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Summer Evenings from mid June through mid August at Shelter Cove Harbour
HarbourFest, Shelter Cove Harbour's signature summer event, occurs June through August. During HarbourFest, Shelter Cove features live entertainment seven nights a week, plus unforgettable food, arts and crafts from an array of vendors, bouncy houses, fireworks and a flurry of fun activity. There is no admission charge for HarbourFest!
Family entertainer, Shannon Tanner, has been a fixture at HarbourFest since 1988 and is celebrating his 26th year at Shelter Cove Harbour! Shannon's light-hearted performances include sing-a-longs, pop music, classic tunes, and his own original songs. Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day, Shannon plays Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, two shows at 6:30 and 8:00 pm with a special show on Thursday nights as part of Parrot Palooza. Now in its second season, Parrot Palooza features a live caribbean-inspired concert with Shan Tan and the Oyster Reefers plus fun for the entire family.
This year, Cappy the Clown will be at Shelter Cove Harbour Memorial Day through Labor Day to delight audiences with fun entertainment and activities. Cappy will be at Shelter Cove Monday - Friday from 6:00-9:00 pm.
Fireworks serve as the centerpiece for HarbourFest. This year, Firework shows will be held on the following dates at dusk:
Tuesdays, June 17 & 24
Friday, July 4 (expanded show) (no show Tuesday, July 1)
Tuesdays, July 8, 15, 22 & 29
Tuesdays, August 5 & 12
This breathtaking display lights up the sky on Tuesday nights. Don't miss the special Fourth of July fireworks show, which offers a vibrant extravaganza of light over the harbor. To view the show from a unique perspective, Outside Hilton Head offers special "Fireworks Paddle" guided kayak tours during the summer.
Other Shannon Tanner Activities in conjunction with HarbourFest:
Shannon Tanner's Most Excellent Pirate Expedition
Grab a pirate tattoo, sword, and eyepatch and become a pirate in Shannon Tanner's Band of Pirates! First come, first serve basis or pre-buy tickets at Shannon Tanner's Show. Meet Captain Tanner on his stage at 8:30am for Pirate Kidz initiation (Kidz get there Pirate Dress-Up) 9am departure and will return at 10:30am.
Available starting May 25 every Wednesday and Friday morning until September.
For more info call 843.422.0757 or visit http://www.piratekidzofhiltonhead.com/
Outside Hilton Head Activities in conjunction with HarbourFest:
Dolphin Boat Cruise- Fireworks Cruise
Book this boat cruise early, it is extremely popular! You'll enjoy our regular 2-hour dolphin cruise, but it also includes an additional half-hour for your family to enjoy the spectacular display of Shelter Cove's fireworks - in comfort - with 'the best seat on the island', and without the hassle of crowds!
Prices range from $40 to $50
Available: mid-June - mid-August
Go here to book online
Kayaking- Fireworks Paddle
Every Tuesday during the summer we have a special tour that departs early evening from Shelter Cove Marina. You will enjoy our fun and informative 2-hour Guided Kayak Nature Tour. Then everybody will park in the marsh with the best seats in the house for the Shelter Cove Harborfest fireworks!
Adults are $40, and Children 12 and younger are $20.
Available: June - August
Go here to book online
A word from our guests:
I am one of those kids now turned adults that used to see your shows every year at the shelter cove pavilion. I was able to take my son to see you last year and what an amazing feeling. I sat int he same seat where my grandfather and I used to sit. Thank you so much for all the memories you helped my family create for me and thanks in advance for the future memories you will help me make for my son and daughter. See you in a couple of weeks. -Ray 4/14/2011
I am the father of two girls and we have been vacationing at Hilton Head every year for the last 13 years. We have seen your show (usually multiple times) every year and I want to thank you for what you do. I commented to my wife and kids (now 22 and 26) that it is incredible to me that you must have done 1,500-2,000 shows over the years and each show seems like the first one you have ever done. You are amazingly upbeat and devoted to putting on a great show. -Tom 7/16/2008
If I could be in your audience again this week I would raise my hand when requests were taken and say "Diamond Dreams." Your performance was reverberating in that I need to return again before years end to hear the magic. -Henry and Patricia 7/17/2008