Enjoy Family Friendly Events and Become More Involved With Your Lowcountry Community!

Each month, Hilton Head Island brings new opportunities for residents and visitors to come together and celebrate the Lowcountry. Yes, Hilton Head Island is well-known for its beaches and golf courses, but its sense of community is also note-worthy as many are so grateful to live in a place with kind, excepting neighbors. For the remainder of 2017, spend your time getting involved in Hilton Head Island’s Family Friendly events, which range from Non-Profit Benefit Events, History Tours, a Car Show, a Community Walk, a Veterans Day Parade, a Book Festival, and so much more! Below are some of the many ways to become more involved with your Lowcountry community!


Salt Marsh Discovery

Date: Friday, January 20, 2017 – Friday, December 29, 2017

Time: 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Location Hilton Head Island

Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926

One of the most productive environments on the planet, the Salt Marsh functions as a filter and nursery for the ocean.  Learn from a Coastal Discovery docent how marsh plants adapt to the salt water, and why we should protect this complex yet fragile ecosystem.

Fridays at 10 am.

Cost is $10 adult, $5 child and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223 or online at www.coastaldiscovery.org


Fort Mitchel Tours

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017 – Thursday, November 16, 2017

Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Location Hilton Head Island

Skull Creek Drive in Hilton Head Plantation, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

Phone: 843-686-6560

Perfect tour for history buffs! Fort Mitchel is a classic example of a seacoast earthworks gun battery of the Civil War.

Tours are every Thursday at 10am.

To register, call the the Heritage Library at 843-686-6560, or register online at www.heritage.lib.org


Historic Bike Tour

Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017 – Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Time: 10:00AM – 11:30AM

Location Hilton Head Island

Squire Pope Community Park, 137 Squire Pope Rd, Hilton Head, SC, 29928

Phone: 843-686-6560

A perfect tour for photo and history fans!

The waterfront corridor of Squire Pope Road is rich in unique history.  Learn about Hilton Head Island’s history of Native Americans, The Civil War, Reconstruction, Fishing, Farming and the Gullah Community during this 1-1/2 hour tour.  Safe casual and fun.  This tour requires helmets.  Bring your own bike, helmet, water and bug spray.  Every Wednesday at 10am.

Reservations are required.  Go to heritagelib.org


Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours D’elegance

Date: Friday, November 3, 2017 – Sunday, November 5, 2017

Time: This is an All Day Event

Location Hilton Head Island

Port Royal Golf Club, 10 Clubhouse Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC

The centuries-old love story between man and machine has no better showcase with over 500 cars, boats, motorcycles and aircraft on exhibit the first weekend of November.
Here the best, the brightest, and most passionate automotive and aeronautic dreams of yesterday, today, and tomorrow come true right before your eyes.

Signature Events Include:
– Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala – Friday, November 3 at the Hilton Head Island Airport General Aviation
– Car Club Showcase – Saturday, November 4 at the Port Royal Golf Club
– Aero Expo – Saturday, November 4 at the Hilton Head Island Airport General Aviation
– Hilton Head Island Auction by Auctions America – Saturday, November 4 at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
– Concours d’Elegance – Sunday, November 5 at the Port Royal Golf Club

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Out of the Darkness Community Walk

Date: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Time: 12:00PM – 4:00PM

Location Hilton Head Island

Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton, SC, 29910

Phone: 843-384-2901

The Out of the Darkness Community Walk is a journey of remembrance and a walk that unites a community- a time to acknowledge the ways in which suicide and mental illness have affected our lives and our loved ones. The Out of the Darkness Walks are proof that when people work together they can make big changes in the world. They are AFSP’s largest fundraiser- they produce millions for suicide prevention programs, unite those who have been affected by suicide, and create communities that are smart about mental health. When you walk in the Out of the Darkness walks, you join the effort with hundreds of thousands of people to raise awareness and funds that allow AFSP to invest in new research, create educational programs, advocate for public policy, and support survivors of suicide loss. As the leader in the fight against suicide, and thanks to walkers like you from cities across the country, AFSP has been able to set a goal to reduce the annual suicide rate 20% by 2025.

How You Can Participate: There are multiple ways you can participate. There is no cost to register, but the goal is to raise funds through donations. You can participate as: an individual walker, team captain or walker as part of a team, virtual walker- if you cannot attend the Walk, you can be supported by being a virtual walker and raising funds.

T-Shirts: Raise $150 by the day of the walk and receive an official Out of the Darkness Walk T-shirt.


Bluffton Veterans Day Parade

Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017

Time: 10:00AM – 12:00PM

Location Bluffton

Old Town Bluffton, Alljoy Road to Calhoun Street, Bluffton, SC

Phone: 843-304-1514

American Legion Dennis J. Becker Post 205, Bluffton, S.C. cordially invites you and the members of your family or organization, to attend the Veterans Day Parade. The Parade will be held on Friday, November 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

The Parade route will be Alljoy Rd to Calhoun St. Thru Promenade Street ending at Dr. Mellichamp Drive. All units are requested to please line up on Pritchard Street by 9:00 a.m. The Veterans Day Grand Marshall will be Sgt Major Tom (Santa) Story. In the event of inclement weather, the Parade will be cancelled.


Bluffton Book Festival

Date: Thursday, November 16, 2017 – Saturday, November 18, 2017

Time: This is an All Day Event

Location Bluffton

Various Locations, Bluffton, SC

The festivities kick off on Thursday, November 16th with a partnership with The Pat Conroy Literary Center to bring a lecture series inspired by the late iconic and celebrated writer to the Bluffton Library.  On Friday, November 17th, there will be workshops for writers and readers. Also, on that Friday evening there will be a VIP Meet The Authors Reception sponsored by Outback Steakhouse® in Bluffton, held on their private terrace. Tickets for the VIP event are limited and will go on sale through CitySpin.com in mid October. All proceeds from the VIP event will go to charity.  On Saturday, November 18th, the public is invited to come out from 10:00am to 4:00pm to Calhoun Street in Historic Old Town Bluffton to meet and hear from authors, and purchase signed copies of their books; to bring their children for story time and face painting; and enjoy food and wares from local and regional vendors.  Those in attendance will also have the chance to participate in fun games and giveaways through various drawings.

Literary talent scheduled to appear at the 2nd annual Bluffton Book Festival include: New York Times bestselling authors Mary Kay Andrews, Mary Alice Monroe, Mary B. Morrison, Patti Callahan-Henry, and C.J. Lyons; Local favorites Cassandra King Conroy, Bernie Schein, Ellen Malphrus, James McTeer; And many more!

A portion of the proceeds raised during the three-day event will benefit two non-profit organizations:  The Book Industry Charitable Foundation (Binc) and The Literacy Center (TLC) in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island. With the help of TLC, thousands of adults and children have been equipped with reading and writing skills; and through Binc, booksellers are provided with financial support for natural disasters, medical bills, and domestic violence situations among other needs.

For more information about the festival (#BBF2017), including how to become a sponsor, please visit http://www.blufftonbookfestival.com; or call 843-707-6409.


Pedal Hilton Head Island

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017

Time: Call for times

Location Hilton Head Island

Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC

Pedal Hilton Head Island, the largest bike event in the Lowcountry, returns this year with a completely transformed event that will take riders for the first time all the way around the Island and beyond. From the hard-packed sands of Coligny Beach to bridges, Pinckney Island, the flyover, and the roads and bike paths in between, join us for a spirited ride around Hilton Head Island with 100% of funds going to the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.

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‘Tis the Season at Shelter Cove Towne Centre

Date: Monday, November 20, 2017 – Saturday, December 30, 2017

Time: 6:00PM – 9:00PM

Location Hilton Head Island

Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

’tis the season!
a holiday light & entertainment spectacular
November 20 – December 30, 2017
6-9pm, nightly

Join us this holiday season for a lighting and entertainment spectacular! Nightly entertainment includes visits from Santa & Mrs. Claus, Horse & Carriage Rides, Train Rides, Rock Wall, Skating Rink, Movies in the Park and more! Park your car, stroll through the lights, enjoy nightly events all while shopping and dining! Proceeds to benefit the Island Rec Center.

Presented by Kroger, Belk and the merchants of Shelter Cove Towne Centre, ‘Tis the Season will run from November 20 – December 30 and will be open to the public nightly from 6-9pm.

Complete Schedule of Events – www.sheltercovetownecentre.com/events/lights


Salty Dog Thanksgiving Homecoming

Date: Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Time: 4:00PM – 8:00PM

Location Hilton Head Island

Salty Dog Cafe, 232 S Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

Phone: 8436712233

On Wednesday the 22nd we will be celebrating a Salty Dog Thanksgiving Homecoming. Bring your friends and family down to The Salty Dog and enjoy live music on the deck from 5-9pm, great food, and appearances from Jake!

We will be serving Complimentary Lowcountry Boil at The Cookout from 6-8pm.

It is the perfect warm up Turkey Day!


Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017

Time: Call for times

Location Hilton Head Island

The Sea Pines Resort, SC

Kick off your holiday festivities with this fun family-friendly activity! Reservations are required and may be made by contacting The Sea Pines Resort’s recreation department at (843) 842-1979 by 5pm on Wednesday, November 22. $25/family.



Community Christmas Tree Lighting

Date: Saturday, November 25, 2017

Time: 3:30PM – 5:30PM

Location Hilton Head Island

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29928

Phone: 888-860-2787

Santa, Mrs. Claus and their trusty reindeer Rudolph will help kick off the holiday season at the Town’s official Christmas Tree Lighting on the Arts Center festival grounds.  It’s an old-fashioned Yuletide celebration complete with Christmas carols, holiday crafts, yummy treats and a musical performance from the cast of “Newsies.” Look for our Holly Day Art Market and start your holiday shopping early while supporting local artists who will be onsite with jewelry, art, crafts, Christmas treasures and more!  Activities for children include face painting, holiday crafts and photo opportunities with Santa. Hot chocolate, coffee, BBQ and other treats will be available to help keep patrons warm. This family friendly community festival is an Island tradition! Free


*“Event Details.” Hilton Head Island VCB, http://www.hiltonheadisland.org/event-calendar/category/family-friendly/.


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