July 13-22: 63rd Annual Beaufort Water Festival – Friends, Families, Salt Marshes and Day Breezes! BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA’S PREMIER FESTIVAL! The Annual Beaufort Water Festival: a 10-day event which includes music, food, crafts and art, the blessing of the fleet, and many special events. 12 noon-12 p.m. No coolers or professional photography permitted during nightly events. For a complete schedule of events, call (843) 524-0600 or visit bftwaterfestival.com.