Iris Festival Schedule

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Sunday, May 1, 2022

12:00PM - Iris Festival Pageant, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main Street

Thursday, May 26, 2022

6:00PM -

  • Opening Ceremony, Garden Street Gate
  • Crowning of the King and Queen, Garden Street Gate
  • Boat rides begin, Garden Street dock
  • The Taste at the Gardens Begins, Garden Street Gate

8:00PM - Mamma Mia! Musical begins, Sumter Little Theatre

8:30PM -

  • Boat rides end
  • The Taste at the Gardens Closes
Friday, May 27, 2022

10:00AM –

  • All Vendors Open
  • Petting Zoo Opens, beside Visitors Center

2:00PM - From the Morning, Dock Stage

3:00PM - Sorry, Peach Band, Main Stage

5:00PM - Dreamworks Dance Company, Main Stage

5:30PM - Believer's Quartet, Main Stage

6:00PM –

  • All Vendors Close
  • Petting Zoo Closes

6:30PM - 4th Fridays Outdoor Concert with Band "Too Much Sylvia", 21 N. Main St.

8:00PM -

  • Mamma Mia! Musical begins, Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave.
  • Red Clay Strays Concert begins, Sumter Opera House, 21 N. Main St.
Saturday, May 28, 2022

9:00AM -

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

10:00AM -

  • 17th Annual Shrine Day Parade Begins, Sumter Civic Center to USC Sumter
  • All Vendors Open
  • Carousel Opens, beside Visitors Center
  • Petting Zoo Opens, beside Visitors Center
  • Kids Area Opens, Children's Playground Area and Garden Street Entrance
  • Children's Art in the Park Begins, Bland Gardens
  • SAFE Kids Adventureland Begins, Children's Playground Area
  • Boat rides begin, Garden Street dock
  • Mary Hinson Flower Show Begins, Alice Boyle Garden Center
  • Mel Geddings, Dock Stage
  • Lemira Percussion Ensemble, Main Stage

10:30AM - Hands on Praise, Main Stage

11:00AM -

  • Spring Garden Tour Begins, Alice Boyle Garden Center, 842 W Liberty St.
  • Head Turnerz Classic Car Judging Begins, Bland Gardens
  • Llamas on the Go, Garden Street

11:30AM - Miss Libby's School of Dance, Main Stage

12:00PM -

  • Shuttle Buses from Civic Center to Swan Lake Start
  • Iris King and Queens Introduced, Main Stage
  • Get Cocky, Visitors Center
  • Frank Fickling Begins, Gazebo

12:30PM - Freed School of Performing Arts, Main Stage

1:00PM - Sumter Tae Kwon Do, Main Stage

1:30PM - Kirby Acoustics, Main Stage

2:00PM - From the Morning, Dock Stage

2:30PM - Sorry, Peach Band, Main Stage

3:00PM -

  • Sumter High School Show Choir, Main Stage
  • Spring Garden Tour Ends
  • Head Turnerz Classic Car Show Ends

4:00PM -

  • Team Robinson, Main Stage
  • Mary Hinson Flower Show Ends
  • SAFE Kids Adventureland Ends

5:00PM - Children's Art in the Park Ends

5:30PM - Last Generation Quartet, Main Stage

6:00PM - 

  • Just Kidding Around Children's Area Ends
  • Carousel Closes, beside Visitors Center
  • Petting Zoo Closes
  • All Vendors Close

6:15PM - Shuttle Buses from Civic Center to Swan Lake End

7:00PM - Iris Festival's 80s Party Begins, Sumter Original Brewery, 2 S. Main St

8:00PM - Mamma Mia! Musical begins, Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave.

10:00PM - Iris Festival's 80s Party Ends

Sunday, May 29, 2022

10:00AM -

  • All Vendors Open
  • Boat rides begin, Garden Street dock
  • Petting Zoo Opens, beside Visitors Center
  • Shuttle Buses from Civic Center to Swan Lake Start

12:00PM - Kids Area Opens, Children's Playground Area and Garden Street Entrance

1:00PM -

2:00PM - Mercy's Hand, Dock Stage

2:30PM - Gospel Artist Zadok, Main Stage

3:00PM - 

  • Mamma Mia! Musical begins, Sumter Little Theatre, 14 Mood Ave.
  • Sumter Cruisers Iris Festival Car Show Ends

4:00PM -

  • Gospel Artist Zadok, Main Stage
  • Mary Hinson Flower Show Ends

5:00PM - 

  • Kids Area Closes
  • Petting Zoo Closes
  • All Vendors Close

5:15PM - Shuttle Buses from Civic Center to Swan Lake End