Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival

2023 Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival Schedule

Grand Motoring Film Festival 

5-9:30 p.m., Thursday Nov. 2

Where: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Details: Guests will be immersed in an intoxicating blend of red-carpet sophistication and adrenaline-charged excitement. Delight in gourmet hors d’oeuvres, refreshing cocktails and a striking showcase of classic and collector vehicles. As the curtain rises, attendees will be treated to a meticulously curated collection of captivating motoring films, a distinguished awards ceremony and the premiere of the spotlight feature film.

Concours Beachside Cabaret

6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 2

Where: Ocean Front Deck, The Westin

Details: Step into a musical journey at the Concourse during the Beachside Cabaret. Showcasing the dynamic Fabulous Equinox Orchestra, prepare to be immersed in a melodic experience that bridges eras. From the smooth notes of Sinatra and the classical mastery of Bach to the iconic sounds of the Beatles and the soulful vibes of Motown, this evening promises an unforgettable celebration of music that transcends genres. 

Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala

7-10 p.m., Friday, Nov. 3

Where: Hilton Head Island Airport General Aviation

Details: Under a shimmering canopy of stars, the Flights & Fancy Gala stands out as a premier Concours d’Elegance event. Its soaring popularity is evident in the consistent early sell-outs, year after year. By popular demand, the Synergy Twins will grace the crowd with a live performance once again. True to its essence of elegance, the gala showcases gourmet cuisine, curated spirits, classic aircraft and exquisite automobiles, drawing those with a refined taste for the majesty of flight and luxury.

Car Club Showcase

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4

Where: Port Royal Golf Club

Details: More than 20 esteemed clubs will grace the show fields, making for an exhilarating day at Port Royal Golf Club. This isn’t your ordinary ‘cars and coffee’ gathering; here clubs handpick members to stand as their representatives. Close to 200 magnificent cars will line the 1st and 18th fairways of the Planters Row golf course at Port Royal, vying for the top honors.

Aero Expo

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4

Where: Hilton Head Island Airport General Aviation

Details: Situated just a stone’s throw from the Port Royal Golf Club, the Aero Expo presents a premier odyssey through the evolution of auto and aviation history. On display will be a blend of vintage aircraft echoing tales of yesteryear, alongside the state-of-the-art airborne marvels of today. These magnificent flying masterpieces will be showcased alongside their terrestrial counterparts, offering a juxtaposition of iconic classic cars and the latest advancements in automotive design, featuring the newest models from renowned brands such as BMW, McLaren and Porsche. 

Satisfy Your Thirst After-Party

4-6 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 4

Where: Port Royal Golf Club

Details: Sip on exquisite drinks from a full cash bar at the heart of the event — the Classics Lounge. Explore exclusive event exhibits while savoring tastings from South Carolina’s finest distilleries and breweries. With live entertainment on deck, the revelry won’t miss a beat. 

Concours d’Elegance

9 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 5

Where: Port Royal Golf Club

Details: The fairways of Port Royal Golf Club’s Planter’s Row Golf Course will come alive as nearly 200 vehicles roll in, accompanied by 75 esteemed judges from across North America. Yet amidst the grandeur and elegance, only one vehicle will proudly drive away with the coveted title of Best of Show. Dive deep into the annals of automotive history with classic gems, and be captivated by today’s most outstanding modern marvels.

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