Hilton Head Island 10 Must-See Summer Area Events
1.) Beaufort Water Festival
Entry fees apply to some events
In its 60th year, the Beaufort Water Festival hosts multiple daily events including fishing tournaments, shrimp boat tours, raft races, and a sailing regatta. If you’d rather stay on dry land, there’s an array events for you too, including 5K and 15K races, bocce ball, an arts and craft market and live entertainment! This year’s featured performer is Neal McCoy. Did we mention all the kids’ events? Check it out, there really is something for the whole family!
2.) Summer Jams
Tuesdays 5-9 p.m., starting June 16
The Island Recreation Association is proud to bring you fun-filled and festive Tuesday evenings this summer. Experience live music and fireworks every week from 5:00-9:00 p.m. Kids of all ages can enjoy inflatable bounce houses and face painting for a minimal fee. Be sure to bring your own lawn chairs.
3.) Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove
Fridays, 6-9 p.m., starting June 19
Head to the banks of Broad Creek for a picnic and a sunset serenade at the pavilion in Shelter Cove Community Park. Bring a beach chair, blanket, and some snacks from one of our local merchants. Sunset Celebration features live music and laid back family entertainment, including face painting, a juggler, and a bounce house!
4.) 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur Championship
See the champions of tomorrow play today. The 68th U.S. Junior Amateur Championship, hosted by Colleton River Plantation Club on the Pete Dye Course, is free to the public and includes on-site parking. Past winners include this year’s Masters Champion, Jordan Spieth, and golf legend, Tiger Woods. Play begins on Monday, July 20 for a full field of 156 players. Find out all the details here.
5.) Carolina Dreamers Car Club Cruise-In
4th Thursday of each month, March-October, 5-7 p.m.
Fire ‘em up and cruise in! No need to make a reservation, this fun island event takes place on Shelter Cove Lane, overlooking Broad Creek, and is open to all automotive enthusiasts. Be sure to stick around for the awards ceremony and 50/50 raffle. There is also plenty of shopping and dining within a one to two block walk, so it’s a great event to incorporate into your evening plans.
6.) Big Fish the Musical
June 26- July 3, 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
$25 for adults, $15 for children under 12
Looking for a cultural experience this summer? The nationally ranked theater program, SSTI, is presenting the critically acclaimed musical Big Fish. Based on the book by Daniel Wallace and the hit Tim Burton film, Big Fish is poised to be a Lowcountry success. If you’re unfamiliar with the story, you can read more about the plot here. Performances will be held at the Seahawk Cultural Center and tickets are now available for purchase at www.BigFishHHI.com.
7.) Gregg Russell Concert in Harbour TownNightly (excluding Saturdays), 8-9:30 p.m.
Gregg Russell is somewhat of a local legend. He has been writing and performing great music in Harbour Town for over 30 years. His credits include writing and performing original music for TV specials as well as hundreds of children’s songs. Each evening in Harbour Town, gather under the old oak tree and enjoy the entertainment of Gregg’s summer concerts. It’s a family-friendly atmosphere, complete with games, interviews, and sing-a-longs. Most families come night after night because they know the show is always different, and always exciting.
8.) Reconstructing Mitchelville at The Juneteenth Celebration
June 20, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
$10 per person
Reconstructing Mitchelville at The Juneteenth Celebration is a one-day-only, family-friendly event at Fish Haul Park. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, but seating is limited, so bring your lawn chairs. In addition to live demonstrations, re-enactments and performances, artists will be in the park, depicting traditional Lowcountry life. Buy your tickets in advance here or purchase at the gate. For more information on the event and a brief history of Juneteenth celebrations, click here.
9.) July 4th Parade and Fireworks at Harbour Town
July 4, 8:30 a.m.
Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog, or kids for a fun filled parade around Harbour Town. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse at 8:30 a.m. to register and pick up decorating supplies.
Following the parade, there will be holiday fun and activities for all ages, and don’t miss the live music and firework extravaganza at 9 p.m. Click here for all the details.
10.) Tokyo Joe
July 30, 6-9 p.m.
This summer, you’ll have a chance to see Tokyo Joe, the fastest rising band in the Southeast. Night after night, in clubs from Virginia to Georgia, the South Carolina based rock group has shared their infectious sound with more than a quarter of a million fans. You won’t want to miss them at the rooftop bar at Poseidon this July. So, mark your calendars and be sure to arrive early. Happy hour is from 4-7 p.m.
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