Events

Several of our parks host day and weekend-long festivals and events suitable for the entire family.  These events range from Parkpalooza each April at Myrtle Beach State Park to the Atalaya Arts & Crafts Festival each September at Huntington Beach.

Search by park below to see when these events take place and how you can join in the fun!



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Staking a Claim: Exploration and Discovery in the New World

  • February 14, 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • May 9, 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Before the colonists settled Carolina, several adventurers had explored the coast in search of a suitable settlement site. On these voyages the explorers sent back glowing accounts of the beauty...

Host Park: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Music on the Mountain

  • February 14, 2015, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • March 14, 2015, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • April 11, 2015, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • May 9, 2015, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • June 13, 2015, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • July 11, 2015, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • August 8, 2015, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • September 12, 2015, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • October 10, 2015, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • November 14, 2015, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • December 12, 2015, 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Enjoy traditional Blue Grass music as local musicians gather at Table Rock to keep this inspirational talent alive. Visitors are invited to bring their acoustic instruments and join in a...

Host Park: Table Rock State Park

Animal Swoon Under the Moon

  • February 14, 2015, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Enjoy an evening exploring the wild and humorous ways our local animals go about the serious business of finding a mate in an open and candid manner. In a fire-lit...

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park

Lowcountry Colonial Days

  • February 28, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Free with Park Passport !
Staff, volunteers and members of the Independent Company of South Carolina will bring Dorchester’s rich history back to life at this living history event. Visitors can interact with authentically clothed,...

Host Park: Colonial Dorchester State Historic Site

The Amazing Myrtle Beach State Park Challenge Race

  • March 7, 2015, 9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Race around Myrtle Beach State Park in the annual “Amazing Race” contest that covers between five to six miles. Enjoy a day of friendly competition using your wits, athleticism, and...

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park

Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration

  • March 14, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free with Park Passport !
Come out to celebrate the birthday of the Seventh President of the United States at his boyhood homeplace. Join us for a day of living history demonstrations to see what...

Host Park: Andrew Jackson State Park

Piecing Together the Past with Archaeology

  • March 14, 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Dig into history at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site. Discover how archaeologists see beyond written records and learn about past cultures based on artifacts left behind. Visit us for...

Host Park: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Atalaya Sleepover

Ever wondered what it would be like to spend the night at Atalaya? Well, here is your chance to find out! Join Huntington Beach State Park staff for an evening...

Host Park: Huntington Beach State Park

Founders' Day Festival at Charles Towne Landing

  • April 11, 2015, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Travel back in time at Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site and help us celebrate “the birth of South Carolina” at our annual Founders’ Day Festival. Living history staff will...

Host Park: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Blue Wall Birding Festival

  • April 16, 2015 - April 19, 2015
Tour some of the best bird watching hotspots in the upstate as spring migration is getting underway. Experienced birders will guide small groups to a variety of habitats within the...

Host Park: Table Rock State Park