July 18, 2008

Water Festival Wraps Up This Weekend

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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