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June happenings


Festivals & fun

HarbourFest is back

In a sign that life is returning to normal, HarbourFest is coming back to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina this year. For newcomers, the popular event is a weekly celebration during the summer with live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, kids activities and Tuesday night fireworks. It’s like a 4th of July celebration every Tuesday night through the middle of August. After canceling last year due to the pandemic, HarbourFest is back for its 32nd year in 2021. Shannon Tanner will begin his popular kids’ show on Wednesday, June 16, and will play through Labor Day Weekend. Starting also on June 16, Cappy the Clown will be there Monday through Friday with balloon animals, face painting and more. Tuesday night fireworks start on June 22 and run through August 17. Every Thursday evening from June 24 to August 19, there will be a Parrot Palooza Caribbean Concert with Shannon Tanner & the Oyster Reefers. Learn more and view the detailed schedule at sheltercoveharbourfest.com.

Tuesday night fireworks schedule
Dusk. Attendees can enjoy kids’ activities including train rides and more at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina.

June 22 and 29  +  July 4, 13, 20 and 27  +  August 3, 10, and 17


Sullivan Fortner

BravoPiano! Festival

From June 4 through June 12, BravoPiano! will “Celebrate the Music of Americas” with performances of solo piano, two pianos, piano with other instruments, and piano with voice. All repertoire will be by composers living who have lived in the Americas. Over nine days, attendees can enjoy classical music, chamber music, popular music from the American stage, and jazz. The festival will kick off June 4 with The Cheng-Chow Trio, and the artists to follow include Chamber Music Charleston, Sullivan Fortner and Cecile McClorin-Salvant and more. For additional information, tickets, and the full schedule, visit hhso.org.


Garden Party Movie Night

The Beaufort Film Society is showing “The Girl Who Wore Freedom” at The Beaufort Inn. Christian Taylor, the director of the film, will be present and host a Q&A after the screening. This event is from 7 to 10 p.m. June 6. Admission is free, but donations are encouraged. Attendees will have access to a cash bar and will need to bring their own chair or blanket to lounge on.


Juneteenth Celebration

Join the Juneteenth Celebration June 17-19 at the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park. The events will start with a live-stream via Facebook of Joe McGill exploring the life and the living habits of the people of Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park. On the evening of 18th, bring chairs, blankets, and your appetite to enjoy dinner and movie at Baker Field. The 7th Annual Juneteenth Celebration will kick off at 11:00 a.m. on June 19 at the Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park. Enjoy food, art, vendors, live entertainment, a fun area for kids and family, and more. For more details and to purchase tickets, visit www.exploremitchelville.org. 


Festivals & fun

Shelter Cove Towne Centre movie nights

Rain or shine, Shelter Cove Towne Centre will be playing movies at 8:30 p.m. at Shelter Cove Community Park. The movies are free and open to the public. Attendees should bring lawn chairs, blankets and pillows. Pets are welcome, as well. Get take-out from any of the SCTC restaurants or Kroger. sheltercovetownecentre.com

Thursday movie night schedule:

June 17: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
June 24: Frozen 2
July 1: Jumanji
July 8: Minions
July 15: The Secret Garden
July 22: Free Willy
July 29: Hook
Aug. 5: Shrek
Aug. 12: Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Aug. 19: The Lion King


Art showings, plays & performances

Swingin’ Medallions concert

On June 11, the Swingin’ Medallions will return for the 12th year at the Jasper County Farmers Market in Ridgeland. Gates will open at 7 p.m., and the concert will begin at 8 p.m.. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or by calling the Jasper Chamber of Commerce at 843-726-8126.


Hello, Dolly!

The Southeast Summer Theatre Institute opens its 14th season with the Tony-winning classic musical “Hello, Dolly!” Show dates are 7:30 p.m. June 25-26 and July 2-3; and 1 p.m. June 26 and July 4 at Hilton Head Island High School. The blockbuster Broadway hit bursts with humor, romance and high-energy dancing. Purchase tickets at HHISummerMusicals.com.


John Kenney at Piccolo Spoleto

Works of artist John Kenney of Anderson Kenney Fine Art in Beaufort will be on exhibit through June 13 at the Piccolo Spoleto Festival at the Charleston City Gallery. The festival consists of a juried art exhibition, an outdoor art exhibition and a craft show. For additional information and a full list of events, visit piccolospoleto.com. Find more of Kenney’s work at andersonkenney.com.


Mamma Mia at the Arts Center

Running from June 23 to August 22 at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, enjoy this five-time Tony nominated musical that uses the music of ABBA to tell the story of a mother, a daughter, and three possible dads. artshhi.com.


Fundraising & sporting events

Palmetto Dunes Turtle Trot 5K

The Palmetto Dunes Property Owners Association will host the annual Turtle Trot 5K Summer Series every Wednesday from June 9 to August 25. The five-kilometer run/walk will take place in the Palmetto Dunes Resort, where courses will alternate weekly from a beach course to a road course, depending on tides. Proceeds from the race will benefit the Palmetto Dunes Cares Fund. You can register for the event at runsignup.com.


Swing for the Future

Registration is now open for The Children’s Center’s one-of-a-kind golf event on September 13. It will be held at Long Cove Club, and it is a no handicaps step-aside scramble. Entries include a golf cart, a box lunch, and an after-golf cocktail party. Attendees can also purchase a “Super Ticket,” which includes one mulligan, one drive to the green with a pro, hole-in-one entry, and three 50/50 tickets. Proceeds from the event will fund the organization’s mission to provide high-quality early education services to families in need. To register, email [email protected]


Bid to win a spot at Pebble Beach

Bid for a chance to play the No. 1 Public Golf Course in America — Pebble Beach Golf Links. An auction preview is set for June 14. The auction itself is June 18-July 2. The winning bid will earn two spots to compete for the $100,000 charity purse in the Lexus Champions for Charity, a 54-hole golf event set for Dec. 8-12, 2021 at the famed course in California. The auction benefits First Tee of the Lowcountry, a youth organization that promotes life skills and leadership through the game of golf. Bid online at TheFirstTeeLowcountry.org.

Online bids open June 18 for a

Oct. 14 for a spot in the 2019 Lexus Champions for Charity National Tournament, set for Dec. 11-15 at Pebble Beach Resorts in California. Proceeds support The First Tee of the Lowcountry. Bid online at TheFirstTeeLowcountry.org.


2021 Palmetto Championship at Congaree

Some of the top golfers in the world are coming to Congaree Golf Club near Ridgeland June 10-13 for the Palmetto Championship at Congaree golf tournament. The PGA Tour stroke-play event will be played for the first time in Gillisonville, near Ridgeland. The event will be a one-time event, as a replacement to the 2021 RBC Canadian Open, which was canceled due to logistical challenges related to the pandemic. Limited tickets are on sale. A daily grounds ticket is $70 or $235 for the week. Parking passes are $20 a day or $50 for the week. World No. 1 and South Carolina native Dustin Johnson has committed to playing in the tournament. Find the latest field updates at pgatour.com.


KBRS Hard Core Cobia Tournament

Local fishermen are invited to participate in the first-ever KBRS Hard Core Cobia Fishing Tournament on June 11. Rules are one fish per team at weigh-in with the largest length winning. Lines in the water at 8 a.m. with a 3:30 p.m. weigh-in at Skull Creek Boathouse. Teams of four are encouraged. A captain’s meeting is planned for 6 p.m. June 10 at Skull Creek Boathouse. An afterparty will take place at the Skull Creek Boathouse pavilion. For more information, contact Lucy Rosen at 888-578-4593, ext. 1. The event is a fundraiser for the HHAHBA Education Foundation.


First Tee summer camp and classes

First Tee is offering life skill classes, a fun-filled session held once a week for six weeks to teach children how to use the life skills and healthy habits found in First Tee’s nine core values, all while learning to play the game of golf. Ages 7-18 are welcome. Register at firstteelowcountry.org/register.


Fashionable & fun

Wine Down Wednesday

The Village at Wexford is hosting a festive evening of wine, music, shopping, refreshments and prizes from 5 to 7:30 p.m. June 9. Enjoy tasting at participating stores, special promotions, sales and in-store demonstrations. Proceeds from the event will benefit Pockets Full of Sunshine and The Boys and Girls Club. For tickets and additional information, visit villageatwexford.com.


Gabriel & Co. Trunk Show

Join the team at Forsythe Jewelers for a three-day trunk show featuring Gabriel & Co.’s fashion and bridal collections. Stop by from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 16-18. Enjoy a complimentary gift with your purchase.


Southern Estates  Auction

Everard Auctions & Appraisals, an online auction house, will be hosting a very special Southern Estates Auction. The exhibition is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 3-5. The auction begins at 10 a.m. June 8 and June 9. Visit Everard.com for more information. for more information.


Local markets & makers

First Thursdays Art Market at The Shops at Sea Pines Center

Enjoy the works of over two dozen local artists who create a variety of mediums on the first Thursday of each month. Stroll the plaza of The Shops at Sea Pines Center to see the exhibits, talk with the artists, and visit the shops, all while you enjoy live music, special merchant offers, complimentary wine samples, and more. The next market will be from 4 to 7 p.m. June 3. For more information, visit theshopsatseapinescenter.com.


Crafted in the Lowcountry Awards

LOCAL Life is recognizing and rewarding local businesses that handcraft goods that reflect the Lowcountry tastes and lifestyle. Businesses in Hilton Head, Bluffton, Beaufort, and Okatie are welcome to enter, as long as items are made in the area and are already sold here. After the category winners are determined, a grand prize winner will be selected by judges and LOCAL Life team members. The grand prize includes being featured prominently in an issue of LOCAL Life, as well as a feature story, cash, and a social media campaign, professional photography and videography, potential additional distribution, and more. Enter at craftedinthelowcountryawards.com.


Bluffton Farmers Market

Every Thursday from noon to 5 p.m., the Bluffton Farmers Market will be open at 71 Green Street. Vendors include 7th Heaven Spices, Clark & Sons Farm, Palmetto Pops, Myers Family Farms, Sprout Mama, and Tuten Farms, just to name a few. Check the market’s Facebook page the morning of the market for a complete list of vendors. farmersmarketbluffton.org.

Other markets

Hilton Head Island Farmers Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum

Farmers & Markers Market
10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesdays, The Shops at Sea Pines Center

Port Royal Farmers Market
9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Naval Heritage Park

Forsythe Farmers’ Market
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, Savannah

Bluffton Artisan Market
noon-5 p.m., June 12, Martin Family Park

Lowcountry Made’s SpringFest
noon-5 p.m., June 5, Tanger Outlet 1