Come enjoy Beaufort, SC for all the Year Around Events!

Due to COVID- 19 events in Beaufort have been postponed. At the moment July 4th Fireworks and Waterfestival is not happening this year.

In Beaufort SC prices can be 1/3 less for comparable hotel and restaurant meals than expensive next-door sister cities Charleston and Savannah.  Because of that, savvy travelers are now using Beaufort as a base and do day trips to Savannah (40 min. away) and Charleston (1 hr. 15), plus you don’t have to move your bags around as much checking in and out.  Also golf guests at the Rhett house have exclusive access to three championship private golf clubs both in town and within a 30 min drive-The Sanctuary, Dataw, and Palmetto Bluff, instead of having to stay at just one location and the course there.

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2020 Events


2020 beaufort Oyster festivalInaugural Beaufort Oyster Festival – Queen of the Carolina Sea Islands

January 9th – 19th, 2020, Time – TBA,  Beaufort, SC

This event is envisioned to celebrate all aspects of our Lowcountry oystering culture and agri-tourism economy from historical, to architectural, ecological, agricultural, culinary, hand-crafted, and more. The full event is as an 8-day festival week corresponding with South Carolina Restaurant Week where focus is given to presenting oyster fare at area restaurants, and culminating in a weekend festival in the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

For more information: bfthospitality.com


2020 Beaufort Film Festival

The 14th Annual Beaufort International Film Festival

February 18th – 23th, 2020
Considered by many to be the fastest growing film festival in the Southeast, the Beaufort International Film Festival showcases the very best of independent film.

Awards and prizes will be presented in several categories, including Feature Film, Documentaries, Short Film, Student Film, Animation, Screenplays, Best Actress, Best Actor, Best Director, Audience Voted, Comedy, and Audience Choice.

For more information on tickets and schedules, visit beaufortfilmfestival.com, or call 843-522-3196.

Bands, Brews and BBQ The Port of Port Royal SCBands, Brews and BBQ – Port Royal

February 28th, 2020 – 5 pm – 9 pm and February 29th, 2020 – 11 am – 4pm

It’s time for some food, music and fun!
Beaufort Memorial Hospital presents the 2020 Bands, Brews & BBQ, bringing two days of food, music and fun with wings, barbecue, craft beers, live music and kids’ activities on Friday and Saturday, February 28 & 29. This year’s event will take place at The Port of Port Royal.
This official South Carolina Barbecue Association sanctioned event kicks off the 2020 season and benefits FRIENDS of Caroline Hospice.

601 Paris Ave, Port Royal, SC 29935-2431


Pat Conroy March 4th 20204th annual March Forth day

Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM

The Pat Conroy Literary Center will hold our 4th annual March Forth day of learning on Sunday, March 1st, at the Frissell Community House at Penn Center on St. Helena Island. Commemorating the anniversary of Pat Conroy’s death, March Forth is a day-long embrace of nature, writing, social justice, and fellowship among writers and readers in the heart of Conroy’s beloved lowcountry.

This event is sponsored by a generous gift from Erin and Matt Devlin and presented in partnership with Penn Center and NeverMore.


MCAS Beaufort Air Show 2019MCAS Beaufort Air Show

Not this year

MCAS Beaufort SC Geiger Blvd, Beaufort, SC

MCAS Beaufort will host nearly 100,000 of its closest friends and neighbors at the MCAS Beaufort Air Show on 27 & 28 April 2019. The event will showcase aviation at its best with a demonstration by the United States Naval Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels!

2019 Events


Gullah Festival 20192019 Original Gullah Festival

May 24, 2019 – May 26, 2019

Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park

The Festival will be held on May 24-26, 2019. It’ll feature storytelling, face painting, bounce houses, educational forums, family day, teen pageant, arts and crafts, vendors market, food court and much more. Listen to great music such as jazz, rhythm and blues, gospel, reggae, and Caribbean music. Also enjoy African drumming and dancing, Hours: Fri 12pm-8pm, Sat 10am-10pm, Sun 12pm-7pm

A Taste of BeaufortA Taste of Beaufort

May 2019 (dates to be announced) at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park.

Free Admission! The beautiful, Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park will be the backdrop for A Taste of Beaufort – Music, Arts, and Seafood Festival produced by Main Street Beaufort USA in downtown Beaufort.


Dragon Boat Race Beaufort SC 2019Dragonboat Race Day!

June 22nd, 2019 – 8:00 am until 4:00 pm Waterfront Park
Beaufort, SC

Mark your Calendars now, and start forming your friends and family in to a top notch dragonboat racing team. This event raises funds used by Dragonboat Beaufort to assist cancer patients who live, work or receive treatment in Beaufort County, South Carolina. This fun-filled day long event at Waterfront Park is enjoyed by participants and spectators alike. Dragonboat racing is over 2,000 years old and is one of the fastest growing sports enjoyed by all ages.

Beaufort SC eventGarden a Day Tour

June 1st -7th, 2019 – 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beaufort, SC

We hope you’ll join us when The Beaufort Garden Club presents its Annual Garden-A-Day tour of private gardens, Rain or Shine. Admission to the gardens is free! Gardens will be open each day from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Locations can be found HERE. Most have been planned, planted and cared for by the homeowners. Each year, Certified Master Gardener members of the Low Country Master Gardener Association are on hand to identify plants and answer gardening questions. http://beaufortgardenclub.com/.


Beaufort Water Festival 201963rd Annual Beaufort Water Festival

July 12 – 21, 2019

Water Front Park,  Beaufort, SC

10‑day event on the banks of the Beaufort River. Featuring air show, ski show, sailing regatta, sporting tournaments, fishing tournament, raft race, bed race, nightly entertainment. Family fun.

Beaufort Water Festival


Hunting Island State Park

Rhett House Inn Light HouseHunting Island State Park is located just 16 miles east of the historic town of Beaufort and is one of the most popular and beautiful beaches in South Carolina. This 5,000 acre park and it’s 3 miles of natural beach hosts more than a million visitors a year. It’s a place where you can truly find yourself again. It’s a place where humans and nature have always seem to co-exist. Park Hours: Monday-Sunday, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. (extended to 9 p.m. during Daylight Savings Time). Park Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Park Admissions Fee – cost per person: Adults: $5, SC Seniors, $3.25, Children 6-15, $3, Children 5 & Under, Free. huntingisland.com.

22nd Annual Beaufort City Golf Championship

22nd Annual Beaufort City Golf Championship

The 22nd Annual Beaufort City Golf Championship will be held on Saturday, August 10th at Ocean Point Golf Links & Sunday, 11th, 2019 at Ocean Creek Golf Course.

It is a 36 hole individual medal play tournament, that is broken down into two divisions:

Open Division / Flighted after 1st Round
Senior Division (open to ages 60 & up).

The entry fee for the tournament is $175.00 per player.

The tournament includes two rounds of golf with cart fee, tee gifts, prizes, and lunch both days.

The tournament will start at 9:00 a.m. and it will be tee time start.

The deadline to sign up will be by the end of the day on August 2nd, 2019

Registration form can be found under the discussion tab.

If you have any questions and would like to register, please call the Ocean Creek Golf Shop at (843)838-1576.


Beaufort Walk for Water 2019Beaufort Walk for Water

Beaufort Walk for Water is an approx. 3 mile walk in Port Royal, simulating the daily walk millions of women & children take every day to fetch water. We walk in support of Water Mission who help provide sustainable SAFE water solutions to disaster areas and developing countries around the world.

Sign up at: http://events.watermissions.org/beaufort19

On-site registrations and entertainment @8 am.
Opening ceremonies @ 8.30 am.
Bucket in hand, we start walking @ 9 am.

Downtown Port Royal. The start and finish is at the Live Oaks Park by the school.


2019 Beaufort SC Shrimp FestivalBeaufort Shrimp Festival

Fri Oct, 4, 2019 at 12:00 PM – Sat Oct, 5 2019 at 11:59 PM, 1015 Bay St, Beaufort, SC, 29902

Free Admission! The Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival, celebrating SC Wild Caught Shrimp and local food and fun here in the Lowcountry, is coming up on Friday, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. One of Beaufort’s larger and more popular events, the festivities kick off at 6:00 pm on Friday and include live music along with several area restaurants previewing their shrimp dishes for Saturday’s competitions. All restaurants will be using SC Wild Caught Shrimp.

Beaufort SC eventFall Festival of Houses and Gardens

Thur. Oct, 25, 2019 8:00 pm – Sun Oct, 27, 2019 4:30 pm,  801 Bay Street, Beaufort SC 29902

Founded in 1711, Beaufort, South Carolina, located in the heart of the Carolina Lowcountry midway between Charleston and Savannah, harbors a rich repository of 18th and 19th century houses with remarkable architectural variety.

During the Fall Festival of Houses and Gardens visitors are invited to explore Beaufort from a rare vantage point: a selection of private homes and gardens normally not open to the public welcomes visitors inside. The houses represent three centuries of Beaufort architecture for which the city is justly famous. These self—paced walking tours offer a distinctive opportunity to observe how contemporary lifestyles are lived within the framework of our unmatched architectural heritage.

Historic Beaufort Foundation is a non-profit organization charged with the mission to preserve, protect and restore buildings and sites of historic or architectural significance in Beaufort County.

Explore private historic houses in this beautiful coastal city during this once a year event. Tours are self-paced. TIckets are limited. Reservations are recommended.


Pat Conroy Literary Festival

Friday Nov, 1, 2019  – Sun Nov, 3, 2019 , 308 Charles Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902

The fourth annual Pat Conroy Literary Festival will be held in Conroy’s beloved Beaufort, South Carolina.

The Festival has an opening part October 29-31/2019.

Tuesday, 10/29: 5:30–7:00 pm, Casandra King Conroy memoir TELL ME A STORY: My Life with Pat Conroy publication book launch at USCB Center for the Arts.

Wednesday, 10/30: 6:00-7:30 pm, Our Prince of Scribes at Crescendo arts festival, Coligny Theatre, Hilton Head Island. This event is posted on the center web site – click here…


Beaufort SC A night on the townHoliday Weekend Celebration

Friday, December 6th, 6 to 9 p.m, Downtown Beaufort, SC

Night on the Town, Downtown Bay street and surrounding blocks,  features A Night on the Town where Downtown businesses stay open late for your shopping pleasure. Entertainment by local choirs, dance groups, and clubs. Christmas Tree lighting with Santa himself!

Beaufort SC Light up the Night parade

Holiday Weekend Celebration

Saturday, December 7th, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m, Downtown Beaufort, SC

Light Up The Night Holiday Boat Parade – Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Promenade at The Beaufort River. A magical display of decorated boats ambling up the Beaufort River in the Light Up the Night Boat Parade at the Waterfront Park. Bring the family to watch the enchanted display of decorated boats with cookies and a cup of hot chocolate.

Beaufort SC Christmas Parade

Holiday Weekend Celebration

Sunday, December 8th, 3 p.m, Downtown Beaufort, SC

Beaufort Christmas Parade – Downtown, (Boundary, Carteret, and Bay St.). The festive weekend ends on Sunday with a traditional Beaufort Christmas Parade through the streets of downtown Beaufort. Floats, bands, groups of walkers and personal cars and trucks are expected to participate.

For inquiries, email: events@cityofbeaufort.org or go their Facebook page.