Planes, Trains, and Automobiles: Your Guide to Concours d'Elegance

Hilton Head Island’s Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival celebrates the centuries-old love between man and machine. It offers the best of the best in the automotive, racing, dining, and luxury lifestyles. Gather together on America’s Favorite Island during the first weekend of November where over 200 cars, boats, motorcycles, and aircraft are displayed. Are you ready to experience life’s finest moments? Get ready to mark your calendars and book your stay as we tell you all of the details of this elegant weekend.

Concours d’Elegance Pre-Game

While awaiting the Festival, why not indulge in some of the pre-festivities that are available leading up to the main event? They’ll be sure to spark your taste buds as you taste the flavors of the Lowcountry and beyond. Get ready to be revved up for the weekend’s events.

Brown Water Dinner

Tuesday, Oct 29 | 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM | ​Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar

Indulge in a four-course paired dinner featuring spirits from Catoctin Creek Distilling Company and delectable dishes created by chef Clayton Rollison of Lucky Rooster Kitchen + Bar. Don’t miss a drop as chief distiller, Becky Harris, pairs a specially selected spirit and cocktail to highlight each of the four dishes to create an exquisite match.

Get your tickets here.

Vintage Auto Film Exhibition

Thursday, Oct 31 | 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM | ​Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Prepare yourself for an evening of relaxed glamour among the gorgeous classic car displays. Combining the checkered flag and the red carpet, the Vintage Auto Film Exhibition presents to you with the racing legend, Hurley Haywood, in a selection of engaging auto-centric films along with a selection of hors d’oeuvres and irresistible cocktails.

Get your tickets here.

An Evening in Emilia-Romagna

Thursday, Oct 31 | 6:30 PM | ​Michael Anthony's Cucina Italiana

Join the chefs at Micheal Anthony’s as they take you on a journey almost 5,000 miles away to Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Experience the exquisite taste of Italian cuisine and complimentary wine pairings. What could be better than fast cars, fabulous food, and fine wines?

Call 843-785-6272 for reservations.

The Main Events

Now, the moment you’ve been waiting for. The best and the brightest of the automotive and aeronautic world come together on Hilton Head Island to bring you the vehicles of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

Flights & Fancy Aeroport Gala

Friday, Nov 1 | 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM | ​Hilton Head Island Airport General Aviation

Prepare for the Hilton Head Island Airport to come to life as we welcome vintage aircrafts from across the county to be showcased beside the immaculate Concours cars. Come together under the stars and get ready for a night you’ll never forget. Dine on some of the finest food Hilton Head Island has to offer and enjoy complimentary drinks. Too excited to wait? Check out a preview of the show here.

Get your tickets here.

Car Club Showcase

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Saturday, Nov 2 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Port Royal Golf Club

Get ready to park yourself for a day filled with automobile love! Over 200 cars will grace the fairways of Port Royal Golf Club – Planter's Row Golf Course showcasing the best of the best in the automobile industry from throughout the country. With over 30 clubs participating, be prepared to be dazzled by our four-wheeled friends.

Get your tickets here.

Aero Expo

Saturday, Nov 2 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM | ​Hilton Head Island Airport General Aviation

As a complementary addition to those who have tickets to the Car Club Showcase, guests will be taken on a journey through the past, present, and future of the aviation and automobile industry. Just a short trolley ride away from the Car Club Showcase, get ready for a first-class experience through history.

Satisfy Your Thirst After Party

Satisfy your thirst after party

Saturday, Nov 2 | 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM | ​Port Royal Golf Club

The day’s awards have all been handed out, but that doesn’t mean the day is done! Join in on the after-party festivities with tastings from Signature Tito's Handmade Vodka and Elijah Craig Bourbon as well as drinks from South Carolina distilleries and breweries. Closeout the day with live music, catch a gorgeous Hilton Head Island sunset, and get ready for day three of the weekend.

Open to anyone with a ticket to the Car Club Showcase.

Autoweek’s Design Among the Stars

Saturday, Nov 2 | 6:30 PM | Harbour Town Clubhouse, The Sea Pines Resort

Take part in a unique experience as you mingle and dine with some of the world’s finest automotive designers. Gather in a quaint, Lowcountry setting with the opportunity to bid on automotive art as these designers take pen to canvas and sketch before your eyes.

Get your tickets here.

Concours d'Elegance

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Sunday, Nov 3 | 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM | Port Royal Golf Club

Join us for the featured event, where 75 judges from across North America determine the Best of Show in each class. Be wowed by the uniqueness and class of each of the 200 cars and motorcycles that attend the event. This is sure to be an event to remember.

Hilton Head Island Concours d’Elegance & Motoring Festival is more than just an event — it’s a multi-day world-class destination experience that you won’t want to miss. If you plan on joining in on the festivities, we recommend buying your tickets now. Already have tickets? Check out our other fall events happening and get ready to fall in love with Hilton Head Island (if you’re not already).

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