Complete schedule of Water Festival Events

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FRIDAY, JULY 19

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

• Opening Ceremony

Sponsored by Carolina Containers of Beaufort

Gates open 6 p.m., Ceremony begins 7 p.m. Featuring the Parris Island Marine Band and a spectacular Fireworks Show at dusk by South East Pyrotechnics. Free. Shuttle service available from Beaufort County Government Center

 

SATURDAY, JULY 20

• Raft Race

Sponsored by Beaufort Memorial Hospital

8 to 11 a.m., Waterfront Park

• Badminton Tournament

Sponsored by A.C. Harvey’s Screen Printing

9 a.m., Waterfront Park

• DragonBoat Race

Noon to 5 p.m.

Beaufort River

Beaufort Water Festival announces partnership with DragonBoat Beaufort in creation of DragonBoat Race Day.

• 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

• Children’s Toad Fishing Tournament

Sponsored by Sea Island Atlas Van Lines

10 a.m. – 12 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free for ages 12 and under only

Bring your own Rod, Reel and Tackle; bait will be provided.

• Shrimp Boat Tours

Noon – 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free to the public

• Concert In The Park

Sponsored by New Country BOB 106.9 FM. 8 p.m. to midnight, Waterfront Park

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

Headline Entertainment by Chris Cagle;

Opening Entertainment by Chris Jones; followed by the Chuck Courtenay Band.

No strollers, coolers or professional photography allowed. Admission $25

Shuttle service available from Beaufort County Government Center.

 

SUNDAY, JULY 21

• Festival Art and Craft Market

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

• Boat Bingo

Sponsored by McElveen Bail Bonding

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Local Waters

Bingo Cards available in advance:

Barrier Island Marine

Beaufort Boat and Dock Supply

Port Royal Landing Marina

and the Downtown Beaufort Marina.

• Shrimp Boat Tours

Noon – 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

• Children’s Day

Sponsored by Coca-Cola

Featuring shows with rides, games, and prizes

11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free to the public

• Teen Dance

Sponsored by John 3:16- A Ministry Project

6 – 9 p.m., Waterfront Park

Gates open 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. ( No entry after 8 p.m.) No re-entry.

Entertainment DJ Jeff Taylor

Ages 13-17: Valid ID required

Clutch Purses Only

Admission $12

 

MONDAY, JULY 22

• Croquet Tournament

Sponsored by Modern Jewelers

• Festival Art and Craft Market

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

• Motown Monday

Sponsored by Palm & Moon Bagels

8 p.m to 11 p.m. at the Waterfront Park

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

Entertainment by Deas Guyz. $10

 

TUESDAY, JULY 23

• Croquet Tournament (Gold Croquet continued)

Sponsored by Modern Jewelers, Waterfront Park. Call for start times.

• Festival Art and Craft Market

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

• Tropical Tuesday

Sponsored by Marine Federal Credit Union

8 p.m to 11 p.m at the Waterfront Park

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

Entertainment by the A1A Band and GG’s Ballroom Entertainment. Admission $10

 

WEDNESDAY, 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

• Talent Show

Sponsored by McDonald’s

Hosted by the Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority

7 p.m to 11 p.m. at the Waterfront Park

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

Admission: $10.00, FREE with Official 58th Annual

Water Festival T-Shirt!

 

THURSDAY, JULY 25

• 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 Village at Battery Creek

6 to 11 p.m. at the Waterfront Park

Gates open at 6 p.m.; Show starts at 6 p.m.

Supper served from 6 p.m. to 7 :30 p.m.

Opening Entertainment by The Blue Dots and The Whistlers

Main Show featuring On The Border

Admission $15

FRIDAY, JULY 26

• Festival Art and Craft Market

10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

• Bed Race

Sponsored by Advanced Mold Technologies

Check in at 4:30 p.m. Same day sign-up available with space permitting. Race at 5 p.m. on Bay Street, starting at Harrington Street and ending at Newcastle Street.

• River Dance

Sponsored by Ehrlich / Jones Pest Control

8:00 p.m. – Midnight, Waterfront Park

Gates open at 7:00 p.m., show starts at 8:00 p.m.

Opening entertainment by Bootless

Main Show featuring The Dirty Guv’nahs. Admission $12

MUST BE 18 OR OLDER WITH VALID ID TO ATTEND

SATURDAY, JULY 27

• Festival Art and Craft Market

10 a.m. – 7 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

• Lowcountry Estuarium

Noon – 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

Free to the public

• Shrimp Boat Tours

Noon – 4 p.m., Waterfront Park

FREE the public

• Nonprofit Expo

Noon – 4 p.m

Waterfront Park under the pavilion

Free to the public

• Air Show 

1 – 4 p.m., Waterfront Park; FREE to the public (Beaufort River Closed)

• Commodore’s Ball

Sponsored by Mike’s Marine and EZ Loader Trailers

8 p.m. to Midnight at the Waterfront Park

Entertainment by The Holiday Band

Gates open at 7 p.m., Show starts at 8 p.m. $10

 

SUNDAY, JULY 28

• Festival Art and Craft Market

9 a.m. -3 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park

• Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats Sponsored by the Past Water Festival Commodores; Noon – 2 p.m., Beaufort River in front of Waterfront Park. Live Entertainment featuring Vessel221, the Lowcountry’s local Christian music artist. Music ranges from Praise & Worship to Blues Rock. VESSEL221 is a family ministry, husband, wife, sons and daughter, as well as great friends. 1 to 3 p.m.

• 3 p.m. Festival Ends.