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Things to Do This Weekend on Hilton Head

Discover our list of curated things to do in the Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort areas. For a complete calendar of events, visit our event calendar here.


Aaron Zych of Heart of Gold Gallery

Arts & Culture

2023 Biennale National Juried Art Exhibit

When: Times vary, through June 17

Where: Art League of Hilton Head

Details: Check out the area’s longest-running national juried art exhibition, featuring 100 artists from around the country competing in multiple media categories, judged by Aline Ordman, award-winning pastel artist, educator and juror.

June Palmetto Bluff Artist in Residence

When: Times vary, June 21-24

Where: FLOW Gallery + Workshop

Details: Stella Ranae Von Schmid is the featured artist of the month. See her work, or attend a workshop.

Keep Me Searching for a Heart of Gold

When: Times vary, June 12-19, opening reception 5 p.m. 

Where: FLOW Gallery + Workshop

Details: Music and fine-art lovers are in for a treat as Palmetto Bluff welcomes Aaron Zych of Heart of Gold Gallery for a weeklong fine-art, music and photography exhibition. Hear Zych discuss the variety of photographers he’s worked with and share stories about the photos in the exhibit at the opening reception.


When: Times vary, June 30-July 9

Where: May River Theatre

Details: This classic production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).

Jersey Boys

When: Times vary, June 28- Aug. 20

Where: Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Details: Watch the rise, struggles, personal clashes and the ultimate triumph of a group of friends whose music symbolized an entire generation in this award-winning musical about Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. 

The Wedding Singer

When: Times vary, June 22-25 & June 29-July 2

Where: Main Stage Community Theatre

Details: Court Atkins Group presents this classic musical inspired by the hit Adam Sandler movie.

Colors of the World

When: June 5-July 2, reception 5-7 p.m., June 7

Where: SOBA Gallery 

Details: Savannah Kemper’s upcoming photography exhibit captures the unique colors and textures from her travels.

Charity & Community

Shelter Cove HarbourFest

When: Times vary, through Labor Day weekend

Where: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

Details: HarbourFest is a weekly celebration during the summer with live music and entertainment, arts and crafts, kids’ activities and Tuesday night fireworks. Meet beloved Cappy the Clown, singer/songwriter Shannon Tanner, a Jimmy Buffet tribute band and other entertainment. 

Jazz Night at the Ballroom

When: 7 p.m., June 25

Where: Seaquins Ballroom

Details: The Kiwanis Club of Bluffton Foundation presents a fundraiser to support education programs and scholarships for children and teens in Bluffton. Music by The Lavon Stevens Quartet featuring Louise Spencer. 

Fun in the Sun for Everyone

When: 9 a.m.-noon, June 9

Where: Beachfront of the Marriott Surf Watch Resort

Details: This annual event includes safe and inclusive beach activities for people with special needs and their families and friends. Activities include paddle boarding, boogie boarding, surfing, sand castle building, music, relaxation and more. 

Jump into Summer with the Town of Bluffton 

When: 10 a.m.-1 p.m., June 17

Where: Oscar Frazier Park

Details: This fun family event will feature water slides, video games played on a Jumbotron television, lawn games, music, concessions and fun prizes. 

Bluffton 8th Annual Juneteenth Festival

When: 5-10 p.m., June 16, 4-10 p.m., June 17 & 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June 18

Where: Burnt Church Distillery

Details: In partnership with the Bluffton MLK Observance Committee, Burnt Church Distillery presents the 8th Annual Juneteenth Celebration. Friday is the 2nd annual Black Food Truck Fest, Saturday is the 8th annual Juneteenth Festival, and Sunday is the 3rd annual Juneteenth Jazz Brunch. For more information, visit

Wine glasses filled with pink wine on a white background

Food & Drink

Hurricane Party

When: 6-10 p.m., June 7

Where: Black Marlin Bayside Grill & Hurricane Bar

Details: It’s always a party at the Hurricane Bar. Come to Black Marlin at Palmetto Bay Marina and hear the CornBreD HHI Band.

Rosé Tasting

When: 4:30 p.m., June 7

Where: Nunzio Restaurant + Bar

Details: Nunzio kicks off June with its selection of rosé wines perfect for those long lazy summer days. Drink pink at this special rosé tasting.

Tap Takeover

When: 5-8 p.m., June 20 

Where: Fraser’s Tavern

Details: Delicious food pairings and special giveaways will be available. A representative from the brewery will be in attendance to provide education and insights into the making of each brew.

Tasty Tuesday Wine Tastings

When: 5-7 p.m., Tuesdays 

Where: Rollers Wine & Spirits

Details: Enjoy a wine tasting led by Rollers’ certified sommeliers, featuring 4-6 new wines and some familiar favorites, live music on the garden patio; cheese plates and other small bites available to order. Call 843-842-1200 to reserve your spot.

Hilton Head Distillery Cocktail Classes

Take your cocktail game up a notch with a mixology class (or two) that inspires you to shake up delicious and creative sips like never before. Classes are from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Hilton Head Distillery. 

  • Island Time Cocktail Class: June 8
  • Craft Cocktail Class: June 15
  • Classic Cocktails Class: June 22
  • History of Rum Cocktail Class: June 29

Bluffton Sunset Parties: Blues & Brews on the Bluff

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

Where: Bluffton Oyster Factory Park

Details: Don’t miss the next Bluffton Sunset Parties series event. Enjoy food vendors, beverages, exhibits and entertainment for the whole family. Proceeds go to a local charity.

What’s cooking at Alexander’s Restaurant

Enjoy a cooking demonstration, wine dinner and other special events at Alexander’s Restaurant this month. 

  • Cooking Demonstration: Fresh Catch: 2-3 p.m., June 25
  • Chappellet Wine Dinner: 6-8:30 p.m., June 22

Salty Dog Café events 

Don’t miss this month’s exciting events at the island’s most well-known eating spot. 

  • Live Music: 6-10 p.m., nightly
  • Happy Hour: 4-6 p.m., daily 
  • Tie Dye: Noon-3 p.m., Mon., Wed. & Fri. 
  • Ben the Juggler: 6-8 p.m., Mon., Tues. & Sat.
  • DJ Crush Dance Party: 6-8 p.m., Wed. & Fri.
  • Colorpalooza: 6-8 p.m., Thurs. 
  • Turtle Trackers: 5-7 p.m., Sun. & Mon. 

Cooking Classes & more

When: 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., June 10 & 17 (Saturdays)

Where: Culinary Institute of the South at TCL 

Details: Sign up for a cooking class, and learn hands-on skills from multi-talented instructors at the Technical College of the Lowcountry. For details, visit

  • June 10: Tap into a Tapas Party: Spain’s Small Plates Will Wow You
  • June 17: Making a Special Brunch: What’s Trending

Snake in pine straw

Lecture & Classes

The Dr. Lawrence S. Rowland Lecture Series

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m., June 8 & 9

Where: Historic Port Royal Foundation

Details: This lecture series by an advisor to the History Port Royal Foundation, Dr. Rowland, covers “Early Maritime History Through the Civil War- 1514-1868” and geological history of Port Royal Island since the start of the Atlantic Ocean: 180 million years of change. 

Level 1 Venomous Handling Certification Course 

When: 9:30 a.m., June 10 & 4 p.m., June 11

Where: Port Royal Sound Foundation

Details: This two-day course combines classroom instruction in essential topics like native venomous snake species, ecology, snake anatomy and physiology, reproductive behavior, venom toxicology, emergency snakebite management, captive husbandry, ethical relocation guidelines and more.

Art League Hilton Head Island classes

Learn a new skill and unleash your creativity with one of these art classes at the Art League Academy on Cordillo Parkway. For a complete list of classes, visit

  • Photography 101: Through the Lens with Kendra Natter: 9:30 a.m., June 8
  • Learn to Crochet a Sunny Hat with Berta Karapetyan: 11 a.m., June 20
  • One Day of Plein Air with Pastels at Shelter Cove Community Park with Carol Iglesias: 9 a.m., June 22
  • Summer Fun-Themed Cookies with Jami Wright: 6 p.m., June 28

Handcrafted items at a market

Markets & Shopping

June Southern Estates and Collections Public Exhibition 

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., June 15-17, or by appointment

Where: Everard Auctions & Appraisals (2436 Waters Ave.)

Details: Don’t miss your chance to come away with rare finds at this month’s auction. Stop by the public exhibition in Savannah or view, register and bid online at

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
  • Port Royal Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Naval Heritage Park
  • Forsythe Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, Savannah
  • The Root and Bloom Market: 3-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Martin Family Park in Bluffton
  • Beaufort First Friday: 5-8 p.m., first Friday of each month, Downtown Beaufort
  • Hilton Head Community Market: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Shelter Cove Community Park
  • Bluffton Night Bazaar: 5-8 p.m., first Thursday of each month, Burnt Church Distillery
  • Farmers & Makers Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., every Tuesday, The Shops at Sea Pines Center
  • First Thursdays Art Market: 4-7 p.m., every Thursday, The Shops at Sea Pines Center

BYOB Bring Your Own Bands

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., June 22 & 23

Where: Forsythe Jewelers 

Details: Bring your own bands to Forsythe Jewelers during the Sethi Couture Styling Event and Trunk Show. Allow its styling experts to assist you in curating the perfect ring stack with your existing bands to reflect your own personal style and flair. 

Turtle Week Arts & Crafts Show

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m., June 17

Where: Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort

Details: This crafts show will feature an array of Lowcountry vendors (up to 45 booths) with various handcrafted artwork, including paintings, pottery, jewelry, candles, photography, home decor, gift items and more. 

Music & Entertainment

HHSO Espressivo: Music of Passion and Joy

The Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra just announced its 2023-24 season, Espressivo. This program features a fresh take on the classics, as well as inspirational pieces, in an engaging and informal environment of shared discovery. “There’s a lot of music of great passion in this season,” President and CEO, Alan Jordan, explained. “And joy!” he added lightheartedly. The season begins with an outdoor pops concert as part of the Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival in October and ends with Beethoven’s Ode To Joy in April, something that was planned for 2020, but the pandemic wouldn’t allow it. “We’re closing the season with the biggest piece of orchestral music, which is the Beethoven Symphony No. 9,” Jordan says. “And we’re going to feature the Claflin University Concert Choir, along with our chorus and four soloists we’re working with from the Savannah Voice Festival.” This concert is the perfect closer for a season based on passion and joy. For more information and a detailed list of performances, visit


Symphony Under The Stars “Hollywood In The Lowcountry”: 7:30 p.m., Oct. 19, Martin Family Park & 7:30 p.m., Oct. 20, Lowcountry Celebration Park at Coligny 

Orchestra Series Opening Weekend: Symphony Fantastique: 4 p.m., Oct. 22 & 7:30 p.m., Oct. 23, First Presbyterian Church

Hilton Head Chamber Music Institute

When: June 7-17 Where: SoundWaves  Details: The fifth annual Hilton Head Chamber Music Institute, an educational program of HHSO, will host 16 high school string musicians from seven different states, selected via an audition process, to perform in quartets. 

Concert listings

  • Faculty Concert: 7 p.m., June 10, SoundWaves
  • Solo Recital Concert: 4 p.m., June 11, Seabrook Retirement Community
  • Solo Master Class: 3 p.m., June 12, SoundWaves
  • Quartet Master Class: 6:30 p.m., June 13, Campbell Chapel AME Church
  • Quartet Master Class: 6:30 p.m., June 14, SoundWaves
  • Quartet Concerts: 7 p.m., June 16 & 11:30 a.m., June 16, SoundWaves

(There will also be community outreach concerts at Memory Matters, the Hilton Head Library and three retirement communities.)

Harmony 4 Homes

When: 7-9 p.m., June 28

Where: First Presbyterian Church

Details: Music enthusiasts and affordable housing supporters will come together for an unforgettable evening of music, community and philanthropy presented by SERG Group. This charitable event, headlined by Mac Powell, former frontman and lead singer of the award-winning band “Third Day,” will benefit the Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity. 

Cool concerts

Check out one of these concerts at The Rooftop Bar at Poseidon this month. 

  • JD Music Group: 9 p.m., June 9
  • Nirvani – A Nirvana Tribute Experience: 9 p.m., June 16
  • CornBreD Band: 9 p.m., June 23
  • Adam & The Testifiers: 9 p.m., June 30

Jazz in the Park

When: 7:30-9:15 p.m., June 27

Where: Celebration Park at Coligny

Details: This jazz series presented by the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra features free jazz concerts every other Tuesday throughout the summer, beginning June 27 with the Martin Lesch Band. 

2023 Live Music Lineup

Check out live music every night from 5-8 p.m. at Skull Creek Boathouse. Here’s the 2023 lineup: 

  • Mondays: CC Witt
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: Sonny Bond
  • Wednesdays: Sarah Poole
  • Fridays: Matt Mackelcan
  • Saturdays: Victor Solis
  • Sundays: La Bodega Lite

Swingin’ Medallions Return 

When: 7-11 p.m., June 9

Where: Jasper County Farmers Market at 9935 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Hwy 17

Details: Don’t miss The Swingin’ Medallions, “The Party Band of the South,” at its fourteenth summer-opening concert in Ridgeland, featuring hit music, food trucks and drinks. 

Live music at Ruby Lee’s

When: Times vary, daily Where: Ruby Lee’s Details: Popular soul food and entertainment spot, Ruby Lee’s offers live music every night, featuring various blues, jazz and soul local and regional artists. For a complete list of performances, check its website. 

  • Target The Band: 7-10 p.m., June 6, 13, 20 & 27
  • Darryl E. Van Horne As ‘Tha Sole Mate’: 7-10 p.m., June 7, 14, 21 & 28
  • Brian Simpson & Dean St. Hillaire: 7-10 p.m., June 8, 15, 22 & 29
  • Fresh Vibe: 7:30-11 p.m., June 17 & 23

Sunset Celebrations

When: 7-10 p.m., Fridays, June 23-Aug. 18

Where: Shelter Cove Town Centre

Details: Live, local music Friday nights in the park are the perfect way to spend the evening. Bring a beach chair or blanket, and pick up take-out food. 

  • June 23: Deas-Guyz
  • June 30: Target & the Headliner Horns
  • July 7: Cranford & Friends

Outdoor garden with containers

Sports & Outdoors

Palmetto Bluff Conservancy events 

With a vast outdoor classroom, the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy team members are ambassadors to each resident and guest, introducing them to this landscape in ways large and small, structured and informal. Tours, classes and workshops, programs, research and field trips are all available to facilitate this environmental learning process. Check its website for a complete list of events. 

  • Research Excursion: Bluebird Surveys: 9-11:30 a.m., June 6
  • Explore PBC: Turtles of Palmetto Bluff: 9-11:30 a.m., June 9
  • Ecotour with Captain Amber: 9-11 a.m., June 13
  • Explore PBC: Marsh Ecology: 9-11:30 a.m., June 14
  • Research Excursion: Bluebird Surveys: 9-11:30 a.m., June 20
  • Explore PBC: A Plant’s Guide to Surviving the Maritime Forest: 9-11:30 a.m., June 30

Birds & Beer: A Salty Dog Cruise Experience

When: 5-7 p.m., June 24

Where: Port Royal Maritime Center

Details: Explore the natural beauty of the Lowcountry while enjoying a five-course beer and small-plate tasting, learning about the beer-making process from local brewers from Estuary Brewing and discussing local birds and other natural wonders of the Lowcountry with a Port Royal naturalist.

Beaufort Water Festival Sailing Regatta 

When: 11 a.m.-5 p.m., June 10

Where: Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club

Details: Juniors and adults from all over the region flock to this friendly, competitive regatta and related activities.

June Races

Sign up for one of these races and support a good cause while staying active. 

  • Hilton Head Global Running Day 5K: 7 p.m., June 7, The Westin Hotel Hilton Head
  • Palmetto Dunes Turtle Trot 5K: 8 a.m., June 7, 14, 21 & 28, The Dunes House
  • Palmetto Running Company Group Run/Walk: 7 a.m., June 10 & July 1, The Grind Coffee Roasters
  • Madison’s Miracles Inc, Flying Angels Run: 8 a.m., June 10, 1006 Bay Street, Beaufort
  • Grady’s 5K and Grady Fest: 8 a.m., June 10, Coligny Beach and Captain Woody’s
  • Lowcountry Community PRIDE 5K: 9 a.m., June 10, Martin Family Park
  • Beach Bum Triathlon & Duathlon: 8 a.m., June 24, Coligny Beach
  • Palmetto Bluff Freedom 5K: 9 a.m., July 2, Cole’s Restaurant in Moreland Village
  • Firecracker 5000: 8 a.m., July 4, Jarvis Creek Park
  • USA 5K: 7:30 a.m., July 4, Coligny Beach

Broga, Tequila & Tacos

When: 7 p.m., June 21

Where: Palmetto Running Company Hilton Head, Shelter Cove Community Park

Details: Enjoy yoga led by Annie Pilie, followed by tequila and tacos at Tio’s. 

Beaufort Garden A Day

When: 9 a.m.-noon, June 5-9

Where: Locations vary

Details: The Beaufort Garden Club’s annual Garden a Day event, celebrating National Gardening Week, features gardens on The Point, Bay Street, Broad River Road, downtown Beaufort and Lady’s Island. For a complete schedule, visit

Car shows

Check out some car shows and cruise-ins this month. And if you’re a car enthusiast,check each car club out online for future recurring events. 

  • Cruisin’ @ Cook Out: 5 p.m., June 7, Cook Out
  • Classic Car/Truck Club of Beaufort Cruise-In: 5 p.m., June 9, Enmark, Okatie
  • Monthly Road Cleanup: 8 a.m., June 10, Akomeya, Bluffton
  • Palm Trees & Pistons Car Show: 9-11 a.m., June 10, Sea Turtle Marketplace
  • Cars & Coffee Monthly Cruise-In: 8 a.m., June 17, USCB, Bluffton
  • Praise Assembly Father’s Day Car and Truck Show: 12:30 p.m., June 18, 800 Parris Island Gateway
  • Pizza n’ Pistons Cruise-In: 4 p.m., June 19, Pizza Co., Bluffton
  • Carolina Dreamers Cruise-In: 4:30-6:30 p.m., June 21, Crave Station, HHI
  • Speed Cruise-In: 9-11 a.m., June 24, Sonic, Bluffton
  • Cars and Tacos Cruise Night: 5-7 p.m., June 28, Fuzzy’s Taco Shop on 278 near I-95 
  • Cars and Cigars Monthly Cruise-In: 8-10:30 a.m., July 1, South Island Square Shopping Center

Savannah Events

  • June 10: Juneteenth Free Family Day at the Jepson Center
  • June 10: Meet Paula Deen at The Lady and Sons
  • June 13: Slippery When Wet – The Ultimate Bon Jovi Tribute at Coaches Corner
  • June 15: Riverfront Concert Series at The Park at Eastern Wharf
  • June 15: Juneteenth lecture by Queen Quet at the Jepson Center
  • June 16: Carpool: #1 Cars Tribute at Tybee Post Theater
  • June 17: Savannah Juneteenth Fine Arts Festival on W Gaston St
  • June 17: Klean Society Car Show at the Savannah Convention Center
  • June 17: Fleetwood Max: Tribute to Fleetwood Mac at Tybee Post Theater
  • June 22: Age of Armor Exhibition Opening & Reception at the Jepson Center
  • June 23: Fortunate Sons – The Best of Creedence Clearwater Revival & Trashy Annie at Tybee Post Theater
  • June 23: Crafts on the River at Rousakis Riverfront Plaza
  • June 24: Amy Grant at the Lucas Theatre for the Arts
  • June 24: Good Times – Bad Times – The Led Zeppelin Experience at Tybee Post Theater
  • June 24: Head Games- A Tribute to Foreigner at Coaches Corner
  • June 24: Picker Joe’s Annual Watermelon Martini Soirée
  • June 26: WWE Raw at the Enmarket Arena
  • June 29: TC Tour & Talk with #art912 artist Duff Woon Yong at the Jepson Center
  • June 30: Burgers and Brews at Kehoe Iron Works
  • June 30: Dark Desert Highway: Eagles Tribute at Tybee Post Theater
  • June 30-July 4: Savannah Stars and Stripes July 4th Weekend Celebration at the Plant Riverside District

Save the date

  • July 1: Town of Bluffton 2nd Annual Independence Day Celebration at Martin Family Park
  • July 1: Beer Yoga at Southern Barrel Brewing Company Tavern
  • July 2: Full Moon Yoga Series at Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort
  • July 3-4: 4th of July Arts & Crafts Show at Fripp Island Golf & Beach Resort
  • July 4: Salute From The Shore at all beaches 
  • July 4: Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks in Harbour Town
  • July 4: HarbourFest 4th of July Fireworks Show at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina
  • July 4: 2023 Hilton Head Firecracker 5K at Jarvis Creek Park
  • July 4: USA 5K at Coligny Beach
  • July 4: July 4th Fireworks at Tybee Pier
  • Savannah’s Waterfront Independence Day Celebration
  • July 5: Jazz in the Park at Lowcountry Celebration Park

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