Annual Events & Festivals

March: St. Patrick's Day on Main


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Location: Old Town Rock Hill
Contact: Sarah Key 

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: Downtown 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: Emily Smith, administrative assistant

Rock Hill’s annual salute to Spring brings together friends, neighbors, and festival-lovers from all over the world. Loaded with frogs, music, and fun, this ten day festival features 80 events and activities for the entire family.  Come-See-Me debuted in the spring of 1962 as a community project to encourage tourists, relatives, and friends to visit Rock Hill during its most beautiful season.


April: Butts Cook-Off & Music Frenzy


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Location: Clover Community Park, Clover, SC
Phone: 1-803-222-9493
Contact: Amy Gonzalez, special events planner

Welcome to the Town of Clover’s Butts Cook-Off & Music Frenzy, formerly known as the Butts & Bluegrass BBQ Festival!  Sample some delicious barbeque at the Butts Cook-Off competition, sanctioned by the South Carolina Barbeque Association.  Barbeque tickets are available for sale day of the event.


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: Caroline Hasty, Town of Fort Mill events

Enjoy the sweet taste of homegrown, sun-kissed strawberries at the South Carolina Strawberry Festival held in downtown Fort Mill, SC.  From pig races to strawberry-topped pancakes and pageant queens, this multi-day event features live entertainment, arts/craft and food vendors, children’s activities and amusement rides to the delight of all ages.

“The more the berrier!”

May: Underexposed Film Festival


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Location: York County, SC in May
Phone: 1-803-328-2787
Contact: Debra Heintz, director (Arts Council of York County)

The Underexposed Film Festival yc showcases the best in indie filmmaking from across the world. It focuses on strength in storytelling, screening films that break down the fourth wall and envelop the audience in the story. Filmmakers often share their experiences during question and answer sessions, giving festival-goers a glimpse into their vision and process.

May: Catawba Indian Craft Fair


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

The Catawba’s annual craft fair will return in May of 2019. 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.

June: South Carolina Ag + Art Tour York County


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Location: Throughout York County 
Phone: 1-800-968-5909

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: Ms. Tamika Poag, president

A two-day citywide 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 with a day full of fun activities for people of all ages.  The day kicks off with the annual Land Parade.  Catch one of the trolleys and head down to Windjammer for the Canoe Joust.  The Boat Parade follows, with the always popular Carolina Ski Show Team.  Bring the kids by the Pavilion at the Golf Club for the Splish-N-Splash Summer Bash and 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

Summerfest 2020

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Location: Historical Downtown, in August, York, SC
Contact: The City of York 

SummerFest has provided entertainment for the whole family for more than 35 years. Shop the craft fair, stroll the vendor-filled streets and food trucks, and enjoy the classic car show, golf tournament, children’s activities, music from several stages and much more!

September: Clover's Auto Show & Fall Festival


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Location: Downtown Clover/Main Street, Clover, SC
Phone: 1-803-810-9719
Contact: Clover Jaycees
Clover’s Annual Auto Show & Fall Festival is a family fun-filled event packed with activities such as kids’ activities, food vendors, arts & crafts, live music and a pretty cool car show! Judging for the Car Show will begin at Noon.  Trophies will be awarded starting at 3:00 PM.  Mark your calendars & join the Town of Clover and the Clover Jaycees for this fun event!!!

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 Fort Mill and in Old Town Rock Hill, SC! This two day event is known for its infectious rhythms, soulful sounds and high energy performances.  Join us as we celebrate the roots for modern music and some of the hottest blues entertainment around!

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: Feis Chlobhair: Clover Highland Games & Scots-Irish Festival


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Location: Blue Eagle Academy’s Walking Trail, in November, Clover, SC
Phone: 1-803-222-9493
Contact: Amy Gonzalez, special events planner

Held the second Saturday in November, 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. Free admission to event.

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

The main streets of Old Town Rock Hill come alive each winter as a picturesque holiday village and outdoor walking art festival.  ChristmasVille has over 70 events including horse-drawn carriage rides, historic tours, strolling Dickens carolers, art, theater, dance, music, a gingerbread house contest, multiple Santa activities, and a real ice skating rink!

Carowinds WinterFest


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Location: Carowinds Amusement and Water Park, in December, Fort Mill, SC
Phone: 1-803-548-5300
Contact: John Taylor, vice-president

Carowinds will come alive with holiday spirit during WinterFest. Friends and family will be treated to an ultimate holiday celebration as the park magically transform into a winter wonderland – full of enchantment, cheer and classic family fun. WinterFest is packed with all the sights, sounds, food and experiences of the holiday season.