Beaufort's Calendar
of Events for July, 2019

Today is Tuesday, July 23, 2019



Featured Calendar Events

64th Annual Beaufort Water Festival!

July 12-21, 2019: 64th Annual Beaufort Water Festival! A ten day event which includes music, food, crafts and art, the blessing of the fleet, and many special events. 12 noon-12 p.m. No coolers or professional photography permitted during nightly events.

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OnGoing:
Hunting 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.

OnGoing:
Artists learn, teach, share and create at ARTworks. Classes registering for all ages and a compelling variety of media. ARTworks Community Art Center, Theatre & Gallery, 2127 Boundary St. (843) 379-2787 or beaufortcountyarts.com.

OnGoing:
The Parris Island Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Family and Graduation Days. Explore the long, rich legacy of the Marine Corps, as well as the exciting history of the Port Royal region. Admission is free. The public is welcome to visit Parris Island, access may be dependent upon current security needs. A driver’s license, proof of vehicle insurance and registration are required. Boulevard de France. (843) 228-3650 or parrisislandmuseum.com/.

OnGoing:
The Verdier House Museum in Beaufort’s National Historic Landmark District is open for tours, Monday-Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Guided tours are available by appointment. 801 Bay St. (843) 379-6335 or historicbeaufort.org.

OnGoing:
Gullah Heritage Trail Tours depart from the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn on Hilton Head Island, Tuesday-Sunday. Experience the Gullah culture of Hilton Head Island on a two-hour tour of 10 neighborhoods established during the Civil War. Reservations required. 70 Honey Horn Dr. (843) 681-7066 or gullaheritage.com.

OnGoing:
Self-Guided Tours of the Hunting Island Lighthouse, South Carolina’s only publicly accessible historic lighthouse dating from the 1870s, 6 a.m.-6 p.m. Lighthouse admission is $2. Hunting Island State Park also offers a variety of Barrier Island educational programs for all ages throughout the year, such as “Beach Explorations,” “A Walk in the Woods“ and “Salt Marsh Kayaking.” Call the Nature Center for details and reservations. 2555 Sea Island Pkwy. (843) 838-7437 or southcarolinaparks.com/huntingisland/introduction.aspx.

Mondays:
Heart of the Home: Kitchen Archaeology at Mont Repose Exhibit. A kitchen collapsed and artifacts in situ offer a unique opportunity to explore the domestic duties and lifeways of women and girls on a 19th-century Beaufort District plantation. Curated by Georgia Southern University Public History Graduate Student, Lilith Logan. 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street. Event is free. Ages 12 – Adults. (843) 255-6468 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Mondays:
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents MOVIE NIGHT! Every Monday night enjoy a wide variety of amazing independent films. $7. 7 p.m. Click here for our full list of movies. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.

Mondays:
Beaufort Belles Women’s Chorus, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Sea Island Presbyterian Church choir room, 81 Lady’s Island Dr. New members welcome. (843) 838-2643.

Mondays:
Beaufort Harbormasters, 6:45 p.m., Sea Island Presbyterian Church, 81 Lady’s Island Dr. beaufortharbormasters.org.

Mondays & Thursdays:
One on One Computer Help! Need help with computers? Stop by the Beaufort Branch Library on Thursday evenings; a tech expert will be standing by to assist you with all your technology needs! Mondays and Thursdays from 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. – please call to confirm. Beaufort Branch Library, 311 Scott St. Event is free. (843) 255-645 or beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Frist & Third Mondays:
Parris Island Rod and Gun Club Meeting! We’re a group of Active Duty and Retired military as well as civilians. We’re hunting, shooting, fishing, and outdoors enthusiasts. Meeting Social hour: 1800-1900 (6-7 p.m.) Meeting Business Meeting: 1900–2000+ (7-8 p.m.) Parris Island Club House. pirodandgunclub.org.

Mondays – Fridays:
Daily tours of Bluffton’s Rose Hill Mansion, a Gothic Revival-style home built circa 1858 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Reservations required. 199 Rose Hill Way. (843) 757-6046 or rosehillmansion.com.

Mondays – Fridays:
Heart of the Home: Kitchen Archaeology at Mont Repose Exhibit. A kitchen collapsed and artifacts in situ offer a unique opportunity to explore the domestic duties and lifeways of women and girls on a 19th century Beaufort District plantation. Curated by Georgia Southern University Public History Graduate Student, Lilith Logan. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. weekdays, except May 25. Beaufort District Collection, 2nd floor, 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. beaufortcountylibrary.org.

Tuesdays:
Classic Car & Truck Club of Beaufort official monthly meeting at 7 p.m. at Lady’s Island Country Club on Lady’s Island. info@classicsofbeaufort.org.

Tuesdays:
Beaufort Track Club Track Night! Join the Beaufort Track Club each Tuesday night for an open community track workout. Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced workouts are posted each week to ensure that you are getting the workout that you need. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Beaufort High School Track, 84 Sea Island Pkwy. GroundedRunning.com.

First Tuesdays:
Beaufort Kennel Club meetings, 7-8 p.m. 102 Heronwyck Plantation Dr.(843) 509-1903.

Second Tuesday & Thursday:
Beaufort Writers meeting, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Lady’s Island Airport. (843) 524-9119.

Wednesdays & Second Saturday:
Beaufort Shag Club, 6:30-9 p.m. on Wednesdays and 7-10 p.m. on Second Saturday of the month. Amvets Post 70, 1831 Ribaut Rd. $35 per year and must register for lessons. (843) 812-1825 or beaufortshagclub.com.

Thursdays:
Palmetto Dancers at ARTworks, 2127 Boundary St. Dance Team classes, include batons, twirling, pom pons and learning organized group routines, starting at 6 p.m. $25 one time registration fee then $20 month for weekly classes. palmettodancers@gmail.com or (843) 379-2787 or beaufortcountyarts.com.

Fridays:
Jasper County Farmers Market! 1–6 p.m. 9935 Smart Blvd., Ridgeland. Everyone welcome! (843) 717-3690 or jaspercountysc.org.

First Fridays:
Habersham Marketplace Concert Series Continues Year-Round! Join us on the First Friday of the every month for our First Friday Concert Series sponsored by Butler Chrysler Dodge Jeep and 94.5 The Coast. Enjoy dining in one of the Marketplace’s three restaurants before the live music starts at 6 p.m. There is no admission fee. HabershamMarketplace.com.

First Fridays:
Cruise-In at Grayco, 136 Sea Island Pkwy., Lady’s Island. Classic Car & Truck Club! 5 p.m. All Year Long! All Clubs and Visitors welcome.

Fridays & Saturdays:
Tours of Historic 1846 St. Peter’s Catholic Church and Graveyard. 1-3 p.m., Fri. 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Sat. 710 Carteret St. Free. (843) 522-9555 or stpeters-church.org.

Saturdays:
Port Royal Farmers Market! 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Located in Heritage Park on Ribaut Road by the Naval Hospital. South Carolina Produce, Seafood, Beef, Cheese, Honey, Flowers & Live Music. portroyalfarmersmarket.com.

Saturdays:
Lunch and Learn Series presented by the Lowcountry Master Gardeners Association, The Gazebo at the Farmer’s Market, Heritage Park, Port Royal. 12:00 noon-1 p.m. Free, just bring a folding chair. lowcountrymga.org/.

Saturdays:
Pentecostals of Beaufort Seafood Fundraiser! The “Award Winning” Seafood Shack will be serving fresh, cooked to order seafood lunches every Saturday in the church parking lot from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. as a fundraiser for the church. Your choice of fried fish, fried shrimp, crab cake, grilled fish or fish sandwich served with french fries and homemade coleslaw all for only $7 per plate. Everything is fresh right off the boat! 206 Sea Island Pkwy., Lady’s Island. (843) 592-2299 or pentecostalsofbeaufort.com.

Third Saturday:
Adaptive Golf Clinic at the Legends of Parris Island golf course. The session, sponsored by Beaufort Memorial in conjunction with the Legends course, will be take place from 9 to 11 a.m. on the driving range. Civilians, veterans and active military personnel are all invited to join the two-hour session and learn how to use adaptive techniques and tools to tee off and putt better than ever. For more information or to register for the Adaptive Golf clinic, contact Giammona at (843) 522-5850 or sgiammona@bmhsc.org or PGA professional Andy Hinson at (843) 228-2240.

Sundays:
Threshold Singers of the Lowcountry practice from 3-4:30 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Lady’s Island. We are a mixed acapella group that sings at the bedside for those who are ill. We sing songs to comfort and support. There is no charge for our services and we come per request of family and practitioners. If this resonates with you, come join us. New members are always welcome. (843) 476-6073 or lowcountry@thresholdchoir.org.

July 1-November 2:
Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage presents The Great Charleston Earthquake of 1886 exhibit. This exhibit examines the most destructive earthquake ever recorded in the eastern United States. The quake occurred near Charleston, SC on August 31, 1886. Discover details about the devastation and how rescue efforts were deployed during the 1800’s. The exhibit also teaches how to protect yourself today should an earthquake occur.The Great Charleston Earthquake, 1886 was developed by the South Carolina State Museum with research, collaboration and assistance from Susan Millar Williams and Stephen G. Hoffius, authors of “Upheaval in Charleston: Earthquake and Murder on the Eve of Jim Crow” (University of Georgia Press, 2011) and the Emergency Management Division of South Carolina. The Morris Center hours 10 a.m-5 p.m. and it is located at 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd. S. Ridgeland, SC. (843) 284-9227, info@morrisheritagecenter.org or morrisheritagecenter.org.

July 3, 10, 17 & 24:
Lego Club! at the Beaufort Library. All Ages! Drop in anytime between 3-4:45 p.m. and come build with our legos. 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. For additional information, contact: Youth Programmer Cat Thomas at 843-255-6435 or cthomas1@bcgov.net. BeaufortCountyLibrary.org.

July 4:
4th of July Celebration & Fireworks at he Sands of Port Royal. Event begins at 5 p.m. Fireworks around 9 p.m. Hosted by the town of Port Royal and Historic Port Royal Foundation, the Independence Day celebration will include food booths, refreshments, vendors, entertainment, face painting, a water slide, bounce houses and more. What to bring/what to leave at home: Bring your own lawn chairs. Bug spray is recommended. No coolers, golf carts or pets allowed. Tips: There is free public parking at the Sands and along city streets. portroyal.org.

July 4:
Independence Day at Parris Island, MCRD Parris Island! Gates open at 5 p.m. Parris Island Band performs at 6:30 p.m. Fireworks start at approximately 9:20 p.m. Free and open to the public, this family-friendly event will feature a kid’s fun zone, The Parris Island Band performing patriotic music, and an incredible fireworks celebration. Food and beverages (alcohol and non-alcohol) as well as patriotic glow sticks, bracelets and headbands will be available for purchase. What to bring/what to leave at home: No weapons are allowed on base (including concealed weapon permit holders). Additionally, no coolers or outside food/drink is allowed (exceptions for baby formula and milk), pets (except service animals) or outside fireworks are allowed. Tips: Follow the signs and use the right-most lane when approaching the main gate area. All people entering the base are required to present a form of ID. There will be multiple parking areas around the depot. Drivers should follow the signs, and Marines will direct them where to park. There will be no overnight parking.

July 4:
Salute from the Shore! Every year on July 4, hundreds of thousands of people gather on the beaches of South Carolina in patriotic attire to wave the red, white and blue and to demonstrate their gratitude to America’s finest for their bravery and commitment. The focal point of the Salute from the Shore has traditionally been highlighted with a flyover of military aircraft. The flyover will start at 1 p.m. in Myrtle Beach. For a full schedule of flyover times in the Beaufort area, visit salutefromtheshore.org. Participants on the beaches are strongly urged to organize patriotic displays in groups, big and small, and to share their tributes online for armed forces around the world to see. Salute from the Shore encourages participants to share their stories about why they love America and those that protect it by posting their own video and images of the event on social networks to be seen by American Armed Forces deployed throughout the world.
Participants can share online at:
www.salutefromtheshore.org/share-your-salute
Facebook www.facebook.com/SalutefromtheShore
Twitter @July4Salute, #SalutefromtheShore
Instagram @July4salute, #SalutefromtheShore

July 7:
USCB Center for the Arts presents National Theatre Live! SMALL ISLAND, Andrea Levy’s Orange Prize-winning novel come to life in an epic new theatre adaptation. Experience the play, filmed on stage as part of National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Small Island embarks on a journey from Jamaica to Britain, through the Second World War to 1948. Tickets, $18. 3 p.m. USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.

July 8-12:
Join us for our first ever “Improv and Audtions” camp at USCB Center for the Arts. Many of you love performing and SHINE on stage, but are you ready to take it to the next level . During the week of July 8- 12, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. you will be exposed to various improv and audition skills. Camp Directors: Elizabeth Hargrove and Christopher Crab. Beaufort Children’s Theatre is located at 801 Carteret St., Beaufort. www.uscbcenterforthearts.com.

July 8-12:
The Port Royal Sound Foundation is excited to offer summer camp at the Maritime Center! Our Jr. Pluff Mudders will get to interact with live animals – including snakes & alligators! They will participate in fishing, hikes, a boat trip, lots of fun games with their fellow campers and much more! 1st – 3rd grade ONLY. Cost: $225/camper includes lunch each day & Pluff Mudder t-shirt. (843) 645-7774 or http://prsfoundation.info/.

July 8-26:
Exploration Camps at the Morris Center! Our kids’ camps are infused with history, science, art, and FUN! The camp class size is small to enhance the experience. Classes offered are:

African Drumming and Culture: Lowcountry Pioneers (Ages 8-12), Monday, July 8 -Friday, July 12, 9 a.m.-noon.

Where in the Lowcountry is Carmen Sandiego?: Lowcountry Pioneers (Ages 8-12). Monday, July 8-Friday, July 12, 1-4 p.m.

Gardening for Butterflies, Bees, and Blooms: Lowcountry Adventurers (Ages 4-7). Monday, July 15 -Friday, July 19, 9 a.m.-noon.

Measure, Mix, Pour & Bake!: Lowcountry Pioneers (Ages 8-12), Monday, July 22 -Friday, July 26, 9 a.m.-noon.

Lowcountry Natural Wonders: Lowcountry Pioneers (Ages 8-12), Monday, July 22 -Friday, July 26, 1-4 p.m.

For an extra $20, children enrolled in both morning and afternoon sessions of the same week can join the Lunch Bunch. Lunch will be provided Monday through Friday. Lowcountry Adventurers (4-7 years old) will have lunch provided Monday through Thursday. The Morris Center hours is located at 10782 Jacob Smart Blvd. S. Ridgeland, SC. (843) 284-9227, info@morrisheritagecenter.org.

July 8 & 22:
Read to a Dog at the Beaufort Library, Monday, July 8 & July 22 @ 4 p.m. Read to a therapy dog and help gain literacy skills and confidence. Ages 5 to 12. For additional information, contact Youth Programmer, Cat Thomas at 843-255-6435. Registration required. 311 Scott Street, Beaufort. BeaufortCountyLibrary.org.

July 8:
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents MOVIE NIGHT, HAMPSTEAD! Every Monday night enjoy a wide variety of amazing independent films. $7. 7 p.m. Click here for our full list of movies. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.

July 9 & 23:
Please join the Beaufort Film Society for film screenings of our popular film collection this summer. We will be screening a combination of feature length documentary films, short documentary films, short films and student films. The presentation of the films will be conducted by Ron & Rebecca Tucker, co-founders of the Beaufort Film Society and co-executive directors of the Beaufort International Film Festival. 10 a.m.-noon. Summer classes are free to OLLI members. $10 for non-OLLI members per course. Register by phone at 843-208-8247 or 843-521-4113; in person at any OLLI office; and online: http://OLLI.uscb.edu.

July 12-21:
64th Annual Beaufort Water Festival – Friends, Families, Salt Marshes and Day Breezes! BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA’S PREMIER FESTIVAL! The Annual Beaufort Water Festival … A ten day event which includes music, food, crafts and art, the blessing of the fleet, and many special events. 12 noon-midnight. No coolers or professional photography permitted during nightly events. bftwaterfestival.com.

July 12:
Beaufort Water Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at Waterfront Park
Event Details: Noon – 7 p.m.

Beaufort Water Festival OPENING CEREMONIES
Sponsored by The Preserve at Port Royal
Entertainment: The Parris Island Marine Band & Fireworks at Dusk
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: FREE EVENT​ | Gates open at 6 p.m., Ceremony at 7 p.m. | FREE Shuttle Service from the Beaufort County Government Center
bftwaterfestival.com

July 13:
Beaufort Water Festival Raft Race
Sponsored by CPM Federal Credit Union
Location: Waterfront Park Seawall
Event Details: 8:30 a.m. – Noon

Beaufort Water Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Beaufort Water Festival Bocce Tournament
Sponsored by JoCo Construction and Sea Island Elevators
Location: Waterfront Park Main Field
Event Details: Play starts at 9 a.m.

Beaufort Water Festival Badminton Tournament
Sponsored by A.C. Harvey’s Screenprinting
Location: Waterfront Park Stage Field
Event Details: Play starts at 9 a.m.

Beaufort Water Festival Children’s Toad Fishing Tournament
Sponsored by Plair Enterprises, Inc
Location: Waterfront Park Seawall
Event Details: FREE EVENT | 10 a.m. – Noon | Ages 12 and under only | Bring your own rod, reel and tackle | Bait provided

Beaufort Water Festival Sponsor’s Expo
Location: Waterfront Park Pavilion
Event Details: FREE EVENT | 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Beaufort Water Festival Shrimp Boat Tours
Sponsored by Sea Eagle Market
Location: Waterfront Park Seawall
Event Details: FREE EVENT | Noon – 4 p.m.

Beaufort Water Festival CONCERT IN THE PARK
Sponsored by Dick Broadcasting / Bob 106.9
Headline Performer: Tyler Farr
Opening Act: Copper Chief
Also Performing: Emily Ann Roberts
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: $30 | Gates open at 6 p.m., Show at 7 p.m. | No strollers, coolers, outside food or beverages or professional photography | No Refunds | FREE Shuttle service from Beaufort County Government Center | Children age 5 and under FREE
bftwaterfestival.com

July 14:
Beaufort Water Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Beaufort Water Festival River Rally
Sponsored by Butler Marine
Location: Local Waters
Event Details: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Beaufort Water Festival Children’s Day
Sponsored by Coastal Orthodontics
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: FREE EVENT | 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Featuring Games, Activities, Shows, Bounce Houses and Prizes

Beaufort Water Festival Shrimp Boat Tours
Sponsored by Sea Eagle Market
Location: Waterfront Park Seawall
Event Details: FREE EVENT | Noon – 4 p.m.

Beaufort Water Festival Ski Show
Sponsored by Hargray
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: FREE EVENT | 1 p.m.

Beaufort Water Festival TEEN DANCE
Sponsored by John 3:16
Entertainment: DJ Donna
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: $10 | 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. | Gates open 6 p.m. – 9 p.m., No entry after 8 pm (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
bftwaterfestival.com

July 15:
Beaufort Water Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Beaufort Water Festival MOTOWN MONDAY
Sponsored by South State Bank
Entertainment: Deas-Guys
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: $15 | Gates open 7 p.m., Show at 8 p.m. | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers | FREE Shuttle Service from the Beaufort County Government Center | Children age 5 and under FREE
bftwaterfestival.com

July 16:
Beaufort Water Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Beaufort Water Festival HOMETOWN TUESDAY
Sponsored by FBC Mortgage, LLC
Headline Entertainment: Local Beaufort Artists
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: FREE EVENT | Gates open 7 p.m., Show at 8 p.m. | No outside food or beverages, or coolers
bftwaterfestival.com

July 17:
Beaufort Water Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Beaufort Water Festival TALENT SHOW
Sponsored by Landon’s LP
Hosted by: The Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: $10 or FREE with Official 2019 64th Annual Water Festival T-Shirt | Gates open at 6 p.m., Show at 7 p.m. | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers | Children age 5 and under FREE
bftwaterfestival.com

July 18:
Beaufort Water Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Beaufort Water Festival LOWCOUNTRY SUPPER
Sponsored by Waste Pro
Headline Entertainment: 20 Ride
Opening Act: Andrew Beam
Featuring: The Whistlers
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: $15 | Gates open at 6 p.m. | Supper served 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers | Children age 5 and under FREE
bftwaterfestival.com

July 19:
Beaufort Water Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Beaufort Water Festival Bed Race
Sponsored by Turnkey Vacation Rentals
Location: Corner of Bay & Harrington
Event Details: $25 entry per team | 4:30 p.m. check-in | 5 p.m. start time | Same day registration based on space availability

Beaufort Water Festival RIVER DANCE
Sponsored by Beaufort Winlectric
Entertainment: Thunderstruck
Opening Act: Frogmore Stu
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: $15 | Gates open at 7 p.m., Show at 8 p.m. | Must be 18 or Older with Valid ID to attend | No refunds, outside food or beverages, coolers or strollers | FREE Shuttle service from Beaufort County Government Center
bftwaterfestival.com

July 20:
Beaufort Water Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Beaufort Water Festival Grand Parade
Sponsored by Lowcountry Insurance
Organized by: The Beaufort Lions Club
Location: Downtown Beaufort
Event Details: FREE EVENT | 10 a.m. – Noon

Beaufort Water Festival Non-Profit Expo
Location: Waterfront Park Pavilion
Event Details: FREE EVENT | Noon – 4 p.m.

​Beaufort Water Festival Air Show
Sponsored by Executive Flight Training
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: FREE EVENT | 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Stunt Planes | Parachutists | US Coast Guard Search & Rescue Demo

Beaufort Water Festival COMMODORE’S BALL
Sponsored by Mike’s Marine
Entertainment: The New Royals
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: $10 | Gates open at 7 p.m., Show at 8 p.m. | No refunds, outside food or beverages or coolers | Children age 5 and under FREE
bftwaterfestival.com

July 21:
Beaufort Water Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Beaufort Water Festival Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats
Sponsored by The Past Commodores of the Beaufort Water Festival
Location: Beaufort River in front of Waterfront Park Seawall
Event Details: Noon – 2 p.m. | FREE registration | Boats must register to be eligible for prizes | All applications must be at the judge’s table prior to Noon

Beaufort Water Festival Ends – 3 p.m. – See you next year!
bftwaterfestival.com

July 21:
USCB Center for the Arts presents National Theatre Live! HAMLET, Benedict Cumberbach (BBC’s Sherlock, Doctor Strange) plays the title role of Shakespeare’s great tragedy. Now seen by over 800,000 people worldwide, the original broadcast returns to international cinemas to mark National Theatre Live’s 10th birthday. Tickets, $18. 3 p.m. USCB Center for the Arts, 801 Carteret St. (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.

July 22:
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents MOVIE NIGHT, TONI MORRISON: THE PIECES I AM! Every Monday night enjoy a wide variety of amazing independent films. $7. 7 p.m. Click here for our full list of movies. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.

July 25:
Christmas in July at Palm Key Island Clubhouse, 300 Coosaw Way, Ridgeland, SC. Tickets are $50 with dinner, wine, and beer. There are also raffle tickets being sold for a three night stay at the Biltmore Estate for $10 each. The winner will be drawn by Santa at the dinner but you do not need to be present to attend. 6-9 p.m.

July 26:
Beaufort County Open Land Trust Swallow-tail Kite FIELD TRIP! 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 1 hour classroom session at Crystal Lake & carpool to Allendale. Limited to 15 people! Join the Beaufort County Open Land Trust for a visit to the historical pre-migration staging areas near Allendale, S.C. to observe Swallow-tailed and Mississippi Kites as these magnificent raptors prepare for their journey south. Bring binoculars, camera, spotting scope (if available), lunch, drink. We will be outdoors for majority of schedule, dress appropriately. Trip is offered to Open Land Trust Members free of charge & will be led by Open Land Trust Board member Dr. Al Segars. 124 Lady’s Island Dr. (843) 521-2175 or openlandtrust.org.

July 29:
USCB Center For The Arts, 805 Carteret St., presents MOVIE NIGHT, SWORD OF TRUST! Every Monday night enjoy a wide variety of amazing independent films. $7. 7 p.m. Click here for our full list of movies. For more information, (843) 521-4145 or uscbcenterforthearts.com.

 

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The Parris Island Museum is open daily from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Family and Graduation Days. Explore the long, rich legacy of the Marine Corps, as well as the exciting history of the Port Royal region. Admission is free. The Depot is home to the Marine Corps’ first Command Museum, the […]

The History Of Sea Island Cotton

In the 18th century, cotton truly was king in Beaufort. Sea Island Cotton – a strain of cotton unique to the Lowcountry — served as a lucrative crop for local planters like the Elliott, Fripp, Barnwell, Heyward, Pope and Jenkins families. After the Revolutionary War, the British market for indigo disappeared, so planters needed a […]

Hunting Island

With five miles of pristine beach, an historic lighthouse, a nature center, a saltwater lagoon and ocean inlet, fishing pier, trails through acres of marsh and maritime forests and oceanfront camping, Hunting Island State Park attracts more than a million visitors each year. South Carolina’s most popular state park was forever changed after Hurricane Matthew hit […]

Hunting Island Lighthouse

The historic Hunting Island lighthouse was originally constructed in 1859 and is the only lighthouse in the state of South Carolina that is open to the public. From the top platform, for those who are adventurous enough to climb the 167 step spiral staircase, one truly can get a birds eye view of the Atlantic […]

 

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