HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour is a summer long celebration with live music featuring Shannon Tanner, entertainment from Cappy the Clown, art & crafts and activities for kids. Tuesday nights during HarbourFest are the traditional fireworks nights featuring a spectacular show that lights up the summer nighttime sky. This family-friendly event has been enjoyed by visitors for the last 25 years. For more information, go to www.palmettodunes.com or call 843-785-1106.
Enjoy a picnic and a sunset serenade on the banks of Broad Creek. Bring a beach chair and blanket and pick up a picnic from one of our local merchants. Sunset Celebration features live local music and laid-back family entertainment. Free kids activities include a bounce house, juggler and face painting. 7-10 p.m. every Friday night through August 17, Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane. For more information, go to www.sheltercovetownecentre.com.
The Island Recreation Association presents a fun-filled, festive atmosphere including live music and fireworks. Kids of all ages can enjoy inflatable bounce houses and face painting for a minimal fee. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks. 5-9:30 p.m. Tuesday nights June 12-Aug. 14, Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane. For more information, to to www.sheltercovetownecentre.com.
SUMMER CONCERT SERIES AT PALMETTO BLUFF
Enjoy a talented line-up of favorite local musicians on the beautiful village greens of the new Moreland Village. Entrance is $25 per car (load ‘em up!). Gates open at 5 pm. Shows start at 6:30 pm. Food and beverage will be available for purchase (cash only). June 5, July 10, Aug 7 at 5 p.m. in Moreland Village, Palmetto Bluff Village Greens. For more information, go to www.palmettobluff.com.
THE MAIN STREET YOUTH THEATRE PRESENTS “GREASE”
It’s grease lightning! Join Danny, Sandy and the rest of the gang as they sing and dance to this classic musical of teenage romance and rebellion, coming to Main Street Youth Theatre this summer. June 20- July 1. For ticket information, go to www.msyt.org.
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: THE MUSICAL
Go back to the 70s with music and lyrics by the legendary Bee Gees in this show about a 19-year-old Brooklyn ladies’ man, Tony Manero, whose weekends are spent at the local discotheque. Fueled by the vintage Bee Gee hits, this contemporary retelling captures the energy, passion and life-changing moments that have thrilled movie audiences since 1977. Tickets: $50 for adults and $37 for children. June 20-July 29. 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, check website for Sunday show time. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane. For more information, go to www.artshhi.com or call 843-842-ARTS.
The fun starts at the dock as your little one is transformed with pirate gear, face paint and tattoos. Kids will learn how to walk and talk like a pirate, then climb aboard the Black Dagger and set sail in search of treasure. But wait, it’s not that easy! Participants will need to man the water cannons and defeat Stinky Pete to get the key to the treasure. Perfect for ages 2-10. For more information, go to www.piratesofhiltonhead.com or call 843-363-7000.
FARMERS MARKET OF BLUFFTON
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 to buy excellent produce and enjoy delicious food, listen to entertainent, and relax with friends. Located in historic downtown Bluffton along Calhoun and Lawrence streets and through Carson Cottages, this family-friendly market showcases local growers, local food vendors, local entertainment, local community causes and information about the Bluffton area. 1-6 p.m. Thursdays, Calhoun St, Bluffton. For more information, got to www.farmersmarketbluffton.org or call 843-415-2447.
TAKE THE STAGE! PERFORMING ARTS CAMP
Campers spend the week exploring music, dance and drama. Students will work with professional artists and will be exposed to a variety of performing art forms in our Black Box Theatre and will create a mini showcase performance on Friday. Tuition is $110 (online registration required). Ages 9-13 attend 10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.; Ages 6-8 at 12:45 p.m.-3 p.m. Two sessions: June 26-30 or July 10-14. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. For more information, go to www.artshhi.com/workshops.
SHELTER COVE TOWNE CENTRE - MOVIE NIGHTS IN THE PARK
Rain or shine, after the sun sets over Broad Creek the fun starts waterside at Shelter Cove Community Park. Watch blockbuster hits under the stars on a 20’ movie screen. Free. Beach chairs, blankets and take-out food from Shelter Cove Towne Centre merchants recommended. 9 p.m. Thursday nights, June 14 - Aug. 16, Shelter Cove Community Park. For more information, to to www.sheltercovetownecentre.com.
MIXED-UP MASTERPIECES VISUAL ARTS CAMP
In this one-week camp, students will study folk and fine art from all around the world that will inspire both traditional and unusual 2-D and 3-D masterpieces. A mini-showcase exhibit/ reception will be held on Friday. Tuition is $110 (online registration required). 10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. session is for ages 6-8; 12:45- 3 p.m. session is for, ages 9-13. June 11-15 or July 9-13. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. For more information, go to www.artshhi.com/workshops.
STEAM CAMP STEAM SUMMER CAMP IS AN EXCITING AND
hands-on learning opportunity for youth ages 9-14, with a special emphasis on the STEAM curriculum areas — science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics. During this fun-filled week, campers will learn about concepts such as vibrations, circuits, forces of motion, simple machines, and electromagnetism while creating projects that will have them eager to learn more! Tuition is $120 (online registration required). 10 a.m. - 12:15 pm July 30- Aug. 3. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. For more information, go to www.artshhi.com/workshops.
SOCIETY OF BLUFFTON ARTISTS (SOBA) SUMMER ART CAMP
This summer, children will have a chance to travel to foreign lands and explore different cultures with Society of Bluffton Artists’ “Passport to Other Cultures” summer art camp. The camp is designed for children ages 8-13. Cost is $100 per child per week. Register and pay online. 9-11 a.m. Mon. – Fri. June 11-15, June 18-22 and July 9-13 at the Center for Creative Arts located next to the SoBA gallery on Church Street in Old Town Bluffton. For more information, go to www.sobagallery.com or call 843-757-6586.
ART CAFE KIDS NIGHT OUT KIDS WILL HAVE SO MUCH FUN AT THE ART Cafe!
During Kids Night Out, your child will paint two pottery projects, play games and eat dinner. While the kids are having fun, the adults can enjoy a relaxing night downstairs at Rockfish Seafood and Steaks. Call to reserve. The cost is $38 per child. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Art Cafe, 5 Lagoon Road. Call 843-785-5525
Enjoy a relaxing morning by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve while fishing. Supplies provided. Reservations required. Contact 843-842-1979. $19/adult, $14/child (ages 12 & younger). 9 - 10:30 am Monday - Thursday, Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.com.
HISTORIC ZION CEMETERY AND BAYNARD MAUSOLEUM
Join the Heritage Library for a tour of the cemetery where Revolutionary War soldiers are buried. Learn about the oldest existing structure on Hilton Head Island and explore where planters’ antebellum church used to sit. Registration required. 10 a.m. Fridays $12 per adult, $7 per child. For more information, go to www.HeritageLib.org or call 843-686-6050.
HISTORIC FT. MITCHEL IN HILTON HEAD PLANTATION JOIN THE HERITAGE LIBRARY FOR A TOUR OF
the Civil War battery at Skull Creek, built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. Registration required. 10 a.m. Thursdays through November. $12 per adult, $7 per child. For more information, go to HeritageLib. org or call 843-686-6050.
FOREST PRESERVE WAGON JOURNEY
Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Reservations required. Minimum of six guests. $16 per adult, $13 per child 5-6:30 p.m. and 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, other times availabe by appointment, Sea Pines Resort. Call 843-842-1979
DIVE-IN MOVIES AT THE SEA PINES RESORT
Enjoy a fun summer night floating on a tube while watching a movie and eating snacks with your family. Reservations required. $14 for adults, $11 for children (ages 12 and younger). 8-10 p.m. Tuesdays, Harbour Town Swimming Pool, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. Call 843-842-1979.
MONDAY NIGHT TENNIS EXHIBITIONS
Exciting tennis demonstrations with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and Sea Pine’s traditional fishbowl sale. This event is sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson. 5:30-7:30 p.m., Mondays through Aug. 27, Sea Pines Resort Racquet Club. 843-363-4495.
Coligny Beach in front of The Beach House Tiki Hut and volleyball courts, parking across the street. Bring a friend, towel, hat, sunglasses and water. Family friendly. 9-10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday through September 4. For more information, call Karen at 843-816-3777
THE JAZZ CORNER
The Jazz Corner’s intimate, elegant atmosphere is the perfect setting to enjoy an evening of world-class entertainment enhanced by our innovative Southern flavors menu and personal, attentive service. Nightly concerts at 8 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. The Village at Wexford C-1, Hilton Head. For more information, go to www.thejazzcorner.com or call 843-842-8620.
ROASTING ROOM LOUNGE AND LISTENING ROOM
The Lowcountry’s intimate music venue and bourbon bar. Weekly concerts. 1297 May River Road, Bluffton. For more information go to www.roastingroomlounge.com.
HILTON HEAD ISLAND BOAT SHOW
May 5 and 6. The 2018 Hilton Head Island Boat Show is in its 14th year at Windmill Harbour Marina. Featuring trailered and in-water boats, and including demonstrations, clinics and workshops. Vendors will be on display around the marina, representing marine services and gear, financing and insurance, lifestyle clothing, sunglasses, art and décor, and books. Tickets are $16 per adult, free for children 12 and under. For more information, go to www.hiltonheadislandboatshow.com
DOLPHIN AND NATURE CRUISE:
This museum-led tour will share information about the salt marsh, the sound and the dolphins and other creatures that live there. Location given when making reservation. Tour is $19 for adults, $13 for children ages 1-12. Reservations required. 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.
DOLPHIN AND NATURE CRUISE:
Take a boat trip on Broad Creek into Calibogue Sound. This museum-led tour will share information about the salt marsh, the sound and the dolphins and other creatures that live there. Location given when making reservation. Tour is $19 for adults, $13 for children ages 1-12. Reservations required. 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays.
MAY RIVER MARITIME CRUISE:
See a true historic southern coastal village from the water. A captain who grew up here will point out Old Town Bluffton’s historic landmarks as you are surrounded by the beauty of the May River. Learn about the dolphins, oyster, shrimp, fish, sharks, sea birds and other inhabitants of this unique environment. Tuesdays and Thursdays. 10:30 a.m.-noon. $35 adult, $25 child (ages 4-12).
EXPLORE PINCKNEY ISLAND:
9-11 a.m. Pinckney Island, between the bridges to Hilton Head Island. A brief historical and natural history overview is given by a Coastal Discovery Museum docent, followed by a walking tour of this National Wildlife Refuge, including salt marsh and maritime forest. Wildlife may include variety of birds, alligators and marsh inhabitants. $12 adult, $7 child ages 4-12.
SALT MARSH DISCOVERY:
10 a.m. Fridays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. As one of the most productive environments on the planet, the salt marsh functions as a filter and nursery for the coast. Learn from a museum docent how marsh plants adapt to the salt water, and why we should protect this interesting ecosystem. $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12.
HONEY HORN HISTORY WALK:
10-11:30 a.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Travel back in time with the stories of Honey Horn’s past 200 years. You’ll learn about the planters, the northern hunters who visited in the winter, the islanders who worked on site and the Hack family, who lived at Honey Horn from 1950 until the late 1990s. This walk, led by a museum docent, will take you past the places they lived and worked. $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 4-12.
10 a.m. Tuesdays, Burke’s Beach, Burkes Beach Road, Hilton Head Island. Learn to be a beachcomber! Ever wonder who lives in those holes in the sand? What living fossil can you find at the beach? Why do sea turtles “dig the dark”? Come explore with the Coastal Discovery Museum our everchanging marine environment at Burkes Beach, near the folly, a tidal inlet. Spot shorebirds, search for sea shells and learn about how our beaches are formed and changed with each cycle of the tide. $12 for adults, $7 for children.
BUTTERFLY ENCLOSURE AT COASTAL DISCOVERY MUSEUM:
3 p.m. on Tuesdays, 11 a.m. on Fridays. Tours of the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Habitat will give participants an up-close and personal look at the native butterflies. Learn about the different stages of a butterfly’s life cycle and see a living caterpillar and chrysalis! Reservations are required. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children (ages 4-12).
KAYAKING ON JARVIS CREEK:
10 a.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, Jarvis Creek Water Sports, Hilton Head Island. Join a certified guide for a closer look at the salt marsh aboard a stable touring kayak. Venture into creeks and inlets to view local wildlife, such as wading birds and dolphins. No children under 5, $32 adult, $28 child (ages 5-12 with adult).
Tuesdays at 1 p.m., June through August 31. The Coastal Discovery Museum will feature alligators, snakes, and turtles for you to take a closer look at the fascinating and unique characteristics of these local reptiles and amphibians. You will have a chance to interact with a few live critters and discover the importance of these oftenmisunderstood animals. Learn how to protect these amazing creatures and safely enjoy sharing the Lowcountry with them. This family friendly indoor experience is also a nice escape from the afternoon heat or rain! Cost is $10 adult, $5 child (ages 5-12).
SWEETGRASS BASKET CLASSES:
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., usually offered two times per month. Learn about the history of the sweetgrass basket, one of the Lowcountry’s best known art forms, from a local seventh-generation Gullah basket maker. Then, try your hand at starting a basket of your own using locally-found natural materials. Cost is $65 per person. Check www.coastaldiscovery.org for dates.
CIVIL WAR ERA:
3 p.m. Thursdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. Join a Coastal Discovery Museum docent and learn how Hilton Head Island was home to thousands of Union soldiers during the Civil War. Find out why they were here and how they spent their time. Historic photographs, maps and artifacts tell the story of Hilton Head from 1861-1865. $7 per person, no children younger than 7. Reservations are required.
UNDER THE SEA:
1 p.m. Fridays from June 15 – Aug. 31. What lives under the sea? There is an amazing world of marine life in the ocean. Take a closer look at some of the smaller marine creatures. Find out what lived in those shells you find on the beach, feed a horseshoe crab and watch it chew with its legs, help a hermit crab find a new home and more. This family-friendly indoor experience is also a nice escape from the afternoon heat or rain. $10 Adult / $5 Child (ages 4-12) / Children under 4 are free.
SEA TURTLE LIFE:
1 p.m. Thursdays from June through August. Sea turtles live an extraordinary life. Explore the amazing journey of Loggerhead sea turtles from egg to adulthood. Discover just how easy it is to help protect these fascinating sea creatures. You will not see live sea turtles but this is a hands-on, eyeopening, experience filled with unique educational materials to see, touch, and interact with. Escape the afternoon heat or rain with this family friendly indoor experience. $10 Adult / $5 Child (ages 4-12) / Children under 4 are free
DISCOVERY LAB OPEN HOUSE: NO RESERVATIONS REQUIRED:
2-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Drop in and explore the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Discovery Lab. Visiting the lab is a fun educational experience for all ages. Get a closer look at some live Lowcountry animals like fish, horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, frogs, lizards, snakes, and a friendly alligator. Discover unique and fascinating stories about the Lowcountry’s history and environment through hands-on, interactive displays and games. Suggested $2 per person donation. Children must be accompanied by an adult.