Fall in love with the Lowcountry with these events scheduled in November. From oyster roasts to festivals of lights, the possibilities for fun are endless in Hilton Head and Bluffton. Take a look at some of the exciting events planned for our area.
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.
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.
Calhoun Street in Bluffton
For more information, call 855-287-7287.
Shops at Sea Pines Center Farmers’ Market
The Shops at Sea Pines Center offers a farmers’ market featuring Lowcountry Produce, crafts, artwork, food, plants, jewelry, and fashions every week. The Farmers’ Market will be held every Tuesday from 10 am - 2pm.
The Shops at Sea Pines Center
For more information, call 843-686-3003.
Side by Side, Art Exhibit by Painter Pepi McNair and Photographer Bill Bosley
Enliven your spirit and enrich your soul with the artwork of two Lowcountry neighbors Side by Side. Pepi McNair, a painter, and Bill Bosley, a photographer, are passionate about the beauty of the Lowcountry and express that passion through their work.
October 10 – November 4, 2017 from 10 am – 4 pm and 90 minutes before all Arts Center performances.
Side by Side, art exhibit by painter Pepi McNair and photographer Bill Bosley Opening Reception
Thursday, October 12, 5 – 7 pm – Free and open to the Public.
Live music from 5 – 6 PM by local saxophonist Leon Rivchun.
Artist Demonstration: Tuesday, October 17, from 1 – 3 PM
Gallery Walk: Thursday, October 19, from 1 – 3 PM
Fiber Artists of Beaufort Sixty Annual Show and Sale
The Fiber Artists of Beaufort (FAB) will be holding their sixth annual show at the SOBA Center for the Creative Arts in Bluffton, SC. The show will be available to the public, free of charge from Tuesday, October 31 thru Sunday, November 5. The hours are 10:00AM to 5:00PM Monday thru Saturday with a reception open to the public on Wednesday evening from 5:00-7:00PM. Sunday hours are 11:00AM-2:30PM.
October 31st – November 5th, 2017
Creative Arts Center and Society of Bluffton Artists
Town of Bluffton Candidate Forum
Three candidates – Fred Hamilton, Ted Huffman, and Larry Toomer – are running for the two open spots on the Bluffton Town Council will participate in a Candidate Forum. Each candidate will be asked the same series of questions. A limited number of questions will be accepted from the audience. The forum will be moderated. Members that live and/or work in the Town are encouraged to attend.
The election is Tuesday, November 7.
November 2, 2017 from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Oscar Frazier Park Community Center
For more information, contact the Town of Bluffton
Vintage Auto Film Exhibition
Kick off your Hilton Head Concours weekend at the 2nd Annual VINTAGE AUTO FILM EXHIBITION presented by MonroneyLabels.com
Celebrating cinematic stories of automotive culture and heritage with an evening of high-octane, BIG-SCREEN nostalgia featuring Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans.
Join us Thursday, November 2nd at Hilton Head’s Coligny Plaza at 6:00PM for our red-carpet welcome reception with complimentary hors d’oeuvres, special exhibit of classic cars, sponsor displays, and a cash bar. Auto-centric films start at 7:00PM with movie theater concessions available through out the evening.
6:00 PM – Red carpet reception & automotive display
7:00 PM – Screening begins
10:00 PM – Event concludes
November 2, 2017 from 6:00pm – 9:30pm
For more information, call 843.338.1100
Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours D’Elegance
The centuries-old love story between man and machine has no better showcase with over 500 cars, boats, motorcycles and aircraft on exhibit the first weekend of November.
Here the best, the brightest, and most passionate automotive and aeronautic dreams of yesterday, today, and tomorrow come true right before your eyes.
Signature Events Include:
– Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala – Friday, November 3 at the Hilton Head Island Airport General Aviation
– Car Club Showcase – Saturday, November 4 at the Port Royal Golf Club
– Aero Expo – Saturday, November 4 at the Hilton Head Island Airport General Aviation
– Hilton Head Island Auction by Auctions America – Saturday, November 4 at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa
– Concours d’Elegance – Sunday, November 5 at the Port Royal Golf Club
November 3rd – November 5th, 2017
Port Royal Golf Club
For more information, call 843.785.7469
An Evening with Masterpieces
The Beaufort County Land Trust, in conjunction with filmmaker Michael Miner, presents a screening of Miner’s latest Frank Lloyd Wright documentary on Saturday, November 4th, 6 PM at the Technical College of the Low Country (921 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, SC 29902).
“Masterpieces” is a magnificent journey to 5 of Frank Lloyd Wright’s finest buildings, including such famed structures as the Dana-Thomas house, and the Johnson Wax administration building, plus lesser known gems like Cedar Rock, and the rarely seen Auldbrass plantation.
November 4, 2017
Technical College of the Lowcountry in Beaufort
For more information, call 817.917.1733
Evolutyion Big Band Concert
This is the inaugural concert of the Evolution Big Band (formerly the Stardust Orchestra). The band was founded in 2004 as an all-volunteer organization whose mission is to keep big band music alive while raising money for charitable causes. The band recently changed its name to the Evolution Big Band to better reflect the evolving nature of the big band music we play. This concert, the proceeds from which will go to our charity of choice, the Wounded Warriors Regiment of the U.S. Marine Corps in Quantico, VA, will feature contemporary instrumental and vocal renditions of big band favorites made popular by Frank Sinatra, Count Basie, Buddy Rich, Nat “King” Cole, Michael Buble’ (among others) that are sure to please local music audiences of all ages. Vocals will be provided by Michael Schwartzkopf and Miss Penney Lynn Smith.
November 4, 2017 from 8:00pm to 9:30pm
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
For more information, call 843.707.7813
Lowcountry Tiny House Show
As seen on HGTV, here is your chance to see what the tiny house movement is all about on November 4th & 5th! View 10+ tiny homes designed and constructed by top notch Tiny Home builders. Local food and product vendors will be there, as well, to share their creations. Live music remotes from 2 local radio stations – lots of fun for the whole family! Also, have the chance to enter to be on HGTV’s “Tiny House Hunters.” You don’t want to miss this fun event!
November 4th – November 5th, 2017
Shelter Cove Community Park
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra presents Pictures at an Exhibition.
IVES/SCHUMAN Variations on America
ARUTIUNIAN Trumpet Concerto
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL Pictures at an Exhibition
November 5th – November 6th, 2017
First Presbyterian Church
For more information, please call 843.842.2055
Tenth Annual “Taste of Wadell”
Culinary creations by Hudson’s Seafood House, the South Carolina Aquarium’s “Good Catch” sustainable seafood program and Lowcountry Boil Bluegrass Band. The event includes a Raffle and Silent Auction. Tickets are $30 per person with beer, wine and oysters extra. The event benefits Waddell’s local Cobia and Red Drum research, Summer intern program, and Dolphin/Turtle stranding program.
November 5, 2017 from 3:00pm – 7:00 pm
Wadell Mariculture Center
For more information, please call 843.785.4106
SOBA Presents 12x12 Show
The Society of Bluffton Artists present its annual fall 12 x 12 Show. It’s a unique, interesting and challenging member exhibition in which each member may submit two 12 x 12-inch canvases. Each 12 x 12 is priced the same, $120 — in time for holiday art shopping. The art is the perfect size for groupings. It will fit in small spaces and is very easily shipped. The 12 x 12 artwork will be on display from November 6th to Dec 3rd at the gallery on Church Street in Old Town Bluffton. This show also serves as an important fundraiser for SoBA. The artists traditionally share a large portion of their commission with the gallery from this exhibition.
November 6th – December 3rd, 2017
Society of Bluffton Artists
For more information, call 843.757.6586.
Hilton Head Island Oyster Festival
Hilton Head Oyster Festival will kick off the weekend with Oyster Festival Party on Friday, November 10th from 5-8pm. Guests will delight in a coastal cuisine of local oysters, lowcountry boil, barbecue and sip on specialty cocktails and brews. Snag an early wine pull number, roast marshmallows on the fire pit. Enjoy live music with Matt Mackelcan under the pavilion while catching the best sunset views on the island!
Friday, November 10th 5:00-8:00 p.m. Oyster Festival Party
Price: $25 before Wed, Nov. 8th, $30 after Wed. (limited availability)
Includes all you can eat oysters, lowcountry boil, pulled pork barbecue, seafood chowder and chili (Beverages sold separately)
Saturday’s festivities will begin at 11:00 a.m. The festival highlights steamed, fried and stewed oysters along with other delicious food for non-oyster eaters! There will be live entertainment from local bands including local favorites The Nice Guys, Deas Guys & OCD Band, kid’s zone, shop the local artisan shopping area, take a gamble at the wine pull and check out some college football at the TV viewing area.
Saturday, November 11th 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Main Event
Price: Admission $7 (children 10 and under are FREE)
Includes admission to the event (food and beverages sold separately)
Kid’s activities, local artisan shopping area, wine pull, NCAA football games TV area
All festivities will be held at Shelter Cove Community Park, 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.
All proceeds from this event will go to our children’s scholarship fund, which helps provide financial aid to families in need. The fund ensures that every child is able to participate in our summer camps, sports leagues, swimming lessons and other recreational and child care activities to keep them healthy, fit and active.
18th Annual Memory Matters Golf Tournament
Golfers count the Memory Matters’ annual golf tourney as a must-play day. More than 125 golfers enjoy a bountiful breakfast, then they test their skills on the challenging Moss Creek Golf Course. A light lunch and lively auction – with a noted volunteer auctioneer – round out the 18th Annual day of fellowship.
November 11, 2017
Moss Creek Golf Club
For more information, call 843.842.6688.
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, 2017 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 (Santa) Story. In the event of inclement weather, the Parade will be canceled.
Hilton Head Island Bridge Run
The 26th Anniversary of the Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run 10K and 5K is Saturday, November 11th, at 8:00am. The race will start and finish at Crossings Park and take participants over the Broad Creek on the Cross Island Bridge.
All participants will receive a colorful Hargray Hilton Head Island Bridge Run T-shirt. The post-race party and award ceremony will feature refreshments, music, and door prizes. Both the 10K & 5K races will offer Overall and Age Group awards in five-year increments for male and female divisions.
November 11, 2017
For more information, call 843.757.8520.
Society of Bluffton Artists Holiday Boutique
Artists of the Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) are preparing their creative wares for the Fifth Annual Holiday Boutique, scheduled for November 14th-December 22nd at the gallery’s Center for Creative Arts building next door.
The boutique offers the community a unique place to shop for the holidays from local artists with a variety of creative items to choose from — including jewelry, cards, holiday decorations, small paintings, floral arrangements and fiber art. Prices range from $15 to $350.
November 14th – December 22nd, 2017
Society of Bluffton Artists
For more information, call 843.757.6586.
Taste of the Season
The much-loved annual celebration of the Lowcountry’s culinary specialties returns to kick off the holiday season – but this time it’s in the fresh evening air. Join us under the stars for Taste of the Season on the tented greens of the Country Club of Hilton Head. The venue recently underwent a $5 million renovation to its clubhouse and grounds, including tripling the size of its driving range.
Under a luxurious tent, you’ll be able to sample the very best of what Hilton Head Island and Bluffton restaurants and eateries have to offer. A DJ will provide the entertainment, and the ever-popular silent auction will have a great selection of gifts and getaways.
Indulge in an all-access pass to the exclusive VIP lounge with early access to the event, open bar until 7:00pm, private hors d’oeuvres and reserved parking, plus the perks of the general admission ticket.
November 17, 2017
Country Club of Hilton Head
For more information, call 843.341.8379.
Italian Heritage Festival
Back for an eighth year of celebrating rich, colorful, Italian culture and cuisine, is the annual Festival honoring the Feast of San Gennaro. As in years past, food booths will line Honey Horn’s pathways with local restaurants serving up portions of their signature dishes. Cooking demonstrations are scheduled throughout the afternoon. Volunteers will prepare traditional Italian dessert favorites like cannoli and zeppole. There will also be educational booths such as an ancestry expert, Italian arts and crafts and merchandise. There will be an inflatable kid’s zone with face painting and train rides. Italians treat their communities as family and this festival is a true family affair with something to please everyone.
November 18, 2017 from 11:00am – 4:00pm
Coastal Discovery Museum
For more information, call 412.897.1148.
Tis the Season at Shelter Cove Towne Centre
Join us this holiday season for a lighting and entertainment spectacular! Nightly entertainment includes visits from Santa & Mrs. Claus, Horse & Carriage Rides, Train Rides, Rock Wall, Skating Rink, Movies in the Park and more! Park your car, stroll through the lights, enjoy nightly events all while shopping and dining! Proceeds to benefit the Island Rec Center.
Presented by Kroger, Belk and the merchants of Shelter Cove Towne Centre, ‘Tis the Season will run from November 20 – December 30 and will be open to the public nightly from 6-9pm.
November 20th – December 30th, 2017
Shelter Cove Towne Centre
Turkey Trot presented by Palmetto Running Company
This event sells out every year! This is a fun, safe, and family-oriented fun walk, 5K or 10K to start your Thanksgiving Holiday.
November 23, 2017
The Chart House
For more information, please call 843.681.7273.
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 24 at 7:30pm. Make a difference. While you’re enjoying the holiday season, you can help Deep Well make a difference in someone else’s life. Bring a canned good or two, or a new unwrapped child’s toy, and drop them in the “well” by the Liberty Oak stage. Since 1973, the non-profit, volunteer-based Deep Well has been serving the basic needs of the less fortunate on Hilton Head Island.
November 23rd – January 1, 2018
Community Christmas Tree Lighting
Santa, Mrs. Claus and their trusty reindeer Rudolph will help kick off the holiday season at the Town’s official Christmas Tree Lighting on the Arts Center festival grounds. It’s an old-fashioned Yuletide celebration complete with Christmas carols, holiday crafts, yummy treats and a musical performance from the cast of “Newsies.” Look for our Holly Day Art Market and start your holiday shopping early while supporting local artists who will be onsite with jewelry, art, crafts, Christmas treasures and more! Activities for children include face painting, holiday crafts and photo opportunities with Santa. Hot chocolate, coffee, BBQ and other treats will be available to help keep patrons warm. This family-friendly community festival is an Island tradition!
November 25, 2017
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
For more information, call 888.860.2787.