September 2018: Things to Do in SC

South Carolina SC Festivals, Events September SC Events

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FUN Things to Do in South Carolina

Our September 2018 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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Sep
1 - 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
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Sep
1 - 9
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
Greenville
Easley
Fair
00000002
Sep
1 - 2
Lowcountry Jazz Festival
Enjoy live performances by acclaimed jazz artists - benefits Closing The Gap in Health Care
Charleston
Festival
00000003
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
00000004
Sep
3
Labor Day
State and federal holiday
Statewide
Holiday
00000005
Sep
3
Essential Tremor Charity Golf Classic
Four-person scramble with gifts for the golfers, contests, prizes, plus food and drinks - benefits the Diann Shaddox Foundation for Essential Tremor
Aiken
Sports
00000006
Sep
4 - 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
00000007
Sep
6
WildMayhem Golf Tournament
Golf tournament, auction and raffle - hosted by The Honor Project to benefit Happy Wheels and the SC Autism Society
Columbia
Blythewood
Sports
00000008
Sep
6 - 16
Greater Pee Dee State Fair & Expo
Rides, live entertainment, attractions and carnival games for all ages and lots of fair foods
Florence
Fair
00000009
Sep
7
Sippin' Safari
Wine and hors d'oeuvre pairings and live music - benefits the Greenville Zoo Foundation
Greenville
Culinary
00000010
Sep
7 - 8
Aiken's Makin'
Handcrafted arts and crafts, food, live entertainment
Aiken
Festival
00000011
Sep
7 - 8
The Big Grab Yard Sale
50 miles of treasures in Blythewood, Ridgeway and Winnsboro - from dusk to dawn
Winnsboro
Plus Blythewood & Ridgeway
Misc
00000012
Sep
7
A Night for New Beginnings Gala
Live music, drinks, dancing, live and silent auctions - benefits Lowcountry Orphan Relief
Charleston
Gala
00000013
Sep
7 - 8
Martha's Market
2-day vendor market - hosted by Union United Methodist Church - benefits Lexington 5 Snack Pack Program
Columbia
Irmo
Misc
00000014
Sep
8
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
00000015
Sep
8
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
Georgetown
Pawleys Island
Sports
00000016
Sep
8
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
Misc
00000017
Sep
8
Southern Fried Chicken Challenge
Sample and vote on your favorite fried chicken plus artisans, live music - benefits Charleston Animal Society, YesCarolina, CCSD, MUSC Shawn Jenkins Hospital
Charleston
North Charleston
Culinary
00000018
Sep
8
Black Ink: The Charleston African American Book Festival
Event features author exhibits, featured author sessions, and entertainment - hosted by the Charleston County Public Library
Charleston
Educational
00000019
Sep
8
Hispanic Heritage Festival
Food and artistic presentations from various Latin American countries - benefits AHAM Hispanic nonprofit organization
Greenville
Festival
00000020
Sep
8
PEP Annual Gala
Three-course dinner, cash bar, dancing, auctions - semi-formal event - benefits PEP's programs for adults with intellectual disabilities
Hilton Head
Gala
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Sep
9
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
Misc
00000022
Sep
11
Run For Our Troops
5K run/walk - USA Track & Field Certified course - benefits military veterans and first responders that with physical and emotional injuries
Columbia
West Columbia
Sports
00000023
Sep
13 - 15
South Carolina Tobacco Festival
CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE - 3-day event includes contests, BBQ cook-off, live entertainment, kids zone, yard sale, 5K, golf tournament
Florence
Lake City
Festival
00000024
Sep
13 - 15
SpartOberfest
3-day event with German food, concerts, live entertainment, Christmas Market - benefits three non-profit organizations
Spartanburg
Festival
00000025
Sep
14 - 16
Anderson Greek Festival
3- day event includes live entertainment, playground, car show, and lots of Greek food - benefits local charities
Anderson
Festival
00000026
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
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Sep
14 - 15
Enchanted Chalice Renaissance Faire
All ages will have fun visiting the Medieval/Renaissance Age
Greenville
Festival
00000028
Sep
14 - 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
00000029
Sep
14 - 15
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
00000030
Sep
14
Bridles & Birdies
Relay race with obstacles plus horse jumping, bar, appetizers with dancing after relay - benefits The First Tee of Aiken
Aiken
Misc
00000031
Sep
15
Aynor Harvest Hoe Down
Parade, games, food, arts and crafts, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Aynor
Festival
00000032
Sep
15
McCormick Gold Rush Festival
Parade, live music, car show, rides, arts and crafts vendors, gold mining
McCormick
Festival
00000033
Sep
15
Beach Sweep / River Sweep
South Carolinians clean beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes and swamps
Statewide
Misc
00000034
Sep
15
Forrest Ray 5K
Run or walk - benefits the Sumter County Library
Sumter
Sports
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Sep
15
Italian Heritage Festival
Celebration of Italian culture includes great food and live entertainment plus grape stomping contest and pizza eating contest
Hilton Head
Festival
00000036
Sep
15 - 16
Salt Games
Beach games, races, contests, live entertainment - benefits Surf Dreams Foundation
Myrtle Beach
Sports
00000037
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
00000038
Sep
15
Holistic Wellness Fair
Spreading awareness of holistic wellness practitioners and services in the local community
Aiken
Expo
00000039
Sep
15
Clover Auto Show and Fall Festival
Over 40 classes of cars, kids' games, inflatables, food vendors, live music - benefits the Clover Jaycees
Rock Hill
Clover
Festival
00000040
Sep
15 - 16
Indie Craft Parade
A celebration of all things handcrafted - hosted by The Makers Collective
Greenville
Arts
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Sep
15
Blessings: An Evening with René Marie
The Charleston Jazz Orchestra will join this two-time Grammy Award nominee - RESCHEDULED TO 10/20/18
Charleston
Concert
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Sep
18
Limestone College Music Faculty Recital
Six faculty members will showcase their talents outside of the classroom for the music community
Gaffney
Concert
00000043
Sep
20 - 23
Euphoria
Food, wine, and music festival - benefits local charitable organizations
Greenville
Festival
00000044
Sep
20
Good Business Summit
Spotlighting ideas and workable solutions for building your company with profit and purpose - hosted by and benefits Lowcountry Local First
Charleston
Conference
00000045
Sep
20 - 23
Columbia's Greek Festival
4-day event with live music, dances, church tours, and lots of Greek food
Columbia
Festival
00000046
Sep
20
Come Meet Your Army on Fort Jackson
Take a tour, attend a BCT graduation, eat lunch in a dining facility, visit the BCT Museum, and see where and how the living quarters are for those in training
Columbia
Misc
00000047
Sep
21
Igniting Innovation Gala
Keynote speaker, dinner, entertainment - benefits the Future Entrepreneurs Foundation
Florence
Gala
00000048
Sep
21 - 22
Quilt Show
Demonstrations, mini-workshops, a boutique, and judging of exhibits
Rock Hill
Expo
00000049
Sep
21
Art in the Garden
Enjoy an evening of food, beverages, and music from a Chicago tribute band - benefits Mission Lexington
Columbia
Lexington
Misc
00000050
Sep
21 - 22
Sooie
2-day event includes bbq cook-offs, live music, kids zone - benefits the Mauldin Cultural Center
Greenville
Mauldin
Festival
00000051
Sep
21
Riverbanks ZOOfari
Live entertainment, enjoy cuisine and cocktails, behind-the-scenes view of the zoo - benefits Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Columbia
Misc
00000052
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
00000053
Sep
22
MDA Muscle Walk
Benefits the Muscular Dystrophy Association
Columbia
Irmo
Sports
00000054
Sep
22
Golden Leaf Festival
Parade, kids' park, 5K run, contests, car show, live entertainment
Marion
Mullins
Festival
00000055
Sep
22
Walk to End Hydrocephalus
Help raise money for hydrocephalus research, education, advocacy, and community support networks
Columbia
Northeast Columbia
Sports
00000056
Sep
22
Komen Race for the Cure
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation - 5K run/walk or 1-mile walk
Charleston
North Charleston
Sports
00000057
Sep
22
Read-A-Palooza
A celebration of literacy with food, fun, book swaps and more
Columbia
Educational
00000058
Sep
22
Teal Day 5K
Run or walk 5K - benefits the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Central South Carolina
Columbia
Sports
00000059
Sep
22
Open Arms 5K
Sanctioned 5K course through Conestee Park - benefits the Open Arms Foundation
Greenville
Sports
00000060
Sep
22
Lake Murray Dam Run
10K and 5K - benefits the St Andrews-Columbia Rotary Club
Columbia
Irmo
Sports
00000061
Sep
22
Transformation Walk & 5K Run
5K run or walk - benefits United Ministries' programs
Greenville
Sports
00000062
Sep
22
Art in the Park
Enjoy a day of free fun at the 12th annual Art in the Park with over 100 vendors, live music and lots of food plus meet Pete the Cat
Sumter
Festival
00000063
Sep
22
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
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Sep
22
Jam for the Soul
Live bands plus dance troop performances - bring lawn chairs, blankets - benefits Food for the Soul
Camden
Concert
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Sep
22
Revolutionary Run Half Marathon
Run will go through historic Camden, post-race food and drinks - benefits Historic Camden
Camden
Sports
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Sep
23
Beyond the Notes Jazz Concert
Jazz concert hosted by Reggie Sullivan - benefits SC Jazz Foundation and collect of goods for local homeless and women's shelters
Columbia
Concert
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Sep
25 - 30
Sumter County Fair
Amusement rides and games, live entertainment, livestock, art show, flower show, exhibits
Sumter
Fair
00000068
Sep
25
Upstate Regional Summit
Community leaders from across the Upstate to gather to 'think regionally' while learning more about and discussing some of the key issues facing the region
Greenville
Conference
00000069
Sep
25 - 29
South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair
Exhibits, carnival and pony rides, livestock, music, displays
Clemson
Westminster
Fair
00000070
Sep
27 - 30
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
Charleston
Festival
00000071
Sep
27 - 30
Spartanburg Greek Festival
Shopping bazaar, live music, traditional dancers, children's play area, church tours, and lots of Greek food
Spartanburg
Festival
00000072
Sep
28 - 30
Raylrode Daze Festivul
3-day event includes parade, carnival rides, contests, street dances, gunfight show, pet show
Orangeburg
Branchville
Festival
00000073
Sep
28
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
00000074
Sep
28 - 29
Okra Strut Festival
2-day event includes live bands, lots of food, amusement rides, bounce houses, an okra eating contest
Columbia
Irmo
Festival
00000075
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
00000076
Sep
29
Dancing with the Carolina Stars
Ballroom dance competition that pairs leaders from the community with professional dancers, plus dinner and drinks - benefits Senior Action
Greenville
Misc
00000077
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
00000078
Sep
29
Lowcountry Shrimp Boil
Dine-in or carry-out classic shrimp boil plus coleslaw, dessert, iced tea, wine and beer- benefits the Timrod Literary and Library Association
Charleston
Summerville
Culinary
00000079
Sep
29
Jammin' for Genes
Barbeque and music lawn festival, bring a blanket or chair - benefits the Greenwood Genetic Center Foundation
Greenwood
Festival
00000080
Sep
29
90th Season Celebration
An evening featuring Maurice Ravel's Bolero and George Gershwin's An American in Paris - a Spartanburg Philharmonic performance
Spartanburg
Concert
00000081
Sep
29
Due West Fall Festival
Family event with music, arts and crafts, BBQ, white elephant sale, horse show, inflatables
Abbeville
Due West
Festival
00000082
Sep
29
Komen Race for the Cure
8K, 5K run or walk - raises funds and awareness of breast cancer, celebrates survivors and honors those who have lost their battle
Greenville
Sports
00000083
Sep
29
Unijams Music Fest
The hottest festival in the Upstate featuring an all-star lineup of today's Hip Hop and Reggaeton billboard chart topping artists plus Grammy Award artist Yandel will be headlining
Greenville
Concert
00000084
Sep
29
Rosewood Art & Music Festival
Enjoy multiple stages of live entertainment, visual artists, fine crafters, performing arts, authors, poets and more
Columbia
Festival
00000085
Sep
29
Archaeological Society of SC Fall Field Day
Gathering of archaeologists, prehistoric and historic skills demonstrators, story tellers, and others present
Columbia
Cayce
Historical
00000086
Sep
29
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
00000087
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
00000088
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



                       
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