- Shelter Cove
Experience Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina Fireworks and Harbourfest on Hilton Head Island
HarbourFest returns for its 34th year to Hilton Head Island’s Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina with 12 memorable fireworks shows. The most popular multi-week festival runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend.
This summer, Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina on Hilton Head Island, SC further bolsters its reputation as the place to be for Hilton Head Island’s best fireworks featuring 12 weeks of shows in 2023.
HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina is a three-decade-long-and-running tradition and Hilton Head’s most popular multi-week summer festival. Named a “Top 20 Event” by the Southeastern Tourism Society and a “Best of Southern Fests” by The South Magazine, generations of families plan their vacations around HarbourFest, which is now in its 34th year, with entertainment that includes shows from island icon Shannon Tanner and children’s activities with Cappy the Clown.
Amazing Hilton Head fireworks serve as HarbourFest’s grand centerpiece. This year, 12 firework shows will be held on Tuesday nights from June 6th until August 22nd, beginning when the sky is dark, including Hilton Head’s largest fireworks display on Tuesday, July 4th.
On fireworks nights, kids can also enjoy bounce houses and train rides around the marina promenade. We appreciate the continued generous support from the Town of Hilton Head Island and our sponsors.
This is Shelter Cove’s eighth year working with pyrotechnics master Brent Fisher and his expert crew from Falcon Fireworks, who consistently deliver memorable shows for all in attendance.
Dates for the 2023 HarbourFest Fireworks Shows at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina:
Tuesdays; June 6, 13, 20 & 27
Tuesdays; July 4, 11, 18 & 25
Tuesdays; August 1, 8, 15 & 22
*Reminder to all attendees: No outside food or drink permitted.
Entertainment & fireworks schedule: ShelterCoveHarbourFest.com
Show updates: @ShelterCoveHarbourMarina Facebook Page, #ShelterCoveHarbourFest #HarbourFest
Shannon Tanner and Cappy the Clown will also entertain fun-loving crowds with music and family fun. Shannon Tanner includes two family shows at 6:30 and 8:00 p.m. on Memorial Day weekend: May 27 & 28 as well as Mondays – Wednesdays from May 29 – August 23. On Thursdays from June 15 through August 24 (plus Labor Day weekend: Sept. 2 & 3), Tanner shifts into Caribbean sunset celebration mode for Parrot Palooza, a fun, family friendly, island-inspired show with his Jimmy Buffett tribute band, Shannon Tanner & The Oyster Reefers.
In addition, fellow Lowcountry legend Cappy the Clown returns for another year of entertaining children with face painting, balloon animals, sand art, glitter tattoos and more. Cappy is set up at the Harbour from 6-9 p.m. Memorial Day weekend followed by Monday through Friday May 29 through Sept. 1 — as well as Labor Day weekend, Sept. 2-3.
Shannon Tanner family show: Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28) plus May 29 – Aug 23 (Mon, Tues, Wed) – two shows at 6:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.
Parrot Palooza with Shannon Tanner & the Oyster Reefers: Thursdays, June 15 – August 24 – (June 15, 22 & 29; July 6, 13, 20 & 27; August 3, 10, 17 & 24) plus Labor Day weekend (Saturday, September 2 & Sunday, September 3) – Show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Cappy the Clown: Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 27 & Sunday, May 28), May 29 – Sept. 1 (Monday-Friday) and Labor Day weekend (Saturday, Sept. 2 & Sunday, Sept. 3) – 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
To view the full schedule of summer entertainment and fireworks, please visit www.sheltercoveharbourfest.com. For show updates, please visit our Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina Facebook Page or sign up for mobile alerts by texting PD to 833-428-2890. By participating, you consent to receive SMS/MMS promotional messages. No purchase required. Message & data rates may apply. Reply HELP for help, STOP to end.
We look forward to seeing everyone having another great summer on Hilton Head Island!