Annual Town Events

2024 Food Truck Application Closed

Sounds on the Square Concert Series

Concerts 2

Join the Town of Summerville for our annual Sounds on the Square Concert Series. Throughout the year we offer free concerts in Hutchinson Square in Downtown Summerville. Participants should bring their own chairs or blankets.

2024 Schedule:

March 8th  - ‘Vinyl Daze’, 7-9 p.m.

April 12th – ‘The Yacht Club', 7-9 p.m. 

May 10th – ‘The Smalls Experience', 7-9 p.m. 

June  14th – ‘Mystic Vibrations', 7-9 p.m. 

Fireworks and Freedom Festival

The Town of Summerville Fireworks and Freedom Festival is held annually on July 4 at Gahagan Park. You won’t want to miss out on this FREE family-friendly event with live music, food, fireworks, a kid’s zone, and loads of fun!

Fire Free FestWhat you can bring:
Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs, blankets, umbrellas, and water. Attendees can bring small lunch box-sized personal coolers.

What NOT to bring:
No large coolers.
No pets, tents of any size, personal fireworks, grills of any type, alcohol. Alcohol will be for sale at the event from Carolina Ale House and must be enjoyed in the designated area only.

Onsite parking at Gahagan Park is extremely limited. Handicapped parking will be available directly next to the event in the front lot located off of W. Boundary St. Additional parking is also available in the open field behind the Gahagan Park Playground (enter from and exit onto W. Boundary St.). Parking is not permitted along Butler St. or W. Boundary St. Attendees are encouraged to carpool to the event or park offsite and ride the shuttles provided.

Shuttles will run on a constant loop between one offsite parking location and Gahagan Park starting at 5 p.m. and continuing through 10 p.m. We will have just one shuttle stop for 2024 with two buses running between that location and the park.

The shuttle will pick up/drop off near the fountain area of the Town Hall parking lot at 200 S. Main St. You can park in the garage or anywhere else in Downtown Summerville and walk to meet the shuttle at this stop.

NEW EVENT! Harvest Festival

Join the Town of Summerville for a family day of fun at Wassamassaw Community Park.  Activities will include jump castles, games, food trucks, a DJ and more!  

Saturday, September 28, 2024
12:00 p.m  - 3:00 p.m.

Sweet Tea 10k

Sweet Tea 1/2 Marathon & 10K

Saturday, November 2, 2024
8 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hutchinson Square
Learn more:

Halloween Dance 2021

Dancing without Limits

Come dance the night away with us! Summerville Parks & Recreation offers two annual dance events for our special needs community and their loved ones.  Events are held at the Rollins Edwards Community Center.   Registration is required.  

Valentine's Dance

Saturday, February 10, 2024
6 - 8:00 p.m.

Halloween Dance

Saturday, October 26, 2024
6 - 8:00 p.m.


Truck or Treat 2019Join the Town of Summerville for our annual truck-tascular night of fun! The Parks and Recreation Department, Police Department, Fire Department, and Street Department partner to offer a great evening of fun!

We have a large variety of different vehicles, including police and fire emergency vehicles, tractors, construction vehicles, and more, for kid to climb in and explore. In addition, there is a kids zone area with some inflatable items and other activities. 

Friday, March 15, 2024
Location: Gahagan Park, 515 W. Boundary St.
Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Old Time Summerville Christmas Celebration

Join the Town of Summerville for our annual Town of Summerville Tree Lighting Ceremony in Downtown Summerville. This celebration includes pictures with Santa, the countdown and lighting ceremony, letters to Santa, live window displays, and more Holiday fun!


Tuesday, December 3, 2024
Location: Hutchinson Square – Downtown Summerville
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa

If you are looking for a calm and stress-free visit with Santa, this is the event for you!  Families are required to preregister as spots are limited.  Light snacks, crafts, and holiday inspired games are offered while you wait for your visit with Santa.

Saturday, December 14, 2024
9 - 11:00 a.m.
Location: Rollins Edwards Community Center

Breakfast with Santa