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DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
Sunday
Apr

1
Aiken Horse Show
Visit the show grounds, horses, classes and courses (competitions), silent auction, displays, vendors - benefits Hitchcock Woods
Aiken
Expo
Sunday
Apr

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

1
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Monday
Apr

2
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Tuesday
Apr

3
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Wednesday
Apr

4
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Thursday
Apr

5
Beauty and the Beast
The Disney classic comes to life - presented by North Greenville University Theatre
Greenville
Tigerville
Arts
Thursday
Apr

5
Columbia Open Studios Preview Party
Meet the Columbia Open Studios artists - a 701 Center for Contemporary Arts event
Columbia
Arts
Thursday
Apr

5
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Thursday
Apr

5
JBJO Money-N-Motion
Financial literacy program for middle-schoolers, high-schoolers, and young adults - a Financial Kick Start JBJO event
Greenville
Workshop
Thursday
Apr

5
Landmark Conference: Made In Fort Mill
3-day event includes various informational sessions and speakers - sponsored by the SC Confederation of Local Historical Societies
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Conference
Thursday
Apr

5
The Skin of Our Teeth
The Spartanburg Methodist College Players will present Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play on the development of humanity
Spartanburg
Arts
Friday
Apr

6
Beauty and the Beast
The Disney classic comes to life - presented by North Greenville University Theatre
Greenville
Tigerville
Arts
Friday
Apr

6
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Friday
Apr

6
Flowertown Festival
3-day event includes arts and crafts, Children's Jubilee, farmers market, food - supports Summerville Family YMCA
Charleston
Summerville
Festival
Friday
Apr

6
Hub City Hog Fest
Teams compete in different types of bbq cooking plus live music - benefits Mobile Meals of Spartanburg
Spartanburg
Culinary
Friday
Apr

6
Kiawah Art and House Tour
Tour five homes on Kiawah Island - benefits local children's art programs
Charleston
Kiawah Island
Miscellaneous
Friday
Apr

6
Landmark Conference: Made In Fort Mill
3-day event includes various informational sessions and speakers - sponsored by the SC Confederation of Local Historical Societies
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Conference
Friday
Apr

6
The Skin of Our Teeth
The Spartanburg Methodist College Players will present Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play on the development of humanity
Spartanburg
Arts
Saturday
Apr

7
Beauty and the Beast
The Disney classic comes to life - presented by North Greenville University Theatre
Greenville
Tigerville
Arts
Saturday
Apr

7
Columbia Open Studios
Self-guided tour of artists' studios in the Greater Columbia area
Columbia
Arts
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
Saturday
Apr

7
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Saturday
Apr

7
Flowertown Festival
3-day event includes arts and crafts, Children's Jubilee, farmers market, food - supports Summerville Family YMCA
Charleston
Summerville
Festival
Saturday
Apr

7
Groove 'N Brewfest
A 70s/80s music-themed street festival with craft beer, food trucks, vintage memorabilia, classic cars, karaoke, costume contests - benefits Downtown Newberry revitalization
Newberry
Festival
Saturday
Apr

7
Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee
100 artists plus food vendors, music, live entertainment, children's activities
Clemson
Pendleton
Festival
Saturday
Apr

7
Hub City Hog Fest
Teams compete in different types of bbq cooking plus live music - benefits Mobile Meals of Spartanburg
Spartanburg
Culinary
Saturday
Apr

7
Landmark Conference: Made In Fort Mill
3-day event includes various informational sessions and speakers - sponsored by the SC Confederation of Local Historical Societies
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Conference
Saturday
Apr

7
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
Saturday
Apr

7
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
Saturday
Apr

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
Saturday
Apr

7
Taste of Bluffton
Taste local flavors plus contests, waiters race, battle of the bands
Hilton Head
Bluffton
Culinary
Saturday
Apr

7
The Skin of Our Teeth
The Spartanburg Methodist College Players will present Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play on the development of humanity
Spartanburg
Arts
Saturday
Apr

7
iMAGINE Upstate Festival
STEAM-centered experiences for students of all ages including drones, battling robots, race cars, 3d printing, hovercrafts and more
Greenville
Educational
Sunday
Apr

8
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
Sunday
Apr

8
Columbia Open Studios
Self-guided tour of artists' studios in the Greater Columbia area
Columbia
Arts
Sunday
Apr

8
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Sunday
Apr

8
Flowertown Festival
3-day event includes arts and crafts, Children's Jubilee, farmers market, food - supports Summerville Family YMCA
Charleston
Summerville
Festival
Sunday
Apr

8
Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee
100 artists plus food vendors, music, live entertainment, children's activities
Clemson
Pendleton
Festival
Sunday
Apr

8
Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Cajun and Creole food, Zydeco music, kids' activities, entertainment, crawfish-eating contest
Charleston
James Island
Festival
Sunday
Apr

8
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
Sunday
Apr

8
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
Sunday
Apr

8
The Skin of Our Teeth
The Spartanburg Methodist College Players will present Thornton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning play on the development of humanity
Spartanburg
Arts
Monday
Apr

9
Community Leadership Awards Banquet
A dinner event to benefit The First Tee of the Lowcountry which uses golf to teach children the important character-building life skills, core values and healthy habits
Hilton Head
Miscellaneous
Monday
Apr

9
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Monday
Apr

9
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
Tuesday
Apr

10
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Wednesday
Apr

11
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Thursday
Apr

12
Beauty and the Beast
The Disney classic comes to life - presented by North Greenville University Theatre
Greenville
Tigerville
Arts
Thursday
Apr

12
Charleston Race Week
International sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races
Learn more about boating in South Carolina
Charleston
Sports
Thursday
Apr

12
Come-See-Me Festival
10-day festival includes food, road race, bbq cook-off, live music, and many kids' activities
Rock Hill
Festival
Thursday
Apr

12
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Thursday
Apr

12
Indie Grits
The Nickelodeon presents films from new media makers and pros plus workshops and education opportunities
Columbia
Festival
Thursday
Apr

12
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
Thursday
Apr

12
Read-In
Schools across the state celebrate reading and libraries at the SC State House
Columbia
Educational
Thursday
Apr

12
South Carolina BBQ - Shag Festival
3-day event includes live music, cook-off, craft vendors, many activities for children
Hemingway
Festival
Thursday
Apr

12
South Carolina Humanities Festival
Festival will highlight cultural history and celebrate local arts and humanities with a variety of events at various venues
Aiken
Festival
Thursday
Apr

12
SpringSkunk Music Fest
3-day event with live bands, bbq, kids' activities, camping available onsite
Greenville
Greer
Festival
Thursday
Apr

12
Springfest
Celebration of local music and food with live bands and vendors
Greenwood
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

13
Beauty and the Beast
The Disney classic comes to life - presented by North Greenville University Theatre
Greenville
Tigerville
Arts
Friday
Apr

13
Charleston Race Week
International sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races
Learn more about boating in South Carolina
Charleston
Sports
Friday
Apr

13
Come-See-Me Festival
10-day festival includes food, road race, bbq cook-off, live music, and many kids' activities
Rock Hill
Festival
Friday
Apr

13
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Friday
Apr

13
Incluza-Palooza
Part variety show and part community action event, bringing together local performers, community members, college students, and activists for a fun and positive evening
Charleston
Miscellaneous
Friday
Apr

13
Indie Grits
The Nickelodeon presents films from new media makers and pros plus workshops and education opportunities
Columbia
Festival
Friday
Apr

13
Lander Film Festival
2-day event includes the Southeastern Short Film Contest, young filmmaker's workshop, screenings, writer's workshop
Greenwood
Arts
Friday
Apr

13
Lowcountry Dancing with the Stars Oxygen Ball
Gourmet dinner, silent and live auctions, entertainment, local celebrities dance with paired professional dancers - black-tie optional - benefits American Lung Association
Charleston
Miscellaneous
Friday
Apr

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
Friday
Apr

13
South Carolina BBQ - Shag Festival
3-day event includes live music, cook-off, craft vendors, many activities for children
Hemingway
Festival
Friday
Apr

13
South Carolina Humanities Festival
Festival will highlight cultural history and celebrate local arts and humanities with a variety of events at various venues
Aiken
Festival
Friday
Apr

13
SpringSkunk Music Fest
3-day event with live bands, bbq, kids' activities, camping available onsite
Greenville
Greer
Festival
Friday
Apr

13
World Grits Festival
3-day event includes parade, carnival, grits grinding, "Rolling in Grits" contest, 5K run
St. George
Festival
Saturday
Apr

14
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
Saturday
Apr

14
Bark to the Park Walk for the Animals
Walk followed by After Paw-ty - benefits Pawmetto Lifeline
Columbia
Sports
Saturday
Apr

14
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
Saturday
Apr

14
Beauty and the Beast
The Disney classic comes to life - presented by North Greenville University Theatre
Greenville
Tigerville
Arts
Saturday
Apr

14
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
Saturday
Apr

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

14
Columbia International Festival
2-day event includes performances, demonstrations, food, exhibits, artifacts from various cultures and countries
Columbia
Festival
Saturday
Apr

14
Come-See-Me Festival
10-day festival includes food, road race, bbq cook-off, live music, and many kids' activities
Rock Hill
Festival
Saturday
Apr

14
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Saturday
Apr

14
Fire Truck Pull for Curing Kids Cancer
Gather 10 of your strongest friends to play the ultimate tug of war with a 35,000 lb. fire truck - benefits the Cancer & Blood Disorders Clinic at Palmetto Richland Children's Hospital
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Saturday
Apr

14
Firing on Fort Sumter
Period Civil War-era dance with live music and refreshments
Spartanburg
Historical
Saturday
Apr

14
Greer Goes Global International Festival
Learn about more than 20 countries from representatives, native performances, arts and crafts, food vendors
Greenville
Greer
Festival
Saturday
Apr

14
Harvest Hope Duathlon
2-mile run, 14-mile bike, then 2-mile run - individual or 2-person teams - benefits Harvest Hope Food Bank
Greenville
Sports
Saturday
Apr

14
Indie Grits
The Nickelodeon presents films from new media makers and pros plus workshops and education opportunities
Columbia
Festival
Saturday
Apr

14
Lander Film Festival
2-day event includes the Southeastern Short Film Contest, young filmmaker's workshop, screenings, writer's workshop
Greenwood
Arts
Saturday
Apr

14
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
Saturday
Apr

14
Quarry Crusher Run
Run approximately 3.72 miles at 475' below sea level at the Columbia Quarry - benefits Olympia Education Community Foundation
Columbia
Sports
Saturday
Apr

14
River Rocks Festival
Live music, food, beverages, kids activities and environmental education - benefits Congaree Riverkeeper
Columbia
Festival
Saturday
Apr

14
Soiree On State Festival
Artists, kids' area, variety of musicians and more - hosted by the City of Cayce
Columbia
Cayce
Festival
Saturday
Apr

14
South Carolina BBQ - Shag Festival
3-day event includes live music, cook-off, craft vendors, many activities for children
Hemingway
Festival
Saturday
Apr

14
South Carolina Chili Cook-Off Championship
Plus live music and vendors - benefits four local, nonprofit organization
Anderson
Belton
Culinary
Saturday
Apr

14
South Carolina Humanities Festival
Festival will highlight cultural history and celebrate local arts and humanities with a variety of events at various venues
Aiken
Festival
Saturday
Apr

14
Sporting Clays Tournament
Participants will rotate through 14 challenging sporting clay stations - benefits Ronald McDonald House Charities
Camden
Sports
Saturday
Apr

14
SpringSkunk Music Fest
3-day event with live bands, bbq, kids' activities, camping available onsite
Greenville
Greer
Festival
Saturday
Apr

14
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
Saturday
Apr

14
The Music of John Williams
Under the baton of guest conductor John Young Shik Concklin, the iconic film scores of John Williams will come to life - Spartanburg Philharmonic Orchestra performance
Spartanburg
Concert
Saturday
Apr

14
Upstate Heart Walk
5K or 3.1 mile non-competitive walk, festival area with kids zone - leashed dogs allowed - benefits the American Heart Association
Greenville
Sports
Saturday
Apr

14
Walk For Animals
Leashed dogs welcome, after-walk brunch patio party - benefits SPCA Albrecht Center
Aiken
Sports
Saturday
Apr

14
Walk Like MADD
Mothers Against Drunk Driving annual fundraiser to help victims and their families
Columbia
Sports
Saturday
Apr

14
Women Build
Week-long event where women help build a home for a family that needs a hand up - a Sea Island Habitat for Humanity project
Charleston
James Island
Miscellaneous
Saturday
Apr

14
World Grits Festival
3-day event includes parade, carnival, grits grinding, "Rolling in Grits" contest, 5K run
St. George
Festival
Sunday
Apr

15
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
Sunday
Apr

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

15
Columbia International Festival
2-day event includes performances, demonstrations, food, exhibits, artifacts from various cultures and countries
Columbia
Festival
Sunday
Apr

15
Come-See-Me Festival
10-day festival includes food, road race, bbq cook-off, live music, and many kids' activities
Rock Hill
Festival
Sunday
Apr

15
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Sunday
Apr

15
Indie Grits
The Nickelodeon presents films from new media makers and pros plus workshops and education opportunities
Columbia
Festival
Sunday
Apr

15
Race for the Paws 5K
Leashed dogs welcome, post-race food trucks - benefits Pet Helpers
Charleston
James Island
Sports
Sunday
Apr

15
Women Build
Week-long event where women help build a home for a family that needs a hand up - a Sea Island Habitat for Humanity project
Charleston
James Island
Miscellaneous
Sunday
Apr

15
World Grits Festival
3-day event includes parade, carnival, grits grinding, "Rolling in Grits" contest, 5K run
St. George
Festival
Monday
Apr

16
Come-See-Me Festival
10-day festival includes food, road race, bbq cook-off, live music, and many kids' activities
Rock Hill
Festival
Monday
Apr

16
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Monday
Apr

16
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Animation, shorts, documentaries, music videos, features
Learn more about movies filmed in South Carolina
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Monday
Apr

16
Women Build
Week-long event where women help build a home for a family that needs a hand up - a Sea Island Habitat for Humanity project
Charleston
James Island
Miscellaneous
Tuesday
Apr

17
Come-See-Me Festival
10-day festival includes food, road race, bbq cook-off, live music, and many kids' activities
Rock Hill
Festival
Tuesday
Apr

17
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Tuesday
Apr

17
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Animation, shorts, documentaries, music videos, features
Learn more about movies filmed in South Carolina
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Tuesday
Apr

17
USAF Heritage of America Concert Band
The Concert Band is comprised of over 40 professional Airman-musicians - hosted by Bob Jones University
Greenville
Concert
Tuesday
Apr

17
Women Build
Week-long event where women help build a home for a family that needs a hand up - a Sea Island Habitat for Humanity project
Charleston
James Island
Miscellaneous
Wednesday
Apr

18
Come-See-Me Festival
10-day festival includes food, road race, bbq cook-off, live music, and many kids' activities
Rock Hill
Festival
Wednesday
Apr

18
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Wednesday
Apr

18
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Animation, shorts, documentaries, music videos, features
Learn more about movies filmed in South Carolina
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Wednesday
Apr

18
Wine For Water
A diverse selection of domestic and imported wines, food from local restaurants, silent auction - benefits three local watershed alliances
Columbia
Culinary
Wednesday
Apr

18
Women Build
Week-long event where women help build a home for a family that needs a hand up - a Sea Island Habitat for Humanity project
Charleston
James Island
Miscellaneous
Thursday
Apr

19
1BlueStringHubCity
Grand finale of the singer/songwriter competition - raising fund and awareness for Safe Homes, Rape Crisis Coalition
Spartanburg
Concert
Thursday
Apr

19
Come-See-Me Festival
10-day festival includes food, road race, bbq cook-off, live music, and many kids' activities
Rock Hill
Festival
Thursday
Apr

19
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Thursday
Apr

19
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Animation, shorts, documentaries, music videos, features
Learn more about movies filmed in South Carolina
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Thursday
Apr

19
Reconstruction Symposium
Legal scholars and historians will provide a public forum for discussing the 14th Amendment's past and present
Columbia
Conference
Thursday
Apr

19
Women Build
Week-long event where women help build a home for a family that needs a hand up - a Sea Island Habitat for Humanity project
Charleston
James Island
Miscellaneous
Friday
Apr

20
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
Florence
Lake City
Arts
Friday
Apr

20
Come-See-Me Festival
10-day festival includes food, road race, bbq cook-off, live music, and many kids' activities
Rock Hill
Festival
Friday
Apr

20
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
Friday
Apr

20
Horry County Fair
10 days of entertainment, rides, food, games, and concerts
Myrtle Beach
Fair
Friday
Apr

20
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
Friday
Apr

20
Lowcountry Wingapalooza
Sample and vote for your favorite wings, live band, drinks and alcoholic beverages sold separately - benefits Eagle Harbor Boys Ranch
Charleston
Culinary
Friday
Apr

20
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Animation, shorts, documentaries, music videos, features
Learn more about movies filmed in South Carolina
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Friday
Apr

20
One Main Roar
Live music, food stations, local beer, and silent auction - benefits Greenville Health Systems ALS Clinic
Greenville
Culinary
Friday
Apr

20
Palmetto Health Foundation Golf Classic
Golf tournament at Fort Jackson Golf Club - benefits the Palmetto Health Foundation
Columbia
Sports
Friday
Apr

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

20
Reconstruction Symposium
Legal scholars and historians will provide a public forum for discussing the 14th Amendment's past and present
Columbia
Conference
Friday
Apr

20
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes, and parade - at various locations
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Friday
Apr

20
Statewide Historic Preservation Conference
Workshops and lectures on a variety of historic preservation issues and research
Columbia
Conference
Friday
Apr

20
Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
3-day event includes storytelling, children's stories, ghost stories, amateur story competition, grand finale concert
Spartanburg
Woodruff
Festival
Friday
Apr

20
Striped Bass Festival
A fishing tournament, dances, parade, boating events, pageant, and a host of other activities
Manning
Festival
Friday
Apr

20
Women Build
Week-long event where women help build a home for a family that needs a hand up - a Sea Island Habitat for Humanity project
Charleston
James Island
Miscellaneous
Saturday
Apr

21
​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
Miscellaneous
Saturday
Apr

21
5K Challenge Race
5K, mile-run or fun-run, family event - benefits Volunteers in Medical Missions
Clemson
Seneca
Sports
Saturday
Apr

21
Aiken Wine & Sign
Authors, books, wine, food, sweet tea, fun for the entire family - benefits the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor
Aiken
Miscellaneous
Saturday
Apr

21
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
Florence
Lake City
Arts
Saturday
Apr

21
Barrier Island Earth Day 5K
Run, walk, or hike the route's trails, dirt roads and beach, leashed dogs welcome - benefits the Barrier Island Local Outreach Program
Charleston
Seabrook Island
Sports
Saturday
Apr

21
Cars on Kiawah
Concours automobiles, dinners, tours of Kiawah homes - benefits three Lowcountry charities
Charleston
Kiawah Island
Miscellaneous
Saturday
Apr

21
Charleston Outdoor Fest
Learn about and try canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, slacklining, mountain biking, archer, and disc golf
Charleston
James Island
Sports
Saturday
Apr

21
Come-See-Me Festival
10-day festival includes food, road race, bbq cook-off, live music, and many kids' activities
Rock Hill
Festival
Saturday
Apr

21
Earth Day Aiken
An informative, festive celebration at the Newberry Street Festival Center with kids zone, art contest, demonstrations, 5K fun run
Aiken
Festival
Saturday
Apr

21
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
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
Horry County Fair
10 days of entertainment, rides, food, games, and concerts
Myrtle Beach
Fair
Saturday
Apr

21
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
Saturday
Apr

21
Kinetic Derby Day
Parade of kinetic sculptures (human-powered, handmade floats), adult and child soapbox derby racing, arts and crafts, food trucks - hosted by City of West Columbia
Columbia
West Columbia
Educational
Saturday
Apr

21
Loris Spring Festival & Outdoor Expo
Live entertainment, plants and flowers for sale, outdoor items and equipment, demonstrations, kid's area, classic car cruise in, fitness challenge
Myrtle Beach
Loris
Festival
Saturday
Apr

21
Mead Hall Strawberry Festival
Fresh strawberries, games, inflatables, live entertainment, vendors - benefits Mead Hall Episcopal School
Aiken
Festival
Saturday
Apr

21
Money Fair
Helping residents learn to invest in themselves and their financial futures - classes, vendors, products - hosted by nonprofit organization Increasing HOPE
Charleston
North Charleston
Expo
Saturday
Apr

21
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Animation, shorts, documentaries, music videos, features
Learn more about movies filmed in South Carolina
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Saturday
Apr

21
Palmetto Half Marathon
Events include half marathon, 5K run/walk, youth half marathon, kids' fun run - benefit
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
Pork in the Park
Barbecue competition, kids' inflatables and activities, live music - benefits the Newberry County Relay for Life
Newberry
Festival
Saturday
Apr

21
Reedy River Run 10K
10K run, 5K run or walk, youth mile run, children's fun run, post-race party
Greenville
Sports
Saturday
Apr

21
Roller Derby Doubleheader
Benefits the Lowcountry Highrollers and the Green Heart Project
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports
Saturday
Apr

21
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes, and parade - at various locations
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Saturday
Apr

21
Shag Festival
Live music, shag lessons, food and drink available - benefits Georgetown Rotary's community service projects
Georgetown
Festival
Saturday
Apr

21
Soft Shell Crab Festival
Food, live music, craft market, kids' fun zone, classic car show, Port Royal Charity Crab Race
Beaufort
Port Royal
Festival
Saturday
Apr

21
Spartanburg Earth Day Festival
Exhibitors, vendors, children's activities, live entertainment, and short informational films
Spartanburg
Festival
Saturday
Apr

21
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
Saturday
Apr

21
St Pauls Garden Tour
Explore nine locations which feature country water vistas, fenced pastures, ancient oaks and unique gardens - presented by the St Pauls Garden Club
Charleston
Hollywood
Miscellaneous
Saturday
Apr

21
Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
3-day event includes storytelling, children's stories, ghost stories, amateur story competition, grand finale concert
Spartanburg
Woodruff
Festival
Saturday
Apr

21
Striped Bass Festival
A fishing tournament, dances, parade, boating events, pageant, and a host of other activities
Manning
Festival
Saturday
Apr

21
True to the Brew Trail Run/Hike
Run, walk or hike the 6.5 mile Peak to Prosperity Passage of the Palmetto Trail then enjoy beer after the race at the Brewfest - benefits Palmetto Conservation Foundation
Newberry
Pomaria
Sports
Saturday
Apr

21
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
Saturday
Apr

21
Women Build
Week-long event where women help build a home for a family that needs a hand up - a Sea Island Habitat for Humanity project
Charleston
James Island
Miscellaneous
Sunday
Apr

22
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
Florence
Lake City
Arts
Sunday
Apr

22
Charleston Outdoor Fest
Learn about and try canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, slacklining, mountain biking, archer, and disc golf
Charleston
James Island
Sports
Sunday
Apr

22
Horry County Fair
10 days of entertainment, rides, food, games, and concerts
Myrtle Beach
Fair
Sunday
Apr

22
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes, and parade - at various locations
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Sunday
Apr

22
Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
3-day event includes storytelling, children's stories, ghost stories, amateur story competition, grand finale concert
Spartanburg
Woodruff
Festival
Sunday
Apr

22
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
Sunday
Apr

22
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
Monday
Apr

23
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
Florence
Lake City
Arts
Monday
Apr

23
Horry County Fair
10 days of entertainment, rides, food, games, and concerts
Myrtle Beach
Fair
Monday
Apr

23
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes, and parade - at various locations
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Tuesday
Apr

24
April Mixer Event
Network during happy hour and your first beer is on us! Bring business cards and meet people that want to do business with you - North Charleston Chamber of Commerce event
Charleston
North Charleston
Miscellaneous
Tuesday
Apr

24
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
Florence
Lake City
Arts
Tuesday
Apr

24
Horry County Fair
10 days of entertainment, rides, food, games, and concerts
Myrtle Beach
Fair
Tuesday
Apr

24
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes, and parade - at various locations
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Tuesday
Apr

24
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
Wednesday
Apr

25
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
Florence
Lake City
Arts
Wednesday
Apr

25
Charity Golf Tournament
Pre-tournament lunch, shotgun start followed by dinner and awards - benefits Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach
Charleston
Johns Island
Sports
Wednesday
Apr

25
Horry County Fair
10 days of entertainment, rides, food, games, and concerts
Myrtle Beach
Fair
Wednesday
Apr

25
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes, and parade - at various locations
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Thursday
Apr

26
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
Florence
Lake City
Arts
Thursday
Apr

26
Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival
Live music, food and craft vendors - hosted by the City of Fountain Inn
Greenville
Fountain Inn
Festival
Thursday
Apr

26
Game and Garden Spring Feast
Hors d'oeuvres from local chefs, craft beer, cocktails, a silent auction with art, live music - benefits Congaree Land Trust
Columbia
Culinary
Thursday
Apr

26
Horry County Fair
10 days of entertainment, rides, food, games, and concerts
Myrtle Beach
Fair
Thursday
Apr

26
Lowcountry Revolutionaries: America's First Freedom Fighters
A new theatrical experience revealing stories of eight South Carolina heroes from the American Revolution - presented by the Actors' Theatre of South Carolina
Charleston
Arts
Thursday
Apr

26
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes, and parade - at various locations
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Thursday
Apr

26
South Carolina Square & Round Dancers Convention
For all levels of dancers - several dances plus clinics, workshops and more
Columbia
Expo
Thursday
Apr

26
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
Friday
Apr

27
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
Florence
Lake City
Arts
Friday
Apr

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
Friday
Apr

27
Colleton County Rice Festival
2-day event includes live music, bicycle race, pageant, parade, crafts, cooking contest, fireworks, dog show
Walterboro
Festival
Friday
Apr

27
Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival
Live music, food and craft vendors - hosted by the City of Fountain Inn
Greenville
Fountain Inn
Festival
Friday
Apr

27
Hope Ball
Elegant black tie dinner with wine, cocktails, live music and dancing - benefits the Cancer Society of Greenville County
Greenville
Gala
Friday
Apr

27
Horry County Fair
10 days of entertainment, rides, food, games, and concerts
Myrtle Beach
Fair
Friday
Apr

27
Lowcountry Revolutionaries: America's First Freedom Fighters
A new theatrical experience revealing stories of eight South Carolina heroes from the American Revolution - presented by the Actors' Theatre of South Carolina
Charleston
Arts
Friday
Apr

27
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes, and parade - at various locations
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Friday
Apr

27
South Carolina Square & Round Dancers Convention
For all levels of dancers - several dances plus clinics, workshops and more
Columbia
Expo
Friday
Apr

27
Sparkleberry Country Fair
3-day event includes petting zoo, rides, food, crafts, tractors, 5K run/walk - proceeds benefit local schools
Columbia
Northeast Columbia
Fair
Friday
Apr

27
Spring Fling
3-day event with live entertainment, Family Fun Zone, cycling race, and a wide variety of food and retail vendors
Spartanburg
Festival
Friday
Apr

27
Spring Spectacular
An original script set to all the music you love - presented by the Charleston Youth Company
Charleston
Arts
Friday
Apr

27
Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden
Plus food from local chefs, micro-brew, live music - benefits Riverbanks conservation and education efforts
Columbia
Culinary
Saturday
Apr

28
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
Saturday
Apr

28
All You Need is Love: CJO Plays The Beatles
The Charleston Jazz Orchestra and vocalist Quiana Parler pay tribute to one of the world's greatest bands
Charleston
Concert
Saturday
Apr

28
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
Florence
Lake City
Arts
Saturday
Apr

28
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
Saturday
Apr

28
Blue Jeans + Black Tie Gala
Dinner, cash bar, music, live and silent auctions - benefits Child Advocacy Center of Aiken County
Aiken
Gala
Saturday
Apr

28
Central Railroad Festival
Food, craft vendors, kid's games, activities, magic show, music, and more
Clemson
Central
Festival
Saturday
Apr

28
Colleton County Rice Festival
2-day event includes live music, bicycle race, pageant, parade, crafts, cooking contest, fireworks, dog show
Walterboro
Festival
Saturday
Apr

28
Columbia Wave Fest
Live music, food, vendors, kids zone - a Federation of Families of SC event in recognition of national Children's Mental Health Awareness Week
Columbia
Festival
Saturday
Apr

28
Corey James Memorial Good Time Benefit
Live music, food, kids' activities, inflatables, games - proceeds to help a local child in need
Greenville
Greer
Miscellaneous
Saturday
Apr

28
Cornbread & Collard Greens Blues Festival
Live music, food and craft vendors - hosted by the City of Fountain Inn
Greenville
Fountain Inn
Festival
Saturday
Apr

28
Daniel Island Luxury Home Tour
Self-guided tour of eight custom homes - benefits East Cooper Habitat for Humanity
Charleston
Daniel Island
Miscellaneous
Saturday
Apr

28
Girls on the Run Columbia 5K
Non-timed 5K with post-5K celebration
Columbia
Cayce
Sports
Saturday
Apr

28
Horry County Fair
10 days of entertainment, rides, food, games, and concerts
Myrtle Beach
Fair
Saturday
Apr

28
Joint Base Charleston Air and Space Expo
Military and commercial aircraft will be on display in the air and on the ground plus the elite aerial demonstration team, the US Air Force Thunderbirds, will perform
Charleston
North Charleston
Expo
Saturday
Apr

28
Kid's Day of Lexington
Learn about health, safety and environmental awareness through booths, activities, live performances
Columbia
Lexington
Expo
Saturday
Apr

28
Lowcountry Revolutionaries: America's First Freedom Fighters
A new theatrical experience revealing stories of eight South Carolina heroes from the American Revolution - presented by the Actors' Theatre of South Carolina
Charleston
Arts
Saturday
Apr

28
Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival
Parade, live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, health fair and more
Columbia
Hopkins
Festival
Saturday
Apr

28
Mullet Haul Trail Run & Walk
5K, 10K, and 10K relay runs on the trails of the Mullet Hall Equestrian Center, post-race party with food, cold beverages, and live music
Charleston
Johns Island
Sports
Saturday
Apr

28
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
Saturday
Apr

28
Palmetto State Chili Cook-Off
An International Chili Society event with cooks competing, family event with kids zone - benefits local nonprofits
Greenville
Simpsonville
Culinary
Saturday
Apr

28
Putting for Parkinson's
Golf tournament, dinner, auction - raising awareness and funds to research Parkinson's Disease
Charleston
N Charleston
Sports
Saturday
Apr

28
Run United
Half marathon, 5K, kids' fun run - benefits the United Way of Aiken County
Aiken
Sports
Saturday
Apr

28
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes, and parade - at various locations
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Saturday
Apr

28
Socastee Heritage Festival
Live entertainment, vendors, inflatables and kids' activities - hosted by the Socastee Heritage Foundation
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Saturday
Apr

28
South Carolina Square & Round Dancers Convention
For all levels of dancers - several dances plus clinics, workshops and more
Columbia
Expo
Saturday
Apr

28
Sparkleberry Country Fair
3-day event includes petting zoo, rides, food, crafts, tractors, 5K run/walk - proceeds benefit local schools
Columbia
Northeast Columbia
Fair
Saturday
Apr

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
Saturday
Apr

28
Spring Fling Vendor Fair
Plus breakfast, lunch, and bake sale which will benefit the One2Nine Youth Group of International Praise Church of God
Columbia
Elgin
Miscellaneous
Saturday
Apr

28
Spring Spectacular
An original script set to all the music you love - presented by the Charleston Youth Company
Charleston
Arts
Saturday
Apr

28
Strides for Autism Festival Midlands
Activities include a fun walk, resource fair, entertainment, food, and family fun activities - benefits the SC Autism Society
Columbia
Irmo
Festival
Saturday
Apr

28
Walk MS
Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them
Columbia
Sports
Saturday
Apr

28
Walk for Autism-Charleston
Family friendly walk, with refreshments, live music, jump castles, silent auction - benefits autism development programs
Charleston
Sports
Saturday
Apr

28
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
Saturday
Apr

28
Wings Over Myrtle Beach
Featuring the USN Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron, USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team, Skytypers Air Show Team, USSOCOM Para-Commandos Jump Team
Myrtle Beach
Miscellaneous
Sunday
Apr

29
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
Sunday
Apr

29
Horry County Fair
10 days of entertainment, rides, food, games, and concerts
Myrtle Beach
Fair
Sunday
Apr

29
Lowcountry Revolutionaries: America's First Freedom Fighters
A new theatrical experience revealing stories of eight South Carolina heroes from the American Revolution - presented by the Actors' Theatre of South Carolina
Charleston
Arts
Sunday
Apr

29
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes, and parade - at various locations
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Sunday
Apr

29
Sparkleberry Country Fair
3-day event includes petting zoo, rides, food, crafts, tractors, 5K run/walk - proceeds benefit local schools
Columbia
Northeast Columbia
Fair
Sunday
Apr

29
Spring Fling
3-day event with live entertainment, Family Fun Zone, cycling race, and a wide variety of food and retail vendors
Spartanburg
Festival
Sunday
Apr

29
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
Sunday
Apr

29
Wings Over Myrtle Beach
Featuring the USN Blue Angels Flight Demonstration Squadron, USAF F-16 Viper Demo Team, Skytypers Air Show Team, USSOCOM Para-Commandos Jump Team
Myrtle Beach
Miscellaneous
Monday
Apr

30
Charity Golf Tournament
Four-person team tournament with beverages and lunch - benefits East Cooper Community Outreach
Charleston
Daniel Island
Sports
Monday
Apr

30
Columbia
Convention
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