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Foodies, rejoice! The gastronomic event of the year on Hilton Head Island is almost here; the 2024 Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival begins on February 19. This event is a must-attend, giving attendees an opportunity to savor the flavors of the Lowcountry and learn from some of the top chefs on the planet. 


The team at Beach Properties of Hilton Head is here to help you get ready for a week full of incredible food-related activities. We've put together a helpful guide full of information and tips on attending the 2024 Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival so you can maximize your experience.

Where & When

The 2024 Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival is a week-long celebration of Southern cuisine and spirits that runs from February 19 through February 25. The events of the week take place in various locations throughout the island, including Omni Hilton Head Oceanfront Resort and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. The main event, the Seafood Festival, takes place on Saturday, February 23, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

2024 Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival Events

With seven different events, there's plenty of fun to be had during the 2024 Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival. The beauty of the festival is that there are events for everyone. Chefs and home cooks alike can pick up useful tips from renowned chefs like James Beard Award Winner Fernando Olea at the Holy, Mole, and Olea event. Serious foodies can tantalize their palates at Alexanders' Home Grown Supper for a five-course meal featuring flavors of the Lowcountry and fantastic wine from Elyse Winery. 


Speaking of wine, at the Zero Forks Given event on February 22, you can enjoy seafood dishes prepared by expert chefs paired with delicious wine. Another highlight is the Pig Pickin' and Oyster Roast on February 23, a surf and turf-inspired event that combines two Lowcountry favorites: seafood and barbecue. 


However, the most popular event is the Seafood Festival itself. For three and a half hours, attendees can indulge in food and drink from over 100 vendors, enjoy live music, take in cooking demonstrations, and get a chance to meet famous chefs and cookbook authors. If you can only attend one event during the week-long 2024 Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, this is the perfect one to encapsulate the entire experience. 


To participate in any of the 2024 Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival events, you'll need tickets. Tickets are available online now, and we highly encourage you to purchase them as soon as you can. Many of these events sell out in advance. 

Where to Stay for the 2024 Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival

Savor the exquisite tastes of the 2024 Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival, and then return to the comforts of your vacation rental from Beach Properties of Hilton Head. We offer accommodations throughout the island, including properties at Palmetto Dunes, located right across the street from the events taking place at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. No matter where you want to stay, we have accommodations suitable for your next trip to Hilton Head Island. Browse our inventory online or call 800-671-5155 for assistance.