CITY Festivals & Events
2019 Taste of Beaufort Festival and Festival Run/Walk weekend Activities:
Friday, May 3rd
6 to 10 p.m.
Art & Craft Market Noon- 6pm
Saturday, May 4th
12 p.m. to 7 p.m.
5K Run/Walk at 8am
Art & Craft Market 10m – 5pm
This year’s Taste of Beaufort will stay true to the tradition of being a fun-filled weekend featuring great food, music, entertainment, art & crafts, a Saturday morning 5K run/walk and more! Join us and get a taste of some of the best that Beaufort has to offer.
This year’s festival will include an additional bite – a series of intimate music performances hosted by various venues within Beaufort’s Cultural District in downtown.
The series will kick off on Thursday and conclude on Sunday the week of the Festival…More on these little nuggets coming soon. Don’t miss the opportunity to mix and mingle with family, friends, neighbors, and out of town visitor’s during this annual gathering of the Beaufort community!
All are welcome. Admission to the event at Waterfront Park is free and festival goers can purchase tickets for $1 to use at food and beverage vendor booths.
Sponsorship Deadline April 19th
Craft Market Vendor Application:
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!
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.
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.