62nd Annual Beaufort Water Festival Schedule

 

62nd Annual Beaufort Water Festival Schedule of Events

 

For over 60 fun-filled years the Beaufort Water Festival has been celebrating local traditions of water, sports, and entertainment.  With a new theme every year, the 10 day festival takes place in mid-July at downtown Beaufort’s Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.  Amazing shows, dances, concerts, raft races, sporting and many other events take place at The Beaufort Water Festival with over 400 dedicated volunteers coming together to bring the events to approximately 60,000 attendees who converge on Beaufort from all over the southeast and the rest of the U.S.
For up to date news and information, please visit the Official Beaufort Water Festival website here.

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Friday, July 14th, 62nd Beaufort Water Festival Opens

 

Festival Arts & Craft Market open from 12pm to 7pmwaterfestivalfireworksnew
at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

Opening Ceremony
Gates open at 6pm with the Ceremony starting at 7pm
Enjoy entertainment by The Parris Island Marine Band with the annual fireworks show at dusk
There is a free Shuttle Service from Beaufort County Government Center into downtown.
For more info, visit the Official Beaufort Water Festival website.

 

Saturday, July 15th

 

Festival Arts & Craft Market open from 9am to 7pm
at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

Raft Races
830am to 12pm along the sea wall at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Parkwaterfestivalconcertlive

Bocce Tournament
9am at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

Badminton Tournament
9am at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

Children’s Toad Fishing Tournament
10am to Noon at the Seawall at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Ages 12 and under only • Bring your own fishing gear • Bait provided
Free Event

Sponsors Expo
10am to 2pm at the pavilion at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Free Event

Shrimp Boat Tours with Sea Eagle Market
Noon to 4pm along the seawall at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Parkskishow3
Free Event

Ski Show
1pm to 3:30pm in the Beaufort River at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Free Event

Concert in the Park
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Gates open at 7pm, concert starts at 8pm
Headline: Aaron Lewis
1st Opening : Steel Rail Express
2nd Opening: Jordan Rager
$30 admission, Children age 5 and under free. No strollers, coolers, outside food or beverage or professional photography is permitted.
Free Shuttle service from the Beaufort County Government Center
For more info, visit the Official Beaufort Water Festival website.

 

Sunday, July 16th

 

Festival Arts & Craft Market open from 9am to 5pmchildrensday
at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

River Rally
9am to 3pm in local waters
For more info and to obtain cards, visit the Official Beaufort Water Festival website

Children’s Day
A free day featuring games, activities, shows, bounce houses, prizes and more.
11am to 3pm at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park • Free Event
For more info, visit the Official Beaufort Water Festival website.

Shrimp Boat Tours with Sea Eagle Market
Noon to 4pm along the seawall at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Free Event

Teen Dance
Entertainment by DJ Donna
6pm to 9pm at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Gates open 6:00 pm-8:00 pm No Entry after 8:00 pm and no re-entry allowed.
Ages 13-17 only, ID Required
$10 admission
No outside food or beverage or coolers permitted
For more info, visit the Official Beaufort Water Festival website

 

Monday, July 17th

 

Festival Arts & Craft Market open from 10am to 7pmmotownmonday55
at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

Motown Monday
Live entertainment by Deas Guyz
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Gates open 7pm, concert starts at 8pm
$15 admission • Children 5 & under Free.
Outside food or beverages or coolers are not permitted
Free Shuttle Service from the Beaufort County Government Center
For more info, visit the Official Beaufort Water Festival website.

 

Tuesday, July 18th

 

Festival Arts & Craft Market open from 10am to 7pmwfcon
at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

Hometown Tuesday
Live entertainment by Bootless
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Gates open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
Outside food or beverages, or coolers are not permitted
Free Event
For more info, visit the Official Beaufort Water Festival website.

 

Wednesday, July 19th

 

Festival Arts & Craft Market open from 12pm to 7pmwfta
at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

Talent Show
Hosted by the Preceptor Omega Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Gates open at 6pm, talent show starts at 7pm
$10 admission or free admission if you’re wearing the official 62nd Annual Water Festival t-shirt • Children 5 & under Free
Outside food, beverages or coolers prohibited
For more info, visit the Official Beaufort Water Festival website.

 

Thursday, July 20th

 

Festival Arts & Craft Market open from 10am to 7pmlowcountrysupper1
at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

Lowcountry Supper
Enjoy a dinner of Frogmore Stew, watermelon and more at Henry C. Chambers
Waterfront Park. Gates open at 6pm, supper is served from 6pm to 7:30pm
Opening Entertainment by Eric Daubert featuring The Whistlers
Main Concert by Broke Locals
$15 admission • Children 5 & under Free
Outside food, beverages or coolers prohibited
For more info, visit the Official Beaufort Water Festival website

 

Friday, July 21st

 

Festival Arts & Craft Market open from 10am to 7pmwfbr2cover
at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

Bed Race
Races are on Bay Street, starting at the Corner of Bay & Harrington Streets
4:30pm check in / 5pm start time
Free Event

River Dance
Live music featuring The Band Punch
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Gates open at 7pm, show starts at 8pm
Must be 18 or older with valid ID to attend. $15 admission
Outside food, beverages, coolers and strollers prohibited.
Free Shuttle service from Beaufort County Government Center
For more info, visit the Official Beaufort Water Festival website

 

Saturday, July 22nd

 

Festival Arts & Craft Market open from 9am to 7pmwfparade
at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront

Water Festival Grand Parade
Organized by The Beaufort Lions Club
The annual Water Festival parade through downtown Beaufort from 10am to Noon
Free Event
For more info, visit the Official Beaufort Water Festival website

Non Profit Expo
Come and see what Beaufort’s non-profit organizations have to offer.
Noon to 4pm at the pavilion at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Free Event

Air Show
1pm to 4pm at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Note: The Beaufort River will be closed during this time
Free Event

Commodore’s Ball
Live entertainment by the The New Royals
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
Gates open at 7pm, concert starts at 8pm
$10 admission • Children 5 & under Free
Outside food, beverages or coolers prohibited.
For more info, visit the Official Beaufort Water Festival website

 

Sunday, July 23rd

 

Festival Arts & Craft Market open from 9am to 3pmblessingoffleet
at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront

Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats
Noon to 2pm • Boats are in the Beaufort River and attendees join
at the seawall at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.
Free Event • Free Registration
For more info, visit the Official Beaufort Water Festival website

Festival ends at 3pm on Sunday July 23rd

 

Happy Water Festival!

 

 

 

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