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October Events & Activities on Hilton Head

Plan out your fun for the month with the October 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.



 

FEATURED OCTOBER EVENT: ROCK N' RIB FESTIVAL


Featuring over a dozen renowned pitmasters, live music by Cranford Hollow and Southern Rock superstars, 38 Special, and 4 days of multiple featured events... this years Rock N' Ribs is sure to be memorable!


 

HILTON HEAD ISLAND

CHILI COOK-OFF

The 38th Annual Kiwanis Club of Hilton Head Cook-Off and Jeep Island 2023 -- 2 great events; one day, rain or shine! Enjoy chili from over 25 local vendors competing for Hilton Head Island's best chili, live music, a kids zone and see amazing Jeeps from around the country!


 

LOWCOUNTRY FISH & GRITS MUSIC FESTIVAL

Featuring great music and great food, The Lowcountry Fish & Grits Music Festival celebrates the rich Gullah Geechee culture.


 

ITALIAN HERITAGE FEST

The Italian Heritage Festival is a robust celebration of Italian culture with food and live entertainment. The crowd-pleasing grape stomping contest will return as will the popular pizza eating contest! The Festival will offer a full slate of activities for locals, visitors, and kids.


 

HILTON HEAD ISLAND OCTOBERFEST

An island Octoberfest! Featuring Samuel Adams beer trailers, 20 breweries, authentic German cuisine, Live Music by White Liquor, Cameron Tate, a costume contest with prizes and more! 

 

RYTHM & BREWS

Enjoy some sippin' and swayin' at Rhythm & Brews with live music & unlimited tasting from 40+ breweries at Lowcountry Celebration Park!

 

JOHN PRINE TRIBUTE



Matt Eckstine, a seasoned musician with a deep appreciation for Prine's work, is teaming up with an all-star lineup of local talent to present a night of heartfelt music dedicated to this iconic songwriter. Since 2016, Matt has been organizing John Prine Tribute concerts, and this year's event promises to be something truly special.

 

AN EVENING OF THE GRATEFUL DEAD

Zach Steven’s & Friends present an evening of The Grateful Dead.

 

JAZZ FOR ALL AGES

For the past eight years, sold out audiences have enjoyed the music of internationally recognized Jazz artists in support of our mission to preserve the great American art form of Jazz through education and live performance. This year’s “must see” event continues to elevate Jazz For All Ages onto the national stage with a music program on par with some of the top Jazz festivals in the world. 


 


BONES & BREWS CRUISE


Join Salty Dog's creepy crew as they cruise the haunted lowcountry waterways. Cruise features an on board four course tasting menu, tantalizing and terrifying treats and a full bar with paired tastings.


 

GHOSTS & MYTHS

OF HILTON HEAD ISLAND

Experience the chills of the paranormal stories and witness the Hilton Head Island of the 18th and 19th centuries on a journey beyond the cemetery gates. Hear firsthand the ghost stories about the Harbour Town Lighthouse, the Baynard Funeral Procession, and the Blue Lady of Hilton Head Island.

 

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