April is an exciting time here in the Coastal Lowcountry. There are many events taking place this month on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton. Featured events include the RBC Heritage and the Hilton Head Island Boat Show.
All Month Long
The Coastal Discovery Museum provides tours, walks, programs, and exhibits about the Lowcountry. Events are scheduled daily. To learn more about the Coastal Discovery monthly events, contact 843-689-6767 or visit CoastalDiscovery.com
FEATURED APRIL EVENTS:
Taste of Bluffton
A Southern celebration of food in the heart of Bluffton. This festival celebrates the sights and flavors of the South Carolina Lowcountry. Located right along Calhoun Street in Downtown Bluffton. While you're at the Taste of Bluffton, be sure to stop by our Bluffton Promenade office. We are located at 1 Promenade Street.
Saturday, April 9th 2016 from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
RBC Heritage Presented by Boeing
When the cheers are louder and the Southern hospitality is a few degrees warmer – it’s Island Time, that nowhere-else-on-earth time when the RBC Heritage comes to Hilton Head Island! It’s the amped-up mood and carefree tone that lets you know Plaid Nation has come to play.
Monday, April 11th through Sunday, April 17th
Harbour Town Golf Links
SOBA presents the 22nd Annual Judged Show
This year’s member show will feature SOBA Members’ best work and will be judged by Christina Chastain, a multifaceted artist and proactive leader in arts education from Lancaster, SC. There will be a reception and presentation of awards on Friday April 8 from 5 – 7 pm. The public is invited for refreshments and to meet the artists at the SOBA Gallery
Monday, April 4, 2016 - Saturday, April 30, 2016
SOBA Gallery, located at the corner of Church and Calhoun Streets in Old Town Bluffton
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra - Symphony Under the Stars
In April, 2016, the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra will offer its annual “Symphony Under the Stars” in a large festive tent at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn under the baton of John Morris Russell. Patrons can enjoy dinner with friends at tables of 10 and then relax and enjoy this lively program. Table groups use the concert themes to inspire costumes, table decorations and dinner menus as they compete for a variety of prizes. What a fun way to get into the spirit of this exciting evening!
April 5th and April 6th • 6:00PM
Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn
ADDITIONAL APRIL EVENTS:
Music & Taste on the Harbour
This exciting seasonal event returns at Neptune Statue, combining the best local bands with delicious food and drinks. Now in its eighth season, the spring outdoor concert series will kick-off with Deas Guyz and will feature a variety of bands on Thursday nights throughout April and May. Shelter Cove Harbour restaurants will set up as usual around Neptune and will offer a variety of specially-priced light appetizers, wine, beer and cocktails. Limited seating will be provided so you are encouraged to bring your own chairs.
Every Thursday night through May 19, 2016 • 6:00PM
Shelter Cover Harbour & Marina
Carolina Dreamers Car Club Cruise-In at Shelter Cove Towne Centre
Takes place waterside at Shelter Cove Towne Centre overlooking Broad Creek. No costs, no reservations, awards, 50/50 raffle, open to all automotive enthusiasts; locals and visitors. Plenty of shopping and dining within a one/two block walk. More
4th Thursday of Each Month, March-October • 5-8pm
Shelter Cove Towne Center
Bluffton Farmers Market
Fresh, local produce (organic & traditional), plants, nuts, herbs, flowers, honey, cheese, milk, eggs, beef, pork, lamb, and seafood…and more
Now through Thursday, September 29, 2016 • 2PM-7PM
Calhoun Cottages Calhoun Street Bluffton, SC, 29910
Hilton Head Choral Society's Musical Masterworks "Notes from a Small Island"
The program contains coronation music, text settings by Shakespeare, Scottish, English and Welsh folk songs, and a beautiful suite from the award-winning musical, “The Secret Garden”. Ring in springtime with the full chorus, orchestra and guest soloists.
Friday, April 1, 2016 • 8:00PM
First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island
International hit musical “Always Patsy Cline” returns to the Lowcountry this April following a sold-out run last July. Returning with the production is its extraordinary Nashville cast! The show is based on the true story of Cline’s friendship with a fan from Houston named Louise Seger, who befriended the star in a Texas honky-tonk in 1961, and continued a correspondence with Cline until her death.
April 6, 2016 - April 16, 2016
Main Street Theatre, 3000 Main Street, Hilton Head Island, SC, 29926
Taste of Bluffton
A Southern celebration of food! A festival celebrating the sights and flavors of the beautiful South Carolina Lowcountry. Chefs Chop Challenge, Peoples Choice, Waiters Race, Battle of the Bands , Fire Fighter Chili Cook-Off and more.
APRIL 9, 2016, 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tea on the Titanic
The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society cordially invites you to have tea on the Titanic.
April 22nd • 3 PM - 5 PM
Bluffton Rotary Community Center
The Hilton Head Island Boat Show
The Hilton Head Island Boat Show takes place on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 from 10 am - 6:00 pm, admission is $15 per person ($12 online advance purchase) with children 12 and under free. Free parking is available in several locations throughout the Windmill Harbour neighborhood, with free trolley shuttle service to the South Carolina Yacht Club. Entry to the show is not permitted by boat and the show takes place rain or shine. The private South Carolina Yacht Club will be open to the public for dining and tours of the clubhouse and facilities can be scheduled for later dates by appointment.
Saturday, April 23rd and Sunday, April 24th
Beaufort County Spring Tour
More than 40 years before the English settled at Jamestown in Virginia, the Spanish established a town and fort on the shores of Port Royal Sound in Beaufort County, S.C. Celebrating it’s 450th Anniversary, Santa Elena is the featured organization for the 2016 Beaufort County Spring Tour. In addition to festivals, tours, lectures, art workshops and exhibits, you’ll have the opportunity to step foot on the El Galeon (a 175-foot, 495-ton authentic wooden replica of a galleon that was part of Spain’s West Indies fleet).
April 24, 2016-May 1, 2016.
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Joann Falletta conducts Rodrigo, Piazzolla and Mozart
JoAnn Falletta, Guest Conductor, Celil Refik Kaya, Guitar. Praised as a “young genius of the guitar” reviewers have proclaimed, “The clean precision of Kaya’s playing, against the rushing sea of the orchestra, was spectacular and beautiful.”
Piazzolla – Tangazo
Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez
Mozart – Symphony No. 41
April 24th at 4pm and April 25th at 8pm • 4:00PM
First Presbyterian Church 540 William Hilton Parkway (Rt. 278) Hilton Head Island
16th Annual Juried Art Market
The Art Market at Historic Honey Horn, a juried art and craft festival, will be held Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1. The event will host 90 accomplished artists from the region and from across the country who will bring their best work to compete for $5,000 in prize money. Artists were juried into this show to provide a wide variety of fine art, photography, sculpture, jewelry, ceramics, wood, and fiber arts.
Coastal Discovery Museum
Saturday, April 30, 2016 - Sunday, May 1, 2016 • 10:00AM
The 2016 Palmetto Heart Walk
The Heart Walk is the American Heart Association’s premiere event for raising funds to save lives from this country’s No. 1 and No. 5 Killers- heart disease and stroke. Designed to promote physical activity and heart-healthy living, the Heart Walk creates and environment that’s fun and rewarding for the entire family. Your participation will help us raise even more in our fight to save lives. Walk with friends, family, coworkers, or strangers you’ll bond with along the way.
Saturday, April 30, 2016 • Activities start at 8am; Walk kicks off at 9am
Shelter Cove Towne Center