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Signature Events

Check out the Spring and Summer events in Santee Cooper Country!

MARCH

4 – Miss Clarendon Scholarship Pageant

Jamie Lee (803) 433-4333

4 – Princess of Roses and Queen of Roses Pageants Stevenson Auditorium, Orangeburg

Contact: Zachary Tarrant (803) 533-6020

11 – 18th Annual Shuckin in the Park. 1PM Old Santee Canal Park, Moncks Corner

Enjoy food, games, and music. Brad Sale (843) 899-5200

16 – Tri-county Chamber Spring Golf Tournament

Holly Hill Country Club. Kathy Wagers (843) 563-9091

17 – Little Texas. Weldon Auditorium, Manning

Sharron Haley (803) 433-7469 25 – 55th Annual Elloree Trials – Great day of tailgating and horse racing. Call (803) 897-2616 for information.

26 – Santee Easter Egg Hunt, Santee Cultural Arts Center

Joanie Pinter (803) 854-2152 Ext. 203

31 – April 2 – Catfish Festival – St. Stephen

Catfish stew cook-off, vendors, rides, live music. Town Hall (843) 567-3597

31 – April 2 – Flowertown Festival – Summerville

One of the top 20 events in SC. Arts & crafts. food vendors, music. Linda Walton (843) 871-9622.

APRIL

1- 5th Annual Car Show on the Square – Memorial Plaza, Orangeburg

Variety of shows cars; antique, muscle and new on display. Gina Reynolds (803) 531-6186

1- Festival on the Avenue, Sumter

Arts, crafts, entertainment from the African-American community. (803) 436-2640

1 – Community Yard Sale – Santee, Town Hall Complex

Linda Shipley (803) 854-2152 ext. 204

6-8 – Puddin Swamp Festival Turbeville

This 3-day event includes the Taste of Puddin Swamp, bands, street dance, kritter kontest. Contact: Turbeville Town Hall (843) 659-2781

13- Main Street Manning Easter Egg Hunt Gibbons St. Park, Manning

For children 12 and under. Carrie Tribble (803) 435-8477 13 – Santee Easter Egg Hunt. Cultural Arts Center. For Children 10 and under.

Joanie Pinter (803) 854-2152 Ext. 203

14-15 – Annual Governor’s Frog Jump – Town of Springfield, SC

Friday and Saturday before Easter. Entertainment, food, games, frog jump, egg strike, and egg hunt.

Contact: Springfield Town Hall (803) 258-3152

21-22 – Striped Bass Festival

Celebration of Spring. Rides, parade, carnival, vendors & music. Clarendon County Chamber (803) 435-4405 TBD – Shriners’ Catfish Tournament. Canal Lakes Fish Camp, Cross.

(843) 753-2271

2 – Santee Cooper Open Team Tournament

John C. Land Landing, Manning. 5 fish limit bass tournament with guaranteed $5,000 first place. Erica Floyd (803) 435-4405 26 – Back Country Shrimp Fest. Sumter County Museum, Sumter. (803) 775-0908 TBD – Annual Showcase Orangeburg – Stevenson Auditorim. Variety show featuring area talent. (803) 533-6020

21-22 – Clarendon County Striped Bass Festival Downtown Manning

The festival day includes a parade, carnival rides, vendors, music and much more. Clarendon County Chamber. Ericka Floyd (803) 435-4405.

MAY

5-7 – Orangeburg Festival of Roses

Three-day event. Edisto Memorial Gardens Parks & Rec. Dept. Held to celebrate the beginning of the rose blooming season. Food, crafts, and entertainment. (803) 533-6020

5 – Festival of Roses Street Dance. 7pm-10pm. downtown. Carolina Back Country. Sumter county museum. Sumter

Living history demonstrations (803) 775-0908 The Black Cowboy Festival Greenfield Farms, Rembert, SC. Explore the lives of the black cowboys! (803) 499-9658

18-20 – Bird Fest. Pineland Farm, Panola, SC

Bluegrass, camping, family fun. ( 803) 435-4405

26-28 – Sumter Iris Festival

The irises are in full bloom and so is the fun at SC’s oldest continuous festival! Arts and crafts, food, music and more. For more information, call 800-688-4748, Sumter CVB

Memorial Day Weekend – 15th Annual Bluegrass & Country Music Hoedown – Santee

Three days of live music & entertainment 10 to 12 bands. Free. Lone Star BBQ & Merchantile (803) 854-2000

May – October – Downtown Friday Nights Outdoor Concert Series

Fourth Friday each month, Brody Pavilion, downtown Sumter. 6-8 p.m. Beach/variety music, food, and drinks, fun for the entire family. Free admission. (803) 436-2640.

JUNE

1 thru August 9 – Spray Park. Edisto Memorial Gardens, Orangeburg

(803) 533-6020

10 – Goat Island Boat Club Poker Run. John C. Land landing, Summerton

(803) 435-4405

JULY

4 – Elloree 4th of July. Picnic, Patriotic program, fireworks

Contact Robin Newton (803) 897-2821.

AUGUST

5 – 42nd Annual Big Daddy Fishing Tournament

Mother or Father fishing with 3 to 12 yrs. old. Free. Every child goes home a winner. Santee State Park (803) 854-2408

21 – Total Solar Eclipse

Santee Cooper Country will be one of the best places in the US to watch. (803) 854-2131

26 – Sept. 10 – 25th Annual Juried Art Show Old Santee Canal Park, Moncks Corner

Mary Bell (843) 899-5200

Labor Day Weekend15th Annual Lone Star Bluegrass & Country Music Jamboree Santee

4 days of live music. (803) 854-2000