March 2024: Things to Do in SC

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Our March 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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Mar
1 - 9
Joye in Aiken
9-day event with performances by Juilliard artists at various locations - benefits the Joye in Aiken Outreach Program
Aiken
Arts
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Mar
2
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
2
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
2
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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Mar
2
Irish Fest Camden
Live Celtic music, Irish dancing, bagpipes and drums, Kids Zone, vendors, food trucks, Irish whiskey tasting
Camden
Festival
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Mar
2
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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Mar
6 - 10
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
7 - 9
National Shag Dance Championships Finals
Several different skill levels, plus junior levels
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Misc
00000008
Mar
7
Power of the Purse
A whimsical evening of bubbly & delights in a garden filled with wonder - benefits United Way of Anderson County's literacy initiatives
Anderson
Arts
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Mar
8 - 9
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
Expo
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Mar
8 - 9
USC Jazz Festival
2-days with performances by regional high school and middle school jazz students plus concerts with featured special guest
Columbia
Concert
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Mar
8 - 10
Carolina Classic Home and Garden Show
The show will be fun for the whole family with mini-golf, biergarten and beer tastings, food trucks, live music and local vendors
Columbia
Expo
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Mar
9
St. Patrick's Day Block Party
Parade, live music, local food vendors & trucks, art, kid's zone with inflatables
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival
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Mar
9 - 10
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
9
Cottontown Art Crawl
Visit with local artists and listen to live music while strolling the historic Cottontown neighborhood
Columbia
Arts
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Mar
9
March for Meals 5K & 1-Mile Senior Walk
5K certified course - benefits Meals on Wheels and other senior nutrition programs at Senior Resources
Columbia
Sports
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Mar
13 - 15
Clemson Literary Festival
Book fair, readings, visiting authors, round-table discussion, open mic
Clemson
Arts
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Mar
14 - 31
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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Mar
15 - 16
Cobblestone Quilters Guild Quilt Show
Judging in several categories, plus vendors, appraisals and guest speaker
Charleston
North Charleston
Arts
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Mar
16 - 17
Hilton Head Island IrishFest and Parade
2-day event with Irish concert on Saturday followed on Sunday with parade down Pope Avenue
Hilton Head
Holiday
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Mar
16
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
16
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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Mar
16
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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Mar
16
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
16
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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Mar
16
Hilton Head Shamrock 5K Run and Walk
Run or walk 5K on a flat and fast course - participants encouraged to wear St Patty color - portion of proceeds will benefit a local charity
Hilton Head
Sports
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Mar
16
Fulfilling Needs Creating Hope Gala
Live music, drinks, dancing, live and silent auctions - black-tie optional - 21+ event - benefits Lowcountry Orphan Relief
Charleston
North Charleston
Gala
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Mar
16
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
16 - 17
Spring Arts and Crafts Show
Crafters and vendors with unique items, food trucks - silent auction to benefit local charity - hosted by the Midlands Crafters Association
Columbia
West Columbia
Misc
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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
21 - 23
Landmark Conference
Sessions, workshops, networking - open to public - hosted by SC Confederation of Local Historical Societies
Orangeburg
Conference
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Mar
21 - 23
Garden Club of Charleston House and Garden Tours
Visit historic homes and gardens featuring exquisite floral arrangements
Charleston
Historical
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Mar
21
Game & Garden Soiree
Cocktails, small plates from local chefs, silent auction, live music - benefits Congaree Land Trust's land conservation efforts
Columbia
Misc
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Mar
21
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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Mar
21
A Night to Celebrate Community
A spring soirée benefiting the statewide network of local First Steps nonprofits that directly serve young children, their families and communities
Columbia
Gala
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Mar
21 - 23
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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Mar
21 - 24
Art Blossoms
4-day event featuring flowers and art with special events, classes, demonstrations, and more - benefits the Columbia Museum of Art
Columbia
Arts
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Mar
21
Happy Campers Oyster Roast
Steamed oysters, chicken bog, wine, and beer, live music, and bid on a collection of auction items - benefits Camp Cole
Columbia
Eastover
Culinary
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Mar
22 - 24
Reedy Reels Film Festival
View a variety of independent films including shorts, documentaries, feature films, and student films, many by local film-markers
Greenville
Arts
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Mar
22 - 23
Waccamaw Sportmen's Expo
2-day event with DockDogs, music, game and fish cooking demonstrations, reptile program, wildlife rehabilitation session, kid's fishing derby
Myrtle Beach
Conway
Expo
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Mar
22 - 23
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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Mar
22 - 24
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
22 - 24
Quilt Festival
Will feature over 125 quilts, a judged exhibition, vendors - hosted by the Palmetto Quilt Guild
Hilton Head
Arts
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Mar
23
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
23 - 24
Columbia Open Studios
2-day event of self-guided tours of artists' studios in Richland and Lexington counties
Columbia
Various
Arts
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Mar
23
Soiree on State
Artists, kid's area with bounce courses, face painting and a balloon artist, food vendors, variety of musicians - hosted by the City of Cayce
Columbia
Cayce
Festival
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Mar
23
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
23
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
23
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
23
Aiken Spring Steeplechase
The Imperial Cup is the featured race, lavish tailgates are the tradition - second leg of Aiken's Triple Crown events
Aiken
Sports
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Mar
23
True to the Brew Trail 10K Run/Hike
Run, hike the 6.5 mile Peak to Prosperity Passage of the Palmetto Trail, post-race celebration + virtual option - benefits Palmetto Conservation Foundation
Newberry
Pomaria
Sports
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Mar
23
Gravel Road 10K
Most of the run is on the gravel road, finishing on trail - to raise funds for Harbison State Foresst
Columbia
Sports
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Mar
24 - 30
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
00000053
Mar
29 - 30
Charleston Bluegrass Festival
Live bluegrass music, plush camping options, local food and craft vendors, and outdoor activities
Charleston
Ridgeville
Festival
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Mar
29 - 30
Sumter SwanCon
Comic arts festival with items related to comic books, comic strips, animation, gaming, and popular culture
Sumter
Misc
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Mar
29 - 31
Aiken Horse Show
Visit the show grounds, horses, classes and courses, silent auction, displays, vendors - benefits Hitchcock Woods
Aiken
Expo
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Mar
30
Carolina Cup
Steeplechase horse racing, elaborate tailgate parties - benefits a local Kershaw County charity
Camden
Sports
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Mar
30
SC Historical Association Conference
Scholars from across the state, nation, and world present their historical findings - all interested in history are welcome to attend, including general public
Florence
Conference
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Mar
30
Black Authors Lab and Book Festival
Story telling, poetry, spoken word, jazz, books for sale, meet and greet with the authors and a writer's workshop
Bennettsville
Arts
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Mar
30
Paces & Polo
Polo match with six 7-minute chukkers - third leg of Aiken's Triple Crown events
Aiken
Sports
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Mar
31
Easter
Always the first Sunday following the full moon after the vernal equinox
Statewide
Holiday



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