Your Week Ahead on Hilton Head Island & Bluffton


Your Week Ahead:   May 22 - 31, 2019

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




Jaume Plensa’s “Talking Continents” Exhibition: Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center presents a solo exhibition by artist Jaume Plensa titled “Talking Continents.” $20. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 W York St., Savannah.


“Rembrandt and the Jewish Experience” Exhibition at Telfair Museums: This exhibition contains 21 etchings by Rembrandt and one drawing by Rembrandt’s teacher, Pieter Lastman. These works highlight the artist’s nuanced relationship with Amsterdam’s citizens of the Jewish faith and the keen insights Rembrandt brought to interpretations of Old Testament Bible stories. $20. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Telfair Museums’ Jepson Center, 207 W York St., Savannah. 912-790-8800.


“Music & Taste on the Harbour”: Now in its 11th season, the spring outdoor concert series features a variety of bands on select Thursday nights until May 16. Free. 6-9 p.m., Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 877-567-6513 or


“A Chorus Line”: This nine-time Tony Award-winning musical follows a day in the lives of 17 dancers, all vying for a spot in the chorus line of a Broadway show. After the first round of cuts, director and choreographer Zach asks each dancer to talk about themselves. $49 for adults and $36 for children ages 5-15 for shows May 1-2; $59 for adults and $46 for children ages 5-15 for shows May 3-June 2. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 

MAY 24

The Chiggers: Live at Street Meet: Join us outside for music on the patio featuring The Chiggers to kick off Memorial Day weekend. 8-10 p.m. May 24. Street Meet, 95 Mathews Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2570 or

MAY 26


“America Sings”: Joining the Hilton Head Choral Society at the “America Sings” concert are the Hilton Head Shore Notes, Serenade Savannah Brass Quartet and a special guest speaker in an all-American tribute. Ticket prices range from $15 to $25. 7 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-341-3818.

MAY 27

Memorial Day Rememberance: The Hilton Head Island Council of the Navy League, along with the American Legion and Military Officer’s Association, announce the 26th annual Memorial Day Remembrance. Guest speaker is Col. Cesar Rodriguez of Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island. Mayor John McCann will issue a proclamation designating Memorial Day on Hilton Head as a day of remembrance for all local citizens in honoring those who gave their life defending freedom. The Hilton Head Choral Society will perform and the Hilton Head NJROTC will present the colors. Free. 10:30 a.m., Shelter Cove Veteran’s Memorial Park, 59 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island.

sandboxSandbox at the Stables: The annual Sandbox children’s museum Memorial Day festival at Lawton Stables in Sea Pines includes pony rides, bounce house, crafts, i3 makerspace, Capt. Jack Sparrow and music. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $5 for ages 1 and up. 190 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island

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HarbourFest: An all-summer-long celebration that takes over Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina with fireworks, spinning hats, carnival games, face painting, music and the popular entertainment of Shannon Tanner and Cappy the Clown. The festival kicks off on Memorial Day weekend and runs through Labor Day.

Coastal Discovery Museum: The Coastal Discovery Museum offers nature and history tours, exhibits and talks. Some offerings are year-round; others change seasonally. Prices vary. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or

Garvin-Garvey House Tours: Visit the newly restored Garvin-Garvey House for a guided tour. $5. By appointment from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf St., Bluffton.

Farmers Market of Bluffton: Fresh, locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants and herbs abound at the Farmers Market of Bluffton, a weekly community event where locals and tourists gather not only to buy excellent produce but also to enjoy delicious food, listen to entertainment, and relax with friends. 2-6 p.m. Thursdays, 40 Calhoun St., Bluffton. 843-415-2447.

Hilton Head Farmers Market: Take home fresh produce, pasture-raised chicken, free-range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, fresh sausage, cookies, breads, she-crab soup and much more. Shopping at the Hilton Head Farmers Market is about more than getting great food. It is also about meeting friends, strengthening community, and rebuilding the local food economy. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tuesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 226 or

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 American 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.

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.

Adult Paint and Play: 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

Fishing & Crabbing Lessons: Ben Green with Mt. Calvary Missionary Baptist Church on Squire Pope Road will offer a free missionary program that teaches children fishing and crabbing skills. 4 p.m. Saturdays, Rowing & Sailing Center, 137 Squire Pope Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-816-0172.

Guided Tours of Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center: The museum offers guided tours of the four-room Carolina farmhouse and two outbuildings, which are filled with interesting artifacts and furnishings from the late 1800s into the 1920s. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to an hour and are offered as visitors arrive unless previously scheduled. $10; reservations are not required except for groups of 10 or more. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays, Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center, 70 Boundary St., Bluffton.

Deas Guyz at The Jazz Corner: $10. 7:30-11 p.m. Sundays, The Jazz Corner, 1000 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island.

Monday Night Exhibition: Enjoy an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings, and a traditional fishbowl sale. Sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Mondays through Aug. 26, Sea Pines Racquet Club, 5 Lighthouse Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-363-4495. 

“Jazz By the Sea”: Modern and classic jazz by the Mike Barbara Trio, featuring pianist Bill Peterson. 7-9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Ocean Lounge, Sea Pines Beach Club, Hilton Head Island. 842-843-1888.  

marketThe Market: The Village at Wexford Market once again offering local residents and visitors to the area the widest selection of the freshest produce, tasty treats, handcrafted goods and other locally inspired items to area residents and visitors in a unique Lowcountry setting. Wednesdays through Sept. 4. For more information about The Market at the Village at Wexford and a complete listing of vendors this season, “like” The Village at Wexford on Facebook. Interested vendors can contact Michele at

Ancestry Classes at Heritage Library: $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members.  12:30-2:30 p.m. The Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560.   

“Shorts at High Noon”: This collection features indie short films, student films and animation films included in the Beaufort Film Society's library of films. These films were official submissions and finalists and in some cases won at the Beaufort International Film Festival from 2007-19. Free. 11:30 a.m. check-in, screenings begin at noon, Wednesdays, Technical College of the Lowcountry, 921 Ribaut Road, Building 12, Beaufort.

hhhtales2019 Haunted History Tours: Told in Hilton Head's oldest and most haunted burial place, our stories have a macabre twist and are sure to raise the hair on your neck. More history than horror, our tales involve real events that have occurred in Hilton Head's 500 year history and real people who once lived here and are still reported to roam the Island from time to time. Tickets are required. $25 for adults; $20 for children ages 8 to 16. 8 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Zion Chapel of Ease Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560.  

History Classes at Heritage Library: $15 for Heritage Library members; $20 for non-members. 10:30 a.m.-noon Tuesdays, Heritage Library, 2 Corpus Christi Suite 100, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560.