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Make the Most of Summer with These Events in South Carolina

Devyn Whitmire Devyn Whitmire
Devyn spends her days creating content to build an online community of travelers. She is a firm believer there’s always something new to Discover in the Palmetto State.
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Summer in South Carolina is ripe with opportunities for gathering. Gathering for a satisfying meal, lively music, crisp cocktails or simply a celebration of the friends, family and neighbors we're happy to do life with. Whatever you're tastes and wherever you find yourself, we invite you to continue celebrating summer across the Palmetto State. Here's a list of popular and unique events happening in South Carolina during August and September.

Little Mountain Reunion Festival, Little Mountain, SC

This little festival has a whole lot of heart. Ask anyone from Little Mountain, South Carolina... It's a place where everyone you meet seems like family. Come make some friends, eat something yummy, tap your toes and have some fun. It'll feel like coming home!

Williamston Spring Water Festival,Williamston, SC 

Every year during the last weekend in August, antique cars, amusement rides, festival fare and the sounds of the summer transform Mineral Springs Park in Williamston, SC into one of the most charming venues for family fun you'll ever experience.

Summerfest, York, SC 

There's so much to experience at York's annual celebration of summer, you'll be wishing you had more than one weekend to take it all in! It's the kind of festival where there's something for everyone to eat, shop, play, listen and admire.

Sumter County Fair, Sumter, SC

The old-time carnival comes alive as area farmers bring their prize-winning animals for competition, and folks show off their award-winning pickles and succulent jams. And a day at the fair is never complete without cotton candy!

Southern 500, Darlington, SC

The Official Throwback Weekend of NASCAR takes place each Labor Day Weekend at Darlington Raceway - the track that's "Too Tough To Tame!" Come experience 40 of the best drivers in the world go head to head in Darlington, SC.

Aiken's Makin Arts & Craft Show, Aiken, SC

Voted Southern Living's Best Small Town in 2018, Aiken, SC is a no longer a hidden gem! Come discover what's so special about this town at its featured arts and crafts festival. Aiken's Makin' is a juried showcase with all of your festival favorites in food and entertainment, plus an unexplainable charm that will keep a smile on your face long after you leave.

Euphoria, Greenville, SC 

This four-day food and wine festival features intimate musical experiences, cooking demonstrations and wine seminars, as well as multicourse dinners and live music concerts. If you haven't visited Greenville yet, euphoria is the perfect excuse to get away to South Carolina's Upstate.

Gold Rush Festival, McCormick, SC

McCormick is a small town located on South Carolina's Freshwater Coast. It was originally built on a gold mine, and some would argue it's still a gold mine for natural beauty and friendly people. Join the town this September for its annual Gold Rush Festival.

Devyn Whitmire
Devyn spends her days creating content to build an online community of travelers. She is a firm believer there’s always something new to Discover in the Palmetto State.