Come enjoy Beaufort, SC for the Winter Events!

In the Winter Beaufort SC prices can be 1/3 less for comparable hotel and restaurant meals than expensive next-door sister cities Charleston and Savannah.  Because of that, savvy travelers are now using Beaufort as a base and do day trips to Savannah (40 min. away) and Charleston (1 hr. 15), plus you don’t have to move your bags around as much checking in and out.  Also golf guests at the Rhett house have exclusive access to three championship private golf clubs both in town and within a 30 min drive-The Sanctuary, Dataw, and Palmetto Bluff, instead of having to stay at just one location and the course there.


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Old Point Beaufort2016 Architects’ Tour

March 19, 2016:

Hosted by the Historic Beaufort Foundation on March 19, 2016. In a city renowned for historic architecture, the tour will celebrate the creative and distinctive contemporary architecture that interprets the Lowcountry and gives it a definite 21st century look.

Visit private homes on Beaufort’s Sea Islands: C, Distant, Polawana, And St. Helena Islands.

Selected by Architects:

  • Allison Ramsey
  • Frederick&Frederick
  • Montgomery Architecture
  • R. W. Chambers
  • Thomas & Denzinger

And Sponsored by Gilbert Law Firm ~ Real Estate Closing Attorneys.
Ticket Price is $65.00 ~ Advance reservations recommended
Call 843.379.3331 or order online at historicbeaufort.org


Hunting Island Adventure BiathlonHunting Island Adventure Biathlon

March 26, 2016 – 11:00am:

Each March we host an awesome Adventure Biathlon Race at Hunting Island State Park, SC. The race includes a 6 mile paddle, which begins in the park’s lagoon and goes out to Fripp Inlet and then back to the lagoon where the paddlers transition into a 4.3 mile trail run through the pristine natural forest of Hunting Island. Some athletes complete the course in Teams, where one paddles and the other runs – which we call a Relay Team. Or even both paddle in a tandem kayak and then both run and then must finish together – which we call a Tandem Team. Recently we joined the bandwagon and added an SUP (stand up paddleboard) categories to the event.

This race has grown substantially over the past 10 years into one of the Southeasts premiere Adventure Kayak/Run Biathlons. Athletes travel from other countries just to participate in this local favorite event. We average about 180 athletes who compete in 57 award categories for great prizes. After the race we meet at Boondocks for our Official Post Race Party where we enjoy free beer and chili, and fellowship (or bragging as some like to call it).

WHEN: March 26, 2016
WHERE: Hunting Island State Park
EVENT STARTS: 11:00 a.m.
HOW: http://www.HuntingIslandBiathlon.com
COST: $45 Solo & $80 Teams
RACE HQ: Higher Ground Outfitters

For prior year’s participation and race results visit: http://goraceproductions.com/race-results/


Soft Shell Crab Feast Beaufort SC13th Annual Soft Shell Crab Festival

April 16th from 11am to 5pm

Port Royal, SC, Paris Avenue
The Town of Port Royal and the Old Village Association invite you to join us at the 13th Annual Soft Shell Crab Festival on Saturday, April 16th from 11am to 5pm. Come enjoy Lowcountry cuisine prepared by some of the best local chefs highlighting different takes on the soft shell crab. This year’s festivities include live music, artisan craft market, kids’ fun zone, and classic cars on display by Beaufort’s Classic Car & Truck Club. We kindly request that no pets to be in attendance at this festival. The Rotary Club of Beaufort will be having their annual crab race down Battery Creek, with $5,000 in cash prizes for the winners!

More information about the crab race is available at www.portroyalcrabrace.com.
For more details or inquiries about the Soft Shell Crab Festival, please visit www.oldvillageportroyal.com.
For additional information, please contact Brooke Buccola on (239) 777-0761 or email brooke.buccola@gmail.com

Annual Harbormaster ShowAnnual Harbormaster Show

April 23, 2016 from 12pm noon

Barbershop singing by the Harbormasters and the Beaufort Belles…

and the acclaimed guest quartet: The Mighty Wind Event Venue: USCB Performing Arts Center.


Taste of Beaufort Logo17th Annual Taste of Beaufort May 6th, 7th and 8th 2016,

The beautiful, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park will be the backdrop for the 17th annual A Taste of Beaufort: Music, Arts, and Seafood Festival produced by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce – May 6th and 7th , 2016, in downtown Beaufort. Admission into the Park is Free.

On Friday, May 6th , visit our Arts & Craft Markets opening at Noon. The festival begins at 6pm with a party in the park you don’t want to miss! Deas Guyz will perform. 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 10pm Friday night.

On Saturday, May 7th, the festival’s popular 5K Bridge Run/Walk (USTAF certified course) 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 on West Street Extension on the porch of The Lollipop Shop from 4-6pm Friday, May 6th and prior to the start of the race Saturday, May 7th until 7:30am. Run the race and stay for the Taste!

The festival continues Saturday, May 7th, from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. 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, you are sure to find a new favorite dish! 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 2-10 tickets. Live entertainment featuring The Melody Makers Band and other local favorites will be provided on the Pavilion Stage. Children’s activities, which include Jumpers and slides, will be located near the playground.

We also invite you to enjoy our downtown and the Beaufort area. It’s a beautiful time to be in Beaufort. Shop at quaint stores, eat at a locally owned restaurant, stay at a lovely B&B or boutique hotel, take a carriage, walking, van, or boat tour. Visit the beach, experience the culture, and come back again and again.