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Come enjoy Beaufort, SC for all the Year Around Events!
In 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.
USCB Lunch with Authors Series
January 15, 2019
Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Rd., Hilton Head Island
University of South Carolina Beaufort Lunch with Authors Series! Lunch with Author LISA PATTON! 12 p.m. Sea Pines Country Club, 30 Governors Rd., Hilton Head Island. Individual Luncheons $45 (all inclusive). Enjoy a delicious lunch and hear featured authors speak on their writings, creative process, research and more! We celebrate New York Times Bestselling authors, as well as up and coming new authors, including a variety of genres and subjects.
(843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.
The 13th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival
February 19th – 24th, 2019
Considered by many to be the fastest growing film festival in the Southeast, the Beaufort International Film Festival showcases the very best of independent film.
Awards and prizes will be presented in several categories, including Feature Film, Documentaries, Short Film, Student Film, Animation, Screenplays, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Audience Voted, Comedy, and Audience Choice.
For more information on tickets and schedules, visit beaufortfilmfestival.com, or call 843-522-3196.
The Beaufort Charities Oyster Roast
March 2, 2019 1pm – 10pm
In its 15th year The Beaufuort Charities Oyster Roast is the premiere oyster roast in Beaufort County. With an annual attendance of over 2,500+, our event generates over $20,000 NET proceeds for local need organizations in Northern Beaufort County.
904 14th St 904 14th Street, Port Royal, SC
For more information and to become a sponsor visit: Oysterroast
March 16, 2019 10am – 1pm
In a city renown for historic architecture, this tour will celebrate the creative & distinctive contemporary architecture that interprets the Lowcountry and gives it a definite 21st century look.
MCAS Beaufort Air Show
April 27th AND 28th 9am – 6pm
MCAS Beaufort SC Geiger Blvd, Beaufort, SC
MCAS Beaufort will host nearly 100,000 of its closest friends and neighbors at the MCAS Beaufort Air Show on 27 & 28 April 2019. The event will showcase aviation at its best with a demonstration by the United States Naval Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels!
2019 Original Gullah Festival
May 24, 2019 – May 26, 2019
Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park
The Festival will be held on May 24-26, 2019. It’ll feature storytelling, face painting, bounce houses, educational forums, family day, teen pageant, arts and crafts, vendors market, food court and much more. Listen to great music such as jazz, rhythm and blues, gospel, reggae, and Caribbean music. Also enjoy African drumming and dancing, Hours: Fri 12pm-8pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 12pm-7pm
A Taste of Beaufort
May 2019 (dates to be announced) at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.
Free Admission! The beautiful, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park will be the backdrop for A Taste of Beaufort – Music, Arts, and Seafood Festival produced by Main Street Beaufort USA in downtown Beaufort.
Dragonboat Race Day!
June 22nd, 2019 – 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Waterfront Park
Mark your Calendars now, and start forming your friends and family in to a top notch dragonboat racing team. This event raises funds used by Dragonboat Beaufort to assist cancer patients who live, work or receive treatment in Beaufort County, South Carolina. This fun-filled day long event at Waterfront Park is enjoyed by participants and spectators alike. Dragonboat racing is over 2,000 years old and is one of the fastest growing sports enjoyed by all ages.
Garden a Day Tour
June 1st -7th, 2019 – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beaufort, SC
We hope you’ll join us when The Beaufort Garden Club presents its Annual Garden-A-Day tour of private gardens, Rain or Shine. Admission to the gardens is free! Gardens will be open each day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Locations can be found HERE. Most have been planned, planted and cared for by the homeowners. Each year, Certified Master Gardener members of the Low Country Master Gardener Association are on hand to identify plants and answer gardening questions. http://beaufortgardenclub.com/.
63rd Annual Beaufort Water Festival
July 12 – 21, 2019
Water Front Park, Beaufort, SC
10‑day event on the banks of the Beaufort River. Featuring air show, ski show, sailing regatta, sporting tournaments, fishing tournament, raft race, bed race, nightly entertainment. Family fun.
Hunting Island State Park
Hunting Island State Park is located just 16 miles east of the historic town of Beaufort and is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in South Carolina. This 5,000 acre park and it’s 3 miles of natural beach hosts more than a million visitors a year. It’s a place where you can truly find yourself again. It’s a place where humans and nature have always seem to co-exist. Park Hours: Monday-Sunday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (extended to 9 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time). Park Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Park Admissions Fee – cost per person: Adults: $5, SC Seniors, $3.25, Children 6-15, $3, Children 5 & Under, Free. huntingisland.com.
Sat, September 15, 2018 – 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM EDT – 2524 Boundary Street, Beaufort, SC 29906
Ladies, do you have your heels and jeans ready? Fellas, you got your business casual? Let’s talk over Southern Soul, a bite to eat, adult beverages and some adult conversation. A social gives us an opportunity to mingle, exchange ideas, talk professionally as well as personally. You game? $20 dollars, tickets only, 70 tickets only! This is a grown folks event. Positive vibes only.
Oktoberfest hosted by Help of Beaufort
Sat, Sep 29, 6 – 11 PM at 809 Paris Ave., Port Royal, SC
From Beaufortchamber.org. Save the date! HELP’s first annual Oktoberfest at The Shed.
Beers & Gears 2018
Sat, Sep 29, 4 – 10 PM at Habersham Marketplace, 13 Market Beaufort, SC
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce announced the inaugural Beers & Gears, to be held Sept. 29 in Habersham Marketplace. The event will feature craft beer tastings by breweries local to South Carolina and Georgia and a classic car display. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear local favorite, Deas Guyz, from the main stage 7-10 p.m. Pre-sale tickets will be available online for $35 and will include unlimited tastings and access to the car show and concert. Day-of tickets can be purchased on-site for $45.
Beaufort Shrimp Festival
Fri Oct, 5, 2018 at 6:00 PM – Sat Oct, 6 2017 at 5:00 PM, 1015 Bay St, Beaufort, SC, 29902
Free Admission! The beautiful, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park will be the backdrop for The Beaufort Shrimp Festival produced by the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce, in downtown Beaufort. Up to 15 local restaurants will be featuring their best shrimp dishes and competing for the Silver Cup award. Purchase tickets for $1 each and use them at food & beverage booths. Items usually cost 2-8 tickets. Don’t forget to vote for your favorite restaurant in the People’s Choice Award, compete in the Shrimp Heading or Shrimp Peeling (for children) competition, and adopt a Shrimp in Sea Island Rotary’s Charity Rubber Shrimp Race.
Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens
Thur. Oct, 25, 2018 8:00 pm – Sun Oct, 28, 2018 4:30 pm, 801 Bay Street, Beaufort SC 29902
Founded in 1711, Beaufort, South Carolina, located in the heart of the Carolina Lowcountry midway between Charleston and Savannah, harbors a rich repository of 18th and 19th century houses with remarkable architectural variety.
During the Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens visitors are invited to explore Beaufort from a rare vantage point: a selection of private homes and gardens normally not open to the public welcomes visitors inside. The houses represent three centuries of Beaufort architecture for which the city is justly famous. These self—paced walking tours offer a distinctive opportunity to observe how contemporary lifestyles are lived within the framework of our unmatched architectural heritage.
Historic Beaufort Foundation is a non-profit organization charged with the mission to preserve, protect and restore buildings and sites of historic or architectural significance in Beaufort County.
Pat Conroy Literary Festival
Thu Nov, 1, 2018 – Sun Nov, 4, 2018 , 308 Charles Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902
BEAUFORT, SC—The third annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival will be held in Conroy’s beloved Beaufort, South Carolina, this November 2–4. This year’s festival theme will address a trio of foundations central to Conroy’s writing life, and indeed to all of southern literature and culture: Faith, Family & Friendship. In his timeless fiction and memoirs, Conroy’s evolving sense of self was interwoven in his questioning of religion, his conflicted familial entanglements, and his stalwart belief in the fellowship of his tribe of friends. In multifaceted exploration of our three-pronged theme, the Conroy Festival will once again offer an immersive, enticing mixture of author discussions and readings, book signings, original scholarship, performances, workshops, tours, receptions, and gatherings—highlighted this year by the release of the new anthology Our Prince of Scribes: Writers Remember Pat Conroy. patconroyliteraryfestival.org/.
Holiday Weekend Celebration
December 7th, 2018, 6pm-9pm, Downtown Beaufort, SC
Night on the Town, Downtown Bay street and surrounding blocks, features A Night on the Town where Downtown businesses stay open late for your shopping pleasure. Entertainment by local choirs, dance groups, and clubs. Christmas Tree lighting with Santa himself!
Holiday Weekend Celebration
December 8th, 2018, 6pm, Downtown Beaufort, SC
Light Up The Night Holiday Boat Parade – Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Promenade at The Beaufort River. A magical display of decorated boats ambling up the Beaufort River in the Light Up the Night Boat Parade at the Waterfront Park. Bring the family to watch the enchanted display of decorated boats with cookies and a cup of hot chocolate.
Holiday Weekend Celebration
December 12th, 2018, 3pm, Downtown Beaufort, SC
Beaufort Christmas Parade – Downtown, (Boundary, Carteret, and Bay St.). The festive weekend ends on Sunday with a traditional Beaufort Christmas Parade through the streets of downtown Beaufort. Floats, bands, groups of walkers and personal cars and trucks are expected to participate.