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2019 Lake Murray Summer Festivals

The Midlands are Famously Hot during the Summer months and so are the fairs and festivals. Plan your next weekend fun activity!


One of South Carolina’s Oldest Folk Festivals.

Entertainment Schedule:

Friday Night, August 2, 2019
Joseph Grayson Band 6:00 pm -7:30 pm
Noel Lindler and The Bank Walkers 8:00 pm -11:00 pm

Saturday, August 3, 2019
Backline Blue Grass Band 12:00 – 2:00 pm
Tokyo Joe 2:00 pm -4:00 pm

Saturday Night
Carolina Blues 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Cash Money 7:30 pm to 11:00 pm


First Day Festival is a completely free event for parents and students in the City of Columbia and surrounding areas. First Day Festival’s mission is to reduce the burden on parents for school supplies for their children including all grade levels.

Details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/first-day-festival-2019-tickets-60684476904?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

NEWBERRY OKTOBERFEST: August 5, 2019 10 AM – 6 PM
Address: 1330 College Street, Newberry, SC 29108

Celebrate Newberry’s founding German Heritage. Featuring authentic German cuisine, German Biergartens, and handpicked art & craft vendors. The Rocktoberfest stage will feature polka music, variety hits, and our Best German Traditional Dress contest.

Family-friendly, FREE event.

Details: https://www.newberryoktoberfest.com/

WINE ON THE RIVER August 24, 2019 7 PM – 10 PM
West Columbia Riverwalk
120 Alexander Circle, West Columbia, SC 29169

Spend a night along the Congaree River, Wine on the River features wine, craft beer, and cuisine tastings from Midlands restaurants. Hosted by Lexington Medical Center Foundation.

Ticket information: https://www.facebook.com/events/west-columbia-riverwalk/wine-on-the-river-2019/2418584731698807/

CHAPIN LABOR DAY FESTIVAL August 31 – September 2, 2019
Gilbert Community Park, Gilbert, SC 29054
Time: 9:30 AM

A 3-day festival of fun, food, and celebrations. Events include a parade, live music, vendors, food, classic car show, benefit 5K run/walk, and a children’s carnival.

Scheduled Events

Saturday, August 31
Justin Pepper 5K: Walk, Run, Ruck 8:00 am-1:00 pm
Saturday night concert on Beaufort Street benefiting We Care at 7 pm featuring Tokyo Jo.

Sunday, September 1
Concert on Beaufort Street featuring Noel Lindler and the Bank Walkers party starts at 7 pm.
Bring your lawn chairs, but no coolers allowed

Monday, September 2
Labor Day Parade begins at 9:30 am (Streets close at 9 am) at GIS parking lot (912 Chapin Road) and travels to St. Peters Church Road
Classic Car Show in the Mt. Horeb parking lot of Beaufort Street presented by Columbia Classic Chevy Club.

Over 130 Vendors with Children’s Play Area and three bounce houses.

Chapin Library Book Sale immediately following the parade at Town Hall. Sale ends at 2:00 pm.

AMROC Model Train Exhibit held in the American Legion Post 193 Building.

Learn More: http://www.chapinsc.com/269/Chapin-Labor-Day-Festival-Parade

Bookmark our calendar of events. Updated weekly: https://lakemurraycurrents.com/events/