Tennis, Seafood, Dogs, Art & Horses!

Ok, maybe I missed the memo – but WHERE did all these fabulous events on Hilton Head Island this weekend come from?  This morning, sipping on my Starbucks, I opened up my “events” folder on facebook and was completely in awe of the beautiful place where we live.  While we may have just wrapped up the Heritage here on the Island, it seems like this  is THE outdoor event weekend for Spring!

Check out the list for April 27-29, 2012!

photo from hhiptl.com

Friday night – The “pro” League is back….if you don’t know about this, you quickly will.  You see, we have absolutely fabulous tennis players in the Lowcountry – many from clubs and instructional schools – and in prior years, they started getting together on Friday nights and playing.  It was promoted via word of mouth with byob, food, etc. but it caught tons of local momentum and the crowds grew and grew.  This year, the “pro” league is organized into teams and playing for money – not just bragging rights, but still a free event to the public!  So grab your wine & snacks and get down to Sea Pines Country Club – they will be playing from 6 till 10 this Friday. 

photo from davidmcarmines.org

Also on Friday night kicks off the Seafood Festival at Shelter Cove Park.  This park is so special to the hubby and I.  We got married there, under the two beautiful oaks, 3 years ago!  Friday night will feature the kids zone and happy hour for the adults with Cranford and Sons playing on the stage.  Saturday will feature a full day of festival activities with local restaurants serving up awesome seafood tastes!  This festival raises money for the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation, which benefits the American Cancer Society, MD Anderson Cancer Research Center & Island Recreation Scholarship Fund. Its just $5 per person, children under 12 are free.

Tip – bring cash for beers, soda, food, silent auction, etc.  Also, new bike racks have been installed at the park in case you want to ride to the event!

photo from hhhumane.org

Saturday morning features the 15th Annual Dog Walk for the HH Humane Society on Coligny Beach.  Starting at 9:30 am, this event raises thousands of dollars for our local “no kill” shelter and is an always-packed community event.  More than a walk, they have owner/pet photos, contests, vendor booths and more.  Just $30 to participate for a great cause and a fun time for your “kids.”  =)

Tip – bring cash because you will find a TON of stuff to buy for your little pooch.  Tons of bike parking if you want to ride to the event too!

photo from hiltonheadisland.org

Saturday and Sunday, Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn is hosting the Art Market.  I’ll take any reason to go to Honey Horn and an outdoor art market sounds just so….relaxing.  My friend Natalie Hefter has been working hard on this 10th annual event and between the weather and the artists in attendance, it will be an incredible event. If you are looking for a special Lowcountry gift, this is the place to grab it.   Admission is just $6 per car.

Tip – bring your Christmas list because you can find amazing Lowcountry gifts!  Most vendors take credit cards too!  Food & drinks for sale.

photo & video from examiner.com

Sunday features the Equestrian Expo at Rose Hill Plantation…including the local’s favorite, Polo!  Gates open at 11, expo starts at 12:30 (featuring barrel racing, carriage driving, dash for cash) and the polo match starts at 2:30.  So grab your picnic baskets, koozies and pop-up tents for this one of a kind event!  Tickets are just $15 each and children under 12 are free.

Tip – for parents…bring lots and lots of wipes for kiddos hands!  And back into your polo parking space!

See you this weekend!

With Love from the Lowcountry,

Heather

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