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Carving Time for Family on Hilton Head Island in October

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14 Sep 2021

A guide to Hilton Head Island in the spookiest month of the year!

There is nothing spooky about spending October on Hilton Head Island with your family. With fewer crowds, average temperatures in the mid-70s, and ocean waters still warm enough for seaside adventures, coming to Hilton Head in October is a thrilling experience you don't want to miss. Plus, with all its startling happenings, Hilton Head is the perfect destination to treat your family this month, and we bring you all the thrilling events below: 

Latin Music Festival at Shelter Cove Community Park: Oct. 10, 2021.

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The 9th Latin Music Festival brought to you by La Isla Magazine showcases the best of Latin flavor and atmosphere in the Lowcountry. Don't miss the opportunity to get your bones shaking at the rhythm of enthralling (Spellbinding? Intriguing? Mystifying?) Latin tunes and treat your senses to devilishly good Latin eats. This is the perfect way to kick off your thrilling October vacation on Hilton Head and enjoy the Hispanic heritage and influence on the island.

Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival: Oct. 16, 2021 - Oct 24, 2021.

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It’s not shocking that the annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival attracts visitors for its quirky art community and lively atmosphere every October. With a variety of exciting activities highlighting local seafood, delicious Lowcountry cuisine, rich history, culture, and art, this event allows visitors to experience Southern hospitality in Bluffton while visiting the island. 

 Jazz For All Ages 7th Annual Jazz Festival: Oct 27 - Oct 28, 2021.

Hosted by The Junior Jazz Foundation in affiliation with The Jazz Corner, this year's jazz festival brings Arturo Sandoval, with an eerily impressive collection of accolades: 10-time Grammy award-winner, Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, Emmy-award recipient, 6-time Billboard-award winner, and 2015 Hispanic Heritage-award recipient! 

As if this was not enough for a thrilling October jazz concert, the legendary Deas Guyz orchestra is also back by popular demand. Held at the Hilton Head Beach & Tennis Resort, this jazz festival is the perfect way to chill in October on Hilton Head. 

5th Annual Gullah Food Festival: Oct 30, 2021.

Hosted by the Gullah Museum of Hilton Head Island, the 5th Annual Gullah Food Festival is a full day of music and family entertainment. Vendors serve their best shrimp and grits, seafood gumbo, devil crabs, and stew chicken, among many other Gullah delicacies. This festival is a beautiful opportunity to celebrate and recognize the heritage and influence of the Gullah culture on Hilton Head Island.  

After all the fun events to attend on or near the island, we can’t be mum about Savannah and its enchanting Halloween spirit. A popular destination for ghost tours, haunted spaces, and attractions that will make you squeal with excitement, a crawl around Savannah will be a great way to treat yourself to a thrilling Halloween! 

Now, don’t let the idea of coming to Hilton Head simmer for too long. If you are not visiting the island this October, book your vacation home soon and cackle with delight with our large inventory of rentals! Reach out today to one of our Vacation Company specialists, and they’ll help you choose from our portfolio of nearly 400 exclusive Hilton Head vacation rentals. From breathtaking oceanfront estates to well-appointed golf course villas, we bring you only the best Hilton Head Island has to offer. 

Check out our vacation properties to make your plans now or call one of our reservation specialists at 1-843-686-6100.