South Carolina Festivals and Events

There’s always something to celebrate in South Carolina!

We admit it. We love our festivals and events in South Carolina. Maybe that’s why every year we host more than 425 South Carolina festivals throughout the year. That means there are more South Carolina festivals than there are days in the year – and we’ve got a good excuse for every one of them! They’re a great addition to the many things to do at the beach and a wonderful way to enjoy the authentic sights, sounds, flavors and fun that make our state such a wonderful place to live and visit.

Our food festivals range from McClellanville’s Lowcountry Shrimp Festival to Gaston’s Collard Festival. If you’re of the botanical persuasion, The Festival of Roses in Orangeburg and the SC Festival of Flowers in Greenwood are just two ways we celebrate just about everything that blooms! History and heritage more your bag? Beaufort’s Gullah Festival is world renowned for its authentic music, presentations and crafts, perfect if you're looking for more things to do at the beach while in the Lowcountry. The arts come to life every year at Charleston’s Spoleto Festival USA and Greenville’s Artisphere. And let’s not forget our love of sports, celebrated each year with events like the Heritage Golf Tournament, Camden’s Carolina and Colonial Cup horse races and NASCAR races at Darlington Raceway.

The South Carolina festivals and events never seem to end! Find family beach vacation deals and come celebrate with us.

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Pickens Azalea Festival
  • April 18, 2014 - April 19, 2014

Enjoy this two-day community festival with classic car show, arts and crafts, amusement rides and first class entertainment. History comes alive with tours of the downtown, Hagood-Mauldin House and the...
Day in the Life of a Sailor
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
  • July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Every Day

Maritime trade and travel were vital to the success of the young Carolina colony. Board Charleston\'s only reproduction 17th century sailing ketch, Adventure, docked in Old Towne Creek. Discover some...
Carolina Explorers
Hunting Island State Park
  • April 4, 2014 - April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Every Week on Friday

Free with Park Passport Plus This series of programs is designed just for kids. Enjoy nature-themed arts and crafts while learning a about Hunting Island.
Feeding Frenzy
Huntington Beach State Park
  • January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Every Week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Get up close and personal with the animals at the Education Center! Take part in feeding a sting ray and other sea creatures. Feedings take place Tuesday through Sunday at...
A Stroll Back in Time
Myrtle Beach State Park
  • April 11, 2014 - April 25, 2014, 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Every Week on Friday

Through a short stroll and old photographs, discover how this park has been shaped by the Civilian Conservation Corps, hurricanes, changing recreational demands and other influences over the decades. Program...
Hampton Plantation Mansion Tours
Hampton Plantation State Historic Site
  • April 4, 2014 - June 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Every Week on Sunday, Saturday
  • April 4, 2014 - June 30, 2014, 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Every Week on Monday, Tuesday, Friday

Several prominent families of Colonial and Antebellum South Carolina lived at Hampton Plantation, including Rutledges, Horrys and Pinckneys. Today, the mansion stands as a testament to the wealth and power...
What's on the Menu?
Edisto Beach State Park
  • April 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014, 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
    Every Week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

....Not our animals! Join us as we feed the aquarium animals.
Atalaya tour
Huntington Beach State Park
  • March 19, 2014 - May 31, 2014, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    Every Week on Saturday
  • March 19, 2014 - May 31, 2014, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Every Week on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Take a fascinating tour of the winter home of Anna and Archer Huntington with a docent from the Friends of Huntington Beach State Park. Along the way, you will discover...
Hike with a Ranger
Huntington Beach State Park
  • March 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014, 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Every Week on Friday

Join a ranger for a guided hike on the Sandpiper Pond Nature Trail. Along the way, we’ll explore a maritime forest, sand dunes, and freshwater and salt marshes. After a...
A Spring Evening at Redcliffe
Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site
  • April 18, 2014, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Share the beauty of a spring evening at Redcliffe Plantation with family and friends! Enjoy light refreshments on the porch of the historic mansion before touring the house, slave quarters...

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