This truly is the best time of year in Bluffton. I guess we can name it “Bluffton’s Event Season.” The change in temperature along with fall upon us truly sets the tone for all that is happening. I hope you can be part of many, if not all, of these special events.
While we recently ended a weeklong event, Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival, there is so much to do from now until the end of the year. Get a preview of each below:
Municipal Elections: Tuesday, November 7, 2023. To vote, you must be registered and live within the town limits of Bluffton.
Town Holiday Toy Drive: Children’s gifts are collected at Bluffton Police Department, 101 Progressive Street, Bluffton (located within Buckwalter Place Shopping Center). Bluffton officers deliver toys to Bluffton Self Help in early December.
Shop with a Cop: Bluffton officers who work in schools select one or two children from each Bluffton school and take them holiday shopping. These children are from families who may be experiencing financial challenges. While this is not a public event, if you or your organization want to donate gift cards or make other donations, please contact the Bluffton Police Department. The Bluffton Police Departments accepts charitable donations through the Community Foundation of the Lowcountry via its Bluffton Police Department Benevolence Fund.
Bluffton Tree Lighting, Santa’s Workshop, Movie, Elf: Friday, December 1, Martin Family Park, 5:30 p.m. The movie begins at 6:30 p.m. This is another fantastic family event, and a great time to walk the old town and enjoy the lighting and a movie.
Bluffton Christmas Parade Application Deadline: Parade entry applications are due November 10. Applications are located on town’s website, townofbluffton.sc.gov. Search for “Christmas Parade Application.”
Bluffton Christmas Parade: Bluffton’s fifty-second annual parade begins at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 2, in the Historic District—a can’t miss event. There is no other parade quite like ours, so come early and set up your chairs along the route, which runs from Bluffton Town Hall on Bridge Street, all the way to May River Road and on Pin Oak to Oscar Frazier Park.
Hanukkah Celebration/Menorah Lighting Ceremony (New!): This event takes place Saturday, December 9 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. It is hosted by Congregation Beth Yam with support from the Town of Bluffton.
Swearing in of new mayor and town council members & January Town Council meeting: Tuesday, January 9, 2024.