A Taste of Beaufort Festival: What you need to know

This year’s Taste of Beaufort will stay true to the tradition of being a fun-filled weekend featuring great food, music, entertainment, art & crafts, Saturday morning 5K run/walk and more! Join us for this delicious Lowcountry affair and get a taste of some of the best that Beaufort has to offer!

Each year, there’s a foodie’s delight in downtown’s Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park with the Taste of Beaufort festival. Imagine it: lots of Beaufort’s best dining options, serving up their best menu concoctions in the midst of downtown’s premier spot, with incredible music, community fellowship and fun. This year’s festival will include an additional bite – a series of intimate music performances hosted by various venues within Beaufort’s Cultural District in downtown. The series will kick off Friday with a free lunch and listen jazz performance at 11:30am on the lawn of USCB’s Center for the Arts. Musical guests from Charleston will be featured during the Saturday line up and the series will conclude with another free concert at 1st Presbyterian Church on Sunday May 5th. 

When you go this weekend, you’ll be one of the usual crowd of thousands who do, expect a few days of fun. With nice weather for Friday evening and a very warm 83° day on Saturday, it’ll be a great time downtown.

Schedule of events

2019 Taste of Beaufort Festival
May 3-4, 2019 – Friday 6-10 pm & Saturday 12 pm – 7 pm

Friday, May 3
The popular Arts & Craft Market will be open Friday at 12 PM

Saturday, May 4
5K Run/Walk Saturday , 8 AM – Signup: http://bit.ly/TOB5K
Art & Craft Market , 10 AM – 5 PM
Henry C Chambers Waterfront Park


After working up an appetite at the race, feel free to treat yourself to all the goodies Beaufort has to offer as some dozen or so local and well known Beaufort restaurants set up booths with samples of special dishes and favorites straight from their menus.


For public parking options, see the Downtown Beaufort Parking Map.

One of the best parts is the price of admission. A Taste of Beaufort is free to everyone, so it’s easy to find yourself hanging out with friends and having a great time eating some amazing food, listening to music, and meeting new people.

Yep, it’s the start of the downtown Beaufort Festival season, and we’re lookin’ forward to an awesome weekend at the Waterfront.

Bring. It. On.