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Gullah Celebration Opens in Hilton Head

2016 Poster

The 20th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration will present 15 events during the month of February. Back by popular demand are the Arts Ob We People: Art Exhibition and Sale, Arts, Crafts and Food Expo, Sweetheart Ball featuring Deas Guyz and Gullah Music Series featuring the G.A. Mass Choir. Additional highlights of the 20th Annual Gullah Celebration include the introduction of the Community Wellness Initiative that kicks off at the Fish Haul Creek 5K Run/Walk and the national observation of Freedom Day which commemorates President Lincoln’s signing of the US Constitution’s 13th amendment which outlawed slavery, immediately following the Ol’ Fashioned Gullah Breakfast. Debuting this festival season is the National Gullah Institute, which will present its first panel discussion on the American South’s Connection to West Africa on Sunday, February 28th.


Details about all events presented during the 20th Annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration are available at gullahcelebration.com or using this link: http://gullahcelebration.com/assets/media/img/eventguide.pdf .


Annual History and Heritage Showcase of Food, Custom Crafts and Visual Arts

The Town of Hilton Head  issued a proclamation that February 2016 is officially Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration month. The proclamation was issued in honor of the Gullah Celebration’s 20th anniversary.

The annual Gullah Celebration will be February 1 -28, 2016 at various locations throughout Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, South Carolina.
Since 1996 the Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration has served as a cultural showcase of the Gullah people of Hilton Head Island’s history, food, custom crafts and visual arts. The Gullah culture has survived for more than 300 years and encompasses the essence of struggle, spirituality, perseverance and tradition.  The Gullah People adhere to the custom of their ancestors through the sewing of sweet grass baskets, the weaving of casting nets and preparation of traditional Gullah food.

For more information about the Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration please visit www.gullahcelebration.com.

Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K

2016 Publix Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
The Publix Hilton Head Island Marathon & Half Marathon is Saturday, February 13th at 8:00am. Runners will depart from Jarvis Creek Park and follow a course that will take them on the Cross Island Parkway, through several parks, numerous neighborhoods and over Broad Creek.
Both The Marathon and Half Marathon will feature all standard male and female divisions. Publix Marathon Race Day will also feature a 5K Run/Walk, Children’s Fun Run, and Post Race Party with live music, vendors and a craft beer garden with more then 20 different styles of beer.
“The Half Marathon course takes participants through two beautiful parks and over the Broad Creek. The Marathon travels over the Broad Creek twice, runs through Spanish Wells Plantation, Point Comfort, and Honey Horn. The Marathon is a Boston Qualifier that is fast and flat, except of course for the bridge crossings,” explained Mark Weisner, Race Director .
A percentage of proceeds will benefit several Hilton Head Island area Charities including Hilton Head Rotary Club, HHI High School Athletic Department, HH High ROTC, Hilton Head Christian Academy and others.  “Over the course of the past 12 years, this event has donated over $42,000 to area charities and in 2016 we look forward to increasing our total,” commented Weisner.
The Publix Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K is presented by: Hilton Head Hospital, Island Car Wash, Village Park Homes, Kennedy & Blackshirt Attorneys at Law and Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.
Marathon Race Day is also sponsored in part by the following businesses: Dick’s Sporting Goods, Collins Realty Group, The Hilton Head Westin Resort & Spa, Cera Sport, Destination Vacation, Spinnaker Resorts, Palmetto Running Company, Samuel Adams and Coastal Connections.
The Hilton Head Marathon, Half Marathon & 5k will be limited to a total of 2,500 participants. On line registration is open. To register or for more information, call Bear Foot Sports at 843-757-8520 or visit http://www.bearfootsports.com/heels.htm.

Hilton Head to Celebrate Snow Day

snow dayThe Island Recreation will host the 2016 Hilton Head Snow Day on January 30, 2015 from 11 am-4 pm at Shelter Cove Community Park.

This family event will have inflatable rides, snowfield, and entertainment!  For the kids who have never seen snow, this is the perfect event!

Admission is $10 per child and adults are free.  All food and beverage are sold separately.

For more information please call us at (843) 681-7273 or visit  www.islandreccenter.org.

Dove Street Festival of Lights

dove street

Presented by Kroger, Belk and the merchants of Shelter Cove Towne Centre, the Dove Street Festival of Lights™ will run from November 21, 2015 through January 2, 2016 and will be open to the public nightly from 6 to 10 pm.

Turkey Trot 2015 on Hilton Head Island

The Island Recreation Center’s 2015 Turkey Trot, presented by Go Tri Sports, is filling up fast! This race is November 26, 2015, at 8:00 am, starting from 397 Squire Pope Road.

The Turkey Trot is a 5K, 10K and Fun Walk that begins  in front of the Chart House  and winds through Hilton Head Plantation with a turn around back to the finish line at the Chart House parking lot. For participants’ safety, when starting the race, runners should be towards the starting line, and walkers behind. Strollers are permitted, but must start in back. No pets, please!

Packet Pick-up is Wednesday, November 25th at the Island Rec Center from 10:00 am-6:00 pm or on Race Day: Thursday, November 26th at race location from 6:30-7:30 am. Parking available in the parking lot off of Hudson Road.

The Hilton Head Island Recreation Association is partnering with Deep Well Project to collect nonperishable food items for their food pantry. Please consider bringing a nonperishable food item to Packet Pick-up on Wednesday, November 25th or on Race Day on Thursday, November 26th.

Register online or download forms and return to Island Rec Center at www.islandreccenter.org/events/turkey-trot

For more information please call the Island Rec Center at (843) 681-7273 or visit  www.islandreccenter.org

Hilton Head Oyster Festival Announced

The Island Recreation Association and title sponsor South State Bank will host the Hilton Head Oyster Festival November 13-15, Friday: 5-8 pm, Saturday and Sunday: 11 am-5 pm. This three-day event will be at Shelter Cove Community Park.

This family event will have live entertainment and highlights steamed, fried and stewed oysters, along with other delicious food for non-oyster eaters! Admission is $6 per person with children 10 and under admitted free. All concessions are sold separately.

There will be food and beverage vendors providing their own food, liquor, and other beverages. Hargray will  provide TVs for the football games  and there will  be a kid’s zone with different activities including bounce houses. The Holiday Craft Show includes a variety of artists with unique gifts–a perfect way to start your Christmas shopping!

The silent auction will be on Saturday and Sunday with items from local businesses and vendors. The winners can collect their prizes at 4 pm each day. All proceeds benefit the Children’s Scholarship Fund.

For more information please call (843) 681-7273 or visit http://www.islandreccenter.org/events/oyster-festival.

Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival Coming Soon

The 5th Annual Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival will be held in Old Town Bluffton, SC at The Oyster Factory Park on the May River on Saturday, November 7th.

This year’s Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival will continue the tradition of offering an exceptional selection of more then 160 beers from around the world, featuring more than 30 styles from over 70 breweries.

The international tasting event is from 1-5 pm and will feature a food court, vendors, and live music from The Will Snyder Band and The Neil & Bob Band.

You must be 21 or older and have a Beer Festival ticket to enter the International & Craft Beer Festival Garden. There is no admission charge to enter the Food Court, Vendor Village, or listen to the live music.

Festival Tickets are $35 / $40 at door. A limited number of VIP tickets are also available $45 / $55 at door. A Beer Festival Souvenir Sampling Glass and beer samples are included with a festival ticket. Additionally, domestic beer, wine, and soft drinks are available and there will be sweets plus other goodies for sale in the food court.

A shuttle service will be offered that includes round-trip, $10 tickets, with service from The Lodge on Hilton Head to the festival while supplies last. A limited number of 42 shuttle tickets are available for sale.

Discount taxi service is available in Bluffton, Okatie and Beaufort from Yellow Cab 843/686-6666.

A portion of proceeds from the event will go to benefit Palmetto Animal League. No outside food or drinks will be allowed. Dogs should be leashed at all times.

The Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival is presented by River Dog Brewing Company, Camp Green Dog and Custom Audio Video.

Purchase Beer Festival Tickets today at Captain Woody’s, New York City Pizza, The Lodge, River Dog Brewing Co or on line at www.blufftonbeerfest.com or call Bear Foot Sports at 843/757-8520.

Tuesday Talks at the Maritime Center



Tuesday, October 27, 2015

2:00 – 3:30 p.m. Special time!!




$5/student with ID

Free/youth under 17 with adult
Call 645-7774 to reserve your seat!



PRSF Maritime Center

Education Classroom
310 Okatie Highway (SC 170)
Okatie, SC 29909

at the foot of the Chechessee River Bridge between Okatie and Beaufort



or call (843) 645-7774.

NEXT Tuesday Talk:

November 10

4:00 – 5:30pm

Come and listen to photographer Janet Garrity as she discusses her book “Goin’ Down the River – Fish Camps of the Sea Islands”and explains her experiences and tells hidden secrets.


Works by Henry Dean

During the summer months, artist and Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) professor, Henry Dean, imbedded ten panels on easels in the tidal waters that surround the Maritime Center. Over a two-month period the panels were ‘painted’ by the tides. Dean will discuss this unique installment and his artistic technique at the Oct. 27 Tuesday Talk. Come early and explore some of these panels, as well as other sketches and work by Dean, in the Habersham Rotating Exhibit Room at the Maritime Center. The exhibition will be featuredOctober 27th through December 28th. See attached flyer.

Multi-media artist Henry Dean lives and works in Savannah, GA. He is a professor of drawing and design in the School of Foundations Studies at SCAD. Dean’s first tidal installation, “The Marsh is Art” was done in 2003. Dean approaches installation art as an immersive process that allows him to engage knowledge of geography and history, while paying active attention to the environment, combining intentionality while “inviting” natural forces to play their part. Dean utilizes ambient strategies to facilitate chance, allowing uncertainty to enter the art making process.



Auctions America, the official auction house of the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, officially rounds out its 2015 calendar this month with a boutique afternoon sale on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, October 31. Held at the beachfront Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, the sale features more than 100 blue-chip collector cars and select automobilia, offering an exciting range of ownership opportunities for savvy collectors.


an exceptionally original 1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition (credit: courtesy of Auctions America)

“While Auctions America is best known for its multi-day sales, we’re focusing on a smaller, more elite group of automobiles for our final auction of the year,” says Megan Boyd, Car Specialist, Auctions America. “The select offering of cars has been hand-picked by our team of specialists to complement the diversity and heritage that is showcased by the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance and we are looking forward to celebrating the hobby in one of America’s most scenic locations.”

The docket for the Halloween auction runs the gamut of automotive production, from quintessential American classics through to superb European sports and GT cars. The auction will also feature an exciting series of poster cars from the 1970s and 80s, as well as modern collectibles to cater to growing collector interest in these segments.


Poster cars from the 1970s and 80s have been trending in recent months, as those who adorned their bedroom walls with pictures of these cars during their youth are now in the financial position to realize their dreams. When it comes to poster cars of the 1980s in particular, there is perhaps nothing more iconic than the Lamborghini Countach. Designed as a successor to the Lamborghini Miura, the Countach turned the automotive world completely upside down when it was unveiled at the 1971 Geneva Motor Show. In celebration of its 25th anniversary, Lamborghini released an updated and slightly restyled version of its celebrated Countach, which went on to become the most desirable iteration of the car in the eyes of many. The Hilton Head Island auction will present an exceptionally original example of this model, a1989 Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary Edition. Finished in highly desirable white with a black leather interior, the vehicle on offer was delivered new to the United States. Presented in remarkably well-preserved and maintained condition, it shows just 10,900 km from new and is expected to garner strong interest from collectors when it crosses the auction block (Est. $340,000 – $380,000).

Other notable poster cars slated for the sale include:

  • an attractive 1972 Ferrari Dino 246 GTS, striking in Silver over Red and fitted with desirable Daytona style seats and fender flares, which were added after the car left Maranello (Est, $290,000 – $330,000);
  • a stunning, black on black 1977 Ferrari 308 GTB, a fantastic example of a first-year 308 and one of the last great carbureted Ferraris, showing just 2700 miles (Est. $100,000 – $125,000); and
  • an instantly recognizable 1982 DeLorean DMC-12; best identified by its appearance in “Back to the Future”, the DeLorean is known for its distinctive gullwing doors and iconic stainless steel body. The example on offer is presented in largely original condition (Est. $25,000 – $30,000).


For those with a penchant for recent design and performance, Auctions America’s Hilton Head Island event also features a number of modern collectibles. Among standout lots are an ‘as new’ 2002 BMW Z8 Roadster, one of the lowest mileage examples in existence with a mere 543 miles (Est. $280,000 – $320,000); and, a well-documented 2002 Porsche 911 GT2 Coupe, built with a 3.6 liter turbocharged engine, capable of propelling the car to a blisteringly fast 198 mph (Est. $140,000 – $160,000).


an “as new” 2002 BMW Z8 Roadster (credit: courtesy of Auctions America)

Auctions America’s Hilton Head Island sale will be at The Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa, on Saturday, October 31. Auction vehicles will be available for advance preview on Friday, October 30. The digital catalog featuring select highlights is  available online: http://bit.ly/1LmIsbU.

For further information, including on bidder registration, or to view a frequently updated list of entries, visit www.auctionsamerica.com.

For more information on the Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance, visit the official website at www.HHIMotoringFestival.com. All ticket options and packages for the 2015 Motoring Festival, including those for the Salute to Centennial Driving Tour, the Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala and the Aero Expo, are available for purchase at www.HHIMotoringFestival.com/tickets.


Formed in July 2010, Auctions America specializes in the sale of American classics, European sports cars, Detroit muscle, hot rods and customs. Headquartered at the historic Auburn Auction Park in Indiana, Auctions America boasts an expert team of full-time car specialists, who offer over 180 years of combined experience buying, selling, racing and restoring collector vehicles, making them uniquely qualified to advise on all aspects of the hobby. The company’s established roster of annual events are held in some of the country’s leading automotive destinations including Auburn, Indiana; Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Santa Monica, California and Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. To learn more about Auctions America, visit auctionsamerica.com, find us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram @auctionsamerica.


The Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance will celebrate its 14th year in 2015. The Festival kicks off with the Savannah Speed Classic, Oct. 23 – 25, on the Grand Prize of America road course situated on the property of The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa in Savannah, Georgia. The festivities will continue on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, Oct. 31 – Nov. 1, at the Port Royal Golf Club where the Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 1) will take center stage. New to this year’s Motoring Festival is the Hilton Head Island Auction by Auctions America (Oct. 31), the Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala (Oct. 30) and the Aero Expo (Oct. 31) featuring an array of vintage and new aircraft. Motoring Festival Partners for the 2015 Festival include the Port Royal Golf ClubThe Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & SpaThe Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & SpaBMW GroupPorsche of Hilton HeadVolvoLexusGMCMingledorff ’sSavannah/Hilton Head International AirportHargray, the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton Chamber of Commerce and Visit Savannah. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.HHIMotoringFestival.com online.