Beaufort Water Festival schedule of upcoming events

July 5, 2009 

The 54th annual Beaufort Water Festival begins Friday and runs through July 19. Here are some of the upcoming events. Details: 843-524-0600, www.bftwaterfestival.com

FRIDAY, JULY 10

Festival Art and Craft Market

Noon to 5 p.m.

Promenade, Waterfront Park

Free to public

Opening Ceremony

7 p.m., Waterfront Park

Featuring the Parris Island Marine Band and Fireworks Show

Free to public

SATURDAY, JULY 11

Raft Race

9 a.m., Waterfront Park

Entry fee for participants

Bocce Tournament

9 a.m., Waterfront Park

Entry fee for participants

Festival Art and Craft Market

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Promenade, Waterfront Park

Free to public

Children's Toad Fishing

Tournament

10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free to public

Sponsors' Expo

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Waterfront Park Pavilion

Free to public

Coast Guard Cutter Tours

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Subject to Availability

Free to public

Lowcountry Estuarium

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free To public

Badminton Tournament

11 a.m., Waterfront Park

Entry fee for participants

Gatorland Ski Show

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Beaufort River

Sailing Regatta

2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Beaufort River

Entry fee for participants

Concert in the Park

Featuring Little Big Town

8 p.m. to midnight, Waterfront Park

No strollers allowed

Admission $25

Limited advance tickets available online

SUNDAY, JULY 12

Festival Art and Craft Market

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

Free to public

Boat Bingo

10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Local Waters

Entry fee for participants

Coast Guard Cutter Tours

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Subject to Availability

Free to public

Lowcountry Estuarium

10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free to public

Children's Day

Sponsored by Coca Cola

Featuring rides and games

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free to public

Sailing Regatta (continued)

2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Beaufort River

Gatorland Ski Show

3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Beaufort River

Teen Dance

Featuring DJ Ross Brown

8 to 11 p.m., Waterfront Park

Ages 13-17 only. No Re-entry

No shuttle service available

Admission $10

Limited advance tickets available online

MONDAY, JULY 13

Croquet Tournament

9 a.m., Waterfront Park

Entry fee for participants

Festival Art and Craft Market

10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

Free to public

Motown Monday

8 to 11 p.m., Waterfront Park

Entertainment by Golden Touch

Admission $5

Free to all active duty military with military ID.

Limited advance tickets available online

TUESDAY, JULY 14

Croquet Tournament (continued)

9 a.m., Waterfront Park

Festival Art and Craft Market

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Promenade, Waterfront Park

Free to public

Tropical Tuesday

8 to 11 p.m., Waterfront Park

Entertainment featuring A1A Band

Admission $12

Limited advance tickets available online

WEDNESDAY, JULY 15

Croquet Tournament

(continued)

9 a.m., Waterfront Park

Festival Art and Craft Market

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Promenade, Waterfront Park

Free to public

Antique Show Preview

5 to 7 p.m.

Beaufort Town Center (behind Outback Steakhouse)

Proceeds to benefit Child Abuse Prevention Association (CAPA)

Admission $10

Talent Show

Hosted by Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority

7 to 11 p.m., Waterfront Park

Admission $10

Free admission with official 2009 Beaufort Water Festival T-shirt

Limited advance tickets available online

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