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Memorial Day Weekend Events in the Beaufort area!

Wednesday, May 24, 2023   /   by Sonya Reiselt

Memorial Day Weekend Events in the Beaufort area!

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Memorial Day is almost here, and it's time to honor and remember the sacrifice of our fallen heroes. If you live in or around the Lowcountry, here are some time-honored events that will help you make the most of this holiday weekend.

Beaufort Memorial Day Parade

Monday, May 29th at 10 am

The parade will follow the traditional route along Boundary Street from Rogers Street, onto Carteret Street, Bay Street and then back to Rogers Street ending at the Beaufort National Cemetery.

At noon, a ceremony to commemorate all those in the military who lost their lives in service to our Country will be held at the Beaufort National Ceremony with a keynote speaker.

All are encouraged to come to Beaufort’s Memorial Day parade and honor those that have fallen for our Country.

Decoration (Memorial) Day Celebration

Mon, May 29, 6 – 9?PM
Morning Glory Homestead Farm, LLC.
42 Robert And Clara Trail, St Helena Island, SC

A special evening remembering the Gullah traditions centered around Decoration Day and the events of the Martyrs of the Race Course ceremony of 1865.

Your hosts for the evening, Tony and Belinda Jones, dressed in period clothing will meet you at the Coffin Point cemetery for a short ceremony at the graves of two United States Colored Troops servicemen. Following the ceremony, the program and meal take place back at the farm. Under the canopy of brilliant live oaks a delicious meal of Gullah food traditions will be served, period and modern songs will be sung and an informative presentation will be made providing an exciting experience of history and culture.

Hilton Head Island Art Festival

Sat, May 27, 6?PM – Fri, Jun 2, 9?PM
Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina
1 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC

HarbourFest at Shelter Cove Harbour & Marina on Hilton Head Island, S.C. is a weekly celebration during the summer with live music and entertainment, arts & crafts, kids activities and Tuesday night fireworks.

Cappy the Clown will be at the harbour with kids activities.

Hilton Head Freedom 5K

Mon, May 29, 8 – 10?AM
Port Royal Golf & Racquet Club
10 Clubhouse Dr, Hilton Head Island, SC

Palmetto Running Company presents the 8th annual Hilton Head Freedom 5K run & walk held on Memorial Day, May 29th, 2023 at beautiful Port Royal Plantation on Hilton Head Island. The Freedom 5K is a great opportunity to honor those among us who have served in the armed forces with a fun, family friendly event. Run with the American flag, dress in your patriotic best Red, White & Blue maybe you'll win the most patriotic runner award. Enjoy one of the most scenic courses on Hilton Head. A portion of the race proceeds and 100% of all donations will go directly to the Semper Fi & America's Fund.


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