March: St. Patrick's Day on Main


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Location: Old Town Rock Hill
Phone: 1-803-802-1678
Contact: Frank Hart

This Irish themed street festival features Irish music, dancers, arts & crafts, a large amusement area for the little leprechauns plus plenty of food and beverages. No admission fee.


March: St. Patrick's Day Festival


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Location: Main Street, Clover
Phone: 1-803-222-9493
Contact: Amy Gonzalez, special events planner

Clover’s Main Street comes alive each year for a family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day Festival. Enjoy food and craft vendors, amusement rides, live bands, dog show, local entertainment and more. No admission fee.


April: Come See Me Festival


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Location: around Glencairn Garden and throughout Rock Hill in April
Phone: 1-800-681-7635 (toll free); 1-803-329-7625
Contact: Kathy Wilson, administrative assistant

This 10-day festival is Rock Hill’s annual salute to spring. The festival invites visitors to Rock Hill during its most beautiful season. The celebration is centered around the award-winning Glencairn Garden, which boasts over 3,500 azaleas surrounded by native flowers and trees. The event is FREE.


April/May: Bush-N-Vine Strawberry Saturdays


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Location: On-site, 1650 Filbert Hwy., York
Phone: 803-684-2732
Contact: Sam Hall

Come join us on Saturday’s during the months of April and May for our Strawberry Saturdays. We plan to have pick your own strawberries by late April and you can come enjoy ice cream, a slush and come stock up on fresh produce. Bring the whole family out for a fun filled day on the farm.


May: South Carolina Strawberry Festival


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Location: Walter Elisha Park, Fort Mill, SC in May
Phone: 1-803-547-2116
Contact: Brown Simpson, committee chairman

The four day festival, held in May focuses on strawberry delights of all kinds. Golf Tournament/Pageant, Live Bands & Entertainment, Children’s activities, Fireworks and strawberry contests a plenty. “The more the berrier!” The event is FREE.


May: Glencairn Garden Bloomfest


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Location: Glencairn Garden, in May, Rock Hill, SC
Phone: 1-803-329-5620
Contact: Laurie Helms, marketing coordinator (Rock Hill Parks, Recreation & Tourism)

This fun-filled family event features plants, garden art, pottery, baskets and other garden-themed items for sale from a variety of vendors.  There is a variety of activities for children as part of “National Kids to Parks Day.”  There will be music and garden tours plus food available for purchase.  The Meadow at Glencairn Garden is located on Edgemont Avenue.


June: Feis Chlobhair


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Location: New Centre Park, in June, Clover, SC
Phone: 1-803-222-9493
Contact: Amy Gonzalez, special events planner

Held the second Saturday in June, it’s the only blended Scots-Irish cultural event in the South, rich pageantry showcases traditional Scottish and Scots-Irish arts, crafts, athletics, music and honored customs. The event is FREE.


June: South Carolina Ag + Art Tour


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Location: Throughout SC (Chester, Chesterfield, Darlington, Fairfield, Horry, Kershaw, Lancaster, Union, York)
Phone: 1-800-968-5909
Contact: Ben Boyles, Strauss Moore Shiple, tour planners

Enjoy the entire month of June experiencing agriculture and art throughout SC! It’s a free self-guided tour of designated farms in South Carolina featuring local artisans, farms, and farmer’s markets. During the tour, you can see first-hand where your food comes from, and watch artists at work, purchase their works and learn more about rural life.


June: Juneteenth Rock Hill


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Location: Old Town Rock Hill, Mt. Prospect Baptist Church
Phone: 803-329-9099
Contact: Dr. Love Mills Boyd, president

A two-day city wide event honoring the oldest celebration commemorating the end of slavery in the United States. The celebration brings together all Americans to honor our common bond of freedom. Juneteenth is celebrated on June 19. The event will be celebrated in Rock Hill on the weekend closest to June 19. Events will begin on Friday, with a free concert at Fountain Park and will continue on Saturday with a festival of various activities for the entire family at Mt. Prospect Baptist Church.

 


July: Tega Cay's July 4th Celebration


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Location: Windjammer Park & Philip T. Glennon Center, Tega Cay
Phone: 803-548-3787
Contact: Joey Blethen, Parks & Recreation Director

The city celebrates their birthday with America’s on a day full of fun activities for people of all ages.  The day kicks off with our annual Land Parade.  After the parade, catch one of the trolleys and head down to Windjammer for the Canoe Joust. The Boat Parade will follow the Canoe Joust landing at Windjammer Park.  The activities at Windjammer will be capped off by the always popular Carolina Ski Show Team’s Performance.  Following the activities on the lake, bring the kids by the Pavilion at the Golf Club for the Splish-N-Splash Summer Bash.

After you’ve had a chance to rest and clean up, join the Tega Cay Lions Club for their annual Fish Fry.  The evening wraps up with the city’s birthday party followed by fireworks!


August: Summerfest


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Location: Historical Downtown, in August, York, SC
Phone: 1-803-684-2590
Contact: Paul Boger, president

Held the fourth Saturday in August each year. Crafts, food, music, sports, car show, tractor show, balloon ride, children’s activities and more. The event is FREE.


October: Blues & Jazz Festival


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Location: Old Town in Downtown, Rock Hill, SC in October
Phone: 1-803-328-2787
Contact: Debra Heintz, director (York County Arts Council)

The Blues & Jazz Festival features blues artists from all over the nation, performing in various hot spots in York and in Old Town Rock Hill, SC! Join us for 3 days for some of the hottest blues entertainment around! Held the first full weekend in October.


October: Tega Cay's Fall Festival


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Location: Philip T. Glennon Center, Tega Cay
Phone: 803-548-3787
Contact: Joey Blethen, Parks & Recreation Director

The Fall Festival, traditionally held the last Saturday in October, offers a little bit of something for everyone.   The event features arts & crafts, businesses and food/beverage vendors.  The day is filled with local entertainment hitting the stage along with the very popular kid zones.  The day would not be complete without the Children’s Halloween Costume Contest and the Hula Hoop Contest for all ages.

 


October: Bush-N-Vine Fall Farm Fun


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Location: On-site, 1650 Filbert Hwy., York
Phone: 803-684-2732
Contact: Sam Hall

Bring on the pumpkins, apple cider, hayrides, and cooler weather! Grab the family and come and enjoy this 6 week mini festival every Saturday. There will be a variety of activities for you and your family/friends to participate in—bounce house for the kids, corn maze, pick-your-own pumpkins, live music, barbecue, and more!  Admission is FREE, but there are some activities for a minimum fee. Check the schedule to decide which activities that you’d like to participate in.

 


November: Underexposed Film Festival


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Location: Community Performance Center in Old Town, Rock Hill, SC in November
Phone: 1-803-328-2787
Contact: Debra Heintz, director (Arts Council of York County)

The Underexposed Film Festival is a juried competition for independent filmmakers from across the nation, and features world-class independent films. In its inaugural year, the Underexposed Film Festival brought the top short films from Sundance Film Festival, Festival de Cannes, and Tribeca Film Festival. Join us for 2 days of the most compelling entertainment in York County! Held in mid-November.


November: Catawba Indian Craft Fair


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Location: Catawba Indian Reservation
Phone: 1-803-328-2427
Contact: Wenonah Haire, executive director

The annual craft fair, is held each November. Many different Catawba made crafts to choose from, drumming and dancing demonstrations, and more. * No outside vendors; festival activities and events, arts and crafts arranged by Native Americans.


December: ChristmasVille


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Location: Old Town, in December, Rock Hill, SC
Phone: 1-803-329-8756
Contact: Cathy Murphy, old town festivals and events manager

Old Town Rock Hill comes alive each winter as a picturesque holiday village and outdoor walking art festival. The award-winning event celebrates the art of adopted Rock Hill son, Vernon Grant, creator of the Kellogg’s Rice Krispies characters “Snap! Crackle! Pop!” The event is FREE.



 
What do you want to do?
  • Find Art & Entertainment
  • Go Shopping
  • Wine and Dine
  • Enjoy Nature
  • Explore History & Culture
Where in York County?
  • Rock Hill
  • Fort Mill
  • York
  • Clover
  • Tega Cay

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