November 2015 Events on Hilton Head and In Bluffton

Posted by on Monday, October 12th, 2015 at 1:50pm.

Every Thursday in November – Farmers Market of Bluffton

2pm-7pm – Downtown Bluffton

Every Thursday from 2-7 p.m., farmers, cooks, jam- and salsa-makers and all kinds of artisans meet locals on Calhoun Street for the Farmers Market of Bluffton. 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.

October 1, 2015 – December 31 – 2015 Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Isalnd at Coastal Discovery Museum

The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry welcomes you to the 2015 Public Art Exhibition, which will be held October 1 through December 31, 2015 at the beautiful Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island. The Exhibition showcases 20 large-scale outdoor sculptures by local and national artists.The full exhibition, comprised of at least 20 pieces, takes the viewer “Around the Horn,” a nearly mile-long trail on the grounds of Coastal Discovery Museum. With views and access to two boardwalks onto Jarvis Creek and on Calibogue Sound, the path meanders through woodlands, planned gardens, a butterfly shed, beehives, as well as historic and contemporary structures along the edge of the creek. The path is lush and informal and may be picked up at any point and followed to a work of interest, for close examination and contemplation. It is an experience that combines art, nature, and a built environment in a context of discovery-rich culture.

The mission of the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry’s Public Art Exhibition is to be an important, internationally recognized platform for sculpture while educating and inspiring the Hilton Head Island community and its visitors. The Community Foundation of the Lowcountry and the Public Art Committee oversees the Public Art Exhibition. The Public Art Committee is made up of Foundation board members, staff, professional consultants, Town of Hilton Head Island staff, local arts professionals, and community activists. The Public Art Fund Committee boasts an eight-year history of planning and programming, leveraging the arts to enhance the Town’s overall livability and create a distinct sense of place for residents and visitors alike. The inaugural Public Art Exhibition on Hilton Head Island took place in the fall of 2011. There were over 300 artist applicants and over 28,000 visitors. In 2013 the artist applicant swelled to more than 500.  This is a biennial event that is supported significantly by the Town of Hilton Head Island and local businesses.

October 23, 2015 – November 1, 2015 – Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d’Elegance – Port Royal Golf Club

Known best for its white sandy beaches and, what seems like, its infinite number of golf courses, its something else that takes center stage on the tranquil barrier island Halloween weekend – world class automobiles.

Playing host to some of the country’s finest collector automobiles, Hilton Head Island sets a beautiful backdrop with its majestic live oaks and draping Spanish moss. With everything from jaw-dropping classics to two-wheeled machines to wooden boats to amazing beach mobiles, Hilton Head Island brings out the car lover in all of us.

New to this year’s event, the Aero Expo on Saturday, October 31 (included with admission to the Car Club Showcase) and the Hilton Head Island Auction by Auctions America on Saturday, October 31.

And don’t miss the adrenaline-packed Savannah Speed Classic the weekend before (October 23 – 25) on Savannah’s Hutchinson Island (across the river from the city’s famed River Street).

November 6, 2015 – Volunteers in Medicine Gala

Friday November 6, 2015 at the Westin Resort and Spa. We hope you will join us for a night of cocktails, music, dinner, dancing and more! 

November 6, 2015 – A Musical Feast Benefit for the Hilton Head International Piano Competition

5:30pm - 9pm at Long Cove Club

The Hilton Head International Piano Competition (under the umbrella of the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra),  presents “A Musical Feast” benefit, an evening of elegant dining, fine wine and piano recital by 2002 First Prize HHIPC winner, Konstantin Soukovetski, at the Long Cove Club, Hilton Head Island. Pianist, Actor, Director and Producer, Julliard-trained Konstantin is one of the most dazzling and versatile pianists of this decade.  For further information, call Mona Huff at 843-842-5880.

November 6, 2015 – Family Fun Night 

5:30pm - The Sandbox Children's Museum

Meet our local military members and firefighters – help us tell them THANK YOU for their service!  Make a card or letter for a deployed soldier.
FREE admission to the museum, cookie decorating, fun arts and crafts, bounce house (weather permitting) and much more!  Refreshments will be provided. Bring a friend for this FREE night of fun! Family Fun Nights made possible in part by The Bargain Box. 

November 7, 2015 – Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival

1pm – Oyster Factory

It’s been said that the Bluffton International & Craft Beer Festival is the best little beerfest in the US. This 5th annual Craft Beer Festival at the Oyster Factory Park in Historic Old Town Bluffton features over 150 of the world’s best beers.

With an exceptional selection of the worlds best ales, stouts, lagers, pilsners and more, Bluffton’s Craft Beer Festival not only has a variety of drinks to satisfy but also a food court, vendor village with chocolate, coffee and cigars to name a few, as well as live music to entertain audiences. Pets and children are not permitted at this festival and tickets are required.

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 November 13, 2015 – November 15, 2015 – David M. Carmines Memorial Tennis Championship

Join us at the Palmetto Dunes Tennis Center, November 13-15, for the David M. Carmines Memorial Tennis Championship presented by the David M. Carmines Foundation and Island Rec Center. Benefits the David M. Carmines Foundation. Team Tennis Challenge – Teams of Men and Women: 3.0/6.0, 3.5/7.0, 4.0/8.0, 4.5/9.0 and Open. World Team Tennis Round Robin Format.

November 13, 2015 – The Bonfire

4:30pm – Sea Pines

Join the Sea Pines Forest Foundation for the 5th Annual Bonfire Fundraiser. The evening will include cocktails, a lowcountry inspired menu, live music, and a silent auction. Proceeds will benefit capital replacement projects throughout the Forest Preserve. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased starting October 1 by contacting Community Services Associates (CSA) at (843) 671-1343.

November 21, 2015 – January 3, 2016 – Dove Street Festival of Lights at Shelter Cove Towne Center

A Hilton Head Island holiday tradition for over 20 years, has found a new home at Shelter Cove Towne Centre! With the blessing of founders (and Dove Street residents!) Paul & Kristi Beckler and Rob Lolik, visitors from across the region can experience the magic of the cascading and tastefully tacky Hilton Head Christmas lights display. The 2015 season will add the new Shelter Cove Community Park to the amazing display of over 70,000 lights! Enjoy nightly holiday entertainment and fun for all ages. Presented by Kroger and the merchants of Shelter Cove Towne Centre, the Dove Street Festival of Lights™ will run from November 21, 2015 through January 3, 2016 and will be open to the public nightly from 6PM to 10PM. For a full schedule of events, Click Here

November 24, 2015 – November 25, 2015 – Thanksgiving Wagon Ride

4:15pm - 5:15pm - Heritage Farm at Sea Pines

Enjoy a festive wagon ride as we marvel at the fall colors, as well as abundant plant and wildlife in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Cookies and refreshments will be provided before the tour. Reservations required by contacting The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979. $15/adults and $10/children 12 and under. First Wagon Ride: 3pm-4pm Second Wagon Ride: 4:15pm-5:15pm

November 25, 2015 – 10th Annual Birthday Bash at The Sandbox

10am - The Sandbox Children's Museum

Join us at The Sandbox to celebrate our 10th BIRTHDAY! Our parking lot will be turned into a carnival, complete with bounce house, corn hole, our BIG blue building blocks, cotton candy, face painting, special activities in the museum, holiday crafts (ornaments & decorating sugar cookies), a BBQ lunch with all the fixins, and of course, BIRTHDAY cake! *Space and activities will be limited in the event of inclement weather.* 

Birthday Bash admission is $5.00 for members, $10 per person for NON members, $8 for seniors and active duty military with valid ID
Up to 12 months is free (coupons not valid for this event)

November 26, 2015 – Historic Bluffton 5K Turkey Chase

8am – Oyster Factory Park

A perfect way to kick off the holiday season is to start with a flat and fast 5k celebrating one of our country’s most loved holidays, Thanksgiving, at the 5th Annual Historic Bluffton Turkey Chase, starting in Oyster Factory Park. Prizes will be awarded to the the top three males and females overall, as well as the top three males and females in age group divisions. Advanced registration (before Oct. 1) is $25, early registration (after 2 p.m. EDT on Oct. 1) is $30.

November 26 – Thanksgiving Scavenger Hunt

9am – Harbour Town in Sea Pines

Kick off your holiday festivities with this fun family-friendly activity! Reservations are required and may be made by contacting The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department, (843) 842-1979, or stopping by The Sea Pines Resort Fitness Center by 5pm on Wednesday, November 26. $20 per family.

November 26, 2015 – Thanksgiving Wagon Ride

10am – Heritage Farm in Sea Pines

Enjoy a festive wagon ride as we marvel at the fall colors, as well as abundant plant and wildlife in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Cookies and refreshments will be provided before the tour.  Reservations required by contacting The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979. $15/adults and $10/children 12 and under. First Wagon Ride: 10-11am Second Wagon Ride: 11:15am-12:15pm

November 27, 2015 – Greg Russell Thanksgiving Concert

7:30pm – Harbour Town

Join us under the Liberty Oak Tree in Harbour Town for a very special Gregg Russell Thanksgiving concert for the entire family, as well as the official lighting of the Harbour Town Christmas Tree. Complimentary.

November 27, 2015 – Jan 1, 2016 – Harbour Town Lights

All Day Event – Harbour Town

Enjoy The Lights! Stroll along the Harbour and enjoy the illuminated seasonal figures, with the centerpiece of the display being a towering 30-foot lighted Christmas tree. Harbour Town is the perfect place to be this holiday season, with live entertainment and activities.  The official tree lighting will take place just prior to the Gregg Russell Concert on Friday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. Make A Difference. While you’re enjoying the holiday season, you can help Deep Well make a difference in some else’s life, too. Bring a canned good or two, or a new unwrapped children’s toy and drop them in the “Well” by the Liberty Oak Stage. Since 1973, the non-profit, volunteer-based Deep Well has been serving the basic needs of the less fortunate on Hilton Head Island. For a complete schedule of entertainment and activities, visit or contact The Sea Pines Resort Recreation Department a (843) 842-1979.

November 27, 2015 – 12th Annual Fishing Tournament

10am – Sea Pines Forest Preserve

Join us in the Sea Pines Forest Preserve to fish for bass, bream, and catfish at Fish Island. Try to win a prize in one of our tournament categories, and roast hot dogs and marshmallows around a fire. Reservations required and  be made by contacting The Sea Pines Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979. $15/person including fishing pole or $10/person without fishing pole.

November 28, 2015 – Caramel Apple Festival

1pm – Heritage Farm in Sea Pines

Bring the family to Heritage Farm for a fun afternoon of fall activities, including caramel apples, games, crafts, and more! For additional information please contact The Sea Pines Recreation Department at (843) 842-1979. Rates vary based on activities.

November 28, 2015 – Small Business Saturday

All Day Event – Harbour Town

Harbour Town, with its breathtaking views of the Calibogue Sound, unique boutiques, specialty stores and outstanding restaurants, is a great place to shop year-round, but is particularly nice during the busy holiday season. This holiday season, treat yourself to the friendly, locally-owned merchants in Harbour Town and don’t miss ‘Small Business Saturday.’ You’ll enjoy attentive guest service, special promotions and enticing sales for everything from apparel to unique gifts.

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