Signature Events on Edisto

SC Governor’s Cup Edisto Invitational Billfish Tournament


Each year the South Carolina Governor’s Cup Billfishing Series hosts its final leg on Edisto Beach. The tournament is designed to promote the state’s billfishing tournament industry, increase coastal tourism, and encourage the conservation of ocean resources through the tagging and release of billfish. The Edisto leg begins on Wednesday with a Captain’s Meeting. All boats that enter the tournament get to choose 2 out of 3 available days to fish: Thursday, Friday, and/or Saturday. There is a daily weigh-in from 3:00pm-5:00pm at The Marina at Edisto Beach. Each evening after the weigh-in there is live music and family fun next to the Marina at Bay Creek Park. For more information about the Tournament visit SCDNR’s website and the Edisto Chamber of Commerce Event Calendar.

Edisto Beach Shag Festival

Labor Day Weekend (September)

Each Labor Day Weekend Edisto has a Shag Festival at Bay Creek Park next to the Marina at Edisto Beach. The festivities begin on Friday night with live music, arts & crafts vendors, and food vendors. A different band plays each night and throughout the day on Saturday and Sunday there are Shag performances and plenty of dancing. To check this years dates and times visit the Edisto Chamber of Commerce Event Calendar. You can visit the Edisto Beach Shag Festival Facebook for more information.

Cookin’ on the Creek BBQ Festival


Cookin’ on The Creek is a SC BBQ Association sanctioned event. The BBQ Festival is a two-day event. The festival kicks off on Friday night with the “Wing Throw Down” and live music by Cody Webb. On Saturday you’re invited to sample many different barbecues and vote for your favorite. Saturday will also be host to a cornhole competition, live music, and lots of family fun. For more information visit the Edisto Chamber of Commerce Event Calendar and the Cookin’ on the Creek BBQ Festival Facebook page.