April 2020: Things to Do in SC

South Carolina SC Festivals, Events April SC Events

FEATURED April 2020 Event



FUN Things to Do in South Carolina

Our April 2020 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 - CANCELED
Charleston
Historical
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Apr
1 - 5
Inspire Festival
An 8-day celebration of food and the arts featuring an outdoor Dinner on Main and Concert event, live performances and much more! - CANCELED
Sumter
Festival
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Apr
1 - 5
Indie Grits Festival
The Nickelodeon presents films from new media makers and pros plus workshops and education opportunities - LIVESTREAM
Columbia
Festival
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Apr
2
Game and Garden
Local chefs will prepare bites created with SC game, open bar, live music, silent auction - benefits Congaree Land Trust - CANCELED
Columbia
Culinary
00000004
Apr
2
Read-In
Schools across the state celebrate reading and libraries at the SC State House - CANCELED
Columbia
Educational
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Apr
3 - 4
Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire
All ages will have fun visiting the Medieval/Renaissance Age - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Greenville
Festival
00000006
Apr
3 - 4
Plantation Tours of Prince George Winyah Parish
Visit churches and privately owned plantations, gardens and town houses - CANCELED
Learn more about South Carolina plantations
Georgetown
Historical
00000007
Apr
3
Kiawah Art and House Tour
Tour homes on Kiawah Island - benefits local children's art programs - CANCELED
Charleston
Kiawah Island
Misc
00000008
Apr
3 - 4
Hub City Hog Fest
Teams compete in different types of bbq cooking plus live music - benefits Mobile Meals of Spartanburg - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Spartanburg
Culinary
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Apr
4 - 5
Columbia International Festival
2-day event includes performances, demonstrations, food, exhibits, artifacts from various cultures and countries - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Columbia
Festival
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Apr
4
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 - CANCELED
Georgetown
Murrells Inlet
Sports
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Apr
4 - 5
Columbia Open Studios
Self-guided tour of artists' studios in the Greater Columbia area - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Columbia
Arts
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Apr
4
ColaJazz Festival
Hear the sounds of Grammy-award winners, internationally known artists, and celebrated local talent - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Columbia
Arts
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Apr
4
Theatre for Youth Festival
Festival is open to all community and school theatre programs that have students in grades third through eighth - CANCELED
Columbia
West Columbia
Festival
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Apr
5
Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Cajun and Creole food, Zydeco music, kids' activities and rides, entertainment, crawfish-eating contest - CANCELED
Charleston
James Island
Festival
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Apr
5
Taste of the Upstate
Sunday jazz and gospel brunch with all-you-can-eat tastings from local restaurants and live music - benefits Loaves And Fishes - CANCELED
Greenville
Culinary
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Apr
9
iFiveK
Run and tech networking event, post-race party with food, drinks, awards - benefits CODEcamp scholarships and other education related programming - CANCELED
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports
00000017
Apr
9
Sumter Disabilities Benefit Gala
Food, wine, beer, silent auction - cocktail/black tie optional - benefits Sumter County Developmental Disabilities Foundation - CANCELED
Sumter
Gala
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Apr
10 - 11
Hilton Head Island Music Festival
2-day outdoor music event with food court, craft beers, and wine - attendees will be asked to use sustainable practices - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Hilton Head
Festival
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Apr
11 - 13
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 - CANCELED
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Sports
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Apr
11
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 - CANCELED
Charleston
Holiday
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Apr
11
Upstate Heart Walk
1 and 3 mile non-competitive walks, festival area with kids zone - benefits the American Heart Association - VIRTUAL EVENT
Greenville
Sports
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Apr
12
Easter
Always the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox
Statewide
Holiday
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Apr
16 - 18
Landmark Conference
Tours, sessions, awards dinner, silent auction, networking - open to public - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Charleston
Conference
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Apr
16 - 25
Come-See-Me Festival
10-day festival includes food, road race, bbq cook-off, live music, and many kids' activities - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Rock Hill
Festival
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Apr
16 - 18
Pickens Azalea Festival
3-day event includes music, classic car cruise-in, 5K, arts and crafts, amusement rides - CANCELED
Clemson
Pickens
Festival
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Apr
16 - 25
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes, and parade - at various locations - CANCELED
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
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Apr
16
Corks for Kids
Curated wines, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, music, silent auction - benefits Camp Happy Days - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Culinary
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Apr
16 - 18
Spring Albino Skunk Music Festival
3-day event with live bands, bbq, kids' activities, camping available onsite - CANCELED
Greenville
Greer
Festival
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Apr
17 - 19
World Grits Festival
3-day event includes parade, carnival, grits grinding, "Rolling in Grits" contest, 5K run - CANCELED
St. George
Festival
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Apr
17 - 18
Harbour Nights and Shag Festival
2-day event with live music, food and drink available to purchase - benefits Georgetown Rotary's community service projects - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Georgetown
Festival
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Apr
17
One Main Roar
Live music, dinner and drinks - hosted by the Clemson MBA Student Association - benefits Bon Secours Neurology Center - CANCELED
Greenville
Culinary
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Apr
17 - 18
Iron City Festival
Street fair with exhibits, food and vendors, live entertainment, children's activities and inflatables - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Gaffney
Blacksburg
Festival
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Apr
18 - 19
Charleston Outdoor Fest
Learn about and try canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, slacklining, mountain biking, archery, and disc golf - CANCELED
Charleston
James Island
Sports
00000034
Apr
18
Soft Shell Crab Festival
Food, live music, craft market, kids' fun zone, classic car show - CANCELED
Beaufort
Port Royal
Festival
00000035
Apr
18
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 - CANCELED
Columbia
Sports
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Apr
18
Spartanburg Soaring!
Professional kite flyers, live music, food trucks, art market, kids encouraged to bring their own kites or get one at the festival - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Spartanburg
Festival
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Apr
18
Reedy River Run
10K run, 5K run or walk, youth mile run, children's fun run, post-race party - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Greenville
Sports
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Apr
18
Corey James Memorial Goodstock
Live music, bbq, kids' activities, inflatables, games - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Greenville
Greer
Misc
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Apr
18
Walk for Autism-Charleston
Family friendly walk, with refreshments, live music, jump castles, silent auction - benefits autism development programs - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Charleston
Sports
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Apr
18
River Rocks Music Festival
Live music, food, beverages, kids activities and environmental education - benefits Congaree Riverkeeper - CANCELED
Columbia
Festival
00000041
Apr
18 - 19
Colonial Times: Under the Crown
Historical interpreters will demonstrate colonial life plus local and regional artists will be on hand - CANCELED
Aiken
North Augusta
Historical
00000042
Apr
18
Earth Day Aiken
An informative, festive celebration with kids zone, exhibits, food vendors, live entertainment - CANCELED
Aiken
Festival
00000043
Apr
18
Taste of James Island
Lots of food, cooking competition, live entertainment, raffles, kids' activities - benefits James Island Outreach - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Charleston
James Island
Culinary
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Apr
18
Spartanburg Earth Day Festival
Exhibitors, vendors, children's activities, live entertainment, and short informational films - CANCELED
Spartanburg
Festival
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Apr
18
St Thaddeus Home and Garden Tour
Visit residences in the historic South Boundary area, finish at the Rye Patch for tea - benefits three local charities - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Aiken
Historical
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Apr
18
Arts International
Family-friendly celebration of arts, culture, food, and entertainment on FMU's main campus - hosted by Francis Marion University - CANCELED
Florence
Arts
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Apr
18
Greer Goes Global International Festival
Learn about more than 40 countries from representatives, native performances, arts and crafts, food vendors - CANCELED
Greenville
Greer
Festival
00000048
Apr
18 - 19
Joint Base Charleston Air Expo
Military and commercial aircraft will be on display in the air and on the ground plus the Navy Blue Angels will perform - CANCELED
Charleston
North Charleston
Expo
00000049
Apr
21 - 25
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Animation, shorts, documentaries, music videos, features - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000050
Apr
23
Shrimp Feast
Lots of shrimp, plus bbq, beer, wine, soda - benefits the Sumter County Museum - CANCELED
Sumter
Culinary
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Apr
23
Walk A Mile In Their Shoes
Walk a mile in heels, yes men too, to raise awareness and funds to battle sexual abuse - benefits Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands
Columbia
Misc
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Apr
23 - 25
South Carolina Humanities Festival
Festival will highlight cultural history and celebrate local arts and humanities with a variety of events at various venues - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Moncks Corner
Berkeley County
Festival
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Apr
24
Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden
Sip domestic and imported wines plus food from local restaurants, micro-brew, live music - benefits Riverbanks - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Columbia
Culinary
00000054
Apr
24 - 30
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Florence
Lake City
Arts
00000055
Apr
24 - 25
Striped Bass Festival
2-day event with street dance, carnival rides, games, food vendors, parade, fishing tournament, boating events
Manning
Festival
00000056
Apr
24 - 26
Spring Fling
3-day event with live entertainment, Family Fun Zone, and a wide variety of food and market vendors - CANCELED
Spartanburg
Festival
00000057
Apr
24 - 25
Blythewood DOKO Rodeo
An IPRA championship rodeo, live music, rides for kids, food vendors - benefits local organizations
Columbia
Blythewood
Sports
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Apr
24 - 26
Women's Conference
The women's ministry of Mt Sinai Baptist Church is hosting the conference with a focus on empowering women through education and encouragement
Greenville
Conference
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Apr
25
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
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Apr
25
Walk MS
1-mile and 3-mile routes, Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them - VIRTUAL EVENT
Columbia
Sports
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Apr
25
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
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Apr
25
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
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Apr
25
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 - CANCELED
Charleston
Johns Island
Sports
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Apr
25
THA Spring Gala
Food, cocktails, dancing, silent and live auctions - benefits Thomas Heyward Academy
Ridgeland
Gala
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Apr
25 - 26
Heritage Trail Pottery Tour & Sale
Edgefield and Greenwood counties - 7 pottery studios, 20 artists/potters, demonstrations, refreshments, prizes - learn the history of SC pottery
Greenwood,
Edgefield, Johnston
Arts
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Apr
25
More Chances to Dance - Sounds of Hope
Concert featuring a variety of industry talents - benefits Walt's Waltz mission to increased understanding of anxiety/depression - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Greenville
Greer
Concert
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Apr
25
Putting for Parkinson's
Golf tournament, dinner, auction - raising awareness and funds to research Parkinson's Disease - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Charleston
N Charleston
Sports
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Apr
25
Kid's Day of Lexington
Learn about health, safety and environmental awareness through booths, activities, live performances - CANCELED
Columbia
Lexington
Expo
00000069
Apr
25
Mutt Strut
Two mile run or walk with our without your dog plus music, vendors, refreshments and treats for all - benefit - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Greenville
Sports
00000070
Apr
25
Charity Yard and Plant Sale
Charity yard and plant sale - hosted by Campobello Ladies Auxillary to benefit local schools and persons in need
Spartanburg
Campobello
Misc
00000071
Apr
25
Cayce Festival of the Arts
Featuring artists, crafters and authors from around the region - net proceeds to benefit a local charity - CANCELED
Columbia
Cayce
Arts
00000072
Apr
25
Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival
Parade, live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, health fair and more
Columbia
Hopkins
Festival
00000073
Apr
25
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 - CANCELED
Columbia
Sports
00000074
Apr
25
Missionary 5K Run & Walk
Run or walk 5K at Wade Hampton High School track - benefits the Mt Emmanuel Baptist Church Missions fund
Greenville
Sports
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Apr
29 - 30
North Charleston Arts Fest
5-day event includes live performances, art exhibits, kids' activities - CANCELED
North Charleston
Charleston
Festival
00000076
Apr
30
Black Cowboy Festival
5-day event including workshops, demonstrations, trail ride, dancing, live music, rodeo, church service
Sumter
Rembert
Festival
00000077
Apr
30
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
00000078
Apr
30
Abbeville Spring Festival
3-day event includes live music, amusement rides, craft booths
Abbeville
Festival
00000079
Apr
30
Kemopalooza
Music, food, drinks, silent auction - benefits Camp Kemo programs of Prisma Health Children's Hospital - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Columbia
Misc



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