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Celebrations in the Lowcountry are legendary in their scope, frequency and attendance, stretching along the coast from Hilton Head Island to Charleston. The historic city of Beaufort — surrounded by waterways and closely embracing its 504-year history —rightfully stakes its claim as among the best hosts.

Fairs and festivals pay homage to Beaufort’s history, culture, seafood, cinema, literature and antebellum homes throughout the year. Here’s a chronological look at a dozen popular events.