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Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival 2021

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - October 24 @ 6:00 pm

Art and Seafood Festival Festival Bluffton

Saturday, Oct 16, 2021 and Sunday, Oct 24, 2021

The Arts & Seafood Festival is a week-long series of events beginning October 16th with the Bluffton State of Mind Supper Soiree and culminating with the Street Fest on October 23rd and 24th.

The Arts & Seafood Street Fest will be held on Calhoun Street and admission is free for all.  Some events have a cost so please see the schedule of events listed below. Contact number for the festival: 843-815-6278

>>>Some events details and pricing may change. Please check with each individual vendor for all details.<<<

FOLLOW THE OYSTER to the 17th Annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival
October 16 – 24, 2021
Where Fine Art & The Bounty of the Sea Come Together

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, October 16, 2021

BLUFFTON STATE OF MIND SUPPER SOIRÉE    6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

4 Course Dinner with music, wine, …more details soon.

Come enjoy a night under the stars!

$125 per person; limited to 100 attendees.

Sunday, October 17, 2021

ART ON THE STREET 11:00AM – 4:00PM

Stroll Old Town Bluffton and see our state designated cultural district come alive!

POP UP ART on the street, on gallery porches and in the park – temporary art displays join the many galleries to highlight the artistic and cultural side of Bluffton.

A celebration of exceptional handmade, original local art including oil and acrylic paintings, pottery and much, much more.

11:00AM – 4:00PM

Art Exhibits, Music and More in Old Town.

 BOAT PARADE ON THE MAY  BLESSING OF THE FLEET

GOSPEL MUSIC WRIGHT PARK                  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 Public Dock in Wright Park following our Admiral of the Fleet.

OYSTER FEST, 5:00 – 8:00PM, Bluffton Oyster Factory Park

First Oyster Roast of the Season, Shrimp Boil & BBQ, Live Music.

Monday, October 18, 2021

MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY – SUNDAY

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.

$30/ per person…subject to availability. All trips leave on the hour every hour from the public dock at the end of Calhoun Street in Wright Park. Please call Capt. Chris for reservations and more information. 843-304-2878

DINNER & LEARN at Bluffton Family Seafood House                   Cherish our Waterways           5:00PM

 27 Mellichamp Drive, Historic Downtown Bluffton

Reservations required. $40/per person. Proceeds to Waddell Mariculture Center. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY – SUNDAY

*Daily* See October 18, 2021 for details

MAY RIVER OYSTER FARM TOUR WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS 10:00am – Noon

Come enjoy a rare opportunity for an up-close-and-personal experience with May River Oyster Company’s pioneering oyster farm in collaboration with the Bluffton Seafood Festival and May River Excursions.  This 2 hour in-depth tour brings you out to a working oyster farm where the farmers demonstrate the techniques and methods used to produce some of the best oysters in the world.  Afterward enjoy lunch at Bluffton Seafood House in Historic Downtown Bluffton. Limited availability.  $90.00 per person (includes lunch).

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY – SUNDAY

*Daily* See October 18, 2021 for details

AUTHOR NIGHT 5:30pm

Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided by Southern Spice Catering and Events; 6:00PM Showtime, at the Rotary Community Center at Oscar Frazier Park (11 Recreation Court Bluffton SC 29910).   Cost: $15.00; additional donations accepted; proceeds to the Waddell Mariculture Center.

Thursday, October 21, 2021

MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY – SUNDAY

*Daily* See October 18, 2021 for details

MAY RIVER OYSTER FARM TOUR WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS 10:00am – Noon

Come enjoy a rare opportunity for an up-close-and-personal experience with May River Oyster Company’s pioneering oyster farm in collaboration with the Bluffton Seafood Festival and May River Excursions.  This 2 hour in-depth tour brings you out to a working oyster farm where the farmers demonstrate the techniques and methods used to produce some of the best oysters in the world.  Afterward enjoy lunch at Bluffton Seafood House in Historic Downtown Bluffton. Limited availability.  $90.00 per person (includes lunch).

Friday, October 22, 2021

MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY – SUNDAY

*Daily* See October 18, 2021 for details

 RED APRON SIPS AND SEAFOOD PARTY   6:00PM – 10:00PM                     HEWITT OAKS

Presented by Bluffton Self Help

Join us for a grand culinary celebration under the stars on the beautiful grounds of Hewitt Oaks.  The evening will include sensational Lowcountry dining, 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 sipsandseafood.com.  All proceeds benefit Bluffton Self Help. 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY – SUNDAY

*Daily* See October 18, 2021 for details

 OLD TOWN OYSTER 10K ROAD RACE & 5K RUN 8:00AM – 10:30AM

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 immediately follows.  Music, Coffee, Cold Beer, Oyster Shooters, Gumbo, May River Mimosas, and much, much more!

TAKE A KID FISHING TOURNAMENT, BLUFFTON OYSTER CO. 10:00AM –12:30PM

Take a Kid Fishing Tournament sponsored by Bluffton Marine Sports and Supplies, Boat Floats, Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, Spartina Marine Education Charters and managed by the Bluffton Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association

Register between 9:30-10:30AM at Wright Park. Weigh-In at 12:30PM at Wright Park. Children 13 and under welcome with parents.  There is no fee. Prizes will be awarded.  Bring your own fishing equipment if possible; limited equipment will be available on a first come first serve basis. 

 ART & SEAFOOD STREET FEST 10:00AM – 5:00PM

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. and Low Country Environmental Exhibits. History of Bluffton at The Heyward House Museum and Welcome Center.

Enjoy the delicious seafood and view the outstanding art on the street.

MUSIC & ENTERTAINMENT

Favorite bands will entertain on two stages throughout the day.

ART IN THE PARK 11:00AM – 4:00PM DuBois Park on Boundary Street

Children’s art activities conducted under the pavilion. Visit the stations around the pavilion and create your very own masterpiece. Prizes, games, fun and much, much more for the budding artists of all ages.

FAMILY ORIENTED MAGIC SHOW with Gary Maurer 1:00PM

ROCKIN’ ON THE DOCK 6:00PM – DUSK BLUFFTON OYSTER CO.

Seafood Extravaganza Tasting

Live music

Fireworks at Dusk

End the full day of activities with a grand finale.

Eat great local seafood and watch the fireworks for a night to remember!

Sunday, October 24, 2021

MAY RIVER BOAT TOURS WITH MAY RIVER EXCURSIONS, MONDAY – SUNDAY

See October 18, 2021 for details

ART & SEAFOOD STREET FEST 10:00AM – 4:00PM

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, watercolor and much, much more. Local seafood and low country cuisine served by area restaurants.

Enjoy the delicious seafood and view the outstanding art on the street. Take a break at the Tailgate area and catch up on your favorite team’s game while enjoying craft beer and music.

MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT

Favorite bands will entertain on two stages throughout the day.

ART IN THE PARK 11:00AM – 4:00PM DuBois Park on Boundary Street

Children’s art activities conducted under the pavilion. Prizes, games, fun and much, much more for the budding artists of all ages.

FAMILY ORIENTED MAGIC SHOW with Gary Maurer 1:00PM

Details

Start:
October 16 @ 6:00 pm
End:
October 24 @ 6:00 pm
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Bluffton, South Carolina 29910 United States
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