What’s Happening This Spring
MORRIS CENTER MUSEUM GUIDED TOURS
Date: Daily. 11 a.m.
Get an in-depth look at the exhibitions on view from Lowcountry plantations to the Battle of Honey Hill. Free. Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland
SAVANNAH PORT TOUR
Date: Daily. 9 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m., 5 p.m.
The Port of Savannah, the nation’s largest port in volume, contains over 50 piers, wharves and docks. Experience a working port from the water on this 90-minute tour. $55 for adults, $35 for children ages 3-13, free for children younger than 2. Savannah Harbour, Savannah. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.
SAVANNAH NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE TOUR
Date: Daily. 9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
A naturalist’s dream come true. This three-hour boat tour provides views of the Savannah Riverfront and an in-depth tour of the Georgia Ports Authority. $75 for adults, $60 for children ages 3-13, free for children younger than 2.
Savannah Harbour, Savannah. 843-686-6996 or www.outsidehiltonhead.com.
“UNCOVERING THE ROOTS OF RECONSTRUCTION”
Date: Every other Friday. 9:30 a.m.
Meet at Mitchelville Preservation for a unique tour of two historic sites connected to the Civil War and Reconstruction eras on Hilton Head Island. Attendees will caravan in their own personal vehicles to the sites. Reservations required. $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-12. Mitchelville Preservation, 539 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
WEDNESDAY TASTINGS AT LE COOKERY
Date: Wednesdays. 1-3 p.m.
Tastings, where you can sample chef’s choice and see a demo of the “Gadget of the Week.” Free. Le Cookery, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-7171 or www.lecookeryusa.com.
HILTON HEAD FARMERS MARKET
Date: Tuesdays. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Take home fresh produce, pasture-raised chicken, free-range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, fresh sausage, cookies, breads, she-crab soup and much more. Shopping at the Hilton Head Farmers Market is about more than getting great food. It is also about meeting friends, strengthening community, and rebuilding the local food economy. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 226, or www.coastaldiscovery.org.
FARMERS MARKET OF BLUFFTON
Date: Thursdays. 2-6 p.m.
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. 40 Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-415-2447.
GARVIN-GARVEY HOUSE TOURS
Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. by appointment.
Visit the newly restored Garvin-Garvey House for a guided tour. Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. townofbluffton.sc.gov.
BIKE TOURS THROUGH HILTON HEAD HISTORY
Date: Wednesdays. 10 a.m.
A casual 3-mile, safe and fun bike tour through some of the island’s most captivating historic sites. See t he fishing co-op where native islanders once farmed, feasted and fended off the chemical company BASF, the hallowed ground of a Gullah cemetery, an Indian Shell Enclosure, the tabby ruins located on a former plantation and visit with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island. $15-$25. Leaving from 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. heritagelib.org.
TEA TIME AT ROSE HILL MANSION
Date: Tuesdays. 2 p.m.
Experience afternoon tea at a beautiful plantation house in the Lowcountry. Selections include custom crafted teas, elegant finger sandwiches and heavenly desserts. Small groups or large groups welcome; reservations are required. Rose Hill Mansion, 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton. 843-757-6046.
ADULT PAINT AND PLAY
Paint and Play is an adult wine and paint night of fun entertainment for all skill levels — no experience needed. Relax, unwind and let out your inner creativity as artist Kristin Griffis helps you create your own finished piece of artwork. Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or artleaguehhi.org.
FISHING & CRABBING LESSONS
Date: Saturdays. 4 p.m.
Ben Green with Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on Squire Pope Road will offer a free missionary program that teaches children fishing and crabbing skills. Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-816- 0172.
GUIDED TOURS OF HEYWARD HOUSE MUSEUM AND WELCOME CENTER
Date: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays-Fridays; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays.
The museum offers guided tours of the four-room Carolina farmhouse and two outbuildings, which are filled with interesting artifacts and furnishings from the late 1800s into the 1920s. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to an hour and are offered as visitors arrive unless previously scheduled. $10; reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more. Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center, 70 Boundary St., Bluffton. www.heywardhouse.org.
DEAS-GUYZ AT THE JAZZ CORNER
Date: Sundays. 7:30-11 p.m.
$10. The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842- 8620.
CLASSIC&NBSP;JAZZ AND BLUES AT THE JAZZ CORNER
Date: Wednesdays. 7:30-11 p.m.
$10. The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842- 8620.
“JAZZ BY THE SEA”
Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays. 7-9 p.m.
Modern and classic jazz by the Mike Barbara Trio, featuring pianist Bill Peterson. Ocean Lounge, Sea Pines Beach Club, Hilton Head Island. 842-843-1888.
Date: Tuesdays to Thursdays.
Spend your morning trying the art of cast netting and learn about the crabs of Hilton Head Island and other marine creatures that live along the shore. Supplies provided; catch and release. $19 for adults; $14 for children ages 12 and younger. Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com.
NIGHTTIME SHORE EXPLORE
Date: Mondays. 8:30-9:30 p.m.
Join us for a beach walk after dark. Discover the personality of our nocturnal sea life and learn about the stars and constellations. $17 for adults; $14 for children ages 12 and younger. Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com.
HAUNTED HISTORY TOURS
Date: Wednesdays. 8:30 p.m.
Graveside storytelling adventure. After dark, in the eerie setting of the island’s oldest burial ground, come and hear spine-tingling tales of Hilton Head’s shadowy past. $25 for adults; $20 for children ages 8 to 16. Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843- 686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.
MUSIC & TASTE ON THE HARBOUR AT SHELTER COVE HARBOUR & MARINA
Begins March 26. 6-9 p.m.
Music & Taste is back for its 13th season. This spectacular event features live entertainment from a few of Hilton Head’s favorite local bands. Two featured Shelter Cove Harbour restaurants will set up around the Neptune statue and offer a variety of specially-priced light appetizers, wine, beer and cocktails.
Limited seating will be provided so you are encouraged to bring your own chairs. All events are weather permitting. No coolers. Admission is free and open to the public, but a canned good donation for the Deep Well Project welcomed sheltercovehiltonhead.com/music-and-taste. 1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island.
SPRING ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE (weather permitting):
March 26, The Headliners
April 2, Stee & the Ear Candy
April 9, Deas Guyz
April 16, The Headliners
April 23, Target the Band
April 30, Deas Guyz
May 7, The Headliners
May 14, Deas Guyz
FORT MITCHEL IN HILTON HEAD PLANTATION
Date: Mondays. 10 a.m.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the site contains the remains of a coastal defense battery erected in 1862 to protect Port Royal Sound by way of Skull Creek from incursions by Confederate gunboats. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide. $15 for adults; $10 for children. Fort Mitchel, Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or www.heritagelib.org.
ZION CEMETERY TOUR
Date: Thursdays. 10 a.m.
Costumed tour guides share fascinating stories of Hilton Head Island’s past. Visit the grave sites of four Revolutionary War heroes and find out about t he bloody skirmish that was fought just steps away. Explore the island’s oldest structure and learn about the planters who built it. $15 for adults; $10 for children. Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.
FREE GOLF CLASS & EXHIBITION
Date: Mondays. 4-4:50 p.m.
A golf clinic and demonstration at Palmetto Dunes’ Robert Trent Jones course. Ask questions to former PGA Tour player Doug Weaver and staff. The class is hands-on, interactive and all skill levels will benefit. Robert Trent Jones Oceanfront Course, 7 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island. 855-293-5838 or www.palmettodunes.com.
Date: 3 p.m. Tuesdays; 11 a.m. Fridays.
Learn the different stages of a but terfly’s life cycle. $10 for adul ts; $5 for children ages 4-12. Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head. 843-689-6767, ext. 223.
Date: March 21. 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Wingfest is a family fun event. Twenty to 25 local restaurants will cook their best wings to compete for the 2020 Best Wing of Hilton Head. Activities such as a kid’s zone, rock climbing wall and bungee jump. Catch a March Madness game on the big screen provided by Custom Audio Video. Vote for your favorite wing at the Hargray People’s Choice Booth. Participate in the wing-eating competition or the kids bobbing contest. Live music will be provided by Bobby Lee and The Magpies, Deas Guyz and The Naked Karate Girls. Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.
$8 with children 10 and under free. No pets. www.hiltonheadwingfest.com.
FAMILY MAGIC SHOW
Date: Mondays. 8 p.m.
For families with kids younger than 12. Free for children ages 3 and younger; $16 for general admission; $20 VIP and raised booths. Comedy Magic Cabaret, 843 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7757.
SARAH ANSBOURY PICKLEBALL CLINIC
Date: Tuesdays. 6-7:30 p.m.
Skills and game play to help improve your pickleball game. $35. Palmetto Dunes Tennis & Pickleball Center, 6 Trent Jones Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.palmettodunes.com.
FRIDAY SOCIAL DANCING: HILTON HEAD ISLAND SHAG CLUB
Date: Fridays. 6-9:30 p.m.
Anyone who loves to dance is invited to attend — ballroom, swing, country, line, singles and out of towners are welcome. $5. 6-9:30 p.m. Fridays, Dolphin Head Golf Club, 59 High Bluff Road, Hilton Head Island. 757-375-5953 or www.hiltonheadshagclub.com.
OPEN MIC NIGHT
Date: Last Thursday of the month. 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Bring something short to share, or just come to listen, dine and enjoy music by the Hilton Head Jammers. Mikki’s Café, 70 Marshland Road, Hilton Head Island. www.islandwritersnetworkhhi.org.
GREGG RUSSELL SPRING CONCERTS
Dates: March 30-April 3, April 6-10, April 13-15. 7:30-9 p.m.
Over the years, Gregg Russell has become a Sea Pines classic. Russell has been writing and performing great music for more than 40 years and his credits include hundreds of children’s songs, writing and performing original music for TV specials and more. Find him under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town where he entertains adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. Complimentary.
Harbour Town 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.com/events.