September 2016 Events in Hilton Head Island and Bluffton

Posted by Paige Rose on Friday, August 26th, 2016 at 1:04pm

Fall in love with the Lowcountry with these events scheduled in September. From football college football fundraisers to Bluffton’s Sunset Party, 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

Shannon & Cappy at the Harbour!
Enjoy live music and family fun as we end the summer on Hilton Head Island. A favorite among locals and visitors, Shelter Cove Harbour turns up the fun with musical entertainment from Shannon Tanner every Monday – Friday with two shows at 7 and 8:30 p.m.

Summer Long through September 4th
Shelter Cove Harbour
For more information, call 843-452-1106.

Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Community Park
Bring a picnic and watch the sun set over the waters of the Broad Creek. Live music, local merchants and family fun will be at hand every Friday night through September 2, 2016.

June 17 – September 2, 2016
Shelter Cove Community Pak
For more information, call 843-686-2228.

Bud Light Concert Series
The Rooftop bar at Poseidon presents the summer long concert series featuring Edwin McCain in the lineup!

June 16 – September 10, 2016
The Rooftop Bar
For more information, call 843-715-0344.


Marleys Island Grille Summer Live Music Lineup
Stop by Marleys Island Grill any day of the week during the summer to enjoy island inspired live music performances, delicious food, refreshing drinks, and ice cream for the kids.

May 30, 2016 – September 5, 2016
Marleys Island Seafood Grill
For more information, call 843-686-5800.

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.

Thursdays, March – September 29, 2016
Calhoun Street in Bluffton
For more information, call 855-287-7287.


Greg Russell Concerts
Celebrating 40 years in Harbour Town, Greg has become a Sea Pines classic. Underneath the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town, Greg entertains with timeless music.

Through September 4th
Harbour Town

The Gary Byrd Band
Get ready to party with the sounds of Gary Byrd and his Southern rock band, the Outlaw Band. Live music at Coligny Plaza’s Center Stage starts at 6:30pm.

June 2 – September 5, 2016
Coligny Plaza
For more information, call 843-686-6050.

Wildlife Art and More Paintings by Featured Artist Sandy Utsey Rhodes
The SOBA Gallery welcomes Sandy Rhodes as the featured artist in August. Come enjoy the beautiful collection of “Wildlife Art and More” with animals of all shapes and sizes set in Lowcountry scenes.

August 2, 2016 – September 4, 2016
SOBA Gallery


Dance Party with the Brown Family
Hilton Head Island’s premier dance party kicks off on Center Stage at Beachside Coligny. Festivities start nightly at 6:30pm.

June 3 – September 5, 2016
Coligny Plaza
For more information, call 843-686-6050.


Steel Magnolias Theater Production
Set in a Southern Louisiana beauty parlor, Steel Magnolias details the lives of six distinctly different women in a story of the unending lifecycle. Small town gossip, deep friendships, marriage, and death all come into play in this marvelous production.

September 2 – September 3, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Main Street Theater
For more information, call 912-656-1598.


Coligny Trivia Night
If you’re feeling smart, head down to Coligny Plaza to test your trivia skills. It’s a night of family fun in a friendly environment and if you’re lucky, you may even win a prize.

May 28 – September 5, 2016
Coligny Plaza
For more information, call 843-686-6050.

Florence LaRue and The 5th Dimension
This six-time Grammy Award winning group is offering two performances whose repertoire includes pop, R&B, soul, jazz, and hits like “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In”.

September 3, 2016 at 4:30 p.m. & 8 p.m.
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
For more information, call 843.842.2787.

Run for Ret 5K Run/Walk and WOD
The tenth annual Island Run for Ret will race through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve on hard packed dirt trails, shaded under old live oak trees, around beautiful lakes, and over age old wetlands.

September 3, 2016 – All Day Event
For more information, contact

The Music of Gary Maurer
Bring the whole family for a comedy magic extravaganza that will leave you in awe as it leaves you in stitches. Music is on the Center Stage, Beachside at Coligny, every night starting at 6:30pm.

Through September 5, 2016 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Coligny Plaza
For more information, call 843-686-6050.

SOBA Gallery Presents SOBA’S Past Presidents’ Show
The Society of Bluffton Artists welcomes 9 talented past presidents with a varied collection of their recent work. Please join us to celebrate these nine artists who have given so much of themselves to our 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.

Bob Mastellar’s Jazz for All Ages 3rd Annual Festival
René Marie & Experiment in Truth, September 8, 7-10 p.m.
LIVE at the beautiful Sonesta Resort Santee Ballroom on Hilton Head Island. Grammy-Nomimated Jazz Vocalist RENE MARIE & Experiment in Truth featuring John Chin, Elias Bailey & Quentin Baxter with special guest horn section.
$100 VIP TICKETS: 6p.m. ~ VIP Reception with cocktails and tapas
Live entertainment before the concert at the VIP Reception
Reserved VIP seating for the concert
Doors Open @ 7 p.m.

Maria Howell with Noel Freidline & Joe Gransden, September 9, 7-10 p.m.
LIVE Oceanside at The Sonesta Resort OCEAN PAVILION on Hilton Head Island, Award-Winning Actress/Vocalist MARIA HOWELL, Pianist/Composer NOEL FREIDLINE & Trumpeter/Vocalist JOE GRANSDEN with their SEPTET. Honoring the music of NAT KING COLE, NANCY WILSON & FRANK SINATRA.
$100 VIP TICKETS: 6:00 PM ~ VIP Reception with cocktails and tapas at the OCEAN PAVILION
Live entertainment before the concert at the VIP Reception
Reserved VIP seating for the concert
Doors Open @ 7:00 PM

September 8 – September 9, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.
The Sonesta Resort
For more information, call 843.842.8620.

Hilton Head Choral Society’s “This Land I Love” Summer POPS Concert
This end-of-summer Pops performance will celebrate our great nation with a musical tribute to what America stands for and the beautiful land we call home. Full of music that speaks to the heart, the evening will include “American Anthem” from Ken Burns’ documentary, The War; Woody Guthrie’s “This Land is Your Land”; and an all-Americana suite from Z. Randall Stroope – “American Rhapsody.” The chorus will also perform songs that speak to the soul of our nation with classics like “What a Wonderful World,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” and much more.

September 9, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
First Presbyterian Church
For more information, call 843.341.3818

Roots: A Taste of the Lowcountry
An array of traditional Lowcountry specialties with a dash of the unexpected, music, drinks and dancing will be held at the Callawassie Island Clubhouse. This event includes a 4 course dinner with celebrity chefs Virginia Willis, Chef BJ Dennis, Chef Sallie Ann Robinson, and Chef Jim Spratling. The festivities also include a silent auction and book signings.

September 9, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Callawassie Island Clubhouse
For more information, call 843.284.9227.

Steel Magnolias Theater Production
Set in a Southern Louisiana beauty parlor, Steel Magnolias details the lives of six distinctly different women in a story of the unending lifecycle. Small town gossip, deep friendships, marriage, and death all come into play in this marvelous production.

On September 10th, dine pre-show with a wedding reception of Shelby & Jackson. This fully catered dinner provides a festive casual atmosphere where guests join in the fun.

September 9 – September 11, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
The Shed Event Venue
For more information, call 912-656-1598.


The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society Presents the Art of West Fraser
The Bluffton Historical Preservation Society is excited to host West Fraser for a book signing and lecture on his new book, “Painting the Southern Coast.” It is a beautiful collection of his paintings, focusing on the lush coastal regions of the Southeast where he has spent his nearly 40-year career. The book also includes essays from museum and art professionals, as well as an auto-biographical essay by Fraser himself.

September 15, 2016 – All Day Event
Reservations Required
For more information, call 843.757.6293.


2016 Italian Heritage Festival
The Italian American Club of Hilton Head will host its 7th Annual Festival honoring the Feast of San Gennaro. A local favorite, this festival has grown every year to be an amazingly fun time for everyone benefiting local charities and scholarships. This festival includes an unbelievable line up of events such as a grape stomping contest, a pizza eating contest, food from many local vendors; all Italian inspired, that includes specialty beer, wine and drinks for all.

September 17, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Honey Horn
For more information, call 412.897.1148.


American Legion Post 205 11th Anniversary Golf Tournament
This tournament is a 4 Man shotgun scramble, best ball play, four Par 3 prize holes. First, Second and Third Prizes will be awarded. Open to amateur golfers only. A sleeve of balls and a package of tees will be handed out at registration. $90 per player includes cookout after golf, raffles and door prizes. Proceeds benefit School Awards (Seniors), Fisher House, Bluffton High School’s Jr. ROTC (Army), Boys State (High School Juniors), Oratorical Program Contest, Boy Scouts, and Bluffton Veterans’ & Memorial Day Parades.

September 17, 2016 – All Day Event
Rose Hill Golf Course
For more information, call 843.757.6811.


Bluffton Sunset Party
The 2016 Bluffton Sunset Party Series is a summer party series held at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. It’s a family friendly sundown celebration with live music on the May River, local food, vendors and drinks. This Sunset Party will feature an arts & craft village, fresh local seafood from area restaurants and live music. Tickets are only $5 and children 12 and under are free. A percentage of the proceeds from each event will go to benefit local Bluffton Charities.

September 17, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Bluffton Oyster Factory Park


Jeep Island 2016
Come enjoy and join fellow Jeep enthusiasts at the inaugural Jeep Island 2016. This show features food vendors, lawn games, and raffles. Hosted at Shelter Cove Community Park (39 Shelter Cove Lane), this event will benefit The Island Rec Center.

September 17, 2016 – All Day Event
Shelter Cove Community Park
For more information, call 843.785.9273.

19th Annual Hilton Head Regional Habitat for Humanity Golf Tournament
Enjoy a day of golf while helping build homes for families in need. Mark your calendars for a day of golf, food, and more at the Oldfield Golf Club. Proceeds from this tournament have already built nine houses.

September 19, 2016 – All Day Event
Oldfield Golf Club
For more information, call 843.757.5864.

Football Fundraiser: Bluffton Historical Preservation Society and Fat Patties
It’s a football party! Bring your friends to Fat Patties in Bluffton to see Clemson play Georgia Tech! Fat Patties has graciously agreed to donate 10% of their sales between 5 and 10 p.m. to the Bluffton Historical Preservation Society, and we will be there to enjoy the game and the food. We hope to see you there too!

September 22, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Fat Patties


10th Annual Pedal 4 Kids Benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island
Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island and SwingFit present the 10th annual Pedal 4 Kids Community Bike Ride. This event is fun for all ages and benefits the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island. The registration fee is $35/adult and kids under 12 are FREE with a participating adult. There are 5 different routes – Family Fun Ride, 10, 20/25, 40 and 62 miles – through pathways, roads and parks on Hilton Head Island. The start times are 7:30, 8:30, 9, 9:30 and 10 a.m. Riders are encouraged to create teams and seek pledges and sponsorships to raise funds for Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Register online at The event is also supported by Coastal States Bank and Subaru of Hilton Head.

September 24, 2016 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Hilton Head High School
For more information, call 843.379.4530.


“Kitchens of Note” Tour
Tour beautiful kitchens throughout Berkeley Hall Plantation. This self-driving tour highlights 6 kitchens and 6 local chefs.

September 25, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Berkeley Hall Plantation
For more information, call 843.842.2055.

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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