Hilton Head ~ 2017 Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival

Celebrating 10 Years of
Coastal Culinary & Heritage

The Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival is a family friendly, week-long culinary and cultural tourism event, showcasing talented chefs, local seafood, special events, live music and more.

The 10th annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, hosted by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization helps raise money for other non-profit organizations including the Coastal Discovery Museum, Island Recreation Scholarship Fund, Port Royal Sound Foundation, Gullah Heritage Museum and Medical University of South Carolina.

Here’s the schedule of events–you don’t want to miss a thing!

Beaufort ~ Fort San Marcos Discovery at Santa Elena Lecture


Cost; $15.00

Instructors:  Dr. Chester DePratter

Fort San Marcos was constructed at Santa Elena in 1577 after the former Spanish capital had been abandoned for a year.  Brought in prefabricated form from St. Augustine, it was set up and made defensible in only six days.  It was replaced by a second Fort San Marcos after five years of use.  Dr. DePratter began his search for this fort in 1993, and he and his colleague, Dr. Victor Thompson, announced its’ discovery in summer, 2016.   This program will present the history of Fort San Marcos, detail the 23 year-long-search for it, and discuss the documentary and archaeological sources used in its recreation by model builder, Ruben Alex Coplo.

Advanced registration through this website is strongly recommended.


Edisto ~ Edisto Museum’s Lecture On Lafayette, Ties To Edisto & Rights of Man


The Edisto Museum will sponsor a lecture sure to draw history buffs. “Lafayette and the Rights of Man,” by Bill Davies. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the New First Missionary Baptist Church (1644 Hwy. 174).

The lecture will be biographical in nature with emphasis on Lafayette’s time in the United States during the Revolutionary War and then again during his tour of the country 42 years after the end of the War. Lafayette has numerous South Carolina ties, including Edisto Island. His last visit to the United States included an overnight stay on Edisto Island at the home of William Seabrook.

This lecture is free of charge and open to the public.  For more information, call 843-869-1954 or visit www.edistomuseum.org

Hilton Head ~ Arts Center of Coastal Carolina: Leading Ladies

Set in the 1950s, Leading Ladies focuses on two English Shakespearean actors, Jack and Leo, who find their careers in a serious rut. They are currently performing “Scenes from Shakespeare” on the Moose Lodge circuit in the Amish country of Pennsylvania. When they hear an old lady in York, PA is about to die and leave her fortune to two long lost English nephews, the actors resolve to pass themselves off as her beloved relatives and get the cash. Hilarity ensues when it turns out the relatives are actually nieces and not nephews. Jack and Leo are not above passing themselves off as two English women to cash in on the would-be inheritance. Things get even more complicated when Leo falls madly in love with the old lady’s vivacious niece, Meg, who’s engaged to the local minister. Disastrous decisions make this upended comedy completely hilarious. Written by Ken Ludwig who also penned the wildly entertaining Lend Me a Tenor, Crazy for You, and Moon over Buffalo.

Performances are Tuesday-Saturday at 8 pm; Sundays at 2 pm; no performances on Mondays.