April 2024: Things to Do in SC

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Our April 2024 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 - 14
The Charleston Festival
Formerly Festival of Houses and Gardens - tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation
Charleston
Historical
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Apr
4 - 7
Tartan Day South Celtic Festival
4-day event includes music, dance, athletic competitions, pipe bands and demonstrations - benefiting the River Alliance
Columbia
Various Locations
Festival
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Apr
5 - 7
Flowertown Festival
3-day event includes arts and crafts, Children's Jubilee, farmers market, food - supports Summerville Family YMCA
Charleston
Summerville
Festival
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Apr
5 - 6
Tours of Historic Plantations & Homes
Visit churches and privately owned plantations, gardens and town houses - hosted by Prince George Winyah Church Women
Georgetown
Historical
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Apr
5
Kiawah Art and House Tour
Tour homes on Kiawah Island - benefits local children's art programs
Charleston
Kiawah Island
Misc
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Apr
6 - 7
Columbia International Festival
2-day event includes performances, demonstrations, food, exhibits, artifacts from various cultures and countries
Columbia
Festival
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Apr
6 - 7
Spring Fling
2-day equine show plus classes, vendors, silent auctions - hosted by the SC Upstate Equine Council
Clemson
Pendleton
Sports
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Apr
6
iMAGINE Upstate Festival
STEAM-centered experiences for students of all ages including drones, battling robots, race cars, 3d printing, hovercrafts and more
Greenville
Educational
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Apr
6
Cooper River Bridge Run
10K run/walk, wheelchair division, kids' run, finish festival
Charleston
Sports
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Apr
6
Curing Kids Cancer Fire Truck Pull
Teams of 10 (or 12 if all female or all under 18) will see who can pull a fire truck the fastest - benefits Prisma Health Children's Hospital Midlands
Columbia
Misc
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Apr
11 - 20
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
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Apr
11
Senior Prom - Neon Nights
All generations invited to enjoy hors d'oeuvres, drinks, music and dancing - benefits Leeza's Care Connection
Columbia
Misc
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Apr
12 - 14
World Grits Festival
3-day event includes parade, carnival, grits grinding, 5K run, grit eating contest, "Rolling in Grits" contest
St. George
Festival
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Apr
12 - 13
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
12
Battle on the Bricks
30 boxers, male and female, square off in three-round matches - hosted by Charleston Boxing Foundation - benefits three local charities
Charleston
Sports
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Apr
12
Arts & Draughts
Live music, food vendors, craft beer, scavenger hunts and art activities - hosted by the Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia
Arts
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Apr
12 - 13
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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Apr
13
Lowcountry Cajun Festival
Cajun and Creole food, Zydeco music, kids' activities and rides, entertainment
Charleston
James Island
Festival
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Apr
13
Shag Festival
Live beach music by the Catalinas, food, drinks - hosted by the Rotary Club of Georgetown
Georgetown
Festival
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Apr
13
Bark to the Park
1.7 mile walk, with or without your dog, followed by After-Pawty with music, vendors, contests - benefits Pawmetto Lifeline
Columbia
Irmo
Sports
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Apr
13
Mac Arnold Blues Festival
Legendary Blues and R&B artist Mac Arnold hosts his annual Cornbread and Collard Greens Blues Festival, plus food, family fun, vendors
Greenville
Fountain Inn
Festival
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Apr
13
Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk
Benefits Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Greenville
Sports
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Apr
14
Charleston Country Music Festival
Local, regional, and national country music acts on two stages, plus food, vendors, and family fun - benefits three local charities
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
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Apr
15
Monday After the Masters
Celebrity Pro-Am charity golf tournament hosted by Hootie & The Blowfish - benefits children's educational programs and the SC junior golf program
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Sports
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Apr
18 - 21
Charleston Race Week
International sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races
Charleston
Sports
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Apr
18
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
18 - 29
SOS Spring Safari
12-day shag event with live music, shagging classes and parade - at various locations
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
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Apr
18 - 21
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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Apr
19 - 20
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
19
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
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Apr
19 - 21
Artista Vista
3-day event with gallery crawl, live music, demonstrations, pop-up exhibits and galleries, visual art performances
Columbia
Arts
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Apr
19 - 20
Blythewood Spring Championship Rodeo
IPRA sanctioned rodeo, live music, rides for kids, food vendors - benefits local organizations
Columbia
Blythewood
Sports
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Apr
19 - 20
Natchez-Kusso Pow Wow
Cultural festival showcasing Native American dancers and craftsmen, as well as other activities - please bring your own chairs
Ridgeville
Historical
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Apr
20
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
20
Walk MS
1-mile and 3-mile routes, Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them
Columbia
Sports
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Apr
20 - 21
Charleston Air Show
See the USAF Thunderbirds, Wings of Blue parachute team, C-17 East Coast demo team, over 30 static aircraft on display and more - at Joint Base Charleston
Charleston
North Charleston
Expo
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Apr
20
Mauldin Blues & Jazz Festival
Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy food trucks, beer, and wine while listening to live blues and jazz bands - a City of Mauldin community event
Greenville
Mauldin
Festival
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Apr
20
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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Apr
20
Reedy River Run
10K or 5K runthrough downtown Greenville
Greenville
Sports
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Apr
20
South Carolina Chili Cook-Off Championship
Chili tastings, live entertainment - benefits four local, nonprofit organizations
Anderson
Belton
Culinary
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Apr
20
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
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Apr
20
Earth Day Aiken
An informative, festive celebration with kids zone, exhibits, food vendors, live entertainment
Aiken
Festival
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Apr
20
Art in the Park
Enjoy a day of "free" fun at the annual Art in the Park with over 100 vendors, live entertainment and music, Children's Craft Center, and lots of food
Sumter
Festival
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Apr
20
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
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Apr
20
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
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Apr
20
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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Apr
20
Environmental Art and Music Festival
Art exhibits, live music, children's activities, craftsmen, food trucks - in celebration of Union County's natural beauty and commitment to environmental stewardship
Union
Festival
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Apr
20
We Are Sharing Hope SC Race for Life
10K run or 5K run/walk - benefits Sharing Hope SC's mission to increase awareness for organ and tissue donation
Charleston
Folly Beach
Sports
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Apr
20
Cocky Trot
5K finishing at the 50-yard line of Williams-Brice Stadium + fun run/walk option, post-race refreshments - hosted by USC Athletics
Columbia
Sports
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Apr
21
Upstate Heart Walk
1 and 3 mile non-competitive walks, expo - benefits the American Heart Association
Greenville
Sports
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Apr
21
Aiken Augusta Bridal Show
Connect with leading wedding professionals, plus live model fashion show with the newest gowns by Tiffanie Bleu Bridal Boutique & Simons Formal Wear menswear
Aiken
Expo
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Apr
22 - 28
Charleston Cocktail Week
7-day festival around Charleston where participating venues will be featuring signature cocktails
Charleston
Culinary
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Apr
23 - 27
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival
5-day film festival with inimation, shorts, documentaries, music videos, features
Myrtle Beach
Festival
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Apr
24 - 28
Columbia Food and Wine Festival
5-day event at various locations with dinners, tasting featuring samples from local chefs and mixologists
Columbia
Various Locations
Culinary
00000054
Apr
26 - 27
Pickens Azalea Festival
2-day event includes music, classic car cruise-in, arts and crafts, 5K, amusement rides
Clemson
Pickens
Festival
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Apr
26 - 27
Colleton County Rice Festival
2-day event includes live music, bicycle race, pageant, parade, crafts, cooking contest, fireworks, dog show
Walterboro
Festival
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Apr
26 - 30
ArtFields
9-day event features hundreds of Southeastern artists, live music, food, and tons of warm hospitality
Florence
Lake City
Arts
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Apr
26 - 28
Black Food Truck Festival
Regional food trucks, kid-friendly activities, local bands and musicians will be performing
Charleston
Ladson
Festival
00000058
Apr
26 - 28
Spartanburg Spring Fling
3-days including cycling race, four stages with live entertainment, Family Fun Zone, and food and market vendors
Spartanburg
Festival
00000059
Apr
26
Hope Ball
Elegant black tie dinner with wine, cocktails, live music and dancing - benefits the Neighborhood Cancer Connection
Greenville
Gala
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Apr
26 - 27
South Carolina Square & Round Dancers Convention
For all levels of dancers - several dances plus clinics, workshops and more
Rock HIll
Expo
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Apr
26
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
27
Plantasia
Children's garden and activities, garden vendors, food trucks, yard sale - hosted by the Charleston Horticultural Society
Charleston
West Ashley
Expo
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Apr
27
Dancing with the Carolina Stars
Ballroom dance competition that pairs leaders from the community with professional dancers, plus dinner and drinks - benefits Senior Action
Greenville
Misc
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Apr
27
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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Apr
27
Socastee Heritage Festival
Live entertainment, vendors, kids' activities - hosted by the Socastee Heritage Foundation
Myrtle Beach
Socastee
Festival
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Apr
27
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
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Apr
27
Mutt Strut
Two mile run or walk with our without your dog plus music, vendors, refreshments and treats for all - benefits Greenville Humane Society
Greenville
Sports
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Apr
27
Run United
Half marathon, 5K, kids' fun run - benefits the United Way of Aiken County
Aiken
Sports
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Apr
27
Lower Richland Sweet Potato Festival
Parade, live music, carnival rides, arts and crafts, health fair and more
Columbia
Hopkins
Festival
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Apr
27
Bocce Tournament
Bocce tournament, team and individual registration available, lunch - bring a chair and watch - hosted by Italian American Club of Hilton Head Island
Hilton Head
Sports
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Apr
28
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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Apr
28
Taste of the Upstate
Local chefs' competition and tastings, silent auction, live music - benefits Loaves And Fishes
Greenville
Culinary
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Apr
28
Irmo International Festival
Family fun with international foods, live musical entertainment, dancers, vendors and booths, art exhibits, kids' activities
Columbia
Irmo
Festival
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Apr
29
Columbia
Conference
00000075
Dates TBD
Animals, Art & Automobiles
Car show, silent auction, vendors, food trucks, adorable dogs and more - benefits Hallie Hill Animal Sanctuary
Charleston
Misc
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Dates TBD
Charleston Honey Bee Expo
Learn about bees and celebrate local bee keepers - honey tastings, live music, presentations, children's activities
Charleston
Expo
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Dates TBD
Festival of Gardens
Visit private gardens in the Hampton Ridge neighborhood - a Columbia Green event
Columbia
Misc
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Dates TBD
Heritage Trail Pottery Tour & Sale
Edgefield County - 5 pottery studios, 10 artists/potters, demonstrations, refreshments, prizes - learn the history of SC pottery
Edgefield
Johnston
Arts
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Dates TBD
Historic Aiken Scavenger Hunt
Enjoy a fun-filled day while learning everything Aiken has to offer from its history + mystery to popular destinations - open to individuals and teams
Aiken
Misc
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Dates TBD
Jenkins Orphanage Blue Crab Festival
Live music, food trucks, beer and wine, art and retail vendors, kids area - feel free to bring chairs and blankets - benefits Jenkins Orphanage
Charleston
North Charleston
Culinary
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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
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Dates TBD
Read-In
Schools across the state celebrate reading and libraries at the SC State House with a parade, reading in small groups
Columbia
Educational
00000083
Dates TBD
SC Cornbread Festival
Cornbread cook-off, live entertainment, food trucks, children's play area, cornbread eating contest, vendors, Little Miss Muffin pageant
Columbia
Festival
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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
00000085
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
Spring Fair Food Drive-Through
Drive-through at the state fairgrounds and enjoy many of your favorite fair foods - Friday and Saturday movie night, bring chairs, blankets
Columbia
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Stone Soup Storytelling Festival
2-day event of intimate gatherings of new voices and featured storytellers where all ages are welcome plus virtual option
Spartanburg
Woodruff
Festival
00000088
Dates TBD
Striped Bass Festival
2-day event with live music, carnival rides, games, food vendors, parade
Manning
Festival



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