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2022 Annual Crescendo Celebration of Arts and Culture Begins Tuesday, October 11

October 10, 2022

The Annual Crescendo Celebration of Arts & Culture, organized by the Town of Hilton Head Island’s Office of Cultural Affairs and the Arts Council of Hilton Head, kicks off at 4:30 pm, Tuesday, October 11, with a party in the park at Shelter Cove Community Park.

Tuesday's signature event will feature all the arts & culture organizations on the Island, performances, complimentary food, and an arts market, and launches the month-long fête honoring October as National Arts and Humanities Month. From now through November 12, Crescendo will highlight the vast array of arts, culture and history organizations, individual artists, performers, and authors residing and working on Hilton Head Island.  Island residents and visitors will be treated to 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.

In addition to the kick-off, signature events for this year's Crescendo include the following:

Other highly anticipated events during the run of Crescendo include the opening weekend of the holiday favorite "The Nutcracker", Hilton Head Island Concours d' Elegance and Motoring Festival, “The Taming” at Lean Ensemble Theater, “Little Shop of Horrors” and "Spamilton" at Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, and costumed character tours at Historic Fort Mitchel and Zion Cemetery and Baynard Mausoleum.

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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.

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Carolyn Grant, Communications Director