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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Colleton County Rice Festival
  • April 19, 2014 - April 27, 2014

This festival is a celebration of the rice planting heritage that helped found Colleton County. The focus is family entertainment that includes a fireworks display, live entertainment, arts and crafts,...
National Tourism Week at North Augusta State Welcome Center
  • April 23, 2014 - May 10, 2014

We can\'t wait to welcome you to South Carolina on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the South Carolina Welcome Center at I-20 North Augusta, South Carolina as we celebrate National...
Alligators
Huntington Beach State Park
  • March 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Every Week on Tuesday, Thursday

Alligators thrive in the ponds at Huntington Beach State Park. These secretive reptiles are commonly seen in Mullet Pond feeding, sunning or cruising in the water. Find out what makes...
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...
Name That Bird
Edisto Beach State Park
  • March 13, 2014 - April 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Every Week on Thursday

Meet the avian visitors to our maritime forests and marshes. An interpreter will guide you on a trail walk to look for our feathered friends. Bring your binoculars or borrow...
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...
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.
Hunting Island's Mammals
Hunting Island State Park
  • April 3, 2014 - April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Every Week on Thursday
  • April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Every Day

Join a Lowcountry Master Naturalist to learn about the common fur-bearing creatures that you may encounter at Hunting Island State Park. Make your own plaster animal track. While your track...
Civilian Conservation Corps
Hunting Island State Park
  • April 1, 2014 - April 29, 2014, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Every Week on Tuesday, Thursday

The Civilian Conservation Corps VideoStep back into the 1930s to learn how the CCC was formed and why. Eight hundred National and State Parks were built by the CCC, including...
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...

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