Festivals and Events

The City of Sumter enjoys seeing the Sumter family come together, and has the pleasure of supporting some of the community's favorite events. Festivals and events are plentiful and you can count on having a wonderful time at any you choose.

 

If you organization or group is interested in the use of any City facility or property, requests for use must be submitted for pre-approval. Festival and Event Request Form (PDF)

 

Please visit our Calendar of Events for specific dates and a full listing of events. For your convenience we have listed below a majority of the events held on an annual basis around Sumter, but rest assured, these are not all and there's plenty more to choose from!

 

JANUARY

 

FEBRUARY

  • Sumter Enduro | Manchester State Forest
  • SCISA Region II-3A Basketball Tournament | Sumter County Civic Center
  • Sumter Arts Showcase | Patriot Hall
  • YPS Chili Cook-Off & Microbrew | Swan Lake Heath Pavilion
  • SCISA State Basketball Tournament | Sumter County Civic Center & Wilson Hall

 

MARCH

  • Kite Flying Contest & Bike Rodeo | Dillon Park
  • Sumter County Heart Walk | Sumter Chamber of Commerce
  • Daffodil Art & Craft Show | American Legion Building
  • SCISA Open | Palmetto Tennis Center
  • Rotary Farm to Table | Sumter County Civic Center
  • The Knot Mountain Bike Race | Poinsett State Park
  • Motor Sports Show | Sumter Cut Rate

 

APRIL

 

MAY

 

JUNE

  • 4th Fridays | Downtown Sumter
  • Downtown Market | Centennial Plaza
  • Summer Kids Movies at the Opera House | Sumter Opera House
  • Palmetto Pro Circuit Women's $25k | Palmetto Tennis Center
  • Tuomey Foundation 5-Miler | Tuomey Hospital
  • PTC Summer Camp | Palmetto Tennis Center
  • Splash Day | Aquatics Center
  • Medallion Invitational | Aquatics Center
  • World's Largest Swim Lesson | Aquatics Center
  • Sumter Artists' Guild Show | Sumter County Gallery of Art

 

JULY

  • 4th Fridays | Downtown Sumter
  • USTA Zonal Championship | Palmetto Tennis Center
  • Downtown Market | Centennial Plaza
  • Chuck Kriese's Total Tennis Training | Palmetto Tennis Center
  • Summer Kids Movies at the Opera House | Sumter Opera House
  • Swim for the Duck Invitational | Aquatics Center
  • Sumter Artists' Guild Show | Sumter County Gallery of Art

 

AUGUST

  • 4th Fridays | Downtown Sumter
  • Downtown Market | Centennial Plaza
  • Summer Kids Movies at the Opera House | Sumter Opera House
  • National Night Out | Sumter
  • Back to School Bash | Sumter
  • PTC Summer Camp | Palmetto Tennis Center
  • Sumter Artists' Guild Show | Sumter County Gallery of Art

 

SEPTEMBER

 

OCTOBER

  • TriSumter Triathlon | Aquatics Center
  • Sumter Sunrise Rotary 5k | Centennial Plaza
  • Porches of Sumter | Memorial Park
  • USTA/ITA Southeast Regional Championships | Palmetto Tennis Center
  • USTA/ITA NCAA Small College National Championships | Palmetto Tennis Center
  • SCISA Girls State Championship | Palmetto Tennis Center
  • Mayor's Rally for the Cure | Palmetto Tennis Center
  • Sumter County Fair | Sumter County Fairgrounds
  • Fall for the Arts | Sumter County Cultural Center
  • Carolina Backcountry Fall Harvest | Sumter County Museum
  • Stories in the Garden | Sumter County Museum

 

NOVEMBER

 

DECEMBER

  • Poinsettia Festival | Sumter
  • Fantasy of Lights | Swan Lake Iris Gardens
  • Christmas Parade | Downtown Sumter
  • Santa's Village & Santa's Express | Swan Lake Heath Pavilion
  • Cram-a-Cruiser Toy Drive | Sumter
  • Christmas Tree Lighting & a Walk with St. Nick | Sumter County Courthouse
  • Carolina Backcountry Christmas | Sumter County Museum
  • Tuomey Foundation Festival of Trees | Tuomey Hospital
  • Jingle with the Arts | Patriot Hall