Days are never dull and boring here on the Island especially with the arrival of spring. Check out all of the special events taking place this month and get ready for a fun-filled month.
Arts Center of Coastal Carolina
For the first time ever – and for one night only – Shakespeare comes to the Arts Center stage on March 2. Celebrate the Bard with this exciting production of, Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors, one of Shakespeare’s most farcical plays.
See the next generation of Lowcountry talent while celebrating National Youth Arts month with Youth ArtsFest on March 3. The stage is turned over to young singers, dancers and musicians in this fun-packed day of variety show-style performances, free mini art workshops and a youth art exhibition.
Your St. Patrick’s Day fun starts at Celtic Crossroads, a unique Irish music experience on March 12. Seven traditional Irish artists combine classic Irish rhythms, bluegrass, gypsy and jazz at this family show.
The 1988 Pulitzer Prize-winner, Driving Miss Daisy, on stage March 17-April 1explores the evolving relationship of an elderly Southern Jewish widow and her African American driver in this heartfelt ode to friendship and the bonds of aging together. For tickets or information, call (843) 842-2787 or visit artshhi.com.
Hilton Head International Piano Competition
This Competition held its first event in 1996 and, since that date, has held a competition each year. The 2012 Piano Competition for pianists ages 18-30 will be presented March 5-12, 2012. (843) 842-2055 or visit hhipc.org.
HHI Kennel Club AKC All Breed Dog Show
Dogs of all sizes and shapes vie for honors in their classes and on to Best in Show each day on March 3-4, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. Admission is free. Parking is $7 per day or $10 for both days. For more information call (843) 726-3237 or visit coastaldiscovery.org.
Sea Pines Resort
Over the years, Gregg Russell has become a Sea Pines classic. Under the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town is where you’ll find Gregg entertaining adults and children alike. March 26-30, 7:30 p.m. seapines.com.
The Salty Dog Cafe
Find four-leaf clovers redeemable for free Salty Dog T-shirts, prizes and treats along with children’s entertainment and a special appearance by Jake the Salty Dog during The Salty Dog’s Annual Kid’s Shamrock Hunt at the Salty Dog Café on March 17. 10 a.m.-noon. Afterwards enjoy an Irish menu at The Salty Dog Café. (843) 671-2233 or visit saltydog.com.
29th Annual Hilton Head Island St. Patrick’s Day Parade
On Sunday, March 11, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade kicks off at Coligny Circle at 3 p.m. Arrive early to secure your spot along Pope Avenue for the island’s largest free spectacular event. (843) 837-4956 or visit stpatricksdayhhi.com.
Join the fun and vote for your favorite wing as local restaurants cook up their best wings, while enjoying live music, a kid’s zone and much more at Wingfest, March 24, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Shelter Cove Park. Admission charged. (843) 681-7273 or islandreccenter.org.
4th Annual Marsh Tacky Races
Racing Marsh Tackies on the beach began as a wintertime tradition after each year’s harvest with the winner of the race taking home bragging rights. The Races return on March 18 at 1 p.m. on Coligny Beach at The Holiday Inn. Event is free, donations accepted. (843) 255-7303 or gullahcelebration.com.
Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra Fashion Show
Enjoy lunch, a fashion show and silent auction at Sea Pines Country Club. All proceeds benefit the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra and their youth programs. Doors open at 11a.m. To purchase tickets, call (843) 842-2055 or visit hhso.org.
Tired of the winter gloom? Start the spring season “Tanger Style” with Spring Fashion Week! Shoppers are invited to stop by the tent at Tanger 1 on March 31, noon-3 p.m., for an afternoon of personal styling along with beauty and health tips as well as the chance to “find your inner model” during fashion photo shoots.
Fashion sketches will be provided by students from SCAD School of Fashion while beauty and health tips will be offered by Millie Lewis Modeling and Development Agency, All About Me Day Spa and Salon and Bare Escentuals. Robert Irvine’s nosh will provide snacks. There will be plenty of chances to win fun prizes. Free admission. (843) 837-5410 or tangeroutlet.com.
Kingfisher Seafood, Pasta & Steak House
With the arrival of spring, you can always count on The Kingfisher to provide fabulous live entertainment and dancing along with fantastic food and great happy hour pricing. Enjoy tableside magic shows on Sun. and Mon. with Joseph the Magician, acoustic song favorites with Pete Carroll on Wed., David Wingo’s soft rock on Thurs. and The Earl Williams Band playing Jazz and Motown on Fri. The Hilton Head Comedy Club returns with top comedy acts five nights a week at 8:30 p.m. at the “Top of the Kingfisher,” the upstairs waterfront lounge.
For information and reservations, call (843) 785-4442 or visit kingfisherseafood.com.
27th Annual Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival
Enjoy Great Chefs of the South Wine Dinners on March 5-10, a series of wine dinners at some of the Island’s most outstanding restaurants partnering great wines and local chefs for a wide variety of scrumptious menu pairings. Price and locations to be determined, call for information.
Sample a variety of high-quality domestic and international award-winning wines and gourmet delights at the Grand Tasting & Silent Auction on March 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Sea Pines Resort, Harbour Town Conference Center. An upscale selection of wines are available in the Grand Tasting Silent Auction. Souvenir V.I.P. wine glass included. $65 per person.
On Saturday, March 10, enjoy the Public Tasting & Silent Auction at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn, 12-3 p.m. Admission includes a souvenir wine glass and access to all of the free tastings from domestic and international wineries, vineyards, wine distributors and more. $45 per person. Other events during this time are: Silent Auction, Culinary Court, Bartender’s Challenge and Waiter’s Race, Outdoor Gourmet and other special demonstrations. For a complete schedule of events and ticket information, call (843) 686-4944 or visit hiltonheadwineandfood.com.