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Festivals and Events. For exact festival dates, contact the local visitors bureaus here

Map Call Festival/Event City Founded Rate Range Festival Month
Thoroughbred Country Aiken 1871 Varies Jan-Dec
 
Antiques in the Heart of Aiken Aiken 2000 $ Feb  
Battle of Aiken Reenactment Aiken 1994 $ Feb  
Julius Daniels Memorial Blues Festival Denmark 2010 $-$$ Feb  
Aiken Horse Show Aiken 1916 Free-$$ Mar  
Aiken Spring Steeplechase Aiken 1967 $$ Mar  
Spring Herb Festival Barnwell Free Mar  
Springfest Art Exhibit North Augusta 2013 Free Mar  
Under the Crown and Colonial Trades Fair North Augusta 2006 Free Apr  
Aiken Lobster Race Aiken 1997 $ May  
Cooter Fest Allendale 1984 Free May  
Savannah River Classic Allendale Varies May  
Hopelands Gardens Summer Concert Aiken Free May-Aug  
Kite Outing Allendale 2014 $$$ Jul  
Nike Peach Jam North Augusta Varies Jul  
Movie Night at Aiken State Park Windsor 2016 Free Aug  
Storks & Corks Jackson 1986 $$$ Aug  
Aiken's Makin' Aiken 1977 Free Sep  
Aiken Fall Steeplechase Aiken 1992 $$ Oct  
 
Colonial Times: A Day To Remember North Augusta 1993 Free Oct  
Western Carolina State Fair Aiken $ Oct  
Blessing of the Hounds Aiken 1914 Free Nov  
Chitlin Strut Salley 1966 Free Nov  
Quilt Show Aiken Nov  
 
Christmas for the Birds North Augusta Free Dec  
Lowcountry Oyster Festival Mount Pleasant 1984 $$ Jan  
Middleton Place Charleston 1741 $$-$$$ Jan-Dec
Lowcountry Blues Bash Charleston 1991 Free-$ Feb  
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Charleston 1983 $$-$$$ Feb  
Charleston Food & Wine Fest Charleston 2006 $$$ Mar  
Charleston International Antiques Show Charleston 2004 $$ Mar  
Charleston Tells Storytelling Festival Charleston 2012 $$ Mar  
Mount Pleasant Artfest Mount Pleasant 1997 Free Mar  
Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens Charleston 1947 $$$ Mar-Apr  
Lowcountry Cajun Festival Charleston 1992 $$ Apr  
Lowcountry Strawberry Festival Mount Pleasant $ Apr  
Mount Pleasant Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival Mount Pleasant 1987 Free Apr  
Striped Bass Festival Manning 1979 Varies Apr  
World Grits Festival St. George 1986 $ Apr  
Orangeburg Festival of Roses Orangeburg 1972 Free May  
Swan Lake Iris Gardens - Iris Festival Sumter 1940 Free May  
Spoleto Festival USA Charleston 1977 $$$ May-Jun  
 
Shrimp & Grits Charleston Charleston 2014 $$$ Aug  
Scottish Highland Games Charleston 1971 $$ Sep  
Taste of Charleston Mount Pleasant 1980 $ Sep  
Moja Art Festival Charleston 1984 Free-$$$ Sep-Oct  
Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens Charleston 1977 $$$ Oct  
Plantation Days Charleston 1970 $$$ Nov
Holiday Festival of Lights Charleston 1989 $$ Nov-Dec  
Christmas Parade of Boats Charleston 1982 Free Dec  
Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade & Tree Lighting Mount Pleasant 1997 Free Dec  
Mount Pleasant Holiday Market & Craft Show Mount Pleasant 2000 Free Dec  
Come-See-Me Festival Rock Hill 1962 Varies Apr  
Plum Hollow Festival Campobello 1990 $$$ May  
Red Rose Festival Lancaster 2010 Free May  
South Carolina Strawberry Festival Fort Mill 2010 Free May  
Irish Festival Feis Chlobhair Clover 1997 Free Jun  
Summerfest York 1984 Free Aug  
Apple Harvest Festival York 1995 Free Oct  
ChristmasVille Rock Hill 2006 Free Dec  
 
World Beer Festival Columbia Columbia 1997 $$$ Jan  
Carolina Cup Races Camden 1932 $$$ Mar  
Columbia International Festival Columbia 1996 $ Apr  
 
Indie Grits Film Fest Columbia 2007 $-$$ May-Jun  
Lexington County Peach Festival Gilbert 1958 Free Jul  
Irmo Okra Strut Festival Irmo 1973 Varies Sep  
Rock Around The Clock Festival Winnsboro 1996 Free Sep-Oct  
Fall Arts & Antiques Festival Elloree 2000 Free Oct  
South Carolina State Fair Columbia 1869 $ Oct  
 
South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival Darlington 1983 Free Oct  
South Carolina Oyster Festival Columbia 1996 $ Nov  
Elgin Catfish Stomp Elgin 1976 Free Dec  
Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee Pendleton 1978 Free Apr  
Artisphere Greenville 2005 Free May IFEA
Spartanburg Spring Fling Spartanburg 1978 Free May  
Strawberry Festival Slater 2003 Free May  
 
Mighty Moo Festival Cowpens 1977 Free Jun  
South Carolina Festival of Flowers Greenwood 1967 Free-$$$ Jun IFEA
Clemsonfest Clemson 1994 $$ Jul  
Harvest Day Festival Inman 1981 Free Sep  
South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair Westminister $ Sep-Oct  
South Carolina Peach Festival Gaffney 1977 Varies Oct  
Spartanburg International Festival Spartanburg 1986 Free Oct  
Visit Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach 1901 Varies Jan-Dec
Canadian - American Days Festival Myrtle Beach 1961 Varies Mar  
National Shag Dance Championship Finals Myrtle Beach 1984 $$ Mar  
St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival North Myrtle Beach 1989 Free Mar  
DIVAS Half Marathon and 5K Series North Myrtle Beach 2012 $$$ Apr  
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival Myrtle Beach 2005 $$ Apr  
Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo Competition Myrtle Beach 1953 Free Apr-Oct  
Blue Crab Festival Little River 1981 $ May  
Mayfest on Main North Myrtle Beach 2005 Free May  
Rivertown Music & Craft Beer Festival Conway 1987 Free May  
Veterans Golf Classic Myrtle Beach 2000 $$$ May  
Carolina Country Music Festival Myrtle Beach 2015 $$$ Jun  
Craftsmen's Classic Summer Arts & Crafts Festival Myrtle Beach 1983 $ Jul-Aug  
 
Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival Murrells Inlet 1976 $ Sep  
 
Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival Aynor 1979 Free Sep  
 
Beach Boogie & BBQ Festival Myrtle Beach 2006 Free Sep  
Irish Italian International Festival North Myrtle Beach 2003 Free Sep  
South Carolina Tobacco Festival Lake City 1956 Free Sep  
Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art Pawleys Island 1991 $$$ Sep-Oct  
 
Little River ShrimpFest Little River 2005 Free Oct  
Loris Bog-Off Festival Loris 1980 Varies Oct  
 
Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Myrtle Beach $$$ Oct  
Wooden Boat Show Georgetown 1993 Free Oct  
Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals Myrtle Beach 1981 $ Nov  
Beach Ball Classic Myrtle Beach 1981 $$ Dec  
Lowcountry & Resort Islands Tourism Yemassee 1769 Varies Jan-Dec
Native Islander Gullah Celebration Hilton Head Island 1996 $ Feb  
 
Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival Hilton Head Island 1986 $$$ Mar  
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro 1975 Varies Apr  
RBC Heritage PGA Golf Tournament Hilton Head Island 1969 $$$ Apr  
Soft Shell Crab Festival Port Royal 2003 Free Apr  
BRAVO-Arts & Cultural Festival Hilton Head Island 2000 Varies May  
Gullah Festival Beaufort 1986 $-$$ May  
Blackwater Rendezvous Walterboro 1987 $$$ Jun  
 
Hampton County Watermelon Festival Hampton 1942 Free Jun  
 
Habourfest Hilton Head Island 1988 Free Jun-Aug  
Beaufort Water Festival Beaufort 1956 Varies Jul  
Hilton Head Celebrity Golf Tournament Hilton Head Island 1979 $$$ Aug-Sep  
Beaufort Shrimp Festival Beaufort 1994 Free Oct