After properly cooking a lobster, its once-brown exoskeleton turns bright red, letting chefs know that it's both ready to serve and profoundly embarrassed for showing up without pants. Make a meal of deliciously mortified seafood with today's Groupon: for $5, you get two tickets to the Hilton Head Seafood Festival on Hilton Head Island, Saturday, April 30, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (a $10 value). Kids 12 and under are admitted for free. Two Groupon customers will be selected at random to receive an all-you-can-eat pass.
The Hilton Head Seafood Festival entertains guests' tongues with cuisine from 12 island restaurants, including the Black Marlin, The Crazy Crab, and L'Woods, and non-taste senses with live entertainment. Deviled crabs ($5), mini shrimp po' boys ($3), and blackened grouper fingers ($5) pair well with truffle-parmesan fries ($2) or gelato ($5), and barbecue shrimp dances onto plates to the rhythm of live music ($5).
After stuffing a backup full of seafood, head to the crab race pit to watch competitive crustaceans battle each other for the right to eat a mutton leg or an Iron Chef –style showdown, where crafty cooks have a set of mystery ingredients, including two local seafood ingredients, and one hour to create culinary works of art. There will also be a silent auction and a farmers market, benefitting the American Cancer Society, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, and the Island Recreation Scholarship fund.
Hilton Head Island
39 Shelter Cove Ln.
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928Get Directions