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Palmetto Dunes Resort Special Events in October & November

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Spend your fall nights listening to live music at our seasonal Music & Taste event

crowd watches live music under the statue lights at sunset at Shelter Cove

Live music with a view! Music & Taste is located right on the water at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina. The last three shows of the fall season will be Thursday October 6, 13, and 20 from 6 – 9 p.m. The event is free, but we ask that you bring a canned donation for The Deep Well Project. Get ready, because these talented Hilton Head bands will make you want to stand up out of your seat and dance! 

Fall 2022 October Schedule (weather permitting): 

  • Oct. 6: Deas Guyz

  • Oct. 13: Stee & the Ear Candy Band

  • Oct. 20: Target featuring the Headliner Horns 

Please note: No coolers or outside beverages are allowed. Two featured Shelter Cove Harbour restaurants will be set up around Neptune and will offer a variety of specially-priced light appetizers wine, beer and cocktails. (Cash only)

Come cheer on pickleball competitors at the APP Sunmed Pickleball Hilton Head Open

yellow balloons around the Palmetto Dunes APP Pickleball welcome sign on pickleball courts fence
two pickleball players actively competing with spectators surrounding them

One of pickleball’s biggest events of the year, The APP Hilton Head Open is from October 26 – 30 at Palmetto Dunes Pickleball Center and is a great way to watch some high level pickleball in action. This is a ‘Golden Ticket’ qualifier for amateurs and pros with a $65,000 prize for the winners. All gold medal winners will have pre-registration for the 2023 USA Pickleball Nationals in Indian Wells, California. Registration is sold out, but you can still come watch! During this tournament, there will be no pickleball courts available for leisure play. For more information and schedule of events, please visit

Pick up some new wheels at Hilton Head Outfitters annual bike sale

lines of red bikes in the hilton head outfitters parking lot

In need of outdoor gear? Our annual Hilton Head Outfitters warehouse sale, inside Palmetto Dunes Resort, will be held one day only on Saturday October 22, from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. while supplies last. Hundreds of items will be on sale including: adult bikes, kid’s bikes, bike equipment, kayaks, surfboards and more! First come, first served. All sales final. No early shopping. Call 866-380-1783 for more information and questions.  

Experience a night of fine wines or an afternoon of learning a new recipe at Alexander’s November events

wine dinner table setting with wine glasses and drinking glasses on white tablecloths with large windows at Alexander's
crowd watches chef presentation at Alexander's cooking demonstration

Spend your evening at Alexander’s Restaurant & Wine Bar to experience their popular monthly Wine Dinner event as our culinary staff will deliver a prix-fixe meal, each course paired with a different glass from MASI Agricola. This will take place on Thursday, November 17, priced at $130 per person. Reservations required, please call 855-511-0999 or learn more and reserve your spot here. 

Alexander’s Cooking Demonstration in October is sold out, but you can still enjoy Thanksgiving recipe ideas at our next Cooking Demo with availability. On November 13, from 2 – 3 p.m. gather round the table for Brining and Smoking Turkey & Curried Sweet Potatoes led by our culinary team. Demonstrations are $25 per person and includes a glass of sparkling wine and culinary gift to take home! You can learn more and reserve your spot online.

Palmetto Dunes is serving up all the options for your delicious Thanksgiving meal

sliced turkey breast with gravy and cranberry sauce with fire in the background
sliced turkey breast with gravy and sides at Big Jim's thanksgiving to go event

We’re all family at Palmetto Dunes — enjoy a Thanksgiving buffet at Centre Court, a turkey dinner fireside at Alexander’s, or a Big Jim’s Thanksgiving To-Go menu if you feel like staying in for the holidays. To view the full Thanksgiving schedule at Palmetto Dunes on November 24 and details, visit

Gather your family for a festive photo with Santa at the Harbour on Hilton Head Island

santa waving at Shelter Cove Marina with elf in the background

Get your Christmas card photo moment with Santa as he makes an appearance Friday, November 25 on Hilton Head Island. Santa will arrive at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina’s Neptune Statue via firetruck at 12 noon. Children can share their Christmas wish list and snap a photo with Santa, who will be available at the Neptune Statue until 2:30 p.m. Enjoy holiday music and train rides around the marina from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public, but please bring a new unwrapped toy or canned item for The Deep Well Project. For more information, visit

We hope to see you at our upcoming events this fall season and to stay up to date with all Palmetto Dunes happenings, check out our Events Calendar online.

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