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Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Announces Exciting HarbourFest 2009 Schedule

Fireworks, Live Music, Arts and Crafts To Serve as Highlights of This Free Summer-Long Celebration on Hilton Head Island, S.C.

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (March 9, 2009) - Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is pleased to announce the schedule for HarbourFest 2009, Hilton Head Island's most popular and celebrated summertime festival. Held nightly at Shelter Cove Harbour, HarbourFest 2009 will run from May 29 through September 6, offering amazing live entertainment, seven nights a week.

This exciting summer celebration features food, arts and crafts, nightly live entertainment and a spectacular fireworks display above Shelter Cove Harbour every Tuesday evening at dusk.

HarbourFest begins at 6 p.m. and ends at 9:45 p.m. nightly. All HarbourFest events are free and open to the public.

"HarbourFest serves as a signature summer event on Hilton Head Island," Bret Martin, vice president of operations at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. "We're excited to once again welcome generations of visitors to Shelter Cove Harbour for shopping, dining and fun summertime entertainment."

Every Tuesday night, from June 2 to August 18, Shelter Cove Harbour will a spectacular fireworks display, making Tuesday evenings on the Island particularly exciting. The fireworks start just after dark. Don't miss an unforgettable Fourth of July fireworks display over the harbor, which stands apart as the biggest and best fireworks shows in the region. The waterfront also offers the perfect place to watch the sunset, adding to the festival's ambiance.

One of the perennial highlights of HarbourFest is live performances at the outdoor amphitheater at Shelter Cove Harbour by local legend Shannon Tanner, who delights audiences of all ages with his singing, songwriting and guitar playing. Through May 31, this musical icon will perform one show nightly, Monday through Friday, atĀ 7 p.m. From JuneĀ 1 through September 4, he will offer two shows nightly, Monday through Friday, at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Shannon Tanner will also hosts parents and children on his Wonderful Wacky Wizzle Cruise, which takes place every Thursday morning through September 3. The cruise will depart from Dock C at Shelter Cove Harbour at 9 a.m. and return at 11 a.m. Tanner will treat visitors to music and magic, dolphin sightings and event give the children a chance to drive the boat. This family-friend cruise will end with a special treasure hunt in the harbor. For more info contact Captain Mark at 843-785-4558.

Guests can also enjoy live music at San Miguels and Scott's Fish Market, two popular restaurants located at Shelter Cove Harbour. San Miguels, home of the Island's best margaritas, will feature Chris Jones Mondays through Thursday, Jordan Ross on Fridays, Tommy Sims on Saturdays and Kirk O'Leary on Sundays. All performances take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Scott's Fish Market will showcase Gary Pratt on Monday and Tuesdays, Reid Richmond Wednesdays through Fridays, and Jon Bruner on Saturdays and Sundays. All performances take place from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Scott's will also offer nightly food and drink specials at their signature tropical frozen drink bar.

Come experience HarbourFest, one of Hilton Head Island's best summertime traditions. For more information, please call 800-827-3006 or 843-785-1106.

About Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort
A 2,000+ acre resort stretching from three miles of prime Atlantic Ocean beach to Shelter Cove Harbour's "sheltered" inlet adjoining the Intracoastal Waterway on Hilton Head Island, S.C., Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is consistently recognized among the world's finest resorts. The resort features three world-class golf courses, an award-winning tennis center, plus an 11 mile inland salt-water lagoon system for kayaking and fishing. The resort also features a popular marina and Outfitters bike and adventure shop, along with one of the best beaches on the Eastern seaboard. Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, one of the finest ports of call on the East Coast, is the largest deep-water marina on Hilton Head Island. Shelter Cove features an impressive line-up of unique apparel and gift shops, restaurants and art galleries in a one-of a kind Mediterranean setting. In addition, Shelter Cove is home to a full variety of charters, nature cruises, dolphin tours, sport crabbing and fishing. Shelter Cove is located mid-island on the western side of Hwy. 278 at the entrance to Palmetto Dunes Resort. For information about activities or reservations, please call 800-827-3006 or visit www.palmettodunes.com online.

About Greenwood Communities and Resorts
A recognized leader in the design, management and operation of fine resorts and communities across the Southeast, Greenwood Communities and Resorts excels at creating gracious, contemporary living environments that enrich the lives of owners and guests. Based in Greenwood, S.C., Greenwood Communities and Resorts proudly celebrates 30 years of developing properties which offer truly unique lifestyle opportunities. Each Greenwood property has been strategically designed to maximize the area's natural beauty while steadfastly incorporating the principles of intelligent, sustainable land planning. From the rural charm of Liberty Hill Farms in Camden, S.C. to the luxury beachfront resort setting at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort on Hilton Head Island, Greenwood's properties are as unique as the residents who enjoy them. For more information, please call 843-785-1106 or visit www.greenwoodcr.com online.

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