Exploring Pinckney Island
January 16 - December 29, 2016・9:00 - 11:00 am

Pinckney Island National Wildlife Refuge, located at the northern tip of Hilton Head Island, is a location full of Lowcountry history and natural beauty. This tour explores three different habitats: the Salt Marsh, the Maritime Forest, and a fresh water lagoon. Every Tuesday and Thursday. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 children, ages 4-12. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843.689.6767 ext. 223. Visit their website for additional information.

Kayaking Jarvis Creek
January 19 - December 22, 2016・10:00 - 12:00 pm

Join a naturalist guide in a kayak exploration of Jarvis Creek. Paddle through the calm, salt marsh, through many inlets and creeks looking for bottle-nosed dolphins, wading birds and other local wildlife. Cost is $32 for adults, $28 children, ages 5-12. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843.689.6767 ext. 223 or register online.

Music & Taste on the Harbour
Every Thursday through May 19, 2016・6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

On Thursday's from 6-9pm at the Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina from March 24 - May 19. This free event is now in its eighth season, open to the public and mixes live local music with gourmet food and sunset water views. Music & Taste on the Harbour kicks off the season on March 24 from 6-9p.m., food and drinks will be set up around the iconic Neptune statue along with live music by Deas Guyz. For additional information and music schedules visit their website.

Dive-In Movie
April 29 - October 21, 2016・5:00 - 10:00 p.m.

Join the Island Rec Center for an evening of fun! Float in the pool while you watch a movie. Enjoy games and activities based around the movie to start off the night. Pizza, popcorn and drinks will be for sale. Floats are welcome and tickets are sold at the door. For a complete list of movies and for more information please visit their website.

38th Annual Bluffton Village Festival
May 7, 2016・10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Get ready for an outstanding event featuring local and regional arts and crafts, great music, and delectable local foods up and down the street. They even have a hilarious Ugly Dog Contest and the messy, pie eating contest. Over 200 vendors, free parking and free admission.

Bacon, Beer and Music Festival
May 7, 2016・11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Join The Island Rec Center for the second year, at the Shelter Cove Community Park on Saturday, May 7th. This culinary adventure will be all the fun of a bacon themed block party mixed with a full-scale festival experience. Many of the area's top restaurants, several of the area's top bands, and hundreds of the area's food lovers gather to celebrate American traditions - Beer, Bacon and Music. This event will feature bacon sampling and full sized bacon cuisine, bacon confectionary delights, live music from local bands, local breweries and full service bars with beer, liquor, wine and bacon themed cocktails. Admission is $6 for adults, kids 10 and under admission is free. Concession and kid zones are sold separately. Visit their website for more information by clicking here.

20th Annual Rib Burnoff & Barbecue Fest
May 14, 2016・11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


This annual fest is located at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Local professionals and amateurs compete for the certified judges and popular vote. This fest features live music from the Portajohns, a children's tent with face painting and more. Beer, wine, soda, hot dogs, ice cream are available for purchase. Advanced tickets will be sold at participating businesses on the island, for $12. Tickets at the gate will be $15. Ticket holders get seven samples of ribs and barbecue with each ticket.

Movie Night in the Park
June 16 - August 11, 2016・9 p.m.・Every Thursday


At Shelter Cove Community Park, after the sun sets over Broad Creek, sit waterside and watch blockbuster hits on a 20' movie screen. No admission fee is required. Bring beach chairs, blankets and take out food! For additional information and the movie schedule for this summer, check their website by clicking here.

Sunset Celebration in the Park
June 17 - September 2, 2016・7:00 - 10:00 p.m.・Every Friday


At Shelter Cove Community Park, picnic in the park overlooking Broad Creek, sit waterside and enjoy live local music and laid back entertainment. Activities for the kids are free including a bounce house, juggler and face painting. For the complete schedule of musicians throughout the summer season visit their website by clicking here.

For a complete list of all the current and upcoming Hilton Head events, visit the Island Chamber of Commerce’s Events Page.