News & Events

Summer Concert Series

June 4, 9, & 6 2019
5 PM

Join us for three hot summer nights. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Beaufort County, whose mission is to provide temporary shelter, family stability and permanent housing solutions for homeless families with children by mobilizing community resources. $25. 5 p.m., Palmetto Bluff, Bluffton. 

Inaugural Hilton Head Island Music Festival

June 22-23, 2019
3 PM

Local Island favorites will be featured as well as new talent at the Hilton Head Island Music Festival. The two-day festival will feature 15 electrifying live performances that include a variety of local, state and regional acts and is expected to draw 1,000 to 1,500 attendees. Tickets are $59; children ages 12 and younger get in free. 3 p.m. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 216-554-7366 or

May River Shrimp Festival

July 11, 2019
5:30 - 9:30 PM

July 12, 2019
4:30 - 9:30 PM

Entertainers scheduled to perform include Pinckney Island Boys and Groove Town Assault on July 11, with Bobby Magyarosi and The Hornan Brothers on July 12. $5; free for children ages 12 and younger. 5:30-9:30 p.m. July 11; 4:30-9:30 p.m. July 12. Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843- 757-8520 or

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.