57th Beaufort Water Festival Calendar of Events

calendar@islandpacket.comJuly 18, 2012 


All events take place at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in Beaufort unless otherwise noted.


  • Croquet tournament (continued): 9 a.m.

  • Festival Art and Craft Market: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Lowcountry Supper with Broke Locals and Too Much Sylvia: 6-11 p.m.

  • JULY 20

  • Festival Art and Craft Market: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Bed Race: 5 p.m., race on Bay Street between Harrington and Newcastle streets. Check in at 4:30 p.m. $25 a bed

  • * River Dance, with Shark Radio and The Design, for ages 18 and older: 8 p.m.-midnight. Gates open at 7 p.m. Valid ID required. No strollers. $12

    JULY 21

  • Festival Art and Craft Market: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • * Water Festival Grand Parade: 10 a.m.-noon, downtown Beaufort. $25

  • Coast Guard cutter tours: noon-4 p.m. Free

  • * Lowcountry Estuarium: noon-4 p.m. Free

  • Shrimp boat tours: noon-4 p.m. Free

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

  • Air Show: 1-4 p.m. Free

  • Commodore's Ball, with the Headliners: 8 p.m.-midnight. Gates open at 7 p.m. $10

  • JULY 22

    * Festival Art and Craft Market: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

  • Nonprofit Expo: 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free

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

  • Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats: noon-2 p.m., Beaufort River. 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 ends at 3 p.m.
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