Tired of the chilly, dreary weather? Here in Beaufort, we’re fortunate to be dancing into spring early with over 70-degree sunny days quickly becoming the new normal. Ditch the crowded beach towns and escape the everyday noise with a getaway to a truly under-the-radar destination: Beaufort, SC! Kick off your shoes, let off some steam and breathe in our warm intracoastal air.

From the historic downtown district coming alive with new local finds, to exciting seasonal festivals and events ready to celebrate the very best of Beaufort, escape to the Lowcountry this spring and experience why Beaufort was named “The South’s Best Small Town.”

Soft Shell Crab Festival

Join us for the 16th Annual Soft Shell Crab Festival on April 20 where local chefs will be serving—you guessed it—soft shell crab dishes as well as a variety of other Lowcountry cuisine favorites.

But that’s not all, there will be a Classic Car Show where attendees can enjoy a Kids Zone featuring rides for almost all ages, face painting, balloon animals as well as live music, craft vendors and a Crab Race where the grand prize winner takes home $40,000!

Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Air Show

On April 27 and 28, join thousands at the Marine Corps Air Station to see the United States Naval Flight Demonstration Team, The Blue Angels, showcase a choreographed routine that showcases their remarkable skills in the air by a four-jet Diamond Formation and two solo pilots.

The air show will close with an impressive flight display by the six-jet Delta Formation. Bring a pair of sunglasses and get ready to be wowed. General admission is free with options to purchase premium tickets for the ultimate experience. 

Fripp Spring Family Fling

Bring the whole family to Fripp Island’s Spring Family Fling on April 19. From food, music and plenty of games and activities, this is the perfect event to kick off Easter weekend. Make it a week-long family event by Booking A Beach House on the community’s more than 12 miles of beachfront property.

Spring Artwalk

On April 5, visit more than a dozen galleries in downtown Beaufort to see a variety of styles and mediums of art for all tastes. Enjoy refreshments after sunset, walk the charming streets of downtown Beaufort’s historic district and find the perfect piece of art that let’s you to take home a small piece of the Lowcountry.   

KidFest Beaufort

In honor of Child Abuse Prevention Month, KidFest is a free event filled with arts and crafts activities, games, bounce houses, fire trucks, food, snow cones, face painting and more. The fun takes place at the Cross Creek Shopping Center on April 6 and is perfect for kids of all ages. 

Shed your winter gear, put on your flip flops and join us this spring in Beaufort, Port Royal and the Sea Islands!