September 2023: Things to Do in SC

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Our September 2023 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
2
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
3
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
4
Labor Day
State and federal holiday
Statewide
Holiday
00000003
Sep
8 - 9
Aiken's Makin'
Handcrafted arts and crafts, food, live entertainment
Aiken
Arts
00000004
Sep
14 - 17
Euphoria
Food, wine, and music festival - benefits local charitable organizations
Greenville
Festival
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Sep
14 - 24
SOS Fall Migration
11-day shag event includes block parties, live music, classes at various locations
Myrtle Beach
Festival
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Sep
23
Autumnal Equinox
2:50 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
28 - 30
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
Charleston
Festival
00000008
Sep
29 - 30
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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Sep
30
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
30
Indian Land Fall Festival
A variety of family-friendly activities and entertainment for all ages
Lancaster
Indian Land
Festival
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Dates TBD
Beach Sweep / River Sweep
South Carolinians clean beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes and swamps
Statewide
Misc
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
ColaJazz Fest
2-day event featuring live bands performing blues, Latin, gypsy, swing, fusion, groove to straight-ahead jazz
Columbia
Festival
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
Golden Leaf Festival
Parade, kids' park, 5K run, contests, car show, live entertainment
Marion
Mullins
Festival
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Dates TBD
Growlin' on the Green
Captains' Choice tournament with breakfast, lunch, raffles - benefits the Florence Area Humane Society
Florence
Misc
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
Indie Craft Parade
A celebration of all things handcrafted - hosted by The Makers Collective
Greenville
Arts
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
Putting for Parkinson's
Golf tournament - raising awareness and funds to research Parkinson's Disease
Charleston
Summerville
Sports
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Dates TBD
Raylrode Daze Festivul
4-day festival includes parade, carnival rides, contests, street dances, gunfight show, pet show
Orangeburg
Branchville
Festival
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
Rock 4 Recovery
Featuring Revisiting Creedence, a Creedence Clearwater Revival legacy band - food trucks - benefits LRADAC Foundation
Columbia
Lexington
Concert
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Dates TBD
Rock Around the Clock Festival
2-day festival features concert, street dance, a car show, food trucks, children's amusements, vendors - CANCELED
Winnsboro
Festival
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Dates TBD
Rock Out Hunger
Benefit concert featuring local bands - benefits Loaves & Fishes
Greenville
Concert
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
Sooie
2-day event includes bbq cook-offs, live music, kids zone - benefits the Mauldin Cultural Center
Greenville
Mauldin
Festival
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Dates TBD
South Carolina Apple Festival
2-day event includes parade, pageant, contests, live entertainment, arts and crafts, rodeo
Clemson
Westminster
Festival
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair
Exhibits, carnival and pony rides, livestock, music, displays
Clemson
Westminster
Fair
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
SpartOberfest
2-day event with German food, concerts, live entertainment, Christmas Market - benefits three non-profit organizations
Spartanburg
Festival
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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
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
Uniquely Union
2-day event with BBQ cookoff, live music, beauty pageant, kid zone, rides, inflatables
Union
Festival
00000049
Dates TBD
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
Greenville
Easley
Fair
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Dates TBD
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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Dates TBD
Walk to End Hydrocephalus
Help raise money for hydrocephalus research, education, advocacy, and community support networks
Columbia
Northeast Columbia
Sports
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Dates TBD
Waves of Praise Gospel Fest
2-day event with lots of live music, vendors - bring your lawn chair
Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000053
Dates TBD
Wild Side
Food, drinks, live music, auctions, guest speaker - benefits the South Carolina Environmental Law Project
Georgetown
Misc
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Dates TBD
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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