Nestled on the banks of the Harbor River, the stunning peninsula of downtown Beaufort erupts with the sounds of annual festivals and events. Every summer, the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park is the picturesque backdrop for the Beaufort Water Festival. This 10-day extravaganza teaches all of its visitors about the Southern heritage of Beaufort from July 13-22, 2018. Whether you spend your time at the delightful dances or listening to the live entertainment, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time!
As you plan your trip to the Lowcountry of South Carolina, request a copy of our free Vacation Guide! You’ll find our recommendations for the top restaurants, unique annual events like the Beaufort Water Festival, and historic sites. The guide also includes detailed descriptions of the luxurious accommodations at the Cuthbert House Inn!
Everything You’ll Experience at the Beaufort Water Festival
It’s easy to experience the 63rd Annual Beaufort Water Festival when you stay at the Cuthbert House Inn. We’re just a few steps away from all the action! Each year, our guests enjoy this unique festival, in particular, for the local culture and cuisine. Before heading to the Beaufort Water Festival 2018, check out our insider information on everything you’ll experience!
The History Behind this Annual Event
The Beaufort Water Festival began In 1956 and was one of the South’s successful outdoor events. This annual event held activities like Beauty Pageant, Water Festival Ball, Regatta Ball, parade, ski show, and sailboat races that exuded the Southern culture and heritage of Beaufort. Since then, the festival’s events change each year to stay current with the interests of the festival-goers. Today, the Beaufort Water Festival is one of the most renowned celebrations in our area and received the 2017 “Best Annual Community Event” award by EatSleepPlayBeaufort.com.
The dynamic Beaufort Water Festival provides an array of activities suited for any visitor or local. If you’re planning a low-key day, walk around the Arts & Crafts Show or participate in the badminton tournament or bocce ball tournaments. Or, you can lounge on a beach towel or lawn chair in the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park and watch the thrilling Air Show or Raft Race. Since the Beaufort Water Festival offers so many things to do, check out the full schedule on their website!
While you are there, consider purchasing the official 2018 Beaufort Water Festival t-shirt! You can order one online today or buy one at this year’s festival!
Events With Tickets
As you plan your experience, be sure to purchase tickets for some of the most splendid events that define the festival. If you wish to learn the traditions of this event, the Commodore’s Ball is the event for you and will celebrate its 63rd year! Or, you can delight in the incredible sounds of Motown Monday or Concert in the Park that showcase local talent.
Book Your Getaway to the Cuthbert House Inn
After the fun and excitement of the Beaufort Water Festival, walk back to the comforts and luxury at the Cuthbert House Inn. We invite you to browse our selection of accommodations and select the perfect one to make your vacation spectacular. During your stay with us, you’ll be treated the finest amenities like complimentary breakfast and access to our stunning gardens. And, we are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Beaufort and close many area restaurants, attractions, and historic sites.
Plan your summer retreat with us today!