Beaufort’s 60th Annual Water Festival Scores Big by Making the ‘Top 20’ Southeastern Tourism Society

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Beaufort’s 60th Annual Water Festival Scores Big by Making the ‘Top 20’ Southeastern Tourism Society’s List of Events

BEAUFORT, S.C., March XX, 2015 – The Beaufort Water Festival, an annual event that historic waterfront city has been celebrating for 60 years, has been named to the Southeastern Tourism Society’s “Top 20” list of events for July 2015. The prestigious honor positions the annual festival as a popular crowd pleaser and a top pick for events within the Southeastern United States in 2015. To view the “Top 20” list in its entirety, visit

This year’s 10-day festival (#BFTH20Fest) is scheduled from July 17 through July 26, and includes performances by headliner Neal McCoy and opening act Austin Webb.

Tickets to the Beaufort Water Festival are currently on sale and attendees may also download the official Beaufort Water Festival app to stay current on festival news or follow the festival on social media. www.facebook.comBFTH20FEST

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“As Commodore of the 60th annual Water Festival, I am thrilled and honored to have the festival recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southeast by the Southeastern Tourism Society,” said Bill Damude. “This designation is a testament to the hard working, dedicated volunteers of the Water Festival that have made it into one of the Southeast's premier event. We look forward to providing another great festival this summer, and we hope to see you at our Southern Summer Bash.”

“We are so pleased to learn of this latest honor for our historic city,” said Robb Wells, tourism division vice president for the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce. “Every summer, the festival is a staple for our community and especially with this being our 60th year milestone for the event, this ‘Top 20’ recognition is a huge compliment. We’d like to congratulate the Beaufort Water Festival team for all of its continued effort toward putting on a stellar event that draws thousands to our town each year.”

About the Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce
The Beaufort Regional Chamber of Commerce represents the city of Beaufort, the second oldest city in South Carolina. Founded by the British in 1711, the city has a rich
history that dates back centuries with ties to the Revolutionary and Civil Wars. Beaufort is made up of Port Royal Island and its surrounding area within the Lowcountry. The city generates approximately two million visitors annually, and is regarded as one of the most diverse communities because of its historic character and prominent architecture.

The Beaufort Visitors Center is located at 713 Craven Street in downtown Beaufort.

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