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Thursday, March 26, 2009

South Carolina is the place to be in April

Upcoming SC Festivals & Events

Editor's note: 

Are you familiar with South Carolina's Information Highway website? No? Well, long story short you need to visit South Carolina Information Highway to learn what  is going on in South Carolina each and every day. While you are in the mood to do some mouse clicking check out the Reunion Link

Featured April Event

The 2009 Indie Grits Film Fest – Nickelodeon Theatre – April 15-19, 2009

Adding Southern flavor to celluloid, The Indie Grits Film Festival
brings together a series of low-budget films from South Carolina,
as well other neighboring Southern states like North Carolina
and Georgia. The festival spans five days and features over 40 films.
The festival director, Andy Smith, aims to give experienced and
new media-makers a place "to come together and share their
interest in independent media production."

More SC April Festivals, Events

Apr 1-4: Egg Scramble Jamboree - Lamar - parade, car show, carnival, entertainment

Apr 1-18: Festival of Houses & Gardens - Historic Charleston Foundation - 8-10 properties per tour

Apr 1 - May 9: Key Ingredients: America By Food - Edisto Island - Smithsonian Institution traveling exhibition
Learn more about Key Ingredients in South Carolina

Apr 2: Pee Dee Job Fair - PDF - Florence - South Greer Road National Guard Armory

Apr 2: SC Midlands Master Gardeners Spring Symposium - Columbia - plant sale, garden art, lectures, more

Apr 2-5: Midlands Plant and Flower Festival - Columbia State Farmer's Market

Apr 3: Smoke at the Lodge - Summerville - BBQ competition and dinner, featuring The Embers

Apr 3-4: Kids' Day Columbia - Finlay Park - carnival rides, food, Friday night movie

Apr 3-4: Plantation Tours of Prince George Winyah Parish - Georgetown - 20 historic plantations, sites

Apr 3-5: Aiken Horse Show - benefits Hitchcock Woods, the largest urban forest in America

Apr 3-5: Cheraw Spring Festival - PDF - car show, parade, kids' fair, exhibits, crafts, music, food, tours, more

Apr 3-5: Flowertown Festival - Summerville - 200+ artists/craftsmen, gourmet food, children's jubilee, orchestra

Apr 3-5: SC Alcoholics Anonymous State Convention - Columbia - speakers, workshops, dance, games, more

Apr 3-5: Werewolf's Curse: Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow - Charleston - benefits TTC's Clemente Courses

Apr 4: Art's Alive - Florence - festival of performing and visual arts at Francis Marion University

Apr 4: Cooper River Bridge Run - Charleston - world-class 10-K run and walk - kids' run too!

Apr 4: Tartan Fest - Columbia - SC State Museum - Scottish & Highland music, dancing, food, demonstrations

Apr 4-5: Columbia International Festival - State Fairgrounds - food, exhibits, and shopping from 60+ countries

Apr 4-5: Historic Pendleton Spring Jubilee - nearly 100 artists plus food, music, Scottish dancing, and more!

Apr 4-5: Palmetto Alpaca Classic Show - Clemson - fleece competition, vendors, banquet dinner, more

Apr 4-5: Revolutionary War Days - Ninety Six National Historic Site - enjoy reenactments of military & camp life

Apr 5: Charleston Lowcountry Cajun Festival - James Island County Park - Creole food and Zydeco music

Apr 10: Fun Day with Space Walk - Summerville - jump castles, clowns, cotton candy, carnival games - free!

Apr 11: Fun Sun Run - Murrells Inlet - Huntington Beach - 5K & 10K run - benefits Global Soccer Ministries

Apr 11: Governor's Frog Jump Festival - Springfield - frog-jumping contest plus parade, egg hunt, music, more

Apr 11-19: Family Circle Cup - Daniel Island - WTA women's tennis tournament

Apr 13: Monday After the Masters - North Myrtle Beach - celebrity Pro-Am charity golf tournament

Apr 13-19: Verizon Heritage - Hilton Head Island - PGA men's golf tournament

Apr 15-19: Indie Grits Film Fest - Columbia - The Nickelodeon presents films from new media makers, pros

Apr 16-18: Doolittle Raiders Reunion - Columbia - honors WWII's Doolittle Raid - autographs, dance, flyover

Apr 16-18: Pickens Azalea Festival - music, food, carriage rides, amusement rides, classic car cruise-in

Apr 16-18: Puddin' Swamp Festival - Turbeville - carnival, music, pet contest, Swamp Stomp Street Dance

Apr 16-19: Charleston Race Week - international sailboat regatta - inshore and offshore races

Apr 16-19: Southern Plant and Flower Festival - Florence - Pee Dee State Farmer’s Market

Apr 16-25: Come-See-Me Festival - Rock Hill - bands, parade, fireworks, BBQ contest

Apr 17: Emerald Evening - Greenville - tickets $75 - fundraiser for Carolina Ballet Theatre - see info on right

Apr 17-18: Iron City Festival - Blacksburg - music, street dance, car show, kid's parade, model train exhibit

Apr 17-18: Stone Soup Festival - Woodruff - storytelling workshops and award-winning storytellers

Apr 17-19: Battle of Charleston - Johns Island - Civil War reenactment and living history demonstrations

Apr 17-19: East Coast Canoe & Kayak Fest - James Island County Park - lectures, on-water classes

Apr 17-19: Olde Towne Artisans' Fair - North Augusta - artisans create traditional crafts at Living History Park

Apr 17-19: World Grits Festival - St. George - parade, carnival, grits grinding, "Rolling in Grits" contest, 5K run

Apr 18: Bark to the Park Walk and Festival - Columbia - benefits Project Pet's homeless animals

Apr 18: Fort Lawn Spring Festival - train rides, model train display, car show, games, storytelling

Apr 18: Historic Elmwood Park Home & Garden Tour - Columbia - tour beautiful and well-preserved homes

Apr 18: Sea and Sand Festival - Folly Beach - music, carnival, art, food, 5K fun run, skate or walk, beach dance

Apr 18: Soft Shell Crab Festival - Port Royal - food, crafts, car show, tunes from The Showmen and Fatback

Apr 18: Tame the Tyger River Race & Festival - Spartanburg - whitewater paddling, demos, film, live music

Apr 18: 3-D Biking - St. Stephen - scenic family bicycle ride along the Rediversion Canal on Lake Moultrie

Apr 18-26: Striped Bass Festival - Manning - fireworks, dances, parade, pageant for "Miss Striped Bass"

Apr 19: East Cooper Coastal Triathlon - Isle of Palms - .6 mile ocean swim, 16 mile bike, 4 mile run

Apr 19: Kiawah Island Earth Day Festivities - beach fun run, trash sculpture contest, Yippie Hippy Olympics

Apr 19: Low Country Grits Festival - Bowens Island in Charleston County - cooking & eating contests, live music

Apr 19-26: Charleston Clean Cities Sweep - community landscaping projects, recycling drives, litter pickups

Apr 20: Survivors of Sexual Assault Charity Golf Tournament - Lexington - Golden Hills Golf & Country Club

Apr 22: Earth Day - South Carolinaians come together to promote a cleaner, safer environment

Apr 22-25: Rholetter's Bluegrass Festival - Long Creek in Oconee County - bluegrass bands and open jams

Apr 23-25: SC BBQ Shag Festival - Hemingway - pig cook-off, fireworks, rides, shaggin' with Swingin' Sows

Apr 23-26: Charleston International Film Festival - over 60 not-yet-released films, shorts, documentaries

Apr 24-25: Anderson Soiree - street festival, music, kids' activities, crafts - features the Budweiser Clydesdales

Apr 24-25: A(ugusta) Baker's Dozen - Columbia - celebration of nationally-renowned authors and storytellers

Apr 24-25: Colleton County Rice Festival - Walterboro - rice parade, pageant, crafts, 5K race, cooking contest

Apr 24-26: Santee Birding and Nature Festival - PDF - Clarendon County - birding, canoe trips, fossil walks

Apr 24-26: SC Toastmasters Spring Conference - Columbia - improve communication at weekend retreat

Apr 25: Angel Walk - Beaufort Waterfront Park - benefits programs that fight child abuse and neglect

Apr 25: Congaree Arts Festival - Columbia - SC State Museum - demonstrations, music, children's activities

Apr 25: Firing on Fort Sumter: "The Opening Ball" - Spartanburg - period Civil War era dinner and public ball

Apr 25: 5K Riverfest Epilepsy Run / Walk - Columbia - food and live music at Riverfront Park

Apr 25: Greater Greenville Master Gardener Plant Sale - shrubs, trees, perennials, houseplants, veggies, herbs

Apr 25: Hilton Head Seafood Fest - gourmet food, live music, "Iron Chef" competition - benefits Cancer Society

Apr 25: MVP PRO Football Camp - techniques, instructions to help high school student athletes - ages 14-18

Apr 25: Sparkleberry Country Fair - Columbia - petting zoo, rides, games, food, entertainment, crafts, tractors

Apr 25: Walk to Defeat ALS - Columbia - Saluda Shoals Park - benefit walk to fight Lou Gehrig's Disease

Apr 25-26: Art Market at Historic Honey Horn - Hilton Head - juried contest - art on display and for sale

Apr 26: Blessing of the Fleet - Mount Pleasant - arts, crafts, live music, shrimp-eating and shagging contests

Apr 27: SPINX Charity Golf Classic - Greenville - amateur tournament to raise $150,000 for childrens' charities

Apr 28: I Believe Golf Marathon - Mt Pleasant - benefits Dee Norton Lowcountry Children's Center

Apr 28-30: Food for Thought Conference - Greenville - celebrates food, creative thinking, entrepreneurialism

Apr 29 - May 1: SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations Conference - Spartanburg - seminars, networking

Apr 30: "It's in the Bag" Purse Auction - Charleston - fun, fabulous, feminine fundraiser for Center for Women

Apr 30 - May 2: Spring Festival on the Square - Abbeville - rides, car show, music by Swingin' Medallions, more

Apr 30 - May 3: Piedmont Plant and Flower Festival - Greenville State Farmer’s Market 

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