The Annual Beaufort Water Festival…10 incredible days of Lowcountry fun & memories that last a lifetime.

Friends, Families and Traditions.
July 14-23, 2017

Since 1956, The Beaufort Water Festival has brought residents and visitors from Beaufort, Charleston, Savannah, Hilton Head Island and parts beyond together in a two-week long celebration of the coastal Lowcountry. The Beaufort Water Festival is comprised of more than two dozen individual events including sporting events, aquatic events, arts & crafts, music and of course, the best of Lowcountry cuisine.


If you have had the opportunity to experience the Beaufort Water Festival, chances are that you have a pretty good story to go along with it. If you have been going every year since you were a child or going for the first time, your Water Festival memories will last a lifetime.

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Water Festival Thank You

On behalf of the 61st Annual Beaufort Water Festival crew, I would like to thank all of our sponsors, all of our volunteers and civic groups, the City of Beaufort, the entire Beaufort community, and let’s not forget Mother Nature for making the 61st Festival a great success!

Words cannot express how thankful I am that you all chose to “Rendezvous by the River” with not only me, but with all of your family and friends every night of the Festival.  Hopefully, you had as much fun in the sun for the 61st Festival as I did!

Please keep checking our website and Facebook page over the course of the next several months so you can start making plans to attend the 62nd Annual Beaufort Water Festival.  I know Commodore Jason Berry is already planning it for you!

Thank you,

Chris Canaday, Commodore

61st Annual Beaufort Water Festival

Chris Canaday