Beaufort Water Festival Schedule 2022

The Annual Beaufort Water Festival Schedule of Events…10 incredible days of Lowcountry fun & memories that last a lifetime

For 66 fun-filled years the Beaufort Water Festival has been celebrating local traditions of water, sports, and entertainment.  With a new theme every year, the 10 day festival takes place in mid-July at downtown Beaufort’s Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Amazing shows, dances, concerts, raft races, sporting and many other events take place at The Beaufort Water Festival with over 400 dedicated volunteers coming together to bring the events to approximately 60,000 attendees who converge on Beaufort from all over the southeast, and the rest of the United States.

If you don’t have tickets for any of the main events, visit https://bit.ly/ticketswaterfestival  Tickets are now electronic and can be kept and presented on your phone.

 

WATER FESTIVAL SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, July 15

Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at Waterfront Park
Event Details: 2 pm – 7 pm

OPENING CEREMONY
Sponsored by Devil Dog Headquarters
Entertainment: Parris Island Marine Band w/fireworks
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: FREE EVENT​ | Gates open at 6 pm, Ceremony at 7 pm | FREE Shuttle Service from the Beaufort County Government Center | No pets allowed

 


Saturday, July 16

Raft Race
Sponsored by Lowcountry Window Tinting
Location: Waterfront Park Seawall
Event Details: 8:30 am – Noon

Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: 9:30 am – 7 pm

Bocce Tournament
Sponsored by JoCo Construction and the PIZZO Family
Location: Waterfront Park Main Field
Event Details: Play starts at 8 am

Badminton Tournament
Sponsored by A.C. Harvey’s Screenprinting
Location: Waterfront Park Stage Field
Event Details: Play starts at 9 am

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

Sponsor’s Expo
Location: Waterfront Park Pavilion
Event Details: FREE EVENT | 10 am – 2 pm

Shrimp Boat Tours
Sponsored by Sea Eagle Market
Location: Waterfront Park Seawall
Event Details: FREE EVENT | Noon – 4 pm

CONCERT IN THE PARK
Sponsored by Dick Broadcasting / Bob 106.9
Headline Performer: Eli Young Band
​Also Performing: Kidd G
​Opening Act: Peytan Porter
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: $30 | Gates open at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm | 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 | No pets allowed

 


 

Sunday, July 17

Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: 9:30 am – 5 pm

River Rally
Sponsored by Safe Harbor Beaufort
Location: Local Waters
Event Details: 9 am – 1 pm

Children’s Day
Sponsored by Capital Waste Systems
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: FREE EVENT | 11 am – 3 pm | Featuring Games, Activities, Shows, Bounce Houses and Prizes

Shrimp Boat Tours
Sponsored by Sea Eagle Market
Location: Waterfront Park Seawall
Event Details: FREE EVENT | Noon – 4 pm

Ski Show
Sponsored by Alpha Graphics
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: FREE EVENT | 1 PM

TEEN DANCE
Sponsored by John 3:16
Entertainment: Veteran’s Pride Entertainment Services
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: $10 | 6 pm – 9 pm | Gates open 6 pm – 9 pm, 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 | No pets allowed

 


Monday, July 18

Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: Noon – 7 pm

MOTOWN MONDAY
Sponsored by South State Bank
Entertainment: Deas-Guyz
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: $15 | Gates open 7 pm, Show at 8 pm | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers | FREE Shuttle Service from the Beaufort County Government Center | Children age 5 and under FREE | No pets allowed

Tuesday, July 19

Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: Noon – 7 pm

ISLAND TIME TUESDAY
Sponsored by Lockheed Martin
Headline Entertainment: Island Time Band
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: $5 | Gates open 7 pm, Show at 8 pm | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers | No pets allowed

FIRST RESPONDER & MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT – free admission with active duty ID


 

Wednesday, July 20

Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: Noon – 7 pm

TALENT SHOW
Sponsored by CPM Federal Credit Union
Hosted by: The Preceptor Omega Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: $10 or FREE with Official 2022 66th Annual Water Festival T-Shirt | Gates open at 6 pm, Show at 7 pm | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers | Children age 5 and under FREE | No pets allowed

Thursday, July 21

Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: Noon – 7 pm

LOWCOUNTRY SUPPER
Sponsored by GMFS Mortgage
Headline Entertainment: Nashville recording artist, Mike Ponder & Steel Rail Express
Opening Act: Katie Godowns
Featuring: Chris Jones
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: $15 | Gates open at 6 pm | Supper served 6 pm – 7:30 pm | No refunds, outside food or beverages, or coolers | Children age 5 and under FREE | No pets allowed

 


 

Friday, July 22

Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: Noon – 7 pm

Bed Race
Sponsored by The Greenery, Inc.
Location: Corner of Bay & Harrington
Event Details: $25 entry per team | 4:30 pm check-in | 5 pm start time | Same day registration based on space availability

ROCKIN’ the RIVER
Sponsored by Finance of America Mortgage, LLC
Entertainment: Hardwired, Metallica tribute band
Opening Act: Killin’ Quaid
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: $15 | Gates open at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm | 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

 


 

Saturday, July 23

Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: 9:30 am – 7 pm

Water Festival Grand Parade
Sponsored by Taylor’s Landscape Supply & Nursery
Organized by: The Beaufort Lions Club
Location: Downtown Beaufort
Event Details: FREE EVENT | 10 am – Noon

Non-Profit Expo
Location: Waterfront Park Pavilion
Event Details: FREE EVENT | Noon – 4 pm

​Air Show
Sponsored by Executive Flight Training
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: FREE EVENT | 1 pm – 4 pm | Stunt Planes | Parachutists

COMMODORE’S BALL
Sponsored by Mike’s Marine
Entertainment: Chairmen of the Board
Location: Waterfront Park
Event Details: $10 | Gates open at 7 pm, Show at 8 pm | No refunds, outside food or beverages or coolers | Children age 5 and under FREE | No pets allowed

 


 

Sunday, July 24

Festival Arts & Crafts Market
Location: Promenade at the Waterfront Park
Event Details: 9:30 am – 3 pm

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 pm | FREE registration | Boats must register to be eligible for prizes | All applications must be at the judge’s table prior to Noon

Festival Ends – 3:00 pm – See you next year!