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Fewer Mondays, More Summer Please!

Updated: May 24, 2022

Get that sunscreen out and get ready for summer! Here are some fun family activities for all ages!!

  1. Dutch Square Fair

Where: Columbia SC (421 Bush River Rd)

Date & Time: Last Week to go! Tuesday, May 24th - Sunday, May 29th Gates open at 5:00 pm

Info: Make TODAY Your Day To Play! Ride ALL the Rides! Free admission! Free parking. The Dutch Square Fair in Columbia (421 Bush River Rd) Rides! Games! Food! Family Fun!

The Fair ends THIS Sunday, May 29th.

Cost: $25.00 for ride bands on weekdays | $30.00 On the Weekend

Event by: Strates Shows INC. at Dutch Square Fair For more information please visit the link below:

2. Aiken County Family YMCA Waterpark Season Opening

Date and Time: Saturday, May 28th Park opens at 10 am

Info: Join us for the long-awaited opening of our waterpark for the 2022 summer season! Open to the public! This is a Summer Long Activity!

3. Movies on the Mount

Where: Mt. Hermon Lutheran Church, West Columbia, SC

Date & Time: Friday, May 27th, 5 pm - 9 pm

Info: Movies on the Mount is a night of food, fellowship, movie, and popcorn! This weekly event is open to our community residents and anyone that wants to attend on Friday nights from May 27 to July 15.

A food truck will be open at 5 pm each week for food and drink purchases. The movie will start around 7 pm with free popcorn!! It will be a great family night for all.

This event is going to be held from this Friday, May 27th to July 15th for more dates and time please visit their Facebook Page.

4. Kids Night Out

Where: Empire Gymnastics Training Center and After School Program | 116 S Lake Ct, Lexington, SC 29073-7355, United States

Date & Time: Friday, May 27th @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Info: Join us for our tropical luau-themed Kids Night Out where we are celebrating summer! We will be having open gym time and playtime on our bounce house, trampolines, and foam pit along with games and crafts. Pizza will be provided! For kids ages 5 and up. $20 per child. $5 discount for bringing a friend or sibling. MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND! Call our front desk to register: 803-359-2420

5. Lewis & Clark Circus - Spartanburg, SC

Where: Piedmont Interstate Fairgrounds - 575 Fairgrounds Rd

Dates: Wednesday, May 25th - Saturday, May 28th


May 25 - 6:00pm

May 26 - 5:00pm & 7:30pm

May 27 - 5:00pm & 7:30pm

May 28 - 1:00pm, 4:30pm & 7:00pm

TICKET PRICES: Adult + free child (online) - $20 Adult (at the door) - $25 Child (online) - $5 Child (at the door) - $10 SPECIAL ONLINE FAMILY 6 PACK DEAL - 2 adults and 4 children for ONLY $45!

Have questions?? Please visit our FAQs here - or be sure to contact us directly by messaging the page.

6. Ag and Art Tour

From May 14-June 26th the #agandarttour will be welcoming guests to farms and tour sites across 10 counties in the beautiful state of South Carolina! Follow along for site details, artisans, and general information about the tour! Sign up for our newsletter through the link in our bio and let’s make sure you get out and visit the South Carolina Ag+Art Tour this year!!

Visit our website for tour dates and locations:

7. Lemonade Day

Where: 1207 Main St, Newberry, SC 29108-3427, United States

Date & Time: Friday, June 3rd @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Info: Our mission is to help today’s youth become the business leaders and forward-thinking citizens of lemonade stand at a time!

Come out to Main Street and support our Newberry County Youth Entrepreneurs!!

More details to come!!

If you have a child(ren) interested in participating, please contact

8. Encanto Showing at Icehouse Amphitheater

where: Icehouse Amphitheater | 107 West Main St. Lexington, SC 29072

Date & Time: Friday, June 3rd @ 8:30 pm

Info: Join the Icehouse Amphitheater as we celebrate the start of Summer with the showing of Disney's Encanto.This film is rated PG

9. Backyard Saturday - Family Trail Day

Where: Salu da Shoals Park 6071 St Andrews Rd, Columbia, SC 29212, United States

Date & Time: Saturday, June 4th, 10 am - 12 pm

Info: Join us at Leo’s Landing Playground shelter for Backyard Saturday. Each program will celebrate a nature awareness day through fun activities, crafts, stories, and cool biofacts. For information or to join our Backyard Buddies mailing list, email

Ages 0–7

Cost: $5.00 Parking Fee it is also open to the public

10. Movie in the Park

Where: Reunion Park Large Shelter, 749 Mill Street Little Mountian, SC 29075 US

Date & Time: Saturday, June 4th | 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Info: Starting at dusk, the Disney Pixar movie, Luca will be shown! This is a FREE event sponsored by the Town of Little Mountain. Free popcorn and bottled water will also be available! Bring your chair and blanket for an evening in Reunion Park!

Event by: Town of Little Mountian

11. Kids Summer Artist Choice Resin Window

Date & Time: Wednesday, June 8th | 10 am - 12 pm

Info: Bring your child to learn Resin art in this fun Kids Artist Choice class. Ages 6-12.

Limited to 12 due to social distancing. Masks are optional.

Please specify the design when checking out. They can choose from a mermaid, turtle, flamingo, seahorse, or butterfly.

Bring in an 8x10 frame with glass (We prefer Belmont frames from Michaels) all other supplies are included for $30. They may bring special items to enhance their art. The artwork will have to cure overnight.

Registration ends TWO weeks before the class. (Joining this event does not secure your seat).

12. Party in the Pines 2022

Where: Main St, Whitmire, SC 29178, United States

Dates: Thursday, June 9th - Saturday, June 11th

Times: June 9, 2022 6pm-11pm

June 10, 2022 6pm-11pm

June 11, 2022 5pm-11pm Info: Fun annual festival for all ages! Features carnival rides, specialty food and drink vendors, craft and art vendors, live entertainment, and much much more!!

13. Festival of Flowers

Where: Uptown Greenwood, SC.


Info: Celebrating 55 Years of a Blooming Good Time, June 2022!

Showcasing the 15th Anniversary of our Signature Topiary Display in Uptown Greenwood, SC.

Come celebrate the beginning of summer 2022 at the South Carolina Festival of Flowers in beautiful Greenwood, South Carolina. Award-winning and one of the Southeast Tourism Society’s Top 20 Events in June for ten years running, the SC Festival of Flowers offers a schedule of activities the whole family can enjoy.

So take your time and view it all here then make plans to visit us for “a blooming good time!” Visit for all the details.

14. Springdale Summerfest & Golf Cart Parade

Where: Town of Springdale, SC

Date & Time: Saturday, June 18th @ 7:00 pm

Info: Please join us for our "Springdale Summerfest & Golf Cart Parade" on Saturday, June 18th at the Felton C. Benton Park. No golf cart...No problem, just bring a chair and join us along the parade route or meet us in the park! This year we are hosting Carter Lybrand for live music entertainment with free food and more. There will be a full night of family fun ending with a spectacular firework display. Contact Town Hall for Golf Cart registration information or if your business is interested in sponsorship! Can't wait to see you there!

Event by: Town of Springdale

15. Newberry Jueenteeth

Where: Main street, Newberry SC

Date & Time: Saturday, June 18th | 10 am - 4 pm

Info: All are welcome to Celebrate Freedom at the Newberry Juneteenth.

Learn the history, share the stories, taste the food, hear the music, and see the talent of our community.

Open to the public!

July Summer Events

UpComing events happening in July 2022

  1. South Carolina Festival of Discovery

Where: Uptown Greenwood County | 120 Main St Greenwood, SC 29646

Date & Time: Thursday, July 7th - Saturday, July 9th | check the schedule for times

Info: The South Carolina Festival of Discovery is the premier event of the year sponsored by the Uptown Greenwood Development Corporation. The event started in 2000 and has become the most highly anticipated event in the region. The festival celebrates the history, culture, food, arts, crafts, music, and people that make South Carolina and Greenwood County such an incredible places to live and visit.

The 2022 festival will offer fun for the entire family! Don't miss a thing on our busy schedule! Follow South Carolina Festival of Discovery on Facebook and check in with your photos of all the food and fun!

The Festival of Discovery’s Blues Cruise celebrates the unique musical sound of the blues with numerous musical artists performing at Uptown Greenwood restaurants and venues, while the Kansas City Barbeque Society (KCBS) BBQ and Hash Cook-Off focuses on the rich tradition of Carolina Barbeque.

For more information please visit:

2. Summer Riding Camp 1

Where: Lander University Equestrian

Date & Time: Monday, June 6th -Friday, June 10th | Monday through Friday 9:00am to 1:00pm

Info: join us for Horse Day Camp! Ages 7-12

Experience the wonderful world of horses with instruction in riding and horse care. Great opportunity for beginners to advanced to learn and have fun, in an energetic and friendly atmosphere. A wholesome and educational experience, that your kids will truly enjoy!

Drop off at 8:30 is available

Friday at 10:30 am - parents and friends are invited to "Parent Day Showcase"

Cost: $250 - $50 deposit to hold a limited spot

Second Camp Session for ages 13- 18 starts on Monday, July 11th - Friday, July 15th

Activities that are all Summer Long!

1. Picking Strawberries at leaver Farms

Where: 5057 SC Highway 34 Pomaria, SC 29126

Date & Time: Monday to Saturday from 8am to 6pm

Info: Now that is what a strawberry is supposed to look like when you bite into it—-red all the way through. And the Lord has made them super sweet too! You can come to pick your own strawberries or call to reserve PrePicked strawberries.

find out more and visit us at

2. Carolina Pride Pastures

Where: 1416 SC Highway 34 Pomaria, SC 29126

Date & Time: Open on Saturdays from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Carolina Pride Pastures is an alpaca farm featuring both types of alpacas- Huacaya and Suri. The farm specializes in farm tours, farm-produced alpaca yarn, handmade fiber items, fleece sales, and alpaca fertilizer. For more information please call (803) 480-3750 and visit us at

3. Grow Newberry Farmers Market + Art

Where: Downtown Newberry at Memorial Park

Dates and Times: Selected Saturdays from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Fresh & local produce, meats, plants, art, and much more!

We strive to have free, fun activities for kids and live music each week.

4. Gully Washer Park

Where: 1786 Gleen Street Extension Newberry, SC

Date: Now Opening on May 21st

Admission DAILY ADMISSION $3 Adults & Children

Every Child (14-under) must be accompanied by an Adult.

No Adult is admitted without a Child.

Here is the summer 2022 schedule

For more information please visit

5. Uptown Greenwood Splash Pad

Where: Downtown Greenwood in the market square

Dates & Times: Monday - Saturday from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm Sundays 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Open from May 28th through September 5th

Bring lawn chairs/ camping chairs, sunscreen, and towels. Open to the public for free!

For more information call Gibson Hill at (864)-953-2475 or visit us @Uptowngreenwoodmarket

Please visit us here to see about the rules and how to plan your visit.

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