What To Do In South Carolina

Take your pick of unique and memorable South Carolina events...

Trying to figure out what to do in South Carolina? Not a problem. The only real question is where do you want to start!

South Carolina events and celebrations are happening all over the state throughout the calendar year. From fishing tournaments to art festivals, garden tours to golf tournaments, auto racing to historical reenactments, ball games to balloon launches – South Carolina is the place to experience them all.

That’s because in South Carolina, events really do happen every month of the year. Our azalea and peach festivals bring visitors to the mountains. Our Penn Center Heritage Days and Gullah Festival celebrate the rich history of our coast. The legendary Darlington Raceway welcomes annual NASCAR Sprint Cup and Nationwide Series races, while Aiken, South Carolina carries on its traditional Triple Crown with three successive Saturdays of flat racing, steeplechase and polo.

Use the events search below and figure out what to do in South Carolina on your next vacation or download and print an abbreviated list of quarterly festivals and events!

2013 - 2014 Quarterly Lists:


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Colleton County Rice Festival
  • April 19, 2014 - April 27, 2014

This festival is a celebration of the rice planting heritage that helped found Colleton County. The focus is family entertainment that includes a fireworks display, live entertainment, arts and crafts,...
National Tourism Week at North Augusta State Welcome Center
  • April 23, 2014 - May 10, 2014

We can\'t wait to welcome you to South Carolina on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the South Carolina Welcome Center at I-20 North Augusta, South Carolina as we celebrate National...
Pee Dee Plant and Flower Festivals
  • April 24, 2014 - April 27, 2014
  • October 3, 2014 - October 5, 2014
  • October 3, 2014 - October 5, 2014

The Pee Dee Farmers Market is the setting for this festival of plants, flowers and other agricultural products. Hundreds of exhibitors combine the best in horticulture and agriculture products for...
Huntington Beach State Park
  • March 1, 2014 - October 31, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Every Week on Tuesday, Thursday

Alligators thrive in the ponds at Huntington Beach State Park. These secretive reptiles are commonly seen in Mullet Pond feeding, sunning or cruising in the water. Find out what makes...
Day in the Life of a Sailor
Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site
  • July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    Every Day

Maritime trade and travel were vital to the success of the young Carolina colony. Board Charleston\'s only reproduction 17th century sailing ketch, Adventure, docked in Old Towne Creek. Discover some...
Name That Bird
Edisto Beach State Park
  • March 13, 2014 - April 30, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Every Week on Thursday

Meet the avian visitors to our maritime forests and marshes. An interpreter will guide you on a trail walk to look for our feathered friends. Bring your binoculars or borrow...
Feeding Frenzy
Huntington Beach State Park
  • January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014, 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Every Week on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Get up close and personal with the animals at the Education Center! Take part in feeding a sting ray and other sea creatures. Feedings take place Tuesday through Sunday at...
What's on the Menu?
Edisto Beach State Park
  • April 1, 2014 - May 31, 2014, 12:00 PM - 12:20 PM
    Every Week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

....Not our animals! Join us as we feed the aquarium animals.
Hunting Island's Mammals
Hunting Island State Park
  • April 3, 2014 - April 24, 2014, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Every Week on Thursday
  • April 26, 2014, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Every Day

Join a Lowcountry Master Naturalist to learn about the common fur-bearing creatures that you may encounter at Hunting Island State Park. Make your own plaster animal track. While your track...
Civilian Conservation Corps
Hunting Island State Park
  • April 1, 2014 - April 29, 2014, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Every Week on Tuesday, Thursday

The Civilian Conservation Corps VideoStep back into the 1930s to learn how the CCC was formed and why. Eight hundred National and State Parks were built by the CCC, including...

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