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 13, 2016, 10:00 AM - 4:00 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 13, 2016, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • March 12, 2016, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • April 9, 2016, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • May 14, 2016, 2:00 PM - 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 13, 2016, 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

Behind the Scenes Weekend

  • February 20, 2016, 9:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Join us for a weekend at Table Rock State Park and stay in one of the beautiful cabins, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, as we explore the historic remains...

Host Park: Table Rock State Park

Lowcountry Colonial Days

  • February 27, 2016, 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

Amazing Challenge Race

  • March 5, 2016, 9:00 AM - 2:00 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

Piecing Together the Past with Archaeology

  • March 12, 2016, 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. Visit us for...

Host Park: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Andrew Jackson Birthday Celebration

  • March 19, 2016, 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 at Charles Towne Landing

  • April 9, 2016, 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

Musgrove Mill Revolutionary War Encampment Weekend

  • April 23, 2016, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • April 24, 2016, 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