The word for this summer: Fresh. Fresh food, fresh air, fresh beats. You can find it all in Hilton Head! Head over to one of the farmer’s markets listed below and get some of the freshest produce (and other unique finds!) for your Lowcountry-style cooking. Or, be sure to head outside and peruse the outdoor festivals that happen almost every day on the island. Some of the outdoor, fresh-air fun includes nighttime entertainment that everyone can enjoy. See what’s here for fun in Hilton Head.

Farmer’s Markets

Coastal Discovery Museum Farmer’s Market

When: Tuesdays

Time: 9 am – 1 pm

What: produce, meat, prepared foods

Also: Featured at this farmer’s market – knife sharpening! Bring your knives to be sharpened while you shop.


Farmer’s Market at the Shops at Sea Pines Center

When: Tuesdays

Time: 10 am – 2 pm

What: produce, kettle corn, gourmet cheese, homemade goods, crafts

Also: Make it a lunch affair and grab a pulled pork sandwich, or stay to have a book signed by a local author.


HarbourFest at Shelter Cove

When: Memorial Day through Labor Day

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm
What: For 33 years, Shelter Cove has been home to HarbourFest, which culminates each night in a fun firework show. Come to enjoy live entertainment for kids and adults.


Gullah Museum Family Fun Day

When: July 2

Time: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
What: Enjoy food, vendors, bounce houses, games, face painting and much more, all while getting a chance to learn about an important culture in American history.

Party in the Park

When: Thursdays in June and July

Time: 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
What: In Lowcountry Celebration Park, your family can enjoy food and drinks with live music and kids activities, such as a bounce house.

Also: A Maker’s Fair means you can do a little shopping while you are there too.



Rent a bike for the whole family and find your favorites in the fresh air for some outdoor fun on Hilton Head Island!