Happy Fall, y’all: 17 festivals you can’t miss around Hilton Head, Bluffton and Beaufort

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By Mandy Matney

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Fall is the season for festivals here in the Lowcountry, and we have plenty on tap this year.

It’s the best time of the year to celebrate some of our favorite things, like local craft beers, fresh shrimp and oysters, outdoor music, and nearly perfect weather.

Beaufort, Hilton Head and Bluffton all have unique events in celebration of the season, with several new festivals planned for 2019.

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Cheers! Hilton Head wine bar offers drinks, a view and no need to dress up

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By Lisa Wilson

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The owner of The Other Sister’s Wine Bar in Shelter Cove on Hilton Head Island dreamed for a decade about starting her own winery.

Then Mia Ayanian realized what she really wanted to do was introduce people to vintages and regions of the world through wine and tell the stories connected to each bottle. 

“The fun part was actually pouring wine and interacting with patrons,” she said.


In June, two years after she and husband Kevin retired to Hilton Head from Maryland, they turned their ideas into reality with the purchase of a space at Shelter Cove. 

“We are living our dream,” Ayanian said.

The Other Sister’s Wine Bar celebrated its grand opening on Aug. 28 in the former location of the Mediterranean Harbour Bar and Grill.


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Hilton Head trolley service seeing increase in use

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By Zach Logan
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HILTON HEAD, S.C. (WTOC) - The Breeze Trolley Service has become a popular way to get around Hilton Head Island.

Since the service started one year ago, those with the public transportation service say they've moved thousands of people across the island.

The trolley service started operation on July 16, 2018, after the Town of Hilton Head Island requested a traffic study near the southern end of the island.

Those who conducted the survey offered several recommendations to ease some of the congestion. One of those recommendations included a trolley service to move people around the island.

As town council members looked at starting the public service, part of the Lowcountry became an urbanized area which offers federal transit administration grant funding.

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Hilton Head’s ‘Great Food Truck Race’ is live. When to watch it if you missed it Sunday

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By Lisa Wilson
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Food Network’s “Great Food Truck Race” rolled onto Hilton Head Island for filming two months ago, and that episode debuted Sunday night.

But if you missed it, don’t worry. You’ll have a couple more chances to see it.

It can be seen again at 6 p.m. June 23 and 7 a.m. June 30.

Episode 2 of Season 10, “Back Nine Barbecue,” featured eight food trucks catering to hungry locals and tourists at Shelter Cove Community Park. Filming also took place at Harbour Town Golf Links.

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10 cheap summer concert series around Hilton Head and Bluffton you can’t miss (some free!)

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By Mandy Matney
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The music scene is always hot in the Lowcountry and it gets even hotter in the summertime.

You can live and local music virtually any night of the week this summer in the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton area — communities surprisingly saturated with local talent.

North of the Broad River has plenty of awesome concerts in store this summer, too. 

This year, Hilton Head amped up its summer music schedule with its first-ever, two-day music festival (details below).

Spice up your summer and save this list for some awesome summer nights.

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HarbourFest set to kickoff weekly firework shows at Shelter Cove Harbour

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By Zach Logan
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HarbourFest will begin its weekly fireworks shows Tuesday night at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina.

Thousands of people are expected to be on the island in celebration. HarbourFest is an outdoor celebration that takes place all summer long at Shelter Cove.

There are several shops and restaurants around Shelter Cove. MaryAnne Laskowitz, the owner of San Miguel’s, says her restaurant sees a lot of business during HarbourFest. In fact, on the night of the fireworks, she says her restaurant sales double.

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Changes are coming to Hilton Head’s Shelter Cove Towne Centre. Here’s what’s new

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By Caitlin Turner
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Shoppers at Hilton Head Island’s Shelter Cove Towne Center should expect to see a few changes in the coming months with the addition of two new stores, one fitness facility relocation and a pop up shop.

The additions include LUX - A Medical Spa that will be located at 24 Shelter Cove Lane in Suite 51 next to the Starbucks and a J. Jill store in the spot that currently houses Pure Barre in Suite 139 of 38 Shelter Cove Lane, according to Roni Allbritton of Shelter Cove Towne Centre.

The LUX spa is expected to open sometime in July, according to Jasmine Alderson, spa director. The spa offers services including facials, cool sculpting, chemical peels and botox.

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The Great Food Truck Race filming on Hilton Head Island

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HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC. (WTOC) - Long lines of hungry people visited Shelter Cove Community Park on Hilton Head Island Wednesday.

Food Network’s “The Great Food Truck Race” is filming season 10, and one of their locations includes the Lowcountry.

Eight teams of three race across the country with their food trucks, competing in challenges. Wednesday’s challenge theme was barbecue, and the episode filmed on Hilton Head is expected to air in late June of 2019.

“The theme of this season of ‘The Great Food Truck Race’ is ‘Summer Beach Battle,' so we are stopping at a bunch of destinations that have a different version of what a summer beach might be to them, and Hilton Head is unique in it’s terrain and it’s culture, and we wanted to experience that as well as a bunch of other different kind of beach cultures," said the show’s executive producer, Jeffrey L. Weaver.

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