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08/03/2017 - Annual Events on Hilton Head Island

Annual events Gullah Celebration – Although threatened by the rapid increase in tourism, Gullah culture can be seen at the annual Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration which is held at Shelter Cove Community Park in February. In the summer, the acclaimed Hallelujah Singers present a Gullah concert series at Hilton Head's Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. WineFest – The Annual WineFest is the largest outdoor, tented wine tasting on the East Coast, featuring over 1,500 domestic and international wines. St. Patrick's Day Parade – The annual St. Patrick's Day Parade draws over 20,000 people. WingFest – The annual Hargray WingFest is held at Shelter Cove Community Park. The event is operated by the Island Recreation Association, and all proceeds benefit the Island Recreation Scholarship Fund. HarbourFest – HarbourFest is held every Tuesday night from June to August at Shelter Cove Marina. It features arts and crafts, live entertainment, and fireworks at sunset. Heritage Golf Classic – The annual Heritage Classic Golf Tournament is held every April at Harbour Town Golf Links in Sea Pines Resort. Rib Burnoff & Barbecue Fest – The annual Rib Burnoff & Barbecue Fest .  Italian Heritage Festival- September of each year at Shelter Cove Community Park FoodFest – FoodFest celebrates the talent of the local hospitality industry and provides attendees with several spectator events including: The Best Bartender Drink Making Contest, The Hospitable Waiter’s Race, and The Tailgate Gourmet Challenge. Chili Cookoff – The annual Chili Cookoff is held at Honey Horn Plantation. Community Festival – The annual Community Festival  features a "haunted trail" in the "haunted forest" presented by the Hilton Head Rotary Club and the Interact Clubs from Hilton Head Island High School and Hilton Head Preparatory School. Halloween Boo's Cruise - Bar Crawl Shuttle to 7-10 popular bars on Hilton Head Island... join the Costume Contests with a chance to win over $5000 in cash prizes. Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance – World-class automobiles take center stage each November at the annual Hilton Head Island Motoring Festival & Concours d'Elegance. The festival features some of the country's finest collector automobiles, including classic cars, two-wheeled machines, wooden boats, and beach mobiles. Festival of Tree's - Christmas Trees Light up the Sonesta Resort  November of each year. The Dove Street Festival of Lights – Begun 1990, the Dove Street Festival of Lights takes place each December. More than 50 homes on Dove street decorate with holiday lights, and the Glee Club of the Miami University of Ohio serenades residents with holiday songs. Town volunteers collect donations of money, food and toys at the festival that are given to The Deep Well Project, a local charity. For more information go to or "My Night Out" Phone app or Facebook

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