April 2019: Things to Do in SC

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FUN Things to Do in South Carolina

Our April 2019 festivals and events calendar includes tons of fun things to do in South Carolina. We list non-commercial events free of charge. Events must be of statewide interest — i.e., things people would be willing to travel for. Add your event here!

DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
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Apr
1 - 18
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
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Apr
1 - 5
Tea Room & Gift Shop
Features Tomato Pie and She Crab Soup, as well as salads, sandwiches, and homemade desserts plus hand-crafted items - benefits St Paul's
Charleston
Summerville
Culinary
00000002
Apr
2
Read-In
Schools across the state celebrate reading and libraries at the SC State House
Columbia
Educational
00000003
Apr
3
Inspired Movement
Yoga. meditation, local speakers - benefits Amor Healing Kitchen and With Purpose
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Misc
00000004
Apr
4 - 13
Come-See-Me Festival
10-day festival includes food, road race, bbq cook-off, live music, and many kids' activities
Rock Hill
Festival
00000005
Apr
4 - 7
Inspire Festival
A 4-day celebration of food and the arts featuring an outdoor Dinner on Main and Concert event, live performances and much more!
Sumter
Festival
00000006
Apr
4
iFiveK
Run and tech networking event, post-race party with food, drinks, awards - benefits CODEcamp scholarships and other education related programming
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports
00000007
Apr
4 - 7
Tartan Day South
4-day event includes music, dance, athletic competitions, pipe bands and demonstrations - benefiting the River Alliance
Columbia
West Columbia
Festival
00000008
Apr
4
Power of the Purse
Live and silent purse auction - benefits the Women United of the United Way of Anderson County to benefit teen pregnancy prevention efforts
Anderson
Arts
00000009
Apr
4
Down to the Sea in Ships
Hear music of the sea and seafarers - Greenville Concert Band and Greenville All-County High School Senior Wind Ensemble performance
Greenville
Mauldin
Concert
00000010
Apr
4
The Drive Golf Tournament + After Party
Shot gun start, captain's choice tournament with lunch and after party - benefits Prisma Health Cancer Centers
Columbia
Blythewood
Sports
00000011
Apr
4 - 6
The Taming of the Shrew
A look at Shakespeare's "problem" play through a contemporary viewpoint - a North Greenville University production
Greenville
Travelers Rest
Arts
00000012
Apr
4
Shrimp Feast
All you can eat shrimp cooked in various ways, lowcountry boil, bbq and all you can drink beer, wine, and soft drinks - benefits the Sumter County Museum
Sumter
Culinary
00000013
Apr
5 - 7
Flowertown Festival
3-day event includes arts and crafts, Children's Jubilee, farmers market, food - supports Summerville Family YMCA
Charleston
Summerville
Festival
00000014
Apr
5
Kiawah Art and House Tour
Tour five homes on Kiawah Island - benefits local children's art programs
Charleston
Kiawah Island
Misc
00000015
Apr
5 - 6
Hub City Hog Fest
Teams compete in different types of bbq cooking plus live music - benefits Mobile Meals of Spartanburg
Spartanburg
Culinary
00000016
Apr
5
Flowertown Friday Night
Street dance with live music, food trucks, beer and wine - hosted by the Summerville Chamber of Commerce
Charleston
Summerville
Misc
00000017
Apr
5
Shipwrecks of America's Lost Century
Symposium features 11 maritime historians and underwater archaeologists discussing seafaring ventures and shipwrecks from the 16th-century
Beaufort
Historical
00000018
Apr
6 - 7
Columbia International Festival
2-day event includes performances, demonstrations, food, exhibits, artifacts from various cultures and countries
Columbia
Festival
00000019
Apr
6
Huntington Beach State Park Gator Gauntlet 5K
5K for runners, joggers, walkers, dog walkers - activity stations along the route - proceeds support the park's trail maintenance, construction
Georgetown
Murrells Inlet
Sports
00000020
Apr
6
Fire Truck Pull for Curing Kids Cancer
Teams of 10 play tug of war with a 35,000 lb. fire truck - benefits the Cancer & Blood Disorders Clinic at Palmetto Richland Children's Hospital
Columbia
Misc
00000021
Apr
6
Groove 'n Brew
Music festival with live music and large selection of South Carolina craft beer - hosted by the Newberry Downtown Development Association
Newberry
Festival
00000022
Apr
6 - 7
Spring Fling
Equine classes including H/J, dressage, combined training, western, gaited - plus vendors, silent auctions - hosted by the SC Upstate Equine Council
Clemson
Pendleton
Sports
00000023
Apr
6
iMAGINE Upstate Festival
STEAM-centered experiences for students of all ages including drones, battling robots, race cars, 3d printing, hovercrafts and more
Greenville
Educational
00000024
Apr
6
Cooper River Bridge Run
10K run/walk, wheelchair division, kids' run, finish festival
Charleston
Sports
00000025
Apr
6 - 7
Columbia Open Studios
Self-guided tour of artists' studios in the Greater Columbia area
Columbia
Arts
00000026
Apr
6
Lander Film Festival
Southeastern Short Film Contest, young filmmaker's workshop, screenings, writer's workshop
Greenwood
Arts
00000027
Apr
6
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
00000028
Apr
6
St Pauls Garden Tour
Tour multiple gardens plus have lunch
Charleston
Hollywood
Misc
00000029
Apr
6
Celebrity Charity Basketball Game
Featuring four NFL players plus others - benefits the Boys and Girls Club of the Midlands
Columbia
Sports
00000030
Apr
6
Wine Stroll
Sip your way through Moore Farms Botanical Garden with booths featuring more 70+ wine and food selections - benefits the Lake City Junior Sorosis Club
Florence
Lake City
Culinary
00000031
Apr
6
Theatre for Youth Festival
Festival is open to all community and school theatre programs that have students in grades third through eighth
Charleston
Goose Creek
Festival
00000032
Apr
7
Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Cajun and Creole food, Zydeco music, kids' activities and rides, entertainment, crawfish-eating contest
Charleston
James Island
Festival
00000033
Apr
7
Charleston Honey & Bee Expo
Learn about bees, taste honey products, exhibits, speakers, presentations, Children's Corner with games, arts and crafts
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Expo
00000034
Apr
7
Taste of the Upstate
All-you-can-eat tastings from local restaurants, live music, art auction - benefits Loaves And Fishes
Greenville
Culinary
00000035
Apr
7
Decoda and Attacca Quartet
Enjoy chamber music by an affiliate ensemble of Carnegie Hall in New York City - benefits Temple Sinai Jewish History Center
Sumter
Concert
00000036
Apr
10 - 12
Clemson Literary Festival
Book fair, readings, visiting authors, round-table discussion, open mic
Clemson
Arts
00000037
Apr
11 - 14
Charleston Race Week
International sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races
Charleston
Sports
00000038
Apr
11 - 13
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
00000039
Apr
11 - 13
SpringSkunk Music Fest
3-day event with live bands, bbq, kids' activities, camping available onsite
Greenville
Greer
Festival
00000040
Apr
11
Walk A Mile In Their Shoes
Walkers are encouraged to wear the opposite gender's shoes, but not required - leashed dogs allowed - hosted by Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Columbia
Misc
00000041
Apr
11 - 13
Landmark Conference: Untold Stories
3-day event includes various informational sessions and speakers - sponsored by the SC Confederation of Local Historical Societies
Anderson
Conference
00000042
Apr
12 - 13
Pork in the Park
Barbecue competition, kids' inflatables and activities, live music - benefits the Newberry County Relay for Life
Newberry
Festival
00000043
Apr
12 - 13
Plantasia
Shop an array of unusual plants plus traditional favorites - Friday night ticketed preview party - hosted by the Charleston Horticultural Society
Charleston
West Ashley
Expo
00000044
Apr
12 - 14
World Grits Festival
3-day event includes parade, carnival, grits grinding, "Rolling in Grits" contest, 5K run
St. George
Festival
00000045
Apr
12
One Main Roar
Live music, food, and silent auction - benefits Greenville Health Systems ALS Clinic
Greenville
Culinary
00000046
Apr
12 - 13
Birdfest
Lots of live music, camping available - proceeds benefits My First Books South Carolina
Manning
Panola
Festival
00000047
Apr
12 - 13
Spring Market
Shop local vendors featuring clothing, jewelry, monogrammed items, decor, crafts and more - benefits the Junior Charity League of Union County
Union
Misc
00000048
Apr
13
Firing on Fort Sumter
Period Civil War-era dance with live music and refreshments
Spartanburg
Historical
00000049
Apr
13 - 15
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
00000050
Apr
13 - 14
Charleston Outdoor Fest
Learn about and try canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, slacklining, mountain biking, archery, and disc golf
Charleston
James Island
Sports
00000051
Apr
13
SC Tour de Cure
Bicycling event with choice of 5 distances - benefits the American Diabetes Association
Columbia
Sports
00000052
Apr
13
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
00000053
Apr
13
Walk for Autism-Charleston
Family friendly walk, with refreshments, live music, jump castles, silent auction - benefits autism development programs
Charleston
Sports
00000054
Apr
13
South Carolina Chili Cook-Off Championship
Plus live music and vendors - benefits four local, nonprofit organization
Anderson
Belton
Culinary
00000055
Apr
13 - 14
Spring Plant Sale
Variety of bulbs, perennials, shrubs, herbs, and vegetables that have been home grown by local master gardeners - hosted by Master Gardeners of York Co
Rock Hill
Misc
00000056
Apr
13
River Rocks Festival
Live music, food, beverages, kids activities and environmental education - benefits Congaree Riverkeeper
Columbia
Festival
00000057
Apr
13
Bark to the Park Walk for the Animals
Walk followed by After Paw-ty - benefits Pawmetto Lifeline
Columbia
Irmo
Sports
00000058
Apr
13
Arts International
Experience music, art, and food from around the world plus kids' area, welding rodeo competition, cardboard boat regatta - hosted by Francis Marion University
Florence
Arts
00000059
Apr
13
Upstate Heart Walk
1 and 3 mile non-competitive walks, festival area with kids zone - benefits the American Heart Association
Greenville
Sports
00000060
Apr
15
Bright Futures Golf Tournament and Soiree
Shotgun start tournament followed by soiree with food, live music, open bar, silent auction - benefits Darkness to Light and SC Future Minds
Charleston
Daniel Island
Sports
00000061
Apr
19
Lowcountry Wingapalooza
Sample and vote for your favorite wings, live band, drinks and alcoholic beverages sold separately - benefits Eagle Harbor Boys Ranch
Charleston
Culinary
00000062
Apr
19 - 20
Pickens Azalea Festival
2-day event includes music, classic car cruise-in, 5K, arts and crafts, amusement rides
Clemson
Pickens
Festival
00000063
Apr
19 - 28
Horry County Fair
10 days of entertainment, rides, food, games, and concerts
Myrtle Beach
Fair
00000064
Apr
19 - 20
Iron City Festival
Street fair with exhibits, food and vendors, live entertainment, children's activities and inflatables
Gaffney
Blacksburg
Festival
00000065
Apr
20
Soft Shell Crab Festival
Food, live music, craft market, kids' fun zone, classic car show, Port Royal Charity Crab Race
Beaufort
Port Royal
Festival
00000066
Apr
20
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
00000067
Apr
20
Shag Festival
Live music, shag lessons, food and drink available - benefits Georgetown Rotary's community service projects
Georgetown
Festival
00000068
Apr
20
Reedy River Run
10K run, 5K run or walk, youth mile run, children's fun run, post-race party
Greenville
Sports
00000069
Apr
20
Earth Day Aiken
An informative, festive celebration with kids zone, art contest, demonstrations, 5K fun run
Aiken
Festival
00000070
Apr
20
The Hat Ladies Easter Promenade
Hat Ladies members and their families dressed in their Easter best gather at the corner of Meeting and Broad Streets and stroll down Broad at 11:00 am
Charleston
Holiday
00000071
Apr
20
Mess Around: A Tribute to Ray Charles
The CJO welcomes vocalist Manny Houston to celebrate this American icon - a Charleston Jazz event
Charleston
Concert
00000072
Apr
20
Eggstravaganza
10,000+ eggs will be laid out throughout Moore Farms Botanical Garden for children to hunt plus games, crafts, face painting, and a visit from the Easter Bunny
Florence
Lake City
Holiday
00000073
Apr
21
Easter
Always the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox
Statewide
Holiday
00000074
Apr
22
Charity Golf Tournament
Four-person team tournament with beverages and lunch - benefits East Cooper Community Outreach
Charleston
Daniel Island
Sports
00000075
Apr
23 - 27
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Animation, shorts, documentaries, music videos, features
Learn more about movies filmed in South Carolina
Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000076
Apr
23
Friends and Fundraising Banquet
Guest speaker, musical guest - adult only event, business casual - benefits Christian Learning Center of Greenville County
Greenville
Misc
00000077
Apr
25 - 30
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes, and parade - at various locations
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000078
Apr
26
The Fairy Doll
A Ballet Academy of Charleston production with 50 dancers performing the story of enchanted dolls
Charleston
Arts
00000079
Apr
26
Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden
Plus food from local chefs, micro-brew, live music - benefits Riverbanks conservation and education efforts
Columbia
Culinary
00000080
Apr
26 - 27
Colleton County Rice Festival
2-day event includes live music, bicycle race, pageant, parade, crafts, cooking contest, fireworks, dog show
Walterboro
Festival
00000081
Apr
26 - 30
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
Florence
Lake City
Arts
00000082
Apr
26 - 27
Striped Bass Festival
2-day event with street dance, carnival rides,games, food vendors, parade
Manning
Festival
00000083
Apr
26 - 28
Spring Fling
3-day event with live entertainment, Family Fun Zone, cycling race, and a wide variety of food and retail vendors
Spartanburg
Festival
00000084
Apr
26 - 27
BBQ Cook-Off & Festival
"Anything Butt BBQ" competition, a barbecue and rib cooking contest, live music, food vendors, games for kids - benefits Project Host
Greenville
Festival
00000085
Apr
26
Springfest
Celebration of local music and food with live bands and vendors
Greenwood
Festival
00000086
Apr
26
South Carolina Historic Preservation Conference
Workshops and lectures on a variety of historic preservation issues and research
Columbia
Conference
00000087
Apr
26
Carolina Shout
Robert Gardiner leads the South Carolina Jazz Masterworks Ensemble for a performance of jazz standards
Columbia
Irmo
Concert
00000088
Apr
26 - 28
Mamma Mia!
ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father - presented by Florence Little Theatre
Florence
Arts
00000089
Apr
27
Kinetic Derby Day
Parade of kinetic sculptures (human-powered, handmade floats), adult and child soapbox derby racing, food trucks - hosted by City of West Columbia
Columbia
West Columbia
Educational
00000090
Apr
27
Walk MS
1-mile and 3-mile routes, Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them
Columbia
Sports
00000091
Apr
27
Taste of the Coast
Taste specialties from the area's best restaurants plus live entertainment, kids' activities - benefits Risen Christ Lutheran School
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Culinary
00000092
Apr
27
Central Railroad Festival
Food, craft vendors, kid's games, activities, magic show, music, and more
Clemson
Central
Festival
00000093
Apr
27
Aiken Wine & Sign
Authors, books, wine, craft beer, food, sweet tea, fun for the entire family - benefits the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor
Aiken
Misc
00000094
Apr
27
​Little River SC River Sweep
Meet at Johnny Causey Boat Landing at 8 am to volunteer to help collect trash from marshes and beaches
Myrtle Beach
Little River
Misc
00000095
Apr
27
Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival
Teams of 20 paddlers and one drummer race plus entertainment, food, vendors, family fun zone - benefits Ground Zero
Myrtle Beach
Sports
00000096
Apr
27
Mullet Haul Trail Run & Walk
5K and 10K runs on the trails of the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, post-race party with food, cold beverages, and live music
Charleston
Johns Island
Sports
00000097
Apr
27
Hell Hole Swamp Festival
Parade, exhibits, muscle car show, childrens' field games, inflatables, arts and crafts, arm wrestling and more
Charleston
Jamestown
Festival
00000098
Apr
27
Putting for Parkinson's
Golf tournament, dinner, auction - raising awareness and funds to research Parkinson's Disease
Charleston
N Charleston
Sports
00000099
Apr
27
Wheels for Meals Charity Ride
Bicycle event with four routes and a family fun ride option plus post-ride celebration and expo - benefits Meals on Wheels of Greenville
Greenville
Travelers Rest
Sports
00000100
Apr
27
Corey James Memorial Good Time Benefit
Live music, food, kids' activities, inflatables, games - proceeds to help a local child in need
Greenville
Greer
Misc
00000101
Apr
27
Socastee Heritage Festival
Live entertainment, vendors, inflatables and kids' activities - hosted by the Socastee Heritage Foundation
Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000102
Apr
27
Kid's Day of Lexington
Learn about health, safety and environmental awareness through booths, activities, live performances
Columbia
Lexington
Expo
00000103
Apr
27
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
00000104
Apr
27 - 28
MCAS Beaufort Air Show
The show will showcase Naval aviation with a demonstration by the United States Naval Flight Demonstration Team, the Blue Angels
Beaufort
Expo
00000105
Apr
27
Run United
Half marathon, 5K, kids' fun run - benefits the United Way of Aiken County
Aiken
Sports
00000106
Apr
27
Taste of James Island
Great food, cooking competition, live entertainment, raffles, kids' activities - benefits James Island Outreach
Charleston
James Island
Culinary
00000107
Apr
27
Cayce Festival of the Arts
Featuring artists, crafters and authors from around the region - net proceeds to benefit a local charity selected by the Cayce Avenues Neighborhood Association
Columbia
Cayce
Arts
00000108
Apr
27
Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival
Parade, live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, health fair and more
Columbia
Hopkins
Festival
00000109
Apr
27
Race for the Paws 5K
Leashed dogs welcome, post-race food trucks and music - benefits Pet Helpers
Charleston
James Island
Sports
00000110
Apr
27
4 Legged 4K
4K walk/run for owners and their pets plus special pet vendors, prizes, pet adoptions and more - benefits Homeward Bound Pet Rescue
Columbia
Sports
00000111
Apr
27
Greer Goes Global International Festival
Learn about more than 40 countries from representatives, native performances, arts and crafts, food vendors
Greenville
Greer
Festival
00000112
Apr
28
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
00000113
Apr
29
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
00000114
Apr
30
Tamassee DAR School Benefit Golf Tournament
Captains Choice tournament followed by a luncheon and silent auction - benefits the Tamasee DAR School
Greenville
Travelers Rest
Sports
00000115
Apr
30
Mamma Mia!
ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father - presented by Florence Little Theatre
Florence
Arts



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