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18th Annual Gullah Celebration on Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration 2014Both visitors and residents of Hilton Head Island look forward to so many annual events, but the Gullah Celebration is by far one of the best! In fact, it has been recognized by the Southeast Tourism Society as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast!

The Gullah Celebration showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island.

What is the Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration?

During the month of February, you will have the opportunity to experience the food and music, receive firsthand historical information, and take a journey through the culture via the visual arts.

The Taste of Gullah, sponsored in part by the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina offers classic Gullah favorites and cultural entertainment. The Arts, Crafts and Food Expo offers cultural demonstrations, including sweet grass baskets sewing, and fishnet weaving.

Vendors participate in this event selling authentic Gullah and African crafts as well as an offering of all traditional Gullah foods. Entertainment includes storytellers, African dance and Gospel music. Gospel concerts feature gospel music, Negro spirituals and highlight the history of music as it developed among the Gullah people.

What Can You Still Look Forward to for 2014?

Does a night of entertainment and dancing sound like a fun way to spend your Valentine’s Day evening? Head to Hilton Head Beach and Tennis Resort, located at 40 Folly Field Road, for VALENTINE’S DAY LIVE with DEAS GUYZ, a show you don’t want to miss! Your $30 per person entitles you to a buffet, dancing, a silent auction, and more! A cash bar will also be available.

The weekend of February 15-16 brings you the Arts, Craft & Food Expo, located at the Coastal Discovery Museum (70 Honey Horn Drive). This two-day event offers cultural demonstration’s such as quilt and jewelry making, Gullah and African crafts, traditional Gullah foods, and musical entertainment. The cost is $5 per person, and beer and wine tickets can be purchased at the event.

The Traditional Gullah Praise Concert is on February 21 at 7pm at St. James Baptist Church, located at 209 Dillon Rd. This concert is to celebrate and honor the spiritual thread that binds the African ancestors and the Gullah of today.

Which event of Hilton Head Island’s Gullah Celebration is your favorite?

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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8 Holiday Events in Hilton Head Island 2013

Holiday Events in Hilton Head IslandHilton Head Island may not be covered in a blanket of snow but holiday festivity and cheer can be found all over our area with the variety of events, activities, and ways to make holiday memories with family and friends.

Take a look at some of the ways you can celebrate the holidays here in Hilton Head:

1. Visit South Beach in the Sea Pines Resort to enjoy hundreds of thousands of twinkling lights at South Beach Marina Christmas Village.

2. Head to the Salty Dog Cafe on Friday’s and Saturday’s during December from 3pm-7pm for visits and free photos with Santa!  You are also invited to bring your (well behaved) pets for pictures with Santa through December 21 in the office of the South Beach Inn.

3. Bring your kids to The Frosty Frog Cafe in Coligny Plaza every Sunday until December 30 from 12pm-5pm for a free inflatable Bounce House!

4. Get into the holiday spirit with the Sounds of Christmas Holiday Concert made possible by the Hilton Head Choral Society. This concert has become an Island holiday tradition and has something for everyone’s musical taste with yuletide favorites for the entire family.

5. Gather the family and watch the movie “Polar Express” under the Liberty Oak Tree in Harbour Town on December 20, 7-8:30pm. Bench seating will be provided and admission is free with the donation of a canned food item for Deep Well. There will be a fire pit complete with s’mores!

6. Gregg Russell will performs songs of the season for children and adults as Santa arrives for a special visit on December 23, from 7:30pm-9pm.  This event is complimentary and will be held in Harbour Town in the Sea Pines Resort.

7. Gather around the Liberty Oak Tree in Harbour Town to watch classic holiday movies, roast marshmallows over a fire pit, and enjoy festive games and activities for the whole family, December 26-30. Games and activities start at 4pm and the movie and fire pit start a 6pm. This activity is free however donations for Deep Well are appreciated.

8. Join the folks at Harbour Town for the New Year’s Eve Ball Drop on December 31 at 7pm AND midnight at the Sea Pines Resort. The ball drops from the top of the Harbour Town Lighthouse. The Quarterdeck and the Topside Waterfront Restaurants will be serving up great food and lots of fun as well. The celebration begins at 6pm!

I just love this time of year in Hilton Head!  What are your favorite ways to celebrate the holidays?

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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Halloween Happenings on Hilton Head Island 2013

Hilton Head Island Halloween EventsFall is most definitely here, the air is getting crisper, the days are getting shorter, and this is when festivals and events are abound. With talks of Halloween parades, hayrides, costumes, pumpkin picking, and don’t forget about all that candy!

So, why not envelope yourself in all that Hilton Head Island has to offer throughout the month of October and this wonderful Halloween season. Get your friends, and their friends, and bring the whole family, young and old, to one of the most fabulous times of year!

FAMILY FRIENDLY Events:

Calling all ghosts and goblins, big and small! Experience the many family friendly activities and events including:

  • pumpkin picking
  • petting zoos
  • hayrides
  • costume contests
  • other outdoor games
  • even more!

Enchanted Forest Party!
Thursday, October 17, 2013 – Saturday, October 19, 2013, 5-7:30 p.m.
Activities include storytelling, pumpkin bowling, wagon rides, arts and crafts, and more.

Hilton Head Island Pumpkin Patch
Friday, October 25th, 2013 – Monday the 28th, 2013, 4-8 p.m.
Hosted by the Island Recreation Association. Bring your child in costume to the event.

Third annual Halloween Carnival and Haunted House
Saturday, October 26, 2013
11a.m.- 4p.m. (Carnival)
Thursday, October 24th – Thursday, October 31st  at 7p.m. (Haunted House)
Read more here: http://www.islandpacket.com/2013/10/09/2729443/halloween-events-in-the-lowcountry.html#storylink=cpy

Spooky Story Time at the Hilton Head Island Library
Thursday, October 31st, 10 a.m.
Come hear some friendly ghost stories and grab some treats to get the holiday started.

Tanger Outlets Halloween Harvest Festival and Trick-Or-Treat
Saturday, October 26th, 1-3p.m.
Provided with “frightful games”, activities, and contests for the whole family. Learn all there is to know about bats and make some spooky craft projects.

Salty Dog Haunted BBQ & Costume Contest!
Friday, October 26, 2013, 7 p.m.
Prizes, candy, and children’s entertainment. Plus a special appearance from Jake the Salty Dog, himself.

At The Sea Pines Resort:

Halloween Hayrides
Saturday, October 27 & Sunday, October 28, 1pm & 2:15pm
Let the little ones show off  their costumes and listen to stories and search for pumpkins.

Haunted Halloween Hayrides
Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27, 7:30pm & 8:30pm
This is for the more seasoned frightened, if you’re brave enough.

Halloween on the Harbour
Sunday, October 28, 3:30–5pm
Come join in the festivities for some activities, crafts, and trick-or-treating around Harbour Town. All ages are welcome.

ADULTS In Mind:

Go as a couple or grab some friends and head to the many bars and restaurants across the island that will be participating this Halloween season. Like, Frankie Bones, Wiseguys, Remy’s Bar and Grill, and Katie O’Donalds.

Hilton Head Plaza Halloween Extravaganza
Saturday, October 31st, 2013 3-6 p.m. then 9 p.m. into the night.
Best known for it’s spooktacular Children’s trick-or-treating and then for their Adult’s Only Party afterwards. Prizes, giveaways, and fun for everyone!

Lowcountry Ghost Stories
Friday, October 25th, 2013, 7p.m.
Enjoy roasted marshmallows and a glimpse into Hilton Head Island’s haunted history!

Ghost Tours
For a haunting look into Beaufort’s past, visit the city’s Historic District and choose from a walking or carriage tour.  All benefiting the Child Abuse Prevention Association.

Hope you and yours have a spooktacular Halloween! Enjoy!

My name is June Seebohm and I am an experienced Realtor serving the Hilton Head Island and Bluffton, SC area’s. I am happy to help you in any way that I can in regards to learning about our beautiful area, as well as any and all of your real estate needs or questions! Please don’t hesitate to contact me via email: june@alwaysjune.com or call 843-290-2929. I also have a Facebook Page and would love to connect with you there. Whether you are a vacationer, resident, buyer, seller, or current home owner/renter interested in the Hilton Head area, this is a blog you’ll want to follow!

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