Discover the Excitement of the Beaufort Water Festival

Celebrate the South Carolina Coast by attending one of Beaufort’s best annual events. The highly anticipated Beaufort Water Festival fills downtown Beaufort with music, fun, and laughter! The festival is a unique experience that looks to share the beauty of the South Carolina coast with a worldwide audience. The festival is going to be one of the best events of the year, so don’t miss your opportunity to attend! For more can’t-miss events in this stunning coastal region, request access to our Vacation Guide and start planning an unforgettable getaway to the Lowcountry. 

Unlock the Guide to Start Planning

A Complete Guide to Enjoying the Beaufort Water Festival

Wherever you are in the state of South Carolina you’ve probably heard the word “water festival.” Every year about this time and up until late July locals to Beaufort County and the state begin scrambling to find accommodations and someone with a boat to get out on the water. After all, it’s always better to have a friend with a boat, than to actually own a boat. The Beaufort Water Festival is a unique event that year after year draws large crowds to one of our favorite southern towns. For more than six decades, the Water Festival has drummed up much anticipation due to its popularity and ability to put on a good time for everyone. So, whether you want to experience all that is available on land, the sandbar party, or a little bit of both you will leave with an experience unlike any other! 

Scheduled Events in Waterfront Park 

The activities at Waterfront Park range from vendors selling amazing local food to nightly entertainment that serves as the perfect backdrop to any low country night. The event kicks off with the Parris Island Marine band playing at dusk and fireworks at the end of the night. The rest of the week, bands from all over the Lowcountry and coastal empire perform for the crowd and can be heard on and off the water. How ever you choose to experience the activities in the park, you will always be reminded that this is a celebration of Beaufort and its waterways more than anything. 

More Beaufort Water Festival Activities: 

  • Arts & Crafts Market 
  • River Rally 
  • Children’s Day 
  • Shrimp Boat Tours 
  • Teen Dance 
  • Talent Show 
  • Lowcountry Supper 
  • And more!  

Searching for Beaufort Water Festival Accommodations? 

After dancing the night away to the best Lowcountry festival, kick off your shoes and relax in a spacious Fripp Island vacation home. Our remarkable resort is conveniently located just a few miles from downtown Beaufort, and less than thirty minutes from all the fun, so you won’t have to drive far! Stay in one of our beautiful vacation rentals and wake up to ocean views and crashing waves. For more fun, add a vacation package to your stay and take in the magic of the Lowcountry.  

Browse our portfolio of properties and book today. We can’t wait to see you!