Beaufort Water Festival

2021 Beaufort Water Festival South Carolina’s Best Summer Festival is back for it’s 65th Annual Year! Taking place July 16-26, the Beaufort Water Festival is a beloved community tradition and […]

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2021 Beaufort Water Festival

South Carolina’s Best Summer Festival is back for it’s 65th Annual Year! Taking place July 16-26, the Beaufort Water Festival is a beloved community tradition and a destination event that has something for everyone!

Prior to the week of festivities, there are several sporting events taking place in the months leading up to the Festival! Check it out below and reserve your stay today!

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, July 16

Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at Waterfront Park
Event Details: 2 pm – 7 pm

OPENING CEREMONIES
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 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 PerformingLainey 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 TBA
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

HOMETOWN TUESDAY
Sponsored by CPM Federal Credit Union
Headline Entertainment: The Tsunami Wave Riders
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: FREE EVENT | Gates open 7 pm, Show at 8 pm | No outside food or beverages, or coolers | No pets allowed

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 Waste Pro
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!