Festivals and Special Events

Hilton Head Island is known for welcoming generations of visitors with family friendly events throughout the year. During the the summer months don't miss Shannon Tanner at the Shelter Cove Pavilion, Tuesday Night Fireworks and Harbourfest.

Music & Taste on the Harbour with the Headliners

Music & Taste on the Harbour with the Headliners

An island favorite, dance the night away on Thursday nights in the spring and fall at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina featuring local favorite bands, great food and all the dancing you can possibly do. This exciting seasonal event returns this spring, Thursday, March 28th at Neptune Statue, combining the best local bands with delicious food and drinks.
Location: Shelter Cove Harbour
Hilton Head Art Festival

Hilton Head Art Festival

A weekend of Art, Shopping, and Dining Join us for a weekend of art, shopping, dining, and entertainment! The Hilton Head Art Festival will feature of the work of 100 artists in various mediums; pottery, glass, wood, jewelry, metal, painting, photography and much more. The festival will take place along the harbour and marina promenade, inviting visitors to browse our talented artisans and shop and dine along the marina. Admission is free!
Location: Shelter Cove Harbour
Hilton Head Island Music Festival

Hilton Head Island Music Festival

June 22 and 23 Come and enjoy local Island favorites and discover amazing new talent at the largest-ever Hilton Head Island Music Festival that will feature 15 electrifying live performances right in your own backyard! This two-day Music Festival at Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn will feature a variety of local, state and regional acts. Saturday commences with the Original Music Showcase that will feature up-and-coming singers/songwriters and bands. Sunday lineup includes Classic Covers & Touring Bands performing a wide range of music from rock and blues to reggae and funk.
Location: Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn
Summer Jams

Summer Jams

Tuesdays, June 11 - August 12 The Island Recreation Association is proud to bring you a fun-filled, festive atmosphere with the highlight of the night fireworks which start around 9 pm. Kids of all ages can enjoy inflatable bounce houses and face painting for a minimal fee. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks!
Location: Shelter Cove Community Park
Harbourfest

Harbourfest

Join us for the 31st Anniversary of HarbourFest, an all summer long celebration that takes over Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina with fireworks, spinning hats, carnival games, face painting, music and more with the very popular entertainment of Shannon Tanner and Cappy the Clown. The festival kicks off on Memorial Day weekend and spans the whole summer through Labor Day.
Location: Shelter Cove
The Gullah Reunion Festival

The Gullah Reunion Festival

The Gullah Reunion Festival is a four day fun-filled festival of art, food, music, storytelling, cultural demonstrations and more. An annual cultural heritage event celebrating an American cultural treasure, the Gullah Geechee Culture! A family friendly festival set in the picturesque town of Bluffton. July 4 to 7
Location: 139 Buck Island Road Bluffton, SC