4th of July on Hilton Head Island 2021

Spending the 4th of July Holiday on Hilton Head Island? Check out a few of our favorite activities and can’t-miss events to guarantee your family has an unforgettable holiday week. Whether you’re looking for adventure, family fun, or the ultimate in relaxation, Hilton Head has something for everyone, including a variety of Independence Day themed events.

Standup Paddle Boarding

Learn to walk on water during your stay with experienced stand up paddle boarding guides.  Learn the basic paddle boarding techniques while exploring the warm, calm waterways of Broad Creek. Ideal for guests of any skill level. 

Ages: 12+ | Duration: 1 hour | Equipment: Clean & Safe

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Dolphin Tours

If you’re hoping to see dolphins up close during your stay, be sure to book a dolphin cruise. From narrated tours to pirate ship adventures, the entire family will love this unique, lowcountry experience.  Get the best seat in the house for Hilton Head’s weekly fireworks show by booking a sunset and fireworks dolphin tour.

Ages: No Age Restrictions | Duration: 1.5 hours | Equipment: Clean & Safe

*for families with young children, please note, there is no bathroom on board. 

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If golf is on your vacation wish list, Hilton Head Island is the place to go! Make tee times at:

  • Port Royal Golf Club
  • Oyster Reef Golf Club
  • Shipyard Golf Club
  • Bear Creek Golf Club
  • Palmetto Hall Plantation
  • And many other top rated courses

Experienced and novice golfers alike are guaranteed a great time on the greens of the Hilton Head Island Area’s 33 golf courses designed by some of the most legendary golf course architects. 

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Dinner Cruises

Looking for a romantic date night during the holiday week? Book a sunset dinner cruise! Enjoy delicious lowcountry-inspired cuisine while taking in some breathtaking views during this relaxing date night favorite activity. 

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July 4th Harbourfest Celebration

Sunday, July 4th | 6:00pm – 9:00pm | Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina 

Enjoy special patriotic, family-friendly shows featuring beloved entertainer and musician Shannon Tanner at both 6:30pm and 8:00pm on Sunday, July 4th. American flags and paddle fans will be distributed while supplies last.

Cappy the Clown has a ton of entertaining activities for children planned from 6:00pm – 9:00 pm with face painting, balloon animals, sand art, glitter tattoos, and a much more.

Get ready for a fan favorite fireworks display kicking off at approximately 9:00pm. This year’s HarbourFest fireworks show has been upgraded for enhanced visibility and quality. 

Harbourfest events are weather-permitting, but are also free and open to the public.  Leave your coolers behind as they will not be permitted. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. 

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Summer Jams at Shelter Cove Community Park

Sunday, July 4, 2021 | 6:00 PM  9:00 PM | Shelter Cove Towne Centre

Don’t miss this fun-filled, festive event presented by The Island Recreation Association. Fireworks will begin at approximately 9:00pm, weather permitting, so bring your lawn chairs and enjoy. Kids will love the inflatable bounce houses and face painting available for a minimal fee. 

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Skull Creek 4th of July Celebration

Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Skull Creek Dockside, and Skull Creek Boathouse will again host their annual 4th of July celebration. Live entertainment and food and beverages available at all three locations as the festivities get under way at 6:00pm. Fireworks will be launched from a barge on the Intracoastal Waterway beginning at 9:30pm.

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These are just a few of the fantastic Independence Day opportunities available on Hilton Head. If you’d like help planning your vacation activities or would like to know more about how to take advantage of discounted rates by becoming a VIP guest, call (843) 341-2370, click, or visit us at Hilton Head Guest Services | 1 Executive Park Road to pick up your Island Discount Packet Today. 

Dining on Hilton Head: A Few of Our Favorite Eateries

The culinary scene on Hilton Head is ever-growing, changing, and expanding. Whether you’re looking for local seafood, traditional lowcountry cuisine, burgers, pizza, or fine dining, Hilton Head has the perfect restaurant for you.

Nick’s Steak and Seafood

This warm and casual atmosphere paired with a diverse menu that promises “Something for Everyone”, Nick’s Steak and Seafood is perfect for a family dinner or a romantic date night. From hand cut Steaks, delicious local Seafood, tempting Pasta dishes, specialty Sandwiches and an extensive Kids Menu; everyone EATS happy. Reservations are currently required for dinner service so plan ahead and enjoy this fan favorite restaurant.

Closed Sunday – Monday | 9 Park Lane HHI, SC 29928 | 843-686-2920 | nickssteakandseafood.com

Carolina Crab Company

Known for its pet-friendly patio dining with magnificent marina views, Carolina Crab Company is a “must see” on your Hilton Head vacation checklist.

Located in Palmetto Bay Marina, this lowcountry eatery offers excellent seafood in one of the original fishing marinas of Hilton Head. There’s a cozy, intimate atmosphere, and the menu is full of great food at affordable prices. The menu offers a wide variety of seafood options. You’re sure to find something you’ll love. Open 7 days/week 3:00pm – 9:00pm for indoor or patio dining.

Palmetto Bay Marina | 86 Helmsman Way 843.842.2016 | CarolinaCrabCo.com

Hilton Head Diner

For the “breakfast all day” crowd, Hilton Head diner is open 7:00am – 11:00pm 7 days/week. The warm, easy-going atmosphere is ideal for a family meal, a business lunch, or a casual day date. While popular for breakfast, Hilton Head Diner’s menu has everything from sandwiches to seafood including multiple “comfort food” options and a large kids section. And don’t forget to check out the dessert menu!

6 Marina Side Drive | 843-686-2400 | hiltonheaddiner.com

The Sandbar Beach Eats

If spending the day at Coligny Beach has you in need of a refueling, look no further than The Sandbar. With a menu full of beach friendly options and live entertainment nightly, you can’t go wrong. Try the loaded hush puppies or the lowcountry tacos for a true taste of the south. The Son of a Bun Burger will satisfy the hungriest customer, and the chargrilled oysters are a must try! Located at 101 Pope Avenue, The Sandbar opens daily at 11:30am.


843-342-SAND (7263) | SandBarHHI.com

Did you know that you can get exclusive VIP discounts at all these restaurants as well as great deals on island activities by becoming a Hilton Head Guest Services VIP? It’s free to sign up and you’ll be eligible for access to hundreds of dollars in savings while here on Hilton Head Island. Click here for more information.