58th Annual Water Festival: Southern Side of Summer

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It’s never a dull moment during the week of Water Festival. But what are some top picks and favorite events among locals?

 

Water Festival 2012 by Captured Moments Photography
Water Festival 2012 by Captured Moments Photography
Hottest singer you’ve probably never heard of but will be charming the crowd with his country roots on Saturday night: Chris Cagle
Hottest singer you’ve probably never heard of but will be charming the crowd with his country roots on Saturday night: Chris Cagle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOME SAY FREEDOM ISN’T FREE, BUT IT IS IF YOU’RE ATTENDING THE OPENING CEREMONIES ON FRIDAY, JULY 19.  BEST TIME TO SEE FREE FIREWORKS AND THE MARINE CORPS BAND
SOME SAY FREEDOM ISN’T FREE, BUT IT IS IF YOU’RE ATTENDING THE OPENING CEREMONIES ON FRIDAY, JULY 19.
BEST TIME TO SEE FREE FIREWORKS AND THE MARINE CORPS BAND

 

 

 

 

BEST PLACE TO PHOTOGRAPH THE WILDLIFE: THE SANDBAR
BEST PLACE TO PHOTOGRAPH THE WILDLIFE: THE SANDBAR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best place to watch teams get soaked and steer off course during the Raft Races: The sea wall along Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.
Best place to watch teams get soaked and steer off course during the Raft Races: The sea wall along Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

 

 

 

Top pick for pregnant ladies: Lowcountry Supper (where else can you pig out on plates of sausage, shrimp and corn with thousands of other people in the park?)
Top pick for pregnant ladies: Lowcountry Supper (where else can you pig out on plates of sausage, shrimp and corn with thousands of other people in the park?)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best place to get wet and wild on a mattress: Bed Races
Best place to get wet and wild on a mattress: Bed Races

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Best night to watch dudes dancing in red pants: Commodore’s Ball
Best night to watch dudes dancing in red pants: Commodore’s Ball
Reptile-themed event that will be missed: Gatorland Ski Show. New reptile-themed event not to miss: Dragon Boat Races
Reptile-themed event that will be missed: Gatorland Ski Show.
New reptile-themed event not to miss: Dragon Boat Races

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Best chance to become the next American Idol: Talent Night

 • CUTEST COUPLE Award goes to the Canadays! 

Stacey Canaday
Stacey Canaday
Chris Canaday
Chris Canaday

 

Parks Coordinator Chris Canaday is employed by the Town of Port Royal in the accounting/finance department. This is his ninth year with the Water Festival. His wife, Marketing and PR Coordinator Stacey, is an attorney with Tupper, Grimsley & Dean, P.A. Stacey is a former Pirette, and this is her 11th year volunteering with the Water Festival. She and Chris have two boys, Hayden and Rowan.