april 2018 – South Carolina Calendar of Events, Festivals





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DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
Sunday
Apr

1
Easter
Always the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox
Statewide
Holiday
Saturday
Apr

7
Columbia International Festival
2-day event includes performances, demonstrations, food, exhibits, artifacts from various cultures and countries
Columbia
Festival
Saturday
Apr

7
Cooper River Bridge Run
10K run/walk, wheelchair division, kids' run, finish festival
See beautiful pictures of the bridges of Charleston
Charleston
Sports
Sunday
Apr

8
Columbia International Festival
2-day event includes performances, demonstrations, food, exhibits, artifacts from various cultures and countries
Columbia
Festival
Thursday
Apr

12
Walk A Mile In Their Shoes
Men, women, children, and four legged friends stand up against sexual abuse and violence while wearing heels - hosted by Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Friday
Apr

20
Pickens Azalea Festival
2-day event includes music, classic car cruise-in, 5K, arts and crafts, amusement rides
Clemson
Pickens
Festival
Saturday
Apr

21
Heart & Sole Women's Five Miler
Run or walk 5 miles or walk 3 miles to raise heart disease awareness plus post-race events - charity event
Columbia
Sports
Saturday
Apr

21
Pickens Azalea Festival
2-day event includes music, classic car cruise-in, 5K, arts and crafts, amusement rides
Clemson
Pickens
Festival
Saturday
Apr

21
South Carolina Cornbread Festival
Cornbread cook-off, car & bike show, live entertainment, play area, cornbread eating contest, Little Miss Corn Muffin pageant
Columbia
Festival

Dates TBD
1BlueStringHubCity
Grand finale of the singer/songwriter competition - raising fund and awareness for Safe Homes, Rape Crisis Coalition
 
Spartanburg
Concert

Dates TBD
5K Challenge Race
5K, mile-run or fun-run, family event - benefits Volunteers in Medical Missions
 
Clemson
Seneca
Sports

Dates TBD
Abbeville French Heritage Festival
3-day event includes tours, flower show, play, concert, wine tasting
 
Abbeville
Festival

Dates TBD
Abbeville French Heritage Festival
3-day event includes tours, flower show, play, concert, wine tasting
 
Abbeville
Festival

Dates TBD
Aiken Horse Show
Benefits Hitchcock Woods, the largest urban forest in America
 
Aiken
Expo

Dates TBD
Aiken Wine & Sign
Authors, books, wine, food, sweet tea, fun for the entire family - benefits the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor
 
Aiken
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
 
Florence
Lake City
Arts

Dates TBD
Bark to the Park Walk for the Animals
Walk followed by After Paw-ty - benefits Pawmetto Lifeline
 
Columbia
Sports

Dates TBD
Battle of Charleston
Living military timeline featuring pirates, Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, Korean Conflict, and Vietnam living history and skirmishes
 
Charleston
Johns Island
Historical

Dates TBD
Bird Songs
A Nashville Songwriters in the Round event with songwriters sharing their songs and the stories behind them plus Lowcountry meal and bar - benefits Center for Birds of Prey
 
Charleston
Awendaw
Educational

Dates TBD
Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
Celebrate the shrimping industry including boat parade, music, activities
Learn more about shrimping in South Carolina
 
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival

Dates TBD
Blue Ridge Fest
Music, food, car cruise-in - benefiting local charities
 
Clemson
Pickens
Festival

Dates TBD
Bunny Hop 5K Run/Walk
USATF certified course - benefits the YMCA
 
Columbia
Sports

Dates TBD
Car Show
All makes and models welcome - benefits Pendleton Place of Greenville
 
Greenville
Simpsonville
Expo

Dates TBD
Cayce Festival of the Arts
Featuring artists, crafters and authors/writers from around the region - net proceeds to benefit a local charity selected by the Cayce Avenues Neighborhood Association
 
Columbia
Cayce
Arts

Dates TBD
Central Railroad Festival
Bands, kids' fun, arts and crafts, food booths
 
Clemson
Central
Festival

Dates TBD
Charleston Honey & Bee Expo
Learn about bees, taste honey products, exhibits, speakers, presentations
 
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Expo

Dates TBD
Charleston Outdoor Fest
Learn about and try canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, slacklining, mountain biking, archer, and disc golf
 
Charleston
James Island
Sports

Dates TBD
Charleston Race Week
International sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races
Learn more about boating in South Carolina
 
Charleston
Sports

Dates TBD
Colleton County Rice Festival
2-day event includes live music, bicycle race, pageant, parade, crafts, cooking contest, fireworks, dog show
 
Walterboro
Festival

Dates TBD
Columbia Open Studios
Self-guided tour of artists' studios in the Greater Columbia area
 
Columbia
Arts

Dates TBD
Come-See-Me Festival
10-day festival includes food, road race, bbq cook-off, live music, and many kids' activities
 
Rock Hill
Festival

Dates TBD
Corey James Memorial Good Time Benefit
Live music, food, kids' activities, inflatables, games - proceeds to help a local child in need
 
Greenville
Greer
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
Cornhole Derby
Teams of two will be battling for prizes - benefits Center for Developmental Services
 
Greenville
Travelers Rest
Sports

Dates TBD
Downtown Walterboro Criterium
USA CRITS cycling series with the riders racing multi-laps in a closed circuit course of Walterboro's historic downtown streets plus amateur races that are open to the public
 
Walterboro
Sports

Dates TBD
Earth Day Aiken
An informative, festive celebration at the Newberry Street Festival Center with kids zone, art contest, demonstrations, 5K fun run
 
Aiken
Festival

Dates TBD
Earth Day Celebration
More than 30 booths on-hand to demonstrate how organizations are going green, live entertainment, food, and green activities for children
 
Sumter
Expo

Dates TBD
Easter Egg Hunt in the Gardens
Easter egg hunt, visit from the Easter Bunny, historic outdoor games at the Robert Mills House & Gardens - advanced reservations required
 
Columbia
Holiday

Dates TBD
Festival On The Avenue
Celebrates traditional African and African-American art forms with live entertainment, visual arts, crafts, chalk-art competitions, discussion groups, poetry, food vendors
 
Sumter
Festival

Dates TBD
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Historic Charleston Foundation - 7-10 properties per tour in 1 of 11 neighborhoods
 
Charleston
Historical

Dates TBD
Fire Truck Pull for Curing Kids Cancer
Gather 10 of your strongest friends, family or co-workers to play the ultimate tug of war with a 55,000 lb. fire truck to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer cures
 
Columbia
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
Firing on Fort Sumter
Period Civil War-era dinner and public ball
 
Spartanburg
Historical

Dates TBD
Flowertown Festival
3-day event includes arts and crafts, Children's Jubilee, farmers market, food - supports Summerville Family YMCA
 
Charleston
Summerville
Festival

Dates TBD
Garden Club of Charleston House and Garden Tours
Visit historic homes and gardens featuring exquisite floral arrangements
 
Charleston
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
Gator Band Food Truck Festival
Food trucks, local artisan crafters, kid's zone, movie shown on the Jumbotron - benefits River Bluff High School Band Boosters
 
Columbia
Lexington
Culinary

Dates TBD
Georgetown Rotary's Festival
Live music, shag lessons, food and drink available - benefits Alzheimer's Research and other community service projects
 
Georgetown
Festival

Dates TBD
Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee
100 artists plus food vendors, music, live entertainment, children's activities
 
Clemson
Pendleton
Festival

Dates TBD
Horry County Fair
10 days of entertainment, rides, food, games, and concerts
 
Myrtle Beach
Fair

Dates TBD
Hub City Hog Fest
Teams compete in different types of bbq cooking plus live music - benefits Mobile Meals of Spartanburg
 
Spartanburg
Culinary

Dates TBD
Indie Grits Film Fest
The Nickelodeon presents films from new media makers and pros
 
Columbia
Festival

Dates TBD
Iron City Festival
Street fair with exhibits, food and vendors, live entertainment, health fair, cake contest, children's activities, pageant, kids' parade
 
Gaffney
Blacksburg
Festival

Dates TBD
Kiawah Art and House Tour
Tour five homes on Kiawah Island - benefits local children's art programs
 
Charleston
Kiawah Island
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
Kiawah Island Motoring Retreat
Concours automobiles, dinners, tours of Kiawah homes - benefits three Lowcountry charities
 
Charleston
Kiawah Island
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
Kid's Day of Lexington
Learn about health, safety and environmental awareness through booths, activities, live performances
 
Columbia
Lexington
Expo

Dates TBD
Lakeside Art and Music Festival
2-day event includes live music, gala, art exhibits, silent and live auctions, Pirates Cove children's area - benefits Foothills Area YMCA
 
Clemson
Seneca
Festival

Dates TBD
Lamar Egg Scramble Jamboree
3-day event includes carnival, kid's zone, car show, two parades, live entertainment, Taste of Lamar
 
Hartsville
Lamar
Festival

Dates TBD
Lander Film Festival
3-day event includes the Southeastern Short Film Contest, young filmmaker's workshop, screenings, writer's workshop
 
Greenwood
Arts

Dates TBD
Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Cajun and Creole food, Zydeco music, kids' activities, entertainment, crawfish-eating contest
 
Charleston
James Island
Festival

Dates TBD
Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival
Parade, live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, health fair and more
 
Columbia
Hopkins
Festival

Dates TBD
McDaniels Golf Classic
Golf tournament at Fort Jackson Golf Club - benefits the Palmetto Health Cancer Centers
 
Columbia
Sports

Dates TBD
Midlands Strides for Autism
Fun-walk, resource fair, family-fun activities - benefits the South Carolina Autism Society
 
Columbia
Irmo
Sports

Dates TBD
Monday After the Masters
Celebrity Pro-Am charity golf tournament hosted by Hootie & The Blowfish - benefits children's educational programs and the SC junior golf program
 
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Sports

Dates TBD
Mullet Haul Trail Run & Walk
5-mile and a 10-mile race on the trails of the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, post-race party with delicious food, cold beverages, and live music
 
Charleston
Johns Island
Sports

Dates TBD
Mustang & Ford Show
Over 20 judged classes - benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities and Harvest Hope Food Bank
 
Columbia
Lexington
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
Mutt Strut
Two mile run or walk with our without your dog plus music, vendors, refreshments and treats for all - benefits Greenville Humane Society
 
Greenville
Sports

Dates TBD
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Animation, shorts, documentaries, music videos, features
Learn more about movies filmed in South Carolina
 
Myrtle Beach
Festival

Dates TBD
Palmetto Half Marathon
Events include a 5K run/walk, youth half marathon, kids' fun run - benefit
 
Columbia
Sports

Dates TBD
Plantation Tours of Prince George Winyah Parish
Visit churches and privately owned plantations and town houses
Learn more about South Carolina plantations
 
Georgetown
Historical

Dates TBD
Pork in the Park
Barbecue competition, kids' inflatables and activities, live bluegrass music
 
Newberry
Festival

Dates TBD
Puddin' Swamp Festival
3-day event includes carnival rides, live entertainment, street dance, fireworks, 5K, arts and crafts, Taste of Puddin' Swamp
 
Manning
Turbeville
Festival

Dates TBD
Putting for Parkinson's
Golf tournament, dinner, auction - raising awareness and funds to research Parkinson's Disease
 
Charleston
N Charleston
Sports

Dates TBD
Read-In
Schools across the state celebrate reading and libraries at the SC State House
 
Columbia
Educational

Dates TBD
Reedy River Run 10K
10K run, 5K run or walk, youth mile run, children's fun run, post-race party
 
Greenville
Sports

Dates TBD
Ride for the Child
100-mile motorcycle poker run, at the finish there will be live music, food, and prizes - benefits The Parenting Place
 
Clemson
Easley
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
River Rocks Festival
Live music, food, beverages, kids activities and environmental education - benefits Congaree Riverkeeper
 
Columbia
Festival

Dates TBD
Run United
Half marathon, 5K, kids' fun run - benefits the United Way of Aiken County
 
Aiken
Sports

Dates TBD
Run for the Shelter
5K run or 1-mile dog walk plus 'Doggie Bone Hunt' - benefits the Humane Society of North Myrtle Beach
 
Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach
Sports

Dates TBD
SFC Charles A. Judge, Jr. Memorial Stand Down
One day event for veterans and their families with variety of services, including physical & mental health screenings, social services, employment opportunities, and activities and goods
 
Spartanburg
Expo

Dates TBD
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes, and parade - at various locations
 
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival

Dates TBD
Socastee Heritage Festival
Live entertainment, vendors, inflatables and kids' activities, catfish tournament - hosted by the Socastee Heritage Foundation
 
Myrtle Beach
Festival

Dates TBD
Soft Shell Crab Festival
Food, live music, craft market, kids' fun zone, classic car show, Port Royal Charity Crab Race
 
Beaufort
Port Royal
Festival

Dates TBD
South Carolina BBQ - Shag Festival
3-day event includes live music, cook-off, pageant, craft vendors, auto show
 
Hemingway
Festival

Dates TBD
South Carolina Chili Cook-Off Championship
Plus live music and vendors - benefits four local, nonprofit organization
 
Anderson
Belton
Culinary

Dates TBD
South Carolina Horse Expo
Arena obstacle challenge, activities, vendors, network - hosted by the SC Horsemen's Council
 
Clemson
Pendleton
Expo

Dates TBD
Sparkleberry Country Fair
3-day event includes petting zoo, rides, food, crafts, tractors, 5K run/walk - proceeds benefit local schools
 
Columbia
Northeast Columbia
Fair

Dates TBD
Spartanburg Earth Day Festival
Exhibitors, vendors, children's activities, live entertainment, and short informational films
 
Spartanburg
Festival

Dates TBD
Spartanburg Soaring!
Professional kite flyers, live music, food trucks, art market, kids encouraged to bring their own kites or get one at the festival
 
Spartanburg
Festival

Dates TBD
Spring Fling
Live entertainment, Family Fun Zone,cycling race, and a wide variety of food and retail vendors
 
Spartanburg
Festival

Dates TBD
SpringSkunk Music Fest
Live bands, bbq, kids' activities, camping available onsite
 
Greenville
Greer
Festival

Dates TBD
Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
3-day event includes storytelling, children's stories, ghost stories, amateur story competition, grand finale concert
 
Spartanburg
Woodruff
Festival

Dates TBD
Strawberry Festival
Games, activities, craft vendors, silent auction, talent show and lots of strawberries - benefits Mead Hall Episcopal School St. Thaddeus Campus
 
Aiken
Festival

Dates TBD
Striped Bass Festival
A fishing tournament, dances, parade, boating events, pageant, and a host of other activities
 
Manning
Festival

Dates TBD
Sweet & Savory Chef's Competition
A night of sweet treats, savory hors d'oeurves, live music and vote for your favorite dishes - benefits Palmetto Place Children's Shelter
 
Columbia
Culinary

Dates TBD
Taste of Bluffton
Taste local flavors plus chefs chop challenge, waiters race, battle of the bands, fire fighter chili cook-off
 
Hilton Head
Bluffton
Culinary

Dates TBD
Taste of Darlington
Get a taste of the local flavors at the Darlington Raceway infield garage - benefits the Darlington Downtown Revitalization Association
 
Hartsville
Darlington
Culinary

Dates TBD
Taste of James Island
Great food, cooking competition, live entertainment, raffles, kids' activities - benefits James Island Outreach
 
Charleston
James Island
Culinary

Dates TBD
Taste of the Coast
Taste specialties from the area's best restaurants plus live entertainment, kids' activities - benefits Risen Christ Lutheran School
 
Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach
Culinary

Dates TBD
Taste of the Upstate
A gospel brunch New Orleans Style with specialty bloody marys and mimosas plus live jazz and gospel music - benefits Loaves And Fishes
 
Greenville
Culinary

Dates TBD
Tastes at Pawleys
Local Pawleys Island restaurants serving food, beer, and wine samples plus live entertainment - benefits Father Pat's Lunch Kitchen
 
Georgetown
Pawleys Island
Culinary

Dates TBD
The Hat Ladies Easter Promenade
Hat Ladies members and their families dressed in their Easter best gather at Washington Park then when St Michaels chimes eleven times, stroll down Broad
 
Charleston
Holiday

Dates TBD
Touch A Truck
Kids can explore more than 30 vehicles and exhibits, live entertainment, and more - presented by the Junior League of Columbia
 
Columbia
West Columbia
Expo

Dates TBD
Under the Crown and Colonial Trades Fair
Historical interpreters will demonstrate colonial life plus local and regional artists will be on hand
 
Aiken
North Augusta
Historical

Dates TBD
Upstate Strides for Autism
Fun-walk, resource fair, family-fun activities - benefits the South Carolina Autism Society
 
Greenville
Simpsonville
Sports

Dates TBD
Walk For Animals
Leashed dogs welcome, after-walk Yappy Hour patio party - benefits SPCA Albrecht Center
 
Aiken
Sports

Dates TBD
Walk MS
Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them
 
Columbia
Sports

Dates TBD
Walk for Autism-Charleston
Family friendly walk, with refreshments, live music, jump castles, silent auction - benefits autism development programs
 
Charleston
Sports

Dates TBD
Wheels for Meals Charity Ride
Bicycle event with four routes and a family fun ride option plus post-ride celebration and expo - benefits homebound clients of Meals on Wheels of Greenville
 
Greenville
Travelers Rest
Sports

Dates TBD
Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden
Plus food from local chefs, micro-brew, live music - benefits Riverbanks conservation efforts
 
Columbia
Culinary

Dates TBD
World Grits Festival
3-day event includes parade, carnival, grits grinding, "Rolling in Grits" contest, 5K run
 
St. George
Festival

Dates TBD
iFiveK
Run and tech networking event, post-race party with pizza, drinks, awards - benefits CODEcamp scholarships and other education related programming
 
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports

Dates TBD
iMAGINE Upstate Festival
STEAM-centered experiences for students of all ages including drones, battling robots, race cars, 3d printing, hovercrafts and more
 
Greenville
Educational
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