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65th Annual Beaufort Water Festival

July 16 @ 8:00 am - July 25 @ 5:00 pm

Beaufort Water Festival

Once a year, in mid-summer, the sea island that holds Beaufort becomes a gigantic stage for one of the South’s most significant outdoor events. Successful from its beginning, the Beaufort Water Festival has grown each year in importance and entertainment value but is still worked as a community, non-profit project.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, July 16

Festival Arts & Crafts Market

Location: Promenade at Waterfront Park

Event Details: 2 pm – 7 pm

OPENING CEREMONY

Sponsored by Devil Dog Headquarters

Entertainment: Parris Island Marine Band

Location: Waterfront Park

Event Details: FREE EVENT | Gates open at 6 pm, Ceremony at 7 pm | FREE Shuttle Service from the Beaufort County Government Center | No pets allowed

Saturday, July 17

Raft Race

Sponsored by Aire Serve of the Lowcountry & Savannah

Location: Waterfront Park Seawall

Event Details: 8:30 am – Noon

Festival Arts & Crafts Market

Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park

Event Details: 10 am – 7 pm

Bocce Tournament

Sponsored by JoCo Construction and the PIZZO Family

Location: Waterfront Park Main Field

Event Details: Play starts at 8 am

Badminton Tournament

Sponsored by A.C. Harvey’s Screenprinting

Location: Waterfront Park Stage Field

Event Details: Play starts at 9 am

Children’s Toad Fishing Tournament

Sponsored by Plair Enterprises, Inc

Location: Waterfront Park Seawall

Event Details: FREE EVENT | 10 am – Noon | Ages 12 and under only | Bring your own rod, reel and tackle | Bait provided

Sponsor’s Expo

Location: Waterfront Park Pavilion

Event Details: FREE EVENT | 10 am – 2 pm

Shrimp Boat Tours

Sponsored by Sea Eagle Market

Location: Waterfront Park Seawall

Event Details: FREE EVENT | Noon – 4 pm

CONCERT IN THE PARK

Sponsored by Dick Broadcasting / Bob 106.9

Headline Performer: Rodney Atkins

​Also Performing: Lainey Wilson

​Opening Act: Scott Stevens

Location: Waterfront Park

Event Details: $30 | Gates open at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm | No strollers, coolers, outside food or beverages or professional photography | No Refunds | FREE Shuttle service from Beaufort County Government Center | Children age 5 and under FREE | No pets allowed

Sunday, July 18

Festival Arts & Crafts Market

Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park

Event Details: 10 am – 5 pm

River Rally

Sponsored by Safe Harbor Beaufort

Location: Local Waters

Event Details: 9 am – 1 pm

Children’s Day

Sponsored by TBA

Location: Waterfront Park

Event Details: FREE EVENT | 11 am – 3 pm | Featuring Games, Activities, Shows, Bounce Houses and Prizes

Shrimp Boat Tours

Sponsored by Sea Eagle Market

Location: Waterfront Park Seawall

Event Details: FREE EVENT | Noon – 4 pm

Ski Show

Sponsored by Alpha Graphics

Location: Waterfront Park

Event Details: FREE EVENT | 1 PM

TEEN DANCE

Sponsored by John 3:16

Entertainment: Veteran’s Pride Entertainment Services

Location: Waterfront Park 

Event Details: $10 | 6 pm – 9 pm | Gates open 6 pm – 9 pm, No entry after 8 pm (NO RE-ENTRY ALLOWED) | Ages 13 – 17 only, ID Required | Clutch Purses Only (6” x 9” size) | Please Wear Appropriate Clothing | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers | No pets allowed

Monday, July 19

Festival Arts & Crafts Market

Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park

Event Details: 12 pm – 7 pm

MOTOWN MONDAY

Sponsored by South State Bank

Entertainment: Deas-Guyz

Location: Waterfront Park

Event Details: $15 | Gates open 7 pm, Show at 8 pm | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers | FREE Shuttle Service from the Beaufort County Government Center | Children age 5 and under FREE | No pets allowed

Tuesday, July 20

Festival Arts & Crafts Market

Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park

Event Details: 12 pm – 7 pm

ISLAND TIME TUESDAY

Sponsored by CPM Federal Credit Union

Headline Entertainment: The Tsunami Wave Riders

Location: Waterfront Park

Event Details: $5 | Gates open 7 pm, Show at 8 pm | No outside food or beverages, or coolers | No pets allowed | FIRST RESPONDER & MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT – free admission with active duty ID

Wednesday, July 21

Festival Arts & Crafts Market

Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park

Event Details: 12 pm – 7 pm

TALENT SHOW

Sponsored by Quality Electrical Systems

Hosted by: The Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority

Location: Waterfront Park

Event Details: $10 or FREE with Official 2020 65th Annual Water Festival T-Shirt | Gates open at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers | Children age 5 and under FREE | No pets allowed

Thursday, July 22

Festival Arts & Crafts Market

Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park

Event Details: 12 pm – 7 pm

LOWCOUNTRY SUPPER

Sponsored by GMFS Mortgage

Headline Entertainment: Andrew Beam

Opening Act: Chris Jones

Featuring: The Whistlers

Location: Waterfront Park

Event Details: $15 | Gates open at 6 pm | Supper served 6 pm – 7:30 pm | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers | Children age 5 and under FREE | No pets allowed

Friday, July 23

Festival Arts & Crafts Market

Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park

Event Details: 10 am – 7 pm

Bed Race

Sponsored by TBA

Location: Corner of Bay & Harrington

Event Details: $25 entry per team | 4:30 pm check-in | 5 pm start time | Same day registration based on space availability

ROCK’N the RIVER

Sponsored by Finance of America Mortgage, LLC

Entertainment: Nightrain

Opeing Act: Steel Rail Express

Location: Waterfront Park

Event Details: $15 | Gates open at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm | Must be 18 or Older with Valid ID to attend | No refunds, outside food or beverages, coolers or strollers | FREE Shuttle service from Beaufort County Government Center

Saturday, July 24

Festival Arts & Crafts Market

Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park

Event Details: 10 am – 7 pm

Water Festival Grand Parade

Sponsored by Lowcountry Insurance

Organized by: The Beaufort Lions Club

Location: Downtown Beaufort

Event Details: FREE EVENT | 10 am – Noon

Non-Profit Expo

Location: Waterfront Park Pavilion

Event Details: FREE EVENT | Noon – 4 pm

Air Show

Sponsored by Executive Flight Training

Location: Waterfront Park

Event Details: FREE EVENT | 1 pm – 4 pm | Stunt Planes | Parachutists

COMMODORE’S BALL

Sponsored by Mike’s Marine

Entertainment: The Tim Clark Band

Location: Waterfront Park

Event Details: $10 | Gates open at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm | No refunds, outside food or beverages or coolers | Children age 5 and under FREE | No pets allowed

Sunday, July 25

Festival Arts & Crafts Market

Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park

Event Details: 10 am – 3 pm

Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats

Sponsored by The Past Commodores of the Beaufort Water Festival

Location: Beaufort River in front of Waterfront Park Seawall

Event Details: Noon – 2 pm | FREE registration | Boats must register to be eligible for prizes | All applications must be at the judge’s table prior to Noon

Festival Ends – 3:00 pm – See you next year!

Details

Start:
July 16 @ 8:00 am
End:
July 25 @ 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.bftwaterfestival.com/

Venue

Downtown Beaufort
802 Bay St
Beaufort, SC 29902 United States
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