BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) - The Beaufort Water Festival is getting underway for a 59th year.
The 10-day festival opens Friday evening with an appearance by U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, a concert by the Parris Island Marine Band and a fireworks display in Beaufort.
The festival includes the traditional arts and crafts market by the city's downtown marina.
Other events include a concert by country artist Craig Morgan, a fishing tournament, a raft race and an air show.
There will also be a dragon boat race. The festival's closing weekend includes the blessing of the local fishing fleet.Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.