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Experience Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina Fireworks and Harbourfest on Hilton Head Island

Updated: Jun 6

fireworks explode in the night sky over the marina with reflections on the water and marina lights

HarbourFest returns for its 35th 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 2024.

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.

fireworks light up the sky over the marina and boats

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.

kids sliding down the Toy Story blow up jump castle

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.

spectators watch the fireworks over the marina

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 2024 HarbourFest Fireworks Shows at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina:

*Reminder to all attendees: No outside food or drink permitted.

Entertainment & fireworks schedule:

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 25 & 26, Mondays – Thursdays from May 27 – June 7, Thursday, July 4th, and Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays from June 10 through August 21 (plus Labor Day weekend: August 31 & September 1\), 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.

Parrot Palooza

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 27 through Sept. 1 — as well as Labor Day weekend, August 31 & September 1.

  • Shannon Tanner family show: Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26), May 27 – June 7 (Mon - Thurs), plus June 10 – August 21 (Mon, Tues, Wed) – two shows at 6:30 p.m. & 8:00 p.m.

  • Parrot Palooza with Shannon Tanner & the Oyster Reefers: Thursdays, June 13 – August 22 – (June 13, 20 & 27; July 4, 11, 18 & 25; August 1, 8, 15 & 22) plus Labor Day weekend (Saturday, August 1 & Sunday, September 1) – Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

  • Cappy the Clown: Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 25 & Sunday, May 26), May 27 – Sept. 1 (Monday-Friday) and Labor Day weekend (Saturday, August 31 & Sunday, Sept. 1) – 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.

To view the full schedule of summer entertainment and fireworks, please visit 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!

young girl on her dads shoulders amongst the crowd watching fireworks in the sky


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