Sandlapper Society

What’s Happening in South Carolina

April 2014

April 3–12:
Come-See-Me Festival

The City of Rock Hill invites you to this spring celebration with more than 60 different events including a downtown beach dance, jazz night, gourmet gardens, concerts, sports events, events for children, music in the park, tailgating and a fireworks display.
comeseeme.org | 803.329.7625 | Rock Hill

April 4–5:
Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival

The Hilton Head Island Seafood Festival features live entertainment, regional seafood specialties, an Iron Chef-style competition among six local chefs, local artists and a kids’ zone.
davidmcarmines.org/seafoodfest | 843.681.7273 | Hilton Head Island

April 4–5:
Striped Bass Festival

The Striped Bass Festival is a celebration of spring, a tribute to the beauty of our country and a salute to the striped bass. It includes dances, entertainment, the arts, crafts and wonderful food, truly something for everyone!
clarendoncounty.com | 803.435.4405 | Manning

April 4–6:
Summerville Family YMCA Flowertown Festival

Set in Summerville’s lush Azalea Park, the Flowertown Festival offers a delight of arts, crafts, food, music and entertainment for all ages.
flowertownfestival.org | 843.871.9622 Ext. 119 | Summerville

April 5–6:
Art in the Park

Since 1973, this event has been showcasing original Southeastern art such as paintings, woodworking, photography, jewelry, fabric, glass, metal, pottery and stone.
artsyparksy.com | 843.446.3830 | Myrtle Beach

April 5:
Bark to the Park Walk and Festival for the Animals

Join us at the Bark to the Park Walk and Festival for the Animals! A festival will follow the walk and there will be fun for the whole family, including contests and prizes for you and your four-legged friend and entertainment by K-9s in Flight, a fantastic disc-dog team made up entirely of shelter dogs!
barktothepark.com | 803.407.9174 | Columbia 

April 19:
Governor’s Frog Jump Festival

Join us for some great family fun! There is a parade, a carnival, live
music, a cow drop competition, a 5K run and a fireworks finale.
springfieldsc.us/governor.htm | 803.258.3152 | Springfield

April 22–27:
Colleton County Rice Festival

This festival is a celebration of the rice-planting heritage that helped
found Colleton County. Family entertainment will include a parade, a
fireworks display, live entertainment and a 5K run.
ricefestival.org | 843.549.1079 | Walterboro

April 24–26:
Augusta Baker’s Dozen – Celebration of Stories

This event honors the memory of Augusta Baker, a teacher, librarian
and storyteller. The annual celebration features notable authors,
illustrators and storytellers in events for children, teachers, librarians,
parents and others interested in children’s literature.
richlandlibrary.com/augusta-bakers-dozen | 803.929.3472 | Columbia

April 24–27:
Pee Dee Plant & Flower Festival

Hundreds of exhibitors combine the best in horticulture and
agriculture products for the home and garden. Arts and crafts, plants,
flowers, and lawn and garden décor and equipment are among the
items you will find.
pdfarmersmarket.sc.gov | 803.734.2200 | Florence

April 24:
Pure Fishing Foundation’s Annual Golf Tournament

Play Pure Fishing Foundation’s 2nd Annual Golf Tournament on Wood Creek Golf Club, a Tom Fazio-designed course in Elgin, SC. This fourperso team tournament includes a silent auction and raffle and gif bags for participants.
wildewoodwoodcreek.com | Elgin

April 25:
Riverbanks Zoo’s 40th Anniversary

Mark your calendar as Riverbanks celebrates 40 wild years on Friday, April 25. The official countdown begins mid-March with weekly discounts, specials and fun happenings.
riverbanks.org | 803.7 79.8717 | Columbia

April 25–26:
Sparkleberry Country Fair

The Sparkleberry Country Fair is lots of fun for the entire family. Bring the kids along for free rides and games. There will also be a parade, antique tractors, military displays, arts, crafts and plenty of food.
sparkleberryfair.com | 803.788.7475 | Columbia

April 25–26:
Stone Soup Storytelling Festival

Stone Soup is family entertainment at its finest in celebration of the oral tradition of storytelling.
stonesoupsc.com | 864.476.87 70 | Woodruff

April 26:
Providence Heart & Sole Women's Only 5-Miler

The Providence Heart & Sole Women’s Five Miler is South Carolina’s premier women’s-only road race and walk. Established in 2002, the event attracts women of all ages and athletic abilities. From elite female runners to women participating in their first formal walk, the Heart & Sole Five Miler embraces them all.
heartandsolerun.com | 803-731-2100 | Columbia

April 26:
Central Railroad Festival

Get on board for fun, food, festivities and more at the town’s railroad
heritage celebration, featuring music and railroad festivities.
centralrrfestival.com | 864.654.1200 | Central

April 26:
Lowcountry Festa Italiana

Enjoy the best of Italian food and culture in one day! Authentic food, craft vendors, live music and entertainment, a bocce ball tournament, a Roman Centurion encampment, children’s games and classic Italian cars. It’s a celebration of all things Italian! Andiamo! Let’s go!
festaitalianasc.org | 843.7 71.4684 | Summerville

April 27:
Blessing of the Fleet & Seafood Festival

This seafood festival celebrates the historical Mount Pleasant
shrimping industry with the majesty of the ceremonial Blessing of the
Fleet and a host of other family activities.
comeonovermp.com | 843.884.8517 | Mount Pleasant

April 27, 2014
Divas® Half Marathon & 5K – North Myrtle Beach

The Divas® Half Marathon Series is the most fun and glam women’s half marathon series in the nation. Highlights of the event include a rose and champagne toast at the finish, feather boas and tiaras, T-shirts, a post pool party and the blinged-out Diva medal.
runlikeadiva.com | North Myrtle Beach

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