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Here Are the Best Beaufort, SC, Festivals and Events

Beaufort, South Carolina, is a charming seaside town known for its antebellum mansions, moss-draped oak trees, and southern hospitality. Home to several incredible year-round events, the coastal town always has something unique to offer. With these Beaufort, SC, festivals and events, you can take some time to stroll the historic streets, enjoy the serenity of the waterfront park, experience the fascinating art and music scene, and sample the area’s delicious seafood cuisine. See our list of the best festivals and events below!

Along with Beaufort, SC, festivals, there are so many wonderful ways to experience the area. When researching things to do on your vacation, it can be difficult to sift through the touristy attractions and discover the true gems that make a place special. As local experts of the area, we want to share with you why we love to call Beaufort home. Request access to our free Vacation Guide to discover our top recommendations on restaurants, activities, and attractions. We know you’ll have the best time!

Our Top Picks for Beaufort, SC, Festivals and Events

Beaufort International Film Festival

The Beaufort International Film Festival takes place in historic downtown Beaufort and welcomes all film lovers. Filmmakers from around the world join together to celebrate their passion for film, introduce their work, and compete for awards. The Cuthbert House Inn is a regular sponsor of this fabulous event and hosting some of the producers, directors, and actors is one of our favorite traditions. Read our blog for more information on the event! 

Pat Conroy Literary Center March Forth on March Fourth

The Pat Conroy Literary Center hosts its annual March Forth on March Fourth day of learning. The event takes place at the Frissell Community House on St. Helena Island and commemorates the anniversary of Pat Conroy’s death. In the heart of Conroy’s beloved Lowcountry, the community joins together for a day-long celebration of nature, literature, poetry, and fellowship. Visit their page to learn more about the event and the featured award-winning poets and novelists!   

A Taste of Beaufort

For live music, art displays, and a taste of the area’s finest cuisine, don’t miss A Taste of Beaufort. This music, arts, and seafood festival takes place at the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park in downtown Beaufort. Enjoy plenty of food and beverages, events, and activities, as well as the 5k Crab Crawl!

Beaufort Water Festival

One of the area’s biggest events is the annual Beaufort Water Festival. The 10-day festival includes a range of fascinating sports tournaments, nightly entertainment, arts and crafts, fireworks, concerts, talent shows, and more. Participate in a fishing tournament, watch a live Riverdance show, or sit back and enjoy a Lowcountry supper at this year’s Beaufort Water Festival.

Beaufort Shrimp Festival

Sample the area’s freshest seafood at the downtown Beaufort Shrimp Festival. Head to the Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park to taste the best shrimp dishes from local restaurants, vote for your favorite, participate in a shrimp heading competition, and more! Kids enjoy the numerous arts and crafts, 5k bridge walk/run, and exciting shrimp peeling competition. This lively festival includes fun attractions for the whole family.

Light Up the Night Boat Parade

One of Beaufort community’s favorite winter events is the Light Up the Night Boat Parade in December. Celebrate the holiday season with this festive event that involves a magical display of boats decorated with Christmas lights. Decorate your own boat and join the parade or simply sit back with a cup of hot cocoa and enjoy the delightful light display. The Friday before, downtown businesses stay open late so that you can stroll and shop!
There is entertainment by local choirs, dance groups, and clubs. There is even a  Christmas tree lighting with Santa himself!

Where to Stay

After attending one of these Beaufort, SC, festivals, we welcome you back to our historic bed and breakfast for a relaxing and restorative evening. All of our guest rooms feature cozy linens, stunning views, and convenient access to the area’s best events and festivals. We offer all the amenities you’d expect from a luxury hotel but in the comfort of a cozy B&B. We look forward to treating you with personalized care, thoughtful touches, and plenty of southern hospitality during your stay!

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If you’ll be in town for the International Film Festival, be sure to take advantage of our Film Fan Package! All of our guests who stay with us during the Film Festival will receive a VIP pass which will grant them unlimited access to all of the screenings as well as the opening reception and the awards ceremony. This package is based on availability, so after you book your accommodation, reserve your package today!

Check availability now and book your perfect Beaufort accommodation!

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