The second annual Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival has expanded to two days this year and will be held Sept. 20-21 in Harbour Town in Sea Pines. Sponsored by The Sea Pines Resort, the event kicks off with a focus on craft brews as more than 12 local and regional breweries pour samples for attendees ages 21 and older. The next day, the spotlight is on food and family fun: Sample shrimp served up by local restaurants, enjoy live music by Cranford Hollow and let the kids run wild in the kids’ zone.
Hilton Head Events
HILTON HEAD PREP STUDENTS TAKE THE STAGE IN INAUGURAL SHOWCASE
Patti Maurer, Hilton Head Preparatory School’s new artistic director, wanted to kick the new year off with a bang by starting a new Prep tradition: the “Fall Spectacular,” a cabaret-style revue featuring Prep students acting, dancing, singing and performing in the band and orchestra.
“For my first production at Hilton Head Prep, I wanted to provide an opportunity for a variety of talented actors, dancers, musicians and vocal students to be involved,” Maurer said.
THROUGH SEPT. 8
UPPER SOUTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR: Amusements of America is listed as the largest traveling amusement parks in the world and is coming to Greenville. Gate admission is $8 per person (kids 2 and under are free). Unlimited ride wristbands are $25 per person. Parking is $5 per vehicle. Buy tickets online for special savings. www.upperstatesouthcarolinafair.com.
VOLUNTEER-RUN ART PROGRAM IS CHANGING THE LIVES OF ALLENDALE INMATES
When the Art League of Hilton Head hosts its newest exhibit, Transcendence, this month, the featured artists won’t be attending the opening reception on Aug. 7. But it’s not because they don’t want to be there.
They are, literally, otherwise detained — as inmates at Allendale Correctional Institution.
THROUGH AUG. 4
“Legally Blonde: The Musical”: A fun and award-winning musical based on the movie “Legally Blonde” traces the challenges faced by a young female lawyer. Shows are 8 p.m. through Aug. 4; tickets are $50 for adults and $37 for children ages 5-15. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 206, or www.artshhi.com.
PLAYERS AMATEUR RETURNS TO THE BERKELEY HALL CLUB
Bluffton once again welcomes the Players Amateur, one of the premier amateur golf tournaments in the world. The 20th annual tournament will be held July 11-14 at Berkeley Hall Club.
FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS: Starting at dusk, fireworks will fill the sky at Harbour Town in Sea Pines, Skull Creek Boathouse and Palmetto Dunes’ Harbourfest at Shelter Cove. Bring your lawn chairs.