Issuance of Town's First Building Permit Early Coligny Beach Park - Town's 1st Beach Park Mayors and Town Council Celebrate the Town's Land Acquisition Program - 1000 acres Construction of the Island Recreation Center Ribbon Cutting at New Town Hall with Mayors Town's 1st Anniversary Celebration with Town Council

Celebrate Hilton Head Island

360th Sighting | 40th Anniversary

It is 2023 and Hilton Head Island celebrated the 40th Anniversary of the Town's incorporation and the 360th Anniversary of the sighting of Hilton Head Island by Captain William Hilton!

Community Picnic Sign

Event Photos

View photos from our many events celebrating Hilton Head Island.

Charles Fraser in car waving at St Patrick's Day Parade

Photo Scrapbook

View our online photo scrapbook of Hilton Head Island through the years.

Ribbon cutting ceremony in front of Trolley

Your Memories

View memories submitted that celebrate the Island's unique history and culture.

Celebration Events

We celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Town's incorporation and the 360th anniversary of the Island's sighting with a menu of events held between August 26 and September 17, 2023.

Nightime Concert at Lowcountry Celebration Park
Community Concert

September 16, 2023

Get Involved

Help us celebrate our Town's unique stories by sharing your memories, photos, and creating special events. We want to honor all the great things that make Hilton Head Island such a special place.

Juneteenth Celebration in front of Praise House at Historic Mictchelville Freedom Park

Share a Memory

We're looking for nominations to honor an event, individual, organization, or other community memories - one for each of our Town's 40 years. Help us remember the moments that have shaped our Island and its incredible history and people.

Kids at ISCA Rising Star Ceremony

Share Your Photos

Be a part of the Town's timeless historical photo archive now! Submit photos from your family albums or historical pictures from the past 40 years to include. Use this chance to encapsulate our Island's past by the very people who call it home.