April 2023: Things to Do in SC

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Our April 2023 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
Carolina Cup
Steeplechase horse racing, elaborate tailgate parties - benefits a local Kershaw County charity
Camden
Sports
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Apr
1 - 2
Inspire! Festival
Inspire! Festival is a food, music and arts celebration combining unique performances from across the world in historic theaters and outdoor spaces around Sumter
Sumter
Festival
00000002
Apr
1
iMAGINE Upstate Festival
STEAM-centered experiences for students of all ages including drones, battling robots, race cars, 3d printing, hovercrafts and more
Greenville
Educational
00000003
Apr
1
Cooper River Bridge Run
10K run/walk, wheelchair division, kids' run, finish festival
Charleston
Sports
00000004
Apr
1 - 2
Tartan Day South
4-day event includes music, dance, athletic competitions, pipe bands and demonstrations - benefiting the River Alliance
Columbia
Various Locations
Festival
00000005
Apr
7 - 8
Governor's Cup Road Race
2-days of racing with the Main Street Mile and Kids' Main Street Mile on Friday evening then on Saturday is the half marathon and 5K events
Columbia
Sports
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Apr
9
Easter
Always the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox
Statewide
Holiday
00000007
Apr
13 - 23
SOS Spring Safari
11-day shag event with live music, shagging classes and parade - at various locations
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000008
Apr
20 - 23
Charleston Race Week
International sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races
Charleston
Sports
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Apr
22
Art in the Park
Enjoy a day of "free" fun at the annual Art in the Park with over 70 vendors, live music, Children's Craft Center, and lots of food
Sumter
Festival
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Apr
27
iFiveK
Run and tech networking event, post-race party with food, drinks, awards - benefits CODEcamp scholarships and other education related programming
Charleston
Sports
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Apr
28 - 30
SC Strawberry Festival
9 days of activities including Strawberry Pageant, golf tournament, "Strawberry Jam" music stage, rides, pancake breakfast, car show, recipe & eating contests
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Festival
00000012
Apr
28
SC Historic Preservation Conference
Speakers present educational sessions that cover a variety of preservation, history, and research topics - hosted by the SC Department of Archives and History
Columbia
Conference
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Apr
29
Greer Goes Global International Festival
Learn about more than 40 countries from representatives, native performances, arts and crafts, food vendors
Greenville
Greer
Festival
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Dates TBD
4 Legged 4K
4K walk/run for owners and their pet - benefits Homeward Bound Pet Rescue
Columbia
Sports
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Dates TBD
A Night to Celebrate Community
A spring soirée benefiting the statewide network of local First Steps nonprofits that directly serve young children, their families and communities
Columbia
Gala
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Dates TBD
Aiken Horse Show
Visit the show grounds, horses, classes and courses, silent auction, displays, vendors - benefits Hitchcock Woods
Aiken
Expo
00000017
Dates TBD
ArtFields
9-day event features 400+ Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
Florence
Lake City
Arts
00000018
Dates TBD
Artista Vista
3-day event with gallery crawl, live music, demonstrations, pop-up exhibits and galleries, visual art performances
Columbia
Arts
00000019
Dates TBD
Arts & Draughts
Live music, food, craft beer and art activities - hosted by the Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia
Misc
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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
00000021
Dates TBD
Bark to the Park Walk for the Animals
Variable length walk, ranging from .5-2 miles, with or without your dog, followed by After Pawty with music, vendors, contests - benefits Pawmetto Lifeline
Columbia
Irmo
Sports
00000022
Dates TBD
Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival
Celebrate the shrimping industry including boat parade, music, activities - benefits local charities
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
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Dates TBD
Blythewood DOKO Rodeo
IPRA sanctioned rodeo, live music, rides for kids, food vendors - benefits local organizations
Columbia
Blythewood
Sports
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Dates TBD
Butts & Boogie Festival
5-day event with carnival rides and games, live entertainment, bbq competition, fair food, petting zoo, spring market
Union
Festival
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Dates TBD
Celebration of Green
Events on various days including lecture, Plantasia Green Market, and garden tour - hosted by the Charleston Horticultural Society
Charleston
West Ashley
Expo
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Dates TBD
Charleston Jazz Festival
4-days of jazz performances by award-winning artists with events at multiple locations throughout downtown Charleston
Charleston
Concert
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Dates TBD
Charleston STEM Festival
Exhibitors providing hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment
Charleston
Ladson
Educational
00000028
Dates TBD
Clemson Literary Festival
Book fair, readings, visiting authors, round-table discussion, open mic
Clemson
Arts
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Dates TBD
Colleton County Rice Festival
2-day event includes live music, bicycle race, pageant, parade, crafts, cooking contest, fireworks, dog show
Walterboro
Festival
00000030
Dates TBD
Columbia Food and Wine Festival
5-day event at various locations with dinners, tasting featuring samples from local chefs and mixologists
Columbia
Culinary
00000031
Dates TBD
Columbia Open Studios
2-day event of self-guided tours of artists' studios in Richland and Lexington counties
Columbia
Various
Arts
00000032
Dates TBD
Come-See-Me Festival
10-day festival includes parades, frog jump, fireworks, food, road race, bbq cook-off, live music, and many kids' activities
Rock Hill
Festival
00000033
Dates TBD
Drive Thru Festa Italiana
Get authentic Italian food without leaving your car - hosted by Son and Daughters of Italy
Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000034
Dates TBD
Earth Day Aiken
An informative, festive celebration with kids zone, exhibits, food vendors, live entertainment
Aiken
Festival
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Dates TBD
Environmental Art and Music Festival
Art exhibits, live music, craftsmen, food trucks - in celebration of Union County's natural beauty and commitment to environmental stewardship
Union
Festival
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Dates TBD
Festival of Gardens
Visit private gardens in the University Hill neighborhood - a Columbia Green event
Columbia
Misc
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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
00000038
Dates TBD
Flowertown Festival
3-day event includes arts and crafts, Children's Jubilee, farmers market, food - supports Summerville Family YMCA
Charleston
Summerville
Festival
00000039
Dates TBD
Game & Garden Soiree
Cocktails, small plates from local chefs, silent auction, live music - benefits Congaree Land Trust's land conservation efforts
Columbia
Misc
00000040
Dates TBD
Healthy Kids Fun Fair
Fun learning about healthy eating, exercising, and healthy lifestyles, plus screenings and entertainment - hosted by Junior League of Columbia
Columbia
Educational
00000041
Dates TBD
Heritage Trail Pottery Tour & Sale
Edgefield County - 3 pottery studios, 10 artists/potters, demonstrations, refreshments, prizes - learn the history of SC pottery
Edgefield
Johnston
Arts
00000042
Dates TBD
Hub City Hog Fest
Teams compete in different types of bbq cooking plus live music - benefits Mobile Meals of Spartanburg
Spartanburg
Culinary
00000043
Dates TBD
Indian Land Fall Festival
A variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment for all ages
Lancaster
Indian Land
Festival
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Dates TBD
International Gullah Film Festival
16-day event over which a total of 29 films will be shown at sites in Georgetown and Andrews - hosted by the Gullah Geechee Chamber of Commerce
Georgetown
Various Locations
Arts
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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
00000046
Dates TBD
Kiawah Art and House Tour
Tour homes on Kiawah Island - benefits local children's art programs
Charleston
Kiawah Island
Misc
00000047
Dates TBD
Kid's Day of Lexington
Learn about health, safety and environmental awareness through booths, activities, live performances - benefits local children's charities
Columbia
Lexington
Expo
00000048
Dates TBD
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
00000049
Dates TBD
Landmark Conference
Tours, sessions, workshops, networking - open to public - hosted by SC Confederation of Local Historical Societies
Florence
Conference
00000050
Dates TBD
Live Release Flounder Tournament
Live release tournament for adults and youth - hosted by the Grand Strand Saltwater Anglers Association Fishing Club
Georgetown
Murrells Inlet
Sports
00000051
Dates TBD
Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Cajun and Creole food, Zydeco music, kids' activities and rides, entertainment
Charleston
James Island
Festival
00000052
Dates TBD
Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival
Parade, live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, health fair and more
Columbia
Hopkins
Festival
00000053
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
00000054
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
00000055
Dates TBD
Mullet Haul Trail Run
5K and 10K runs on the trails of Johns Island County Park
Charleston
Johns Island
Sports
00000056
Dates TBD
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
00000057
Dates TBD
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
Animation, shorts, documentaries, music videos, features
Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000058
Dates TBD
Natchez-Kusso Pow Wow
Cultural festival showcasing Native American dancers and craftsmen, as well as other activities - please bring your own chairs
Ridgeville
Historical
00000059
Dates TBD
Orangeburg Festival of Roses
2-day event includes arts & crafts, children's area and live entertainment among the blooming roses
Orangeburg
Festival
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Dates TBD
Pizza, Blues & Jazz Festival
Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy pizza, beer, wine and local art while listening to live blues and jazz bands - a City of Mauldin community event
Greenville
Mauldin
Festival
00000061
Dates TBD
Pork in the Park
Barbecue competition, kids' inflatables and activities, live music - benefits the Newberry County Relay for Life
Newberry
Festival
00000062
Dates TBD
Read-In
Schools across the state celebrate reading and libraries at the SC State House with a parade, reading in small groups + virtual option
Columbia
Educational
00000063
Dates TBD
Red, White and Blue Jean Ball
Wear your favorite pair of blue jeans and enjoy live entertainment, local food and drinks - benefits Palmetto Warrior Connection
Charleston
Misc
00000064
Dates TBD
Reedy Reels Film Festival
View a variety of independent films including shorts, documentaries, feature films, and student films, many by local film-markers
Greenville
Arts
00000065
Dates TBD
Reedy River Run
10K run, 5K run or walk through downtown Greenville
Greenville
Sports
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Dates TBD
Run United
Half marathon, 5K, kids' fun run - benefits the United Way of Aiken County
Aiken
Sports
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Dates TBD
SC African American Heritage Commission Conference
2-day event with reception on Wednesday followed by conference on Thursday
Columbia
Conference
00000068
Dates TBD
Shaw Air and Space Expo
See a variety of aircraft in the air plus many on display on the ground - Thunderbirds to perform - hearing protection is highly encouraged
Sumter
Expo
00000069
Dates TBD
Shrimp Feast
Enjoy shrimp cooked in a variety of ways plus barbeque, beer, wine, soft drinks - hosted by the Sumter County Museum
Sumter
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Shuckin' on the Shoals Festival
Oysters, BBQ, chili, live music, craft beer and wine - benefits the Saluda Shoals Foundation
Columbia
Irmo
Festival
00000071
Dates TBD
Socastee Heritage Festival
Live entertainment, vendors, kids' activities - hosted by the Socastee Heritage Foundation
Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000072
Dates TBD
Soiree on State
Live music, local artists, kids area, food vendors - hosted by the City of Cayce
Columbia
Cayce
Festival
00000073
Dates TBD
South Carolina Square & Round Dancers Convention
For all levels of dancers - several dances plus clinics, workshops and more
Columbia
West Columbia
Expo
00000074
Dates TBD
Southern Roots
BBQ bites to include a range of meats, seafood, veggies and fruit plus live music, libations - benefits IDefine's fight against Kleefstra Syndrome
Greenville
Travelers Rest
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Spartanburg Spring Fling
Four stages with live entertainment, Family Fun Zone, and a wide variety of food and market vendors
Spartanburg
Festival
00000076
Dates TBD
Spring Black Food Truck Festival
Regional food trucks, kid-friendly activities, local bands and musicians will be performing
Charleston
Ladson
Festival
00000077
Dates TBD
Spring Fair Food Drive-Through
Drive-through at the state fairgrounds and enjoy many of your favorite fair foods
Columbia
Culinary
00000078
Dates TBD
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
00000079
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
York
Misc
00000080
Dates TBD
St. Paul's Garden Club Tour
Enjoy beautiful private gardens located on charming rivers and lakes, an old country church, and the historic Ravenel Depot
Charleston
Meggett
Misc
00000081
Dates TBD
Starry Night Senior Prom
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar, music and dancing under the stars - benefits Leeza's Care Connection
Columbia
West Columbia
Misc
00000082
Dates TBD
Striped Bass Festival
2-day event with street dance, carnival rides, games, food vendors, parade, fishing tournament, boating events
Manning
Festival
00000083
Dates TBD
The Golden Gala
An elegant evening of cocktails, a gourmet culinary experience, theatrical productions, and a silent auction - benefits the Mauldin Cultural Center
Greenville
Mauldin
Gala
00000084
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
00000085
Dates TBD
Upstate Heart Walk
1 and 3 mile non-competitive walks - benefits the American Heart Association
Greenville
Sports
00000086
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
00000087
Dates TBD
Walk a Mile in Our Shoes
Walk a mile and help support Pathways to Healing's mission to end sexual violence and its effects
Columbia
Misc
00000088
Dates TBD
Walk for Autism-Charleston
Family friendly walk, with refreshments, live music, jump castles, silent auction - benefits autism development programs
Charleston
Sports
00000089
Dates TBD
Wheels for Meals Charity Ride
Bicycle event with five routes plus post-ride celebration and expo - benefits Meals on Wheels of Greenville
Greenville
Travelers Rest
Sports
00000090
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
00000091
Dates TBD
World Grits Festival
2-day event includes parade, carnival, grits grinding, 5K run, grit eating contest
St. George
Festival



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