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Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort Announces HarbourFest 2008 Kickoff

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (May 5, 2008) Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort is pleased to announce the kickoff of HarbourFest 2008 at Shelter Cove Harbour on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The festival, one of Hilton Head Island's most popular and celebrated events for more than two decades, officially begins on Monday, June 2, offering amazing live entertainment, seven nights a week, all summer long.

This exciting summertime 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. The waterfront also offers the perfect place to watch the sunset on Hilton Head Island, adding to the festival's ambiance.

"HarbourFest serves as a signature summer event on Hilton Head Island," said Karen Kozemchak, director of marketing at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort. "We're excited to once again welcome so many visitors to Shelter Cove for shopping, dining and fun summertime entertainment."

One of the perennial highlights of HarbourFest is live performances by local legend Shannon Tanner, who delights audiences of all ages with his singing, songwriting and guitar playing. Tanner, a true Lowcountry favorite, will perform two shows nightly, Monday through Friday, at 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

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 on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays; Tommy Sims on Saturdays; and Kirk O'Leary on Sundays. All performances take place from 5 to 9 p.m.

Scott's Fish Market will feature Gary Pratt on Mondays and Tuesdays, Reid Richmond Wednesday through Friday, and Jon Bruner on Saturday and Sunday. 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.

From June 3 to August 26, Shelter Cove Harbour will offer 14 evenings of fireworks throughout the summer, making Tuesday evenings on the Island special. Don't miss an unforgettable Fourth of July fireworks display over the harbor, which stands apart as one of the biggest and best fireworks shows in the region.

As always, all HarbourFest events are free and open to the public. Come experience and enjoy one of Hilton Head Island's best summertime traditions. For more information, please call 843.785.9087 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 843-785-1138 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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