Letter from the Commodore

Welcome to the 61st Annual Beaufort Water Festival! As a native Beaufortonian, it is an honor and privilege to lead the Beaufort Water Festival into its 61st year. Please join me in thanking our many loyal sponsors and volunteer groups that make it possible to bring such an awesome event to the Beaufort community year after year.

Remember to check the website often for all of your Water Festival information. You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter and by downloading the Official Water Festival App for smartphones.

Thank you, and I hope that you will “Rendezvous by the River” with me July 15-24, 2016. We will have some fun in the sun for the 61st Annual Beaufort Water Festival!

Chris Canaday


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.

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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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