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June Happenings

Art Showings, Plays and Performances


High School Musical On Stage!

Main Street Youth Theater presents this Disney approved performance about breaking the status quo and letting your light shine. Don’t miss the fun. Directed by Michelle McElroy, musical direction by Cynthia Cullen and choreography by Jamal Edwards. Cast: Troy Bolton (Daniel Harrington), Gabrielle Montez (Harper Krimm), Sharpay Evans (Elliott Lentz), Ryan Evans (Luke Herman), Chad Danforth (Justin Stone), Taylor McKessie (Gracie Auld), Zeke Baylor (Sami Othmani), Martha Cox (Rachel Stratton), Jack Scott (Ben Jones), Kelsi Neilson (Delaney Yurco), Ripper (Rashad Gadson) and Ms. Darbus (Christa Fortney). Ensemble: Emma Stewart, Annabel Court, Eliza Jane Coulter, Nicole Hamilton, Kaleigh Montgomery, Haley Newton, Haleigh Gartner, Skylah Sturgis, Edward Maxted-Sorensen, Ethen Cornett. Cameron Wynne, Daniel Derrer, Kat Lucena and Avery Campbell.

When: 7 p.m. and 2 p.m. Sunday matinees, June 19-30

Where: Main Street Youth Theater


Kendra Natter presents “Through My Eyes II

View this follow-up of a reflection of Natter’s ever-evolving photography and digital arts with the natural environment of the Lowcountry having been a regular theme of her work. An expert level photographer, who has been an active board member of the Camera Club of Hilton Head Island, you’ll recognize her work from the Hilton Head Library, Hilton Head Hospital, Coastal Discovery Museum and the Art League of Hilton Head Island.

When: Exhibit shows June 3-30, Opening reception from 3-5 p.m. June 9

Where: The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA)


Legally Blonde: The Musical

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the movie. “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” follows the transformation of the beautiful and popular Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and obstacles in pursuit of her dreams. Elle appears to have it all but her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend dumps her to attend Harvard Law. Packing up her trusty pooch, she bags herself a place at the prestigious Harvard Law School to try and win him back. Nominated for seven Tony awards, “Legally Blonde” is a blast for all ages.

When: June 26-August 4, 2019

Where: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Details: or 843-842-ARTS

Festivals and Fun


Pockets Full of Sunshine hosts “Fun in the Sun for Everyone”

This annual event gives special needs children, adults and their families the opportunity to enjoy the beach in a safe and inclusive setting. Activities include paddle boarding, boogie boarding, surfing, beach games and relaxation. Since 2014, Pockets Full of Sunshine has been working to make the Lowcountry a “sunnier place” by providing social and vocational opportunities for adults with intellectual disabilities.

When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. June 7

Where: On the beach in front of Marriott’s Surf Watch, Hilton Head Island


Bluffton Hemp Fest

Explore all things hemp and CBD at the first-ever Bluffton Hemp Fest. Leading retailers and manufacturers will be on hand to answer questions and present products at this fun, educational and free event. Presented by The Juice Hive and Hemp Emporium.

When: 12-4 p.m. June 8

Where: On the green next to Gigi’s and The Cottage


Pro League Finals at Long Cove Club

Spectators are welcome to attend the Pro League Finals in the beautiful Lowcountry backdrop of Long Cove Club. This event is open to the public and free of charge. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase (cash only). The Pro League of Hilton Head Island was founded in 2011 as the Hilton Head Island Professional Tennis League. The league was formed to give local tennis professionals and highly ranked amateurs a place to play competitive tennis.

When: 6:30 p.m. June 7

Where: Long Cove Club


Hilton Head Island Music Festival

The Coastal Discovery Museum will host two days of electrifying performances by local and regional acts at the largest-ever Hilton Head Music Festival. Start the weekend with the Original Music Showcase on Saturday, and come back on Sunday for Rock, Reggae, Blues, and Funk Night. In total 15 live performances by local Island favorites and new talent kick off for an unforgettable weekend. Sustainable practices such as no single use plastic bottles, straws or plastic bags will be observed at the festival, which will have a great impact on the amount of waste produced, reducing the environmental impact.

When: June 22-23

Where: Coastal Discovery Museum

Notes: Tickets $38-$59


Sunset Celebration Summer Concert Series

Those cool summer concerts at Shelter Cove Community Park are back. Free and open to the public. Pets welcome. Bring lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the music and the breeze off Broad Creek.

When/Where: 7-10 p.m. at Shelter Cove Community Park


June 14: Deas-Guyz June 21: The Headliners June 28: Deas-Guyz

July 5: Cranford Hollow July 12: Target the Band July 19: Lowcountry Boil

July 26: The Headliners Aug. 2: The Headliners Aug. 9: Deas-Guyz

Aug. 16: Cranford Hollow

Breaking it Down:

Deas-Guyz: Old Motown, Rhythm and Blues, Pop, Rock, Reggae and Dance beats

Headliners: Big Band, the Classic 50’s & 60’s Rock & Roll, Beach Music, Motown, hits from 90s to today Target: 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and today’s music.

Cranford: Blends original songwriting with flavors of Appalachian traditional music and Southern rock.

Lowcountry Boil: Lowcountry-inspired bluegrass music

Shelter Cove Town Centre Movie Nights

Unfortunately, there is no drive-in movie theater here on Hilton Head Island. These movie nights at Shelter Cove Community Park are the next best thing though. Bring lawn chairs, blankets and pillows and sit back and enjoy the movie. Free and open to the public. Family entertainment, pets welcome.

When/Where: 9 p.m. at Shelter Cove Community Park (rain or shine)

Notes: No movie on July 4th


June 13: Guardians of the Galaxy I June 20: Hotel Transylvania 3 “Summer Vacation” June 27: Mary Poppins Returns

July 11: Jurassic Park July 18: Top Gun July 25: Frozen

Aug. 1: The Parent Trap Aug. 8: Monsters, Inc. Aug. 15: Indiana Jones-Raiders of the Lost Ark


Named a “Top 20 Event” by the Southeastern Tourism Society and a “Best of Southern Fests” by The South magazine, HarbourFest returns with music from the beloved Shannon Tanner, weekly Tuesday night fireworks and family friendly entertainment with Cappy the Clown.

Where: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

Details: or Facebook

HarbourFest 2019 – Schedule of Events

Shannon Tanner Show: 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. May 27 through August 30 (Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri); 7 p.m. Labor Day Weekend Aug. 31 and Sept. 1 (Parrot Palooza Caribbean Concert)

Cappy the Clown: 6- 9 p.m. May 27 through Aug. 30, Monday-Friday; 6-9 p.m. Labor Day Weekend – Aug. 31 and Sept. 1

Parrot Palooza- Jimmy Buffett Caribbean Concert with Shannon Tanner & the Oyster Reefers: (shows start at 7 p.m.) Every Thursday from June 13 – August 22 (No Parrot Palooza show on Thursday, July 4), Labor Day Weekend — Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1

Weekends at The Jazz Corner

Celebrating 20 years of jazz and acclaimed as one of the “Top 100 Jazz Rooms” in the world by Downbeat Magazine, the Jazz Room hosts the hottest acts in the area at The Village at Wexford.

When: Doors open at 6 p.m. Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m.

Details: or 843-842-8620

The Keith Davis Trio May 31-June 1; The Felix Peikli Trio June 7-8; The Joe Alterman Trio June 14-15; The Justin Chesarek Quartet June 21-22; The Annie Sellick Quartet June 28-29

Blues & Brews on the Bluff

The Taste of Summer Beer Festival will offer more than 50 different beers from around the world, including IPA’s, Wheats, Blondes, Sours, Radlers and many more great summer styles. Tickets are $5 at the door. Children 12 and younger are free. Come by boat, bike or golf cart. Party with your pooch. Lawn chairs and leashed pets are permitted

When: 5:30-9:30 p.m., June 14

Where: Oyster Factory Park, Bluffton


Dragon Boat Race Day

Teams of paddlers will race on the Beaufort River throughout the day on Saturday, June 22 in search of victory, and more importantly, to raise money for local cancer patients. Teams are formed from local businesses, community groups, friends and will be joined on the water by a number of “Club” teams who travel in from throughout the southeastern United States.

When: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., June 22

Where: Waterfront Park, Beaufort


June happenings at Outside

Outside Hilton Head has many special events planned this month, including:

Event Schedule

June 1: The Outside Foundation Beach Clean-Up
June 14: Father’s Day Pint Night
June 15, 16, 17: Full Moon Kayak Tours


Meetings and Gatherings


Faith and Race

Renowned scholar, activist, author, and artist, the Rev. Dr. Peter M. Wherry, will present an engaging discussion on Faith and Race. What does our faith have to say about race? How do our religious and spiritual practices shape us as we live in a racially diverse society? Join Dr. Wherry as he challenges us on the intersections of faith and race, and the ways faith informs our lives together. Sponsored by St. Andrew by the Sea.

When: 10-11:30 a.m. June 22

Where: St. Andrew by the Sea, Hilton Head


Coastal Discovery Museum


Marsh critters for Preschoolers

The salt marsh is an important and unique habitat that is full of life. Get up close and hands-on with several marsh critters as your guide shares a fun short story about the many critters you might encounter while spending a day in the salt marsh.

When: 10 and 11 a.m. Thursdays in June through August

Notes: $10 per child and adult, $5 for additional humans age 3 and up, no fee for ages 2 and under. Reservations are required. 843-689-6767 ext. 223

Wonderful Wings for Preschoolers

Discover the fascinating lives of butterflies from eggs, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to adult. Explore the Karen Wertheimer Butterfly Habitat with your guide and get an up-close look at all four stages of the butterfly life cycle. Create a simple seed craft to take home and start your own butterfly garden.

When: 10 and 11 a.m. Tuesdays in June through August

Notes: $10 per child and adult, $5 for additional humans age 3 and up. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223

Hilton Head Farmers Market (Tuesdays)

A&E After Hours, Beautiful Butterflies (June 6)

A&E After Hours, Build a Bog (June 13)

A&E After Hours, Busy Bees (June 20)

A&E After Hours, Indigo Exploration (June 27)

June happenings at Heritage Library

Mondays: Fort Mitchel Tour in Hilton Head Plantation

Wednesdays: Bike tours in a historic district

Wednesdays: Hilton Head haunted history tales

Thursdays: Costumed tours at Baynard Mausoleum


Summer Camps

STEAM Tinker Camp at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

STEAM Summer Camp is an exciting and hands-on learning opportunity for youth, with a special emphasis on the STEAM curriculum areas (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics). Campers will learn about concepts such as geometry, engineering, circuits, forces of motion, and simple machines, while creating projects like “Cranky Contraptions” and “Pendulum Paintings.” (Session 1 and 2 will complete different projects.)

When: June 10-14 and July 8-12

Notes: Ages 7-12; Tuition $130

Details: or 843-686-3945, ext. 205

Take the Stage! Performing Arts Camp

Explore music, dance and drama in this one week camp. Students will work with professional artists in our Black Box Theatre and will be exposed to a variety of performing art forms. They will create a mini showcase performance on Friday!

When: June 17-21 and July 15-19

Notes: Ages 6-8 & 9-13; Tuition $110

Details: or 843-686-3945, ext. 205

Mixed-up Masterpieces Visual Arts Camp

Students will study folk and fine art from all around the world that will inspire both traditional and unusual 2D and 3D masterpieces. A mini-showcase exhibit/reception will be held on Friday.

When: June 17-21 and July 15-19

Notes: Ages 6-8 & 9-13; Tuition $110

Details: or 843-686-3945, ext. 205

Theatre Camp

Campers will experience a mini-production and will not only be the cast, but will also be the production crew, learn how to understand and develop characters, create sets and props, and design costumes. They will perform for family and friends on Friday afternoon.

When: July 22-26 and August 5-9

Notes: Ages 9-14; Tuition $210

Details: or 843-686-3945, ext. 205

STEAM Digital Arts Camp

During this week-long STEAM camp, students will learn art and design techniques using technology such as graphic design, 3D modeling, 3D Printing, and virtual reality. Laying the basic foundations to understand and use these new tools, instructors will cover all facets of 3D printing from 3D scanning, 3D modeling, preparing files, and finally, the 3-D printing process. Students will also have an opportunity to experiment with virtual reality design using web-based platforms.

When: July 29-August 2

Notes: Ages 9-16; $130

Details: or 843-686-3945, ext. 205

Legally Blonde Dance and Drama Camp

Play your part this summer at the Arts Center! During this exciting week, students will learn a variety of dance and drama techniques while working with the Dance Captain of the Arts Center’s summer production Legally Blonde. The musical is based on the hit 2001 comedy film about a pampered, cosmetics-minded Bel Air girl named Elle, who chases her ex-beau to Harvard’s law school and finds herself excelling in academia. *Intermediate dance skills required.

When: July 29-August 2

Notes: Ages 10-16; Tuition $120

Details: or 843-686-3945, ext. 205

First Tee of the Lowcountry

The First Tee of The Lowcountry emphasizes nine core values: Honesty, integrity, sportsmanship, respect, confidence, responsibility, perseverance, courtesy and judgment. Weekly camps start June 10 and run all summer long. Camps are for ages 7-17 and are 9-11:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. For more information, visit

4th of July

Where to watch fireworks around the Lowcountry

Shelter Cove Harbour offers a HarbourFest celebration featuring special patriotic selections performed by Shannon Tanner at 6:30 and 8 p.m. The fireworks display will begin right after dusk. For the convenience of home and villa guests staying in the Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, the Palmetto Dunes Buggy will continue operating until after the fireworks display is concluded. 800-827-3006 or

Harbour Town will celebrate the Fourth with a variety of festivities. Children’s activities, live music, food and beverage will be available as well as the fireworks display. The fireworks will begin about 9:15 (dusk) from a barge in Calibogue Sound. There is a gate fee to enter the resort (unless you are a resident or guest staying on the resort) and a free shuttle service will be offered between Harbour Town and various parking lots in the Sea Pines Resort. No coolers. 843-785-3333 or

Skull Creek fireworks start around 9:30 p.m. The fireworks will be launched from a barge in the Intracoastal Waterway/Skull Creek. Join Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Skull Creek Dockside or the Skull Creek Boathouse for live, outside entertainment beginning at 6 p.m. Food and beverage will be available at all three locations. No coolers.

The town of Port Royal and the Historic Port Royal Foundation are hosting fireworks starting at 9 p.m. at The Sands of Port Royal. The celebration includes food booths, vendors, entertainment, face painting, water slide, bounce houses and more.

Independence Day at Parris Island is free and open to the public. The family-friendly event will feature a kids’ fun zone, The Parris Island Band performing patriotic music, and an incredible fireworks celebration. Food and beverages (alcohol and non-alcohol) as well as patriotic glow sticks, bracelets and headbands will be available for purchase. Details:

Salute from the Shore

Participate in a patriotic demonstration of gratitude with hundreds of thousands on the beaches of South Carolina. Show your patriotic colors and displays during the traditional flyover.

Flyover begins at 1 p.m. on July 4 in Myrtle Beach.

Share your tribute to the armed forces online at:; Facebook; Twitter @July4Salute, #SalutefromtheShore; Instagram @July4salute, #SalutefromtheShore

When: Flyover at 1 p.m., from Myrtle Beach to Hilton Head

Where: South Carolina Beaches


Parade at Sea Pines

Join the parade in your patriotic colors in this family favorite event at Harbour Town. Decorate a wagon, bike, dog or kids at 8:30 a.m. with provided supplies (limited to first 100 registered). Holiday fun and activities following the parade.

When: 8:30 a.m. to register for decorating contest; 9:30 a.m. parade lineup; July 4

Where: Harbour Town, Sea Pines resort

Details: or 843-842-1979

Firecracker Run

Over 1,700 runners and walkers from across the United States annually participate in the fun family event. The race begins at Jarvis Creek Park and finishes with a celebration featuring a children’s Fun Run, music, ice cold refreshments, door prizes and more. A percentage of the proceeds benefits local charities.

When: 8 a.m. July 4; 9 a.m. children’s run

Where: Jarvis Creek Park, Hilton Head Island


More Happenings

Painting With A Twist for Father’s Day (June 16)

International Women’s Golf Day at First Tee (June 4)

Dancing Out Loud fundraiser (June 1)

Seven Days of Giving (June 1-7)

Palmetto Plant Eaters meeting (June 5)

The Palmetto Quilt Guild meeting (June 20)

Power Up Adventure Week (July 22-25)