Beaufort

2012 Beaufort Water Festival schedule

info@islandpacket.comJuly 8, 2012 

MONDAY, JULY 9

  • Cornhole qualifying round 2: 7 p.m. Nippy's, 310 West St.

  • Bowling tournament: 6 p.m., AMF Ribaut Lanes Bowling Alley, 1140 Ribaut Road. $25 a person entry fee, four-person teams

  • TUESDAY, JULY 10

  • Cornhole qualifying round 3: 7 p.m. Nippy's, 310 West St.

  • FRIDAY, JULY 13

  • Festival art and craft market: Noon - 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

  • Opening ceremony: 6 p.m., gates open. 7 p.m., ceremony. Waterfront Park, featuring the Parris Island Marine Band and a fireworks show at dusk. Free.

  • SATURDAY, JULY 14

  • Festival art and craft market: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

  • Raft race: 9 a.m., Waterfront Park. $185 for entry fee for commercial businesses, $145 for military and non-profit organizations.

  • Bocce tournament: 9 a.m., Waterfront Park. $40 entry fee per two-person team.

  • Sponsors' expo: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Waterfront Pavilion. Free.

  • Children's toad fishing tournament: 10 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Waterfront Park. Free for kids 12 and under. Bring your own rod, reel and tackle. Bait will be provided.

  • Coast Guard cutter tours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Waterfront Park. Free.

  • Lowcountry Estuarium: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Waterfront Park. Free.

  • Shrimp boat tours: Noon - 4 p.m., Waterfront Park. Free.

  • Badminton tournament: 11 a.m., Waterfront Park. $30 entry fee per team.

  • Gatorland Ski Show: 1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m., Beaufort River, Waterfront Park. Free.

  • Sailing regatta: Noon - 1 p.m., registration. Instructions available at registration table at Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club. 1 p.m., competitors meeting. 2 p.m., warning for first race; other races to follow.

  • Dragon Boat exhibition: 4 p.m. - 5 p.m., Beaufort River, in front of Waterfront Park seawall. Free.

  • Concert: 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m., Waterfront Park. 7 p.m., gates open. 8 p.m., show. Chuck Courtenay opens for James Otto. No strollers allowed. Tickets, $20.

  • SUNDAY, JULY 15

  • Children's Day: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Waterfront Park, shows, rides, games and prizes. Free.

  • Festival art and craft market: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

  • Boat bingo: 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Local Waters. Entry fee.

  • Coast Guard cutter tours: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Waterfront Park. Free.

  • Lowcountry Estuarium: 11 am - 3 p.m., Waterfront Park. Free.

  • Shrimp boat tours: Noon - 4 p.m., Waterfront Park. Free.

  • Gatorland Ski Show: 2 p.m. - 4 p.m., Beaufort River, Waterfront Park. Free.

  • Sailing regatta (continued): 2 p.m., warning for final race in front of Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Clubs. 5 p.m., awards, dinner to follow.

  • Teen Dance: 6 p.m. - 9 p.m., Waterfront Park. 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., gates, no entry after 8 p.m., no re-entry. DJ Jeff Taylor, ages 13-17, valid ID required, only clutch purses allowed, no shuttle service. Tickets, $10.

  • MONDAY, JULY 16

  • Festival art and craft market: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

  • Croquet tournament: 9 a.m., Waterfront Park. Entry fee, $20 per person or $30 per person for both tournaments

  • Motown Monday: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m., Waterfront Park. 7 p.m., gates open. 8 p.m., show by Deas-Guyz. Tickets, $7. Free for active-duty military with valid military ID.

  • TUESDAY, JULY 17

  • Festival art and craft market: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

  • Croquet tournament (continued): 9 a.m., Waterfront Park

  • Tropical Tuesday: 8 p.m. - 11 p.m., Waterfront Park. 7 p.m., gates open. 8 p.m., show by Tsunami Wave Riders. Tickets, $12.

  • WEDNESDAY, JULY 18

  • Festival art and craft market: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

  • Croquet tournament (continued): 9 a.m., Waterfront Park

  • Talent Night: 7 p.m. - 11 p.m., Waterfront Park. 6 p.m., gates open. 7 p.m., show hosted by the Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. Tickets, $10. Free with official 2012 Beaufort Water Festival T-shirt.

  • THURSDAY, JULY 19

  • Festival art and craft market: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

  • Croquet tournament (continued): 9 a.m., Waterfront Park

  • Lowcountry Supper: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m., Waterfront Park. 6 p.m., gates open. 6 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. supper served. Broke Locals open for Too Much Sylvia.

  • FRIDAY, JULY 20

  • Festival art and craft market: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

  • Bed race: 4:30 p.m., check in. 5 p.m., race on Bay Street between Harrington and Newcastle streets. Entry fee, $25 per bed. Applications due July 13.

  • River Dance: 8 p.m. - midnight, Waterfront Park. 7 p.m., gates open. 8 p.m., show with Shark Rodeo opening for The Design. 18 or older, valid ID required. No strollers. Tickets, $12.

  • SATURDAY, JULY 21

  • Festival art and craft market: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

  • Water Festival grand parade: 10 a.m. - noon, downtown Beaufort. Entry fee, $25.

  • Coast Guard cutter tours: Noon - 4 p.m., Waterfront Park. Free.

  • Lowcountry Estuarium: Noon - 4 p.m., Waterfront Park. Free.

  • Shrimp boat tours: Noon - 4 p.m., Waterfront Park. Free.

  • Cornhole tournament finals: 11:30 a.m., Waterfront Park. Double-elimination frame tournament to determine final three spots.

  • Air show: 1 p.m. - 4 p.m., Waterfront Park. Free.

  • Commodore's Ball: 8 p.m. - midnight, Waterfront Park. 7 p.m., gates open. 8 p.m., show by The Headliners. Tickets, $10.

  • SUNDAY, JULY 22

  • Festival art and craft market: 9 a.m. -3 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

  • Lowcountry Estuarium: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Waterfront Park. Free.

  • Non-profit expo: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., Waterfront Park. Free.

  • Entertainment by Chris Jones: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. Free.

  • Blessing of the fleet and parade of boats: Noon - 2 p.m., Beaufort River, Waterfront Park. Free. Boats must register to be eligible for prizes. Applications due by noon July 21 at judges stand. $100 prizes for best decorated commercial boat, best decorated personal watercraft and judges' award.

  • Festival end: 3 p.m.
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