Want to know a secret?  Promise you won’t tell a soul?  Okay, here it is…

Our favorite time on the Island isn’t summer.  We think the best time to experience Hilton Head is in the Fall!

Now, we may not be that attractive to the “leaf watchers” but if you are looking for almost empty beaches (yes, you can still swim in the ocean), beautiful weather (think little or no humidity), and amazing deals on lodging and dining, then I suggest you pencil in a few days on Hilton Head Island.

And while you are here, check out one of the many festivals and events that occur in the Fall including:

See you soon!

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Sharing A Little Love

We’d like to share a little love with our events division – Sea Star Events.

Our events group has been busy producing creative and unique celebrations throughout the Lowcountry this summer and we’d like to take this opportunity to showcase one of their recent destination weddings…

Wedded Bliss at Harbour Town

The Harbour Town Yacht Club is one of our favorite venues on the Island.  With views of the Yacht Basin, Daufuskie Island, and the Calibogue Sound, what’s not to love?  Our bride and groom, Lindsay & Brian from Arlington Heights, Illinois, agreed and selected it as the venue for both their ceremony and reception.

Carl Schroeder of Weddings By The Sea officiated the rooftop ceremony and Monica Jenks, The Wedding Violinist, played as Lindsay walked down the aisle.  The two exchanged vows with the Harbour Town Lighthouse as the backdrop in a scene that could only be described as quintessentially Hilton Head.

After the ceremony, the entire wedding party joined Brian and Lindsay for photos at the Liberty Oak Tree.  Our bride and groom then took pictures with their immediately family as well as portraits around the Harbour Town Yacht Basin.

The reception took place in the fourth floor Club Room as well as the on rooftop deck.  Guests enjoyed some of Lindsay and Brian’s favorite foods and a few Lowcountry specialties while sipping Mojitos, the signature drink, from “Buccarelli’s Bar.”  A key lime cake topper as well as key lime and wedding cake flavored cupcakes from Sweet Carolina Cupcakes were perched high above a chandelier tier.  Lindsay and Brian made sure that there were more than enough of both flavors so their guests could pick their favorite.

Since the bride and groom are both teachers at the same high school, we paid homage to their professions by featuring green apples throughout the event – using them as place cards, centerpieces, and props.

Meredith Barouth of Island Love Photography captured the day’s festivities for the happy couple…

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Hilton Head Island will be ooohing and aaaahing over three different fireworks displays that will light up the night sky on July 4th! Pick the one closest to you and get there early for a good seat – just remember to bring your patience for what may be a long drive home.

On the North End…Fireworks will be launched from a barge in the Intracoastal Waterway/Skull Creek around 9:30pm. All the usual suspects – Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Chart House and Skull Creek Boathouse – will welcome you to participate in their festivities but we think the best spot in on the Skull Creek Marina Pier inside the gates of Hilton Head Plantation.  Unfortunately, you need to live there or know some one who does in order to access the marina.

Mid-Island…Shannon Tanner will be belting out a few patriotic tunes at his 6:30 and 8:00pm shows at Shelter Cove’s HarbourFest. A fireworks display will begin right after dusk.  Park and walk is our recommendation for this venue.

On the South End…Sea Pines will celebrate the 4th at Harbour Town. Pay the $5 gate fee and you can enjoy children’s activities, live music and a fireworks display which will begin about 9:15pm from a barge in Calibogue Sound.  A free shuttle service will be offered between Harbour Town and various parking lots in the Sea Pines Resort just be prepared to sit a spell for the return trip.

If you decide to make your own fun, think twice – town ordinances prohibit the launch or discharge of fireworks within town limits and specifically from the beach.

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A Little Night Music

Spend June  29th under the stars at Shelter Cove Park listening to the patriotic tunes played by Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra’s Low Country Brass.  “American Salute” will celebrate all things American from apple pie to the pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness.

Food and beverage will be available on-site. Gate opens at 6:00 pm, concert begins at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $20 a person and must be purchased in advance at the Orchestra’s website.  Children are admitted for free.

Sea Star Concierge — Making Paradise Possible on Hilton Head Island         843-682-2225   www.seastarconcierge.com

No, it’s not Christmas!  It’s May and that means the arrival of the Kiwanis Club Rib Burn-Off on Hilton Head Island!

The annual Rib Burn-Off will take place on May 14 at Honey Horn where hundreds of BBQ fans will come to taste some of the South’s finest pulled pork and ribs.

Professionals and amateur teams camp out overnight “smoking” up a storm for the hungry masses in hopes of winning a trophy but importantly bragging rights.

Grab your tickets for $12 each at Burke’s Pharmacy or the Coastal Discovery Museum and we’ll see you there!

Sea Star Concierge — Making Paradise Possible on Hilton Head Island         843-682-2225   www.seastarconcierge.com

Congratulations to Brandt Snedeker – the 2011 Heritage Golf Classic Champion!

Snedeker got his plaid on and came from behind to beat Luke Donald in a playoff, denying Donald a No. 1 ranking.

Snedeker not only got his very own plaid jacket, he also left Hilton Head Island with an extra $1,026,000.

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Got Your Plaid On?

Hilton Head’s annual homage to all things plaid takes place April 18-24, 2011 when the Heritage Golf Tournament takes over Sea Pines’ Harbour Town Golf Links.

While the actual tournament begins on Thursday, arrive a few days to enjoy all the festivities leading up to the big event including:

  • On Monday, check out the Opening Ceremonies on the 18th green.
  • Tuesday, the ladies take to the links as part of the PGA Tour Wives Golf Classic – a 9 hole tournament played on the OCean Course.  Local tip: Check out their caddies – if you are a big golf fan, they will look VERY familiar!!
  • Got kids? Then bring them to the Coca-Cola Youth Day Putting Contest on Wednesday for an experience they will never forget.
Don't have tickets yet?  No problem, you can order them online at The Heritage web site @ http://www.theheritagegolfsc.com/

You may remember that our little Island tourney made big news last year when Jim Furyk defeated Brian Davis in a sudden death playoff after Davis called a two-shot penalty on himself after he touched a loose impediment (aka a piece of sea grass) in a hazard with his golf club.  As a result, Furyk wound up sporting the plaid jacket at the winner’s circle.

The Heritage is without a title sponsor this year so if you know a large corporation in search of a fabulous golf event which over 135,000 attend, is nationally broadcast, and one of only five tournaments granted “invitational” status from the PGA Tour, please feel free to drop us a line.

Sea Star Concierge — Making Paradise Possible on Hilton Head Island         843-682-2225   www.seastarconcierge.com