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It is Time for the 59th Annual Beaufort Water Festival!

Joseph Coupal - Tuesday, July 15, 2014

If you live in an apartment in Beaufort, SC, you know that our community was named Happiest Seaside Town by Coastal Living magazine. And it is no wonder, with all there is to do.  For the 59th year, hundreds of resident volunteers in this hospitable South Carolina Coastal community will put on a joyous, two-week celebration known as the Water Festival in locations throughout Beaufort. Opening festivities start off with a bang, featuring the Parris Island Marine Band and early evening fireworks at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park, 1010 Bay Street.

The Festival runs from July 12-27, with the Festival Arts & Crafts Market open daily at the Promenade at Waterfront Park. Considered by many to be one of the best small southern towns, it’s no wonder Beaufort South Carolina is so happy with days and nights of music, food, art, tournaments, boating events and plenty of family friendly fun! Here is the upcoming schedule for the Happiest Seaside Town’s Water Festival, 2014:

July 18 (Friday) – Official Opening Day

  • Festival Arts & Craft Market, open from noon to 7:00 p.m. at the Promenade at the Waterfront Park. Water Festival Opening Ceremony gates open at 6:00 p.m., ceremony at 7:00. Take the Shuttle Service from Beaufort County Government Center, or walk from several downtown Beaufort hotels.
  • July 19 (Saturday) – Something for EVERYBODY!
  • Raft Race along the Waterfront Park sea wall from 8:00 to11:00 a.m. Applications and entry fees ($185 Commercial, $145 Military or Non-profit) for 11-person teams due by July 5.
  • Bocce Tournament from 8:00 a.m. to noon at Waterfront Park.
  • Badminton Tournament at Waterfront Park, 9:00 a.m.
  • Croquet Tournament (Golf Croquet) at Dataw Island Croquet Lawns at 9:00 a.m.
  • Children’s Toad Fishing Tournament for kids 12 and under from 10:00 a.m. to noon. Bring a rod & reel and tackle. Bait provided.
  • Sponsors Expo from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Waterfront Park Pavilion. Visit the folks who are giving generously to keep this wonderful tradition going year after year.
  • Coastal Education Expo, an exhibition open from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Contemplative Garden.
  • Air Show from noon to 3:00 p.m. at Waterfront Park. The River will be closed during this time. Don’t miss this crowd pleaser of a show featuring feats of aerial daring and finesse!
  • Shrimp Boat Tours, from noon to 4:00 pm at Waterfront Park.
  • Concert in the Park at Waterfront Park. Gates open at 7:00 p.m. and the Davisson Brothers Band opens the show at 8:00, followed by headliner Craig Morgan. The perfect end to a perfect day. Admission is $25.
  • Croquet Tournament (Golf Croquet) at 9:00 a.m. at Dataw Island Croquet Lawns.
  • River Rally from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Local Waters
  • Shrimp Boat Tours from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Waterfront Park.
  • Children’s Day! Bring the kiddies to this event packed with games, activities, bounce houses, shows, and prizes from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Waterfront Park.
  • Teen Dance sponsored by John 3:16 Project, from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Waterfront Park for ages 13-17 (ID required). Entertainment by D.J. Donna; admission is $15 and gates open 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

July 20 (Monday)

  • Motown Monday, entertainment by Deas-Guyz at Waterfront Park, $10 admission. Gates open at 7:00, show starts at 8:00 p.m.

July 22 (Tuesday)

  • Salsa Tuesday, entertainment by Son Del Coqui at Waterfront Park. Admission is $10, free for Active Duty Military with valid Military I.D. Gates open at 7:00, show starts at 8:00 p.m.

July 23 (Wednesday)

  • Croquet Tournament (9 Wicket) at 9:00 a.m. in Waterfront Park.
  • Talent Show hosted by the Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority at 7:00 p.m. in Waterfront Park (gates open at 6:00 p.m.).Admission is $10 or there is no charge if attendees sport the Official 2014 59th Annual Water Festival t-shirt!

July 24 (Thursday)

  • Croquet Tournament (9 Wicket) at 9:00 a.m. in Waterfront Park.
  • Lowcountry Supper – supper is served from 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. at Waterfront Park with musical entertainment to boot! The Blue Dots featuring The Whistlers open, followed by On the Border. Admission is $15.

July 25 (Friday)

  • Bed Race, check in at the Corner of Bay Street & Harrington Street at 4:30 p.m. for a 5:00 p.m. start time. Don’t miss the fun and hilarity! The entry fee is $25.00 per team, with same-day registration based on space availability.
  • River Dance at Waterfront Park. Gates will open at 7:00 p.m. for those 18 and older with valid ID. Admission is $15 and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Enjoy the music of country singer-songwriter Eric Paslay, with opening entertainment by The Phoenix Drive Band and Marjory Lee.

July 26 (Friday)

  • DragonBoat Race Day 2014; 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Bring the whole family to cheer on 36 teams in three heats competing in colorful Dragonboat races on the Beaufort waterfront, as they raise funds to benefit DragonBoat Beaufort’s outreach programs for cancer-survivor support, grants, and counseling.
  • Water Festival Grand Parade, organized by The Beaufort Lions Club, meanders through Downtown Beaufort from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Because who doesn’t love a parade?
  • Non Profit Expo from noon to 4:00 p.m. at Waterfront Park Pavilion.
  • The Commodore’s Ball at Waterfront Park. Entertainment by the North Tower Band; gates open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m. Admission is $10.

July 27 (Sunday)

  • Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats, sponsored by the Past Commodores of the Water Festival. From beautiful to whimsical to (dare we say it) tacky, the decorated flotilla signals the close of another wonderful Water Festival. Boats must be registered to be in the running for prizes. Come wave to the boaters and cheer for your favorites from noon to 2:00 p.m. along the Beaufort River in front of Waterfront Park.

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