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Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival


October 14-22, 2017

The thirteenth annual Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival will be held in the charming and eclectic historic and state designated cultural district of Bluffton SC, well known for its quirky art community and natural river beauty. The festival is a week long event offering a myriad of activities, showcasing the locally harvested seafood, delicious Low Country cuisine, rich history, culture and art of the area and Southern hospitality found only in Bluffton. 

The highlight of the festival is the Streetfest which includes a juried fine art show featuring over 100 artists from 10 different states displaying and selling their art, delicious food provided by the area's premier restaurants and caterers and great music and entertainment on Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd. Below is a brief highlight of events throughout the week:

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Saturday, October 14, 2017
The Bluffton Heritage Discovery Tour and Gullah Celebration
Tour begins at 10:00am
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Sunday, October 15, 2017
Friends of Bluffton Artists 4th Annual Invitational Local Artists Showcase | 11am-4pp
Empty Bowls | 11am-4pm
Boat Parade on the May | 4pm
Oyster Fest 5-8pm

Monday, October 16, 2017 - Saturday, October 21, 2017 
Kayak & Paddle Board Tours | 8am and 10am
May River Boat Tours 
Dinner & Learn Tour 

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Author Night | 5:30pm

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Wine Tasting | 6-8pm

Saturday, October 21, 2017
10K Road Race & 5K Fun Run | 8-10:30am
Arts & Seafood Street Fest | 10am-5pm
Art in the Park | 10am-5pm
Rockin' on the Dock | 6pm-Dusk

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Arts & Seafood Street Fest | 10am-4pm
Art in the Park | 11am-4pm

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