DragonBoat BeaufortDragonBoat Beaufort is a non-profit organization with a dedicated all-volunteer staff supporting cancer patients living, working or receiving treatment in Beaufort County, South Carolina.

The documentary film “Awaken the Dragon,” the story of Dragon Boat Charleston’s cancer survivor dragon boat racing team, presented at the 2012 Beaufort International Film Festival served as the inspiration for DragonBoat Beaufort. The first practice was held in Waterfront Park sitting on chairs using brooms for paddles. Thanks to the dedication and commitment of a people with a shared passion and vision, Dragon Boat racing has grown and flourished in the Lowcountry.

The OUTREACH Program provides cancer patients with the practical financial demands of everyday life.…

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WatermelonSince 1939, the Hampton County Watermelon Festival has been providing food and fun for Lowcountry families. Continuing this delightful tradition, the 82nd annual festival is scheduled for the week of June 15-22, 2024, providing a variety of community events – many of which are free!

Saturday, June 15, kicks off the week-long celebration with a jam-packed day of fun and entertainment, starting with a 5K run in downtown Hampton, SC beginning at 8AM. The 1 st annual Battle of the Bags Cornhole Tournament promises to be a new festival favorite. Opening ceremonies for the tournament are at 10AM with the coin toss at 11AM. The competition is open to two person teams with a $50 entry. Cash prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place winners.…

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Juneteenth Hilton HeadJoin the 10 th Annual Juneteenth Celebration at Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, Hilton Head Island, SC with a variety of events June 8-15, 2024. There is something for everyone to enjoy!

Start the fun-filled week on Saturday, June 8, 2024, at 8AM with a 5K Run + Walk with Palmetto Running Company. Registration is $35 for adults, $20 for students aged 13-18 and children 12 and under are free.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024, brings you close to nature with a Special Bird Watching Experience in the park with Hilton Head Audubon 11AM-3PM. This is a free event, but RSVP online is requested.

The Juneteenth Celebration Opening Reception takes place on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, from 5-6:30PM at Ruby Lee’s located at 46 Old Wild Horse Road, Hilton…

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FireworksHarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina on Hilton Head Island, SC has been entertaining and delighting visitors and residents for thirty-five years. Schedule your summer vacation when it’s convenient for you. You can’t miss HarbourFest, it’s a weekly celebration all summer long. 

The festivities include arts and crafts and activities for all ages. Be sure to try your luck at the carnival games too! Sport a personalized face painting by beloved Cappy the Clown. Cappy will entertain the crowd all summer long Monday –Friday from 6pm – 9pm and Labor Day weekend.

This year’s HarbourFest features live music by local favorite, Shannon Tanner. Two one-hour shows at 6:30 pm and 8 pm are scheduled:
Thursday July 4
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from…

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Memorial Day 2024Many consider Memorial Day as the start of summer. After taking time to remember and honor the men and women who died while serving in the US Military, you might be looking for something new this Memorial Day weekend.  If you decide to venture off Hilton Head Island, here are some fun events for Memorial Day 2024 in the Lowcountry.

Hardeeville, SC is the place to be for the Hardeeville Foodees Food and Culture Festival. The City Hall and Recreation Center will be the epicenter of fun and flavor. Over thirty food trucks will be offering a variety of scrumptious dishes. If you are looking for a meal, just a snack or an artisanal coffee, you’ll find it here.

Find the perfect gift at one of the many artists booths selling unique, hand-crafted keepsakes…

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Easter on Hilton Head

Easter activities are hopping up everywhere! 

  • For something a little different, try the Glow in the Dark Bunny Bash in Hardeeville, SC. March 22, 7-9pm. Try an Easter experience like no other – a neon Easter egg hunt designed exclusively for adults. You must be 21 years or older to participate.
  • Hilton Head Wine & Food Festival. Activities include Craft Beers at the Beach (March 24), Sip & Stroll (March 27) and Stay Gold-wine & live music (March 28).
  • Sea Pines Dolphin Dash 5k, Hilton Head Island, March 28. 5-kilometer run/walk in beautiful Sea Pines Resort. Starts at 8am.
    Edisto Arts & Crafts Market. This outdoor event is being held on Saturday, March 30, 10am-4pm.
  • Easter Eggstravaganza, Hilton Head. Held at Shelter Cove Community…

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Bird Island

The Port Royal Sound is 1,600 pristine acres of water, marsh, and land.  It extends from the northern sea islands in Beaufort to the sparkling waves rippling onto the immaculate shoreline of Hilton Head Island. The Port Royal Sound is where brown pelicans dive for their favorite seafood meal to go, and bottlenose dolphins leap for joy. It is a spectacular design by nature of the Atlantic Ocean’s inland straights, creatively weaving like artwork through the Lowcountry.

The Port Royal Sound Foundation excels at education, conservation, and action to ensure our natural habitat lasts for generations. Their mission for living in harmony with the land unites the Lowcountry’s ancestral, natural, and historic resources that make up the Port Royal Sound…

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“I care.”  Two simple words tenderheartedly shown to our Lowcountry neighbors in need can be life-changing. Tragedy and devasting circumstances may strike unexpectantly. Without assistance, some families living could face eviction, shortage of food, or out-of-reach home repairs. Nonprofit organizations such as Deep-Well and Bluffton Self Help are at the heart of Beaufort County as they positively impact residents in need with more than temporary assistance; they give hope and guidance for a better future!  Cargo Van Loaded with Food

Deep Well

Charlotte Heinrich steadfastly met our community’s need for clean water in 1971 by digging deeper wells to avoid polluted drinking water from shallow wells and recognized the necessity to assist the community with life’s essentials. 

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Thanksgiving dinner is the ultimate combination of delicious traditional food, a comfortable atmosphere, and friendly conversation. Thankfully you can fill those requirements and your plate at one of the savory restaurants on Hilton Head Island! Our trustworthy recommendations will guide you to your ideal Thanksgiving dining experience, where the sweet memories of the meal will outlast the leftovers! We highly encourage you to make a reservation and have phone numbers listed for your convenience.

AlexandersAlexanders in Palmetto Dunes, (866)921-6639, offers fine dining with serene lagoon views. Their master chef prepares a Prix Fixe Thanksgiving feast with multiple courses, including herb-roasted turkey with cornbread and sausage stuffing, butternut squash…

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Hilton Head Island’s local participation in the annual Concours d’Elegance and Motoring Festival has produced a winning combination of exhibitors, judges, volunteers, spectators, and community outreach for twenty years. As the Low Country welcomes thousaConcours d'Elegance & Motoring Festivalnds of people to the multi-day, educational and entertaining festival, a glance under the hood reveals its positive impact on our community.

Three hundred fifty+ volunteers help it cruise smoothly!

There are hundreds of ways each volunteer adds something unique to the festival! According to Kim Arn, Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival Volunteer Manager, approximately 225 direct volunteers are registered, plus an additional 125 volunteers from outside organizations. All…

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