CITY Festivals & Events
December 7-9, 2018
A family friendly weekend celebrating the holiday season! Join us downtown Beaufort for a weekend of holiday cheer featuring local choirs, dance groups, community organizations, parades and the annual Christmas tree lighting. This event offer something for everyone: entertainment, food, and the opportunity to experience a great downtown shopping and dining. This event is open to the public.
2018 Holiday Weekend Activities
- Night on the Town
- Friday, December 7th, 6 to 9 p.m.
- Downtown Bay Street and surrounding blocks
- Light Up The Night Holiday Boat Parade
- Saturday, December 8th, 6 p.m.
- Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park Promenade at The Beaufort River
- Beaufort Christmas Parade
- Sunday, December 9th, 3 p.m.
- Downtown - Boundary, Carteret, and Bay Street
- View the 2018 Christmas parade application (PDF)
Application Deadline is Friday, November 30, 2018. Late fees will be applied after due date.
October 5-6, 2018
Friday, October 5th
6 to 10 p.m.
Saturday, October 6th
11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Join us for this annual festival featuring local area restaurants serving a variety of signature shrimp dishes and other favorites. This award-winning Beaufort tradition will feature:
- Arts and Crafts
- Interactive and informative educational fair dedicated to highlighting our coastal waterways
- Live Entertainment
- Rotary Club Shrimp Race
- Saturday Morning 5k Run/Walk
- Shrimp Boat Tours
- Shrimping and fishing industries
This year we have festival favorite, Deas Guyz, who will be performing on Friday and Hometown favorite and Season 12 American Idol Winner Candice Glover will top off the evening on Saturday.
All activities at the event are free and open to the public. Food tickets are $1 each and can be used to purchase food and beverages.
October 27, 2018
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
An afternoon of games, music, costume parades and candy! Open and free to the public, parents and children are invited to come to the Henry Street Waterfront Park in costume and spend time with friends and neighbors in an old-fashion Trick-o-Treat celebration. Kids of all ages are welcome, and parents are encouraged to accompany them. Come downtown and be part of the fun!