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DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
Friday
Jul

1
Allendale's First Friday
Music, karaoke, zumba, arts and crafts, fireworks - hosted by Allendale Town Hall
Allendale
Festival
Friday
Jul

1
Independence Day Celebration
Children's parade, giant slide, bounce house, concert, concessions, fireworks
Cheraw
Holiday
Friday
Jul

1
Independence Day Celebration
Evening of games, food, live music, food vendors will be available, fireworks - bring chairs or blanket - hosted by the City of Barnwell
Barnwell
Holiday
Friday
Jul

1
MegaDock Billfishing Tournament
Governor's Cup - 4-day marlin and sailfish tournament - benefits local and national, water related charities
Charleston
Sports
Friday
Jul

1
SC Festival of Stars
2-day event includes live music, pageant, fireworks, food vendors, parade, contests, displays, amusement rides
Greenwood
Ninety Six
Festival
Saturday
Jul

2
4th of July Celebration on Lake Murray
Boat parade then evening fireworks launched from Spence Island and Dreher Island State Park to choreographed music airing on local radio
Columbia
Lake Murray
Holiday
Saturday
Jul

2
Independence Day Celebration
Military jump team, rock climbing wall, military vehicles on display, patriotic concert, fireworks
Greenville
Simpsonville
Holiday
Saturday
Jul

2
MegaDock Billfishing Tournament
Governor's Cup - 4-day marlin and sailfish tournament - benefits local and national, water related charities
Charleston
Sports
Saturday
Jul

2
SC Festival of Stars
2-day event includes live music, pageant, fireworks, food vendors, parade, contests, displays, amusement rides
Greenwood
Ninety Six
Festival
Sunday
Jul

3
All American Independence Day Party
BBQ, live music, cornhole, photo-booth, fireworks - benefits Lowcountry Local First
Charleston
James Island
Holiday
Sunday
Jul

3
Independence Day at the White Home
Crafts for the kids, watermelon eating contest for kids ages 6-12, reading of the Declaration of Independence, house tours
Rock Hill
Holiday
Sunday
Jul

3
Red, White and Boom
Live music on two stages, kids zone with rides and inflatables, ice cream eating contest, food/drink vendors, fireworks at 10pm
Rock Hill
Holiday
Monday
Jul

4
4th of July Festival
Live music, children activities, food trucks, craft vendors, and fireworks show
Charleston
North Charleston
Holiday
Monday
Jul

4
Firecracker 5K Run
Run or walk, post-race celebration featuring children's fun run, music, fresh fruit, cold refreshments, door prizes and more - percentage of proceeds benefit local charities
Hilton Head
Sports
Monday
Jul

4
Fourth of July at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum
Great fireworks show from two viewing areas, land and ship deck both also have live music - bring lawn chairs for both
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Holiday
Monday
Jul

4
Freedom Dream Walk/Run
1 mile and 5K run/walk followed by cook-out - benefits the Outdoor Dream Foundation
Anderson
Sports
Monday
Jul

4
Independence Day
Happy 240th Birthday, USA! - State and federal holiday
Statewide
Holiday
Monday
Jul

4
Lexington County Peach Festival
Parade, food, entertainment, 'peachy' recipe contest, car show
Columbia
Gilbert
Festival
Monday
Jul

4
Red, White & Blue on the Green
Kid's zone with games and prizes, beer garden, live music, food vendors, fireworks
Charleston
Summerville
Holiday
Monday
Jul

4
Red, White & Boom
Live music, fireworks show, and lots of food at Barnet Park
Spartanburg
Holiday
Monday
Jul

4
Red, White and Blue Festival
Showcasing one of the state's largest fireworks displays, plus live music, kids' zone, food and beverage vendors
Greenville
Holiday
Monday
Jul

4
Salute from the Shore
Air parade along the SC coast starting at Cherry Grove of vintage aircraft saluting the armed services
Statewide
Coastal area
Holiday
Thursday
Jul

7
South Carolina Festival of Discovery
3-day festival features BBQ, blues, arts, crafts and more!
Greenwood
Festival
Friday
Jul

8
CrownBEAT
Seven top drum corps from across the country will perform - benefits Carolina Crown which encourages education in the performing arts
Columbia
Lexington
Miscellaneous
Friday
Jul

8
South Carolina Festival of Discovery
3-day festival features BBQ, blues, arts, crafts and more!
Greenwood
Festival
Friday
Jul

8
South Carolina Peach Festival
2-weekends of fun includes carnival, parade, BBQ cookoff, road race, car show, contests, pageant, live music
Gaffney
Festival
Saturday
Jul

9
Hot Rods & Sparks Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Show
Plus live music, food, bounce house - benefits Anderson Lights of Hope, Cancer Association of Anderson
Anderson
Expo
Saturday
Jul

9
Palmetto Paddle
3-mile fun course and 8-mile elite course for all paddle disciplines and vessels with 8 or less paddlers plus food, music, and drinks offered all day - hosted by Charleston Paddle Club
Charleston
Sports
Saturday
Jul

9
Royal Color Run
5K un-timed race with color powder thrown at various points along the route, plus pre-race and after race parties - benefits the Royal Rangers Outpost 3
Greenville
Simpsonville
Sports
Saturday
Jul

9
South Carolina Festival of Discovery
3-day festival features BBQ, blues, arts, crafts and more!
Greenwood
Festival
Saturday
Jul

9
South Carolina Peach Festival
2-weekends of fun includes carnival, parade, BBQ cookoff, road race, car show, contests, pageant, live music
Gaffney
Festival
Sunday
Jul

10
Harbison Trail Run
Choose half-marathon or 5K through Harbison State Forest
Columbia
Sports
Tuesday
Jul

12
Junior SOS
6-day shag dancing event - workshops, competitions - under 21 years of age
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Wednesday
Jul

13
Junior SOS
6-day shag dancing event - workshops, competitions - under 21 years of age
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Thursday
Jul

14
Junior SOS
6-day shag dancing event - workshops, competitions - under 21 years of age
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Friday
Jul

15
Beaufort Water Festival
10-day event includes music, Blessing of the Fleet, sporting events, crafts, dances, food
Beaufort
Festival
Friday
Jul

15
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Showtime Theatre Company is proud to present this classic musical tale that follows Belle and the Beast as they find love against all odds
Rock Hill
Arts
Friday
Jul

15
Junior SOS
6-day shag dancing event - workshops, competitions - under 21 years of age
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Friday
Jul

15
Pageland Watermelon Festival
2-day event includes parade, seed spittin' and watermelon eatin' contests, live music, crafts, rodeo
Cheraw
Pageland
Festival
Friday
Jul

15
Palette and Palate Stroll
Stroll along making stops at participating galleries and taste creations from some of the best local chefs - benefits Redux
Charleston
Arts
Friday
Jul

15
South Carolina Peach Festival
2-weekends of fun includes carnival, parade, BBQ cookoff, road race, car show, contests, pageant, live music
Gaffney
Festival
Saturday
Jul

16
Beaufort Water Festival
10-day event includes music, Blessing of the Fleet, sporting events, crafts, dances, food
Beaufort
Festival
Saturday
Jul

16
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Showtime Theatre Company is proud to present this classic musical tale that follows Belle and the Beast as they find love against all odds
Rock Hill
Arts
Saturday
Jul

16
Isle of Palms Beach Run
10K and 5K beach run or 5K walk, youth fun run
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Sports
Saturday
Jul

16
Junior SOS
6-day shag dancing event - workshops, competitions - under 21 years of age
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Saturday
Jul

16
Pageland Watermelon Festival
2-day event includes parade, seed spittin' and watermelon eatin' contests, live music, crafts, rodeo
Cheraw
Pageland
Festival
Saturday
Jul

16
Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival
Food, drinks, live music, contests (including tomato bobbing), and more!
Columbia
Festival
Saturday
Jul

16
South Carolina Peach Festival
2-weekends of fun includes carnival, parade, BBQ cookoff, road race, car show, contests, pageant, live music
Gaffney
Festival
Sunday
Jul

17
Beaufort Water Festival
10-day event includes music, Blessing of the Fleet, sporting events, crafts, dances, food
Beaufort
Festival
Sunday
Jul

17
Disney's Beauty and the Beast
Showtime Theatre Company is proud to present this classic musical tale that follows Belle and the Beast as they find love against all odds
Rock Hill
Arts
Sunday
Jul

17
Junior SOS
6-day shag dancing event - workshops, competitions - under 21 years of age
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Sunday
Jul

17
South Carolina Peach Festival
2-weekends of fun includes carnival, parade, BBQ cookoff, road race, car show, contests, pageant, live music
Gaffney
Festival
Monday
Jul

18
Beaufort Water Festival
10-day event includes music, Blessing of the Fleet, sporting events, crafts, dances, food
Beaufort
Festival
Tuesday
Jul

19
Beaufort Water Festival
10-day event includes music, Blessing of the Fleet, sporting events, crafts, dances, food
Beaufort
Festival
Wednesday
Jul

20
Beaufort Water Festival
10-day event includes music, Blessing of the Fleet, sporting events, crafts, dances, food
Beaufort
Festival
Thursday
Jul

21
Beaufort Water Festival
10-day event includes music, Blessing of the Fleet, sporting events, crafts, dances, food
Beaufort
Festival
Friday
Jul

22
Beaufort Water Festival
10-day event includes music, Blessing of the Fleet, sporting events, crafts, dances, food
Beaufort
Festival
Saturday
Jul

23
A Night in History
American Revolutionary War exhibit opening with games, scavenge for treasure with pirates, light refreshments, Revolutionary and Civil War soldier reenactors
Ridgeland
Historical
Saturday
Jul

23
Aiken Unity Day
Building relationships with community and law enforcement, particularly with children - live music, speakers, games, food trucks, bounce castle - hosted by Sky Is The Limit Foundation
Aiken
Miscellaneous
Saturday
Jul

23
Beaufort Water Festival
10-day event includes music, Blessing of the Fleet, sporting events, crafts, dances, food
Beaufort
Festival
Saturday
Jul

23
Extra Mile Hunger Run
5K run and a 1-mile family fun walk - benefits Harvest Hope Food Bank
Greenville
Sports
Saturday
Jul

23
Swallow-Tailed Kite Outing
Join birders from all over the Southeast for this fantastic birdwatching event near the beautiful Savannah River
Allendale
Miscellaneous
Sunday
Jul

24
Beaufort Water Festival
10-day event includes music, Blessing of the Fleet, sporting events, crafts, dances, food
Beaufort
Festival
Tuesday
Jul

26
Big League Baseball World Series
8-day baseball tournament for players ages 16-18
Clemson
Easley
Sports
Wednesday
Jul

27
Big League Baseball World Series
8-day baseball tournament for players ages 16-18
Clemson
Easley
Sports
Thursday
Jul

28
Big League Baseball World Series
8-day baseball tournament for players ages 16-18
Clemson
Easley
Sports
Friday
Jul

29
Big League Baseball World Series
8-day baseball tournament for players ages 16-18
Clemson
Easley
Sports
Friday
Jul

29
South Congaree Championship Rodeo
Cowboys, cowgirls, food vendors, mechanical bull, pony rides, covered arena, and inflatables
Columbia
West Columbia
Sports
Saturday
Jul

30
Big League Baseball World Series
8-day baseball tournament for players ages 16-18
Clemson
Easley
Sports
Saturday
Jul

30
South Congaree Championship Rodeo
Cowboys, cowgirls, food vendors, mechanical bull, pony rides, covered arena, and inflatables
Columbia
West Columbia
Sports
Saturday
Jul

30
Summer Superhero Bash
Drop in between 11 am to 1 pm and meet several superheroes from your favorite movies, comic books and also some real life heros
Anderson
Miscellaneous
Saturday
Jul

30
Tom Hoskins Memorial Sprint Triathlon
Triathlon is 350-yard swim, 13-mile bike, 3.1-mile run out then back; Duathlon is 1-mile run, 13-mile bike, 3.1-mile run out then back; triathlon relay option - benefits the YMCA
Columbia
Irmo
Sports
Sunday
Jul

31
Big League Baseball World Series
8-day baseball tournament for players ages 16-18
Clemson
Easley
Sports
Sunday
Jul

31
South Congaree Championship Rodeo
Cowboys, cowgirls, food vendors, mechanical bull, pony rides, covered arena, and inflatables
Columbia
West Columbia
Sports
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