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Beaufort’s Water Festival


The Opening Ceremony of the Beaufort Water Festival, sponsored by the South Carolina Education Lottery, is Friday, July 15. Gates open at 6 p.m., and the ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Visitors will enjoy music from the Parris Island Marine Band and a spectacular fireworks show to kick off the 56th Annual Water festival. Admission is free. Shuttle service is available from the Beaufort County Government Center, which will depart every 15 minutes.

Tickets for each night of Water Festival will be available at the gate.





• If you purchased advance tickets to the 56th Annual Beaufort Water Festival, they will be available for pick up at the will call tent from: Friday, July 15: 4 – 8 p.m.; Saturday, July 16: 4 – 8 p.m.; Sunday, July 17 through Saturday, July 23: 5 – 7 p.m. The Will Call tent is near the main entrance.


• Space is still available if you would like to compete in: Bocce, sponsored by JoCo Construction, or Badminton, sponsored by AC Harvey’s Screen printing, on Saturday July 16th; Croquet, sponsored by Modern Jewelers, begins Monday July 18th; Bed Race, sponsored by Advanced Mold Technology, on Friday July 23rd. The Corn Hole tournament, sponsored by Boondocks Restaurant, will be played on Saturday July 24th.  Visit our website at www.bftwaterfestival.com for details and applications.


• Boat Bingo: Sunday, July 17 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., sponsored by Yacht Club Enterprises. Beginning at 10am, register at any of the Beaufort boat landings (Port Royal Landings, the Sands, Downtown Marina, Lady’s Island, Battery Creek) Bingo cards are $10 each or 5 for $40.  Participants have until 2pm to visit all of the check points.


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