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!

Okatie ~ Saturday on the Sound Bricks 4 Kids at The Maritime Center


Bricks 4 Kidz, a group from Hilton Head Island that incorporates LEGO® Bricks to create dynamic learning environments. Come explore the Port Royal Sound through the timeless fun of those colorful little bricks. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase. All activities are free of charge.

Port Royal ~ Bands, Brews & BBQ Fundraiser


FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice announces the 8 th Annual Bands, Brews & BBQ Competition presented by Coastal Carolina Hospital. Port Royal, SC, February 24 & 25, 2017 – Bands, Brews & BBQ will offer bands, bbq wings, barbecue and craft beers as well as the music of The Cluster Shucks and Cranford Hollow on Friday and Saturday, February 24 th & 25 th on Paris Ave, hosted by the Town of Port Royal.

This is an official South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event which kicks off the 2017 season. The event benefits FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice.

General admission passes are available online in advance for $10 per day for adults and $5 per child, (kids 12 & under FREE) or at entrance for $15 and $5. Sampling of wings Friday night and BBQ Saturday will be available for by purchasing tickets for $1. Craft brews, Budweiser and Pepsi products will be available for purchase. Event will take place rain or shine.

To purchase your tickets today or for more information and volunteer opportunities go to friendsofcarolinehospice.org or call 843-525- 6257.

Okatie ~ Port Royal Sound Maritime Center Creature Feeding Frenzy


Join Port Royal Sound Maritime Center every Saturday at 2 pm for Creature Feeding Frenzy! Learn about the Maritime residents, the importance of protecting our Lowcountry wildlife, our waterways and feed some fishes while you’re at it. Lots of fun for the entire family and a great learning experience.



Walterboro ~ Black History Heroes: Soldiers & Spies


In this production, audiences will have the opportunity to experience the work of the Buffalo Soldiers, including Colonel Charles Young, as they explore and settle the American West. They will also join the Tuskegee Airmen as they take flight to help win WWII. This play also highlights the work of spies such as Mary Elizabeth Bowser who worked for the union during the Civil War. This exciting and interactive production will captivate audiences as they are drawn into some of the most unique and exciting stories from Black History.


Performances will be a 3 pm and 8 pm


Beaufort ~ Penn Center Community Forum

Penn Center Community Forum

Join Dr. Rodell Lawrence, Executive Director of Penn Center, Penn Center Staff and invited guests on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. at the York W. Bailey Museum to hear about current events at Penn Center.  We want you to bring your voice and share your thoughts.  The forum is free and open to the public and we look forward to seeing you there.



Beaufort ~ Penn Center Oyster Roast/Fish Fry & A Movie

Movie Still courtesy of California Newsreel


Penn Center’s Oyster Roast/Fish Fry & A Movie

Penn Center will host its first oyster roast and fish fry of the year on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 6:00-8:30 p.m. on the historic grounds of Penn Center.  Join us for some of the best seafood our area has to offer. Purchase your tickets available now: $30.00/person by calling Penn Center (843) 838-2432.  Enjoy free admission to the York W. Bailey Museum (5:00-8:30pm) and view the movie Family Across the Sea (7:00-8:00pm).  Family Across the Sea explores the remarkable connections between the Gullah of the South Carolina/Georgia Sea Islands and the people of West Africa, particularly those of Sierra Leone. The program traces the truly unparalleled historical connection and continued relationship from the time of slavery. The development of these two cultures is examined over the course of time, considering aspects of language, culture, folkways, and music common to both sides of this “family.” (c 1990).



Street Corner Symphony at USCB Center For The Arts

Street Corner Symphony is an acappella group based out of Nashville, Tennessee. They became internationally known in 2010 after becoming runners up on Season 2 of NBC’s all vocal competition, The Sing-Off. These southern gents quickly won over Sing-Off judges Ben Folds, Shawn Stockman, and Nicole Scherzinger and an NBC primetime audience after demonstrating their unique laid back, yet dynamic style of acappella. The group consists of two brothers; Jeremy Lister and Jonathan Lister; along with Adam Chance, Kurt Zimmerman, Kaleb Jones and Mark McLemore. Since their success on The Sing-Off, Street Corner Symphony has been making records and performing for audiences across the country and around the world. Their music covers a wide range of styles, appealing to young and old alike. Highlights for SCS so far include touring with Ben Folds and Jay Leno, performing at Tony Romo’s wedding, and bringing their show overseas to Italy.