Upcoming Events in South Carolina


Do sandlappers like to celebrate? Obviously. You'll be hard-pressed to find a festival-less weekend in the Palmetto State any time of year. Food by the tableload, activities for young and old, music, dancing, arts & crafts. . . . During summer and autumn, especially, your options are almost too plentiful.

Browse this list and mark your calendars. Our thanks to the South Carolina Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism, which provided most of the information. If you know of a regular festival or other public event not listed, please click here to send us details via e-mail. When planning to attend events, remember to call ahead to verify dates and other information.


Mid-May, Blacksburg - Catawba Militia Revolutionary War Encampment. Chris Revels, P.O. Box 40, Kings Mountain, NC 28086; (704) 936-7921.

May 23, Columbia - Sandlapper Singers. David Quackenbush, 3430 Duncan St., Columbia 29205; (803) 750-0063.

May 23-25, Greeleyville - Greeleyville Flag Day Festival. Martha White, P.O. Box 92, Greeleyville 29056; (803) 426-2111.

May 23-25, Beaufort - Gullah Festival. Rosalie F. Pazant, P.O. Box 83, Beaufort 29901.

May 23-36, Myrtle Beach - Memorial Weekend Celebration. Broadway at the Beach; live entertainment and fireworks; (803) 444-3200.

May 23-26, Greenville - Freedom Weekend Aloft. Freedom Aloft, 1990 Augusta St., Ste. 202, Greenville 29605; (864) 232-3700.

May 23-June 8, Charleston - Spoleto Festival USA. Spoleto Festival USA, P.O. Box 157, Charleston 29402; (803) 722-2764.

May 23-June 8, Charleston - Piccolo Spoleto. Charleston Office of Cultural Affairs, 133 Church St., Charleston 29401; (803) 724-7305.

May 24, Great Falls - Flopeye Fish Festival. Sallie Hudson, P.O. Box 543, Great Falls 29055; (803) 482-6029.

May 24, Beech Island - Beech Island Heritage Day. Jackie Bartley, 34 Forrest Drive, Jackson 29831; (803) 827-0184.

May 24, Walterboro - Handmade Series. South Carolina Artisans Center, SC's Official Folk Ast and Craft Center, 334 Wichman Street, Walterboro, SC 29488; (803) 549-0011.

May 28, Conway - Historic Walking Tour of Conway. Horry County Museum; reservations required; 10:00-11:30 a.m.; (803)248-1542.

May 29-June 1, Sumter - Iris Festival. Teresa B. Woodrum, P.O. Box 1802, Sumter 29151-1802; (803) 775-9742.

The Month of June, Greenville - Andrew Wyeth: America's Painter. Greenville County Museum of Art; Angela Murphy, 420 College St., Greenville 29601; (864) 271-7570.

Month of June, Camden - Archaeological Dig: Blue House Site. Historic Camden Revolutionary War Site, 222 Broad St., PO Box 710, Camden 29020; (803) 432-9841.

Saturdays, June-August, Columbia - Summer Concert Series. Columbia Action Council, 722 Blanding St., Columbia 29201-2139; (803) 343-8750.

June 5-8, Walterboro - Edisto Riverfest '97. Charlie Sweat, P.O. Box 1763, Walterboro 29488; (803) 549-5591.

June 6-9, Myrtle Beach - Sun Fun Festival. Visitors Bureau, Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 2115, Myrtle Beach 29578; (803) 626-7444.

June 8 - Myrtle Beach - Jazz in the Park. Concert at Chapin Park. (803) 444-6445.

June 10 - Myrtle Beach - First Baptist Church Choir performance at Broadway at the Beach, (803)444-3200.

June 14, Columbia - Juneteenth. Yolanda Kennedy; (803) 734-3322.

June 14-15, Myrtle Beach - Art in the Park. Bruce Smith, P.O. Box 3302, Myrtle Beach 29528; (803) 249-4937.

June 21, Greenwood - SC Festival of Flowers Park Seed Co., 1 Parkton Ave., Greenwood 29647; (864) 223-8555.

June 15-22, Hampton - Hampton County Watermelon Festival. Hampton County Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 122, Hampton 29924; (803) 943-3784.

July - October 5, Greenville - Andrew Wyeth: America's Painter. Greenville County Museum of Art; Angela Murphy, 420 College St., Greenville 29601; (864) 271-7570.


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