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Hilton Head Oyster Festival Scheduled to Benefit Great Causes

The Hilton Head Island Recreation Association and South State Bank present the 2017 Hilton Head Oyster Festival  November 10-11, ending with an Oyster Brunch at Hudson’s on Sunday, Nov. 12.

The All You Can Eat Oyster Festival Party will be on Friday, November 10th from 5-8 pm. Enjoy all you can eat steamed local oysters, lowcountry boil, pulled pork, seafood chowder & chili provided by Roy’s Place Catering.

Along with great food, there will be live music/entertainment–Matt Mackelcan, 5:30-8, Bluffton’s Arial Elements–a football viewing area, and wine pull. Drinks sold separately provided by Southern Eagle and Carolina Tasting Room.

Limited availability, tickets on sale online: www.hiltonheadoysterfestival.com. Presale: $25/person, after Wednesday, November 8: $30/person. Long sleeve event t-shirts will be for sale.

The Oyster Festival will be in full swing on Saturday, November 11th from 11 am-6 pm. Saturday highlights steamed, fried and stewed oysters along with other delicious food for non-oyster eaters! There will be live entertainment, kid zone, local artisan pop up shops, marshmallow roasting and sports lounge for fall football games!

Admission for adults is $7, children under 10 and veterans (with ID) are free. Band line up:

  • 11:00-12:45 | The Nice Guys
  • 12:45-1:30 | Ember City
  • 1:30 -3:30 | Deas Guys
  • 3:30-4:15 | Ember City
  • 4:15-6:00 | The OCD Band

Both November 10 and 11 are located at Shelter Cove Community Park: 39 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head, 29926 and benefit The Carmines Family Recreation Scholarship Fund at the Hilton Head Island Recreation Center.

Wrap up the Oyster Festival with a brunch at Hudson’s Seafood Restaurant benefitting Equip for Fit at the Island Rec Center, People for Parks’ capital campaign to upfit the renovated and expanded rec center.

Island Recreation Association and People for Parks urges festival goers to bring a donation to benefit Equip for Fit during the weekend. The Heritage Classic Foundation will be matching 15 percent of all donations throughout the weekend.

For more information please visit www.hiltonheadoysterfestival.com

BEER, BACON and MUSIC Festival in Hilton Head

The Island Recreation Association  announces the Beer, Bacon & Music Festival! This festival will be at Shelter Cove Community Park in Hilton Head on May 6 , 2017, from 11:00 am until 5:00 pm.

Beer, Bacon & Music Festival was developed by the Island Recreation Association to benefit The Carmines Family Recreation Scholarship Fund to ensure that no child is denied recreational activities. Last year, the Island Recreation Center raised over $260,00 for the scholarship fund through events like Beer, Bacon & Music!

This extraordinary culinary adventure will be all the fun of a bacon themed block party mixed with a full-scale festival experience. Many of the area’s top restaurants, several of the area’s top bands and hundreds of the area’s top food lovers gather to celebrate American traditions – Beer, Bacon & Music. This event will feature bacon sampling and full sized bacon cuisine, bacon confectionery delights, live music from top bands (who also love bacon), local breweries and full service bars with beer, liquor, wine and bacon themed cocktails.

Live music includes the music duos: Baby Gray & the Hippie, Pretty Darn, and Richmond Brothers; and bands: The Nice Guys, The Chiggers, and Naytiv.

For the love of bacon  join the fun on May 6 at Shelter Cove Community Park!

Essential Oils Class at Hilton Head Island Senior Center

The Hilton Head Island Senior Center will host a class on Essential Oils on Tuesday, April 25th, 2017 at 2:00 pm.  Liz Fair, Wellness Advocate, will instruct.  Learn about essential oils and the science behind Aromatherapy at this informative class.  Liz will discuss how to introduce natural healthcare into your home and how to manage stress naturally using essential oils.  The cost for the class is $5.00 per person.  Pre-registration is required by Friday, April 21st, 2017.   Please call the Senior Center at 843-785-6444 to reserve your spot.

This event will be at the Hilton Head Island Senior Center located at 70 Shelter Cove Lane, Suite L, Hilton Head Island, SC  29928.


For more information on this class or for information on becoming a member of the Senior Center, please call us at 843-785-6444 or visit www.islandreccenter.org.

Hilton Head Wingfest Winners

The Hilton Head 22nd Wingfest presented by Hargray saw a record crowd and record good time. The judges and festival goers have chosen this year’s winners:



2nd-Wild Wing Cafe

3rd- World of Beer


People’s Choice


2nd- GW’s

3rd-Hilton Head Firefighters Association


Wing Eating Champion

Isaiah Holland

Hilton Head Shelter Cove Summer Market

The Shelter Cove Summer Community Market will be a 9-week event,  every Tuesday, from June 14 until August 9, except for July 5, from 4:30 pm-7 pm.  The market will be paired with the long running Summer Jams (7 – 9 pm) which feature entertainment for the kids and culminate with a fireworks show over Shelter Cove.photo (1)

Shelter Cove Community Park is located at 39 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, 29928.

The Shelter Cove Summer Community Market features vendors selling local farm-fresh produce, art work, sweets, baked goods and other specialty foods, as well as prepared food vendors for those looking to grab a snack or dinner. A zip line, rock wall, bungee jump and many bounce houses are added features to this summer’s market.

For more information please call (843)681-7273, email joe.cain@islandreccenter.org  or visit the website at www.islandreccenter.org.



The National Park Service, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom Program and Friends will host the 2016 National Underground Railroad Conference in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

The theme for this year’s conference is Into the Light: Striving for Freedom
and ‘an equal chance in the battle of life’. This year’s conference is sponsored in part by the Hilton Head Island- Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and will be held at The Hilton Head Island Westin Resort and Spa from June 13-16, 2016.

The four-day conference at The Westin Resort and Spa will include pre-conference events, renowned keynote speakers, panel discussions, an exhibit hall, and tours of local museums and historic sites.

The NTF was established by legislation passed in 1998 to promote the preservation and interpretation of resources associated with the Underground Railroad.

For more information about the 2016 National Underground Railroad Conference go to www.nps.gov/ugrr or contact Sheri Jackson, Southeast Regional Manager, Network to Freedom – National Park Service at 404-507-5635.

New in Hilton Head recreation: Dive-in Movies

The Island Recreation Association is pleased to bring a new Summertime event to Hilton Head. Introducing “Dive-in Movies!” Dive in Movies are a fun event where you can float in the pool and watch a movie. Arrive to the Island Rec Center Pool before dusk to participate in games and activities based around the movie of the night. Pizza, popcorn, and drinks for sale. Floats welcome. Tickets will be sold at the door no advanced tickets. Movies start at dusk. $6 for adult $5 for child/senior.

April 29th: Surfs up | May 20th: Avengers | June 24th: Pirates of Caribbean | July 22nd: Elf

August 26th: Teen Beach Movie | September 23rd: Jaws | October 21st: Goonies

For more information call the Island Rec. at 843.681-7273 or visit our website www.islandreccenter.org/events.

Easter Eggstravaganza 2016 in Hilton Head, SC

The Island Recreation Association and Coastal Pediatric Dentistry present the Easter Eggstravaganza! This event will be hosted at Hilton Head Island Shelter Cove Community Park Saturday, March 26, 2016, from 10:00 am-1:00 pm. The festival provides a safe environment parents can take their children to start their Easter celebration. Entry fee of $10 per child for ages 2-12 includes an Easter Egg Hunt (beginning at 11:00 sharp) broken into age groups, carnival games, moon bounces, music and much more. Concessions will be sold separately.

For more information call the Island Rec. at 843.681-7273 or visit  www.islandreccenter.org/events.


What’s Happening in 2016 at the Port Royal Sound Maritime Center

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NEW TIME! 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. 

Speakers  scheduled for TUESDAY TALKS this spring:

3/1 –Al Segars, SCDNR: “Human Impacts on Wildlife”

3/15 – Bruce Lampright, Brays Island Naturalist

4/5 – Amber Kuehn, Spartina Marine Education Charters: “The Port Royal Sound Ecosystem”

4/19 – Joseph Staton, USCB Professor, Biology

5/3 – Thomas Murphy, SCDNR (retired): “Alligators”

Saturdays at the Sound 

Monthly mini-festivals at Maritime Center

March 26April 30May 28June 25July 30August 27September 24November 12 (2nd Saturday and Maritime Center’s birthday party), and December 10

Eric Horan Book Signing Event 

Beaufort Book Debut

You are invited to a special wine and cheese reception at the Maritime Center, Friday, March 11, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the Beaufort release of Horan’s latest book, Beholding Nature.  Eric will personalize copies of the exquisite coffee table book purchased during the event.  RSVP to info@portroyalsoundfoundation.org.

Hilton Head Wingfest

The Island Recreation Association and Hargray Communications are proud to present the 21st annual Wingfest! Over 6,000 lbs of chicken wings will be served to 3,000 locals and visitors. Wingfest will be on Saturday, March 19, 2016, from 11 am-6 pm, and Wing-gate, Friday, March 18 from 5-9 pm at Shelter Cove Community Park.

Admission is $6 with children 10 & under free. Concessions and activities sold separately.

Fifteen to 20  local restaurants will cook their best wings to compete for the 2016 Best Wings of Hilton Head. There will be many activities such as a kid’s zone, rock climbing wall, bungee jump, live music and more!

Last Year’s Winners:

The Judges picks:
1st – Wild Wing Cafe – Hilton Head Island, 2nd – GW Southern Catering & BBQ, 3rd – CocoNutz Sportz Bar

The People Choice winners:

1st – Reilley’s Grill & Bar, 2nd – CocoNutz Sportz Bar, 3rd – Absolute Islander Wing


The Tailgate will be on Friday, March 21st from 5-8 pm at Shelter Cove Community Park. Come “tip-off” the weekend and Tailgate Wingfest style. Celebrate Wingfest and your favorite team and favorite tailgate foods. It will be an evening of music, kid-friendly events, happy hour prices and restaurant rivalry. Come and watch the games on our big screen television. Wear your team colors, or purchase one of our awesome Wingfest t-shirt.

For more information go to www.islandreccenter.org or call  (843)681-7273.