What to do in April in Bluffton and Hilton Head

What to do in April in Bluffton and Hilton Head Island

The RBC Heritage golf tournament is not the only event happening in the Lowcountry in April. Here’s a calendar of events in Bluffton and Hilton Head — something for the entire family!

Mary Ann Putzier Memorial Art Show

Exhibit is from April 1-May 5 and opening reception is from 3-5 p.m. April 7 at the SoBA Gallery.

A memorial art show featuring watercolor paintings of local beloved artist Mary Ann Putzier will be held from April 1 – May 5 at The Society of Bluffton Artists (SoBA) gallery, located at 6 Church Street in Old Town Bluffton. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
A memorial service is scheduled for 2 p.m. with an art reception immediately after from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, April 7 at the SoBA gallery and the Center for Creative Arts, the building next door to the gallery. The events are open to the public.

Greg Russell Concerts

7:30-10 p.m. April 1-5, 8-12, 15-17 at 149 Lighthouse Road on Hilton Head Island

Under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town you’ll find Gregg Russell entertaining adults and children alike. His concerts are not to be missed. Complimentary.

Craft Cove

12 p.m. April 1 at 87 North Sea Pines Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Children and adults can enjoy a variety of craft activities at the Sea Pines Beach Club.

Pre-Heritage Networking Event

5:30-7:30 p.m. April 2 at 322 Spanish Wells Rd, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926
Networking, beer, wine, appetizers, etc.

The Role of Women in the History and Development of Hilton Head Island

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. April 2 at 2 Corpus Christi, Hilton Head, SC 29928

Follow the timbering era and resort development as they pertain to the women whose causes helped establish a way of life on Hilton Head Island. Their decisions–from the home, to the environment, to the Arts, to the town—made living on Hilton Head Island more welcoming. This program ends when the journey becomes the current history.

Plaid Par-Tee

5:30-7:30 p.m. April 4 at MidiCi Italian Kitchen, 7 Greenwood Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

The first 100 to register will have the opportunity to win two Clubhouse badges to the RBC Heritage tournament, April 15-21.

Music and Taste on the Harbour at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina

6-9 p.m. Thursdays through April at 1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Now in its 11th season, the spring outdoor concert series will feature a variety of bands on select Thursday nights. The free event is open to the public, and mixes live, local music with gourmet food, shopping and sunset water views from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday evenings.

Climate Change

3-4 p.m. April 4 at 70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC 29926

Environmental scientists are increasingly alarmed to see that their models tracking climate change are accelerating out of hand. In the last 20 years, the number of severe weather events in the world has tripled! Are we quickly reaching the tipping point of global warming? Join the Coastal Discovery Museum for a look into the future that should alarm us all.

Marsh Tacky Tour

2-3 p.m. April 5 at Coastal Discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn

Learn about the history of these adaptable horses and take a trip to our historic barn. There you will meet the museum’s two resident horses, Comet and Hawk and learn about their care and conservation.

JoJo Squirrel and the Homepickles at the Tiki Hut

1-4 p.m. April 6 at 1 South Forest Beach Drive

Made up of vocalists Mike Kavanaugh (Rhythm Guitar), Jevon Daly (Lead Guitar), Gary Pratt (Bass), and Jani St James (Drums), JoJo Squirrel performs classic rock and contemporary hits from the Beatles, Eagles, Rolling Stones, Grateful Dead, Doobie Brothers, Johnny Cash, Tom Petty, and many more to get you on your feet.

Easter Egg-Stravaganza

11 a.m.-1 p.m. April 7 at Tanger Outlets

Tanger Outlets Hilton Head for our Easter Egg-stravaganza! Children aged 12 and under are welcome to join the hunt for eggs on the activities lawn located near Banana Republic at Tanger 2 at 11 AM. Following the Egg Hunt, families can enjoy face painting, make-and-take crafts with The Sandbox Children’s Museum, DJ entertainment, story time on the Bluffton Library Bookmobile, visits with the Easter Bunny and more!

Eat It & Like It, Bluffton Restaurant Week

April 8-April 11

Eat It and Like It” is Savannah and Hilton Head Island’s Emmy-nominated voice of food, hosted by cooking (and eating) extraordinaire Jesse Blanco. The first annual Bluffton Restaurant Week will celebrate Bluffton’s best in food, with participating restaurants offering a special prix fixe menu – three courses for $40. Specials and prices will only be offered this week, so don’t miss out!

Natural History and Archaeology of Beer

3-4 p.m. April 10 at Coastal Discovery Museum of Honey Horn

Beer is the foundation of civilized life as we know it. Beginning 10,000 years ago, brewing led to the development of agriculture, settled life, and a myriad of other inventions. This presentation will take you from ancient Mesopotamia, China, and Egypt to the jungles of the Amazon to learn some of the science behind how beer is made and to see how it has impacted our lives in ways we likely never think about. You will view this beverage in a new light by the end of the lecture, even is beer isn’t your thing.
Cost is $7 per person and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

Brews Under the Stars

6-9 p.m. April 12

Enjoy live music and noteworthy beers from your favorite local brewers. Featuring specials from Southern Barrel and Bee-Town Mead & Cider, as well as a special custom-made brew from Salt Marsh Brewery. All proceeds from the night will benefit Bluffton Self Help.

Bring The Wild Alive

3-4 p.m. April 12 at the Coaastal Discovery Museum of Honey Horn

The presentation uses non-releasable birds of prey to educate about conservation, habitat loss, and the natural history of each bird presented. Lowcountry Raptors will introduce the audience to the majesty and beauty of these birds of prey in a close and personal setting.
Cost is $7 per person (for ages 12 and older please) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

A Taste of Bluffton Street Festival

10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 13

Calhoun Street Festival: A Taste of Bluffton’s annual Street Festival on Calhoun Street in Beautiful Old Town Bluffton, SC. 21 and over must purchase admission ticket which includes wristbands for entry and one beverage ticket. Purchase sample plates of delicious food from various local restaurants and enjoy some shopping with local vendors.

Happy Plaidurday at The Sandbox

10 a.m.- 2 p.m. April 17 at 18a Pope Ave, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

It’s family fun day at The Sandbox 10 am – 2 pm. Let your little firecrackers bounce in the Bounce House, build with the Big Blue Blocks, aim for the cornhole, tug-a-rope-rivalry and more! (weather permitting). Take part in a special spring craft and show-your-colors special treat decorating.

Sunrise Service at Coligny

7 a.m. April 21 at 1 North Forest Beach on Hilton Head

Gather as the sun comes up on the beach at Coligny for a brief time of singing, a short message, and prayer on Easter morning. Beach chairs welcome.

Easter Bunny Wagon Ride

April 20 Departs at 11am, 12:30pm and 2pm.

Hop aboard our red country wagon and enjoy a trip through the Sea Pines Forest Preserve. We’ll stop at Fish Island for refreshments, activities, games – and a visit with the Easter Bunny! Reservations Required.

The Many Benefits of Sharks

3-4 p.m. April 24 at 70 Honey Horn Drive

People tend to think of sharks as dangerous, indiscriminate predators. Dr. Richie aims to make you think differently about sharks and their benefits to humans, our ecosystems and our planet. She will also discuss some of our local sharks and their antibiotic-producing microbial partners. Cost is $7 per person (ages 12 and older please) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223.

Carolina Dreamers Car Club Cruise-In

5-8 p.m. April 25 at 39 Shelter Cove Lane on Hilton Head

Takes place on Shelter Cove Lane waterside overlooking Broad Creek. No costs, no reservations, awards, 50/50 raffle, open to all automotive enthusiasts; locals and visitors. Plenty of shopping and dining within a one/two block walk.

Sea Turtle Conservation: A Changing Landscape

3-4 p.m. April 25 at Coastal Discovery Museum at Historic Honey Horn

Rapid environmental changes pose a significant threat to sea turtles across the globe and traditional conservation strategies may not be sufficient to save these threatened and endangered species.Cost is $7 per person (ages 12 and older) and reservations are required by calling 843-689-6767 ext. 223

Spring Art Walk

3-7 p.m. April 26 on Calhoun Street in Bluffton

Enjoy fine art, music and refreshments on Calhoun Street in Old Town Bluffton. All of the shops and galleries will be open late.

2019 Palmetto Heart Walk & 5K Race

9-11:30 a.m. April 27 at Shelter Cove Community Park, 40 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island

Help build healthier lives and end heart disease and stroke one step at a time.

Old Town Bluffton Paint Out

11 a.m.- 4 p.m. April 27 in Old Town Bluffton

A plein air art competition open to all! Hosted by Bluffton Galleries.

Art Market at Historic Honey Horn

April 27

This annual, juried fine art and craft show attracts artists from around the country to our beautiful site. Find that perfect piece of original artwork to take home with you from one of the 90 artists on site.