March 2022 Tide Chart [Hilton Head Island]

If you’re visiting our beautiful island during the month of March, it’s a good idea to know when High or Low Tide is happening before you plan your beach bike ride or sunrise stroll.

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Hilton Head Ireland Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Returns!

Hilton Head Island’s highly anticipated parade will once again return to Pope Avenue, and this year, the festivities span over two days. The 37th Annual Hilton Head Ireland Saint Patrick’s Day Parade Weekend will take place on March 12th and 13th. A sign that the spring season is about to arrive, locals and visitors alike will join in on the fun wearing their most festive green attire at all three of the scheduled events.

The 2nd Annual Hilton Head Ireland Boat Parade will take place the morning of Saturday, March 12th on Broad Creek. An instant hit, many participants and attendees insisted that the 2021 parade become an annual event. We can’t wait!

The Inaugural Irish Concert festivities will begin at 4:00pm at the Lowcountry Celebration Park on March 12th. The main concert will be free to attend, and feature traditional Irish music as well as Irish rock. The Fenian Sons, the Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums, as well as the NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums will all take the stage. There will also be a chance to enjoy more live, Irish music after the concert at Reilley’s Grill & Bar.

The main event, Hilton Head Ireland St. Patrick’s Day Parade, will take place on March 13th beginning at 3:00pm. The parade will step off from the Beach Parking Lot onto Pope Avenue across from Lagoon Road, make a left onto Office Park Road, and end at Park Plaza. Make sure to arrive early to get a good spot along the route!

Click here for the parade route as well as more information about the parade weekend.

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Spring Break Basics for Hilton Head Island

One of the best destinations to spend your Spring Break, Hilton Head Island offers sunshine, picturesque beaches, and a remarkable amount of different indoor and outdoor activities for all ages. Once you visit Hilton Head in the spring, you’ll fall in love with the island’s charm, easy-going atmosphere, and seasonal festivals that highlight the Lowcountry’s finest cuisine, culture, and more!

Hilton Head Island’s springtime weather is arguably the best. The average temperature for both April and May lean toward the low seventies, making it a great getaway for vacationers who are sick of cold weather and even snow.

If you’re looking for something to do while visiting Hilton Head Island, it’s easy to think of the three B’s: beaches, bikes, and boats!

Beaches

Whether you’re making a day out of it or only spend a few minutes walking in the sand, I think we can all agree that heading to the beach is on everyone’s agenda. The town of Hilton Head has a great online resource of all the public beach accesses and parks on the island. The listed amenities are helpful when deciding which beach would be best for you!

The next time you find yourself at the beach looking for something to do or a game to play, try Sand Pictionary! Using the same concept and rules as regular Pictionary, you and your group can have some fun in the sun without hauling a bunch of equipment with you.

If you do end up bringing games and beach toys, always make sure you’re not leaving anything behind and fill up any holes in the sand you’ve dug—remember, Sea Turtle nesting season begins in May and ends in October.

Bikes

Wherever you’re staying on the 12-mile-long island, making your way to the beach isn’t a lengthy task at all. Sometimes it’s easier to bike to the beach than it is to drive there!

Whether you need a form of transportation or you’re wanting to explore the miles of public pathways, biking is a must when visiting the island. Another great place to ride your bike is on the beach, especially at low tide when there’s more room to explore.

Many visitors bring their own bikes, but it’s always a lot easier and less stressful to rent bikes and attachments for your stay on the island. Wheelz of Hilton Head is a trusted source for renting beach cruisers and other bicycle equipment for everyone in your party. If you’re not sure which size bicycle or type of attachment you’d need, visit their website or speak to one of the helpful team members over the phone.

Biking is such a popular activity on the island—especially during Spring Break—so make sure to reserve your bikes ahead of time if you decide you want to join in on the fun!

Boats

Who wouldn’t want to cruise around looking for dolphins or admiring the gorgeous sunset during their trip to Hilton Head Island? For more information on these private tours, check out Hilton Head Boat Charters. You can reserve any of their tours offered right on their website.

If you’re looking for a little more adventure, I hear you can sail through the surrounding waters with pirates looking for treasure! Pirates of Hilton Head are looking for future crew members ages 3-10 to explore the Calibogue Sound aboard The Black Dagger. A one-of-a-kind experience, this will probably be the highlight of your Spring Break!

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Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival 2022

February 21-27, 2022

Get ready to experience one of the best seafood festivals on the map during this week-long extravaganza held in and around Hilton Head Island. Where artfully prepared food meets the South’s coastal heritage, the Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival will certainly exceed all expectations during this year’s 15th Anniversary lineup.

Events over the course of the festival range from celebrity guest chef dinners and culinary demonstrations, to excursions off-island that highlight both local history and the fishermen that make it all possible. Pair that with wine tastings, fresh catch specials, fishing instruction, and more!

Here are the scheduled events for this year’s festival.

Tickets are available for the festival’s main event scheduled for Saturday, February 26th from 1:00-4:30pm. Held at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina, this family-friendly event will offer live entertainment, cooking demonstrations, samplings from more than 100 food and beverage vendors, and more! Make sure to stick around because the day’s festivities will conclude with the 15th Anniversary Fireworks Celebration that is sure to dazzle!

The Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival is the primary fundraiser for the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation. For more information, visit the festival’s website.

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