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Events in Beaufort, Port Royal & The Sea Islands

Plan your stay in Beaufort, South Carolina around the many events on our calendar. There's no shortage of things to do in the area throughout the year. Whether you're looking for fun activities for the whole family or a way to make the most of an evening out for two, our calendar of Beaufort, Port Royal & the Sea Islands events makes it easy to find ways to make your travel itinerary stand out. At Visit Beaufort, we can provide venue locations, schedules, and tips on the best festivals in town. 

Find Local Festivals

Perfect for experiencing the Lowcountry life and cuisine, our festivals can make the most of any stay in the area memorable. Explore foodie favorites, craft fairs, air shows, and events that celebrate our rich history and the arts. If you're traveling with the whole family, we can also help you find kid-friendly activities the youngest tourists in your crew won't want to miss. Popular events include:

  • A Taste of Beaufort
  • The Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival
  • Beaufort International Film Festival
  • Fall Festival of Homes and Gardens
  • Heritage Celebration at Penn Center

One of the biggest Beaufort, SC events of the year is The Annual Beaufort Water Festival. Check out the tournaments, parade, expo, talent show, and nightly entertainment. Local tournaments include multiple challenges for adults and kids alike. Bringing good food and even better company, events like this are a must-see for the young and young at heart.

Experience the Downtown Scene

Spend the afternoon taking in the sights and perusing local shops, and then treat yourself to some live music at local venues. From waterfront hot spots to outdoor stages with lawn seating, there are many venues to check out. We can help you find a place that hits all the right notes. A favorite of many locals and travelers alike, the live music, dancing, and ambiance set the stage for enjoyable experiences. What's more, there are plenty of opportunities to showcase your own musical stylings at an impromptu open mic night at a local pub.

Plan a Holiday Getaway

If you're spending the holidays with us, you're not going to want to miss what we have in store. Holiday attractions can be found throughout the year, making your time away from home feel special. Have you seen the Light Up the Night Boat Parade or our fireworks in July? We have the most up-to-date information on all the displays that make spending December by the water feel like magic and celebrating Independence Day remarkable. 

Start Adding Events to Your Itinerary Today

Let us walk you through the selection of weekly, monthly, and annual events. Making time for local experiences can provide for a truly memorable stay. Contact us for more information on Port Royal and Beaufort, SC events, places to stay, and other travel tips.

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