Although Summer is over and fall is in full swing, there is still plenty of fun to be had here in Hilton Head. The weather is perfect for a family bike ride, and the calendar is filled with a variety of Hilton Head fall festivals coming up!

Rock N Ribs Music and BBQ Fest

As the temperature drops on Hilton Head Island, the BBQ season soars with the accompaniment of the stimulating pluck of rock ‘n roll guitars. From October 19-22, 2023, this scenic island will host the much-awaited Rock N Ribs BBQ event. It is a four-day celebration that promises to be a feast for your appetite and ears!

This year, the event is anticipated to be bigger and better than ever, bringing world-renowned pitmasters, live music, comedy performances, and more for a heartfelt cause. Rock N Ribs 2023 is an event you don’t want to miss.

Rhythm & Brews

The Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival proudly presents Rhythm & Brews! Starting at 2 p.m. on October 28th at Lowcountry Celebration Park, you can enjoy delicious drinks, dancing with live music, and extensive tasting from over 40 breweries.

There are two different ticket types available:

  • General Admission – $75 includes unlimited tastings from over 40 breweries, distillers and wine.
    • The Live headlining act is Miles Nielsen & The Rusted Hearts. The opening performance will be by Zach Stevens & Charlie Simpson.
    • Keepsake tasting glass.
    • Access to local food vendors selling plates at festival-friendly prices.
  • VIP Tickets – $150 includes all of the above perks with the bonus of:
    • An additional hour for munching and “chillin’” tunes. You will be permitted a 1 p.m. entry.
    • The VIP Pavilion is shaded.
    • Scrumptious Hors d’oeuvres to keep it light!

What better way to spend a fun afternoon than with live music and endless tastings?


The First Annual Hilton Head Island Octoberfest is finally here! At noon on October 14th, head down to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina for vendors and festivities such as :

  • Samuel Adams beer trailers
  • 20 breweries
  • Authentic German cuisine
  • Live Music by White Liquor, Cameron Tate, and more
  • Costume contest and prizes
  • Shopping at Shelter Cove Harbor & Marina

You have two different types of ticket options, so be sure to choose wisely!

  • General Admission $10
    • includes entry, a cup, & one beer ticket. (valid for the purchase of one full beer)
  • VIP Passport $50
    • includes entry, a cup, & a sample of ALL beers.

You can also buy extra beer tickets at the event.

Music and Taste on the Harbour

On select Thursday nights at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina, featured restaurants from the area set up with light appetizers, wine, beer, and cocktails at discount prices for Music and Taste on the Harbour. Come out and enjoy live music from local bands while grabbing some fantastic food from local restaurants. Seating is limited, so it is recommended to bring your own chairs. Although the event is free, they request donations of canned goods for the Deep Well Project.


Just because summer is over doesn’t mean the fun has to be thanks to these Hilton Head fall festivals. There are plenty of great events planned throughout the fall months here on Hilton Head Island. Which one will we see you at?