February 1 – 28
Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration
The Hilton Head Island Gullah Celebration showcases the rich cultural heritage of the Gullah people and their history on Hilton Head Island. Throughout the month of February, experience food and music, learn history and journey through the Gullah culture via the visual arts. Details.
Saturdays, February 6, 13, 20 and 27
Chess for Kids
The St. Helena Branch of the Beaufort County Library invites children ages 6 and older to learn to play chess or further their skills. Details.
Saturday, February 6
5K/10K Run/Walk and Chili Cook-Off
Come run or walk a USATF-certified 5K or 10K course at beautiful Coosaw Point, and enjoy a great after-party complete with a chili cook-off. A portion of the event's proceeds will benefit Operation Backpack in Beaufort County. Details.
Wednesday, February 10 – Sunday, February 14
Beaufort International Film Festival
The Beaufort Regional Film Commission and the Beaufort Film Society are hosting the Tenth Annual Beaufort International Film Festival. Enjoy five days of international and local short films, feature films, animation, educational forums, guest speakers and parties.
Saturday, February 13
2016 Hilton Head Island Marathon, Half Marathon & 5K
The Hilton Head Island Marathon & Half Marathon features a scenic, certified route that takes participants through two parks and over the Broad Creek on a fast, flat course. Trying to make it to the Boston Marathon this year? The Hilton Head Marathon is a Boston qualifier course. Details.
Race 4 Love
CODA’s fourth annual Race4Love, a family-friendly 5K walk/run will be held Saturday, February 13, on Cat Island. Prize will be awarded to the best Valentine’s Day-themed costume. Register online in advance or at the event. Race details and registration.
Friday, February 26
Start your weekend with a little happy, baby! Head over to the Bluffton Branch of the Beaufort County Library on Friday at 10 a.m. for a morning yoga session that’ll put a little Zen in your weekend. Please bring your own yoga mat. Details.
7th Annual Bands Brews & BBQ Festival – Wing Throw Down
This annual fundraiser for Friends of Caroline Hospice kicks off with Friday night’s Wing Throw Down from 6 – 9 p.m. Cookers will prepare wings for public sampling and judging. Enjoy wings with friends, as well as live music by The Cluster Shucks. Details.
Saturday, February 27
7th Annual Bands Brews & BBQ Festival – BBQ Competition
This isn’t your average backyard barbecue. This South Carolina Barbecue Association-sanctioned event pits 30 teams against one another for a chance to be the Grand Champion and compete at the World Food Competition in Las Vegas this fall. Come sample the finest freshly cooked wings, butts and ribs around from noon – 4 p.m. Live music by Cranford Hollow. Details.