April 2021: Things to Do in SC

South Carolina SC Festivals, Events April SC Events

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FUN Things to Do in South Carolina

Our April 2021 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
3 - 4
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
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Apr
4
Easter
Always the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox
Statewide
Holiday
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Apr
8 - 11
Charleston Race Week
International sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races
Charleston
Sports
00000003
Apr
9
Kiawah Art and House Tour
Tour homes on Kiawah Island - benefits local children's art programs
Charleston
Kiawah Island
Misc
00000004
Apr
15 - 24
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
16 - 17
Pork in the Park
Barbecue competition, kids' inflatables and activities, live music - benefits the Newberry County Relay for Life
Newberry
Festival
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Apr
16 - 17
South Carolina Square & Round Dancers Convention
For all levels of dancers - several dances plus clinics, workshops and more
Columbia
West Columbia
Expo
00000007
Apr
17
Braelyn Aubrey Foundation 5K
5K benefiting the Braelyn Aubrey Foundation
Columbia
Lexington
Sports
00000008
Apr
17
Earth Day Aiken
An informative, festive celebration with kids zone, exhibits, food vendors, live entertainment
Aiken
Festival
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Apr
23 - 30
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
Florence
Lake City
Arts
00000010
Apr
23 - 24
Striped Bass Festival
2-day event with street dance, carnival rides, games, food vendors, parade, fishing tournament, boating events
Manning
Festival
00000011
Apr
24
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
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Apr
25
Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
Celebrate the shrimping industry including boat parade, music, activities
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
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Apr
29
Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
Rhonda Vincent and The Rage are the most decorated band in bluegrass - hosted by the Spartanburg Philharmonic
Spartanburg
Concert
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Dates TBD
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
00000015
Dates TBD
Abbeville Spring Festival
3-day event includes live music, amusement rides, craft booths
Abbeville
Festival
00000016
Dates TBD
Aiken Horse Show
Visit the show grounds, horses, classes and courses (competitions), silent auction, displays, vendors - benefits Hitchcock Woods
Aiken
Expo
00000017
Dates TBD
Arts International
Family-friendly celebration of arts, culture, food, and entertainment on FMU's main campus - hosted by Francis Marion University
Florence
Arts
00000018
Dates TBD
Black Cowboy Festival
4-day event including workshops, demonstrations, trail ride, dancing, live music, rodeo, church service
Sumter
Rembert
Festival
00000019
Dates TBD
Blythewood DOKO Rodeo
An IPRA championship rodeo, live music, rides for kids, food vendors - benefits local organizations
Columbia
Blythewood
Sports
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Dates TBD
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
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Dates TBD
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
00000022
Dates TBD
Charleston Outdoor Fest
Learn about and try canoeing, kayaking, paddleboarding, rock climbing, slacklining, mountain biking, archery, and disc golf
Charleston
James Island
Sports
00000023
Dates TBD
Colonial Times: Under the Crown
Historical interpreters will demonstrate colonial life plus local and regional artists will be on hand
Aiken
North Augusta
Historical
00000024
Dates TBD
Columbia International Festival
2-day event includes performances, demonstrations, food, exhibits, artifacts from various cultures and countries
Columbia
Festival
00000025
Dates TBD
Columbia Open Studios
Self-guided tour of artists' studios in the Greater Columbia area
Columbia
Arts
00000026
Dates TBD
Cooper River Bridge Run
10K run/walk, wheelchair division, kids' run, finish festival
Charleston
Sports
00000027
Dates TBD
Corey James Memorial Goodstock
Live music, bbq, kids' activities, inflatables, games - proceeds to help a local child in need
Greenville
Greer
Misc
00000028
Dates TBD
Corks for Kids
Curated wines, hors d'oeuvres, desserts, music, silent auction - benefits Camp Happy Days
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Culinary
00000029
Dates TBD
Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire
All ages will have fun visiting the Medieval/Renaissance Age
Greenville
Festival
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
Great Anderson County Fair
Midway with carnival rides, amphitheater with live entertainment, concessions, petting zoo, horse show
Anderson
Fair
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Dates TBD
Greer Goes Global International Festival
Learn about more than 40 countries from representatives, native performances, arts and crafts, food vendors
Greenville
Greer
Festival
00000033
Dates TBD
Harbour Nights and Shag Festival
2-day event with live music, food and drink available to purchase - benefits Georgetown Rotary's community service projects
Georgetown
Festival
00000034
Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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
Hilton Head
Festival
00000036
Dates TBD
Hope Ball
Elegant black tie dinner with wine, cocktails, live music and dancing - benefits the Cancer Society of Greenville County
Greenville
Gala
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Dates TBD
Hub City Hog Fest
Teams compete in different types of bbq cooking plus live music - benefits Mobile Meals of Spartanburg
Spartanburg
Culinary
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Dates TBD
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
00000039
Dates TBD
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!
Sumter
Festival
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Dates TBD
Iron City Festival
Street fair with exhibits, food and vendors, live entertainment, children's activities and inflatables
Gaffney
Blacksburg
Festival
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Dates TBD
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
Charleston
North Charleston
Expo
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Dates TBD
Kemopalooza
Music, food, drinks, silent auction - benefits Camp Kemo programs of Prisma Health Children's Hospital
Columbia
Misc
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Dates TBD
Kid's Day of Lexington
Learn about health, safety and environmental awareness through booths, activities, live performances
Columbia
Lexington
Expo
00000044
Dates TBD
Landmark Conference
Tours, sessions, awards dinner, silent auction, networking - open to public - hosted by SC Confederation of Local Historical Societies
Charleston
Conference
00000045
Dates TBD
Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Cajun and Creole food, Zydeco music, kids' activities and rides, entertainment, crawfish-eating contest
Charleston
James Island
Festival
00000046
Dates TBD
Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival
Parade, live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, health fair and more
Columbia
Hopkins
Festival
00000047
Dates TBD
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
00000048
Dates TBD
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
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Dates TBD
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
00000050
Dates TBD
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Animation, shorts, documentaries, music videos, features
Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000051
Dates TBD
North Charleston Arts Fest
5-day event includes live performances, art exhibits, kids' activities
North Charleston
Charleston
Festival
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Dates TBD
One Main Roar
Live music, dinner and drinks - hosted by the Clemson MBA Student Association - benefits Bon Secours Neurology Center
Greenville
Culinary
00000053
Dates TBD
Pickens Azalea Festival
3-day event includes music, classic car cruise-in, 5K, arts and crafts, amusement rides
Clemson
Pickens
Festival
00000054
Dates TBD
Read-In
Schools across the state celebrate reading and libraries at the SC State House
Columbia
Educational
00000055
Dates TBD
River Rocks Music Festival
Live music, food, beverages, kids activities and environmental education - benefits Congaree Riverkeeper
Columbia
Festival
00000056
Dates TBD
SOS Spring Safari
10-day shag event with live music, shagging classes, and parade - at various locations
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000057
Dates TBD
Shrimp Feast
Lots of shrimp, plus bbq, beer, wine, soda - benefits the Sumter County Museum
Sumter
Culinary
00000058
Dates TBD
Soft Shell Crab Festival
Food, live music, craft market, kids' fun zone, classic car show
Beaufort
Port Royal
Festival
00000059
Dates TBD
South Carolina Humanities Festival
Festival will highlight cultural history and celebrate local arts and humanities with a variety of events at various venues
Moncks Corner
Berkeley County
Festival
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Dates TBD
Spartanburg Earth Day Festival
Exhibitors, vendors, children's activities, live entertainment, and short informational films
Spartanburg
Festival
00000061
Dates TBD
Spring Albino Skunk Music Festival
3-day event with live bands, bbq, kids' activities, camping available onsite
Greenville
Greer
Festival
00000062
Dates TBD
Spring Fling
3-day event with live entertainment, Family Fun Zone, and a wide variety of food and market vendors
Spartanburg
Festival
00000063
Dates TBD
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
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Dates TBD
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
Aiken
Historical
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Dates TBD
Taste of James Island
Lots of food, cooking competition, live entertainment, raffles, kids' activities - benefits James Island Outreach
Charleston
James Island
Culinary
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Dates TBD
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
Greenville
Culinary
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Dates TBD
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
00000068
Dates TBD
Theatre for Youth Festival
Festival is open to all community and school theatre programs that have students in grades third through eighth
Columbia
West Columbia
Festival
00000069
Dates TBD
Upstate Heart Walk
1 and 3 mile non-competitive walks, festival area with kids zone - benefits the American Heart Association
Greenville
Sports
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Dates TBD
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
00000071
Dates TBD
Walk MS
1-mile and 3-mile routes, Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them
Columbia
Sports
00000072
Dates TBD
Walk for Autism-Charleston
Family friendly walk, with refreshments, live music, jump castles, silent auction - benefits autism development programs
Charleston
Sports
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Dates TBD
Wine Tasting at Riverbanks Botanical Garden
Sip domestic and imported wines plus food from local restaurants, micro-brew, live music - benefits Riverbanks conservation and education efforts
Columbia
Culinary
00000074
Dates TBD
World Grits Festival
3-day event includes parade, carnival, grits grinding, "Rolling in Grits" contest, 5K run
St. George
Festival



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