Welcome to the Beaufort Water Festival
Beaufort South Carolina’s Premier Event!

Since 1956, The Beaufort Water Festival has brought residents and visitors from Beaufort, Charleston, Savannah, Hilton Head Island and parts beyond together in a two-week long celebration of the coastal Lowcountry. The Beaufort Water Festival is comprised of more then two dozen individual events including sporting events, aquatic events, arts & crafts, music and of course, the best of Lowcountry cuisine. Please explore our website and feel free to contact us should you have any questions.


On behalf of the 60th Annual Beaufort Water Festival, I would like to thank my hard working crew, the many volunteers and civic groups, the City of Beaufort, and all of our wonderful sponsors in making the 60th Festival a great success! Without this combination of groups the Water Festival would not be possible, so THANK YOU.

I would also like to thank all of you for attending our festival making it a safe and enjoyable 10 days! You came out in huge numbers to enjoy the bands, the sporting and water and air events, and many other events of the Festival. I am so happy that we had the opportunity to make your summer memorable and that our Southern Summer Bash was just that. A great time in a beautiful setting catching up with old friends, having fun with your family, and making memories that will last a lifetime.

We certainly hope that you are already making plans to attend the next best Festival ever the 61st Annual Beaufort Water Festival; I know Commodore Chris Canaday is already planning it for you!

Thank you and God bless Bill Damude- 60th Commodore

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The Water Festival holds some of my favorite Beaufort memories!  Sitting on the sandbar watching the airshow, working the concession stand with our daughter’s cheerleading team, dancing to some of the best bands a local venue could ever boast, or cheering on my husband, son or son-in-law in the badminton tournament, every year is special. Whether it’s […]

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