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Historic MitchelvilleJUNE 15-16

Mitchelville Preservation Project will host the 2018 Juneteenth Celebration on June 15-16 at Hilton Head Island’s Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park.

Also referred to as Emancipation Day or Freedom Day, Juneteenth is a holiday in the United States that commemorates the announcement of the abolition of slavery in June 1865 throughout the Confederate South.

ride silenceRide of Silence, an annual bike ride to honor those injured or killed while cycling on public roadways, will take place on Hilton Head Island on May 16. Sponsored locally by Kickin’ Asphalt Bicycle Club and part of an international observance, the silent procession begins with a safety briefing and sign-in at 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot of Street Meet in the Port Royal Plaza Shopping Center on Mathews Drive.


boatshowBoats of all types and sizes will be on display at the 14th annual Hilton Head Island Boat Show, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 5-6 at Windmill Harbour Marina.

Take a look at sailboats, powerboats, watercraft and kayaks — both in the water and parked on trailers — and meet vendors offering marine services, gear, financing, insurance, clothing, sunglasses, art, books and more. The South Carolina Yacht Club will have food and drinks for sale, and there will be live music, clinics, workshops and demonstrations.


The newest Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island fundraiser offers a whole new way to burn calories and work up a sweat — all while watching the waves roll in.

Walk, Run, Spin the Beach will be held May 12 at Coligny Beach, featuring a multifaceted workout that will get hearts pumping for a good cause. The hard-packed sands and cooling sea breezes of Coligny Beach are the perfect setting for a 5K or 10K walk/run along the water’s edge. Or stay put and join an energetic spin class led by a team of talented instructors on the deck of the world-famous Tiki Hut. Or, of course, you could do both.

Walk for DomAfter her son was killed just nine days after his 17th birthday — the victim of a tragic and senseless act of gun violence — Rudy Milton knew she had to turn her nearly unbearable pain into positive action.

Dominique Williams was a promising athlete and musician before he became a statistic, another victim of a nationwide epidemic. Milton was determined to preserve his memory while helping to save someone else’s child from the same fate.

JUNE 10 


Due to bad weather, the Celebrate Mexican culture with this festival of live music, dance competitions, performances, a kids' zone and La Batalla de los Tacos (Battle of the Tacos) will be held June 10th. Noon-9 p.m. at Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 

Robert PilonpressVolunteers in Medicine HHI announces a special “One Night Only” performance on April 27 by award winning stage, television and recording artist, Robert Pilon. Pilon has toured worldwide, recorded CD’s, starred in an award winning television special, played the signature roles in Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera as well as performed at many other prominent venues.  Not new to Hilton Head Island, Pilon’s numerous charitable events include performing for the Boys and Girls Club’s Gala.