Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival

Saturday, Oct 13, 2018 from 9:00am to 4:00pm


The Fourteenth 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.

Schedule of Events:

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Chalk the Walk   Live Street Art Competition         

Join us as a chalk artist at our competition.  Entry fee is $25 for the standard Promenade spaces.  Spaces are limited so register early.

Chalk Artists receive a chalk space (concrete canvas), chalk art supplies, voting slip for People's Choice Award and the opportunity to enter our competition.  Cash prizes.

Application and rules& regulations are available HERE or at the following locations:  Sippin' Cow, Hilton Head Bluffton Chamber of Commerce office, SOBA gallery, The Storybook Shoppe and The Bluffton Sun.

11:00AM - 4:00PM

The Bluffton Heritage Discovery Tour
Kick off the Historic Bluffton Arts and Seafood Festival with a leisurely and fun journey through Bluffton's past. Begin your journey at the blue and gold tent on the corner of Calhoun and Lawrence Streets for a celebration of Lowcountry history and heritage.  A special exhibit will be set up unfolding an untold story of the Reconstruction-era in the South.

Then take a tour using Celebrate Bluffton's "Bluffton Buddy" tour app, which will guide you throughout Bluffton with many stories of its rich history and heritage. Enjoy lunch and shopping along the way in any of our fine restaurants and shops.

There is no charge for this event. Enjoy!