Festival on the Avenue

Thursday, April 11, 2019 All Day to Saturday, April 13, 2019 All Day

For over a decade, the annual Festival on the Avenue (FOTA) seeks to celebrate the South Sumter community through performances, art, and events. Thousands of people gather to reflect on history, honor the culture, and experience the rich traditions.

The highly anticipated festival begins on Thursday with the Living Museum where the current generation brings our past to life. Friday, enjoy our annual golf tournament at Crystal Lakes. Unwind that evening with the soulful sounds of live performances throughout the South Sumter Farmers Market. Kickoff Saturday morning with the lively Festival on the Avenue parade, which starts on Main Street and extends down Manning Avenue. The music continues after the parade with live performances and a ton of family fun. Walk around to greet our vendors selling unique handmade goods, crafts, and a vast array of diverse and tasty foods sure to satisfy any taste.

  • Thursday, April 11, 7:30-9:00 PM - An Evening of Elegance, Remembering the Past, at Mount Zion Enrichment Center, 325 West Fulton Street.
  • Friday, April 12 7:30 AM - 8th Annual Golf Tournament, at Crystal Lakes Golf Course.
  • Friday, April 12, 6-9 PM - Live Music: Taste of Soul on the Avenue, at the South Sumter Farmers Market.
  • Saturday, April 13 10 AM - 4 PM - Parade and Street Festival, on Manning Avenue.

For more information call 803.262.6595.