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13 Can’t-Miss Palmetto Bluff Events This Year

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2024 Events in the Lowcountry

Positioned in the heart of the Lowcountry, Palmetto Bluff stands as a beacon of coastal elegance, offering an unparalleled blend of luxurious living and quintessential events that capture the essence of this charming region. In 2024, a plethora of events await, each designed to celebrate the unique coastal and Lowcountry spirit. Here’s your guide to the can’t-miss Palmetto Bluff events this year.

1. Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Savannah, GA | March 16, 2024

The renowned Savannah St. Patrick’s Day Parade is just a short 30-minute drive from Palmetto Bluff. Marking its historic 200th anniversary, this iconic event is a highlight in the city’s calendar, drawing participants and spectators from around the Lowcountry. 

Featuring a vibrant display of Irish heritage, captivating marching bands, traditional dancers, and elaborate floats, this parade is a testament to Savannah’s rich cultural tapestry. The event holds a special place in the hearts of both locals and visitors and is eagerly anticipated throughout the year. 

2. Artists of the Bluff Show

Palmetto Bluff | April 5, 2024

Dive into the captivating world of artistic expression at the much-anticipated Artists of the Bluff Show in the heart of Palmetto Bluff. This exceptional event is set to unfold at the FLOW Gallery + Workshop, providing the perfect stage for celebrating the community’s vibrant artistic spirit.

As you step into this cultural extravaganza, prepare to be enthralled by a diverse array of artwork that reflects the unique perspectives and talents of the local community. The Artists of the Bluff Show serves as a platform for our resident artists to showcase their creativity, offering attendees an immersive experience that goes beyond the traditional gallery setting.

3. RBC Heritage

Hilton Head Island | April 15-21, 2024

Get ready for an unforgettable celebration of community at the 2024 RBC Heritage! As tickets go on sale, mark your calendars for a week-long festival that brings together friends and family, golf enthusiasts and players, visitors, and neighbors alike. The RBC Heritage is not just a golf tournament; it’s a generosity-fueled fundraiser where a significant portion of the proceeds directly contribute to the local community.

Renowned for its Signature Event status, the RBC Heritage attracts the best golfers of the PGA Tour, ensuring a spectacular showcase of golfing prowess. Prepare to witness a thrilling competition featuring some of the best golfers on the circuit, including the defending champion, Matt Fitzpatrick. The coveted plaid jacket is up for grabs, adding an extra layer of excitement to this prestigious event.

4. AIR: Chris Groves

Palmetto Bluff | May 8-11, 2024

Indulge your senses in artistic enchantment where the air is filled with creativity and the strokes of painter Chris Groves. As an Artist in Residence (AIR), Chris Groves brings a unique and captivating perspective to the picturesque surroundings of Palmetto Bluff.

As Chris paints the Lowcountry with his masterful strokes, let yourself be immersed in the world of an artist. From vibrant landscapes to nuanced portraits, his work embodies the spirit of the coastal community, reflecting the beauty and charm that define Palmetto Bluff.

5. FLOW FEST

Palmetto Bluff | May 19, 2024

Mark your calendars for the return of FLOW FEST, The Arts Initiative at Palmetto Bluff’s annual arts and music festival! Against the scenic Wilson Village Green, the day will kick off at 2 pm with the soulful tunes of The Secrets, Charleston’s cherished funk and Motown band. Local favorites Deas Guyz will take the stage at 4 pm, offering a dynamic mix of rhythm and blues, pop, rock, reggae, and dance beats to keep the crowd grooving.

Beyond the music, FLOW FEST 2024 will feature The Arts Initiative’s Annual Art Auction at FLOW Gallery + Workshop, showcasing an impressive collection generously donated by Palmetto Bluff’s Artists in Residence and the skilled artisans of FLOW Gallery. With online bidding starting on Friday, May 17, and closing at the end of FLOW FEST, art enthusiasts can acquire unique pieces. The artisan market, boasting over 20 talented artists, invites patrons to explore original creations, from intricate jewelry to stunning paintings. Culinary delights from local food trucks and Palmetto Bluff’s Buffalos, sweet treats, and a diverse array of beverages will complement the vibrant atmosphere. Engaging the younger audience, PBGO: Growing Outdoors will host fun arts and crafts activities, reinforcing FLOW FEST’s commitment to making a positive impact through ticket sales and donations, contributing to a chosen beneficiary each year and embodying the spirit of giving back to the Lowcountry.

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6. Bluffton Mayfest

Bluffton | May 11, 2024

Dive into the heart of Bluffton’s charm at the Mayfest, a delightful event highlighting the town’s unique character with local vendors, artisans, and a warm sense of community. Originating almost 45 years ago, this beloved festival, orchestrated by The Rotary Club of Bluffton, has become a staple in the community. The festival, held at Martin Family Park, Dubois Park, and Heyward House, offers a fantastic family-friendly experience with local food vendors and artists.

The festivities include cherished events like the pie eating contest at Dubois Park Pavilion and the entertaining ugly dog competition at Heyward House. Accompanied by live music, Mayfest 2024 promises a day filled with fun, games, and a celebration of community spirit.

7. Palmetto Bluff Farmers Market

Palmetto Bluff | June 5 & 19, 2024

Experience the vibrant Farmers Market at Palmetto Bluff, where local farmers and artisans come together to showcase the finest offerings from the heart of the Lowcountry. Wander through the bustling market stalls, each laden with abundant fresh, locally sourced delights. 

8. Stars & Stripes Party

Palmetto Bluff Club | July 3, 2024

Kick off Independence Day celebrations with the Stars & Stripes Party at Palmetto Bluff Club— an exclusive, member-only event. 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.

9. Fourth of July Parade

Palmetto Bluff | July 4, 2024

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, participants on foot, and even our furry friends, all decked in 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.

10. The Haunting of Palmetto Bluff

Palmetto Bluff | October 18, 2024

Experience the spookier side of the Lowcountry with The Haunting of Palmetto Bluff, a unique blend of Halloween festivities and Southern charm. Venture deep into the woods of the Bluff on a hayride and embark on a spine-chilling journey to explore legends and step beyond the veil of the living and the dead. 

11. Shrimp Festival                 

Beaufort | October 4-5, 2024

Prepare your taste buds for the 30th Annual Shrimp Festival in Beaufort. This is one of the most renowned Palmetto Bluff events, as it celebrates the culinary traditions of the Lowcountry. Indulge in an array of shrimp dishes prepared with skill and creativity by local chefs. Each bite is a testament to the region’s bountiful seafood offerings, from succulent shrimp boils to flavorful shrimp tacos. With live music, arts and crafts, and a festive atmosphere, the Shrimp Festival is a true feast for the senses.

12. May River Classic

Palmetto Bluff | November 2, 2024

Taking place at Longfield Stables, the May River Classic Horse Show will showcase equestrian competitions across various disciplines and include a special ceremony dedicated to honoring our veterans. For an elevated experience, Palmetto Bluff Club members have the exclusive opportunity to access a VIP area, offering either tables of eight or individual tickets. This VIP experience includes a complimentary glass of sparkling wine, a thoughtfully curated menu featuring breakfast and lunch options, and personalized tableside bar service throughout the show’s main events.

13. Buffalo Run 

Palmetto Bluff | December 15, 2024

Wrap up the year with the Buffalo Run! The route travels deep within Palmetto Bluff’s historic woodlands and weaves throughout the property. With thousands of acres and miles of river and marsh, outdoor pursuits are a treasured value at Palmetto Bluff.

The Buffalo Run is a trail run like no other. You can choose between a 10K, 30K, or even a 50K mapped out by the Palmetto Bluff Conservancy team, followed by live entertainment featuring the band Low Country Boil, and delicious food and drinks. 

Spend Your 2024 at Palmetto Bluff

With an array of exciting festivals and celebrations, the Lowcountry is undoubtedly the place to be this year. Nestled within this enchanting region, Palmetto Bluff emerges as a true gem where exclusivity and natural beauty converge. With its member-exclusive events, Palmetto Bluff offers an unrivaled experience that is both luxurious and deeply rooted in southern hospitality. Embrace the magic and let Palmetto Bluff be your home — a sanctuary where unforgettable memories are made, and the spirit of the luxury Lowcountry lifestyle is paramount.

Are you ready to make Palmetto Bluff your home and experience Lowcountry living year-round? Click the button below to explore the available real estate options and discover the perfect place to create a lifetime of cherished moments in our slice of paradise.

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