May on Hilton Head is a fabulous time of the year. Several seasonal events start back up, plus we’ve got Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby, Mother’s Day and Memorial Day Weekend!
Plan out your fun for the month with the May on Hilton Head: Events & Activities Guide. And for even more Hilton Head Island happenings, check out This Week On Hilton Head's full Events Calendar.
MAY CONTEST ALERT!
Enter to win a $100 gift card to ANY LOCALLY OWNED HILTON HEAD RESTAURANT OR BUSINESS!
Hilton Head businesses can send their May events, food specials, etc to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject titled "May on Hilton Head".
HILTON HEAD ART FESTIVAL
All art made in the USA during this weekend of art, shopping, dining, and entertainment! The Hilton Head Art Festival will feature the work of artists in various mediums; pottery, glass, wood, jewelry, metal, painting, photography and much more. The festival will take place along the harbour and marina promenade, inviting visitors to browse our talented artisans and shop and dine along the marina. Admission is free!
SALTY DOG BIRTHDAY BASH
Celebrate 36 years of making Salty Dog memories on the waterfront!
– Live music
– Meet Jake, the Salty Dog
– and of course, lots of cake!
SHOT THROUGH THE HEART
Shot Thru the Heart (STTH) is a professional tribute band that pays homage to the music and showmanship of Bon Jovi. STTH provides a high-energy concert experience, playing only the greatest hits and staying true to the original recordings.
Sea turtles are an important and favorite part of life on Hilton Head Island! Every Sunday and Monday our local Turtle Trackers set up at South Beach to share information about these sea creatures that call our Island home.
GREGG RUSSELL SUMMER CONCERT SERIES IS BACK!
Gather around, for Fun in Harbour Town each evening, under the old oak tree you'll be entertained with Gregg's summer concerts. It's total family fun with special antics for the kids... games, interviews, sing-a-longs and great entertainment. Most families come night after night because they know the show is always different, always exciting. It all starts before dark, when people gather around... Don't be surprised if you see some familiar faces up there on stage with Gregg, as he plays all the familiar tunes -- and you sing along!
$100 "YOUR CHOICE" HILTON HEAD RESTAURANT
GIFT CARD GIVEAWAY
This Week on Hilton Head has partnered with Hilton Head Home Group to do a $100 "YOU PICK" Restaurant gift card giveaway for the month of May. Click on the link below and them know what your favorite food or beverage item (specific or general) is on Hilton Head Island and you'll be entered to win a $100 gift card to the Hilton Head Island restaurant of your choice!
HILTON HEAD FREEDOM 5K
The Freedom 5K is a great opportunity to honor those among us who have served in the armed forces with a fun, family friendly event. Run with the American flag, dress in your patriotic best Red, White & Blue maybe you'll win the most patriotic runner award. Enjoy one of the most scenic courses on Hilton Head. A portion of the race proceeds and 100% of all donations will go directly to the Semper Fi & America's Fund.
The Choral Society will be joined by the Lowcountry Winds Ensemble directed by Dr. Marshall Forrester for this true celebration of the American spirit. The special guest speaker will be General Lloyd W. “Fig” Newton—Retired United States Air Force four-star general originally from Ridgeland, SC. He was the first African-American pilot in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds. The evening will also include a tribute to the men and women of our Armed Forces, current and past.