September 2022: Things to Do in SC

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Our September 2022 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 - 11
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
Greenville
Easley
Fair
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Sep
2 - 4
Lowcountry Jazz Festival
Enjoy live performances by acclaimed jazz artists with Friday night party event - benefits Closing The Gap in Health Care
Charleston
Festival
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Sep
2 - 3
Waves of Praise Gospel Fest
2-day event with lots of live music, vendors - bring your lawn chair
Myrtle Beach
Festival
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Sep
3
Olde South Timeline Ball
Period formal attire from 1700-1899 or modest modern formal-wear - formal dinner and dancing, bazaar, portion benefits Cavalry Home for Children
Spartanburg
Gala
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Sep
4
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
5
Labor Day
State and federal holiday
Statewide
Holiday
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Sep
8 - 10
Slave Dwelling Project Conference
This year's theme is The Stono Rebellion and the Atlantic World - conference seeks to examine not only the 1739 rebellion but also its lasting impact
Charleston
Conference
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Sep
9 - 10
South Carolina Apple Festival
2-day event includes parade, pageant, contests, live entertainment, arts and crafts, rodeo
Clemson
Westminster
Festival
00000008
Sep
9 - 10
Aiken's Makin'
Handcrafted arts and crafts, food, live entertainment
Aiken
Arts
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Sep
9
Growlin' on the Green
Captains' Choice tournament with breakfast, lunch, raffles - benefits the Florence Area Humane Society
Florence
Misc
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Sep
9 - 10
SpartOberfest
2-day event with German food, concerts, live entertainment, Christmas Market - benefits three non-profit organizations
Spartanburg
Festival
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Sep
9 - 10
The Big Grab Yard Sale
50 miles of treasures in Blythewood, Ridgeway and Winnsboro - from dusk to dawn
Winnsboro
Blythewood & Ridgeway
Misc
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Sep
9 - 10
Indie Craft Parade
A celebration of all things handcrafted - hosted by The Makers Collective
Greenville
Arts
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Sep
9
Power in Pink
Breast cancer awareness celebration with lunch, dancing, mobile mammography unit - benefits Prisma Health Breast Center
Columbia
Hopkins
Misc
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Sep
10
South Carolina Tobacco Festival
Festival includes contests, live entertainment, kids zone, food vendors, artisans and farmers market, classic car show
Florence
Lake City
Festival
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Sep
10
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
10
Dog Day Afternoon
Swimming will only be open for dogs, no humans pass knee-deep in water - click link for important info
Charleston
Mt Pleasant & James Island
Misc
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Sep
10
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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Sep
10 - 11
FAVES
Greenville Concert Band will perform favorite selections from the past two seasons as well as several great pieces new to the band
Greenville
Concert
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Sep
10
Rock Out Hunger
Benefit concert featuring local bands - benefits Loaves & Fishes
Greenville
Concert
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Sep
11
Dog Day Afternoon
Swimming 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
14 - 16
South Carolina Federation of Museums Conference
Celebrate the impact that museums have made on SC and learn from fellow museum professionals
Spartanburg
Convention
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Sep
15 - 18
Euphoria
Food, wine, and music festival - benefits local charitable organizations
Greenville
Festival
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Sep
15 - 18
Columbia's Greek Festival
4-day event with live music, dances, church tours, vendors and lots of Greek food
Columbia
Festival
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Sep
15 - 25
SOS Fall Migration
11-day shag event includes block parties, live music, classes at various locations
Myrtle Beach
Festival
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Sep
15 - 18
South Carolina Humanities Festival
Festival will highlight cultural history and celebrate local arts and humanities with a variety of events at various venues
Allendale County
Festival
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Sep
16 - 17
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
16 - 17
South Greenville Fair
Farm animal exhibits 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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Sep
16 - 17
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
16 - 18
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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Sep
16
Great Gatsby Party
Live music, dancing, champagne bubbles, heavy hors d'oeuvres and all the jazz age fun you can imagine - benefits the Aiken County Museum
Aiken
Misc
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Sep
16 - 17
Uniquely Union
2-day event with BBQ cookoff, live music, beauty pageant, kid zone, rides, inflatables
Union
Festival
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Sep
16 - 17
Yemassee Shrimp Festival
2-day event with kiddie parade, live music, food and craft vendors, talent show, pet show
Yemassee
Festival
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Sep
17
Beach Sweep / River Sweep
South Carolinians clean beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes and swamps
Statewide
Misc
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Sep
17
Clover Jaycees Fall Festival & Auto Show
Over 50 classes of automobiles, live music, inflatables, games, beer garden, food trucks - hosted by the Clover Jaycees
Rock Hill
Clover
Festival
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Sep
17
Upstate Splash 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
17
Wild Side
Food, drinks, live music, auctions, guest speaker - benefits the South Carolina Environmental Law Project
Georgetown
Misc
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Sep
17
Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture
Live entertainment, artist demonstrations, historic storytelling, reenactors, children's area, vendors with African-influenced and traditional merchandise
Columbia
Festival
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Sep
17
Superhero 5K Family Fun Day
Family friendly fun run 5K, 100 yard kids dash, complimentary food and drinks, Superhero Costume Contest for kids, adults, and dogs - benefits RCCASA
Columbia
Blythewood
Sports
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Sep
17
The Jewel Tri
Triathlon where paddle 4 miles, bike 16 miles, run 3 miles - individual and relay teams - benefits Leukemia and Lymphoma Society
Newberry
Prosperity
Sports
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Sep
17 - 18
Fall Arts & Crafts Market
Over 150 crafters and vendors with silent auction to benefit Harvest Hope Food Bank - hosted by the Midlands Crafters Association
Columbia
West Columbia
Misc
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Sep
20 - 24
South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair
Exhibits, carnival and pony rides, livestock, music, displays
Clemson
Westminster
Fair
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Sep
22
Autumnal Equinox
9:03 PM 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 - 25
Raylrode Daze Festivul
4-day festival includes parade, carnival rides, contests, street dances, gunfight show, pet show
Orangeburg
Branchville
Festival
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Sep
23 - 25
SC Yoga & Healing Arts Festival
3-day event, sample a large array of healing arts practices and services including yoga, Reiki, massage, and holistic medicine - a Black Creek Arts Council event
Hartsville
Festival
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Sep
23 - 24
Okra Strut Festival
2-day event includes live bands, lots of food, amusement rides, bounce houses, an okra eating contest
Columbia
Irmo
Festival
00000046
Sep
23
Putting for Parkinson's
Golf tournament - raising awareness and funds to research Parkinson's Disease
Charleston
Summerville
Sports
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Sep
23 - 24
Mermaids & Mateys
2-day event with Friday night dance then Center St will be closed on Saturday for kids area, live bands, local food, vendors, pageants
Charleston
Folly Beach
Festival
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Sep
23
Rock 4 Recovery
Featuring Revisiting Creedence, a Creedence Clearwater Revival legacy band - food trucks - benefits LRADAC Foundation
Columbia
Lexington
Concert
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Sep
23
Riverbanks ZOOfari
Live entertainment, enjoy cuisine and cocktails, behind-the-scenes view of the zoo - benefits Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Columbia
Culinary
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Sep
24 - 25
Golden Leaf Festival
Parade, kids' park, 5K run, contests, car show, live entertainment
Marion
Mullins
Festival
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Sep
24
Irish Italian International Festival
Live entertainment, arts, crafts, food vendor competition, street performers, spaghetti eating competition
Myrtle Beach
N Myrtle Beach
Festival
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Sep
24
Panting for Paws 5K
Run or walk + virtual option, leashed dogs are welcome, race is part of the Pee Dee Grand Prix - benefits the Darlington County Humane Society Shelter
Hartsville
Darlington
Sports
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Sep
24
Harvest Day Festival
Artists, crafts people, special store-wide and sidewalk sales, food vendors, children's activities, and entertainment
Spartanburg
Inman
Festival
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Sep
24 - 25
ColaJazz Fest
2-day event featuring live bands performing blues, Latin, gypsy, swing, fusion, groove to straight-ahead jazz
Columbia
Festival
00000055
Sep
24
Getting Saucy BBQ Sauce Competition
Tasting of BBQ and sauces, live entertainment, kids activities, additional food trucks plus beer and wine will be available - benefits the ARC of the Lowcountry
Charleston
North Charleston
Culinary
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Sep
24
Shake, Rattle & Roll Over Gala
Throw it back to the 1950s with live music, 50's style diner food, beer, wine - wear 50's styled clothing - benefits Dorchester Paws
Charleston
Summerville
Gala
00000057
Sep
24
Estuary Open House Party
Celebrate at the Hobcaw Barony Discovery Center with tours, games, animals, face painting, food and more
Georgetown
Misc
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Sep
26 - 30
Myrtle Beach Bike Week Fall Rally
Motorcycle event along the Grand Strand - cruises, vendors
Myrtle Beach
Sports
00000059
Sep
29 - 30
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
Charleston
Festival
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Sep
29
Preserving Historic Cemeteries Workshop
Speakers include those who actively identify, preserve and maintain historic cemeteries - hosted by the SC Archives and History Center
Columbia
Workshop
00000061
Sep
30
Blythewood Oktoberfest
2-day event with live music, 5K, yodeling contest, keg rolling contest, food, biergartens, children's games
Columbia
Blythewood
Festival
00000062
Sep
30
Fear Farm
Four terrifying attractions await you at the haunted farm
Gaffney
Blacksburg
Holiday
00000063
Sep
30
Rock Around the Clock Festival
2-day festival features concert, street dance, a car show, food trucks, children's amusements, vendors
Winnsboro
Festival



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