Fall in love with the Lowcountry with these events scheduled in October. From fall festivals to Halloween celebrations, 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.


Pride & Prejudice

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's most famous novel comes to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice to make the best match of all? Single tickets are now on sale.

October 4th - October 23, 2016 

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

For more information, please call 843.842.2787.

4th Annual Open Barn Door Event at Lawton Stables

Come tour the stales for a good cause. Lawton Stables in the Sea Pines Resort will open their doors to the public providing tours, wine & cheese, and silent & live auctions to benefit the Wish Upon a Horse Therapeutic Riding Center. 

October 4, 2016 

Lawton Stables

for more information, call 843.671.2586.


SOBA Gallery Presents SOBA's Past President's Show

The Society of Bluffton Artists welcomes 9 talented past presidents with a varied collection of their recent work. Please help SOBA celebrate these nine artists who have given so much of themselves to the art gallery and community. They are: Lynda Potter, Dee Johnson, Helen Evans, Emily Wilson, Terry Brennan, Dave Dickson, Chris Clayton, Sandra Wenig and Marian Sanders, each in their own way helping make SOBA the great organization it is today. Enjoy their work as well as that of the other member artists at the opening wine reception on September 9 from 5 – 7 p.m.

 September 6 – October 2, 2016

SOBA Gallery

For more information, call 843.247.2868.

Music & Taste on the Harbour

Dance the night away on Thursday nights at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina! Live music, great food, casual waterfront dining, unique shopping & beautiful sunsets. Restaurants will be set-up around Neptune offering appetizers and drink specials for purchase. Admission is free but please bring a canned good for donation to the Deep Well Project.

October 6th: The Headliners

October 13th: Frank & Dean

October 20th: Deas Guyz

12th Annual Beer & Brats Festival: Bluffton’s Oktoberfest

Sponsored by the Old Town Bluffton Merchants Society, the 12th Annual Beer and Brats Festival will be held on October 1st, 2016. This event is held at the Bluffton Village between the Old Town Bluffton Post Office and the Library. Admission is $5 for adults and children 12 and under are free.

Live music by The Rhinelanders Genuine Oompah Band and the Classic Car Show will be held from 1:00pm-3:00pm. From 4:00pm-7:00pm, enjoy music by the B-Town Playaz.

German Food provided by: Bluffton Oyster, Cool Breeze, The Cottage, Kettle Korn, Shrimp Loco, Sippin Cow, Southern Spice and others!

October 1, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Bluffton Village – State Street

For more information, call 843.247.2868.


Burgers & Brew Festival

Sponsored by the Island Rec Center, this fun-filled festival hosts local restaurants cooking their best slider burgers to compete for your vote; meanwhile in the beer garden sponsored by Ocean Woods Landscaping will give you have a chance to taste 20 different brews. The Kid Zone will have bounce houses and games for your child’s entertainment at a minimal fee. Don’t want to miss your favorite college team play? No worries, a viewing area with a big screen television will be at the event.

October 1, 2016 – All Day Event

Shelter Cove Community Park

For more information, call 843.681.7273.


Lakeside Village Market at Hampton Lake

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Fall Lakeside Village Market at Hampton Lake. The Market is a great time with many wonderful local crafters and vendors, delicious food, and sweet treats. Free offerings include boat cruises on the lake and face painting! Free admission and this event is open to the public.

October 1, 2016 From 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Hampton Lake

For more information, call 843.836.7458.


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.


Paper Narratives

Muse Gallery Hilton Head presents a show titled “Paper Narratives” featuring all new works on paper by artists Randall LaGro, Allison Luce, Mel Rea, and Signe Stuart. The Opening Reception will be held on Friday October 7th from 6-9 pm with artists Randall LaGro, Mel Rea, and Allison Luce in attendance. The show will be available to view at the gallery for the month of October.

October 7, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Paper Narratives

For more information, call 843.715.4330.


32nd Annual Chili Cookoff

Hosted by the Kieanis Clubs of Hilton Head Island, this year's event will focus on local chili cooks in the professional and amateur category with separate awards for each. There will be live music and an area with free children’s games and activities, including a water slide, so parents can fully enjoy the festivities. Beer, wine, soda, hot dogs and ice cream will also be available for purchase.

October 8, 2016 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn

For more information, please visit hiltonheadkiwanis.org


Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Opening Night

Join the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra for their opening night gala as one of the world’s most eminent pianists, Garrick Ohlsson, plays for the one-night-only event. John Morris Russell – Conductor. Garrick Ohlsson – Piano.

October 10, 2016 from 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church

For more information, call 843.842.2055.

Frank & Dean Dinner Show

Bucci’s Italian Cuisine is offering a night of fun and a fabulous Italian Dinner while Frank & Dean entertain you and capture the fun through jokes and the timeless music of the Rat Pack, from Frank’s Fly me to the Moon, to Dino’s That’s Amore’. But they also celebrate the music of Bobby Darin, Joe Cocker, Elvis, The Blues Brothers, Michael Buble’ and more.

October 14, 2016 from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Bucci’s Italian Cuisine

For more information, call 440.897.1357.


Hilton Head Island History Day

Sponsored by The Heritage Library & Coastal Discovery Museum, this is an all-day event highlighting Hilton Head Island’s History. Tour Hilton Head Island’s historical sites by bus or bike. Visit Revolutionary War, Civil War, Reconstruction, and Fishing and Farming historic sites, with history told along the way. Space is limited. Tours leave from various locations.

October 15, 2016 – All Day Event


For more information, call 843.686.6560.


Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival

The 12th annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival will be held in the charming and eclectic historic district of Bluffton SC, well known for its quirky art community and natural river beauty. The festival is a week-long event offering a myriad of activities, showcasing the locally harvested seafood, delicious Lowcountry cuisine, rich history, culture and art of the area, and Southern hospitality found only in Bluffton.

The highlight of the festival is the Street fest which includes a juried fine art show featuring over 100 artists from 10 different states displaying and selling their art, delicious food provided by the area’s premier restaurants and caterers and great music and entertainment on Saturday, October 22nd and Sunday, October 23rd.

October 15 – October 23, 2016 – All Day Event

Historic Downtown Bluffton

For more information, visit http://www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com/events.html


An Evening with Laura Osnes

The effervescent two-time Tony nominee dazzles as she performs show tunes and standards. Her Broadway credits include Ella (Cinderella), Nellie (South Pacific), Bonnie (Bonnie & Clyde), Hope (Anything Goes) and Sandy (Grease). And, she’ll be starring in the upcoming Broadway musical Bandstand (2017). 

October 17, 2016

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

For more information, please call 843.842.2787.

2016 “Night on the Sound”

“Night on the Sound” features a keynote speaker to be announced later this year, a cocktail reception, seated dinner with locally sourced foods, live music and a silent auction. The event supports the Port Royal Sound Foundation’s education and research efforts.  Night on the Sound’s keynote speaker in 2015 was Phillippe Cousteau and was sold out its inaugural year.

The Port Royal Sound Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the awareness of the Port Royal Sound. The foundation was formed to support and promote research and educate people about the sound’s environmental, cultural, historical, artistic, recreational and economic contributions.

October 22, 2016 – All Day Event

Port Royal Sound Foundation’s Maritime Center on Lemon Island

For more information, call 843.645.7774.


Spirits of Fall Festival

Join us for an outdoor harvest market with complimentary wine and beer tasting and live music from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Admission is free and this event is from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

October 22, 2016 – 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Village at Wexford

For more information, visit http://villageatwexford.com/event/spirits-of-the-fall/.


Polo for Charity Event

Enjoy a Lowcountry afternoon of polo, tailgating, divot stomping, and plenty of fun for the whole family at the 23rd Polo for Charity event on Sunday, October 23 at the Rose Hill Equestrian Center, Bluffton. The gates open at noon and the match starts at 2 p.m. Known as Bluffton’s largest picnic, attendees are encouraged to get creative with their menu as well as their attire. Sponsored by the Rotary Club of Okatie with event proceeds to benefit Moss Creek Marines and other local Rotary charities. Tickets are $20 at the gate on the day of the match or $15 per person in advance. Children under 12 are admitted free.

October 23, 2016 – 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Rose Hill Equestrian Center

For more information, call 843.298.3055.


The First Tee of The Lowcountry Grand Opening

This event celebrates the grand opening of the First Tee of the Lowcountry’s new facility. The facility includes a full size driving range which duels as a 6-hole par 3 course, plus a lake stocked for fishing, and a disc golf course. The community has worked hard for years to bring this organization to the children on Hilton Head Island and our surrounding area. Open to the public, this event will have food, golf demos, fishing, disc golf, and music by Cranford Hollow.

October 23, 2016 – 2:00p.m. to 5:00p.m.

The First Tee of the Lowcountry – 151 gum Tree Road

For more information, call 843.686.2680.


Halloween Celebration at First Baptist Church

A safe holiday celebration with non-scary costumes, games of skill, prizes, candy, a fire truck, surprises, food and fun, First Baptist Church Hilton Head hosts a free Trunk or Treat Community Event in the church parking lot.

October 26, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

First Baptist Church Hilton Head

For more information, call 843.785.4478. 

Halloween in Coligny Plaza

Coligny Plaza's Halloween celebration is an Island favorite. Wear your costume and participate in a family costume contest or a hot dog eating contest. Pets are even encouraged to wear a costume for the pet costume contest. There will be trick-ir-Treating at shops and restaurants, a free photo booth, bounce houses, a giant shark slide,  ghost stories by Yostie, and more.

October 27, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Coligny Plaza

For more information, call 843.842.6050.

Lean Ensemble Theater presents Steve Martin’s The Underpants

A wild satire from comic mastermind Steve Martin about a young couple whose conservative existence is blown to smithereens when a pair of bloomers falls down in public. The Underpants is a side splitting commentary on gender politics, word play and our obsession with fame!

October 27 – October 29, 2016 – 7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Hilton Head Preparatory School Main Street Theater

For more information, call 843.715.6676.


Pumpkin Patch

The Islsand Rec. Center is proud to host its annual Pumpkin Patch at the Shelter Cove Community Park. Dress in your favorite costume and join in the fun with a petting zoo, blow-up rides, hayrack rides, costume contest, and more.

October 28, 2016

Shelter Cove Community Park

For more information, call 843.681.4339.

The Sandbox's "Spookalicious Halloween"

Bring your ghosts and goblins dressed in their costumes to play and enjoy themed crafts, decorate a special Halloween cookie and participate in a scavenger hunt for a special bag of treats. There is a special Saturday admission of $5 per person for those one year old and over. Those up to 12 months are free.

October 29, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

The Sandbox

For more information, please call 843.842.7645.

Salty Dog Haunteed BBQ & Kids costume Contest

The Salty Dog Cafe in Sea Pines Plantation is hosting a BBQ and kids costume contest in the South Beach Marina Village. This is one of the Island's biggest Halloween costumer contests.

October 29, 2016 at 4:00 p.m.

Salty Dog

For more information, call 843.671.2232.

Trick-Or-Treat Tanger Style

Join in the fun as Tanger in Bluffton offers trick-or-treating at Tanger 2 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. It's sure to be an afternoon of "frightful fun", and children 12 and under are encouraged to wear costumes.

October 29, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Tanger Outlet 2

For more information, call 843.837.4339.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

The Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is a movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on October 29th at the Old Town Promenade. Nearly 600 people from the area are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.

Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s participants will complete a 1.5 mile walk and will learn about Alzheimer’s disease, advocacy opportunities, clinical studies enrollment and support programs and services from the Alzheimer’s Association. Walk participants will also join in a meaningful tribute ceremony to honor those affected by Alzheimer’s disease.

October 29, 2016 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Old Town Bluffton Promenade

For more information, call 843.614.6608


 Halloween on the Harbour

Celebrate Halloween along the waterfront of Harbour Town with crafts, activities, a costume parade, cookies, cider, and trick-or-treating around the harbour. Participants of all ages are welcome to attend and are invited to come in costume. For additional information, please contact the recreation department at 843-842-1979.

October 30, 2016 – 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Harbour Town

For more information, call 843.842.1979.

Trunk-O-Ween at Shelter cove Towne Centre

The Merchants of Shelter Cove Towne Centre and the Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance have partnered to present a FREE “Trunk-O-Ween” family friendly experience! Classic cars from the Carolina.

Dreamers Car Club will line Towne Centre Drive with their trunks open and full of candy! Costumed children can trick-or-treat from trunk-to-trunk and store-to-store to get their bag filled with candy!

This special evening provides a safe environment for families, ghouls, goblins and ghosts of all ages! This year’s “spooktacular” highlights include (all are free!):


  • Trick-or-Treating in car trunks and shops
  • Classic Cars
  • Cappy the Clown
  • Glitter Tattoos
  • Bounce Houses
  • Plenty of treats to fill your bag


October 31, 2016 – 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Shelter Cove Towne Centre

For more information, call 843.686.3090.

Save the Date

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:

October 28 – October 30, 2016 – Savannah Speed Classic

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

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