Summer is a beautiful time of year to visit Hilton Head Island! From the beautiful beaches to the pro golf courses, trust us when we say there is no shortage of things to do this summer. To add to all the great summer activities on Hilton Head Island, there are some great, family-friendly events as well! Find our guide to summer events on the island below.

The Best Hilton Head Summer Events

HarbourFest Shelter Cove Harbour

When: Weekly June – August | Where: Shelter Cove Harbour

HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina is one of the most popular summer events on Hilton Head Island! This event happens all summer long from June through August. While you attend this event enjoy a wide variety of activities and entertainment for all ages. In 2024, HarbourFest will feature live entertainment by singer-songwriter Shannon Tanner, Cappy the Clown, and The Oyster Reefers. There is also a variety of other family-friendly activities like arts and crafts, food and drink vendors, and weekly fireworks displays on Tuesday nights. The beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina offer stunning views of the water and a relaxing atmosphere. Its festive atmosphere, delicious food, and exciting entertainment make HarbourFest the perfect way to spend a summer evening on Hilton Head Island.

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Summer Jams

When: Tuesdays, June 11 – August 6, 2024 | Where: Shelter Cove Park

Summer Jams is another exciting summer event on Hilton Head Island that takes place at Shelter Cove Community Park. This summer-long event takes place on Tuesdays from June 11th to August 6th. Enjoy the beautiful park while your kids enjoy the park, and bounce houses and they can get their faces painted! The event also offers food and drink vendors, as well as a fun-filled atmosphere for visitors of all ages. Make sure you bring your lawn chairs or a blanket so you can enjoy the fireworks that start around 9 pm. Summer Jams at Shelter Cove Community Park is the perfect event to attend on Hilton Head Island for the whole family.

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Party in the Park + Maker’s Fair

When: Thursdays, June 13 – July 25, 2024 | Where: Lowcountry Celebration Park

Party in the Park + Maker’s Fair is a unique and exciting event on Hilton Head Island that brings together local artisans, musicians, and food vendors. This event takes place at the new and beautiful Lowcountry Celebration Park! Walk around the Maker’s fair and browse a variety of handmade crafts and goods, including jewelry, pottery, paintings, and more. If you’d like to just sit and enjoy the beautiful Hilton Head Summer weather, you can enjoy live music performances by local musicians. If you plan on coming after dinner, you can enjoy a great family-friendly happy hour. Party in the Park + Maker’s Fair is a great way to support local businesses and artists while enjoying a fun-filled day out with friends and family!

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Movie Night

When: Thursdays, June 13 – August 22, 2024 | Where: Shelter Cove at Towne Center

Come and experience the magic of our movie night at Shelter Cove Towne Centre! This is a free and open event that everyone can enjoy. Bring your family, friends, and even your pets to enjoy a fun-filled evening under the stars. All you need to do is bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and pillows and settle in for a fantastic movie experience. Movies start just before sunset at 8:30 PM. You are also welcome to grab take-out from any of the Shelter Cove Towne Centre restaurants or Kroger to enhance your movie night enjoyment. This is the perfect way to unwind and create lasting memories with your loved ones in a vibrant outdoor setting.

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Sunset Celebration

When: Fridays, June 21 – August 16, 2024 | Where: Shelter Cove at Towne Center

Experience the Sunset Celebration at Shelter Cove Towne Centre. It’s a delightful gathering that is free and open to everyone. You can bring your furry friends along, set up your lawn chairs or blankets, and immerse yourself in the live music and gentle breeze from Broad Creek. The music starts at 7 pm, so don’t forget to grab some takeout from one of the SCTC restaurants or Kroger to complement your evening of relaxation and community connection. This is the perfect opportunity to unwind and enjoy Hilton Head Island’s natural beauty as the sun sets over the water.

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Visit Hilton Head This Summer

We love Hilton Head Island during the summer. The weather is perfect and there is always a celebration going on. Book your Hilton Head Vacation rental for your next summer adventure! We have vacation rentals for everyone. From large homes to pet-friendly homes to homes with pools, you’ll find the perfect vacation home for you.

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