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September happenings

Visit our new event calendar for more local events.


Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival

When: 1-4 p.m., Sept. 24
Where: On the lawn adjacent to the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town at The Sea Pines Resort
Details: The Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival returns to The Sea Pines Resort this month. The family-friendly event will feature savory shrimp dishes prepared by 18 Hilton Head-area chefs, craft beers from more than 14 breweries, an array of goods offered by specialty vendors and live music performances by local rock band, Groove Town Assault. Grab your tickets and watch the competition unfold. May the best chef win.

OluKai Lowcountry Boil Paddle Battle

When: 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Sept. 10
Where: Rowing and Sailing Center at Squire Pope Community Park
Details: Paddleboarders and kayakers are invited to race in the 2022 OluKai Lowcountry Paddle Battle on Skull. The race is open to all ages and skill levels, with 11-mile, 4.5-mile and 1-mile courses and a new technical sprint race in the surf on the 11th. Proceeds will benefit The Outside Foundation.

September Palmetto Bluff Artist in Residence

When: Times vary, Sept. 14-17
Where: The FLOW Gallery in Bluffton
Details: Blakely Little is the featured artist of the month. See her work or attend a workshop.

Farmers and Art Markets

Enjoy the local flavors of the Lowcountry with some of these regular farmers and art markets:

Bluffton Farmers Market:
12-5 p.m., Thursdays, 68 Boundary St.

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

Farmers & Makers 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

First Thursdays Art Market:
4-7 p.m., first Thursday of each month, The Shops at Sea Pines Center

The Root and Bloom Market:
11 a.m.-3 p.m., Sept. 4, 18 and Oct. 2, 68 Boundary St.

Lowcountry Made Port Royal Market:
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 10, Live Oaks Park

Lowcountry Made Bluffton Market:
9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sept. 17, Buckwalter Place Park

Beaufort First Friday:
5-8 p.m., Sept. 2 and Oct. 7, Downtown Beaufort

A Night at the Movies

When: 7 p.m., Sept. 30
Where: First Presbyterian Church
Details: The Hilton Head Choral Society’s 2022-23 season begins with “A Night at the Movies,” a tapestry of familiar tunes from popular cinematic features, including Saving Private Ryan, Home Alone, Star Wars, Titanic, Prince of Egypt and much more. Celebrate the American film and the music that made the story much more memorable.

The Many Moods of the Season: 7 p.m., Dec. 9
A Mozart Celebration: 7 p.m., March 31
American Sings!: 7 p.m., May 29

Beach Sweep

When: 9 a.m., Sept. 16
Where: The Sea Pines Resort
Details: Take part in the largest one-day volunteer cleanup event of its kind in South Carolina, coordinated by the Ocean Conservancy in conjunction with the International Coastal Cleanup.

Lighthouse Invitational

When: Times vary, Sept. 15-18
Where: The Sea Pines Resort
Details: This four-day golf tournament offers the ultimate golfing experience with play on all three of The Sea Pines Resort’s championship courses.

Fall Spectacular! A Musical Cabaret

When: 7:30 p.m., Sept. 28-30 & 2:30 p.m., Oct. 1
Where: Hilton Head Preparatory School Main Street Theatre
Details: This hour-long musical revue is performed cabaret-style and features Hilton Head Prep’s wealth of talented actors, dancers, singers and musicians.

Vitality Med Spa 4th Anniversary Party

When: Noon, Sept. 13
Where: Vitality Med Spa
Details: Celebrate Vitality Med Spa’s anniversary with specials, raffles and giveaways all week long as well as a party on the big day.

Music & Taste on the Harbour

When: 6-9 p.m., Thursdays in the fall
Where: The Neptune Statue at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
Details: Dance the night away with local bands, great food and all the dancing you can do. Featured Shelter Cove Harbour restaurants will set up around Neptune and offer a variety of specially priced light appetizers, wine, beer and cocktails.

September 8: Deas Guyz
September 15: Deas Guyz
September 22: Stee & the Ear Candy Band
September 29: Target featuring the Headliner Horns
October 6: Deas Guyz

Little Shop of Horrors

When: Times vary, Sept. 28-October 30
Where: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
Details: Little Shop of Horrors is a must-see horror-comedy-rock musical with music by Alan Mencken and Howard Ashman. Purchase tickets online at

Harbour Town Fall Fest

When: 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Sept. 25
Where: Harbour Town
Details: Festivities include a Harbour Town Shops sidewalk sale, local favorite Deas Guyz performing a mix of music, nautical activities, dining on the harbour, children’s activities and classic cars on display.

Bourbon Barrel Unveiling

When: Noon-3 p.m., Sept. 5
Where: RLB Distillery
Details: Be among the first to taste the first batch of Beaufort-made Coosa Cut Bourbon and receive a commemorative coin, refreshments and live music.

BlufftemberFest Sunset Party

When: 3-8 p.m., Sept. 24
Where: Bluffton Oyster Factory Park
Details: Don’t miss this Bluffton-style music festival and Octoberfest celebration on the May River. Enjoy an Octoberfest beer garden, food court, arts & crafts and live music.

Polo at Palmetto Bluff presented by Kelly Caron Designs

When: 1 p.m., Sept. 18
Where: Longfield Stables, Montage Palmetto Bluff
Details: Players return to Longfield Stables at Montage Palmetto Bluff for an exclusive indoor polo match in support of Children’s Miracle Network. The doors open at 1 p.m., followed by the 2 p.m. match Sunday, Sept. 18. VIP Tickets are $275 and include access to a VIP tent with hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and non-alcoholic beverages. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit

OluKai Pint Night

When: 4-7 p.m., Sept. 9
Where: Outside Hilton Head at The Plaza at Shelter Cove
Details: Enjoy music, beer, food and fun at the Olukai Pint Night presented by Outside Hilton Head.

Bluffton Par Fore Kids

When: Starts at 10 a.m., Sept. 19
Where: May River Golf Club at Palmetto Bluff
Details: This will be a memorable day of golf, with an auction of golf opportunities and merchandise, mulligans and contests benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Bluffton.

Everard Auction: The Duncan Collection

When: Sept. 29-Oct. 20
Where: Everard Auctions and Appraisals
Details: Everard Auctions & Appraisals is having a live online auction, the Collection of John and Ginger Duncan. The Duncan collection is full of southern art and historical material, including a rare Peter Gordon map of Savannah, one of five left in private hands, estimated at $100,000-$150,000. The various owners’ sale also in October has some major works as well, including a Georgia O’Keeffe watercolor estimated at $100,000-$150,000.


September 5: Heritage Day Festival in Rincon
September 7: JJ Grey at the Johnny Mercer Theater
September 16-18: Unity in the Community: Food Truck Expo on River Street
September 16-18: Featured Artist Workshop with Patrick Saunders at the Jepson Center
September 17-18: WagFest at Guy Minick Park
September 19-23: Savannah Jazz Festival
September 24-25: Savannah Comic Con at the Savannah Convention Center
September 25-October 1: CANstruction Competition at the Jepson Center


October 1: The Fish and Grits Music Festival at Lowcountry Celebration Park
October 1: Jason Aldean at the Enmarket Arena
October 1: Art of Indigo at the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage
October 5-6: Kinross Trunk Show at The Back Door
October 7: World Affairs Council of Hilton Head restarts Friday Distinguished Speaker Program
October 7-8: Fall Artist Show at Endangered Arts Ltd. Art Gallery
October 7-8: 37th annual Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Island Chili Cook-off and Jeep Island 2022
October 10: Swing Fore the Symphony
October 10-23: PGA Tour Event: The CJ Cup at Congaree Golf Club
October 13: Singer-Songwriter Series at Lowcountry Celebration Park
October 13: Keith Urban at Enmarket Arena
October 14: Folsom 68: A Johnny Cash Tribute at the USCB Center for the Arts
October 15: Rock N Ribs featuring Blues Traveler
October 15-24: Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival
October 18-20: Daufuskie Island Vibes and Tides
October 20: The Taming: A Regional Premiere presented by Lean Ensemble
October 20-21: Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Symphony Under The Stars
October 20-21: Roberto Coin Trunk Show at Forsythe Jewelers
October 22: Italian Heritage Festival
October 22: Old Town Bluffton Oyster Run
October 22: HHA HBA Fall Fishing Tournament
October 23-24: Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Opening Weekend
October 24: Be a Saint Fore Life Golf Classic at Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club
October 27-28: Jazz for All Ages Jazz Festival
October 29: Walk to the End: Walk To Win Alzheimer’s fundraiser
October 31: Swing Fore the Symphony at Wexford Golf Club
November 3-7: Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance and Motoring Festival