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Hundreds showed up for last year’s Motown Monday event.

Complete schedule of Water Festival events

FRIDAY, JULY 18

• Festival Art and Craft Market:
Noon – 7 p.m., Promenade at the Waterfront Park

• Opening Ceremony

Hundreds showed up for last year’s Motown Monday event.
Hundreds showed up for last year’s Motown Monday event.

Sponsored by The Preserve at Port Royal

Gates at 6 p.m., ceremony at 7 p.m.

Entertainment by The Parris Island Marine Band with a fireworks show at dusk;

Free Shuttle Service from Beaufort County  Government Center.

 

s. Free Shuttle service available from Beaufort County Government Center

 

SATURDAY, JULY 19

• Raft Race

Sponsored by McElveen Bail Bonding

Along the sea wall of the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, 8 to 11 a.m.

• Bocce Tournament 

Sponsored by JoCoConstruction/Sea Island Elevator, 8 a.m. to noon at Waterfront Park.

• Badminton Tournament 

Sponsored by AC Harvey’s Screen Printing

Waterfront Park

8:30 a,m, check-in; 9 a.m. start time

• Croquet Tournament (Golf Croquet)

Sponsored by Modern Jewelers

Dataw Island Croquet Lawns

8:30 a.m. check-in; 9 a.m. start time.

• Festival Art and Craft Market

9 a.m – 7 p.m.

Promenade at the Waterfront Park

• Sponsors’ Expo

10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Waterfront Pavilion

Free to the public.

• Air Show

noon to 3 p.m., Waterfront Park

River closed during that time.

• Coastal Education Expo

11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Contemplative Garden

• Children’s Toad Fishing Tournament

For ages 12 and under only

Sponsored by Sea Island Atlas Van Line

10 a.m. to noon. Bring your own rod, reel and tackle. Bait will be provided. Free.

• Shrimp Boat Tours

Noon – 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free to the public

• Concert In The Park

Sponsored by New Country BOB 106.9

Waterfront Park, Gates open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

Opening Act: Davisson Brothers Band

Headline Entertainment: Craig Morgan

$25 admission. Children 5 and under are free. **No strollers, coolers, outside food or beverage, or professional photography

No refunds.

SUNDAY, JULY 20

• Festival Art and Craft Market

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

• Croquet Tournament (Golf Croquet)

Sponsored by Modern Jewelers

Dataw Island Croquet Lawns

8:30 a.m. check-in; 9 a.m. start time.

• River Rally

Sponsored by CertaPro Painters of Hilton Head, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Local waters

River Rally Cards will be available in advance.

• Shrimp Boat Tours

Noon – 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

• Children’s Day

Sponsored by Coastal Orthodontics

Featuring Games, Activities, Shows, Bounce Houses and Prizes

Waterfront Park, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

• Teen Dance

Sponsored by John 3:16 Project

Entertainment by D.J. Donna

6 to 9 p.m. Waterfront Park; Gates open 6 to 8 p.m., no entry after 8 p.m.  (NO RE-ENTRY ALLOWED)

Ages 13-17 only, ID required, Clutch Purses only (6” x 9” size)

Please wear appropriate clothing.

$15 admission. No refunds, outside food or beverage or coolers.

 

MONDAY, JULY 21

• Festival Art and Craft Market

10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

• Motown Monday

Sponsored by Palm and Moon Bagels

Waterfront Park, Gates open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Entertainment by Deas-Guyz, $10 admission.

 

TUESDAY, JULY 22

• Festival Art and Craft Market

10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

• Salsa Tuesday

Sponsored by Marine Federal Credit Union

Waterfront Park, gates open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.

Entertainment by Son Del Coqui

$10 admission. FREE ENTRY for Active Duty Military with valid Military I.D.

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 23

• Croquet Tournament (9 Wicket)

Sponsored by Modern Jewelers

Waterfront Park, 9 a.m. start time

• Festival Art and Craft Market

10 a.m. – 7 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

• Talent Show

Sponsored by McDonald’s

Hosted by the Preceptor Omega Chapter of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority

Waterfront Park, gates open at 6 p.m., show starts at 7 p.m. $10 admission or FREE admission with Official 2014 59th Annual Water Festival T-shirt.

THURSDAY, JULY 24

• Croquet Tournament (continued)

Sponsored by Modern Jewelers, Waterfront Park

• Festival Art and Craft Market

10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

• Lowcountry Supper

Sponsored by WastePro

Waterfront Park, gates open at 6 p.m., Supper served until 7:30 p.m. (Get there when it starts, though, otherwise they are likely to run out of food.) Opening Entertainment by The Blue Dots, featuring The Whistlers. Main Show by  On the Border. $15 admission. No refunds, outside food or beverage or coolers

 

FRIDAY, JULY 25

• Festival Art and Craft Market

10 a.m.- 7 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

• Bed Race

Sponsored by Advanced Mold Technologies

Corner of Bay and Harrington streets,

4:30 p.m. check-in; 5 p.m. start time

Same day registration based on space availability, Entry fee of $25 per team.

• River Dance

Sponsored by Ehrlich Pest Control

Waterfront Park, gates open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Featuring Eric Paslay; opening entertainment by The Phoenix Drive Band and Marjory Lee. $15 admission. MUST BE 18 OR OLDER WITH VALID ID TO ATTEND.

 

SATURDAY, JULY 26

• Festival Art and Craft Market

10 a.m. – 7 p.m. Promenade, Waterfront Park

• DragonBoat Race Day 2014

8 a.m. to 4 p.m. A day of Dragonboat races on the Beaufort waterfront. For more information please visit: http://www.DragonBoatRaceDay.com.

• Water Festival Grand Parade

Sponsored by The Greenery, Inc.

Organized by the Beaufort Lions Club

10 a.m. – Noon, Downtown Beaufort

• Nonprofit Expo

Noon – 4 p.m

Waterfront Park under the pavilion

Free to the public

• Commodore’s Ball

Sponsored by Schiller & Hamilton
Law Firm

Waterfront Park, gates open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m., Entertainment by the North Tower Band, $10 admission.

SUNDAY, JULY 27

• 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 Past Commodores of the Water Festival, noon to 2 p.m., at Beaufort River in front of Waterfront Park

Free registration, boats must be registered to be eligible for prizes.  All applications must be at the judges table prior to noon.

• Festival Ends: 2 p.m.

 

SHUTTLE SCHEDULE

• The Beaufort Water Festival offers a free shuttle service from Beaufort Town Center in front of ARTworks, and the Beaufort County Multi-Government Center on the corner of Ribaut Road and Boundary Street to the Downtown Marina parking lot in the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

• Friday, July 18: Shuttle begins at  5 p.m, ends at 12 a.m.

• Saturday, July 19: Shuttle begins at 6 p.m., ends at 1 a.m.

• Monday, July 21: Shuttle starts at 6 p.m., ends at 12 a.m.

• Tuesday, July 22: Shuttle starts at  6 p.m., ends at 12 a.m.

• Wednesday, July 23: Shuttle starts at 5 p.m., ends at 12 a.m.

• Thursday, July 24: Shuttle starts at 6 p.m., ends at 12 a.m.

• Friday, July 25: Shuttle starts at  6 p.m., ends at 1 a.m.

• Saturday, July 26: Shuttle starts at 6 p.m., runs until 1 a.m.

Reminder that the shuttle runs every 15 minutes throughout the Nightly Events.

WHAT TO BRING

• No drinks, food or coolers ar allowed into the park. Food and soft drinks are sold by the high school Booster Club concessionaires. Adult beverages are also available for purchase.

• Tickets are sold at the gate for each evening’s event. However, it is highly recommended to purchase tickets in advance to guarantee admission to the Concert in the Park on Saturday.

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