Why You Need to Attend the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival

There’s few better places to get fresh seafood than along the coast of South Carolina. Though you may have had some out-of-this-world lobster rolls up in Maine or a delectable dish of mussels and white wine, but down South, oysters are king. At the Hilton Head Island Seafood, you’ll find no shortage of these tasty mollusks along with local fish, shrimp, clams and crabs. Seafood lovers will not want to miss this annual event that will be held from Monday, February 24th, 2020 through Sunday, March 1, 2020. Grab your tickets today before they sell out!

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Our Favorite 3 Things About the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival

Hands-On Events

During the week-long Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, there are a handful of exciting food-related events throughout the island for you to attend! If you’re looking for more of a hands-on event, try attending the Lowcountry Seafood Experience on the Water. You’ll embark on a two-hour boat excursion during which you’ll catch shrimp, oysters, clams, and crabs before bringing them back to shore to dig in! You can also learn how to shuck your own oysters at the Pig Pickin’ and Oyster Roast. Or, get expert tips from Chef William Dissen at the Celebrity Chef Master Class.

Friends of James Beard Southern Supper

The Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival offers so many opportunities for attendees to get a taste of Lowcountry seafood. On Thursday, February 27th, join a team of James Beard Award Winning chefs as they prepare a special dinner in The Shorehouse at the Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort. 

Saturday Seafood Fest + Sunday Champagne Breakfast

Make sure you don’t miss the main event—the Saturday Seafood Fest! From 11 am to 4 pm, head to the Historic Honey Horn Plantation to witness cooking demonstrations, ride the Ferris wheel, and, of course, sample seafood and other cuisine from local restaurants. This is a family-friend event, so bring the kids along to play in the kid’s area and hop on the Ferris together as a family!

Unwind in One of Our Beach Properties of Hilton Head Sea Oines Vacation Rental

If you’re planning to attend the Hilton Head Seafood Festival, you’ll want a comfortable place to relax in the evenings. You could stay at a hotel, but the level of convenience and luxury that we provide at Beach Properties of Hilton Head is unparalleled. Every one of our properties features a pool or offers access to a community pool. Guests in our properties will also receive a discount at local restaurants, shops, and other attractions. 

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