It’s not just the temps that heat up in the summer. Fill your vacation plans with festivals, boat parades, patriotic fireworks displays and plenty of music. With an event schedule this hot, you’ll need a cool body of water to chill out near. Congaree, Saluda & Broad rivers + Lake Murray – we’re lookin’ at you!

Take to the lake with the Drift Jam Music Festival and the Lake Murray Fireworks Celebration. Bask in the sunshine and summer’s bounty at the Lexington County Peach Festival and Palmetto Tasty Tomato Festival. Raise your tasting glass to a good time at Brew at the Zoo. Get swept up in the food, music and dancing at the Main Street Latin Festival and South Carolina Black Pride.