59th Annual Beaufort Water
For over 50 years, the Beaufort Water Festival has been celebrating the local
traditions of water activities, sports, and
entertainment. With a new theme and
a different Commodore every year, the
10-day festival takes place in downtown
Beaufort’s Henry C. Chambers Waterfront
The festival features an array of exciting events: Raft Race, Dragon Boat Races,
Water Festival Grand Parade, Air Show,
the Blessing of the Fleet and Parade of
Kids will love the Children’s Toad
Fishing Tournament, special Children’s
Day activities, shrimp boat tours, arts and
craft market, and coastal education expo.
People of all ages will want to attend the
concert in the park and the delicious Lowcountry supper.
Independent Film Festival
Since its inaugural event in 1998, the
award-winning Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival has developed into a
premiere, Mid-Atlantic cultural event. The
five-day festival showcases approximately
100 of the best American and international films, including features, documen-taries, and shorts.
Film enthusiasts enjoy the convenience
of seeing all the films at one, multi-screen
location. The festival also offers informative seminars, opportunities to converse
with celebrity guests, and other special
The audience at the festival gets to pick
their favorite films in several categories,
and the winners are announced at the
festival’s closing party. Sponsored by the
Rehoboth Beach Film Society, the festival
has become a major cultural event for the
Riverbend Festival is a massive music
festival held for eight nights along the
picturesque Tennessee River waterfront in
the heart of downtown Chattanooga. Over
80,000 patrons attend each night making
its annual attendance more than 600,000.
The festival boasts five stages with approximately 100 bands featuring world-class entertainment ranging from classic
rock, jam bands, country, urban and bluegrass.
This year’s headliners—Gary Allan,
Widespread Panic, TobyMac and Justin
Moore— will perform on the Coca-Cola
Stage, a barge that’s been converted into a
full concert stage. The barge floats just off
shore near amphitheater seats built into a
hillside at the water’s edge. This unique
festival is a perfect choice for summer fun!