Fall Events in the Lowcountry

It’s the most wonderful time of the year with seasonal events in Bluffton, HHI and Beaufort popping up everywhere you look. The weather is beautiful, humidity is down and the roadways have emptied of summer beach traffic!

With Fall in full swing, it’s time to bring on family, holiday feasting, shopping and of course, tons of great events. So what’s there to do around our beautiful Lowcountry in the coming months? We’re so glad you asked!

Find a list of some fantastic events below, from fairs to concerts and everything in between. We hope you enjoy exploring the Lowcountry this season.


Fall Events: Food and Fun

From one end of the Lowcountry to the other, you can enjoy fall dining and festive events in any of dozens of our area’s great restaurants and venues. Casually enjoy some football or don your finest attire for elegant dinners by the sea. Here’s what’s coming up:

Taste of the Season from Hilton Head Chamber of Commerce: December 6th

For 30 years this delectable Chamber event has brought together the finest restaurants and local chefs to serve their signature dishes and dazzle our taste buds with new recipes. 

Sip your favorite cocktail while strolling the silent auction and enjoy food from more than 50 restaurants, all in one place! Enjoy some of the best of Lowcountry cuisine, flowing drinks and a gorgeous evening under the stars. This event is always a sellout so get your tickets early.

  • When: Friday, December 6, 2019 - Doors open at 6 PM (5:30 for VIP)

  • Where: Marriott Hilton Head Resort & Spa - 1 Hotel Circle, Hilton Head Island

  • Admission: $65 general admission / $125 VIP admission

  • Tickets: https://www.hiltonheadisland.org/taste/taste-season

Palmetto Bluff Buffalo Run: December 15th

Explore the unspoiled natural beauty of the Lowcountry in Palmetto Bluff's sixth annual Buffalo Run! This trail race traverses the vast 20,000 acres of the property. Test your endurance and choose from a 10K, 30K or 50K trail run through the wild backwoods of Palmetto Bluff. Or, grab your running buddies and make a relay team for the 30K or 50K races.

$25 of each registration will benefit the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The Conservancy ensures the spectacular ecology and diverse environments of the community will be enjoyed by many for years to come.

After the Buffalo Run, stick around for live music and delicious food compliments of Montage Palmetto Bluff. Awards are given to the overall male and female finishers in each race.

  • When: Sunday, December 15, 2019

  • Where: Palmetto Bluff

  • Admission: $50 - $175 depending on your race selection


Lowcountry Events: Fall Concerts and Shows 

Come be entertained! There are countless artists coming to perform for us from the stage to the screen featuring everything from biblical stories to classical composers. Here are just a few of the shows coming our way:

Main Street Youth Theatre Presents Godspell: November 13th - 24th

Local actors and aspiring stars present this musical story of the life of Jesus Christ through song, dance, humor, and story-telling all depicting Jesus’ life and his message of joy and tolerance.

  • When: November 13 - 24, 2019

  • Where: Main Street Theatre - 300 Main Street Hilton Head Island, SC

  • Tickets: $19 adults / $12 students

  • More info: msyt.org/shows/godspell/


Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra: November 17th & 18th

In its 38th season, the Hilton Head Symphony orchestra presents classical music from famed composers Rachmaninoff & Franck to make your heart soar. Enjoy John Morris Russell, Conductor and Eric Zuber, Piano who will delight you with RACHMANINOFF – Piano Concerto No. 3 and FRANCK – Symphony in D minor. Pre-Concert talk will begin one hour before the concert.

  • When: November 17 - 18, 2019

  • Where: First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

  • Tickets: $30 - $60

  • More info: https://www.hhso.org/


Broadway “Live” in the Lowcountry: December 4th - 29th

Live theatre is a fall tradition. The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina brings us a production of the revived Broadway musical, “Kiss Me Kate.”  Cole Porter tunes combined with fabulous dance depicts the story of quarreling show co-stars, formally a husband and wife, arguing on and off stage, in musical style.

  • When: December 4 - 29, 2019 

  • Where: The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina - 14 Shelter Cove Ln. Hilton Head, SC

  • Tickets: $60 adults / $47 child

  • More info: www.artshhhi.com


Seasonal Events: Family Movie Nights

Cinema Under The Stars: November 8th, 15th & 22nd

Friday night brings out the stars for holiday movie night at Tanger 2 Outlet center. Bring your blankets, chairs and holiday spirit to sit on the lawn and view classic holiday films. 

FREE outdoor movies begin at dusk on Friday nights: 

November 8: Elf

November 15: The Polar Express

November 22 *Double Feature* - How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1966) & (2000).


USCB Movies on the Lawn: November 15th

Another FREE evening of family movie fun under the stars awaits in Beaufort! Here, you can enjoy National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation”, rated PG.

Once again, bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy this holiday family classic comedy on a 19.5-foot inflatable screen. 

  • When: Friday, November 15, 2019, at dusk 

  • Where: USCB Center for the Arts lawn - 805 Carteret St. Beaufort, SC

  • Admission: Free

  • More info: www.uscbmovies.com



Is that enough to do this fall in the Lowcountry? You bet! Stay tuned for our Thanksgiving Dinner feature article and soon, our Christmas in the Lowcountry article where we’ll continue to feature all the fun and seasonal excitement coming to town.

And remember, if you’re not in the mood for an organized night out, you can always make the most of Fall by exploring the beauty of the Lowcountry’s many year-round offerings like fantastic shopping, golf, tennis, fishing, boating, kayaking, touring, hiking, historic landmarks, parks, beaches...well you get the idea. So get going! Fall won’t last forever. 




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