The 60th Beaufort Water Festival Is Gearing Up!
The Beaufort Water Festival is in its 60th year this July! If you’ve been in the Hilton Head Island area before during the month of July and not heard of it, you must have been running in the wrong circles, my friend! This is local summer celebration at its height. It’s 10 days and hot summer nights filled with events on the water, by the water, on stage and in the streets of the historic waterfront district of Beaufort.
Here is the basic daily rundown during the Beaufort Water Festival this year:
Friday, July 17: Opening Ceremony featuring the Parris Island Marine Band and fireworks at dusk
Saturday, July 18: Raft Race, Bocce Tournament, Badminton Tournament, Croquet Tournament, Children’s Toad Fishing Tournament, Ski Show, Coastal Education Expo, Shrimp Boat Tours and Concert in the Park. The concert will feature Neal McCoy and opening artist Austin Webb.
Sunday, July 19: Croquet Tournament, River Rally, Shrimp Boat Tours, Children’s Day and evening Teen Dance with DJ Donna Patrick
Monday, July 20: Motown Monday with entertainment by Deaz-Guys
Tuesday, July 21: Time Warp Tuesday with entertainment by White Chocolate
Wednesday, July 22: Croquet Tournament in the morning and by evening Talent Show
Thursday, July 23: Croquet Tournament in the morning and by evening Lowcountry Supper featuring The Departure – Journey Tribute Band
Friday, July 24: Bed Race and and River Dance featuring Slippery When Wet with Silicone Sister opening
Saturday, July 25: DragonBoat Race Day, Water Festival Grand Parade and Commodore’s Ball with Entertainment by Too Much Sylvia
Sunday, July 26: Blessing of the Fleet & Parade of Boats and Air Show close out the Beaufort Water Festival
There will be an Art & Craft Market open daily along the Beaufort Waterfront starting on July 17 and ending on the last day of the festival, July 26.
The Lowcountry spirit of Beaufort, South Carolina is alive in the Beaufort Water Festival. If you’ve never been to Beaufort to know what I’m talking about – this is the perfect chance! Come! Experience Southern hospitality and relish the joys of summer!