Annual Events

South Carolina State Parks have plenty going on year-round. Check out these annual events!

Spring Events

  • March is Women's History Month
  • Bellfest at Devils Fork State Park on March 16, 2024 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.
    • The rare Oconee Bell blooms from mid-March to early April at the park. Colonies of the Oconee Bells blooming in their entire splendor can be seen along the Oconee Bell Trail. The Oconee Bell is a rare flower of the southern Appalachians found only in a few locations in the mountains of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia in moist woods along streams.
  • Birthday Celebration at Andrew Jackson State Park on March 16, 2024

Summer Events

Fall Events

  • Annual Big Daddy Fishing Tournament at Santee State Park in August
  • Commemoration for the Battle of Musgrove Mill - August 19
  • Music in the Woods at Paris Mountain State Park on Saturdays in September and October from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.!
  • Hawk Watch at Caesars Head State Park - September to November 
  • Girl Scouts Love State Parks WeekendSeptember 14-15, 2024
    • Recycled Art with Ranger Laura at Lee State Park on September 14, 2024 from 10 a.m. until Noon. Register here.
  • National Clean Up Day- September 21, 2024
  • Camp Cedar Creek Climb 5k at Keowee-Toxaway State Park on September 21, 2024. Register here.
  • Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival at Huntington Beach State Park - September 27-29, 2024
    • Featuring over 100 of the finest artisans, the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival provides aesthetic beauty against a background of natural beauty. Enjoy fine art, quality crafts and local food, along with the musical offerings of several of the area’s finest musicians.
  • Palmetto Campout at Sesquicentennial State Park in October
  • Paddlesplash Southeastern Paddlesport Race Series at Devils Fork State Park
  • Fall Fun Night at Andrew Jackson State Park
  • Take a Kid Fishing Day at Myrtle Beach State Park
  • Edisto Blackwater Boogie at Givhans Ferry State Park- October 18-20, 2024!
  • Halloween Events
    • Carolina Tales and Beyond at Rose Hill Plantation
    • Croft will be having their Neewollah event 
    • Lake Hartwell will be having a Halloween event 
    • Join Redcliffe Plantation for Redcliffe After Dark. 
    • Spooky Stories of Paris Mountain 
    • Hunting Island is hosting Haunted Island Halloween 
    • Halloween at Oconee State Park on October 26, 2024
    • Run For You Lives 5K at Hickory Knob State Resort Park 
    • The Spooktacular Pumpkin Carving Party at Hickory Knob 
    • Sandhills Spooktacular at Aiken State Park 
    • Lake Greenwood State Park Halloween events are listed below:
      • S'more Social Bonfire
      • Halloween Jingo
      • Halloween Crafts
      • Trick-or-Treat 
    • Lee State Park Camp-and-Treat 
    • Creepy Campout at Lake Wateree State Park
    • Sesquicentennial is hosting their annual Howl-O-Ween
    • Legends and Lore at Hampton Plantation
    • Boo Bash at Dreher Island State Park
  • Bat Week is the last week in October 
  • Artisan's Market at Sesquicentennial State Park
  • Colonial Trades & Harvest Day at Charles Towne Landing
  • Anniversary of the Battle of Blackstocks 
  • Thanksgiving Buffet at the Hickory Knob Restaurant 
  • Free Admission on Black Friday at South Carolina State Parks

Winter Events

  • Holiday events:
    • Thanksgiving Buffet at the Hickory Knob Restaurant
    • Free Admission on Black Friday at South Carolina State Parks
    • Holiday Celebration at Little Pee Dee
    • Holiday Light Show at Oconee State Park 
    • Jocassee Santa at Devils Fork State Park
    • Santa on the Beach at Myrtle Beach State Park 
    • Home for the Holidays at Hampton Plantation
    • Go GREEN Holiday Craft Workshop at Andrew Jackson State Park 
    • Christmas on the Farm at Kings Mountain State Park
    • Santa at the Lodge at Table Rock State Park
    • Atalaya Holiday Craft Market by the Friends of Huntington Beach State Park 
    • Christmas at Rose Hill Plantation
    • Breakfast with Santa at Hickory Knob
    • A Cheraw Christmas at Cheraw State Park
    • Cookies with Santa at Goodale State Park
    • Holiday Crafting at Barnwell State Park
    • Hardtack and Coffee: Christmas During the Civil War at Redcliffe Plantation
    • Santa's at Sesqui 5K at Sesquicentennial State Park
    • S'mores with Santa at Lee State Park
    • Holiday Creations ornament workshop at Aiken State Park
    • Ornament workshop at Battle of Musgrove Mill Visitor Center
    • Hognamay at Andrew Jackson State Park
  • First Day Plunges
    • Friends of Paris Mountain Paris Plunge
    • Friends of Hunting Island Pelican Plunge
  • First Day Hikes- January 1, 2025
  • February is Black History Month
  • Memorial Illumination and commemorative program at the Battle of Rivers Bridge SHS
  • The Big Game Tailgate and Viewing Party at Hickory Knob State Resort Park
  • Celebrate Presidents Day with Andrew Jackson State Park
  • Fox Squirrel 5K at Sadlers Creek State Park in February

Year Round Programs

**Please note there may be other events that are listed later.  Check our Programs & Events page, or contact the park you are interested in, directly.


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