May 911, 2014: Artisphere is one of the biggest arts festivals in South Carolina where 100 artists from across the nation show everything from abstract paintings and photographs to 3D media to live music and art performances and much more.
artisphere.us 864.271.9398 Greenville
May 1617, 2014: The City of Lancaster celebrates the arrival of spring with the annual Red Rose Festival in historic downtown Lancaster. Featured events include two music stages with local and nationally acclaimed artists, an arts and crafts open market, Rosie's Fun Fest kids' area, a Festival of Foods concessions area, roaming entertainment, a triathlon and more!
lancastercitysc.com 803.289.1492 Lancaster
May 1618, 2014: The festival serves as the centerpiece for what has become South
Carolina's premier annual literary weekend, featuring nearly 60 nationally known authors for readings and signings, loads of
booksellers and exhibitors, special ticketed events, master classes
and thousands of readers.
scbookfestival.org 803.7 71.2477 Columbia
May 1718, 2014: Get up close and personal with 35 renowned artists from across the
country as they present their fine art sculpture in Summerville's Azalea Park. Artists demonstrate techniques and processes that show how sculpture is created.
sculptureinthesouth.com 843.851.7800 Summerville
May 2326, 2014: Aloft offers a family-oriented, affordable and fun-filled weekend that includes more than 80 hot air balloons, concerts, disc-dog competitions, rides and games, fireworks, music, great food and much more.
aloft.org 864.228.0025 Simpsonville
May 2324, 2014: These games bring together generations and cultures in a celebration that embraces the complete complement of traditional Scottish Highland games. You'll enjoy culturally educational events, sanctioned competitions and a wide range of family entertainment.
May 2325, 2014: This celebration of Lowcountry culture and heritage is highlighted by authentic arts and crafts, exhibits, Gullah presentations, music, workshops, dance and regional foods.
gullahfestival.org 843.525.0628 Beaufort
May 2325, 2014: Thousands of Japanese irises in full bloom provide a picturesque backdrop for this festival. Events include arts & crafts vendors, a health fair, beauty pageants, "Gateway to Gardening," flower shows, music and fun for the entire family!
irisfestival.org 803.436.2640 Sumter
May 23June 8, 2014: The official outreach festival to Spoleto Festival USA, Piccolo Spoleto features artists from the Southeastern United States in all areas of performing, literary and visual arts, classical music, jazz, dance, theater, poetry readings, children's activities and more.
piccolospoleto.com 843.724.7305 Charleston
May 23June 8, 2014: Each year, Spoleto fills historic Charleston's theaters, churches and outdoor spaces with 17 days and nights of more than 140 performances of the world's best opera, theater, dance and chamber, symphonic and choral music.
spoletousa.org 843.579.3100 Charleston
May 2931, 2014: Where else can you enjoy great music while surrounded by great friends and the Blue Ridge Mountains? This festival is dedicated to the innovations made by creative artists breaking new ground with old music. Ticket prices include camping, parking and all concerts. Tickets may be purchased at the gate only.
moonshiners.com 864.592.9899 Campobello
June 67, 2014: This family festival will include an assortment of Gullah Geechee skits, storytelling, folklore music, dance, children performers, demonstrations and lectures on the history of sweetgrass basket making in the Lowcountry.
sweetgrassfestival.org 843.884.9910 Mount Pleasant
June 1921, 2014: The George W. Park Seed Company's famous Trail Gardens features more than 1,500 varieties of annuals, perennials and vegetables. Tour the private gardens of local residents or visit the craft, art and photo shows.
scfestivalofflowers.org 864.223.8411 Ext. 232 Greenwood
June 2122, 2014: 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
June 2728, 2014: The SC Festival of Stars is an Independence Day celebration that is hel annually on the last weekend in June. The festival begins with a Friday night Concert in the Park held at Ninety Six Town Park. The four-hour concert is free. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and prepare to b entertained!
festivalofstars.webs.com 864.543.3396 Ninety Six
August 23, 2014: Celebrating 31 years, Summerfest, the one-day festival held on the fourth Saturday of August in York, SC, has provided entertainment for the whole family. Admission is free! Shop the craft fair, eat in the food court and enjoy the classic car show; 10-K, 5-K, and fun runs; sports tournaments in golf, softball, and tennis; childrens activities, train rides, water ball excitement, zip line trills, robotics demonstrations, health fair for all ages, country music contest, music from several stages and much more. Evening concert begins at 6:00 pm.
yorksummerfest.com (803) 684-2590 York