Come enjoy Beaufort, SC!

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.


Rhett House Inn - Shrimp festival20th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Friday, October 3rd. Please save the date for the 20th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival, celebrating local wild caught shrimp. The South Carolina Shrimper’s Association partners with Main Street Beaufort each year to bring awareness to thousands of visitors and residents. The location of this celebration is the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in the Historic Downtown District of Beaufort. Admission is free.

Restaurants compete for the coveted Silver Cup and bragging rights for the best shrimp dish each year. Some festival goers take part in the Shrimp Heading Competition and some children touch their first shrimp in the Shrimp Peeling Competition. Sea Island Rotary organizes the rubber shrimp race each year, and live entertainment, a children’s area, craft market and 5K run round out this popular festival.

Octoberfest at the Old Village of Port RoyalOctoberfest at the Old Village of Port Royal

Please save the date for a rollicking Octoberfest on Paris Avenue in the Old Village of Port Royal on Sat 10/18/14 at 12:00 am – Sat 10/18/14 at 12:00 pm.

Additional details to follow.

Fall Festival of Houses and GardensFall Festival of Houses and Gardens

Stroll through lovely gardens and homes in Beaufort’s Annual Event. Please save the date for the much anticipated Fall Tour of Homes on October 24, 25 and 26, 2014.

Additional details to follow.

Pickin By The RiverPickin By The River

PICKIN BY THE RIVER Downtown Beaufort SC Waterfront Park Free Event (bring a picnic lunch or have lunch at one of our local restaurants, all in walking distance) October 25, 2014- Noon till 5:30 ALL ACOUSTIC BLUEGRASS, COUNTRY & FOLK MUSIC Open Jams through out the park (so bring your banjo, guitar, etc and join in one of the offstage jams) Beginner to advanced musicians welcome. Stage performances by groups Please no drums, amplifiers or alcohol Contact Pat for more info (843)379-9084 or leave your email to be notified of upcoming events.


Kayak Fest 2014PaddleFest 2014 Kayak, Canoe & Stand Up Paddleboarding

PaddleFest 2014 Kayak, Canoe & Stand Up Paddleboarding. 3 and 6 mile courses. Lagoon at Parking Lot J, Hunting Island State Park. November 1st, Noon start time.

Tim at Higher Ground: 379-4327 or timjlovett@gmail.com; www.webscorer.com or www.HigherGroundBeaufort.com

Rhett House Inn OystersRotary Club Of The Lowcountry’s Annual Oyster Roast

Rotary Club Of The Lowcountry’s Annual Oyster Roast. Live Oaks Park, Port Royal. November 1st, 6pm. Contact: Jeff Althoff.


USAFlagVeteran’s Day Parade & Ceremony

The 2014 Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony will be taking place downtown Beaufort again this year. Any businesses or organizations that would like to be part of the parade are urged to fill out an entry form and return it by Monday, October 27, 2014.

The parade will step off Tuesday, November 11, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. This year’s Grand Marshal is General George Crist, USMC, (Ret.).

The parade will be followed by a Veterans Day Ceremony in the Beaufort National Cemetery at 11 a.m. The keynote speaker will be Lieutenant General John L. Ballantyne, USA, (Ret.). The Parris Island Marine Band and the Beaufort Naval Hospital Choir will perform.

Rhett House Inn - Fall House and Garden Tours2014 Homes for the Holidays Event

November 21st, Homes For The Holidays Tour. This year’s tour will be on Distant Island!

For more information please contact Mary Cunningham 252-7080.


Night on the Town Beaufort SCA Night On The Town

Friday, December 5th, 6-9pm
Downtown businesses stay open late for your shopping pleasure. Entertainment by local choirs, dance groups, and clubs. Christmas Tree lighting with Santa himself and a performance by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band immediately following the official lighting of the City’s Christmas Tree.

Light Up the Night Beaufort SCLight Up The Night Boat Parade

Saturday, December 6th, 5:30-8:30 PM

Join Beaufort Sail and Power Squadron and Main Street Beaufort, USA, as we celebrate another festive holiday season and the 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.

Beaufort's Christmas ParadeBeaufort’s Traditional Christmas Parade

Sunday, December 7th, 3pm
Downtown City Streets