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1 Aug 2023
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Island Events

One of the best ways to immerse yourself in the local culture on vacation is to go to an event. On Hilton Head Island, the Sunset Celebration is one of the most popular events of the summer, and it is great for visitors and locals alike. Do you want to know more? Beach Properties of Hilton Head has compiled a list of helpful information you should know before attending the Sunset Festival; read on to prepare for an exciting event.

Sunset Celebration 101: What, Where, & When

The Sunset Celebration is a beloved weekly summer tradition on Hilton Head Island that takes place at Shelter Cove Community Park. The Sunset Celebration highlights Hilton Head’s fabulous sunsets and Shelter Cove is a great place to bask in its majestic glory. However, the Sunset Celebration is more than folks coming together to watch the sunset; it includes fun for the whole family.

Entertainment is a big part of the Sunset Celebration, and it is highlighted by the live music. Every Friday from mid-June through mid-August, talented musicians from Hilton Head Island and beyond perform at the park for excited event-goers. Besides the music, local vendors offer food, handcrafted items, souvenirs, and more. There is other family entertainment available, but it changes depending on when you attend. For example, one week, there might be a face painting station, while there could be a bounce house another week. 

The best thing about the Sunset Celebration is that it is free to attend! The Sunset Celebration is a very budget-friendly summer attraction on Hilton Head Island, especially if you decide to pack a picnic instead of purchasing food. 

Tips for Making the Most of the Sunset Celebration

If you want to maximize your Sunset Celebration experience, head over to Shelter Cove early. This popular area features shopping opportunities, delicious restaurants, and more. Take your time exploring Shelter Cove Towne Center, The Plaza at Shelter Cove, and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. After you get your fill of shopping and food, head over to the park and enjoy the festivities.

We recommend bringing a picnic blanket or folding chairs if you don’t want to stand for the duration of the Sunset Festival. Many attendees sit during the live musical performances. 

If you have pets with you on your vacation to Hilton Head, you can bring them with you to the Sunset Celebration. The Sunset Celebration is pet-friendly, but attendees are fully responsible for their animals. Remember to pick up your pet and keep them on a leash at all times. If you’re bringing your pet, it is good practice to bring water for them.

Accommodations Near the Sunset Celebration

If you want to stay near the Sunset Celebration, Beach Properties of Hilton Head has what you need. We offer premier vacation rentals in some of Hilton Head’s top locations, including Palmetto Dunes. Palmetto Dunes features championship golf courses, tennis facilities, a lagoon system perfect for kayaking and fishing, and miles of trails. The resort is also conveniently located across from Shelter Cove, making it a prime location for event-goers. 

When you book your stay with Beach Properties of Hilton Head, you can count on us to make your vacation comfortable, relaxing, and stress-free. To reserve one of our rentals at Palmetto Dunes or any of our other accommodations on Hilton Head Island, please call 800-671-5155 to speak with a team member or browse our inventory online today.