There is always something to do on Hilton Head Island!

Hilton Head Island is full of events throughout the year, so there's always something fun to do! Whether you're looking for live music, outdoor activities, or cultural events, you'll find plenty of options. Spring and Fall are the most popular times of the year for festivals and events…primarily due to the fantastic weather Hilton Head Island experiences during those seasons. However, there are still a number of events that happen during the summer & winter months.

Check out the list of events below that are open to the public. Some do require a small admission charge, but many can be experienced just by visiting. Almost all of them are family friendly as well. After you've booked your Hilton Head Island vacation rental, be sure to check back often as we will be updating this page as new events are announced! You will not want to miss out on any of the fun!

Rock N' Ribs Music and BBQ Fest

Location Coligny

Rock & Roll weekend celebrating BBQ, the people who make it, and the people who eat it.

13th Annual Italian Heritage Festival

Location Coastal Discovery Museum Time Starts: 11:00am ‐ Ends: 4:00pm
Celebrating the rich, colorful, Italian culture, and cuisine, while supporting local charities and scholarships, the Festival offers something to please everyone. This includes an inflatable kids’ zone, local arts and crafts vendors, a silent auction, and live entertainment by the Hilton Head Big Band. And, back by popular demand, the grape-stomping, and pizza-eating contests, raffles, and much more...

Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival

Location Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club
The Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance & Motoring Festival, honoring rich tradition with southern flair, will curate a rare collection of automotive delights set against a distinctive Lowcountry backdrop that can only be found here...

Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival

Location Shelter Cove Harbour + Marina Time Starts: 1:00 ‐ Ends: 4:00
The Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, which takes place every February, celebrates the island's fishing and seafood heritage and features local seafood dishes prepared by some of the best chefs in the region. This event offers samplings from more than 100 food and beverage vendors. Two stages of live entertainment, from music from JoJo Squirrel to celebrity chef cooking demonstrations and wine, beer, and cocktail seminars featuring award-winning cocktails and cookbook signings, ...

Hilton Head Wingfest

Location Lowcountry Celebration Park Time Starts: 11:00am ‐ Ends: 12:00pm
Saturday’s event will feature 20 – 25 local restaurants cooking their best wings. Over 6,500 lbs of chicken wings will be served at the fun-filled, family friendly festive atmosphere. There will be many activities such as a kid’s zone, rock climbing wall and bungee jump. Cheer on or participate in the Kid’s Wing Bobbing Competition or Adult Wing Eating Contest. Vote for your favorite wing and watch the winner be crowned at 4:30pm. Admission is $10 with children under 11 are free. ...

Hilton Head Irish fest

Location Lowcountry Celebration Park

Get ready to get your green on! IrishFest starts on Saturday, March 11th with an Irish Concert at Lowcountry Celebration Park in the afternoon. The parade will proudly march down Pope Avenue Sunday, March 16th, at 3pm.

2023 Hilton Head Wine and Food Festival

Location Lowcountry Celebration Park Time Starts: 12:00pm ‐ Ends: 3:00pm
Mar 24, 2024–Mar 30, 2024 Join us for the festival’s largest event as we celebrate our 38th anniversary at Lowcountry Celebration Park!  There will be more than 250 wines, spirits, and craft beers available for tasting from all over the world. In addition, see chefs in action at the Sysco Outdoor Gourmet Challenge and enjoy live entertainment....

RBC Heritage Golf Tournament

Location Harbour Town Golf Links
Apr 15, 2024 - Apr 21, 2024 The only annual PGA TOUR event in SC, the RBC Heritage has been played on Hilton Head Island since 1969. Its host, the Heritage Classic Foundation, donates Tournament proceeds to charitable organizations in the Lowcountry....