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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Piecing Together the Past with Archaeology

  • October 10, 2015, 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

Music on the Mountain

  • 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

Bike with a Ranger

  • October 7, 2015 - October 28, 2015, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Every Week on Wednesday
Do you have a bicycle and want to explore the beautiful Maritime Forest of Hunting Island? Hop on your bike and go for a relaxing bike ride with a park...

Host Park: Hunting Island State Park

Take a Kid Fishing

  • October 17, 2015, 7:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Get outside and create the memory of a lifetime fishing with your favorite kid! Awards will be presented in various "fishy" categories. If you don't own your own fishing gear,...

Host Park: Myrtle Beach State Park

Palmetto Campout

  • October 17, 2015 - October 18, 2015
Have you always wanted to try tent-camping, but didn't know where to begin? The Palmetto Campout at Huntington Beach State Park is the chance for you and your family to...

Host Park: Huntington Beach State Park


  • October 24, 2015, 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Join us at Sesquicentennial State Park for our Annual dog-themed Halloween event! Enter your dog in our costume contest for a chance to win great prizes and enjoy a variety...

Host Park: Sesquicentennial State Park

Animal Forest Fall Frolic

  • November 7, 2015, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • November 7, 2015, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
It's fall in the Animal Forest and the animals are looking to put on a little weight for winter. Watch the animals being enriched by games, treats and activities that...

Host Park: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site

Atalaya Sleepover

  • November 13, 2015 - November 15, 2015, 5:00 PM - 10:00 AM
    Every Week on Saturday
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

Nature and Wildlife Photography Workshop

  • November 17, 2015 - November 19, 2015
Bring family, bring friends, or come alone and make new friends. Join us at Santee State Park for an awesome photography workshop for intermediate and advanced photographers. Perry Baker, staff...

Host Park: Santee State Park

Colonial Trades and Harvest Day

  • November 21, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
The days are getting shorter and colder. The hardwoods are shedding their leaves and the growing season has reached its end. Will Charles Towne survive through the winter? Will there...

Host Park: Charles Towne Landing State Historic Site