Your Week Ahead on Hilton Head Island & Bluffton

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Your Week Ahead:  

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

 

OCT. 21 

MUSIC AND TASTE ON THE HARBOUR: 

Dance the night away with live music, casual waterfront dining, shopping and beautiful sunsets. Limited seating, bring your own chairs. Free. 6-9 p.m., Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 866-661-3822 or sheltercovehiltonhead.com. 

OCT. 21, 28 

SCORE OCTOBER WORKSHOPS: 

The S.C. SCORE Chapter presents a series of Zoom workshops for nonprofits throughout the month of October. Topics include volunteer management, grant writing, board management and a roundtable. Free. 12 p.m. Register for Zoom link. sclowcountry.score.org.

OCT. 23

Plant Riverside Oktoberfest: Celebrate Oktoberfest at Plant Riverside District with live music, bratwurst eating contests, stein holding competitions and more. Free entry. 1-10 p.m., Plant Riverside District, 400 West River Street, Savannah. 912-373-9105.

OCT. 16-24 

BLUFFTON ARTS AND SEAFOOD FESTIVAL: 

A weeklong event offering myriad activities, showcasing the locally harvested seafood, delicious Lowcountry cuisine, rich history, culture and art found only in Bluffton. Street Fest is Saturday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 24. Event ticket costs, times and locations vary. blufftonartsandseafoodfestival. org. 

OCT. 20 

LANTERN MAKING WORKSHOP: 

Create one-of-a-kind paper lanterns that celebrate life on Hilton Head Island. Participants can get creative as they craft their own illuminated lantern sculpture for the Hilton Head Lantern Parade on Nov. 13. Ages 5 and up. Cost is $35. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2787 or artshhi.org. 

OCT. 21 

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 Forsyth Park, 700 Drayton Street, Savannah. 912-238- 5158 or kesslercollection.com. 

OCT. 21-23

GHOSTS & MYTHS OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND: 

A Halloween adventure that brings to life the myths of Zion Cemetery and other sites on our Island. This event will be suspenseful, spooky and fun. Recommended for ages 10 and older. Tickets are $15. 7 p.m., Thursday; 7 p.m., 8:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Zion Cemetery, 574 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org.

OCT. 21-31

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY: 

Good intentions collide with absurd assumptions in Larissa FastHorse’s wickedly funny satire, as a troupe of terminally “woke” teaching artists scrambles to create a pageant that somehow manages to celebrate both Turkey Day and Native American Heritage Month. Ticket prices vary. 7:30-9 p.m., Hilton Head Preparatory Main Street Theater, 3000 Main Street, Hilton Head Island. 843-715-6676 or leanensemble.org.

OCT. 22

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 artleaguehhi.com.

PUMPKIN PATCH: 

PUMPKIN PATCHA fun Halloween pumpkin patch sponsored by Maginnis Orthodontics. Free. 4-7 p.m., Shelter Cove Town Centre, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.

RED APRON SIPS & SEAFOOD: 

Join Bluffton Self Help for their annual fundraiser with an evening celebration of our community’s generosity. In-person tickets have sold out, but you can still experience this exciting event benefiting our neighbors in need. Virtual access tickets are $100. 6-10 p.m. Register online for at-home tickets. sipsandseafood.com.

OCT. 22-23

THE CHRISTIAN TAMBURR 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.

OCT. 23

ANNUAL ITALIAN HERITAGE FESTIVAL: 

A festival featuring the robust celebration of Italian culture with food and live entertainment. Includes a grape stomping contest, pizza eating contest, booths dedicated to traditional Italian foods, and more. Tickets are $6. 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. iachh.org.

BLUFFTON OYSTER RUN: 

Compete in a fast-paced 10K or complete the 5K with the entire family. The race winds through Bluffton Oyster Factory and Historic Old Town Bluffton. Cost is $25 for the 5K, $35 for the 10K. 8-10 a.m., Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, 63 Wharf Street, Bluffton. 843-815-1718 or palmettorunningcompany.com.

OCT. 24-25

SIBELIUS VIOLIN CONCERTO: 

A performance by violinist Will Hagen, with Conductor John Morris Russell. Tickets are $25-$65. 4 p.m., Sunday; 7:30 p.m., Monday. First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island. 843-842-2055 or hhso.org.

OCT. 25 

BE A SAINT FORE LIFE GOLF TOURNAMENT: 

Play golf on an award-winning championship golf course and support the Pregnancy Center & Clinic of the Lowcountry’s mission. Includes a $10,000 hole-in-one opportunity, prizes, lunch and refreshments. Online silent auction begins mid-October and ends Oct. 29. Cost is $185 per player, $740 per foursome. Tee times vary. Check-in begins at 8 a.m. Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club, 10 Clubhouse Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-422-2861 or pregnancycenterhhi. org. 

OCT. 27-28 

JAZZ FOR ALL AGES MUSIC FESTIVAL: This year’s festival features Deas Guys and Grammy Award Winner Arturo Sandoval. Tickets are $45 for general admission, $100 for VIP. 6:30 p.m., Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, 40 Folly Field Road, Hilton Head Island. jazzforallages.com

THROUGH OCT. 28

MAKERS MONTH: 

MAKERS MONTHFour Corners Fine Art and Framing host Makers Month, featuring nine artists and demonstrations of their craft. Nancy Dwight, Jill McGannon, Nancy Waterhouse and more. Free. Dates and times vary. Four Corners, 1263-B May River Road, Bluffton. 843-757-8185 or fourcornersgallerybluffton.com.

OCT. 29

SPOOKY SOIREE: 

Celebrate the season with a frightfully fun night, featuring wine and cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, prizes, photo ops, dancing and more. Ages 21 and over. $75. 6:30-8:30 p.m., Hewitt Oaks, 205 Stillwell Road, Bluffton. 843-757-4600 or hewittoaks.com.

OCT. 29-30

CLEVELAND P. JONES 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.

ROBERTO COIN TRUNK SHOW: 

Explore the newly coined Fall Collections from Roberto Coin, including Love in Verona, Medallions, Navarra and more. Enjoy a complimentary gift with your Roberto Coin purchase. Reservation recommended. 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Forsythe Jewelers, 71 Lighthouse Road, Suite 311, Hilton Head Island. 843-671-7070 or forsythejewelers.biz.

OCT. 30

HARDEEVILLE TRUNK OR TREAT: 

Kick off your Halloween festivities with a Trunk or Treat next to City Hall. Free. 5:30-7 p.m., 205 Main Street, Hardeeville. hardeevillesc.gov.

PEP 25TH ANNIVERSARY GALA: 

Celebrate 25 years, featuring dancing, dinner, and silent and live auctions. Organization promotes “independence, social interaction, and employment opportunities for adults who live with intellectual disabilities.” $100 per ticket. 6-10:30 p.m., Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8021 or pephhi.org.

WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S: 

Walk together to end Alzheimer’s and other dementias. Free. 9 a.m., The Promenade, Downtown Bluffton. act.alz.org/blufftonwalk.

THROUGH OCT. 31

KINKY BOOTS: Experience the musical story of Charlie Price, who inherits his father’s shoe factory and forms an unlikely partnership with a cabaret performer and drag queen. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Tickets are $61 for adults. Masks required, regardless of vaccination status. Times vary. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, HH Island. 843-842-2787 or artshhi.org.

SAVE THE DATE 

OCT. 30

PEP 25th Anniversary Gala: This year’s Gala will celebrate 25 years, featuring dancing, dinner, and both silent and live auctions. Help support an organization that promotes "independence, social interaction, and employment opportunities for adults who live with intellectual disabilities.” Cost is $100 per ticket. 6-10:30 p.m., Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Road, Hilton Head Island. 843-681-8021 or pephhi.org

ONGOING EVENTS 

MONDAYS

Indigo Tie Dye: Learn how indigo dye is made from a plant and use it to create a tie dye -shirt to take home. All supplies are provided. Cost is $12 for adults, $7 for children. 3-4 p.m., Coastal Discovery Museum, 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island. 843-689-6767, ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.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. 10:30 a.m. 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. Cost is $400 per month. 10 a.m., 1 p.m. 843-842-6688 or mymemorymatters.org

TUESDAYS

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. 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.

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.  

THURSDAYS

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: New location! Meet local farmers, chefs and artisans every Thursday on Calhoun 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. 843-686-6560 or heritagelib.org.

THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS

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.

FRIDAYS

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.

SATURDAYS

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.

DAILY EVENTS

ALLIGATOR AND WILDLIFE BOAT TOUR 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 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 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 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.

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.