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The Original Visitor's Guide To Hilton Head Island & The Lowcountry.



    Member Beaufort RegionalChamber of CommerceHilton Head Island-BlufftonChamber of CommerceGreater Bluffton Chamber ofCommerceIsland Events Magazine is publishedmonthly by Island Communications,P.O. Box 5511, Hilton Head Island,S.C. 29938, Phone (843) 757-9889,Fax (843) 757-9189, Look for us on the web Events prints a minimum of600,000 copies per year and is dis-tributed to approximately 300 Islandlocations. Subscriptions available at$25.00 (Canada, $35 US) per year,single copies available for postage andhandling charges of $5.00 (Canada,$6 US). Send check to address above.The design, concept, and contents ofIsland Events are copyrighted and maynot in any manner be reproduced inpart or whole without written permissionfrom the publisher.Every effort is made to provide depend-able information, however, the publisherdoes not warrant that the content hereinis complete or accurate. Any rates, spe-cial offers, etc. are subject to changeand are not guaranteed by IslandCommunications.Copyright 2014, Island Communications. All rights reserved.

    Welcome to Hilton Head Island, the crown jewel of the Lowcountry! Thisboot-shaped sea island, nestled along the South Atlantic Seaboard,provides an ideal place to play this month.

    With white sandy beaches, world-class golf courses, plenty of sunshineand endless activities to fill your days and nights, its no wonder HiltonHead Island is a popular vacation mecca for visitors from across thecountry and around the world. Now that school is officially out for thesummer, we hope you can kick off your flip flops and have some fun inthe sun.

    Hilton Head Island features 12 miles of lush maritime forests and pristinesandy beaches as well as award-winning dining and family-friendlyactivities. This month, the Island explodes with special events, fromoutdoor summer concerts to a special production of Pump Boys andDinettes at The Arts Center of Coastal Carolina. Be sure to check outour Calendar of Events for a guide to the very best of whats happen-ing on the Island in June.

    In this issue of Island Events, learn how to host a great wine tastingfrom Georgene Mortimer of Island Winery, discover the playful AtlanticBottlenose Dolphin from Jessie Renew of Outside Hilton Head and marvelat some of the amazing fiddler crabs found on Hilton Head Island withMaster Naturalist Kathleen McMenamin. Also in this issue, Capt. MilesAltman shares the secrets of cobia fishing and Palmetto Dunes GolfAcademy instructor Doug Weaver offers tips to improve your golf game.

    As you can probably tell, were passionate about this Island were proudto call home. Our goal is to share the very best of the area with visitorsand to make exploring the Island easy, fun and rewarding. We hope ourlistings come in handy to guide you to some of the very best that thearea has to offer.

    As always, the best of the Lowcountry and the Coastal Empire are justa click away at,,,, and All of ourpriceless publications can be viewed online 24/7.

    Pull up our informative web sites on your smartphone to decide whichshops to hit today, where to go for dinner tonight and what activity toplan for tomorrow. Youll have all the information you need to makethe most of every day (and night) on the island.

    With the kids out of school and summer reaching its peak, June is a greatmonth to try your hand at adventurous activities like parasailing, paddle-boarding, kayaking or jet skiing. Try a sunset boat cruise or charter fishingexcursion. Or, you can bike around Hilton Head Island at your leisure,exploring miles and miles of bike paths that run beneath majestic liveoak trees strung with Spanish moss.

    However you choose to spend your time, be sure to savor every magicalmoment on this island paradise. We hope youll return again soon!


    CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER ..........Linda Rew-Gifford

    PUBLISHER ....................................Lorraine Jenness

    ART DIRECTOR ....................................Jennifer Mlay

    AD COORDINATOR................................Liz Shumake

    ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE ..............................Jeff Wynne

    CONTRIBUTING WRITERS .......... Capt. Miles Altman,

    Jo Emery, Kathleen McMenamin, Georgene Mortimer,

    Jessie Renew, Doug Weaver

    ACCOUNTING........................................Mallory Raley

    DISTRIBUTION STAFF ....................Bruce McLemore,

    John Tant




    FEATURES10 June Highlights12 Must Taste14 Island Calendar

    Activities and Events Islandwide20 Host Your Own Wine Tasting

    By Georgene Mortimer, Island Winery26 Shelter Cove Harbour Summer Entertainment40 Island Beaches42 Experience Harbour Town52 Island Style66 Island Horoscope June

    An Island Events Favorite68 A Day On The Water 70 Island Tides94 Just For Kids

    100 Homemade Fun!112 A Real Buzzer Beater

    By Capt. Miles Altman, Bayrunner Fishing Charters114 Fascinating Fiddlers

    By Kathleen McMenamin, H2O Sports116 Meet The Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin

    By Jessie Renew, Outside Hilton Head118 Get Back To Basics

    By Doug Weaver, Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort120 Recreational Pathways126 Events Puzzle

    By Jo Emery

    DEPARTMENTS6 Welcome

    12 Dining & Lounges16 Puzzle Answer36 Lodging & Real Estate 36 Arts & Services 42 Shopping68 Activities

    119 Community Worship122 Directory of Advertisers124 Map of Hilton Head Island


    About Our Cover...

    See Gregg Russell entertainingadults and children alike, under

    the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town.

    Photography by Joyce Harkins,Hilton Head Island Photography, INC.


    Dont miss the new AerialPlayground at Broad CreekMarina. This unique, 2-hourattraction features 50 in-the-treechallenging activities on 6 differ-ent ability courses easy to hard for ages 5 and up. In additionto the aerial sky playground, trythe rock climbing wall andbungee trampoline as well as thezipline canopy tour. There isplenty of fun and adventure to behad for all age groups and levelsof physical fitness. Visit the web-site for age, weight and dressrestrictions. Reservations pre-ferred. 33 Broad Creek MarinaWay. (843) 682-6000 or

    Specializing in fine red and whitewines while famous for theirLowcountry specialty wines, theIsland Winery offers WineFlights & Cheese, Mon.-Fri.,12:30-2:30 p.m. & Sat., 12:30-4 p.m., $10 per person; Wine &Cheese Happy Hour, Mon.-Fri.,starting at 4 p.m., $15 perperson. Call for reservations.12A Cardinal Rd. off of MathewsDr. toward the Airport. (843)842-3141 or

    You can always count on TheKingfisher Seafood Pasta andSteak House to providefabulous live entertainment anddancing along with fantastic foodand great happy hour pricing.Enjoy live dinner entertainment inthe main dining room on Wed.-Fri., beginning at 6:30 p.m. TheHilton Head Comedy MagicCaberet located at the Top ofthe Kingfisher entertains with topcomedy acts on Tues.-Sat. Doorsopen at 8:30 p.m. On Sundaysat 8 p.m. dont miss the SpecialFamily Magic Show with GaryMaurer. 18 Harbourside Lane,Shelter Cove Harbour overlook-ing Broad Creek & Shelter Cove

    Marina. (843) 785-4442 or

    Theres a whole lot of fun takingplace at South Beach Marina.Kids can show off their artistictalent throughout the day on TheSalty Dog Chalk Wall; enjoyStoryBook Time with anappearance by Jake the SaltyDog on Mon.-Fri. at 12:30,compete in Jakes Hula HoopContest on Mon.-Fri. at 12:15p.m. in the courtyard and makeyour own Tie Dyed Salty Dog T-Shirt at Tie Dyeing Fun, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., each Mon.-Fri. Take partin Face Painting Fun by localartists, 5:30-8:30 p.m. nightly.Each evening, beginning at 6-6:30 p.m. enjoy music, dancingand Salty Dog fun at theJumping Jacks Kids Show, TheSinging Frog Kidz DJ DanceParty or The Music Ladys KidsShow." Salty Dog Cafe, SouthBeach Marina Village in The SeaPines Resort. (843)

    Hilton Heads signature summerevent, HarbourFest returns toShelter Cove Harbour featuringlive entertainment nightly, plusunforgettable food, arts andcrafts along with Tuesday NightFireworks every Tuesday eveningbeginning June 17. Family-friendly entertainer, ShannonTanner, returns for his 26thseason, performing two shows,Mon.-Fri., at 6:30 and 8 p.m.Cappy the Clown, will be onhand Mon.-Fri., 6-9 p.m. toenjoy as well. Admission is free.Food, beverages and conces-sions sold separately. Locatedmid-island at mile marker 8,across from Palmetto DunesOceanfront Resort. (843) 686-9098.

    Harbour Town is the place to beeach evening this summer!

    June Highlights

    Happy Hour Shrimp Cocktail at theCrazy Crab at Jarvis Creek

    June brings the beginning of our summer season andcountless ways to enjoy each moment of each day. Beloware just a few of the fun events taking place designedespecially for your enjoyment.

    Theres nothing likeHappy Hour at theCrab! Enjoy Happy

    Hour Specials at thebar from 4-6 p.m.

    every day (Jarvis Creeklocation only.) $3 calls

    & house wines, $4 house margaritas,

    $2 fried fish tacos, $5 shrimp cocktail,

    $7 fried shrimp basketand much more. The

    Crazy Crab, Hwy. 278overlooking Jarvis

    Creek. (843) 681-5021or


    Family Fun at Harbour Townincludes face painting, airbrushtattoos, juggling, magic, andmore each Sun.-Fri., 6-8 p.