2012 Beaufort Water Festival

The Water Festival is a summer rite in Beaufort, S.C. The Beaufort Gazette will help keep you current on the city's biggest social event of the year. This year's event is July 13-22.


  1. Day 10, the finale

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  3. Festival Art and Craft Market

    9 a.m. -3 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park


    Lowcountry Estuarium

    11 am – 3pm, Waterfront Park

    Free to the public 


    Non-profit Expo

    11am -2pm

    Free to the public 


    Entertainment by Chris Jones

    1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.


    Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Boats

    Sponsored by the Water Festival Commodores
    Noon – 2 p.m., Beaufort River in front of Waterfront Park
    Free – boats must register to be eligible for prizes
    All applications must be at the judges stand prior to noon. 
    Prizes will be awarded for:
    Best decorated boat Commercial $100 
    Best decorated personal watercraft $100
    Judges award $100

  4. Day 9, Commodore's Ball

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  7. Dan Thompson is recognized during the Change of Watch ceremony and will be next year's commodore.
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