Sumter, SC Iris Festival

Sumter, SC Iris Festival

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If you're looking for something different to do this Memorial Day weekend then you should consider a short drive south of Charlotte. A little over 2 1/2 hours away is the home of South Carolina's oldest continuous festival - It's on the list of Top 20 Festivals in the Southeast and the Bus Associations's Top Events.

Swan Lake Iris Gardens, located at 822 West Liberty Street, is home to all eight of the world's swan species, including birds from Asia, Australia, England and South America. Late May is the peak bloom season for the gardens’ renowned Japanese iris, including more than 120 varieties.

This year’s event will be held on May 24-26, 2019, and features live entertainment, an arts and crafts show, a flower show, fine arts, a plant sale and gardening tips, car shows, a FREE children’s area with games and rides, food vendors featuring a wide variety of delectable treats, and much more.

The fun begins the evening before the festival, with the annual Crowning of the King & Queen followed by the Taste at the Gardens, featuring great music and great food from some of the area's leading restaurants and caterers. Don't miss out on the fun this May!

Iris Festival (held annually on Memorial Day Weekend) Hours:
Friday & Saturday 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday 10 am - 5 pm

For details, call (803) 436-2640 or (800) 688-4748.

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Date: May 25, 2019

This event also occurs on 05/26/2019

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