Now - Aug. 4
“Legally Blonde: The Musical”: A fun and award-winning musical based on the movie “Legally Blonde” traces the challenges faced by a young female lawyer. Shows are 8 p.m. June 28-Aug. 4; tickets are $50 for adults and $37 for children ages 5-15. Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945, ext. 206, or artshhi.com.
Beaufort Water Festival: 10 incredible days of Lowcountry fun & memories that last a lifetime. Price per event varies, check the full schedule for all the details. Beaufort Waterfront Park. Visit www.bftwaterfestival.com for more information.
Annual Lady Bug Release: Magnolia Plantation & Gardens invites Lowcountry families to participate in their 6th Annual Ladybug Release. The event will feature nature displays, interactive activities, environmental organizations and face painting. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children ages 6-12, free for children under age 5. 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, 3550 Ashley River Road, Charleston. 843-571-1266 or magnoliaplantation.com.
Disney Summer Classics: “The Aristocats”: After a retired opera singer leaves her inheritance to her cat, Duchess (Eva Gabor), and three kittens, the woman's butler drugs the cats and abandons them in the countryside in order to inherit the fortune himself. $5 for students, children younger than 15, seniors and the military; $8 for the general public. 3 p.m., Lucas Theatre for the Arts, 32 Abercorn St., Savannah. 912-525-5050.
Night at the Zoo Summer Series: Beat the heat with live music, food trucks, cash bars and a chance to see animals on exhibit until 8:30 p.m. There will be animal encounters, keeper talks and great music! Tickets are Adults- $10 & Children (age 3-12) $8 for members. For non-members tickets are Adult- $14 & Children (age 3-12) $12 (*Children 2 & Under are FREE but still need a ticket to enter). This event takes place from 6:30- 10 p.m. at Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville, FL. Purchase tickets online at nightatthezoo.jacksonvillezoo.org
July 22-25 & Aug. 2
Kids ‘N’ Clay Camp: Learn a variety of ceramic hand-building techniques including pinch, slab, coil, surface decoration, glazing, and more. $115 per student ages 7-12. 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3945.
July 29-Aug. 2
STEAM Digital Arts Camp: Learn art and design techniques using technology such as graphic design, 3-D modeling, 3-D printing, and virtual reality. $130 per student, open to ages 9-16. 9 a.m.-noon for first session; 1-4 p.m. second session. 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. 843-686-3956, ext. 205 or artshhi.com.
July 29-Nov. 9
Gator Football: Youth contact football for boys looking to learn teamwork, commitment, hard work, and leadership. $85 fee, plus a $100 deposit that’s refundable once all equipment and uniforms have been returned. 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Thursdays. Barker Field, 70 Baygall Road, Hilton Head Island. islandreccenter.org.
Sea Turtle Time: Explore the amazing journey of Loggerhead Sea Turtles from egg to adulthood. You will not see live sea turtles but this is a hands-on, eye-opening, experience filled with unique educational materials to see, touch, and interact with. This event is appropriate for ages 10 and up. The price is $15 per person and registration is required for everyone. The event is from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. Programs will be held in the Discovery Lab at the Coastal Discovery Museum located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. Reservations may be made by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
Marsh Critters: The Coastal Discovery Museum is continuing the program as part of our new Preschooler programs. Get up-close and hands-on with several marsh critters as your guide shares a fun short story about the many critters you might encounter while spending a day in the salt marsh. Cost is $10 per child and adult, $5 for additional humans age 3 and up, no fee for ages 2 and under. Reservations are required. Preschool programs are designed for ages 4-6 and require at least one registered adult. The program runs every Thursday at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. at The Coastal Discovery Museum located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. Call 843-689-6767 ext. 223 to register.
Cappy the Clown at Shelter Cove Harbour: 6:00 pm Cappy the Clown continues the season of family entertainment on Hilton Head Island at with balloon animals, face painting, music and more! This event is free Monday – Friday at 6:00 p.m. at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina located at 4 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island.
Shannon Tanner Family Show!: The Shannon Tanner Family Show is in its 31st season as an entertainer extraordinaire at beautiful Shelter Cove Harbour. His beloved shows have become a family tradition for many Island visitors and are on the Hilton Head vacation list of things “NOT TO BE MISSED”! The shows are free and there are two 1-hour shows nightly at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina located at 4 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island.
Critters Meet and Greet: The Coastal Discovery Museum will continue to host their critter program. This is a casual “Meet and Greet” to learn about the alligators, snakes, and other critters that share Hilton Head Island with us. Take this opportunity to walk-in and see these animals up close, get hands-on, take pictures with your favorite critters, and learn more about these amazing animals. Cost is $10 adult, $5 child (ages 5-12) and no reservations are required.Tickets may be purchased at the museum the day of the program.This program will be held every Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. at The Coastal Discovery Museum located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island.
Annual Back-To-School Fun Day: The Bluffton Area Community Association is hosting its “9th Annual Back-To-School Fun Day” for our families in our community. The event is free and starts at 11 a.m. It will be at Oscar Frazier Community Park located at 77 Shults Rd. in Bluffton. For further information or if you would like to make a monetary donation or give school supplies or backpack OR TO VOLUNTEER call Sharon Brown @843.368.6755 or Lenora Grayson@ 843-684-9230.
Outside’s Kids Camps!: Give your kids a true Lowcountry experience at one of Outside’s Kids Camps! Outside will offer a variety of camps designed for young adventurers ages 7 and up. All programs give kids the opportunity to get wet and have fun, under the watchful eye of Outside’s trained professional guide-counselors. Offerings include: Surf Camp, Coastal Carolina Camp, Kids Waterfun Day, Adventure Island, Teen Stand Up Adventure. Camps start at $45 and require reservations. Visit outsidehiltonhead.com for more information and to book now!
A Day at the Beach: $15 per person Explore the beach…without actually going to the beach.Learn about what lives in those beautiful shells you find and discuss the importance of the beach habitat and how you can protect our local beaches. All participants will receive a picture frame to decorate with your beach treasures to use. The cost is $15 per person and everyone must be registered. This event is for ages 10 and up. Its from 5 p.m. -7 p.m. at the Discovery Lab at the Coastal Discovery Museum located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. Reservations may be made by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
Bluffton Youth Theatre Presents “The Wizard of Oz”: Join Dorothy Gale and her dog Toto as they journey down the Yellow Brick Road through the Merry Old Land of Oz! They will meet some unusual character as they travel to meet the Wizard and along the way Dorothy will be reminded that there truly is no place like home. The cost is $15 for adults and $12 for children (12 and under). The play runs starting on August 8th at 7 p.m., August 9th at 7 p.m., August 10th at 2 p.m., and August 11th at 3 p.m. It will be at the Hilton Head Prep School Main Street Theatre located at 3000 Main St., Hilton Head Island. You can purchase tickets at blufftonyouththeatre.org.
Shibori and Indigo Workshop: Come learn some basic Shibori: binding, blocking, and stitching techniques on fabric. A local artist and instructor, Stella Lee Anderson, will show you a few techniques and some examples of finished Shibori with indigo. The cost is $40 per person ($15 program + $25 materials) and registration is required of everyone. The program is from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. and is appropriate for ages 10 and up. It will be held in the Discovery Lab at the Coastal Discovery Museum located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. Reservations may be made by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
Plants and Pigments: $15 per person – Take a short walk around the beautiful Honey Horn property and find out about some interesting, dangerous, edible, and important plants that are native to the lowcountry. Collect a few leaves and flowers and learn how to use them to dye fabric. Each participant will use plants to dye two tea towels to take home. The cost is $15 per person and registration is required of everyone. The event is for ages 10 and up. Its held from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. in the Discovery Lab at the Coastal Discovery Museum located at . Reservations may be made by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
Sweetgrass Basket Workshop: Learn about the history of the Sweetgrass basket, one of the Lowcountry’s best known art forms, from a local 7th generation Gullah basket maker. Then, try your hand at starting a basket of your own using locally found natural materials. The cost is $65 per person ($15 program + $50 materials) everyone must be registered even if your not participating. The event is for ages 10 and up. It’s held from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. at the Discovery Lab at the Coastal Discovery Museum located at 70 Honey Horn Drive on Hilton Head Island. Reservations may be made by calling (843) 689-6767 ext. 223 or coastaldiscovery.org.
Reggae Pon De River Festival: Celebrate Reggae in the Low Country while overlooking our beautiful May River. Reggae On The River will feature an afternoon of live musical performances. There will be a variety of family and cultural activities including DJ’s, traditional Caribbean and Latin food, folkloric and carnival dancers, dance competition, arts crafts as well as plenty of fun and games for kids.Tickets are $10. The event is from 2 p.m.-9 p.m. at the Bluffton Oyster Factory Park located at 63 Wharf St., Bluffton.