Music, Arts, Sports and Food: Yearly Events for Everyone.

It’s always a good time to visit Santee Cooper County, South Carolina! From spending the long summer days on the water to enjoying beautiful lake views from a cabin in the winter, there are plenty of things to do year-round here in Santee Cooper County. Known as a nature lover’s paradise, Santee Cooper County invites you to visit our little piece of heaven.

Spring & Summer Events.



unique performances in historic theatres & outdoor spaces
within the community.


PUDDIN SWAMP FESTIVAL AND TASTE OF PUDDIN SWAMP FESTIVAL. Wekend filled with carnival rides, vendors, bands and
food sampling. Turbeville Town Hall (803) 659-2781.

GOVERNOR’S FROG JUMP.Enjoy an all day event in downtown Springfield including a frog jumping contest. 803-258-3152

man and woman in boat with large catfish

CLARENDON CLUB EASTER EGG HUNT. Free hunt for children up to 10 years of age. Clarendon Club in Summerton 803-478-2010

ORANGEBURG FESTIVAL OF ROSES. Located at Edisto Memorial Gardens, join this celebration of the beginning of the rose blooming season. Music, vendors, sports, races, arts & crafts. Fun for the whole family. Admission is free. 803-534-6821

ANNUAL STRIPED BASS FESTIVAL. Downtown Manning. A festival of spring. Free admission. Parade, carnival rides, vendors, street dance. Santee Cooper Open Team Fishing Tournament. 803-435-4405

BASSMASTER ELITE SERIES FISHING TOURNAMENT. Open to the public. Event weight in located at John C Land Landing. 803-435-4405


SUMTER IRIS FESTIVAL. Witness the beauty of beautiful blooming Japanese isis. This festival is South Carolina’s oldest continuous festival and is consistently ranked as a top festival in the southeast. Free admission. 803-436-2640


BIG DADDY FISHING TOURNAMENT. Santee State Park, Santee. Children ages 3-12 and must be accompanied by an adult. 803-854-2408


RAYLRODE DAZE FESTIVAL.Downtown Branchville festival that commemorates the town’s railroad heritage. Train rides, can-can girls, gunfights and much more. 803-274-8820