Your Week Ahead on Hilton Head Island & Bluffton



Your Week Ahead:  

Looking for something fun to do this week? Find everything that is happening around the Lowcountry in our event calendar.

FOODSEUM AT THE CULINARY INSTITUTE OF THE SOUTH PRESENTS AMIRI FARRIS: An exhibit featuring bold works of art inspired by Lowcountry cuisine and Gullah culture. 10 am. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Culinary Institute of the South Buckwalter Place, 1 Venture Dr, Bluffton, SC

NOV 22-26
THANKSGIVING WAGON RIDES: Enjoy a festive fall wagon ride through the beautiful Sea Pines Preserve observing the abundant plant and wildlife. $15/child, $20/adult. Nov 22, 23, 25 at 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. and Nov 24 and 26 at 10a.m. and 11a.m. Book online or call 843-842-1979.

NOV. 23
SALTY DOG’S ANNUAL HOMECOMING: A Thanksgiving tradition in South Beach. Supporting The Deep Well Project. $10 Lowcountry Boil, live music and happy hour. 100% goes to Deep Well. 843-671-2233.

NOV. 24
COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING DINNER: Sponsored by St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks: Free, community Thanksgiving Dinner, with turkey, dressing and all the trimmings, served family style. Everyone is welcome. Donations will benefit Deep Well and Bluffton Self Help. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, 1 Hudson Rd, Hilton Head Island. 843-505-1370

NOV. 24-26
THANKSGIVING WITH STAN SMITH: Enjoy this Thanksgiving with Stan Smith, former U.S. Olympic Men’s Tennis coach and U.S. Open and Wimbledon Champion. This event is a unique opportunity to learn from Stan Smith and get to know him. 9a.m.- 12p.m. Sea Pines Racquet Club, 5 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. Reserve your space by calling 843-363-4495.

NOV. 25
THE OFFICIAL GIANT TREE LIGHTING: Kick off the holidays in South Beach. The lights go on at dark. Santa visits on his floating sleigh (3-3:30p.m.), s’mores and hot cocoa bar, multiple fire pits and a special holiday hour featuring fun festive drinks.

NOV.25-JAN. 1
SOUTH BEACH CHRISTMAS VILLAGE: Every evening at dusk thousands of lights illuminate South Beach into a festive wonderland. Don’t forget to check out the Christmas trains. 843-671-2233.

NOV. 25
GREGG RUSSELL THANKSGIVING CONCERT: Under the Liberty Oak Tree in Harbour Town for a special concert and the official lighting of the Harbour Town Christmas Tree. Complimentary concert. 7:30p.m.- 9:30p.m. Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843- 842-1979.

NOV. 25-26
PIANO 2 PIANO: SALUTE TO JAZZ PIANO GREATS FEATURING AWARD-WINNING PIANIST NOEL FREIDLINE Two concerts nightly: 6:30 and 9 p.m. Reservations highly recommended. The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-8620 or

NOV. 26
CARAMEL APPLE FESTIVAL: A family-friendly event with fall activities including games, crafts, a bounce house and more! Activities are priced separately. 1 p.m.- 3 p.m. Sea Pines Heritage Farm, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979.

NOV. 30
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE AT FORSYTHE JEWELERS: Browse a large selection of top brand jewelry designers including Roberto Coin, Marco Bicego, David Yurman, Lagos, Gabriel & Co, Sethe Couture, Jude Frances, Gurhan and more. And shop Mackenzie-Childs holiday décor and housewares in a fun and festive atmosphere. Enjoy complimentary gift wrapping with your purchase. 10a.m.- 6p.m. Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070.

NOV. 25- JAN. 1
HARBOUR TOWN LIGHTS: Enjoy strolling along the harbour, enjoying live entertainment and activities while taking in the festive, illuminated views of the lights of Harbour Town. Deep Well will be accepting donations of canned goods and unwrapped children’s toys at the well by the Liberty Oak Stage. 843-842-1979.

DEC. 3
DECK THE HULLS: America’s Boating Club of Hilton Head will hold its inaugural Christmas Boat Parade along Skull Creek. The evening event will feature a fleet of local watercraft in dramatic light displays, costumed crews, special effects and holiday decorations. Free and open to the public. 5:30 p.m.- 7:30 p.m.


DEC. 3
THE BAY POINT ISLAND FOUNDATION ANNUAL ART AUCTION: This event supports foundation projects, resources and research that protect and conserve the flora and fauna of Bay Point Island. Artists are invited to submit their work, including paintings, sculptures, weavings and jewelry by Nov. 23. Tickets are $25 and include drink, hors d’oeuvres and music. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Auction begins at 7p.m.

DEC. 3
51ST ANNUAL TREE LIGHTING AND CHRISTMAS PARADE: The Town of Bluffton’s Tree Lighting ceremony will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Martin Family Park followed by Santa’s Workshop at DuBois Park’s Pavilion. Bring blankets or chairs for the movie, “The Grinch” that will begin at 6:30 p.m. Christmas Parade will be at 10 a.m. on Dec. 3 in Bluffton’s Historic District. obc

HILTON HEAD CHORAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: MANY MOODS OF THE SEASON: Join the full chorus and orchestra as they perform seasonal favorites including the Christmas portion of Handel’s Messiah, and Robert Shaw’s The Many Moods of Christmas. 7:00 pm Prices start at $15. First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy, HHI.

DEC. 10
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA: Santa Claus is coming to town. Enjoy story time, hot breakfast, photo time and craft making. $10 per person. 9 a.m.- 10:30 a.m. Morris Center for the Lowcountry, 10782 S. Jacob Smart Blvd., Ridgeland, SC 29936. 843-284-9227.

DEC. 23
GREGG RUSSELL CHRISTMAS CONCERT: Relish the spirit of the holidays with an evening in Harbour Town as Gregg Russell plays guitar and singing holiday songs. Enjoy a special visit from Santa Claus following the show. Free. 7:30 p.m.- 9 p.m. Harbour Town, 149 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-1979 or

DEC. 31
NEW YEAR’S EVE CELEBRATION AT HARBOUR TOWN: Enjoy a festive New Year’s Celebration with food, fun, entertainment and live music throughout Harbour Town. Countdown to watch the ball drop from the top of the lighthouse as we welcome in the New Year! 843-842-1979.


MEMORY-ENHANCING CLASSES: A memory-enhancing program providing curriculum-based, mind-enhancing content to encourage socialization, stimulation and support for individuals newly diagnosed with early memory loss. Costs: 1 day per week is $200; 2 days per week is $350. In-person on Mondays & Wednesdays. Virtual classes are offered on Thursdays between 10:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. Memory Matters, 117 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6688 or

REST, RELAXATION AND REJUVENATION: Relax with private yoga in a Himalayan salt room (Halotherapy), heal your body in the Infrared sauna or book an appointment for a private massage or sound bath session. Call to book an appointment. Shelter Cove Lane and Marina, 9 Harbourside Lane, Suite B, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-2825 or

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. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum. 70 Honey Horn Dr, Hilton Head Island. 843-473-5231 or

THE FARMERS & MAKERS MARKET: Celebrate fresh, celebrate local. Now in its 9th year, the Market will present more fresh, local produce, more seafood, more breads and baked goods, and more crafts, artisans and “makers” than ever before. Free admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Shops at Sea Pines Center, 71 Lighthouse Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-5699 or

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. The 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

DUELING PIANOS SHOW: The only Dueling Pianos Show on Hilton Head Island takes place each Thursday night at the Rooftop Bar. 8-11 p.m., Rooftop Bar at Poseidon, 38 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3838 or

FARMERS MARKET OF BLUFFTON: Meet local farmers, chefs and artisans every Thursday on Boundary 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, 68 Boundary Street, Bluffton. 843-415-2447 or

THIRSTY THURSDAYS WINE TASTING: Hazel Dean’s Wine Tasting features four fabulous wines on the patio. 4-6pm. The cost is $20 and includes complimentary charcuteries. Must be at least 21. 843-802-2001 or

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

BEGINNER SHAG LESSONS AND SOCIAL DANCING: The Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club will host Friday night beginner shag lessons, followed by social dances. Lessons are open to couples, singles, and anyone who loves to dance. Dances are open to the public and all styles of dancers: shag, ballroom, swing, country, or line. Fee is $5. 5:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-6008 or

HILTON HEAD COMMUNITY MARKET: Each Saturday morning beginning Oct. 1. Food-focused market that also features a limited number of local artisans and makers each week. The Hilton Head Community Market is volunteer organized and run in partnership with Island Recreation. 50% of all vendor fees received will be donated to a different local non-profit organization each month. 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Shelter Cover Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island. @hhicommunitymarket on Facebook and Instagram. For inquiries, contact Colleen Laux at

PALM TREE & PISTONS: Local car show every second Saturday of each month. Next event Nov. 12. Showcases local vintage/antique, exotic, muscle and unique cars owned by locals. 9 a.m.-11 a.m. Sea Turtle Marketplace (in front of the former Steinmart), 430 William Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Island. Visit Facebook page Palm Trees & Pistons for more information.

BLUFFTON LOWCOUNTRY MADE MARKET: Local market every 3rd Saturday of each month featuring local artisans and makers. Nov. 19. 9a.m. -1p.m. Buckwalter Place, Commerce Park, 25 Buckwalter Pl. Blvd. Bluffton.

SMITH STEARNS TENNIS ACADEMY: Programs are available for all junior tennis players of all levels and the length of your stay at the academy is up to you, whether it be daily, weekly or monthly- spring, fall and winter. Private tennis lessons are also available to ensure your student gets one-on-one instruction and develops a relationship with one of our top-notch tennis coaches. Smith Stearns Tennis Academy, 1 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-4789 or


SOUPER NOVEMBER: Each day of November every cup or bowl of soup equals a can of soup for our neighbors in need at The Deep Well Project. 843-671-2233.

ALLIGATOR AND WILDLIFE BOAT TOUR: Alligator and 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

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

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

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.

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 $5.75/person, complimentary for children ages 5 and younger. Open every day 10 a.m.-sundown. 149 Lighthouse Rd. 843-671-2810 or