2024 Memorial Day Weekend Events on Hilton Head Island

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We’re always glad to see travelers taking full advantage of holiday weekends to get out, go exploring, and enjoy some well-needed rest and relaxation. For those visiting Hilton Head Island this Memorial Day, keep reading for some events hosted on the island that you won’t want to miss, along with others that will help you remember the significance of the day, and honor the brave men and women who died protecting our country and our freedom.

Hilton Head Freedom 5K

Monday, May 27th, 2024

Port Royal Plantation

10 Clubhouse Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

The 9th Annual Hilton Head Memorial Day 5K Run & Walk, presented by the Palmetto Running Company, is a family-friendly event that honors those who have served in the United States Armed Forces. Strollers and dogs are welcome, with custom medals given to the top 3 dogs! In addition to the Special Freedom Run award to overall male and female winner and overall dog finisher, medals will be given to division winners and gift cards for the most patriotic participant and family, so make sure to dress in your patriotic best! This year, the first 400 runners will receive a finishers medal. 

This race has sold out every year, so make sure to register in advance here!

A portion of the proceeds as well as all donations will be given to the Semper Fi & America’s Fund. For more information about this fund, click here.


May 25th- May 27th | 6-9pm

Click here for the full event schedule this summer!

Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina

1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

For 35 years, Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina has hosted this fun, family-friendly collection of can’t-miss events including live music and entertainment. This year’s season kicks off during Memorial Day Weekend with both Shannon Tanner and Cappy the Clown entertaining on all three nights!

2024 Hilton Head Art Festival

May 24th & 25th | 10am-6pm

May 26th | 10am-4pm

Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina

1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

Enjoy a weekend of art, shopping, dining, and entertainment! The Hilton Head Art Festival will feature the work of artists in various mediums; pottery, glass, wood, jewelry, metal, painting, photography and much more–all made in the USA!  The festival will take place along the harbour and marina promenade, inviting visitors to browse the talented artisans and shop and dine along the marina. Enjoy live local entertainment each day from (times TBD).

Admission is free!

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