april 2016 – South Carolina Calendar of Events, Festivals





More SC april Festivals, Events



DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
Friday
Apr

1
Tartan Day South
4-day event includes music, dance, athletic competitions, pipe bands and demonstrations
Columbia
West Columbia
Festival
Saturday
Apr

2
Mustang & Ford Show
Over 20 judged classes - benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities and Harvest Hope Food Bank
Columbia
Lexington
Miscellaneous
Saturday
Apr

2
Tartan Day South
4-day event includes music, dance, athletic competitions, pipe bands and demonstrations
Columbia
West Columbia
Festival
Sunday
Apr

3
Tartan Day South
4-day event includes music, dance, athletic competitions, pipe bands and demonstrations
Columbia
West Columbia
Festival
Thursday
Apr

7
SpringSkunk Music Fest
Live bands, bbq, kids' activities, camping available onsite
Greenville
Greer
Festival
Friday
Apr

8
SpringSkunk Music Fest
Live bands, bbq, kids' activities, camping available onsite
Greenville
Greer
Festival
Saturday
Apr

9
SpringSkunk Music Fest
Live bands, bbq, kids' activities, camping available onsite
Greenville
Greer
Festival
Thursday
Apr

14
Charleston Race Week
International sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races
Learn more about boating in South Carolina
Charleston
Sports
Friday
Apr

15
Charleston Race Week
International sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races
Learn more about boating in South Carolina
Charleston
Sports
Saturday
Apr

16
Charleston Race Week
International sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races
Learn more about boating in South Carolina
Charleston
Sports
Sunday
Apr

17
Charleston Race Week
International sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races
Learn more about boating in South Carolina
Charleston
Sports
Saturday
Apr

23
Heart & Sole Women's Five Miler
Run or walk 5 miles or walk 3 miles to raise heart disease awareness - post-race events
Columbia
Sports

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

Dates TBD
Aiken Earth Day
People Chase 5K fun run, keynote speaker, live entertainment, puppet show, food vendors
 
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
Bare Yourself Bike Ride
Wear your underwear (or be fully clothed) for a bike ride followed by a celebration with bands, beverages, and great food - benefits West Gate Family Therapy Institute
 
Spartanburg
Sports

Dates TBD
Black Cowboy Festival
4-day event includes horse competitions, period demonstrations, hay rides, kids' entertainment, western dinner and dance - camping available
 
Sumter
Rembert
Festival

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
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
Colleton County Rice Festival
9-day event includes live music, bicycle race, pageant, parade, crafts, 5K Rice Run, cooking contest, fireworks, dog show
 
Walterboro
Festival

Dates TBD
Columbia International Festival
2-day event includes performances, demonstrations, food, exhibits, artifacts from 60+ countries
 
Columbia
Festival

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

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

Dates TBD
Earth Day Celebration
Border collie demonstrations, cane pole fishing, canoeing & kayaking, face painting, geocaching, wagon rides, lead-line horse rides and farm animals
 
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
East Coast Canoe & Kayak Festival
Lectures, on-water classes, demonstrations for all paddler levels
 
Charleston
James Island
Sports

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
Folly Beach Wine & Sign
Sip a glass of wine, meet authors and artists, and enjoy delicious food - benefits the Diann Shaddox Foundation to find a cure for Essential Tremor
 
Charleston
Folly Beach
Arts

Dates TBD
Friends of the York County Library Book Sale
Choose from a large selection of hardcover and paperback books, DVD, audiobooks - benefits York County Library programs
 
Rock Hill
Educational

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

Dates TBD
Goodwill Mud Run
Teams of 2 or 4 compete on a 3.5 mile course with 35 obstacles, kids zone too
 
Greenville
Sports

Dates TBD
Gourd Fest
Workshops, vendors with gourds, crafting tools and supplies, children's activities SCGS will have a fundraiser raffle
 
Laurens
Workshop

Dates TBD
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
 
Anderson
Fair

Dates TBD
Historic Mitchelville 5K Run/Walk
Run or walk through the beautiful and historic Mitchelville Park plus 400 meter kids health run
 
Hilton Head
Sports

Dates TBD
Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee
Nearly 100 artists and crafters plus food, live music, museum tours
 
Anderson
Pendleton
Festival

Dates TBD
IQA World Cup Quidditch Tournament
Team sport played with 14 players, four balls, and the elusive human snitch
 
Rock Hill
Sports

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

Dates TBD
Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort Air Show
Showcases Naval aviation including demonstration by the United States Naval Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels
 
Beaufort
Expo

Dates TBD
McDaniels Golf Classic
Two-day event includes auction and golf tournament - benefits the Palmetto Health Cancer Centers
 
Columbia
Sports

Dates TBD
Monday After the Masters
Celebrity Pro-Am charity golf tournament hosted by Hootie & The Blowfish
Learn more about South Carolina golf courses
 
Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach
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
Olympia Fest
Live music, kids' activities, Quarry Crusher Run
 
Columbia
Festival

Dates TBD
Oyster Roast
Enjoy all-you-can-eat oysters, bottomless beverages, networking, and live music - benefits the Contemporaries of Art
 
Columbia
Culinary

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

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

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

Dates TBD
Puddin' Swamp Festival
3-day event includes carnival rides, live entertainment, street dance
 
Manning
Turbeville
Festival

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

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

Dates TBD
River Rocks Music Festival
Live bands, kids' area, food, canoeing, kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, environmental education activities and demonstrations
 
Columbia
Festival

Dates TBD
Runaway Runway: A Recycled Fashion Show
Designers turn trash into fashionable outfits
 
Columbia
Fashion

Dates TBD
SC Humanities Festival
Self-guided tours, seminars, workshops, book signings, live performances, wine tasting, and more!
 
TBA
Festival

Dates TBD
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes, and parade at various locations
Learn more about South Carolina's state dance, the shag
 
Myrtle Beach
North Myrtle Beach
Festival

Dates TBD
Soft Shell Crab Festival
Food, live music, classic car show, Port Royal Charity Crab Race
 
Beaufort
Port Royal
Festival

Dates TBD
South Carolina Chili Cook-Off Championship
Plus live music and vendors - benefit
 
Anderson
Belton
Festival

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

Dates TBD
Spring Jam Music Fest
Live music plus an Arts & Goods Village
 
Charleston
Concert

Dates TBD
Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
3-day event includes storytelling, ghost stories, workshops, amateur StorySlam Competition, art exhibit, 5K run, gala
 
Spartanburg
Woodruff
Festival

Dates TBD
SummerFun Horseshoe Tournament
A stop on the Horseshoe Pitchers Pro Tour - held at the Marion Davis Park horseshoe court facility
 
Newberry
Sports

Dates TBD
Summerville Cares Day of Service
Faith-based organizations, government agencies, civic leaders and community organizations join together to complete local service projects
 
Charleston
Summerville
Miscellaneous

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
Ultimate Challenge Mud Run
6.2 mile course with 36 obstacles, 4 person teams, Devil Pup Challenge for children - benefits veteran and military organizations
 
Columbia
Gaston
Sports

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

Dates TBD
Walk a Mile In Her Shoes
Men (in heels), women, and children of all ages will walk to raise awareness of sexual assault and abuse
 
Columbia
Sports

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

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

Dates TBD
Wine, Women & Shoes
Fashion show, world-class wines, auction, food - benefits the Ronald McDonald House Charities
 
Columbia
West Columbia
Fashion

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

Dates TBD
iFive:K Run/Walk/Shuffle
Plus post-race celebration - benefits CODEcamp scholarships and other education related programming
 
Charleston
Sports

Dates TBD
iMAGINE Upstate Festival
Learn about drones, battling robots, race cars, 3d printing, hovercrafts and more
 
Greenville
Festival
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