If you are looking for a festival with some fun activities, arts and great local seafood food, The Bluffton Arts and Seafood festival is coming October 12-20, 2019. Below are some highlighted events throughout the week.
Saturday October 12, 2019
ART & CHALK
Unveiling – Amiri Farris Art Wall Mural & Chalk the Walk Art Competition
Presented by Bluffton Rotary Club
Field of Dreams Pavilion, Oscar Frazer Park
Chalk Art Competition for children- Registration 9:30
Art Mural by Amiri- Unveiling 10:00
Chalk Art Competition for children- 10:15
Judging & Prizes- 11:15
Sunday October 13, 2019
ART ON THE STREET 11:00AM – 4:00PM
Stroll Calhoun Street and see our state designated cultural district come alive!
POP UP ART on the street, on gallery porches and on a corner lot – temporary art displays join the many galleries to highlight the artistic and cultural side of Bluffton.
BOAT PARADE ON THE MAY BLESSING OF THE FLEET
GOSPEL MUSIC CHURCH OF THE CROSS 4:00PM
Bring your lawn chair, view the Boat Parade and enjoy Gospel music by Lavon Stevens on the bluff or join the parade in your own boat. Make plans now to gather at the sandbar before 3:00 PM and process to the Church of the Cross following our Admiral of the Fleet, Amber Hester Kuehn, leading our former Admirals in a true celebratory parade.
OYSTER FEST, 5:00 – 8:00PM, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park
First Oyster Roast of the Season, Shrimp Boil & BBQ, Live Music by MUDDY CREEK.
Monday October 14, 2019
MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY – SATURDAY
Join Capt. Chris and his crew for a one hour guided “Skiff” cruise on the May searching for local wildlife, discussing history and soaking up the tidal estuary air.
$20/ per person…subject to availability. All trips leave on the hour every hour from the county dock at the end of Calhoun Street. Please call Capt. Chris for reservations and more information. 843-304-2878
HISTORY ALIVE! GUIDED TOURS of Bluffton’s Heyward House Museum and More.
Discounted Guided Museum Tours of the Heyward House 70 Boundary Street in Historic Bluffton will be offered for only $7/person, kids under 10 are free. Call 843-757-6293 for information and reservations or visit HeywardHouse.org.
Tuesday October 15, 2019
BLUFFTON JACK’S HAUNTED HISTORY TOUR, 6:00 PM AND 8:00PM.
Please join us for a walking GHOST TOUR of historic Old Town Bluffton. Hear spooky Bluffton tales told by certified tour guide, Bluffton Jack. Comfortable walking shoes suggested; bring your own flashlight; rain or shine; children welcome (suggested ages 9 and up). Tours begin at The Complete Home, 41 B Calhoun Street. Refreshments served. $18.00 ADULTS; $10.00 CHILDREN. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. CALL 843-717-2175.
Join The Storybook Shoppe at 41 A Calhoun Street prior to the 6:00 PM Haunted Tour for a Frightfully Fun evening of Spooky Stories at 5:00 PM.
Friday October 18, 2019
RED APRON SIPS AND SEAFOOD PARTY 6:00PM – 10:00PM Heyward House
Presented by Bluffton Self Help
Join us for a grand culinary celebration under the stars on the grounds of the historic Heyward House. The evening will include sensational Lowcountry dining by Ryan McCarthy of Downtown Catering, savory cocktails, along with contagious excitement with a wine pull, live and silent auctions as we raise money to support our Bluffton neighbors in need. Limited tickets and sponsorships are available and can be purchased online at https://www.sipsandseafood.com. All proceeds benefit Bluffton Self Help.
Saturday October 19, 2019
OLD TOWN OYSTER10K ROAD RACE & 5K RUN 8:00AM – 10:30AM
Presented by Beaufort Memorial Hospital
Bluffton Oyster Factory Park. Join us for a run through Old Town Bluffton with scenic river and marsh views. Compete in a fast-paced 10K or complete the 5K with the entire family! Both events will be professionally timed. Awards presentation and After-Party sponsored by River Dog Brewing Company immediately follows. Music, Coffee, Cold River Dog Craft Beer, Oyster Shooters, Gumbo, May River Mimosas, Brewed Marys and much, much more!
ART & SEAFOOD STREET FEST 10:00AM – 5:00PM (Saturday and Sunday)
HISTORIC DISTRICT BLUFFTON FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY
Enjoy our juried art show featuring over 100 local and regional artists from 10 different states, displaying an array of fine art: oils, pastels, acrylics, photography, pottery, ceramics, water color and much, much more. Local seafood and low country cuisine served by area restaurants. History of Bluffton at The Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center.
ROCKIN’ ON THE DOCK 6:00PM – DUSK BLUFFTON OYSTER CO.
Presented by Montage Palmetto Bluff
Sunday October 20, 2019
ART IN THE PARK 11:00AM – 4:00PM DuBois Park on Boundary Street (Saturday and Sunday)
Children’s art activities conducted under the pavilion. Prizes, games, fun and much, much more for the budding artists of all ages.
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