Fall is here and there is so much to do in Beaufort to celebrate it! Festivals, Concerts, and Celebrations are around every corner. Reserve your stay at The Beaufort Inn, located in the heart of Historic Downtown Beaufort to be just steps away from all the fun! Call 843-379-4667 or BOOK ONLINE to reserve your stay today!
Food Truck Festival (October 1st)
The Lowcountry Jaycees are having a fundraiser to benefit Jaycee Camp Hope. Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 1, 2022 in Port Royal on Paris Avenue! Bring the family and spend the day. Food trucks will open at 11:00 a.m. and stop serving at 8:00 p.m. Beer tent will be open as well. The Beaufort Food Truck Festival is open to the public with FREE admission.
First Friday (October 7th, November 4th)
First Friday is a celebration of Downtown shops, restaurants, cultural venues, and community. It’s a fun night for the downtown businesses and for locals! Come explore downtown galleries, shopping, and eateries throughout the evening. Enjoy entertainment and live demonstrations too! The event is FREE and open to the public.
Head to the Waterfront Park in Downtown Beaufort to savor the best fresh-caught shrimp in the world during the 28th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival, featuring unique shrimp dishes from the region’s foremost restaurants and chefs. Head to https://beaufortshrimpfestival.com/ to learn more!
Shrimp Festival Run Forest Run 5k (October 8th)
Grab your running shoes and your best Forrest Gump attire – it’s Shrimp Season in the Lowcountry! That means it’s time for the Beaufort Shrimp Festival’s annual Run Forrest Run 5k. After all, nobody knows shrimp more than Forrest and Bubba.
Race through iconic movie locations to make Lowcountry history. Feel the ocean breeze in your poncho as you compete over Woods Memorial Bridge. Take your photo with a Forrest Gump impersonator at the Start / Finish line. Winners will receive the rare and highly prized Shrimp Trophy.
The race begins October 8th, 2022 at 8:00 am on Bay at NewCastle Street (in front of the Best Western). The course is USATF Certified SC18010DW (Exp: 12/31/28) and timed by Grounded Running. Run, Forrest, Run!
It’s time for some food, music and fun! Beaufort Memorial Hospital presents the 2022 Bands, Brews & BBQ, bringing two days of food, music and fun with wings, barbeque, beer, live music and fun for the entire family.
Free Admission! Purchase Tickets for Food and Beverages at the Event.
Paris Avenue, Port Royal | Friday Oct. 14 6pm-9pm | Saturday Oct. 15 11am-4pm
LIVE After 5 every third Thursday of the month is Downtown Beaufort’s newest recurring monthly party with live music, local artists, late night shopping and drink & food specials. 5-8 p.m., rain or shine. Free entertainment sponsored by Activate Beaufort – Featured Entertainment: TBD
Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens (October 21st-23rd)
Join us on October 22nd for a Halloween Celebration at the Waterfront Park! Event kicks off at 10 am – We will have games with prizes, crafts & DJ Donna Smith & Trick or Treating at 12:30!
The 2022 Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival at the Hunting Island Nature Center (October 22nd)
Join the Gullah/Geechee Fishing Association for the 2022 Gullah/Geechee Seafood Festival at the Hunting Island Nature Center.
Bring family and friends to enjoy the Gullah/Geechee presentations, cuisine and crafts along the shoreline at the Hunting Island Nature Center. Put on your dancing shoes to enjoy the music by DJ Kwame Sha of All Mobile Productions™ (AMP™).
Pat Conroy Literary Festival on (October 28th – 30th)
The seventh annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival will be held on October 28th to 30th, 2022, in beautiful Beaufort, South Carolina. Join us as we honor Pat Conroy’s legacy as student, teacher, and mentor through our 2022 festival.
Presented by the Pat Conroy Literary Center the annual festival will be held as a series live-streamed author presentations and panel discussions, online writing workshops, exhibits, and virtual tours.
Penn Center Heritage Days (November 10th-12th, 2022)
Penn Center’s Heritage Days Celebration is a three-day cultural event celebrating Penn School/Penn Center, and the Gullah Geechee history, folk arts, food, music, crafts, and West and Central African cultural legacy of the region. (November 10-12, 2022)