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What's Happening This Summer at Palmetto Bluff

Written by Palmetto Bluff

May 30, 2022

Bluffton, South Carolina Upcoming Events and Activities

The summer season has officially arrived at Palmetto Bluff! From paddleboarding and fishing on the river to enjoying holiday festivities, there are many ways to celebrate the summertime season at Palmetto Bluff and the surrounding areas.

Read all about the can’t-miss events and exciting activities happening at and around Palmetto Bluff this season.

Palmetto Bluff Club Summer Events

1. Golf at the May River Course

    If you’re an avid golfer, spend your summer on the fairways of the May River Course while enjoying the serene views of the century-old live oaks and lush Lowcountry landscapes. Designed by the legendary Jack Nicklaus, this 7,171-yard course is sure to put your skills to the test.

    2. Club Experience Day

      Join us for Club Experience Day and discover what it's like to be a member of the Palmetto Bluff Club! On August 7th, you can spend your day as a member of the Shooting Club, Boat Club, or Golf Club and experience these state-of-the-art amenities firsthand. This unique experience allows you to get a feel for the various Club offerings before you sign up to join one of our special interest memberships.

      3. Water Wars

        On September 17th, join the Palmetto Bluff Explorers Team for an exciting day of slipping and sliding while dodging water balloons. During this event, Moreland Village will transform into the perfect retreat for children and adults alike on this hot summer day. Don’t forget your swimsuit, sunscreen, and sunglasses!

        Montage Palmetto Bluff Summer Events

        1. Barbecue University

          If you want to learn how to grill like a pro just in time for summer, look no further than Barbecue University, hosted by the Montage Palmetto Bluff. Founded by popular PBS TV host and internationally renowned grilling expert Steven Raichlen, Barbecue University is a multi-day event that celebrates food, fire, fun, and friendship. This hands-on course features informative classes that will teach you how to master the art of live fire cooking and grilling under Steven’s guidance and supervision. Each class kicks off with a Southern breakfast and concludes with a delicious lunch of the day’s creations. Our mouths are already watering!

          2. Fourth of July Celebration

            Celebrate Independence Day with activities and events at the Montage Palmetto Bluff. This Fourth of July, Wilson Village will be buzzing with excitement — featuring festively decorated golf carts and bicycles, families enjoying poolside entertainment, and evenings of specialty take-out dinners. Kick-off the weekend with Hawaiian Luau on the Lawn then enjoy a celebratory Oyster Roast and an evening of Dueling Pianos.

            On the morning of Independence Day, you can look forward to the annual 4th of July Parade — a festive assembly of golf carts, bicycles, participants on foot, and pets. The parade, led by our local fire department, will launch from the parking lot of RT’s Market and conclude at the Village Green. Once the sun goes down, you and your family are invited to enjoy an array of games and acrobatic entertainment during the Sunset Carnival — complete with sweet treats, like cotton candy and funnel cakes.

            3. Labor Day Weekend

              Celebrate the official close of the summer season at the Montage Palmetto Bluff with exciting activities the whole family will enjoy. On Friday, September 3rd, begin the weekend sipping champagne with an expert sommelier and enjoying oysters at our Pearls & Pours event. Then, grab a casual bite to eat from local food trucks while enjoying entertainment on Boat House Lawn. The following day, we invite you to embark on a trip back in time to the quaint island of Daufuskie. This exciting excursion includes a round trip guided boat cruise to the island and a golf cart tour of local artists’ studios, historical sites, and cultural attractions.

              On Labor Day, an exciting lineup of events will take place at the Montage. Begin your day painting the beautiful surrounding scenery at the Lemonade and Landscapes event. Then, head to Moreland Oyster Roast and Lowcountry Boil to feast on fresh seafood while enjoying expansive views of the May River. Wrap up the evening with drinks and food trucks at the Picnic Blanket Bingo event!

              Other Activities Around Palmetto Bluff

              1. Artist in Residence

                This summer, spend time unleashing your creativity! Through our Artist in Residence program, we have curated an inspiring lineup of artists for our 2022 summer season. For the month of June, our Artist of the Month is Jess and Erik Holmberg — owners of the custom leather brand J. Stark. During their stay at Palmetto Bluff, they will host several events including a dip-dyed small leather goods workshop and a hand-stitched wallet session. For the month of July, we will host Ben Ross of Brackish, while Mary Landrum Pyron of ML Provisions will be our Artist of the Month in August.

                2. Embark on Water Excursions

                  During the summer season, there’s nothing better than being out on the water! Enjoy guided excursions and water experiences with the adventure team at Outside Palmetto Bluff. From kayaking and dolphin tours to fishing and biking, you’re sure to find an activity the whole family will enjoy.

                  3. Visit the Bluffton Farmers Market

                    Nothing says summer quite like fresh, flavorful produce! Head to the Bluffton Farmers Market in historic downtown to browse their selection of locally grown vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants, and herbs. Here, you can also spend time relaxing with friends while enjoying live entertainment and delicious food.

                    Upgrade Your Palmetto Bluff Experience This Summer

                    For Palmetto Bluff Club members, every day presents the opportunity to celebrate camaraderie and make memories that will last a lifetime. Member-only events, holiday celebrations, exceptional amenities, and endless adventure are just a few of the perks you experience as a club member.

                    For more information about the Palmetto Bluff Club and its offerings, contact us by clicking below.