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DATE EVENT CITY TYPE
Saturday
Sep

1
Chapin Labor Day Festival
3-day event includes parade, live music, vendors, food, classic car show, benefit 5K run/walk, children's carnival
Columbia
Chapin
Festival
Saturday
Sep

1
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
Greenville
Fair
Sunday
Sep

2
Chapin Labor Day Festival
3-day event includes parade, live music, vendors, food, classic car show, benefit 5K run/walk, children's carnival
Columbia
Chapin
Festival
Sunday
Sep

2
Southern 500 NASCAR Race
NASCAR's Cup Series teams earn their Darlington Stripes at the track "Too Tough To Tame"
Hartsville
Darlington
Sports
Sunday
Sep

2
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
Greenville
Fair
Monday
Sep

3
Chapin Labor Day Festival
3-day event includes parade, live music, vendors, food, classic car show, benefit 5K run/walk, children's carnival
Columbia
Chapin
Festival
Monday
Sep

3
Labor Day
State and federal holiday
Statewide
Holiday
Monday
Sep

3
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
Greenville
Fair
Tuesday
Sep

4
South Carolina Apple Festival
5-day event includes, golf tournament, parade, rodeo, contests, live entertainment, arts and craft show, quilt show, children's activities
Clemson
Westminster
Festival
Tuesday
Sep

4
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
Greenville
Fair
Wednesday
Sep

5
South Carolina Apple Festival
5-day event includes, golf tournament, parade, rodeo, contests, live entertainment, arts and craft show, quilt show, children's activities
Clemson
Westminster
Festival
Wednesday
Sep

5
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
Greenville
Fair
Thursday
Sep

6
South Carolina Apple Festival
5-day event includes, golf tournament, parade, rodeo, contests, live entertainment, arts and craft show, quilt show, children's activities
Clemson
Westminster
Festival
Thursday
Sep

6
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
Greenville
Fair
Friday
Sep

7
Aiken's Makin'
Handcrafted arts and crafts, food, live entertainment
Aiken
Festival
Friday
Sep

7
South Carolina Apple Festival
5-day event includes, golf tournament, parade, rodeo, contests, live entertainment, arts and craft show, quilt show, children's activities
Clemson
Westminster
Festival
Friday
Sep

7
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
Greenville
Fair
Saturday
Sep

8
Aiken's Makin'
Handcrafted arts and crafts, food, live entertainment
Aiken
Festival
Saturday
Sep

8
South Carolina Apple Festival
5-day event includes, golf tournament, parade, rodeo, contests, live entertainment, arts and craft show, quilt show, children's activities
Clemson
Westminster
Festival
Saturday
Sep

8
Southern Fried Chicken Challenge
Sample and vote on your favorite fried chicken cooked by local chefs and restaurants plus artisans, live music - benefits YesCarolina & MUSC Shawn Jenkins Hospital
Charleston
North Charleston
Culinary
Saturday
Sep

8
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
Greenville
Fair
Sunday
Sep

9
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
Greenville
Fair
Thursday
Sep

13
SpartOberfest
3-day event with German food, concerts, live entertainment, Christmas Market - benefits three non-profit organizations
Spartanburg
Festival
Friday
Sep

14
Anderson Greek Festival
3- day event includes live entertainment, playground, car show, and lots of Greek food - benefits local charities
Anderson
Festival
Friday
Sep

14
Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire
All ages will have fun visiting the Medieval/Renaissance Age
Greenville
Festival
Friday
Sep

14
SOS Fall Migration
10-day shag event includes block parties, live music, classes at various locations
Learn more about South Carolina's state dance, the shag
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Friday
Sep

14
SpartOberfest
3-day event with German food, concerts, live entertainment, Christmas Market - benefits three non-profit organizations
Spartanburg
Festival
Friday
Sep

14
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk
With pre and post-event party with live music, family-friendly activities, food - benefits the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation
Columbia
Sports
Saturday
Sep

15
Anderson Greek Festival
3- day event includes live entertainment, playground, car show, and lots of Greek food - benefits local charities
Anderson
Festival
Saturday
Sep

15
Aynor Harvest Hoe Down
Parade, games, food, arts and crafts, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Aynor
Festival
Saturday
Sep

15
Beach Sweep / River Sweep
South Carolinians clean beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes and swamps
Statewide
Miscellaneous
Saturday
Sep

15
Blessings: An Evening with René Marie
The Charleston Jazz Orchestra will join this two-time Grammy Award nominee
Charleston
Concert
Saturday
Sep

15
Charity Open Water Swim
Select from a 1.2 or 2.4 mile open water swim in Lake Jocassee - all proceeds for swim lesson scholarships for local at-risk youth
Clemson
Salem
Sports
Saturday
Sep

15
Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire
All ages will have fun visiting the Medieval/Renaissance Age
Greenville
Festival
Saturday
Sep

15
Indie Craft Parade
A celebration of all things handcrafted - hosted by The Makers Collective
Greenville
Arts
Saturday
Sep

15
McCormick Gold Rush Festival
Parade, live music, car show, rides, arts and crafts vendors, gold mining
McCormick
Festival
Saturday
Sep

15
SOS Fall Migration
10-day shag event includes block parties, live music, classes at various locations
Learn more about South Carolina's state dance, the shag
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Saturday
Sep

15
Salt Games
Beach games, races, contests, live entertainment - benefits Surf Dreams Foundation
Myrtle Beach
Sports
Saturday
Sep

15
SpartOberfest
3-day event with German food, concerts, live entertainment, Christmas Market - benefits three non-profit organizations
Spartanburg
Festival
Sunday
Sep

16
Anderson Greek Festival
3- day event includes live entertainment, playground, car show, and lots of Greek food - benefits local charities
Anderson
Festival
Sunday
Sep

16
Indie Craft Parade
A celebration of all things handcrafted - hosted by The Makers Collective
Greenville
Arts
Sunday
Sep

16
SOS Fall Migration
10-day shag event includes block parties, live music, classes at various locations
Learn more about South Carolina's state dance, the shag
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Sunday
Sep

16
Salt Games
Beach games, races, contests, live entertainment - benefits Surf Dreams Foundation
Myrtle Beach
Sports
Monday
Sep

17
SOS Fall Migration
10-day shag event includes block parties, live music, classes at various locations
Learn more about South Carolina's state dance, the shag
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Tuesday
Sep

18
SOS Fall Migration
10-day shag event includes block parties, live music, classes at various locations
Learn more about South Carolina's state dance, the shag
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Wednesday
Sep

19
SOS Fall Migration
10-day shag event includes block parties, live music, classes at various locations
Learn more about South Carolina's state dance, the shag
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Thursday
Sep

20
Euphoria
Food, wine, and music festival - benefits local charitable organizations
Greenville
Festival
Thursday
Sep

20
SOS Fall Migration
10-day shag event includes block parties, live music, classes at various locations
Learn more about South Carolina's state dance, the shag
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Friday
Sep

21
Euphoria
Food, wine, and music festival - benefits local charitable organizations
Greenville
Festival
Friday
Sep

21
Igniting Innovation Gala
Keynote speaker, dinner, entertainment - benefits the Future Entrepreneurs Foundation
Florence
Gala
Friday
Sep

21
Riverbanks ZOOfari
Live entertainment, enjoy cuisine and cocktails, behind-the-scenes view of the zoo - benefits Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Columbia
Miscellaneous
Friday
Sep

21
SOS Fall Migration
10-day shag event includes block parties, live music, classes at various locations
Learn more about South Carolina's state dance, the shag
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Friday
Sep

21
Sooie
2-day event includes bbq cook-offs, live music, kids zone - benefits the Mauldin Cultural Center
Greenville
Mauldin
Festival
Saturday
Sep

22
Autumnal Equinox
9:54 PM EDT - The sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal
Statewide
Holiday
Saturday
Sep

22
Euphoria
Food, wine, and music festival - benefits local charitable organizations
Greenville
Festival
Saturday
Sep

22
Komen Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - 5K run/walk or 1-mile walk
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports
Saturday
Sep

22
Lake Murray Dam Run
10K and 5K - benefits the St Andrews-Columbia Rotary Club
Columbia
Irmo
Sports
Saturday
Sep

22
MDA Muscle Walk
Benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association
Columbia
Irmo
Sports
Saturday
Sep

22
Revolutionary Run Half Marathon
Run will go through historic Camden, post-race food and drinks - benefits Historic Camden
Camden
Sports
Saturday
Sep

22
SOS Fall Migration
10-day shag event includes block parties, live music, classes at various locations
Learn more about South Carolina's state dance, the shag
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Saturday
Sep

22
Sooie
2-day event includes bbq cook-offs, live music, kids zone - benefits the Mauldin Cultural Center
Greenville
Mauldin
Festival
Saturday
Sep

22
Walk to End Hydrocephalus
Help raise money for hydrocephalus research, education, advocacy, and community support networks
Columbia
Northeast Columbia
Sports
Sunday
Sep

23
Euphoria
Food, wine, and music festival - benefits local charitable organizations
Greenville
Festival
Sunday
Sep

23
SOS Fall Migration
10-day shag event includes block parties, live music, classes at various locations
Learn more about South Carolina's state dance, the shag
Myrtle Beach
Festival
Tuesday
Sep

25
South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair
Exhibits, carnival and pony rides, livestock, music, displays
Clemson
Westminster
Fair
Wednesday
Sep

26
South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair
Exhibits, carnival and pony rides, livestock, music, displays
Clemson
Westminster
Fair
Thursday
Sep

27
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
Charleston
Festival
Thursday
Sep

27
South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair
Exhibits, carnival and pony rides, livestock, music, displays
Clemson
Westminster
Fair
Friday
Sep

28
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
Charleston
Festival
Friday
Sep

28
Raylrode Daze Festivul
3-day event includes parade, carnival rides, contests, street dances, gunfight show, pet show
Orangeburg
Branchville
Festival
Friday
Sep

28
South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair
Exhibits, carnival and pony rides, livestock, music, displays
Clemson
Westminster
Fair
Saturday
Sep

29
Irish Italian International Festival
Live music, arts, crafts, dance groups, restaurant competition, children's area, spaghetti eating competition
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
Saturday
Sep

29
Jam Room Music Festival
Come down to Main Street and enjoy two stages of live music, kid's zone, and cycling events
Columbia
Festival
Saturday
Sep

29
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
Charleston
Festival
Saturday
Sep

29
PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation SC Pow Wow
Dancing, drumming, story telling, flute music, games, crafts, door prizes, and food
Laurens
Gray Court
Historical
Saturday
Sep

29
Raylrode Daze Festivul
3-day event includes parade, carnival rides, contests, street dances, gunfight show, pet show
Orangeburg
Branchville
Festival
Saturday
Sep

29
Rosewood Art & Music Festival
Enjoy multiple stages of live entertainment, visual artists, fine crafters, performing arts, authors, poets and more
Columbia
Festival
Saturday
Sep

29
South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair
Exhibits, carnival and pony rides, livestock, music, displays
Clemson
Westminster
Fair
Sunday
Sep

30
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
Charleston
Festival
Sunday
Sep

30
Raylrode Daze Festivul
3-day event includes parade, carnival rides, contests, street dances, gunfight show, pet show
Orangeburg
Branchville
Festival
Sunday
Sep

30
Summerville Italian Feast
Authentic Italian cuisine and wines, entertainment, local artists celebrating Italian culture and heritage - benefits Dorchester District 2 Educational Foundation
Charleston
Summerville
Festival

Dates TBD
A Night in Hollywood
Live music, drinks, dancing, live and silent auctions - benefits Lowcountry Orphan Relief
 
Charleston
Gala

Dates TBD
Bark in the Park! Oktoberfest!
Bring you pooch to this costume-friendly event with pet exhibits, demonstrations, pet parade, German food and beer
 
Charleston
North Charleston
Festival

Dates TBD
Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival
2-day event includes wing competition, BBQ sampling, car show, live entertainment, arts and crafts, beer garden
 
Myrtle Beach
Festival

Dates TBD
Bluffton Boiled Peanut Festival
Boiled peanut cook-off with three categories, eating contest, pub crawl, live music, kids zone
 
Hilton Head
Bluffton
Culinary

Dates TBD
Cayce-West Columbia Jaycees Hall of Horrors
Venture through the halls horrors and try to escape the zombie apocalypse maze - benefits local charities
 
Columbia
Cayce
Holiday

Dates TBD
Charleston Scottish Games
4-day event includes, whiskey tasting, Tartan Ball, heavy athletics, dancing, music, children's activities, Kirkin o' the Tartan service
 
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival

Dates TBD
Coastal Uncorked
3-day festival includes events that highlight food, wine, spirits, arts and entertainment - benefits the Myrtle Beach Hospitality Association
 
Myrtle Beach
Culinary

Dates TBD
Coin Club Show
Buy, sell, and trade coins, tokens and paper money - hosted by the Stephen James Central Savannah River Area Coin Club
 
Aiken
Expo

Dates TBD
Columbia's Greek Festival
Live music, dances, church tours, and lots of Greek food
 
Columbia
Festival

Dates TBD
Dog Day Afternoon
The pools, shallow wading areas, and lazy rivers will only be open for dogs, no humans pass knee-deep in water - click link for important info
 
Charleston
North Charleston
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
Dog Day Afternoon
The pools, shallow wading areas, and lazy rivers will only be open for dogs, no humans pass knee-deep in water - click link for important info
 
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
DokoFest
Live Bluegrass music, free eye exams for those in need, vendor and food booths - bring your lawn chairs - hosted by the Blythewood Lion's Club
 
Columbia
Blythewood
Festival

Dates TBD
Due West Fall Festival
Family event with music, arts and crafts, BBQ, white elephant sale, horse show, inflatables
 
Abbeville
Due West
Festival

Dates TBD
Forrest Ray 5K
Run or walk - benefits the Sumter County Library
 
Sumter
Sports

Dates TBD
Gala for Hope
Enjoy a seated dinner, silent auction, live music, presentations - benefits Clothed in Hope
 
Columbia
Gala

Dates TBD
Golden Leaf Festival
Parade, kids' park, 5K run, contests, car show, live entertainment
 
Marion
Mullins
Festival

Dates TBD
Handbags for Hope
Featuring 100 unique purses in both silent and live auctions, heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks - benefits the SC Ovarian Cancer Foundation
 
Greenville
Fashion

Dates TBD
Hardeeville Catfish Festival
Assortment of amusement rides, parade, 5K run/walk, contests, fireworks, food, crafts and family entertainment
 
Hardeeville
Festival

Dates TBD
Haunted Hilltop Motel
Haunted motel, apartment building, trail, and restaurant building all destined to provide a great fright night. Come out and enjoy a great time with four attractions in one.
 
Great Falls
Holiday

Dates TBD
Haven's Fundraising Banquet
Catered meal and guest speaker - benefits Haven of Rest Ministries
 
Anderson
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
Jammin' for Genes
Barbeque and music lawn festival, bring a blanket or chair - benefits the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation
 
Greenwood
Festival

Dates TBD
Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture
Hands-on demonstrations from artists and craftsmen, live music, and vendors with African-influenced and traditional merchandise
 
Columbia
Festival

Dates TBD
Komen Race for the Cure
8K, 5K run or walk - raises funds and awareness of breast cancer, celebrates breast cancer survivors and honors those who have lost their battle with the disease
 
Greenville
Sports

Dates TBD
Okra Strut Festival
2-day event includes live bands, lots of food, amusement rides, bounce houses, an okra eating contest
 
Columbia
Irmo
Festival

Dates TBD
Open Arms 5K
Sanctioned 5K course through Conestee Park - benefits the Open Arms Foundation
 
Greenville
Sports

Dates TBD
Pinwheel Gala
Live music, silent auction, heavy hors d'oeuvres, open bar - cocktail attire - benefits Dorchester Children's Center
 
Charleston
Summerville
Gala

Dates TBD
Quilt Show
Demonstrations, mini-workshops, a boutique, and judging of exhibits
 
Rock Hill
Expo

Dates TBD
Ride the Tide
4-mile float down the Waccamaw River on any non-motorized flotation device plus post-float party - benefits Waccamaw Riverkeeper of Winyah Rivers Foundation
 
Georgetown
Pawleys Island
Sports

Dates TBD
Sippin' Safari
Wine sampling, restaurant vendors, silent auction and live music while enjoying a stroll through the zoo - benefits the Greenville Zoo Foundation
 
Greenville
Culinary

Dates TBD
South Carolina State Old Time Fiddling Championship
Senior and junior "old time fiddle" categories, senior and junior "open" categories as well as old-time string band, old-time banjo, and guitar categories
 
Clemson
Pickens
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
South Carolina Tobacco Festival
4-day event includes contests, BBQ cook-off, live entertainment, kids zone, yard sale, 5K, golf tournament
 
Florence
Lake City
Festival

Dates TBD
South Greenville Fair
Farm animal exhibit and shows, tractor parade and show, fair queen, flower and art show - hosted by 4-H and FFA
 
Greenville
Simsponville
Fair

Dates TBD
St John's Greek Festival
Enjoy Greek food, drinks, music, dancing plus a coffee shop, gift shop, vendor booths and children's activities - portion of proceeds benefits local charities
 
Myrtle Beach
Festival

Dates TBD
Sumter County Fair
Amusement rides and games, live entertainment, livestock, art show, flower show, exhibits
 
Sumter
Fair

Dates TBD
The Big Grab 43 Mile Yard Sale
43 miles of treasures in Blythewood, Ridgeway and Winnsboro - from dusk to dawn
 
Winnsboro
Plus Blythewood & Ridgeway
Miscellaneous

Dates TBD
Zugunruhefest
The Southeast's most comprehensive migration-focused birding festival with demonstrations, children's activities and more - benefits Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey
 
Charleston
Awendaw
Festival
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