With its rich historic sites and stunning natural beauty, South Carolina is a shining jewel on the East Coast. South Carolina visitors and residents enjoy a wide collection of events and attractions throughout the year, from exciting festivals to world-class museums. From quaint antebellum towns and important Civil War battlefields to the excitement of Charleston, South Carolina has something for everyone.
- Swan Lake Iris Gardens Sumter, SC 29150 in Sumter, SC
The community celebrates spring every Memorial Day weekend with this event that evolves around the popular flower. Stroll through the blooming Iris Gardens at the lake, see the flower show and the many arts and crafts displays. Men enjoy the car shows and the kiddies have the chance to participate in various activities. The event also features live performances and an abundance of food.
- Beaufort, South Carolina in Beaufort, SC
The local high school hosts this annual May event that introduces the community and visitors to the African Gullah culture of the people that reside along the southern coast. The Gullah happily share their heritage through storytelling, dance and music presentations, preparing traditional foods, and offering craft and trade demonstrations.
- Greenwood, SC in Greenwood, SC
Nothing says summer like flowers in bloom and for three weeks every June, floral displays and garden tours help celebrate the beginning of warmer temperatures. Throughout the month the community also offers a variety of activities and contests that encourage everyone to venture outdoors.
- Various Venues Charleston, SC 29422 in Charleston, SC
Join the community at the end of March for a 17-day event that commemorates the fine arts by presenting over 100 different live performances. The variety of entertainment offered includes everything from circus acts to dance, film and all types of music to readings and visual displays.
This grand festival celebrates the community's location on the waterfront by offering numerous land and water based contests and activities for 19 days every June. Designed for participants of all ages, choose your favorite event and compete, or just enjoy one of the many air, land, or water based entertaining shows presented daily.
- Downtown Park Avenue from Chesterfield to Union St Aiken, SC 29801 in Aiken, SC
During the first weekend in September, the community welcomes crafters and hobbyists to present their creations to the public. Visitors find everything from homemade baked goods and treats to a vast selection of items made by local and regional artisans.