News Release

Town of Hilton Head Island Logo

The Town of Hilton Head Island Announces 2021 Annual Crescendo Celebration of Arts and Culture

September 15, 2021

The Office of Cultural Affairs for the Town of Hilton Head Island and the Arts Council of Hilton Head announces the Fifth Annual Crescendo Celebration of Arts & Culture from Sunday, October 10 - Saturday, November 13, 2021.

Organized in honor of October as National Arts and Humanities Month, this regional celebration highlights and showcases the vast array of arts, culture and history organizations, individual artists, performers, and authors residing and working on Hilton Head Island.

This event, last held two years ago, is expected to attract more than 10,000 people from all over the United States, Canada and parts of Europe. It will feature more than 100 unique arts and cultural programs, concerts, theatrical productions, museum and gallery exhibits, lectures, poetry readings, dance performances, historical tours, hands-on arts experiences, and educational offerings.

Signature events for the 2021 Crescendo include the following:

Other highly anticipated events during the run of Crescendo include the opening weekend of the holiday favorite "The Nutcracker", the Lantern Parade Eve Drive-Thru Safari at Historic Mitchelville Freedom Park, Hilton Head Island Concours d'Elegance, "Kinky Boot" at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, Hilton Head Island Oyster Fest, and costumed character tours at Historic Fort Mitchel, and Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum.

Sign-up for the Culture HHI newsletter at for current information on all events.

About the Town of Hilton Head Island Office of Cultural Affairs
The Town of Hilton Head Island Office of Cultural Affairs works to promote and support Hilton Head Island as a vibrant cultural destination that enriches our diverse community. We strive for the island to be recognized as a vibrant and distinctive destination known for its unique arts and culture assets that serve a diverse community and create a richer quality of life. For more information, visit

About National Arts and Humanities Month
National Arts and Humanities Month first launched 30 years ago by Americans for the Arts and includes these goals: focus on the arts at local, state and national levels; encourage individuals and organizations to participate in the arts; allow governments and businesses to show their support of the arts; and raise public awareness.

Carolyn Grant, Communications Director