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Sample delicious shrimp in a variety of ways from local restaurants 

A wide selection of craft beers will be available for purchase to enjoy with your shrimp

Enjoy live music from the area's favorite American rock band

Kids will love the fun including bouncy houses, face painting and much more 



This year’s Shrimp Festival will feature an assortment of dishes, including Voodoo Shrimp with papaya vinaigrette and sweet potato haystack, Marty's Spicy Garlic Shrimp, Calibogue Shrimp Creole with Anson Mills rice grits and chicharron, Coconut Shrimp Po’boy with mango, apricot sauce, jicama slaw and cilantro on a Hawaiian roll, and many more.

Your festival ticket includes samplings of shrimp prepared in a variety of ways from these fine restaurants.




The second annual Hilton Head Island Shrimp Festival will be held Friday, September 20 and Saturday, September 21 on the lawn adjacent to the Liberty Oak in Harbour Town.

Craft Beer Night- $35

Lowcountry Boil and Barbecue

Friday, September 20, 5-8pm

Enjoy samples from over 12 local and regional breweries and live music by Jordan Ross and Chip Larkby.

Must be 21 years and older.

Shrimp Festival - $35

Saturday, September 21, 2-5pm

Children 8 and younger are free

Enjoy an assortment of shrimp dishes from nearly 20 participating local and regional restaurants; craft beer and wine; live music by rock band Cranford Hollow; and a fun zone for children, including face painting and bouncy houses.

Two-Day Tickets - $65


Admission for Friday’s Craft Brew Fest is $35; admission for Saturday’s Shrimp Fest is $35; a two-day ticket is available for $65. Tickets can be purchased online or at the door. Children ages 8 and younger are free on Saturday. A portion of the event’s proceeds will go to the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island.


Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets are available on our website for purchase. Please note that tickets are limited and may sell out.

Can I buy tickets at the door?

Tickets can be purchased at the door the day of the event, if they are available. We suggest purchasing tickets online in advance to guarantee admission.

What is the weather policy?

This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are non-refundable.

Where can I park?

All attendees are encouraged to park in Trolley Lot 2. Kelly Tours buses will be transporting attendees to and from Harbour Town from 5 to 9 pm Friday and 1:30-7pm on Saturday. The Sea Pines gate fee will be waived for guests with an event wristband or tickets purchased in advance.

Will I have to pay the gate fee?

The Sea Pines gate fee will be waived for guests with event wristband or advance-purchased Shrimp Festival ticket.

What type of shrimp dishes will be featured?

  • Marleys Island Grille: Voodoo Shrimp with papaya vinaigrette and sweet potato haystack

  • Reilley's: Butter-sauteed local shrimp over local stone-ground white grits topped with collard greens and roasted garlic aioli, grated fontina cheese and candied kielbasa

  • FISH: The Gump - shrimp patty, sweet chili mango slaw and wasabi cilantro aioli on a Hawaiian roll

  • Local Pie: The Bubba - shrimp sausage, bechamel sauce, mozzarella, broccoli rabe, roasted red pepper, onion and chili flakes

  • Black Marlin: Shrimp and Grits - local stone-ground Parmesan grits, applewood-smoked bacon and tasso ham gravy

  • Crazy Crab Harbour Town: Marty's Spicy Garlic Shrimp

  • Old Fort Pub: Stuffed Shrimp - Lowcountry shrimp tossed in Cajun seasoning, stuffed with blue crab meat and drizzled with chipotle remoulade

  • Lucky Rooster Market Street: Coconut Shrimp Po’boy with mango, apricot sauce, jicama slaw and cilantro on a Hawaiian roll

  • Links: Island-style Curried Shrimp with julienne vegetables, white rice, crispy plantain chips and micro chervil

  • Fraser's Tavern: Smoked Shrimp with Creole rice and bloody mary aioli

  • Coast: Calibogue Shrimp Creole with Anson Mills rice grits and chicharron

  • The Quarterdeck: Shrimp N Gritters - stone-ground grits fritters filled with fresh corn, Cajun tasso ham, caramelized onion, smoked Gouda with roasted red pepper and pork belly tartar sauce

  • Old Town Dispensary: Shrimp with salsa verde

  • Fish Camp: Lowcountry Red Rice Arancini with local shrimp, green tomato trinity chow chow and chipotle pepper jam

  • Palmetto Bluff: Shrimp Toast - saffron, green apple, Meyer lemon, Espelette pepper

  • Tio's: Argentinian Chimichurri Shrimp with charred corn salsa and a white corn tortilla chip

  • Annie O's: wild caught pickled shrimp