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.


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2018 Events


Rhett House Inn Jan EventWine Dinner to benefit The Beaufort International Film Society

Thru. Jan. 25, 2017 at 6PM – 9PM

This fun & delicious event includes Wine Pairings & Four Course Dinner prepared by Chef Brian Waters. Reservations Required. Cocktails @ 6 p.m., Dinner @ 7 p.m. 802 Bay Street Suite C, Beaufort. Reservations: 843-379-3474. Price: $75/per person.

For more information, please visit our Facebook page.


Beaufort Film FestivalThe 12th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival

February 21st – 25th, 2018

Head to University of South Carolina Beaufort Feb. 21-25, 2018 for the 12th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival! Presented by the Beaufort Film Society, the festival features five days of international and local short films, feature films, animation, guest speakers, and more.

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, filmfreeway.com or call 843-522-3196.



Beaufort oyster roastThe Beaufort Charities Oyster Roast

In its 14th year The Beaufuort Charities Oyster Roast is the premiere oyster roast in Beaufort County. With an annual attendance of over 800, our event generates over $20,000 NET proceeds for local need organizations in Northern Beaufort County.

Pre-Sale tickets for $35 offers each attendee: ALL you can eat oysters Free Kids Zone with free pizza for ages 5-12 2

Live Auctions Live Music “CHAIRMEN OF THE BOARD” from 4-7 pm

“Steel Rail Express” from 8-10 pm

Micro-Brew Tasting for $10 Bottomless Beverage cups and tumblers $$$!

For more information and to become a sponsor visit: Oysterroast


Beaufort Art Walk14th Annual Spring Art Walk at the Waterfront Park

Fri., Apr. 6th, 2018 at 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Sat., Apr. 7th, 2018 at 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Event is rain or shine. Artist of all types and
Live music by V-Tones and more.

Soft Shell Crab Festival Port Royal SC 201715th Annual Soft Shell Crab Festival

Sat., Apr. 21 – 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The Old Village Association of Port Royal is proud to present the upcoming 15th Annual Soft Shell Crab Festival. Perhaps one of the most popular and always-anticipated Lowcountry events, the big day this year is on Saturday, April 21st from 11am to 5pm.

The Beaufort Classic Car & Truck Club will be on hand showing off their spectacular collection of vehicles. Local organization Bikers Against Bullies will also be on hand with anti-bullying messages for kids, and the Rotary Club of Beaufort will host their annual Charity Crab Race along Battery Creek. This year, the winner receiving a $2,000 cash prize and an available top prize of $40,000 to one possible winner and 10 chances to win $5,000! To enter the race, visit

Admission is free.
Please, no pets, per Port Royal Town Ordinance.

More information about the crab race is available at: portroyalcrabrace.com.


A Taste of BeaufortA Taste of Beaufort

Fri May 4th 6PM-10PM and Sat 5th 11AM-5PM, 2018 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.


St. Helena MarketFirst Friday After 5

Fri June 2nd, 2018 10AM to 3pm Corner of Sea Island Parkway and MLK Drive
Saint Helena Island 29920

The St. Helena Island Community Market was established by The Beautification Committee of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Park to create a regular community marketplace for small local farmers, craft vendors, and young entrepreneurs. The Market will also be used to continue enhancing the positive image of the MLK Park in the community.


Port Royal 4th of July 20184th of July Celebration & Fireworks at the Sands

Tues July 4th, 2018 at the Sands of Port Royal.

The Town of Port Royal and the Historic Port Royal Foundation will host a holiday celebration beginning at 5 p.m. July 4 at The Sands of Port Royal.

Beverages and food will be available for purchase from 5 p.m. until after the fireworks display, as well as face painting, Tux the clown, live music and a DJ.


Beaufort Water Festival Arts & Crafts Market

Fri July 13th – Sunday 22rd, 2018 at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

The beautiful, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park will be the backdrop for Beaufort Water Festival Arts & Crafts Market. Friday, July 13 Festival Arts & Crafts Market

Location: Promenade at Waterfront Park Event Details: Noon – 7pm


Hunting Island State Park

Rhett House Inn Light HouseHunting 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.


Everette Parker Southern Soul Cigar Social

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.

Beaufort SC OctoberfestOktoberfest 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 2018Beers & 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 SC eventBeaufort 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.

Beaufort SC eventFall 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.


Beaufort SC eventPat 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/.


Beaufort SC A night on the townHoliday 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!

Beaufort SC Light up the Night parade

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.

Beaufort SC Christmas Parade

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.

For inquiries, email: events@cityofbeaufort.org or go their Facebook page.

2019 Events