March 2023: Things to Do in SC

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Our March 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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Mar
1 - 5
Charleston Wine + Food Festival
5-day event includes demonstrations, classes, dinners, tastings, culinary traditions - raising funds for charities and scholarships
Charleston
Various Locations
Culinary
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Mar
2
A Night for the Children Gala
Seated dinner, live music, dancing, live and silent auctions - black-tie optional - benefits Carolina Youth Development Center
Charleston
Gala
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Mar
4
Myrtle Beach Marathon
Marathon, half marathon, 5K, and family fun run, post-race celebrations - benefits local charities
Myrtle Beach
Sports
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Mar
4
Upstate Regional Drill Competition
The Upstate's top JROTC Drill Competition
Anderson
Misc
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Mar
11 - 12
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
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
18
Hilton Head Wingfest
Event includes wings, live music, kids' activities - benefits Hilton Head Island Recreation Association Children's Scholarship Fund
Hilton Head
Festival
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Mar
19 - 26
Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival
8-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
23 - 31
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
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Mar
23
Fulfilling Needs Creating Hope Gala
Live music, drinks, dancing, live and silent auctions - black-tie optional - 21+ event - benefits Lowcountry Orphan Relief
Charleston
Gala
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Mar
30 - 31
Tartan Day South
4-day event includes music, dance, athletic competitions, pipe bands and demonstrations - benefiting the River Alliance
Columbia
Various Locations
Festival
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Dates TBD
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
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Dates TBD
Aiken's Bacon & Brews
Live music, bacon-themed dishes, beer and wine - benefits Kiwanis School Programs
Aiken
Culinary
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Dates TBD
ArtFest
Live performances, juried art exhibit, games, children's activities - hosted by Town of Mount Pleasant
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Arts
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
Black Expo Charleston
2-day event with Taste of Black Charleston on Friday and expo with seminars, workshops, live entertainment, youth activities, vendors on Saturday
Charleston
North Charleston
Expo
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Dates TBD
Bo's Roast and Chili Cook Off
All you can eat oysters, chili tasting, live bands, kids' activities - benefits Islands Against Cancer and Sara's Cure
Charleston
James Island
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Cars on Kiawah
Classic to current automobiles, test drives, vendors - benefits Barrier Islands Free Medical Center
Charleston
Kiawah Island
Misc
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Dates TBD
Charleston's St. Patrick's Day Parade
Parade begins the corner of Radcliffe and King 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
Clemson Literary Festival
Book fair, readings, visiting authors, round-table discussion, open mic
Clemson
Arts
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Dates TBD
Cobblestone Quilters Guild Quilt Show
The Theme: Southern Hospitality - several categories, plus vendors and appraisals
Charleston
North Charleston
Arts
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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
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Dates TBD
DOKO Rib Fest Cookoff
2-day event includes cook-offs, live music, other food trucks, vendors, 5K - hosted by the Blythewood Chamber of Commerce
Columbia
Blythewood
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Doko Film Fest
High school age film makers, from the across the USA and beyond
Columbia
Arts
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
Garden Club of Charleston House and Garden Tours
Visit historic homes and gardens featuring exquisite floral arrangements
Charleston
Historical
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Dates TBD
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 and tasting on Saturday
Sumter
Culinary
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Dates TBD
Hilton Head Island St. Patrick's Day Parade
2-day event with boat parade and Irish concert on Saturday followed on Sunday with parade down Pope Avenue
Hilton Head
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Hilton Head Shamrock 5K Run and Walk
5K on a flat and fast course - portion of proceeds will benefit The Rotary Club of Hilton Head/Sunset
Hilton Head
Sports
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Dates TBD
Hippie Dash 5K
Don your best 70s attire to run or walk the 3.1 miles - dogs welcomed - benefits Palmetto Goodwill
Charleston
James Island
Sports
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Dates TBD
Irish Fest Camden Main Event
Live Celtic music, Irish dancing, bagpipes and drums, Kids Zone, vendors, food trucks, Irish whiskey tasting
Camden
Festival
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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
Kidz Bash
Activities, games, vendors, music - hosted by Crowfield Plantation HOA
Charleston
Goose Creek
Festival
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Dates TBD
Light the Fight 5K GLOW Run/Walk
Walkers, runners, and strollers are all welcomed - benefits Lighthouse for Life, a non-profit organization that is fighting against sex trafficking
Columbia
Sports
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Dates TBD
National Shag Dance Championships Finals
Several different skill levels, plus junior levels
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Misc
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Dates TBD
Old Town St Patrick's Day Festival
Live Irish music, kids' play zone, and lots of food and beverages
Rock Hill
Festival
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Dates TBD
Palmetto Park Jam
Outdoor event with live music, food trucks, craft vendors - attendees are encouraged to bring chairs, blankets, tables
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Concert
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Dates TBD
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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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
Plantation Tours of Prince George Winyah Parish
Visit churches and privately owned plantations, gardens and town houses Learn more about South Carolina plantations
Georgetown
Historical
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Dates TBD
Power of the Purse
Silent purse auction - benefits Camp iRock of the United Way of Anderson County
Anderson
Misc
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations Summit
Workshops, seminars, breakout sessions, networking and more about social issues that impact SC's nonprofit community and citizens
Spartanburg
Convention
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Dates TBD
SC BBQ Shag Festival
3-day event includes BBQ cook-off, shag dance contest, live entertainment, amusement rides, car show, fireworks
Hemingway
Festival
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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
St. Pat's in Five Points
Get to the Green Race, parade, live music, children's carnival a portion of money made during the festival goes to local organizations
Columbia
Festival
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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
Festival
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
Taste of Lake Murray
Enjoy cuisine made by local chefs, live music, vote for your favorite chefs - event raises funds for the Lake Murray July 4th Fireworks Show
Columbia
Culinary
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Dates TBD
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
Anderson
Fashion
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
Tinis & Tapas
Live music, movie themed cocktails, tapas style food, auction - benefits Hope Center for Children
Spartanburg
Gala
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Dates TBD
True to the Brew Trail 10K Run/Hike
Run, hike the 6.5 mile Peak to Prosperity Passage of the Palmetto Trail + virtual option - benefits Palmetto Conservation Foundation
Newberry
Pomaria
Sports
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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
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Dates TBD
Waccamaw Sportsmen's Expo
Focusing on the outdoor lifestyle, vendors, bass fishing tournament, live music, demonstrations
Myrtle Beach
Conway
Expo
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Dates TBD
Winter Bluegrass Jubilee
Jam sessions, performances, workshops - supports the Pickens High School Bluegrass classes and the Young Appalachian Musicians Program
Clemson
Pickens
Festival
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Dates TBD
YCI 5K & Fun Run
5K and 1-mile fun run - benefits Youth Commission International
Anderson
Sports



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