May Events Hilton Head

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


Lean Ensemble Theater Presents The Clean House

A warm, laugh-out-loud play about a young Brazilian housekeeper who’d rather be on stage delivering comic lines than cleaning bathrooms. Offbeat humor, impromptu arias, wacky poetry and romance spice big themes of love and loss.

April 27th – May 7th

Hilton Head Preparatory School Main Street Theatre

For more information, call 843.815.6676



Tea Time at Rose Hill Mansion

Visit this beautiful plantation house in the heart of Rose Hill Plantation. Come for the afternoon for custom crafted teas, elegant finger sandwiches, and desserts.

March 14th – June 5th, 2017

Rose Hill Mansion

For more information, call 843.757.6046



Hearts Open Golf A Thon

Benefiting Hospice Care of the Lowcountry, this unique golf a thon is comprised of several events including an Evening Party on May 3rd at the Haig Point Embarkation Center on Hilton Head Island and golf play on May 4th at Haig Point on Daufuskie Island.

May 3rd, 2017

Daufuskie Island

For more information, call 843.706.2296



American Gullah Collection

Depicting the unsung pioneers of the Gullah heritage, “The American Gullah Collection” communicates this Lowcountry culture through art. The exhibit is on display from May 4th – June 28th, with an opening reception on May 4th at 5 p.m., all held at the Coastal Discovery Museum.

May 4th – June 28th, 2017

Coastal Discovery Museum

For more information, call 843.689.6767



The Farmer’s Market of Bluffton

The Bluffton Farmer’s Market takes place every Thursday from 1:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. on Calhoun Street in Downtown Bluffton. Here you’ll find local produce, local meats, prepared foods, and specialty items dotted along the street. Come early and experience the market. Stay late and enjoy the weather, outdoor dining at local restaurants, and evening entertainment at different venues in town.

Every Thursday

Historic Bluffton – Calhoun Street

For more information, call 843.415.4227



Music & Taste on the Harbour at Shelter Cove Marina

Dance the night away on Thursday nights at Shelter Cove Harbour!

This seasonal event returns for the spring at Neptune Statue, combining the best local bands with delicious food and drinks. Now in its ninth season, the spring outdoor concert series will kick-off with The Headliners and will feature a variety of bands on Thursday nights throughout this spring. Featured Shelter Cove Harbour restaurants will set up around Neptune and will offer a variety of specially-priced light appetizers, wine, beer, and cocktails. Limited seating will be provided so attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs.

2017 Spring Music & Taste on the Harbour Dates: Thursdays, March 30 – May 18

Thursdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., Weather Permitting:

March 30 – The Headliners

May 4 – Deas Guyz

May 11 – Target

May 18 – The Headliners

Free admission! Please bring a canned good donation for DEEP WELL PROJECT. All events, weather permitting & subject to change. No coolers, please!

March 30th – May 18th, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Shelter Cove Marina

For more information, call 843.785.6424



Water Side Walk Sale at Shelter Cove Towne Centre

Celebrate summer with a sidewalk sale as the Shelter Cove Towne Centre vendors bring their merchandise and specials to the sidewalk. This shopping event will run May 5th until November 10th.

Upcoming Dates:

May 5th – May 7th

July 4th – July 6th

August 25 – August 27th

September 15th – September 17th

October 6th – October 8th

November 10th – November 12th

May – November 2017

Shelter Cove Towne Centre

For more information, call 843.686.3090



Hilton Head Island Boat Show

The 13th annual Hilton Head Island Boat Show will be held at the South Carolina Yacht Club on May 6th and May 7th. This in-water show will showcase more than 60 stunning boats from small skiffs to large yachts. In addition to the boats, the show will feature a variety of marine service vendors, vendor booths offering clothing jewelry, art, boating gear, and more. Delicious food is provided by the South Carolina Yacht Club as well as live entertainment, workshops, and interactive displays.

May 6th- May 7th, 2017

Windmill Harbour Yacht Basin

For more information, call 843.290-5377



Beer, Bacon & Music Festival

Join the community as many of the area’s top restaurants, the area’s top bands and bacon lovers celebrate beer, bacon, and music. The event will feature bacon sampling, bacon cuisine, bacon confectionery delights, beer from local breweries, and bacon-themed cocktails.

May 6th, 2017

Shelter Cove Community Park

For more information, visit



Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra - Beethoven Seventh Symphony

Conductor John Morris Russell and the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Beethoven Seventh Symphony. Known as “the Apotheosis of the Dance” Beethoven’s Seventh symphony reverberates with unbridled joy. Canada’s premier interpreters of Mozart, Jane Coop, entertains audiences with poise, finesse, and polish.

May 7th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

May 8th, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

For more information, call 843.842.2055



Sister Act

The Tony-nominated musical comedy smash, Sister Act, will run from April 26th – May 21st at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Featuring music by Tony and 8-time Oscar winner Alan Menken, Sister Act tells the hilarious story of a wannabe Las Vegas diva, Deloris, whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.

May 7th, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.

April 23rd – May 21st, 2017

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

For more information, call 843.842.2787



Coffee Roasting and Taste Test With Grind Coffee Roasters

A perfect event for all coffee lovers! On Friday, May 12th, Ian Duncan provides a detailed look at the world of coffee, roasting, and the intricacies of the craft. The owner of Bluffton’s Grind Coffee Roasters, Ian will take you on a journey through multiple roasts, brew style, coffee profiles, and more with a taste test following.

May 12th, 2017

Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage

For more information, call 843.284.9227



Enchanting Evening of Dreams & Bright Futures GALA

The Boys and Girls Club of Bluffton presents “An Enchanting Evening of Dreams & Bright Futures”, a gala held at Montage Palmetto Bluff. This black tie optional event benefits the Boys and girls Club of Bluffton and the services they provide to the youth of the Lowcountry. Dedicated to enhancing the lives of our youth, the organization provides a safe and fun place for club members to interact with friends, while enjoying a variety of educational, recreational, cultural, and social activities.

May 12th, 2017

Montage Palmetto Bluff

For more information, call 843.757.2831



Bluffton Village Festival

The 39th annual MayFest is scheduled for Saturday, May 13th in the heart of Old Town Bluffton. This is an event that is anticipated by residents and visitors every year on Mother’s Day. Come and enjoy this eclectic event on Calhoun Street, featuring unique arts and crafts, music, delicious food, the 29th annual Ugly Dog Contest, and the 5th annual Pie Eating Contest. This is a family friendly festival held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

May 13th, 2017

Old Town Bluffton

For more information, call 843.815.2277



Pizzas & Pasta Palooza – Bluffton Sunset Party

It’s Bluffton’s Friday night sundown celebration along the May River. Held at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park, this family-friendly event will feature a food court with pizza and pasta, and live music from The Nice Guys and Pinckney Island Boys. Proceeds will benefit the Bluffton Fins Swim Team.

May 19th, 2017

Bluffton Oyster Factory Park

For more information, visit



Harbour Wine & Dine

The Shelter Cove Merchants Association, Premier Lowcountry Marketing and Magazine, and Action for Autism Academy of the Lowcountry introduce a new event in Shelter cove Harbour: Harbour Wine & Dine. Mingle with friends along the waterfront while enjoying appetizers, beer, and wine.

May 21st from 5:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Shelter Cove Harbour

For more information, visit



Dive-In Movie: The Princess Bride

Located at the Island Recreation Center pool, the dive in movies are to be enjoyed poolside or by float in the pool. This month’s movie is The Princess Bride with games, snacks, popcorn, and drinks offered for sale. Floats are welcome.

May 26h, 2017 from 7:45 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Island Recreation Center Pool

For more information, visit



Shannon & Cappy at the Harbour

Family entertainer, Shannon Tanner, returns to Shelter Cove harbour to kick off his 29th season of waterfront entertainment. Starting Memorial Day weekend through September 4th, Shannon will host two performances each evening, Monday – Friday, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Every Thursday night, Shannon and the Oyster Reefers will feature an island-inspired live concert starting at 7:00 p.m. through August 17th.  

May 27th – August 18th

Shelter Cover Harbour and Marina

For more information, call 843.785.1106



Hilton Head Art Festival

On May 27th and 28th, Shelter Cove Harbour will transform into an art lover’s paradise featuring local artist displaying their jewelry, works of art, and handcrafter apparel and décor. The 2-day harbor front event gives more than 100 Lowcountry artists a way to showcase their works of art to the public.

May 27th -28th, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Shelter Cover Harbour and Marina

For more information, call 561.746.6615



Hilton Head Choral Society’s “America Sings!” Americana Celebration

The Hilton Head Choral Society presents an all-American tribute to our veterans and members of our Armed Forces. An island favorite event, musical organizations from across the community come together to celebrate the true meaning of Memorial Day Weekend holiday.

May 28th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Hilton Head

For more information, call 843.341.3818


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