About

The Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival is a family friendly, week-long culinary and cultural tourism event, local seafood, special events, celebrity guest chefs and master culinary classes, live music and more. 

The annual Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest hosted by the David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation and presented by Publix helps raise money for the Island Recreation Scholarship Fund, Gullah Institute, Port Royal Sound Foundation, Coastal Discovery Museum and the Medical University of South Carolina. The David M. Carmines Memorial Foundation was established by the Carmines family, owners of Hudson's Seafood House on the Docks, in memory of their son, and the seafood festival is the organization's main fundraiser.


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