BLUFFTON GULLAH MARKET: Enjoy this local market where Gullah business owners, artisans, craftsmen, caterers and farmers convene to sell their products. Free admission. 12-7 p.m., Martin Family Park, 68 Boundary Street, Bluffton. blufftonmlk.org
JOHN LYTLE WILSON ARTIST RECEPTION: In honor of the opening of John Lytle Wilson’s exhibit “SPLASH!,” guests are invited to enjoy an artist reception with John and complimentary wine. Free. 5-7 p.m., Grand Bohemian Gallery, 400 West River Street, Savannah. 912-373-9055 or plantriverside.com.
FIRST FRIDAY AFTER FIVE: Explore and support Downtown Beaufort’s charming local shops, restaurants and art galleries while enjoying tasty refreshments and local live music. Free. 5-8 p.m., Downtown Beaufort. downtownbeaufortsc.org.
WATERSIDE SIDEWALK SALE: Enjoy great savings during this semi-annual Sidewalk Sale featuring participating Shelter Cove retailers. Free. 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Shelter Cove, Hilton Head Island. sheltercovetownecentre.com.
CRANFORD HOLLOW 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.
BLUFFTON INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION: Join the Town of Bluffton’s inaugural Independence Day celebration, featuring live music, carnival games, concessions, kid’s activities, and a firework show. Free. 5-9 p.m., Martin Family Park, 68 Boundary Street, Bluffton. 843-706-4500 or townofbluffton.sc.gov.
JULY 2, 16
LOWCOUNTRY MADE BLUFFTON MARKET: A popular, bi-monthly artisan market that features local makers, live music, food and drink, and more. Free. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Buckwalter Place Park, 2 Venture Drive, Bluffton. lcmade.com.
FIRECRACKER 5K: Celebrate Independence Day at the 36th annual Hilton Head Firecracker 5K. This run and family fun walk is the largest and oldest road race in Beaufort County, and one of the top ten races in the state of South Carolina. Register early to save. Cost is $30 for adults, $12 for Children’s Fun Run, $30 for Virtual Firecracker 5K. 8 a.m., Jarvis Creek Park, 100 Jarvis Creek Park Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com.
HARBOURFEST FIREWORKS: Celebrate Independence Day with a fireworks display in Shelter Cove. Featuring carnival games, face painting, music and more. Free. Fireworks start at 9 p.m. Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, 17 Harbourside Lane, Hilton Head Island. sheltercoveharbourfest.com.
HARBOUR TOWN FIREWORKS: Join the festivities in Harbour Town for a fireworks extravaganza that will light up the sky over the famous Harbour Town Lighthouse and Calibogue Sound. Enjoy food, fun and live music. Free. Fireworks will be at approximately 9 p.m. Harbour Town, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3333 or seapines.com.
INDEPENDENCE DAY 5K: CrossFit 843 and Palmetto Running Company present the Independence Day 5K. Start your July 4th off with some fun and fitness, presented by CrossFit 843 and Palmetto Running Company. Cost is $30 for 5K, $15 for fun run. 8 a.m., Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com.
SALUTE FROM THE SHORE: This military flyover will take place again this year along the beaches of South Carolina, including Hilton Head Island. Everyone is encouraged to come out to the beach to salute our military. Free. 1:30-2 p.m., The Sea Pines Beach Club, 87 North Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-785-3333 or www.seapines.com.
USA 5K: Hit the beach this July 4 for a fun, simple, family-oriented running experience for all ages and skill levels (runners and walkers). 7 a.m., Coligny Beach, 1 Coligny Circle, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-6050 or colignyplaza.com.
JULY 5, 19
JAZZ IN THE PARK: Enjoy a fun outdoor concert presented by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. Bring your own chairs or blankets. Free. 7:30 p.m., Lowcountry Celebration Park, 94 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2055 or hhso.org.
VIRTUAL AFFORDABLE HOUSING COMMITTEE: Join the seven- member Affordable Housing Committee who are tasked with assisting and advising Town Council on the establishment of affordable housing in Bluffton. Free. Register for Zoom link. 843-706-4500 or townofbluffton.sc.gov.
BLUFFTON NIGHT BAZAAR: Lowcountry Made’s artisan market will be held under twinkling lights featuring local artisans, live music, food and drink. Free. 5-8 p.m., Burnt Church Distillery, 120 Bluffton Road, Bluffton. lcmade.com.
SETHI COUTURE TRUNK SHOW: Join this two-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. Free admission. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or forsythejewelers.com.
AMIRI FARRIS EXHIBIT CONCERT AND LIVE ACTION PAINTING: Artist Amiri Farris will present his summer exhibit featuring dynamic and powerful artwork that combines an alluring blend of vivid colors and layered textures. The exhibition will culminate with a send-off concert event featuring Farris painting live on stage during a concert headlined by the Grammy Award-Winning drummer Quentin Baxter of Ranky Tanky fame on July 8. Tickets are $25. 7 p.m., Hampton Theatre, 109 Lee Avenue, Hampton. palmettotheater.org.
DEVON GATES AND THE KEVIN BALES TRIO 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.
BILINGUAL TOURS AT THE MORRIS CENTER: Learn about the history, art and culture of the Lowcountry during these guided tours in Spanish and English. Free. 10 a.m., 2 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.
PINCKNEY ISLAND CLEAN UP: Join Keen On Kleen and The Outside Foundation for a special clean up on Pinckney Island. Walk, run or ride around the island while helping clean it up along the way. Free. 7 a.m. for the run/walk, 8 a.m. for the pickup. Pinckney Wildlife Refuge, Bluffton. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com.
STROKE SUPPORT GROUP: Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital of Bluffton is offering a stroke support group featuring refreshments, educational resources, fun activities and socializing. Free. 3-4 p.m., Encompass Rehabilitation Hospital, 107 Seagrass Station Road, Bluffton. 843-415-6699 or encompasshealth.com.
MAY RIVER SHRIMP FESTIVAL: Enjoy food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and live music from The Chiggers and White Liquor. Tickets are $10. 5:30-9:30 p.m., Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-757-8520 or bearfootsports.com.
BLUFFTON MOVIE NIGHT: The Town of Bluffton is hosting six movie nights to bring Bluffton families together in Town parks throughout the remainder of 2022 featuring bounce houses, games and a movie. The June movie is “Luca.” 5-8 p.m., Martin Family Park, 68 Boundary Street, Bluffton. 843-706-4500 or townofbluffton.com.
THE ALL-STAR HILTON HEAD JAZZ CAMP FACULTY 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.
BEAUFORT WATER FESTIVAL: Experience ten days of fun at the annual Beaufort Water Festival. Events include an arts and crafts market, raft races, bocce tournaments, shrimp boat tours, a concert in the park, an air show and more. Prices, times and locations vary. Downtown Beaufort. bftwaterfestival.com.
BEAUFORT SANDBAR CONCERT: Country music artist Pat Cooper is headlining another big show at the sandbar and will be bringing along other singer/songwriters with him. Free. Sandbar, Beaufort. Follow the event on Instagram @sandbarconcert.
SLIDE OUT OF JULY: A fun family event hosted by the Town of Bluffton featuring waterslides, bounce houses, video games, lawn games, a DJ, concession stand and prizes for participants. Free. 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Oscar Frazier Park, 10 Recreation Court, Bluffton. 843-706-4500 or townofbluffton.sc.gov.
TABLE TALK: Part history lesson, part art installation, all homage. The Supper Table, its origins and impact on South Carolina Women’s History is the topic of conversation with Morris Center Curator Kayleigh Vaughn and Jasper Project Director Cindi Boiter. Free. 11 a.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.
COOKING DEMO: JAMAICAN JERK CHICKEN: Gather ‘round the table for a cooking demonstration at Alexander’s, led by Executive Chef Charles Pejeau. Have fun, learn something new and give back to your local community. All the money collected will be given to the Palmetto Dunes Employee Assistance Program. Cost is $25. 2-3 p.m., Alexander’s Restaurant, 76 Queens Folly Road, Hilton Head Island. 855-511-0999 or alexandersrestaurant.com.
BLACK IN THE TRENCHES: From their training at Camp Jackson to the trenches of the Western Front, the chilling experiences of the black soldiers of the 371st Infantry regiment are brought home during this presentation by Joe Long, Curator of Education for SC Confederate Relic Room and Military Museum. Suggested donation of $5. 6 p.m., Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, 10782 South Jacob Smart Boulevard, Ridgeland. 843-284-9227 or morrisheritagecenter.org.
IMPLICATIONS OF CHINA’S RISING POWER: With more than a dozen years in the Pacific as a senior military leader, Major General Craig Weldon had a front-row seat to China’s behavior. In this presentation he will explore what is happening: geopolitically, militarily, and economically as China expands its sphere of influence. Cost is $15 for guests, free for members. 10-11:30 a.m., Hilton Head Library, 11 Beach City Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-384-6758 or wachh.org.
DUCKHORN WINE DINNER: Join this special wine dinner featuring a selection of wonderful wine by Duckhorn Winery, spectacular food and lively conversation. Cost is $130 per person, includes taxes and gratuity. 6-8:30 p.m., Alexander’s Restaurant, 76 Queens Folly Road, Hilton Head Island. 855-511-0999 or alexandersrestaurant.com.
NOEL FRIEDLINE AND MARIA HOWELL 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.
FRESH XPRESS: All Bluffton residents in need are invited to pick up fresh produce from Bluffton Self Help. No ID required. Free. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Bluffton Self Help, 39 Sheridan Park Circle, Bluffton. 843-757-8000 or blufftonselfhelp.org.
TOTALLY TIKI MIXOLOGY CLASS: Join this fun hands-on mixology class, featuring some of the best Tiki flavors, where participants are guided through the cocktail-making journey. Cost is $85. 7-9 p.m., Hilton Head Distillery, 14 Cardinal Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-4443 or hiltonheaddistillery.com.
REGGIE DEAS AND DEAS GUYZ 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.
HEATHERS THE MUSICAL: Take a quick trip back in time to 1989 and Westerberg High School in Sherwood, Ohio while enjoying this dark musical comedy based on the 1989 film. Tickets are $25. 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday; 2 p.m., Sunday. Ulmer Auditorium, 20 Bridge Street, Bluffton. 843-815-5581 or mayrivertheatre.com.
THROUGH AUG. 14
ROCK OF AGES: Rock of Ages features the music of iconic bands such as Styx, Twisted Sister, and Journey among others. This exhilarating story was nominated for five Tonys and captures the era of 1980s Hollywood. Suitable for ages 13 and up. Prices and times vary. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or artshhi.com.
INDIGO TIE DYE: Learn how indigo dye is made from a plant and use it to create a tie-dyed T-shirt to take home. All supplies are provided. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children. 1:30 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
LEARN ABOUT SEA TURTLES: Learn about nesting sea turtles on Hilton Head’s beaches and how to protect this endangered species, led by marine biologist Amber Kuehn. Event will be held rain or shine. Bring a chair or towel. Donations suggested. 8-9 p.m., Lowcountry Celebration Park, 94 Pope Avenue, Hilton Head Island. seaturtlepatrolhhi.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. Cost is $400 per month. 10 a.m., 1 p.m. 843-842-6688 or mymemorymatters.org.
MONDAYS THRU SATURDAYS
SMITH STEARNS TENNIS ACADEMY: Summer Tennis Camp: Smith Stearns provides top-notch tennis instruction, world-class coaching, excellent match play and an overall fantastic program to help students achieve their tennis goals. Programs are available daily and weekly for match-playready kids, ages 8 through college level. Private lessons are also available. Camps run each week through Labor Day weekend. 843-363-4789 or smithstearns.com.
HARBOURFEST: Returning for its 33rd year, Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina will host HarbourFest, featuring a firework display, live music with Shannon Tanner, children’s activities with Cappy the Clown and more. Free. 6:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 877-567-6513 or palmettodunes.com.
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 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.
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.
THE FARMERS & MAKERS MARKET: Celebrate fresh, celebrate local. Enjoy the colorful displays that grow and change each week throughout the season at this charming, weekly festival. 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 theshopsatseapinescenter.com.
ZION CEMETERY AND BAYNARD MAUSOLEUM COSTUMED CEMETERY TOUR: Visit the grave sites 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.
ROBBERS’ ROW SUMMER MARKET: Lowcountry Made’s new market at a breezy new venue on the island. Join local makers and a selection of produce set up on the lawn and under the covered porch of Robber’s Row Grill. Shoppers can enjoy the Breeze Trolley Service. Free admission. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club, 10 Clubhouse Drive, Hilton Head Island. lcmade.com.
TURTLE TROT 5K: Join this family-friendly fun run series held on the beach in Palmetto Dunes in July and August on Wednesday mornings. This family-friendly run/walk is held each week on the beach. Registration is online only and includes a t-shirt. Cost is $25 prior to race day, $35 day of the race, free for kids under 12. 8 a.m., Palmetto Dunes, 14 Dunes House Lane, Hilton Head Island. palmettodunes.com.
CRITTER MEET AND GREET: Drop by this casual “Meet and Greet” to learn about the alligators, snakes, and a few other fun critters that share Hilton Head Island with us. See animals up close, get hands-on and hold a critter or two, take pictures of or with your favorite critters, and learn more about these animals and how to safely share the Lowcountry with them. Cost is $10. 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843- 689-6767, ext. 223, or coastaldiscovery.org.
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. 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: 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 farmersmarketbluffton.org.
HISTORIC FORT MITCHEL TOURS: 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. 843- 686-6560 or heritagelib.org.
MOVIE NIGHT IN THE PARK: Enjoy free movies in the park each Thursday through Aug. 18. Family fun, pets welcome. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Free. 8:30 p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. sheltercovetownecentre.com.
MUSIC & TASTE ON THE HARBOUR: Dance the night away on Thursday nights in the spring and fall at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina featuring local favorite bands, great food and all the dancing you can possibly do. Free admission. 6-9 p.m., Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. welcometosheltercove.com.
SIT AND STITCH: Enjoy knitting, crochet, needlepoint, rug hook practice as Needlepoint Junction stays open late. All levels welcome. Outside food and drink permitted. Free. Virtual Thursdays 3 p.m.; In-person Fridays 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Needlepoint Junction, Suite J-7-E, Village at Wexford, Hilton Head Island. 843- 842-8488 or needlepointjunctionhhi.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.
SOCIAL DANCING: The Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club will host Friday night dances through the summer. Dances are open to the public and all styles of dancers: shag, ballroom, swing, country, or line. Floor fee is $5. 6-9:30 p.m., Christ Lutheran Church, 829 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. hiltonheadshagclub.com.
SUNSET CELEBRATIONS: Enjoy live, local music each Friday night through Aug. 19 in the park. Pets welcome. Bring your own lawn chairs and blankets. Free. 7-10 p.m., Shelter Cove Towne Centre, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. sheltercovetownecentre.com.
MARINA MORNINGS: Outdoor Yoga: Practice yoga on the pavilion at Shelter Cove, with draft kombucha to follow. All levels welcome. Cost is $20. 8 a.m., Pure Salt Studios, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-707-7027 or puresaltstudios.com.
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 h2osports.com.
COLIGNY SUMMER MUSIC: Join Coligny at the Center Stage every night this summer for live music Memorial Day Weekend through Labor Day weekend. 6:30-8:30 p.m. Coligny Plaza, 1 North Forest Beach Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-842- 6050 or colignyplaza.org.
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 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. palmettodunes.com.
SALTY DOG WEEKLY EVENTS : Have fun in South Beach with the Salty Dog. Nightly events include Turtle Trackers on Mondays and Sundays, Juggling on Tuesdays and Saturdays, Dance Party on Wednesdays and Fridays, Colorpalooza on Thursdays. Times vary. Salty Dog Cafe, 232 South Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-671- 2233 or saltydog.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/person, complimentary for children ages 5 and younger. 149 Lighthouse Rd. 843-671-2810 or harbourtownlighthouse.com.
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