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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Amazing Challenge Race

  • March 4, 2017, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Race around Myrtle Beach State Park in the annual “Amazing Race” contest that covers 4.5 to 5.5 miles. Enjoy a day of friendly competition using your wits, athleticism, and problem-solving...

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park

Lowcountry Colonial Days

  • March 4, 2017, 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

Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration

  • March 25, 2017, 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

Founders' Day Festival

  • April 8, 2017, 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

Palmetto Campout

  • April 8, 2017 - April 9, 2017
Want to learn how to camp? Apply today to join us at Sesquicentennial State Park for the 9th Annual Palmetto Campout! Camp with park rangers and other camping experts and...

Host Park: Sesquicentennial State Park

Musgrove Mill Battlefield Guided Hike

  • April 8, 2017, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
On Saturday, Musgrove Mill State Historic Site will offer a guided hike of the battlefield trail. The Battle of Musgrove's Mill, which occurred on August 19th, 1780, was a turning...

Host Park: Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Save The Pollinators Work Day

  • April 15, 2017, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
There has been a 90 percent decline in the population of Monarch butterflies over the past 20 years, and the native grasslands and pollinator habitat is rapidly disappearing. Families will...

Host Park: Chester State Park

Musgrove Mill Revolutionary War Encampment Weekend

  • April 29, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • April 30, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Free with Park Passport !
Join us at Musgrove Mill State Historic Site for our Revolutionary War Encampment Weekend. This 2-day event will feature reenactors demonstrating many aspects of colonial life in the South Carolina...

Host Park: Musgrove Mill State Historic Site

Blue Wall Birding Festival

  • May 11, 2017 - May 14, 2017
Tour some of the best bird watching hot spots in the upstate as spring migration is winding down. Experienced birders will guide small groups to a variety of habitats within...

Host Park: Table Rock State Park

Piecing Together the Past with Archaeology

  • May 20, 2017, 10:00 AM - 4:00 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 by visiting with...

Host Park: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site