First Thursdays Art Market: Meet more than two dozen local artists as they present their work on the first Thursday of the month. Stroll the plaza, see the exhibits, talk with artists and enjoy live music, complimentary wine samples and more. As a special treat, the July art market features several artists painting live in the plaza. Free entry. 4-7 p.m., The Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-5699 or theshopsatseapinescenter.com.
Movie Nights in the Park: “Jumanji”: Watch this blockbuster hit under the stars on a 20-foot movie screen. Bring beach chairs, blankets and take-out food. Free. 8:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. sheltercovetownecentre.com.
The Etienne Charles Quartet at the Jazz Corner: $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
Waterside Sidewalk Sale: Enjoy great savings during this semiannual sidewalk sale. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3090 or sheltercovetownecentre.com.
Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend: The Plant Riverside District will host this fun and family-friendly weekend featuring live music, performances, mini golf and more. Free. Times and events vary. Plant Riverside District, Savannah. plantriversidedistrict.com.
Chalk the Walk: Bring the family to Harbour Town and draw pictures of kindness and patriotism to brighten everyone’s day. Chalk provided. Free. 9-11 a.m., Harbour Town, 147 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or seapines.com.
CrossFit 843 Independence Day 5K: An exciting 5K and Kids Fun Run presented by CrossFit843 and Palmetto Running Company. Cost is $15 for Fun Run, $30 for 5K. 7:30 a.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com.
Firecracker 5K: Celebrate Independence Day with a run or family fun walk. This 35th annual event is the largest and oldest road race in Beaufort County. Cost is $35 for the 5K, $15 for the Children’s Fun Run. 8 a.m., Jarvis Creek Park, 100 Jarvis Park Road, Hilton Head Island. firecracker-5k.com.
HarbourFest Fourth of July: The biggest Fourth of July fireworks show on Hilton Head Island. Enjoy a show by Shannon Tanner, kids activities with Cappy the Clown and children’s train rides around the promenade. Free. 6 p.m., Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. sheltercoveharbourfest.com.
Salute From the Shore: A military flyover that will stretch the entire length of the South Carolina coast to honor our Armed Forces. Free. 1 p.m. salutefromtheshore.org.
Savannah’s Waterfront Independence Day Fireworks Show: Bring the whole family as Savannah lights up the sky with exciting Fourth of July fireworks. Free. 9:15 p.m. Riverfront Plaza, Savannah.
Super Summer Jams: A fun-filled, festive atmosphere with the highlight of the night fireworks starting around 9 p.m. Featuring inflatable bounce houses and face painting for a minimal fee. Bring your lawn chairs. Free. 6-10:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
Haig Point Foundation Charity Golf Tournament: The third annual event will feature a five-person shamble (four players, plus one golf professional). Participant contributions will be used to help the Foundation’s Board undertake Daufuskie Island community enhancement projects and build a reserve to be used immediately in emergency situations, like hurricanes. Cost is $300. 10:15 a.m., Haig Point, 10 Haig Point Court, Hilton Head Island. artleaguehhi.org.
Exhibit: “Audio Visuals”: Hilton Head Island native and artist Kristin Griffis will have her music-inspired paintings on display, featuring art that is child-like and fun with bright colors and bold strokes. An artist’s reception is July 7, 5-10 p.m. Free. 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Mondays-Saturdays; Noon-4 p.m., Sundays. Art League Gallery, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or artleaguehhi.org.
SOBA Annual Judged Show Ceremony: The winning Lowcountry artists from The Society of Bluffton Artists’ 27th Annual Judged Show will be announced live from a special awards ceremony. Their work will be on display through Aug. 1. Free. 5-7 p.m., SOBA Art Gallery, 6 Church Street, Bluffton. 843-757-6586 or sobagallery.com.
Sethi Couture Trunk Show: A three-day event featuring the intricate work and design of Sethi Couture’s rare and unusual diamond jewelry collection. Enjoy a complimentary gift with your Sethi Couture purchase. Reservations suggested. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or forsythejewelers.biz.
NAMI Zoom Family Support Group: A support group for family members and caregivers of people with mental health conditions. Free. 7 p.m. Register for Zoom link. 843-636-3100 or namilowcountry.org.
Movie Nights in the Park: “Minions”: Watch this blockbuster hit under the stars on a 20-foot movie screen. Bring beach chairs, blankets and take-out food. Free. 8:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. sheltercovetownecentre.com.
The Noel Freidline Quartet at the Jazz Corner: Featuring Adam McKnight. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
Pick Up and Jog: The Outside Foundation and Palmetto Running Company have partnered to keep our Earth and the Lowcountry clean. Begin with a run or jog, then complete a trash pickup. Bags provided, please bring gloves and masks. 7 a.m., Burkes Beach, 60 Burkes Beach Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com.
Bluffton Artisan Market: An open-air market, featuring local makers with live music and food trucks. Free entry. 1-5 p.m., Burnt Church Distillery, 120 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. lcmade.com.
A Conversation with Preslaysa Williams: Join USCB Center for the Arts for a conversation and meet-and-greet book signing with award-winning author and actress Preslaysa Williams. Cost is $10. 6 p.m., USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort. 843-521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com
Sunset 5K: Kick off the May River Shrimp Festival with an exciting 5K through the streets of Historic Old Town Bluffton. A percentage of proceeds will benefit a local charity. Registration is $35 before July 10, $40 July 11-13. 7:30 p.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or bearfootsports.com.
LIVE After Five: Every third Thursday of the month is Downtown Beaufort's newest recurring monthly party with live music, local artists, late night shopping and drink and food specials. Free. 5-8 p.m., Downtown Beaufort, Beaufort. “Like” the event on Facebook.
Martinis at the Mansion: The Mansion on Forsyth Park’s charity networking series will take place on the third Thursday of every month to benefit a different local nonprofit. Admission is a suggested $5 donation. 5:30-7 p.m., Mansion on Forsythe Park, 700 Drayton Street, Savannah. 912-238-5158 or kesslercollection.com.
Movie Nights in the Park: “The Secret Garden”: Watch this blockbuster hit under the stars on a 20-foot movie screen. Bring beach chairs, blankets and take-out food. Free. 8:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. sheltercovetownecentre.com.
May River Shrimp Festival: Two fun evenings of live music, local food vendors and arts and crafts vendors to benefit the Gaelic Football Club and the Coastal Conservation Association. Cost is $10, free for children under 12. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or bearfootsports.com.
Nicki Parrott at the Jazz Corner: Featuring the All-Star Hilton Head Jazz Camp Faculty. $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
Beaufort Water Festival: A variety of fun and family-friendly events like an arts and crafts market, badminton tournament, live music, sports, competitions, fireworks and more. Free and ticketed events. Times and locations vary. Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, Beaufort. bftwaterfestival.com.
Bluffton Artisan Market: An open-air market, featuring local makers with live music and food trucks. Free entry. Noon-5 p.m., Martin Family Park, 68 Boundary Street, Bluffton. www.lcmade.com.
Fight or Flight: Buckle up and enjoy a flight of spirits, a curated cocktail, hors d'oeuvres and a silent auction. Cost is $75. 5-7 p.m., Burnt Church Distillery, 120 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. 843-636-3100 or namilowcountry.org.
Palmetto Bluff Artist in Residence: The two sisters behind BR Design Co. are this month’s artist in residence. Event details vary. 866-706-6565 or www.palmettobluff.com.
Free SoundWaves Concert: Enjoy a free concert on the SoundWaves Patio, sponsored by Coligny Plaza. Bring your own chairs. Free. 8-9:30 p.m., SoundWaves, 7 Lagoon Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2055 or www.hhso.org.
Movie Nights in the Park: “Free Willy”: Watch this blockbuster hit under the stars on a 20-foot movie screen. Bring beach chairs, blankets and take-out food. Free. 8:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.sheltercovetownecentre.com.
Fourth Friday Artists Market: Coligny Plaza and Art League of Hilton Head have partnered to create a monthly outdoor showcase of Lowcountry art and artists. Items for sale include paintings and illustrations, mixed media art, sculptures and more. Free entry. 4-7 p.m., Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-5060 or www.artleaguehhi.com.
Low Country Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony: The seventh annual induction ceremony, dinner and golf gala for the Low Country Golf Hall of Fame will include hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction and a cash bar. The event will induct Heidi Wright-Tennyson, John F. Farrell, Mark King and Pete Dye. Tickets are $125. 5:30 p.m., The Country Club of Hilton Head, 70 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-816-0898.
Pretty Darn at the Jazz Corner: $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or www.thejazzcorner.com.
Cooking Demo at Alexander’s: Gather round the table for a new cooking demonstration featuring how to make Oklahoma Onion Smash Burgers and Blueberry Hand Pies. All the money collected will go to the Deep Well Project. Cost is $25 per person. 2-3 p.m., Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar, 76 Queens Folly Road, Hilton Head Island. 866-921-6639 or www.alexandersrestaurant.com.
Movie Nights in the Park: “Hook”: Watch this blockbuster hit under the stars on a 20-foot movie screen. Bring beach chairs, blankets and take-out food. Free. 8:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. www.sheltercovetownecentre.com.
Dave Potter & Retro Groove at the Jazz Corner: $10. 7:30-11 p.m., The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or thejazzcorner.com.
THROUGH AUG. 22
Mamma Mia!: Nominated for five Tony Awards, this magical musical story follows a mother, a daughter, three possible Dads, and an unforgettable trip down the aisle. Ticket costs and times vary. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or artshhi.com.
SAVE THE DATE
Swing for the Future Golf Event: Tickets are now on sale for The Children's Center’s one-of-a-kind golf event with proceeds benefiting the organization’s mission to provide high-quality early education to families in need. Cost is $250 per player, $1,000 per foursome. Includes golf, cart, a box lunch and after-golf cocktails. Noon, Long Cove Club, 399 Long Cove Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-2739 or thechildrenscentersc.org.
Virtual Kid’s Story Time: Listen to Rebecca read family favorites about the Lowcountry’s natural and cultural history on the Coastal Discovery Museum’s Facebook page. Watch on Facebook Live at @coastaldiscoverymuseum. 843- 689-6767 or coastaldiscovery.org.
MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, FRIDAYS
Memory Matters: “Virtual Compass Classes”: An online program designed for adults experiencing mild to moderate cognitive impairment. Compass provides curriculum-based activities, physical exercise, relaxation techniques, life-long learning, small group discussions and socialization. 843-842-6688 or mymemorymatters.org.
MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS
Gregg Russell Summer Concerts: After a one-year, COVID-driven hiatus, beloved Sea Pines Resort entertainer Gregg Russell will be back this summer in Harbour Town performing his family-friendly concerts. Renowned for his interactive sing-alongs, the Hilton Head Island icon will take the stage below the famed Sea Pines Liberty Oak. Free. 8-9 p.m., Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. seapines.com.
Farmers & Makers Market: Now in its eighth year, the Market will present more fresh, local produce, seafood, breads and cheeses, crafts and artisans than ever before. Enjoy the colorful displays that grow and change each week throughout the season. Free entry. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island.
Hilton Head Island Farmers Market: Support our local farmers and producers and take home fresh produce, pasture-raised chicken, free range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, sausage, cookies, bread, she crab soup and more. Entrance and parking are free. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum. 70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head Island. 843-473-5231 or hhifarmersmarket.com.
Open Mic Night at Corks: Show up and show off your talent during this open mic night, every Tuesday night at Corks Bluffton. 7-10 p.m., Corks Wine Bar and Restaurant, 14 Promenade Street, Bluffton. 843-815-5168 or corkswinecobluffton.com.
Sit and Stitch in the Evening: Enjoy knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hook practice as Needlepoint Junction stays open late. All levels welcome. Outside food and drink permitted. Free. 5-8 p.m., Needlepoint Junction, Suite J-7-E, Village at Wexford, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8488 or needlepointjunctionhhi.com.
Summer Jams: A fun-filled, festive atmosphere with fireworks starting around 9 p.m. Kids of all ages can enjoy inflatable bounce houses and face painting for a minimal fee. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the fireworks. Free entry. 6-10:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
Party in the Park: Enjoy the beautiful new Lowcountry Celebration Park with a family happy hour, including live music, bounce houses and beverages. Free entry. 5:30-8 p.m., Lowcountry Celebration Park, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum Costumed Cemetery Tour: Visit the gravesites of four Revolutionary War heroes and learn about the blood skirmish fought just a few steps away. $15 Adult/$10 Child, 10:30 a.m., Corner of U.S. 278 & Matthews Dr, Hilton Head Island. Reservations required- 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org.
NAMI Connection Support Group: A peer-led recovery support group for people living with mental health conditions in which people learn from each other’s experiences, share coping strategies, and offer each other encouragement and understanding. Virtual the first and third Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.; in-person the second and fourth Wednesdays 6-7:30 p.m. Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island. 843-636-3100 or namilowcountry.org.
Marina Mornings: Outdoor Yoga: Practice yoga on the pavilion at Shelter Cove, with draft kombucha to follow. All levels welcome. Cost is $20. 9:30 a.m., Pure Salt Studios, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-707-7027 or puresaltstudios.com.
Civil War Era: Hilton Head Island was home to thousands of Union soldiers during the Civil War. Join this presentation featuring maps and historic photos of this time on Hilton Head from 1861-1865. Reservations required. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children. 3 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223. or coastaldiscovery.org.
Dueling Pianos Show: The only Dueling Pianos Show on Hilton Head Island takes place each Thursday night on the Rooftop Bar. Cost is $5. 8-11 p.m., Rooftop Bar at Poseidon, 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3838 or therooftophhi.com.
Farmers Market of Bluffton: New location! Meet local farmers, chefs and artisans every Thursday on Green Street. Buy a fresh assortment of strawberries, produce, beets, potatoes and more. Also, hear local, live entertainment and educational lectures. Noon-5 p.m., Martin Family Park, 71 Green Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447 or farmersmarketbluffton.org.
Historic Fort Mitchel Tours: Immerse yourself in the fascinating Civil War history of Hilton Head Island with a visit to Fort Mitchel. Costumed characters and an expert tour guide will demonstrate the vital historic importance of this place and the role the fort and its namesake, General Mitchel, played in shaping Hilton Head history, including historic Mitchelville. Cost is $15 for adults, $10 for children. 10:30-11:30 a.m., Hilton Head Plantation, 65 Skull Creek Drive, Hilton Head Island. 943-686-6560 or heritagelib.org.
Paint ’n Party Online: A fun evening of painting online. Any number of people can join, plus no need to pay for a babysitter or an expensive dinner out. Cost is $15 per household. 6:30-8:30 p.m. 843-342-5439 or scartstudio.com.
Sit and Stitch: Practice needlepoint every Friday during this casual sit and stitch event. All levels welcome. Free. 10 a.m., Needlepoint Junction, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Suite 6134, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8488 or shopneedlepointjunction.com.
Yoga on the Beach at Tybee: All levels are welcome to attend this beach yoga session on Tybee Island. Bring a beach towel or mat. Cost is $20. 9 a.m., North Beach at Tybee, Gulick Street, Tybee Island. “Like” the event on Facebook.
ALLIGATOR AND WILDLIFE BOAT TOUR
Alligator & Wildlife Boat Tour with H2O Sports in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Get an up-close view of indigenous plant and animal life, including the American alligator, on a one-hour guided boat tour. Reservations are required, 843-671-4386 or www.h2osports.com.
CURBSIDE CRAFTS TO-GO
Children and adults can order a variety of craft activities pre-assembled and ready to enjoy at your home or villa. Book online. Cost is $12-$20. Sea Pines Resort Fitness and Recreation Department, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 122, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or www.seapines.com.
TRAIL RIDES THROUGH THE SEA PINES FOREST PRESERVE WITH LAWTON STABLES
Trail Rides through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve with Lawton Stables. Meander through the preserve on horseback for the true feel of the untouched Lowcountry. Trail riders must be at least 8 years old. Reservations are required. 843-671-2586 www.lawtonstables.com.
PICKLEBALL AT PALMETTO DUNES
Learn how to play Pickleball with daily clinics and round robins at the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center in Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Courts and equipment are available to rent. Reservations recommended. www.palmettodunes.com
THE HARBOUR TOWN LIGHTHOUSE MUSEUM
Explore Hilton Head Island’s rich history and learn the story behind its famous lighthouse in a unique, museum-like setting. Admission is $4.25 per person, complimentary for children ages 5 and younger. 149 Lighthouse Rd. 843-671-2810 or www.harbourtownlighthouse.com.