Our festivals and outdoor events are open to the public and free to enter! These events take place at our outdoor amphitheater located behind the Mauldin Cultural Center and often feature music, food, fun activities, and more. Enjoy nights of shag dancing with Beachin’ Fridays; the best BBQ in the southeast with SOOIE. Mauldin’s BBQ Cook-off; local art with our Mauldin Public Art Trail; and so much more!

Check out our current Festival Season, or visit our FAQS to see answers to popular questions.


Mauldin Makers Market

Second Tuesdays | April – November, 2022
5-8 p.m. | FREE ENTRY

We’re making some exciting changes to our market! The Mauldin Makers Market will continue to support our local farmers, artists, and artisans while bringing a new and exciting take to our beloved market.

See the 2022 Schedule here!

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Beachin’ Fridays

Fridays, May 27 – July 29, 2022
7-10 p.m. | FREE ENTRY

We’ll be playing all of your favorite beach hits and more at the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater. Bring your dancing shoes, lawn chairs and blankets – it’s gonna be a long, fun, Southern night!

Enjoy beer and wine, food trucks, shag lessons and more. Outside food and beverages prohibited. Must be 21+ to consume alcohol; ID and wristband ($1) required.

See the 2022 Schedule here!


portfolio_sooieChautauqua History Comes Alive Festival 

June 15 & 16, 2022 ONLINE ONLY

7:30 – 9:00 p.m. | FREE ENTRY

Due to the heat wave this week, Chautauqua’s live events at the Cultural Center have been cancelled. They will instead have an interactive online presentation each night, which you can view at historycomesalive.org.

Get ready to laugh, cry and flat out have a great time at this festival of non-stop live history and fun for the whole family. Shows are performed in costume by nationally acclaimed historical interpreters. Step back in time and meet these brilliant American game changers – hear their stories – ask them how their world changed.

The Lineup

  • Wed June 15 – Dwight Eisenhower
  • Thu June 16 – Robert F. Kennedy

portfolio_sooieSOOIE. | Mauldin BBQ Cook-Off

Friday | September 16, 2022
6 – 9 p.m.
Saturday | September 17, 2022
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The Mauldin BBQ Cook-off features cookers from all over the Southeast competing to bring the best BBQ to Mauldin. The festival opens Friday night with our Anything Butt competition, where Participating Cookers serve anything BUTT their BBQ to pique your tastebuds. Sliders, grilled chicken, smoked cobbler—the only way to know what’s cooking is to come try it for yourself. Saturday features the main event, a BBQ Cook-off competition with a panel of certified BBQ Tasters from the South Carolina Barbeque Association. The public will also have a chance to cast their vote for the best BBQ and the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Paired with live music and family fun, this can’t-miss festival is the perfect pig-out.

portfolio_block_christmasA December to Remember

Thursday | December 1, 2022
6 – 9 p.m. | FREE ENTRY

’Twas the start of December, when all through Mauldin
The season was changing, and Christmas was callin’.
The City was decorated, glistening with might,
Knowing the holidays would soon bring delight.

Ring in the holiday season with A December to Remember! Enjoy an evening of live holiday music, a holiday market, pictures with Santa, the annual tree lighting, and some jolly extras that will help make your spirits bright!

PB&J: Pizza, Blues & Jazz Festival

Friday | April 28, 2023
6 – 9 p.m.
Saturday | April 29, 2023
11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Join us for a weekend of PB & J — Pizza, Blues & Jazz! We’ve rounded up your favorite pizza joints to serve you at this annual festival, with live blues and jazz and local arts vendors. Sink your teeth into the cheesiest, greasiest slices of pie around, wash it down with cold beer and wine, and groove to some live blues and jazz bands!

2023 schedule coming soon – see last year’s schedule here!

portfolio_block_publicartlogoPublic Art Trail Unveiling


Mauldin’s Public Art Trail seeks to beautify the community and support South Carolina artists. A new work is commissioned each year to fill one of the nine trail sites lining the perimeter of the Mauldin Outdoor Amphitheater. 

Check back later for our announcement of the next artist to join the Mauldin Public Art Trail!

Learn More about the Mauldin Public Art Trail