October 4-5: 25th Annual Beaufort Shrimp Festival in Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park. Highlights of the festival include: Friday evening concert in the park featuring live entertainment. Saturday’s Run Forrest Run 5k Bridge Run/Walk over the Woods Memorial Bridge. An arts & crafts market with local and handmade wares, and much more! Both days offer delicious tasting options that range from classic to innovative. Fri., 6-10 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Local restaurants showcase their best shrimp dishes with live entertainment, Shrimp Peeling & Eating Contests for kids and the Sea Island Rotary Clubs Charity Rubber Shrimp Race. (843) 525-6644 or beaufortshrimpfestival.com.