Calendar of events on Hilton Head

This web page will not list events that reoccur periodically (e.g. every Tuesday). Many of those can be found in Our favorites.

The performing arts

January 18, 2019: Ballet Memphis will perform at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

January 24 to February 3, 2019: "A Doll's House - Part 2", a sequel to Ibsen's classic play. Performed by the Lean Ensemble Theater at the Main Street Theater. Call for times. 843-715-6676.

February 12 to March 3, 2019: "Blyth Spirit", a fantasy comedy by Noel Coward in which a medium brings back a widower's first wife to haunt him. At the Arts center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

February 18, 2019: Rita Rudner premier standup comic at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

February 28 to March 10, 2019: Disney's "Mulan Jr." at the Main Street Youth Theater at 7:00 PM with weekend matinees at 2:00 PM. 843-689-6246.

March 14 and 15, 2019: Celtic Nights, a program of Irish music and dance by the all-Ireland winning musicians at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

March 20 to March 24, 2019: "If You forget Me" a dark comedy by Nora Anne Leahy - an original production by the Lean Ensemble Theater at the Main Street Theater. Call for times. 843-715-6676.

April6 and 7, 2019: "Terpsichore", a performance of classical and contemporary dance by The Hilton Head Dance Theater at the Arts center of Coastal Carolina at 7:30 PM April 6 and 2:30 PM April7. 843-842-2787.

May 1 to June 2, 2019: "A Chorus Line" examines a day in the life of 17 dancers vying for a spot on a chorus line of a Broadway musical. Featuring the music of Marvin Hamlisch and winner of nine Tony awards. At the Arts center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

April 25 to May 5, 2019: "Barefoot in the Park" the classic comedy by Neil Simon. Presented by the Lean Ensemble Theater at the Main Street Theater. Call for times. 843-715-6676. 

June 26 to August 4, 2019: "Legally Blonde", a feel-good romantic comedy nominated for seven tony Awards. At the Arts center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

July 15, 2019: Henry Cho, the "Asian with a southern accent" and Comedy Central standup comedian at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

August 15 and 16, 2019: "Rebel Rebel", a tribute to David  Bowie, a theatrical concert backed by a full rock band. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

October 1 to October 27, 2019: Agatha Christi's "Murder on the Orient Express" At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 843-842-2787.

December 4 to December 29, 2019: "Kiss Me, Kate", Tony Award winning story of romance and comedy. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 843-842-2787.

February4 to February 23, 2020: Neil Simon's "Rumors" a Tony Award nominated comedic romp. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 843-842-2787.

April 29 to May 24, 2020: "Kinky Boots", winner of six Tony Awards with music and lyrics by Cyndi Lauper. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 843-842-2787.

June 17 to July26, 2020: "Footloose", musical with 80's pop anthems. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 843-842-2787.

Music

January 6, 2019: The Jazz Vibes Showcase features four of today's best vibraphonists with Martin Lesch and others. Dedicated to Bob Masteller. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

January 12 to  January 14, 2019: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra will perform Hayden, Boulogne, Dvorak, and Hayden at Soundwaves, 7 Lagoon Rd. January 12 and 14 at 8:00 PM, January 13 at 3:00 PM. 843-842-2055.

January 27 and January 28, 2019: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra will perform Chopin Piano Concerto #1 and Tchaikovsky Symphony #6 at the First Presbyterian Church. 5:00 PM January 27, 8:00 PM January 28. 843-842-2055.

February 10 and February 11, 2019: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra will perform Debussy Clair De Lune and Beethoven Symphony #6 at the First Presbyterian Church. 5:00 PM February 10, 8:00 PM February 11. 843-842-2055.

February 14, 2019: The Sullivan Fortner Jazz Trio will present a program of blues and jazz at Soundwaves, 7 Lagoon Rd. at 6:00 PM. Sponsored by the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. There will be hot Hors d'Oeuvres and a cash bar. 843-842-2055. 

February 24 and 25, 2019: "Coastal Traditions" - the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Ranky Tanky, The Savannah Children's Choir, and The Hilton Head Dance Theater in a program of soulful songs of the Gullah culture. The program will include jazz, funk, gospel and R&B. At the First Presbyterian Church at 5:00PM Sunday and 8:00 PM Monday (the Website is misleading). 843842-2055.

March 11 to March 18, 2019: The Hilton Head International Piano competition. 20 pianists from 10 countries compete for cash prizes and performance opportunities. Details have not been made available. Call 843-842-2055 for information.

March 22, 2019: The Hilton Head Choral Society presents "Spring Serenade" at the First Presbyterian Church at 8:00 PM 843-341-3818.

May 26, 2019: The Hilton Head Choral Society presents "America sings" at the First Presbyterian Church at 7:00 PM 843-341-3818.

March 28 to March 30, 2019: "Get the Lead Out", a Led Zeppelin tribute group at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 8:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

March31 and April 1, 2019: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Viva Italiano! Music by Verdi, Rossini and Respighi. At 5:00 PM Sunday, 8:00 PM Monday at the First Presbyterian Church. 843-842-2055.

April 9 and 10, 2019: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra with guests Reggie Deas and Deas Guys present a program of classical jazz under a tent at the Veteran's Memorial Park at Shelter Cove. Table seating is available. Details here.

April 13, 2019: The Blakemore Trio play Haydn, Schoenberg and Rachmoninov  Sponsored by the Hilton Head Chamber Music Institute at Soundwaves, 7 Lagoon Rd. at 7:30 PM. 843-842-2055.

May 4 to May 6, 2019: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra season finale at Soundwaves. A program of Ravel, Mozart and Schubert. At 8:00 PM Saturday and Monday, 3:00 PM Sunday. At Soundwaves, 7 Lagoon Rd. 843-842-2055.

June 22 and June23, 2019: Hilton Head Music Festival at Honey Horn featuring 16 performers. Starts at 3:00 PM Saturday and 12:30 PM Sunday. http://hhimusicfest.com/

August 15 and 16, 2019: "Rebel Rebel", a tribute to David  Bowie, a theatrical concert backed by a full rock band. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina  843-842-2787.

August 30 to September 1, 2019: "Kenny Cetera's Chicago Experience" a tribute to the music of Chicago by the brother of Chicago's lead singer . At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. 843-842-2787.

October 20 and 21, 2019: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra season opening presents a program of Strauss, Beethoven and Prokofiev at the First Presbyterian Church 843-842-2055.

November 17 and 18, 2019: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents a program of Rachmaninov and Franck at the First Presbyterian Church 843-842-2055.

December 1 and 2, 2019: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents "A visit form St. Nicholas" with the Hilton Head Dance Theater First Presbyterian Church 843-842-2055.

January 12 and 13, 2020: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents a program of Dvorak, Beethoven and Bartok at the First Presbyterian Church 843-842-2055

January 26 and 27, 2020: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents a program of Mozart, Montgomery and Saint Saenz at the First Presbyterian Church 843-842-2055.

February 9 and 10, 2020: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents "Superheroes!", a program featuring scores from superhero movies at the First Presbyterian Church 843-842-2055.

February 23 and 24, 2020: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents a program of Vaughan Williams and Elgar at the First Presbyterian Church 843-842-2055.

March 22 and 23, 2020: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents a program of Brahms, Wagner and Rimsky-Korsakov at the First Presbyterian Church 843-842-2055.

April 7 and 8, 2020: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Symphony Under the Stars "Dream a Little Dream". Venue to be announced.  843-842-2055.

April 26 and 27, 2020: The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra season finale program of Mendelssohn's Elijah, with the Hilton Head Symphony Chorus and Georgia Southern University Chorale at the First Presbyterian Church 843-842-2055.

Festivals

September 15, 2018: The Italian Heritage Festival celebrates the culture of Italian people with food, music, competition  (grape stomping and pizza eating) and games. 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at honey Horn plantation. 401-524-1416.

September 22, 2018: The Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival  - shrimp tasting contest. food, craft beer, live music, fun zone for children. Harbour town in Sea Pines plantation. On the field near the Liberty Oak. 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. 843-384-5095.

September 23, 2018: Harbour Town Fall Fest - a sidewalk sale, live music, water sports, tours and boat rides, dining and kids activities. Classic cars will be displayed by the Carolina Dreamers Car Club. 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM in Harbour Town. 843-842-1979.

September 30, 2018: "Que Rico!" Latin American food festival. Food from Mexico, El Salvador and Honduras, live music, dancing, kids zone. Benefits the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic. Shelter Cove Community park 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

October 5, 2018: Burger, Bacon and Barbeque fest at Shelter Cove Community Park from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. The top chefs in the area will feature their dishes and there will be a beer garden with craft beers, live entertainment and kids activities. 843-681-7273.-

November 9 and November 10, 2018: The Hilton Head Island Oyster festival sponsored by the Island Recreation Center at Shelter Cove Community Park, starting at 5:00 PM.

November 17, 2018: The Italian Heritage Festival from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM at the Coastal discovery Museum at Honey Horn. 843-897-1148.

December 7, 2018: Winter Wonderland festival - hayrides, petting zoo, carnival games, trampoline bungee, rock wall and Mr. and Mrs. Santa. Target age 3-12. At the Shelter Cove Community Park from 4:00 pm to 8:00 PM. 843-681-7273.

February 9, 2019: "A taste of Gullah", a native islander celebration including story telling, music arts, crafts and lowcountry culinary specialties. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina Noon to 3:00 PM. 843-842-2787.

March 22 and March 23, 2019: "Wingfest" At the Shelter Cove Community Park from 5:00 PM. Friday and 6:00 PM Saturday.843-681-7273.

May 18, 2019: Seventh Annual Fiesta de Mayo and Taco competition. Latino culture and great tacos. 11:00 AM to 9:00 PM at the Shelter Cove Community Park.

June 22 and June23, 2019: Hilton Head Music Festival at Honey Horn featuring 16 performers. Starts at 3:00 PM Saturday and 12:30 PM Sunday. http://hhimusicfest.com/

 

Other activities

October 1, 2018 to January 31, 2019: A Public Art Exhibition at Honey Horn will feature 19 sculptures along a one mile path. 843-681-9100.

October 27, 2018: "Pumpkin Patch" - a festival for kids. Dress in costume, and enjoy painting, carnival games, a petting zoo. A safe environment to kick off the Halloween season. Free for kids from 2 to 15 (target age 2-12). At the Shelter Cove Community Park from 4:00 to 8:00 PM.

October 31, 2018: "Trunk-O-Ween", a trick or treat fest featuring classic cars and Halloween decorations. Come in your costume from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Shelter Cove Town Center. Free.

November 19 to December 31, 2018: Shelter Cove Town Center Christmas lighting display.

November 23, 2018: Santa visits at the Shelter Cove Town Center noon to 2:00 PM.

November 30, and December7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 22 2018: Santa visits at the Shelter Cove Town Center 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

November 24, 2018: Community Christmas tree lighting and art show. Arts, crafts, face painting, barbecue and hot chocolate at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina 3:30 to 5:30 PM. 843-842-2787.

Thanksgiving to Christmas: Christmas lights can be seen, typically between Thanksgiving and Christmas or a little later at : Shelter Cove Town Center, Shelter Cove Marina, Hilton Head Fire and Rescue #3 (534 Wm. Hilton Pkwy., next to the First Presbyterian Church and Bargain Box), South Beach Marina, Harbour Town marina, and Compass Rose Park. See here.

December 1, 2018:  Santa visits at the Shelter Cove Town Center 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

December 7, 2108: "Winter Wonderland Festival" A safe environment for kids to start the holiday season. There will be carnival games, children's parade, candy cane hunt and more. At the Shelter Cove Community Park from 4:00 to 8:00 PM. Free admission, extra cost for concessions, trampoline bungee rides, and rock wall. 843-681-7273.

March 9, 2019: Youth Arts Fest, students and their families can enjoy arts and crafts and the Promising Picassos art exhibition. At The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina 11:00 AM to 1:00PM. 843-842-2787.

March 16, 2019: Public wine tasting. 250 wines from all over the world, Sysco Outdoor Gourmet Challenge, live entertainment, waiter's race, silent auction. At Harbour Town from11:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

March 17, 2019: The Annual St. Patrick's Day parade at 3:00 PM. Pope Ave. between Coligny Plaza and Office Park Rd.

March 23, 2019: The Bourbon Ball gala. Outdoor tented venues include bourbon tasting, hors d'oeuvres, cigar lounge and bluegrass music. An  auctioneer will take bids on various bucket list items, and  a finale performance by Laura Bell Bundy, of Broadway's Legally Blonde. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina at 6:00 PM. 843-686-3945.

April 15 to April 21, 2019: The RBC Heritage golf tournament will be held at Harbour Town Golf Links.

 

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
 George Bernard Shaw

This page  Updated 08/31/2019

 

 

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