Annual Town Events
2023 Special Event Vendor Application Form
We are no longer accepting vendor applications for the 2023 event year. The application deadline was March 3rd. Please check back in January 2024 to apply for our 2024 events. If you have any questions, please contact Kelly Coghlan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sounds on the Square Concert Series
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.
April 14th - ‘Mystic Vibrations’, 7-9 p.m.
May 12th – ‘Shem Creek Boogie Band, 7-9 p.m.
Free Movie Fridays
Free Movie Fridays are a great opportunity for families to come out and enjoy a film on the big screen in one of our parks.
All movies are being held at Brown Family Park at 3000 Front St. Event starts at Dusk and are open to people of any age. The movies cannot start until it gets dark outside, meaning that the start times will vary based on the different months they are hosted.
March 24th - ‘Raya and the Last Dragon’
September 22nd – ‘Top Gun Maverick’ (Sponsored by Home Telecom)
Jazz Brunch – The Cutting Edge Jazz Band
Sunday, September 10 2023
11:00 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: Brown Family Park
No outside food or drink
Vendors and Food Trucks will be in attendance
Sponsored by Nexton
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!
What 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 2022 with two buses running between that location and the park.
***Per the shuttle company regulation, masks are REQUIRED while riding on the bus and the capacity of each bus will be limited.
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! Exceptional Athletes Field Day
Sweet Tea 1/2 Marathon/10k
Saturday, November 11, 2023
7 - 10:30 a.m.
Location: Hutchinson Square
Learn more: https://www.sweetteahalf.com/
Special Needs Valentines Dance
Saturday, February 11, 2023
6 - 8 p.m.
Location: Rollins Edwards Community Center
Sponsored by Lutes Property Management
Join 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, August 18
Location: Gahagan Park, 515 W. Boundary St.
Time: 5:30 – 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, November 28
Location: Hutchinson Square – Downtown Summerville
Time: 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.