September 2024: Things to Do in SC

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Our September 2024 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 - 8
Upper South Carolina State Fair
Midway with games and rides, live entertainment, agricultural exhibitions
Clemson
Easley
Fair
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Sep
1
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
1
Lowcountry Jazz Festival
Enjoy live performances by acclaimed jazz artists, kicking off with Friday night's All White Party - benefits Closing The Gap in Health Care
Charleston
Arts
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Sep
1
Waves of Praise Gospel Fest
2-day event with lots of live music, vendors - bring your lawn chair
Myrtle Beach
Festival
00000004
Sep
2
Labor Day
State and federal holiday
Statewide
Holiday
00000005
Sep
6 - 7
South Carolina Apple Festival
2-day event includes parade, pageant, street dance, live entertainment, arts and crafts, rodeo
Clemson
Westminster
Festival
00000006
Sep
6 - 7
Aiken's Makin'
Handcrafted arts and crafts, food, live entertainment
Aiken
Arts
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Sep
6 - 7
The Big Grab Yard Sale
50 miles of treasures in Blythewood, Ridgeway and Winnsboro
Winnsboro
Blythewood & Ridgeway
Misc
00000008
Sep
6 - 7
Upstate Renaissance Faire
Break out your finest Renaissance regalia and enjoy live entertainment, demonstrations, vendors, ax throwing, candle making and more
Greenville
Greer
Festival
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Sep
7
Springdale 5K
5K run/walk, post race celebration with waffles - dog and stroller friendly - benefits the Mobile Nutrition Center
Camden
Sports
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Sep
7
Meeting Street Music Fest
Live bands, local food and drinks, on the 600 and 700 blocks of Meeting Street
Columbia
West Columbia
Festival
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Sep
11 - 22
SOS Fall Migration
11-day shag event includes block parties, live music, classes at various locations
Myrtle Beach
Festival
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Sep
12
Preserving Historic Cemeteries Workshop
Provides attendees with information on legal, practical and respectful perspectives of preservation work - hosted by SC Archives and History Foundation
Columbia
Historical
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Sep
13 - 14
St Anne International Festival
Cuisines from different cultures, kids' games, live entertainment, silent auction, vendors - hosted by St Anne Catholic
Rock Hill
Festival
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Sep
13 - 14
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
14 - 15
Fall Arts & Crafts Market
Over 170 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
16 - 18
South Carolina Federation of Museums Conference
Celebrate the impact that museums have made on SC and learn from fellow museum professionals
Laurens
Convention
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Sep
19 - 22
Euphoria
Food, wine, and music festival - benefits local charitable organizations
Greenville
Festival
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Sep
19 - 22
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
20
Therapalooza: The Greatest Show in the Southeast
Live circus entertainment, music, an open bar, food, silent and live auctions - benefits The Therapy Place
Columbia
Gala
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Sep
20
PARK(ing) Day
Visit the PARK(ing) spaces which are metered parking spaces that have been temporarily transformed into public spaces
Columbia
Misc
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Sep
20 - 21
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
20 - 22
Spartanburg Greek Festival
Shopping bazaar, live music, traditional dancers, church tours, and lots of Greek food
Spartanburg
Festival
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Sep
20 - 21
Uniquely Union
2-day event with BBQ cookoff, live music, kidz zone, teen zone
Union
Festival
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Sep
20
Nashville Songwriters in the Round
Featuring four Nashville singer-songwriters performing in an intimate setting plus dinner and drinks - benefits Healthy Learners
Columbia
Misc
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Sep
21
Beach Sweep / River Sweep
South Carolinians clean beaches, rivers, lakes, marshes and swamps
Statewide
Misc
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Sep
21
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
21
Jubilee: Festival of Black History & Culture
Hosted by Historic Columbia featuring live entertainment, artist demonstrations, historic storytelling, reenactors, vendors
Columbia
Festival
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Sep
21
Nashville Songwriters in the Round
Featuring four Nashville singer-songwriters performing in an intimate setting plus dinner and drinks - benefits Healthy Learners
Georgetown
Murrells Inlet
Concert
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Sep
21
The Big Dill
Pickleball tournament with men's, women's, and senior's doubles brackets - benefits East Cooper Community Outreach
Charleston
Summerville
Sports
00000030
Sep
22
Autumnal Equinox
8:43 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
24 - 28
South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair
Exhibits, carnival and pony rides, livestock, music, displays
Clemson
Seneca
Fair
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Sep
26 - 28
Raylrode Daze Festivul
3-day festival includes parade, carnival rides, contests, gunfight shows
Orangeburg
Branchville
Festival
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Sep
26 - 30
MOJA Arts Festival
Celebration of African-American and Caribbean visual and performing arts - traditional crafts, food
Charleston
Festival
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Sep
27 - 28
Irmo Okra Strut Festival
2-day event includes parade, live music, family fun, food/drinks, rides and amusements
Columbia
Irmo
Festival
00000035
Sep
27
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
27
Rock Out Hunger
Benefit concert featuring local band - benefits Loaves & Fishes
Greenville
Concert
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Sep
28
Braelyn Aubrey Foundation 5K
Run or walk the 5K - benefits the Braelyn Aubrey Foundation's mission to advocate for children with impairing conditions and special needs
Columbia
Lexington
Sports
00000038
Sep
28
Golden Leaf Festival
Parade, 5K run, children's play area, live entertainment, food trucks, craft vendors
Marion
Mullins
Festival
00000039
Sep
28
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
28
Walk to End Hydrocephalus
5K walk to raise money for hydrocephalus research, education, advocacy, and community support networks - leashed dogs welcome
Columbia
Sports
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Sep
28
Panting for Paws 5K
Run or walk, plus music, food, games for the kids, pet adoptions, leashed dogs are welcome + virtual option - benefits three local animal rescue organizations
Florence
Sports
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Sep
28
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
28
Race4Love
5K run or walk through the scenic neighborhoods of Cat Island, dog friendly - benefits Hopeful Horizons
Beaufort
Cat Island
Sports
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Sep
28
Palmetto Peanut Boil
Teams battle for the championship trophy plus live music, other food, kids entertainment - benefits the Animal Mission
Columbia
Festival
00000045
Sep
28
Run With All Your Heart 5K
Fun run open to all ages and running abilities - benefits Curing Kids Cancer's mission to fund innovative research and treatments for childhood cancers
Columbia
Sports
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Sep
28
Big Red Barn Retreat Fall Jam
Concert by Scotty McCreery benefiting The Big Red Barn Retreat's programs aiding Veterans, First Responders and Active Duty Service Members
Columbia
Concert
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Dates TBD
Charleston Pride Festival
Celebrating LGBTQIA+ and allied communities with live entertainment, local food trucks, vendors and more
Charleston
Festival
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Dates TBD
Clover Jaycees Fall Festival & Auto Show
Over 40 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
00000050
Dates TBD
Hope Rocks
Outdoor concert with food, local craft beer, wine, games - benefits Camp Happy Days
Charleston
Concert
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Dates TBD
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
Putting for Parkinson's
Golf tournament - raising awareness and funds to research Parkinson's Disease
Charleston
Summerville
Sports
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Dates TBD
SC State Fiddler's Championship & Convention
2-day event includes Friday night concert and the fiddler's championship on Saturday followed by another concert - hosted at Hagood Mill
Clemson
Pickens
Concert
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Dates TBD
SEED: Science Education Enrichment Day
Exhibits on a wide-range of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics
Aiken
Expo
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Dates TBD
Tailgate Trot
Tailgating party with gameday grub and school-themed spirits, games, auction, live music - 21+ only - benefits Hope Center for Children
Spartanburg
Misc
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Dates TBD
Underexposed Film Festival yc
Celebrates the independent short film, and provides filmmakers with an intimate forum where their voices can be heard
Rock Hill
Arts
00000057
Dates TBD
World Famous Hip-Hop Family Day
This music festival is a family-friendly event without alcohol or cursing on Columbia's Main Street
Columbia
Festival



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