Special Events

Hilton Head Island is a vibrant, active community and one of the most exciting places to live and visit in the country! Our residents and visitors enjoy outdoor events, festivals and concerts all year long on our Island. Special events provide more than fun. They create opportunities for our community to connect, to celebrate our diverse heritage, and to express our creative energy.

Find Special Events

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Culture HHI Event Calendar


Chamber of Commerce Logo

Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce Event Calendar


Organizing a Special Event

Our Special Event staff is here to help guide event producers through the permitting requirements and regulations to be considered when planning a special event on Hilton Head Island. We act as a liaison to the various Town departments involved in making sure all events are held safely and responsibly.

If you would like to produce a special event on Hilton Head Island, please start by taking a look at our Event Planning Guide and the Frequently Asked Questions. If you have questions, or if you want to start the Special Event Permit application process, please contact us. We're ready to help!

What is a Special Event

What exactly is and isn't considered a Special Event?

Special Event Planning Guide

Learn what documents, agencies, or departments require approval of your event.

Frequently Asked Questions

Get answers to your questions or concerns.


Contact the Town's Special Event Coordinator at EileenB@hiltonheadislandsc.gov or 843-341-4639