August is full of exciting events here in the Lowcountry including Shelter Cove’s Harbourfest, sunset celebrations at Shelter Cove, art exhibits, and live outdoor entertainment. The possibilities for fun are endless here on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton.  

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


Enjoy live music and family fun at the summer long festival known as HarbourFest. A favorite among locals and visitors, HarbourFest runs every week night at 6pm and features fireworks every Tuesday night.

Summer Long

Shelter Cove Harbour

For more information, call 843-452-1106


Movie Night in the Park at Shelter Cove Community Park

Every Thursday after the sun sets over the Broad Creek, Shelter Cove Community Park will feature a blockbuster hit. Watch all your favorite movies under the start on a 20’ movie screen. Beach chairs and blankets are suggested.

 June 16 – August 11, 2016

Shelter Cove Community Pak

For more information, call 843-686-2228


Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Community Park

Bring a picnic and watch the sun set over the waters of the Broad Creek. Live music, local merchants and family fun will be at hand every Friday night through September 2, 2016.

 June 17 – September 2, 2016

Shelter Cove Community Pak

For more information, call 843-686-2228.


Bud Light Concert Series

The Rooftop bar at Poseidon presents the summer long concert series featuring Edwin McCain in the lineup! 

June 16 – September 10, 2016

The Rooftop Bar

For more information, call 843-715-0344.


Almost Heaven: John Denver’s America

With a cast of five talented New Your actor/singer/musicians, this unforgettable night of twenty-nine John Denver songs comes to life on the stage of the Main Street Theater on Hilton Head Island.

July 20 – August 7, 2016

Main Street Theater

For more information, call 866-749-2228.


Marleys Island Grille Summer Live Music Lineup

Stop by Marleys Island Grill any day of the week during the summer to enjoy island inspired live music performances, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and ice cream for the kids.

May 30, 2016 – September 5, 2016

Marleys Island Seafood Grill

For more information, call 843-686-5800.


Murder Mystery Mondays

Gather at the Port Royal Golf Club for a night of dinner and fun. Become a detective and determine “who did it” in an intriguing murder mystery dinner. This event is fun for the whole family.

June 20, 2016 – August 8, 2016

Port Royal Golf Club

For more information, call 843-681-1747.


Pippin the Musical

This Tony Award musical features magic, merriment and murder told by a traveling troupe of actors. Pippin is the story of a young prince, heir to the throne, who is searching for his own “corner of the sky”.

July 29, 2016 – August 7, 2016

The Seahawk Cultural Center at Hilton Head High School

For more information, call 866-749-2228.


Bluffton Police Department Hosts National Night Out

The Bluffton Police Department will host its third National Night Out from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on August 2, 2016. This family friendly event will feature demonstrations by the police and firefighters from Bluffton. Lowcountry Community Church will be cooking hamburgers and hotdogs for the public. 

August 2, 2016 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Bluffton Police Department

For more information, call 843-706-4542.


Community Market & Summer Jams

This 9-week event will be held every Tuesday from June 14th through August 9th from 4:30-7pm. The market will feature vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, art work, sweets, baked goods and other specialty foods. A zip line, rock wall, bungee jump and bounce houses are added for a little extra family fun.

 June 14 – August 9, 2016

Shelter Cove Community Market

For more information, call 843-686-2228.


Whitley Deputy

The Lowcountry’s premier funk, soul and good time party musician will be on stage at Coligny Plaza’s Center Stage starting at 6:30pm.

June 7 – September 5, 2016

Coligny Plaza

For more information, call 843-686-6050.



Enjoy live music at beachside Coligny’s Center Stage featuring 2SONS playing rock “n” roll and Americana. This good old fashioned fun music is sure to get you up on your feet.

June 1 – September 5, 2016

Coligny Plaza

For more information, call 843-843-6050.


Wildlife Art and More Paintings by Featured Artist Sandy Utsey Rhodes

The SOBA Gallery welcomes Sandy Rhodes as the featured artist in August. Come enjoy the beautiful collection of “Wildlife Art and More” with animals of all shapes and sizes set in Lowcountry scenes.

August 2, 2016 – September 4, 2016

SOBA Gallery


Boil & BBQ

Enjoy an outdoor BBQ with a kick of seafood every Wednesday at the Port Royal Golf Club. This event offers music, lawn games, delicious food and is perfect for the entire family.

Every Wednesday, July 6, 2016 – August 31, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Port Royal Golf Club

For more information, call 843-681-1751.


Farmers Market of Bluffton

Fresh, local produce, plants, nuts, herbs, flowers, honey, cheese, milk, eggs, meats, and seafood. You’ll also find specialty items like kettle corn, spices, coffee, tea, sweet treats, pastries, fresh pasta and sauces.

Thursdays, March – September 29, 2016

Calhoun Street in Bluffton

For more information, call 855-287-7287.


The Gary Byrd Band

Get ready to party with the sounds of Gary Byrd and his Southern rock band, the Outlaw Band. Live music at Coligny Plaza’s Center Stage starts at 6:30pm.

June 2 – September 5, 2016

Coligny Plaza

For more information, call 843-686-6050.


Dance Party with the Brown Family

Hilton Head Island’s premier dance party kicks off on Center Stage at Beachside Coligny. Festivities start nightly at 6:30pm.

 June 3 – September 5, 2016

Coligny Plaza

For more information, call 843-686-6050.


Coligny Trivia Night

If you’re feeling smart, head down to Coligny Plaza to test your trivia skills. It’s a night of family fun in a friendly environment and if you’re lucky, you may even win a prize. 

May 28 – September 5, 2016

Coligny Plaza

For more information, call 843-686-6050.


SondorBlue Concerts

This young talented band of four island-raised musicians presents a fun and energetic concert with songs from the 60’s to modern day.

August 6, 2016 – August 27, 2016 from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Harbour Town


Free Beach Yoga

Free beach yoga classes will be held every Sunday at Coligny Beach in front of the Volleyball Courts.

May 1 – August 14, 2016

Tiki Hut


Music by Todd Cowart

This one-man acoustic entertainer provides a family friendly show that will cross over generations. There is sure to be something for everyone. Located on Coligny Plaza’s Center Stage at 6:30pm.

May 29 – September 5, 2016

Coligny Plaza

For more information, call 843-686-6050.


Marlena Smalls & The Hallelujah Singers

Legendary Gullah-songstress Marlena Smalls teams up with the Hallelujah Singers to enter and inspire with their spiritual and blues performances celebrating the Gullah culture.

 August 10 & 11, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

For more information, call 843-842-2787


Get the Led Out

Get the Led Out is one of the best Led Zeppelin tribute bands, vouched for by Jimmy Page himself.

August 17, 2016 – August 18, 2016

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

For more information, call 843-842-2787


Bluffton Sunset Party

The 2016 Bluffton Sunset Party Series is a summer party series held at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. It’s a family friendly sundown celebration with live music on the May River, local food, vendors and drinks. This Sunset Party will feature an arts & craft village, fresh local seafood from area restaurants and live music. Tickets are only $5 and children 12 and under are free. A percentage of the proceeds from each event will go to benefit local Bluffton Charities.

August 19, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Bluffton Oyster Factory Park


Thought Reader Bill Gladwell

Bill Gladwell will entertain and amaze you with his “thought reading” abilities. Learn how 93% of communication is your body language and the way that you say things. Bill will show you that what you’re communicating doesn’t necessarily come out of your mouth. You’re sure to be surprised.

June 3 – September 22, 2016

Hilton Head Island Beach and Tennis Resort

For more information, call 702-721-8456.


Summer Concert Series on The Bluff

Listen to the music Southern favorite, The Blue Dogs, under the stars on the Village Green at Palmetto Bluff.  This Americana-tinged contemporary rock concert is sure to be a fun experience for the entire family. Gates open at 5pm and the concert starts at 6:30pm. $25 per car at the gate of Palmetto Bluff. Proceeds benefit Family Promise of Beaufort County, whose mission is to provide temporary shelter, family stability, and permanent housing solutions for the homeless families with children.

August 2, 2013 at 5 p.m.

Palmetto Bluff

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