March 2020: Things to Do in SC

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FUN Things to Do in South Carolina

Our March 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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Mar
1
Hilton Head Island Seafood Fest
7-day event showcases chefs, local seafood, live music - benefits five local charities
Hilton Head
Festival
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Mar
3
South Carolina Assistive Technology Expo
Exhibits, workshops, speakers - open to the public
Columbia
Expo
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Mar
4 - 8
Charleston Food + Wine Festival
5-day event includes demonstrations, classes, dinners, tastings, culinary traditions - raising funds for charities and scholarships
Charleston
Culinary
00000003
Mar
4 - 6
SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations Summit
Workshops, seminars, breakout sessions, networking and more about social issues that impact SC's nonprofit community and citizens
Columbia
Convention
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Mar
7
Myrtle Beach Marathon
Marathon, half marathon, 5K, and family fun run - benefiting local charities
Myrtle Beach
Sports
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Mar
7
Front Beach Fest
Family street festival with live beach music, food and craft vendors, children's activities
Charleston
Isle of Palms
Festival
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Mar
7
The Cinderella Project
Gathers donations of gently worn formal gowns, shoes and accessories for disadvantaged high school students - click link for donation and boutique details
Orangeburg
Fashion
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Mar
7
Run Hard Marathon
Marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay, 5K, kids marathon - benefit
Columbia
Sports
00000008
Mar
7
Party with PAALS - an UN-Gala
Food, entertainment, silent and live auctions, games, adult beverages, casual dress - 21+ only - benefits Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services
Columbia
Misc
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Mar
7
The Cinderella Project
Gathers donations of gently worn formal gowns, shoes and accessories for disadvantaged high school students - click link for donation and boutique details
Columbia
West Columbia
Fashion
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Mar
7
Dream Girls Conference
Speakers, workshops, entertainment, food, fun and more for middle and high school girls - hosted by by Youth Empowerment Services
Charleston
North Charleston
Conference
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Mar
9 - 15
Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival
7-day event includes tastings, dinners, wine judging, lectures, competitions - proceeds from the wine auction to John & Valerie Curry Educational Scholarship
Hilton Head
Culinary
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Mar
11 - 31
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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Mar
12 - 14
National Shag Dance Championships Finals
Several different skill levels, plus junior levels
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Misc
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Mar
12
Wine, Women & Shoes
Designer shopping, food and wine tastings, fashion show - benefits Florence Crittenton Programs of SC
Charleston
Fashion
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Mar
13 - 14
Cobblestone Quilters Guild Quilt Show
The Theme: A Celebration of Quilts - several categories, plus vendors and appraisals
Charleston
North Charleston
Arts
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Mar
13 - 14
Doko Film Fest
SC high school film makers, ages 15-18, present and explain their films to a live audience and receive reaction and comment on their work
Columbia
Blythewood
Arts
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Mar
14
St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival
Parade, street festival, children's area, live music and entertainment
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
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Mar
14
Aiken's Bacon & Brews
Live music, bacon-themed dishes, beer and wine - benefits Kiwanis School Programs
Aiken
Culinary
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Mar
14
ArtFest
Live performances, juried art exhibit, games, children's activities - hosted by Town of Mount Pleasant
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Arts
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Mar
14
Swamp Fox Adventure Race
Cover approximately 55-60 miles, with a finishing time between 10-12 hours, solo and teams will paddle, bike and run through the Francis Marion National Forest
Charleston
McClellanville
Sports
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Mar
14
Mia Alma Latina: Nestor Torres
Jazz flautist Nestor Torres will join the Charleston Jazz Orchestra for an evening comprised of the lively rhythms of Latin America
Charleston
Concert
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Mar
15
Hilton Head Island St. Patrick's Day Parade
Line Pope Ave to see floats, marching bands and groups, the US Marine Corps Band from Parris Island, pipe and drum bands, Shriners with their hilarious antics
Hilton Head
Holiday
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Mar
16 - 19
Tea Room & Gift Shop
Features Tomato Pie and She Crab Soup, as well as salads, sandwiches, and homemade desserts plus hand-crafted items - benefits St Paul's
Charleston
Summerville
Culinary
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Mar
17
St. Patrick's Day
With its beginnings as a religious feast day to honor the patron saint of Ireland, the day is now a world-wide celebration all things Irish
Statewide
Holiday
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Mar
19
Burning of the Socks
Celebrate the coming of spring, bring your winter socks to burn in the fire plus there will be food, drinks, live music - benefits SC Maritime Museum
Georgetown
Misc
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Mar
20 - 22
Quilt Festival
Will feature over 150 quilts, a judged exhibition by a nationally-certified judge - hosted by the Palmetto Quilt Guild
Hilton Head
Arts
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Mar
21
St. Pat's in Five Points
Get to the Green Race, parade, live music, shag area, children's carnival - a portion of money made during the festival goes to local organizations
Columbia
Festival
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Mar
21
Beaufort Twilight Run
10 mile run, 8K run, 13.1 challenge, 5K run/walk, 1 mile youth run, kids' fun run, after party with food trucks, live music - benefits Riverview Charter School
Beaufort
Sports
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Mar
21
Laps for Lancers
5K, 10K, 1-mile fun run, timed stroller division with pancake breakfast after the race - benefits the Educational Foundation of USC Lancaster
Lancaster
Sports
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Mar
21
The Cinderella Project
Gathers donations of gently worn formal gowns, shoes and accessories for disadvantaged high school students - click link for donation and boutique details
Greenville
Fashion
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Mar
21
The Cinderella Project
Gathers donations of gently worn formal gowns, shoes and accessories for disadvantaged high school students - click link for donation and boutique details
Charleston
West Ashely
Fashion
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Mar
21
Upstate SC National College Fair
Held at Furman University's Timmons Arena - hosted by National Association for College Admission Counseling
Greenville
Educational
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Mar
21
True to the Brew Trail 10K Run/Hike
Run, hike the 6.5 mile Peak to Prosperity Passage of the Palmetto Trail then enjoy post-race celebration - benefits Palmetto Conservation Foundation
Newberry
Pomaria
Sports
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Mar
23 - 27
Tea Room & Gift Shop
Features Tomato Pie and She Crab Soup, as well as salads, sandwiches, and homemade desserts plus hand-crafted items - benefits St Paul's
Charleston
Summerville
Culinary
00000035
Mar
26 - 28
Garden Club of Charleston House and Garden Tours
Visit historic homes and gardens featuring exquisite floral arrangements
Charleston
Historical
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Mar
27 - 28
Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire
All ages will have fun visiting the Medieval/Renaissance Age
Greenville
Festival
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Mar
27 - 29
Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic
Hunting, fishing, and outdoors show, over 300 exhibitors - benefits the Harry R.E. Hampton Memorial Wildlife Fund
Columbia
Expo
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Mar
28
Carolina Cup
Steeplechase horse racing, elaborate tailgate parties - benefits a local Kershaw County charity
Camden
Sports
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Mar
28
Pet Fest
Exhibits, demonstrations, live entertainment - don't forget your pup!
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
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Mar
29 - 31
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
Aiken Horse Show
Visit the show grounds, horses, classes and courses (competitions), silent auction, displays, vendors - benefits Hitchcock Woods
Aiken
Expo
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Dates TBD
Aiken Trials
Thoroughbred horse races at Aiken Training Track plus tailgating, first leg of Aiken's Triple Crown events - benefit
Aiken
Sports
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Dates TBD
Ancient Order Of Hibernians Ceili
Enjoy all things Irish - music, beer, food, dancing
Columbia
Misc
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Dates TBD
Battle for Broxton Bridge
Battle reenactments, history camp - Friday is Living History Day for school children
Bamberg
Ehrhardt
Historical
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Dates TBD
Catch the Leprechaun 5K Run/Walk
Plus post-race St Patrick's Day party with live music - benefits Racers for Pacers and HEART Artist Guild & Theatre Company
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Sports
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Dates TBD
Charleston Antiques Show
Exhibitors showcase a range of English, European, and American items from late 17th through 20th centuries
Charleston
Historical
00000047
Dates TBD
Charleston Fashion Week
Marion Square - 5-day event includes runway shows with nearly 100 designers plus many other events - benefit
Charleston
Fashion
00000048
Dates TBD
Charleston STEM Festival
Outdoor event with exhibitors providing hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment
Charleston
Educational
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Dates TBD
Charleston's St. Patrick's Day Parade
Parade begins the corner of Radcliffe and St Phillip Streets with the best viewing on King Street - hosted by the Charleston St Patrick's Day Parade Committee
Charleston
Holiday
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Dates TBD
ColaJazz Festival
Hear the sounds of Grammy-award winners, internationally known artists, and celebrated local talent plus gumbo and jambalaya
Columbia
Arts
00000051
Dates TBD
Doughnut Dash 5K
Run or walk the 5K and eat a dozen donuts at the half-way point - benefits Race 4 Achievement and the Charleston Jewish Community Center Without Walls
Charleston
West Ashley
Sports
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Dates TBD
Garden Open: Bulbapalooza
Enjoy thousands of spring-flowering bulbs on a self-guided walking tour at Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Florence
Lake City
Misc
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Dates TBD
Garden Open: Bulbapalooza
Enjoy thousands of spring-flowering bulbs on a self-guided walking tour at Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Florence
Lake City
Misc
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Dates TBD
Give Me Shelter Color 5K
5K walk or run route where participants will be sprayed with colored powder, followed by festival - benefits Callen-Lacey Center for Children
Moncks Corner
Sports
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Dates TBD
Healthy Kids Fun Fair
Features fun learning about healthy eating, exercising, and healthy lifestyles, plus screenings and entertainment - hosted by Junior League of Columbia
Columbia
Educational
00000056
Dates TBD
Henry Shelor Boy Scouts BBQ
2-day event with wing competition on Friday and SC Barbecue Association sanctioned and judged pork event on Saturday
Sumter
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Hilton Head Shamrock 5K Run and Walk
Post-race block party - portion of proceeds will benefit a local charity
Hilton Head
Sports
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Dates TBD
Hilton Head Wingfest
2-day event includes wings, live music, kids' activities - benefits Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Children's Scholarship Fund
Hilton Head
Festival
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Dates TBD
Hoedown
Enjoy a night of dinner, dancing, silent auction, raffles and much more - benefits Barnabas Horse Foundation
Myrtle Beach
Surfside Beach
Misc
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Dates TBD
Hunting Island Adventure Biathlon Race
6 mile paddle followed by a 4.5 mile run and post-race party with beer and chili - benefits the Sea Island Rotary Mobile Dental Clinic
Beaufort
Hunting Island
Sports
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Dates TBD
Indie Grits Festival
The Nickelodeon presents films from new media makers and pros plus workshops and education opportunities
Columbia
Festival
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Dates TBD
Jewels and Jeans
Live music, food, silent and live auctions - benefits Foundation for Educational Excellence
Hilton Head
Misc
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Dates TBD
Joe Davis Run for Recovery
10K, 5K, fun run - benefits Keystone alcohol and drug abuse organization
Rock Hill
Fort Mill
Sports
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Dates TBD
Joye in Aiken
8-day event with performances by Juilliard artists at various locations - benefits the Joye in Aiken Outreach Program
Aiken
Arts
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Dates TBD
Kemopalooza
Live music, food, silent auction - benefits Camp Kemo programs of Prisma Health Children's Hospital
Columbia
Misc
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Dates TBD
Kick-Off to St Pats in Five Points
Irish-themed entertainment plus children can help dye the fountain green and go on a scavenger hunt through Five Points
Columbia
Festival
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Dates TBD
Kidz Bash
Games, crafts, vendors, Easter egg hunts - hosted by Crowfield Plantation HOA
Charleston
Goose Creek
Festival
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Dates TBD
Lakefest
Music, amusement rides, arts and crafts, food, and art exhibits
Orangeburg
Santee
Festival
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Dates TBD
LoCo Craft Beer Jam
Live bands, wide range of craft beers, local cuisine, children's rides and local cuisine - raising money for community improvements
Columbia
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Meals on Wheels Connector Run
1 mile fun run, 5K or 10K - benefits Meals on Wheels of Anderson
Anderson
Sports
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Dates TBD
Native American Studies Week
Cherokee dances, arts and crafts, film screening, lectures on the role of drumming and powwow culture and etiquette - hosted by USC Lancaster
Lancaster
Historical
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Dates TBD
Oyster Roast
Oyster roast benefiting Mitchell's Light's support of first responding agencies
Anderson
Starr
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Palate Party
Food and wine pairings, open bar, live music, dance floor, dress is upscale casual - benefits Epworth Children's Home
Columbia
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Pipe-Major Sandy Jones Invitational
Grade 1-5 indoor bagpiping contest held annually at The Citadel Military College - proceeds for scholarships
Charleston
Arts
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Dates TBD
Quarry Crusher Run
Run approximately 3.72 miles at 475' below sea level at the Columbia Quarry - benefits Olympia Education Community Foundation
Columbia
Sports
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Dates TBD
Race & Roast
5K trail run (optional), all-you-can-eat oysters, chili, hot dogs, local beer, hay rides, kids' activities and more - benefits East Cooper Land Trust
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Culinary
00000077
Dates TBD
She Festival
Professional, amateur, and emerging female artists ages 13+ and share their talents including visual artists, poets, dancers, singers and more
Columbia
Arts
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Dates TBD
She Festival
Professional, amateur, and emerging female artists ages 13+ and share their talents including visual artists, poets, dancers, singers and more
Columbia
Arts
00000079
Dates TBD
Skirmish At Gamble's Hotel Civil War Reenactment
Reenactments, camps - see history come alive! - hosted by the 23rd SC Infantry reenactment group
Florence
Historical
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Dates TBD
South Carolina Cornbread Festival
Day of entertainment, food, carnival rides, bounce houses, corn hole tournament, cornbread cook off, cornbread eating contest - benefits two local charities
Columbia
Festival
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Dates TBD
South Carolina Federation of Museums Conference
Celebrate the impact that museums have made on SC and learn from fellow museum professionals
Columbia
Convention
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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
Rock Hill
York County
Festival
00000083
Dates TBD
Spa for Spays
Massage/relaxation service, food and drink, music, classes, silent auction and more - benefits Speak for Animals' mission to spay/neuter
Greenville
Misc
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Dates TBD
St Patricks Day On Main
Live Irish music, kids' play zone, and lots of food and beverages
Rock Hill
Holiday
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Dates TBD
St. Paddy's Day Dash & Bash
5K run or walk, kids fun run, after race party with live music, costume contest, games, bounce house - benefits Palmetto Children's Charity
Greenville
Sports
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Dates TBD
St. Patrick's Day Block Party
Parade, live music on three stages, local food vendors & trucks, art, kid's zone with inflatables
Charleston
North Charleston
Holiday
00000087
Dates TBD
Sumter Disabilities Benefit Gala
Food, wine, beer, silent auction - cocktail/black tie optional - benefits Sumter County Developmental Disabilities Foundation
Sumter
Gala
00000088
Dates TBD
Underexposed Film Festival yc
Celebrates the independent short film, and provides filmmakers with an intimate forum where their voices can be heard
Rock Hill
Arts
00000089
Dates TBD
Upstate Regional Drill Competition
The Upstate's top JROTC Drill Competition
Anderson
Misc



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