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Lowcountry Happenings

What is happening in Hilton Head & Bluffton this month??

June Events


Shelter Cove Harbour Entertainment

Tuesday Fireworks are back!

HarbourFest 35th Anniversary

When: Times vary, Tuesdays, June 4-Aug. 20 – Where: Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina 

Details: The famous festival is back with music from the beloved Shannon Tanner, kids activities with Cappy the Clown and weekly Tuesday night fireworks (starting when the sky is dark), including the island’s Fourth of July show. CLICK FOR DETAILS sheltercovehiltonhead.com

OTHER SHELTER COVE INFO

Rock the Sound

When: 4-8 p.m., May 31 – Where: Port Royal Sound Foundation

Details: Support the Port Royal Sound Foundation at this event featuring a concert, dinner and classic cars. portroyalsoundfoundation.org

Arts & Culture

Photography exhibit 

When: Times vary, now-July 7  – Where: Coastal Discovery Museum

Details: See images featuring natural and historic sites throughout the region from the Camera Club of Hilton Head Island. Gallery talks will be at 2 p.m., June 12 and 22. coastaldiscovery.org

June Palmetto Bluff Artist in Residence

When:  June 19-22 – Where: FLOW Gallery + Workshop

Details: Katie White is this month’s featured artist. See her work or attend a workshop. palmettobluff.com

Land-Escapes: Through My Lens

When: Times vary, June 18-July 19 – Where: Art League of Hilton Head

Details: See the work of artist Lyndsi Caulder this month during gallery hours and 90 minutes before every Arts Center performance. Attend the reception from 5-7 p.m., June 26. artleaguehhi.org

Always … Patsy Cline

When: 7:30 p.m., June 13-15 & 3 p.m., June 16 – Where: USCB Center for the Arts

Details: See Beaufort Theatre Company’s production of this musical play inspired by the unforgettable Patsy Cline. uscbcenterforthearts.com

Lend Me A Tenor

When: Times vary, June 21-30 – Where: May River Theatre

Details: A sensation on Broadway and in London’s West End, this madcap, screwball comedy by Ken Ludwig will leave you teary-eyed with laughter. mayrivertheatre.com

Now & Then 

When: Times vary, now-June 14 – Where: Art League of Hilton Head

Details: See the work of artist Jo Dye this month during gallery hours and 90 minutes before every Arts Center performance. artleaguehhi.org

The Sea Pines Resort events & activities

Spend some time outside this month with one of these events at The Sea Pines Resort. Check the website for details and a complete list. seapines.com

  • Rick Hubbard Kazoobie Kazoo Show: 8-9:30 p.m., June 7 & 21, Harbour Town
  • DJ Alan Family Show: 8-9:30 p.m., June 14 & 28, Harbour Town
  • Full Moon Shore Explore: 8:30-9:30 p.m., June 20, Sea Pines Beach Club
  • Tap Takeover: 5-8 p.m., June 27, Fraser’s Tavern

A Time To Remember

When: Times vary, June 7-9 – Where: Coastal Discovery Museum

Details: Join Hospice Care of the Lowcountry and gather to celebrate the lives of loved ones lost at this community memorial event. hospicecarelc.org

Brews on the Bluff

When: 5:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m., June 14 – Where: Oyster Factory Park

Details: Don’t miss Bear Foot Sports’ third Bluffton sunset party on the May River featuring The Minks’ music and special guest, Individually Twisted. bearfootsports.com

10th Annual Juneteenth Celebration

When: Times vary, June 8-15 – Where: Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park

Details: Don’t miss this annual Juneteenth celebration featuring special events, food, music, vendors and more. exploremitchelville.org

  • June 8: 5K Run + Walk
  • June 11: Naycha and B’uhds: A Special Bird-Watching Experience in the Park
  • June 12: Opening Reception at Ruby Lee’s
  • June 13: Sleepover with Joe McGill & Friends
  • June 14: Drum Circle
  • June 15: 2024 Juneteenth Celebration

9th Annual Bluffton Juneteenth Celebration 

When: 4-10 p.m., June 15 & 11 a.m.-2 p.m., June 16 – Where: Burnt Church Distillery

Details: Enjoy a drum circle, vendors, food trucks, artisans, live entertainment and more at this Bluffton Juneteenth festival on Saturday, followed by a jazz Sunday brunch. visitbluffton.org

Jump into Summer

When: 9 a.m.-12 p.m., June 15  – Where: Buckwalter Place Park

Details: This free family fun event features water slides, video games played on a Jumbotron television, lawn games, a DJ, a concession stand and fun prizes. townofbluffton.sc.gov

Dog Adoption Event

When: 9-11 a.m., June 15 – Where: Seabrook Farm in Hilton Head Plantation

Details: Support Jasper Animal Rescue Mission by buying homemade dog treats, adopting a new best friend or attending the Hilton Head Plantation Farmers Market. jarmission.org

3rd Annual Black Food Truck Friday Festival: R&B Rodeo Edition

When: 5-10 p.m., June 14 – Where: Buckwalter Commerce Park

Details: At this cowboy-themed event, enjoy various cuisines, craft vendors, artisans, music, live entertainment, drinks, a mechanical bull ride, a kid’s zone and more. visitbluffton.org

Jazz Night

When: 7 p.m., June 23 – Where: Seaquins Ballroom

Details: Don’t miss this annual fundraising event featuring The Lavon Stevens Quartet and Louise Spencer to benefit the Kiwanis Club of Bluffton. blufftonkiwanis.org

Wine Tasting

When: 5-7 p.m., Thursdays – Where: Jarvis Creek General Store

Details: Join friends at Jarvis Creek every other Thursday as you sip an assortment of wine, fireside. jarviscreek.store

Upcoming events at Salty Dog

Here are the June events at The Salty Dog Cafe. For a complete list, visit saltydog.com.

  • Turtle Trackers at South Beach Marina: 2 p.m., June 2, 9, 16 & 30
  • Strawberry Full Moon Cruise: 7 p.m., June 20-21

Sea Turtle Talks

When: 8-9 p.m., Wednesdays – Where: The Dunes House

Details: Head to Palmetto Dunes and learn about the nesting sea turtles on Hilton Head and how you can help this endangered species. seaturtlepatrolhhi.org

Art League Hilton Head Island classes

Learn a new skill and unleash your creativity with one of these art classes at the Art League Academy on Cordillo Parkway. For a complete list of classes, visit artleaguehhi.org.

  • Landscape Painting in your Choice of Medium: 9 a.m., June 7
  • Impressionist Painting in Plein Air with Oils or Pastels: 9 a.m., June 11
  • Photography 101: 9:30 a.m., June 14

Turtle Talks

When: 8-9 p.m., Mondays – Where: Lowcountry Celebration Park

Details: Join Marine Biologist Amber Kuehn and learn about the nesting sea turtles on Hilton Head and how you can help this endangered species. seaturtlepatrolhhi.org

Coastal Discovery Museum events

The Coastal Discovery Museum presents a wide variety of classes for any interest. Here are some of our favorites this month. coastaldiscovery.org

  • Critter Meet & Greet: 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
  • Marsh Critters: 10:30-11 a.m., Thursdays
  • Friday Feeding Frenzy: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Fridays

Markets & Shopping

Farmers and Art Markets

Enjoy the local flavors of the Lowcountry with some of these regular farmers’ and art markets:

  • Bluffton Farmer’s Market: Noon-5 p.m., Thursdays, 68 Boundary St.
  • Hilton Head Island Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum
  • Port Royal Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Naval Heritage Park
  • Forsythe Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, Savannah
  • The Root and Bloom Market: 3-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Martin Family Park in Bluffton
  • Beaufort First Friday: 5-8 p.m., first Friday of each month, Downtown Beaufort
  • Hilton Head Community Market: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Shelter Cove Community Park
  • Farmers & Makers Market: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Tuesdays, The Shops at Sea Pines Center
  • Fresh Xpress: 10 a.m.-noon, last Tuesday of each month, Bluffton Self Help

Regular live music venues

Here are some of our favorite local spots with live music this month. Check their websites and Facebook pages for details. 

DAILY LIVE MUSIC VENUES 

  • Skull Creek Boathouse
  • Tiki Hut
  • The Sandbar Beach Eats
  • Lincoln & South Brewing Company
  • Big Bamboo Cafe
  • UnCorked Wine, Bar, Food, and Music
  • Kind of Blue 
  • The Salty Dog Cafe 
  • Brother Shucker’s
  • The Jazz Corner
  • FISH Casual Coastal Seafood
  • Aunt Chilada’s Easy Street Cafe
  • Rooftop Bar at Poseidon 
  • Deano’s Wood-Fired Grille 
  • Reilley’s Grill & Bar
  • Black Marlin Bayside Grill & Hurricane Bar
  • Coligny Plaza
  • Scott’s Fish Market
  • Southern Barrel Brewing Co.
  • The Boardroom 
  • Crazy Crab
  • Fishcamp on Broad Creek
  • Old Oyster Factory
  • Harbourside
  • Coast, Oceanfront Dining
  • Quarterdeck
  • San Miguel’s Mexican Cafe
  • Coligny Center Stage
  • Frosty Frog
  • Ruby Lee’s
  • The Bank

OTHER MUSIC VENUES

  • Nectar Farm Kitchen in Old Town Bluffton (Fridays-Sundays)
  • Carolina Crab Company (Sundays-Tuesdays)
  • Captain Woody’s Hilton Head (Mondays, Thursdays & Fridays)
  • Captain Woody’s Bluffton (Tuesdays & Thursdays-Saturdays)
  • A Lowcountry Backyard Restaurant (weekdays)
  • The Dunes House (weekdays)
  • Santa Fe Cafe (Tuesdays-Saturdays)
  • Celeste (Fridays & Saturdays)
  • Old Town Dispensary (Wednesdays-Sundays) 
  • Red Fish (Tuesdays-Fridays) 
  • Fraser’s Tavern (Tuesdays & Thursdays)
  • Hilton Head Tavern (Mondays & Tuesdays)
  • Lulu Kitchen (Wednesdays)
  • Jarvis Creek General Store (Saturdays)


Sports & Outdoors

Palmetto Bluff Conservancy events

With a vast outdoor classroom at their fingertips, the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy team members are ambassadors to each resident and guest, introducing them to this landscape in ways large and small, structured and informal. Tours, classes and workshops, programs, research and field trips are all available to facilitate this environmental learning process. Check the website for a complete list of events. palmettobluff.com/conservation

  • Birds of a Feather: 3-4 p.m., May 7
  • Explore PBC: Marsh Ecology: 2-3 p.m., May 22
  • Brown Bag Lunch: Sea Turtles: Noon-1 p.m., May 29

May races

Sign up for one of these races, and welcome the changing weather.  

  • Mindful Triathlon: 8 a.m., May 19, Coligny Beach Park
  • HHI Freedom 5K: 8 a.m., May 27, Port Royal Plantation

Palmetto Bluff Reef Build

When: 1:30-3:30 p.m., May 22 & 2-5 p.m., May 23 – Where: Palmetto Bluff

Details: Help The Outside Foundation build an oyster reef in Palmetto Bluff. This community-based oyster recycling program creates new reefs out of old shells, ensuring a healthy oyster fishery in the future. outsidefoundation.org

Palmetto Bluff Conservancy events

Farmers & Art Markets


Bluffton SC Farmers Markets on Thursdays

Enjoy the local flavors of the Lowcountry with some of these regular farmers’ and art markets:

* Bluffton Farmer’s Market: 12-5 p.m., Thursdays, 68 Boundary St.

* Hilton Head Island Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Tuesdays, Coastal Discovery Museum

* Port Royal Farmers Market: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Naval Heritage Park

* Forsythe Farmers’ Market: 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturdays, Savannah

* The Root and Bloom Market: 3-7 p.m., Wednesdays, Martin Family Park in Bluffton

* Beaufort First Friday: 5-8 p.m., first Friday of each month, Downtown Beaufort

* Hilton Head Community Market: 9 a.m.-noon, Saturdays, Shelter Cove Community Park

* Bluffton Night Bazaar: 5-8 p.m., first Thursday of each month, Burnt Church Distillery


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