When and What's Happening in Hilton Head - July, 2018


Aug 14, 1998
WHEN & WHAT'S HAPPENING in July Hilton Head Island and the LOWCOUNTRY

Ongoing: Learn how to play Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country, with daily clinics and round robins at the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center in Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Pickleball is a sport that combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It is played with oversized ping pong paddles and a softball-sized plastic perforated ball that travels at about one-third the speed of a tennis ball. Courts and equipment available to rent. Reservations are recommended, call (866) 242-3169 or visit www.palmettodunes.com.

July 1: 6th Annual Warehouse Sale will be held Friday, June 29th, 2018 to Sunday, July 1st, 2018 at Hilton Head Island High School, 70 Wilborn Road. Join us this summer and carry home a piece of the Lowcountry. Save up to 80% off retail value on your favorite Spartina merchandise, one-of-a-kind samples, prototypes, slightly used items and more, while supplies last. Accepting major credit cards and cash. Entry tickets for Friday and Saturday will go on sale online for a $5 charitable contribution each, beginning Tuesday, June 5th, 2018 at 12 noon. Entry tickets for Sunday are free. More information to come. Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, 1-7 p.m. (843) 681-8860 or spartina449.com.

Ongoing: The First Tee of the Lowcountry is open to the public daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Amenities include a 6-hole, par 3 golf course, driving range, 2 USGA greens, short game practice area, 9-hole Disc Golf Course and stocked fishing pond. Admission includes unlimited use of the facility. 151 Gumtree Rd. (843) 686-2680 or www.thefirstteelowcountry.org.

Ongoing: Pottery Painting at the Art Café. A silly fun pottery painting studio for all ages. Ask about Family Date Night, Mommy & Me, Dad’s Day Out with the Kids and Kids Night Out. Food and drinks served by Rockfish Seafood & Steaks. 5 Lagoon Rd. (843) 785-5525 or artcafehhi.com.

Ongoing: Alligator & Wildlife Boat Tour with H2O Sports in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Get an up-close view of indigenous plant and animal life, including the American alligator, on a one-hour guided boat tour. Reservations are required, call (843) 671-4386 or visit h2osports.com.

Ongoing: The Harbour Town Lighthouse Museum is open daily. Explore Hilton Head Island’s rich history and learn the story behind its famed lighthouse in this unique museum-like setting. Admission is $4.25 per person, complimentary for children ages 5 and younger. 149 Lighthouse Rd. (843) 671-2810 or www.harbourtownlighthouse.com.

Ongoing: Trail Rides through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve with Lawton Stables. Meander through the preserve on horseback for the true feel of the untouched Lowcountry. Trail riders must be at least 8 years old. Reservations are required. (843) 671-2586 or www.lawtonstables.com.

Tuesday-Sunday: Gullah Heritage Trail Tours through 10 Native Islander neighborhoods established during the Civil War. Tours are Tues.-Sat. at 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.; Sun. at noon. departing from the Coastal Discovery Museum. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 681-7066 or gullaheritage.com.

Ongoing: Enjoy Happy Hour Crazy Crab Style daily in the bar at The Crazy Crab overlooking Jarvis Creek. Food and drink specials and one of the best sunset views on the Island. 104 Wm. Hilton Pkwy. (843) 681-5021 or thecrazycrab.com.

Nightly: Live music performed on the deck at The Salty Dog Café. 4-8 p.m. The Sea Pines Resort, 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or visit saltydog.com.

July 1 onward: Summer Entertainment Center Stage at Coligny Hilton Head Island, 6:30 p.m. Magic with Gary Maurer on Mon.; Classic Rock with 2 Sons on Tues.; The Nice Guys on Wed.; Cranford and Friends on Thurs.; Island Vibes with Dean St. Hillaire on Fri.; The Nicest Guys in the World on Sat.; American Funk with La Bodega on Sun. 1 N. Forest Beach Dr. (843) 842-6050 or colignyplaza.com.

July 1-July 29: The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina presents “Saturday Night Fever” at 8 p.m. Hustle back to the 70s with music and lyrics by the legendary Bee Gees for this story about 19-year-old Brooklyn ladies’ man, Tony Manero, whose weekends are spent at the local discotheque where he luxuriates in the admiration of the crowd, 14 Shelter Cove Ln. For tickets, call (843) 842-2787 or visit www.artshhi.com.

Ongoing: Golf Croquet on the lawn adjacent to the Harbour Town Clubhouse in The Sea Pines Resort, 10 a.m. Equipment is available throughout the day. 11 Lighthouse Ln. (843) 842 1979 or www.seapines.com.

Mondays: “Where Does the Power Come From?” complimentary golf clinic and exhibition led by former PGA Touring Pro Doug Weaver on the Robert Trent Jones Course in Palmetto Dunes, 4 p.m. (843) 785-1138 or palmettodunes.com.

Monday – Saturday: Sips and Bites at the Bar. Michael Anthony’s. Available in the bar only between 5 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., enjoy a tasting of three tasty small plates paired with three premium wines. The menu changes every Monday so check our website each week to view the current menu. Reservations are strongly recommended. Please note that bar reservations must be made by calling the restaurant directly! $19 (plus tax and gratuity). Reservations are strongly recommended. Orleans Plaza, 37 New Orleans Rd. (843) 785-6272 or michael-anthonys.com.

Mondays: Join us for an exciting tennis demonstration with valuable tips, refreshments, prize drawings and our traditional fishbowl sale. Sponsored by Sea Pines Real Estate, Prince, Adidas and Wilson. Will not take place April 9 and 16. Call the Sea Pines Racquet Club at (843) 363-4495 or seapines.com.

Monday – Friday: Over the years, Gregg Russell has become a Sea Pines classic. You’ll find him under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. Call the The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979 or seapines.com.

Tuesdays: Summer Jams hosted by Shelter Cove Towne Centre in Shelter Cove Community Park, June 12-Aug. 14, 5-9 p.m. Family fun with face painting, inflatable bounce houses, a zip line, rock climbing wall, bungee jump, The Surf’s Jeff Taylor, DJ Alan Palchak with fireworks at dusk. Free admission; food and activities are sold separately. 39 Shelter Cove Ln. (843) 681-7273 or www.islandreccenter.org.

July 4: One Island. One Community. One Hilton Head. Free Community Picnic hosted by Central Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church and Grace Community Church at First Tee of the Lowcountry/Boys & Girls Club, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Wet Slides for the Kids, Dunk Tank, Family Fun, Food and Fellowship with Community Prayer at 2 p.m. Bring Tents and Chairs; no pets. Music by The Headliners, Spiritual Gangsters, Children’s Choir, Cranford Hollow, Yasmine Ariana & more! Shuttles running continuously from the Hilton Head Island High School Main Lot. 151 Gumtree Rd. RSVP on www.facebook.com/onehiltonhead.

Every Tuesday, except Wednesday the 4th: night throughout the summer, Shelter Cove Harbour presents HarbourFest, a family-friendly festival on the waterfront at Shelter Cove featuring live music by Shannon Tanner, Cappy the Clown, face painting, carnival games, treats from vendors and fireworks to end the night in the most spectacular way! All of these fun activities are set amid great restaurants and shops. HarbourFest runs each Tuesday, June 12-August 14, 2018 from 6-10 p.m., with Shannon Tanner taking the stage each night at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m., before the fireworks shoot off at 9:30 p.m., weather permitting.

2018 Fireworks Schedule
Wednesday, July 4
Tuesdays, July 10, 17, 24 & 31
Tuesdays, August 7 & 14

For more information, contact Palmetto Dunes at (843) 785-6424 or palmettodunes.com.

Thursdays evening throughout the summer, after the sun sets over Broad Creek, Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, will present a movie for all to enjoy! Watch under the stars on a 20′ screen for FREE. Blankets, beach chairs, and take-out food from Shelter Cove Towne Centre merchants is recommended! The movies will show every Thursday night at 9 p.m. from June 14-August 16, 2018.

For more information about the Movie Night in the Park, go to sheltercovetownecentre.com.

Fridays: Social Shag Dance Night hosted by the Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club at Dolphin Head Golf Club, 56 High Bluff Rd. every Friday night this summer! 6-9:30 p.m. hiltonheadshagclub.com.

Wednesdays: Take a historic bike tour of sites along Squire Pope Rd., including historic plantations, fishing and farming life after the Civil War, a historic African-American church, Tabby Ruins and a meet and greet with volunteers from the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island. Bike and helmet provided. Bring water, sunscreen and bug spray. Wed., 10 a.m. Adult, $25; Child, $20. Tours depart from 137 Squire Pope Rd. Reservations are required. (843) 686-6560 or heritagelib.org.

July 10-29: My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra relives the legendary career of Frank Sinatra as four actors share more than 50 of his beloved hits that span the breadth of his career from the 1950s to the 1990s. Performing songs that include “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Chicago,” “New York, New York,” and “That’s Life” are four professional performers straight from the stages of New York City. This production is from the same team that brought the lives of Patsy Cline, Rosemary Clooney, and John Denver to the Main Street stage in previous summers.

My Way…A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra was originally conceived by Todd Olsen and David Grapes from a songbook of 1,300 tunes. They’ve selected more than 50 songs that showcase the iconic success story of a man often called the “Chairman of the Board” by fellow Rat Pack friends; a man who enjoyed his role and reputation as a saloon singer, dressed in a tuxedo with a glass of Jack Daniels in hand, doing what no other performer could do for more than 50 years.

Performances are at the Main Street Theatre and all general admission tickets are $40. Performances run Tuesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Don’t miss the magic!

To make a reservation (866) 749-2228 or purchase tickets. Please note that there will be no SSTI staff at the venues until two hours before every show. Please call with questions.

July 11: Enjoy refreshments and meet artist Samantha Claar Wednesday, July 11, 2018 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Art League of Hilton Head. Claar’s work is inspired by the Gullah people of the local islands, and their rich and storied culture and history. Her exhibit, “Glimpses of Gulla,” will be on display July 3-28 in the Art League Gallery. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (843) 681-5060 or email seapines.com.

July 13-22: 63rd Annual Beaufort Water Festival – Friends, Families, Salt Marshes and Day Breezes! BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA’S PREMIER FESTIVAL! The Annual Beaufort Water Festival: a 10-day event which includes music, food, crafts and art, the blessing of the fleet, and many special events. 12 noon-12 p.m. No coolers or professional photography permitted during nightly events. For a complete schedule of events, call (843) 524-0600 or visit bftwaterfestival.com.

July 19: The Palmetto Quilt Guild monthly meeting, 12 p.m. at Palmetto Electric Cooperative, 111 Mathews Dr. Guest Speaker, Beth Hanlon-Ridder. Guests are welcome for a $5 visit fee. Come early and socialize. (843) 757-2613 or palmettoquiltguild.org.

Thanks, as always, to friends Jane and Glenn Handley!


DIS Veteran
May 7, 2002
My family and I will be there in mid to late July. So appreciate this information!
  • Brancaneve

    That means Snow White in another language.
    Dec 7, 2006
    Thank you! As a novice to Hilton Head, can you please explain what ¨Lowcountry¨ means?


    Aug 14, 1998
    Thank you! As a novice to Hilton Head, can you please explain what ¨Lowcountry¨ means?
    Sorry @Brancaneve , I just noticed your question.

    The SC 'Lowcountry' is basically coastal South Carolina which is dotted with marsh land along the sea level areas. Locals frequently lovingly refer to the area as the 'Slowcountry' due to the typically relaxed pace of activity. From nearby Savannah, GA south along the Georgia coast the area is often referred to as the 'Coastal Empire', but is geographically and culturally similar to the Lowcountry.

    From Wikipedia:
    "The Lowcountry is a geographic and cultural region along South Carolina's coast, including the Sea Islands. Once known for its slave-based agricultural wealth in rice and indigofera, often referred to as indigo, that flourished in the hot subtropical climate, the Lowcountry today is known for its historic cities and communities, natural environment, cultural heritage, and tourism industry."


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