Every year, SC Humanities sponsors the Humanities Festival in a community in South Carolina. Started in 1993 in honor of the Council’s 20th Anniversary, the Humanities Festival has been held in eighteen different South Carolina cities. Each festival celebrates the local history and culture of the host community, engaging the citizens in lectures, discussions, films, and exhibits and facilitating partnerships between cultural organizations and community groups.
The 2017 South Carolina Humanities Festival took place in Gaffney, SC on October 5 – 8, 2017. Plans include an opening reception, contests for students, programs on the Revolutionary War, an exhibit, and more.
The 2018 festival will take place in Aiken, SC on April 12-18, 2018 with a variety of programs, including a student poetry competitions “All Aboard for Poetry” for students 6-18. Submissions are being accepted until March 2018.