When and what is happening in October 2022 on Hilton Head and the LowCountry

When and what is happening in October on Hilton Head and in The Low Country

10/5- 10/30: Don’t miss “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Oct 5–30, 2022 Don’t miss “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Oct 5–30, 2022

Don’t miss “Little Shop of Horrors” at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Oct 5–30, 2022

Little Shop of Horrors is a delectable horror-comedy-rock musical with an electrifying score by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman.

Seymour is a meek assistant at a floral shop who happens upon a strange plant, which he affectionately names “Audrey II” after his crush at the shop. Little does he know that this strange and unusual plant will develop a soulful R&B voice, a wicked sense of humor, and an unquenchable thirst for human blood!

The show was recently revived Off-Broadway. It won the 2020 Drama League, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Awards for Best Musical Revival. This “wildly exuberant” show will make audiences laugh, scream, and give up gardening for good!

For more information, go to www.artshhi.com.

Ongoing: Tours and Tastings at the Hilton Head Distillery, every hour, on the hour. Learn about the history of rum, the story behind the company and the intricate details of the distillation process. Tasting Flights are offered throughout the day on a first-come, first-served basis and include a souvenir shot glass for $5 per person. Call (843) 686-4443 to confirm tour availability or make a reservation. hiltonheaddistillery.com

Ongoing: Learn how to play Pickleball, the fastest growing sport in the country, with daily clinics and round robins at the Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center in Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. Pickleball is a sport that combines the elements of tennis, badminton and ping pong. It is played with oversized ping pong paddles and a softball-sized plastic perforated ball that travels at about one-third the speed of a tennis ball. Courts and equipment available to rent. Reservations are recommended, call (866) 242-3169 or visit www.palmettodunes.com.

Ongoing: The Coastal Discovery Museum is one of the most memorable destinations on Hilton Head Island. Explore natural history and cultural heritage on the 68 acre Honey Horn property. The Museum’s trails, gardens, live oaks, butterfly enclosure, and horses are just a few of the fun experiences you will encounter during your visit. Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

Many of our programs, tours, and activities book to full capacity. Please call (843) 689-6767 or continue to the event calendar to make your reservations.

70 Honey Horn Dr., Hilton Head Island, coastaldiscovery,org.

October 1: Celebration Park. 1pm to 4pm. The Lowcountry Fish & Grits Music Festival brings awareness to the unique Gullah Geechee culture and its connection to the African diaspora by showcasing great musical talent and local cuisine.

The festival will include a diverse mix of acts including folk, funk, jazz, spoken word, R&B and more! www.fishandgritsmusicfest.com.

Hilton Head Farmers Market – Tuesdays, October-December, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Take home fresh local produce, pasture raised chicken, free range rabbit, pork, seafood, salsa, fresh sausage, cookies, breads, she crab soup, and more. Have your knives sharpened while shopping. Free Parking. (Closed Dec 25 and Jan 1). Shop local, meet new friends, strengthen our community, and rebuild our local food economy! Farmer Vendor application here. Food Vendor application here. The Museum is located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. (843) 785-2767.

Tuesdays: Join us every Tuesday for a fun and informative wine tasting featuring 4-6 new wines every week! Pricing ranges from $15-35 per person depending on the wine line up. The tasting is led by our 3 in-house Certified Sommeliers, and lots of times we have the pleasure of welcoming the winemakers themselves! Please call ahead for reservations. You can check our Facebook and Instagram to see what we will be pouring! Rollers Wine & Spirits, 9 Palmetto Bay Rd. or rollerswineandspirits.com.

Bluffton Farmers Market Thursdays: farmers, cooks, jam- and salsa-makers and all kinds of artisans meet locals on Green Street for the Farmers Market of Bluffton from 12-5 p.m. With an assortment of farm fresh produce, including strawberries, carrots, onions, spinach, varieties of lettuce, broccoli, mushrooms, beets, potatoes and more, the Farmers Market bound to have something for every kind of guest.

Plus, in addition to the local honey, eggs and cheese, there’s also all kinds of prepared foods, from BBQ, gumbo, fried oysters and shrimp, she crab soup and crab cakes to crepes, empanadas, fresh baked pastries and breads, coffee, kettle corn and chocolates. Also for sale are herbs, plants and flowers. Picnic tables are out, so guests can enjoy their goodies at the market and there is almost always live entertainment to entertain crowds, as well as a chef demonstration, so attendees can learn how to make healthy dishes.

There is an Artisan Showcase on the first Thursday of every month to highlight a handful of local artists and their incredible Lowcountry craftsmanship.

Not open Thanksgiving Day.

For more information, call (843) 415-2447 or go to Farmers Market of Bluffton.

Thursday Nights:  Music & Taste on the Harbour is back for the fall season! Two featured Shelter Cove Harbour restaurants will set up as usual around Neptune and will offer a variety of specially priced light appetizers, wine, beer and cocktails.

Limited seating will be provided so you are encouraged to bring your own chairs. All events are weather permitting. No coolers allowed. The event is free, but we ask that you please bring a canned good donation for Deep Well Project. Neptune Statue at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, 17 Harbourside Ln., Hilton Head Island, SC 29928.

·       October 6: Deas Guyz

·       October 13: Stee & the Ear Candy Band

·       October 20: Target featuring the Headliner Horns

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October 9: The Big Ten on Hilton Head is holding the annual tailgate from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, October 9, at the pavilion at Honey Horn, with box lunches from Publix.  All Big Ten alumni, supporters, fans and friends are invited to attend and wear their school colors. The speaker will Diana Sabau, Deputy Commissioner and Chief Sports Officer of the Big Ten Conference. Her role was created in 2021, making her the first Chief Sports Officer in the conference’s 125-year history.

Box lunches from Publix need to be reserved with the registration form. Registration deadline is September 24 to reserve a box lunch and confirm attendance at the tailgate. Cost is $20 per person for adults with box lunch, children 12 and under are free. Cost per person without a box lunch is $10. More information and registration forms on Facebook at Big Ten Conference on Hilton Head

Come Kick-off Crescendo with a Party in the Park!

·       Tues, Oct 11 from 4:30 – 6:30 PM

·       Shelter Cove Community Park

·       FREE

Join us in the park for a party with performances, art market, and food and drink. Meet and mingle with representatives from our diverse cultural and arts organizations.

The event is the launch to our month-long Fifth Annual Crescendo Celebration of Arts & Culture and is incredible fun. This regional event, organized in honor of October’s National Arts and Humanities month, highlights and showcases the vast array of arts, culture and history organizations, individual artists, performers, and authors residing and working on Hilton Head Island.

This year’s event will also include the dedication and ribbon cutting for the new Sculpture Walk including meet & greet with the artists who created the pieces.

After Party at Tio’s Latin American Kitchen!


Join us on October 14th and 15th for two days of World-class BBQ and Rock ‘n Roll in Coligny on Hilton Head Island. From a Celebrity Chef dinner and private concert from Grammy award-winning Angie Aparo, to the main tasting with headliner Blues Traveler, or Pitmaster Ocean Olympics, this event in its inaugural year has something for every level of BBQ connoisseur. rocknribshhi.com/the-experience/

Family Fishing Night

Event Details

This event is running from 14 October 2022 until 8 December 2022. It is next occurring on October 14, 2022 5:00 pm

·       Venue: HHI Rowing and Sailing Center

·       Categories: Educational, Event, Fishing, Kid Friendly, Outdoors, Show On Calendar

·       Upcoming Dates:

o   October 14, 2022 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

o   November 18, 2022 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

o   December 8, 2022 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Family Fishing Night with Local Captains

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For families/all ages
Rowing & Sailing Center

1.      Oct. 14, 5-7 pm: Captain Cory Cunningham of Infinity Charters

2.    Nov. 18, 5-7 pm: Captain Chip Michalove of Outcast Charters (Everything Sharks!)

3.    Dec. 9, 5- 7 pm: Michael Perry of Papa Bear Charters (Offshore Fishing) AND a visit from Santa Claus!

Enjoy a night of fishing and education with your family and learn some pro tips from some of the Lowcountry’s most sought-after Fishing Captains! In this 2-hour event, a featured Saltwater Fishing Captain will teach you all about fishing in the Lowcountry, including knot tying, target casting, artificial and live bait setups, in-shore, and off-shore fishing strategies, cast net throwing, and much more! The second hour will be spent fishing with your family and the local Captain off the dock at the Rowing & Sailing Center. Kids can enjoy a special sweet treat during the last hour as well!

·       Cost: $25 for up to 4 people, an additional $15 per family member

·       Cost includes Snow Cone/Kona Ice, and a fishing-related gift bag

For more information: www.islandreccenter.org/outdoor.

October 14 – October 22: 18th Annual Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival. Click on the link below for more activity details.


October 14th ,21st & 28th: The Hilton Head Island Carolina Shag Club hosts Friday night social dances and beginner shag lessons at Heinrichs Hall, Christ Lutheran Church. Lessons begin at 6:00 pm and are offered in the Fall and Spring. Social dances are every Friday night. Club annual dues of $30 entitle members to free lessons that can be repeated throughout the year. The social dance begins after lessons and continues until 9:30 pm with music provided by DJs. Lessons and the social are open to the public and all styles of dancers – shag, ballroom, swing, country, or line. Single gentlemen and ladies are welcome. There is a $5 floor fee each Friday night. Guests are welcome to bring their own food, snacks, and drinks. For lesson dates and the current social dance schedule visit www.hiltonheadshagclub.com, www.facebook.com/HHICSC, or call Bruce Zimmermann at 843-363-6008

6th Annual Gullah Food Festival

Event Details

·       Date: October 29, 2022 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

·       Venue: Gullah Museum

·       Categories: Choir, Educational, Entertainment, Event, Festival, Food, Live Music

The Gullah Museum of Hilton Head presents the 6th Annual Gullah Food Festival. The purpose of this function is to maintain Gullah customs, traditions, language, stories, songs and structures on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This event will include Gullah storytellers, Gullah music, Gullah songs, community speakers, face painting, food vendors and Gullah games & story books for children. It is a rain or shine event.

Admission is $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for ages 5-16. For more info go HERE

Date and time

·       Sat, October 29, 2022

·       11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT


·       Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island

·       12 Georgianna Drive

·       Hilton Head Island, SC 29926