Annually, the Historic Bluffton Arts & Seafood Festival brings environmental and community groups together for the festival.

Monday, October 18th

Dinner & Learn

October 18, 2021
5:00 pm, 6:00 pm
21 Sawmill Creek Road, Bluffton
Bluffton Family Seafood House (Toomers)
27 Mellichamp Drive, Historic Downtown Bluffton

Our Cherished Waterways.Tour the Waddell Mariculture Center, view the updated facilities, and learn from director, Erin Levesque, how important this research facility is to our area and our resources. The presentation will be given at two times, 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm, followed by dinner at Toomers.

Enjoy the prelude of freshly shucked oysters and picked crab along with the dinner buffet including Gumbo 2 Ways (chicken and seafood), Caesar salad, cornbread, cookies and tea. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase.

During dinner Kimberly Jones, Watershed Management Division Manager for the Town of Bluffton and Dr. Al Stokes, former director of the Waddell Mariculture Center, will share more about our waterways and their marine life which greatly contribute to the Lowcountry culture. Learn how to be environmental stewards of cherished natural resources.

Reservations required. $40/per person. Proceeds go to Waddell Mariculture Center. To make your reservation click below, or call Mary at 843-815-2472 or 843-815-2474

Tuesday, October 19th

May River Oyster Farm Tour

October 19, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at Public Dock at the end of Calhoun Street.

Come enjoy a rare opportunity for an up-close-and-personal experience with May River Oyster Company’s pioneering oyster farm in collaboration with the Bluffton Seafood Festival and May River Excursions.

This 2 hour tour brings you out to a working oyster farm where the farmers demonstrate the techniques and methods used to produce some of the best oysters in the world. Afterward enjoy lunch at Bluffton Seafood House in Historic Downtown Bluffton. Limited availability.

Call 843-304-2878 to reserve. $80/ person (incl. lunch).

Saturday, October 23rd

Take a Kid Fishing Tourney

October 23, 2021
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
Wright Park

Take a Kid Fishing Tournament sponsored by Bluffton Marine Sports and Supplies, Boat Floats, Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, Spartina Marine Education Charters, and managed by the Bluffton Chapter of Coastal Conservation Association.

Register between 9:30-10:30AM at Wright Park. Weigh-In at 12:30PM at Wright Park. Children 13 and under welcome with parents. There is no fee. Prizes will be awarded.

Bring your own fishing equipment if possible; limited equipment will be available on a first come first serve basis.

To pre-register call Tom at 912-210-1222.

Monday- Sunday

May River Boat Tour

Monday-Sunday, every hour on the hour
Meet at Public Dock at the end of Calhoun Street.

Join May River Excursions Capt. Chris and his crew for a one hour guided "Skiff" cruise on the May searching for local wildlife, discussing history and soaking up the tidal estuary air.

$30 per person, subject to availability. All trips leave on the hour every hour from the public dock at the end of Calhoun Street in Wright Park.

Please call Capt. Chris for reservations and more information. 843-304-2878