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The International Association of Beauforts was established in 1995 when Beaufort-en-Vallee, France hosted the first reunion of Beauforts. The Beaufort, North Carolina organization seeks to promote international cooperation, understanding and development through a variety of dynamic exchanges with cities and towns with whom Beaufort maintains active sister city partnerships. By interpreting our way of life to people of other cultures, we gain a better understanding of our own community. This site provides information on our local organization as well as overviews of each of our sister-city Beauforts.

A Transition...

Beaufort Sister Cities Annual Mural Competition has transitioned to an En Plein Air Art Festival & Competition, managed by the Downtown Beaufort Development Association and the Arts Council of Carteret County. The first event took place Saturday May 2, 2015 in downtown Beaufort and historic district streets.
A look back at the 2014 Mural Competition