March 2020: Things to Do in SC

South Carolina SC Festivals, Events March SC Events

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
Battle for Broxton Bridge
Battle reenactments, history camp - Friday is Living History Day for school children
Bamberg
Ehrhardt
Historical
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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
00000003
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
00000004
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
5 - 8
Charleston Antiques Show
Exhibitors showcase a range of English, European, and American items from late 17th through 20th centuries
Charleston
Expo
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Mar
6
An Evening of Song
Featuring the vocals of Danielle Knox and Jon Grier on the piano performing several recent and new songs and arrangements - hosted by Carolina Music Museum
Greenville
Concert
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Mar
6 - 13
Joye in Aiken
8-day event with performances by Juilliard artists at various locations - benefits the Joye in Aiken Outreach Program
Aiken
Arts
00000008
Mar
6 - 8
Disney's Madagascar, A Musical Adventure Jr
Showtime Theatre Company presents the Elementary Players in this production filled with outlandish characters, adventure galore and an upbeat score
Rock Hill
York
Arts
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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
Upstate Regional Drill Competition
The Upstate's top JROTC Drill Competition
Anderson
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
Orangeburg
Fashion
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Mar
7
Run Hard Marathon
Marathon, half-marathon, marathon relay, 5K, kids marathon - benefit
Columbia
Sports
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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 - 8
Skirmish At Gamble's Hotel Civil War Reenactment
Reenactments, camps, barn dance - see history come alive! - hosted by the 23rd SC Infantry reenactment group
Florence
Historical
00000016
Mar
7
Shuckin' on the Shoals Festival
5K run, live music, craft beer, food trucks, oyster roast - benefits the Saluda Shoals Foundation
Columbia
Irmo
Festival
00000017
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
00000018
Mar
7
Charleston STEM Festival
Indoor/uutdoor event with exhibitors providing hands-on activities, live performances, interactive demonstrations, and family-oriented STEM entertainment
Charleston
Ladson
Educational
00000019
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
7
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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Mar
7
Jewels and Jeans
Live music, food, silent and live auctions - benefits Foundation for Educational Excellence
Hilton Head
Misc
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Mar
8
Columbia City of Women Honoree Celebration
Celebrate women from the past and the present who made Columbia a better place - hosted by WREN and Historic Columbia
Columbia
Misc
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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 - 13
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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Mar
11 - 31
Festival of Houses and Gardens
Tour private houses and gardens of historic residences - presented by the Historic Charleston Foundation - CANCELED
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
Justin Varnes Jazz Quartet
The Justin Varnes Quartet features a modern twist on classic jazz tunes - hosted by the Carolina Music Museum
Greenville
Concert
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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
12
Power of the Purse
Live and silent purse auction - benefits Camp iRock of the United Way of Anderson County
Anderson
Misc
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Mar
12
Spa for Spays
Spa service, food and drink, boutique, silent auction - benefits Speak for Animals' mission to spay/neuter
Greenville
Misc
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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
13 - 14
The Earth Has Music
Folk musicians, opera singers, poets, and dancers touch on climate and environmental faced in SC - presented by Glow Lyric Theatre
Greenville
Arts
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Mar
13 - 14
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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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
00000036
Mar
14
Hunting Island Adventure Biathlon Race
6 mile paddle followed by a 4.5 mile run and post-race party with beer and chili
Beaufort
Hunting Island
Sports
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Mar
14
Upstate Heart Ball
Silent and live auctions, dinner, dancing, live music - benefits the American Heart Association - CANCELED
Greenville
Misc
00000038
Mar
14
Aiken Trials
Thoroughbred horse races at Aiken Training Track plus tailgating and family area with activities for kids - first leg of Aiken's Triple Crown events
Aiken
Sports
00000039
Mar
14
Quarry Crusher Run
Run approximately 3.72 miles at 475' below sea level at the Columbia Quarry - benefits Happy Wheels - CANCELED
Columbia
Sports
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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
Healthy Kids Fun Fair
Fun learning about healthy eating, exercising, and healthy lifestyles, plus screenings and entertainment - hosted by Junior League of Columbia - POSTPONED
Columbia
Educational
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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
Youth Symposium
Educational event with guest speakers for youth ages 12 to 18 on the theme of "Elevating Our Youth: Civically, Socially, and Physically
Charleston
Moncks Corner
Educational
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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
Hilton Head Shamrock 5K Run and Walk
Post-race block party with refreshments, pizza, music, and door prizes - portion of proceeds will benefit a local charity
Hilton Head
Sports
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Mar
14
St. Paddy's Day Dash & Bash
5K run or walk, kids fun run, after race party with live music and family fun - benefits local children's charities - CANCELED
Greenville
Sports
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Mar
14
St. Patrick's Day Block Party
Parade, live music on three stages, local food vendors & trucks, art, kid's zone with inflatables - CANCELED
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
00000048
Mar
14
Shuck-A-Rama
Live music, fresh oysters, chicken bog, cash bar, silent auction - benefits Brain Injury Association of SC
Charleston
Culinary
00000049
Mar
14 - 15
Low Country Pow Wow and Cultural Festival
Experience traditions of Native American Indians with drummers, dancers, story-telling, demonstrations, native and contemporary foods and more
Hardeeville
Historical
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Mar
14
St Patricks Day On Main
Live Irish music, kids' play zone, and lots of food and beverages
Rock Hill
Holiday
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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 - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Hilton Head
Holiday
00000052
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 - TAKE-OUT ONLY
Charleston
Summerville
Culinary
00000053
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
00000054
Mar
17
Charleston's St. Patrick's Day Parade
Parade begins the corner of Radcliffe and St Phillip Streets with the best viewing on King Street - CANCELED
Charleston
Holiday
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Mar
19
Bluegrass, Bidding & BBQ
Live music, barbecue, specialty drinks and an assortment of silent auction items - benefits Historic Columbia - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Columbia
Culinary
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Mar
20 - 21
Garden Open: Bulbapalooza
Enjoy thousands of spring-flowering bulbs on a self-guided walking tour at Moore Farms Botanical Garden - CANCELED
Florence
Lake City
Misc
00000057
Mar
20 - 22
Quilt Festival
Will feature over 150 quilts, a judged exhibition by a nationally-certified judge - hosted by the Palmetto Quilt Guild - CANCELED
Hilton Head
Arts
00000058
Mar
20 - 26
Native American Studies Week
Art and craft festival, film screening, interactive painting demonstration, storytelling, lecture and more - hosted by USC Lancaster - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Lancaster
Historical
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Mar
21
Pipe-Major Sandy Jones Invitational
Grade 1-5 indoor bagpiping contest held annually at The Citadel Military College - proceeds for scholarships - CANCELED
Charleston
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 - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
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 - CANCELED
Beaufort
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 details - CANCELED
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 details - CANCELED
Charleston
West Ashely
Fashion
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Mar
21
Pet Fest
Exhibits, demonstrations, live entertainment, pet contests, dog parade - don't forget your pup! - CANCELED
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
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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 - CANCELED
Greenville
Educational
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Mar
22
When Sousa Came To Town
A John Philip Sousa concert by the Greenville Textile Heritage Band and Spartanburg Community Band - CANCELED
Spartanburg
Concert
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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 - TAKE-OUT ONLY
Charleston
Summerville
Culinary
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Mar
25 - 28
Underexposed Film Festival yc
Celebrates the independent short film, and provides filmmakers with an intimate forum where their voices can be heard - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Rock Hill
Arts
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Mar
26 - 28
Garden Club of Charleston House and Garden Tours
Visit historic homes and gardens featuring exquisite floral arrangements - POSTPONED, DATE TBD
Charleston
Historical
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Mar
27 - 28
Henry Shelor Sumter County Boy Scouts BBQ Cookoff
2-day event with wing competition on Friday and SC Barbecue Association sanctioned and judged pork event on Saturday - CANCELED
Sumter
Culinary
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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 - CANCELED
Columbia
Expo
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Mar
28
Plantasia
Shop an array of unusual plants plus traditional favorites - Friday night ticketed preview party - hosted by the Charleston Horticultural Society - CANCELED
Charleston
West Ashley
Expo
00000073
Mar
28
Carolina Cup
Steeplechase horse racing, elaborate tailgate parties - benefits a local Kershaw County charity - CANCELED
Camden
Sports
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Mar
28 - 31
Indie Grits Festival
The Nickelodeon presents films from new media makers and pros plus workshops and education opportunities - LIVESTREAM
Columbia
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! - CANCELED
Sumter
Festival



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