Seasonal Events

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

Spring Events

Summer Events

  • Rocky Shoals Spider Lilies peak mid-May through mid-June at Landsford Canal State Park
  • Tour de Turtles- Travel to three, and maybe more, of our South Carolina State Parks to learn about and hopefully observe three to four different species of sea turtles in the wild! Spot a leatherback or Kemp’s ridley from the fishing pier at Myrtle Beach, walk to the jetty at Huntington Beach and observe immature greens, see a nesting loggerhead at Edisto Beach, and attend a sea turtle nest inventory at any of our four coastal parks! Capacity for this special program is filled for 2023 but check back for this opportunity in 2024!
  • Tubing the Edisto River at Givhans Ferry State Park
  • Fourth of July

Fall Events

Winter Events

  • Holiday events:
    • Thanksgiving Dinner at Hickory Knob State Resort Park on November 24 from 11a.m. until 6 p.m.
    • Holiday Light Show at Oconee State Park- select dates between November 24, 2022-January 10, 2023
    • Jocassee Santa at Devils Fork State Park- November 18, 2023
    • Breakfast with Santa at Hickory Knob State Resort Park on December 3 from 8 a.m. until 10 a.m.
    • Santa at the Lodge at Table Rock State Park- December 3, 2022
    • Atalaya Holiday Celebration by the Friends of Huntington Beach State Park on December 3, 2022 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Santa on the Beach at Myrtle Beach State park- December 3-4, 2022
    • Christmas at Rose Hill Plantation- December 3-4, 2022
    • Hampton: Home for the Holidays at Hampton Plantation- December 12-17, 2022
    • Redcliffe at Christmas on December 17, 2022 at 4:00 p.m. at Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site 
    • A Sense of the Season at Charles Towne Landing on December 17, 2022
    • Santa's at Sesqui 5K at Sesquicentennial State Park on December 18, 2022 
    • Holiday Creations Ornament Workshop at Aiken State Park on December 20, 2022
  • First Day Hikes- January 1, 2023
  • Memorial Illumination and commemorative program at the Battle of Rivers Bridge SHS February 3, 2023
  • Fox Squirrel 5K at Sadlers Creek State Park on February 25, 2023

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.