Here Are the Most Exciting Port Royal, SC, Events

When it comes to Port Royal, we know the best events and attractions. Cuthbert House Inn resides in the scenic, charming town of Beaufort and is only a 10-minute drive from Port Royal. When you stay with us, you get the pleasure of experiencing both towns! Plan your trip around these Port Royal, SC, events, and book your stay with us. 

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Can’t-Miss Port Royal, SC, Events

Spring

Annual Soft-Shell Crab Festival 

  • The Soft-Shell Crab Festival is one of the most popular and anticipated events in the Lowcountry every year. Port Royal is a coastal town that takes pride in its fresh, local seafood. Soft-shell crab season only lasts approximately three weeks each year, so they celebrate it big time! The party includes jammin’ music, a classic car show, kids’ entertainment, unique vendors, a charity crab race, and of course, plenty of delectable soft-shell crabs for you to enjoy.
  • Location: Historic Port Royal
  • Admission: Free

Bridges Block Party – Shrimp and Grits Cook-off

  • Who doesn’t love a good old’ fashioned block party? Better yet, who doesn’t love shrimp and grits?! This street festival includes a shrimp and grits cook-off, local bands, one-of-a-kind art, a Kids Zone, and more! 
  • Location: Paris Avenue
  • Admission: Free

Deep Water Festival

  • Come to the Port and overlook the most profound natural channel on the Eastern seaboard. Listen to live music or watch the Masters Golf Tournament on a massive screen as you enjoy delicious, local food. 
  • Location: Port of Port Royal
  • Admission: Free

Summer

Fourth of July Celebration

  • Celebrate our nation’s independence with this fun-filled, family-friendly event. Special features include balloon animals, temporary patriotic tattoos, a watermelon eating contest, a live band, food trucks along Paris Avenue, and of course a dazzling fireworks display at the Sands Beach. Borrow some beach chairs from the Cuthbert House Inn and enjoy the show!
  • Location: Port of Port Royal
  • Admission: Free

Fall

OktoPRfest

  • This fall festival has everything. A classic car show, craft vendors, live music, food vendors, and an expansive craft beer garden. Food vendors will be dishing out German-inspired meals that are sure to get you in the October spirit. Kids will have a blast in the Kids Zone with a hilarious clown and face painting. 
  • Location: Paris Avenue
  • Admission: Check back for details 

Trunk or Treat

  • Dress the kiddos up in their favorite costume, bring your car, and join the fun. Bring goodies or games to share and make this an unforgettable event for the children. 
  • Location: Historic Port Royal
  • Admission: Candy for sharing!

Winter

Annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade

  • Many residents in the town of Port Royal are proud owners of golf carts. The Annual Christmas Golf Cart Parade is a chance for them to show their stuff. Carts are decked out with all sorts of festive decorations and lights and compete in a competition for “Best in Show.” 
  • Location: Historic Port Royal
  • Admission: Check for details

Annual Bands, Brews & BBQ

  • This two-day event is for the BBQ enthusiasts. Port Royal is considered the barbecue capital of the state, so it only fits that they host this yummy event. The festival includes live music, craft beer, competitions for the best BBQ and ribs, and fun! 
  • Location: Paris Avenue
  • Admission: $15 per day. Children 12 and under are free. 

Make Cuthbert House Inn Your Home Base

Throughout the year, there are a bunch of thrilling Port Royal, SC, events. Beaufort is stirring with an impressive Honeymoon ballroom suite at the cuthbert house innevents lineup as well! Cuthbert House Inn resides in the heart of historic Beaufort and is only a hop, skip, and a jump away from Port Royal. You’ll be surrounded by the best shops, restaurants, and excursions the area has to offer.

Reserve our spacious, second-floor Ballroom and rest up before your adventures. Right outside your door, will be the front balcony that overlooks the saltwater marsh and sailboats on the Beaufort River. We can’t wait to host you during your vacation to iconic Beaufort. Check our availability and start planning your trip today!

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