Posted by: Sunset Rentals | March 29, 2013

It’s a Seafood Smorgasbord at Annual Hilton Head Seafood Festival April 5-6

Hilton Head seafoodWe love our seafood here in the Lowcountry of South Carolina whether it’s blue crab, shrimp or fresh fish, so it’s only natural we’d have an entire festival to celebrate it! The Hilton Head Seafood Festival will be held April 5 from 5-8 p.m. and April 6 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Shelter Cove Community Park. This annual event is sponsored by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation and raises money for the American Cancer Society.

In its sixth year, the festival takes place over two days and offers a variety of entertainment with the centerpiece being local chefs and restaurants cooking up and serving their best seafood cuisine. Participating restaurants this year include Alexander’s, Bluffton Oyster Company, The Crazy Crab, Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks, Red Fish, Street Meet and more.

There will also be an Iron-Chef style competition called Art of the Cuisine. Each chef will be presented with a “mystery basket” full of ingredients, including two local seafood ingredients. They will have one hour to create an appetizer and entrée and then will be judged on creativity, composition, taste and presentation. Participating chefs include Nick Fazio from Robert Irvine’s Eat!, Eric Seaglund from The Chart House, Anish Gopinath from Fusion and several others.

Live bands will also be performing throughout the event, including Cranford & Sons performing 5-8 p.m. April 5 and The Headliners entertain throughout the day on April 6. There are also plenty of activities to keep the kids busy with a KidsZone dedicated just to them. Kids younger than 12 are admitted free with a parent. Adults are $5/person.

Due to limited parking, you’re encouraged to ride your bike (Sunset Rentals can help with Hilton Head bike rentals!). Limited parking is available at the Arts Center of Coastal Carolina, the Mall at Shelter Cove, along Shelter Cove Lane or at the old Bank of America building.

Tell us, what ‘s your favorite local seafood staple?!

If you need help with Hilton Head accommodations during this event, please visit or call us at 800-276-8991.


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