South Carolina Historical Events & Festivals

South Carolina Historical Events and Festivals.

Spring brings South Carolina historical events and festivals that honor the arts, crafts and music of Palmetto State counties and walking tours of historic homes and gardens. Summer festivals include nationally recognized Revolutionary War reenactments and the award-winning All-American City July 4th Festival.

When the weather cools, family farm festivals feature sheep shearing, herding, spinning and weaving demonstrations; and “The Day of the Catawba” explores the lifestyles and history of the Catawba Indians.

In winter, historic festivals offer a glimpse into colonial times with open-fire cooking, goldsmithing, spinning, blacksmithing and musket firing demonstrations. Holiday celebrations feature guides in 18th century period clothes demonstrating the Yuletide customs of Colonial settlers.

No matter when you visit, you’re sure to find memorable South Carolina historic events festivals in full swing. Check our Calendar of Events to add a festival to your South Carolina vacation plans.

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Central Railroad Festival
  • April 26, 2014

Get on board for fun, food, festivities and more on Saturday, April 27, 2013 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in historic downtown Central, S.C. for a celebration of the...
The Black Cowboy Man Or Myth African American Fest
  • May 1, 2014 - May 4, 2014

The Black Cowboy AACF invites all people of every race to come and share festivities of African American culture and heritage. Come and enjoy as we increase community and cultural...
Living History Saturdays
  • May 17, 2014
  • June 21, 2014
  • July 19, 2014
  • August 16, 2014
  • September 20, 2014

Living History reenactors display Colonial skills such as musket firing, woodworking, fireplace cooking, candle making, crafts, and baking in the Beehive oven. Special talks and tours may also be available....
Colonial Times "Under The Crown"
  • June 7, 2014 - June 8, 2014

This event will feature a Friday night dinner with King George III Queen Charlotte and (ticket required) with people in 18th century attire serving and telling of life in first...
Festifall at Walnut Grove Plantation
Walnut Grove Plantation
  • October 4, 2014 - October 5, 2014

Hear the muskets fire! Feel the cannon roar! See the American Revolution come to life during FestiFall at Walnut Grove Plantation! Each day features a re-enactment of a skirmish at...
Autumn Candlelight Tour
Ninety Six National Historic Site
  • October 11, 2014, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Guided tours proceed along the one-mile historic trail, which is illuminated by the soft glow of candlelight and torchlight. Along the way, costumed volunteers portray Colonial citizens and soldiers who...
12th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium
  • October 24, 2014, 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • October 25, 2014, 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Come to Manning, South Carolina for a Revolutionary War History Experience at the Francis Marion Symposium. Explore the Southern Campaign and immerse yourself in Francis Marion\'s world, discover Marion\'s significance....
44th annual Revolutionary War Field Days
Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site
  • November 1, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • November 2, 2014, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

The Revolutionary War lives! Some 450 re-enactors and living history interpreters pitch tents where the British spent a rough year in 1780. Daily battle at 1:30 pm. Demonstrations, 18th-century craftsmen,...

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