Daily tours of Bluffton’s Rose Hill Mansion, a Gothic Revival-style home built circa 1858 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Reservations required. 199 Rose Hill Way. (843) 757-6046 or rosehillmansion.com.
The Parris Island Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Family and Graduation Days. Explore the long, rich legacy of the Marine Corps, as well as the exciting history of the Port Royal region. Admission is free. The public is welcome to visit Parris Island, access may be dependent upon current security needs. A driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and registration are required. Boulevard de France. (843) 228-3650 or mcrdpi.usmc.mil.
Tuesday – Sunday:
Gullah Heritage Trail Tours depart from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a narrated tour. Reservations required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 681-7066 or gullaheritage.com.
Tuesday – Saturday:
The Sandbox is an interactive children’s museum dedicated to the positive development of young children through educational play in an atmosphere that fosters both family and community, 18 A Pope Ave. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (843) 842-7645 or thesandbox.org.
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays:
Wish Upon A Horse Therapeutic Riding Center provides FREE therapeutic horseback riding lessons to children and adults with special needs. These lessons are available for residents and visitors. Volunteers to assist during lessons are always needed as well and no experience with horses is necessary. Donations are always welcome. Please call or visit website for more information. (843) 671-2586 or wishuponahorsehhi.org.
Sun Tones Women’s Chorus! New members welcome, 3-5 p.m., back-stage at Magnolia Hall, Sun City. (843) 705-7904.
Coast Guard Auxiliary meets at 7 p.m. at BJWSA Community Room, S.C. 170 and Snake Rd./Callawassie Dr., Okatie. Beaufort-Jasper Flotilla 070-10-01 welcomes new members. Learn how to help keep the waters safe by assisting the U.S. Coast Guard in various inspections, courses and search and rescue missions. Tom Sellers, (843) 705-7174 or email@example.com or toa0701001.wow.uscgaux.info.
Bluffton’s Don Ryan Center For Innovation Offers Start-Up Companies Free Advice! Third Tuesdays Events Hosts a Panel of Experts in a Local “Shark Tank” Forum (Without Teeth) from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 400 Buckwalter Place. (843) 540-0405.
Waffle Cone Wednesdays at Lovin’ Spoons Self-Serve Frozen Yogurt in Bluffton at Belfair Towne Village. $2 Waffle Cones, swirl your favorite yogurt in a waffle cone for only $2, no toppings please. Check out our website at lovinspoons.com for weekly flavors. Hwy. 278 in Belfair Towne Village between Kroger and Truffles. (843) 837-5683.
The Coastal Discovery Museum will present Animals of the Lowcountry from Oatland Island Wildlife Center. Participants will learn about lowcountry animals, as they see a barred owl, corn snake, alligator, opossum, flying squirrel, armadillo and more. 10:30 and 11:30 a.m. $12 for adults and $7.00 for children, with advance reservations required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 689-6767 ext 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
Viewing and Discussion Series! Come be part of the weekly viewing and discussion of Season 2 of an acclaimed Netflix TV series that features a ruthless South Carolina politician who is determined to do whatever it takes to ascend to the Presidency of the United States of America. Sept. 4-Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. Bluffton Library, 120 Palmetto Way. Free! (843) 255-6512 or firstname.lastname@example.org or beaufortcountylibrary.org.
Farmers Market of Bluffton – Farm Fresh Produce to include Strawberries, Carrots, Onions, Spinach, Varieties of Lettuce, Broccoli, Mushrooms, Beets, Potatoes, just to name a few… and Honey, Eggs, Cheese, Herbs, Plants, Flowers, etc. Prepared foods to include BBQ, Crepes, Empanadas, Gumbo, Fried Oysters & Shrimp, She Crab Soup, Crab CakesFresh Baked Pastries & Breads, Coffee, Kettle Corn, Chocolates, and much more. 2-6 p.m. Carson Cottages, Calhoun St. (843) 415-2447 or Farmers Market of Bluffton.
Farmers Market of Bluffton – Welcome “Little Growers” 4 to 6 p.m. Come plant with us and watch your “crop” grow! Children, ages 5 – 12 welcome and must be accompanied by an adult. Brought to you by Okatie Organics & Savannah Hydroponics! Jules@SavannahHydro.com.
Jasper County Farmer’s Market, 9935 South Jacob Smart Blvd., Hwy. 17, 1/2 mile south of downtown Ridgeland. The Market is from 1-6 p.m. The Market will host a variety of vendors including produce, baked goods, prepared meals, arts, crafts and estate sales. (843) 726-8126 or jaspercountychamber.com/farmers_market.htm.
Hampton Lake Market Day! Hampton Lake, the Hilton Head Island/Bluffton area’s premier lake community, will host a monthly Market Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The Market” will take place at Hampton Lake’s the award winning Lakeside Amenity Village along the porch of the Tackle Box gift shop and Boathouse areas. Shop for homemade crafts, garden items, fresh flowers & produce, art, jewelry, gifts, fresh baked goods, and more! (843) 836-7463 or email@example.com.
Join Captain Woody’s for Sunday Brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Our wonderful brunch specials include $6 bottomless mimosas and $7 Grey Goose Woody Bloody Mary’s. A few of our favorites…Shrimp & Grits, Steak & Eggs, Crab Cake Benedict, Prime Rib Benedict, French Toast and more. Hilton Head, (843) 785-2400 – 6 Target Rd. & Bluffton, (843) 757-6222 – 17 State of Mind St. Captainwoodys.com.
“ANNIE GET YOUR GUN” Annie Oakley is an incredible shot who was raised ‘Doin’ What Comes Naturally’. Frank Butler, the star sharpshooter in ‘Colonel Buffalo Bill’s show, knows that’s not how ‘The Girl That I Marry’ must be. Until he finds that ‘My Defences are Down’. Though Annie defiantly says ‘Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better’, she realizes that ‘You Can’t Get a Man With a Gun’. The victor at the end is love. Ulmer Auditorium, Bluffton Town Hall, 20 Bridge St. (843) 815-5581 or mayrivertheatre.com.
Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance at various locations. Savannah Speed Classic at Hutchinson Island, Oct. 24-26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Motoring Midway (Nov. 1-2), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Port Royal Golf Club; Car Club Jamboree (Nov. 1), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Port Royal Golf Club; and Concours d’Elegance (Nov. 2), 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Port Royal Golf Club. (843) 785-7469 or hhiconcours.com.
4th Annual Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival at The Promenade in Historic Bluffton, 2-6 p.m. Over 150 of the world’s best ales, stouts, lagers and pilsners, the Beer Fest also features Live Music, Food Court and Vendor Village with chocolate, coffee, cigars & more. Admission to the festival area is free, however a Festival Ticket is required to sample beer. Bluffton Beer Festival Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door, A Beer Festival Souvenir Sampling Glass and 15 beer samples are included with your festival ticket. A limited number (200) $35 VIP Tickets will also be available. The Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival is a green event recycling bottles, cans & cardboard. It benefits Palmetto Animal League. (843) 757-8520 or blufftonbeerfest.com.
13th Annual South Carolina Bank and Trust Hilton Head Oyster Festival in Shelter Cove Community Park. Opening Night Fri., 5-10 p.m. Oysters, shrimp, chili, chowder, hot dogs, hamburgers, live music, a Kid’s Zone, large screen TVs to catch the games, a silent auction and Holiday Craft Show on Sat. & Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Entrance Fee, Admission is $6 per person with children 10 & under free! Proceeds benefit the Island Rec. Center’s scholarship fund. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
Salty Dog Pig Pickin’ & Lowcountry Boil, 4-8 p.m. Lowcountry cooking done right. Plus, live music, Kid’s Fun & Games and Jake the Salty Dog. 224 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, FATE AND VICTORY: BEETHOVEN’S FIFTH! The most famous four notes in classical music. John Morris Russell, Conductor. Sun., 4-6 p.m. and Mon., 8-10 p.m., at First Presbyterian Church, 540 William Hilton Pkwy. (843) 842-2055 or hhso.org.
8th Annual Music to Your Mouth Food & Wine Festival! Get your belly ready for the eighth helping of Palmetto Bluff’s Music To Your Mouth Festival. We’ve gathered the best and the brightest chefs on the southern food scene, for a singular lip-smacking experience, right in the spectacular South Carolina Lowcountry. This is the place to flap your jaws with the culinary rock stars that just wowed your taste buds. 1 Village Park Sq. (866) 706-6565 or musictoyourmouth.com.
26th Annual Christmas Made in the South! This nationally acclaimed event is a fantastic way to ease into your holiday shopping and find that special holiday gift for that “hard to shop for” friend. Fri. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Sat. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. One Admission Good for All 3 Days with hand stamp! Adults, $7; Children 12 & Under, Free. ACRES OF FREE PARKING! Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, 1 International Dr. madeinthesouthshows.com.
The Island Recreation Association is glad to welcome Go Tri Sports as the Title Sponsor of the 26th Annual Turkey Trot. The Go Tri Sports Turkey Trot is a 5k, 10k, and fun walk held on Thanksgiving morning, at 8 a.m. The races begin and end at the Chart House parking lot near the back entrance of Hilton Head Plantation. The after-party will be held at the Chart House restaurant parking lot. Bring the whole family for this fun Thanksgiving Day race! Proceeds benefit the Island Rec. Center’s scholarship fund. 39 Shelter Cove Lane. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
November 28-December 31:
Salty Dog Christmas Village! Hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights & decorations and Free pictures with Santa on Friday and Saturday nights, 3-7 p.m., until Christmas. 224 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-2233 or saltydog.com.
November 28-December 22:
Salty Dog Free Pictures with Santa! Friday and Saturday, between 3-7 p.m. in the office of The South Beach Inn, 232 S. Sea Pines Dr. (843) 671-6498 or saltydog.com.
Christmas Tree Lighting! The annual holiday tradition returns with the Town’s official Christmas Tree Lighting, which kicks off the season of holiday cheer at this free community festival. All the fun starts 3:30-5:30 p.m. The tree, which is located in the Arts Center’s parking lot at 14 Shelter Cove Lane, is the official Hilton Head Island Christmas tree, and the event promises to be an old-fashioned Yuletide celebration that will help you deck the halls. artshhi.com.