August 2024: Things to Do in SC

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Our August 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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Aug
1 - 3
Senior League World Series Baseball
8-day baseball tournament for players ages 13-16 with teams from Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Australia, Canada, and USA
Clemson
Easley
Sports
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Aug
2 - 3
Little Mountain Reunion
5K road races, food and craft vendors, live music, cornhole tournament, classic cars, parade
Newberry
Little Mountain
Festival
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Aug
3
Flight of the Dove
Cycling event - choose from 4 distances of metric century (62 miles), 50 mile, 30 mile, 14 mile - benefits the Hospice of Laurens County
Laurens
Clinton
Sports
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Aug
3
803 Day 5K
5K run and walk with awards ceremony to follow - benefits Cola Rose Shower's mission to promote awareness of feminine care issues
Columbia
Forest Acres
Sports
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Aug
3
Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run
3.1 mile run with obstacles and CrossFit-style exercises - benefits the Lexington County Sheriff's Foundation
Columbia
Lexington
Sports
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Aug
3
Hot Summer's Night
5K run/walk evening road race and 1/4 non-competitive ice cream youth run
Columbia
Sports
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Aug
7
National Lighthouse Day
Recognizing the lights that guided countless sailors to safety
Coastal
Holiday
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Aug
8 - 11
SC New Play Festival
4-day event at various locations features a wide range of musicals, plays, town halls, and an outdoor variety stage
Greenville
Arts
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Aug
10
24 Hour Musical
Theater artists and volunteers to produce a full-scale, Broadway-style musical production - benefits a local charity
Anderson
Arts
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Aug
10
Half Rubber Tournament
3 and 4 person teams - a City of Isle of Palms event
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Sports
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Aug
16 - 17
Indie Craft Parade
A celebration of all things handcrafted with 100+ makers, craft stations, local food vendors - hosted by The Makers Collective
Greenville
Arts
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Aug
18 - 25
SC Black Pride Week
8-day event includes Cultural Arts & Wellness Festival, Unity Block Party, Family Fun Night, Job Fair and more
Columbia
Festival
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Aug
22 - 24
Freedom Festival International
Showcasing 65+ independent films by filmmakers from around the world - hosted by Carolina Film Network
Columbia
Arts
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Aug
23 - 24
Williamston Spring Water Festival
2-day event includes live music, kids' activities, amusement rides, arts and crafts, antique car show, vendors
Anderson
Williamston
Festival
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Aug
24
York Summerfest
Live music, food trucks, kids zone, car show, arts and crafts vendors
Rock Hill
York
Festival
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Aug
24
Main Street Latin Festival
Showcasing the Latin culture through food, art, dance and music in a fun, family-oriented environment
Columbia
Festival
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Aug
24
Race for The ARK
5K run/walk and 1 mile fun run, youth challenge, corporate challenge - benefits services for families dealing with Alzheimer's disease and related dementia
Charleston
Summerville
Sports
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Aug
24
Pinwheel Gala
Live entertainment, dinner, silent auction - cocktail attire - benefits Dorchester Children's Advocacy Center
Charleston
Summerville
Gala
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Aug
25
Greenville Jewish Film Festival SummerFest
SC film premier of "Call Me Dancer," master dance class workshop, reception - hosted by the Greenville Jewish Film Federation
Greenville
Arts
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Aug
29 - 31
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
Clemson
Easley
Fair
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Aug
30
Waves of Praise Gospel Fest
2-day event with lots of live music, vendors - bring your lawn chair
Myrtle Beach
Festival
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Aug
31
Olde South Timeline Ball
Period formal attire from 1700-1899 or modest modern formal-wear - formal dinner and dancing, bazaar, portion benefits Cavalry Home for Children
Spartanburg
Gala
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Dates TBD
Get Off The Grid Fest
3-day event about sustainable off-the-grid living with music and art performances, hands-on workshops, presentations and food and craft vendors
Spartanburg
Festival
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Dates TBD
Keep Newberry Beautiful Summer Fair
Amusement rides, games, food trucks, community booths, local artisans
Newberry
Prosperity
Fair
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Dates TBD
Solfest Rollfest
Sustainable and environmentally conscious music festival with two stages of live music, one of which is powered by bicycles plus beer and more
Columbia
Festival
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Dates TBD
Tailgate Trot
Tailgating party with gameday grub and school-themed spirits, games, auction, live music - 21+ only - benefits Hope Center for Children
Spartanburg
Misc
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Dates TBD
World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day
This music festival is a family-friendly event without alcohol or cursing on Columbia's Main Street
Columbia
Festival



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