If you live in an apartment in Ridgeland, SC be sure to take a ride over to Waterfront Park in Beaufort this weekend. A Taste of Beaufort: Music, Arts, and Seafood Festival takes place on May 1st and 2nd in downtown Beaufort. Admission is Free.
Friday, May 1st - Visit our Arts & Craft Markets opening at Noon. The festival begins at 6pm with a party in the park you don’t want to miss! Dwayne Dopsie and the Zydeco Hellraisers will perform. On Friday evening, come for dinner. Local restaurants will be selling Lowcountry cuisine, seafood and land specialties. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available. The festival ends at 10pm Friday night.
Saturday, May 2nd - The festival’s 5K Bridge Run/Walk will begin at 8 a.m. The Kid’s Fun Run for ages 7 and under will begin at 8:45 a.m. Registration forms are available at www.atasteofbeaufort.com. Run the race and stay for the Taste!
The festival continues on Saturday from 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. Head downtown to enjoy traditional and innovative food choices being offered by our local restaurants. Sample the many different ‘tastes’ of Beaufort! From local seafood to international food offerings, you are sure to find a new favorite dish! Beer, wine, and soft drinks will be available. Food and drink vendors will accept tickets that you can purchase at the ticket booths for $1 each.
Live entertainment featuring Walker Dean, The Cluster Shucks, and The Bull Grapes will be provided on the Pavilion Stage. Children’s activities, which include Jumpers and slides, will be located near the playground.
You can also enjoy the downtown and the Beaufort area. It’s a beautiful time to be in Beaufort. Shop at quaint stores, eat at a locally owned restaurant, take a carriage, walking, van, or boat tour. Visit the beach, experience the culture, and have fun!