September 2020: 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 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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Sep
4 - 6
Flowertown Festival
3-day event includes arts and crafts, Children's Jubilee, farmers market, food - supports Summerville Family YMCA
Charleston
Summerville
Festival
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Sep
5
Reedy River Run
10K run, 5K run or walk, youth mile run, children's fun run, post-race party
Greenville
Sports
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Sep
5
Kentucky Derby Viewing Party & Silent Auction
Don your best Derby attire for great food, mint juleps, and the race on big screens - benefits The First Tee of the Upstate
Greenville
Greer
Misc
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Sep
5 - 6
Lowcountry Jazz Festival
Enjoy live performances by acclaimed jazz artists - benefits Closing The Gap in Health Care
Charleston
Festival
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Sep
6
Southern 500 NASCAR Race
NASCAR's Cup Series teams earn their Darlington Stripes at the track "Too Tough To Tame"
Hartsville
Darlington
Sports
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Sep
7
Labor Day
State and federal holiday
Statewide
Holiday
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Sep
8 - 12
South Carolina Apple Festival
5-day event includes, golf tournament, parade, rodeo, contests, live entertainment, arts and craft show, quilt show, car show, children's activities
Clemson
Westminster
Festival
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Sep
10 - 12
SpartOberfest
3-day event with German food, concerts, live entertainment, Christmas Market - benefits three non-profit organizations
Spartanburg
Festival
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Sep
11 - 12
Aiken's Makin'
Handcrafted arts and crafts, food, live entertainment
Aiken
Festival
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Sep
11 - 12
St Anne International Festival
Cuisines from over 15 cultures, kids' games, live entertainment, silent auction, vendors - hosted by St Anne Catholic
Rock Hill
Festival
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Sep
12
Olde South Ball
Civil War era - formal dinner and dancing in period attire, bazaar, silent auction benefits Cavalry Home for Children
Spartanburg
Gala
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Sep
12
iMAGINE Upstate Festival
STEAM-centered experiences for students of all ages including drones, battling robots, race cars, 3d printing, hovercrafts and more
Greenville
Educational
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Sep
12
Socastee Heritage Festival
Live entertainment, vendors, inflatables and kids' activities - hosted by the Socastee Heritage Foundation
Myrtle Beach
Festival
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Sep
12
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
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Sep
12
Groovin' High: A Tribute to Dizzy Gillespie
Jon Faddis will join the Charleston Jazz Orchestra to pay tribute and celebrate jazz great Dizzy Gillespie
Charlesston
Concert
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Sep
13
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
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Sep
17 - 20
Euphoria
Food, wine, and music festival - benefits local charitable organizations
Greenville
Festival
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Sep
17 - 19
South Carolina Tobacco Festival
3-day event includes contests, live entertainment, kids zone, food vendors, Friday night Beach Blast
Florence
Lake City
Festival
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Sep
17 - 26
SOS Fall Migration
10-day shag event includes block parties, live music, classes at various locations
Myrtle Beach
Festival
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Sep
18
Putting for Parkinson's
Golf tournament, dinner, auction - raising awareness and funds to research Parkinson's Disease
Charleston
N Charleston
Sports
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Sep
18 - 19
Quilt Show
Demonstrations, mini-workshops, a boutique, and judging of exhibits
Rock Hill
York
Expo
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Sep
18 - 20
Indie Craft Parade
A celebration of all things handcrafted - hosted by The Makers Collective
Greenville
Arts
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Sep
19
Beach Sweep / River Sweep
South Carolinians clean beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes and swamps
Statewide
Misc
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Sep
19
Ground Zero Dragon Boat Festival
Teams of 20 paddlers and one drummer race plus entertainment, food, vendors, family fun zone - benefits Ground Zero
Myrtle Beach
Sports
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Sep
19
Crowfieldfest
Family fun with car and motorcycle show, jump castle, kids' activities, local emergency services booths
Charleston
Goose Creek
Festival
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Sep
19
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
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Sep
19
Art in the Park
Enjoy a day of "free" fun at the 14th annual Art in the Park with over 100 vendors, live music, Children's Craft Center, and lots of food
Sumter
Festival
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Sep
22
Autumnal Equinox
9:31 AM EDT - The sun shines directly on the equator and the length of day and night is nearly equal
Statewide
Holiday
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Sep
22 - 26
South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair
Exhibits, carnival and pony rides, livestock, music, displays
Clemson
Westminster
Fair
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Sep
25 - 27
Aiken Horse Show
Visit the show grounds, horses, classes and courses (competitions), silent auction, displays, vendors - benefits Hitchcock Woods
Aiken
Expo
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Sep
25
Hope Ball
Elegant black tie dinner with wine, cocktails, live music and dancing - benefits the Cancer Society of Greenville County
Greenville
Gala
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Sep
25 - 26
Sooie
2-day event includes bbq cook-offs, live music, kids zone - benefits the Mauldin Cultural Center
Greenville
Mauldin
Festival
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Sep
25
Soar Gala
Live music, drinks, dancing, live and silent auctions - black-tie optional - 21+ event - benefits Lowcountry Orphan Relief
Charleston
Gala
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Sep
25
Riverbanks ZOOfari
Live entertainment, enjoy cuisine and cocktails, behind-the-scenes view of the zoo - benefits Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Columbia
Misc
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Sep
25
South Carolina Historic Preservation Conference
Wide range of topics on SC history, historic properties, and current preservation issues
Columbia
Conference
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Sep
26
Kinetic Derby Day
Parade of kinetic sculptures (human-powered, handmade floats), adult and child soapbox derby racing, food trucks - hosted by City of West Columbia
Columbia
West Columbia
Educational
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Sep
26
Charleston Beer Garden
Craft brews, live music, home brewers, beer games - benefits Palmetto Community Care
Charleston
Mount Pleasant
Festival
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Sep
26
Lowcountry Splash
6 mile or 2.4 mile open-water swim in the Wando River and Charleston Harbor - benefits LAPS provides water safety and swimming instruction to K-2 children
Charleston
Sports
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Sep
26
Spartanburg Soaring!
Professional kite flyers, live music, food trucks, art market, kids encouraged to bring their own kites or get one at the festival
Spartanburg
Festival
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Sep
26
Walk to End Hydrocephalus
Help raise money for hydrocephalus research, education, advocacy, and community support networks
Columbia
Northeast Columbia
Sports
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Sep
26
Komen Mountains to Midlands More Than Pink Walk
Raises funds and awareness of breast cancer, celebrates survivors and honors those who have lost their battle
Greenville
Sports
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Sep
26
Wild Side
Food, drinks, live music, auctions, guest speaker - benefits the South Carolina Environmental Law Project
Georgetown
Misc
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Sep
27 - 30
Veterans Golf Classic
2-person teams with at least one team member being active-duty or veteran
Myrtle Beach
Sports
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Sep
27
Wheels for Meals Charity Ride
Bicycle event with five routes plus post-ride celebration and expo - benefits Meals on Wheels of Greenville
Greenville
Travelers Rest
Sports
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Sep
28 - 30
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally
Motorcycle event along the Grand Strand - cruises, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Sports
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
Bicycle Across South Carolina
Select 3-day or 2-day ride along The Palmetto Trail, camp in state parks - benefits Palmetto Conservation Foundation
Midlands to Coast
Sports
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Dates TBD
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
00000048
Dates TBD
Cocktails & Cockabooses
Tailgate at two Cockabooses for the University of South Carolina versus the University of Alabama football game - benefits Curing Kids Cancer
Columbia
Sports
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Dates TBD
Color Me For Life
5K color run, 1 mile color walk - benefits Palmetto Women's Center
Rock Hill
Sports
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Dates TBD
Columbia's Greek Festival
4-day event with live music, dances, church tours, and lots of Greek food
Columbia
Festival
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Dates TBD
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
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Dates TBD
Due West Fall Festival
Family event with music, arts and crafts, vintage cars, white elephant sale, yard sale, inflatables
Abbeville
Due West
Festival
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Dates TBD
Fear Farm
Over 8000 square feet of terror with five attractions and escape room
Gaffney
Blacksburg
Holiday
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Dates TBD
Golden Leaf Festival
Parade, kids' park, 5K run, contests, car show, live entertainment
Marion
Mullins
Festival
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Dates TBD
Hispanic Heritage Festival
Food and artistic presentations from various Latin American countries - benefits AHAM Hispanic nonprofit organization
Greenville
Festival
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Dates TBD
Irish Italian International Festival
Live music, arts, crafts, dance groups, restaurant competition, children's area, spaghetti eating competition
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
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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
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Dates TBD
Lake Murray Dam Run
10K and 5K - benefits the St Andrews-Columbia Rotary Club
Columbia
Irmo
Sports
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Dates TBD
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
Charleston
Festival
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Dates TBD
Martha's Market
2-day vendor market - hosted by Union United Methodist Church - benefits Lexington 5 Foundation Snack Pack Program and Wallace Family Life Center
Columbia
Irmo
Misc
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Dates TBD
McCormick Gold Rush Festival
Parade, live music, car show, rides, arts and crafts vendors, gold mining
McCormick
Festival
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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
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Dates TBD
PAIA Lower Eastern Cherokee Nation SC Pow Wow
Dancing, drumming, story telling, flute music, games, crafts, door prizes, and food
Laurens
Gray Court
Historical
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Dates TBD
Palmetto Peanut Boil
Teams battle for the championship trophy plus live music, other food, kids entertainment - benefits the Animal Mission
Columbia
Festival
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Dates TBD
Peace in the Park
11 religions will each have activity area plus common area with entertainment, nature walks - hosted by Interfaith Partners of SC and UofSC Interfaith Initiatives
Columbia
Festival
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Dates TBD
Raylrode Daze Festivul
3-day event includes parade, carnival rides, contests, street dances, gunfight show, pet show
Orangeburg
Branchville
Festival
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Dates TBD
Revolutionary Run Half Marathon
Run will go through historic Camden, post-race food and drinks - benefits Historic Camden
Camden
Sports
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Dates TBD
Ride the Tide
4-mile float down the Waccamaw River on any non-motorized flotation device plus post-float party - benefits The Joy School of Pawleys Island
Georgetown
Pawleys Island
Sports
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Dates TBD
SC Botanical Garden Plant Sale
Private sale on a Friday (can join there) and public sale Saturday - benefits the SC Botanical Garden
Clemson
Misc
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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
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Dates TBD
Spartanburg Greek Festival
Shopping bazaar, live music, traditional dancers, children's play area, church tours, and lots of Greek food
Spartanburg
Festival
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Dates TBD
Springdale 5K at Sunrise
5K run/walk, 1-mile Family Fun Run, post race with waffles and kids' bounce house - benefits the health initiatives of the United Way of Kershaw County
Camden
Sports
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Dates TBD
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk
Plus 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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Dates TBD
Teal Day 5K
Run or walk 5K - benefits the Ovarian Cancer Coalition of Central South Carolina
Columbia
Sports
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Dates TBD
The Big Grab Yard Sale
50 miles of treasures in Blythewood, Ridgeway and Winnsboro - from dusk to dawn
Winnsboro
Plus Blythewood & Ridgeway
Misc
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Dates TBD
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
Greenville
Easley
Fair



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