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Water Festival Wraps Up This Weekend

July 18, 2008

By The Island Packet, Hilton Head Island, S.C.

Jul. 18–Beaufort’s 53rd annual Water Festival concludes this weekend with events and activites that continue through the Sunday’s festival-closing Grand Parade.

A few events, like the Festival Craft Market (Waterfront Park, noon-5 p.m.) are free and held every day. There’s also an Antique Show and Sale held from

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and tomorrow at Carteret Street United Methodist Church.

Music continues tonight with a River Dance, featuring ’80s tribute band the Breakfast Club, and the Commodores’ Ball on Saturday.

Today

–Festival Craft Market: 10 a.m.-

5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park, free.

–Antique Show: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Carteret Street United Methodist Church; CAPA Cafe, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

–Bed Race: 5 p.m., Bay Street, entry fee for participants.

–River Dance with The Breakfast Club: 8 p.m.-midnight, Waterfront Park, $12.

SATURDAY

–Festival Craft Market: 10 a.m.-

5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park, free.

–Water Festival Grand Parade:

10 a.m.-noon, downtown Beaufort, entry fee for participants.

–Antique Show and Sale:

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Carteret Street

United Methodist Church; CAPA

Cafe, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

–Art Expo: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Waterfront Park Pavilion, free.

–Lowcountry Estuarium: Noon — 4 p.m., Waterfront Park, free.

–Shrimp Boat Display: Noon-4 p.m., Waterfront Park, free.

–Coast Guard Cutter Tours: Noon-4 p.m. Waterfront Park, subject to availability, free.

–Air Show: 1-4 p.m., Waterfront Park (Beaufort River closed), free.

–Commodores’ Ball with Jim Quick and Coastline: 8 p.m.-

midnight, Waterfront Park, $10.

SUNDAY

–Festival Craft Market: 10 a.m.-

5 p.m., Promenade, Waterfront Park, free.

— Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of Ships: Noon-2 p.m., Beaufort River, free.

–Community Non-Profit Expo:

11 a.m.-3 p.m., Waterfront Park, free.

–Art Expo: Noon-3 p.m., Waterfront Park Pavilion, free.

–Lowcountry Estuarium: Noon-

3 p.m., Waterfront Park, free.

–Shrimp Boat Display: 1-3 p.m., Waterfront Park, free.

–Coast Guard Cutter Tours: 1-3 p.m. Waterfront Park, subject to availability, free.

–Concluding Air Show: 2-3 p.m., Waterfront Park (Beaufort River closed), free.

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