Hilton Head Events

There is always something fun and exciting to do on Hilton Head! Hilton Head events happen year round and to make sure our guests get the full experience of this resort town, we want to share all the best events on Hilton Head Island. Be sure to learn about and enjoy all the Hilton Head events happening during your stay with us. There’s always a special event happening each season from historical fun like the The Island’s Story at the Coastal Discovery Museum or events like Kayaking Jarvis Creek that keep you active. Or enjoy Movie Night in the Park during the summer months. Many events on Hilton Head are annual and have been around for years bringing excitement and entertainment to the area. Join the tradition of Hilton Head Island by taking part in the culture and events while visiting. Whether it’s your first or hundredth time visiting, you’ll never be bored with all the fun Hilton Head events to choose from! Check out the latest Hilton Head Island events happening now below:


“Still Standing, the Beauty of Southern Trees” by Gary Mullane: Stop by the gallery for a new perspective on the Lowcountry’s beautiful live oaks and palmettos while learning how they persevere by a local tree expert. Free and open to the public. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Tuesday-Saturday, July 31- August 25. Opening Reception on August 8, from 5-7 p.m., Art League Gallery, Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Call 843-681-5060.

AUG. 6-SEPT. 2

"She's Music, She's Art" Concert and Art Exhibit: The event will feature a collection of jazz-, blues- and ragtime-inspired paintings from Aug. 6-Sept. 2 with, an opening art reception for Gayle Miller from 3-5 p.m. Aug. 12. A special wine, art reception and concert featuring popular and original music performed by singer/songwriter Jan Spencer is slated for Aug. 19. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased at www.sobagallery.com. Society of Bluffton Artists gallery, 6 Church St, Bluffton. 843-757-6586.

AUG. 16

Third Annual Keep the Broad Creek Clean Festival: An afternoon of fun educational events designed to teach children and families about the importance of clean water, how to protect their local watershed and prevent pollution. Free and open to all ages. 3-5 p.m., kayak cleanup; 4-7 p.m., dockside events; 6:30 p.m., raffle drawing; 7 p.m., live music by Shannon Tanner. Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-290-5377 or jessie@jessierenew.com.

AUG. 28

Annual Steak Cookout: The Hilton Head Area Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America is hosting its annual steak cookout. If you are a retired, former, or active-duty military and are eligible for MOAA membership, you and your spouse are invited to be our guests for dinner and to learn a little more about the HH Chapter. 5-7:30 p.m., Indigo Hall, 101 Berwick Drive, Indigo Run, Hilton Head Island. Reservations are required. marylou101041@aol.com


Where's the Wag Wednesday?: People will receive clues via the Hilton Head Humane Association’s Facebook page to determine where the event will be each week. Noon-1 p.m. Wednesdays. If you guess the location and the dog the humane association is bringing to the event, you’ll win a prize. 843-681-8686 or membership@hhhumane.org.

Turtle Trackers Local volunteer turtle trackers will be in front of the Salty Dog Ice Cream Shop on Sundays from 1 -7 p.m. until Labor Day weekend to teach visitors of all ages about local sea turtles. Coloring and appearances from Jake the Salty Dog. Free. (843)671-2233.

Beaufort First Fridays after 5: Enjoy live music, refreshments, local merchants and the best of downtown Beaufort from 5-8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Free.

Gregg Russell Under the Oak Tree: Harbour Town will be jamming with the familiar voice of Gregg Russell, who has been playing on the island for decades, from Sunday to Friday every week. Free to Sea Pines guests or $8 per car at the security gate. 8 p.m. through Aug. 24.

Movie Nights in the Park: After the sun sets over Broad Creek, watch favorites on a 20-foot movie screen. Beach chairs, blankets and take-out food from merchants recommended. Free. 9 p.m. every Thursday through Aug. 16, Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-2228.

Sunset Celebration Summer Concert: Bring a beach chair and a blanket and pick up a picnic from one of our local merchants. Live local music and laid-back family entertainment brought to you by the merchants of Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Free. 7-10 p.m. every Friday night through Aug. 17, Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-2228.

Harbourfest/ Shannon Tanner: Hilton Head’s beloved Shannon Tanner will play a fun, kid-friendly show from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, from Memorial Day to Aug. 31. Free. Go on Tuesday and stay for fireworks. Tanner and the Oyster Reefers will also play an island-inspired live concert Thursday nights at 7 p.m. for Parrot Palooza through Aug. 16. Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.

Coligny Summer Entertainment: Join us for summer entertainment seven nights a week at the Coligny Center Stage. Live music and family entertainment nightly starting at 6:30 p.m. Mondays: Magic with Gary Maurer. Tuesdays: Classic Rock With 2 Sons. Wednesdays: Pop Hits with the Nice Guys. Thursdays: Southern rock with Cranford & Friends. Fridays: Island vibes with Dean St. Hillaire. Saturdays: Modern hits with Juliet Muldrew. Sundays: The Nicest Music With The Nicest Guys in the World. Wednesdays and Sundays: American funk with La Bodega. Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6050 or www.colignyplaza.com.

Sea Turtle Life: Explore the amazing journey of loggerhead sea turtles from eggs to adulthood. Discover how easy it is to help protect these fascinating sea creatures. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12; reservations are required. 1-7 p.m., Sundays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 877-567-6513.