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Complete Schedule of Events


For more information regarding applications or ticket sales, please visit www.bftwaterfestival.com

 

 

FRIDAY, JULY 15

• Festival Art and Craft Market

Noon – 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

Over 50 booths with handmade Arts and Crafts

• Opening Ceremony

Sponsored by South Carolina Education Lottery

Gates open 6 p.m., Ceremony begins 7 p.m.

Featuring the Parris Island Marine Band and a spectacular Fireworks Show at dusk.

Free admission

Shuttle service available from Beaufort County Government Center

 

SATURDAY, JULY 16

• Raft Race

Sponsored by Boundary Street Collision Center

9 a.m., Waterfront Park

• Bocce Tournament

Sponsored by JoCo Construction

9 a.m., Waterfront Park

Entry fee: $40 per 2-person team

• Festival Art and Craft Market

9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

Over 50 booths handmade Arts and Crafts

• Sponsors’ Expo

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Waterfront Pavilion

Free

• Children’s Toad Fishing Tournament

Sponsored by Sea Island Atlas Van Lines

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free ages 12 and under only

Bring your own Rod, Reel and Tackle

Bait will be provided

• Coast Guard Cutter Tours

10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free

• Shrimp Boat Tours

Noon – 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free

• Badminton Tournament

Sponsored by A.C. Harvey’s Screen Printing

11 a.m., Waterfront Park

Entry Fee $30 per team

• Gatorland Ski Show

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Beaufort River, Waterfront Park

Free

• Sailing Regatta

Sponsored by Ameris Bank

2:45 p.m.- 4:45 p.m., Beaufort River in front of seawall

• CONCERT IN THE PARK

Sponsored by NEW COUNTRY BOB106.9 FM

8 p.m. – 11:30 p.m., Waterfront Park

Gates open 7 p.m., Show starts 8 p.m.

Entertainment by country music artist Lee Brice

opening with Josh Thompson.

NO STROLLERS ALLOWED

Admission $20.

Shuttle service available from Beaufort County Government Center

 

SUNDAY, JULY 17

• Festival Art and Craft Market

9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

• Boat Bingo

Sponsored by Yacht Club Enterprises

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Local Waters

• Coast Guard Cutter Tours

10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free

• Shrimp Boat Tours

Noon – 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free

• CHILDREN’S DAY

Sponsored by Coca-Cola

Featuring Magic Marc and other shows with rides, games, and prizes

11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free

• Gatorland Ski Show

2 p.m. – 4 p.m., Beaufort River,Waterfront Park

Free

• Sailing Regatta (continued)

Sponsored by Ameris Bank

2 p.m. – 5 p.m., Beaufort River in front of Beaufort Yacht and Sailing Club

• TEEN DANCE

Sponsored by Technical College of the Lowcountry

6 p.m. – 9 p.m., Waterfront Park

Gates open 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ( No entry after 8 p.m.) NO RE-ENTRY ALLOWED.

Entertainment by D.J. Ross Brown

Ages 13-17 only–VALID ID REQUIRED

CLUTCH PURSES ONLY (6×9)size

Admission $10.

No shuttle service available

 

MONDAY, JULY 18

• Croquet Tournament

Sponsored by Modern Jewelers

9 a.m., Waterfront Park

Entry fee: $40 per tournament team, $30 per co-ed team

• Festival Art and Craft Market

12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

• MOTOWN MONDAY

Sponsored by Actus Community Fund/AMCC at Tri-Command

8 p.m. – 11 p.m., Waterfront Park

Gates open 7 p.m., Show starts 8 p.m.

Entertainment by Deas Guyz,

Admission $7. FREE to ACTIVE DUTY MILITARY with valid Military ID.

Shuttle service available from Beaufort County Government Center

 

TUESDAY, JULY 19

• Croquet Tournament (continued)

Sponsored by Modern Jewelers

9 a.m., Waterfront Park

• Festival Art and Craft Market

12 – 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

• TROPICAL TUESDAY

8 – 11 p.m., Waterfront Park

Gates open 7 p.m., Show starts 8 p.m.

Entertainment by Conch Republic

Admission $12.

Shuttle service available from Beaufort County Government Center

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 20

• Croquet Tournament (continued)

Sponsored by Modern Jewelers

9 a.m., Waterfront Park

• Festival Art and Craft Market

12 p.m. – 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

• TALENT SHOW

Hosted by the Preceptor Omega Chapter of

Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Sponsored by McDonald’s.

7 p.m. – 11 p.m., Waterfront Park

Gates open 6 p.m., Show starts 7 p.m.

Admission $10, Free with Official 2011 Beaufort Water Festival T-Shirt.

Shuttle service available from Beaufort County Government Center

 

THURSDAY, JULY 21

• Croquet Tournament Finals

Sponsored by Modern Jewelers

9 a.m., Waterfront Park

• Festival Art and Craft Market

12 p.m.- 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

• LOWCOUNTRY SUPPER

Sponsored by Waste Pro

6 p.m. – 11 p.m., Waterfront Park

Gates open 6 p.m., Supper served 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Opening with the Groovetones

Entertainment by the World Famous Whistlers followed by 7 Bridges, an Eagles tribute band

Admission $15.

Shuttle service available from Beaufort County Government Center

 

FRIDAY, JULY 22

• Festival Art and Craft Market

9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

• Bed Race

Sponsored by Advanced Mold Technologies

5 p.m., Bay Street, starting at Harrington Street and ends at Newcastle Street.

Entry fee: $25 per bed

• RIVER DANCE

Sponsorship available

8 p.m. – Midnight, Waterfront Park

Gates open 7 p.m., Show starts 8 p.m.

Entertainment by Superglide

opening with the Broke Locals

MUST BE 18 OR OLDER WITH VALID ID TO ATTEND

NO STROLLERS ALLOWED

Admission $12

Shuttle service available from Beaufort County Government Center

 

SATURDAY, JULY 23

• Festival Art and Craft Market

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Promenade, Waterfront Park

• Water Festival Grand Parade

Sponsored by the greenery, inc.

Organized by the Beaufort Lions Club

10 a.m. – Noon, Downtown Beaufort

Entry fee: $25

• Coast Guard Cutter Tours

Noon – 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free

• Shrimp Boat Tours

Noon – 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free

• Corn Hole Tournament Finals

Sponsored by Boondocks Restaurant and Sports Bar

11:30 a.m., Waterfront Park- Double Elimination Frame Tournament to determine the last 3 spots in the field

1:00 p.m., Single Elimination Tournament Finals

Entry fee, $30 per 2-person team

• Air Show

1 p.m. – 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free

Beaufort River Closed

• COMMODORE’S BALL

Sponsored by Mazzanna’s Lawn Care

8 p.m. – Midnight, Waterfront Park

Entertainment by Legends of the Beach

Gates open 7 p.m., Show starts 8 p.m.

Admission $10.

Shuttle service available from Beaufort County Government Center

 

SUNDAY, JULY 24

• Festival Art and Craft Market

9 a.m. -2 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

• Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats

Sponsored by the Water Festival Commodores

Noon – 2 p.m., Beaufort River in front of Waterfront Park

Free – boats must register to be eligible for prizes

All applications must be at the judges stand prior to noon.

Prizes will be awarded for:

Best decorated boat Commercial $100

Best decorated personal watercraft $100

Judges award $100

• 2 p.m. Festival Ends

 

 

 

 

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