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Celebrate July 4th at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina!

The Fourth of July is the holiday of summer and we can’t think of a better place to spend it than at Palmetto Dunes and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. There will be special events happening all day long, ending with the biggest display of fireworks on Hilton Head Island at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina!

Before you “ooh and ahh” at our spectacular Fourth of July fireworks display, head to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina for music and entertainment by Shannon Tanner, our beloved entertainer and musician from HarbourFest at Shelter Cove.

Tanner will host two special patriotic performances at 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. on July 4th, so get your dancing shoes on and your singing voice ready! Other family entertainment will be provided by Cappy the Clown from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., with face painting, hair braiding, balloon animals, glitter tattoos, sand art, and a variety of interactive games and activities, such as:

  • Bouncy houses

  • Kids train

  • Steel the Drum – Melvin Dean

  • Nightly entertainment at restaurants

  • Additional vendors set-up: Frosty’s Italian Ice, Dunes Real Estate, Treasure Island, Tropical Island Slimes, Amos Hummell, Luke Shades Eyewear, Nomadic Artifacts, B-Free Designs of the Bird's Nest and Palmetto Dunes Resort Golf & Activities Tent

To further celebrate Independence Day, American flags will be distributed at 6:00 p.m. to the first 1,500 people who arrive by the pavilion at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina.

Take the time to stroll around Hilton Head’s largest—and in our opinion most beautiful—marina to visit our shops and boutiques while waiting for the fun to begin. Pick one of the seven waterfront restaurants at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina and make the most of your Fourth of July holiday by dining in style. Many of our restaurants offer outdoor patios, live music and water views.

Our Independence Day celebration is so popular that parking can fill up quickly at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina. Two additional parking lots along Highway 278 will be made available nearby on July 4th. Leave your car in one of these secure parking lots and hop the free shuttle, which runs from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., over to Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina and back.

View our Fourth of July Parking Map here.

If you’re staying with us at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort, an even better way to get to the fireworks is to walk or ride your Hilton Head Outfitters bike. Take the pedestrian access that runs underneath Highway 278 for safety and to avoid traffic. The free Dunes Buggy shuttle will also be running between the resort and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina for guests of the resort on July 4th from 5:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

This year’s Fourth of July fireworks will start at dusk. For show updates, visit the Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ShelterCoveHarbourMarina/ or https://www.sheltercoveharbourfest.com/.

See you there! Happy Fourth of July from all of us at Palmetto Dunes Oceanfront Resort and Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina.

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Sunday - Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

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Phone: (866) 661-3822
Address: 1 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928
Email: ShelterCoveMarina@PalmettoDunes.com

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