10 awesome things you must do around Hilton Head and Bluffton this May

The Island Packet
By Mandy Matney
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Between Cinco De Mayo, Mayfest and Memorial Day, May is a month of celebration here in the Lowcountry.

The weather is beautiful. The island isn’t jam packed with tourists quite yet. It’s the last month of school before summer. There are a million reasons to celebrate May.

Here is a starter list of awesome events, festivals and things to do this month.

Celebrate Cinco De Mayo!

Also known as Cinco De Drinko, the Hilton Head Island area has plenty of awesome events for you to get your taco and tequila fix on this weekend. Here's a handy guide.

Check out some of the sweetest boats on the coast at The Hilton Head Island Boat Show 

The 13th Annual Boat Show will feature more than 60 boats and dozens of vendors from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 6 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 7 in Windmill Harbour on Hilton Head Island.

Try an awesome outdoor workout

May is the perfect time of the year to bust out of your workout routine in the great outdoors. Try one of these 6 awesome workouts to get your fitness fix on.

Eat, drink, and be merry at the Beer Bacon and Music Festival 

Top restaurants, great breweries and awesome bands all in Shelter Cove Community Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 6.

Celebrate the best of May at the 39th Annual Bluffton Village Festival 

The 39th Annnual Bluffton Village Festival — aka Mayfest — is a street fair full of arts and crafts, life music, vendors and fun 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 13 in downtown Bluffton. Don't miss the Ugly Dog Contest!

See an awesome live and local concert

Spring Music & Taste on the Harbour May 4, 11, and 18
Songwriters Showdown at The Roasting Room May 25
Pretty Darn Album Release Party, Summer Saturdays Concert Series May 5
Silicone Sister Live at The Boo May 27

Get artsy at the Hilton Head Island Art Festival 

More than 100 artists will showcase their work at Shelter Cove Harbour and Marina from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 27-28.