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:

Wednesdays at Wexford Outdoor Market

Location:  Village at Wexford

Village at Wexford 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Every Wednesday, from May 1st through September 4th, the Village at Wexford is transformed into a spectacular outdoor Farmers’ Market. This unique sprawling Farmers’ Market, features local homegrown “eats and treats” – bringing the freshest produce, delicacies and other locally-inspired items to area residents and visitors in a unique Lowcountry setting.


HarbourFest Firework Night at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

Location:  Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina 1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina on Hilton Head Island is a weekly celebration during the summer with live music featuring Shannon Tanner, kids activities with Cappy the Clown, bouncy houses and more. Tuesday nights during HarbourFest are the traditional fireworks nights featuring a spectacular show that lights up the summer nighttime sky at dusk. This family-friendly event has been enjoyed by thousands of visitors for the last thirty years! (See dates below)

Also enjoy entertainment from Shannon Tanner and the Oyster Reefers on Thursdays during the summer playing a live Caribbean concert featuring all your favorite island tunes as part of Parrot Palooza.

HarbourFest Fireworks Dates:
Tuesdays: June 11, 18, 25
Thursday: July 4 (no show on Tuesday July 2nd)
Tuesdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30
Tuesday: August 6, 13, 20

HABOURFEST PERFORMANCES

SHANNON TANNER
Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26
May 27 through August 30
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
Two shows at 6:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

CAPPY THE CLOWN
Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26
May 27 through August 30
Monday through Friday
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

PARROT PALOOZA
with Shannon Tanner & The Oyster Reefers

Thursdays, June 13 – August 22
(10 shows, no show on Thursday, July 4) Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, September 1 Show starts at 7:00 p.m.


Shops at Sea Pines Center Farmers Market

Location:  Shops at Sea Pines Center

Shops at Sea Pines Center 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head, SC 29928

The Farmers Market at the Shops at Sea Pines Center

Shop the Farmer’s Market at the Shops at Sea Pines Center from 10 am – 2pm every Tuesday (in season)! More than just vegetables, our select vendors will have kettle popcorn, gourmet cheeses, homemade cookies & breads, crafts, artists, book signings, pulled pork sandwiches and more! Shop LOCAL!


Garvin-Garvey Freedman Cottage Tour

Location:  Garvin-Garvey House

Garvin-Garvey House 64 Wharf Street, Bluffton, SC 29910

Maps & Directions

Contact organizers for additional details about event times.


The Garvin House is located at the intersection of Bridge Street and Wharf Street within the “Old Town” district of Bluffton, SC. The structure dates to ca. 1870 and is an excellent example of Carolina Lowcountry vernacular architecture of the late-19th Century. It is believed to be one of the earliest known freedmen owned houses still extant on the May River. Guided tours of the Garvin House are available on Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-4pm and on Friday’s by appointment. Reservations are not required for guided tours, unless you have a group of 10 or more. Tours last approximately 30 minutes and are offered as visitors arrive unless previously scheduled.