Fall festivals, marvelous performances, art shows, and Thanksgiving festivities, and Halloween festivities fill the calendar this month. Check out the fabulous events planned for this month in the Lowcountry.

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.


SOBA Gallery Presents “12”

The Society of Bluffton Artists presents “12,” a new and exciting collection of 12 x 12-inch paintings and photographs by over 100 local artists, each selling for only $120. This event has been such a hit in the past that SOBA decided to do it again! Enjoy the art and consider shopping for unique and unusual gifts: local paintings and photographs! The show will be displayed from October 3 – November 6 with an opening reception on Sunday, October 9, 3-5 pm. The public is invited for refreshments and to meet many of the artists at the SOBA Gallery, located at the corner of Church and Calhoun Streets in Old Town Bluffton.

October 3 – November 6, 2016 – All Day Event

SOBA Gallery

For more information, call 843.757.6586.


Curtains Dress Rehearsal – Sponsored by the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society

Take advantage of a unique opportunity to see a play before it even opens! Join BHPS and see the dress rehearsal of “Curtains” at the May River Theatre.

The musical is “set in 1959 Boston and follows the fallout when the supremely untalented star of ‘Robbin’ Hood of the Old West’ is murdered during her opening night curtain call. It is up to Lt. Frank Cioffi, a police detective who moonlights as a musical theater fan to save the show, solve the case, and maybe even find love before the show reopens, without getting killed himself.”

The dress rehearsal begins at 8:00pm on November 3, 2016. Tickets are free to members of BHPS and $20 to non-members.

November 3, 2016 from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Bluffton Village – State Street

For more information, call 843.247.2868.


Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance

10 days. One Festival

Celebrating the centuries-old love story between man and machine, the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival and Concours d’Elegance is one of Hilton Head Island’s biggest events.  This richly textured event, showcases 500 cars, boats, motorcycles, and aircraft on exhibit the first weekend of November. Take a look at the aeronautic dreams of yesterday, today and tomorrow right before your eyes at one of the signature events, the Flights and Fancy Aeroport Gala and the Aero Expo.  In addition to the schedule of events are many two-day exhibits featuring notable collectors, feature film cars, vintage boats, seminars and much more.

Main Events:

Saturday, November 5, 2016 – Car Club Showcase

Saturday, November 5, 2016 – Aero Expo

November 5 – November 6, 2016 – Two Day Features

November 6, 2016 – Concours d’Elegance

November 4, 2016 - Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala – Tickets start at $175

November 5, 2016 – Hilton Head Island Auction - $25 Spectator Admission

November 5, 2016 – Movie Night in the Park with Disney Pixar’s “Cars” – Free Admission


6th Annual Bluffton International & Craft Beer Fest

The Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival will continue the tradition of offering an exceptional selection of the world’s best ales, stouts, lagers, pilsners and more. Featuring Great Breweries from around the world including Belgium, Germany, Netherlands and American Craft Breweries.

The Bluffton Beer Fest is “The Best Little Beer Fest in the USA” look for over 180+ unique beers ( 40+ different beer styles ) from more than 70 breweries from the US and the rest of the world. Quality not Quantity.

The BBF also features Food Court, Vendor Village, and Live Music. Bring your lawn chairs.  No outside food or drinks will be permitted. Children and pets may enter the food court area but are not allowed to visit beer garden. The Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival is a green event recycling bottles, cans & cardboard. It benefits Palmetto Animal League.

November 5, 2016 from 1:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M.

The Oyster Factory Park

For more information, call 843.757.8520.


Crazy Crab Fall Oyster Roast

Come join us after Concours d’Elegance for our 2nd Annual Fall Oyster Roast!

Food specials:

All You Can Eat Steamed Oysters for $28

Single Steamed Oyster Buckets for $15

Drink specials:

Benford Brewing Co. Draft Specials $5

(Drafts offered are: Southern Tater Sweet Potato Ale, O’Soo Oyster Stout)

Benford Brewing Co. Can Specials: $5.25

(Cans offered are: Irish Honey Ale, The Problem Solver IPA, and Mama’s Mango Express Pale Ale)

Featured Wine: Oyster Bay Wines

Live Music by Night Train (5-8)

Crab races for the kids. Special Cooper Craft Bourbon tastings, swag and giveaways.

November 5, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M.

The Crazy Crab Jarvis Creek



Movie Nights in the Park with Disney Pixar’s Cars at Shelter Cove Community Park

The Merchants of Shelter Cove Towne Centre and the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance have partnered to present Movie Night in the Park with Disney/Pixar’s “Cars”!

As an excursion from the Life on the Silver Screen exhibit at the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival, Lightning McQueen (yes, the actual car!) and Jay Ward (Creative Director, “Cars” Franchise at Pixar Animation Studios) will make a special appearance at Movie Night in the Park in Shelter Cove Community Park. The movie starts at 7pm but come early for a Lightning McQueen photo opportunity and a special introduction to the feature film by Jay Ward.

No admission fee! Beach chairs, blankets, and take-out food from Shelter Cove Towne Centre merchants recommended!

November 5th, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Shelter Cove Community Park

For more information, call 843.686.3090.


SOBA Gallery Presents Featured Artist Joan Moreau McKeever

The SOBA Gallery is happy to introduce Joan Moreau McKeever as the Featured Artist in November with her show entitled “From Maui to Maine and Back to the Lowcountry.”

As you might expect the body of work is a range of scenes inspired by Joan’s travels, painted with skill and attention to detail. You can almost smell the salt air viewing her coastal landscapes and the scent of Plumeria in a gorgeous floral scene.

November 7th – December 4th

SOBA Gallery

For more information, call 843.757.6586.


Rhythm in Blue

The United States Air Force Heritage of America Band presents Rhythm in Blue. This unit’s dynamic 13-member jazz ensemble presents exciting and uplifting music to inspire patriotism and tell the Air Force story. With their extensive repertoire highlighting instrumental and vocal soloists, Rhythm in Blue makes lasting connections with audiences of all ages.

November 11, 2016 at 8 p.m.

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Bluffton Veterans Day Parade

American Legion Dennis J. Becker Post 205, Bluffton, S.C. cordially invites you and the members of your family or organization, to attend the Veterans Day Parade. The Parade will be held on Friday, November 11, 2016, at 10:00 a.m.

The Parade route will be Alljoy Rd to Calhoun St. Thru Promenade Street ending at Dr. Mellichamp Drive. All units are requested to please line up on Pritchard Street by 9:00 a.m. The Veterans Day Grand Marshall will be Sgt Major Tom Story. In the event of inclement weather, the Parade will be canceled.

November 11th, 2016 from 10:00  a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Downtown Bluffton

For more information, call 843.304.1514.


Lowcountry Reads for the Holidays, a Book Fair and Fundraiser

A fundraiser for The Heritage Library, the 2016 book fair’s headlining author is Mary Kay Andrews. Meet local, regional and national authors. Purchase your Holiday gifts and get that favorite author to sign! Christ Lutheran Church, Hilton Head Island.

 November 12, 2016 – All Day Event

Christ Lutheran Church

For more information, call 843.686.6560.


Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra


John Morris Russell: Conductor, Stephen Waarts: Violin.

Hear the vibrant musical traditions of Latin culture in works composed by Gershwin, Lalo and de Falla.  Gershwin: Cuban Overture, Lalo: Symphonie Espagnole, de Falla: Suites from “The Three-Cornered Hat.”

Pre-concert talk one hour before each concert.

November 13, 2016 – 4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.

November 14, 2016 -  8:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.

First Presbyterian Church

For more information, call 843.842.2055.


10th Helping of Music to Your Mouth

In our 10th year, we’ve gone a bit nostalgic. Over the past 10 years, we’ve created more than just amazing food, drink, and music – we’ve fostered a family of people that take Southern food and culture just as seriously as we do, and who understand that Southern fare is rooted in much, much more than just grits and sweet tea. (Although we love those both dearly). Through Music to Your Mouth, we bring together some of the biggest names in Southern food, drink, and music — and pick up some newcomers along the way – to explore old recipes, new traditions, and stories that make the South so special. We then wash it all down with libations from vintners, distillers, and brewers who hone their craft and pair their punch with stories of discovery. For a full list of events and tickets, visit our website.

Since 1992, Second Helpings has “rescued” more than five million pounds of food destined for landfills and given it to agencies that feed the disadvantaged in Beaufort, Jasper, and Hampton Counties. More than 160 volunteers from Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Sun City and Beaufort gather perishable goods daily from local restaurants, caterers, resorts and grocery stores and deliver the food to approximately 65 local non-profit agencies. To date, Music to Your Mouth has contributed more than $115,000 to Second Helpings to help feed more than 750,000 local residents from Beaufort, Jasper and Hampton counties in Southeastern South Carolina.

November 16th – November 20, 2016 – All Day Event

Montage Palmetto Bluff


Bluffton Book Festival

The Bluffton Book Festival is a 2-day event scheduled to take place on Friday, November 18, 2016 from 5:30-8pm and Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10am-4pm.

Friday evening event is a ticketed event with limited attendance. Ticket information to come.

Saturday’s event is free to the public and will take place in Historic Old Town Bluffton, SC on Calhoun Street.

Saturday Event Schedule (subject to change)

10am – Opening Ceremonies

10am-4pm – Festival open to all (free). Food and drink to be sold. Face painting, read-aloud, and fun for the children available. Raffles and sweepstakes to enter and win books, vacations, first ever BBF swag, and more!

10:00am – Author presentations and book signings

11am-12noon – Story time with author Stephanie Bente at the StoryBook Shoppe on Calhoun Street

12:30pm – Taste of Gullah with local authors

1pm – 3:30pm Author presentations and book signings

November 18th – November 19th, 2016 – 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 a.m.

Historic Old Town Bluffton

For more information, call 843.707.6409.



Lakeside Village Market at Hampton Lake

Mark your calendar for the upcoming fall Lakeside Village Market at Hampton Lake, held on Saturday, November 19th, 11am-3pm. The Market is a GREAT time with many wonderful local crafters and vendors, delicious food, sweet treats, and loads of holiday ideas and decor. Free offerings include boat cruises on the lake and face painting! Free admission and open to the public.

November 19th, 2016 – 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hampton Lake

For more information, call 843.836.7458.



Thanksgiving Wagon Ride

Enjoy a festive wagon ride as we marvel at the fall colors as well as abundant plant and wildlife in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Cookies and refreshments will be provided before the tour. Reservations are required and can be made by contacting The Sea Pines Resort recreation department at 843.842.1979. $16/adults, $13/children (ages 12 & younger)

The Wagon drive will take place on the following dates: Tuesday November 22nd 3 p.m. & 4:15 p.m., November 23rd 3 p.m. & 4:15p.m., November 24th 11:15 a.m., November 25th 3 p.m. & 4:15 p.m., November 26th 10 a.m. & 11:15 a.m.

November 22nd – November 26th, 2016

Sea Pines

For more information, call 843.842.1979.


Harbour Town Lights

Enjoy the lights! Stroll along the Harbour and enjoy the illuminated seasonal figures with the centerpiece of the display being a towering Christmas tree. Harbour Town is the perfect place to be this holiday season with live entertainment and activities. The official tree lighting will take place just prior to the Gregg Russell concert on Friday, November 25 at 7:30pm.

November 25th – January 1st, 2016 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Sea Pines

For more information, call 843.842.1979.


LOCAL Black Friday

LOCAL Black Friday at Coligny Plaza will feature Cranford Hollow, Food Trucks, Local Vendors, Street-Style Artisans and Craftsmen, Santa in a Helicopter and plenty of Black Friday Fun! Come on out for this LOCAL Black Friday event!

November 25th, 2016 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Coligny Plaza

For more information, call 843.842.6050.

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