From the wide, sandy beaches on the coast, to the Blue Ridge Mountains and all the charming towns in between, the state of South Carolina loves to celebrate with festivals. Food, music, arts and crafts, and entertainment are ways to share the state's unique culture with the world. Most any time of the year and in every corner of the state, South Carolinians will find something to celebrate.
One of the best-loved annual events is the Columbia International Festival. Held on the first weekend in April at the state fairgrounds in Columbia, the festival brings the area's international communities together. Sample cuisine from around the world at the international food court. View live cultural demonstrations, join the parade of nations, and shop at an international bazaar. Listed as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast by the Southeastern Tourism Society, the festival showcases over 60 countries.
Heading west on Interstate 66 out of Columbia, the rolling hills climb higher as the Blue Ridge Mountains come in sight. It's a spectacular drive in the fall with a canopy of colorful leaves against a blue sky background. In Mid-October, stop by Downtown Greenville for the Fall for Greenville food street festival. With no admission fee, it's the largest of its kind in the Southeast. Over 40 top restaurants and their chefs showcase their talents with delicious dishes and culinary demonstrations. It's all accompanied by wine tasting, a craft beer garden and a lot of musical talent on six stages.
The food at Fall for Greenville might seem hard to beat, but it's no place for fresh-caught seafood. No worries. It's only a few hours drive to the South Carolina Lowcountry with a host of seafood festivals all year long. They're held in iconic towns like Hilton Head and Charleston and in lesser-known hidden spots like Port Royal, Little River, and Yemassee. All are great places to experience the uniqueness of Lowcountry cuisine, but each little town puts a different spin on their festival. Little River combines it with a jazz festival, and historic Bluffton is host to an annual Arts and Seafood Festival.
With so much fun going on practically every weekend, how can residents keep up with their lawn chores? We have the answer. Trust those chores to Lawn Love, the Palmetto State's premier lawn care service. Our easy-to-use mobile app or handy desktop website lets you schedule every lawn care chore imaginable. Just enter a zip code to schedule service with a quality lawn care specialist. Pick the tasks you need to be done, the best schedule, and a budget to suit you. We take care of the rest and even call when the job is complete while you are out enjoying South Carolina's many festivals and events.