Hilton Head Island’s cultural landscape blossoms with new life as the warm sunbeams of spring gently coax nature to emerge from its winter slumber! This season’s biggest catch is the refreshing entertainment for residents and visitors. 

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 Dive into spring with invigorating performances and shake off the cold during the Wine and Food Festival.

 March 7-14, 2022, International Piano Competition

Spring is often heard before it is seen, as choruses of songbirds return to announce the arrival of spring, along with splendid music from the Hilton Head International Piano Competition. Budding young and talented piano players compete from March 7-14. You can experience recitals in-person or on a YouTube Channel. Children and students are free for all rounds except the final on March 14.

The first two rounds and a lecture/recital are at St. Luke’s Church

  •    Round I is March 7 & 8 from 1:30 – 4:35 pm and 7:00 – 9:05 pm
  •    Round II is March 9 & 10 from 1:30 – 5:05 pm and 7:00 – 9:25 pm
  •    Classes, Lecture, and Recital is on March 11 from 9:30-4:55 pm

The semi-final and final rounds are at First Presbyterian Church

  •        Round III is March 12 from 1:00 pm – 4:40 pm and 7:30 pm – 9:15 pm
  •        Round IV is March 14 at 7:00 pm

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Description automatically generated with low confidenceMarch 21-27, 2022, Wine and Food FestivaWelcome the spring equinox on March 21 at the 36th annual Hilton Head Island’s Wine and Food Festival. The fresh scent of the azaleas blooming is mixed with the pleasant aroma of original Lowcountry delicacies and award-winning wine across the island. Take advantage of the extended daylight hours to experience the week-long celebration of the island’s culture as it bursts to life from its grassroots to seasoned cultural events with live entertainment and a showcase of chefs. The signature public food tasting event and the popular Sip and Stroll are at Celebration Park near Coligny Beach, while restaurants throughout the island are involved in the festival.  

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

March 10, 2022, Ranky Tanky Experience the Low Country Gullah culture with a musical presentation to entertain all ages. The talented performers from Charleston, SC, welcome spring with a fresh mix of music!

March 25, 2022, Charlotte Ballet As the temperature rises outside, the energy in the theater escalates with this famous dance company’s one-of-a-kind performance.

April 8-9, Remember When Rock was Young A Tribute to Elton John brings the classic songs to life with dazzling costumes and style. 

Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Conducted by John Morris Russell

March 27, 2022, 4:00 pm and March 28, 7:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church

As spring songbirds awaken Hilton Head Island, the music in the air adds a fresh dimension to the season, along with the joyful sound of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra. This one-of-a-kind show highlights a distinguished piano performance by Awadagin Pratt for the world premiere of Jessie Montgomery’s piano concerto and Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade, Op. 35.

 April 24, 2022, 4 pm and April 25, 7:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church

A kaleidoscope of colors fills nature and Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s spring concert! Exclusive guest performances from the Hilton Head Dance TheatA close up of yellow flowers

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Hilton Head island’s rich cultural arts are like the vines of Yellow Jessamine, South Carolina’s state flower, as they both spread vibrant color and cheer across the Lowcountry.  Intertwine spring performances with pristine beaches and ideal temperatures for island living at its finest!

Contributed by Janice Magnin 

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