Hilton Head HarbourFest

Summer is a time for making memories, and there’s no better place to create unforgettable moments with your loved ones than Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Summers in Hilton Head wouldn’t be complete without the annual HarbourFest celebration.

HarbourFest is a summer-long festival held at the Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, one of Hilton Head’s most popular spots. This weekly celebration is a vibrant tapestry of live music, entertainment, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, and spectacular fireworks displays. 

As we gear up for the 2024 edition of Hilton Head HarbourFest, let’s explore what makes this event so extraordinary.

Fireworks Extravaganza

Picture this: It’s a warm summer night, and you’re gathered with family and friends along the picturesque Shelter Cove Harbour. As darkness falls, the sky comes alive with a dazzling fireworks display.

This magical spectacle happens every Tuesday night throughout the summer. It offers you multiple opportunities to be awe-struck by the beauty of Hilton Head Island’s fireworks. Here’s this year’s schedule for HarbourFest fireworks:

  • June 4, 11, 18, and 25
  • July 9, 16, 23, and 30
  • August 6, 13, and 20

Plus, there will be a special Independence Day celebration on Thursday, July 4th. Be prepared to be blown away by the stunning fireworks show at Hilton Head HarbourFest.

Live Music and Entertainment

HarbourFest is not just about fireworks; it’s also a grand celebration of music and entertainment. Each week, talented musicians take the stage to entertain visitors with their lively performances. 

Singer-songwriter Shannon Tanner takes center stage with two shows at 6:30 PM and 8:00 PM. Catch him on the following dates:

  • Memorial Day Weekend (May 25th and 26th)
  • May 27th to June 7th, from Mondays through Thursdays
  • June 10th to August 12th, from Mondays through Wednesdays
  • July 4th, Thursday

Shannon Tanner and the Oyster Reefers — a Jimmy Buffett tribute band — will perform at the Parrot Palooza concert every Thursday from June 13th to August 22nd, with a special family show on the week of July 4th. They’ll also have special performances on the Labor Day Weekend (August 31st and September 1st).

Cappy the Clown — Hilton Head Island’s beloved entertainer — will also join in on the fun with her face painting, balloon twisting, and other delightful activities for kids. See her at 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM on the following dates:

  • Memorial Day Weekend (May 25th and 26th)
  • May 27th to September 1st, from Mondays through Fridays
  • Labor Day Weekend (August 31st and September 1st)

Family-Friendly Fun

HarbourFest is a family-centric event that offers something for all ages. Apart from the fireworks and live music, there are plenty of activities to keep the little ones occupied. From face-painting with Cappy the Clown to arts and crafts sessions, there’s no shortage of fun things for kids. Carnival games are also available for the kids and the young-at-heart to enjoy.

Scenic Waterfront Views

As you stroll along Shelter Cove Harbour, you’ll be treated to breathtaking waterfront views that seem straight out of a postcard. Watch as the sun sets below the horizon, coloring the sky in shades of pink and orange, and feel your worries melt away in the tranquility of this coastal paradise. Take in the sights of boats coming and going from the marina, or simply relax on a bench and take in the beauty of Hilton Head Island.

Shopping and Dining Delights

When you need a break from the excitement, HarbourFest also offers a variety of shopping and dining options. From quaint boutiques to delicious seafood restaurants, there’s plenty to discover as you indulge your senses and savor the flavors of Hilton Head Island. What better way to end an evening than with a waterfront dinner as you watch the fireworks light up the sky? 

A Magical Experience 

There’s something undeniably magical about watching fireworks light up the night sky, hearing live music drift through the air, and spending quality time with loved ones in a beautiful setting. That’s what Hilton Head HarbourFest offers — an experience that will stay with you long after summer is over. 

Locals and visitors alike come back year after year to be a part of this wonderful celebration, making it a beloved tradition for generations. HarbourFest offers pure enchantment that will stay with you long after the final spark has faded, leaving you with memories to cherish for years to come.

After the Festivities

As the HarbourFest celebration comes to a close, you deserve a place to unwind and relax. Luckily, Hilton Head Island has plenty of accommodations that will make you feel right at home. 

Beachside Hilton Head offers the perfect retreat after a day of fun and excitement. With cozy vacation rental homes throughout the island’s pristine spots, you can enjoy the comforts of home while being just steps away from the beautiful beaches and all that Hilton Head Island has to offer.

Staying at Beachside Hilton Head is an experience in itself, with amenities like private pools and hot tubs, spacious living areas, and fully equipped kitchens. Plus, their exceptional customer service ensures that your stay is as comfortable and worry-free as possible. 

Mark Your Calendar for HarbourFest

With so much to offer, it’s no wonder that Hilton Head HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the magic of summer on Hilton Head Island. From dazzling fireworks displays and live music to family-friendly activities, HarbourFest has something for everyone. 

Pack your bags, gather your loved ones, and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime at HarbourFest 2024. If you stay with us at Beachside Hilton Head, we’ll make sure your trip to this enchanting island is nothing short of perfect. 

Contact us today to book your stay and experience the magic of HarbourFest and all that this stunning island has to offer.