JULY 4TH PARADE: Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog or kids for a fun-filled parade around Harbour Town. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse at 8:30 a.m. to register and pick up decorating supplies. Parade line-up begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. and entries will be judged on patriotism. Supplies are limited to the first 100 registered. Following the parade, join us for carnival games, inflatables and more. 843-842-1979.
Main Street Youth Theatre Presents “Grease”: Relive the 1950s with the high-energy musical “Grease.” Starring local teenagers, this classic love story features the hot-rodding gangster Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski, the sweet new girl in town. Tickets are $19 for adults and $12 for students. 7 p.m. & 2 p.m. Main Street Youth Theatre, 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6246 or www.msyt.org.
“Saturday Night Fever”: Get your bell bottoms out and your boogie shoes on for the Southeastern premiere of “Saturday Night Fever” at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. A new generation of performers presents the soaring sounds and pulsating rhythms of this coming-of-age disco fantasy. Tickets are $50 for adults and $37 for children. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.
JULY 2-AUG. 5
Featured artist Gerry Díaz presents “Renacimiento” at the Society of Bluffton Artists Gallery: Diaz is from Puerto Rico and was inspired to translate his feelings into art as he watched the post-hurricane struggle his home continues to go through. Opening reception 3-5 p.m. July 8.6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or www.sobagallery.com.
“Side By Side”: Photographers and Artists Pair Up: The Society of Bluffton Artists presents "Side By Side," an art exhibit that explores photography and mixed media. There are 13 photographers and more than 40 artists involved. One artist will receive the "People's Choice" award. Open reception is 3-5 p.m. July 8, SoBA gallery, 6 Church St., Bluffton. 843-757-658 or www.sobagallery.com.
“Glimpses of Gullah,” Art by Samantha Claar Exhibit: More than 150 pieces of local artwork inspired by the rich culture and history of the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina. Free and open to the public, with a reception on July 11. Art League Gallery, inside Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060.
JULY 3,11,19 AND 25
Sea Turtles of Hilton Head Island: Learn about the life of sea turtles on Hilton Head Island from marine biologist Amber Kuehn. Learn about different types of sea turtles, their nesting patterns and the best ways to protect them as they venture to our shores. Cost is $19 per adult, $15 per child (ages 12 and younger) and reservations are required. 8-9 p.m., Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979.
July 4th Parade: Show off your red, white and blue spirit by decorating your bicycle, wagon, dog or kids for a fun-filled parade around Harbour Town. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Harbour Town Lighthouse at 8:30 a.m. to register and pick up decorating supplies. Parade line-up begins promptly at 9:30 a.m. and entries will be judged on patriotism. Supplies are limited to the first 100 registered. Following the parade, join us for carnival games, inflatables and more. 843-842-1979.
Blockbuster July 4th Celebration: Before fireworks over Broad Creek at dusk, entertainer and musician Shannon Tanner will perform from 6:30-8 p.m. American flags will be distributed at 5 p.m. to the first 1,000 people who arrive by the King Neptune statue. Family entertainment from 6-9 p.m. including Cappy the Clown, face painting, hair braiding, balloon animals and sand art. 843-686-9098 or go to the Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina Facebook page.
Fourth of July Fireworks at Harbour Town: Join the festivities in Sea Pines’ Harbour Town for a fireworks extravaganza over the famous Harbour Town Lighthouse and Calibogue Sound. Food, fun and live music. Free. 9 p.m., Harbour Town, Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979.
DUELING PIANOS - Dueling pianos is sing-along entertainment—think two grand pianos on a stage with two players who sing and entertain. It is part music and part comedy with audience participation. Song llists are handed out to the audience along with request lists. Ellie Stewart and David Ross are the dynamic, dueling piano duo bringing the musical art form back to the island. 8 p.m. nightly. Cheap Seats Tavern on July 5, Club Seats Grille on July 6 and Cheap Seats Riverwalk on July 7. For more information or reservations call 843-363-2582 or visit cheapseatstavern.com
JULY 5-AUG. 16
Movie Nights in the Park: After the sun sets over Broad Creek, watch favorites on a 20-foot movie screen. Beach chairs, blankets and take-out food from merchants recommended. Free. 9 p.m. every Thursday, Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-2228.
JULY 6-AUG. 17
Sunset Celebration Summer Concert: Bring a beach chair, blanket, and pick up a picnic from one of our local merchants. Live local music and laid back family entertainment brought to you by the merchants of Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Free. 7-10 p.m. every Friday night, Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-2228.
Palmetto Bluff summer concert series: Lowcountry Boil: Local favorite bluegrass group Lowcountry Boil perfroms. Cost is $25 per car at the gate. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Beaufort County. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the concert begins at 6:30 p.m. Bring your own chairs. Food and beverages will be available for purchase (cash sales only).
John Hardy Special Event | 5-7 PM, Forsythe Jewelers will transform into the island of Bali TONIGHT! Join us for an exciting trunk featuring John Hardy's newest collections, including one-of-a-kind pieces from the Cinta Collection. Enjoy refreshments, the opportunity to have your jewelry professionally cleaned, and a goodie bag just for attending!
JULY 12-AUG. 9
Dementia Dialogues: This free five-week training is a part of USC’s Arnold School of Public Health. CEUs available. 2-4 p.m Thursdays from July 12-Aug. 9 at Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. To register, call 843-842-6688.
JULY 16-AUG. 6
Brain Boosters 101: Brain Boosters 101 is an is introductory course with a broad approach to brain health and healthy habits. Cost is $80 for four sessions. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Mondays, July 16-Aug. 6, Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6688.
JULY 18-AUG. 8
Brain Boosters 201: This course is the advanced “deep dive” into how the brain works, with anatomy and physiology. This enhanced course includes bonus information about how to adopt sustainable brain-healthy strategies. Brain Boosters 101 is recommended before taking this course. Cost is $80 for four sessions. 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesdays, July 18-Agu. 8, Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6688.
The Life Tour: Boy George & Culture Club and The B-52s perform with special guest Tom Bailey of the Thompson Twins. 7 p.m., Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston. 800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com.
Bluffton Sunset Party and May River Shrimp Festival: This two-night event capitalizes on the May River’s fantastic sunsets, which are even better with live music, craft beer and delicious food from local vendors. Come by boat, bike or golf cart. Lawn chairs and leashed pets are permitted, but no outside food or drinks. Cost is $5; all proceeds go to charity. Children ages 12 and younger get in free. Free parking. 5-9 p.m. July 19, with live music from The Chiggers and the Horan Brothers Band, Two Guys from OCD and La Bodega. 4- 9 p.m. July 20. Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or www.blufftonsunsetparty.com.
The Comedy of Louie Anderson: 2 shows – 5pm & 8pm
Iconic comedian Louie Anderson, three-time Emmy Award® winner, is one of the country’s most recognized and adored comics; named by Comedy Central as “One of 100 Greatest Stand-Up Comedians of All Time.” His career has spanned more than 30 years. He is a best-selling author, star of his own standup specials and sitcoms and he continues to tour the country performing to standing-room-only crowds worldwide. Currently, Anderson co-stars along with Zach Galifianakis and Martha Kelly in the hit FX comedy series Baskets. Tickets are $47. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or www.artshhi.com.
Full Moon Shore Explore: Discover our beaches under a full moon. Search for nocturnal life like ghost crabs and other sea creatures that scurry throughout our dunes and surf systems. Cost is $16 per adult, $11 per child ages 12 and younger; reservations are required. 8-9:30 p.m., Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979.
SAVE THE DATE
Hootie and the Blowfish: This annual Homegrown Concert will feature Hootie and the Blowfish on the stage for two days of music and fundraising to celebrate the band’s South Carolina roots. This year, the show will open with direct support from the Charleston band Blue Dogs. Tickets range from $35 to $60. Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston. www.Hootie.com.
Jason Mraz, “Good Vibes” tour: Jason Mraz, winner of multiple Grammy Awards, will be joined by his SuperBand and special guest Brett Dennen at this stop of his “Good Vibes” summer tour. Volvo Car Stadium, 161 Seven Farms Drive, Charleston. 800-745-3000 or www.jasonmraz.com/tour.
Portraiture in Pastel Workshop with Vilas Tonape: Learn from the same artist who gave portraiture lessons to President George W. Bush. This is a rare opportunity to explore portrait drawing in soft pastel medium with professor Vilas Tonape, an internationally recognized artist and teacher. Open to students of all skill levels. Cost is $360 for Art League members and $400 for non-members. 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or www.artleaguehhi.org.
CSNsongs – The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
AUG. 31 & SEPT 1-2
CSNsongs is performed by seven extremely talented musicians who were heavily influenced by the finest folk/rock group of all time, Crosby Stills Nash and Young. The harmonious vocals they are so well known for are heard in every song -- "Teach Your Children," "Suite: Judy," "Our House," "Love The One You're With" and so many more. A musical experience you won’t forget!
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, HHI, SC 29928, Tickets are $49 Box Office: 843-842-ARTS or www.artshhi.com
Beaufort First Fridays after 5: Enjoy live music, refreshments, local merchants and the best of downtown Beaufort from 5-8 p.m. on the first Friday of every month. Free.
Shelter Cove Sunset Celebration: Shelter Cove Community Park will be rocking every Friday night. All you need is a blanket or a beach chair for this family-friendly concert series. Music schedule: July 6, Headliners; July 13, Target the Band; July 20, Deaz Guys; July 27, Cranford Hollow. Free. 7-10 p.m. through Aug. 17, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.
Gregg Russell Under the Oak Tree: Harbour Town will be jamming with the familiar voice of Gregg Russell, who has been playing on the island for decades, from Sunday to Friday every week. Free to Sea Pines guests or $6 per car at the security gate. 8 p.m. through August 24.
Harbourfest/ Shannon Tanner: Hilton Head’s beloved Shannon Tanner will play a fun, kid-friendly show from 6:30-8 p.m. Mondays-Fridays at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, from Memorial Day to Aug. 31. Free. Go on Tuesday and stay for fireworks. Tanner and the Oyster Reefers will also play an island-inspired live concert Thursday nights at 7 p.m. for Parrot Palooza through Aug. 16. Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.
Coligny Summer Entertainment: Join us for summer entertainment seven nights a week at the Coligny Center Stage. Live music and family entertainment nightly starting at 6:30 p.m. Mondays: Magic with Gary Maurer. Tuesdays: Classic Rock With 2 Sons. Wednesdays: Pop Hits with the Nice Guys. Thursdays: Southern rock with Cranford & Friends. Fridays: Island vibes with Dean St. Hillaire. Saturdays: Modern hits with Juliet Muldrew. Sundays: The Nicest Music With The Nicest Guys in the World. Wednesdays and Sundays: American funk with La Bodega. Coligny Plaza, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6050 or www.colignyplaza.com.
Where's the Wag Wednesday?: Check out the Hilton Head Humane Association’s Facebook page between noon-1 p.m. every Wednesday in July for clues about where the week’s pop-up event event will be and which of the shelter’s dogs will be there. Guess correctly and win a prize. 843-681-8686 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018 Fireworks Shows: Families come back annually for these events and Falcon Fireworks will give them a spectacular show, especially on July 4. Visitors and locals alike gather on boats or at restaurants or any location on the island where the iconic show can be viewed to be awed by the summertime magic. Every Tuesday starting July 10. Shelter Cove Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 877-567-6513 or www.palmettodunes.com.
Sea Turtle Life: Explore the amazing journey of loggerhead sea turtles from eggs to adulthood. Discover how easy it is to help protect these fascinating sea creatures. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 4-12; reservations are required. 1 p.m. every Thursday, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 877-567-6513.
Freshwater Fishing: Enjoy a relaxing morning fishing from the shore by the beautiful lakes of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Supplies provided. Cost is $18 for adults and $13 for children ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required. 9-10:30 a.m. Mondays-Thursdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.
Monday Night Exhibition: Join us for an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and our traditional fishbowl sale. This event is sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson. 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 27, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 8843-363-4495 or www.seapines.com/events.
Dive-In Movie: Enjoy a fun summer night floating on a tube at the Harbour Town swimming pool while watching a movie and eating pizza with your family. Cost is $13 per adult, $10 per child ages 12 and younger. Reservations are required. 8 p.m. Tuesdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.
Beach Yoga: Enjoy the beautiful views of the ocean as you relax and focus on strength, flexibility, and balance. Please bring your own beach towel to use as your yoga mat, and meet our instructor on the beach behind the Sea Pines Beach Club. Cost is $15 per adult and reservations are required. 8 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.
Tie-Dye T-Shirts: Join us at the Sea Pines Beach Club and create a tie-dyed T-shirt with The Sea Pines Resort logo. Sizes available are youth small through adult sizes. Cost is $16 per shirt. Noon-2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com/events.
Forest Preserve Wagon Journey: Sit back, relax and experience the animals and plant life of the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Cost is $16 for adults and $13 per child ages 12 and younger; reservations are required. 5-6 p.m. and 6:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays, The Sea Pines Resort, 32 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.seapines.com/events.
Lowcountry Critters with Joe Maffo: Joe Maffo with Critter Management will bring along some of his “friends” to share with everyone. This casual meet-and-greet will help participants learn more about the alligators, snakes, turtles and other critters that share Hilton Head Island with us. Cost is $10 per adult and $5 per child ages 12 and younger; those younger than 5 get in free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays, Coastal Discover Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. www.coastaldiscovery.org.
Explore Honey Horn: The Coastal Discovery Museum will lead you on a guided tour around its picturesque and historic grounds. You will visit the salt marsh, see historic buildings, and learn about the gardens, plants and trees on site. Your museum guide will share stories about Honey Horn’s past and its natural history. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children and reservations are required. 11 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 224, or www.coastaldiscovery.org/calendar.
Hands-On History 2018: See history come alive through these hands-on, family-friendly programs led by experienced first-person interpreters. Planned activities include Games of the Past, Camp Dig It, Living History with Capt. William Hilton and Indigo Discovery with Eliza Lucas Pinckney. Cost is $12 for adults and $10 for children ages 5-12; reservations are required. 10:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 2-4 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island.
Garvin-Garvey Cottage Tours: Visit the newly opened Garvin-Garvey Freedman’s Cottage. $5 per person. By appointment, Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton. www.townofbluffton.sc.gov/garvin-garvey.
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 the location where planters’ antebellum church and muster house used to be. $12 per adult, $7 per child. Registration is required. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, intersection of U.S. 278 and Mathews Drive. 843-686-6050 or www.heritagelib.org.
Tour Historic Fort Mitchel in Hilton Head Plantation: Join the Heritage Library for a tour of the Civil War battery on Skull Creek, built to protect Port Royal Sound and the Seabrook Coaling Station. $12 per adult and $7 per child. Registration is required. 10 a.m. Thursdays, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6050 or www.heritagelib.org.
Historic Tours by Bicycle: Take a ride along the waterfront corridor of Squire Pope Road and learn about Hilton Head Island’s unique and rich history, including its Native Americans history, the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Gullah community and more. The tour lasts about 90 minutes and is safe, casual and fun. Helmets are required; bug spray and water are suggested. Bring your own bike. $15 for adults and $10 for children ages 10 and older. 10 a.m. Wednesdays, leaving from 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. www.heritagelib.org.
Farmers Market of Bluffton: The market is now open with additional public parking provided by the town of Bluffton. An artisan showcase on the first Thursday of every month highlights a rotating group of local artists and their fine craftsmanship. Keep an eye out for new food and farm vendors this year and find your next favorite thing. 1-6 p.m. Thursdays, 1271 May River Road, Bluffton. www.farmersmarketbluffton.org.
Tea Time at Rose Hill Mansion: 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. $40 per person. 2 p.m. Tuesdays, Rose Hill Mansion, 199 Rose Hill Way, Bluffton. 843-757-6046.
Golf Clinics for All Ages: Group and individual golf programs for adults and juniors led by PGA professional Jeff Picus of Excel and Enjoy Golf Academy. Registration is required. Times vary, Country Club of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Island. 843-295- 8888 or email@example.com.
Helping Parents Heal: This nonprofit organization is dedicated to assisting parents who have lost children, giving them support and resources to aid in the healing process. 1-3 p.m. on the second Sunday of every month, Unitarian Universalist Church, 110 Malphrus Road, Bluffton. 201-233-6015 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fishing & Crabbing Lessons: Ben Green with Mt. Calvery Missionary Baptist Church on Squire Pope Road will offer a free missionary program that teaches children fishing and crabbing skills. Every Saturday, Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-816-0172.
Adult Wine and Paint Night: 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. Thursdays, Art League Academy, 106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-5738 or www.artleaguehhi.org.