Events on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton

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FEATURED EVENT Harbourfest

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, visit www.palmettodunes.com, or call 843-785-1106. 

June1 – August 31

HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour:
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, visit www.palmettodunes.com, or call 843-785-1106.

Sunset Celebration:
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 activities for the kids include a bounce house, juggler and face painting. 7-10 p.m. every Friday night through Sept 2, Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane.
www.sheltercovetownecentre.com.

Summer Jams:
The Island Recreation Association is proud to present 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 p.m. Tuesday nights June 14-Aug. 9, Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane. 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 and Wilson 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). 5 pm every other Tuesday through August, Palmetto Bluff Village Greens. palmettobluff.com.

“BrainWaves” Clay Sculpture Exhibit at Art League Gallery:
As one of Hilton Head’s premiere sculptors, artist Sheri Farbstein is well known for teaching classes, giving creative workshops and exhibiting her work, which can be found in many private and corporate collections, museums and colleges. She has been represented by several galleries and participated in over 60 individual and group shows, winning many awards, including Best of Show at the Spoleto Juried Art Show in Charleston, SC. Exhibition dates: June 6 - July 1, 10 am - 4 pm, and 90 min. before all Arts Center Performances. Gallery walk with demonstration, June 14, 1-3 pm. 843-681-5060  artleaguehhi.org.

The Main Street Youth Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz”:
Join Dorothy, Toto, Scarecrow, Tin Man and the Lion on this adventure to the magical city of Oz! Mark your calendar for The Wizard of Oz, coming to Main Street Youth Theatre this summer. June 21-25 and June 28-July 2, 2017. msyt.org.

Mamma Mia!:
Nominated for five Tony Awards, it’s a musical story of a Mother, a Daughter, three possible Dads, and an unforgettable trip down the aisle. The story-telling magic of ABBA’s songs propels this enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. No performance on Saturday, June 24 or Tuesday, July 4. Tickets: $50 for adults and $41 for children (Save $10 June 14-15)  8 pm Tuesdays and Saturdays, 2 - 7 pm Sundays, and Monday July 3. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane artshhi.com or call 843-842-ARTS.

Pirate Cruise:
Hilton Heads most popular kids activity. The fun starts at the dock as your little one is transformed with pirate gear, face paint and tattoos. 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! You’ll need to man the water cannons and defeat Stinky Pete to get the key to the treasure. Perfect for ages 3-10. To book a cruise, call 843-363-7000 or visit www.piratesofhiltonhead.com.

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 not only to buy excellent produce but also to enjoy delicious food, listen to entertainment, 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.  2-7 p.m. Thursdays, Calhoun St, Bluffton. www.farmersmarketbluffton.org 843-415-4227.

Take the Stage! Performing Arts Camp:
Join us as we explore music, dance and drama in this one week camp. 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).  10 am - 12:15 pm. June 26-30 or July 10-14. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head.  artshhi.com/workshops.

Shelter Cove Towne Centre - Movie Nights in the Park:
Rain or shine, after the sun sets over Broad Creek join us waterside at Shelter Cove Community Park for a summer full of blockbuster hits! Watch all your favorites under the stars on a 20’ movie screen. No admission fee! Beach chairs, blankets and take-out food from Shelter Cove Towne Centre merchants recommended. 9 p.m. Thursday nights, June 15 - Aug. 17, Shelter Cove Community Park. www.sheltercovetownecentre.com.

Enviro Tour:
Explore Calibogue Sound and surrounding waterways by boat during an Enviro Tour! Discover Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles, eagles and other marine wildlife in their natural habitat. Venture over to Daufuskie Island and take a step back in time. Comb the beach for shells, or relax and take in the beauty of a Lowcountry sunset while touring the salt marshes and tidal creeks.  Reservations are required and may be made by contacting H2O Sports at 843-671-4386.

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 am - 12:15 pm, ages 9-13; 12:45 - 3 pm, ages 6-8; June 26-30 or July 10-14. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina,  14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. 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 $115 (online registration required).
10 am - 12:15 pm July 31- Aug. 4. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head. artshhi.com/workshops.

Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) Summer Art Camp:
This summer children will have a chance to learn the styles and techniques of such famous artists as Pablo Picasso’s Cubism, Salvador Dali’s Surrealism, George Braque’s collage and Andy Warhol’s Pop Art printmaking during “Art with the Masters” summer camp. The camp is designed for children ages 7-14. Cost is $100 per child per week. Registration is limited to 14 students per session. 9 - 11 am Mon. - Fri. in three summer camp sessions: June 12-16, June 19-23 and July 10-14 at the Center for Creative Arts located next to the SoBA gallery on Church Street in Old Town Bluffton.  843-247-2868. sobagallery.com.

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 with other kids. While the kids are having fun, the adults can enjoy a relaxing night downstairs at Rockfish Seafood and Steaks. Call to reserve. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights, Art Cafe, 5 Lagoon Road. 843-785-5525

Freshwater Fishing:
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).  10 -11:30 am Tuesdays and Thursdays, Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Dr, Hilton Head Island. seapines.com.

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 are required. 3 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island.  843-689-6767  www.coastaldiscovery.org

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. $12 per adult, $7 per child. Registration required. HeritageLib.org

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. $12 per adult, $7 per child. Registration required. 10 a.m. Thursdays through November.  843-686-6050 or visit HeritageLib.org.

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.  $15 per adult, $12 per child
3:30-5 p.m. Thursdays, other times available by appointment, Sea Pines Resort. 843-842-1979 seapines.com

Movie Nights in the Park:
Enjoy your favorite blockbuster hits under the stars on a 20-foot movie screen. No admission fee! Beach chairs, blankets and take-out food from Shelter Cove Towne Centre merchants recommended. For movie schedule and more information, visit www.sheltercovetownecentre.com.
9 p.m. Thursdays, Shelter Cove Community Park, Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island

“Dive-in Movies”:
Introducing “Dive-in Movies,” a fun event where you can float in the pool and watch a movie. Arrive at the Island Rec Center Pool before dusk to participate in games and activities based around the movie of the night. Pizza, popcorn, and drinks for sale. Floats welcome. Tickets will be sold at the door; no advanced tickets. Movies start at dusk. $6 for adults, $5 for children and seniors.  For more information call Island Rec at 843-681-7273 or visit www.islandreccenter.org/events.

Flick and Float:
Enjoy a fun summer night floating on a tube while watching a movie and eating pizza with your family. Reservations required. $17 for adults, $14 for children (ages 12 and younger). 8-10 p.m. Wednesdays, Harbour Town Swimming Pool, Sea Pines Resort, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 seapines.com

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 p.m., Mondays through Aug. 29, Sea Pines Resort Racquet Club. 843-363-4495. seapines.com

Beach Yoga:
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-Friday. 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.  www.thejazzcorner.com or call 843-842-8620.

Roasting Room Lounge and Listening Room:
The Lowcountry’s brand-new intimate music venue and bourbon bar. Weekly concerts. 1297 May River Road, Bluffton. www.roastingroomlounge.com

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. 843-689-6767  www.coastaldiscovery.org

May River Excursion:
Thursdays, Calhoun Street dock, Bluffton. Presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum; join marine biologist Capt. Amber Kuehn aboard research vessel Spartina for a two-hour exploration of Bluffton’s May River. Observe nature up close with a display of live organisms, from microscopic animals to dolphins. A scientific explanation will accompany a trip through this scenic river and salt marsh. Ask your technical questions and get educated answers. Cost is $40 for adults, $30 for children ages 12 and younger, and reservations are require. 843-689-6767  www.coastaldiscovery.org

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. Reservations are required. 843-689-6767  www.coastaldiscovery.org

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. Reservations required. 843-689-6767  www.coastaldiscovery.org

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.  Reservations are required. 843-689-6767  www.coastaldiscovery.org

Beach Discovery:
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 ever-changing 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 and reservations are required. 843-689-6767  www.coastaldiscovery.org

Butterfly Enclosure at Coastal Discovery Museum:
3 p.m. Wednesdays and Mondays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive. 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). 843-689-6767  www.coastaldiscovery.org

Sea Turtle Talk:
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, meeting location given out at time of reservation. Join the Coastal Discovery Museum for an evening sea turtle lecture and beach walk.  Learn all about sea turtles, loggerhead nesting on Hilton Head Island, the Sea Turtle Protection Project, and how you can help!  Enjoy a fascinating indoor presentation led by a Hilton Head Island Sea Turtle Project staff member.  Weather permitting, the presentation will continue onto the beach to view a protected nest site. (You will not see live sea turtles during this presentation).  Cost is $20 adult, $15 child (no children younger than 4) and reservations are required. 843-689-6767  www.coastaldiscovery.org

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) Presented by the Coastal Discovery Museum. Reservations are required. 843-689-6767  www.coastaldiscovery.org

Lowcountry Reptiles:
Thursdays, from 2-3pm, 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 often-misunderstood 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!  Cost is $10 adult, $5 child (ages 5-12) and reservations are required. 843-689-6767  www.coastaldiscovery.org

Sweetgrass Basket Classes:
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 11 and 25, July 9 and 23, Aug. 13 and 27, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 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 and reservations are required. 843-689-6767  www.coastaldiscovery.org

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. 843-689-6767  www.coastaldiscovery.org

Forts of Port Royal:
10 a.m. Wednesdays, meets at Port Royal Golf Clubhouse, Hilton Head Island. This guided history tour explains the importance of the island during the Civil War. Learn about the Battle of Port Royal and the historic sites of Fort Walker, Mitchelville and a later-era steam cannon used for coastal defense. Cost is $12 adult, $7 child (ages 7-12 only)  reservations required 843-689-6767.  www.coastaldiscovery.or

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