If you live in an apartment in Ridgeland, SC then you know that Hilton Head is in the thick of its annual seafood fest.
The eighth annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest began with a kickoff fish fry and oyster roast on Sunday at Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks.
The festival, hosted by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation, continues through March 7 at various locations. It benefits the MD Anderson Cancer Research Center, Island Recreation Scholarship Fund and American Cancer Society.
The foundation was established by the Carmines family, owners of Hudson's Seafood House, in memory of their son, and the festival is the organization's main fundraiser.
Schedule of remaining events:
- Lowcountry Seafood Experience on the Water, 10 a.m. and 2 a.m. Monday-Friday, Hudson’s Seafood House on the Docks
- Michael Anthony’s Wine Dinner Featuring Shell Ring Oysters, 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Michael Anthony’s
- A Fisherman’s Guide to Seafood in our Lowcountry Restaurants, 3-4 p.m. Friday, Coastal Discovery Museum
- Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 7, Shelter Cove Community Park
The Seafood Fest ends on Saturday with a daytime extravaganza at Shelter Cove Community Park. Taylor says highlights include live music, food booths and crab races. The admission fee is $6. For more information on the party, or other events, visit hiltonheadseafoodfestival.com.