, 1 North Forest Beach, Hilton Head Island.

Fire Prevention Pancake Breakfast

Oct. 6, 2019
9 AM-12:30 PM

An annual event to celebrate fire prevention week, featuring pancakes, sausage, juice, milk, coffee and lots of opportunities for hands-on fire safety training. Free. 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fire Rescue Station, 4 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-682-5141.

Heritage Animal Hospital Anniversary Paw-ty

Oct. 10, 2019
5:30-7 PM

Celebrate the 16th anniversary Paw-ty with drinks, snacks and giveaways. Pets welcome. Free. 5:30-7 p.m., Heritage Animal Hospital, 130 Arrow Road, Suite 101, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8331 or

Fix the Ferals Cut-a-thon

Oct. 12, 2019
10 AM-3 PM

A family-friendly event where participants receive haircuts in exchange for a donation to the Hilton Head Humane Association. Stick around for games, raffles and a silent auction, with all proceeds benefiting the feral cat program. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Tara’s Salon, 55 New Orleans Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686 or

Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival

Oct. 12-20, 2019
Various Times

The fifteenth annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival will be held in the charming and eclectic historic and state designated cultural district of Bluffton SC, well known for its quirky art community and natural river beauty. The festival is a week long event offering a myriad of activities, showcasing the locally harvested seafood, delicious Low Country cuisine, rich history, culture and art of the area and Southern hospitality found only in Bluffton.

The highlight of the festival is the Streetfest which includes a juried fine art show featuring over 100 artists from 10 different states displaying and selling their art, delicious food provided by the area's premier restaurants and caterers and great music and entertainment on Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th. Visit their website for more information.

Habersham Harvest Festival

Oct. 19, 2019

A Southern Living-Inspired Event: Bring the whole family and spend your day browsing artisan vendors, enjoying great local food, activities for kids of all ages, live music, vintage rides, contests, face painting, hayrides, the Beaufort County Library Bookmobile, petting zoo and more. Free; select activities may have a fee.

Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival

Oct. 24- Nov. 3, 2019

Hilton Head Island’s own Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival offers the best of the best in automotive exhibition, racing, dining, and luxury lifestyle. It’s more than just an event — it’s a multi-day world-class destination experience.

Walk to End Alzheimer's

Oct. 26, 2019
10 AM-Noon

Join the walk to end Alzheimer's in Bluffton, SC. 2 mile walk will begin at Saint Joseph's Park in Old Town Bluffton. Visit their website to register or find out more information.

Hilton Head Humane Association Halloween Party

Oct. 27, 2019
Noon-2 PM

An exciting Halloween celebration for kids, adults and dogs. There will be prizes, giveaways, games and music.

Noon-2 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8686 or

Flu Shot Event

Nov. 2, 2019
10 AM-2 PM

Please join is at Island Funeral Home on November 2nd from 10am-2pm for your flu shot this season! We have partnered with Ulmer Pharmacy to bring flu shots to our location to be administered by their pharmacists. This event is open to the public. 

Please go online and register ahead of time for a time slot and to inquire about insurance coverage options. We will be offering light refreshments. We hope to see you there!

Charlifest at Coligny

Nov. 2, 2019
Noon-5 PM

A celebration of life, music, critters and love for Charli Bobinchuck. Funds raised go to the Charli’s Critter Fund at Community Foundation of the Lowcountry. Featuring live musical acts like Groove Town Assault, Cranford Hollow, Zach Stevens Trio and more. $10.

Noon-5 p.m., Coligny Plaza, between FISH and Skillets Parking Lot, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island.

Ongoing Events:

Fishing & Crabbing Lessons

4 PM Saturdays

Ben Green with Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on Squire Pope Road will offer a free missionary program that teaches children fishing and crabbing skills. 4 p.m. Saturdays, Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-816-0172.

Friday Social Dancing

6-9:30 PM Fridays

Hilton Head Island Shag Club: Anyone who loves to dance is invited to attend — ballroom, swing, country, line, singles and out of towners are welcome. $5 per person. 6-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Dolphin Head Golf Club, 59 High Bluff Road, Hilton Head Island. 757-375-5953 or

Bridge Partner Hotline

Need a partner to play bridge? Hilton Head Island Bridge Club, 95 Mathews Drive, Store A8, Port Royal Plaza Center, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-2167.

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

Garvin-Garvey House Tours

10 AM-4 PM Tuesdays and Thursdays

Visit the newly restored Garvin-Garvey House for a guided tour. $5. By appointment from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton.

DJ Crush Dance Party

6:30-8:30 PM Wednesdays and Fridays

All year round, South Beach is for kids and kids at heart. Children's menu, seasonal kid's entertainment, prizes. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. South Beach Marina Courtyard, in front of Jake's Cargo, 232 S. Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island.

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

Farmers Market of Bluffton

2-6 PM Thursdays

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.

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.