Photos of the Beaufort Water Festival from years past

Sgt. Heikkinen via Bluffton Today
A 1973 photo of the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps as they prepare for the Water Festival.

Reprinting photos from past Beaufort Water Festivals, Bluffton Today is offering up a visual recap of Beaufort's iconic festival from the years 1972 to 1988.

Take a gander at the slideshow over here.

If you have a treasure trove of past water festival shots, leave us a note in the comments or e-mail us at

The first Water Festival was held in 1956, this year marks the 57th installment. See the 2012 lineup over here.

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