Sumter Iris Festival

SUMTER, SC — Put on your dancing shoes, bring your appetite and prepare to experience one of the most exciting Sumter Iris Festivals held to date!  Sumter's Iris Festival is South Carolina's oldest continuous festival and is consistently ranked among the top festivals in the Southeast.

Celebrating its 75th Anniversary, the Sumter Iris Festival is held at the Swan Lake Iris Gardens, featuring the famous Japanese Iris and all eight, known, species of swan in the world.  The gardens also feature a variety of birds, waterfowl, and species of flowers and trees. New this year, the event’s parade will take place at night. This year's festival will highlight new talents, activities, music, crafters, artists, classic cars and more over the weekend of May 22-24, 2015.

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