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Summer Events in the Lowcountry

Written by Palmetto Bluff

Jun 29, 2023

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7 Events to Kick Off Your Lowcountry Summer

As the sun-soaked days of summer draw near, the enchanting Lowcountry awakens with a vibrant tapestry of events and festivities. Prepare to embark on a thrilling journey through the unique culture, culinary delights, and electrifying atmosphere that make a Lowcountry summer an experience like no other.

In this blog, we invite you to discover the irresistible charm of the Lowcountry as we unveil the must-attend summer events. Get ready to create cherished memories that will linger long even after summer fades away.

1. The 34th Anniversary of HarbourFest

Step into a world of wonder and celebration at the 34th Anniversary of HarbourFest. Set against the picturesque backdrop of Hilton Head Island, this multi-week extravaganza promises an unparalleled blend of entertainment and family fun. Become mesmerized by the charismatic performances of Shannon Tanner, befriend the whimsical Cappy the Clown, and witness the night sky come alive with spectacular fireworks every Tuesday evening. From June 6 to August 22, Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina becomes the epicenter of joy, laughter, and pure Lowcountry magic.

2. Parrot Palooza Sunset Celebration

Also taking place at the Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is the Parrot Palooza Sunset Celebration. Feel the rhythm in your soul and let your worries melt away every Thursday evening from June 15 to August 24. Each night a symphony of tropical melodies will fill the air, courtesy of the talented Shannon Tanner & the Oyster Reefers. With toes tapping and hips swaying, you will no doubt feel the infectious energy of the crowd. Let the ocean breeze carry you away to a place where carefree dancing and laughter unite.

3. Hilton Head Sunset Celebrations

Experience a charming evening of musical bliss at the Hilton Head Sunset Celebrations. Every Friday night from June 23 to August 18, a magical transformation unfolds in the Shelter Cove Community Park. Grab your beach chair or blanket, order delicious take-out from local eateries, and surrender to the sounds of live, local music. With a diverse lineup of talented artists such as the soulful Deas-Guyz, the Stee & the Ear Candy Band, and the energetic Cranford & Friends, each performance unveils a unique melodic experience. From the first strum of the guitar to the final encore, let the music transport you to a realm where time stands still.

4. July Fourth Parade

Join in on the festivities as Palmetto Bluff ignites with the spirit of patriotism at its annual Fourth of July Parade. This lively celebration showcases a dazzling procession of golf carts, bicycles, and even our furry friends, all decked in the glorious colors of red, white, and blue. As the parade sets off from the parking lot of RT’s Market, the local fire department proudly leads the way, guiding the procession to its final destination at the Village Green. It’s a spectacle that brings together the entire Palmetto Bluff community in a dazzling display of unity and pride. If you’re eager to attend, make sure to register online to secure your spot in the parade.

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5. Stars & Stripes Independence Day Party

As twilight descends upon Palmetto Bluff’s Moreland Crossroads, the Stars & Stripes Independence Day Party — an exclusive, Palmetto Bluff Club member-only event begins. This family-friendly event is the epitome of American pride and camaraderie. Put on your finest red, white, and blue attire as you gather with your Palmetto Bluff Club neighbors for a Fourth of July evening of pure revelry. Savor delectable All-American cuisine that pays homage to the flavors that define this beloved nation. Let laughter and conversation fill the air as you forge lasting connections with fellow members, embracing the warmth of the community. And when the night truly comes alive, beats and melodies beckon you to dance the night away. Brace yourself for the most anticipated party of the year at Palmetto Bluff — a celebration that embodies the true essence of Independence Day.

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6. Beaufort Water Festival

When Beaufort blossoms into a stage of color and excitement during the middle of summer, it’s time for the Beaufort Water Festival — an annual event that unites the Lowcountry community like no other. Beginning in July 1956, the Beaufort Water Festival has grown in both importance and entertainment value, yet it remains a community-driven, non-profit project. This year, the festival begins on July 14 and ends on July 23. From the parade led by the dedicated Lions Club to the visiting queens who grace the festival with their presence, the spirit of camaraderie and celebration permeates every corner. Discover a world of thrilling activities, captivating performances, and mouthwatering cuisine that showcases the rich heritage and culture of the Lowcountry.

Related: Spend the Day in Beaufort, South Carolina 

7. Taste of Bluffton Food Truck Edition

The Bluffton Chamber of Commerce is thrilled to announce the return of Taste of Bluffton, but with an exciting twist. Instead of a traditional street festival, they are introducing Taste of Bluffton: Food Truck Edition. Taking place on September 15 at Martin Family Park from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm, this free public event promises to be a delightful gathering for friends and families. Attendees can look forward to fellowship, fun, and, of course, delicious food from a variety of exclusive vendors. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date is set for September 22. 

Spend Your Lowcountry Summer at Palmetto Bluff

With an array of exciting festivals and celebrations, the Lowcountry is undoubtedly the place to be this summer. Nestled within this enchanting region, Palmetto Bluff emerges as a true gem where exclusivity and natural beauty converge. With its own Palmetto Bluff Club member-exclusive events such as the July Fourth Parade and the Stars & Stripes Independence Day Party, Palmetto Bluff offers an unrivaled experience that is both luxurious and deeply rooted in southern hospitality. Embrace the magic of this season, and let Palmetto Bluff be your home — a sanctuary where unforgettable memories are made and the spirit of Lowcountry summer lives on.

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