4th of July Celebrations!

Town of Bluffton Inaugural Independence Day Celebration : July 2nd The Town of Bluffton is hosting its inaugural Independence Day Celebration, on July 2, 2022. The celebration will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a pre-party at Martin Family and DuBois Parks and the firework show will begin shortly after 9:00 p.m. HarbourFest at Shelter Cove 4th of July Fireworks : July 4th Join us for the biggest 4th of July fireworks show on Hilton Head Island! You won’t want to miss Shannon Tanner’s special patriotic family show at 6:30 & 8 p.m., along with kids activities with Cappy the Clown …

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National Donut Day!

History: Each year on the first Friday in June, people celebrate National Doughnut or Donut Day. This day is actually in  honor of the Salvation Army Lassies. The Salvation Army Lassies are the women who served doughnuts to soldiers during WWI. In 1917, the original “Salvation Army Doughnut” was first served by the ladies of the Salvation Army. It was during WWI that the Salvation Army Lassies went to the front lines of Europe. Home-cooked foods, provided by these brave volunteers, were a morale boost to the troops. The doughnuts were cooked in oil inside the metal helmets of American …

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National Teacher Day

HISTORY OF NATIONAL TEACHER DAY In 1953, Eleanor Roosevelt stood up to Congress in hopes of convincing them that teachers needed a day to be recognized for all that they do. Until that point, the celebration of the day wasn’t clear. It’s believed that some schools in certain states were already observing the day, but there wasn’t a clear consensus and she wanted to make it official. The National Education Association (NEA) in partnership with the Kansas State and Indiana State Boards of Education, lobbied Congress in order for the day to be recognized. Despite her best efforts, the first …

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National Garlic Day!?

Happy National Garlic Day! Yes, there is a day dedicated to garlic. Some people love it, some people hate it. Did you know that Egyptians worshipped garlic as a god—and even used it as currency? That’s not all. Garlic supposedly gave strength to Greek athletes and warriors, warded off the evil eye, and protected maidens from evil nymphs. Not to mention, vampires. (Thanks, Dracula!) Just think about all the garlicky foods we love. There’s garlic bread and garlic fries for starters. If you feel as strongly about garlic as we do, celebrate with us on April 19.

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Easter!

In observance of the Easter holiday, the Welcome Center will be CLOSED Saturday 4/16 and Sunday 4/17. We will reopen with normal business hours Monday, 4/18 at 8:00am. If you have any questions or require assistance, please call the gate at 843-785-4776 Thank you!

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National Pet Day!

Happy National Pet Day!!! From all one pet lover to the next, we hope your day is filled with cuddles, kisses, and lots of bonding time with your furry family member! We love seeing all the dogs and cats around Shipyard, plus the natural wildlife too. Check out some awesome pet friendly restaurants and things to do on Hilton Head Island: Skull Creek Boathouse Black Marlin Bayside Grill Hudson’s Seafood House Burkes Beach Chaplin Dog Park Sea Pines Forest Preserve Evergreen Pet Lodge K9 Fit Club All About Pets Peggy’s Pet Pampering

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Happy National Ravioli Day

Triple cheese. Wild mushroom. Butternut squash. Ravioli can handle just about anything. It’s also one of America’s favorite foods. This particular pasta goes back to the 14th century. No surprise there. Ravioli can work for any meal of the day — including dessert! The best part? You can have ready-made ravioli ready in about 10 minutes. Some great places in the Lowcountry to celebrate this holiday! Giuseppi’s Pizza & Pasta House – 50 Shelter Cove Lane Pomodori Italian Eatery – 1 New Orleans Road #1G Ombra Cucina Italiana – 1000 William Hilton Parkway Michael Anthony’s Cucina Italiana – 37 New …

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HHI St. Patrick’s Day 2022

The 2022 St. Patrick’s Day Parade is set to happen on Sunday, March 13th from 3pm-6pm.  Don’t miss this event, featuring marching bands, horse, dogs, floats, friends and fun! Entries – go all out to compete for awards! Volunteers needed and welcome. The parade will take place on Pope Avenue. The St. Patrick’s Day Boat Parade is set for Saturday, March 12th at 10am.  Bring out the green, decorate your boat, and join us for a WATERFUL addition to the Hilton Head Ireland St. Patrick’s Parade Weekend of FUN! The boat parade is free to attend, please register your boat.

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