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 PLAN
Aiken Antique Show Aiken 2000 $$$ Feb  
Battle of Aiken Reenactment Aiken 1994 $$ Feb  
Southern City Film Festival Aiken 2017 $-$$$ Feb  
Aiken Horse Show Aiken 1916 Free Mar  
Aiken Spring Steeplechase Aiken 1967 $$-$$$ Mar  
Aiken Trials Aiken 1942 $$ Mar  
Battle for Broxton Bridge & H.L. Hunley Traveling Exhibit Ehrhardt 2002 $$ Mar  
Harness Races Aiken 1997 $$-$$$ Mar  
Joye in Aiken Aiken 2008 Varies Mar  
Pacers and Polo Aiken 2004 $$-$$$ Mar  
Spring Herb Festival Barnwell 2002 Free Mar  
SpringFest Art Exhibit North Augusta 2013 Free Mar-May  
Historic Beech Island Tour Beech Island 2007 $$$ Apr  
Hopelands Summer Concert Aiken 1975 Free Apr-Jun  
GreenJackets Baseball at SRP Park North Augusta 1994 $ Apr-Sep  
Aiken Bluegrass Festival Aiken 2005 $$-$$$ May  
Cooter Fest Allendale 1984 Free May  
Johnston Peach Blossom Festival Johnston 1983 Free May  
Under the Crown & Colonial Trades Fair North Augusta 2006 Free May  
Blackwater Summer Festival Windsor 2014 $$ Jun  
Nike EYBL Peach Jam North Augusta 1996 Varies Jul  
Aiken's Makin' Aiken 1977 Free Sep  
Aiken Fall Steeplechase Aiken 1992 $$ Oct  
Colonial Times: A Day To Remember North Augusta 1993 Free Oct  
Western Carolina State Fair Aiken 1968 $ Oct  
Blessing of the Hounds Aiken 1914 Free Nov  
Chitlin Strut Salley 1966 Free Nov  
Quilt Show Aiken Free Nov  
Christmas for the Birds North Augusta Free Dec  
Lowcountry Oyster Festival Mount Pleasant 1984 $$ Jan  
Southeastern Wildlife Exposition Charleston 1983 $$-$$$ Feb  
Charleston Food & Wine Fest Charleston 2006 $$$ Mar  
Charleston International Antiques Show Charleston 2004 $$-$$$ Mar  
Lowcountry Blues Bash Charleston 1991 $$$ Mar  
Mount Pleasant Artfest Mount Pleasant 1997 Free Mar  
Spring Festival of Houses & Gardens Charleston 1947 $$$ 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  
Sumter Iris Festival Sumter 1940 Free May  
Spoleto Festival USA Charleston 1977 $$$ May-Jun  
Taste of Charleston Charleston 1980 $ Sep  
Moja Art Festival Charleston 1984 Varies Sep-Oct  
Fall Tours of Homes and Gardens Charleston 1977 $$$ Oct  
Fall Harvest Days at Middleton Place Charleston 1970 $$$ Nov PLAN
Scottish Games & Highland Gathering Charleston 1971 $$ Nov  
Holiday Festival of Lights Charleston 1989 $$ Nov-Jan  
Mount Pleasant Christmas Light Parade & Tree Lighting Mount Pleasant 1997 Free Dec  
Mount Pleasant Holiday Market & Craft Show Mount Pleasant 2000 Free Dec  
Come-See-Me Festival Rock Hill 1962 Varies Apr  
South Carolina Strawberry Festival Fort Mill 2010 Free Apr-May  
Plum Hollow Festival Campobello 1990 $$$ May  
Red Rose Festival Lancaster 2010 Free May  
Summerfest York 1984 Free Aug  
Apple Harvest Festival York 1995 Free Oct  
ChristmasVille Rock Hill 2006 Free Nov-Dec  
World Beer Festival Columbia Columbia 2009 $$$ Feb  
Carolina Cup Races Camden 1932 $$$ Mar  
Indie Grits Film Fest Columbia 2007 $-$$ Mar  
Columbia International Festival Columbia 1996 $ Apr  
Lexington County Peach Festival Gilbert 1959 Free Jul  
Irmo Okra Strut Festival Irmo 1973 Free Sep  
Rock Around The Clock Festival Winnsboro 1996 Free Oct  
South Carolina State Fair Columbia 1869 $ Oct  
South Carolina Sweet Potato Festival Darlington 1982 Free Oct  
South Carolina Oyster Festival Columbia 1996 $ Nov  
Elgin Catfish Stomp Elgin 1976 Free Dec  
City of Greenville Special Events Greenville 1786 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Groove 'n Brew Newberry 2018 Free Apr  
Spring Jubilee Pendleton 1978 Free Apr  
Artisphere Greenville 2005 Free May IFEA
Spartanburg Spring Fling Spartanburg 1978 Free May  
Strawberry Festival Slater 2003 Free May  
Mighty Moo Festival Cowpens 1977 Free Jun  
South Carolina Festival of Flowers Greenwood 1967 Free-$$$ Jun IFEA
Clemsonfest Clemson 1994 $ Jul  
South Carolina Peach Festival Gaffney 1977 Varies Jul  
Inman Harvest Day Inman 1981 Free Sep  
South Carolina Foothills Heritage Fair Westminister 2009 $ Sep  
Spartanburg International Festival Spartanburg 1985 Free Oct  
City of North Myrtle Beach Parks & Recreation North Myrtle Beach 1968 Varies Jan-Dec IFEA
Visit Myrtle Beach Myrtle Beach 1901 Varies Jan-Dec PLAN
Canadian-American Days Festival Myrtle Beach 1961 Varies Mar PLAN
National Shag Dance Championships Myrtle Beach 1984 $$-$$$ Mar  
St. Patrick's Day Parade & Festival North Myrtle Beach 1989 Free Mar  
Myrtle Beach International Film Festival Myrtle Beach 2005 $$ Apr  
Blue Crab Festival Little River 1981 $ May  
DIVAS Half Marathon and 5K Series North Myrtle Beach 2012 $$$ May  
Florence Greek Festival Florence 1983 Varies 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 Art & Craft Festival Myrtle Beach 1983 $ Aug  
Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival Murrells Inlet 1976 $ Sep  
Aynor Harvest Hoe-Down Festival Aynor 1979 Free Sep  
Irish Italian International Festival North Myrtle Beach 2003 Free Sep  
Georgetown Wooden Boat Show Georgetown 1993 Free Oct  
Little River ShrimpFest Little River 2005 $ Oct  
Loris Bog-Off Festival Loris 1980 Varies Oct  
Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon Myrtle Beach 2009 $$$ Oct  
Pawleys Island Festival of Music and Art Pawleys Island 1991 $$$ Oct  
Dickens Christmas Show & Festivals Myrtle Beach 1981 $ Nov  
South Carolina Tobacco Festival Lake City 1956 Free Nov  
Beach Ball Classic Myrtle Beach 1981 $$ Dec  
Christmas Towne Myrtle Beach 2004 Free Dec  
Gullah Celebration Hilton Head Island 1996 Varies Feb  
Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival Hilton Head Island 2006 $ Feb  
Hilton Head Island Wine & Food Festival Hilton Head Island 1986 $$$ Mar  
Colleton County Rice Festival Walterboro 1975 Varies Apr  
RBC Heritage PGA Golf Tournament Hilton Head Island 1969 $$$ Apr  
Gullah Festival Beaufort 1986 $$$ May  
Lowcountry Shrimp Festival McClellanville 1977 Free May  
Hampton County Watermelon Festival Hampton 1939 Free Jun  
HarbourFest Hilton Head Island 1988 Free Jun-Aug  
Beaufort Water Festival Beaufort 1956 Varies Jul  
Beaufort Shrimp Festival Beaufort 1994 Free Oct