2024 Festival Schedule

More details and events coming soon! 

Thursday, May 23, 2024

6:00PM -

  • Hawaiian Night/Opening Ceremony, Garden Street Gate
  • Crowning of the King and Queen, Garden Street Gate
  • Boat rides begin, Garden Street dock
  • Charleston Polynisian Dancers
  • Music by DJ Howie D 

9:00PM -

  • Music ends
  • Boat rides end
  • The Taste at the Gardens Closes
Friday, May 24, 2024

9AM -

  • Tandem Health BP Screening begins, Visitors Center

10:00AM -

  • All Vendors Open
  • Petting Zoo Opens, beside Visitors Center
  • Boat rides begin, Garden Street dock
  • Festival Trolly starts

5:00PM - 

  • Children's Art in the Park Ends
  • Education Day Activities Ends

6:00PM –

  • All Vendors Close
  • Petting Zoo Closes
  • Boat rides end
  • Festival Trolley ends

6:30PM - 4th Fridays Outdoor Concert in Downtown Sumter at the Historic Sumter County Courthouse

Saturday, May 25, 2024

9:00AM -

  • Parade line up begins at Sumter Civic Center
  • Head Turnerz Classic Car Registration Begins, Heath Pavilion

10:00AM -

  • Parade Begins, Sumter Civic Center to USC Sumter
  • All Vendors Open
  • Carousel Opens, beside the Visitors Center
  • Kids Area Opens, Children's Playground Area and Garden Street Entrance
  • Children's Art in the Park Begins
  • SAFE Kids Adventureland Begins, Kids Area
  • Boat rides begin, Garden Street dock
  • Mary Hinson Flower Show Begins, Alice Boyle Garden Center

11:00AM -

  • Spring Garden Tour Begins, Alice Boyle Garden Center, 842 W Liberty St.
  • Head Turnerz Classic Car Judging Begins, Heath Pavilion
  • Shuttle Buses from Civic Center to Swan Lake Start

12:00PM -

  • Iris King and Queens Introduced, Main Stage

3:00PM -

  • Spring Garden Tour Ends
  • Head Turnerz Classic Car Show Ends

4:00PM -

  • Mary Hinson Flower Show Ends
  • SAFE Kids Adventureland Ends

5:00PM -

  • Children's Art in the Park Ends

6:00PM - 

  • Boat rides end
  • Festival Trolley ends
  • Just Kidding Around Children's Area Ends
  • Carousel Closes, beside Visitors Center
  • All Vendors Close

6:15PM - 

  • Shuttle Buses from Civic Center to Swan Lake Ends 
Sunday, May 26, 2024

10:00AM -

  • All Vendors Open
  • Boat rides begin, Garden Street dock
  • Shuttle Buses from Civic Center to Swan Lake Start
  • Boat rides begin, Garden Street dock
  • Festival Trolly starts
  • Kids Area Opens

1:00PM -

  • Mary Hinson Flower Show Begins, Alice Boyle Garden Center, 842 W. Liberty St.
  • Sumter Cruisers Iris Festival Car Show Begins, Heath Pavilion

3:00PM - 

  • Sumter Cruisers Iris Festival Car Show Ends

4:00PM -

  • Mary Hinson Flower Show Ends

5:00PM - 

  • Festival Trolly ends
  • Boat rides end
  • Kids Area Closes
  • All Vendors Close

5:15PM -

  • Shuttle Buses from Civic Center to Swan Lake End