Mindy Lucas

HarbourFest returns with plenty of family fun, fireworks

FILE: Fireworks explode in the sky in the background behind the statue of Neptune at Shelter Cove on Hilton Head Island in this photo from the 2011 HarbourFest.
FILE: Fireworks explode in the sky in the background behind the statue of Neptune at Shelter Cove on Hilton Head Island in this photo from the 2011 HarbourFest. The Island Packet

Hilton Head’s annual HarbourFest summer long celebration kicks off this weekend with performances by family entertainer Shannon Tanner.

Tanner will perform at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Saturday May 28 and Sunday May 29, at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina and beginning Memorial Day, Tanner will play 7 and 8:30 p.m. shows Monday through Friday through Sept. 3.

Then, beginning June 16, Tanner and the Oyster Reefers will play an island-inspired live concert as part of “Parrot Palooza” a Jimmy Buffet-styled performance. Those performances take place at 7 p.m. Thursdays through Aug. 18.

Last, but certainly not least, are fireworks. Fireworks, weather permitting, will go off at 9:30 p.m. on Tuesdays June 14, 21 and 28, Monday, July 4, and Tuesdays July 12, 19 and 26; August 2, 9 and 16.

HarbourFest also will feature nightly activities for kids including Cappy the Clown, arts and crafts and other activities.

For details visit www.palmettodunes.com/shelter-cove/hilton-head-harbourfest for more information.

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