Art, seafood festival to kick off Oct. 16

The seventh annual Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival is scheduled for Oct. 16-23. The weeklong festival will start with the Blessing of the Fleet and a boat parade on the May River. Other events include an oyster roast, tour of the Waddell Mariculture Center, Family Night, storytelling and movies for children, daily gallery events, kayak tours, an author night, a 5K run, a children's fishing tournament, boat tours and a street fest.

Details: www.blufftonartsandseafoodfestival.com or call 843-757-2583