Festival Schedule

April 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

5K Run/Walk – 15K Run

Sponsored by: Allen Patterson Residential

LOCATION : 283 Blvd De France, Parris Island, SC 29905

EVENT DETAILS : Registration stars at 7:00 AM. 15K race starts at 8:00 AM. 5K race starts at 8:30 AM.

May 2016

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Paddle Battle

LOCATION : Battery Creek Landing

EVENT DETAILS : Kayak & Paddleboard – Preregister by May 3rd to guarantee event shirt!

June 2016

Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5, 2016

Fishing Tournament

LOCATION : Downtown Beaufort Marina1006 Bay St. Beaufort , SC 29902

EVENT DETAILS : 
Captain’s Meeting – Friday, June 3rd – The Shed, Port Royal 6:00 pm.
Weigh In – Saturday, June 4th – Downtown Marina 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
Awards Banquet – Sunday, June 5th – The Shed, Port Royal 2:00 pm

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SPONSORED BY

Thompson Builders

Saturday, June 4th – Sunday, June 5th, 2016

Sailing Regatta

LOCATION : 30 Yacht Club Dr. Beaufort, SC 29907

EVENT DETAILS : Registration 11:00-1:00 pm, Races begin at 2:00 pm. Yacht Club open to spectators.

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Kickball Tournament

LOCATION : Southside Park, Beaufort, SC 29902

EVENT DETAILS : Check-in at 8am, Play begins at 9am.

Saturday, June 18 – Sunday, June 19, 2016

Golf Tournament

LOCATION : Fripp Island Ocean Point & Ocean Creek Golf Courses

EVENT DETAILS : 8am Check-In, 9am Shotgun Start.

SPONSORED BY

Beaufort Water Festival Sponsors

Saturday, June 25, 2016

Cornhole Tournament

LOCATION : The Shed, Port Royal, SC

EVENT DETAILS :  Cost: $50 per team | 9am Registration, Play Starts at 10am

July 2016

Opening Ceremony

Friday, July 15, 2016

ENTERTAINMENT BY:  The Parris Island Marine Band with a Fireworks Show at Dusk. 

LOCATION : Waterfront Park

EVENT DETAILS : FREE!  Gates open at 6pm, Ceremony at 7pm.

SPONSORED BY

Beaufort Water Festival Sponsors

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Badminton Tournament

Sponsored by: A.C. Harvey’s Screen Printing

LOCATION : Waterfront Park Stage field

EVENT DETAILS :  9am Start Time

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Bocce Tournament

Sponsored by: Joco Construction / Sea Island Elevators

LOCATION : Waterfront Park Main Field

EVENT DETAILS :  9am Start Time

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Children’s Toad Fishing Tournament

Sponsored by: Sea Island Atlas Van Lines

LOCATION : Waterfront Park

EVENT DETAILS :  10am – 12pm | Ages 12 and under only. Bring your own rod, reel and tackle. Bait provided. FREE!

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Saturday, July 16 – Sunday, July 17, 2016

Croquet Tournament

LOCATION : Dataw Island Croquet Lawns

EVENT DETAILS :  9am Start Time

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Raft Race

LOCATION : Along the seawall of Waterfront Park.

EVENT DETAILS :   9am – Noon

Concert in the Park

Saturday, July 16, 2016

ENTERTAINMENT BY: Canaan Smith & LOCASH

LOCATION : Waterfront Park

EVENT DETAILS : $25 | Gates open at 7pm, Show at 8pm.
No strollers, coolers, outside food or beverages or professional photography. No Refunds. Free Shuttle service from Beaufort Government Center. 5 and under FREE

SPONSORED BY

Beaufort Water Festival Sponsors

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Children’s Day

Sponsored by: Coastal Orthodontics

LOCATION : Waterfront Park

EVENT DETAILS :   11am – 3pm | Featuring Games, Activities, Shows, Bounce Houses and Prizes; FREE!

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

River Rally

LOCATION : Local Waters

EVENT DETAILS :   9am – 3pm

Teen Dance

Sunday, July 17, 2016

ENTERTAINMENT BY:  DJ Donna

LOCATION : Waterfront Park

EVENT DETAILS : $10 | Gates open 6pm – 8pm. No entry after 8pm (NO RE-ENTRY ALLOWED).  Ages 13 – 17 only; ID Required; Clutch Purses Only (6″ x 9″ size) ~ Please Wear Appropriate Clothing ~ No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers.

SPONSORED BY

JOHN 3:16 PROJECT

Motown Monday

Monday, July 18, 2016

ENTERTAINMENT BY:  Deas Guyz

LOCATION : Waterfront Park

EVENT DETAILS : $15 | Gates open 7pm, Show at 8pm.
No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers. Children age 5 and under FREE

SPONSORED BY

Beaufort Water Festival Sponsor

Time Warp Tuesday

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

ENTERTAINMENT BY:  The Return, a Beatles tribute band, with opening act Broke Locals

LOCATION : Waterfront Park

EVENT DETAILS : $10 | Gates open 7pm, Show at 8pm.
No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers. Children age 5 and under FREE
FREE Entry for Active Duty Military with valid ID.

SPONSORED BY

Beaufort Water Festival Sponsor

Wednesday, July 20 – Thursday, July 21, 2016

Croquet Tournament (9 Wicket)

LOCATION : Waterfront Park

EVENT DETAILS :   9am Start Time

Talent Show

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

HOSTED BY:  The Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority

LOCATION : Waterfront Park

EVENT DETAILS : $10 or FREE with Official 2016 61st Annual Water Festival T-Shirt | Gates open at 6pm, Show at 7pm.  No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers. Children age 5 and under FREE

SPONSORED BY

Beaufort Water Festival Sponsors

Lowcountry Supper

Thursday, July 21, 2016

HEADLINE ENTERTAINMENT BY:  Too Much Sylvia

OPENING ENTERTAINMENT BY:  Eric Daubert

FEATURING:  The Whistlers

LOCATION : Waterfront Park

EVENT DETAILS : $15 | Gates open at 6pm.  Supper served 6pm – 7:30pm.  No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers. Children age 5 and under FREE

SPONSORED BY

BFT Water Festival Sponsor Logo

Friday, July 22, 2016

Bed Race

LOCATION : Corner of Bay & Harrington

EVENT DETAILS :   $25 entry per team | 4:30pm check-in, 5pm start time.  Same day registration based on space availability.

River Dance

Friday, July 22, 2016

HEADLINE ENTERTAINMENT BY:  The Breakfast Club, an 80’s band

OPENING ENTERTAINMENT BY:  Gump Fiction, a 90’s band

LOCATION : Waterfront Park

EVENT DETAILS : $15 | Gates open at 7pm, Show at 8pm.  Must be 18 or Older with Valid ID to attend.  No refunds, outside food or beverages, coolers or strollers.

SPONSORED BY

Beaufort Water Festival Sponsors

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Water Festival Grand Parade

LOCATION : Downtown Beaufort

EVENT DETAILS : 10am -Noon

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

Air Show

LOCATION : Waterfront Park

EVENT DETAILS : 1pm – 4pm | Featuring two Stunt Planes, Parachutists and US Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo

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Commodore’s Ball

Saturday, July 23, 2016

ENTERTAINMENT BY:  The Band Punch

LOCATION : Waterfront Park

EVENT DETAILS : $10 | Gates open at 7pm, Show at 8pm.  No refunds, outside food or beverages or coolers.  Children 5 and under FREE.

SPONSORED BY

BFT Water Festival Sponsors

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats

LOCATION : Beaufort River in front of Waterfront Park

EVENT DETAILS : Noon – 2pm | FREE registration.  Boats must register to be eligible for prizes. All applications must be at the judge’s table prior to Noon.