A Taste of Beaufort celebrates 15 years

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The beautiful, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park will be the backdrop for the 15th annual A Taste of Beaufort: Music, Arts, and Seafood Festival produced by Main Street Beaufort, USA, on Friday, May 2 and Saturday, May 3 in downtown Beaufort. Admission into the park is free.

On Friday, May 2, mosey through the arts & craft and fresh markets opening at noon. The festival begins at 6 p.m. with a party in the park. The Carolina Soul Band will take the audience on an exciting journey through the musical history of Motown, Soul and Beach Music. Clap, dance and sing along with all your favorite songs of the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s 80’s and 90’s. To fill your hunger on Friday evening, local restaurants will be selling Lowcountry cuisine, seafood and land specialties. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available. The festival ends at 10 p.m. Friday night.

On Saturday, May 3, the festival’s popular 5K Bridge Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. The Kid’s Fun Run for ages 7 and under will begin at 8:45 a.m. All require advanced registration. Registration forms are available at www.atasteofbeaufort.com. Online registration is available at www.active.com. Race packet pick up and registrations will also be available at the entrance to Waterfront Park from the marina parking lot from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, May 2, and before the race Saturday, May 3, until 7:30 a.m.

The festival continues from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Bring the family downtown to enjoy traditional and innovative food choices being offered by our local restaurants. Sample the many different “tastes” of Beaufort — from local seafood to international food offerings. Beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available. Food and drink vendors will accept tickets that you can purchase at the ticket booths for $1 each. Items will be sold for 2-7 tickets. Live entertainment featuring Amber and The Fossils, Treys Alien, and Broke Locals will be provided on the pavilion stage. Children’s activities, which include jumpers and slides, will be located near the playground.

For more information, call Main Street Beaufort at 843-525-6644 or visit www.atasteofbeaufort.com.