Best FREE Things to do This Holiday Season in Hilton Head and Bluffton, SC

Holiday spending can really take a toll on our wallets, so it’s nice to know that some of the best things in life in the SC Low Country are FREE! We love living in the Hilton Head and Bluffton area and the holidays are so much better at the beach! Here are some of the amazing no-cost activities that are planned for the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton area!

Family Friendly Holiday Festivities 

  • Holiday Lights at Shelter Cove Towne CentreThru December 31 – Enjoy lights and special events at Shelter Cove throughout the season until December 31.
  • Bluffton Christmas Parade – December 1 – The Annual Town of Bluffton Christmas Parade begins at 10 a.m. Saturday December 1st – Rain or shine in downtown Bluffton! The parade will start at the corner of Bridge and Pritchard Streets.
  • Winter Wonderland FestivalDecember 7The Winter Wonderland Festival will be held at Shelter Cove Community Park on Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 from 4-8 p.m. There will be hayrides, carnival games, petting zoo, children’s parade, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, and more!
  • Harbour Town LightsThroughout DecemberEnjoy the lights! Stroll along the Harbour and enjoy the illuminated seasonal figures with the centerpiece of the display being a towering Christmas tree. Harbour Town is the perfect place to be this holiday season with live entertainment and activities.
  • New Year’s CelebrationDecember 31Enjoy a festive New Year’s Eve golf ball drop from the top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse! Enjoy food, fun, entertainment and live music throughout Harbour Town, then count down the ball drop as we welcome the new year! There will be two drops: 7pm and midnight.

The team at the Dufrene Group wants to wish you and yours a wonderful holiday season! We are always here to help you find the perfect vacation house, oceanside condo, or permanent home in our beautiful area! Our team can check to see if you are Santa’s “Good List” and help you get qualified for a mortgage today! Nothing says Merry Christmas like a home for the holidays!

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Thanksgiving on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC

Just because we are a beach town doesn’t mean we don’t know how to celebrate the winter holidays! If you are lucky enough to be spending Thanksgiving on Hilton Head Island or across the bridge in beautiful Bluffton, you are in for a magical holiday in the SC Low Country. In fact, you might enjoy yourself so much that you decide you just must look at Bluffton homes for sale and Hilton Head Island homes for sale, so you can call beautiful area home.

Here are some of the festivities planned for Thanksgiving on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC!

Turkey Trot – November 22 – Start Thanksgiving off right with your family at the 30th annual Turkey Trot. This family-oriented event invites people of all ages to participate in their “Fun Walk,” 5K and 10K races.  The fun kicks off early and ends with a parking lot party, all of which is hosted by Island Recreation Association with help from Palmetto Running Company benefits the Island Recreation Association’s scholarship fund.

Community Thanksgiving Dinner – Thanksgiving Day on Hilton Head Island need not be a lonely day for anyone! All are welcome to share turkey, dressing and all the trimmings at a free dinner held at Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks. This event is organized by St. Andrew By-The-Sea United Methodist Church and Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks. Donations in the true spirit of Thanksgiving are greatly appreciated and will benefit The Deep Well Project and Bluffton Self Help.

Community Christmas Tree Lighting – November 24 – Santa, Mrs. Claus and their trusty reindeer Rudolph will help kick off the holiday season at the Town’s official Christmas Tree Lighting on the Arts Center festival grounds. Enjoy Christmas carols, holiday crafts, yummy treats and musical performances. This family friendly community festival is an Island tradition! Free and open to the public – on the Arts Center festival grounds!

The Dufrene Group Can Help You Call the SC Low Country Home

If you are ready to own a home in our little piece of paradise, the Dufrene Group can help. We are ready to show you homes for sale in Bluffton and homes for sale on Hilton Head Island today! Check out the available homes for sale here then contact us to set a time to see your favorite homes.

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Fall Festivals on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC

September through November is a great time to be on Hilton Head Island and in Bluffton, SC. The weather is near perfect with daytime temperatures near 80 and temps that only dip into the 50’s at night. The mild fall and winter seasons are a few of the many reasons so many people look for homes for sale in Bluffton and homes for sale on Hilton Head Island. Many folks look for a Bluffton Realtor to show them vacation homes so that they can spend the colder seasons down South, to enjoy life with no snow shoveling, heavy coats, and freezing temperatures. Others ask their Realtor in Bluffton to show them homes on Hilton Head Island, so they can enjoy the beach and amazing weather of the SC coast all year long.

Fall is the perfect time to get out and enjoy the wonderful weather and fun-filled festivals in Hilton Head and Bluffton, like these popular Low Country events:

Fall Festivals on Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC

  • Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival – October 13 thru Oct 21, 2018 – This popular festival is a week-long event offering a variety of activities, with locally harvested seafood, delicious Low Country cuisine, rich history, culture and art of the area and Southern hospitality found only in Bluffton, SC. Get more information here.
  • Music & Taste on the Harbour at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina – September 20, 2018 (and more) – This exciting seasonal event returns this fall on Thursdays beginning September 6th through October 18th at Neptune Statue, combining the best local bands with delicious food and drinks. Now in its 10th season, this outdoor concert series will kick-off with The Headliners and will feature a variety of bands on Thursday nights. Get more information here.
  • Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival – November 3, 2018 – Hilton Head Island’s own Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival offers the creme de la creme in automotive exhibition, racing, dining, and entertainment. Here the best, the brightest, and most passionate automotive and aeronautic dreams of yesterday, today, and tomorrow come true right before your eyes. Get more information and tickets here.
  • Crescendo – September 27 thru November 4, 2018 – Crescendo, a regional event, organized in honor of October’s National Arts and Humanities month, highlights and showcases the vast array of arts, culture and history organizations, individual artists, performers, and authors residing and working in the Hilton Head/ Bluffton area. Join the celebration and honor the importance of arts and culture in America and our local community. Learn more here.  
  • Music to Your Mouth at Palmetto Bluff – November 15 thru November 18, 2018 – The 12th Annual Music to Your Mouth is a celebration of the best and the brightest of the South’s culinarians and the delectable cuisine of our region. Family recipes passed down from each generation, fresh produce from local farms and the creative masterminds behind it all converge for a multi-day event series that is a culmination of the finest in Southern food.Learn more and buy tickets here.

Want to be a Part of the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton Community?

We would love to have you join our community and enjoy Low Country living at its finest. If you would like to see homes for sale in Bluffton or homes for sale on Hilton Head Island, the Dufrene Group can show you the available properties in your desired community and price range. Our Bluffton Realtors are here to help and would love to show you around town. Contact us here to schedule a tour!

 

 

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Spring Break on Hilton Head Island and Beautiful Bluffton

 

As a Realtor in Bluffton, many days are spent outside admiring the beauty of the SC Low Country. There
is nothing quite as soothing as relaxing on a Hilton Head Island beach and nothing more inspiring than a
May River sunset. Those are just two of the many reasons so many people come to the area for Spring
Break in April and end up exploring the opportunities of homes for sale in Bluffton and Hilton Head.
I have been a Realtor in Bluffton for several years now and I get asked all the time if it is just as great to
live in the Bluffton and Hilton Head Island area as it is to vacation here. My answer is always the same –
“No…it’s even better!”

If you’re planning to spend Spring Break on Hilton Head Island, (or are lucky enough to already live here)

be sure to take advantage of these fun Spring Break events activities in Hilton Head and Bluffton.
Bluffton and Hilton Head Island Spring Break Activities

RBC Heritage Golf Tournament – Each year in April, the PGA brings golf to the SC Low Country with the
Heritage Golf Tournament. Join in on the fun!

Beach It – Hilton Head is home to 9 public beach parks. They each have their own distinct style and
amenities. We are known for our beaches, so be sure to enjoy them!

Explore Palmetto Bluff – From the summer concert series and movies in the park to golf, clay shooting,
and even a giant treehouse, make plans to spend a day exploring Palmetto Bluff in Bluffton during your
visit.

Take a Dolphin Cruise – Hilton Head Island is one of the best places on the planet to see bottlenose
dolphin. Get up close and personal with one of our local tours.

Visit Harbour Town – No trip to Hilton Head Island is complete without a trip to world famous Harbour
Town. Enjoy restaurants, shopping, and a trip to the top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse!

If you’d like to add ‘see homes for sale in Bluffton’ to your Spring Break activities, we’d be happy to help
you! Give us a call at 843-707-2267 or contact us via email here. We’d love to be your Realtor in Bluffton
and show you around the area!

 

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February Fun in Hilton Head

February is the shortest month, but there’s no shortage of activities going on for every member of the family in Hilton Head. Here’s just a small sampling:

Family Friendly Events throughout the month
Take the whole family out for freshwater fishing fun at Sea Pines Forest Preserve. Enjoy the beauty of the lake while fishing for catfish, bream and crappie. It’s a catch-and-release program, and supplies and instruction are included in the package. Eight different sessions are available, all starting at 10 a.m., held on February 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25. If that’s not convenient, you can also schedule your own family fishing time by appointment. Adults can fish for just $15, and it’s $13 for children 12 and under.

Every Thursday in February at 3:30 p.m, Sea Pines Forest Preserve offers the Forest Preserve Wagon Journey. Enjoy the natural wonders of this scenic preserve while observing turtles, birds and other wildlife – including alligators. The trip is $15 for adults and $12 for children 12 and under.

Super Bowl Sunday February 7th
No matter which team you’re rooting for, have a great time on Super Bowl Sunday, February 7, at Casey’s Sports Bar and Grille. Besides great food and drinks, Casey’s sports over 40 TVs, so there is no aspect of the game, performances or commercials you’ll miss. On Saturday nights, don’t miss the “All You Can Eat Crab Legs” extravaganza.

Hilton Head Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K February 13th
Jarvis Creek Park is the setting for the Hilton Head Marathon, Half-Marathon and 5K, with runners starting off at 8 a.m. If you’re fit, sign up to participate. If watching is your sport of choice, there are plenty of excellent opportunities for athlete watching as the scenic course winds its way through two parks.

Great events like these happen year round in Hilton Head. If you’d like to buy a home in Hilton Head, contact the best realtor for Hilton Head.

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