Festivals & Events

Festivals & Events in Lake City, SC
We host many different events throughout the year that are family-friendly and all are culture-filled. These events include: Easter Eggstravaganza, MFBG Beerfest, MFBG Wine Stroll, Hometown Holidays, Artfields, Rhythm & Q's Live Music and BBQ Competition, and much more.
Oct

18

Rhythm & Q's BBQ & Live Music Competition

The R.O.B.
Get ready for Lake City’s annual Rhythm & Q’s BBQ and Live Music Competition, offering $45,000 in total cash prizes! Save these dates because you don’t want to miss Rhythm & Q’s.
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Oct

19

Pee Dee Back Country Days (Fall)

Whitehead Infirmary
Revolutionary war reenactors & demonstrators: Native American, blacksmithing, soap/candle makers, woodcrafts, and Indigo processing.
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Oct

19

Fall Fishing

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Bring the family to enjoy the morning together with some fishing fun! Our Fishing Pond is stocked with bluegill, bass, and more for catch-and-release fishing. We will provide one pole per child.
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Oct

19

Gardening with Grasses

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Few plants can compare to ornamental grasses for nearly nonstop performance, strength and visual impact. That’s only a few of the reasons gardeners like growing them. They’re also tough...
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Oct

19

Hippie Fest 2019 (Fall Edition)

Cook Farm House
Hippie Fest is a grassroots festival where free-spirited people from across the country gather to celebrate peace, love, and all things groovy!
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Oct

24

Writers in the Round

The Bean Market
Taking a cue from Nashville’s Bluebird Café, this live performance shines the spotlight on Nashville’s hottest songwriters; Frank Rogers, Brent Anderson, Monty Criswell, and Lynn Hutton.
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Oct

26

BOOtanical Garden

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Get the whole family together and put on your best costumes for an enchanted Halloween afternoon at MFBG. Experience the bewitchingly beautiful garden like never before, while the little ones enjoy...
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Oct

31

Main Street Trick or Treat

Main Street
Bring the kids and come Trick or Treating Downtown Lake City for a fun, family friendly and safe event! All children 15 years & younger are welcome and please come in costume!!!
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Nov

2

Bug Bungalows

Moore Farms Botanical Gardens
Come spend the morning with us exploring the wonderful world of insects! Did you know insects have homes too? They are always working hard in the garden, so we want to make sure the helpful ones...
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Nov

2

Lit For Literacy

The R.O.B.
The annual “Lit for Literacy” Jamboree, promotes literacy with fun games and activities for the entire family. The Jamboree’s purpose is to increase the value of literacy within the community by...
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Nov

2

Holiday Appetizers

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Entertaining for the holidays? Get the party started with some amazing apps will tantalize the taste buds and add a festive touch to the celebration.
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Nov

7

Terrariums

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Terrariums are a fun way to incorporate plants into your décor with minimal maintenance. It’s indoor gardening at its finest and easiest. Leave it to instructor Rebecca Turk to know all about...
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Nov

15

Garden Open: Nature in November

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
There is still plenty to see in the garden despite winter’s approach. Snapdragons, pansies, chrysanthemums and marigolds have just been planted. Did you know November’s birth
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Nov

16

Dog Daze

Moore Farms Botanical Gardens
This day’s going to the dogs! Bring your pooch to take a nice stroll through the garden putting you both in a “dog daze.” A professional photographer will be onsite to take pet/owner pictures...
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Nov

16

Cocktails & Cuisine

The Stables at The Inn at the Crossroads
Cocktails and Cuisine brings together the culinary expertise of Crossroads on Main with Chef Jacques Larson of Wild Olive and Obstinate Daughter for a memorable, multi-course meal
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Nov

22

Jingle Bell Market

Florence Center
Join us for the spectacular holiday event of the year featuring handmade crafts, gifts, vintage finds, apparel, monogram items, jewelry, beauty, wellness products and gourmet food treats.
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Dec

6

Hometown Holidays

Village Green
Mark your calendar for the highly anticipated Hometown Holidays Festival, the first weekend in December in downtown Lake City, South Carolina! Plan to spend your weekend shopping & strolling the...
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Dec

7

Garden Lecture Series: Finding and Promoting Climate Change-Friendly Plants for a Changing Climate

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Finding and Promoting Climate Change-Friendly Plants for a Changing Climate. Join us on Saturday, December 7 from 10:30AM-Noon. The cost is $15 per person.
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Dec

7

Colorful Winter Garden

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Let’s explore the endless plant options and design practices that ensure a garden has interesting color and texture to rival the beauty of spring, summer, and fall.
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Dec

7

Enchanted Fairy Gardens

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Create your own enchanted fairy garden for the holidays! Spend the morning fashioning your magic world using natural materials to build a home fit for a fairy.
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Dec

14

Wreath Wonderland

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
A stunning holiday wreath isn’t that hard to make – just gather the right supplies, a few seasonal embellishments and a healthy dose of holiday spirit. Wreath Wonderland
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Dec

19

Wreath Wonderland

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Tis’ the season to decorate! Add a fresh evergreen wreath to your home for the perfect festive touch this season. With proper care it can last for months!
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Feb

28

Lift Your Voice

The Bean Market
Get ready to “Lift your Voice” in honor of the musical roots and oral traditions of the African American Culture. Held at the Bean Market near Village Green in Lake City.
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Oct

18

Rhythm & Q's BBQ & Live Music Competition

The R.O.B.
Get ready for Lake City’s annual Rhythm & Q’s BBQ and Live Music Competition, offering $45,000 in total cash prizes! Save these dates because you don’t want to miss Rhythm & Q’s.
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Oct

19

Pee Dee Back Country Days (Fall)

Whitehead Infirmary
Revolutionary war reenactors & demonstrators: Native American, blacksmithing, soap/candle makers, woodcrafts, and Indigo processing.
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Oct

19

Gardening with Grasses

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Few plants can compare to ornamental grasses for nearly nonstop performance, strength and visual impact. That’s only a few of the reasons gardeners like growing them. They’re also tough...
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Oct

19

Fall Fishing

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Bring the family to enjoy the morning together with some fishing fun! Our Fishing Pond is stocked with bluegill, bass, and more for catch-and-release fishing. We will provide one pole per child.
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Oct

17

Four Seasons in One Day: Dazzling Woody Plant Suggestions for Four Seasons of Interest in the Landscape

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Landscapes are meant to be enjoyed year-round, not just in the warm-weather months. All you need are a few tips, tricks and treats to develop a more interesting garden ending.
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Oct

11

Garden Open: Celebrate Fall

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Fall has officially arrived and with its luxurious fall color. Verdant green foliage has become an array of russet and gold, and Mother Nature is teasing us with crisp temperatures.
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Oct

11

2nd Annual Greater Lake City Community Baby Shower

The Bean Market
Expected moms are cordially invited to the biggest baby bumpy party in Greater Lake City! During our 2nd Annual Community Baby Shower, moms can receive free baby clothes...
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Oct

4

Fiesta Friday

Sauls Street
Fiesta Fridays are celebrations of local community, held on Sauls Street. The monthly events, typically scheduled on the first Friday of the...
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Oct

3

2nd Annual Senior Citizen's Fall Carnival

The ROB
Join us for a day of fun and festivities as we have a community carnival for our senior citizens! Informational speakers will be on hand to answer questions about various health topics.
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Oct

3

Aquatic Landscapes

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Unlike water features that just have water with plants surrounding it, water gardens actually provide an environment that can sustain and promote plant life growth within it.
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Sep

28

¡Viva! Pee Dee

R.O.B.
Music, dancing, food, and fun! Come celebrate the hispanic culture with friends and family. All of this and more will be found at the 2nd Annual ¡Viva! Pee Dee Hispanic Heritage Festival!
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Sep

28

Paws on the Pad

Splash Pad at Lynches River County Park
It's a dog gone good time at the Lynches River County Park Splash Pad! Please come out for a fun time where the dogs can have just as much fun as the kids in the water.
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Sep

24

History Fields

Ron McNair Life Center
This event has the discussion on the development of Lake City as well as the local history of the town. We invite everyone to come and join in the learning as well as learn more how much Lake City...
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Sep

19

SC Tobacco Festival

Village Green
A fun-filled, family friendly weekend originally started topay homage to the tobacco farmers/farms/auctions that meant so much to the economy in the Lake City area. Live bands, local performances...
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Sep

21

Eco Print Scarves

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Eco printing is essentially a direct contact printing method, drawing out pigments from plants to make interesting and often surprising marks on protein (silk) fibre
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Sep

20

Garden Open: Stroll in September

Moore Farms Botanical Gardens
We’re on the cusp of the Autumnal Equinox, meaning the first day of fall is right around the corner. What better way to mark the shift from summer to fall than a visit
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Sep

21

Hardy Palms

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Yes, palms can withstand a deep winter freeze. For example, the Saw Palmetto Palm (also known as Sabal Palm) grows all over southeastern United States and is cold hardy
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Sep

19

Art Explorers

ArtFields
At Art Explorers, children develop their inner artist with hands-on experiences across all art disciplines. This year, instructors come from an array of businesses and artists...
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Sep

19

How to Make Your Own Black Gold

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Anyone who’s spent at least a little bit of time in a garden knows earthworms are great. And their poop is great, too! That’s why many gardeners who want to avoid using chemical fertilizers...
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Sep

12

Mediterranean Dishes

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Mediterranean dishes are both colorful and crave-worthy, featuring ingredients like olive oil, whole grains, fish, legumes, fruits and vegetables.
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Sep

7

MFBG BeerFest

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Enjoy beer from over 40 local and regional craft breweries and devour delicious local food truck eats. With your tasting glass in hand, you’ll also experience the botanical garden as a festival...
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Sep

6

Fiesta Friday

Sauls Street
Fiesta Fridays are celebrations of local community, held on Sauls Street. The Greater Lake City Community Development Office hosts the monthly events, typically scheduled on the first Friday...
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Sep

5

Power Hour Lunch

Lake City Visitors Center
LUNCH IS ON US! Join Visit Lake City SC this Friday, September 6 from 12PM to 1PM and make the most of your lunch hour by networking and meeting new people inside the Visitors Center!
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Sep

5

Lake City Farmers Market Terrarium Class

The Bean Market
Join us for a special class with Moore Farms Botanical Garden. You will be able to create your own terrarium and take it home with you once you are done.
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Aug

27

History Fields

Ron McNair Life Center
Please join us in exploring Lake City in 1934 leading up to the Great Bank Robery of Palmetto State Bank. On Sept. 5, 1934 the bank was robbed by three armed men.
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Aug

23

Dual Gallery Opening

TRAX Visual Art Center and Jones-Carter Gallery
Come out for the first look at exhibitions by Ryan Lytle in TRAX Visual Art Center and Rafael Barros in Jones-Carter Gallery! Enjoy meeting the artists in person, plus hors d'oeuvres and drinks.
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Aug

17

Garden Lecture Series: Crinum Lily Farm

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Well-known plantsman Jenks Farmer is a renowned bulb expert, focused specifically on Crinums. Owning of an amazing Crinum Farm, Jenks will do an in-depth presentation focused on crinum selection for..
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Aug

11

Southeast Wedding & Event Expo

The R.O.B.
The Southeast Wedding & Event Expo is the premier wedding show in the Pee Dee area. Presented by Savvy Soiree, the expo is a wonderful opportunity for brides, grooms, and their families to meet and...
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Aug

9

Films at the Farm

Moore Farms Botanical Gardens
Films at the Farm is a unique outdoor movie experience showcasing some of the most stunning landscapes MFBG has to offer. Pull up your camp chair
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Aug

9

Garden Open: Back to School

Moore Farms Botanical Gardens
August can be a hectic time with getting children ready for a new school year, so come recharge your batteries with us at the garden. Feel the weight lift from your shoulders as you wander the grounds
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Aug

10

Lake City Police Department 2ND Annual Golf Tournament Captains' Choice

Lake City Country Club
Lake City Police Department Presents the Second Annual Golf Tournament Captains Choice. Proceeds benefiting the Lake City PD Youth Fund. This is an all ages event!!!
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Aug

7

Wine Down Wednesday

Lake City Visitors Center
Wine Down Wednesday is Visit Lake City’s monthly networking event from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Visitors Center located at 110 East Main Street. 
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Aug

6

Continuum Grand Opening

The Continuum
Please join us to celebrate the opening of The Continuum. There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony that begins at 10 a.m., followed by an open house until 2 p.m. Governor Henry McMaster and...
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Aug

3

Suspending Disbelief by Jenny Fine

Jones-Carter Gallery
Join us for a FREE evening of interactive art! Students from the community will be participating in workshops led by Jenny Fine and will make her art come alive through performance on Saturday night.
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Aug

2

Fiesta Friday

Sauls Street
Fiesta Fridays are celebrations of local community, held on Sauls Street. With multiple vendors participating to provide tasty food & drinks, lively music to get the crowd dancing, fun & engaging kids
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Jul

27

Native Plants in Your Own Backyard

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Have you ever walked through your yard and wondered what the name of a plant is and how it got there? Many traditional Southern landscape plants you grew up watching your grandmother plant...
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Jul

25

Lake City Games on the Green

Village Green
“Games on the Green” Old School Game Night Event on Thursday, July 25th from 6pm-8pm at the Village Green. This is an opportunity to engage our youth over the summer .
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Jul

20

Films at the Farm

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Films at the Farm is a unique outdoor movie experience showcasing some of the most stunning landscapes MFBG has to offer. Pull up your camp chair...
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Jul

13

Beer Cocktails

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Beer mixed with lemonade, soft drinks, liquor or another beer can make for a tasty combination and be a big hit at your next party! So, give mixology a try and transform your favorite brew into a...
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Jul

12

Garden Open: July in Bloom

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
The dog days of summer are upon us, so visit the garden to get the most out of the season. Crepe myrtles are arguably the stars of the show in July, but so are sunflowers.
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Jul

13

Sauces, Gravy and Pesto

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Chef Johnathan Polson with Victor’s Restaurant will teach the class some of the tastiest, easiest and – dare we say – sauciest recipes for sauces, gravy and pesto. Once you’ve mastered these...
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Jul

13

Theatre Park Volunteer Clean-up

Theatre Park
There will be a volunteer clean-up event at Theatre Park on July 13 at 9AM. Volunteers will be gathering to lend a helping hand to MFBG! Once clean-up is done, volunteers will get...
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Jul

12

Fiesta Friday

Sauls Street
Fiesta Fridays are celebrations held on Sauls Street. With multiple vendors participating to provide tasty food & drinks, lively music, fun & engaging
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Jun

28

Cocktails & Cuisine

The Stables at The Inn at the Crossroads
Calling all “foodies!” Cocktails & Cuisine is slated to be the premier culinary event in Lake City! Visit Lake City SC has partnered with Crossroads on Main at The Inn at the Crossroads to offer...
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Jun

28

Films at the Farm

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Films at the Farm is a unique outdoor movie experience showcasing some of the most stunning landscapes MFBG has to offer. Pull up your camp chair, snuggle up beneath a blanket of stars and join
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Jun

7

Fiesta Friday

Sauls Street
Fiesta Fridays are celebrations held on The East Main Green at the corner of East Main & Church Streets. With multiple vendors participating to provide tasty food & drinks, lively music, fun...
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May

17

May Days Plant Sale & BBQ

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Come for a day full of fun! Join us for our spring plant sale, delicious BBQ lunch and a beautiful garden. Most activities will happen at the same times on both May 17th and 18th.
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Apr

26

Artfields

Artfields
An annual, nine-day art competition and exhibition in Lake City, ArtFields awards more than $140,000 in cash prizes to artists from across the Southeast. Up to 400 works of art will be on display...
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Apr

27

Pee Dee Back Country Days (Spring)

Whitehead Infirmary
Revolutionary war reenactors & demonstrators: Native American, blacksmithing, soap/candle makers, woodcrafts, and Indigo processing.
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Apr

10

Eggstravaganza

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
More than 10,000 eggs will be laid out throughout the garden for children to hunt. Inside each egg, treasure awaits! Prized golden eggs will be hidden in the garden as well, and the lucky child...
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Apr

6

MFBG Wine Stroll

Moore Farms Botanical Garden
Take in the beauty of Moore Farms Botanical Garden as you sample wines at the garden’s annualWine Stroll event. Sip your way through the garden’s enticing 65 cultivated acres, dotted with vendor...
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Jan

12

Model Train & Vintage Toy Show

The R.O.B.
Multiple vendors with model trains of various gauges for sale, as well as various model train set parts. A variety of operating layouts will be on display, vintage toys too!
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Jan

5

Lake City Polar Plunge

Lake City Community Park
Join us at the new Lake in Lake City for a quick dip in the water - it’s for a good cause - a different charity benefits each year. Benefiting the workers of Pee Dee Thrift...
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